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Saturday, March 23, 2013

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Reveal Cover For Massive Music Collection 'The Complete Works'!

Announcing news that will move entire nations. The incredibly long-overdue vinyl worship session of every bit of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's music one could ever ask for. That's right. A STRAPPING YOUNG LAD 7xLP Box Set Discography. This monstrous limited edition 7xLP box set is called 'The Complete Works' and contains:

- All five Strapping Young Lad full-lengths
- Extra vinyl dedicated to the band's non-album material
- Other special, newly-created gifts [yet to be announced].

The genre-busting Canadian industrial/death band has never seen their seminal albums 'Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing', 'SYL', nor 'The New Black' touch wax before. Their other two records, 'City' and 'Alien', were pressed in ultra limited numbers of 500 copies only and sold out within months of their release. The massive box set will be released on April 17th! Get it HERE! 

Here is the album cover:

Related links:
Strapping Young Lad 

Blood Music's Official Site 

Karl Sanders: 20 Years Of NILE & The State Of Death Metal In 2013!

The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, are currently trekking all over North America on what they have dubbed as the "At The Gate Of Sethu North American Tour" (agenda available below). On this not to be missed tour, NILE is performing two sets per show (for the first time in their career) in celebration of the bands 20th anniversary.

Additionally, the band is only performing with unsigned local bands at each market in order to help impulse the underground of Heavy Music. Well done, NILE!

Prior to the bands recent concert at B.B. King in New York City, which took place on Sunday, March 10, we had the chance to chat with the bands vocalist and guitarist Karl Sanders. During the chat we discussed the bands 20th anniversary tour and his decision to only have local bands opening each and every show. We also talked about the bands latest album 'At The Gate Of Sethu', and he even offered an update on the state of Death Metal in 2013. So buckle up, crank the volume, and enjoy!

NILE's 20th Anniversary Tour (remaining tour dates):

- Mar 23: Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR
- Mar 24: Slim's in San Francisco, CA
- Mar 26: Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV
- Mar 27: City National Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA
- Mar 28: Rocky Point Cantina in Tempe, AZ
- Mar 30: Trees in Dallas, TX
- Mar 31: The Green Room in San Antonio, TX
- Apr 01: Scout Bar in Houston, TX
- Apr 03: State Theatre in St Petersburg, FL
- Apr 04: Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
- Apr 05: Hooligans Music Hall in Jacksonville, NC
- Apr 06: Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC

Related links:

NILE on YouTube
Nuclear Blast Records

Friday, March 22, 2013

SEVENDUST Parts 2 & 3 Of Track-By-Track Breakdown For 'Black Out The Sun'

As previously reported, March 26, 2013 is going to be a very good day for SEVENDUST fans. That day brings the highly anticipated release of the band’s brand NEW album, their ninth studio effort, 'BLACK OUT THE SUN', on their 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group). Check out the cover of the NEW SEVENDUST album HERE!

The band recently unleashed a track-by-track breakdown of the first three songs from their NEW album. And today, the band released two more videos that discuss some more of the bands NEW songs. Check out all the videos here:

 'Black Out The Sun' track listing:

01. Memory
02. Faithless
03. 'Till Death
04. Mountain
05. Cold As War
06. Black Out The Sun
07. Nobody Wants It
08. Dead Roses
09. Decay
10. Dark AM
11. Picture Perfect
12. Got A Feeling
13. Murder Bar

SEVENDUST filmed a video for the CD's first single, "Decay", just before its recent tour with LACUNA COIL kicked off on February 2 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

Sevendust with Coal Chamber, Lacuna Coil, Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies:

3/28 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
3/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LA Live*
3/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*
3/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
4/2 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
4/3 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion*
4/4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
4/5 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s*
4/6 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*
4/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights*
4/9 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*
4/11 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s*
4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s*
4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy**
4/14 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater**
4/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**
4/17 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater**
4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory**
4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**
4/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom**
4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!**
4/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore**
4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle**
4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom**
4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater**
4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom**

*feat. Candlelight Red
**feat. Stolen Babies
Related links:

THE CONTORTIONIST Announce The Departure Of Their Frontman - Statement Available!

THE CONTORTIONIST have announced the departure of their frontman Jonathan Carpenter today with his interim replacement in one fell swoop. Jonathan and his long-time girlfriend will be expecting their first child and Carpenter has made the decision to focus on his personal life. Mike Lessard of LAST CHANCE TO REASON will be taking on vocal duties while the band finds a permanent replacement.

Statements from each of the parties can be found below:

"It's going to be a jarring change of pace for my life, not being on the road most of the year. Making songs with the band and then performing them in front of the best fans has been a once in a lifetime experience. I wouldn't trade the perspective I've found in the past few years for anything. I got to meet so many amazing people and see a good chunk of the world. I absolutely intend to keep creating and playing music in the future, albeit in a more personal pursuit.

"I will miss seeing everyone in the TC family very much. I wish the best to all of my band buds and everyone who supports live music and all this heavy banger music we've been making. I feel very excited for my future with the love of my life and our pups, and our little one on the way.

"Music has always been one of my passions and that's what drew me to this band in the first place. The music comes first, and I know that the talent of the band will rise above this member change and they will find a new arrangement that will blow your minds." - Jonathan Carpenter   

"We are sad to see Jon go, but at the same time remain fully supportive of his decision. We look forward to the process of finding a new vocalist and writing a new record." - Robby Baca

"I'm happy to be helping my friends in The Contortionist for the next few months on tour as a temporary vocalist. I'll be returning to my duties in Last Chance to Reason once these dates are finished in May. I look forward to seeing a bunch of new and familiar faces in the months to come, and to sharing new music from LCTR in the near future!" - Mike Lessard

Related links:
The Contortionist on Facebook

PENTAGRAM Announce Live Rituals In North American & Europe!

Heavy Metal legends, PENTAGRAM, will be returning to the road in 2013 in Europe, as well as North America, for select shows and festivals. The band will once again perform at Maryland Death Fest as well as Farmageddon Records Music Festival, Metaldays (Slovakia), Barroselas Metalfest XVI (Portugal), and more. PENTAGRAM's list of confirmed performances can be found below.

PENTAGRAM will have NEW merchandise designs available exclusively at these shows. Also, the band has listened to their fans and will be performing some classics and fan favorites that have never before been performed live! Be forewarned, everything's turning to night!

PENTAGRAM's live rituals:

- 04/16 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar - http://ticketf.ly/YtZMkE
- 04/25 Berlin, DE Astra *Desertfest 2013*
- 04/26 Barroselas, PT Barrosela Metalfest XVI
- 04/28 London, UK Electric Ballroom *Desertfest 2013*
- 05/26 Baltimore, MD Forme Sonar Compound *Maryland Deathfest 2013*
- 07/20 Warsaw, PL Days of Ceremony 2013
- 07/22 Tolmin, SI Metaldays 2013
- 07/25-07/28 TBA, Montana Farmageddon Records Music Festival - http://bit.ly/UGLonB

Related links:
Pentagram on Facebook
Pentagram on Metal Blade

19 Years Since PANTERA Released 'Far Beyond Driven'

On this day, 19 years ago, PANTERA released 'Far Beyond Driven' and kicked the music world's ass by hitting the number 1 spot on the Billboard Charts by knocking down ACE OF BASE and BONNIE RAITT from the top! The band accomplished such a huge accomplishment for our music thanks to Heavy Metal anthems like "5 Minutes Alone":

'Far Beyond Driven' was released on March 22, 1994, via EastWest records and was the bands seventh studio album. Here is the production team behind 'Far Beyond Driven':



Related links:
Pantera's official site

Lineup Announced For The 2013 SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR!

Get stoked! The organizers of the SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR, the most extreme Metal fest of the Summer, have revealed the lineup for the 2013 musical destruction!

Headlining the event will be THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, who will be joined by ANIMALS AS LEADERS, PERIPHERY, NORMA JEAN, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE OCEAN, REVOCATION, and AEON. Additionally, two more bands will be announced soon!

Note: One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click here to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. 

Related links:

Summer Slaughter Tour on Facebook

Discount Tix For The 2013 Mayhem Fest Are Available For The Next 72 Hours!

The 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup this year features Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth on the main stage.

The Festival area will showcase Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Emmure, Born Of Osiris, Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Thrown Into Exile and City In The Sea.

This year's tour will, for the first time, feature four stages - The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, The Jagermeister Stage, Musicians Institute Stage and the Sumerian/Headbang For The Highway Concourse Stage which will feature local bands performing and announced in June. 

The tour kicks off on June 29th in San Bernardino and runs through August 4th. This year once again Mayhem is offering the GET OFF YOUR ASS 72-Hour $20 Lawn Ticket Offer from 12 Noon local time on Friday March 22nd through Monday the 25th and while supplies last!
DISCOUNT tickets on sale beginning RIGHT NOW and at 12:00 noon local time if you are on the West Coast via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or through www.livenation.com
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour dates for 2013 are as follows:

- 06/29/13: San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA
- 06/30/13: Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA
- 07/02/13: Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa, ID
- 07/03/13: White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA
- 07/05/13: Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ
- 07/06/13: Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM
- 07/07/13: Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Englewood, CO
- 07/10/13: Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto, ON– CANADA
- 07/12/13: First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA
- 07/13/13: Susquehana Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- 07/14/13: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY
- 07/16/13: Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
- 07/17/13: Bangor Waterfront in Bangor, ME
- 07/19/13: Toyota Pavilion in Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA
- 07/20/13: Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
- 07/21/13: The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- 07/23/13: PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ
- 07/24/13: Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA
- 07/26/13: Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN
- 07/27/13: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL
- 07/28/13: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkson, MI
- 07/30/13: Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA
- 07/31/13: 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater in Tampa, FL
- 08/02/13: Tower Amphitheater in Austin, TX
- 08/03/13: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX
- 08/04/13: Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX

Related links:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

IKILLYA Need Your Help Producing Their NEW Album - Details Available!

Ever since our inception in early 2010, 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, the bands debut album "Recon" offers listeners a fresh sounding groove machine full of furious well polished songs.

Guess what? It is time for album number two! The album will be called 'Vae Victis' and you can help make it happen for this group of hard working musicians. The band has setup an Indiegogo campaign since they are a self funded band and producing a solid album costs a lot of money! Here is a collective statement from the band regarding their campaign:

"Hello friends. After much discussion and debate, we've decided to set this campaign up to help fund our upcoming album "Vae Victis" and the marketing around it. We're honored to have so many people who have given our band a chance over the past years and we're hoping that some of you will be interested in investing in our NEW album, or at the very least, pre-ordering it. We've put together a set of packages that we hope deliver real value as making sure those interested in supporting us are treated fairly is our prime concern.  If you'd like to invest in something you don't see here, please just let us know." - IKILLYA

More info about what you get by helping IKILLYA HERE!

Related links:
Ikillya's Official Site

CARCASS Offer Fans A NEW Album Update For 'Surgical Steel'!

Recently CARCASS announced that their next sonic assault will be called 'Surgical Steel' and
should see the light of day later this year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. 'Surgical Steel' will be the bands first studio album in 17 years.

The band has announced that Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY) will mix their highly anticipated comeback album, after Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) quit the project two weeks into the mixing process because he was "burned out".

CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker had this to say about Richardson's decision to quit mixing 'Surgical Steel': "He quit yesterday. He was two weeks into mixing the album and he decided that he didn't want to continue. So Andy Sneap is taking over. [Colin's] produced the album. It's just that he's hit a brick wall with the mix and doesn't want to continue. And so we're bringing in Andy Sneap to do the mix now. It's a shame, but we finished recording the album three months ago. There are a lot of reasons for it, but the main reason is that he says he is burnt out. I guess it will be a positive thing to bring in some fresh ears."

The band’s first studio outing since 1996′s 'Swansong' will be the first to feature NEW drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and also features guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen.

Here are the songs that the band record:

* The Master Butcher’s Apron
* The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
* A Congealed Clot Of Blood
* A Wraith In The Apparatus
* 316l Grade Surgical Steel
* Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
* Captive Bolt Pistol
* Intensive Battery Brooding
* None Compliance To Astm F899-12 Standard
* Mount Of Execution
* 1985/Thrasher’s Abattoir
* Unfit For Human Consumption
* Zochrot
* Livestock Marketplace

Guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who have been touring with CARCASS since the band’s reunion was announced in 2007, are no longer involved with the group due to scheduling conflicts with their main band, ARCH ENEMY. “For live, we’ll obviously add another guitarist — we have someone in mind but we are not interested in a ‘name’ player,” Walker told Decibel magazine in December.

Related links:
CARCASS on MySpace

Thursday, March 21, 2013

ALICE IN CHAINS Announce Release Date For 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'; Album Artwork Revealed!

As you probably know already, ALICE IN CHAINS' fifth studio album is called 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineered by Paul Figueroa. The band has announced that their NEW record will be released on May 14. Here are some of the song titles:

- Voices
- Low Ceiling
- Stone
- The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
- Hollow
- Lab Monkey
- Hung On A Hook
- Pretty Done
- Breath On A Window
- Choke
- Phantom Limb

Alice In Chains will be playing a number of headline tour and festival dates this Spring. Complete date and venue information are listed below. For information on where to purchase tickets, head to www.aliceinchains.com/tour.

Apr 25 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore
Apr 26 - Tampa, FL - WXTB Rockfest
Apr 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
Apr 30 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
May 1 - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
May 4 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion
May 5 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
May 7 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Event Center
May 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 10 - Boone, IA - Central Iowa Expo
May 12 - St. Louis, MO - KPNT Pointfest
May 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Lyons Fairgrounds
May 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 21 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
May 22 - Evansville, IN - Aiken Theatre
May 24 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 25 - Pryor, Oklahoma - Rocklahoma
Jun 15 - Donington Park, England - Download Festival
Sep 19 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio

The bands first single out of their upcoming NEW record is called "Hollow" and is now available via iTunes at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hollow-single/id586393217
Watch the music video for "Hollow" HERE!

Related links:
Alice In Chains' Official Site

DIO's "Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986" To Be Released Soon!

Ronnie James Dio made sure to always leave a lasting impression anytime he stepped on stage. To say that the Heavy Music world misses DIO is an understatement, but thankfully Niji Entertainment and Eagle Rock Entertainment are making sure that his legacy is always represented on a global scale.

This is why on May 28, 2013 they will be unleashing "Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986". This historic concert was recorded at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on June 17, 1986 during the second leg of the “Sacred Heart” tour, which featured NEW guitarist Craig Goldy. The show was issued in an edited form first on VHS and then DVD. Now for the first time, the full concert is being released as a double LP in the original running order and with remastered sound. It’s an extraordinary live show with a giant animatronic dragon towering over the stage and spectacular laers and pyrotechnics.

The DVD and Blu-ray versions offer fully restored film footage of the complete concert available for the first time. The audio on the 2CD and double LP is fully remastered.

The show features the Dio classics “Holy Diver,” “Don’t Talk To Strangers,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children,” “Sacred Heart,” “Stand Up And Shout,” “Rainbow In The Dark,” and “We Rock” plus other classic tracks from Ronnie James Dio’s career including “Heaven And Hell,” “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and “Man On The Silver Mountain”.

Bonus Features [on DVD and Blu-ray] include a "Sacred Heart Tour" featurette, an interview from ’86 and a separate interview with Ronnie & Craig, as well as the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children” music video and a Behind The Scenes feature.

Ronnie James Dio and the band deliver a blistering live performance featuring tracks from their first three albums alongside Black Sabbath and Rainbow classics. For those who never got to experience the powerful vocals and mammoth stage prowess of Ronnie James Dio before his passing in 2010, this is the perfect opportunity to view this legendary icon in all his glory.

1) Draco Ignis 
2) King Of Rock And Roll   
3) Like The Beat Of A Heart  
4) Don’t Talk To Strangers  
5) Hungry For Heaven  
6) Medley: The Last In Line / Children Of The Sea / Holy Diver / The Last In Line (reprise)  
7) Drum Solo  
8) Heaven And Hell  
9) Keyboard Solo  
10) Guitar Solo   
11) Sacred Heart  
12) Medley: Rock ‘n’ Roll Children / Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll / Man On The Silver Mountain / Rock ‘n’ Roll Children (reprise)  
13) Time To Burn  
14) Stand Up And Shout  
15) Rainbow In The Dark  
16) We Rock
Side A: 1) Draco Ignis   2) King Of Rock And Roll   3) Like The Beat Of A Heart   4) Don’t Talk To Strangers   5) Hungry For Heaven   6) Medley: The Last In Line / Children Of The Sea / Holy Diver / The Last In Line (reprise)  
Side B: 1) Drum Solo   2) Heaven And Hell   3) Keyboard Solo   4) Guitar Solo  
Side C: 1) Sacred Heart   2) Medley: Rock ‘n’ Roll Children / Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll / Man On The Silver Mountain / Rock ‘n’ Roll Children (reprise)  
Side D: 1) Time To Burn   2) Stand Up And Shout   3) Rainbow In The Dark   4) We Rock
The line-up for the show was:

- Ronnie James Dio (vocals)

- Vinny Appice (drums)
- Jimmy Bain (bass)
- Craig Goldy (guitar)
- Claude Schnell (keyboards)

Related links:

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

THE MELVINS Cover QUEEN's "You're My Best Friend"

THE MELVINS are streaming “You’re My Best Friend,” the band’s rendition of Queen’s classic song.
The song features Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird on vocals with the full Melvins line-up of Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Coady Willis and Jarred Warren. The song is part of the bands upcoming album entitled 'Everybody Loves Sausages' (set to be released on April 30 via Ipecac Record).

You can access it HERE
'Everybody Loves Sausages' is set for an April 30 release via Ipecac and can be pre-ordered via Amazon and iTunes. The 13-track album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly on a wide variety of songs including Venom’s “Warhead,” Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” and The Scientists’ “Set It On Fire.”
The complete track listing with original artist and guest player notation:

1. Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)
2. You're My Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)
3. Black Betty (Original artist unknown)
4.  Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)
5.  Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)
6.  Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)
7.  Female Trouble (Divine, written by John Waters)
8.  Carpe Diem (The Fugs)
9.  Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)
10.  In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)
11. Romance (Tales of Terror)
12.  Art School (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer)
13.  Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)
The Melvins have also confirmed a June 1 performance on Scion Rock Fest in Memphis as well as a handful of U.S. dates in late May. The band will travel to Europe in April for a number of Melvins and Melvins Lite performances.
Melvins Lite:

- Apr. 23:  Tourcoing, France at Le Grand Mix
- Apr. 24:  Brussels, Belgium at VK* Concerts
- Apr. 25:  Haarlem, Netherlands at Patronaat
- Apr. 26:  Cologne, Germany at Burgerhaus Stollwerck
- Apr. 27:  Luxembourg at Kulturfabrik
- Apr. 28:  Schorndorf, Germany at Club Manufaktur
- Apr. 29:  Geneva, Switzerland at L'Usine
- Apr. 30:  Livorno, Italy at The Cage
- May 1: Milan, Italy at Bloom
- May 2:  Munich, Germany at Hansa 39
- May 3:  Prague, Czech Republic at Matrix
- May 4:  Wroclaw, Poland at Asymmetry Festival
- May 5:  Leipzig, Germany at UT Connewitz
- May 7 & 8:  Berlin, Germany at Festsaal Kreuzberg
- May 10 & 11:  Paris, France at Trabendo
- May 13 & 14:  Vienna, Austria at Arena Wien
- May 16 & 17:  Zurich, Switzerland at Rote Fabrik
- May 19 & 20:  London, UK at Electric Brixton
- May 25:  Baltimore, MD at Maryland Deathfest
- May 27:  Millvale, PA at Mr. Small's Theatre
- May 28:  Columbus, OH at A&R Music Bar
- May 29:  Cincinnati OH at The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre
- June 1:  Memphis, TN at Scion Rock Fest
Related links:
Official Site of The Melvins
The Melvins on Facebook

KAMELOT Unleash North American Tour Trailer!

This fall, KAMELOT will be touring North America in support of their latest disc 'Silverthorn'. The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. Tickets for all shows are now available at www.enterthevault.com, and all other online ticketing outlets.
Here is the trailer for the bands upcoming tour (full agenda below):

For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster.

KAMELOT North American Headline Tour With Delain and Eklipse:

- 9/2: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
- 9/3: Baltimore, MD 2 Soundstage
- 9/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
- 9/6: New York, NY @ Stage 48
- 9/7: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
- 9/8: Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
- 9/10: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
- 9/12: Chicago, IL @ Mojoe's
- 9/13: Kansas City, KS @ Granada Theater
- 9/14: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
- 9/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
- 9/17: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
- 9/18: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
- 9/20: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
- 9/21: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
- 9/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
- 9/24: Dallas, TX @ Trees
- 9/25: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
- 9/27: Louisville, KY @ Diamonds
- 9/28: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
- 9/29: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

Related links:

Watch ADRENALINE MOB Tracking Their Cover Of HEART's "Barracuda"

World-renowned ADRENALINE MOB drummer Mike Portnoy comments on the bands decision to cover HEART's classic song "Barracuda" on his bands NEW cover album 'Coverta' (available now):

“I picked this track. I always thought this was a killer song and would make for a great modern-Metal update. I produced a demo for my wife's old Thrash band Meanstreak back in the early 90's and they covered this but it was never released, so I thought it would be great one for us to Mob-up! There's very few male singers that could tackle Ann Wilson's incredible vocal range, but I had a hunch Russell would kill it and sure enough, he did!”

Here is video footage of ADRENALINE MOB tracking "Barracuda", courtesy of Loudwire

The tracks on Coverta are:

1-High Wire- Badlands
2- Stand Up and Shout- Dio
3- Break on Through- The Doors
4- Romeo Delight- Van Halen
5- Barracuda- Heart
6- Kill the King- Rainbow
7- The Lemon Song- Led Zeppelin
8- The Mob Rules- Black Sabbat

ADRENALINE MOB is: Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) 

Related links:
Official Site Of Adrenaline Mob

THE OCEAN Take You Behind The Scenes Of Their NEW Album 'Pelagial'

THE OCEAN will release a NEW album entitled 'Pelagial' on April 26 (GSA), April 29 (Europe) and April 30 (USA) 2013 on Metal Blade Records, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 'Heliocentric' and 'Anthropocentric' albums (2010). To support the release, THE OCEAN will embark on a 3 weeks European tour with CULT OF LUNA in April and May (dates further below), including a performance at Roadburn Festival on April 20th.

Today (March 21), THE OCEAN is taking you behind the scenes of their NEW sonic assault via a series of videos. Possibly their deepest and most profoundly sophisticated composition to date, 'Pelagial' is a progressive musical journey written, recorded and to-be-performed-live as one, single, 53-minute piece of music. Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden, the offering will be released as a double CD, which includes both vocal and instrumental versions of the album, on April 26th/29th (Europe) and April 30th (North America/world) through Metal Blade Records.


- 18/04/13: – SE at Gothenburg's Pustervik
- 19/04/13: – DK –at Copenhagen's– Lilla Vega
- 20/04/13:  NL –at Tilburg's  Roadburn
- 21/04/13:–  FR –at Belfort's– Limpetus Festival
- 22/04/13: – CH –at Fribourg's– Fri-Son
- 23/04/13: – IT –at Mezzago's –Bloom
- 24/04/13: – IT –at Rome's –Traffic Live Club
- 25/04/13: – IT –at Missano's– Adriatico Boulevard
- 26/04/13: – CH at– Winterthur's– Gaswerk
- 27/04/13: – HR –at Zagreb's –Club Attack
- 29/04/13: – RO –at Bucharest's– Silver Church
- 30/04/13: – RO –at Timisoara's– Daos Club
- 01/05/13: – HU –at Budapest's A38
- 02/05/13: – AT –at Innsbruck's P.M.K.
- 04/05/13: – DE –at Marburg's KFZ
- 05/05/13: – DE –at München's– Kranhalle
- 06/05/13: – DE –at Stuttgart's Universum
- 07/05/13: – DE –at Bielefeld's– Forum
- 08/05/13: – DE –at Köln's –Gebäude 9
- 09/05/13: – NL –at Rotterdam's– Baroeg
- 10/05/13: – DE –at Berlin's –C-Club


- Loic Rossetti: vocals
- Robin Staps: guitars
- Jonathan Nido: guitars
- Louis Jucker/Chris Breuer: bass
- Luc Hess: drums

Related links:
The Ocean's official site
The Ocean on Facebook

INTRONAUT To Embark On N. American Tour With Some Very Special Guests!

Fresh off the road with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS, post-Metal proggers INTRONAUT are pleased to announce they will head out on a North American headlining tour this June in support of their new album, 'HABITUAL LEVITATIONS,' that was released this past Tuesday.

The tour will feature direct support from SCALE THE SUMMIT and feature MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT and CASTLE on select dates. A list of confirmed dates is below, with a few additional dates to be announced shortly.

INTRONAUT's NEW album, 'HABITUAL LEVITATIONS,' has received mass critical acclaim, with The Chicago Reader championed the album as, "flat-out amazing: intricate, fluid, and dazzlingly creative," and Decibel Magazine simply adds, "...pretty incredible stuff."

'HABITUAL LEVITATIONS' includes the song "Milk Leg", which you can listen to below:

CASTLE (dates with **)

- 6/4 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
- 6/5 Seattle, WA @ Highline*
- 6/6 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater*
- 6/7 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Metalfest*
- 6/8 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop*
- 6/10 Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn*
- 6/11 St. Paul, MN @ Station-4*
- 6/12 Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
- 6/13 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class*
- 6/14 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar*
- 6/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus*
- 6/16 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon*
- 6/17 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore*
- 6/18 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room*
- 6/19 West Chester, PA @ The Note*
- 6/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
- 6/21 Baltimore, MD @ Metro*
- 6/22 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall*
- 6/23 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In*
- 6/24 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn*
- 6/25 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
- 6/26 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
- 6/28 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's*
- 6/29 Austin, TX @ Red 7*
- 6/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
- 7/2 Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21**
- 7/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
- 7/5 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's**
- 7/6 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy**

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Ozzy Osbourne Offers Update On The Health Status Of His Guitarist Tony Iommi

As previously announced, BLACK SABBATH will be releasing their comeback record '13' on June 10 via Vertigo. The band - Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Brad Wilke - will be on the road from July through September. So far, the only tour date that has been confirmed is at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on August 14, at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

Ozzy recently updated fans on the health status of his friend and guitarist Tony Iommi:

“Tony’s fine, but he can only go out on the road for six weeks at a time as he has to have infusions or some s&*t for his immune system. I was amazed that during his chemotherapy he was still writing songs. My heart goes out to him, because when Sharon had cancer a few years back, she was so sick from chemotherapy she could barely get out of bed. It’s like having a football kick to the nuts. The chemotherapy is worse than the cancer – Sharon was like [the possessed child Regan in] ‘The Exorcist,’ having seizures all the time. Tony is doing really well though.”

SABBATH recently posted a video from the '13' studio sessions that includes a very rate interview with producer Rick Rubin. Members of the bands are also interviewed on this video!

Song titles on the album include "God Is Dead", "End Of The Beginning" and "Age of Reason".Upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates (UPDATED):

- Apr 20: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand
Apr 22: Auckland Vector Arena, New Zealand

Apr 25: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia

Apr 27: Sydney All Phones Arena, Australia

Apr 28: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia

May 1: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia

May 4: Perth Arena, Australia

May 12: Ozzfest, Tokyo Makahari Messe, Japan

- August 14: Toronto's Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada

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Related links:
BLACK SABBATH's Official Website