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November 22nd, 2007
  • SAXON: Australian Tour Postponed -

    British heavy metal veterans SAXON have postponed their previously announced Australian tour — which was scheduled to kick off on October 24 in Sydney — to April 2008.

    According to a press release issued by KMW Productions, SAXON's "passports were not returned by the Japanese embassy in time for Australian visas to be issued."

    Ticket holders for the shows in Sydney and Melbourne on October 24 and October 25 should retain their tickets as they will remain valid for the rescheduled dates, to be announced shortly.

    SAXON Manager Apologizes To Australian, Russian Fans

    SAXON manager Thomas Jensen has issued the following statement regarding the postponement of the band's Russian and Australian tour dates:

    "Again due to visa problems we have to announce that SAXON can't make it to Moscow. The promoter in Russia and our tour manager tried their best, but the post strike and delays at the Japanese embassy worked against us. The new Moscow show will be happen on 30th November 2007. We will also postpone our first Australian appearance to April 2008. This was also too optimistic. New dates will be announced soon. The band started to write new songs and everybody is excited about the upcomming single release and the release of the new DVD. Again, sorry to our Russian and Australian fans, we won't let you wait for wait for long."

    Upcoming SAXON shows:

    Oct. 21 - JPN Tokyo Loudpark Festival
    Oct. 22 - JPN Osaka Loudpark Festival
    Nov. 09 - UK Minehead Hard Rock Hell Festival
    Nov. 30 - RUS Moscow Apelsin Club
    Dec. 07 - GER Karlsdorf Altenbürghalle
    Dec. 08 - GER Andernach JUZ Live Club
    Dec. 09 - AUT Hohenems Eventcenter
    Dec. 10 - AUT Salzburg Rockhouse
    Dec. 11 - SWI Pratteln Z7
    Dec. 12 - BEL Antwerpen Hof Ter Loo
    Dec. 14 - F Strasbourg La Laiterie
    Dec. 15 - GER Düsseldorf Phillipshalle
    Dec. 16 - GER Nürnberg Löwensaal
    Dec. 17 - CZ Prag Retro Music Hall
    Dec. 31 - BUL Kavarna New Years Eve Festival
    Jun. 28 - GER Balingen Bang Your Head Festival

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  • RAGE - rage vs. stefan raab

    Fans of the German Metal-institution RAGE should definitely turn on their TV set on Saturday, October 20th: At Stefan Raab`s "Stock Car Crash Challenge 2007" at 20.15 on PRO 7 RAGE will perform as a backing band for the "Dicks On Fire". By the way - the "Dicks On Fire" consist of Stefan Raab, Rick Kavanian and Max Mutzke. And with those guys RAGE will share the stage of the Schalke Arena! So don`t miss one of the few occasions to see and hear hard sounds on PRO 7! The new RAGE - album "Carved In Stone" will be released early 2008.
  • BENEDICTION entering studio soon!

    Long-running British Death Metal legends BENEDICTION have posted the following statement on their MySpace-page: "OK, they've talked and talked about it for long enough. The boys will be going into the studio on November 21 (booked and confirmed!) to actually record the fucking album ("Killing Music") at long last. It will be released at the end of March 2008 and a full tour will commence in April 2008 for God knows how long followed by as many festivals that will allow them to play!!! There will be at least 12 tracks on the final mix, maybe more, if the studio can keep them out of the bar for long enough. Let's hope they manage to stay alive long enough to get in the studio considering the mayhem they cause by just popping out for a few drinks together!!! Get the ambulances ready, it's gonna get messy." The line up of BENEDICTION in 2007 consists of: Dave Hunt – Vocals, Darren Brookes – Guitar, Peter Rew – Guitars, Frank Healy – Bass, Nicholas Barker – Drums
  • NUCLEAR BLAST FESTIVAL busses to nb-festival!

    It is still possible to book seats on the Metal Train busses to the NB festival. Unfortunately Metal Train has to inform you that busses can only take place if there are more than 30 seats booked. Current bookings: www.metal-train.de!
  • HIGH ON FIRE: Announce Winter U.S. Tour

    HIGH ON FIRE has announced the second U.S. leg of their `Death Is This Communion World Tour'. This five-week winter tour will begin in mid-January and include support from A LIFE ONCE LOST and SAVIOURS. Also joining the tour on various dates will be guests RWAKE, INTRONAUT, ARCHONS, and more. A listing of these Metal Maniacs, Lambgoat.com, SuicideGirls.com and SickDrummer.com sponsored tour dates follows with more details being announced shortly.

    HIGH ON FIRE are currently out on their first North American run in support of Death Is This Communion. Immediately following, HIGH ON FIRE will team up with PELICAN for a co-headlining European tour beginning November 14. A complete listing of HIGH ON FIRE tour dates can be found below.

    Death Is This Communion was released in September and has received critical acclaim the world the over, being described as "Sharp" (BLENDER), "Epic" (SPIN), and "Beyond colossal" (KERRANG). HIGH ON FIRE recently unveiled the first music video for Death Is This Communion track "Rumors of War" online here.

    HIGH ON FIRE website:
    www.HIGHONFIRE.net and MySpace: www.myspace.com/HighOnFireSlays.

    HIGH ON FIRE tour dates:

    ***All Dates From November 14 thru December 18 w/ PELICAN***
    November 14 Groningen, NL Vera
    November 15 Hamburg, DE Hafenklang
    November 16 Copenhagen, DK Loppen
    November 17 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
    November 18 Oslo, NO Garage
    November 19 Stockholm, SE Debaser
    November 21 Berlin, DE Maria Am Ufer
    November 22 Leipzig, DE UT Connewitz
    November 23 Wroclaw, PL Firlej
    November 24 Prague, CZ Rock Café
    November 25 Vienna, AT Arena
    November 26 Innsbruck, AT Pmk
    November 27 Milan, IT Music Drome
    November 28 Geneva, CH L'Usine
    November 29 Toulouse, FR Les Vents Du Sud
    November 30 Barcelona, ES Sala Be Cool
    December 1 Madrid, ES Moby Dick
    December 2 Angouleme, FR La Nef
    December 3 Nantes, FR Olympic
    December 5 Paris, FR La Locomotive (w/ MONO)
    December 7 Athens, GR AN Club
    December 8 Brussels, BE VK (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
    December 10 Belfast, NIRE Limelight
    December 11 Dublin, IRE Whelans
    December 12 Sunderland, UK Independent (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
    December 13 Glasgow, SCOT Oran Mor (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
    December 14 Bristol, UK Cooler (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
    December 15 Birmingham, UK Barfly (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
    December 16 Sheffield, UK Corporation (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
    December 17 London, UK ULU (w/ PRIESTBIRD)
    December 18 Den Bosch, NL W2 (w/ PRIESTBIRD)

    ***All Dates From January 17 thru February 23 w/ A LIFE ONCE LOST, SAVIOURS***

    January 17 Santa Cruz, CA Veterans Hall (w/ ARCHONS)
    January 18 San Jose, CA Blank Club (w/ ARCHONS)
    January 19 Pomona, CA The Glass House (w/ ARCHONS)
    January 20 Tucson, AZ Plush (w/ ARCHONS)
    January 22 Lubbock, TX Jake's Backroom (w/ RWAKE)
    January 23 Corpus Christi The Compound (w/ RWAKE)
    January 24 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves (w/ RWAKE)
    January 25 Little Rock, AR Revolution MusicRoom (w/ RWAKE)
    January 26 Memphis, TN Hi Tone (w/ RWAKE)
    January 27 Nashville, TN Exit / In (w/ RWAKE)
    January 29 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
    January 30 Atlanta, GA E.A.R.L
    January 31 Orlando, FL Back Booth
    February 1 Miami, FL Churchhill's
    February 2 Tampa, FL Springs Theatre
    February 3 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
    February 5 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
    February 6 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
    February 7 Virginia Beach, VA Steppin Out
    February 8 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
    February 9 Reading, PA The Silo
    February 10 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
    February 11 Milford, CT Daniel Street
    February 13 Worcester, MA Palladium Upstairs
    February 14 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
    February 15 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
    February 16 Louisville, KY Uncle Peasants (w/ INTRONAUT)
    February 17 St. Louis, MO 2 Cents Plain (w/ INTRONAUT)
    February 18 Iowa City, IA The Picador (w/ INTRONAUT)
    February 19 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck (w/ INTRONAUT)
    February 20 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater(w/ INTRONAUT)
    February 22 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp (w/ INTRONAUT)
    February 23 Oakland, CA Uptown Nightclub(w/ INTRONAUT)


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  • KATAKLYSM Makes Their Final Assault on North America!

    KATAKLYSM will team up with CHIMAIRA and TERROR for a final North American tour in November/December before finishing up mixing their new album. DIVINE HERESY is expected to open the trek on all dates between November 14 and December 8, with THE END taking over the opening slot beginning December 9. The dates are as follows:

    Nov. 14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
    Nov. 15 - New York City, NY - The Blender Theatre
    Nov. 16 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
    Nov. 17 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
    Nov. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
    Nov. 19 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
    Nov. 21 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
    Nov. 22 - Saskatoon, SK - Ryly's
    Nov. 23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
    Nov. 24 - Edmonton, AB - Dinwoodie Lounge
    Nov. 26 - Vancouver, BC - Croation Cultural Centre
    Nov. 27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
    Nov. 28 - Bend, OR - The Domino Room
    Nov. 29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
    Nov. 30 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
    Dec. 01 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
    Dec. 02 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
    Dec. 04 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
    Dec. 05 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
    Dec. 07 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
    Dec. 08 - Houston, TX - Meridian
    Dec. 09 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
    Dec. 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
    Dec. 11 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
    Dec. 12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
    Dec. 14 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
    Dec. 15 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
    Dec. 16 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
    Dec. 18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
    Dec. 19 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
    Dec. 20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
    Dec. 21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre

    KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix their next album in early January. Entitled "Prevail", the CD will feature several guest appearances to be announced at a later date.

    The album is scheduled for May 23, 2008 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

    KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their most recent album, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on their next offering, "Prevail".

    Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.' We have the perfect concept for the next album art... it will be bad-ass!"

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  • ATOMTRAKT - Inmitten von Trümmern und Ruinen 7" EP 2004 - out now

    Out since October 2007 on MERCENARY MUSIK (USA/WAR46)

    ATOMTRAKT – “Inmitten von Trümmern und Ruinen” 7” EP 2004

    - ltd. 500 (handnumbered)
    - incl. postcard
    - feat. two unreleased tracks

    bombastic, martial, heroic, atmospheric, monumental,
    cold, industrialised and militant Ambient Elite

    1. Zerstörerische Gewalten (7:29)
    2. Industrien des Todes (7:26)

  • W:O:A 2008 - latest News

    The latest facts from W:O:A 2008: At The Gates: At least - the Melodic Death Metal Gods are back and will play their only FAREWELL SHOW in Germany at the W:O:A.

    Infos at: www.wacken.com

    CARCASS are back!

    As promised, CARCASS will finaly play on the W:O:A 2008!

    Infos at: www.wacken.com

    Here you'll find the bands for the W:O:A 2008 that are confirmed until now:

    - At The Gates - Avantasia - Carcass - Children of Bodom - Excrementory Grindfuckers - Hatebreed - Iron Maiden - Kreator - Saltatio Mortis - Sonata Arctica - The Bones -

    and many more!

    More infos about the bands and festival: www.wacken.com

  • Mourning Caress signs to Restrain!

    Restrain Records is very proud to announce the signing of Mourning Caress!

    Mourning Caress is a Thrash/Death Metal band coming from Germany and are ready to deliver their new album called "Inner Exile" 5 years after their debut album on Arise Records. Expect the album to come out in the end of February, a few samples are available on the band's myspace site!


    For fans of Rammstein, Richard Kruspe needs no introduction – as one of the two guitarists in the group, Kruspe is an integral part of everyone’s favorite flame-spewing industrial metal band. Still at work with Rammstein after more than a decade, Kruspe recently found time to launch a new project, Emigrate. Long in the planning stages, Emigrate’s self-titled debut will be released on January 28th, 2008 by Pilgrim/Motor Music and distributed by ADA.

    The first single, “My World,” and its video are already available via iTunes. The song features in the film Resident Evil: Extinction, the final part of the trilogy, which has recently premiered world-wide. The video – “My World ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ Videomix’ – contains a hard-pounding performance by Emigrate combined with original film material highlighting Milla Jovowich.

    “My World ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ Videomix” can be seen here: http://www.emigrate.eu/Video

    The video for the album’s second single, “New York City,” was shot in New York
    and appears online in preview on the official Emigrate webpage: http://www.emigrate.eu/Video

    For those concerned that Kruspe would take off on a musical detour with Emigrate, rest easy. Kruspe lined up longtime Rammstein producer/mixer Jacob Hellner and Stefan Glauman, resulting in an album that retains some of the same elements as Rammstein while also coming across as pleasingly its own. And to answer a question sure to be on the mind of Rammstein fans everywhere – no, Kruspe is not leaving the group. Rammstein have currently gathered in Berlin to write a new album.

    Rounding out the Emigrate line-up is Arnaud Giraux (bass), Henka Johansson (drums), Sascha Moser (Logic programs editor), and Olsen Involtini (guitar & vocal producer), with Kruspe as expected handling guitar duties and unexpectedly supplying lead vocals (his first lead-vocal appearance on record). Recently speaking with acclaimed UK music critic Dante Bonutto, Kruspe gave his thoughts about the project. “At one point, I was asking myself, ‘Does the world really need my record?’” But the answer to that question soon became obvious: Richard needed, and needs, this record for the sake of his health.

    “I HAD to do it, simple as that!”

    The complete tracklisting for “Emigrate”:
    2. WAKE UP
    3. MY WORLD
    5. IN MY TEARS
    6. BABE
    10. THIS IS WHAT
    11. YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGHTo visit the streaming page go to:

    For more information, go to:
  • ESTRADASPHERE Line Up Dates With One Of The Dresden Dolls--Guess Which

    Santa Cruz’s unclassifiable and eclectic act ESTRADASPHERE, who just released their new live DVD 'Palace of Mirrors Live' (on THE END RECORDS) this week, have added a few West Coast dates next week performing with Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) The dates are:

    *10/24/07 WED @ 608 Club - Seattle, WA w/ Amanda Palmer
    *10/25/07 THU @ 608 Club - Seattle, WA w/ Amanda Palmer
    *10/27/07 FRI @ 608 Club - Seattle, WA w/ Amanda Palmer
    10/28/07 SAT @ Berbati's - Portland, OR w/ Amanda Palmer

    *Please make note that the Seattle shows will only admit pre-sold tickets.
    All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available through the Dresden Dolls website: www.dresdendolls.com

    Metal Maniacs

    New York, NY -- The metal mavens of Bobaflex have lensed their debut music video for the song “Home”, the first single off their upcoming album Tales From Dirt Town.

    Last week in the band’s hometown of Huntington, WV and nearby Columbus, OH, Bobaflex handed themselves over to director Don Dobi (Cannibal Corpse, Project 86) to shoot the clip, a unique blend of narrative content with live footage shot at Columbus’ Alrosa Villa nightclub

    The video opens in a trashed hotel room with the dirty remnants of the previous night’s party, flashing to the band’s tour bus where everyone is having a great time, except for frontman Marty McCoy who is staring out the window wishing for home. Cutting back to the hotel hallway Marty eyes a mysterious little girl who opens her hand offering pills as she mouths the song’s lyric “Take the red one first” which transports him into the band’s live show at the Alrosa Villa.

    "Making this video was an amazing experience,” said McCoy. “Dan Dobi and crew worked so hard around the clock to make this video perfect for us. It’s our first video and we didn't know what to expect. Upon seeing the first cut, we were blown away. The Columbus fans really showed up to represent, and we can't wait for the rest of the world to see the magic.”

    “Home” is the #1 most requested song on WBZX in Columbus, and impacting at other Active and Modern Rock stations nationally.

    Bobaflex begins a national tour with Dope on October 25 in Minneapolis.

    Tales From Dirt Town collides into record stores on October 30.

  • The Analyst News

    Innerstrength Records is pleased to announce the addition of Indiana based metal band The Analyst. Since their inception in 2006 they have been making a name for themselves across the US. They have completed several US tours, including a US tour with Waking The Cadaver and Salt The Wound this past Summer. The Analyst will enter Ante Up Studio in Cleveland, Ohio with producer Cole Martinez early next year to record their Innerstrength debut. 2008 will see the band touring extensively to support their debut album. Check out their song “The Black Gate” at www.myspace.com/theanalystmetal
  • LEGACY OF HATE new album "Unmitigated Evil"

    Due to a few delays during the recording process, the originally for late 2007 scheduled fourth album "Unmitigated Evil" of the Austrian Death Metal band will now appear in February/March 2008 on Maintain Records. According to first pre-hearsals, Legacy Of Hate is obviously going "back to the roots" in 2007/08, so one can expect an awesome roaring Death Metal release. More details in this regard as well as the exact release date of "Unmitigated Evil" are not yet out.

    So, keep your eyes and ears open!web:

  • ALL THAT REMAINS launches 'Van Driver' videogame; frontman featured on Headbangers Blog

    Massachusetts' ALL THAT REMAINS have launched the official 'All That Remains Van Driver' video game on the band's website. Available here, the game allows players to compete for an autographed copy of Guitar Hero 2 and autographed copies of the band's forthcoming live DVD, 'All That Remains Live.' By avoiding obstacles and scooping up guitar picks and energy drinks, players can compete worldwide for the grand prize of the Guitar Hero 2 package, with the top 10 winners receiving autographed copies of the ALL THAT REMAINS DVD.

    In other ALL THAT REMAINS news, MTV's Headbangersblog is now featuring a guest blog from ATR frontman Phil Labonte, where the singer discusses his love for freedom in an ever increasingly opressive environment. Fans can check out the blog entry here, as well as view the band's latest video. The video for the track "Not Alone" is featured on the All That Remains Live DVD along with the rest of the band's videos.

    Having just return from Japan for an appearance at Loudpark 2007, ALL THAT REMAINS is continuing to support the band's 2006 effort, 'The Fall of Ideals,' and will soon return to the road as direct support to As I Lay Dying on the An Ocean Between Us tour, also featuring Haste The Day and Prosthetic Records labelmates Through The Eyes of the Dead. Both 'All That Remains Live' and a brand new reissue of the since out of print debut record, 'Behind Silence And Solitude,' will both see October 30 releases through Prosthetic Records.

    (with As I Lay Dying, Haste The Day, Through The Eyes of the Dead)
    10/27 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
    10/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
    10/30 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
    10/31 Dallas, TX – The Door
    11/01 Houston, TX – Meridian
    11/02 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
    11/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
    11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
    11/05 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
    11/07 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
    11/08 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
    11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
    11/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
    11/11 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
    11/12 New York, NY – Nokia Theatre
    11/14 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
    11/15 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
    11/16 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
    11/17 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
    11/18 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
    11/19 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
    11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze on the West Bank
    11/21 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
    11/23 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
    11/24 Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air
    11/26 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
    11/27 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
    11/28 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
    11/30 San Diego, CA - Soma


    Starting October 30, 2007 Emperor Multimedia and Diskery will launch "NWR", our long-awaited Internet radio station, and on that station the first show broadcasts at 8PM eastern time, titled THE STATE OF THE EMPIRE ADDRESS, the audio edition of our famous e-mail newsletter. The show will feature comedy, commentary and loads of heavy metal music, punk and hard rock from the undergorund indie world. Information on inclduing artists as well as how to recieve the signal is now posted at: http://www.diskery.com/radio. The show will be hosted by famed Heavy Metal music documentary CD-ROM encyclopedia author "Skel".

    The broadcast will transmit at 64Kps, 44100 samples stereo and is expected to become a weekly feature and is free. The programming on the "station" will be limited at first but more audio shows are epxected to follow soon. All one needs to receive the show is the Nullsoft Winamp receiver or Windows Media

November 4th, 2007
  • DEVIAN Album out, limited edition version with 2 bonus tracks and Part 3 of studio "making-of" online!

    Swedish metal threat DEVIAN, featuring former Marduk members Legion (vocals) and Emil Dragutinovic (drums), will release their stunning debut album “Ninewinged Serpent” next week, October 22nd through Century Media Records in Europe. The first pressing of the album will come in a special O-card packaging with differently coloured artwork (see above) and the two exclusive bonus tracks “Burning Daylight” and “Jackal”. Watch out!Here are some press reactions on “Ninewinged Serpent”:

    “This album offers everything what fans of today’s black/death metal need to survive.”
    ROCK HARD Magazine / Germany

    “A great kickstart for DEVIAN and a successful return of two veterans of the scene!”
    HEAVY Magazine / Germany

    Furthermore DEVIAN have posted the third part of their studio “making-of” videos for “Ninewinged Serpent”, just follow this link to view it

    “Ninewinged Serpent” was recorded at Art Decay Studio with producer Rickard Kottelin (The Legion) and mixed by sound-wizard Fredrik Nordström / Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, etc) while the mastering process was handled by Peter in De Betou / Tailor Maid. The artwork comes from Greek master of dark art Seth (Pardadise Lost, Soilwork, Old Man´s Child, etc).

    The band is next set to play an album launch show on October 20th in Finspang, Sweden at “Rockbageriet” and European touring activity is in the works for early 2008! More news soon…

  • DARK FORTRESS: News from the crypt…

    DARK FORTRESS have successfully finished the vocal recordings for their new album. At the moment guitarist V. Santura is working on the mix.

    “We would like to seize the opportunity to clarify two things:

    1. Our new frontman Morean is not the singer, but the guitarist of the band Noneuclid! The vocal styles of Noneuclid and DARK FORTRESS are actually quite different.

    2. The forthcoming album, which initially was entitled "Scum", is now named "Eidolon". The musical compositions remained, but new lyrics and vocal lines have been written and arranged.

    “Eidolon” is a concept album which in its nine chapters describes the initiation, dehumanization and unearthly rebirth of a transcending soul by mirror magic and astral projection.”

    Furthermore, DARK FORTRESS are confirmed for Metalcamp Festival 2008 (04.-06. July 08) in Tolmin, Slovenia.


    For road warriors ALL THAT REMAINS, how difficult could it be to film and release their first-ever live concert DVD? As it turns out EXTREMELY difficult: The band ran into an incredulous amount of obstacles delaying the release of the DVD not once or twice, but three times. Never ones to bow under the weight of hardship, ALL THAT REMAINS persevered, and the DVD is at last scheduled for a real street date of October 30. Live audio from the DVD will be available on digital service providers as of November 6.

    “We are wicked pumped to be able to offer our fans a feature-packed DVD," ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte commented. "Thanks to all the ATR fans everywhere who have waited patiently for this. It’s a long time coming, and we feel like it’s full of good stuff and worth the wait!”

    Originally set for a summer release, the DVD was supposed to consist of the All That Remains’ show at Philadelphia’s The Theater Of The Living Arts, filmed in early spring. All seem to go well with the shoot, until the production company discovered that portions of audio in several songs had not been recorded (strike one). This necessitated another shoot to correct the faulty audio. The next filming took place at Baltimore’s The Recher Theater in July.This time the audio recording was successful, but unfortunately that didn’t mean all was well and on schedule.

    Within days of completing the reshoot, the production company filed for bankruptcy and its assets (including the entirety of the All That Remains footage) were seized by the IRS (strike two). After a somewhat lengthy legal battle, the footage was finally recovered and the DVD’s release was seemingly back on track for mid-October.

    Just when it seemed unlikely that any other problems could arise…surprise, surpise – there was one more setback in store. Longtime video game devotees, ALL THAT REMAINS often use the music from the wildly popular game, “Halo” for their entrance during their stage show on tour. This entrance and the “Halo” music was included in the DVD. ATR’s label applied for clearance of the music and were lead to believe that it would be approved, but at the last minute were denied (strike three).

    But this isn’t baseball, folks. All That Remains were down, but not out. The DVD was quickly re-edited to exclude the “Halo” theme song and is finally set for an October 30th release date.

    In other ATR news, fans will soon have their very own ALL THAT REMAINS video game to enjoy. Housed on the band’s website, "All That Remains Van Driver" will premiere next week. The game (designed by Prod) is inspired by “Spy-Hunter”: the player is ALL THAT REMAINS Remains’ van driver and the goal is to get the band to their gig, along the way dodging roadkill, old ladies, potholes, etc. After each of five rounds the player gets to view sneak peeks of performances from the DVD. Prizes will be awarded to the players with the ten highest scores; the player with the highest score will receive a “Guitar Hero II” video game, bundled with an autographed guitar.

    Released in July 2006, The Fall of Ideals is ALL THAT REMAINS’ latest album, which has sold over 120,000 units to date. The band continues to tour in support of that record, the DVD and the re-release of ALL THAT REMAINS’ first album, Behind Silence and Solitude, which saw a release date of October 9, packaged with new artwork after being out of print.

    ALL THAT REMAINS on tour
    (with As I Lay Dying, Haste The Day, Through The Eyes of the Dead)

    10/27 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
    10/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
    10/30 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
    10/31 Dallas, TX – The Door
    11/01 Houston, TX – Meridian
    11/02 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
    11/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
    11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
    11/05 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
    11/07 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
    11/08 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
    11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
    11/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
    11/11 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
    11/12 New York, NY – Nokia Theatre
    11/14 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
    11/15 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
    11/16 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
    11/17 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
    11/18 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
    11/19 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
    11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze on the West Bank
    11/21 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
    11/23 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
    11/24 Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air
    11/26 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
    11/27 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
    11/28 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
    11/30 San Diego, CA - Soma

  • News from CRAFT

    The next CRAFT album is underway. So far there is new material for about three songs. At times, the music is turning out stranger than we had expected, but still being in the CRAFT vein, of course. We are also pleased to be able to honestly say that the new CRAFT will be much better than any recording we have unleashed before.

    There is no deadline to when the album will be finished, but our guess is it will not be for at least another six months at a minimum, since there is still much work to be done. Any more news will be posted here first.
  • New Black Cobra wrenching guts; tour with The Sword Announced

    While one torrential listen to anything Black Cobra have released to date will let you know they're the most dangerous gruesome twosome on the planet, the upcoming Feather And Stone release is their most volatile culmination of riotous riffs and bruising percussion yet. The eight-track assault showcases the bands' exploration of gritty hardcore/sludge depravity since their previous outing Bestial (once thought untouchable) will be unleashed upon humanity on October 30th and shall leave a trail of broke-neck-but-gleeful dead in its' bloody path.

    While they've been on tour for like a year straight already - their most recent jaunt attacking Japan, and that following multiple uber-successful North American and European tours - the band have been picked up a US tour supporting The Sword. Interviews are available now and throughout the year via Earsplit worldwide. Kill at will!

    10/17/2007 12 Galaxies - San Francisco CA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow, Weedeater
    11/24/2007 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco CA
    11/25/2007 Relax Bar - Los Angeles CA
    11/26/2007 *TBA Arizona
    11/27/2007 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque NM
    11/28/2007 Whiskey Dix - Lubbock TX
    11/29/2007 Red 7 - Austin TX w/Slough Feg, The Flood

    tour with The Sword and Valient Thorr begins
    11/30/2007 The Jackrabbit Lounge - Shreveport LA w/The Sword, The Roller
    12/01/2007 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans LA w/The Sword, The Roller
    12/02/2007 The Bottletree - Birmingam, AL w/The Sword, The Roller
    12/03/2007 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/The Sword, The Roller
    12/05/2007 Black Cat Backstage - Washington DC w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/06/2007 Bowery Ballroom - New York NY w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/07/2007 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia PA w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/08/2007 Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/11/2007 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/12/2007 Grog Shop - Cleveland OH w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/13/2007 Reggies Live - Chicago IL w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/14/2007 The Rave Bar - Milwaukee WI w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/15/2007 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/16/2007 Picador - Iowa City IA w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/17/2007 Record Bar - Kansas City MO w/The Sword, Valient Thorr
    12/18/2007 *TBA Denver CO
    12/19/2007 *TBA Salt Lake City UT
    12/20/2007 *TBA Reno NV


    TRENTON- HIRAX will co-headline Keep It True IX festival on Saturday, November 3, 2007 in Dittigheim, Germany.

    HIRAX will share the headliner slot with the original lineup of Leatherwolf. Sacred Oath, Pagan Altar, Steel Assassin, Portrait, and Enforcer will round out the day of metal.

    The California thrashers played 2 successful shows last month in Germany and France with new second lead guitarist Tim Thomas, formerly of Steel Prophet and Agent Steel, as well as returning drummer Fabricio Ravelli.

    “The festival’s promoter contacted us and offered HIRAX the co-headlining slot,” said De Pena. “Needless to say, we’re honored to do it because Keep It True is one of the MOST respected festivals in Europe. The opportunity to play in front of the German headbangers once again is something we take very seriously. They are truly DIEHARD! There is NO PLACE ON EARTH like Germany. HEAVY METAL IS THE LAW!!!”

    HIRAX’s new EP, “Chaos And Brutality,” will be released tomorrow throughout Europe on Poland’s Selfmadegod Records. The four-song EP was recorded in February 2007 at Shiva Industries in California. It includes the title track along with a re-recorded version of "Walk With Death" from the band’s 2001 EP "Barrage Of Noise,” the instrumental "100,000 Strong" and "Lucifer’s Infierno Reprise,” an arrangement which HIRAX recently revamped and plays live.

    Selfmadegod Records will also release “Thrash Metal Warriors,” a compilation conceived by Katon W. De Pena. The thrash metal compilation features the HIRAX track “Chaos And Brutality” as well as Toxic Holocaust, Sabbat, Kat, Slaver, Strike Master, Execution, and Hatchet.

    “Assassins of War” CD/12” vinyl is now released in 5 countries – Holland, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S. and is available worldwide through all major distributors including Century Media, Relapse, Ebullition, and The End Records.

    HIRAX will return to their favorite stomping grounds of Mexico for 3 dates - November 30 to December 2. There will also be a meet and greet with the band at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 1 at El Chopo indoor metal market, the biggest one in Mexico City.

    HIRAX is currently writing and rehearsing new material for a full-length album titled “El Rostro de la Muerte” / “The Face of Death.” The album’s cover will feature artwork by Ed Repka, the undisputed king of thrash metal art.

    A 10-country European tour is also in the works for May 2008, including a headlining appearance at LONG LIVE METAL!!! Festival Chaptire 2 in Wattrelos, France.



    11/3/07 Sat. Keep It True IX – Sporthalle, Dittigheim


    11/30/07 Fri. Bar Bulldozer, Ciudad Neza
    12/01/07 Sat. 1:00 pm Meet and Greet at El Chopo metal market, Mexico City
    12/01/07 Sat. Circo Volador, Mexico, D.F.
    12/02/07 Sun. BRUTAL MASACRE FEST 3 - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

    05/10/08 Sat. La Boite à Musique, Wattrelos


    German record label SPV has announced the debut of its SPV-TV Internet podcast at www.spv.de/tv.

    SPV-TV will introduce acts, interview the label's artists, broadcast previews of upcoming releases, and feature the latest video clips, tour dates etc. With immediate effect, the podcast will feature topical news from the SPV camp, true to the motto: What's hot to see? See it on SPV-TV!

    SPV-TV presenter Sir Jay will guide you through the program with his inimitable sense of humour and great expertise. Viewers can look forward to lots of humorous and not always entirely serious, but always informative talks and interviews.

    Part I features a Wacken 2007 special that sees Sir Jay brave all kinds of trials and tribulations – such as mud and flames – to risk a look into the crystal ball with one of Germany's most important thrash metal acts, SODOM. Together with SAXON's Biff Byford, Sir Jay reminisces about the glorious 1980s, when rock'n'roll was still wild and debauchery-filled and obliging groupies were delighted to lend a helping hand to a musician. Parts II and III also cover the WOA 2007, documenting Sir Jay's encounters with TYPE O NEGATIVE, MOONSPELL, ICED EARTH, HATESPHERE and ENGEL, among others. In addition, TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey is giving away a green Schecter guitar.

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  • DANZIG Albums To Be Reissued

    Sony Legacy will reissue the following five DANZIG albums on November 13:

    "Danzig" (1988)
    "Danzig II: Lucifuge" (1990)
    "Danzig III: How the Gods Kill" (1992)
    "Thrall - DemonSweatLive" (1993)
    "Danzig IV" (1994)

    The reissues are not expected to include any bonus tracks or new material.

    As previously reported, DANZIG will release "The Lost Tracks of Danzig" as a limited-edition two-disc LP in a gatefold sleeve with an eight-page booklet. The exact release date has not yet been announced.

    "The Lost Tracks" is comprised of 26 previously unreleased tracks that span Danzig's entire career and were originally recorded during the band's seven-album "arc" that began with 1988's "Danzig". A video for one of the songs, "Crawl across Your Killing Floor", can be viewed below.

    Glenn Danzig will hit the road beginning in late October for a handful of live concert dates on both the East and West coasts. Joining Glenn on these dates will be bassist Steve Zing (SAMHAIN) and guitarist Todd Youth (DANZIG, MURPHY'S LAW); former MISFITS axe man Doyle Von Frankenstein and his new band GORGEOUS FRANKENSTEIN, will support on all dates.

    Glenn and Doyle have been in the studio recording Doyle's first solo album, "Gorgeous Frankenstein", which Danzig produced and will release on October 16 on his label, Evilive. According to Glenn, he and Doyle recorded "eight blood-curdling tracks" that include "Man or Monster", "Devilgirl", "Reverse of God", and "Made In Hell". The two played all instruments on the album.

    These DANZIG dates are also in support of "The Lost Tracks of Danzig", the two-CD set that was released May 29, as well as Glenn's limited-edition book "Drukija, Contessa of Blood", loosely based on the legend of 17th century vampire Countess Elizabeth Bathory, and illustrated by long time collaborator Simon Bisley.

    What follows are the confirmed DANZIG East and West Coast dates. Other than these shows, DANZIG has no plans to do any touring in the foreseeable future.

    Nov. 01 - Anaheim, CA @ THE Grove
    Nov. 02 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
    Nov. 04 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
    Nov. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
    Nov. 07 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    Nov. 08 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
    Nov. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre

    AEA Zine
  • KREATOR To Play Bulgaria In December

    German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have announced a show in Bulgaria in December. The band's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

    Nov. 03 - Studenterhuset, Denmark - Aalborg Metal Festival
    Dec. 15 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Hristo Botev Hall

    AEA Zine
  • GRAVE DIGGER Announces New Guitarist

    GRAVE DIGGER guitarist Manni Schmidt has issued the following update:

    "The secret's out: the new GRAVE DIGGER guitarist is my old friend Thilo Herrmann (ex-RISK, FAITHFUL BREATH, HOLY MOSES, RUNNING WILD). The first show with Thilo will take place on October 31 in Der Zeche in Bochum, Germany.

    "Last week I spent a few days with Thilo to rehearse the songs.

    "Folks, this is gonna rock! We have arranged all songs for two guitars which will turn it into a great show!

    "Can't await the upcoming gigs!"

    As previously reported, GRAVE DIGGER has scheduled a one-off North American on March 2, 2008 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.

    The band's new album, "Liberty or Death", entered the German Media Control chart in January 2007 at position No. 30. This is the second highest chart entry in GRAVE DIGGER's history.

    The group's "Excalibur" CD debuted at No. 21 back in 1999.

    AEA Zine
  • DIVINE HERESY Kicks Off Worldwide Touring Cycle

    DIVINE HERESY kicked off their worldwide touring campaign for their highly acclaimed debut album, Bleed The Fifth, last week as part of the “Operation: Annihilation” tour alongside Static-X, Shadows Fall and 3 Inches of Blood. Dino Cazares (guitars) and DIVINE HERESY also want to meet you (the fans) and they will be at the merch booth every night to hang out, take photos and sign copies of their new disc.

    Cazares further comments: “The ‘Operation: Annihilation’ tour is going amazing thus far and we are so excited to finally be on the road to support the new album. This tour features a killer lineup from start to finish and be sure to get there early because we go on first every night. The crowds have been insane and we can’t wait to annihilate everyone across the country. We hope to see you all soon.”

    Cazares and Tim Yeung (drums) also just posted their second studio jam installment for the track “Impossible Is Nothing,” which can be viewed at the link below.

    Click Here

    Cazares recently conducted an interview with Citysearch to talk about his favorite restaurants in his hometown of LA in addition to some hotspots to hit while on the road. Click on the following link to check it out.

    Click Here

    Jasmine St.Claire at The Metal’s Darkside caught up with Tommy Vext (vocals) before the group’s record release show. See the link below to check it out.

    Click Here

    DIVINE HERESY will follow up the “Operation: Annihilation” run by joining Chimaira, Kataklysm and Terror for a North American trek that will immediately lead into a trip overseas to wrap up the year. Look for the band on tour in the U.S. throughout the majority of 2008.

    Operation Annihilation Tour w/Static X, Shadows Fall, 3 Inches of Blood

    11/02 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
    11/03 The Big Easy – Spokane, WA
    11/04 Fenix Underground – Seattle, WA

    w/Chimaira, Kataklysm and Terror

    11/14 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
    11/15 The Blender Theater – New York, NY
    11/16 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
    11/17 Club Infinity – Williamsville, NY
    11/18 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
    11/19 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
    11/21 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
    11/22 Ryly’s – Saskatoon, SK
    11/23 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
    11/24 Dinwoodie Lounge – Edmonton, AB
    11/26 Croatian Cultural Centre – Vancouver, BC
    11/29 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
    12/02 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
    12/04 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
    12/05 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
    12/07 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
    12/08 Meridian – Houston, TX

    Metal Maniacs
  • TESTAMENT: So Long, Nick Barker

    TESTAMENT officially working with acclaimed drummer PAUL BOSTAPH

    Paul Bostaph will join the ranks alongside originating classic thrash legends Chuck Billy on vocals, Alex Skolnick on lead guitar, Eric Peterson on rhythm guitar and Greg Christian on bass.

    Unfortunately Nick Barker will not be recording with TESTAMENT on this new album, due to Homeland Security and International Work Visa issues. Rather than delaying this long awaited return of TESTAMENT, the band has chosen to recruit Paul Bostaph, long time friend and member, to record on the much anticipated album, which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2008 release via Nuclear Blast. Paul Bostaph will join the ranks alongside originating classic thrash legends Chuck Billy on vocals, Alex Skolnick on lead guitar, Eric Peterson on rhythm guitar and Greg Christian on bass.

    Metal Maniacs
  • PROGPOWER EUROPE 2008, the first band confirmed


    Feel free to publish the following news in any magazine, website, forum, weglog and/or radio station, all kind of promotion is welcome. Thanks already in advance.


    We have booked the first band for our 10th anniversary next year, DIVISION BY ZERO from Poland, a very promising new band. Read more

    We have started pre-reservations of the package deals, including a weekend ticket and a stay at Kasteel de Berckt. Read more

    Once again 013 offered us some free tickets to give away, this time for Steve Howe & Fragile, Tuesday 30 October. Read more

    Rene Janssen
    ProgPower Europe organization

  • Neo death metal band ELEMENT announces that the 4-song promo “Smoke” is now available for FREE download at www.elementneodeath.com.

    The band from the beginning has been known for its innovative approach to extreme music. Previous works of the band have been appreciated in many excellent reviews in underground press worldwide. After long time of silence, ELEMENT strikes with a completely new album, this time making even bigger step further! This is a pure NEO DEATH metal!

    Download now for free "Smoke" promo! Flash animated, 4 songs, different language versions!

    Click here for instant download: http://www.elementneodeath.com/element_smoke/download.php

    Sweden based Triton Enigma sign to Open Grave Records for the release of their debut album, "Black Lies".
    Triton Enigma was formed in 2005 as a side project for Ronnie Bergerståhl (WORLD BELOW, DEMONICAL, ex-JULIE LAUGHS NOMORE, ex-CENTINEX, ex-AMARAN, GRAVE), Thomas Nilsson (JULIE LAUGHS NOMORE) and Metallic Kitty (Decadence).

    Triton Enigma had many ideas that they felt they couldn't use in their other bands. A singer was found in Metallic Kitty from melodic death/thrash band "Decadence".

    Look for their debut album, "Black Lies" to be released in early 2008 via Open Grave Records.

    Listen to 4 songs from Black Lies at Triton Enigma's myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/tritonenigma.
  • SODOM: More Live Dates Announced

    Long-running German thrashers SODOM have scheduled the following dates:

    Nov. 02 - (MEX) Mexico City - Circo Volador
    Nov. 03 - (MEX) Monterrey - Café Iguana
    Dec. 01 - (NL) Arnhem - Arnhem Metal Meeting
    Dec. 02 - (D) Essen - Metalbörse West Stadthalle
    Dec. 16 - (D) Würzburg - Metalbörse Soundpark Ost

    As previously reported, SODOM is planning on embarking on a short U.S. tour in late April/early May 2008. No further details are currently available.

    SODOM played a special 25th anniversary set at Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. The 120-minute performance kicked off with four songs from the band's latest, self-titled album, after which the group was joined by several ex-members for a set of songs that have rarely or never before been played live. SODOM then closed the gig with five more classics.

    SODOM's new album, "The Final Sign of Evil", was released on September 28 in Germany and October 1 in the rest of Europe via SPV Records. A North American release date has not yet been announced. The CD features re-recordings of the material from the German thrashers' classic first EP, "In the Sign of Evil", plus no less than seven bonus tracks, all of which were originally written during the "In the Sign of Evil" era or earlier but were never officially released. As a special bonus, the album features return appearances by the group's original drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter) and guitarist Josef "Peppi" Dominic (a.k.a. Grave Violator), both of whom were featured on the original 1984 EP.

    AEA Zine
  • THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Post Second Preview Track Off Of Ire Works

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has posted a second preview track off of their highly anticipated new album Ire Works. The track, "Lurch", can be heard now exclusively via the band's MySpace along with album opener "Fix Your Face."

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN recorded Ire Works with long-time engineer Steve Evetts at Evetts' Omen Room Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The band recently lensed two videos, for Ire Works tracks "Black Bubblegum" and "Milk Lizard" respectively, with producer / director Ilan Sharone (STOLEN BABIES, ZEBRAHEAD). The first of the two videos, "Black Bubblegum", is expected to see its world premier sometime in November.

    Ire Works is set for a November 13 North American release date, November 5 in the U.K., and November 12 worldwide and is available for pre-order now at this location.

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, simply contact Betsey Cichoracki at Relapse Records via any of the means listed at the bottom of this message. Updated THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website:

    www.DILLINGERESCAPEPLAN.com and MySpace:

    AEA Zine

    Guitarist Jim Voxx of the German female-fronted rockers SKEW SISKIN has issued the following update:

    "This time I think we really hit the bulls eye with our self-produced CD 'Peace Breaker'. We could not be more grateful for all of the good reviews and praise we've gotten so far. But it gets even worse. Mysteriously one of our 'Peace Breaker' CD landed on the desk of the German concert promoter MLK, while listening to it, they all started sobbing uncontrollably, closed the office and went home. Things always happen when you least expect them, because the next day we were invited to be the guest of OVERKILL and MOTÖRHEAD, to beef up the chaos in some German cities. Of course we said yes because we always thought that chaos and SKEW SISKIN went hand in hand. The opening band will be VALIENT THORR from the USA. Therefore there will be four bands to knock you upside the head evening by evening. The shows will start around at 7:30 p.m., so be there early you don't want to miss one moment of it! In addition to this, we've booked two of our own club dates in Berlin and Munich so nobody runs amok. What else would we do on off days?"

    The dates are as follows:

    Nov. 21 - Berlin, Germany @ White Trash
    Nov. 22 - Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee *
    Nov. 23 - Elmshorn, Germany @ Stadthalle *
    Nov. 24 - Bremen, Germany @ Pier 2 *
    Nov. 26 - Stuttgart, Germany @ MCB *
    Nov. 27 - Koln, Germany @ Palladium *
    Nov. 28 - Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
    Nov. 29 - Munich, Germany @ Garage Deluxe
    Nov. 30 - Erfurt, Germany @ Thuringenhalle *
    Dec. 01 - Saarbrucken, Germany @ E-Werk *
    Dec. 03 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Halle *


    AEA Zine
  • TROUBLE To Release Live Album

    Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will release a live album of their 2005 performance in Stockholm, Sweden early next year via Escapi Music. The CD will reportedly be filled with lots of bonus material. More information will be made available soon.

    TROUBLE will release its long-awaited "Unplugged" CD sometime in November 2007. Mastering has begun and should be completed shortly.

    "Unplugged" will be available only through the NewTrouble.com web site.

    The track listing for the "classic" portion of the "Unplugged" CD is as follows:

    01. Misery Shows Act II
    02. Flowers
    03. Rain
    04. Requiem
    05. Tragedy Man
    + two new tracks

    In an early 2007 interview with Metal-Rules.com, TROUBLE guitarist Rick Wartell explained the reasons for the delay in getting the band's last studio album, "Simple Mind Condition", recorded and released.

    "The record has been recorded for over a year now," he said at the time. "There were just so many loose ends that needed to be tied up with the business of TROUBLE because we were still under contract with Century Media. There were a lot of legal matters involved with getting TROUBLE back together as a corporation. It looks money, time, lawyers and a pain in the ass to get this thing back together. Now all of that is behind us but unfortunately we sat there waiting just as long as the fans did for this thing to get released. We couldn't release anything until all the finances were in place, the producer was paid, the mastering was done and a lot of things had to be taken care of. We were frustrated just as the fans were, we sat there waiting at home wondering when this thing was gonna get done. And finally it all came together, everything.

    With regards to the band's future plans and the possibility of another studio CD, Wartell said, "We have no plans of doing another TROUBLE album . . . this is it. What we decide later, we decide later, but right now there are no plans."

    AEA Zine
  • HATEBREED Confirmed For Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

    Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band HATEBREED has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

    IRON MAIDEN (headliners)

    HATEBREED's video for the song "Destroy Everything" can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Martin Kames and filmed during the band's With Full Force festival performance. It is the second video from the band's 2006 Roadrunner Records release, "Supremacy".

    AEA Zine

    Following the departure of lead singer Andreas Sydow this past August, DARKANE guitarist & founding member Christopher Malmström took some time to write in from Helsingborg, Sweden to announce the band’s new frontman:

    “DARKANE would like to welcome Jens Broman as our new vocalist! He’s recently been seen in the vocal spot in Constucdead and The Defaced (and will continue to sing in both bands). Jens grew up in Glumslöv, south of Helsingborg (a good friend of Björn Strid from Soilwork), but now lives in Stockholm. His live debut with us will take place in three weeks at the ProgPower Scandinavia festival in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 10th. We’ve been rehearsing hard lately and are very excited to work together with Jens. He has a huge vocal diversity and we are pretty sure that DARKANE fans won´t be disappointed. We had our interests set on Jens at a very early stage and would like to thank all the people who showed their interest in joining DARKANE as our vocalist. We wish you all the success in the future, and we’d also like to congratulate Peter [Wildoer, drummer] and [his longtime girlfriend] Erika for getting engaged a few weeks back.”

    Last month, Peter Wildoer revealed that DARKANE has “about nine songs ready to record” for their upcoming fifth studio album, despite the fact that the band’s Not Quite Studio suffered an extensive amount of damage due to flooding two months ago.

    Visit DARKANE online at www.myspace.com/DARKANEBAND and www.DARKANE.com
  • Intense shows

    2 Intense shows coming up:

    Nov 5th De Rots Antwerp Belgium supporting Leatherwolf
    Dec 1st Thatched House Stockport England supporting Skyclad

    more info at www.intense-uk.com
  • THE HAUNTED Band update from Anders Björler; new tourdates!

    Anders Björler (guitar) of Swedish modern metal act THE HAUNTED has delivered the following update on the band’s recent and upcoming activities:

    “This last year has been really busy. The tours have been great and so has the response. We went to Russia for the first time in September 2007 which was simply fantastic. Beyond our wildest expectations, actually. A tour report from the Russia trip can be found on our Youtube page: www.youtube.com/TheHauntedOfficial

    We are currently at home writing some new songs. We will combine the pre-production and writing with some gigs - starting off with replacing DARK TRANQUILLITY on the EASTPAK tour (with Soilwork, Caliban) in Helsinki on the 29th of October.

    Early next year we have an interesting touring agenda that we can reveal soon. We want to thank all the people coming down to the shows and making this a special year for us. / Anders”

    Furthermore the band will be playing some shows in Sweden by late December. See below for all upcoming tour dates:

    29.Okt – Helsinki (FI) - Nosturi - Eastpak Antidote Tour + Soilwork & Caliban

    Swedish Shows, Support: By Night:

    19.Dec – Stockholm (S) - Klubben
    20.Dec – Sundsvall (S) - Pipeline
    21.Dec – Östersund (S) - Tingshuset
    22.Dec – Västerås (S) - Sigurdsgatan 25

    If you haven’t checked out the band’s mighty “The Dead Eye” album yet (which would be a shame, actually!), immediately visit the band’s MySpace site as THE HAUNTED have just posted another track off that great album.

    Listen to “The Prosecution” @ www.myspace.com/thehaunted NOW!

  • MACBETH “Without You” the video.

    MACBETH has posted the video for the song “Without you” from the forthcoming new album “Superangelic Hate Bringers”
    on band’s myspace page.

    The video was filmed in Italy and directed by: Mirco Andreis.
    “Superangelic Hate Bringers” will be released on November 16, 2007.

  • MAROON premier new clip for “(Reach) The Sun”; new album about to be released & more!

    Parallel to unleashing their highly anticipated new album “The Cold Heart Of The Sun” on October 22, 2007, German modern metal outfit MAROON present you the video clip for the song “(Reach) The Sun” as MySpace premiere. Watch it now at www.myspace.com/maroonhate

    To further celebrate their stunning new effort MAROON will play a release show in their hometown Nordhausen @ IFA Halle on October 20, 2007 with the following bands: Narziss, Misery Speaks, Deadsoil, Faust Again, The Realness, Dead Poetry, and Confused. So, this is definitely going to be a night to remember!

    “The Cold Heart Of The Sun” was recorded at Rape Of Harmonies with Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) whereas mixing duties were handled by Jacob Hansen at Hansen studios. So far the feedback on MAROON’s probably most diverse and crushing work to date is overwhelmingly positive: German ROCK HARD magazine calls it “An absolutely unique modern metal-missile with maximum impact” and METAL HAMMER even ups the ante by saying “while other bands play, MAROON just f**king kill!”.

    Visit MAROON @:
  • FU MANCHU Post new video clip; don’t miss them live in Oct./Nov. 2007!

    Californian rockers FU MANCHU have posted their new video clip for the song “Hung Out To Dry” (taken off the “We Must Obey” album) at Youtube.com, watch it and enjoy a wicked journey through time at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwyiyk_WDrs

    Widely known as a fantastic live band, FU MANCHU will turn European venues in boiling hot saunas this October/November 2007 when they present their latest effort “We Must Obey” live, see below for the exact dates & be there!

    28.10.07 – Tilburg (NL) @ 013
    29.10.07 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje
    30.10.07 – Paris (F) @ La Trabendo
    31.10.07 – Saarbruecken (D) @ Roxy
    02.11.07 - Cologne (D) @ Prime Club
    03.11.07 – Luxembourg (LU) @ Rockhall
    04.11.07 – Stuttgart (D) @ Die Roehre
    05.11.07 – Erlangen (D) @ E-Werk
    07.11.07 – Munich (D) @ Backstage Halle
    08.11.07 – Livrono (I) @ Cage Club
    09.11.07 – Aviano (I) @ Club With No Name
    10.11.07 – Pinarella Di Ceriva (I) @ Rock Planet
    11.11.07 – Zurich (CH) @ Mascotte
    12.11.07 – Heidelberg (D) @ Karlstorbahnhof
    14.11.07 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Pumpehuset
    15.11.07 – Malmoe (S) @ KB
    16.11.07 – Gothenburg (S) @ Sticky Fingers
    18.11.07 – Oslo (NO) @ Rockefeller
    19.11.07 – Stockholm (S) @ Debaser Medis
    20.11.07 – Helsinki (FI) @ Tavastia
    21.11.07 – Tallin (EE) @ Rock Café
    23.11.07 – Halle (D) @ East Schorre
    26.11.07 – Birmingham (UK) @ Academy 2
    27.11.07 – Newcastle (UK) @ Academy 2
    28.11.07 – Glasgow (UK) @ Cathouse
    29.11.07 – Manchester (UK) @ Academy 3
    30.11.07 – London (UK) @Islington Academy

    Visit FU MANCHU @:
  • SWORN ENEMY post new track & album artwork of “Maniacal”; on tour in Nov/Dec 2007!

    New York metal outfit SWORN ENEMY present you a first sonic glimpse at what to expect of their upcoming new album “Maniacal”, which will hit stores on November 12th, 2007 (a US release will follow in February 2008)!

    Co-produced by Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) and Joey Z (Life Of Agony), and featuring Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying) on session drums, the new effort sees SWORN ENEMY captivatingly evolving from their hardcore roots to hard, fast and relentlessly driving thrash metal that even brings such legendary acts as Exodus, Anthrax, Testament to the table. Check out the new song “Time To Rage” at: www.myspace.com/swornenemy

    In addition to that, the band has unveiled the cover artwork for “Maniacal”, which has been created by the notorious Monument Studios, who already worked for Led Zeppelin, Killswitch Engage and Chimaira.

    Immediately following the release of "Maniacal" the band will be heading over to Europe with New York legends Agnostic Front in November and this year`s issue of the Persistence Tour alongside of Hatebreed, Ignite, Evergreen Terrace and others! So watch out for a cranium crushing thrashing metal assault & catch SWORN ENEMY live on the following dates:

    With Agnostic Front, Evergreen Terrace
    16.11. Mansou / Barcelona – Can Humet (Spain) *
    17.11. Malaga – Sala Viveiro (Spain)
    18.11. Corroios – Cine Teatro De Corroios (Spain)
    19.11. Madrid – Sala Caracol (Spain)
    20.11. Durango – Plateruena (Spain)
    21.11. Montpellier – Rockstore (France)
    22.11. Bologna - Estragon (Italy)
    23.11. Roma – Alpheus Club (Italy)
    24.11. Pordenone - Desposito Giordani (Italy)
    25.11. Oberwart – Oho (Austria)
    26.11. St. Petersburg – Port Club (Russia)
    27.11. Moskau – Tochka Club (Russland)
    * = without Agnostic Front

    With Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Ignite, Evergreen Terrace, Death Before Dishonor & more
    29.11. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)
    30.11. Paris – Cigale (France)
    01.12. Essen – Fun Box Amalie (Germany)
    02.12. Hamburg – Docks (Germany)
    03.12. München – Werk (Germany)
    04.12. Zürich – Volkshau (Switzerland)
    05.12. Tilburg – O13 (Netherlands)
    06.12. London – Forum (Germany)
    07.12. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
    08.12. Dresden – Alter Schlachthof (Germany)
    09.12. Kortrijk – Pottelberg (Belgium)
  • Foued MOUKID & THE OLD DEAD TREE part ways

    Foued Moukid has stepped down from his drums wielding duties after 3 years in The Old Dead Tree. Foued has decided to devote himself to his other band ARKAN in "full-time" mode, and also to others personal private projects.

    "We had been working in this band together for almost 3 years and we shared some unforgettable experiences together all over Europe. We will obviously remain friends and this "break up" has been on very good terms from both sides. We would like to thank our friend and wish him the best of luck with his future ventures!"

    Please note that all gigs scheduled – except Portugal - are still confirmed! A session drummer will replace Foued until his successor has been found.


    Due to Foued Moukid\'s decision to leave the band, THE OLD DEAD TREE is now looking for a new drummer.

    If you are interested, please write to [email protected] with details about yourself, like your musical influences, bands you are/were involved in, live and studio experiences, etc, and of course the reason why you would like to join the band.

    All information about the auditions will be given in due time once The Old Dead Tree has received your e-mail and details.

    The Old Dead Tree Official Website

November 3rd, 2007


    The long-awaited first live album from Rob Zombie Zombie - Live (Geffen Records/UME Releases October 23rd, 2007

    HOLLYWOOD – Ozzy Osbourne announced his 2007 North American tour in support of the new CD release Black Rain [Epic Records]. Aligning with Ozzy on this tour is rocker/director, Rob Zombie. Zombie has just released HALLOWEEN, premiering at number one at the box office with estimated 31 million dollars, breaking all Labor Day Weekend records. As Halloween continues to slice its way through a theatre near you, Zombie once again takes his legendary rock show back on the road in support of his long awaited Zombie-Live album.

    Here are the confirmed Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Zombie tour dates:

    Fri 11/02 - Des Moines, IA - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
    Sat 11/03 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Sun 11/04 - Sioux City, IA - Gateway Arena
    Mon 11/05 - Brookings, SD - Swiftel Center - ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Tue 11/06 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
    Thurs 11/08 - Great Falls, MT - Expo Park – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Fri 11/09 - Billings, MT - MetraPark Arena
    Sun 11/11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The E-Center
    Mon 11/12 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Tues 11/13 - Spokane, WA - The Big Easy – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Wed 11/14 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
    Fri 11/16 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
    Sat 11/17 - Chico, CA - Senator Theatre – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Sun 11/18 - Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena
    Tue 11/20 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
    Sat 11/24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
    Mon 11/26 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
    Wed 11/28 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
    Thu 11/29 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Fri 11/30 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
    Mon 12/03 - Albuquerque, NM - The Sunshine Theatre – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Tue 12/04 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
    Thu 12/06 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
    Fri 12/07 - Springfield, MO - Shrine Mosque – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Sat 12/08 - Valley Center, KS - Kansas Coliseum
    Sun 12/09 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Tue 12/11 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
    Thu 12/13 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
    Sat 12/15 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Sun 12/16 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
    Tue 12/18 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
    Wed 12/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Fri12/21 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall – ZOMBIE ONLY*
    Sat 12/22 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

    For more information www.robzombie.com or www.myspace.com/robzombie



    HOLLYWOOD - To support Rizzo’s new masterpiece, he joins Primer 55 on a 3 month jaunt across the United States. THE ULTIMATE DEVOTION is Marc Rizzo’s solo sophomore release on Shrapnel Records. This newly mastered work of shred-art comes on the coat-tails of his critically acclaimed debut album COLASSAL MYOPIA in 2006.

    Being part of the new breed of young guitarists in contemporary bands, Rizzo has built a substantial following through his years of touring and recording with Soulfly with Metal Legend Max Cavalera. Rizzo’s raw energy combined with the talent of a new-generation shred-master is a much needed breath of fresh air to the instrumental rock genre.


    1 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Café
    2 - Baltimore, MD - The Black Hole
    4 - Virginia Beach, VA - Gil’s
    9 - Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks
    14 - Fort Wayne, IN - Legends
    15 - Flint, MI Machine Shop
    16 - Clinton Township, MI - T.N.T’s Bar & Grill
    17 - Huntington, WV - Paradox
    20 - Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
    24 - Metairie, LA - Keystones
    27 - Port St. Lucie, FL - The Mojo Room
    30 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern

    6 - Houston, TX - Roc Bar
    9 - Tempe, AZ - The Sets
    12 - Malibu, CA - Malibu Inn
    14 - San Jose, CA - Nova Hall
    15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
    16 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
    17 - Spokane, WA - Bourbon Street
    18 - Bozeman, MT - Filling Station/ VFW
    19 - Billings, MT - F.O.E.

    For more information click to www.shrapnelrecords.com or www.myspace.com/marcrizzo
  • MACBETH “Without You”

    A new MACBETH track, entitled "Without You", has been posted online on the group's Myspace page: www.myspace.com/macbethband

    The band will be appearing on Rock TV (Sky channel 718) Monday October 15 at 2:00 p.m. CET. “Without you” video will make its debut during Database program.

    MACBETH will hold a release party for their new album, "Superangelic Hate Bringers", on Saturday, October 27 at ZOE club in Milan, Italy.

    The band will also present the new album "Superangelic Hate Bringers" live on Wednesday, October 31st.

    The concert will take place in Triora (Imperia) – Italy, in occasion of “AutunnoNero” horror festival.

    For further info visit www.macbeth.it

    As previously announced MALEVOLENT CREATION will be participating in the Death by Decibels tour sponsored by Decibel Magazine starting this November. Joining them will be VADER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, LIGHT THIS CITY, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and VEIL OF MAYA. This tour is being called one of the best of the year by MALEVOLENT CREATION’s publicist, Decibel Magazine, the bands on the tour, their mothers and apparently the actual fans themselves this time! MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist, Brett Hoffman, has been busy preparing for the tour and offered us some insight on how he prepares himself for such a huge endeavor:

    “I'm gearing up for the Death by Decibels tour by sleeping on my couch, so I can get used to sleeping in a van, and only showering once a week since we'll be lucky to have a hotel room that often. Fans who can bring us blankets, sleeping bags or wet naps will be really appreciated! Also, I will be collecting Christmas gifts to give to my family because I won't able to afford any when I get home. LET THE SLAUGHTERING COMMENCE!”

    11/17/07 The Mainstage – Pompton Lakes, NJ
    11/20/07 L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
    11/21/07 Foufounes – Montreal, QC
    11/22/07 Opera House – Toronto, ON
    11/24/07 The Hayloft – Detroit, MI
    11/25/07 Logan Square – Chicago, IL
    11/26/07 Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
    11/27/07 Static Bar - Kansas City, MO
    11/28/07 Cervantes Ballroom – Denver, CO
    11/30/07 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
    12/01/07 Rock N Roll Pizza – Portland, OR
    12/02/07 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
    12/03/07 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
    12/05/07 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
    12/06/07 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
    12/07/07 Chic’s – El Paso, TX
    12/08/07 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
    12/09/07 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
    12/10/07 Java Jazz – Houston, TX
    12/11/07 Club Metro – McAllen, TX
    12/15/07 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
    12/16/07 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
    12/17/07 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
    12/18/07 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
  • CHICAGO POWERFEST 2008 Announced

    The sixth edition of the Chicago Powerfest will take place May 2-3 at the Pearl Room in Mokena, Illinois. Commented festival organizers CRJ Productions: "We've been hard at work since the last fest trying to put together an amazing package of bands that cross a variety of metal genres so we can bring you the ultimate weekend of powerful metal! Things are shaping up quite nicely and we're looking forward to making our first announcement regarding confirmed bands (10-14 in total) in the coming weeks."

    Tickets will be available for individual days as well as two-day passes, and the on-sale date will be announced once all bands are confirmed. Additionally, CRJ Productions is introducing an official fan sponsorship/VIP program this year that will give fans a higher level of participation in the fest and a chance to take advantage of some cool perks.

    For more information, visit www.chicagopowerfest.com.

    AEA Zine