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According to the VPRO 3voor12 websiteSelim Lemouchi, especially known for his old band The Devils Blood, but also for his work in the early days for Lords Of Metal, has passed away. Details are unknown yet. Farewell old friend, you will be missed.
With only a few weeks left the event schedule of the Frankfurt Musikmesse is taking shape. You can check out where your favourite stands are at the Exhibition Grounds section. Check out all events at this location. The Messe opens its doors on Friday afternoon already for the second year in a row. Theres a reduced entry fee for the Friday afternoon show. Furthermore, the Messe has teamed up with our esteemed colleagues of Premier Guitar for a special digital preview at this location.
TRIPTYKON, performing a brand new song, "Altar Of Deceit", on February 21 at Blastfest in Bergen, Norway can be seen below. TRIPTYKON will release its second album, "Melana Chasmata", on April 15 (one day earlier internationally). The CD will be made available through a collaboration between the group's own label, Prowling Death Records Ltd., and renowned metal giant Century Media Records. This is the same label partnership already responsible for CELTIC FROST's final album, "Monotheist" (2006), HELLHAMMER's "Demon Entrails" demo compendium (2008), and TRIPTYKON's debut album, "Eparistera Daimones", and "Shatter" EP (2010). "Melana Chasmata" will feature the following nine songs, at a playing time of around 67 minutes:
01. Tree Of Suffocating Souls
02. Boleskine House
03. Altar Of Deceit
06. Demon Pact
07. In The Sleep Of Death
08. Black Snow
Further new TRIPTYKON music has been recorded, to be released as an EP or mini album later in 2014 or early in 2015.
Orange Amplification are launching a limited edition white finish of their Rockerverb guitar amp heads and combos, Thunderverb 200 and 50 heads and legendary PPC412 and the more compact PPC212 Speaker Enclosures. For a limited time only, these sought after heads and speaker enclosures will be available finished, as never before, in a prestigious white Levant covering trimmed with traditional gold piping and gold capped handles. http://www.orangeamps.com
In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the bands own indie label, Moon Records in Canada, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies originally pressed. Moon Records would soon become Anthem Records, which launched in 1977, and continues to serve as the bands only Canadian record company. To mark the bands 40-year recording career, on April 14, 2014, Universal Music will celebrate with the vinyl reissue of the original Moon Records (pre-Mercury) release of Rush, as part of Universals reDISCovered vinyl series. Housed in a sturdy, custom box with a lift-off top, this landmark album is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16x22 reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5x7 lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12x12 Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release. Featuring the bands original line up, Lee, Lifeson and Rutsey, Rushs eponymous 1974 debut features eight hard- hitting rockers including Finding My Way, the fast-paced Need Some Love, Take A Friend, What Youre Doing, the southern rock vibe of In The Mood, and their U.S. breakthrough anthem Working Man which was made famous by Cleveland, Ohios WMMS radio station. Other tracks include the more melodic Here Again and the atmospheric Before and After, which gradually builds into a burst of power chords and heavy guitar riffs.
Rushs unique style and sound continues to evolve and push the envelope of rock into new territories, gaining legions of new fans along the way. After a four decade journey, in 2013 Rush was recognized for their immeasurable impact and influence in rock and roll and were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to the delight of fans and critics alike.
AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to his role in a murder-for-hire plot. Lambesis, 32, entered the change of plea in court Tuesday, admitting that he hired a hit man to kill his estranged wife. Radio.com reports that Lambesis' attorney offered no stipulated plea deal, which means the judge has the freedom to apply whatever sentence he determines appropriate, with a maximum of 9 years in state prison plus 4 years parole after release. Sentencing is set for May 2 in front of the Honorable Judge Carlos Armor. The singer remains free on $2 million bond until he is sentenced. Prosecutors alleged Lambesis had twice told a man at a gym that he wanted his wife killed, then met with an undercover detective known as "Red", and gave the agent an envelope containing $1,000 in cash, photographs of his wife, and the security gate code to her house. He also allegedly told the agent the dates he would be with the couple's three adopted children, in order to give himself an alibi. A number of witnesses testified for the prosecution during a September 2013 hearing, including the undercover officer who posed as a hitman. The officer explained that Lambesis told him, "Just to clarify, just so you know, I do want her dead."
Down will release a new EP, Down IV - Part Two, on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music. Tracked at Nosferatu's Lair vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio and produced by Michael Thompson, Anselmo and Down, the new EP is anticipated sequel to Down IV - Part One.
Following the success of the reissue of the Vintage Fuzz Pedal, Rotosound announce the launch of a rainbow collection of six new and original retro guitar effects pedals. The green Wobbler tremolo, the yellow King Henry phaser, the red Pusher compressor, the blue Crusader chorus, plus the black Aftermath analogue delay and Leveller EQ pedals.
This year SOUNDGARDEN celebrates the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking album Superunknown with a special reissue in two deluxe versions, available on June 3 via A&M Records/UMe. More details can be found at this location. http://soundgardenworld.com/
PRONG's new album, "Ruining Lives", will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in Scandinavia on April 23, in Germany on April 25, in the rest of Europe on April 28 and in the U.S./Canada on May 13. It will be made available as a limited digipak version including one bonus track and poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version including one bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard version and download.
Crowbar will release their new album, Symmetry In Black, in North America on May 27 via Entertainment One Music. The CD, which will be made available in Europe on May 26 through Century Media Records, was produced by Crowbar guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira).
Drummer Gus Rios has left MALEVOLENT CREATION. He explains in a statement: "After several years, I have decided to part ways permanently with MALEVOLENT CREATION. The simple reason is personal differences.
MEGADETH is withdrawing rumours that they are pre-preparing the songwriting process for the next album. Its predecessor Super Collider, which was announced as their biggest sensation in years, was an overwhelming disappointment for fans and press. You can check out the interview below, which also contains Mustaines explanation of where he draws inspiration for his lyrics from.
Breaking Bands LLC may be a new name on the management block, but is made up of renowned industry veterans making the experience anything but new. Founded by the powerhouse team of Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, former Megaforce Records and Crazed Management owners Jon and Marsha Zazula, and TESTAMENT vocalist and co-manager Chuck Billy Breaking Bands LLC's mission is to bring some new, unknown bands to the forefront, as well as develop and guide the continuing careers of some of today's most well-established artists. Combined, Chuck, Maria, Jon, and Marsha bring decades of experience to the table, from their individual beginnings at the very introduction of the heavy metal genre in the 1980s.
AXEMASTER announces that they are now an official endorser of Flying V Leather Accessories. Flying V Leather Accessories produce leather products for guitar and bass, as well as the flying v legrest; a device which allows a Flying V guitar to be balanced properly, so it can be played comfortably while a person is sitting down. You can check out all the merchandise at their website. http://www.axemasterofficial.com/
Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH, ex-CACOPHONY) will release "Inferno", his first solo album of original material in four years, on May 26 via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album will be released by Universal Music). http://www.martyfriedman.com/
Holy Moses will release new studio album, Redefined Mayhem, in Scandinavia on April 23, in Germany on April 25, in the rest of Europe on April 28 and in the USA on April 29 through SPV/Steamhammer.
HIRAX will release their new album, "Immortal Legacy", on March 4 (February 24 in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a CD, gatefold colored LP and a digital download.
The official lyric video for the song "The Last One Alive" from Christian metallers DEMON HUNTER can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Extremist", which will be released on March 18 via Solid Stat.
MISS MAY I will release their fourth album, "Rise Of The Lion", on April 29 via Rise Records.
BLACK STONE CHERRY will release their fourth album, "Magic Mountain", on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records. The CD's lead single, "Me And Mary Jane", has just hit radio waves to coincide with the band's sold-out series of intimate "fan-curated" U.K. shows. "Me And Mary Jane" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max (also of SOULFLY) and Igor Cavalera, is mixing its third album for a fall release via Napalm Records. CAVALERA CONSPIRACY recently recruited Nate Newton of CONVERGE as its new bassist.
Rob Zombie will release a new concert DVD and Blu-ray, apparently titled The Zombie Horror Picture Show, in May. The disc will feature footage filmed during stops on last year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Mayhem Festival tour in Houston on August 3, 2013 and Dallas on August 4.
"Lust And Lies", the new video from VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS, the Dutch rock band led by former VANDENBERG and WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, can be seen below. VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS' self-titled debut album was released on February 24 via Mascot Label Group. An extensive European tour will follow.
VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS is:
Adrian Vandenberg (guitar)
Jan Hoving (vocals)
Sem Christoffel (bass)
Mart Nijen Es (drums)
February 28th sees Trollfest release a digital single from their upcoming sixth full-length album Kaptein Kaos. The single, titled Ave Maria, recounts one of the adventures that befall the time-travelling hero of the album Kaptein Kaos, who ends up in Jerusalem during his travels and meets an attractive, and very willing, young maiden who he seduces with a song. Nine months later, and with the eponymous hero long gone, the maiden finds herself in somewhat of a tricky situation, especially as she lives in a puritan village, so she explains that her child was "sent from God". Ave Maria will be available on NoiseArt Records from all the usual digital distributors and a snippet from the song can be heard here.
Devin Townsend recently launched a successful three-month-long crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic for his new project CASUALTIES OF COOL, since the album will be released without record-label backing. Ch Aimee Dorval provides the other half of the vocals on the effort.
CRASHDIET have issued the following update: "Since it's been around 10 years ago we recorded our first demo, we decided to re-release it (on our own) on limited-edition digipack CD. Martin Sweet has revisited the old original Cubase projects recorded in his home with Dave, Peter and Eric in Hallonbergen, Stockholm back in 2003. With enhanced sound and three bonus tracks not included on the original demo, we wish bring you back to a time where we were young and destroyed" Out since February 28, "Illegal Rarities Volume 1" is limited to 999 copies and is available now in the CRASHDET online store. CRASHDIET's original singer David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) committed suicide in January 2006.
Existance will release their full-length debut, Steel Alive, on April 25 via Mausoleum Records.
CHEVELLE will release its seventh studio album, titled "La Gargola", on April 1.
WAMI, the brand new project featuring vocalist Doogie White (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) alongside 16-year-old Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera, will release its debut album, "Kill The King", in May via Metal Mind Productions.
Dread Sovereign has unveiled details of its upcoming debut full-length album. The ten-track record, entitled All Hell's Martyrs, will be released by Vn Records in March. All Hell's first single from, the track Cthulu Opiate Haze, can be streamed here.
Coldwar will release their fifth album, Pantheist, on April 28 via Candlelight Records. The CD will include the song Heart Of Darkness, which was released for free streaming upon announcement of the band signing to Candlelight.
Bloodtruth have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. The band's full-length debut Obedience will be released later this year.
Krokus will release a new live album, Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust, on March 21 in Switzerland, and March 24 in the rest of Europe.
Nonpoint have entered Groovemaster Studios in Chicago with Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth) and Daniel Salcidoto to begin work on their eighth studio album for a fall release via Razor & Tie.
Mushroomhead will release its eighth studio album, The Righteous & The Butterfly, on May 13 via Megaforce Records.
February 24th sees Sweden's Vanhelgarelease a digital single Dr Evigheten Invntar Mig, ahead of the release of the band's sophomore full-length album Lngtan. Dr Evigheten Invntar Mig, which translated from the Swedish means Where Eternity Awaits Me", sets the tone for Lngtan, which is scheduled for release in Europe on the 28th of April in CD format on the Art of Propaganda label, and in vinyl format on Carnal Records on a date as yet to be confirmed. Dr Evigheten Invntar Mig is available direct from Vanhelga on Bandcamp.
Mondvolland has finished a new seven-track album, for which a label is currently being sought. It will be called Kwade Vaart and was recorded at the E-Sound Studios by Asher de Vries (Fluisteraars), while mixing and mastering is by Mondvolland bassist/vocalist Mickeal. Mondvolland will also feature on an international musical project initiated by Drudkh's Roman Sayenko which will be released on Season of Mist. The split vinyl release will contain exclusive and previously unreleased tracks from ten bands in all, including Drudkh, Primordial, Kampfar and Winterfylleth amongst others.
BELOW spent the end of 2013 at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) to record their debut full-length album 'Across The Dark River'. http://www.soundcloud.com/howlinowl
Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.) signs a long-term contract with AFM Records. The new deal includes the release of 3 albums plus 3 dvds.
CLAWFINGER released a new live clip for "The Truth" (Live @Woodstock), taken from the band's new box set "Deafer Dumber Blinder" which will drop on March 7th.
Returning with the fifth full-length of their career, WHITECHAPEL releases Our Endless War on April 29 via Metal Blade Records.
Our Endless War Track Listing:
02. Our Endless War
03. The Saw Is the Law
05. Let Me Burn
06. Worship the Digital Age
07. How Times Have Changed
09. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road
11. A Process so Familiar (Bonus Track)
12. Fall of the Hypocrites (Bonus Track) http://www.whitechapelband.com/
Welcome to Lords of Metal Boulevard. MOTLEY CRUE drummer TOMMY LEE has announced his engagement to girlfriend, singer and dancer Sofia Toufa, who goes by the stage name SOFI (Some Other Female Interest). Monday, Lee Tweeted the news: "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!! Say hello to my fiance and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial." This will be Lee's fourth marriage. He previously tied the knot with Elaine Margaret Starchuk, Heather Locklear, and Pamela Anderson.
STEVE VAI has confirmed the first string of dates on his upcoming An Evening With Steve Vai tour. The schedule is available below: March 21 - Singapore, Singapore - The Star Theatre. 22 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - KL Live. 26 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Culture Palace. 28 - Istanbul, Turkey - Kucukciftlik Park. 29 - Ankara, Turkey - Jolly Joker Arena. May 8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - De Melkweg. 9 - Uden, Netherlands - Markant.
EXCITER announces the departure of founder and guitarist JOHN RICCI. After 30 years in the music business, John has decided to retire, leaving long time members Rik Charron (drums), Clammy (bass), and Kenny Winter (vocals) to carry on the Exciter legacy. As one of the founding members of the band, John was a driving force behind Exciter's genre-defining albums including the ground breaking Heavy Metal Maniac (1983), Violence And Force (1984), and Long Live The Loud (1985). As part of the modern era of Exciter, his unique, manic, style propelled Exciter's come-back album: The Dark Command (1996) along with Blood Of Tyrants (2000), Thrash Speed Burn (2008) and Death Machine (2010). http://www.excitermetal.com/
Former BADLANDS bassist GREG CHAISSON will be filling in for Ronnie Mancuso at RED DRAGON CARTEL's March 4th Tempe, Arizona (and possibly the rest of the tour). Chaisson and Red Dragon Cartel leader Jake E. Lee (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) were half of the short-lived Badlands which also featured current KISS drummer Eric Singer (on the debut) and the late singer Ray Gillen.
ESKHATON returns with a new album titled 'Worship Death' to be released this year through Chaos Records.
THE COMMITTEE has published a new promo video for their new album "Power Through Unity". The album was released last week via Folter Records. You can watch the clip below.
MIDHAVEN, based out of Mumbai, India have signed to Universal Music (India) to release their debut full-length album. The release is slated for the end of March 2014. The EP can be streamed using Soundcloud at this location.
SUPRALUNAR has just recently signed a record deal with Swedish Malm-based label Dead End Exit Records and will soon release their full length debut album A New Hope. Supralunar released the EP Unzip To Rock!: EP in the spring 2012 which is available on Spotify or iTunes. While waiting for "A new hope" check out the lyric video for Be You from Unzip To Rock!"
Prosthetic Records announces the signing of SCHAMMASCH from Switzerland and introduces the album "Contradiction". A sneak preview "Contradiction" trailer can be viewed below.
COMBAT (ex-NAPALM), U.S. veterans of thrash metal, have released retrospective double CD compilation Napalm Sticks To Everything via HTH Productions. Listen to the Shake It Off sampler using the Soundcloud at this location.
ARROGANZ came up with news:
"SLEEPLESS FOREVER At the end of March were going to enter Blacksmith-Studios in Cottbus to record our next full-length album. After 18 months of writing and nearly one year of touring with our new guitarist -P-, it is time to manifest our next step to damnation! This abyss is entitled TOD & TEUFEL and will show the darkest depths of ARROGANZ till today. More details coming soon. ENDLESS IN SATAN!". http://www.hellishhordes.com
ASIA will release a new album, Gravitas, on March 21 via Frontiers Records. The album will be available in two configurations: a standard CD and a Deluxe Edition, that will include two bonus tracks and a DVD containing the Valkyrie music video, a promotional film, and footage of classic live tracks recorded with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria. The video for the song Valkyrie can be viewed below. http://www.originalasia.com/
MATT SORUM'S FIERCE JOY the new solo project led by former GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum will release its debut album, Stratosphere, on March 11 via Rok Dok Recordings.http://www.mattsorum.tv/
GAMMA RAY will release its new album, Empire Of The Undead, on March 28.
The official lyric video for the song Hellbound can be viewed below. http://www.gammaray.org/
THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of TROUBLE, has inked a deal with Tee Pee Records. The band will follow the release of the new songs with its debut full length LP, tentatively slated for release this autumn. http://theskullusa.com/