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ZOAX the new project of Joe Copcutt, bassist for AXEWOUND and original bassist for RISE TO REMAIN has inked a deal with reputable U.K. indie Siege Of Amida Records (known as SOAR).
CULTED have unveiled the details of their second full-length album and first release in over four years, "Oblique To All Paths". The album will be released on CD, 2xLP and digital formats via Relapse Records on January 21 in North America, January 17 in Germany/Benelux/Finland and January 20 in the the rest of the world.
George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) are joining forces to write the score for the upcoming horror film "Penance Lane". The second film from Mane Entertainment, "Penance Lane" tells the story of Crimson Matthews, a hardened criminal fresh out of the joint who takes a job as a handyman in a dilapidated house; but the twisted horrors he finds inside are enough to send anyone running. So why does he stay? And why are so many people drawn to Penance Lane? Filming of "Penance Lane" is set to begin in the first quarter of 2014. Horror veteran B.J. McDonnell ("Hatchet III") will direct the script written by Munier Sharrieff ("Battle Chasers", "Battle Of The Planets"). Tyler Mane ("Halloween", "X-Men", "Troy"), Renae Geerlings ("Halloween II", "Compound Fracture"), and Justin Beahm will produce. The cast also includes Leslie Easterbrook (the big booby woman in police Academy) and Dan Roebuck.
PRETTY MAIDS are recording a new album for a spring 2014 release. The effort will consist of re-recorded songs from the era between 1995 and 2006. The band states: "The reason for doing this project is to give those songs a different spin with the band and producer we have now. It is an in-between album until the band completes the next studio album with new tunes. This album will ALSO consist of brand new songs and a bonus DVD."
"Army Of The Damned", the movie which marks the feature film acting debut of GODSMACK singer Sully Erna, will be released on DVD on January 14, 2014. The movie, which will have an early video-on-demand release on December 3, follows the crew of a hit reality TV series who follow a team of local cops in a small town. When the cops are summoned to a house on a "domestic disturbance" call, they suddenly are faced with a situation in which they either must survive or join the "army of the damned," a horde of warriors from hell. The film began production in April and was directed by Tom DeNucci.
EHX Founder and President, Mike Matthews, has unveiled the alternation of one of the biggest classics in their catalogue, namely a downsizing of their Big Muff pedal. Matthews stated: The new Nano Big Muff Pi works and sounds identical in every way to the NYC Big Muff Pi. We simply shrunk it without changing its rich sustain and creamy sound. Now you can have it in our time-honored standard chassis, or our new, compact nano design.
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DEAD BY APRIL is putting the finishing touches on its third studio album, "Let The World Know", for a mid-February release via Spinefarm Records. A teaser for the band's next single, "As A Butterfly", is available below.
On Black Friday (November 29), a special "vomit-inducing" 1500 copies limited edition LP reissue of CARCASS' debut album, "Reek Of Putrefaction", was made available at participating retailers in the USA. Featuring the original banned artwork of autopsy photographs collected from medical journals, this "Reek Of Putrefaction" LP comes tastefully wrapped in "black body bag" shrink-wrap with an assortment of bonus material waiting to be exhumed, including:
* 24"x36" fold-out color poster of album art
* hand-numbered toe tag
* puke-splattered vinyl
"The Flower Song", the brand new video from Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of CINDERELLA, can be seen below (courtesy of Billboard.com). The track was inspired by Tom's wife Savannah, who also wrote and co-produced some of Keifer's debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes", which sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group).
"Invincible", the third single from AMARANTHE's sophomore album, "The Nexus", is out now, accompanied by a video directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. The video was shot on location in Hollywood, Las Vegas, the Nevada desert and the Grand Canyon, amongst other locations, and it's certainly the most ambitious AMARANTHE clip to date.
"Bitches Brew", the new video from (CROSSES) DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno's project with FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez can be seen below. The song comes off (CROSSES)'s self-titled full-length debut, which will be released on February 11, 2014 via Sumerian Records. The CD will include the songs from (CROSSES)'s two previously released EPs along with five new tracks.
METALLICA today announced that they will bring their explosive live show to fans throughout Europe next summer with an all-request show, a first for the multi-platinum, award-winning band. As a special tribute to their fans, the band will introduce "Metallica By Request", the ultimate interactive METALLICA concert experience.
Fans who purchase tickets online to these upcoming European dates will be invited to vote on the set list METALLICA will play at their show giving them the chance to help build their dream set list from 30-plus years of METALLICA's material and close to 140 recorded songs to date. METALLICA's traditional 18-song set will include the 17 top voted songs and as the band did not want to be left out of the fun, their vote for the 18th slot goes to adding a brand new song! Fans will be able to visit www.metallica.com to see what songs fellow fans are voting for and the results of their specific shows.
LAKE OF TEARS will release their first-ever live album on January 31, 2014. "By The Black Sea" includes a full concert with 16 songs recorded earlier this year in Bucharest, Romania and will be available as DVD/CD set. Bonus material on the DVD is a "making-of" footage, an interview, and the band's latest video clips, "Illwill" and "House Of The Setting Sun".
JOURNEY's co-founding guitarist Neal Schon is set to marry his fiance, former "Real Housewives of D.C." star Michaele Salahi, on December 15 on pay-per-view. The wedding-TV special, dubbed the "Winter Wonderland Wedding And Music Event", will be held at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. Schon explained how they came to pick the venue for the nuptials. "We searched the world for the perfect location, and finally I said to Michaele, 'San Francisco is my home. Now it is our home. I want to be married there, in the most beautiful city in the world, to the woman of my dreams,'" he said. "Everyone said they wouldn't let us have the wedding there, but when our wedding planner took my passionate plea to the management, they said yes. We couldn't be more happy!"
Alcest have made a new video for the song Opale, check it out below. The band will embark on an European tour this winter, and on January 31 they will play in LuxorLive Arnhem.
SOUNDGARDEN reissued their first two EPs, 1987's "Screaming Life" and 1988's "FOPP", on Tuesday (November 26) in a remastered edition that also includes a bonus track. The set, which is coming out as a single CD, double vinyl LP and download, brings these early releases back into print after several years of being unavailable.
Former SABATON drummer Robban Bck has released the following statement:"I keep getting tons of e-mails from all over the world regarding this matter so I feel it's time to speak up... NO, I am not the drummer of SABATON anymore, and NO, I wasn't kicked out. I made the decision to leave the band for many reasons, but it was not because I was tired of touring and it was certainly not because I'm planning to stop playing drums. I love to tour and I love playing drums, and that's why 2014 will see me do it more than ever before! As a working musician for years, I've learned to always stick to working with the bands and people that hold the highest professional standard, both on and off stage, and that is what I'm gonna keep on doing. Period.
AMORPHIS will perform a special concert at the Olavinlinna Castle, a stone fortress built in 1475, on July 13, 2014 during the Savonlinna Opera Festival's 2014 season in Savonlinna, Finland. The idea of inviting AMORPHIS along to Savonlinna was, according to the festivals artistic director Jorma Silvasti, born out of the opera called "Kullervo" by Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen. "I asked myself what other front-line Finnish music views the male soulscape through the eyes of 'The Kalevala' (19th-century work of epic poetry)," Silvasti said. "I wanted something to offer an audience that may never before have visited Savonlinna during the Opera Festival."
LILLIAN AXE and CME Records have announced the release of a limited-edition box set entitled "Convergence". This box set will contain all of LILLIAN AXE's releases from their debut, "Lillian Axe", up to the 2012 release "The Days Before Tomorrow" along with a bonus CD containing previously unreleased LILLIAN AXE material.
Italian singer Mariangela "Mary" Demurtas of TRISTANIA and Italian guitarist Francesco Marras' (SCREAMING SHADOWS) have released a video for their acoustic cover version of the FAITH NO MORE song "From Out Of Nowhere". Check it out below. The clip was directed and edited by Luigi Marras in Sardinia in August 2013. Demurtas joined TRISTANIA in 2007 and is featured on the band's sixth album, "Rubicon", which came out in August 2010 via Austria's Napalm Records, and the group's follow-up CD, "Darkest White", which arrived in May (also via Napalm).
HELIX is preparing to record their next album soon, and vocalist Brian Vollmer has revealed "it's going to be called Bastard Of The Blues. It should be out around March of next year. The CD will follow in the vein of Vagabond Bones and Skin In The Game; in fact, I'm thinking of putting that song on this new disc, seeing as S.I.T.G. was really only a five song EP. Anyway, I'm getting very excited about putting out new material. That's why I do this thing called the music biz."
BRUCE DICKINSON has signed up with an East Devon aviation company to become its non-executive chairman, reports Exeter Express And Echo. The IRON MAIDEN front man has formally cemented a working relationship with Branscombe-based Aeris Aviation, after clocking up 50 hours trial-piloting its Eclipse jet to a series of gigs around the US. Aeris launched in February this year, after former financial services professional David Hayman secured the European distribution rights of a light jet manufactured by US-based Eclipse Aerospace. It's initial offering was the Eclipse 500, but all eyes are upon the US$3 million Eclipse 550, which launched in Las Vegas last month. It has been heralded as the world's most eco-friendly and economical twin engine business jet, capable of a three-hour run between Exeter and Malaga at a cost of around 700 in fuel. With a capacity of six including the pilot, its ground-breaking avionics include infrared technology to allow the pilot to see the runway environment through clouds or fog when visibility is limited. The jet has a range of 1,200 nautical miles before refuelling and can fly at an altitude of up to 41,000 feet.
METALLICA's 3D feature film, METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER, directed by award-winning filmmaker Nimrod Antal, will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, digitally, and V.O.D. (Video On Demand) on January 28, 2014 through Blackened Recordings. A variety of release formats will be offered, visit Metallica.com for information.
NASHVILLE PUSSY will release their new studio album, Up The Dosage, on January 21st in North America, in Germany on January 17th, and in Europe on January 20th via Steamhammer/SPV.
HIRAX have released a new digital single worldwide via iTunes. 'Hellion Rising' was produced by Bill Metoyer and recorded at Skull Seven Studio in North Hollywood. The album will be released in Germany on February 21st, in Europe on February 24th and in the US/Canada on March 4th through SPV/Steamhammer as CD, gatefold colored LP and download.
MONSTERS OF METAL VOLUME 9, the brand new DVD/Blu-Ray will be released on January 10th via Nuclear Blast. Bringing you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes. Tracklisting: ACCEPT - 'Teutonic Terror' AMORPHIS - 'Hopeless Days' AVANTASIA - 'Sleepwalking' BLACK STAR RIDERS - 'Hey Judas' DORO - 'Raise Your Fist In The Air' EPICA - 'Storm The Sorrow' GOTTHARD- 'Starlight' KORPIKLAANI - 'Rauta' NIGHTWISH - 'Storytime' (live) POWERWOLF - 'Amen & Attack' RAGE - '21' SABATON - 'Ghost Division' (live) SONATA ARTICA - 'I Have A Right' THRESHOLD - 'Staring At The Sun' ANTI-MORTEM- 'Stagnant Water' ASKING ALEXANDRIA - 'Closure' CHILDREN OF BODOM - 'Transference' ELUVEITIE - 'Havoc' HATEBREED - 'Honor Never Dies' HEAVEN SHALL BURN- 'Hunters Will Be Hunted' HYPOCRISY - 'End Of Disclosure' IN FLAMES - 'Where The Dead Ships Dwell' KATAKLYSM - 'Elevate' MESHUGGAH - 'Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion' MOONSPELL - 'Lickantrope' NILE - 'Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame' SOILWORK - 'Spectrum Of Eternity' SUFFOCATION - 'As Grace Descends' SUICIDE SILENCE - 'You Only Live Once' THY ART IS MURDER - 'Reign Of Darkness' DEATH ANGEL - 'Truce' DESTRUCTION - 'Carnivore' DEVILDRIVER - 'The Appetite' KREATOR - 'Phantom Antichrist' LEGION OF THE DAMNED - 'Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon' LOST SOCIETY - 'KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)' OVERKILL - 'Electric Rattlesnake' TANKARD - 'A Girl Called Cerveza' TESTAMENT - 'Native Blood' FREE FALL - 'World Domination' GRAVEYARD - 'Endless Night' KADAVAR - 'Come Back Life' ORCHID - 'Capricorn' SCORPION CHILD - 'Polygon Of Eyes' THE VINTAGE CARAVAN - 'Expand Your Mind'.
Doogie White is currently in a studio in Szczecin, Poland recording his parts for the previously reported new project WAMI. Scheduled for release in early spring, the names associated with it are true legends on the hard rock scene: on the vocals - Doogie White (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO), on the bass - Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE), who join forces with the 15-year-old Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera, who made his debut two years ago as the guitarist of ANTI TANK NUN.
AXEL RUDI PELL's new album, Into The Storm, will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on January 17th in Germany, January 20th in Europe and on January 21st in North America. Tracklisting: 'The Inquisitorial Procedure' 'Tower Of Lies' 'Long Way To Go' 'Burning Chains' 'When Truth Hurts' 'Changing Times' 'Touching Heaven' 'High Above' 'Hey Hey My My' 'Into The Storm' Digipak bonus tracks: 'White Cats (Opus #6 Scivolare)' 'Way To Mandalay'.
According to CBSSports.com, BON JOVI mainman JON BON JOVI is consumed with purchasing an NFL team, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, and is among the parties positioning to purchase the Buffalo Bills when the team comes up for sale.
AFM Records presents vinyl editions of U.D.O.'s first four albums Animal House (1987), Mean Machine (1989), Faceless World (1990), and Timebomb (1991). These vinyl reissues are available for the first time ever as colored 180g vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and will be released on November 29th.
Universal Music Group is doing production work on the new 40th anniversary edition of DEEP PURPLE's Made In Japan. This edition will see the original album coupled with new remixes of all three nights, a new documentary and a 60 page booklet with rare/unseen photos. A release date has been set for March 2014. More info to be released soon.
DBZ Guitars has gone through a total re-vamp of their line of guitars. CEO Jeff Diamant, who also runs Diamand Amps. One of the guitars that got a full makeover with the new line was the Halcyon, formerly discontinued by the company. Originally having been a very "metal" guitar, the Halcyon received a new headstock, a new ultra-fast "Wide-Thin" neck profile re-shape and moved from mainly graphics into a metallic satin set of colors in the ST model (satin black and satin silver) and into some flame-tops in a transparent blue and transparent charcoal in the FM series. ow also outfitted with DBZ/Diamond Custom Pickups, the Halcyon uses the R15 bridge pickup and N9C neck pickup, both personally designed by Jeff Diamant, now CEO of both DBZ and Diamond Amps. The FM series also comes standard with a Floyd Rose. Check out their website for more information.
De La Tierra, featuring Sepultras Andreas Kisser, Andrs Gimnez (former leader of A.N.I.M.A.L.), Sr. Flavio, bassist of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Alex Gonzlez, drummer of Man, will release its self-titled debut album in North America on January 14 via Toadrunner Records. De La Tierra, the band's 11-song debut was recorded and mixed by Stanley Soares (Motrhead, Sepultura) in Sao Paulo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles and produced by the band themselves. The album will feature lyrics sung entirely in both Spanish and Portuguese, elevating the group's Latin roots. The bands official video for the song Maldita Historia can be seen below.
Iskald will release their new album, Nedom Og Nord, on January 14 in Europe via Indie Recordings.
Grand Magus will release their seventh album, Triumph And Power, on January 31, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to last year's The Hunt was recorded with producer Nico Elgstrand and engineer Staffan Karlsson (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars) at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad. The official Triumph And Power trailer can be seen below.
Whorion will release their debut EP, Fall Of Atlas, on January 17, 2014 via Eternal Sound Records. The track 'The Great Mass Suicide' of that album can be streamed here.
Freedom Call will release their new studio album, Beyond, on February 24, 2014 in Europe and March 4 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The 14-song effort was recorded at Separate Studios in Nuremberg and Freedom Call's own studio and was produced by guitarist/vocalist Chris Bay and Stephan Ernst.
Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish) the keyboardist and main songwriter of Nightwish has spent most of 2013 writing and producing his solo album based on a graphic novel called The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. Music Inspired By The Life And Times Of Scrooge - Written And Produced By Tuomas Holopainen is scheduled for a release in April 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Two Bay Area thrash scene veterans, Strephon Taylor (Sacrilege B.C. vocalist; November Fire owner) and Mark DeVito (artist for Metallica, Motrhead, Anvil Chorus; Metal Babies owner), have teamed up to create a documentary on the infamous Tower Records art department. You can see the trailer here.
Attacker have laid down a cover version of the Riot classic Fire Down Under that will appear on the Keep It True festival tribute album, to be released at the 2014 edition of the festival. A one-minute preview of the track is available in this YouTube clip.
Foscor are currently looking for a label to release Those Horrors Wither, which includes some notable guest artists, who, somewhat unusually, rather than contributing the usual vocals or solos, have written and performed connecting passages between the tracks. More information about Foscor can be found on the bands http://www.foscor.com]website[/url], which has been newly designed. Nine tracks from Foscor can be heard on the bands SoundCloud page.
DEE SNIDER has paired up with Giuliana Rancic (E! News, Fashion Police) in a duet that rocks for a good cause. This electrifying reinterpretation of a holiday classic from Snider's new musical production, Dee Snider's Rock and Roll Christmas Tale, marks Giuliana's singing debut and a significant portion of the proceeds from all digital download sales will support her charity, Fab-U-Wish. This phenomenal foundation grants wishes to women undergoing treatment for breast and ovarian cancer. Enjoy this special musical collaboration and, in return, make someone's holiday merrier and brighter. The new single is available at iTunes.
GUS G. has signed a worldwide solo deal with Century Media Records. Well known in rock and metal circles for his work as OZZY OSBOURNE's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, Gus G. will make his solo debut with the release of I Am The Fire in spring 2014.
PRIMAL FEAR will release their new album, Delivering The Black, on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America via Frontiers Records. They will play a special album release show in Hamburg, Germany on January 23rd at the Rock Cafe.
Perseus Books Group has announced that it has acquired world rights to publish a book by musician SCOTT IAN, co-founder of the iconic thrash metal band ANTHRAX, entitled I'm the Man. Da Capo Executive Editor Ben Schafer made the deal with Jim Fitzgerald at the James Fitzgerald Agency. "Why a book? Because I think my story can connect with anyone and, if I was able to make the life I wanted for myself happen, then anyone can," Ian says. "I'm really excited to be writing a book because the idea of getting forty-something years of stuff out of my brain and onto the page seems very therapeutic. Plus, if I didn't do it now, I'd start forgetting and wouldn't be able to share all these killer stories with you, my friends!"
In a report published on Friday by the London Stock Exchange, IRON MAIDEN LLP - formed in Leyton, east London in the 1970s - has been cited as one of the UK's fastest growing music firms, helping to pull the UK from economic heart failure into recovery. Iron Maiden LLP, the group's holding company, is one of six music firms at the vanguard of the new music business, according to the report entitled 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The group has been ranked in the music category of the report alongside some digital newcomers.
OVERKILL have announced their first European run in support of the band's upcoming, as of yet untitled new album which is targeted for a release in March 2014. Tour dates, with support from SKELETONWITCH, include: March 13 - London, UK - Islington Academy (with SOILWORK). 14 - North Wales, UK - Hammerfest. 15 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy. 16 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse. 17 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control. 19 - Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik. 20 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix. 21 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meyer's. 22 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser. 24 - Mezzago, Italy - Bloom Club. 25 - Aarau, Switzerland - Kiff. 26 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal. 27 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik. 28 - Nurnberg, Germany - Hirsch. 29 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage.
Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released DEEP PURPLE - PERFECT STRANGERS LIVE on DVD, 2CD/DVD, DVD/2CD/2LP, and Digital Audio and Video. The DVD contains the only footage available from the Perfect Strangers tour plus a bonus tour documentary.
LILLIAN AXE and CME Records have announced the release of a limited edition Lillian Axe Box Set entitled Convergence. This box set will contain all of Lillian Axe's releases from their debut Lillian Axe up to the 2012 release The Days Before Tomorrow along with a bonus CD containing unreleased Lillian Axe material never before released.
Dutch gothic rock/metal band Kowai announces the release of their long awaited debut album Dissonance. The album has been produced by Dutch top producers Joost van den Broek (Epica, Stream of Passion, ReVamp and Nemesea) and Jeffrey Revet (Stream of Passion/Milkmark).
Dissonance will be officially released on February 7th in Bibelot, Dordrecht. Entrance is free. More info will appear on the Kowai homepage, Facebook and Twitter channels.
News Article: "Van Halen's next album is underway, but won't see the light of day for at least 18 months, says frontman David Lee Roth. And he insists there's a good reason the follow-up to 2012 comeback release A Different Kind Of Truth will take so long. Roth tells Ozzy's Boneyard (via Hennemusic): I was up at Edward's house three days ago, and we're starting to put music together. We're writing; I write lyrics routinely and the band plays together routinely, at least three times a week up at Ed's place. The long run-in time isn't caused by the music itself, says the singer, but by the fact the band remain so hands-on about every aspect of their output. We really do generate all the artwork, he explains. We don't hire out and have somebody design a bunch of album covers for us and then choose. We start from scratch ourselves. Same thing with the merchandise: if you buy a t-shirt that was designed, literally, in my living room. Stage design, lighting rig, putting the show together it takes about a year and a half. Any idea you have is 85 phone calls. Anybody can go, 'I got an idea: it's a stage shaped like a square on top of a circle.' My question never was, 'Were you able to dream up a stage design?' My question is, 'Are you prepared to do the 87 phone calls that are about to follow to make sure it came out the way we decided?' Then there's another 80 phone calls because we have to figure out how to take the fucking thing apart and put it in the trucks. And, and, and So if you really want to generate the ideas from scratch and bring them all the way to the finish, you're gonna have to learn a few other languages, and you're gonna have to speak those over a lot of extra phone calls. And that's usually the break point for most artists.
ANATOMY OF I welcomes brothers Fred Ras (guitar&backing vocals) and Roddy Ras (bas) from the band HAECCEITY to the fold. ''Although primarily a pick-player in his own band, Roddy's approach to bass and fingerstyle picking reminds me most of the late great Roger Patterson (ATHEIST)'', says mainman Michael Dorrian. ''Fred will help solidify our live shows with his tight rhythm playing and backing vocals.'' More info can be found on their homepage.
KomaH will tour with Pro-Pain through Germany as well as Holland , France and Switzerland the coming weeks. Heres the tour schedule.
10.12. D-Essen - Zeche Carl
11.12. NL-Deventer - Burgerweeshuis
12.12. D-Viersen - Rockschicht
13.12. F-Montbeliard - Atelier Des Moles
14.12. CH-Ddingen - Bad Bonn
15.12. D-Stuttgart - Zwlfzehn
16.12. D-Paderborn - Kulturwerkstadt
17.12. D-Frankfurt - Nachtleben
18.12. D-Aachen - Musikbunker
19.12. D-Erfurt - From Hell
20.12. D-Eisleben Wiesenhaus
More info can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/komahofficial
KURAI, the new project featuring guitarist/vocalist Scott "SVH" Von Heldt, MUDVAYNE bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Abel Vallejo (long-time KORN drum tech), will release its debut EP, Breaking The Broken, on December 17 on their own Sonic Velocity label. The official lyric video for the title track can be viewed below. http://kuraiband.wix.com/kuraiband
NORTHERN PLAGUE will release their new album, Manifesto, on January 25, 2014 via Folter Records.
GHOSTs new covers EP, If You Have Ghost (which was released on November 19 via Loma Vista Recordings), sold around 5.000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 87 on The Billboard 200 chart.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCHs The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 2 (which was released on November 19 via Eleven Seven Music), sold 77.000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/
Ulterium Records will release of a limited 12-inch vinyl edition of Rob Rocks classic 2000 album, Rage Of Creation, on December 20. The edition includes an insert with lyrics as well as brand new liner notes and album history written by Rob Rock. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and features new artwork by Felipe Machado Franco (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THEOCRACY). The LP is available for pre-ordering at the this location. http://www.robrock.com/
HATE ETERNAL bassist J.J. HRUBOVCAK has just self-released the Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics, a twistedly unholy rendition of some of the season's darkest hymns. http://www.liquidenergy.net/
BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by rapper Ice-T, is currently recording its new album, Manslaughter, for a 2014 release via Sumerian Records. http://icet.com/