Monthly Archives: August 2012

PLAYLIST – 31/08/2012

Werewolves on Black Street – Sister

Hostile – Battlecross

Blacken The Everything – Evil Scarecrow

Gott Mit Uns – Sabaton

Domino the Destitute – Coheed and Cambria

interview with Luke Appleton from Iced Earth @ Bloodstock

Wolf – Iced Earth

One Step Closer – Linkin Park

Smash It Up – The Damned

Lucky Animals – The Devin Townsend Project

She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult (Something Old)

Raise Your Fist – Doro (Something New)

Thrash With A Small Moustache – SSS (Something Borrowed)

You’re Not Supposed To Sing The Blues – Europe (Something Blue)

interview with Allaira @ SOS Festival

Some Things Are Worth Dying For – Triaxis

Oblivion – Mastadon

Psuchagogia – Antropomorphia

Playlist 24th August 2012

Djerv – Headstone

Pteroglyph – Emerge (Visit his EP launch party!!! 15th September)

Red Dancers Cometh – Chameleon

Words Of Farewell – Project: Daybreak

Hanging Doll interview @ SOS Fest 2012
Hanging Doll – Carnival Of Sin

Triaxis – Under Blood Red Skies

Rob Zombie – Superbeast (Kraddy Remix)

Dropbunny – There’s Nothing Here And It Screams

ROTP:
Sadako Interview @ Bloodstock 2012
Sadako – Boom Boom, Shake Shake The Room (Will Smith)

Sinnergod – A World In Grey

Lifescreen – Ghosts Around My Fire
Lifescreen Interview @ Metal Fringe 2012
Lifescreen – Cyclic

Volksmetal – Da Deifel Is A Dachkatzerl

Iced Earth – Stormrider

Chimp Spanner – Dark Age Of Technology

THE PROPHECY – forthcoming album Salvation

Yorkshire’s Prog Doom Metaller’s THE PROPHECY are pleased to announce they are entering the studio to record their fourth studio album “SALVATION” 
Salvation will be recorded at Priory Studios with an expected release date of Jan 2013. 

The Prophecy are a metal band from Yorkshire, England. Over the last ten years they have released three studio albums, “Ashes”, “Revelations” and “Into the Light”. The band have performed worldwide and are renowned in the underground for their live performances. Having supported among others My Dying Bride, Novembre, Mourning Beloveth, Esoteric, Reverend Bizzare, Saturnus, Jack Frost and performed at a number of Metal Festivals, Bloodstock UK, Day of Darkness IRE, Dutch Doom Days NL, Moscow Doom Festival RUS, Brutalfest CU, Midifest PRC. 

For more information visit www.the-prophecy.net

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR LIVE STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON DAILYMOTION

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Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video portal, is exclusively screening theBloodstock Open Air metal music festival live, globally, from 9th – 12th August.
The annual event, staged at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the UK, is one of the leading outdoor metal music festivals in the summer calendar. Bloodstock will feature performances by artists and bands such as Alice Cooper, Machine Head, Sepultura, Paradise Lost, Anvil, Orange Goblin and Dreamcatcher.
The festival has been running since 2001, originating from an indoor festival. It now boasts three stages of cutting edge metal performance, with an attending audience of over 10,000.
Building on a diverse range of entertainment screened live, Dailymotion’s streaming of BOA will allow thousands of metal music fans to watch all the action from the comfort of their armchairs for the first time.
Daniel Adams, VP International Content at Dailymotion, commented: “We’re keen to showcase a variety of live music gigs and festivals to ensure we’re catering for the widest possible audience. Bloodstock Open Air is a well respected metal music event and we’re delighted to be able to screen it live for those unable to make the event in person.”
Dailymotion’s live feed of Bloodstock Open Air can be viewed athttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsj4h5_bloodstock-festival-2012_music

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. VIP Tickets are now all sold out, but regular weekend and day tickets are still available from www.bloodstock.uk.com

Line Up So Far:

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE
ALICE COOPER
MACHINE HEAD
BEHEMOTH
ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – DIMMU BORGIR – HATEBREED – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – SANCTUARY – GRAND MAGUS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – EVILE – NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH – TESTAMENT – CHTHONIC – DIO DISCIPLES – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I – MOONSORROW – FREEDOM CALL – KOBRA & THE LOTUS – MALEFICE

SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM
ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH
HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH DEMONIC RESURRECTION – EASTERN FRONT – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – SIGHT OF EMPTINESS – PRIMITAI – PYTHIA – CRIMES OF PASSION – SATURNIAN BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE-ARMED – GONOREAS – COMMANDER IN CHIEF – RISING DREAM – INFERNAL TENEBRA – NOCTEFERIA – MARIONETTE- FURYON – DERISION – BATALLION – WITCHSORROW – DRIPBACK – SAVAGE MESSIAH – FLAYED DISCIPLE – VIKING SKULL – DEATH VALLEY KNIGHTS – SWEET SAVAGE – SPLINTERED SOUL
PRITCHARD Vs DAINTON – STEVE HUGHES

NEW BLOOD STAGE
DOOMED – GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY –DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION – CAMBION – WARHORSE – MERCILESS FAIL – STORMBORN – TEMPUS FUSION – WRETCHED SOUL – A THOUSAND ENEMIES – SHATTERED SKIES –  EXILE THE TRAITOR – KATALEPTIC – KILLER HURTS –  KRESPUSKUL – MY WOODEN PILLOW – SCARE TACTICS – WALKING THEO APOLLYON – COSMIC VORTEX OF DOOM – RATHER – AIRSTRYKE – BLYND HAKIN – INCINERY –  SA – DA – KO.

JAGER STAGE
ANDRASTE – DAVE MCPHERSON – ABSOLVA – FROM RUIN – TRIAXIS – KYRBGRINDER – DREAMCATCHER – ZP HEART – A THOUSAND ENEMIES – SPLINTERED SOUL – ORIANTHI – KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – MERCY HOUSE – DAKESIS – SKARLETT RIOT

www.bloodstock.uk.com

Sponsored by Metal Hammer www.metalhammer.co.uk and Scuzz TV www.scuzz.tv

RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR

RIVAL SONS have confirmed dates for a European headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new album, HEAD DOWN, which is due to be released on September 17th.  The tour kicks off on September 21st with nine shows in the UK, before moving on to continental Europe.

It follows a massively successful run through Europe earlier this summer, where the band performed numerous headlining club shows and huge rock festivals, as well as shows with the likes of GUNS N’ ROSES and EVANESCENCE.

RIVAL SONS drummer MICHAEL MILEY comments:

“Hey y’all!  It’s SOO good to be home, back in sunny Los Angeles… Getting some much needed rest after the Pressure & Time onslaught.  We had so much fun this summer – and the last year as well – in Europe and UK.  September 17 marks the new chapter for Rival Sons.  SOO looking forward to playing the new material for ya’s.  Our autumn tour dates will be announced SOON.  Thanks to all our awesome super fans.  See you soon!”

RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY adds:

“This last tour was definitely our most successful yet.  All the headline shows were at capacity, support shows with kick-ass bands and the festivals were extremely great to us… Great slots, huge crowds, and got to connect and play with some of our favorite bands as well as meet a ton of new great ones.  Making lots of new friends.  We also got to play some unbelievable new places.  The whole tour was basically a complete onslaught of radicalness.  Looking forward to coming back through to all these places in support of the new record this next year.  People are always graciously telling us these amazing things like, ‘you guys have made me believe rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead’… ‘You guys are the future of rock ‘n’ roll’ etc.  But I can wholeheartedly say, the reaction we got from the crowd on this tour reinstated my firm belief that people really want, even NEED rock ‘n’ roll in their lives.”

See RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Sep. 21 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 22 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Sep. 23 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep. 24 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Sep. 26 – Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
Sep. 27 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Sep. 28 – Manchester, UK – Ritz
Sep. 29 – Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Hall
Oct. 01 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Oct. 02 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Oct. 03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Oct. 04 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Oct. 05 – Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
Oct. 07 – Warsaw, Poland – Hydrozagadka
Oct. 08 – Vilnius, Lithuania – New York Club
Oct. 09 – Tallin, Estonia – Rock Cafe
Oct. 11 – Helsinki, Finland – Club Circus
Oct. 12 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkaguane Club
Oct. 13 – Oulu, Finland – Club Teatria
Oct. 15 – Stockholm Sweden – Tyrol
Oct. 16 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Oct. 17 – Stavanger, Norway – Folken
Oct. 18 – Bergen, Norway – Hulen
Oct. 20 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Oct. 21 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Oct. 22 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
Oct. 23 – Munich, Germany – 59:1
Oct. 24 – Vienna, Austria – B72
Oct. 26 – Bern, Switzerland – Bierhubeli
Oct. 27 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
Oct. 28 – Zurich, Switzerland – Plaza
Oct. 29 – Paris, France – Nouveau Casino

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/rivalsons_hd_eurotour.jpg

Planet Rock will be hosting an exclusive pre-sale for the UK shows this coming Monday, August 6th.  Keep an eye out at http://www.planetrock.com

HEAD DOWN was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy-nominated producer DAVE COBB (JAMIE JOHNSON, SHOOTER JENNINGS) and Grammy-winning engineer VANCE POWELL (JACK WHITE, THE WHITE STRIPES, KINGS OF LEON).

HEAD DOWN is available to pre-order now on CD, digisleeve CD and limited edition audiophile vinyl.  A special stencil edition created by the band themselves is also available exclusively from the Earache Webstore.  Pre-order the album now in Europe at http://bit.ly/jucwYJ or in North America at http://bit.ly/mtaFfm

HEAD DOWN is also available to pre-order on iTunes at http://bit.ly/KMbFhR

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info at:

Official site – http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/rivalsons
Twitter – http://twitter.com/rivalsons

RANDY BLYTHE OFFICIAL STATEMENT

 

Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now that I am out for the moment, I would like to say a few things.

1.    While in prison, I had minimal knowledge of how my case was viewed anywhere but the Czech Republic. I was told by my attorney that I had a lot support from peers in the music industry, my hometown, fans, and of course my family.  I cannot express how emotional it made me upon my release to read about even a fraction of the voices that were raised on my behalf. From legends in my music community, to fans across the world, and even people who were previously unaware of my existence but sympathized with my plight- I am truly humbled.  I cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers. I would especially like to thank the people of Richmond, VA, for standing by me. In the 48 hours I have been home, many people I have never met before have stopped me on the street, waved and smiled as I passed by, or said hello in a restaurant. All have said “We are glad you are home, Randy”. You all make me proud and grateful that I call Richmond home.

2.    I would like state that I suffered no abuse, from either authorities or inmates, during my incarceration in Pankrác. I received no special treatment, and was in general population with everyone else- make no mistake, it was prison, not some celebrity rehab tv show. But I was treated fairly by the guards and kindly by my fellow inmates. People are dying of starvation all over the world. Men and women are losing their lives daily in the Middle East and other war torn regions. I had food, clothes, shelter, and no one was trying to kill me. I cannot complain over a short stay in prison while many people elsewhere fight to survive on a daily basis.

3.    If it is deemed necessary for me to do so, I WILL return to Prague to stand trial. While I maintain my innocence 100%, and will do so steadfastly, I will NOT hide in the United States, safe from extradition and possible prosecution. As I write this, the family of a fan of my band suffers through the indescribably tragic loss of their child. They have to deal with constantly varying media reports about the circumstances surrounding his death. I am charged with maliciously causing severe bodily harm to this young man, resulting in his death. While I consider the charge leveled against me ludicrous and without qualification, my opinion makes no difference in this matter. The charge exists, and for the family of this young man, questions remain. The worst possible pain remains. It is fairly common knowledge amongst fans of my band that I once lost a child as well. I, unfortunately, am intimately familiar with what their pain is like. Therefore, I know all too well that in their time of grief, this family needs and deserves some real answers, not a media explosion followed by the accused killer of their son hiding like a coward thousands of miles away while they suffer. I am a man. I was raised to face my problems head on, not run from them like a petulant child. I hope that justice is done, and the family of Daniel N. will receive the closure they undoubtably need to facilitate healing. I feel VERY STRONGLY that as an adult, it would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned. This is not about bail money. This is about a young man who lost his life. I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter. Thank you for reading this, and I wish you all peace.

Giants – “Snakes”

The track is take from the forthcoming mini album ‘These are the days’ out September 13th which also coincides with their upcoming support tour to We Are The Ocean!

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FIREWIND – “Few Against Many” tops album chart in Greece; Anniversary shows announced!

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The good vibe for FIREWIND’s current album, “Few Against Many”, continues to spread. Having just recently been presented a Swedish gold award for their latest single, “Wall Of Sound”, FIREWIND can now proudly announce that “Few Against Many” has re-climbed the official album charts in their native Greece to occupy the amazing # 1 position. In fact, the release has stayed on top of the charts for 2 consecutive weeks already!

 

FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked in to comment about the # 1 spot as follows: This is a historical moment for FIREWIND, as it’s our first #1 album and a historical moment for the Greek Metal scene, as we’re the first Metal band from this country to achieve this. Our legions of fans have only been growing in our homeland and together we prove that Heavy Metal music is strong despite mainstream media’s ignorance all these years! Many thanks to everyone for supporting us and catapulting “Few Against Many” to the top!

 

Additionally and in good timing for such announcement, FIREWIND will be playing some very special Anniversary shows by the end of 2012 in Greece, for which Gus G. adds:“2012 is the 10th year of FIREWIND in discography. To celebrate this, we will end our touring activities this year with some very special and intimate shows in Greece and more specifically with 2 shows in Athens and 2 shows in Thessaloniki. We plan to play different setlists each night and perform several songs of ours we’ve never done live before. Stay tuned as more info on the dates will be revealed soon!”

 

Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows in support of the “Few Against Many” release, including a full European/UK tourdates with Leaves’ Eyes:

 

FIREWIND – Live 2012:

24.08. Beijing (China) – Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) – Mao Livehouse 
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) – Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:

Presented by Rock Hard magazine in G/A/S

13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) – Clwb Ifor Bach

14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) – Moho

15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) – Button Factory

16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) – Spring And Airbrake                   

18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) – Corporation

19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) – Queens Hall

20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) – White Rabbit

21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) – Talking Heads

22.09.2012 London (UK) – O2 Islington Academy

23.09.2012 Margate (UK) – West Coast Bar

25.09.2012 Paris (France) – Divan du Monde

26.09.2012 Colmar (France) – Le Grillen

27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) – Matrix

28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) – Knust

29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) – Godset

30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) – SO36

02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos Saal

03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) – Eventhalle

04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) – Underground

05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon

06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob

 

A teaser video-clip for the upcoming FIREWIND tour in Europe/UK together with Leaves’ Eyes has been recently launched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtUBXMnV-ho

 

“Few Against Many”, was mixed by Jason Suecof & Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel, etc.) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Hatebreed, Symphony X, etc.). The iconic album’s artwork was once again created by FIREWIND’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.). While the album’s standard version is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, “Few Against Many” is also released as limited edition Digipak CD with two bonus tracks.

 

More FIREWIND online action:

Album “track by track” video with Gus G., Pt. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBUayMOMkfE 

Album “track by track” video with Gus G., Pt. 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qjajKR7tH8

Album EPK-clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l41HCQJdmE

“Wall Of Sound” official promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aihNvw4b8bE

Guitar play-through video for “Few Against Many”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniFgWoXDCQ

 

Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND soon…

 

FIREWIND online:

http://www.firewind.gr 
http://www.facebook.com/firewindofficial

http://www.myspace.com/firewind

http://twitter.com/firewindmusic