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Ravage 'The End of Tomorrow' artwork and track listing revealed
07/08/09 at 05:31 PM by jtbazooka
Artwork and track listing for RAVAGE’s Metal Blade debut ‘The End of Tomorrow’

Los Angeles, CA – July 8, 2009 – Boston Massachusetts metalers RAVAGE are ready to unleash their Metal Blade Records debut, The End of Tomorrow on August 18th 2009. Artwork was handled by the famed artist Ed Repka who is known best for his Megadeth covers as well as cover art for Death, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, and Austrian Death Machine. The End of Tomorrow seamlessly intertwines the sounds of New Wave of British Heavy Metal, late 80's American Thrash Metal and late 90's European power metal to showcase the band's signature style. The album is sure to be enjoyed by metal maniacs young and old as it blends the soaring vocal and guitar melodies of Iron Maiden and Helloween with the raw power of thrashers like Testament and Kreator, presented in a crisply modern production-style courtesy of producer Peter Rutcho.

Here’s what vocalist Al Ravage has to say; “This album has been a very, very long time in the making and we'd like to thank Metal Blade for giving traditional, no-bullshit, American heavy metal a chance again. Also thanks to Peter Rutcho for his great production work on the album (giving new life and freshness to a classic sound), and Ed Repka (for inviting you all to share a glimpse into Ravage's corner of the singularly demented alternate reality he has created with mere brush strokes). 'The End' is finally near! Get ready to Ravage and we'll see you on tour this fall.”

The End of Tomorrow track listing:
1. The Halls of Madness
2. Reign Fall
3. Freedom Fighter
4. Damn Nation
5. The Shredder
6. Into The Shackles
7. In Shattered Dreams
8. The Nightmare's Hold: Part 1
9. Nightcrawler
10. The Nightmare's Hold: Part 2
11. Grapes of Wrath
12. The End of Tomorrow

The End of Tomorrow is only the beginning for RAVAGE, who are only in their mid-20's, despite having played together for over 10 years! Expect to see RAVAGE’s Metal Blade debut, The End of Tomorrow, to drop August 18th with touring leading up to and throughout the release of the album.

RAVAGE Tour dates:
AUG 2nd Mexico, ME - The Mexico Metalfest w/ Psychostick, Ripfence and more
AUG 7th - NY Buffalo - Club Diablo w/ Herod
AUG 8th - PA - Pittsburgh - TBA
AUG 9th - OH - Cincinatti - TBA
AUG 10th - OH - Cleveland Now That's Class
AUG 11th - Fort Wayne IN - TBA
AUG 12th - Canton OH - Sadie Renee's w/ Mortifier, For Glory & Empire and 3S0
AUG 13th - MO St. Louis at The Library
AUG 15th - MO - KC Power Fest w/ Seventh Calling
AUG 17th - KY - Louisville - TBA
AUG 18th - NC - Raleigh - Volume 11 w/ Seventh Calling, and Hellrazor
AUG 20th - PA - Allentown - The Rock Room at The Sterling Hotel w/ Seventh Calling
AUG 21st - NJ - Clifton at Dingbatz w/ Seventh Calling
AUG 22nd MA - Everett w/ Faith Factor and Seventh Calling
AUG 23rd QC - Montreal - TBA
AUG 24th ON - Ottawa - TBA
AUG 25th ON -Toronto at The Reverb w/ Skullfist and Unleash The Archers
AUG 26th WI - Madison - TBA
AUG 27th ND Fargo at The Nestor Tavern
AUG 28th MB - Brandon at The North Hill Inn
Aug 29th MB - Winnipeg - TBA
AUG 30th MN - Minneapolis - TBA
AUG 31st WI - Milwaukee - TBA
TOUR PART 2: SEPT / OCTOBER
SEP - 1st- Chicago IL Doug's Rock House Chicago IL
SEP - 2nd - ON - Windsor - TBA
SEP - 3rd - ON - Hamilton Club Absinthe
SEP - 4th - CT - Legends Rock Bar
SEP - 5th - RI - Providence - TBA
SEP - 6th CT - The Webster Theater w/ Doro Pesch
SEP - 6th - MA - Worcester - CD RELEASE PARTY
SEP - 8th - NY - New York City - TBA
SEP - 11th - FL - TBA
SEP - 12th - FL - TBA
SEP - 17th - SC - Spartanburg at Ground Zero w/ A Lower Deep
SEP -18th - GA - Marietta - The Local
SEP -19th - AL - Huntsville at The Benchwarmer w/ A Lower Deep
SEP - 20th - LA - New Orleans - TBA
SEP - 21st - TX - College Station The Stafford - Metal Mondays
SEP - 22nd - TX - Austin Red 7
SEP - 23rd - TX - Waco - TBA
SEP - 24th - TX - Fort Worth at Rock Star Sports Bar
SEP - 25th - TX - Lubbock Whisky Dix w/ Self Hatred
SEP - 26th - AZ - Mesa U.B.'s Bar Rattlehead
SEP - 27th - CA - Los Angeles - TBA
SEP - 28th - CA - San Diego - TBA
SEP - 29th - CA - Bakersfield - TBA
SEP - 30th - CA - Fresno - TBA
OCT - 1st - CA - San Jose The Voodoo Lounge w/ Kylesa
OCT - 2nd - CA - Sacramento at The Kennel Club
OCT - 3rd - OR - Medford - TBA
OCT - 4th - WA - Seattle at El Corazon w/ Stratovarius
OCT - 5th - WA - Tacoma - TBA
OCT - 6th - ID - Payette at The Sundance Saloon
OCT - 7th - ID - Boise at Gusto's
OCT - 8th - UT - Salt Lake City - TBA
OCT - 9th - NV - Las Vegas at Yayos w/ Malus Rex
OCT - 17th - NJ - Iron and Steel Festival at Hanger 84 Vineland NJ w/ Ross The Boss, Faith Factor and more
OCT - 22nd - NY - New York City Metal Blade Presents The CMJ Music Fest
OCT - 23rd - Marietta GA Pathfinder Metalfest at The Local
OCT 31st - OH - All Hallow's Eve Metalfest at The Historic Majestic Theater in Chillicothe


www.myspace.com/swwr | www.RavageTheEarth.com
Tags: metal blade records, ravage, the end of tomorrow
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Trevor Phipps to host this weekend's Headbanger's Ball
07/08/09 at 10:18 AM by jtbazooka
Trevor Phipps to host this weekend’s Headbanger’s Ball; Unearth filming portions of upcoming tour

Make sure not to miss MTV2’s Headbangers Ball this weekend to catch Trevor Phipps hosting the episode. Tune in for new videos from the best metal bands on the planet. Headbanger’s Ball airs on Saturday nights from 2am-3am.

Unearth has also just announced that Doug Spangenberg (Every Time I Die, Job For A Cowboy) will be joining them on their upcoming tour dates to film for an upcoming special release. Vocalist Trevor Phipps issues this update: “Doug Spangenberg from Space Monkey Studios will be on the road with us at the Lancaster, PA (7/11 Croc Roc), Buffalo, NY (7/12 Mohawk Place) and Farmingdale, NY (7/13 Crazy Donkey) shows on our upcoming run with For the Fallen Dreams, Woe of Tyrants and Starring Janet Leigh. Doug will be filming our performances, travel and back stage footage as well as whatever else happens on the road for a future special release. More details soon! See you on the road.”

UNEARTH
Tour w/ For The Fallen Dreams, Woe Of Tyrants, Starring Janet Leigh
07/10 Bucksport, ME The Kave
07/11 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
07/12 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
07/13 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
07/14 Toledo, OH Frankies
07/15 Evansville, IN Boney Junes
07/16 Columbus, OH The Basement
07/17 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
07/18 Providence, RI Club Hell

http://www.unearth.tv
http://www.myspace.com/unearth
Tags: metal blade records, unearth, trevor phipps, mtv2, headbanger's ball
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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER release first single, reveal album title and track listi
07/07/09 at 12:18 PM by jtbazooka
The Black Dahlia Murder release first single, reveal album title and track listing for new album

The Black Dahlia Murder has announced Deflorate as the title of their new album, which is scheduled for a September 15th release. A Selection Unnatural, the first single, will begin streaming exclusively on RevolverMag.com on Tuesday, July 7th.

Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments: “Hear Ye thrashing metal maniacs! We have returned with our most relentless album yet... sure to penetrate and ravage your virgin ears, "Deflorate!" I feel confident that we have outdone what we achieved with our last album... words cannot express the excitement we all feel about the new material. Now this is fucking Death Metal! The boys at Audiohammer Jason Suecof and Mark Lewis have done it again... the result is one beastly sounding album. Last but certainly not least, prepare yourselves to behold the hair raising shred of Georgia's own Ryan Durell Knight! Special thanks to Tony Koehl for the kickass job on the cover art... feast your eyes and ears on this most unholy of spectacles! The time of Defloration is upon us!

As foretold at the end of our "Majesty" dvd, the new album will come packaged with an exclusive DVD featurette, lovingly titled "Going Places". Ride along with your favorite jerks on Knight's first tour with the band, a drunken romp through our first ever shows in Sweden, Norway and Russia. Sickness!”

Metal heads will be witnessing firsthand The Black Dahlia Murder’s energetic live show all summer on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival alongside label mates Cannibal Corpse, Job For A Cowboy, Behemoth and Whitechapel. The tour kicks off on July 10th in Sacramento, CA. The Black Dahlia Murder will also be doing two meet and greets at Hard Rock Café locations during the festival. The Black Dahlia Murder will be at the Hard Rock Café locations on July 17th in Phoenix, AZ and on July 24th in Atlanta, GA. Both will occur at 11am, well before doors open at the actual venue.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
Tour w/ Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel
07/10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/12 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
07/14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
07/15 Portland, OR Roseland Theater not part of tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, God Forbid
07/17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
07/18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
07/19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
07/20 Omaha, NE Slowdown not part of tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, God Forbid
07/21 Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
07/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
07/25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
07/26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/27 Covington, KY The Mad Hatter not part of tour
07/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
08/02 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/03 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall not part of tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, God Forbid
08/04 Boston, MA Comcast Center
08/06 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
08/07 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/08 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
08/09 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
08/10 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero not part of tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, God Forbid
08/11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
08/12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
08/14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/15 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

http://www.myspace.com/blackdahliamurder
Tags: metal blade records, the black dahlia murder, deflorate, majesty, mayhem festival
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JOB FOR A COWBOY post new music video!
07/07/09 at 12:16 PM by jtbazooka
Job for a Cowboy: new music video posted online!

Unfurling A Darkened Gospel, the brand new music video from award-winning Glendale, AZ heavy music powerhouse Job For A Cowboy has been posted online and makes its world premiere today on myspace. Check out the action now HERE.

Unfurling A Darkened Gospel is the roll out track from JFAC’s celebrated sophomore album, Ruination, which is available everywhere now. The video was shot on location in downtown Philadelphia, PA and at the city’s distinguished music venue, The First Unitarian Church. The clip was shot by Doug Spangenberg for Space Monkey Studios (Lamb Of God, Maroon 5) and features Job For A Cowboy doing what the band does best; bringing its electrifying live show directly to a crowd of rabid fans. Beginning July 10th at 9pm pacific, the video will also be available on the main page of Yahoo! Music.

Job For A Cowboy will launch the 2009 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival on Jule 10th at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Sacramento, CA.

JOB FOR A COWBOY
07/07 Ventura, CA Megasound Studios
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
Tour w/ Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel
07/10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/12 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
07/14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
07/16 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues not part of tour w/ Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Whitechapel
07/17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
07/18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
07/19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
07/21 Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
07/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/23 Nashville, TN Rocketown not part of tour
07/24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
07/25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
07/26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/27 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room not part of tour w/ Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel
07/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
08/02 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/04 Boston, MA Comcast Center
08/05 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom not part of tour w/ Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel
08/06 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
08/07 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/08 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
08/09 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
08/11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
08/12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
08/14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/15 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

http://www.myspace.com/jobforacowboy
Tags: metal blade records, job for a cowboy, ruination, rockstar energy drink mayhem fest, slayer, marilyn manson, killswitch engage, the black dahlia murder, cannibal corpse, whitechapel, bullet for my valentine
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Evergreen Terrace post first single, launch new myspace!
07/07/09 at 12:13 PM by jtbazooka
Evergreen Terrace to post first single, launch new myspace

Jacksonville, Florida’s Evergreen Terrace have posted the first single from their upcoming full length, Almost Home. Enemy Sex is now available for fans to stream on the band’s myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/evergreenterrace.

Speaking on the significance of the new album’s title, James says, “We are a touring band, and it feels like we are forever saying we're ‘almost home.’ Touring is something that nothing compares to, but there's a feeling of almost being home that resonates with all of us. In a way the band has come full circle back to its original home. We started this band for fun, and it lead us to success. Writing this album has brought us back to the beginning. It has been fun, crazy, frustrating, insomniatic and even with the inevitable pressure, pretty carefree.”

Almost Home is the band’s 6th studio album and will be available everywhere on September 29th.

Evergreen Terrace’s drummer, Kyle Mims, was recently injured in a bike accident and suffered a broken collar bone.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_0167.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/xcalebx/xray.jpg

“On July 2nd, Kyle went back to the doctors and they told him that if he wants to continue to play drums he will have to have surgery. The surgery will cost him $10,000. They require $5,000 up front and the other $5,000 once the surgery is complete. His emergency room bills, tests, ambulance ride, etc. is estimated to be an additional $10,000. He was very close to receiving health insurance thru his work, but unfortunately this happened before it did.

Kyle's mom and stepdad (Stacy and Mark Earle) have set up a donation site if you are interested. If not, then please keep him in your thoughts.” - Evergreen Terrace

http:​/​/​www.​staceyandmark.​com/​KylesClavicle.​htm

Drummer Caleb James will be filling in on drums for the upcoming “Summer Slob Tour” with The Acacia Strain, Cruel Hand and Unholy.

EVERGREEN TERRACE
Tour w/ Thick As Blood, Unholy, The Word Alive, The Color Of Violence
07/10 Tallahassee, FL Big Daddy's
07/11 Valdosta, GA Vito's Rock N Roll Pizza
Tour w/ Thick As Blood, Unholy, The Word Alive
07/12 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
07/13 Wilmington, NC Lucky's Pub
07/14 Whitesburg, KY Whitesburg Shriners Building w/ Dethroned
07/15 Pittsburgh, PA The Irish Center Of Pittsburgh
07/16 Baltimore, MD Fletchers
Tour w/ The Acacia Strain, Cruel Hand, Unholy
07/17 Doylestown, PA Doylestown Moose Lodge w/ A Life Once Lost
07/18 Wilmington, DE Harmony Grange Hall
07/19 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
07/21 Mt. Clemens, MI Hayloft
07/22 Evansville, IN Boney Junes
07/23 Iowa City, IA The Picador
07/24 Orlando Park, IL Mojoe’s Coffee House
07/25 Fort Wayne, IN Sunset Hall
07/26 Toledo, OH Headliners
07/27 Erie, PA Forward Hall
07/28 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
07/29 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
07/30 Manchester, NH Rocko’s
07/31 Bucksport, ME The Kave
08/01 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre

http://www.myspace.com/evergreenterrace
Tags: metal blade records, evergreen terrace, almost home
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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Evisceration Plague graphic novel available on this summer's Ma
07/07/09 at 12:10 PM by jtbazooka
CANNIBAL CORPSE: Evisceration Plague graphic novel available exclusively through Hot Topic on this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival

Los Angeles, CA – July 2, 2009 – Death-metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE are issuing a limited-edition 96 page comic book exclusively at the Hot Topic booth on this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour. Drawn entirely by Vince Locke, who illustrated the acclaimed graphic novel ‘A History of Violence’ and each of the band’s album covers, the Evisceration Plague comic graphically depicts a story for every song on the band’s album of the same name—arranged in order, no less. As an added bonus, each copy comes with a copy of the album.

“Vince Locke has done an incredible job turning our lyrics into blood-soaked and vicious illustrations for the Evisceration Plague comic book. He really has captured visually what we were trying convey lyrically. His artwork has brought our macabre songs to life in truly explicit fashion...fans of graphic horror will not be disappointed,” comments bassist and founding member Alex Webster.

Check out a preview of the comic book HEREand don’t forget to grab a copy at Mayhem this summer before they sell out!

CANNIBAL CORPSE
07/07 Farmington, NM Gators Bar And Grill
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
Tour w/ Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, All That Remains, God Forbid, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel
07/10 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/11 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/12 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
07/14 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
07/15 Portland, OR Roseland Theater not part of tour w/ Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
07/17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
07/18 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
07/19 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
07/20 Omaha, NE Slowdown not part of tour w/ Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
07/21 Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
07/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/23 Louisville, KY InnPlace Hotel & Conference Center not part of tour w/ Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Whitechapel
07/24 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
07/25 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Centre
07/26 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/31 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
08/02 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/03 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall not part of tour w/ Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
08/04 Boston, MA Comcast Center
08/06 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
08/07 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/08 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
08/09 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
08/10 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero not part of tour w/ Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid
08/11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
08/12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
08/14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
08/15 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net/ & http://www.myspace.com/cannibalcorpse
Tags: metal blade records, cannibal corpse, evisceration plague
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BEHEMOTH forced to cancel Canadian Summer Slaughter dates
07/07/09 at 12:08 PM by jtbazooka
Behemoth Forced to Cancel Canadian Summer Slaughter dates

Polish Blackened Death all stars Behemoth have been denied entry into Canada today to meet up with the Edmonton and Calgary stops of the Summer Slaughter tour. PLEASE NOTE BOTH EDMONTON AND CALGARY SUMMER SLAUGHTER SHOWS ARE STILL HAPPENING WITH HEADLINERS NECROPHAGIST AND SUFFOCATION! Immigration officers informed Behemoth of a new regulation regarding Polish citizens entering Canada that had changed while the band was en route to the shows. With Canada Day and the 4th of July there was no way for them to obtain the last minute forms they required to enter the country.

Here is the official statement from the band: “We couldn't be more devastated, having to cancel these shows is one of the worst things we have had to do as a band. Canada has always treated Behemoth well and we were still fired up from our show in Montreal and Toronto. We can't wait to get back to these cities as soon as possible, see you all in Spokane when we meet back up with the tour!"

Behemoth is still slated to play on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour on the Hot Topic Stage here in the states.

Behemoth’s new album, Evangelion, will be out on August 11th.

http://www.behemoth.pl
http://www.myspace.com/behemoth
Tags: metal blade records, behemoth, evangelion, ov fire and the void, mayhem festival
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Aeternam opens for Behemoth - video posted!
07/06/09 at 10:51 AM by jtbazooka
Aeternam opens for Behemoth - video posted!

Quebec’s Aeternam recently opened for Behemoth in Montreal. Video was shot of the band performing the song Angel Horned. Click HERE to see the video on the band’s myspace. Prefer youtube? You can also see a version on youtube.com HERE.

http://www.myspace.com/aeternammetal
Tags: metal blade records, aeternam, disciples of the unseen, behemoth
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GOATWHORE hits Billboard Top 200 chart with new album!
07/06/09 at 10:43 AM by jtbazooka
GOATWHORE Hits Billboard Top 200 Chart with New Album ‘Carving Out the Eyes of God’!

Los Angeles, CA – July 2, 2009 – New Orleans, LA’s sons of American no-frills black metal meets death and roll, GOATWHORE, have just broke the Billboard Top 200 chart with their latest release Carving Out the Eyes of God, coming in at #190! In addition to hitting the Top 200 Chart, Carving Out the Eyes of God also debuted on the Billboard Hard Music chart at #33, the Billboard Top New Artist (Heatseekers) Albums chart at #16, and the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart at #34. GOATWHORE also carved out a spot for themselves on Canada’s charts coming in at #48 on Independent chart and #79 on Hard chart.

BILLBOARD TOP 200 Debut @ #190
Billboard Hard Music Debut @ #33
Billboard Top New Artist (Heatseekers) Albums Debut @ #16
Billboard Top Independent Albums Debut @ #34

About the band:
Emerging from the swamplands of New Orleans, Louisiana — a city rich with urban legends of voodoo curses, ghosts and murderGoatwhore was formed in 1997 by guitarist Sammy Duet (Acid Bath, Crowbar, Ritual Killer etc.). Their history is a winding one marked by lineup shifts, temporary paralysis, haunted studios, and the survival of one of the five most destructive hurricanes in US history. Influenced by the raw savagery of bands like Venom and Celtic Frost, their unrefined, fuck-all approach to black metal first revealed on the Serenades To The Tides Of Blood demo and expanded upon on the now legendary Eclipse Of Ages Into Black debut nearly a decade ago earned the band instant underground credibility.

Fresh off a successful US tour as direct support to pagan-loving label-mates Amon Amarth, Goatwhore has now teamed up with Abigail Williams for the Conquer & Curse Tour 2009, which will cover over 60 dates throughout North America. Joining the tour will be Daath, Abysmal Dawn and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky. From there, the band will embark on another US jaunt with Obituary through the fall.

In an oversaturated metal landscape where sub-genres spawn sub-sub-genres and the very definition of “metal” seems blurred by cross-pollinating madness, sacred are the bands who stay true to their roots. Goatwhore spew the sort of sinister, fist-clenching, speaker-searing sound that made metal so forbiddingly enticing in the first place. The year of the ‘Whore is truly upon us! Carving out the Eyes of Godwas released June 23rd, 2009.

“Their most varied record to date. Songs sear with an old-school, punk propelled urgency that comes from years of Motörhead, Venom, and Hellhammer worship.” 4/5 Revolver Magazine

“the band’s tightest, most guitar-driven offering to date. An unholy smorgasbord of rigid tempo shifts, gargantuan hooks, blasting black mass anthems and Falgoust’s soot and venom snarl...” Decibel Magazine

“The 10 track could make even the most stubborn Nordic black metal fans squirm, as the stabbing and slashing guitars and Ben Falgoust’s dark sermon growling never have sounded better.” The Daily News McKeesport

GOATWHORE have gone above expectations this time around...destined to be their version of The Blackening by MACHINE HEAD for their genre as they have perfected their art and this album will turn up in many ‘Best Of’ lists for 2009!” perfect 10/10, SMNnews.com

“…one of 2009's purest metal albums, one that could very well end up to be considered the quartet's watershed release...nefariously black and sadistically thrashing in a way that is uniquely GOATWHORE.” Blabbermouth.net

GOATWHORE is:
Ben Falgoust - vocals
Sammy Duet - guitar
Nathan Bergeron - bass
Zack Simmons – drums

http://www.myspace.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net/
Tags: metal blade records, goatwhore, carving out the eyes of god, daath, abysmal dawn, SWWAATS
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Evergreen Terrace drummer Kyle Mims injured in bike accident
07/06/09 at 10:02 AM by jtbazooka
Evergreen Terrace drummer Kyle Mims injured in bike accident

This just in from Evergreen Terrace:

“After yesterday's (July 1st) practice, Kyle (drummer) was in a horrific bike accident. He was rushed to the emergency room and released late last night full of stitches and a broken clavicle (collar bone).
Unfortunately he will have to have surgery and physical therapy for the next 4-8 weeks. So for obvious reasons he will not be with us on our upcoming headlining shows or the Summer Slob tour with The Acacia Strain. Please wish Kyle a quick recovery. He's pretty bummed out.

Caleb James, our long time roadie and drummer for Casey Jones, will be taking over drum duties for now. Check out all dates on our myspace.

Here's a picture of Kyle after they brought him back to life.”





Yesterday, July 2nd, Kyle went back to the doctors and they told him that if he wants to continue to play drums he will have to have surgery. The surgery will cost him $10,000. They require $5,000 up front and the other $5,000 once the surgery is complete. His emergency room bills, tests, ambulance ride, etc. is estimated to be an additional $10,000. He was very close to receiving health insurance thru his work, but unfortunately this happened before it did.

Kyle's mom and stepdad (Stacy and Mark Earle) have set up a donation site if you are interested. If not, then please keep him in your thoughts.

http:​/​/​www.​staceyandmark.​com/​KylesClavicle.​htm

Almost Home, Evergreen Terrace’s upcoming album, is slated for an early Fall release.

EVERGREEN TERRACE
Tour w/ Thick As Blood, Unholy, The Word Alive, The Color Of Violence
07/10 Tallahassee, FL Big Daddy's
07/11 Valdosta, GA Vito's Rock N Roll Pizza
Tour w/ Thick As Blood, Unholy, The Word Alive
07/12 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
07/13 Wilmington, NC Lucky's Pub
07/14 Whitesburg, KY Whitesburg Shriners Building w/ Dethroned
07/15 Pittsburgh, PA The Irish Center Of Pittsburgh
07/16 Baltimore, MD Fletchers
Tour w/ The Acacia Strain, Cruel Hand, Unholy
07/17 Doylestown, PA Doylestown Moose Lodge w/ A Life Once Lost
07/18 Wilmington, DE Harmony Grange Hall
07/19 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
07/21 Mt. Clemens, MI Hayloft
07/22 Evansville, IN Boney Junes
07/23 Iowa City, IA The Picador
07/24 Orlando Park, IL Mojoe’s Coffee House
07/25 Fort Wayne, IN Sunset Hall
07/26 Toledo, OH Headliners
07/27 Erie, PA Forward Hall
07/28 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
07/29 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
07/30 Manchester, NH Rocko’s
07/31 Bucksport, ME The Kave
08/01 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre

http://www.myspace.com/evergreenterrace
Tags: metal blade records, evergreen terrace, almost home
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JOB FOR A COWBOY "Ruination" premiere!
07/02/09 at 11:50 AM by jtbazooka
Job For A Cowboy “Ruination” premiere on myspace!

Check out Ruination in its entirety in advance of the record’s release as the album is available for online streaming its entirety today at http://www.myspace.com/jobforacowboy.

Ruination’s cover art and full color booklet have also been made available for viewing on metalblade.com HERE. The striking, quasi-conceptual, motif was designed by Brent Elliott White and takes its inspiration from JOB FOR A COWBOY front man Jonny Davy’s album lyrics and concepts. Topics addressed by the album’s schema revolve around modern day worldwide dilemmas and controversial issues including “Propaganda in the main stream media and television, humanitarian rights of Northern Korea, the modern genocidal government of Nubia, the use of torture in American military tactics, overruling by world governments and Police states / Martial law”.

JOB FOR A COWBOY’s Ruination is available for pre-order now. A special JFAC “pre-order contest” has just been announced whereby fans can win tickets to see the band on tour with Slayer this summer as part of the “ROCKSTAR Energy Mayhem Festival”. Fans will also have the chance to score signed JOB FOR A COWBOY musical equipment, merch and more. There are two ways to enter: 1.) by providing proof of purchase of the new album from one of your favorite online media stores (i.e. iTunes, Hot Topic), or by mail. For full contest and entry details, simply visit metalblade.com HERE.
Tags: metal blade records, job for a cowboy, ruination, rockstar energy drink mayhem fest, slayer, marilyn manson, killswitch engage, the black dahlia murder, cannibal corpse, whitechapel, bullet for my valentine
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Valkyrja recording new album!
07/02/09 at 11:36 AM by jtbazooka
Valkyrja busy recording new album! Re-issue of debut out in just a few weeks!

On the 22nd of June, Swedish Black Metallers, Valkyrja, started recording their second album in Necromorbus Studios with studio owner, Tore Stjerna, at the helm.

Comments the band: “The procedure will span throughout the summer and be available in pressed form in late 2009 / early 2010 through Metal Blade Records - if no greater harm is done to the schedule. As for now there are no further details available. Nothing more will be written until everything is completed and an entry including all information and alike will follow.”

The band’s debut album, The Invocation Of Demise, will be re-issued with a new booklet and cover art through Metal Blade Records on July 21st.

The Invocation Of Demise track listing:
1. Origin Reversed!
2. As Everything Rupture
3. Plague Death
4. The Vigil
5. Twilight Revelation
6. On Stillborn Wings
7. Sinister Obsession
8. Purification And Demise
9. Frostland

The Invocation Of Demise was recorded at Necromorbus Studios (Watain, Deströyer 666, RAZOR OF OCCAM) in March and April of 2007.

http://www.myspace.com/valkyrjaswe
Tags: metal lbade records, valkyrja
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Urungus claims victory over Tracy Smother!
07/02/09 at 11:17 AM by jtbazooka
Urungus grabs victory - chokes Tracy Smother the F out!

In an event asinine yet sublime, GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus has claimed victory over world-famous wrestler Tracy Smothers in a match held last week at Schoenbaum Amphitheater in Charleston, W. Virginia.

“It wasn't too hard...I just grabbed his neck, and choked. His eyeballs popped out of his skull. End of story,” said the well-hung shock-rocker.

Smothers corpse was quickly re-animated by the necrotic power of Oderus, and the two pledged to continue to wage their war as long as people “gave them money for it”.

“This is huge in Czechoslovakia,” said the still-bleeding Smothers.

There has been no word on the re-match.

Oderus also recently appeared on Fox News’ late-night show, “Red Eye,” as their “Interplanetary Correspondent.” The footage is available here: http://www.foxnews.com/search-result...t.htm#q=oderus.

The world continues to count down to the release of GWAR’s new album, Lust In Space, and the beginning of their 2-year long 25th Anniversary tour, both coming on August 18th!

http://www.gwar.net
http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial

Tags: metal blade records, gwar, lust in space, fox news, red eye, iwa wrestling
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Neaera video "Prey To Anguish" up now!
07/02/09 at 11:06 AM by jtbazooka
Neaera video for “Prey To Anguish” up now on myspace!

Germany’s very own, Neaera, shot a video for the song, Prey To Anguish, from their new record, Omnicide – Creation Unleashed at Sputnikhalle, Münster during their cd release show at the end of May. Click HERE for stage diving and mosh pit action at its best!

In other news the band just confirmed their participation on this year’s installment of Hell On Earth Tour that will lay Europe to ashes in August/September. The tour is with Earth Crisis, Sworn Enemy, War From A Harlots Mouth, Waking The Cadaver, War Of Ages and Thy Will Be Done!

28.08.09 - BE - As – Vlamrock
29.08.09 - DE - Köln – Essigfabrik
30.08.09 - NL - Amsterdam – Melkweg
31.08.09 - DE - Hannover – Musikzentrum
01.09.09 - DE - Stuttgart – LKA
02.09.09 - CH - Solothurn – Kofmehl
03.09.09 - IT - Bologna - Tenda Estragon Festa Dell'unita
04.09.09 - DE - München – Backstage
05.09.09 - AT - Fürstenfeld – Stadthalle
06.09.09 - CZ - Prag - Abaton Club
07.09.09 - SK - Kosice – Collosseum
08.09.09 - PL - Krakow - Loch Ness
09.09.09 - DE - Frankfurt – Batschkapp
10.09.09 - DE - Flensburg – Roxy
12.09.09 - DE - Jena - F-Haus
15.09.09 - FR - Paris - Le Gibus
16.09.09 - DE - Schweinfurt - Alter Stadtbahnhof
18.09.09 - DE - Berlin - SO 36
19.09.09 - DE - Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
20.09.09 - NL - Eindhoven – Dynamo
21.09.09 - UK - Plymouth - White Rabbit
22.09.09 - UK - Bristol - Beer Keller
23.09.09 - UK - Birmingham - Eddies Rock Club
24.09.09 - UK - London – ULU
26.09.09 - DE - Münster – Sputnikhalle
27.09.09 - DE - Saarbrücken – Garage

http://www.neaera.com
http://www.myspace.com/neaera
Tags: metal blade records, neaera, prey to anguish, omnicide - creation unleashed
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Mercyful Fate release new versions of "Evil" and "Curse of the Pa
07/02/09 at 10:51 AM by jtbazooka
Mercyful Fate to release new versions of “Evil” and “Curse Of The Pharaohs” on iTunes!

As many of you already know, Mercyful Fate’s Evil is featured as a playable track on Guitar Hero: Metallica. Mercyful Fate re-recorded these two tracks specifically for the game because the original masters no longer exist. Now, the band is making both available to fans to purchase on iTunes! These versions were recorded at Earplug Studio in Copenhagen and Nomad Recording Studio in Dallas, Texas. They were both mastered by Andy LaRocque at his Sonic Train Studio in Sweden.

King Diamond comments: “It was a lot of fun to get a chance to re-record "Evil" and "Curse of the Pharaohs" from our 1983 "Melissa" album. It was cool to go into the studio and try to figure out all the various harmony vocals and see if I could still do them. The other guys had a lot of fun with this project too, and the whole thing turned out much better than we could have hoped for. Everyone nailed their performances and Hank’s solos were even slightly improved. Everything is right where it should be and with a much better sound! The “feel” was there and all of the guys - Hank, Denner, Timi and Bjarne are all naturals. The versions that will be up on iTunes were mastered by Andy LaRocque and even with a 2009 sound, there’s no doubt that these songs were recorded by Mercyful Fate!”

If you have yet to check out Guitar Hero: Metallica - make sure you do! King Diamond himself is a playable character in the game once you unlock the Evil track! Plus, a video of King Diamond’s on-stage performance with Metallica at Ozzfest 2008 in Dallas is included as a bonus feature in the game.

Evil and Curse Of The Pharaohs will be available for fans to purchase digitally on July 14th. A special edition picture disc vinyl single will be available on September 1st!

http://www.myspace.com/kingdiamond
http://www.covenworldwide.org
Tags: metal blade records, mercyful fate, evil, curse of the paraohs
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