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“The Four Elements,” The debut EP by German rock guitarist, MARC VANDERBERG, has been released in the US and Canada.

MARC VANDERBERG’s debut EP, “The Four Elements,” was released November 20 through HearYou Music. It is now available on iTunes.


For review copies of Marc’s EP, “The 4 Elements,” or for interview requests, contact


AVANTASIA’s outstanding 7th album, »Ghostlights«, will be released worldwide on January 29th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast and Avalon Marquee (Asia). Today, Tobias proudly presents the cover and announces the tracklists as well as the various formats, in which the upcoming record will be available.

The opus features guest appearances of Dee Snider, Geoff Tate, Marco Hietala, Sharon Den Adel, Michael Kiske, Ronnie Atkins, Bob Catley, Jorn Lande, Bruce Kulick, Robert Mason,Herbie Langhans, Oliver Hartmann and Sascha Paeth.

The record contains twelve songs and was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth in Gatestudio Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth is responsible for engineering and mixing »Ghostlights«, too. Mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg.

The instrumentalists on »Ghostlights« are the following:
Sascha Paeth – rhythm guitars, lead guitars, bass, additional keys
Michael Rodenberg – orchestration, keys
Tobias Sammet – additional keys and bass
Bruce Kulick – lead guitars
Oliver Hartmann – lead guitars
Felix Bohnke – drums

01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
Lead vocals: Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
Lead vocals: Tobias, Jorn Lande, Ronnie Atkins, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Oliver Hartmann
03. The Haunting
Lead vocals: Dee Snider, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
04. Seduction Of Decay
Lead vocals: Geoff Tate, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
05. Ghostlights
Lead vocals: Michael Kiske, Tobias, Jorn Lande
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
06. Draconian Love
Lead vocals: Herbie Langhans, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
07. Master Of The Pendulum
Lead vocals: Marco Hietala, Tobias
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth
08. Isle Of Evermore
Lead vocals: Sharon Den Adel, Tobias
09. Babylon Vampyres
Lead vocals: Tobias, Robert Mason
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick, Oliver Hartmann, Sascha Paeth
10. Lucifer
Lead vocals: Jorn Lande, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick
11. Unchain The Light
Lead vocals: Tobias, Ronnie Atkins, Michael Kiske
Lead guitar: Sascha Paeth, Oliver Hartmann
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
Lead vocals: Bob Catley, Tobias
Lead guitar: Bruce Kulick

CD 1
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
13. Wake Up To The Moon (Bonus Track)

CD 2 (Bonus Disc – AVANTASIA live)
01. Spectres
02. Invoke The Machine
03. The Story Ain’t Over
04. Prelude
05. Reach Out For The Light
06. Avantasia
07. Whats Left Of Me
08. Dying For An Angel
09. Twisted Mind
10. The Watchmakers’ Dream
11. Another Angel Down


(incl. 68page photobook ca. 28,5×28,5cm)
+ CD 3 Karaoke Version of CD 1 w/o bonus track
01. Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose
02. Let The Storm Descend Upon You
03. The Haunting
04. Seduction Of Decay
05. Ghostlights
06. Draconian Love
07. Master Of The Pendulum
08. Isle Of Evermore
09. Babylon Vampyres
10. Lucifer
11. Unchain The Light
12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies

In March an all-star ensemble will set off on the GHOSTLIGHT WORLD TOUR. Madrid is already sold out, a second show has been announced. More dates are about to sell out shortly, Hamburg next. For tickets & info go to

NASHVILLE PUSSY Announces North American Tour Headline Dates and Dates Supporting Reverend Horton Heat

Earlier this year southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY released Ten Years of Pussy, a retrospective of the bands ten years of working with SPV/Steamhammer. In support of the release NASHVILLE PUSSY are hitting the road again on a North American tour including headline shows and in November and December and then will hit the road supporting Reverend Horton Heat in January! A complete list of dates is below.

Ten Years Of Pussy highlights the band’s most relevant work of their decade history on label SPV. Up The Dosage (2014), featuring rock solid bassist Bonnie Buitrago, has been called “NASHVILLE PUSSY’S Back In Black” and was Pick Of The Week on That Metal Show. From Hell To Texas (2009) was recorded at Willie Nelson’s studio in Texas and featured some of the band’s strongest songwriting to date. And Get Some (2005), was the first SPV release and the first collaboration with Daniel Rey, and has more hooks than a hillbilly’s tackle box. And of course the bonus live CD includes the ultimate version of Nutbush City Limits with special guest Ron Heathman from The Supersuckers on guitar.

Ten Years of Pussy is available on iTunes and Amazon.

11/27: San Diego, CA @ The Hideout San Diego
11/28: Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar
11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
12/1: San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
12/2: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
12/3: Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern
12/4: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
12/5: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
12/6: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/7: Whistler, BC @ Garibaldi Lift Co
12/8: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
12/10: Edmonton, AB @ Denizen Hall
12/11: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
12/12: Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
12/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
12/15: Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
12/16: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12/18: Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
12/19: Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar

NASHVILLE PUSSY W/Reverend Horton Heat:
1/13: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
1/14: Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly
1/15: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/16: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
1/17: Orlando, FL @ Johnny’s Fillin’
1/19: Melbourne, FL @ Boondocks Live
1/20: Deland, FL @ Café DeVinci
1/21: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
1/22: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
1/23: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour
1/24: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys By The Sea
1/26: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
1/27: Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall
1/28: Charlotte, NC @ Neighboorhood Theater
1/29: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
1/30: Carboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
1/31: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
2/2: Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
2/3: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
2/4: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
2/5: Nashville, TN @ Cannery
2/6: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
2/7: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

AHTME: Kansas City Technical Death Metal Strategists Formerly Known As The Roman Holiday Join The Unique Leader Roster

AHTME: Kansas City Technical Death Metal Strategists Formerly Known As The Roman Holiday Join The Unique Leader Roster

Kansas City technical death metal strategists, AHTME, formerly known as The Roman Holiday, are the latest addition to Unique Leader Records’ expanding roster of brutality. The label will be reissuing the band’s 2013-issued The Demonization debut in early 2016.

Forged in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri, the band brings a signature and unique sound to the table. Start with surgically precise but groove-infused guitar riffs, lay them atop a percussion section as sturdy as a field of steel girders and as intricate as a handmade Swiss grandfather clock, throw in a heaping helping of raw, violent vocal incursions, and you have yourself AHTME. Following a near three-year hiatus, AHTME, are indeed back with a proverbial vengeance.

Issues the band of their union with Unique Leader, “We are excited to announce that we have signed a deal with Unique Leader. We can’t explain how awesome it is to be featured alongside all these incredible bands and such a talented roster of death metal musicians. Our first album as AHTME is fully written and we are VERY quickly making progress in hammering out every little detail. We can’t wait to work with UL for these new releases and we hope to carve out a little home for ourselves here among all these other incredible artists! Thanks to everyone who has been a fan over the years and cheers to the future! Hail AHTME!”

Though the band’s The Demonization long-player, recorded under the moniker The Roman Holiday, never had an official release, the forty-minute bruiser was well-received among their extensive local fan base and online community. Originally recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco in 2009, the album is set to be reissued during the Winter of 2016 by Unique Leader Records. Further info to be announced in the coming weeks.

DIMESLAND: CD Version Of Debut Full-Length From Oakland Avant-Metal Unit Out This Week On Crucial Blast; New Trailer Posted

DIMESLAND’s debut full-length album, Psychogenic Atrophy, sees its CD release through the cultivators of disobedient audio at Crucial Blast this Friday.

Appearing at the end of 2014 as a digital-only, self-released title, Oakland, California-based DIMESLAND’s Psychogenic Atrophy made an immediate and powerful impression upon those who heard it, invaded numerous end-of-year/best-of lists, and flattened just about everyone who encountered it. An in-house favorite, Crucial Blast was so blown away by this album that the label wanted to make it available as a physical release, reissuing Psychogenic Atrophy on CD in digipack packaging that features subtly unnerving cover art from Swiss photographer and performance artist Chantal Michel. This album cannot be recommend enough if you’re a fan of avant-garde death metal and progressive thrash, as DIMESLAND have produced a work of challenging, terrifying extreme metal which stands amongst the more unconventional likes of Gorguts, Cynic, Confessor, Voivod, Deathspell Omega and the like.

Shortly after the initial digital release of Psychogenic Atrophy as DIMESLAND was preparing to tour heavily on the new album, guitarist Drew Cook tragically passed away. While this leaves the future of the band uncertain for the time being, the remaining members — Drew’s brother, guitarist Nolan Cook, drummer Harland Burkhart, and bassist/vocalist Greg Brace — continue to honor their fallen comrade’s memory, and this new physical version of Psychogenic Atrophy is meant to do exactly that, even commemorating Drew in the new layout.

With members of art rock legends The Residents’ touring band and blackened prog-doom ensemble Wild Hunt amongst their ranks, DIMESLAND released the promising Creepmoon EP a couple of years prior, but even that only hinted at just how maniacal the band’s sound was to become. The eight songs on Psychogenic Atrophy combine dizzying musical complexity and fearsome dissonance with a sort of off-kilter thrash. Frantically barked vocals are employed judiciously, allowing the band to weave long stretches of instrumental mayhem. Violent, discordant riffs are folded around psychotic time signature changes, and then suddenly expand into passages of moody, doom-laden darkness. Cyclical rhythms churn beneath waves of dense, alien sound, and spastic skronk-assaults suddenly swerve into vicious angular thrash. And these guys have some serious chops. Psychogenic Atrophy’s brutality is sharpened by their technical precision and prowess and driven by utterly frenetic drumming. But it’s also a heavily layered album, each listen revealing added details and degrees of delirium. Intense stuff for sure, with an unsettling, nightmarish atmosphere that makes this album stand out further amongst the progressive metal horde. There is a surreal, ever-present malevolence lurking under the surface of these songs.

The Most Metal Xmas Present You Can Give Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore

“Essential reading for metalheads.”
– Billboard

“The definitive account of extreme metal’s origins.”
– Noisey

“If you are a fan of death metal and grindcore, you need this book in your life!”

Looking to deck the halls with Death Metal and Grindcore this holiday season? If so you need to pick up a copy of the fully redesigned version of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore. Written by Decibel Magazine Editor in chief Albert Mudrian.

Originally released on Feral House in 2004, Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, is widely recognized as the definitive history of its titular extreme music subgenres. For its (more or less) 10-year anniversary, author Albert Mudrian-editor-in-chief of Decibel Magazine-has chosen life after death in the form of an expanded and revised edition, which flaunts a whopping 100 additional pages of new content.

This fully redesigned hardcover version is the inaugural release of brand-new imprint Decibel Books, and is limited to 3,000 hand-numbered copies. It boasts three new chapters (with new material interspersed among the original 10 chapters), over 50 new interviews (for a total of 200) and a new cover painting by legendary death metal artist Dan Seagrave, recalling elements of his classic Entombed and Morbid Angel album covers. Well over half of the 3000 copies printed have already been sold, so don’t miss your chance to grab one of the remaining copies before it’s too late.

Now out of print, the original Choosing Death has been translated into seven different languages around the world. This exciting history, featuring an introduction by famed DJ John Peel, tells the two-decade-long history of grindcore and death metal through the eyes and ringing ears of the artists, producers and label owners who propelled them. Phil Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera) called it “something special. This is a must-read for anyone who wants a comprehensive ‘who-did-what-when’ book. Thumbs up.”

“Choosing Death is one of the first – and most insightful – documentations about the underground music scene. I still go back to this book to indulge in the stories, the anecdotes and the overall history of a scene that was, and still is a big part of my life. I’m glad that another revised edition sees the light of day, and look forward to more hours to spend with this gem,” says At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg

Reign Eternal Announce ‘Premonitions’ EP

UK based metalcore band Reign Eternal has announced their debut EP “Premonitions, set to release December 4th.” The six track album, produced by Ash Scott features singles like “Bloodwater” and “The Amendment”, setting the band apart in Exeter scene. The band has recently released their new single, “Fighting Blind” from the forthcoming album which features Matt Stuart from The Dreamer Within.

“Being trapped in a hateful relationship, ‘Premonitions’ is the voice from some of the lowest points in our lives,” says Ryan Simmons, guitarist.

Watch Reign Eternal’s “Fighting Blind” music video below and make sure to pre-order a physical copy of Premonitions on the band’s online store.

Premonitions Track Listing
1. Intro

2. Fighting Blind

3. Bloodwater

4. The Amendment

5. Oxygen

6. Sins Of Epitah

SHATTERED SUN Announces Fundraiser Shows + Sirius XM Liquid Metal Takeover Happening Now!

Modern metal trailblazers SHATTERED SUN will never stop moving – the band just announced local fundraiser dates and an impending GoFundMe campaign to support the purchase of a new touring van to bring SHATTERED SUN to your town! So far, the band have confirmed two dates, including an acoustic show in Alice, Texas. See below and stay tuned for more dates and the GoFundMe page coming soon.

Confirmed SHATTERED SUN Fundraiser Dates:
12/11 – Alice, TX @ Revo Alice (acoustic) – 8:00pm, $10, special guests TBA
12/12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock – 8:00pm, $10

This week, SHATTERED SUN is officially taking over Sirius XM Liquid Metal! The takeover has begun and runs throughout the remainder of this week. You can hear the band over the airwaves at these upcoming dates and times:

SHATTERED SUN Sirius XM Liquid Metal Takeover Times:
Tuesday November 17 – 8:00p ET
Wednesday November 18 – 4:00p ET
Thursday November 19 – 7:00p ET

SHATTERED SUN recently released their live-action packed video for the track “Waging War”.

The “Waging War” video was directed and filmed by Victory Records and Steven Garcia, and features a collection of footage from the “Dark Roots of Thrash II” tour, this past summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the band’s recent hometown show in Corpus Christi, TX, and the recent first leg of the “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” tour.

SHATTERED SUN’s recently released Victory Records debut, Hope Within Hatred, is available now in-stores, online at iTunes, Amazon Music, FYE, Hastings, and wherever digital music is sold. Hope Within Hatred debuted at #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock charts, as well as within the Top 20 on the iTunes Metal chart and Top 50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Marcos Leal – Vocals
Twitter: @marcos_ssun

Daniel Trejo – Guitar
Twitter: @daniel_ssun
Instagram: shattereddaniel

Jessie Santos – Guitar
Twitter: @shatteredjessie

Joseph Guajardo – Bass
Twitter: @joseph_guajardo
Instagram : @josephshattered1
Snapchat: Shatteredjoseph

Robert Garza – Drums
Twitter: @CrasRob
Instagram: shatteredrob
Snapchat: shatteredrob

Henry Garza – Keys/Samples
Twitter: @henrygarza29
Instagram: shatteredhenry
Snapchat: shatteredhenry


German metal guitarist and songwriter, MARC VANDERBERG, schedules US release of “The Four Elements” for November 20, 2015

MARC VANDERBERG’s debut single,?Key to Your Heart,? was released in October 2014 and his debut EP, ?The 4 Elements,? was released in Europe in May 2015. MARC is planning a US release of ?The Four Elements? through HEARYOU MUSIC on November 20.

?I am very excited about the cooperation with HEARYOU MUSIC. These guys really believe in my music?, says MARC.

MARC VANDERBERG is a guitarist/songwriter. All the songs are written, played, produced, mixed and mastered by Marc himself. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style is mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Vanderbergs Debut-Single ´Key to your Heart´ was released on October 31, 2014. His Debut-EP ? including four songs ? was released on May 22, 2015 in Europe.

Spoken Releases “Falling Apart” Music Video From Upcoming Album “Breathe Again” (Out December 11th

Spoken has released a music video for their track “Falling Apart” off their upcoming record “Breathe Again” (out December 11th on Artery Recordings). “Falling Apart” is the 2nd single to be released from the album following the critically acclaimed title track “Breathe Again” (featuring Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire) which was released earlier this year. The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes.

Falling Apart was produced by Cameron Mizell and recorded at Chango Studios in Glendale, Arizona. The Video was directed by Sam Link of Collapse Studios and filmed in Columbia, Tennessee at a graveyard for business signs. We were fortunate enough to have Trevor Sarver from The Wedding fill in for the video, which helped us out a lot because he is such a stud and has great hair.

Falling Apart is about our past. We all have a one whether we like it or not. If our past currently affects our future, its no longer our past, Its our present which shapes our future. We can?t let our past define us, instead we need to set new goals and ambitions for our lives, free from the insecurities and doubt which cases us to fall apart. – Spoken

Feign Announce New Album, Releases “Neverest” Lyric Video

Houston-based Hardcore band Feign has announce their debut full length titled The New World Order which is set to release on December 18th. The ten track album, produced by Robby Joyner at Black Book Sound, will be the band’s first release since their EP False Hope in 2012.

“The soundtrack to a rebellion against tyranny and oppression, The New World Order is more than just a political statement: it’s a new breed of downtempo deathcore meant to bring more than the genre?s standard fare to heavy music enthusiasts. It is the culmination of three years of hard work and we are very excited to finally unleash it,” Trevor Phillips comments.

Along with the album announcement, comes Feign’s new single and lyric video, “Neverest” which premiered on Revolver.


Melodic Death / Black Metal band ESHTADUR set to release new EP

Colombian Melodic Death / Black Metal band ESHTADUR will release a new 5 track CD EP entitled “Oblivion” on December 1st through RebelSign. This will be ESHTADUR’s first EP
and fourth release overall.
Since their inception in 2005 ESHTADUR have been making and working with black melodic metal creations, dark melodies & tense environments. By adding harmonic scales & rough guitars with sticky phrases to a range of voices that have evolved their music to even harsher and stronger heights with each release to date. “Oblivion” is the follow up to ESHTADUR’s 2013 full length album “Stay Away From Evil and Get Close to Me” which won two AMS Metal Awards (Best Album, Best Video Clip).

“Oblivion” was recorded at Red Spot Studio & RebelSign Studio (Colombia) and Mixed & Mastered by Diego Rodriguez.

Cover art (Razor Images) and track listing can be found below.

“Oblivion” will be available starting December 1st on the ESHTADUR bandcamp page along with their previous releases.

In addition to the physical release through RebelSign, another pressing of “Oblivion” is expected in 2016 by Gate of Horror Rec.


01. In a Trance With Darkness (05:14)
02. Last Day of the Condor (03:14)
03. Heavens to the Ground (03:24)
04. The Currency of My Empire (03:25)
05. The Rebellion (04:08)

Echo Black


To see the men of EB, a NY/NJ Rock the F out kind of band, you instantly (I did) think Goth Metal, maybe. a biker band. Well, You could be right, but you won’t know because you missed them in concert, at the Granada in Lawrence, Ks. (Great Venue, if you haven’t made the trip over from KC). They look like Ozzy and Marilyn Manson had a love child. Tongue in cheek of course.

I would have given a lot to look like these guys, good looks, glam looks, the kind of guy, you pull your daughters hand to move her out of their way.  On top of that, every member is absolutely SOLID.

I enjoyed the opening appetizer “Burden of the day,” it was full of good beats, Bass was killin it, in the good sex kinda of way. Danny, has a great range, his upper register as good as any and better than most. I made a note that the drums were crisp.

Pleasant Nightmare, was 2nd in the setlist. It had some great harmonies. I lost Danny’s lower register in the heavy drive of Bass and Drums, I went to the cd, and likes this song, You should download it from iTunes or on one of the services.

This was followed by “In the Dark,” Set Me on Fire (Best song of the night for me)

Something to Believe In, and the Finale “Perfect” and it was.

In the 2nd song, I lost the vocals, That Risky Business movie line, “There is a slight preponderance of Bass.” I am not saying this in a negative way, This entire show was great.

I?m saying this in a “I can?t wait till they tour as a non opener,” where there is just a few more feet of stage because other bands have cleared the stage and they have a full time soundman, not someone who only worries how good the closer is.

The 98.9 and ROCKFEST groups will support these guys.

I fully give them “6 strings”, they are still in my truck cd player, tho, I have shifted their CD fm truck, to Harley, to laptop and back several times.

Echo Black can be found at: or


Michael Bridges – Photos by Kuhl Pics


Marc Vanderberg Unleashes “The Four Elements” in the US

German metal guitarist and songwriter, MARC VANDERBERG, schedules US release of “The Four Elements” for November 20, 2015.

MARC VANDERBERG?s debut single, “Key to Your Heart,” was released in October 2014 and his debut EP, “The Four Elements,” was released in Europe in May 2015. MARC is planning a US release of “The Four Elements” through HEARYOU MUSIC on November 20.

“I am very excited about the cooperation with HEARYOU MUSIC. These guys really believe in my music”, says MARC


MARC VANDERBERG is a guitarist/songwriter. All the songs are written, played, produced, mixed and mastered by Marc himself. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style is mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Vanderbergs Debut-Single “Key to your Heart” was released on October 31, 2014. His Debut-EP – The Four Elements – was released on May 22, 2015 in Europe and is scheduled for US release on November 20, 2015.


Storm, Thunder, and Lightening – Featuring Paulo Cuevas on Vocals
Key To Your Heart – Featuring Paulo Cuevas on Vocals
Devil May Care – Featuring Goran Edman on Vocals
Corrosion of Society – Featuring Paulo Cuevas on Vocals



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Escape The Fate “Hate Me Tour 2015” Aftershock Live Music Venue Merriam, Ks

escape albumA line of all ages fans waited patiently outside the venue for a few hours of seeing Escape the Fate live on a warm Autumn day in Kansas. This post hardcore rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada were there to give their mostly young energetic audience a reason to go wild! Introducing new material from their newly released album Hate Me out October 30, 2015.
Escape the Fate members are: founding member Robert Ortiz (drummer), Craig Mabbitt (vocals), Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (lead guitar), T.J. Bell (rhythm guitar), Max Green (bass guitar).
As the band entered the stage breaking out into, Just a Memory from their album Hate Me. Giving the audience permission to just go crazy! Lead vocalist Craig Mabbitt entertained the audience with his witty humor and charm. While the rest of the band members showed their individual talents that make this band work so good together.
Followed by other songs for previous albums Ungrateful, This War is Ours. The crowd eagerly waiting for Escape the Fate to start another song, they then begin Gorgeous Nightmare making the already energetic crowd into a frenzy with their familiar hit. The band kept the energy going with a variety of his from past albums.
The night actually went by very quickly considering all the bands on the bill which included: Escape the Fate, A Skylite Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors, Myka Relocate, The Sin of Eve. The show soon ended though before everyone knew it. This was a great highly energetic show. No one left disappointed. If this is a show coming your way be sure not to miss it.
Not a person seemed disappointed as I went out into the parking lot looking over towards the tour bus to see Craig Mabbitt surrounded by excited fans waiting for autographs and his undivided attention. Don?t forget to get a copy of Hate Me out Now.



Carina Montgomery

Industrial Rockers POUND OF FLESH Reveal Ghostly “Believe” Music Video

Featuring Ex-MINISTRY Keyboardist Darrell James
New Album “Refills” Out December 11, 2015 via WuLi Records

Chicago, IL alt-industrial hard rock group POUND OF FLESH – featuring former
Ministry keyboardist Darrell James – are set to release a remix album entitled Refills on December 11, 2015 via WuLi Records and INgrooves Music Group. Refills will be available for pre-order via iTunes very soon.

In preparation for the release, the band is pleased to reveal their new music video for the track “Believe”.The video features POUND OF FLESH starring as some tricky ghosts – watch the video now via Bloody-Disgusting:

Darrell James delves into the concept behind the video: “In the video we (the band) are ghosts hanging out with fellow ghosts Helen and Valkyrie opera singer Tamale. While there, paranormal investigators come to the house to investigate the claims that the house is haunted. So we decide to mess with them during their investigation, scaring them out of the house.”

The “Believe” video was directed and edited by Steven McIntosh, and filmed by Beth Hollander and Elizabeth Fraiberg from e3Photography.

Refills was recorded at Drakeraven Studios Chicago 2015 and produced by Darrell James and Steven McIntosh. The album was mixed by Darrell James and mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios Chicago. The album features remixes by Steven McIntosh.

POUND OF FLESH’s previous album Pills can be ordered now via iTunes or the POUND OF FLESH website.

POUND OF FLESH was formed in the late 90’s, and released their first full-length record in 2000, entitled Red & Black. The album received critical acclaim and support from over 250 radio stations nationwide.

While touring regionally in support of Red & Black, frontman Darrell James was introduced to the legendary Al Jourgenson of Ministry. James was invited by Jourgenson to play keyboards during Ministry’s 2003 “Fornicatour.” Darrell agreed, and was subsequently asked to stay on for their 2004 “Evil Doer” tour. Additionally, Darrell’s keyboard and programming work can be heard on Ministry’s Rantology and Rio Grande Blood as well as the Revolting Cocks’ Cocked and Loaded.

In 2008, Darrell started collaborating with keyboardist Steven McIntosh on new material. After perfecting their sound and recruiting the rest of the current incarnation of the band, POF released their aforementioned 2012 album Pill. This marked the launch of what now exists as POUND OF FLESH.
Darrell James – Vocals and drum programming
Steven McIntosh – Keyboards
Alan Stehman – Guitars
Michael X Christian – Bass Guitar

To learn more about POUND OF FLESH, please visit these websites:

SWALLOW THE SUN launch video for “Rooms and Shadows”; New triple album “Songs from the North I, II & III” out now!

SWALLOW THE SUN launch video for “Rooms and Shadows”; New triple album “Songs from the North I, II & III” out now!

Melancholy death-doom masters SWALLOW THE SUN have released their eagerly awaited new triple full-length album, Songs from the North I, II & III, today!

The band also launched a brand-new video for the song “Rooms and Shadows”, taken from Songs from the North pt. I. The video was directed and produced by ex- SENTENCED and THE MAN-EATING TREE drummer Vesa Ranta. You can watch it now

Songs from the North I, II & III was received with massive media acclaim. Here are some first soundcheck results:

Legacy (DE) – album of the month!
Metal Hammer (DE) #2
Aardshock (NL) #2
Rock Hard (DE) #3

“The perfect soundtrack for bleak winters, both real and ethereal” 9 out 9
– Metal Hammer UK
“It’s an epic journey, and one that both requires and repays immersion and patience” KKKK – Kerrang


In continued support of “Songs from the North I, II & III”, SWALLOW THE SUN will perform their signature brand of gloom, beauty, and despair live throughout Europe on headlining dates beginning later this month. They will be accompanied by fellow countrymen Wolfheart. Complete list of dates below.

11.26. Berlin, K17, DE
11.27. Hamburg, Headcrash, DE
11.28. Rotterdam, Baroeg, NL
11.29. Apeldoorn, TBC, NL
11.30. Paris, Glazart, FR
12.4. Valencia, Rock City, ES
12.5. Barcelona, Apolo 2, ES
12.6. Madrid, Caracol, ES
12.8. Montpellier, Secret Place, FR
12.9. Pratteln, Z7, CH
12.10. Brescia, Circolo Colony, IT
12.11. Ljbubljana, Orto Bar, SL
12.12. Budapest, Dürer Kert, HU
12.13. Kosice, Colosseum Club, SK
12.14. Krakau, Club Rotunda, PL
12.15. Vienna, Viper Room, AT
12.16. Munchen, Backstage, DE
12.17. Weinheim, Café Zentralbar, DE
12.18. Vosselaar, Biebob, BE
12.19. Bochum, Matrix, DE

Juha Raivio – guitar
Markus Jämsen – guitar
Mikko Kotamäki – vocals
Matti Honkonen -bass
Aleksi Munter – keys
Juuso Raatikainen – drums


German metal guitarist and songwriter, MARC VANDERBERG, has signed a US distribution deal with HEARYOU MUSIC.

MARC VANDERBERG’s debut single,”Key to Your Heart,” was released in October 2014 and his debut EP, “The 4 Elements,” was released in Europe in May 2015. MARC is planning a US release of “The 4 Elements” through HEARYOU MUSIC later this month.

“I am very excited about the cooperation with HEARYOU MUSIC. These guys really believe in my music”, says MARC.



MARC VANDERBERG is a guitarist/songwriter. All the songs are written, played, produced, mixed and mastered by Marc himself. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style is mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. VANDERBERG’S Debut-Single, “Key to your Heart” was released on October 31, 2014. His Debut-EP – including four songs – was released on May 22, 2015 in Europe.  He is planning a North American release of “The Four Elements” later this month through HEARYOU MUSIC.


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LAMB OF GOD Announces Early 2016 U.S. Headline Tour

Featuring Support from Special Guests ANTHRAX
& More Bands TBA

Tickets On Sale Friday, November 13th

World-renowned American heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce their upcoming January/February 2016 U.S. headline tour featuring direct support from very special guests and thrash metal legends Anthrax, with additional support from two more bands to be announced soon. The tour will begin on Friday, January 15th in Pittsburgh, PA and visit several major U.S. markets before coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on February 12th. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.

General on-sale for tickets begins this Friday, November 13th at 10:00am local time. American Express Card Members can also purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 P.M. local time through Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 P.M. local time, in select markets.

LAMB OF GOD is touring in support of their new studio album VII: Sturm Und Drang, which launched via Epic Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts this past summer. VII: Sturm Und Drang is available for purchase now.

LAMB OF GOD 2016 Tour Dates w/ Anthrax, Deafheaven & Kylesa:
Fri/Jan-15 Pittsburgh, PA@ Stage AE (Indoor)
Sat/Jan-16 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Jan-17 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Tue/Jan-19 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Fri/Jan-22 Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
Sat/Jan-23 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun/Jan-24 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale
Thu/Jan-28 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Fri/Jan-29 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Sat/Jan-30 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Sun/Jan-31 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Tue/Feb-02 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Thu/Feb-04 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Fri/Feb-05 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Sat/Feb-06 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavilion
Mon/Feb-08 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Tue/Feb-09 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Thu/Feb-11 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri/Feb-12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Stay tuned for more information coming soon about the tour.

Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake – having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band’s first major release, 2000’s New American Gospel, was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God’s inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal’s faith is maintained, effectively bridging the ’90s’ insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school’s determined focus on riff construction.”

In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”. This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks “Set to Fail” and “In Your Words”, both cut from Wrath (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band’s track “Ghost Walking”, cut from their 2012 album Resolution (CD, #3 of 200 debut). With the release of VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece have proven their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal – a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.

Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and releasing in July), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.

LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).

Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost 12-Inch Featuring Child Bite With Philip H. Anselmo, Municipal Waste And More Streaming In Full At Revolver; Release To Drop This Friday Via Corpse Flower Records

This Friday marks the final descent of Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost, a maniacal 12-inch compilation featuring the likes of Child Bite with Philip H. Anselmo, Persekutor, Acid Witch, Temple Of Void, Municipal Waste, Hayward featuring Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis, Evoken and Coffin’s Slave featuring Scott Carlson of Repulsion all paying tribute to one of extreme metal’s most influential acts. The MP3 bonus track includes Black Anvil’s previously released rendition of “Dethroned Emperor” while a bonus flexi disc boasts a second appearance by Coffin’s Slave with their reinterpretation of Hellhammer’s “Reaper.”

In celebration of its release, today Revolver brings you the collection in its punishing entirety.

Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost serves as the supplement to Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost, a mammoth 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from an eclectic assemblage of metal musicians and authors. Released last year via Corpse Flower Records, in cooperation with CV Comics, the tome was edited by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph and is the second in a planned trilogy of metal-centric graphic novels following Rudolph’s 2012-issued Satan Is Alive; A Tribute To Mercyful Fate.

The Morbid Tales: A Tribute To Celtic Frost LP will be limited to five-hundred copies in five color variants with a bonus transparent red flexi and will be released via Corpse Flower Records on November 13th, 2015 with preorders currently available.

Heat Of Damage Release “Judgment Day” Music Video From New Album “Open Fire”

Folsom, California Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band Heat Of Damage have released their “Judgment Day” music video from their debut album Open Fire which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The video for “Judgement Day” was filmed at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California and was edited by Matt Thomas.

“Judgment Day” was written to be a powerful F*ck You song, plain and simple. The lyrics are written from the perspective of someone who has been wronged, whose response is to be the better person. My contributions to the writing process come from my own experiences of essentially the exact same thing; being wronged and priding myself on being a better person than those who would treat me poorly. The musicality aspect of the song is very heavy, like 80’s era heavy metal sounding (interestingly enough, we called the riff 80’s metal before the song became Judgment Day). The harmonized guitar solo was thrown in because I am very influenced by the guitar stylings of Iron Maiden, and love the way harmonized guitar sounds. – David Haug

The song started out as just a simple guitar riff that I came up with. As soon as I played it at a rehearsal one day, Julian started pounding away on his drums and the sound of the song started to take form. From the beginning I knew this song was going to be something special, and I was not wrong. We decided to make it the first official single from the album because it strongly represents exactly what Heat Of Damage is, and what this album will sound like as a whole. Personally, I think it’s the best song we have ever written. – Nick Lassalette


New Rock-Metal Supergroup CYBERSTAR Release Debut Lyric Video “Eye For An Eye”

New Rock-Metal Supergroup CYBERSTAR featuring Vocalist Jasen Moreno (Drowning Pool), Guitarist Billy Grey (Fozzy), and Drummer Dusty Winterrowd (Allele) have released a lyric video for their debut single “Eye For An Eye”. The track which originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine is the first to be released from the band’s upcoming debut EP out early next year. “Eye For An Eye” is available for purchase now on iTunes.

“Eye For An Eye” is a tune about not taking any shit and staying strong and never giving up. – Billy Grey (CYBERSTAR)

New Rock-Metal Super Project CYBERSTAR was spawned when Vocalist Jasen Moreno (Drowning Pool) and Guitarist Billy Grey (Fozzy) met while on tour together in Europe and decided to get together to write some songs. With the addition of Drummer Dusty Winterrowd (Allele), great chemistry came together and the writing process began. The music and songs were constructed cyberly and an EP is in the works. The first 2 songs recorded for release are Eye for an Eye and Floods with show announcements soon to follow.

Long in the Tooth Releases New Single – Ballad of Jewels

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Sacramento?s Long in the Tooth released Ballad of Jewels from their untitled CD due out in December 2015.  The new single is available on iTunes, Amazon, and other online music stores and streaming sites.

As the band, LITT, we feel that the tune, Ballad of Jewels, moved something deep inside all of us, bringing forth from the depth of our souls, our inner REO Speedwagon!   Joe MachineGun Moody


Long In The Tooth Is:

Anthony Vallejos- Vocals

Jeff Marsh ? Guitar

Dean Marshall Van Gelder- Guitar

Chris Alosi ? Bass/Vocals

Joe ?Machine Gun? Moody ? Drums


News from Tobias:

?What do Geoff Tate, Dee Snider, Michael Kiske, Robert Mason, Jorn Lande, Bob Catley, Ronnie Atkins, Olli Hartmann and me have in common with Marco Hietala of Nightwish? Yes, we?re all good looking, funny and amazingly talented? AND: we?ll be on the new Avantasia album Ghostlights ? out in January 2016.

About Marco: It was August 1997 and we were in Helsinki to mix the Vain Glory Opera album of Edguy when someone played the band Tarot to me. That great band seemed to be some sort of a legend in Finland (in Germany Tarot were not really known at the time). A few years later a band called Nightwish had appeared on the map and were about to take the European Metal world upside down. Edguy played a festival in England with Saxon and amongst others: Nightwish! I remember even though they had a great female vocalist how much I loved the rendition of Ozzy Osbourne?s ?Crazy Train? that they did ? if I remember correctly ? which was sung by their bass player. You know, a lot of bass players are bass players because they wanna be in a band too; and there?s only so much damage you can do to the sound of a band with just a bass. Sometimes they?re only in the band because they talk enough to organize things or they have a day job to finance the first demo recordings, nice stage clothes, or sun glasses, but at the end of the day, most of them aren?t taken seriously because? well, because they?re bass players. And they?re always suspicious?  Anyway ? I don?t need a bass player because I play bass myself (not as good as Marco, but I am the cheaper solution for my own project, ha!). AND Marco is more than a bass player, he is a proper musician! I have no clue why it took so long until I eventually asked Marco Hietala (that bass playing vocalist with the two beards and the voice!!) if he could imagine singing a role on an Avantasia album. Now it is happening! And the results kick ass! You will love it! We?re putting together an epic Metal record I believe?

Furthermore Robert Mason (Warrant) can been confirmed to sing on the new album as well. Robert first made a name for himself back in the early nineties as the lead singer in Lynch Mob. Robert is an amazing singer coming from what some would call a different musical world, and he contributed something very unique to the Avantasia world. He really gave the songs what they needed! You will hear it!

Cheerz, Tobi?

Nuisance Releases “Annunaki” Lyric Video


St. Paul, Minnesota based Metal band Nuisance have released their “Annunaki” lyric video. The lyric video originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine, and the track is from the band’s latest ablum “Kill The Silence” which is available now on iTunes.

About Nuisanse:
One of the most explosive hard hitting bands is emerging from the dark depths of the MIDWEST; that has birthed some of the biggest metal bands to the world (SLIPKNOT, MUSHROOMHEAD, MUDVAYNE)..

Hailing from the dirty and dark streets of Minneapolis/St Paul Minnesota since 2005 explodes NUISANCE! NUISANCE brings you heavy hitting drum beats with the insane Rick Fisher, melodic and technical riffs by Suspense & Philth, deep bass/backup vocals from loose cannon Shaggs, mind blowing samples by the one and only D.J. Switch, and front man Vicious flows with dynamic range, big hooks and catchy lyrics.

NUISANCE signed with SID Wilson (#0 of SLIPKNOT) at Mach 2.8 Entertainment in December of 2013. Soon after playing the legendary SXSW (South by Southwest) Music Festival in Austin Texas, Dirt Fest (2014) in Birch Run Michigan with metal GODS and friends KILL SWITCH ENGAGE. NUISANCE was also on the Art of Fury Tour (2015) with THE REAKTION and the one and only OTEP.

In 2012 they released the 12 track album KILL THE SILENCE with two videos to follow for tracks ?PRIAPISAM? and ?THE MESSAGE?. Vicious ?The album was written, produced, and recorded by ourselves. Keeping it self-made which very few bands can do. We pride ourselves in hard work and dedication to our art.? A third lyric video for ?ANUNNAKI? will be released soon. Vicious ?The song is one of our more dynamic songs on KILL THE SILENCE. It?s clearly about Dinosaurs {with a smile} this is one of my favorites off KILL THE SILENCE.? NUISANCE also have another EP ?5 STAR?. Both KILL THE SILENCE and 5 STAR are available on ITUNES.

Some of the bands that are a huge influence on NUISANCE are RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PANTERA, DEFTONES, and of course SLIPKNOT! You will definitely here some of these influences on the next NUISANCE album which they are currently in the process of writing to be released in 2016.

So be on the lookout for upcoming shows and the new album due in 2016. In the meantime ..????. BE THE NUISANCE!!!

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