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Bastards of Young – First DVD to Document Hardcore, Punk, Emo Bands Uprise

To mark the arrival of BASTARDS OF YOUNG – the first-ever DVD documentary and concert film chronicling the rise of the modern punk, emo and hardcore music scene – producer Michelle Caputo and director Shannon Hartman have organized a special in-store autograph signing with BASTARDS OF YOUNG featured artists and indie heroes MIDTOWN, THURSDAY and FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES.

The in-store event will take place at Vintage Vinyl in Ford, NJ (51 Lafayette Road) on Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 PM, the day of the DVD’s release via Image Entertainment.

At the event, THURSDAY, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES and MIDTOWN will meet fans and sign autographs. In addition, clips from the

The documentary has received early critical acclaim.  In his recent feature for MTV, writer Jon Wiederhorn hailed: “Caputo and director Shannon Hartman interview many key figures in the genre–including Thursday, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday–and uncover a grass-roots music form created by and for fans before it became commercial…comprised of 20 live performances by nine bands, including Thursday, Underoath and Matchbook Romance. The kinetic concert clips illustrate why emo continues to thrive” (5/11/06).

BASTARDS OF YOUNG offers fans an unprecedented look at creation and continuation of the “DIY” independent music scene while bands tell the story of how they built a following from basement gigs to area shows one fan–and one friend–at a time. Packed with interviews from FALL OUT BOY, JIMMY EAT WORLD, JULIANA THEORY, THE BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE and more the DVD also includes 20 live performances from bands at the forefront of a music scene happening today that defies tradition and is making music history.

BASTARDS OF YOUNG delves into how the indie rock/punk/hardcore and screamo genres have managed to gain recognition today not only for hooky choruses, emotional, heartfelt lyrics and frenetic live shows, but because they’re striking a chord as a lifestyle. With over three hours of rare material, the two-disc set includes live performances and backstage footage from artists such as THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, UNDEROATH, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, THE STARTING LINE, ARMOR FOR SLEEP, MIDTOWN, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, MATCHBOOK ROMANCE and EMANUEL.

Check out the BASTARDS OF YOUNG trailer online at:

At the Gates – 3 Minute ‘Making Of Slaughter Of The Soul’ Teaser Online

A 3 minute teaser for the forthcoming 'Making Of Slaughter Of The Soul' 
dual disc from Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES has been made available
online at this location.

Rob Halford – Buys Back Halford Catalogue from Sanctuary U.K. – Announces ‘Halford IV’ Release and More!

Heavy Metal superstar ROB HALFORD - The Metal God -
has purchased his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed
catalog from Sanctuary Records U.K. The three albums under the band name:
HALFORD include 'Resurrection' (2000), the two-CD concert recording
'Live Insurrection' (2001) and 'Crucible' (2002).

HALFORD titles were acquired January 2006, and they will be the
first music releases to possess The Metal God's new corporate imprint:
'Metal God Entertainment' (MGE) an entity which will act as exclusive
production company and label for Rob's future solo music and film
releases. Under new licenses, much of Rob's existing and new titles
will release through global-label partners whom have worked previously with
The Metal God.

Additional details available late-summer 2006 include:

The Roy Z. Produced Halford titles:
- 'Resurrection' (2000)
- 'Live Insurrection' (2001)

...these selections have been remastered and will soon be joined by
one of ROB HALFORD's finest releases: 'Crucible' (2002) which will be
reworked by Danish producer/mixer Tue Madsen. More details will be
available late-summer 2006.

In 2007, Metal God Entertainment (MGE) will release: 'Fight, War Of
Words - The Film.' Recorded throughout 1992 and 1993, this 5.1
surround-sound film presents a view of Rob Halford as he makes his
decision to leave Heavy Metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, record and tour
with his first solo band: 'FIGHT.' The band's original audio-demonstration
recordings (1992) will appear on a separate FIGHT soundtrack release.

Promotional trailer for this release is available here

Also in 2007, Metal God Entertainment (MGE) will release: 'Halford -
Live at Rock In Rio 2001'. The formation of Rob Halford's new Heavy
Metal band (HALFORD) is chronicled from studio to road in 5.1 surround
sound. After releasing 'Resurrection' (2000) Halford screams through a
95-city, world-wide concert tour. The band's final-tour performance at
Brazil's Rock in Rio III (2001) festival in front of more than a
quarter-million Metal fans presents an up-close view of one of Metal's
hardest working and innovative bands. The film's audio-only soundtrack
release: Halford - Live at Rock In Rio III - has been Produced by Roy

Promotional trailer for this release is available here

The highly anticipated
HALFORD studio album 'Halford IV' is being rescheduled
as Rob is in studio with JUDAS PRIEST collaborating on their 2007
release and subsequent tour. Additional 'Halford IV' details will be available
summer 2008.

Delusion vs. Dillusion – Patent Case Resolved

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made a decision today in trademark opposition number 91157420, Delusion vs. Dillusion, Carnes vs. Evigan, ruling in favor of the plaintiff and the name DELUSION. The decision came after more than three years of conflict over use of the name DILLUSION in the entertainment industry which was escalated through its commercial exposure on MTV’s The Osbournes Show. The dispute was perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the modern entertainment world considering its controversy. There couldn’t be a more classic trademark dispute than with these two names, DELUSION and DILLUSION .
The trademark application for the name
DILLUSION was filed jointly by Greg Evigan and DILLUSION member Ben Paul on May 31, 2003. Greg Evigan is best known for his acting roles in the TV shows BJ and the Bear, My Two Dads with Paul Reiser, and Tek Wars with William Shatner. He was involved as composer and manager of the music group DILLUSION , founded by his son Jason Evigan. The group hailing from California chose the name DILLUSION for their music group and set out to establish it through commercial use. The name DILLUSION however, due to similarity, was infringing upon the name DELUSION which had already been established by the Maryland group at an earlier date in dozens of geographic regions including the state of California. Proper name searches which are generally conducted by companies specializing in such broad searches appear not to have been conducted until the time of the trademark filing in 2002. Much controversy exists whether the members of DILLUSION were aware of the existence of DELUSION and attempted to secure a mark for the name DILLUSION without attempting to confront the other music group over trademark issues.   For more on the story go to   This is an exclusive story of The Baltimore Buzz Music Webzine

In Flames – 2006 UK Tour Diarty Posted Online

A tour diary of IN FLAMES’ 2006 UK Tour has been posted at Metal Temple magazine’s Online Community.

The tour diary was written by Daniel Tivemark and can be read here. To view all of IN FLAMES’ upcoming shows, click here.

Billboard Top 200 – Chart Rundown for Metal/Rock/Alternative

Yup, it's that time again - this week's Billboard Top 200 Charts Breakdown:

#10 - TOOL - 10,000 DAYS @ 63,189
#12 - DEF LEPPARD - YEAH! @ 49,845
#16 - PEARL JAM - PEARL JAM @ 41,859
#28 - GODSMACK - IV @ 30,634

Makeshift Romeo – Post 3 Newly Mixed Tracks from S/T EP

MAKESHIFT ROMEO has posted three newly mixed tracks from their 
upcoming self-titled EP, "Dream", "Morning After", and "The Way I Was"
at this location
. The band will be embarking on the Jagermeister
sponsored Summer of Sin 2006 Tour next month with DOPE, MANNTIS,

The Heavils – Brian Carter Looking to Branch Out and Launch New Projects – Contact Info Available

With his bandmates busy doing other things lead vocalist/guitarist Brian Carter of THE HEAVILS is looking to branch out and launch new projects. Anyone interested in kicking off a side-project with Carter who is just “looking to rock” can contact him at

Brand New Sin – Upload 5 Minute Studio Video Clip – October Release Eyed

BRAND NEW SIN have uploaded a five minute video clip which provides an  in depth look from the studio where the band is currently entrenched recording their followup to their most recent Century Media Records release “Recipe For Disaster”. Eyeing an October relesae, the band is working with producer Joey Zampela (LIFE OF AGONY) at his Brooklyn studio Method Of Groove in Brooklyn, New York. You can snag the clip at this location – it’s roughly 15.7 megs in size.

The Acacia Strain – Set to Appear on WAAF on June 6

Prosthetic Records’ THE ACACIA STRAIN is set to appear on the nightly extreme metal radio show “Harder, Faster” on Boston radio station WAAF on June 6. The program airs regularly Monday Friday from 11pm midnight, and fans outside of the station’s range can listen online at Host Mike Hsu will interview THE ACACIA STRAIN vocalist Vincent Bennett in anticipation of the band’s June 13 release of THE DEAD WALK, just prior to the band’s departure for its upcoming tour alongside SOILENT GREEN and DEMIRICOUS.

Napalm Death – Recording New Album

The British inventors of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH are recording a new album entitled “Smear Campaign” as the follow-up to last year’s highly acclaimed “The Code Is Red…Long Live The Code.” Vocalist Barney Greenway comments on the working process:
“After working our arses off on new stuff for the last couple of months, we kind of slipped into the studio when no one was looking. This thing is already sounding totally immense – even better than “Code…,” from where I’m standing. It’s fast and furious, as you’d expect, but we’re also throwing a few curveballs in, in true NAPALM DEATH tradition. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Take it easy peeps.”

The band are currently recording at Foel Studios in Wales, England, where they also recorded their last album, and aim for a September release via Century Media Records.

Greece’s X-Fest Canceled

The previously announced X-Fest that was going to take place in Athens on June 6, featuring Dio, In Flames, Trivium, Hatebreed, Darkstar and Innerwish has now been canceled by the organizers. A press release published by the organizers, Aenima, follows:

“The Aenima Team regrets to inform all fans, that we re forced to proceed with the cancellation of the X-Fest Athens.
Presales of the event cannot help us proceed, regardless how much we love the music, respect the artists as well as all the people that supported the event!
On our first effort to make a change and present something different, conditions were such that we need to reconsider. Honestly we don’t doubt that the fest could have been the new Athens event for all of us that live with this music!

We can assure one thing:

X-Fest will return more powerful than ever, whether it’s going to be a Winter X-Fest or a 2 day Festival next summer!

Whether it’s going to be just sole shows or entire line ups!

….and please remember: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger!

Respect to each and every one of you!

The Aenima Team”

You can cash your X-Fest tickets from Monday (June 5th) and on at:

Enttech SA
50 Ioulianou Str.
(At the Centre of Athens)
Tel: 210-8257070
HOURS: 11:00 – 17:00

Slayer – 10 Second Clip of “Cult” Posted Online

You can check out a 10 second clip of a new SLAYER song (“Cult“) here.

Municipal Waste, Annihilation Time – More Shows Announced

MUNICIPAL WASTE have confirmed the following shows with ANNIHILATION TIME:

July 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Oakland Cafe
July 9 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
July 10 – Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Community Center
July 11 – Boston, MA @ Elks Lodge
July 13 – Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion
July 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

Incantation – Celebrate “Decades of Death”

INCANTATION will unleash its brand of decimating death metal across America as part of the Decades of Death 2006 tour with VITAL REMAINS, SIN OF ANGELS, and DAWN OF AZAZEL.

The Decades of Death moniker is a tribute to the long history INCANTATION and VITAL REMAINS both have in the death metal scene. “VITAL REMAINS and INCANTATION have been around for almost two decades, unleashing metal fury on the world,” said drummer Kyle Severn. “We are great friends and have a similar old school brutal death vibe. We thought that this would make a great onslaught of metal.”

After the tour, the trio of John McEntee (vocals/guitar), Kyle Severn (drums), and Joe Lombard (bass) will return to the Mars Recording compound in Cleveland to continue recording their seventh album, “Primordial Domination.” It will be released in Autumn 2006 on Ibex Moon Records and distributed through Megaforce/RED. “Primordial Domination” will be once again engineered and produced by Bill Korecky, who has worked with INCANTATION for the past 16 years.

The band will preview two songs from “Primordial Domination” on the tour. “We are extremely pleased with our new material and are eagerly waiting to unleash it upon the world,” said Severn.

Decades of Death tour dates are as follow:

05/31/06 Wed. Lucky’s Pub, Wilmington, NC
06/01/06 Thu. State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
06/02/06 Fri. The Imperial, Jacksonville, FL
06/03/06 Sat. Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
06/04/06 Sun. Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
06/06/06 Tue. Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
06/07/06 Wed. Club Onyx, McAllen, TX
06/08/06 Thu. Alma’s Place Laredo, TX
06/09/06 Fri. Backroom, Austin, TX
06/10/06 Sat. Zero’s, Corpus Christi, TX
06/11/06 Sun. Chics, El Paso, TX
06/12/06 Mon. Venue of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
06/13/06 Tue. Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
06/14/06 Wed. Iliff Park Saloon, Aurora, CO
06/15/06 Thu. Venue Eight, Rapid City, SD
06/16/06 Fri. Station 4, Minneapolis, MN
06/17/06 Sat. Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
06/18/06 Sun. Peabody’s Downunder, Cleveland, OH

Nevermore – To Peform As Four Piece At European Festivals

Seattle’s NEVERMORE are disappointed to announce that guitarist Steve Smyth will be unable to perform with the band on their upcoming four European festival dates, Italy’s Gods Of Metal, Germany’s Rock Hard, Sweden Rock, and Ireland’s Rock Fest Belfast. Recently diagnosed with end stage kidney failure, the result of a congenital birth defect, Smyth commented on the current state of his condition, “It is with deep regret that I will not be able to perform at the European festivals over the next week with Nevermore, as I am now in the hospital being treated with dialysis. The total kidney failure that I thought was a few months away has already happened. I am extremely disappointed with this situation, but there is nothing I can do. I wish the guys in Nevermore all the best and hope that as many of you fans as possible give them your support in Europe.”

Commenting yesterday from the Atlanta airport on their way to Italy, the band’s vocalist Warrel Dane said, “We are saddened by Steve’s escalating condition. He is an active part of this band and our thoughts stay with him. We will be performing as a four-piece for these shows and will have Chris Broderick join us for the rest of our European schedule.”

JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick performed with the band on their three-week American tour with In Flames and Evergrey. Broderick, who first performed with the band in 2003, said, “My heart goes out to Steve Smyth and I wish him all the best. It’s a dreadful situation, but I’m glad I can help out at this time.”

Green Carnation – Plan Special Hometown Show

GREEN CARNATION singer Kjetil Nordhus today commented on what he promises will be the band’s biggest concert in terms of location and exclusivity:

“People will have to wait for a couple of weeks still to get the whole story, but we are creating a concert so spectacular that it will be of international interest. The reason why I’m commenting this today, is because people might need time to plan their summer, not least if Norway is going to be included in their plans. This is also a service from the band to our foreign fans, so they could have the chance to purchase tickets for the gig before it’s sold out. There will be a national press conference in Norway on the location of the concert on June 13th, but Green Carnation would like to give away some information already today:

– The gig is on Thursday the 3rd of August near Kristiansand, Norway, where we all live. It’s going to be something we’ll only do once, and I can promise this will be something people that are there will never forget. For more information about the show and how to purchase tickets, use the following email address:”

Rollins Band, X – Summer Tour Dates Announced

The ROLLINS BAND will be hitting the road this summer with X for the As The World Burns tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

July 28 –  San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
July 29 –  Costa Mesa, CA @ Orange County Fair
July 30 –  Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club
August 1 – San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
August 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 
August 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot  
August 5 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
August 6 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
August 7 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
August 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
August 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
August 11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
August 12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
August 13 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues 
August 15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
August 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory 
August 19 – Boston, MA @ Avalon 

Venom, DevilDriver – More North American Dates Released

More dates have been revealed for VENOM‘s upcoming “7 Days of Hell” North American tour with DEVILDRIVER:

August 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
August 20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
August 22 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
August 24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
August 25 – Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

Moonspell, Katatonia – First Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been released for an upcoming North American tour featuring MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, and DAYLIGHT DIES:

October 22 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
October 25 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

VH1 Rock Honors – VSPOT to Offer Exclusive Footage and Interviews Not Shown on TV

Beginning tomorrow, VSPOT, VH1’s broadband channel will offer exclusive performances from “VH1 Rock Honors” honorees and tribute bands that will not be seen during the show’s television broadcast. Additional VSPOT content will include exclusive interviews with “VH1 Rock Honors” VSPOT at “VH1 Rock Honors,” premieres Wednesday, May 31 at 9PM*

Content Highlights include:

Exclusive Honoree Performances Found Only On VSPOT:

    • “Under Pressure” by Queen with Paul Rogers
    • “The Green Manalishi” by Judas Priest
    • “Rocket” by Def Leppard
    • “Deuce” by Kiss

Exclusive & Extended “VH1 Rock Honors Pre-Show” Interviews:

Interviews conducted from the “black carpet” by Matt Pinfield and Jillian Barberie include: Jamie Pressly, Foo Fighters, Godsmack, Jaime Kennedy, Judas Priest, Rob Zombie, Scott Ian, Jim Breuer, Tera Patrick, The All American Rejects, Vince Neil and Natasha Henstridge.

VH1’s “Air To The Throne” Winner Announced:
You voted, now see who rocked their way up to VH1’s “Air To The Throne.”

Honoree Q&A’s & Behind The Scenes Interviews At Rehearsals:
Honoree Q&A’s focusing on topics such as their signature sound, influences and performing on stage.  Matt Pinfield interviews the Foo Figthers, Queen’s Brian May, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Def Leppard and The All American Rejects at their dress rehearsals.

Watch Sneak Peek Performances From The Show Before They Air on VH1:

    • “We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions” by Queen with Paul Rodgers and Foo Fighters
    • “Breaking The Law” by Judas Priest
    • “20th Century Boy” by Def Leppard
    • “Detroit Rock City” by Kiss

Rock royalty received the ultimate form of flattery, at VH1’s first annual “VH1 Rock Honors,” where some of today’s hottest rock acts honored legendary bands KISS, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest. Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, “VH1 Rock Honors,” saluted the ground-breaking bands of rock, the once in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of hard rock. Hosted by Jaime Pressly with tribute performances by Foo Fighters, Godsmack, The All-American Rejects, Paul Rodgers, Tommy Lee, Slash, Scott Ian, Gilby Clarke, Rob Zombie and surprise guest Ace Frehley. The show also included appearances by Kiefer Sutherland, Gina Gershon, Jaime Kennedy, Jim Breuer, Natasha Henstridge, Brittany Snow and Penn Jillette.

For more information go to and check out interactive honoree profiles, exclusive programming, show information and more.

The Show of the Summer – June 10-11 – Announces Full Lineup

Sumerian Records Presents: The Show of the Summer. Set to take place 
on June 10 at KC's in Fredericksburg, VA and June 11 at Stone Pony in
Asbury Park, NJ the line-up includes the following artists:

The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Sworn Enemy
Haste the Day
Horse the Band
From a Second Story Window
Cattle Decapitation
Full Blown Chaos
Despised Icon
Misery Index
Black My Heart
Job For a Cowboy
Suicide Silence
Flee the Seen
The Showdown
+ lots of local talent on Second Stages.

Benedictum – Reveal Debut Album Details Pre-Europe With Morley Seaver

BENEDICTUM is a relatively new band that is going places in a hurry. Their debut record Uncreation is a powerful affair, impressive enough to secure them a spot on several high-profile European festivals this summer. antiMUSIC’s Morley Seaver spoke with the band’s vocalist, Veronica Freeman, recently to find out about the history of their band and how it was working with Jeff Pilson and some DIO alumni. Here’s a sample:

antiMusic: Hi Veronica. The record is amazing. It’s exactly the kind of metal I like — heavy but not sludgy and you can actually make out the vocals. And speaking of that, you have a fantastic voice. 

Veronica Freeman: Well gee. Can I put this on tape? This sounds like a great way to start this conversation. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

antiMusic: It sounds like you don’t need a PA most of the time.

Veronica Freeman: Yeah I know. Some people have complained about that. (laughs) We did a backyard party one time and the p.a went out and I said well screw it, just put the mike down and started singing and there wasn’t a problem! (laughs)

antiMusic: How did the involvement of Craig Goldy and Jimmy Bain happen?

Veronica Freeman: With Craig, he’d been a friend of mine for a number of years. I would say he’s very responsible for pushing me to continue singing and doing this stuff. He’s also from San Diego just like me and when he was visiting family like at the end of 2004 somewhere around there he was listening to some of our rehearsal tape, he was like, “Wow this is finally the line-up, I really want to help you.” So he took some of his…we threw something together real quick and he took it to some of the people he knew. And they said this shows some promise, but it needs a little better production so that’s when he introduced us to Jeff Pilson. I love this. I call it a fortuitous series of events. From that point, Jeff said yes, and then Jeff just before we were wrapping things up, he said you know what if you need to do this bonus track we think we can contact Jimmy. I just got finished working with him on another project. So that’s how Jimmy came about. So it’s like one thing led to another. It’s wonderful …I’m very, very grateful.

antiMusic: You’ve already touched on it a bit but how was it working with Jeff Pilson and what affect did he have on your sound?

Veronica Freeman: He had an effect on like on everything. Working with Jeff, for me personally was a big turning point for me. There were a lot of things that I did vocally that I hadn’t done before, that I did on this album. Like a lot of the high pitch…I never thought I could do that, on the high pitch screams and everything. So now it’s like it’s become part of my repertoire. But before that you never would have heard anything like that out of me. So absolutely. He is such an intense person to work with. We call him the sixth member of Benedictum. We consider him a friend as well as to watch him work is incredible. He gets so intense that I think his house could be on fire and he wouldn’t know. You could actually see him firing off the ideas, firing off in his head as he getting an idea for something. He’s just great to work with. He’s not easy to work with as far as…he’ll definitely take you to another level and he expects it to be well done and if it’s not he’ll let you know (laughs) but not in a bad way, you know. It’s like he’ll storm out and like “That’s not it, you can do better.” I’ve learned a lot. We all did, I think we became better musicians all the way around after working with him.

Read the whole interview here.

From Graves of Valor – Feat. Ex-Through the Eyes of the Dead – Post New Material

FROM GRAVES OF VALOR, featuring former members of THROUGH THE EYES OF TEH DEAD have recently posted some new material online at their official MySpace page –

Red Tide – Agree to Perform at Southern Alberta Hardcore & Metal Festival

In the wake of a brand new album, Edmonton’s own RED TIDE have agreed to be a part of the Southern Alberta Hardcore & Metal Festival. RED TIDE will be supporting their new album, Para Bellum, which is available now through Witching Black Records.

Also recently confirmed for the fest are Calgary Hardcore band SCREAMS OF SILENCE and SHEGALLA.

Also currently confirmed:


Official website for the festival up now –