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Ian Gillan – Live Edinburgh 1980 to be Released on DVD

Music Video Distributors and Angel Air are pleased to announce the home viewing release “Gillan – Live Edinburgh 1980″ for US distribution on DVD.

This incredible performance of Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) and his band GILLAN was filmed for Scottish TV (STV) in 1980: Their most succesful year. The album “Glory Road” entered the UK charts at Number 3 and they had just returned from the USA from doing what they did best-playing live. Special features include an performance of “Cannonball” by G.M.T. (featiuring ex-GILLAN members Bernie Torme, John McCoy and Robin Guynew), in-depth interviews with Bernie Torme, John McCoy, Colin Towns and Mick Underwood, a history of Gillan by Joe Geesin, and Photo Gallery.


1. Unchain Your Brain
2. Trouble
3. If You Believe Me
4. Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.)
5. No Easy Way

Bonus Archive Footage

6. Vengeance
7. Smoke On The Water
8. Sleeping On The Job

Katatonia, Lacuna Coil – New Videos Streaming Online

The video for KATATONIA‘s single “My Twin” is now streaming online. That can be viewed at “My Twin” comes from KATATONIA‘s upcoming album ‘The Great Cold Distance’.
In other news, is now streaming LACUNA COIL‘s video for “Our Truth”, taken from their upcoming album ‘Karmacode’.

The Accident Experiment – Sign to Rock Ridge Music – Debut in May

San Diego based THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT has signed to Rock Ridge Music, current home to KITTIE, CINDER, SINCH and others. The band, that features former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, will be releasing their first full-length album, “United We Fear”, in May. THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT is:

Ernie Longoria (drums)
Tony DeLocht (bass)
Pete Stewart (vocals)

The band, who released an EP already, have toured extensively, opening for the likes of FOO FIGHTERS, DROWNING POOL, DAMAGEPLAN, KORN, SEVENDUST, STAIND and others were named one of the 20 Bands To Watch in 2005 by Metal Edge Magazine.

Splatterhouse – 2006 Tour Revealed

The expected routing for SPLATTERHOUSE‘s upcoming tour has been released:

May 5 – Portland, OR
May 6 – Seattle, WA
May 7 – Spokane, WA
May 8 – Missoula, MT
May 10 – Rapid City, SD
May 11 – Lincoln, NE
May 12 – Des Moines, IA
May 13 – Minneapolis, MN
May 14 – Madison, WI
May 15 – Milwaukee, WI
May 17 – Chicago, IL
May 18 – Columbus, OH
May 19 – Pittsburgh, PA
May 21 – Baltimore, MD w/ MACHETAZO
May 22 – Richmond, VA w/ MACHETAZO
May 23 – Philly, PA w/ MACHETAZO
May 24 – Providence, RI w/ MACHETAZO
May 25 – Boston, MA w/ MACHETAZO
May 26 – New York, NY w/ MACHETAZO
May 29 – Charlotte, NC
May 30 – Atlanta, GA
May 31 – New Orleans, LA
June 1 – Dallas, TX
June 2 – Albequerque, NM
June 3 – Phoenix , AZ
June 4 – San Diego, CA
June 5 – Los Angeles, CA
June 6 – Oakland, CA

Sanctity – Sit Down With Rebel-X to Chat About Future

SANCTITY vocalist and guitarist Jared MacEachern is the subject of an interview with heavy metal website Rebel Extravaganza – click here to learn more about the band’s origins, music, and imminent plans to recording their debut album for Roadrunner. You can also watch SANCTITY‘s self-made video for ‘Zeppo’ by clicking here.

Makeshift Romeo – In Chicago – Preparing to Record Debut Album

MAKESHIFT ROMEO, featuring ex-TWISTED METHOD, MOTOGRATER, DOPE, are in Chicago for the next 2 months recording their debut album with drummer/producer Edsel Dope. No label or release date has been announced. The quartet made their live debut opening up for STAIND, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, STORY OF THE YEAR at a Ft. Myers Radio show in December of 2005.

Communic – Welcome New Members to the Family

COMMUNIC guitarist & vocalist Oddleif Stensland signs in from Norway:

“We welcome a new member into the COMMUNIC family! On the 12th of January, Tor Atle [Anderson, drummer] and Marianne gave birth to their first born son, Sebastian. Huge congratulations!! And while we are talking family, Erik [Mortensen, bassist] and Laura got married in the end of 2005, so congratulations goes out to them as well!! On Friday the 3rd of February, we will start to record our new album “Waves of Visual Decay”, at Hansen Studio. We will try to post updates from the process on the website for you to check out? Cheers!”

Nightwish – Keyboardist/Mainman Tuomas Holopainen Update

NIGHTWISH keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen has posted the following message on the band’s official web site:

“I just read through the yet unfinished version of the upcoming NIGHTWISH book. I was very impressed. It made me feel nostalgic, happy, shamed and sad at the same time. At the moment I’m occupied with writing songs for the next NIGHTWISH album. 14 pieces done so far. We will start rehearsing the new stuff in June, entering the studio in September. Again we will write a diary through this site so you guys know what’s happening while we´re in the studio. The new singer will be announced through this site when the time comes. Please believe in nothing that’s not confirmed on this page.”

Twin Method – UK Prog Metal Act Signs to Crash Music

Crash Music, Inc. today announces that they have signed UK progressive metal act TWIN METHOD to a four-album deal.

There¹s no denying the fact that TWIN METHOD is a band that will leave a lasting impression, both musically and visually. Based out of Liverpool, England, the band recently finished recording at Audio Lab Studio in Los Angeles with producer/engineer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD) for their soon to be released Crash Music debut album “The Volume of Self”.

The album, featuring such mesmerizing tracks as “The Abrasive” ‘Flawless’
and ‘Fake’, takes a lyrical stance?or better said a lyrical attack on people. According to lyricist/vocalist Jason, “I generally write about people who do things without thinking and cause problems for others. Basically, people who are idiots!”

TWIN METHOD‘s debut album “The Volume of Self” is to be released May 30, and followed by a US tour. With a unique sound and look and a high-energy live show that is visually over the top, expect nothing but greatness to come form these Liverpool lads.

Roadrunner Records – Nickelback and Opeth Ticket Giveaways

Roadrunner Records are offering fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to see either NICKELBACK or OPETH on their current American tours – to enter, click here.

Lake of Tears – Confirm Two Greek Shows for October

Swedish act LAKE OF TEARS have been announced for two shows in Greece, in October. Confirmed shows for 2006 are as follows:

March 10 – Bucharest (ROM) @ Palace Hall
March 12 – Berlin (GER) @ Columbia Club
October 14 – Thessaloniki (GRE) @ T.B.A.
October 15 – Athens (GRE) @ T.B.A.

Blood Freak – Start Recording 2nd Album This Week

Razorback Records has released the following update:

“In 2 weeks, Maniac Neil will unleash FRIGHTMARE‘s ‘Bringing Back The Bloodshed‘…the 2nd album from FRIGHTMARE you’ve all been waiting for.

But if you think Maniac Neil is finished…’re DEAD wrong!

BLOOD FREAK second album recording….starting THIS week!

The blood will FLOW! More info soon…”

Burn In Silence – U.S. Tour Dates Released

Initial dates have been released for BURN IN SILENCE‘s upcoming U.S. tour with BLACK MY HEART, TOO PURE TO DIE, and CASSIUS:

March 12 – Lake Station, IN @ Eagles Club
March 15 – Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
March 17 – Reno, NV @ VFW Hall
March 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
March 21 – Ventura, CA @ Alpine
March 22 – Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
March 25 – Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Centre
March 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
April 1 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
April 3 – Nashville, TN @ The Muse
April 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Chaosfest
April 11 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
April 14 – Clearwater, FL @ 688 Skatepark
April 16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
April 21 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint
April 22 – Fredericksburg, VA @ KC’s
April 25 – Long Island, NY @ Club Ritual
April 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Metal & Hardcore Festival)

Cryptopsy – New Video Online

You can check out CRYPTOPSY‘s new video for the track “The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91:5-8)” over at their official web site.

SOiL – UK Road Blog Updated

SOiL, currently on the road in the UK with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and PANIC CELL, have updated their online tour journal. You can check out pictures, and read all about the hype at this location.

The Sword – Announce AOL Music “Free Download” Previewing 1st Single

THE SWORD have announced an AOL Music “Free Download”, previewing the first single ‘Winter’s Wolves’ from their highly anticipated debut album, “Age of Winters”. The dynamic hard rock quartet will issue Age of Winters on February 14 via Kemado Records.

The ‘Winters Wolves’ AOL “Free Download” will enable AOL Music listeners to hear THE SWORD‘s roll out single more than a week in advance of the album’s release. “Winters Wolves” will be available for 30 days beginning Friday, February 3 at the AOL Music free download location. AOL Music has a monthly audience of more than 17,000,000.

THE SWORD launched a U.S. tour in support of “Age of Winters” to a sold out crowd at the Khyber in Philadelphia, PA last evening. The six week jaunt also includes PRIESTESS and EARLY MAN and is scheduled to run through March 11 in Hoboken, NJ with additional dates pending.

Celtic Frost – Confirm May 29/30 Release Dates – Announce Summer Festival Appearances

The date of CELTIC FROST‘s return with the release of “Monotheist” has been confirmed: On May 29 in Europe and May 30 in North America the long-awaited new opus will hit shop shelves.

Followed by extensive live activities during this summer and beyond, CELTIC FROST is more than ready to present themselves in flesh and blood again after such a long period of being absent.

As an update on CELTIC FROST‘s festival appearances the band has just been confirmed as headliner of the Rock Hard Festival (D) annually organised by the well-known German hardrock/metal magazine on June 2nd to 4th, 2006. Further festivals headlined by the band include the European metal event No.1 Wacken Festival (D), Sweden Rock (S), With Full Force (D), Tuska Festival (FIN) and Hole In The Sky (N).

Isis, ZOMBI – North American Tour Dates Released

ISIS will be hitting the road with ZOMBI starting in March for a North American tour. Confirmed dates so far include:

March 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ These Arms Are Snakes
March 29 – Redding, CA @ The Dip w/ These Arms Are Snakes
March 30 – Portland, OR @ Loveland w/ These Arms Are Snakes
March 31 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s w/ These Arms Are Snakes
April 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Richards On Richards
April 2 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall w/ These Arms Are Snakes
April 4 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk w/ These Arms Are Snakes
April 6 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Earthless
April 7 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
April 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory w/ Butcher

with Dalek:
April 28 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Russian Circles
April 29 – Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theater w/ Russian Circles
April 30 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 1 – Richmond, VA @ Art Works, Inc.
May 2 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar w/ Torche
May 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Torche
May 6 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Irepress

Mushroomhead – More Headlining Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for MUSHROOMHEAD‘s upcoming tour with GIZMACHI:

March 25 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
March 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
March 31 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
April 6 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 8 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe

Ill Bill, Jedi Mind Tricks – 2nd NYC Show Added

Due to tonight’s (2/3) ILL BILL / JEDI MIND TRICKS show at CBGB selling out, a second special set has been added. It will take place after the first show at 1 AM and last one hour with ILL BILL, JEDI MIND TRICKS, SABAC, Q-UNIQUE, and SLAINE all on stage at the same time performing songs back to back, “Wu-Tang style.” Tickets for the special set are $5.

Cattle Decapitation – In-Studio Report

You can check out an in-studio update, including pictures, from CATTLE DECAPITATION frontman Travis Ryan here.

Pig Destroyer – More Shows Announced

Grindcore masters PIG DESTROYER have announced more U.S. shows:

with Battletorn, Drugs of Faith, Prowler:
February 17 – Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Next Door

with Whitehouse, Wolf Eyes:
March 2 – Washington, DC @ DC9
March 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
March 4 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

Godsmack – Set April 25 Release Date for “IV”

GODSMACK have set an April 25 release date for their new album, “IV”, through Republic/Universal Records. The album’s first single, ‘Speak’, will be released to radio on Tuesday, February 14. As previously reported, frontman Sully Erna, who has quit smoking and drinking, stated that the album, “…will perk people’s eyebrows up again. The first couple of records were kind of the same record, in a sense. They were sort of bordering that metal sound and then the third record had more rock mixed into it. [The Other Side] really softened up the sound. This one is more rock and roll, and some songs are very epic, in a Tool[-ish] sense. Some songs are like old-school Godsmack, like ‘Bad Religion.’ It’s going to service the core fans and introduce some new music to those fans. It’s also going to recruit a bigger and broader audience, because the songwriting has matured so much.”

Erna said the band wrote 35 tracks for the album and recorded 17.
Between 11 and 13 of those will make the cut.

Pitchshifter – Return After 2 Year Hiatus – Openers and Tour Dates Released

PITCHSHIFTER are returning to the scene after a two year hiatus. Every single ticket buying fan will get a free new PITCHSHIFTER 6 track CD put in their hands at the show. The new PITCHSHIFTER 6 track EP entitled ‘All For One And None For All’ features the first new material since 2001′s ‘PSI’ album. The CD features 2 brand new previously unreleased PITCHSHIFTER songs, 3 brand new previously unreleased remixes and one special treat. There is no plan at this time for PSI Records to release the EP commercially.

Scheduled dates, and the poster for the upcoming tour, can be found here.

Openers include:

SKINDRED: London and Nottingham
MURDER ONE: All dates
ARCHITECTS: Portsmouth

Bury Your Dead – Joe Krewko (Original Vocalist) Joins Band Onstage

Joe Krewko, the original singer for BURY YOUR DEAD, made a cameo appearance at the recent BURY YOUR DEAD show in Providence, RI. Joe left BURY YOUR DEAD in 2002 to serve his country in the military, playing for the last time with the band in Orange, CT on December 13, 2002. He was the vocalist on the first recording ‘You Had Me At Hello’. Krewko reportedly sang an “old song” with Matt Bruso (current BURY YOUR DEAD vocalist) Also in attendance was the “other” singer who did dual vocals in Joe Krewko back in the first year that BURY YOUR DEAD was around.

Pictures from the cameo can be found at the links below:

Krewko’s last show
BYD With 2 Vocalists