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70000TONS OF METAL 2016 is SOLD OUT, Sets Sail Today

70000TONS OF METAL is The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise – 60
Metal Bands play 120 Shows for only 3000 Fans on one 154,000ton Cruise
Ship sailing from Florida to Jamaica on board the Independence of the
Seas, leaving from Port Everglades, FL on Thursday, February 4th 2016
and returning on Monday, February 8th.

Now in the Sixth year, the event is boasting its sixth consecutive
sellout – a testament to the brand’s staying power, innovation and
intense customer loyalty. Fans on 70000TONS OF METAL get unrestricted
festival access to all live shows on board, not just one show per band
with assigned seating based on which cabin category was booked.

Two full days at Sea and the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with
World Class artists on a floating luxury resort in the middle of the
Caribbean. This event truly has no comparison and since there are no
VIP areas it’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

60 BANDS TO PERFORM

With something for even the most discerning Metal Head, 70000TONS OF
METAL offers a diverse lineup covering almost every subgenre of Heavy
Metal imaginable – with bands coming from all over the world,
including acts from AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, GERMANY,
GREECE, FAROE ISLANDS, FINLAND, ICELAND, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS,
NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SWEDEN, UNITED KINGDOM and USA.

Every band that is booked for 70000TONS OF METAL 2016 will play two
shows – once on the way to Jamaica, and once on the way back to
Florida, presenting fans the opportunity to see 120 shows, including
some very special exclusive performances:

As an exclusive World Premiere, DIAMOND HEAD will be playing
unreleased tracks from their upcoming self-titled album.

DRAGONFORCE promises a special set dedicated to their 2014 release
“Maximum Overload”.

Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will be bringing his brand new
band DEAD CROSS – having only played a couple of warm up shows in
California, this will be the newly formed band’s first show in front
of a Global audience!

Commemorating 20 years since the release of their 1996 album
“Irreligious”, MOONSPELL will perform Irreligious it’s entirety for
the first time ever.

The complete Lineup for 700000TONS OF METAL 2016 is:

ABINCHOVA
ANCIENT RITES
ARKONA
AT THE GATES
AURA NOIR
BELPHEGOR
BLOODBATH
CARACH ANGREN
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRADLE OF FILTH
DEAD CROSS
DELAIN
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
DIAMOND HEAD
DISTILLATOR
DRAGONFORCE
ELUVEITIE
EPICA
FALLUJAH
FIREWIND
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE
GAMMA RAY
GHOUL
HAMMERFALL
HOLY MOSES
ICED EARTH
INCANTATION
INSOMNIUM
JAG PANZER
KATATONIA
KOYI K UTHO
KRISIUN
LACUNA COIL
MANILLA ROAD
MOONSPELL
MY DYING BRIDE
NERVOSA
NO RAZA
NOVEMBERS DOOM
PAINFUL
PARADISE LOST
RAVEN
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
ROTTING CHRIST
SAMAEL
SK&LMÖLD
SODOM
SQUEALER
STARKILL
STRATOVARIUS
SUBWAY TO SALLY
SUSPERIA
THYRFING
TSJUDER
TURISAS
TWILIGHT FORCE
TYR
VADER
VALLENFYRE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS

Hosted by Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, the official 70000TONS OF METAL
All Star Jam will once again write Heavy Metal History on board The
World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise when a spectacular lineup the of
musicians on board team up to perform classic Metal Anthems!

Mr. Waters has assembled an impressive lineup of participants
including Dave Lombardo (DEAD CROSS, ex-SLAYER), Gus G (FIREWIND),
Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL), Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), along
with members of DELAIN, DRAGONFORCE, HAMMERFALL, HOLY MOSES, ICED
EARTH, JAG PANZER, KRISIUN, MOONSPELL, RAVEN, TURISAS, VADER and
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS.

To view the complete scheduled lineup and setlist, visit this
location – http://www.umcruises.com/lists/lt.php?id=Z0sCBE0FBANLAwtWBVM

#SuperMetalSunday

For the first time ever, 70000TONS OF METAL are introducing
#SuperMetalSunday: The last day of the cruise will coincide with the
2016 SuperBowl which will be screened live on board but it will also
include the aforementioned JAMMING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS, Clinics
and Work-Shops with the musicians on board, and last but not least:
the World Famous #70000TONS Belly Flop Contest, which will be judged
by members of THRYFING, Týr, DRAGONFORCE, ICED EARTH, CRADLE OF FILTH
and DELAIN.

ROUND 7 ON THE HORIZON

70000TONS OF METAL will return for the 7th voyage in 2017, and
promises to continue the pattern of sailing to a new destination with
each voyage. Stay tuned, as details will be released SOON.

TODAY IS THE DAY Premieres “Animal Mother” Video At Revolver; North American Tour With Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Lord Dying Confirmed

Visionary metal outfit TODAY IS THE DAY has issued their newest official video hailing from the band’s tenth LP, Animal Mother, with an appropriately haunting and intense new visual depiction of the album’s opening title track. “Animal Mother” was directed and filmed by David Hall of Uneasy Sleeper, whose penetrating and captivating style has also been witnessed in several previously released videos from TODAY IS THE DAY, as well as with videos from the likes of Brutal Truth, Misery Index, and many others.

View TODAY IS THE DAY’s intoxicating “Animal Mother” video through an exclusive premiere at Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE;

Having completed a massive European live assault in recent weeks, TODAY IS THE DAY has been confirmed as support for Weedeater on the band’s upcoming North American tour. Set to take place over the 2016 Spring Equinox, the tour runs from March 14th through April 3rd, with seventeen shows confirmed, including additional support acts Author & Punisher and Lord Dying.

TODAY IS THE DAY w/ Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Lord Dying:
3/14/2016 Earl – Atlanta, GA
3/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/16/2016 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX * no Lord Dying
3/17/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/18/2016 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/21/2016 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
3/22/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
3/24/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/25/2016 Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
3/26/2016 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA
3/27/2016 Ash St Saloon – Portland, OR
3/28/2016 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
3/29/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
3/31/2016 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
4/01/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/02/2016 Gabes – Iowa City, IA
4/03/2016 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN

The current incarnation of the feral TODAY IS THE DAY sees founding frontman Steve Austin flanked by bassist Trevor Thomas and drummer Douglas Andrae. The band has been touring relentlessly since the release of their tenth studio full-length Animal Mother – recorded at the cult leader’s own Austin Enterprises and released in the second half of 2014 through Southern Lord — taking to the road for long stateside runs with Lazer/Wulf, Abigail Williams, and their recent European tour with Grime.

CRADLE OF FILTH’s Long-Awaited Inquisitional Torture North American Tour Underway

After being forced to postpone four shows due to visa issues, CRADLE OF FILTH’s long-awaited Inquisitional Torture North American Tour 2016 is finally underway! The debaucherous trek kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina Sunday evening and will run through March 8th, razing twenty-three cities with an included appearance at this year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. Support is being provided by Butcher Babies and Ne Obliviscaris.

CRADLE OF FILTH is touring in support of their latest album, Hammer Of The Witches, brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the “Malleus Maleficarum,” a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but CRADLE OF FILTH’s title version is more retributory: It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches’ hands and it’s payback time.

CRADLE OF FILTH w/ Butcher Babies, Ne Obliviscaris:
2/01/2016 The Masquerade – Heaven – Atlanta, GA
2/02/2016 Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
2/03/2016 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
2/4 – 8/2016 70000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
2/09/2016 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
2/10/2016 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/11/2016 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
2/12/2016 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
2/14/2016 Gothic Theater – Eaglewood, CO
2/15/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/2016 Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
2/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
2/20/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
2/21/2016 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/23/2016 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
2/29/2016 Q And Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
3/01/2016 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/02/2016 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2016 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/05/2016 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
3/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
3/07/2016 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC
3/08/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY

CRADLE OF FILTH have cast a commanding and macabre shadow across the metal scene for nearly a quarter of a century. Armed with their trademark, cross-pollinated assault that taps into myriad strands of sonic extremity and morbid opulence, they have steadily conquered the entire world, unleashing a malevolent slew of classic albums along the way. From the raw and rambunctious savagery of their 1994 debut The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh to the wickedly monstrous, technicolor bombast of 2012’s The Manticore & Other Horrors, the CRADLE ethos and aesthetic has had a huge impact on the evolution of metal, the band’s insatiable appetite for performing live and frontman Dani Filth’s unerring charisma and sense of occasion ensuring that they have established a powerful and enduring connection with Hell-bound acolytes everywhere.

First Annual Florida Metal Fest, Founded By Obituary’s John And Donald Tardy, To Commence Today; Full Schedule Posted

This Saturday, January 30th, 2016 marks the first annual Florida Metal Fest! Organized by brothers John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends, Obituary, and set to take place at The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa, year one of the brutal, two stage gala will see some of the Sunshine State’s most iconic bands – including Obituary, Malevolent Creation, Atheist and Deicide – unite and return to their roots in the very heart of the death metal world. Additionally, the Tardy brothers have invited some of their favorite bands from around the country to take part in this special event including Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, Madball, Broken Hope and Generichrist!

Two local Floridian bands, both winners of the Battle Of The Bands contest show, will be opening the fest. The first battle was held on November 27th at the BrassMug where the winning band was Untoten Krieg. The second battle took place on December 26th at the Crowbar in Ybor City, with Unsung Destroyer winning the proverbial belt.

Said John Tardy of fest: “My brother and I have been so fortunate and thankful to be part of some the best and biggest music festivals in the world. The amount of people, bands and energy these festivals can bring is just awesome. From the first time we played one, it has always been a dream of ours to put together a music festival that is not only fun for the fans, bands and crews, but one that also brings a closeness to all involved. After years and years of talking about it, we finally decided the time is now. We want to put together a first class festival. From the venue to the PA, from the lights to the lineup we are trying our best to make this as memorable event as possible. No festival, anywhere in the world, even with the best possible lineup, would work if the area does not support it. I think that Tampa, and its surrounding cities, is a great music area and one that is ready to make this event come to life.”

Florida Metal Fest I Schedule – Doors: 3:00pm

Criss Oliva Stage:
Atheist: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Madball: 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Trouble: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Deicide: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Corrosion Of Conformity: 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Obituary: 11:30pm – 12:30pm

Chuck Schuldiner Stage:
Untoten Krieg: 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Unsung Destroyer: 5:15pm – 5:45pm
Generichrist: 6:15pm – 7:00pm
Broken Hope: 7:40pm – 8:20pm
Malevolent Creation: 9:30pm – 10:30pm
Aftershow Party w/ Painkiller: 12:30pm

The Cuban Club, Ybor City in Tampa, Florida, home to the Florida Metal Fest, is surrounded by dozen of bars and restaurants, includes easy parking and is in walking distance or a short cab ride to dozens of hotels at a variety of prices for further info visit floridametalfest.com where you’ll find ticket, travel and lodging info.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS: Black Metal Day-Ruiners To Kick Off North American Live Infestation

The black metal day-ruiners in ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will kick off a month-long North American live assault this Friday. Set to embark in Olympia, Washington, the journey will commence with seven headlining dates before the band joins forces with Fleshgod Apocalypse and Carach Angren where they’ll decimate nearly two dozen cities, the entire caravan of chaos coming to a close with three final headlining show in Wichita, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Idaho Falls, Idaho.

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS:
1/29/2016 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA
1/30/2016 The Haul – Grants Pass, OR
1/31/2016 PB&Js – Reno, NV
2/02/2016 Give Bar – Las Vegas, NV
2/03/2016 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
2/05/2016 Walters – Houston, TX
2/06/2016 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren:
2/08/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL
2/09/2016 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
2/10/2016 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
2/11/2016 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
2/12/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
2/13/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/14/2016 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
2/15/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
2/16/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
2/17/2016 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
2/19/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
2/20/2016 Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
2/21/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
2/22/2016 Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
2/23/2016 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
2/24/2016 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
2/25/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
2/26/2016 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
2/27/2016 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
End Tour:
2/28/16 Rock Island Live – Wichita, KS
2/29/16 The Black Sheep – Colorado Spring, CO
3/02/16 The Sickhouse – Idaho Falls, ID

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will be touring in support of The Accuser released last October via Candlelight Records. Fronted by founding vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron (ex-Lord Mantis), ABIGAIL WILLIAMS now features guitarist Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, La Chant Funebre), and drummer Charlie Fell (Cobalt, ex-Lord Mantis, ex-Avichi) with recording bassist Will Lindsay (Indian, Lord Mantis, Anatomy Of Habit) and live bassist Micah Leonetti (Wolvhammer). Captured in just five days by Sorceron at the band’s home studio in Olympia, Washington, the eight-track offering is fittingly bleak, dark, nihilistic and infinitely engrossing and features a guest appearance by Neill Jameson (Krieg, Twilight) as well as the psychedelic cover craftings of Portland-based illustrator/tattoo artist, Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle, Taurus).

“…the best release in the band’s career, and certainly one worthy of multiple spins.” – The Metal Observer

“The Accuser cements ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ status as one of the great American black metal bands, capable of crafting challenging yet rewarding music that rocks as much as it is thoughtful…” – New Noise Magazine

“The Accuser will go down as ABIGAIL WILLIAMS’ crowning achievement, and hopefully, the start of a transition towards the band they were always capable of becoming.” – Sputnik Music

“With the callous, sonically punishing The Accuser, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have once again eschewed putting out the same record twice.” – Lambgoat

AMON AMARTH Announces North American Headlining Tour With Entombed A.D. And Exmortus + Los Angeles And New York City Appearances By Johan Hegg

Swedish metal kings, AMON AMARTH, today confirm the details of their North American headlining tour this Spring. Set to run from April 7th through May 21st, the lengthy trek will find the band joined by fellow Swedes Entombed A.D and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus! Presale tickets are available now at AmonAmarth.com. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 29th at 10AM local time at AmonAmarth.com.

The tour will follow the release of AMON AMARTH’s tenth studio album, Jomsviking, set for unveiling in North America via Metal Blade Records on March 25th. Jomsviking – the band’s first concept record in their storied career – tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings.

By far their most ambitious project to date, Jomsviking is available for preorder in various formats now at AmonAmarth.com. Watch the video for the album’s first single, “First Kill.”;

Produced by Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), “First Kill” was filmed in Gohrweide, Germany and Warsaw, Poland and features a cinematic depiction of the violent, brutal lyrics, along with powerful live footage of the band performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set.

Johan Hegg will be spinning “First Kill” and his own playlist at two public appearances in

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IMMORTAL BIRD: Blackened Death Grind Perpetrators Confirm Spring Live Invasion With Pyrrhon

Chicago’s IMMORTAL BIRD will bring their sonic plague back to the stage on their first run of 2016 live takeovers. Slated to commence on April 8th in Columbus, Ohio, the latest tour will find the band trampling their way through thirteen cities, the trek to conclude on April 20th in Lafayette, Indiana.IMMORTAL BIRD will be joined by their comrades/ New York City experimental death tacticians, Pyrrhon. Further IMMORTAL BIRD onstage invasions to be announced in the coming weeks.

IMMORTAL BIRD w/ Pyrrhon:
4/08/2016 The Summit – Columbus, OH * IMMORTAL BIRD only
4/09/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 The Pourhouse – Raleigh, NC
4/11/2016 TBA – Knoxville, TN
4/12/2016 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
4/13/2016 Shantytown Pub – Jacksonville, FL
4/14/2016 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
4/15/2016 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
4/16/2016 Fubar – St. Petersburg, FL
4/17/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
4/18/2016 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
4/19/2016 Highlands Taproom – Louisville, KY
4/20/2016 The Doom Room – Lafayette, IN * IMMORTAL BIRD only

IMMORTAL BIRD will be touring in support of their critically-lauded Empress/Abscess full-length, released last year via a collaborative effort with Broken Limbs Recordings (vinyl/cassette) and the band’s own Manatee Rampage Recordings (CD/digital). Tracked by Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, Harms Way, Dead In The Dirt) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York, Empress/Abscess is a vexing sound excursion through the very bowels of human existence and continues to traumatize the ears of critics globally. In a recent review, Blurt Online commends a record that’s, “fiercely aggressive yet surprisingly accessible,” further elaborating, “the Chicago quartet rips a new earhole to anyone within range… Singer Rae Amitay remains a force of nature, in much the same way as a hurricane that’s laying waste to some hapless coastline.” Bearded Gentlemen warns, “there is some serious venom in this music,” while Invisible Oranges celebrates “…a densely layered meditation on anger and abuse, and an equally challenging collage of extreme music sub-genres.” Adds Dead Rhetoric, “thoroughly engrossing from start to finish, Empress/Abscess is an impressive display of genre-mashing that others simply dream of attaining…”

Marc Vanderberg Covers “The Sisters of Mercy” ballad “Something Fast”


“Something Fast” Featuring Lia Hide to Release January 22.

German guitarist and songwriter Marc Vanderberg released a cover version of the song “Something Fast” originally written and released by “The Sisters Of Mercy” on their 1990s hard rocking album “Vision Thing.”

“To me, ‘Something Fast’ is one of the most powerful songs on the ‘Vision Thing’ album. The atmosphere of the song as well as the combination of lyrics and melody is touching me deeply everytime I listen to the song.” says Vanderberg.

This release features female singer Lia Hide on vocals.Her haunting voice is the perfect balance for Marc?s beautiful guitar work on this song.
The single will be available on iTunes as well as other online stores and streaming sites January 22.

Marc Can Be Found At

www.facebook.com/marcvanderbergofficial
www.reverbnation.com/marcvanderberg
www.soundcloud.com/marc-vanderberg
www.twitter.com/marc_vanderberg
www.hearyoumusic/marc-vanderberg

PO Box 97
Troy, KS 66087
(785) 718-0463
christine.cochran@hearyoumusic.com

NEW AVANTASIA SONG AVAILABLE NOW!

Now check THIS out! Do we rock or do we rock? Taken from “Ghostlights” (out January 29), featuring Jorn Lande, Michi Kiske & Tobias on vocals.

On January 29th the new AVANTASIA-album GHOSTLIGHTS will hit the stores. In support of the album the band will set off on the Ghostlights World Tour, tickets can be found at the “tour” section of this site!
GHOSTLIGHTS WORLD TOUR 2016
04.03. D – Berlin – Huxley’s*
05.03. D – Hamburg – Große Freiheit* – SOLD OUT!!
06.03. D – Bremen – Aladin*
08.03. UK – London – The Forum*
09.03. F – Paris – Le Trianon*
11.03. E – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1*
12.03. E – Madrid – La Riviera* – SOLD OUT!!
13.03. E – Madrid – La Riviera*
15.03. D – Frankfurt-Langen – Stadthalle*
16.03. CZ – Prague – Forum Karlin*
18.03. D – Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle*
19.03. D – Bamberg – Brose-Arena*
20.03. D – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle*
22.03. I – Milan – Alcatraz*
24.03. CH – Pratteln – Z7*
25.03. CH – Pratteln – Z7*
27.03. SK – Banska Bystrica – Ice Stadium*
28.03. SK – Bratislava – Sportshall*
29.03. A – Tröpolach – Full Metal Mountain Festival
31.03. D – Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle*
01.04. D – Ludwigsburg – Arena*
02.04. D – Fulda – Esperantohalle*
04.04. H – Budapest – Baba Negra*
06.04. RUS – Moscow – Ray Just Arena*
09.04. JP – Tokyo – Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball*
24.04. BRA – Sao Paulo – Espaco das Americas*
08.-11.06. S – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
01-03.07. FIN – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air
06.07. D – Flugplatz Ballenstedt – RockHarz Open Air
More dates tbc soon!
*AVANTASIA play at least three hours, no more bands!
More dates in other countries in the works!

Tobias Sammet

Marc Vanderberg Composes Music For Radio Host `Godfather´ of Radio Diabolus

German guitarist and songwriter Marc Vanderberg composed the new background music for radio host “Godfather” of Radio Diabolus. The instrumental called “Godfather” can be heard Saturdays on the radio broadcasts “Saturday Kick-Off” and “Heavy Metal” on Radio Diabolus (www.radio-diabolus.nl). It will also be the opener on Marcs new album “This is Marc Vanderberg,” that will be released by HearYou Music worldwide in the third quarter 2016.

 

The song “Godfather? is also available on www.reverbnation.com/marcvanderberg and on www.soundcloud.com/marc-vanderberg.

Marc Can Be Found At

www.facebook.com/marcvanderbergofficial

www.reverbnation.com/marcvanderberg

www.soundcloud.com/marc-vanderberg

www.twitter.com/marc_vanderberg

www.hearyoumusic/marc-vanderberg

Copyright © 2016 HearYou Music, All rights reserved.

CREEP signs worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records, CD out February 2016

Creep, the band that shocked the Italian metal scene four years ago with the album “Beast in the portrait,” is back with a vengeance! Recently signing a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records, they are about to unleash their sophomore album, a blood spattered creature titled “Innerland” produced at Magnitude Studios by Matteo Magni of Rhyme.


“Innerland,” a metaphorical journey through the landscapes of human soul, always suspended between good and evil, somewhere between fury and calm, is a stunning blend of groovy meatl riffs, ruff vocals articulated with melodic hooks, redefining their new gloomy, gritty, pounding and mature sound.

Stay tuned @ Creep Official Facebook Page for further news and release date – https://www.facebook.com/creepband

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Get in touch to receive your FREE sample of CREEP and schedule an interview as well as advance copies of our upcoming releases

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Trace Your Steps Releases “Animal (Creature Of Habit)” Music Video

Long Island, New York based Metalcore band Trace Your Steps has released a music video for their track “Animal (Creature Of Habit)” (originally premiering on Metal Underground) from their upcoming album Beating Hearts and Uncertainty which is due out this Spring. The video was directed by Anthony Lopardo at Slate Media while the song was produced by Ian Schneider & Andover Studios, and mixed and mastered by Westfall Studios.

Watch Trace Your Steps’s “Animal (Creature Of Habit)” music video:

We really wanted to take our time with this release and put everything we had into it. After parting ways with our former drummer, we decided that while we searched for a replacement we would make sure that this song was the best it could possibly be. “Animal” is the collaborative effort of everyone in this band, and we felt it captured everything we try to portray in our music, ranging from the chorus to the breakdown. We incorporate a lot of different elements into what we create and we thought this track really showed who we are as a band from every angle.Ian Schneider (Guitar)

Alesana Release Part 1 of “Comedy of Errors” Music Video/Mini-Movie


The pop-metal group Alesana has just released part one of their ‘Comedy of Errors” music video/mini-movie via Loudwire. The song comes from the band’s recent release Confessions and part two of the video’s saga will conclude later this winter.

“It is with great pleasure that we unveil part 1 of our short film / music video for ‘Comedy of Errors’,” says vocalist Shawn Milke. “The video was directed by our great friend Justin Reich and as always he did a killer job! The video takes you on a visual journey through the 3rd installment of our Annabel trilogy. With the third part of the story releasing later this winter, this video is an awesome way to get a glimpse into some of the twists and turns that are soon to haunt your mind. ‘Comedy of Errors’, which is one of my favorite Alesana tunes of all time, is featured on our most recent studio album ‘Confessions’ so check it out!”

 

The Order Of Elijah Streams New Album In Full

War At Heart Due Out Friday

Los Angeles CA – Luxor Records? Joplin, MO metalcore outfit The Order Of Elijah has premiered their forthcoming album, entitled War At Heart, in full before it is set to be released January 8th on Revolver Magazine.

“This album has been a turning point for The Order. Each member had more opportunity to bring their own touch to each track. After 2 years of touring Dethrone and writing, it’s really refreshing to have some new tracks to drop for the fans and play live.” – Shannon Low (Vocalist)

1. Heresy
2. War at Heart
3. Tyler Durden
4. God’s Unwanted Children
5. From the Dusk
6. From the Dawn
7. All American Plague
8. Jennifer Mckenzie vs The Vampire Slayer (Featuring Zachary Scott)
9. Haunted
10. The Art of Forgiveness
11. Beautiful

BEHEMOTH Announces North American Tour With Myrkur And Plans To Play The Satanist In Its Entirety; “The Congregation” Exhibition To Appear At All Dates

Polish death/black metal outfit, BEHEMOTH, has announced their return to North America this Spring with a special tour, featuring support from Myrkur. With plans to play their latest album, The Satanist, in its entirety, the journey – which runs from April 21st through May 7th – is one not to be missed! A limited number of premium ticketing packages which include a commemorative laminate, meet & greet session with the band, an 18″ x 24″ poster set (three posters), 42″ x 42″ wall flag, and general admission ticket are available now at showstubs.com/behemoth. Only fifty fans per show can purchase the package, so reserve yours now!

In addition to the concert, fans will also have the chance to view “The Congregation” exhibition at each venue. Dubbed, “a symbiosis of BEHEMOTH and Toxic Vision,” the display showcases the collaboration between the two parties. Over the years, the artist behind Toxic Vision (Sharon Toxic) has worked closely with the band to create their stage outfits, music videos, stage/photo props and more. “The Congregation” is a new experience and built solely for this tour.

BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal elaborates: “We’ve always pushed ourselves very hard trying to reach the highest peaks of artistic creativity. This time around, we are not only coming back to perform The Satanist in its entirety, but are also bringing along a collaboration that’s unheard of! Toxic Vision, who is a renowned and absolutely brilliant artist and designer from Canada whom we’ve worked with on several projects in the past (BEHEMOTH stage gear, video clips, costumes…), will be accompanying us on this trek with a unique exhibition called ‘The Congregation.’ We are beyond excited to see how these synergies coexist! Sharon, it’s an honor to welcome you aboard!”

Adds Toxic Vision CEO Sharon Toxic: “It is a real honor to work alongside BEHEMOTH and have this opportunity to bring a vision to life! We aim to dazzle and inspire, I am inviting everyone to step into the dark world of ‘The Congregation’ – an exclusive showcase of my work with BEHEMOTH. Nothing like this has been done before, and of course, nothing is really as it seems with Toxic Vision. This is a culmination of craft and magic … once you step inside, you might never find your way out.”

BEHEMOTH w/ Myrkur:
4/21/2016 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/22/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
4/23/2016 Royale – Boston, MA
4/25/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
4/26/2016 The Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
4/27/2016 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
4/29/2016 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
4/30/2016 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
5/01/2016 The Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
5/03/2016 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
5/04/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
5/06/2016 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
5/07/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

Declared, “simply the best BEHEMOTH record ever,” by Decibel Magazine, The Satanist was released earlier last year to critical acclaim, debuting at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 charts.

SUNN O))) To Reissue Dømkirke Vinyl Live Double-LP

2015 was a busy year for SUNN O))). Following the recent release of the triadic entity Kannon — their first full-length album since 2009’s Monoliths And Dimensions — a series of magnificent European appearances, culminating in their curation of four days at Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? festival, the band now presents the news that their live album, Dømkirke, will see dawn of day again this February.

Kannon, in its earliest incarnation, was spawned and inspired from live compositions of SUNN O))); elements of which were present at Dømkirke, Dømkirke itself was recorded at the Bergen Cathedral in Bergen, Norway during the Borealis Festival in 2007. The four-song double album was initially released in September 2008 and is available on vinyl only, with one track featuring on each side of the records. This performance features intrinsic members of SUNN O)))’s mythology, including Attila Csihar (vocals), Tos Nieuwenhuizen (Moog), Lasse Marhaug (noise), Steve Moore (organ, trombone) with Greg Anderson (guitar) and Stephen O’Malley (guitar) vitally remaining at the center of the constellation.

Dømkirke will be re-released on February 5th, 2016 on 2xLP only.

Dømkirke Track Listing:
1. Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself in Clouds?
2. Cannon
3. Cymatics
4. Masks the Ætmospheres

Kannon is now available via Southern Lord on gatefold LP, CD and digital formats worldwide. Order through the SUNN O))) store, the Southern Lord store, and the European Southern Lord store.

SUNN O))) will embark on a series of tour dates in Australia this March. For these three special shows, the band will perform on March 12th at Adelaide Festival with Magma and many more, followed by two Life Is Noise shows on March 15th and 16th in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.

SUNN O))) Australian Tour Dates:
3/12/2016 Adelaide Festival – Adelaide, AUw/ Magma
3/15/2016 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
3/16/2016 Max Watts – Melbourne, AU

“Any review of Dømkirke would be remiss without commending Southern Lord’s dedication to presenting its records as non-disposable pieces of art” – Pitchfork

“Domkirke exceeds expectations; it is an unexpectedly dynamic, labyrinthine document of texture and space, and sees Sunn O))) defend its title as one of the most prestigious (and prolific) bands of American metal.” – Consequence Of Sound

“Dømkirke still stands up far beyond many of the drone releases today.” – Sputnik Music

CHILD BITE: Detroit Road Hounds Announce Winter Live Dates With Poison Idea And Against The Grain

After a short holiday slumber, Detroit’s favorite road hounds, CHILD BITE, will take to the streets again for another round of onstage pandemonium. The live chaos will commence February 11th in Saginaw, Michigan and trample through eleven cities, the trek coming to a close on February 21st again in their home state in Grand Rapids. The band will be joined by Against The Grain for the first three dates before uniting with hardcore punk legends, Poison Idea, for the remaining run.

Comments frontman Shawn Knight: “Us CHILD BITE assholes have been chomping at the bit to hit the road again. Feels weird to sit still for more than a week or so. We are tickled pink to finally be doing a few out of state shows with our Detroit bros Against The Grain! Both of our bands have been hitting it hard for a while now; I’m glad we can combine forces. We met Poison Idea when we both played Berserker Fest last year, so when they asked us to do some East Coast and Canadian dates with them we responded with a resounding, ‘duh!.’ These are our first shows of the New Year and we are ready to blast off with a big kaboom!”

CHILD BITE:
2/11/2016 Counter Culture – Saginaw, MI w/ Against The Grain
2/12/2016 Buzzbin Art & Music – Canton, OH w/ Against The Grain
2/13/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Against The Grain
2/14/2016 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Poison Idea
2/15/2016 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY w/ Poison Idea, Sheer Terror, Death Cycle
2/16/2016 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT w/ Poison Idea
2/17/2016 Once – Somerville, MA w/ Poison Idea
2/18/2016 Fuzebo – Albany, NY w/ Poison Idea
2/19/2016 Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC w/ Poison Idea
2/20/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Poison Idea
2/21/2016 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Poison Idea

In related CHILD BITE missives, the band recently issued a new video for the track “Still Fucked Up After All These Years” from their most recent release — the 2014 Housecore Records-issued Strange Waste EP which offers up a delightfully bastardized hybrid of the Melvins, Dead Kennedys, Big Black and Faith No More. Elaborates longtime band comrade and director, Nathaniel Shannon of the band’s milky new video: “Over the Summer I went out on a mini-tour with CHILD BITE, my old buds from our mutual hometown of Detroit. I was pleased to learn that these dudes eat nothing but milkshakes. This isn’t a ‘three meals a day’ type thing. Just milkshakes, all day, every day. It gives them fuel like Dave Mustaine’s bangs, which I’m sure would taste great if they were frozen in a cup with milk and sugar. They even built a mini freezer with a tap that has milk shake in it, so they can have milkshakes on demand in the van. A great way to unwind as you cruise across America during the swells of July with your hair in the wind. We felt that their love of milkshakes needed to make love to sweet sweet music.”

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED Premieres “Deathbed”

Infamous extreme metal unit, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, have shared “Deathbed,” the second track from the band’s forthcoming new EP Arc, via MetalSucks today issuing of the track, “AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED’s Arc is a masterpiece. And while your response to that news might be, ‘Well yeah, no duh!,’ if Arc were a grind record, it’s not: the first of four separate albums, each in a different style, Arc is a doom album, its charge befittingly led by vocalist Kat Katz, who made her name fronting the slower-than-slow, heavier-than-heavy Salome. That the music on Arc is every bit as good as more ‘traditional’ ANb material is a testament to the genius of Katz and guitarist/producer Scott Hull. In other words: Arc cements AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED’s position as one of the best metal bands of their time. May they live to make a million more releases.”

Led by the distinctive howl of vocalist Kat Katz, Arc is a crushing, three-song onslaught of misanthropic, musical violence and the first in a series of four AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED EPs designed to decimate your total being. The twenty-five+ minute sludge-fueled feast finds AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED sounding heavier, doomier and more destructive than ever before. Believe it.

In conjunction with the release of Arc, both AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED’s Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope and Altered States Of America full-lengths will be available on vinyl for the first time in over a decade.

Arc, along with the vinyl editions of Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope and Altered States Of America will be available on January 22nd, 2016.

An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring of perceptual stimuli, the band’s second full-length, the 2002-issued Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope, referenced the glory days of early ’00s grindcore while disregarding the genre’s then-current ideals, becoming one of the most talked-about grindcore records in recent history. The album and band were featured in numerous high-profile media outlets such as Alternative Press, Kerrang!, CMJ and dozens more. Perhaps Frozen Corpse’s best description came from vocalist J. Randall who surmised, “Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope is like ripping through back catalog Earache blastbeat shit armed with a submachine gun at 400 rounds per minute.”

While the fires left burning in Frozen Corpse’s wake were still smoldering, AGORAPHOBIC set to work on a concept so bizarre, no one would believe it. With a focused mindset, and a plethora of mind-confounding ideas, the band wrote and recorded Altered States Of America, a 100-track three-CD set. Initially released on April Fools Day, 2003, Altered States Of America delivered the most ambitious AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED yet: completely inhuman music with a consummate disregard for its listener. Round after round, clip after clip, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED unloaded an arsenal of stupefying guitar work, experimental noise and drum machine-gun blast beats while swarming vocalists hatefully taunted the listener into the crossfire. Kerrang! called the mini-CD, “disorientating, hallucinatory, utterly deranged and a truly fantastic work of musical extremity.”

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED will bring their sonic abrasions to stages later this year with performances at the Netherlands Deathfest in February and Hellfest in June.

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED:
2/26-28/2016 Netherlands Deathfest – Tilburg, NL
6/18/2016 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces Co-Headlining North American Tour With August Burns Red

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and August Burns Red will be joining forces for a co-headlining North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, New Jersey at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the trek will wrap-up in New York, New York on April 17th at Webster Hall.

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 8th at 10am local time, with VIP Packages including general admission ticket, 18×24 signed poster, VIP laminate/Skip The Line Pass, BTBAM/ABR pintone pin set, and exclusive tour t-shirt. The full tour routing is listed below.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME completed an extensive North American headlining tour with Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct this past November and December in support of their latest album, Coma Ecliptic. Described as, “a 68-minute cosmic opera that’s part Stravinsky, part Queensryche,” by Rolling Stone. Following their upcoming co-headlining tour with August Burns Red, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will appear at premier festivals across the country, including Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, and more.

The tour directly follows August Burns Red’s appearance at the 58th annual Grammy Award Ceremony where the Lancaster, Pennsylvania five-piece is nominated for Best Metal Performance for their song “Identity.” The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 15th, 2016. The song is featured on the band’s newest album Found In Far Away Places, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, #9 on the Billboard Top 200, and is available now on iTunes. Since their formation in 2003, the local upstarts have evolved into one of the biggest names among the modern metal scene. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ August Burns Red, The Faceless, Good Tiger:
3/04/2016 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
3/05/2016 The National – Richmond, VA
3/07/2016 Revolution – Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/08/2016 Jannus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/09/2016 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
3/10/2016 Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
3/11/2016 Minglewood Theater – Memphis, TN
3/12/2016 Pageant – St. Louis, MO
3/14/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/15/2016 Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/16/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
3/17/2016 Rialto – Tucson, AZ
3/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/19/2016 Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center – San Bernardino, CA
3/21/2016 Regency – San Francisco, CA
3/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/23/2016 Roseland – Portland, OR
3/24/2016 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
3/25/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
3/26/2016 Vogue – Vancouver, BC
3/28/2016 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
3/29/2016 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
3/30/2016 O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
4/01/2016 Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
4/02/2016 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2016 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
4/05/2016 Emo’s – Austin, TX
4/06/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
4/07/2016 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL
4/08/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/09/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 Guelph Concert Theatre – Guelph, ON
4/12/2016 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
4/13/2016 State Theatre – Portland, ME
4/14/2016 Lupos – Providence, RI
4/15/2016 Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
4/17/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
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5/06/2016 Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
5/22/2016 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH

VENOM INC.: North American Tour With Necrophagia To Commence Today

UK-based metallers, VENOM INC., will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour tomorrow in Atlanta, Georgia. Initially slated to take place this past Fall but postponed, the rescheduled takeover will raze nearly two dozen cities through January 28th, coming to a close in Fort Worth, Texas. Support will be provided by American death metal legion, Necrophagia.

VENOM INC. features original Venom members guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray with former Venom bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. The band made their live debut as VENOM INC. in April 2015 at the Keep It True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, performing a full set of Venom classics and played to over 30,000 people at Heavy Montreal last August. Dolan and Dunn have spent the last few years collaborating in M:Pire Of Evil, who released their latest full-length, Crucified, in May 2013. VENOM INC. took to the streets early this past Fall on the lengthy Iron And Steel European Tour before closing the year with a Latin American live infiltration. This month, North America will finally get its venomous baptism with the band again performing a full set of Venom’s most revered tunes.

Necrophagia will be touring in support of their latest full-length WhiteWorm Cathedral out now via Season Of Mist. Formed in 1983, Necrophagia stands among the very first death metal bands in the United States. Often considered pioneers of the “horror metal” genre, the band gained notoriety after cutting their teeth in the underground by staging ambitious live shows chock full of blood, guts and gore. Necrophagia earned world-wide acclaim for the 1998 genre-defining Holocausto de la Morte full-length featuring Pantera frontman Philip H. Anselmo. Following this landmark album, Necrophagia went on to release several well-received full lengths and EPs.

VENOM INC. w/ Necrophagia:
1/05/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
1/06/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
1/07/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
1/08/2016 The Ballroom At The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
1/09/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
1/10/2016 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
1/11/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
1/12/2016 Turf Club – St Paul, MN
1/13/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
1/14/2016 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
1/16/2016 Venue Nightclub – Vancouver, BC
1/17/2016 Neumos – Seattle, WA
1/18/2016 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
1/20/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
1/21/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
1/22/2016 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
1/23/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
1/24/2016 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
1/26/2016 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
1/27/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
1/28/2016 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX

BOBAFLEX HIT THE ROAD WITH ORGY TO CELEBRATE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN 2016

 BOBAFLEX HIT THE ROAD WITH ORGY TO CELEBRATE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN 2016

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BOBAFLEX released their 7th studio album Anything That Moves July 17.   Anything That Moves is the follow-up to 2013?s Charlatan?s Webthat featured the radio singles ?Bad Man?, ?I?m Glad You?re Dead” and “Never Coming Back“.    The first single from Anything That Moveswas ?Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)“, the music video can be view here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2PEt8IGFhA.  

Anything That Moves is the first album with Dave Tipple (guitars) andJymmy Tolland (bass) who join original members, brothers Shaun andMarty McCoy and drummer Tommy Johnson.

 BOBAFLEX are hitting the road in January with ORGY and DEATH VALLEY HIGH.  ?The ORGY tour is the first of many shows in the new year? states Marty McCoy.  ?2016 will be our busiest year in the band?s history?.  More tour announcements including festivals are coming soon.”

 The second single ?A Spider In The Dark? will be going to radio onJanuary 12th. Listen here: https://youtu.be/CN3nq_IEoeU . An official music video to follow.

 

BOBAFLEX Tour Dates

 12-31-15 in San Leon, TX at 18th St Pier Bar & Grill

01-01-16 in Dallas, TX at Trees

01-02-16 in Austin, TX at Dirty Dog

01-03-16 in San Antonio, TX at The Korova

01-05-16 in Newport, KY at The Southgate House Revival

01-07-16 in NYC, NY at The Gramercy Theater

01-08-16 in Long Branch, NJ at Brighton Bar

01-09-16 in Providence, RI at Fete Music Hall

01-10-16 in Manchester, NH at Jewel Night Club

01-13-16 in Toronto, ON at The Rockpile

01-14-16 in Kent, OH at Outpost

01-15-16 in Marietta, OH at Adelphia Music Hall

01-16-16 in Detroit, MI at Harpos Concert Theatre

01-17-16 in Arlington Heights, IL at Home Of Music & Entertainment

01-18-16 in Chippewa Falls, WI at Every Buddy’s Bar

01-20-16 in Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall

01-22-16 in Seattle, WA at El Corazon

01-23-16 in Spokane, WA at The Viking

01-24-16 in Portland, OR at The Bossanova Ballroom

01-27-16 in Costa Mesa, CA at The Wayfarer

01-28-16 in San Diego, CA at Brick By Brick

01-29-16 in W Hollywood, CA at The Whisky

01-30-16 in Las Vegas, NV at LVCS

 For more  information, check out the band?s web properties:

Preview YouTube video Bobaflex – Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away) – Official Music Video

Bobaflex – Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away) – Official Music Video

Preview YouTube video A Spider in the Dark

A Spider in the Dark

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Sprint Center KC

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We had the amazing experience of seeing TSO live at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on December 26.  This was a performance I had been waiting for since “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” was first televised.  And I was not disappointed.

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First, let me say that I was so impressed with the fact that for each ticket sold, $1 goes to a local charity.  From this performance, over $8000 was raised for the Pediatric Wing at KU Medical Center.

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Then the lights go down and the show begins…..

The amazing light show, the huge screen behind the orchestra, and the special effects (snow?  yes, snow….sort of) made this a performance to remember.  Watching the reactions of the crowd made it clear that this is a performance that is cherished by Kansas City every year.  And rightfully so.  It is most certainly an entertainment extravaganza.  The fantastic blend of classical music and heavy metal was amazing composition.  I am thoroughly impressed every time I hear these songs.

The narrator throughout “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” did an awesome job.  Animated and heartfelt, you truly believe he felt was he was saying and not that it was scripted.  You never would have known by watching this group of performers that they have been on the road for weeks doing this show twice a day and that this was the second performance of the day.  They put an amazing amount of energy into entertaining the crowd.

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Overall….this was an experience that no one in Kansas City will forget any time soon.

 

 

 

Christine Cochran

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Ok….now for a few little miscellaneous tidbits:

The “heavy metal hair flip” never ceases to bring a smile to anyone who has been a metalhead for decades.

Sitting close enough to the stage that you can feel the heat from the pyrotechnics is awesome.

The inter-play between guitarists was a lot of fun to watch.

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The keyboardists work SO hard through the entire show.

I absolutely love the huge LED screens used as a backdrop.

We had an amazing photographer doing photos for us during this show.  Thank you Frank Kuhl.

 

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VENOM INC. To Kick Off Rescheduled North American Tour With Necrophagia This January

UK-based metallers, VENOM INC., will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour next month. Initially scheduled to take place this past Fall but postponed, the rescheduled demolition will pillage its way through nearly two dozen cities from January 5th through January 28th.

VENOM INC. features original Venom members guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray with former Venom bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. The band made their live debut as VENOM INC. in April 2015 at the Keep It True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, performing a full set of Venom classics and played to over 30,000 people at Heavy Montreal last August. Dolan and Dunn have spent the last few years collaborating in M:Pire Of Evil, who released their latest full-length, Crucified, in May 2013. VENOM INC. took to the streets early this past Fall on the lengthy Iron And Steel European Tour before closing the year with a Latin American live takeover. This January, North America will finally get its venomous baptism with the band again performing a full set of Venom’s most revered tunes.

VENOM INC. w/ Necrophagia:
1/05/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
1/06/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
1/07/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
1/08/2016 The Ballroom At The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
1/09/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
1/10/2016 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
1/11/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
1/12/2016 Turf Club – St Paul, MN
1/13/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
1/14/2016 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
1/16/2016 Venue Nightclub – Vancouver, BC
1/17/2016 Neumos – Seattle, WA
1/18/2016 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
1/20/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
1/21/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
1/22/2016 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
1/23/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
1/24/2016 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
1/26/2016 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
1/27/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
1/28/2016 Tomcats West – Ft Worth, TX

Necrophagia will be touring in support of their latest full-length WhiteWorm Cathedral out now via Season Of Mist. Formed in 1983, Necrophagia was one of the very first death metal bands in the United States. Often considered pioneers in the “horror metal” genre, the band gained notoriety after cutting their teeth in the underground by staging ambitious live shows, chock full of blood, guts and gore. Necrophagia went on to receive world-wide acclaim for 1998’s genre-defining Holocausto de la Morte full-length featuring Pantera frontman Philip H. Anselmo. Following this landmark album, the band went on to release several well-received full lengths and EPs.

CRADLE OF FILTH To Embark Upon The Inquisitional Torture North American Tour Next Month

Barbarous hellhounds, CRADLE OF FILTH, will return to North America next year on the Inquisitional Torture Tour 2016! The debaucherous trek will run from January 26th through March 8th, leveling a total of twenty-seven cities. Support will be provided by Butcher Babies and Ne Obliviscaris. Tickets are now available at THIS LOCATION.

CRADLE OF FILTH w/ Butcher Babies, Ne Obliviscaris:
1/26/2016 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
1/27/2016 House Of Blues – Boston, MA
1/28/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
1/29/2016 The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
1/31/2016 Filmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
2/01/2016 The Masquerade – Heaven – Atlanta, GA
2/02/2016 Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
2/03/2016 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
2/09/2016 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
2/10/2016 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/11/2016 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
2/12/2016 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
2/14/2016 Gothic Theater – Eaglewood, CO
2/15/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/2016 Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
2/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
2/20/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
2/21/2016 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/23/2016 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
2/29/2016 Q And Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
3/01/2016 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/02/2016 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2016 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
3/05/2016 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
3/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
3/07/2016 Corona Theater – Montreal, QC
3/08/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY

CRADLE OF FILTH’s latest album, Hammer Of The Witches, was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the “Malleus Maleficarum,” a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but CRADLE OF FILTH’s title version is more retributory: It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches’ hands and it’s payback time.

CRADLE OF FILTH have cast a commanding and macabre shadow across the metal scene for nearly a quarter of a century. Armed with their trademark, cross-pollinated assault that taps into myriad strands of sonic extremity and morbid opulence, they have steadily conquered the entire world, unleashing a malevolent slew of classic albums along the way. From the raw and rambunctious savagery of their 1994 debut The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh to the wickedly monstrous, technicolor bombast of 2012’s The Manticore & Other Horrors, the CRADLE ethos and aesthetic has had a huge impact on the evolution of metal, the band’s insatiable appetite for performing live and frontman Dani Filth’s unerring charisma and sense of occasion ensuring that they have established a powerful and enduring connection with Hell-bound acolytes everywhere.

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED Premieres New Song “Not A Daughter” Via NPR

Today, infamous extreme metal instigators, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, debuts “Not A Daughter,” from the band’s forthcoming new EP, Arc, via NPR Music. Said NPR of the opening track, “Led by [vocalist Kat] Katz, ‘Not A Daughter’ is from the twenty-seven-minute Arc, a relentlessly sludgy and doomy three-track EP from a band mostly known for delivering digital distress in twenty seconds or less. Since joining the band for 2009’s Agorapocalypse, Katz has proven to be the most feral of the three AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED vocalists. Here, her full-throated shrieks push and pull [guitarist Scott] Hull’s Crowbar-thick grooves and mean MC5 riffs. It’s as if ANb was always meant to be the scummiest rock ‘n’ roll band alive.”

Stream “Not A Daughter” now at THIS LOCATION.

Led by the distinctive howl of vocalist Kat Katz, Arc is a crushing, three-song onslaught of misanthropic, musical violence and the first in a series of four AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED EPs designed to decimate your total being. The sludge-fueled feast is AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED sounding heavier, doomier and more destructive than ever before.

In related news and in conjunction with the release of Arc, both AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED’s Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope and Altered States Of America full-lengths will be available on vinyl for the first time in over a decade.

An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring of perceptual stimuli, the band’s second full-length, the 2002-issued Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope, referenced the glory days of early ’00s grindcore while disregarding the genre’s then-current ideals, becoming one of the most talked-about grindcore records in recent history. The album and band were featured in numerous high-profile media outlets such as Alternative Press, Kerrang!, CMJ and dozens more. Perhaps Frozen Corpse’s best description came from vocalist J. Randall who surmised, “Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope is like ripping through back catalog Earache blastbeat shit armed with a submachine gun at 400 rounds per minute.”

While the fires left burning in Frozen Corpse’s wake were still smoldering, AGORAPHOBIC set to work on a concept so bizarre, no one would believe it. With a focused mindset, and a plethora of mind-confounding ideas, the band wrote and recorded Altered States Of America, a 100-track three-CD set. Initially released on April Fools Day, 2003, Altered States Of America delivered the most ambitious AGORAPHOBIC yet: completely inhuman music with a consummate disregard for its listener. Round after round, clip after clip, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED unloaded an arsenal of stupefying guitar work, experimental noise and drum machine-gun blast beats while swarming vocalists hatefully taunted the listener into the crossfire. Kerrang! called the mini-CD, “disorientating, hallucinatory, utterly deranged and a truly fantastic work of musical extremity.”

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED will bring their sonic abrasions to stages next year with performances at the Netherlands Deathfest in February and Hellfest in June.

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED Live:
2/26-28/2016 NetherlandsDeathfest – Tilburg, NL
6/18/2016 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

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