08:01 - 3rdWorld How are Anaal Nathrakh and Drugzilla related?
07:50 - Redn1ght Machiavelli, nah. Twitter is enough for that or youtube top lists. :)
07:33 - Machiavelli if you want to get your hate on for pop culture then the AMAs are for you. :)
07:14 - no one don't know about the boy bands, but he is definitely shitting on the world
06:38 - Machiavelli watching the American Music Awards... Australia you are going to shit in my books... you put that douche Abbot in charge... and now I see you are punishing the wolrd with shitty boy bands... 5 sec of summer
The following update has been posted on http://www.myspace.com/metalchurch:
"We have been getting so many emails about tour dates we wanted to give you an update on the plans for this years US dates. Metal Church will only be doing a handful of show later this summer at larger venues to accomodate more of the fans. These shows are currently being booked by Chuck Bernal at Artists Worldwide and will be recorded for our live album. It has been a long time since we have released a live album and this is the perfect opportunity.
We do have a couple special dates that have been confirmed. The first date is August 2, 2008 Mapplewood MN with Judas Priest. The second date is August 16th in San Juan Puerto Rico at Roberto Clemente Coliseum with Queensrÿche.
Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate have relased new details about the upcoming album that will have the title "Love And Other Disasters" and will be released on September 19th. Check out the artwork here.
Tracklist (Digi CD + 2 Bonus Tracks + DVD):
02. Hellgate : Worcester
03. Jack Of Diamonds
04. My Escape
06. Power Shift
08. Damage Control
09. Red Eyed Friend
12. Dead Planet
According to a Metal Mind Productions press release:
"Metal Mind Productions presents the complete discography of Acid Drinkers, one of the best metal bands from Poland! A deluxe box entitled "Acid Empire - 1989 - 2008" contains of 13 albums (studio and live): "Are You A Rebel?", "Dirty Money, Dirty Tricks", "Strip Tease", "Vile Vicious Vision", "Fishdick", "Infernal Connection", "The State Of Mind Report", "High Proof Cosmic Milk", "Varran Strikes Back - Alive!!!", "Amazing Atomic Activity", "Broken Head", "Acidofilia", "Rock Is Not Enough" plus 2 DVDs: "15 Screwed Years" and "The Hand That Rocks The Coffin". The box also includes bonus tracks (rare, previously unreleased, demo, live and video), 96 page booklet with biography, discography, lyrics to all songs and a selection of amazing archive photos!
Into Eternity guitarist/songwriter Tim Roth has announced that the band's upcoming album "The Incurable Tragedy" should be mixed by the end of the week. He added: "The album is sounding really cool and we can't wait to release the record to everybody soon."
In the meantime, dates have officially been announced the Summer Slaughter Canada Tour. Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath The Massacre, Into Eternity, Neuraxis, Whitechapel, Veil Of Maya, Divinity, and Common Grave are teaming up for the Summer Slaughter Canada tour, set to take place in August.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Aug. 14 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
Aug. 15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Aug. 16 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Gojira have announced that the name of their new album will be called "The Way Of All Flesh". It will drop in Europe on October 13th 2008.
As previously reported, Gojira is also touring Europe later this year with In Flames and Sonic Syndicate.
October 03 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Dan Atelier
October 04 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
October 05 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
October 08 - Paris, France - Zenith
October 09 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13
October 10 - Nancy, France - L..escale
October 11 - Lyon, France - Tranbordeur
October 13 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzamatazz 1
October 14 - Granada, Spain - La Copera
October 15- Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
October 16 - Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star Live
Century Media Records and Finnish symphonic fantasy/folk metallers Kivimetsän Druidi have signed a worldwide record deal. Kivimetsän Druidi, who played a massive European tour supporting fellow Finnish folkmetalheads Korpiklaani last October and November, have entered Noice Camp studio in Turku in order to record their forthcoming debut album due to be released at the end of October 2008.
"Kivimetsän Druidi members are extremely pleased with the deal with Century Media Records whose impressive catalogue speaks for itself. It is great to be a part of the Century Media family with such awesome bands like Turisas, Strapping Young Lad, Lacuna Coil and Arch Enemy."
During the summer Kivimetsän Druidi will play only a handful of festival gigs as they are busy recording their forthcoming album, but when the autumn comes they will tour extensively both in Finland and abroad.
"Shit happens again and we found ourselves again losing the bass player somewhere out in space. Eerik really surprised us all and decided to left the band this soon. No drama, no fights, no-thing, as we ain´t got a clue really whatta hell happened here! So - all the decent basstard candidates feel free to contact us on this case (ogatherum gmail com)!
However, this won´t affect in any way to our autumn touring and all the booked gigs and the european tour will be made & played..."
"Head on over to myspace.com/metal and check out our latest video for "Forevermore". It's being featured on MySpace so it's the only place you can see the video right now. There's some sick footage from the Red Bull Air Race in there that you have to see. If you don't know what the Red Bull Air Race is then now's a good time to find out. We can definitely consider it a pretty metal sport!"
"After a long time playing together with us, Sevan (flute, whistles, bagpipes) and Rafi (bass) decided to leave Eluveitie. Both of them came to this desicion due to personal reasons. Both, Sevan and Rafi, were longtime members. Sevan was with Eluveitie from the very beginning on. So their step was kind of a shock for us. Yet we also understand and accept their desicion. We won't forget the years we spent together and we wish Sevan and Rafi all the very best on their future musical as well as personal ways! "Thank you both for your dedication and for the time we spent together the last four years! Take care & horns raised!!!
Sevan and Rafi will still play with us the next couple of shows! But of course we're now looking for worthy replacements - a bass player and a multi-instrumentalist well playing bagpipes (Gaita and similar), tin and low whistles and eventually Irish flute. If you're interested in playing in Eluveitie, then click here!"
The 2008 edition of the Castle Festival, set to take place from July 1st - 5th in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia has reportedly been cancelled.
According to a posting on Helloween's website, who were headlining day 5, "the Castle Festival in Smederevo/Serbia has to be cancelled from the side of the local promoter because of the political situation and local incidents in the country."
An official statement on the Castle Festival website is expected soon.
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have posted two new tracks, entitled "Es Wird Schlimmer" and "Der Weg", from the upcoming album "Licht" on the group's MySpace page.
The band will release an exclusive EP "Der Weg", via iTunes on June 27. "Der Weg" will feature four songs, two of which will only be available on this EP. The new album "Licht" is scheduled for a August 29 release through Nuclear Blast Records.
"Theocracy is happy to announce that they have signed with Sweden's Ulterium Records for the release of their sophomore album, Mirror of Souls.
"We're very excited to finally get this album out," says band founder Matt Smith. "Ulterium really understands what we're about, and they believe in this record. We're really looking forward to working together."
Ulterium Records owner Emil Westerdahl shares that excitement, saying, "I've been a fan of Theocracy since the release of their debut album, and I'm thrilled about this opportunity to work together with them on "Mirror Of Souls". This album will surely be received very well by both critics and fans, and exciting times are definitely ahead for Theocracy!"
Voting for the UK wide initiative Metal 2 The Masses has opened. Bloodstock was inundated with venues wanting to host their own heats in order to put forward 4 bands to represent their area. All the voters have to do is go to the forum page on www.bloodstock.uk.com and click on the unsigned section and well, basically...vote for the band of your choice at each venue. From over 50 venue applicants hosts were selected at Alton, Birmingham, Derby, Glasgow, Kent and Swindon. Each of these partner venues held several heats over March, April and May to find the best Metal bands in and around their county.
Bloodstock's Clive Leighton who heads up the Unsigned Stages and Marquees, is personally handling M2TM. Winning bands will be announced on 01 July and they'll all earn a place on the Bloodstock Unsigned stage.
Norwegian Black Metallers Gorgoroth have announced their live line up. Gorgoroth live members this summer are Nick Barker on drums, Teloch and Ice Dale on guitars. The band added "Be prepared for some spectacular shows."