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For Selena And Sin - European Tour Dates

Only a couple of days after revealing their new music video, "Rusty Rails Of Yesterday", Finnish suomi metal act For Selena And Sin have now announced they will be hitting the road coming September, in what they call the "Finnish Female Fronted Rock/Metal Tour III". The band will tour together with Manzana and Vanity Ink and a host of other gothic metal/rock outfits.

The band added: "There is a good girl in every bad girl. If you haven't seen Finland's coolest female fronted rock/metal bands live yet, here is your chance!"

For Selena And Sin European tour dates include:

23.09.2010 - Sweden, Stockholm - CityRock
24.09.2010 - Germany, Lubeck - Riders Cafe (with A Million Miles)
25.09.2010 - Germany, Hamburg - Headcrush (with A Million Miles)
26.09.2010 - Netherlands, Rotterdam - Baroeg. (with theNAME and Kowai)
28.09.2010 - France, Saint Etienne - Thunderbird Lounge
29.09.2010 - France, Lyon - Lyon's Hall (with Bel O Kan and Fraud)
30.09.2010 - Switzerland, Uster - Rock City
01.10.2010 - Germany, Berlin - Blackland (with Kultassipi)
02.10.2010 - Czech Republic, Prague - Music Club Gox (with 1st Choise)
03.10.2010 - Czech Republic, Prague - Batallion
04.10.2010 - Czech Republic, Cesce Budejovice - Marty's Club
05.10.2010 - Czech Republic, Brno - Brooklyn
06.10.2010 - Poland, Warsaw - Dobrakarma
07.10.2010 - Lithuania, Vilnius - Bermudai
08.10.2010 - Latvia, Liepaja - Fontaine Palace
09.10.2010 - Latvia, Riga - Nabaklub


Band profile: For Selena And Sin
Event: For Selena And Sin
Posted: 14.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Brainstorm - Working On A New Album

Brainstorm guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld has announced the band is busy writing new material for the next album, the successor for Memorial Roots released in October last year. In a message on the band's MySpace he writes:

"Long time no hear. That either means we have been very busy writing songs for the next album or we have been enjoying some free time. Well, we have been and still are busy writing songs for the next album and are now preparing for some summer holidays. Let me tell you, the new songs sound incredible. Last week's rehearsals left us sitting afterwards with some beers and some good shots of Four Roses and a bright smile on our faces. There's some real heavy stuff coming your way."

Upcoming Brainstorm live dates include:

26.11.2010 - Düsseldorf - Stahlwerk
27.11.2010 - Albstadt/Laufen - Marder Festival


Band profile: Brainstorm
Posted: 14.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (3)

Flotsam & Jetsam - Check Out A New Track

"Take", one of the new songs on the long-awaited album The Cold of US Thrashers Flotsam & Jetsam, is now available for streaming online. Head over to the band's MySpace to check it out!

The Cold will be released next month, September 14, via Driven Music Group. All album details can be retrieved by clicking here.

A release party for The Cold has been scheduled on Friday, September 17 at 910 Live in Tempe, AZ.


Band profile: Flotsam And Jetsam
Posted: 14.08.2010 by Thryce | Comments (4)

Rhapsody Of Fire - The Frozen Tour Of Angels - First Dates

Rhapsody Of Fire are proud to announce the first dates of their upcoming worldwide tour, in support of the new album The Frozen Tears Of Angels, released in April via Nuclear Blast Records. Here they are:

November 10th, 2010 - Beijing - China
November 12th, 2010 - Shanghai - China
November 13th, 2010 - Taipei - Taiwan
November 20th, 2010 - Mexico City - Mexico
November 29th, 2010 - Santiago - Chile

More dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned.


Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Event: Rhapsody Of Fire: The Frozen Tour Of Angels
Posted: 14.08.2010 by Daggon | Comments (7)

Municipal Waste - New European Tour Dates

Earache Records press release

Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste have announced dates for a new European tour this December.

Municipal Waste will be making their way around Europe, including a run of UK shows, with support from Californian metallers Saviours and Boston crossover thrashers Ramming Speed.

Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte comments: "I can't wait to get back to the UK/Europe in December. We have some killer bands coming with us. Saviours and Ramming Speed make this one hell of a package. Seeing as we had to sit out the summer dates, it will be about 10 months since we've been to the UK/Europe, for the first time in about 5 years... So, no worries people, we're making good on ourselves and will return full speed ahead!"

Announced dates are as follows:

Dec. 03 - Belfast, UK - Spring & Airbrake
Dec. 04 - Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
Dec. 05 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Dec. 07 - Paris, France - Glazart
Dec. 08 - Koln, Germany - Underground
Dec. 09 - Gent, Belgium - Minus One
Dec. 10 - Essen, Germany - Cafe Nova
Dec. 11 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Speedfest (no support)
Dec. 13 - Bristol, UK - Fleece & Firkin
Dec. 14 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Dec. 15 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
Dec. 17 - London, UK - Academy 2
Dec. 18 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi (no support)


Band profile: Municipal Waste
Event: Municipal Waste: European Tour
Posted: 13.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Raunchy - New Song Online

"Shake Your Grave", a brand new song from Danish metallers Raunchy, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

"Shake Your Grave" comes off the band's forthcoming album, A Discord Electric, which will be released on the following dates:

September 20: Denmark
October 8: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
October 11: Rest of Europe
October 12: USA

A Discord Electric cover art] tracklist:

01. Dim The Lights And Run
02. Rumors Of Worship
03. Blueprints For Lost Sounds
05. Street Emperor
06. Shake Your Grave
07. Tiger Crown
08. Big Truth
09. The Great Depression
10. The Yeah Thing
11. Ire Vampire
12. Gunslingers And Tombstones


Band profile: Raunchy
Posted: 13.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

The Man-Eating Tree - New Video Online

"Out Of The Wind", the new video from Finnish metallers The Man-Eating Tree, can be viewed at this location.

"Out Of The Wind" comes off the band's debut album, Vine, which will be released in Finland on September 22 via Cobra Records and in other territories through Century Media Records.

Vine cover art] tracklist:

01. Lathing A New Man
02. The White Plateau
03. This Longitude Of Sleep
04. King Of July
05. Of Birth For Passing
06. Out Of The Wind
07. Nights In White Satin
08. Tide Shift
09. Instead Of Sand And Stone
10. Amended


Posted: 13.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Madder Mortem - Part Ways With Guitarist, Replacement Announced

Norwegian metallers Madder Mortem have issued the following update on their official website:

"We've been aware that Odd was thinking about leaving the band since winter 2010, and have been looking for a possible replacement.

After much consideration regarding who could fill his shoes, fit in with the rest of us socially and be a creative, fifth input to the band, we only came up with one name. Luckily for us, he has now entered our ranks full-time. Patrick Scantlebury is our new permanent guitarist. He has already made one live appearance with us in our hometown at the Norf-festival.

Some might know him as one of the founders of Frantic Bleep. He was our guitar-tech and merchandiser on the Opeth tour in 2003, and he also filled in for Odd on a couple of gigs in 2005. We all went to school with him at Tynset, and BP and Pat has played together in various constellations. We're already busy writing more new material with Patrick, and it feels like we've got a true chemistry.

We welcome him to the Madder family and hope you'll do the same.

Again it's a fresh start for us."


Band profile: Madder Mortem
Posted: 13.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Savage Messiah - Sign With Earache Records

Earache Records press release

British thrashers Savage Messiah have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Earache Records.

Formed in London, England in 2007, Savage Messiah self-released their debut EP, Spitting Venom, in 2007 to positive reviews. In 2009 the band entered the studio with acclaimed Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Bruce Dickinson) to record their album, Insurrection Rising. The album was mixed by Scott Atkins (Gama Bomb, Sylosis, Ignominious Incarceration). The band is currently working on its third album, due to be released on Earache Records in 2011.

Savage Messiah bassist Sasha Cron comments: "We are very proud and excited to sign with Earache Records. This is an exciting time for Savage Messiah as we are currently writing our new album, and hope to be on tour soon to present the new material. We would like to thank everybody at Earache for this fantastic opportunity, and we are really looking forward to getting out and thrashing with the fans!"


Band profile: Savage Messiah
Posted: 13.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Encoffination - Album Details Revealed

Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce a September release for the CD version of the debut album by the US funeral doom band Encoffination, entitled Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh.

According to a press release, Encoffination, formed in 2009, is the sepulchral embodiment of rancid death. Crushing, suffocating death metal doom of the lowest caliber. Named for the ritual preparation of the dead for burial, Encoffination exists below the plane of mortality; deep within the realms of death and decay. Slowly they lurch forth with their educated form of blasphemy, occult, and ritualistic expulsion of the holy from the earth.

This is the first full length from this amazing two-piece band, which is comprised of Ghoat on vocals, guitar, and bass (also in Festered) and Elektrokutioner on drums (also in Decrepitaph, Festered, Tombstones, Beyond Hell, Scaremaker). The follow-up to their After Their Temples Descend Below The Earth 7-inch, released earlier this year, this Georgia/Texas-based duo attacks with the 8-song Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh, featuring over 30 minutes of cryptic metal influenced by early '90s American doom/death and bands like Incantation, Disembowelment, and Morpheus Descends. The album has already been released on tape format by Ritval Death Offerings, and the vinyl version is available on Psychedelic Lotus Order.

Two new soul draining tracks, entitled "Nefarious Yet Elegant Are the Bowels of Hell" and "Beyond the Grace of Flesh Go I" are streaming on the band's MySpace.

Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh cover art] tracklist:

01. Procession
02. Nefarious Yet Elegant Are the Bowels of Hell
03. Miasma of Rotten Serenity
04. Eucharist of Bone and Flame
05. Interlude
06. Beyond the Grace of Flesh Go I
07. Entombment of the Breathing Flesh
08. Coffinpsalms


Posted: 13.08.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Female Nose Breaker - Drummer Recovering From Cancer, Working On New Material

Swiss grindcore act Female Nose Breaker have been on a break since February following the snowboard accident of drummer Cyrill, who broke his back and wrist, and now has to fight cancer.

In an update, he writes: "After my snowboard accident in February, where I broke my back and wrist, I also have to fight and beat damn cancer since May (had brain tumour and brain surgery). But yeah, I think positive, stay strong and I'm fucking ready to beat this shit, no matter what happens!!"

The band further adds: "But don't think we're not doing anything. We started writing new songs some weeks ago. Our goal is the first full length, which we hopefully can record in the end of 2010 or early 2011! Another big goal is to be ready for live action again, but this maybe have to wait a bit, cause of Cyrill's sickness. We'll try to record one or two songs in the next few months just for our fans and supporters to show you that we're still active and more brutal than ever before!"

More info on the band on MySpace.


Posted: 13.08.2010 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Kataklysm - Check Out The New Video

And also Canadian death metallers Kataklysm have a new video out for your viewing pleasure. The band just unveiled their new video for the song "Push The Venom" and can be watched below. The clip was filmed last month in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic (Type O Negative, Unleashed, Ex Deo).

Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "After the crazy videos we did with Ex Deo, it was only natural for us to upgrade the Kataklysm visuals as well. We decided to try to recreate the underworld fantasy atmosphere depicted in the artwork with some great visual effects. The song is about surviving the judgment that others cast upon you, and that which is important and feels right to you. Spread your venom and not the lies of your enemies! Ivan did another fantastic job and we are super-happy with it and hopefully you guys dig it too."

The song is off the album Heaven's Venom which comes out today via Nuclear Blast. The album is available in jewelcase format, limited digipak (incl. bonustrack "Das Feuer Lebt"), on red vinyl and as a cool mailorder edition boxset (limited to 500 copies incl. a Kataklysm belt + buckle).


Band profile: Kataklysm
Posted: 13.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (11)

Tristania - New Video Available

The new Tristania video for "Year Of The Rat" is now available online. "Year Of The Rat" is one of the tracks on the new album Rubicon, to be released later this month. The video clip was directed and produced by Jakob Arevärn.


Band profile: Tristania
Posted: 13.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (12)

Acid Witch - Update On New EP And Album

US Death Doom metallers Acid Witch are working on a new full-length and EP. Any time soon the band will upload a new song, called "To Magic, Sex and Gore" from the Midnight Mass EP which should be out within the next couple months. Keep an eye on the Acid Witch MySpace for this brand new track.

Both the EP and the full-length will be mastered by Tony Hamera of Detroit death/thrash legends Fatal.

The band commented as follows: "The EP is already mastered and it is by far our heaviest.

In other news, Acid Witch does have a new home... HELL! We will be doin this new EP, plus the 2nd full-length cd/lp with Hells Headbangers. So expect nothing but the very best from us and the label!

The last couple months we have been doing nothing but insane amounts of drugs, watching alot of horror movies, reading alot of old comics and doing more drugs... Our brains are fried and we are ready to write some heavy fucking music!"

More info on the full-length soon.


Band profile: Acid Witch
Posted: 13.08.2010 by InnerSelf | Comments (1)

Sonisphere Finland - Thunderstorm Casualty Deceased

Original news, posted on 08.08.2010

A severe thunderstorm hit Sonisphere Festival in Pori, Finland this afternoon (Sunday 8th) at approximately 16h00. Strong gusts of freak wind damaged the stages and knocked down tents and fences. Approximately 40 people were injured, two of them seriously so. The injured people are currently receiving treatment in a hospital.

Sonisphere Festival series producer Stuart Galbraith said: "Our first thoughts go out to the injured people and we sincerely hope they will have a full recovery."

The second stage was damaged beyond repair and to guarantee the safety of the audience, artists and crew the authorities closed the stage. The storm damaged Mötley Crüe's equipment behind repair, forcing their show to be unfortunately cancelled. Iggy Pop did play, performing an acoustic four-track set on the main stage, while the Sonisphere crew worked hard behind the scenes to dry everything out and make repairs to damage across the site.

Having borrowed kit from Slayer, Alice Cooper is performing a full set on the main stage and Iron Maiden's show will also perform a full set, going on stage at approximately 21h50 and playing until approximately 23h50. The police and city authorities have agreed to allow Iron Maiden to finish later than originally planned.

"We're doing everything we can to ensure that the show can take place. The show will run so long as it can run safely." said Stuart Galbraith.

A speedy recovery to those injured! We can only hope the attending Metal Storm crowd is alright.


As reported, the Sonisphere Finland festival was surprised by a severe thunderstorm this weekend causing major damages to the festival area. Several festival-goers got injured. But now, the devastating news has reached us that one of the casualties has succumbed to his injuries and died in the hospital today. ..

"We have just received news that the 50-year old male that was critically injured during the freak storm at Sonisphere has passed away. We are obviously shocked and devastated and would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim - the thoughts of Team Sonisphere, Iron Maiden and all Sonisphere fans are with you."

According to the officers, some object hit the man on his head.


Event: Sonisphere Festival
Posted: 12.08.2010 by Thryce | Comments (31)