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Black Sabbath have personally invited Andrew W.K. to join them for their entire North American tour, asking him to kick-off every show as their exclusive opening act. Per their request, the King of Partying will perform a special DJ set every night before the definitive heavy metal band takes the stage. Andrew promises to spin a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd pleasing favorites spanning every era of hard rock and metal.

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As the anticipation builds for Sabbath’s show, fans can count on Andrew to crank up the excitement even higher with his signature style and party energy. He’s been asked to prime the atmosphere before the metal masters take the stage, and he will do everything he can to deliver the goods.

Speaking on being chosen for such a prestigious bill, W.K. said:

“I’m just shocked. It’s just the most incredible dream come true! This is the greatest honor I could be given. I remember when the phone rang and I first heard that Black Sabbath wanted me to be their exclusive opening act. I was really in a state of disbelief – almost sick with amazement and excitement. It took about 3 days until I fully mastered the reality of this opportunity and realized it was really going to happen. Black Sabbath’s music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again. I couldn’t be more thankful or humbled by this one-in-a-billion miracle. Can this really be real!? What kind of adventure will this be!?”

Stay tuned for more details, photos, and exclusive news as the tour approaches!

COMPLETE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

July 25, 2013 – Woodlands, Texas – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – TICKETS
July 27, 2013 – Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center – TICKETS
July 29, 2013 – Tampa, Florida – Live Nation Amphitheatre – TICKETS

July 31, 2013 – West Palm Beach, Florida – Cruzan Amphitheatre – TICKETS
August 2, 2013 – Bristow, Virginia – Jiffy Lube Live – TICKETS
August 4, 2013 – Holmdel, New Jersey – PNC Bank Arts Center – TICKETS
August 6, 2013 – Clarkston, Michigan – DTE Energy Music Theatre – TICKETS
August 8, 2013 – Uncasville, Connecticut – Mohegan Sun Arena – TICKETS

August 10, 2013 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Wells Fargo Center – TICKETS
August 12, 2013 – Mansfield, Massachusetts – Comcast Center – TICKETS
August 14, 2013 – Toronto, Canada – Air Canada Center – TICKETS
August 16, 2013 – Tinley Park, Illinois – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – TICKETS
August 18, 2013 – Noblesville, Indiana – Klipsch Music Center – TICKETS
August 22, 2013 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rogers Arena – TICKETS
August 24, 2013 – George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheatre – TICKETS
August 26, 2013 – Mountain View, California – Shoreline Amphitheatre – TICKETS
August 28, 2013 – Irvine, California – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – TICKETS
August 30, 2013 – Pheonix, Arizona – US Airways Center – TICKETS
September 1, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada – MGM Grand Garden Arena – TICKETS
September 3, 2013 – Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles Sports Arena – TICKETS

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    Spread The Metal Festival announce all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to their Toronto line up, which includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King and many more who will perform in raising funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. This year’s Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th.

Toronto event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/170312256473674/

Ticket info:

Complete Festival Pass Available Here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/279311

Day One Passes Available Here:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/309347

Day Two Passes Available Here:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/309731

LINEUP:

September 7th:

BOTB Winner
Evertrapped
Nephelium
Derelict
The Catalyst
Crimson Shadows
BEHEADING OF A KING
AUGURY
SUFFOCATION

September 8th:

Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TBA
Deathpoint
Edge of Attack
Sanktuary
SKULL FIST
THE AGONIST
KITTIE

STM Fest organizer Matt Day comments:

“This is the second of many Spread the Metal Festivals to come, and this one comes to you in the form of Kittie, Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and many more tearing up The Opera House stage in Toronto. 100% of the profits from the festival are going to Kiva.org in order to fight poverty and eventually injustice around the world. There’s a lot in it for fans this year as well though, since they can make off with signed albums, VIP experiences, album downloads and so much more. Now go forth and Spread the Metal.”

In addition, the Halifax edition will be held on August 24th & 25th and also feature The Agonist, Augury, Skullfist, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Erimha, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more to be announced at a later date.

All profits will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.

Halifax event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

August 24th:

BOTB Winner
Doom Machine
Cottus
Burnt Church
Terratomb
Deathpoint
The Catalyst
ERIMHA
AUGURY
TBA

August 25th:

Malixiria
Ear to Ear
Evertrapped
Degrade
TBA
Death Valley Driver
Sanktuary
TBA
SKULL FIST
THE AGONIST

To compliment the festival, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren’t), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spread-the-metal-festival-2013/x/2699098

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SATAN has returned to North America! The NWOBHM legends are back in action with the stateside release of the highly-anticipated Life Sentence.

Out now on Listenable Records and available wherever quality metal is sold, Life Sentence is also streaming in full, courtesy of the folks at Terrorizer Magazine, at this location.
 

Life Sentence, SATAN’s first full-length since 1987′s Suspended Sentence, will mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s highly-acclaimed 1983 debut Court In The Act. The album feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.

The cover art for the album (pictured below) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED – www.elirankantor.com) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, Life Sentence is a very strong uptempo heavy metal album that will undoubtedly become a metal classic.

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback”
- Metal Hammer

“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.”

- Worm Gear Zine

 SATAN are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the NWOBHM movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several European festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut release.

 SATAN Line-up:
Brian Ross – vocals
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

 


www.satanmusic.com

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Another magnificent CORSAIR reissue, Alpha Centauri, is scheduled for release through Shadow Kingdom Records on July 8th.

Quietly arriving onto the scene in 2010, Alpha Centauri is CORSAIR’s first EP and constitutes the foundation of what would be in the coming years a classic Progressive Rock / Heavy Metal band. Heavily rooted in the sounds of classic 70′s Rock and Metal, the EP has splashes of just about every 70′s band you can imagine, from Kiss, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie to Black Sabbath. CORSAIR didn’t really lather up on the Thin Lizzy sound until later, but the debut EP is a unique and quality product in its own right, attributes upon which Shadow Kingdom Records always places the highest value.

Stream Alpha Centauri at shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/alpha-centauri

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2. Black Ships
3. Last Night on Earth
4. Space is a Lonely Place
5. Starcophagus
Born out of the hot embers of Charlottesville, VA’s Black Sabbath annual tribute band, Mass Sabbath, Corsair formed in early 2008 with the purpose of writing progressive rock that would transcend space and time. Having endured the intensive training of of Mass Sabbath and most recently, Spinal Tap, Corsair has emerged with calloused fingers and a united, unbending will to unleash new found guitharmony powers onto the world of rock. Think Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and King Crimson.

Paul Sebring
Jordan Brunk
Marie Landragin
Aaron Lipscombe

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(Reuters) – Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested over accusations he sought the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed, police said.

Lambesis was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after he solicited help from the detective, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Police had previously learned Lambesis was seeking someone who could commit the slaying, the department said.

A representative for the As I Lay Dying’s record label could not immediately be reached for comment, and it was unclear if Lambesis had an attorney.

The band’s 2007 album “An Ocean Between Us” debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 list, and ranks as one of their top-selling releases. Last year, As I Lay Dying put out its sixth album, “Awakened.” Lambesis is a founding member of the band, which was formed in San Diego. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Mohammad Zargham)

Repost from Reuters..

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Australian Heavy Metal Band TABERAH have signed a two-album deal with the German label Dust On The Tracks Records. Work on the band’s second album, “NECROMANCER” is completed and it’s worldwide release is scheduled for July 2013. The new track “2012” taken from TABERAH’s upoming album “NECROMANCER” can be streamed below:

www.soundcloud.com/taberah/2012-1

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The new album was engineered by Theo B (Scorpion), produced and mixed by Joe Haley (Psycroptic) and mastered by Australian Metal Icon “Stu Marshall” (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision).

Stu Marshall (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision) stated: “TABERAH’s NECROMANCER is one of the best metal releases to come out of Australia in the last 10 years”.

Glen Casebeer  (AMERICAN ROCK SCENE): „Shit, they are great!

The “Increasingly Infamous Tasmanian Devils” themselves, consists of the following musicians: Jonathon B – Guitar + Vocals, Myles ‘Flash’ Flood – Guitar, Tom “Bam Bam” Brockman – Drums, Dave ‘The Doctor’ Walsh – Bass.

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Inspired by their strong musical bond Jonathon Barwick and Tom Brockman created, in 2004, what is now known as TABERAH. The bands sound and live performance is derived from a vast range of influences including the traditional heavy metal stylings of Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath, the rock n roll swagger of AC/DC + Thin Lizzy mixed with the over the top, tongue in cheek theatrics of Queen + The Darkness. All with a slightly modern and original twist.

Taberah quickly became a staple act in the Tasmanian live music scene in 2006 and have now become one of Tasmania’s top exports around Australia in any musical genre. In early 2011 TABERAH blitzed a nationwide vote then were hand picked byLemmy Kilmister himself to open for Motorhead (UK) on the Sydney leg of their 2011Australian tour.

Other milestones include sharing the stage all around Australia with high profile international and national acts such as: Paul Di’anno – ex Iron Maiden (UK), Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens – ex Judas Priest/Iced Earth/Yngwie Malmsteen, Blessed by a Broken Heart (USA), LORD(AUS), Psycroptic (AUS), Black Majesty (AUS), Steve Grimmett – formerly of Grim Reaper/Lionsheart/Onslaught (UK), Elm Street (AUS), Darker Half(AUS) and many more national and international acts.

2011 saw the band record & release their debut album “The Light Of Which I Dream” with acclaimed Producer Joe Haley of Psycroptic. The record is a chronicle of the bands early years of blood, sweat, beers and tears on the national live circuit. The album earned TABERAH worldwide acclaim.

In support of “NECROMANCER“, TABERAH have their sights firmly set on the international stage for 2013/14. This includes plans for a run of shows in the Europe, USA, Japan as well as high profile international/national supports in Australia such as Epica (HOL), Lord (AUS), Voyager (AUS) andMunicipal Waste (US) on 22nd June in Hobart/Australia to name a few.

TABERAH deliver a show that is full of energy, fun, theatrics, wandering solos and plenty of crowd interaction. This earning the quartet a solid reputation of being a “must see” live band.

www.facebook.com/taberah.tas
www.twitter.com/TaberahOfficial
www.soundcloud.com/taberah
www.taberah.bigcartel.com

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Legendary British band SATAN have released a brand new track off their forthcoming new album Life Sentence. The song, “Siege Mentality,” is now streaming at this location.

Life Sentence, SATAN’s first full-length since 1987′s Suspended Sentence, will be available in North America on May 21st via Listenable Records. The album will mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s highly-acclaimed 1983 debut Court In The Act. Life Sentence will also feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.

The cover art for the album (pictured below) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED – www.elirankantor.com) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, Life Sentence is a very strong uptempo heavy metal album that will undoubtedly become a metal classic.

Pre-orders are available at http://shop.listenable.net/category.php?id_category=137

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback”
- Metal Hammer

“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.”

- Worm Gear Zine

SATAN are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut release.

SATAN Line-up:
Brian Ross – vocals
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

 

www.satanmusic.com
www.twitter.com/satanmusic_com
www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage

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353658After years of up-and-downs in their career (mostly downs), Twisted Sister released a Christmas album, A Twisted Christmas, in 2006. Holiday-themed releases are something that should be left to the Rod Stewart-and-Barry Manilow’s of the world, not a heavy-metal band. Now, as a follow-up, Twisted Sister has released a live DVD entitled A Twisted X-Mas, Live in Las Vegas.

Maybe I am being a musical Scrooge here but this live outing is embarrassing. I could accept a metal band covering a Christmas song (or grudgingly two), in a bit of “wink-wink-nod-nod” fun. But the fact, more than half of this set list is composed of Christmas tunes, the joke quickly becomes, well, not-so-funny. Worse, is the fact that the band interlaces the holiday nonsense with their own material, making for an off-kilter balance of good and bad. Old-school TS selections, such as “Shoot ‘em Down,” “You Can’t  Stop Rock and Roll,” and “Burn in Hell” are awkwardly sandwiched between “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause,” “Silver Bells,” and “Deck the Halls”.  TS were once (still are?) a hard-hitting metal band until they became a parody with their cartoon antics on MTV back in the early ’80′s. This live DVD, therefore, displays both of these sides of Twisted Sister: aggressive at times, downright dumb at others.

The show begins with fumbling elves, scurrying about the stage, dropping presents down cardboard chimneys – you know, like the makings of a really bad Andy Williams Christmas television special from the ’70′s.  Then, one by one, each band member comes out through some vortex-like door, until finally, Leader-of-the-Pack Dee Snider, comes out on a sleigh dressed as….you guessed it…Santa Claus, led by foxy vampy chicks. The band then kick off the show with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and the pacing never recovers. It’s hot-and-cold, as TS alternate between a silly Christmas tune, and one of their own rocking original compositions.  Most people don’t wish to hear Christmas tunes, to begin with, never mind delivered in such a forced, contrived manner by a hard rock act. The band themselves, Snider aside, seem confused, as if they, too, are cringing a bit at such nonsense. Oh, and for good measure, we get “treated” to one of the most boring drum solo’s I have ever heard in my life.

Undoubtedly, Snider came up with this concept, and convinced Jay Jay French, Mark Mendoza, AJ Pero, and Eddie Ojeda to go along with the idea. Maybe it sounded interesting, on paper, but the execution just does not flow smoothly. The band only look comfortable when performing their own material, and seem to take a step (or two) back, during the nauseating Yuletide nonsense. Getting Twisted Sister back together, for a reunion, works fine for me, but the holiday aspect of it just boggles my rationale of thinking. I wouldn’t mind the band dropping the trademark neon-glow costumes and garish make-up, either, if only because, as the band ages, it looks more and more ridiculous.

Don’t get me wrong; when TS are delivering their own material, they remind me how big of a fan I am of their earlier material. But the interruption of this material with  Noel-niceness never comes off aggressiveness, or sinister (which it should, for the sake of irony). It is all just downright dumb.

In all fairness, I do recommend this DVD (believe it or not) to all TS fans, all of whom I assume will skip over the ho-ho-ho silliness, and focus on what Twisted Sister can (potentially) do best, and that is, deliver some fierce, melodic metal.

 

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According to Metal Underground and several other news sources  it’s reported that  Suicide Silence front man Mitch Lucker has passed away. PE.com reports:

Mitch Lucker, singer for the Riverside heavy metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday morning, Nov. 1, after being in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in Huntington Beach. The Orange County coroner’s office said Lucker was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange County. The victim had the same name and date of birth as the singer, officials confirmed.

Coroner’s officials said Lucker was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash and expected to release details Thursday morning.

The band’s main website has been down today, presumably due to high traffic. Update: The band’s label released this sad news moments ago:

“It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.

“Nuclear Blast would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss.

“He left us doing what he loved to do most. He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed.

“Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s officialFacebook profile.”

Suicide Silence’s Facebook page has also now been updated with this message:

“There’s no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. This is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts. R.I.P. Mitchell Adam Lucker – We Love You Brother.”

Read the full article at PE.com.

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Oktober Guitars today announces they will be giving away a new guitar, every six months.  Oktober has teamed with legendary heavy metal band Raven for the first guitar, which will be the Mark Gallagher Tele.  Musicians and fans within the USA can enter to win with details on the Oktober Guitars Facebook fan page. Winner will be selected on Septmeber 28, 2012.

Fans will have a chance to win by clicking on the unique link and visiting the Oktober Guitars Facebook fan page, give the page a “like” and completing a short entry form.  The winner will be selected at random, and then announced on Facebook and Twitter.

The Mark Gallagher Tele is modeled after the legendary Raven guitarist’s old warhorse guitar.  The MGT Guitar Giveaway is the first campaign of many to come that will allow customers and fans a chance to become a part of the Oktober Guitars lifestyle.

To enter, please visit

http://www.facebook.com/OktoberGuitarsFanPage#!/OktoberGuitarsFanPage/app_403359706360567

For more information please visit www.oktoberguitars.com

 

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