METAL BLADE RECORDS News & Tour Update
House of Blues Entertainment, Decibel Magazine, Metal Blade Records, IndieMerch, and Red/’stache Media team up for Metal, Arise! Tour
House of Blues Entertainment, Decibel Magazine, Metal Blade Records, IndieMerch and RED/’stache Media have joined forces to present the first ever Metal, Arise! Tour for developing metal artists, it was announced by Kelly Kapp, vice president, House of Blues Entertainment. The debut tour will feature Metal Blade Recording Artists Allegaeon, Earache Recording Artists The Browning and Century Media Recording Artists The Devastated.
“We are really proud and excited to team up with Decibel, Metal Blade, IndieMerch & RED,” Kapp said. “This is a tour that will pair developing metal bands and great local artists. We feel we can create a circuit that benefits metal artists throughout the country. We hope to grow Metal, Arise! into a quarterly tour so we can continue to cultivate great heavy metal talent.”
Kelli Malella, vice president, publicity & advertising, Metal Blade Records, said, “When Kelly first brought up the idea of a tour to help develop new metal bands in the states, I immediately wanted to be involved. And not just for the sake of my own bands trying to launch their careers, but for all the bands out there just trying to get a break and land a U.S. tour. The Metal, Arise! Tour has been created by people who truly love our scene and want to give new bands the chance to tour the U.S. and prove themselves to metalheads across the states. The Metal, Arise! Tour also gives local bands the chance to showcase their talents while giving them a shot at getting noticed by labels who are constantly keeping an ear to the ground for up-and-coming local acts to sign. We’re keeping ticket costs as low as possible in hopes that you, the fans, will give these bands a chance and check them out.”
UNEARTH: Worldwide Album Premiere Hosted By Alternative Press
Today, Alternative Press hosts a worldwide album premiere of UNEARTH’s upcoming Darkness In The Light full-length, scheduled to hit North American record shelves on July 5, 2011, via Metal Blade Records. The 11-track long player was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer (and Killswitch Engage guitarist) Adam Dutkiewicz and mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium, et al). Sitting in on drums during the recording was Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed).
Comments vocalist Trevor Phipps of the record: “This album is without a doubt some of the heaviest, most dynamic and memorable tunes we’ve ever written. The disc is littered with the shred ‘n’ stomp-filled songs our fans would expect from us, as well as some added vocal hooks, guitar melodies, guitar solos and some different paths taken in style and structure. We knew we had to continue to separate ourselves from the pack and to cement our place in the heavy metal world as one of the leaders and not as one of the many followers that seem to hop on the trend wagon and give up so easily when the going gets hard. We are here to stay and collectively we couldn’t be any more fired up to play these songs around the world for our fans new and old. So check it out, spread the word of underground metal and leave some feedback. See you on the road!”
Multinational Heavy Metallers POWERWOLF have finished shooting a video for ‘We Drink Your Blood’!
According to their sacral image and the concept of Blood Of The Saints, POWERWOLF shot the video in an ancient monastery church. “Shooting the video in such a special and atmospheric place was incredible”, comments organist Falk Maria Schlegel. “The combination of the sacral interior of the church, including altar, confessional box and a church organ with a lot of fire, fog and metal insanity was the perfect set for a POWERWOLF video!”
The song title We Drink Your Blood is an allusion to the congregation in the Christian liturgy ‘Take this, all of you, and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.’
FALCONER premiere brand new video clip for ‘Vid Rosornas Grav’ exclusively via website of Metal Hammer Germany!
‘Vid Rosornas Grav’ is taken off the bands brand new studio album Armod that has been released earlier this month via Metal Blade Records!
Please surf over to METAL HAMMER to check out the fascinating video for ‘Vid Rosornas Grav’! The clip will go online on Tuesday, the 21st of June at 1200pm CET (11:00am GST; 6:00am EST; 3:00am PST)!
Comments FALCONER guitarist Stefan Weinerhall: “The video for ‘Vid Rosornas Grav’ is re-enacting a story that took place not far from where we live. It gives you a vision of what position you would have 150 years ago if you were just a common man or serf.
Arch / Matheos: Band sets “Sympathetic Resonance” as the title of upcoming debut full-length album
Fates Warning guitarist JIM MATHEOS and original vocalist JOHN ARCH team up for new band!
As previously announced, Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning) have teamed up to form the new progressive rock band, ARCH/ MATHEOS. The band -accompanied by Joey Vera on bass, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar- began tracking the drums on January 12 and continued to record through mid February with Jim Matheos producing. ARCH/ MATHEOS is pleased to announce Sympathetic Resonance as the title of the debut album, which will be released September 13, 2011 in North America.
Metal Blade Records to release new 40 Watt Sun and Demonical albums July 19th!
In our continued partnership with European underground label, Cyclone Empire Records, Metal Blade will have the pleasure of releasing both the 40 Watt Sun and Demonical albums in North America on July 19th. Both albums are available for pre-order now from Metal Blade’s store on Indiemerchstore.com.
40 Watt Sun is the new music project of singer/guitarist/songwriter Patrick Walker, best known for his previous band, Warning. 40 Watt Sun sees Patrick Walker accompanied by drummer/percussionist Christian Leitch, best known as the guitarist and founder-member of London-based band The River, and bass player William Spong. 40 Watt Sun’s debut album, The Inside Room, was recorded over three days and nights at The Library Studio in London, produced entirely by the band and engineered and mixed by bassist William Spong. It features five new songs of original material.
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