Celebrated French metallers GOJIRA will be embarking upon a headling North American tour next month in support of their critically acclaimed The Way of All Flesh. Here are the confirmed dates + venues:
Anton Reisenegger, guitarist/vocalist for Anglo-Chilean thrash masters CRIMINAL, has signed an exclusive endorsement deal with Fernandes Guitars. His weapons of choice are the Fernandes Monterey Deluxe and the Fernandes Vortex Deluxe.
"I am extremely excited and proud I was chosen by Fernandes Guitars to represent them. Fernandes guitars are beautifully crafted instruments, and the pick-up configuration on the Deluxe series leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. I can't wait to play these babies on stage!" comments Reisenegger.
Translation Loss Records are extremely excited to announce the addition of Richmond, VA’s CITY OF SHIPS to their roster! CITY OF SHIPS has been touring relentlessly since its inception in 2005, promoting self-released EPs as well as CD and Vinyl releases from independent Richmond, VA labels Forcefield Records and the Perpetual Motion Machine. The trio will embark on an extensive European tour this summer, first with label mates Rosetta and later joining The End Records’ Braveyoung (previously named Giant, from NC).
Southern Lord Records is pleased to announce the signing of legendary Seattle splatter rock kings THE ACCUSED! Said label head Greg Anderson: "THE ACCUSED and guitarist Tommy Niemeyer were basically responsible for turning me onto hardcore/punk and underground metal. If it wasn't for me witnessing THE ACCUSED slay the audience -- and me -- in 1985 I may be writing this today!"
Since forming Xecutioner, later renamed Obituary, in 1984 brothers John and Donald Tardy have unquestionably become a household names for metal fans. Each have earned the respect of their peers: John for his distinct and unrivaled guttural voice and Donald for his supreme drum abilities. With Bloodline, the duo expand their musical playcard showcasing not only a new artistic outlet but also extending opportunity for them to take their global fanbase on an exciting new journey.
In an update issued by the band: "We're proud to announce that we've licensed our own new EP, Doomsday Derelicts from our North American label, Century Media, to be released on our own in-house label Battle Kommand Records for release in North America! The CD will be at press shortly and we anticipate a release date of May 5th, 2009. This will be a limited edition release, and there will be a mail-order only version with additional items included. More news TBA."
Wilmington, North Carolina eclectic metallers GOLLUM unleash latest full-length The Core today on Rotten Records! Recorded in Wilmington, NC at Umbilical Studios by guitarist Frank Stroehmer and mastered by Today Is The Day frontman Steve Austin at Austin Enterprise in Nashville, TN, The Core is dedicated to the memory of drummer Hunter Holland who died suddenly of heart failure just a short time after completing the drum tracks to the new record. "You helped lay the foundation and blueprint, then you left us with a gift," writes the band on their official MySpace page. "We will never forget. Thank you for the inspiration you have given each of us. Your beat goes on and forever with us you shall be."
We are sorry to announce that after 10 months, Bill Hudson and Power Quest have parted ways. The split was extremely amicable and was down to the fact that both parties were struggling with the logistics of Bill being based in LA and the rest of the band being in Europe.
Just a quick update: Tyr , Alestorm and Suidakra's Interviews have been converted to a more convenient MP3 format, here are the new download links:
Black Elk's quick assault on the West Coast kicks off this Tuesday. They'll barrel down the Pacific Coast and back, dropping six shows in five days and joining forces with Made Out of Babies, Intronaut, Kylesa and more along the way. If you are anywhere near the are, come maul and/or be mauled.
4/14/2009 The Comet - Seattle, WA w/Made Out of Babies, Madraso, The Family Curse
4/15/2009 Satyricon - Portland, OR w/Made Out of Babies
4/16/2009 The Fire Escape - Citrus Heights, CA w/Made Out of Babies
4/17/2009 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA