Archive for August, 2010
Video with full lyrics released!
You can watch a pre-release video of the new track with all the lyrics on the band’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
The single Murdocracy will become a new word in the English language for uncaring Greed
illuminatus on Tour!
illuminatus will be playing a few exclusive shows with Vancouver-based metallers CITY OF FIRE in October 2010.
4 October 2010 – Nottingham Rock City
5 October 2010 – Manchester Academy
9 October 2010 – Bristol Thekla
10 October 2010 – London Underworld
Pre-sale copies of the new album GLASNOST will be available to buy at each show.
Alerternative Progressive Metal Band Illuminatus continue their quest with more superb quality metalwork
ELIMINATION SIGN TO TRANSCEND
Transcend are very pleased to announce the latest edition to their label and management roster.
Formed in 2007, Elimination had one vision; to create pure metal devastation. They did just that with the release of their debut EP, ‘Welcome to Deathrow’ and follow up EP, ‘Nightmare Asylum’. Decimating audiences with live performances all over the UK, Elimination have since shared the stage with the likes of Evile, Gama Bomb, Criminal, Wolf, Cauldron, Forbidden, and Accept. April 2010 saw the release of their debut album, ‘Destroyed by Creation’. Already described as the best British Thrash album of the year, it bears twelve tracks that expertly combine the melody and brutality that make Heavy Metal great.
Rob Ferguson of Transcend commented – ‘Elimination are pure British Thrash at its very best and are a welcome addition to our stable of straight up home grown Metal acts. Here at Transcend we always have an eye out for bands with the potential to stick around for the long haul and ride out the affectations of the scene bands. Elimination have a bunch of killer tunes and an awesome video ready to go which we cannot wait to unleash. Release details will be announced soon.’
QUEENSRYCHE SIGNS TO ROADRUNNER/LOUD & PROUD RECORDS
Four-time Grammy nominees QUEENSRYCHE have signed a multi-album, worldwide deal with Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. The band’s label debut –their twelfth studio album- is tentatively scheduled for a Spring 2011 release. Singer and founder Geoff Tate remains the creative nucleus of the band, which continues to make against-the-grain hard rock. Since their inception over 25 years ago, Queensryche have sold over 20 million albums worldwide and have performed in over 22 countries.
“We are very happy to be signing with Road Runner/Loud and Proud. This is the rock label and a place where they are as excited about our music as we and our fans are,” Tate said.
“We are excited to welcome Queensryche to the label,” stated Loud & Proud President Tom Lipsky. “They have earned global acclaim for their distinctive approach to music and we are confident of a successful partnership with them.”
Queenryche’s 1988-issued album Operation: Mindcrime is universally respected as a classic concept release about rock, revenge, and redemption. The album is regarded as one of the most important hard rock records in the genre’s expansive canon. 1990’s follow-up, Empire, yielded a #1 single in the USA, the Grammy-nominated ballad “Silent Lucidity,” which the band performed at the 1992 Grammy Awards accompanied by a supporting orchestra.
In 2006, the band released Operation: Mindcrime II, a scorching sequel to their original. The band then hit the road performing both albums Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II back-to-back in their entirety in an incredible theatrical presentation throughout the year. The final performance was recorded at The Moore Theatre in Seattle that October and the Mindcrime at the Moore double CD/DVD release debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Music DVD Chart leading to Gold status.
The pre-sale for the tour has started in full effect! As you might have heard, our shows in both London and Paris have moved to bigger venues due to phenomenal demand. We have also added a show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, as the first show sold out within minutes. All in all, we expect to sell out several shows soon, so make sure to get your tickets soon through the links below! You can also chat about these shows using the individual Twitter tags, see below for the right tag for each show!
Our annual fanclub day will be on October 10, 2010. It will take place at the Waerdse Tempel in Heerhugowaard (NL), and tickets are on sale now! Of course we are going to be there as well, we’re already planning all kinds of cool stuff and will also be performing there, full-electric! Check out www.thesilentforce.com for all the information you might need and ticket outlets. We hope to see you there!
Within Temptation video with Angels
ALTER BRIDGE JOIN FORCES WITH ROADRUNNER RECORDS
Roadrunner Records are delighted to welcome American rock band ALTER BRIDGE to the family. The band will be represented by Roadrunner worldwide, with the exception of North America (an announcement regarding North America will be released in the near future). Since they formed in 2004, Alter Bridge have built a loyal fan-base through relentless touring and their stellar live performances, selling more than a million albums and in the process becoming one of the most respected rock bands in the world.
Grammy-winning songwriter/guitarist Mark Tremonti comments, “There is a real sense of excitement in the Alter Bridge camp to be able to partner-up with Roadrunner. With their proven track record worldwide and the hard work we have put in touring internationally, it seems like the perfect combination.” Wally van Middendorp, Roadrunner’s Snr VP International, states, “I am extremely pleased that we have added Alter Bridge to our international artist roster and I am confident the band will reach the next level with their upcoming record.”
Alter Bridge’s first release with Roadrunner will be their forthcoming third studio album, succinctly titled AB III. Set for release on October 11 with Michael “Elvis” Baskette producing, the band – completed by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Myles Kennedy (who also fronts Slash’s touring band), bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips – recently unveiled the song titles on their official website at www.alterbridge.com and also on their Myspace page at www.myspace.com/alterbridge. The full track listing is set to be:
Slip To The Void Isolation Ghost Of Days Gone By All Hope Is Gone Still Remains Make It Right Wonderful Life I Know It Hurts Show Me A Sign Fallout Breathe Again Coeur D’Alene Life Must Go On Words Darker Than Their Wings
The band will hit the road as soon as the album hits the shelves. Alter Bridge kick off an extensive European tour in Glasgow on October 16. Including 8 UK shows, the jaunt will wrap up in Italy in December. Tickets are on sale and selling fast for the following UK dates:
Sat 16th Oct – GLASGOW O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Sun 17th Oct – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Tue 19th Oct – MANCHESTER Academy SOLD OUT
Wed 20th Oct – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Fri 22nd Oct – LONDON Hammersmith HMV Apollo
Sat 23rd Oct – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 25th Oct – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 26th Oct – BRISTOL Colston Hall
As I Lay Dying will be turning up in Europe Thursday 4th November at Volkhaus Switzerland, they will be supported by Heaven Shall Burn + Suicide Silence
Fri 11/5 Viale Tritone, Italy Rock Planet
*Sat 11/6 Vienna, Austria Gassometer
*Sun 11/7 Nuremburg, Germany Lowensaal
Mon 11/8 Strasbourgh, France Le Iaiterie
Tue 11/9 Paris, France La Trabendo
*Wed 11/10 Luxembourg Kulturfabrik
*Thu 11/11 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
*Fri 11/12 Cologne, Germany Ewerk Koln
*Sat 11/13 Stuttgart, Germany Longhorn LKA
*Sun 11/14 Munster, Germany Skaters Place
*Mon 11/15 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
Tue 11/16 Gotenburg, Sweden Brewhouse
Wed 11/17 Stockholm, Sweden Klubben
Fri 11/19 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi
Sun 11/21 Malmo, Sweden KB
*Mon 11/22 Hamburg, Germany Grosse Freheit
*Tue 11/23 Leipzig, Germany Werk II
Wed 11/24 Antwerp, Belgium Trix
#Thu 11/25 Norwich Waterfront Hall
#Fri 11/26 London, UK Koko
#Sat 11/27 Wolverhampton, UK Wolfrun North St
#Sun 11/28 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
#Mon 11/29 Glasgow Garage
#Tue 11/30 Sheffield Corporation
* Indicates co-headlining shows with Heaven Shall Burn
# Indicates Suicide Silence as main support
JOB FOR A COWBOY + WHITECHAPEL + Annotations Of An Autopsy + Trigger The Bloodshed
Job For a Cowboy video Embedded
4th GLASGOW – Garage
5th SHEFFIELD – Corporation
6th MANCHESTER – Academy 2
7th LONDON – Koko
9th NORWICH – Waterfront
10th WOLVERHAMPTON – Wulfrun Hall
Whitechapel Video Possession
Metal Blade Records set to release OSI’s 2003 release OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE this September!
On September 27, 2010 Metal Blade Records will be releasing the re-issue of super group OSI’s self-titled 2003 release OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE. The album, which was recorded in June 2002 and mixed in August 2002 at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, will contain the following tracks and a Multimedia section:
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE track listing:
1. The New Math (what he said)
3. When You’re Ready
4. Horseshoes and B-52′s
6. Hello, Helicopter!
8. Dirt from a Holy Place
9. Memory Daydreams Lapses
10. Standby (looks like rain)
*Limited Edition (CD above + extra CD with 3 more tracks and 3 videos)
1. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (08:49)
2. New Mama (02:22)
3. The Thing That Never Was (17:21)
*Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun is a Pink Floyd cover performed by Kevin Moore and Mike Portnoy. New Mama is a Neil Young cover performed by Kevin Moore. The Thing That Never Was is the original Looks Like Rain demo performed by Jim Matheos and Mike Portnoy.
The Multimedia section is approximately 19 minutes long and includes a concept piece directed and edited by Kevin Moore for Horseshoes and B-52′s as well as two separate documentary style clips shot at Carriage House Studios during the recording of the album.
OSI (Office of Strategic Influence) is an American progressive experimental super-group formed by Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos back in 2003 and features the talents of Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, Dream Theater). The band’s name refers to the short-lived US government agency Office of Strategic Influence which was established shortly after 9/11 to manufacture and promote pro-US propaganda in domestic and foreign media. OSI inked a deal with Metal Blade Records back in May and is currently working on their fourth album and Metal Blade debut, which will be out in 2011. The band gained a strong underground following through the release of their 3 full-length records and an EP. Their 2009 album, Blood and includes guests Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth). Past participants include Mike Portnoy on the first two albums, Sean Malone and Steven Wilson on the debut, and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) on Free.
OSI’s music can’t easily be pigeonholed and is a completely different animal when compared to its founders’ other projects. The music is a combination of dark rock chorus’ with atmospheric, often industrial keys and is an eclectic mix of both Moore’s and Matheos’ influences.
Office Of Strategic Influence will be released on Metal Blade Records the 27th of September 2010!
RETURN TO EARTH premieres music video for ‘Automata’!
In conjunction with the new release Automata the alternative metal act RETURN TO EARTH launched the music video for the title track ‘Automata’ on their landing page. Surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/returntoearth/ <http://www.metalblade.com/returntoearth/> to check it out!
The video for ‘Automata’ was created by the same team that brought fans the two trailers for the album, Damien Serban and Yann Bertrand from Absinthe Studio in France (www.absinthestudio.com <http://www.absinthestudio.com/> ).