Welsh Metal Wizards Anterior have just finished laying down the guitar solos for the unamed new album due out this year, and have charged straight out on tour as part of the Metal Hammer Razor Tour with Sylosis, Bleed From Within and While She Sleeps so check out dtaes and stage times HERE
In the meantime Anterior have released a new video to the brilliant song DEAD DIVINE from the bands debut album ‘This Age of Silence’ which is still getting rave reviews
Signed to Metal Blade records of America this British powerhouse have a razor edge future .. Anterior can be found on their myspace page HERE
Sacred Mother Tongue announce UK Tour to showcase new material before the yet to be named album is released.
The band will showcase the new material on tour, giving fans an exclusive preview prior to the album release in the summer and before the band start taking it to this year’s festival stages…
“We are really looking forward to finally being able to share the tracks we’ve been slaving over in recent months; this album was written entirely by the current line up and we are incredibly proud of what we feel we’ve achieved. As musicians and individuals we’ve found some deeper roots to pull on, so technically, and personally, we’ve grown and taken it to the studio and we are pretty excited by what we’ve produced. Now, we’re taking it to the stage – let’s hope everyone else digs it too!”
- Darrin South (vocals)
As I Lay Dying have released their latest video from the album The Powerless Arise
The DVD film documents the band’s first activity following the extended hiatus that followed the cycle of second album, ‘Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow’ (2002). The band’s iconic frontman, Phil Anselmo describes the film thus; “The idea of reforming Down had been stirring in our collective guts since the Spring of 2005. There wasn’t a member of the band who hadn’t felt the pull…we just needed to get together and jam. It’d been four years since we’d all stood in the same room, let alone played music together. With no record label, no publicity, no opening band, nothing (!), we decided to test ourselves by basically doing a ‘word of mouth’ 6-week tour of Europe. Adding more fire in our bellies was that the tour would be capped off by playing an ‘unannounced guest’ opening slot on the main stage at the Download Festival. Down had never been overseas in the band’s existence. The film is documented footage of the tour, screw ups and sour notes included. It’s raw and real and shows the re-rebirth of a little ‘side project’ from New Orleans that’s managed to stand the test of time for damn near two decades.” The main feature runs for two hours and incorporates the documentary footage, interspersed with live performance tracks as follows:
Intro / Lysergic Funeral Procession / Lifer / Losing All / Rehab / New Orleans Is A Dying Whore / Ghosts Along The Mississippi / Learn From This Mistake / Underneath Everything / Temptations Wings / Something On My Side / Hail The Leaf / Lies / Perfection Of The Seed / Eyes Of The South / Jail / Stone The Crow / Bury Me in Smoke
As well as the DVD, there’s a twin audio CD set that includes a full ‘never-before-released’ live set from that same European tour. Tracklisting runs as follows:
Losing All / Lifer / Lysergic Funeral Procession / Rehab / Temptations Wings / Ghosts Along the Mississippi / Learn From This Mistake / Hail the Leaf / New Orleans Is a Dying Whore
Lies (I Don’t Know What They Say But….) / Underneath Everything / The Seed / Eyes of the South / Jail / Stone The Crow / Bury Me In Smoke
Lesbion Bed Death Album Designed By The Devil, Powered By The Dead Out On Halloween Night – Videos Out Now
Worldwide Cult sensation Lesbion Bed Death will be releasing their second album ‘Designed By The Devil, Powered By The Dead’ on Halloween, the band have also launched two rocking videos to spotlight the throbbibng diverse music that the band play..
You can check out the bands videos on their youtube page
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.
Dutch Death Metal Masters HAIL OF BULLETS have launched the first song of their upcoming new album ‘On Divine Winds’ exclusively on MySpace. Surf to the bands site http://www.myspace.com/hailoffuckenbullets to check out the album opener Operation Z!
Drummer Ed Warby comments on Operation Z: “On December 7th of 1941 Japan launched Operation Z, a bold surprise attack on the United States which came as such a shock that Roosevelt referred to it as “a date which will live in infamy”. It is no coincidence then that we chose to cover this event in the crushing opening track of our upcoming album “On Divine Winds”. Experience the carnage as hundreds of planes descend from the sky to bring death and destruction, and revel in the aural massacre we unleash upon your ears and necks! Banzai!”
Comments singer Martin van Drunen on the concept of ‘On Divine Winds’: “This time Hail of Bullets takes on the Pacific War. The expansion of the Empire of Japan throughout Asia, introducing a full scale war using all forces combined. The massive strike back of the Americans, whose marines bravely fought many tough and bloody battles on now forgotten insulate islands spread throughout the whole Pacific. This led to desperate Japanese defense tactics such as Kamikaze, human bullets and suicidal Banzai charges. Until finally, incendiary bombings brought the empire to its knees.”
The album title ‘On Divine Winds’ refers to the translation for the Japanese word Kamikaze, as kami stands for “God” and kaze means “wind”.
‘On Divine Winds’ track listing:
1. The Eve Of Battle
2. Operation Z
3. The Mukden Incident
4. Strategy Of Attrition
5. Full Scale War
7. On Coral Shores
8. Unsung Heroes
9. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on ltd. 1st Digibook edition!)
12. To Bear The Unbearable
‘On Divine Winds’ was produced by Ed Warby and like before the monstrous mix was in the capable hands of Mr Dan Swanö.
‘On Divine Winds’ features 12 tracks on the limited first Digibook edtion and 11 tracks on the regular jewelcase version. The album will be released October 11 via Metal Blade Records in the UK as a limited Digibook (including a bonus track and a bonus-DVD) and as a limited gatefold 2-LP!