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Metal / Metal mistakenly maligned
« on: December 03, 2013, 11:57:12 AM »
The classical roots of heavy metal go deep, from traditional to progressive to symphonic to power metal. A 2008 study by scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, which surveyed over 36,000 music fans from six different countries, found that fans of heavy metal and fans of classical music have very similar personality types. According to the study, fans of both genres tend to be creative, introverted, and at ease with themselves.

Other studies have indicated that the link between heavy metal and aggressive tendencies may not be as clear as many believe. A 1997 study by Gowensmith and Bloom in the Journal of Music Therapy found no connection between heavy metal and heightened levels of anger in participants who were already heavy metal fans, suggesting that individual music preferences affect reactions to heavy metal more than the music itself.

http://www.themanitoban.com/2013/12/metal-mistakenly-maligned/17983/

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The celebrities in this scene are the members of ZEUS, the country's oldest heavy metal band. They've performed in Havana since the 1980s, when this American-influenced music was officially banned by the Castro government. The long-haired rockers — called "freakies" — were thrown in jail and concerts were broken up by state police.


American filmmaker Nicholas Brennan has spent the past four years capturing ZEUS's story and the broader history of heavy metal in Cuba in the feature-length documentary film "Hard Rock Havana".

The film is executive produced by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, with Dave Lombardo, Cuban-born former drummer of SLAYER, serving as the music advisor.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-slayer-drummer-dave-lombardo-involved-in-making-of-hard-rock-havana-film/

Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicholasbrennan/hard-rock-havana

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Metal / DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS Online Store, 5 New Releases
« on: November 30, 2013, 02:21:20 PM »
Quote from: AntiChrist
[size=26]DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS
NEWS AND UPDATES 11/21/13[/size]
[/b]

Salute… as has been public for the past year at this point, DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS,
and SATANIC SKINHEAD PROPAGANDA and AUDIAL DECIMATION RECORDS before it, have
been involved in a seemingly never-ending barrage of problems concerning all incoming and outgoing
packages and orders. From packages arriving weeks to months late, being sent to the wrong country with no
explanation, arriving damaged, being returned, or not even being delivered or returned at all and simply
disappearing. This has been primarily for packages outside of the US as it seems that a good portion of the
issues originated after arriving to customs.

During the last few months, I have taken steps to alleviate these issues, as well as laying the new foundation
for
DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS by creating a system that would allow the label and all of
its operations to function better than ever before in all aspects.

That being said, the main and OFFICIAL new store for
DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS is now
online and running here:


http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/dar.asp

From this point on, ALL new DAR releases, along with all previous releases (including SSP/ADR releases) will
be available here the day of release. No longer will anyone have to write to me for order requests, nor wait for me
to respond, and then wait for me to ship them out. All orders will be processed and shipped from/through

HELLS HEADBANGERS RECORDS, which means that when you order from DAR from now on, you will
be getting an order confirmation number, a tracking number, and in general,
HHR's impeccable and timely service
as before anything goes for sale, the releases will be in the hands of
HHR, ready to ship the day of release.

For now, this means that the ONLY orders and emails that need to come to me are regarding wholesale and or
wholesale pre-order. Over time, this aspect will be headed by
HHR as well. The talks to find an official overseas
distributor is now in place, and there are 2 main labels that are in talks with me now to make things easier for those
in Europe, Asia and anywhere else outside of North America/Canada/Mexico. Until then, all orders will again be
through the
DAR store above.

That being said, the continuing war against against the underground and this world has commenced, and

[size=26]unleashed by DEATHANGLE ABSOLUTION RECORDS today, November 28, 2013:[/size]
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[size=16]INTOLITARIAN "Omnicidal Murderer" Ep and "Deathangle Absolution"[/size] [size=16]Cassette[/size]

Blasting, chaotic and homicidal berserkergrind noisecore savagery. The true face of the Extreme Underground.

"Omnicidal Murderer"



Official re-release of INTOLITARIAN's debut recording that was never officially released until now. Originally
scheduled to be released Fall, 2011 by AUDIAL DECIMATION RECORDS on vinyl as a 7" Ep. The 7" was canceled and a
limited edition of 10 hand numbered and personalized cassette copies were made and given to close contacts. Around
20 additional copies were made and sent as promos to additional contacts. Shortly thereafter, the debut INTOLITARIAN
full length "Berserker Savagery" was released and the Ep fell to the wayside. In the nearly 3 years since it was sparsely
distributed, it has become a very sought after recording and the most rare of all Audial Decimation Releases.  This first
official widely available version of the recording. The 7" format will be released in the near future.

Limited to an undisclosed amount of copies.

Sample track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp6Pjr6q6uo

buy here:
http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/dar.asp
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"Deathangle Absolution" Advance Promo



Official advance release featuring 18 of the 146 tracks that will be on the full release of the forthcoming 2nd
INTOLITARIAN full length "Deathangle Absolution" to be released in its entirety in January 2014. This cassette acts a
view into the forthcoming entire release, which takes the ferocity, hatred and scorn from "Berserker Savagery" and un-
leashes a sonic fury of audial devastation unlike anything before it. Analog and Digital formats coming soon...

Limited to an undisclosed amount of copies.

Sample track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeNvcO5kSA8

buy here:
http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/dar.asp
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[size=16]NIANTIEL "Cavern Of Skeletal Spirits"[/size] [size=16]Cassette[/size]


The re-release of one of the purest examples of Pure Black Metal in the last decade. Released and sold out immediately on vinyl by
SSP in 2012, the band and DAR decided to commemorate the band's first and possibly ONLY live performance ever this past October
in Chicago, by making the demo available once more, now with a completely different cover and layout. Comes with professionally
manufactured fold out cover and labels on solid white shells.

Limited edition of 160 copies.

Sample track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eChsIcNihjY

buy here:
http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/dar.asp
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[size=16]GOATPENIS "Depleted Ammunition"[/size] [size=16]Cassette[/size]




The highly revered 3rd album from the Brazilian War Metal Commando available now on cassette for the first time and
co-released with DARKNESS ATTACK RECORDS, the newly founded label from Impurath from BLACK WITCHERY.
Comes with fold out cover and clear cassettes with pro printed labels.

Limited edition of 100 copies.

Sample track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-bJyAZbtsg

buy here:
http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/dar.asp
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[size=16]BLOODY F. MESS "THE BLOODY MESS ROCK CIRCUS - Mountain Rock"[/size] [size=16]CD[/size]





The 30 year anniversary from one of the last true Underground Hardcore Punk Outlaws. BLOODY F. MESS is connected to nearly every corner
of the underground spectrum from Punk to Metal to Rock and Country. He was recruited to recite his morbid and disgusting poetry on IMPETIGO's
"Ultimo Mondo Cannibal" album, he accompanied GG ALLIN on tour with his band HATE 1n 1985, he has been connected to everyone from
DAVID ALLAN COE to WENDY O WILLIAMS[/b] and everyone in between. The word "legend" does not do the man justice, and DAR is proud to
release his album that celebrates 30 years of terrifying the underground and spitting in the face of the mainstream and all that it stands for. To help
BLOODY create his definitive album, he recruited Hardcore/Punk/Rock legends Richie Ramone (THE RAMONES), Don Bolles (THE GERMS/CHRISTIAN DEATH),
Rikk Agnew (THE ADOLESCENTS/D.I.)
and more.

First edition of 1000 copies on Cd.

Sample track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfq09yu7vNE

buy here:
http://shop-hellsheadbangers.com/dar.asp
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For a list of previous DAR releases, see here:

http://www.discogs.com/label/Deathangle%20Absolution%20Records

12" Vinyl AT PRESS NOW:
- MALEFICES demo vinyl (1st 2 demos on 2 separate 12" Lp's)
- SCHIZOPHASIA "5000" 12" Lp
- NECROVEN "Worship Of Humiliation" 12" Lp

7" Ep's to be sent to press in 2 weeks:
- Japanese imperialist Blackgrind Kamikaze terrorists REEK OF THE UNZEN GAS FUMES
- Sri Lanka barbarian executioners KONFLICT
- Italian Power Electronics/Noise indoctrination from the powerful WERTHAM
- Unrelenting, unchanging, suffocating HNW electronic slab of sickness of GRIZ+ZLOR

CASSETTES to be released the last week of December:
- NEGATIVE PLANE[/b] member's band OMINOUS RESSURECTION
- re-presses of GHOST KOMMANDO and DEATHKEY boxset
- 4 way split release of HNW obsession and purity from THRONE, VOMIR, DEATHKEY and BLOOD EAGLE that will be a split release with CRUCIAL BLAST RECORDS
- to-be-revealed Punk demo from 1983 that was NEVER released and has sat in the shadows, until now.
- Goregrind sickness and audial perversion and rage from DECOMPOSING SERENITY which will also be released on 12" in 2014. All material from the original "Rectify The Anal Bombshell" era

and 2014 will see releases from all of the above as well as:
VOTHANA, ABORTED CHRIST CHILDE, WHITE WOLVES KOMMANDO, RAVENBANNER, GOATPENIS, GHOST KOMMANDO, MUDOVEN, METHADRONE, OMINOUS RESURRECTION, ABSURD, FULL BLOWN A.I.D.S., SPEAR OF LONGINUS, WARFIRE and many more on VINYL, CD and CASSETTE

the onslaughts will never stop……

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Metal / Iron Maiden put pedal to the metal on road to economic recovery
« on: November 30, 2013, 02:11:27 PM »
In a report published on Friday by the London Stock Exchange, entitled 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain, the band has been named as one of the UK's fastest growing music firms. Iron Maiden LLP, the group's holding company, is one of six music companies outperforming other businesses in the sector. Others include the music app Shazam, Kobalt Music Group and the production music library Audio Network.

Using billions of real-time data from sources such as email traffic, financial transactions, PCs on the web and office space, Iron Maiden are reported to fall into the £10-20m earning bracket. Their financial success is attributed to their ever-expanding global fanbase, especially online.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/29/iron-maiden-llp-stock-exchange

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Metal / Too much metal, by Keith Kahn-Harris
« on: November 29, 2013, 11:35:04 AM »
Metal today is in crisis. Metal’s crisis doesn’t feel like a crisis. In fact it sometimes feels like quite the reverse. This is a crisis in which most are unaware that there is a crisis – and that is the crisis. The crisis is one of abundance.

...

The fact that metal music is no longer found exclusively in physical media removes much of that precious ‘aura’1 that can accompany physical art objects. Demo tapes were exciting and mysterious objects because one had to ‘work’ to track them down. In the 1990s, I remember hearing rumours that there was a Pakistani metal band who had released a demo, something that seemed impossibly obscure and exotic at the time. I tried and failed to track down their tape, but I did track down others from faraway metal lands like the Phillipines and Peru and there was always a delightful frisson when tapes from distant lands finally arrived in the mail. Today, there isn’t much frisson to googling something and finding it. Stripped of the aura, rare and obscure metal recordings become much more mundane.

http://souciant.com/2013/11/too-much-metal/

See also:

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/does-metal-have-a-finite-lifespan/

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Metal / Metal artist Michael Whelan
« on: November 28, 2013, 01:37:15 PM »
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty
of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world.”
G.K. Chesterton

I have been interested in the imagery of fantasy since early childhood and all my artwork is, at its most fundamental level, about creating a “sense of wonder”.  In my illustration, my primary concern has been to create a window into the themes and story elements of a particular book.  My non-commissioned work is concerned with more personal themes.

Stylistically my art is best described as “Imaginative Realism”.  Most closely allied to the scope and feeling of what is referred to as contemporary “Visionary Art”, my gallery art is intentionally imbued with a strong sense of the mystical or dreamlike, and is suffused with symbolic content.  There is a deliberate attempt to invest the image with layers of meaning while having an immediate  subjective or emotional impression.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/about/artist-statement/

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Metal / Classical musicians covering metal songs
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:59:09 PM »
One of the evening’s unexpected treats was a cover of “Path” by Apocalyptica, a heavy metal cello band from Finland. It turns out that metal’s driving melodies and pulsing beats sound fantastic when rendered on an ensemble of four cellos. The Simple Measures quartet blazed through the arrangement, pulling out all the stops and looking like they were having the time of their lives. Their energy was infectious, and I found myself walking out of Town Hall at the end of the evening humming the song’s main melody.

http://thesunbreak.com/2013/11/27/from-bach-to-heavy-metal-simple-measures-celebrates-all-things-cello/

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Metal / MASTER Confirmed for Obscene Extreme Fest
« on: November 27, 2013, 11:30:18 PM »
MASTER Confirmed for Obscene Extreme Fest   

 

Death metal pioneers MASTER have been confirmed to play next year's Obscene Extreme Festival at Trutnov-Battlefield, Czech Republic. The fest runs July 16 - 19, with MASTER's exact spot to be confirmed soon. Read the official announcement HERE. 

 

For more on Obscene Extreme, visit www.obsceneextreme.cz.

 

Earlier this year, MASTER released their landmark 12th album, The Witchhunt, on German death metal label FDA Rekotz. The album features 11 brand new tracks of classic and catchy death metal played with the intensity and attitude that MASTER fans have come to rely upon over the years. The album's thick, massive production demonstrates the band's superb musicianship and songwriting skills. This is an album that sees MASTER at the top of their 20+ year career.  Stream album track "Another Suicide" at this location. 

 

For ordering info, visit www.fda-rekotz.com.

 

 

MASTER Live:

 

12/06 @ SVJH Ost - Wolfsburg, Ger. w/ Bones, Disemboweled, Bregraven   

12/07 @ K17 - Berlin, Ger. Nocturnus Festival - www.facebook.com/nocturnus.fest   

 

w/ DEHUMAN & HANGED 

12/12 @ Havana, Skopje, Mac.

12/14 @ Klub Mini Teatr - Osijek, Cro.

12/15 @Gun Club - Beograd, Ser.

12/16 @8Ball Club - Sofia, Bul.

12/17 @TBA - Sibiu, Rom.

12/18 @TBA - Cluj-Napoca, Rom.

12/19 @Private Hell Club - Bucharest, Rom.

 
South American Tour 2014
01/17 @ Asbury Bar - Buenos Aires
01/18 @ Arena Recoleta - Santiago
01/19 @ Gimnasio Lintz - Puerto Mont
01/24 @  TBA - Recife
01/25 @ TBA - Joinville
01/26 @ Principios Bar - São Bernardo do Campo
01/31 @ Fofinho Rock Bar - São Paulo
02/01 @ Paulistania Rock - Riberão Preto
02/02 @ Bar Montanha - Limeira
02/05 - 02/08 @ TBA - Colombia

05/09 @ Nice To Eat You Deathfest - Czech Republic
07/16 - 07/19 @ Obscene Extreme Festival - Czech Republic 

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Metal / BL'AST!: Resurrected Hardcore Outfit Announces Live Lineup
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:06:31 PM »


BL'AST!: Resurrected Hardcore Outfit Announces Live Lineup

Band's First Shows In Over Fifteen Years Confirmed

Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of Blood! -- the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic '80s Santa Cruz surf/skate/hardcore act, BL'AST! - the band now confirms their current live lineup which will take over stages in the coming weeks and onward for the first time in over a decade and a half!

 

Original BL'AST! alumni, vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (also of Dusted Angel, Gargantula) and guitarist Mike Neider have recruited Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and drummer Hoss Wright (The Exies, Mondo Generator) to flesh out the brand new 2013 live lineup. Having bashed out a solid set behind closed doors in random sessions in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz over recent months, BL'AST! is ready to rage once again! The band has already been confirmed to supply support to the mighty Neurosis alongside YOB on two California shows at the end of the year; December 28th in Santa Ana, also with Helen Money, and December 29th in San Francisco, also joined by The Body. Another show is coming together in LA in mid-January with more shows to be announced shortly.

 

Stated Clifford Dinsmore on the band's newly re-ignited status: "The upcoming Neurosis shows really have us feeling the fire, and preparation has been intense! Nick and Hoss are really stepping up to the plate. This new lineup is vital in the continuation of BL'AST! and the addition of new blood makes it even more bombastic and heavy."

 

BL'AST! Live Actions:

12/28/2013 The Observatory Orange County - Santa Ana, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, Helen Money [info]

12/29/2013 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, The Body [info]

1/18/2014 The Vex - Los Angeles, CA

 

Now available worldwide via Southern Lord is Blood!, the vintage mid-80s BL'AST! recordings resurrected by Dave Grohl, mixed at his 606 Studios on the legendary Neve console as featured in the Grohl-produced documentary Sound City. Additionally, the recordings were from a rare lineup in the band's lineage, being the only recordings ever made while short-lived second guitarist William Duvall (Neon Christ, currently the vocalist for Alice In Chains) was a part of the BL'AST! family. Formed in 1982, BL'AST! released their debut album, The Power of Expression in 1985, scorching audiences everywhere with their unique and innovative, technical and boundary-free style of raging hardcore punk. This caught the attention of SST Records who released the band's second album, It's In My Blood, in 1987, as well as their third LP, Take The Manic Ride in 1989. BL'AST!'s wide-eyed, ambitious approach and intense perseverance became an influence for many bands to come.

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Metal / DEICIDE 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' Out Today
« on: November 27, 2013, 05:21:59 PM »


DEICIDE 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' Out Today;

Hailed As "One Of The Year's Strongest Death Metal Releases"

 

Band Featured On Cover Of NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

 

Available Now For Interviews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEMBER 25, 2013

 

The season of giving is upon us, and Florida death metal legends DEICIDE are making it official with today's release of 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL.' The band's 11th studio album is in-stores now, and features the same diabolical take on reality that has become the trademark of a career spanning more than 25 years. 

 

Says DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton of the new release: "What better way to celebrate a bunch of religious pilgrims coming to America than with 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL'? Pass the gravy!" Fans and critics agree. Here's a taste of the album's early accolades:

 

"A rousing maelstrom of fleet, nimble top-tier death metal, razor-sharp jittery grooves and unadulterated malevolence" --Decibel

 

"A 'demonsend' to long-time fans... You can uncross your fingers because this album was well worth waiting for" --New Noise Magazine

 

"One of the year's strongest death metal releases... ask Santa for this" --The Lair Of Filth

 
"This is a great album from the satanic royalty of Florida death metal" --Sludgelord

 

"DEICIDE can out 'death metal' any band on the planet" --Soundcrave Magazine 
 

To commemorate the release of 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL,' NEW NOISE MAGAZINE has decked the cover of their December 2013 issue with DEICIDE. For more information on NEW NOISE and their new issue, visit here: http://newnoisemagazine.com/?p=71324

 

 

 

On-sale today worldwide, 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' is available now in your favorite record stores, digitally via iTunes (click here) and Amazon (click here), and in exclusive physical bundles via CM Distro (click here). Produced by Jason Suecoff [ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEATH ANGEL, BATTLECROSS], the album features cover art taken from Australian artist Simon Cowell's painting "Power Of The Mind."

 

You can listen to the title track from 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' here, and watch the lyric video for the album track "Thou Begone" here.

 

 

 

1. In The Minds Of Evil

2. Thou Begone

3. Godkill

4. Beyond Salvation

5. Misery Of One

6. Between The Flesh And The Void

7. Even The Gods Can Bleed

8. Trample The Cross

9.  Fallen To Silence

10. Kill The Light Of Christ

11. End The Wrath Of God

 

DEICIDE is (from L-R in above photo): Steve Asheim (drums), Kevin Quirion (guitars), Glen Benton (vocals and bass) and Jack Owen (guitars).

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Interzone / How mass media manipulates minds
« on: November 27, 2013, 05:20:52 PM »
http://www.minds.com/blog/view/214002/the-best-evidence-you-have-ever-seen-that-puppet-masters-script-mainstream-news-reports

I don't think one needs to posit the conspiracy theory expressed in surrounding text - Jacques Ellul described the situation well many decades ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda:_The_Formation_of_Men%27s_Attitudes

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Metal / VALLENFYRE to begin recording new album
« on: November 27, 2013, 05:20:11 PM »
VALLENFYRE to begin recording new album
           
 
             

In 2011, Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) announced that he would go back to his death metal roots with his new band, VALLENFYRE. The level of expectation was set high with a line-up consisting of Hamish Glencross (guitar; MY DYING BRIDE), Scoot (bass; DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND), Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) local friend Mully (second guitar) - and of course, Gregor on vocals (for the first time in his career!). Their debut, A Fragile King, was a reference to Gregor's father's (lost) battle with cancer; the harrowing, crusty death-doom found on the album was hailed as "a beast of a record" (Terrorizer UK) and "a sonic force that bites deep and hard" (Decibel). Simply put, A Fragile King is "old school to the bone" (Rock Hard Germany).

 

Two years and some exclusive live shows later, VALLENFYRE is pleased to announce that they will begin recording the follow-up to A Fragile King in January 2014 at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA. Produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, BLACK BREATH, NAILS), this currently untitled opus will see the crusty death-doom merchants take their sound to new extremes.

 

Gregor Mackintosh comments: "We were very pleased with our debut album as a dirty mix of all our earliest death, doom and crust influences. On the follow-up, we want to take this much further and develop our own niche. It will be a stench-ridden, grim, face-melter that will separate the men from the boys."

 

VALLENFYRE's second album is scheduled for a worldwide release in April 2014 via Century Media Records. In case you missed A Fragile King, be sure to check out the music video for "Cathedrals Of Dread": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibetDfGWOFo

 

Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

 

VALLENFYRE line-up:

Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) - Vocals and Lead Guitars
Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE) - Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Mully - Rhythm Guitars
Scoot (DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND) - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) - Drums

 

VALLENFYRE online:
www.facebook.com/Vallenfyre

 

Press opportunities for VALLENFYRE are available, so please contact [email protected] to schedule!

Nikki Law
Product Manager/Publicist
Century Media Records
2323 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
P: (323) 418-1400 ext. 141
www.centurymedia.com

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Metal / How metalheads end up in nu-metal (no, not AIDS)
« on: November 27, 2013, 11:10:24 AM »
Labonte told us. “I started playing guitar and the first time I ever played a show I was 16 years old. I played a couple shows and I guess I got the bug, I played guitar for a long time then I stopped for about a year.”

He continued, “To be honest with you I was in a death metal band and Korn came out and the band I was in was like, ‘We want to do stuff like that’ and I wanted to play metal so I quit. Then I started singing for Shadows Fall and then All That Remains became a thing and we started getting some momentum.”

http://noisecreep.com/all-that-remains-phil-labonte-metal-beginnings/

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Metal / Similarities between metal and hip-hop
« on: November 27, 2013, 11:05:05 AM »
Since 2004, Beste has been working around the Third and Fifth Wards and South Park neighborhood, photographing the city's hip-hop scene, from its rappers to the fans in the nightclubs. With writer Lance Scott Walker and editor Johan Kugelberg, he's put together a new book, "Houston Rap," which tells the story of these neighborhoods and the artists and music they've produced.

Beste points out "some similarities between the two subjects: each culture has its own code of ethics and aesthetics and dress code; their own way of speaking in slang terms. They're both fringe musical subcultures that strongly represent a time and place."

http://www.chron.com/entertainment/article/Houston-s-rich-hip-hop-culture-subject-of-book-5013679.php

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Metal / Shadow Kingdom Records year in review
« on: November 27, 2013, 12:28:17 AM »
Shadow Kingdom Records Year in Review and Upcoming 2014 Releases

Known, unknown, classic, obscure, and traditional, Shadow Kingdom Records has got it all to meet your metal and rock cravings. Label owner Tim McGrogran had this to say about 2013's run of righteous releases and the first batch from 2014:

"We're heading towards the end of the year and with that said we wanted everyone to take a look at the entire label in a snapshot. 2013 has been our most successful year to date. We've more releases than we've ever done and extremely happy working with such talented bands. We've put out some really cool lost gems and also new releases with some of the best bands within their genre. 2013 has brought everyone 22 amazing albums and when we look back, we're not sure how we're going to top this year, but below you can have a peak as to what's coming early in 2014."
 

Coming in 2014:

RUN AFTER TO - Run After To / Gjinn and Djinn - Release Date: January 7, 2014
Italian Doom Metal that influenced Paul Chain. Classic, dusty, dark recording. Essential 80's Doom!

NIGROMANTE - Black Magic Night - Release Date: January 7, 2014
New band from Spain. Classic styled Heavy Metal for fans of Venom, Motorhead, and Anvil! Super thick guitar tone...very heavy, fun, and memorable!

Get in touch at [email protected] for promo requests and interview availability.
Check Out Shadow Kingdom Records Releases from 2013:

COVEN - Destiny of the Gods

Amazing Doom/Punk/Heavy Metal. There is no other band on the planet that sounds remotely close to them. They've created their own genre.

FUNERAL CIRCLE - Funeral Circle

Canadian Epic Doom Metal that will capture fans of Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Cirith Ungol. The vocals are mix of different styles which make it sound unique and amazing.

LOST BREED - Save Yourself & The Evil in You and Me (sold individually)

Wino / The Obsessed- inspired Doom Rock that featured Wino himself at one point. Fans of Saint Vitus, Soundgarden, The Obsessed, etc will dig this. This sounds more like Maryland Doom Metal, than their New York roots would suggest.

THE MEZMERIST - The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty

The most insane heavy metal find of all time. Besides a handful of people knowing, who would have guessed we could find a band with Bill Ward playing drums on it? Fans of King Diamond, Cirith Ungol, and Frank Marino take notice. Psychedelic Metal with the most famous and influential drummer in metal!

NIGHT DEMON - Night Demon

Fantastic, fun and energetic US Metal band that lives and breathes the N.W.O.B.H.M. If you love anything from that era, don't miss out on Night Demon. For fans of Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, Raven, etc.

SINISTER REALM - World of Evil

Another incredible-sounding, pure Heavy Metal album from this amazingly consistent band. You cannot find one bad review of any of their albums anywhere. If you like 80s Heavy Metal, Sinister Realm does it better than most of the Traditional Metal bands did back then.

THE VEIN - Scouring the Wreckage of Time
Jaw-dropping Death/Doom Metal featuring members of Altar of Oblivion. Imagine the same massive tones of AoO churning out 90s-styled, death-laden Doom and there you have it! Quality all the way.

Also released in 2013 were newalbums, re-releases, and unearthed gems from CORSAIR, CARDINALS FOLLY, MANILLA ROAD, REVELATION, DARK QUARTERER, BOLDER DAMN, DECEPTOR, and PAGAN ALTAR. Visit the links below for more info.


www.shadowkingdomrecords.com

shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/ShadowKingdomRecords

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