Screamer Magazine September 2013
Featuring: Megadeth. Also Included Aerosmith, Last In Line, Jared James Nichols, Venrez, Metallica, Maps for Travelers, Mindset Evolution, Black Orchid, Sinner, Counterparts, Hibria, Getaway Rock Festival and Much More.

Articles in the September 2013 Issue

Interviews

  • A Bloody GWAR B-Q

    Welcome to GWAR B-Q" rattled a ticket taker some sixty years of age wearing a questioning smile, attempting not to stare too hard at a group of twenty something’s, their faces filled with piercings, bodies covered with tattoos. Such is the setting for yet another summer gathering of counter cultural hooligans, hordes of GWAR fanatics enjoying a day replete with extreme music

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  • AEROSMITH - Rock For The Rising Sun

    This past July, Aerosmith released their first concert film in 9 years titled Rock for the Rising Sun. The simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital formats offers a portrayal of life on the road with the band combining superb live performances, as they toured Japan only seven to eight months after the country experienced a mega earthquake and killer

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  • Vivian Campbell - LAST IN LINE - Reclaiming Our Heritage

    Bright and sunny on a Southern California morning, Vivian Campbell has a bit of zeal in his voice as he says good morning.  “I’m doing extremely well.  It’s just a bump in the road, but I’m doing well and keeping busy.  The Leppard tour was just too short.  We had just gotten started good and had to stop.  As for

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  • Andrew Freeman - LAST IN LINE - Stepping Into Rock History

    Las Vegas welcomes back Andrew Freeman after a brief European tour with Last In Line, the newly re-formed Dio band.  Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell reunite as Last In Line with Andrew Freeman on vocals. Freeman is best known for his time in Lynch Mob and The Offspring, and is currently in the lineup for Raiding The Rock

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  • MEGADETH - David Ellefson Talks Life and Deth

    When you are a member of a multi-platinum selling band such as Megadeth, life doesn't really slow down much, even when you are 30 years down the road. Screamer Magazine alum ( he was a monthly columnist back in 1993) and Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson knows that all too well. While on a three week break from touring, Mr. Ellefson

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  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS - Time For A Wild Revival

    The family tree of rock & roll has roots traceable directly to the blues. The Beatles and Stones in the early 60’s were heavily influenced by American blues albums they would order by mail from the United States. Later in that decade came Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, who both took traditional blues music, put it in a blender, and spit

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  • VENREZ - Blasting an American Illusion

    Walking through VIP area at The House of Blues in Las Vegas, Steven Berez of Venrez follows his tour manager, Troy Farrell, through the dimly-lit balcony.  The repeat guttural beat of the bass drum resonates as they search for a quiet spot to chat.  Taking the elevator down, solace is found in a banquet room bathed in gold overtones and heavy velvet curtains.  Seated

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Reviews

  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS - Old Glory & The Wild Revival EP

    Jared James Nichols is the latest in a long line of guitarists to take the blues, shake them up, and deliver forth a blend of that pays homage quite nicely to rock’s musical roots. Starting with Jimi Hendrix, continuing with Stevie Ray Vaughn, and extending to the present day with players such as Joe Bonamassa, the blues/rock, guitarist/singer genre is well-defined.

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  • METALLICA: The Trash Stash by Jerry Ewing

    Though it is an “unofficial and unauthorized” book, Metallica: The Thrash Stash is a perfect coffee table book for any true Metallica fan. Author Jerry Ewing is a rock journalist who has written for such publications as Metal Forces, Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, and Stuff. A quote from the book’s introduction makes Ewing’s metal fandom clear. “As they strode unassailably towards

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  • MAPS FOR TRAVELERS - Change Your Name

    Hailing from Kansas City, this eager young four-piece are hoping to announce their presence with nothing less than positive overtones as they unleash their debut album Change Your Name.  This album sparkles and crackles in places and should be a work of art these lads are proud of.  One moment real angst surfaces and then the next there is more

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  • MINDSET EVOLUTION - Brave, Bold and Broken

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the full length debut album by a hard rocking and hard-working band who show real potential to be a big hitter.  Brave, Bold and Broken showcases melody, punch, driving anthems and a strong self-worth and self-belief in itself.  Eleven songs including the single Burn it Down tell you all that you need to know.  This

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  • BLACK ORCHID - Wake

    Are you in the mood for something dark, brutal and efficient?  If the answer is yes to this question, then give these guys a listen.  Black Orchid Invest an experienced ear and insight with this latest album due to it being their fifth studio release, plus with these guys plying their trade since at least 2002, Wake is something of

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  • SINNER - Touch of Sin 2

    This feels like a new chapter of optimism and hope as the band Sinner enjoy a moment of re-establishment.  Mat Sinner formed this band back in 1982, and as vocalist and bassist he had this to say about Touch of Sin 2, “When we were younger and new to the music business, we were proud to be part of the

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  • COUNTERPARTS - The Difference Between Hell and Home

    Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, these hard-core merchants offer up their third long player.  If you’re reading this and battling a hangover then this album is one to avoid as the aggression is turned up to the maximum, and they’re not in the mood to tip-toe around anyone.  The Difference Between Hell and Home is the result of a band that

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  • HIBRIA - Silent Revenge

    This Brazilian melodic power metal outfit are better known perhaps in Japan and South America where after releasing three studio albums, they have toured and worked hard to raise their profile.  Now they reach out further as they promote their fourth album Silent Revenge. If you’re a fan of old school thrash with a strong presence of melody, then this

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Press Releases

  • Tantric Signs With Pavement Entertainment

    Louisville-based eclectic rock act Tantric have just signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and will release their eagerly awaited fifth studio album entitled '37 Channels' in September 17, 2013. It's the band's first work since their 2009 release, 'Mind Control'. “37 Channels” maintains Tantric's tradition of exploring new directions by integrating diverse influences such as old school country, southern and

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  • PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 The Prog Event Of The Millennium

    PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 have confirmed the remaining acts added to complete the final lineup to what will be the biggest event of it's kind in the history of the PROG genre! 23 bands & artists are on board featuring... TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW'S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KING'S X, SPOCK'S BEARD, THE

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  • GIRL ON FIRE Stream 'NOT BROKEN'

    Seattle rockers GIRL ON FIRE are teaming up with our friends at REVOLVER MAGAZINE to stream their debut album 'NOT BROKEN' in its entirety. With the record's September 3 release less than a week away, you can now listen to the whole album here: The first single from 'NOT BROKEN' is "The Takedown" and is currently rising the charts at SiriusXM

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  • TURISAS Premiere "Ten More Miles" Video

    TURISAS have partnered with Revolver Magazine to premiere the music video for "Ten More Miles," from their new album 'TURISAS2013'. The album, the band's fourth studio release, comes out Tuesday, September 3 on Century Media Records. You can watch the video here: http://youtu.be/MhgsqSBHA6M Says TURISAS frontman Mathias Nygard of the epic video: "Times change, people change, bands change... but do

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  • Ill Niño Announce Tour

    ILL NIÑO will embark on the American Epidemia Tour this fall which is slated to begin on September 28th. Throughout the month-long run, ILL NIÑO will be honoring US Military service personnel by offering free admission and 2-for-1 tickets for all who present a Military ID at each event. A son of a US Army war veteran, bassist Laz Pina

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  • WINTERSUN Thanks Fans for Sold Out Shows

    Finnish Epic Metallers WINTERSUN are currently touring North America supported by FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARIS and STARKILL. The tour kicked off last week in Baltimore (Aug 6) and was followed by tremendous gigs in Philadelphia, two sold out shows in New York and Cambridge as well as their first headliner show in Canada on this run, in Toronto. Recently the band’s

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  • Scorpion Child: Official "Polygon Of Eyes" Video Premieres On Eddietrunk.Com

    EddieTrunk.com is hosting the world premiere of the official “Polygon Of Eyes” video by Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD, shot by director Ramon Boutviseth of Studio RB Films in the heat of a Los Angeles summer day.  View it here or below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPGabnPz0bk “Polygon Of Eyes” was selected as “Single of the Week” in the “Up & Coming Artist” category by

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  • Affiance to tour the US w/ Protest The Hero & Architects

    Cleveland's AFFIANCE will tour the US with Protest The Hero, Architects, and The Skindred from November 7 to December 15! All dates are below. This tour follows up Affiance's recent US run with Killswitch Engage and Darkest Hour that gained them a HUGE new fanbase. Singer Dennis Tvrdik commented on the tour, "So many of our fans have been wanting

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  • Red Fang Premiere First Single "Blood Like Cream"

    The Portland, OR-based group RED FANG have debuted the lead single--“Blood Like Cream,” from their third studio album, WHALES AND LEECHES--today (August 27) on SPIN.com. Listen to the song which SPIN hails “a gruff, flesh-hungry challenge to Queens of the Stone Age's throne” and read RED FANG’s new biography, written by Melvins bassist Jared Warren here: http://tinyurl.com/kahzrtf. Beginning today, fans will

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  • Tom Keifer To Play September Shows With Halestorm

    Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist TOM KEIFER has been on the road supporting his new cd “The Way Life Goes” for the better part of 2013. Keifer and his band wrapped up the first part of the tour with a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman at the end of June. Having taken a short break from touring, Keifer and company plan

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  • Harbor Records Signs Illusions

    Harbor Records is proud to announce that they have signed Florida’s newest post-hardcore beast Illusions. Harbor Records, Illusions, and Under The Gun partnered up to exclusively reveal the announcement and premiere the band’s lyric video for their debut single, entitled “Hieroglyphics.” Harbor Records owner Ryan Williford had this to say about the singing, “I’ve known Jorge since his previous band,

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  • CONEY HATCH to launch the first single off the new album “Four”

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the digital release of the first single from CONEY HATCH new album "Four" entitled "Blown Away". This rocking new song is accompanied by a videoclip that was shot by the band during the summer and that is possible to watch on Youtube below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaX7gLnhuFY CONEY HATCH new album “Four” will be released on September

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  • CARCASS Debut "Unfit for Human Consumption" Track

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS, in cooperation with TheGauntlet.com, have made the track “Unfit for Human Consumption” available for streaming here http://goo.gl/VyH8V0. The song comes from their upcoming record Surgical Steel, which will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America). The highly-anticipated sixth full-length album by CARCASS, will be made

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  • Claps For Caroline’s Forbidden EP Exclusively Streaming on YouTube

    Claps For Caroline’s Imminence Records debut EP, entitled Forbidden, is now streaming in full on YouTube. The EP will be released on all digital providers worldwide tomorrow before being included as bonus tracks on Go With Me Records’ Japanese physical re-release of the band’s 2012 full length Stories under the title Stories (Forbidden Japan Edition). The release has already received

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  • Sepultura Reveal Artwork & Track Listing For The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart

    Legendary Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for the band’s forthcoming album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, which is set for European release on October 25th and in North America on October 29th via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal

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  • Todd Wolfe Band Release Their New Album, Miles To Go

    Guitar maestro Todd Wolfe and the Todd Wolfe Band release their new album, "Miles To Go" (American Showplace Music), representing another music milestone in Todd's storied career. The album's ten tracks run the gamut from straight blues to post-classic rock, each featuring Wolfe's uniquely rockin' soulful vocals. Guest performers on Miles To Go (Wolfe's fifth studio album, eighth total) include

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  • Sabaton Release Video Clip From Swedish Empire Live DVD

    “Ghost Division,” the first live video clip from the upcoming Swedish Empire Live DVD by Sweden’s heavy metal superstars SABATON, is now available for viewing on YouTube: http://youtu.be/9FkYxnm70vg Relentless touring and soul-soaring, high-energy live performances saturated with fist-pumping anthems that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit have long been SABATON’s specialty.  With the largest live production in the history

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  • Scorpion Child Confirmed For 2014 Shiprocked

    SCORPION CHILD are bringing their brand of zero chaser rock to the open seas!  These natives of landlocked Austin, Texas are confirmed to perform on SHIPROCKED 2014: the ultimate rock music cruise vacation aboard the Jewel-class Norwegian Pearl. The over 2,300 passenger capacity ship will depart from the Port Of Miami on January 26th, 2014 and sail to the Great

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  • Judas Priest at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    The ultimate Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp specifically for you metal heads. Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp are  present Judas Priest band members in including singer Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, drummer Scott Travis, and guitarist Richie Faulkner. (please note: Glenn Tipton is still in the band but is unable to attend the camp). More metal masters include Zakk Wylde

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  • THE FUZZ DRIVERS Debuts New Video on the Eve of their European Tour

    RIPPLE MUSIC is still pumped over the adding of Portuguese Southern‐vibed, heavy rockers, Fuzz Drivers, to the Ripple Music family. Now their even more thrilled to announce the release of Fuzz Drivers new video with an exclusive premiere at Melodicrock.com! “Carved Time” is the third single from heavy rockers “The Fuzz Drivers”. The video comes of a few days after

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  • PINKISH BLACK premiere "Ashtray Eyes" on Roadburn.com

    Fort Worth's post punk doom masters PINKISH BLACK recently announced a full tour with KYLESA in October. The band has also premiered a song from their upcoming Century Media album, RAZED TO THE GROUND. The song "Ashtray Eyes" can be heard now at Roadburn. Check out "Ashtray Eyes" here: KYLESA Tour: 10/1 Athens GA @ 40 Watt Club 10/2 Birmingham

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  • DEICIDE To Release 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' This Fall

    DEICIDE will release 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL' this fall via Century Media Records. The album is the eleventh studio recording of an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years, and is being produced by Jason Suecoff [ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM, DEATH ANGEL, BATTLECROSS]. The complete track listing follows: 1. In The Minds Of Evil 2. Thou Begone 3. Godkill

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  • DARK FUNERAL to re-issue first six albums starting in September

    After recently signing to Century Media Records for their upcoming studio album, DARK FUNERAL is now ready to present a series of stunning re-issues for their previous six albums that offer melodic yet blasting satanic hymns in absolute perfection. Created with the band's close cooperation, the first batch of DARK FUNERAL re-issues covers the self-titled MCD (plus bonus material), The

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  • JARED JAMES NICHOLS Performs On AXS TV Live And Announces New Tour Dates

    JARED JAMES NICHOLS joined AXS TV LIVE this week (8/19) in their studio to perform his song “Let You Go” from his recently released first studio EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL, on Swing House Quality Recordings. The emerging singer, songwriter, and performer also announced additional tour dates on his “THE WILD REVIVAL TOUR” (full tour itinerary below), including several

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  • Meshuggah Announce First South American Tour

    MESHUGGAH’s headed to México and South America – home to some of the most passionate metal fans known to humanity.  Exactly how passionate?  Oh, you know… the kinds of fans who forsake eating and save their money for three months to buy one single concert ticket; the kind who sing guitar solos en mass out loud; the kind who rip

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  • CARCASS Post Track-By-Track Video Part 1

    Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS have made their first track-by-track video available, which breaks down the songs from their upcoming album Surgical Steel. Watch guitarist Bill Steer and drummer Dan Wilding explain the songwriting process for “1985”, “Thrasher’s Abattoir”, “Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System” and “A Congealed Clot Of Blood” here. Surgical Steel will be released on September 16 (UK), September

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  • SOULFLY: Fourth In-Studio Trailer Posted!

    SOULFLY, led by legendary frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera, have released a fourth in studio trailer for the band's upcoming album Savages here. In it Cavalera explains the concept behind their ferocious new record.   http://youtu.be/Q0P6jX7fO3o Ever since the band's gold-certified debut in 1998, SOULFLY have become deadlier and more dangerous with each critically acclaimed successive release and Savages is no exception. The record was

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  • KORN Announce Exclusive Launch Dates In Support of Their 11th Studio Album 'The Paradigm Shift'

    Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators KORN--Jonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Brian "Head" Welch [Guitar], Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]--have announced dates for their upcoming U.S. tour  (full itinerary below) leading into the release of their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, in stores and via digital retailers on October 8 on Prospect Park. The

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  • Generation Kill Signs Worldwide Deal With Nuclear Blast Records

    Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of New York City-based thrashers GENERATION KILL, headed by EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes. Together with Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN / M.O.D.) on bass & backing vocals, dual lead guitarists Jason Trenzcer (ex-MUTILATION) & Jason Velez, and James DeMaria (ex- MERAUDER) on drums, GENERATION KILL has completed work with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT,

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  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: Tune In To The Exclusive New Webisode

    In the midst of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s massive worldwide success--with their newly released album THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL Volume 1--the rock group are premiering a brand new track-by-track webisode encompassing all the songs on the new album. http://youtu.be/2T9dgRyShRw THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL Volume 1--released July

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  • ShipRocked 2014 Added Bands To Lineup Already Featuring Headliners Five Finger Death Punch

    The ShipRocked 2014 band lineup has expanded with the addition of Lacuna Coil,Love & Death (featuring Brian “Head” Welch), Art of Dying, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, and Wilson. The 5-day cruise will also feature a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells

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  • My Life with Deth – New Book from Heavy Metal Legend Dave Ellefson

    Megadeth’s history reads like a how‑to manual of excess of all kinds. If you’re looking for revelations, they’re here, including the drug habits which brought the band members to their knees – but My Life with Deth {Howard Books/Simon & Schuster / October 29, 2013 / ISBN: 9781451699883} is far more than just another memoir of debauchery.  After bassist and

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  • Vader Return To North America

    After a 3-year lull since their last trek west, Poland’s extreme metallers VADER are returning to the U.S. to headline the “Back To The Black 2013” tour in support of their 11th album, Welcome To The Morbid Reich.  Support will come from Vital Remains, Sacrificial Slaughter, Execration, and Extremely Rotten.  The tour launches on September 6th in Santa Ana, California

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  • New Model Army announce the release of Between Dog And Wolf

    Experience the passion of UK post punk visionaries New Model Army with the release of their new studio album, Between Dog And Wolf on September 30, 2013, via earMusic / Eagle Rock Entertainment. A rich, vibrant and multi-layered work with a deep and soulful atmosphere, the album promises to be something “very different” from previous releases and demonstrates how the

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  • RINGWORM Premiere New Track on Metal Sucks

    Cleveland hardcore/metal giants RINGWORM have completed work on a limited edition 3 song 10" in anticipation of their fall 2013 US tour.  The EP, which is titled, Bleed will be released September 17th via Relapse Records. Bleed features three brand new songs including a Discharge cover!  Bleed will be available in multiple different vinyl colors. Bleed is available for pre-order

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  • EYES SET TO KILL give sneak peek of video for "INFECTED"

    EYES SET TO KILL will release MASKS next month on Century Media Records and with the release of their first single, "Infected" the four members of the Arizona rock outfit have been hard at work shooting a video for the song! Our friends at Revolver have a sneak peek of the video and will premiere the official video next month.

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  • Final Surrender Announces Release of New Full Length Empty Graves

    Bangalore, India-based metalcore band Final Surrender announce the release of their full length album Empty Graves on Rottweiler Records. The full album is slated to release September 24th, while the first single entitled "Refresh" will be releasing this coming Tuesday. Final Surrender started the journey into the world of progressive metalcore with the release of their first full-length album, The Expanse. The debut effort

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  • HIM Returns To North America For Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour August 23

    Finland's HIM will travel coast-to-coast with Volbeat on Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour beginning August 23rd in St. Paul, MN.  This will be the band's only North American excursion this year.  HIM will take the stage for 70 minutes nightly. Recently, the band's latest release Tears On Tape had a strong debut at #15 in the U.S., via Razor &

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  • NASHVILLE PUSSY Announce North American Tour Dates

    Southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY have a headlining North American tour kicking off later this fall  The run kicks off October 3rd in Charlotte, NC and will run through October 23rd in Pittsburgh, PA. NASHVILLE PUSSY recently released a live record recorded all over Europe in a special 2 CD re-release of their last studio album From Hell To Texas

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  • BOMBUS premiere video for "Enter The Night"

    Gothenburg's metal bastards BOMBUS have completed their second blistering video for their Century Media debut album, THE POET AND THE PARROT. The video for "Enter The Night" was created by former bass player, Ulf Lundèn, who is now in charge of all the band's artwork and shows the detailed love that Ulf took to create this work of art. The

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  • X Took Over the Streets of Downtown L.A. on Saturday 8/17/2013

    X proved once again why they are still a leader in the city of Los Angeles.  The band played a free show on Saturday, August 17th, as part of the Pershing Square live summer concert series.  Crowd estimates have now topped 7,500, easily making it the most popular show the series has ever produced! “Looking out over the crowds, with

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Product Press Releases

  • Dean Markley Releases New Guitar Strings

    Dean Markley announces the release of the new Signature Series strings.  The Signature Series utilizes a nickel plated steel, slowly wound over a hex core with a unique core-to-wrap ratio.  The new series is available in an assortment of gauge sets including Extra Light 8’s, detuned 13’s and seven string.  The new line is available through authorized retailers and distributors.

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