Thursday, December 29, 2011

Relicseed at Kimo's - LIVE!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEE

Their first ever USA tour and they rip up Kimo's in San Francisco! Here is an excellent video of the songs "Slavery" and "Dieva Sindroms" by - Marton S.

Relicseed is: Edgars Rakovskis, Andrejs Upmacis, Janis Narbuts, and Karlis Steinmanis

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RELICSEED: the kickstarter project!

18 days to go! The project only gets funded if we reach our goal! Bring this awesome Latvian metal band back to the USA for a full fledged tour! Make the Evil DJ in your brain happy!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

More EVILE than you can shake a stick at!!!

British thrashers EVILE are due to headline a night of metal mayhem on February 11th, 2012, during HMV's third annual Next Big Thing music festival tour.

HMV's Next Big Thing tour takes place at nine venues across the UK and celebrates the very best in new and emerging talent, drawn from all genres of music, with performances from bands and artists who are tipped to make it big in the coming year.

EVILE are set to perform at the HMV Ritz in Manchester, UK on February 11th, 2012.  Joining them will be CEREBRAL BORE, SAVAGE MESSIAH and WOODS OF YPRES.

EVILE drummer BEN CARTER comments:

"Evile are pleased to announce we will be returning to Manchester to headline HMV's Next Big Thing on Saturday, February the 11th, 2012!  The gig will be at the HMV Ritz, and we'll be playing alongside such great bands (and labelmates) as Cerebral Bore, Savage Messiah and Woods of Ypres.  Tickets are in short supply and will no doubt sell out fast due to the nature of the event, so buy now to avoid disappointment!  It will be a great night of mayhem and metal, so see you all there for beers!"

Tickets cost just £10 in advance with no booking fee, and are available now while supplies last at

Prior to the HMV Next Big Thing event, EVILE will be heading round Europe on a headlining tour, with support from PORTRAIT and DR. LIVING DEAD.  See them on tour at the following shows:

Jan. 10 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice *
Jan. 11 - Budapest, Hungary - Club 202 *
Jan. 12 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club *
Jan. 13 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Jan. 14 - Bydgoszcz, Poland - Estrada
Jan. 15 - Rostock, Germany - Alte Zuckerfabrik
Jan. 17 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Jan. 18 - Milan, Italy - Bitte Club
Jan. 19 - Aalen, Germany - Rock It
Jan. 20 - Wangen, Germany - Jugendhaus
Jan. 21 - Aarau, Switzerland - KiFF
Jan. 22 - Cologne, Germany - Werkstatt
Jan. 24 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille
Jan. 25 - Weinheim, Germany - Cafe Central
Jan. 26 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Jan. 27 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
Jan. 28 - Randers, Denmark - Midwinter Meltdown
Jan. 29 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Jan. 31 - Osnabrück, Germany - Bastard Club
Feb. 01 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Feb. 02 - Braunschweig, Germany - Schweinebärmann
Feb. 03 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
Feb. 04 - Bamberg, Germany - Live Club
Feb. 05 - Siegen, Germany - Vortex


Feb. 11 - Manchester, UK - HMV Next Big Thing at HMV Ritz

Rival Sons Tour - February and March

Californian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS have confirmed a new US tour with gothic rockers EVANESCENCE, which is scheduled to kick off on January 13th in Clemson, South Carolina.

RIVAL SONS already joined EVANESCENCE on a North American tour in October this year, before they headed to Europe for a hugely successful headlining tour.  The two bands will team up again for the week-long trek in January, which also features ELECTRIC TOUCH.

RIVAL SONS drummer MICHAEL MILEY comments:

"We could not be more stoked to be back out with Evanescence in January.  They truly are a fantastic band.  The last tour with them proved pretty damn successful, not to mention making some dear friends.  They're our new BFFs!  I hope the fans are ready for some more face-melting!"

See RIVAL SONS on tour at the following shows:

Jan. 13 - Clemson, SC - Littlejohn Coliseum
Jan. 14 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Jan. 16 - Tampa, FL - Morsani Hall
Jan. 17 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
Jan. 18 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Jan. 20 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino
Jan. 21 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena

Mar. 11 - Norwich, UK - UEA
Mar. 12 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Mar. 14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 15 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 17 - Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 18 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Mar. 19 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 21 - Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picture House
Mar. 22 - Aberdeen, UK - Lemontree
Mar. 23 - Inverness, UK - Ironworks
Mar. 24 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 26 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 27 - Southampton, UK - Guildhall
Mar. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum

Orange Goblin Song Premier

NIIIIIIIICE! A wall of distorted guitars smack you upside the head. This song just frakking rocks! Ben Wards vocals are spot on! If "Red Tide Rising" is any indication, A Eulogy For the Damned is gonna be a cracking album! 
Say's Ward, "Red Tide Rising' was actually the first song we wrote for the new album and the main riff was written by [guitarist] Joe [Hoare] as far back as 2008. We all knew that this would be the lead song on the album as soon as we wrote it; it felt kind of special and it set the tempo and feel for the whole record. It's one that we all had a lot of input on so it's a real band effort and definitely wasn't rushed. The ending must've been changed half a dozen times or so until we were all satisfied! It's a very typical ORANGE GOBLIN song and I'm confident that it's going to be a live favorite for many years to come. We've actually played it at the last few shows and despite no one knowing it, it got a great response. Lyrically, the song is a tribute to my fascination with the works of horror writer H.P Lovecraft. The theme centers around the rising of Cthulhu from the deep and the ultimate destruction of Earth and mankind. It was fun for me to use my imagination and be able to write about the Elder gods and the end of the world. I think it'll make a great Heavy Metal video! The title was something I made up and we considered calling the album 'Red Tide Rising' for a while. It's pretty self-explanatory with the idea of the oceans turning to blood and the beasts taking over for the dawn of a new dark age! We are all very proud of this track and honored to preview it with Noisecreep/AOL. With our annual Christmas show looming on Saturday, now seems like the perfect time to unleash this beast on the world!"
  The full album drops February 14th. You can catch them on tour in April of 2012 in the UK and Ireland. So far, confirmed dates are...

4/7/2012 Desertfest @ The Underworld - London
4/8/2012 The Fleece - Bristol
4/9/2012 The Old Bell - Derby
4/10/2012 Classic Grand - Glasgow
4/11/2012 Sound Control - Manchester
4/12/2012 The Garage - Swansea
4/13/2012 The White Rabbit - Plymouth
4/14/2012 o2 Academy - Oxford
4/20/2012 The Pint - Dublin
4/21/2012 Spring & Airbrake - Belfast 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 Mix Tape

2011 is drawing to a close and it's time for yet another end of the year list. This one is entitled "Mix Tape 2011". It harkens to the days of old when you'd throw together some groovy tunage, slap it on a cassette tape and give it to your friends. Would you believe Metallica, well Lars Ulrich started out trading Met music this way? Groovy, no!?  Any ways. Here is my mix tape for 2011. Most of the songs didn't come out in 2011, but they were heavily played by moi! Hope they bring you joy!

1. Rival Sons "Pressure and Time"
2. Rival Sons "Face of Light"
3. Reverend and the Makers  "Miss Brown"
4. Mars Volta "The Widow"
5. Volbeat "Fallen"
6. Relicseed "Kiss From a Rose"
7. Relicseed "Trigonometry"
8. Dave Matthews Band "Time Bomb"
9. Collapse "Scar the Silent Sky"
10. Chris Cornell "Scream"
11. RENT "Seasons of Love"
12. Bear McCreary "All Along the Watchtower"
13. Mars Volta "Eriatarka"
14. Jeff Beck "I'm Losing You"
15. David Bowie "Oh You Pretty Things"

Top 5 Albums of 2011

Zowie. Loads of good music came my way this year. I've narrowed it down to the five albums that have been on heavy rotation on my MAC and iPod. These are the albums that I've totally salivated over and just raved about. In no particular order:

                                                                                    Diamond Plate - Generation Why?

Black Cobra - Interval

Koloss - End of the Chayot

Relicseed - Domestic Devil, limited edition

Rival Sons - Pressure and Time

The Hobbit - official trailer

SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!  Nuff' said!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has a release date of December 2012.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Metallica 30th Anniversary Show Night #1

Hello, My name is Victoria and I'm a Metallicaholic. I eat, breath, sleep Metallica. It's a quarter century obsession of mine. I've been in the Metallica fan club since 1998. I've had my own chapter since 2001. I got it bad. So when Metallica announced that for their 30th Anniversary they were doing a clubbers only spate of shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco. I was all over it. The tickets were about $8 a nite or $19 for all 4 shows. The ONLY way to get in was to be a clubber or have a clubber take you as their +1. If you've never been to the Fillmore, you should know... it holds about 1200 people. So in 2011, you could see a Metallica show in a smallish venue for under a tenner. Life is indeed, good!

The first night Apocalyptica opened for Metallica. For me, this was the best thing ever, as I totally gobsmackingly LOVE Apocolyptica. They played an amazing set: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Master of Puppets, Fight Fire With Fire, Nothing Else Matters, I Don't Care, Creeping Death, and closed with Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King. Grieg was the original Heavy Metal dude! Even with just seven songs it was enough to induce squeels of delight from me. But the highlight of the night came halfway thru Metallica's set when Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lotjonen, and Mikko Siren joined James onstage for the most hauntingly beautiful rendition of One I've ever heard. It gave me chills. Apocolyptica also played No Leaf Clover with Metallica. I was blown away!

Metallica's set was pretty choice, too. Little did we know, they intended to give us clubbers a new set every night - no repeats. Monday started off with Call of Ktulu followed by No Remorse (in full), Shortest Straw, Leper Messiah, Day That Never Comes, Carpe Diem Baby (which totally was sleazy and smokey and full of bump and grind), Hate Train (from the Death Magnetic boots, a "new" song), Please Don't Judas Me, Wherever I May Roam, Sad But True (with John Marshall), No Leaf Clover and One with Apocalyptica (swoon), Harvester of Sorrow and Damage, Inc with Jason Newsted, Motorcycle Man with Bif Byford, The Prince - It's Electric - Helpless and Am I Evil with Sean Harris and Brian Tatler. The band ended the night with Seek and Destroy with Jason, John Marshall, Sean Harris, Bif, Brian, Apocalyptica, and the Soul Rebels Brass Band all on stage jamming it out. Freakish and fun it was!

If night one was indication of how the week was going to go, it was going to be long and wonderful. I'll post each night with commentary and photos (Many of you have read the blog updates and twitter feed, so here is the full length version.) What other band do you know of would go this extra mile for it's fans? No one coming to mind? That's because no other band would have the cajones to do it! Metallica rocks, nuff said!

As I Lay Dying @Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA) 01 December 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jerry Cantrell, Glenn Danzig AND Rob Halford!!! Metallica #winning The Fillmore 30th Anniversary shows rock!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Latvian Metal band RELICSEED plays Kimo's in San Francisco tonite for the Metallibash! 3 Decades of Damage!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Robert Trujillo plays (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth at Fillmore #1

The amazing Rob Trujillo - Samuri Whisky Warlord himself plays an impromptu Anesthesia - Pulling Teeth at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Cliff Burton's dad, Ray was in attendance.

The Devastated show December 29th

To our Southern California fans...

Thursday December 29th @ The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA


Please come hang out and support... this is going to beyond sell out so make sure you get your tickets... show starts at 8:00 and you don't want to miss us... is going to be a heavy one!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011



Biff Byford of Saxon singing Motorcycle Man! Metallica backing him up! Ace!
Apocalyptica plays No Leaf Clover with Metallica at the Fillmore!!

Metallica Fillmore #1

Metallica + Apocalyptica
John Marshall playing onstage with Metallica!!!!!
Hate Train - NEW Metallica song! Released on iTunes next week?
First time live... Carpe diem!!! Metallica rules!
Apocalyptica opening for Metallica. Night 1 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. They are blistering! Mostly Metallica set for a very appreciative crowd.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

John Carter Trailer

Disney finally debuted the action-packed yet stock edit of an official trailer for director Andrew Stanton’s John Carter, one filled with Martian hordes in the annoyingly familiar Star Wars battle stance using what looked to be left over set pieces and props from Star Wars (the "new" 3 prequal things), sweeping desert vistas (Arizona and Cali I'm guessing) and plenty of shots of a shirtless Taylor Kitsch (not sure why) — and they've managed to pry some  licensing from Jimmy Page to use Led Zeppelin's  “Kashmir.”
Andrew Stanton won an Academy Award for Wall-E and Finding Nemo. He's done a LOT of animated stuff: Monsters Inc, the Toy Stories, a Bug's Life... now he gets to work with real humans!
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter — a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars).  ( OK, who writes this stuff, really?) John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe - OK - how can you NOT watch something from Willem Dafoe. The man is legend!!!!) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
OK - so the REAL deal??


Edgar Rice Burroughs is a fantastic writer! You may (or not) remember HE started the whole TARZAN thing. The John Carter premise started in 1911. Yeppers 100 years ago!!! (nothing new under the sun boys and girls). Burroughs wrote 11 books about Mars with John Carter of Mars being the third. 

John Carter also stars Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds- totally worth watching as he was aces in Rome and There Will Be Blood, Dominic West from the Wire, James Purefoy also of Rome (the cutie that played Marcus Antony), Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker (I kid you not! From ROME - and Sanctuary and Caprica), Bryan Cranston and Thomas Hayden Church (Wings and Spiderman 3). It opens March 9.

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