Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Vallenfyre - Ravenous Whore (video)

This is just too cool not to share! A fan video made for Vallenfyre's "Ravenous Whore" from the album A Fragile King. It's an amazing piece of stop motion. A lot of care and attention went into this. Mondo thumbs up to Jamie Evans for making this!











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Tim Lambesis Sentenced to up to 9 Years

February 25, 2014
Tim Lambesis from band As I Lay Dying sentenced to 9 years in prison!

According to NBC San Diego, As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to hiring someone to kill his wife.

Lambesis, 32, entered the change of plea in court Tuesday, admitting that he hired a hit man to kill his estranged wife. He faces a maximum sentence of nine years and a $10,000 fine.

Prosecutors alleged Lambesis had twice told a man at a gym that he wanted his wife killed, then met with an undercover detective known as "Red", and gave the agent an envelope containing $1,000 in cash, photographs of his wife, and the security gate code to her house. He also allegedly told the agent the dates he would be with the couple's three adopted children, in order to give himself an alibi.

A number of witnesses testified for the prosecution during a September 2013 hearing, including the undercover officer who posed as a hitman. The officer explained that Lambesis told him, "Just to clarify, just so you know, I do want her dead."

Investigators say the undercover cop operation was staged after Lambesis told a man at his gym at Pure Fitness back on April 23, 2013 that he wanted his wife killed. Lambesis was allegedly complaining that she was making life difficult for him, that it was hard for him to see his children and that it was impossible for them to complete their divorce.

"[Lambesis said that] he wasn't allowed to visit his kids, he wasn't allowed to see his kids, he wasn't allowed to take his kids out of the state to go on tour with him, and that angered him," the undercover officer testified. "And the fact that his wife was gonna get a large portion — up to 60 percent — of his income [as part of a divorce settlement]."

The singer at one time has said he considered himself to be a Christian and acknowledged that he found inspiration for lyrical content from biblical texts.

Lambesis' attorney said the "gym culture" led to "changes in [the singer's] physiological and mental status," with Tim's bodybuilding obsession causing him to go from 170 to 220 pounds after first taking supplements, then steroids. "[He] was not the same person. He was irritable and lost God."

Tim's wife Meggan filed papers in September 2012 in San Diego Superior Court seeking a dissolution of the couple's marriage. The couple had adopted three children from Ethiopia in recent years.

Lambesis was released on $2 million bail in May 2013 with the requirement that he wear a GPS monitor and stay away from his wife and kids. Now, the lead singer is headed to prison. My condolences to his children.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sonata Arctica - The Wolves Die Young (video)

Happy Finnish music! Sonata Arctica "The Wolves Die Young"



Commented frontman Tony Kakko:  "'The Wolves Die Young' was pretty much born to be a single. And it is. It also paved the road for the rest of the album. Set a mood in a way. It just felt real good to start with. 2014 is a year of a wolf."

The video shoot for 'The Wolves Die Young' took place in January 2014 at Sibelius House in Lahti, Finland. The clip was produced by Patrick Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company.

Track List:
01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

The album was recorded and produced by the band at "Studio 57" in Alaveteli, Finland. The mix was done by the band's new bass player Kauppinen.

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PARIAH'S CHILD: Out March 28th (EU), March 31st (UK) and April 1, 2014 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Children of Bodom - Scream for Silence (video)


'Scream For Silence’ is taken form the bands eighth studio album Halo Of Blood which was released on June 07, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. You can order your copy of Halo Of Blood at the following address: http://smarturl.it/COBHalo



HALO OF BLOOD is out now worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records.

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iTunes: http://smarturl.it/COBiT
Amazon (CD): http://smarturl.it/CoB-HoB-AMZ-Reg
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Amazon (VINYL): http://smarturl.it/CoB-HoB-AMZ-LP

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NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL To Take Over SXSW 2014 With Free Showcase


In addition to the sixteenth installment of their massive annual gala in Massachusetts this April, the promoters of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL today declare their plans of taking over this year's SXSW at the other end of the country with a massive public showcase.

Now locked for Friday, March 14th, the seven-hour NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Over Austin, TX will run from 11am until 6pm at the G Pen Annex at 6th Street and Red River, will be fully open to the public, and will be a free, all-ages event. The lineup includes a wide range of contemporary hardcore and metal acts including headliners Veil Of Maya and Comeback Kid, in addition to Within The Ruins, Backtrack, Counterparts, Expire, Xibalba, Reflections, Alpha & Omega, Downpresser, To The Wind and Years Since The Storm. "We are very proud of this lineup," stated MassConcerts head promoter, Scott Lee. "It is defiantly a taste of what NEMHF is all about."

All of the bands set to storm Austin for the NEMHF showcase will also be touring out across the country to perform at the this year's NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL taking place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th at the iconic Worcester Palladium. Featuring two stages, the legendary event, now in its sixteenth year, continues to drive dozens of bands and thousands of fans to Worcester, Massachusetts every year. The 2014 fest merges multiple national tours including Metal Alliance, The Best In Brutality and Mission Quest To Metalfest and features the mammoth running lineup of nearly seventy bands already confirmed, including 1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm, with more still to be announced.



ROBOCOP VS. THE TERMINATOR: TWO ALL-NEW EDITIONS

MILWAUKIE, OR, FEBRUARY 21—Nearly twenty years after its first publication, the classic four-issue miniseries that teamed two great characters with two great creators, Frank Miller and Walter Simonson’s RoboCop versus The Terminator, returns to print in two formats: a hardcover graphic novel and a gallery edition!

Comics’ greatest creators pit the supreme machine killer against the ultimate cybernetic cop in one of the most celebrated crossovers ever! When fate reveals that the technology that built RoboCop will lead to the creation of Skynet, Alex Murphy must engage in time-twisting battle against both the murderous computer network and the human resistance fighters out to destroy him! This newly restored collection features remastered colors from Steve Oliff and an introduction by 2 Guns writer Steven Grant!

The super deluxe RoboCop verus The Terminator Gallery Edition ushers in Dark Horse’s new gallery series format—reprinting Walter Simonson’s original art at full size, exactly as it appeared on his drawing table! Relive Simonson and writer Frank Miller’s seamless blend of the RoboCop and Terminator worlds while marveling at the sheer virtuosity of Simonson’s draftsmanship in all its original glory.

In addition to the full story, the gallery edition provides the greatest insight available into Simonson’s process, with pages of his original pencils and promotional art faithfully reproduced, along with a revealing foreword by the artist himself!

“When Frank first sent me the story for the series, I loved it. And it was both a treat and a challenge to try to bring it to life in pictures,” said Walter Simonson. “I couldn’t be more pleased to see RoboCop versus The Terminator back in print after all these years. I can only hope that a new generation of readers will take as much delight in discovering the series as we took in creating it.”

The RoboCop versus The Terminator hardcover graphic novel collection arrives on sale at finer comic shops everywhere on July 2, 2014, for $24.99. The gallery edition will be available on July 9 for $125.00.



Anette Olzon ex-Nightwish Releases new song "Lies"

In celebration of her forthcoming debut solo outing, Shine, former Nightwish frontwoman, ANETTE OLZON, is pleased to unveil the official video for the track "Lies."

Directed by Patrick Ullaeus (Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonata Arctica), the striking visuals perfectly complement the enormous range of OLZON's velvety vocal serenades. "'Lies' is actually a divorce song," OLZON elaborates, "When I entered Nightwish, my [now] ex-husband wanted to divorce me. So in the middle of becoming a big singer in a big band and having my dreams fulfilled, I also had to go through a very hard divorce with a little son. I think I needed to write a song about that." However, a song like that can work on different levels, she agrees. "That thing with Nightwish was also like a divorce, a really hard divorce. It's always like that when people separate and go in different directions with hurt feelings."

Best known for her time fronting symphonic metal brigade, Nightwish, for five years before fleeing the band in 2012, the Swedish born songstress has established herself as a true apex among female rock singers globally and will continue the trend with Shine. Produced by Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner, co-produced by OLZON alongside Johan Kronlund and mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti (known for his work with Loreen and Roxette), Shine is a logical next step in OLZON's flourishing musical journey, crossing the borders between melancholy and hope; fragility and power.

Shine Track Listing:
1. Like A Show Inside My Head
2. Shine
3. Floating
4. Lies
5. Invincible
6. Hear Me
7. Falling
8. Moving Away
9. One Million Faces
10. Watching Me From Afar

Shine will be released in North America via Armoury Records, in conjunction with earMusic, on April 8, 2014.




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The Socks - Holy Sons (video)

The Socks release another track from their upcoming album entitled The Socks. The album is due March 18 and is something heavy in a non-metal way. It's more eclectic psychedelic heavy. "Holy Son" has gravitas. Comments the band about the track "Holy Sons," "This is the most psychedelic song of the album, rather slow and ambient. We didn't know how to finish the song before entering the studio. We started jamming and improvising the last part of the song, and figured out that it was the way this song had to end."




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Savage Messiah to Support Soulfly on Tour

London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have been confirmed as main support for SOULFLY on their upcoming UK tour.

The tour kicks off this coming Monday, February 24th, with eight shows scheduled around the UK.  SAVAGE MESSIAH will be playing in support of their forthcoming new album, THE FATEFUL DARK, which is due to be released on March 10th in Europe, March 12th in Japan and March 18th in the USA.

SAVAGE MESSIAH frontman DAVE SILVER comments:

"We're pleased to announce that we've been confirmed as the main support to Soulfly!  Max Cavalera is a metal legend, and it'll be an honour to share the stage with him!  We'll be doing loads of songs from our new album, 'The Fateful Dark', so make sure you get a ticket, get down and get ready to crack some skulls with us!  See you in the pit!!!"

See SAVAGE MESSIAH on tour at the following shows:

SAVAGE MESSIAH w/ SOULFLY
Feb. 24 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
Feb. 25 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Feb. 26 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Feb. 27 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
Feb. 28 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Mar. 01 - London, UK - Islington Academy
Mar. 02 - Bristol, UK - Fleece
Mar. 03 - Southampton, UK - Talking Heads

SAVAGE MESSIAH
Mar. 05 - York, UK - Fibbers
Mar. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Audio
Mar. 07 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Mar. 08 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
Mar. 13 - Pwllheli, UK - Hammerfest
Apr. 19 - Norwich, UK - Thrashersaurus Festival
May 14-21 - San Antonio, Ibiza - Hard Rock Hell Road Trip

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
Twitter - http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

Monday, February 17, 2014

SAVAGE MESSIAH - Hellblazer (video)

I tried to think of something clever to say about this video. I tried to articulate the guitar playing. I wanted to come up with something insightful about the composition. Epic FAIL on my part. All I managed was a mighty "ROOOOAARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHH" and massive amounts of head banging about the flat. So I shall just give you Savage Messiah's next track from the upcoming Earache album The Fateful Dark out on march 10th. Here is "Hellblazer"






SAVAGE MESSIAH frontman Dave Silver comments:

"As we get ever closer to the release date for 'The Fateful Dark', we're very pleased to unveil our latest promo for the track 'Hellblazer'.  Musically, this is a solid representation of the Savage Messiah sound; melodic, heavy, catchy and with guitar solos galore!  We tried to invoke that classic Uriah Heep-esque groove with this track so we hope you dig it!  And talking of invoking, the video depicts us conducting a kind of exorcism ritual of sorts where we draw the evil pope from contortionist and Game of Thrones actress Pixie Le Knot!  We want to extend our thanks to director Tom Walsh and all involved in creating this video!"

Pre-order the album now from the Earache Webstore in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/savage-messiah or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/savage-messiah

THE FATEFUL DARK is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including three bonus cover tracks and three instant grat tracks, at http://bit.ly/fatefuldarkitunes


See SAVAGE MESSIAH on tour at the following shows:

Mar. 02 - London, UK - Barfly
Mar. 05 - York, UK - Fibbers
Mar. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Audio
Mar. 07 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Mar. 08 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
Mar. 13 - Pwllheli, UK - Hammerfest
Apr. 19 - Norwich, UK - Thrashersaurus Festival
May 14-21 - San Antonio, Ibiza - Hard Rock Hell Road Trip

Get more SAVAGE MESSIAH news and info at:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal

Twitter - http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

Sunday, February 16, 2014

THE EXPLOITED – Wattie Buchan in hospital after heart attack

British punk-legends THE EXPLOITED are forced to cancel upcoming tour dates with label-mates HATEBREED and stop all activities till May 2014.  Singer Wattie Buchan has suffered a heart attack on stage during the band's concert on Thursday, February 13 in Lisbon,  Portugal during the "Tour Of Chaos" with HATEBREED and NAPALM DEATH.

 THE EXPLOITED released following statement:
         "We are sorry to say that due to a severe illness that Wattie can't continue with the tour. He will be in hospital for at least a week. Thanks for all the get-well messages. Much appreciated. Regards."

We here at the Kali Diaries wish Wattie a speedie recovery! -hugs-

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Amon Amarth - Father of the Wolf (video)

OK - this is just seriously gobsmackingly beautiful. The landscape, the cinematography, the actors. It's haunting. It's epic. It's Amon Amarth "Father of the Wolf" from critically acclaimed album Deceiver of the Gods. Brian E. said his "...beard grew a foot and my salad turned to bacon."  If that's not a ringing endorsement for any song or video, I don't know what is. How about Amon Amarth are the best band you could ever listen to? "Father of the Wolf" is chock full of blazing riffs, hard drumming, and evil laden vocals. "Father of the Wolf" punches you in the gut and rips out your heart. Deceiver of the Gods is an album you must buy if you haven't already, or replay again at very loud volumes if you currently have it in your arsenal.

Until Dawn - The Fallen Fortress (video)

(L-R) – Steve White – Guitar, Darren Ehler – Bass, Adam Macleod – Vocals, Luke Worrell – Drums, Deke Worrell – Guitar (Photo Credit = Barrett Klesko – FadeBlack Studios United)

From the winter wonderland that is currently Alberta Canada comes Until Dawn.  The band released their sophomore album 'Horizon' in August 2013, building on their previous success with their self-titled debut released in early 2011. Mixing the sound of modern metal and classic rock, brothers Luke and Deke Worrell, with Adam MacLeod and Steve White have created a sound appealing to both young and old alike.

2013 once again saw the band pushing hard with touring in their home province plus local praise from their hometown station Rock 97.9 FM naming them #4 on the Top 20 Metal/ Hard Rock Albums released last year. Now in 2014, Until Dawn are setting new plans to tour and bring their music to larger audiences in Canada and around the world.




For more info, please visit these links:

http://www.untildawn.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Until-Dawn/116659511682711

https://twitter.com/UntilDawnMusic

iTunes: http://itunes.com/untildawn

The Browning - Fifth Kind (video)

The Browning  video for "Fifth Kind" from the 2013  #1 Album Hypernova


The Browning: Tour Dates 2014

THE BROWNING have confirmed dates for a US tour with UPON THIS DAWNING, ADESTRIA, PHINEHAS and DAYSEEKER.

The "Artery Foundation Across the Nation Tour" is due to kick off on April 18th in San Diego, just a few weeks after THE BROWNING return from a European tour with CHELSEA GRIN.  The band are currently trekking around the US with ABANDON ALL SHIPS.

THE BROWNING's new album, HYPERNOVA, is out now worldwide.  The album was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer ANDREAS MAGNUSSON (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, IMPENDING DOOM).

Get the album now from the Earache Webstore in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/the-browning or in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/the-browning

HYPERNOVA is also available on iTunes, including two exclusive bonus tracks, at http://bit.ly/16w079n


Don't miss THE BROWNING on tour at the following shows:

THE BROWNING w/ ABANDON ALL SHIPS, MY TICKET HOME, I AM KING
Feb. 12 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Feb. 13 – St Petersburg, FL – The Local 662
Feb. 14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb. 15 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita's
Feb. 16 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Feb. 17 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald's
Feb. 18 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Feb. 20 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
Feb. 21 – San Diego, CA – Epicentre
Feb. 22 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Feb. 23 – Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
Feb. 25 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
Feb. 27 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
Feb. 28 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
Mar. 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
Mar. 02 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
Mar. 03 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar. 04 – Rochester, NY – Dubland Underground
Mar. 05 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

THE BROWNING w/ CHELSEA GRIN, MORE THAN A THOUSAND, SILENT SCREAMS
Mar. 06 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Mar. 07 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Mar. 08 - Trondheim, Norway - Trondheim Metal Fest
Mar. 09 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
Mar. 10 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet
Mar. 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Mar. 12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Arena Satelliten
Mar. 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Mar. 14 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
Mar. 15 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Mar. 16 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Mar. 17 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Mar. 18 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
Mar. 19 - Southampton, UK - Joiners
Mar. 20 - London, UK - Underworld
Mar. 21 - Brussels, Belgium - Magasin 4
Mar. 22 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Mar. 23 - Trier, Germany - Exhaus
Mar. 24 - Paris, France - Glazart
Mar. 26 - Romagnano Sesia, Italy - RnR Arena
Mar. 27 - Aarau, Switzerland - Kiff
Mar. 28 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Mar. 29 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Stadtmitte

THE BROWNING w/ UPON THIS DAWNING, ADESTRIA, PHINEHAS, DAYSEEKER
Apr. 18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 19 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile Theater
Apr. 20 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Apr. 22 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
Apr. 23 - San Antonio, TX - Korova
Apr. 24 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Apr. 25 - Dallas, TX - Tomcats West
Apr. 26 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Apr. 27 - Kansas City, MO - Granada Theater
Apr. 28 - Kokomo, IN - Center Stage
Apr. 30 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
May 01 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 02 - Lemoyne, PA - The Champ
May 03 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunken Horse Pub
May 04 - Springfield, VA - Empire
May 05 - Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House
May 06 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 07 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Music Hall
May 08 - Akron, OH - Rock Factory
May 09 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
May 11 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
May 13 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theatre
May 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
May 16 - Sacramento, CA - Assembly Music Hall
May 17 - Santa Ana, CA - Malones Concert Venue
May 18 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go

RIVAL SONS: STUDIO VIDEO

RIVAL SONS are in the studio working on their fourth full-length album, the follow-up to 2012's HEAD DOWN.

The band entered LCS Studios at the beginning of January and will spend a full six weeks recording.  The album will again be produced by DAVE COBB, who will have worked on all five RIVAL SONS releases.

Producer DAVE COBB comments:

"This record the boys seem to have a fire in them!  With Dave Beste in tow, we've never had this much time to make a record.  During the previous albums, which were twenty days each, we had a room full of whiskey bottles at the end; this time, which is six weeks, there should be enough to fill a football field!"
New bassist DAVE BESTE adds:

"After we played Nashville last summer, the guys asked me to join them in the studio to make this new record.  And I said, 'Of course!'.  It's an involved process, at times quite intense, but going well - all of us are excited with what we have so far and although there's still a long way to go, spirits are high.  I'm looking forward to this newest Rival Sons effort being released and the band getting back on the road soon."

Guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY takes you on a tour of LCS Studios, Nashville:



RIVAL SONS' latest album, HEAD DOWN, is available now on CD and limited edition vinyl.  Get the album from the Earache Webstore in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/rival-sonsor in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/rival-sons

HEAD DOWN is also available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/KMbFhR

Get more RIVAL SONS news and info at:

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

10 Signs You Are Clearly In Love

Hey, it's Valentines Day! So let's jump on the ol' love train and ratchet up a Top 10 List to get the metal flowing. Here's the Kali Diaries Valentine's Day 10 Signs You Are Clearly In Love!!!!









10. Your partner turns DOWN the Metallica from a respectable 11 to "people friendly" 8 on the ol' stereo and you don't punch them in the face.



9. You wear that one special Iron Maiden shirt out in public on a date.



8. YOUR song comes on the radio and you both sing in harmony..."You mesmerize slowly. Till I can't believe my eyes. Ecstasy controls me. What you give just serves me right!"



7. You make room around your guitar set up for his guitar set up and then proceed to play AC/DC songs to the wee hours of the morning.



6. He misses the last song of the set to run to the merch booth to buy you that awesome Metallica t-shirt before they run out of your size.


5. Your partner asks if you want to get "Naked In The Rain" and you reply album or cassette?




4. You argue over will they play "Rain Song"  or "All of My Love" when you walk down the aisle to get married.




3. You realize the perfect gift for each other is weekend passes to Bloodstock!



2.  He insists you wear his favorite EXODUS t-shirt around the house.



And the number one sign that indicates you are clearly in love.....
1. You both show up to date night wearing the exact.... same..... clubber.... t-shirt!




Monday, February 10, 2014

Super group: Gillan, Iommi, Lord, and McBrain! WhoCares single "Out of My Mind"

Well this starts out oh so ominous. I can't wait to hear what comes next. That's the new track from Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain, and Jason Newsted. Before you fall over dead in faint at Tony Iommi, Jon Lord (RIP), Nicko McBrain and Ian Gillan in a studio together; give the track a listen.... then fucking fall over! It's ominous, it's heavy, it's dark. IT'S DELICOUS! OH THANK YOU METAL GODS! Ian Gillan's voice is still quite mesmerizing. It's Tony Iommi on guitar. Nuff said. TONY FUCKING IOMMI. And everyone loves Nicko. If you don't, there is something seriously flawed with your thinking. This combination is just gobsmackingly amazing. These guys were setting a standard when I was still in a Catholic School uniform and pigtails. Some forty years later, they are still setting the standard. The track was actually released in 2011 as a charity single. I, for one am glad it's making the rounds again, as the song is stellar! This is heavy metal!



CD1
01. WhoCares - Out Of My Mind (feat. Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Jason Newsted, Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain)
02. Black Sabbath - Zero The Hero
03. Ian Gillan feat. Tony Iommi, Ian Paice & Roger Glover - Trashed
04. M. Rakintzis feat. Ian Gillan - Get Away (first time on a Gillan CD)
05. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes - Slip Away (rare track)
06. Gillan - Don't Hold Me Back
07. Ian Gillan - She Think It's A Crime (limited 7”-vinyl B-Side, first time on CD)
08. Repo Depo feat. Ian Gillan - Easy Come, Easy Go (2012 remix, previously unreleased)
09. Deep Puprle feat. Ronnie James Dio - Smoke On The Water (live with the London Symphony Orchestra)

CD2
1. WhoCares - Holy Water (feat. Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Jason Newsted, Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain) (first time on CD album)
2. Black Sabbath - Anno Mundi
3. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes - Let It Down Easy (rare track)
4. Ian Gillan - Hole In My Vest (7“ vinyl single B-side, first time on CD)
5. Gillan & Glover feat. Dr.John - Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave Me
6. Ian Gillan & The Javelins - Can I Get A Witness
7. Garth Rockett & The Moonshiners aka IG - No Laughing In Heaven (rare track from deleted CD)
8. Ian Gillan - When A Blind Man Cries (Live At Absolute Radio) (previously unreleased)
9. Deep Purple - Dick Pimple (previously unreleased studio jam)

WhoCares was released on June 22nd, 2012 on earMUSIC.
Order Links:

UK - www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007RD4KQ8/blacksabbatho-21

Germany - www.amazon.de/Compilation-Iommi-Friends-Whocares-Gillan/dp/B007RD4KQ8/ref=sr_1_1

USA - www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007RD4KQ8/73407921

Lacuna Coil - Nothing Stands in Our Way (single)

Oh, so heavy. So sci-fi. That's how Lacuna Coil's newest single "Nothing Stands in Our Way" from the upcoming album 'Broken Crown Halo' on Century Media Records at the end of March. "Nothing Stands in Our Way" is headbanging heaven with awesome vocals and  in your face guitars. The track is elegant in its simplicity. Nothing extraneous, just a strait ahead rock and roll song. “Through everyday battles, against all odds, we stand united and don’t look back. We go on against crashing economy, heartbreaks, lifelong obstacles. We learn from our mistakes and nothing can stop us. We fear nothing and we are determined as musicians and as human beings”, say Lacuna Coil about “Nothing Stands In Our Way”.
'BROKEN CROWN HALO' Track Listing:
  1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
  2. Zombies
  3. Hostage To The Light
  4. Victims
  5. Die & Rise
  6. I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)
  7. Cybersleep
  8. Infection
  9. I Burn In You
  10. In The End I Feel Alive
  11. One Cold Day
 The band had this to say about the album artwork: "We are fighting for a kingdom and a crown that is not what it seems to be, one that in reality represents the moment of confusion we’re living in, and the very fragile situation we’re facing every day." 



Sunday, February 9, 2014

SAXON - Frozen Rainbow (video)

Just gobsmackingly beautiful. Haunting. You can't be metal if you don't like SAXON! After 38 years of music, they are STILL spot on. Many younger bands don't have this kind of gravitas or ingenuity. Always and forever a SAXON fan! You should be too! Go forth and purchase the album UNPLUGGED AND STRUNG UP.






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Friday, February 7, 2014

February First Friday Night Dance Party

Got nothing but love for the first Friday Night Dance Party of February! I've decided that since love is in the air, I'll post my favourite "love" songs! jajajajajaja  Yes, that was evil laughter! As you know, I LOVE Metal! So here is my all time favourite LOVE songs for this February Dance Party! Mozeltov!!

Volbeat - Lonesome Rider (new)



Adrenaline Mob - Come On Get Up



Primal Rock Rebellion - Tortured Tone




Volbeat - Fallen



Hate Squad - Just A Dream



Malakyte - Media Suicide




Sister Sin - Fight Song




Doro- Fur Immer



Metallica - Carpe Diem (live 1st Time)




Savage Messiah - All Seeing I



Bonded By Blood - Mind Pollution






Thursday, February 6, 2014

Metallica to record 4 Songs for Ronnie James Dio tribute album!


Now here's some exciting news from the Metallica camp! This was posted to their Facebook page today! I'm excited! Are you excited?

Throughout the years we’ve made no secret of our deep love and admiration for Ronnie James Dio. Whether it was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell or Dio..., his powerful voice was instantly recognizable and his music inspired and influenced the four of us tremendously. When we were asked to be a part of a tribute album for Ronnie, of course we immediately said "fuck yeah!" Choosing a song to record, however, was a MUCH harder decision... so we did four! Our contribution to "Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life" will include the medley we call "Ronnie Rising, " comprised of Rainbow’s "A Light In The Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer," and "Kill The King."

The full album hits the streets and all of your friendly digital outlets on April 1, 2014 and a portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
(www.diocancerfund.org).


Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life Tracklist

1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*

2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff of Saxon*
7. “Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch the Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. “I” – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (featuring “A Light in the Black”, “Tarot Woman”, “Stargazer”, “Kill the King”)”– Metallica*
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Best In Brutality Tour 2014 - tour dates

San Francisco-based atmospheric death metal collective, FALLUJAH, are very pleased to take part in The Best In Brutality Tour 2014 this Spring with co-headliners Oceano and Broken Hope. Set to join the tour on March 20th in Los Angeles, California, the near month-long run of live assaults will storm its way across North America, drawing to a close on April 19th in Columbus, Ohio. Additional support will be provided by Rivers Of Nihil and Kublai Khan.

Comments vocalist Alex Hofmann: "We are always excited to be part of tours such as this that feature such a wide array of palettes and styles. We're really excited to meet the guys in Rivers Of Nihil, whom we've been following for some time now, as well as regroup with Broken Hope whom we met over the Summer in Europe. This tour is the beginning of what is sure to be a busy and exciting year for us as we are to embark just after finishing our new full-length album in the studio. We hope to see all our old friends on the West Coast, our new friends in Canada, and visit some fresh territory in the Northeast and Midwest. See you there."

FALLUJAH
The Best In Brutality Tour w/ Oceano, Broken Hope, Rivers Of Nihil, Kublai Khan
3/20/2014 Whisky A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
3/22/2014 Industry Theater - Lancaster, CA
3/23/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
3/25/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
3/26/2014 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA
3/27/2014 Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
3/28/2014 Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB
3/29/2014 Golden Age Club - Calgary, AB
3/31/2014 Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB
4/01/2014 Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2014 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
4/04/2014 Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
4/06/2014 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
4/08/2014 Le Dagobert - Quebec City, QC
4/09/2014 Maverick's - Ottawa, ON
4/11/2014 Underworld - Montreal, QC
4/12/2014 Empire - Springfield, VA
4/13/2014 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
4/15/2014 Reverb - Reading, PA
4/16/2014 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
4/17/2014 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest - Worcester, MA
4/18/2014 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
4/19/2014 Alrosa Ville - Columbus, OH

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

KOLONY Premier music video for ECHOES

Montreal, Quebec musicians Kolony debut their new video for the track "Echoes". The full length album Sledge is due out later in the year. "We are very proud to share this music video with you for our first single 'Echoes', which will be on our upcoming album 'Sledge'. The song refers to the ideal of living in perfect unity with the earth, respecting both our human nature and the world we live in. Hope you like it and that you'll spread the word about Kolony. Thanks for your support." comments vocalist/guitarist, Reno Benoit.

"Echoes" is perfect for the twenty something college set. The song is heavy yet non offensive. It's people friendly music. "Echoes" is angsty in all the right places what with the sweeping harmonies."Echoes" is flawlessly executed as Kolony are competent musicians. 



Monday, February 3, 2014

Soreption - The Nature of Blight (single)


So technical, me like! That's my first impression of Soreption's next single, 'The Nature of Blight' from forthcoming album Engineering the Void. Growly, cookie monster vocals not withstanding, the music is gobsmacking. It's precise. It's mechanical. It's a beauty in mathematics. I actually hear Paganini in the guitar runs. Yes, the guitars are that perfect. You have guitarist Anton Svedin to thank for that. He's a technical wizard.  Engineering the Void is due to be released on February 18, just four days after Valentine's Day. But your loved one will cherish you forever and forgive the lateness of such a gift as it's totally worth it!


Listen to the 'Nature of Blight'

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