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Brita For Good

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Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Governors Island Update

Ticket holders for Saturday and Sunday are invited to attend the Friday event tomorrow at Governors Island. The Governor of New York has issued a state of emergency, therefore the DMB Caravan events on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th have been postponed. We will announce the new Caravan Governors Island dates as soon as they have been confirmed. We will continue to post updates to the Caravan site as they are confirmed.
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Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Governors Island Event Update

With hurricane Irene bearing down on the Norhteast, one wonders whether the Dave Matthews Band Caravan will roll thru. The event takes place THIS WEEKEND on Governors Island. The only way to the event is via ferry. The DMB website had this to say about this weekends festivities.

Governors Island Event Update
AUGUST 25, 2011

All single day ticket holders for Sunday’s DMB Caravan Festival are invited to attend either Friday or Saturday’s event on Governors Island. This opportunity is being offered in light of the current weather forecast.

We will be updating this site as more information becomes available. Please continue to check back for updates. We appreciate your understanding.

2012 Calendars

2012 Calendars are in stock now!!!!

A beautiful mosaic of beautiful babies. Perfect for the 2012 Calendar.

Chose a single photo for a single page year long calendar

or chose your favourite 12 to create a full size wall calendar.

Don't forget. You can also order unique photo gifts by clicking on the photo you want

and using the drop down menu for mugs, refrigerator magnets, and lovely Christmas or Birthday cards!

Thank you for viewing and ordering a lovely 2012 Calendar.

Keep up to date on Victoria Anderson Photography via facebook.


Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have confirmed a final European tour in support of their most recent album, TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE, before the band returns to working on their as-yet untitled new album.

The tour is set to kick off in early October with support from UK thrashers SWORN AMONGST.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments:

"We've said it a few times in the past, but this time we really mean it: our European tour this October is going to be our final farewell to Tales from the Grave in Space, the album we've been touring for the last two years. In that time we've done a lot of new things and had some amazing adventures as a band, so we're hoping to say goodnight to the album with the help of the European fans who've been supporting us since our first shows on the continent four years ago. We'll see you there for a beer."

SWORN AMONGST added the following statement:

"We're totally fucking wired to be heading back out into Europe a…

Thames Burial: From the Depths

This is one of the best EP's from a new to you band you can buy this year!!! Go round to Bandcamp and purchase Thames Burial's newest offering From the Depths!! This hard rocking band hails from Colchester. Stu Bridges handles Lead Vocal duties. While the best "boobies" in the UK handle guitar: Sebastian Cowie on Lead Guitar and Dex Jezierski on the other Guitar. The powerful rhythm section is helmed by Billy Brace on Bass and Gav Chinery on Drums. This EP is definitely worth a fiver! Or more if you are so inclined!!!

From The Depths by Thames Burial

INSANE Rock Festival - Warsop 2011

Yippie Kai Yeh, Muthafucka!!!! RelicSeed are playing in the UK this September. Check out RelicSeed on and have a listen to their tracks on Headed by the very versatile Edgars Rakovskis - RelicSeed brings to the UK what Riga, Latvia has known for years!! Riga Rox Hard!!! And RelicSeed are proof of that. Catch them:

September 16, 2011
7PM - late

Black Market Warsop
43 High Street
NG20 0AB

If you are very lucky, they will play The Added Value for your hard rocking pleasure!!!! Take a listen to the song and let me know what you think!!!

Messages from Damien & Jason

Messages from Damien & Jason #wm3

August 19th, 2011
Damien Echols:
To all my friends and family, my attorneys and advocates, and to those of you from every corner of this earth who have stood beside us these long years, please know that I will forever be indebted to all of you for helping me to become a free man. Each and every day I was the beneficiary of acts of kindness and humanity from people of all walks of life, of all ages, nationalities, religions and political persuasions. The enormity of the support Lorri and I received throughout this struggle is humbling.

I have now spent half my life on death row. It is a torturous environment that no human being should have to endure, and it needed to end. I am innocent, as are Jason and Jessie, but I made this decision because I did not want to spend another day of my life behind those bars. I want to live and to continue to fight for our innocence. Sometimes justice is neither pretty nor is it perfect, but it was important to take…

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

The official Facebook page for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, coming soon on HBO is up and running. The third film in the Paradise Lost series tells the complete story of the newly free West Memphis Three. Follow us on Twitter as @paradiselost3
Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky and Produced by Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, and Jonathan Silberberg

Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr and Jason Baldwin were teenagers when they were convicted in 1993 of the murder of three eight-year-old cub scouts in a small Arkansas town. Local police and many residents believe the boys were killed as part of a satanic ritual only because Echols, Misskelly, and Baldwin wore dark clothes and listened to metal music. It is widely believed the so called evidence and confessions were coerced from the three teens. The Arkansas courts have refused to listen to reason and logic during the travesty that was their trials and retrials.

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory is again from the film-making team of Jo…


Currently in post production, PROMETHEUS is due to be released in 2012. Directed by Ridley Scott (the FIRST Alien) with a screenplay by Damon Lindelof (LOST and Star Trek 2009). It stars Charlize Theron, Idris Elba (whom I remember from an Absolutely Fabulous episode), Guy Pierce (yep THAT Guy Pierce from Home and Away and Neighbours!!!), Noomi Rapace from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - all most excellent movies.

Best yet, not only is Ridley Scott directing it, but Dariusz Wolski is the Cinematographer. YIPPIE!!!!! His look is the vision behind ALL the Pirates of the Carribean movies (where he was director of photography), Sweeny Todd, The Mexican, Dark City, The Fan, and The Crow!! As for editing - Pietro Scalia. For me, it's a hit or miss with him. The Good: American Gangster (with Scott), Memoirs of a Geisha, Black Hawk Down (with Scott), Gladiator (with Scott), Good Will Hunting. The Meh: GI Jane…

Metal, Arise! Tour with Devastated, The Browning, Allegaeon

Metal, Arise! Tour
The Devastated, The Browning, Allegaeon
2011 August 17
venue: TLA on South Street
Philadelphia, PA

'West Memphis Three' Will Be Freed After 18 Years; DNA Evidence Feeds Doubts - ABC News

'West Memphis Three' Will Be Freed After 18 Years; DNA Evidence Feeds Doubts - ABC News

Aug. 19, 2011

The 18-year ordeal of the so-called West Memphis Three ended today in an Arkansas courtroom after a judge accepted a plea deal to set them free.

The three men will be allowed to maintain their innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict them, according to the Associated Press.

It is a legal maneuver that would allow the men to leave prison for the first time in more than a dozen years. They have always maintained their innocence.

Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. were convicted in the 1993 deaths of three 8-year-old boys from West Memphis, Ark.

The victims -- Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and James Michael Moore -- were found naked, beaten and hogtied in a drainage ditch. They had been sexually abused and one of the boys had been partially castrated. Echols, who was 19 at the time, was considered t…

Scott Ian in Season 2 of "The Walking Dead"

As if metalheads need another reason to like zombie stuff, Anthrax's Scott Ian is to appear in season 2 of AMC's "The Walking Dead". He's already posted images of himself all zombified on Twitter.

Scott Ian has also shared the following on his official blog:

"I just did what felt natural, started with a broken ankle which would cause me to lean, let my arm swing like dead weight, head forward, blackened teeth (Black Tooth!) gnashing. I showed my walk to zombie pro Joe (didn’t get his last name) and he approved. He said I looked dead! No walking notes," said Ian. "No zombie faux pas (typical rookie mistake would be arms up like Frankenstein). I guess I am just genetically wired to play the undead."

Robert Kirkman's visual rendition of "The Walking Dead" is set to premier Season 2 on October 16th during AMC's annual Fearfest.

The Browning "Burn This World" CD + Any Tshirt + FREE POSTER - PREORDER

The spectacular debut album from US deathcore meets electronica outfit The Browning has finally arrived with 'Burn This World'! The brainchild of Johnny McBee, The Browning's music takes influences from all across the metal spectrum and heavily fuses them with hardstyle, trance and other areas of electronic music in a way that most metal acts would not dare attempt!
Fusing elements of Enter Shikari and Asking Alexandria but with a heavier, deadlier edge they are noted as spearheading a new wave of heavy music coming from the US which will no doubt explode on to the European scene!


01. No Escape
02. Not Alone
03. Bloodlust
04. Standing on the Edge
05. Burn This World
06. Ashamed
07. Living Dead
08. Forgotten
09. Time Will Tell
10. Tragedy of Perfection
11. Dominator
12. I Choose You
13. The Sadist

Order now from the EARACHE US Webstore

Lou Reed and Metallica: Coming Soon


Rival Sons USA Tour Dates!!!!!

This was the best news to wake up to! RIVAL SONS will be tearing it up across the USA With Evanescence. The tour begins October 10 in Oakland, CA and ends in NYC on November 1st.

RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:

"We're stoked to be touring across America and into Canada this October with Evanescence. Very happy to be invited by them. Between Evanescence, Pretty Reckless and us, the bill is pretty well diversified and will definitely give us the chance to play to a new demographic of rock fans, which we're always thriving for. We've also been so busy in Europe for most of this year; this tour will give us the opportunity to bring our rock 'n' roll back to fans we've been missing here in the States.

"We will return to Europe immediately at the end of this tour, so if you want to catch us in the USA, this will probably be your last chance in 2011. Rest assured, we will definitely be back in 2012... Super duper, mega full-force!"


Listening to Thames Burial @SignMeTo. What do you think?

Listening to Thames Burial @SignMeTo. What do you think? Another heartful plug for Thames Burial. Thames Burial is an amazing band out of Colchester. Here is a way for you to hear some new music by this awesome band and to allow them to get the recognition they so richly deserve. Thames Burial is Stu Bridges on vocals, Sebastian Cowie on lead guitar, Dex Jezierski on guitar, Billy Brace on bass and Gav Chinery on drums. Have I mentioned they are amazing gobsmacking, ear bleeding metal muthas??!!! Listen to them on Sign Me To.... Roadrunner Records. Vote for them!! Review them! Make them your own!!!

DC Comics - The New 52 Top Talent

Official Press Release

Top talent from DC Comics-The New 52 will be attending this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The annual pop culture extravaganza will include guests Mahmud Asrar, Brian Azzarello, Greg Capullo, Cliff Chiang, Tony Daniel, Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen, Paul Levitz, Francis Manapul, Fabian Nicieza, Joe Prado, Amy Reeder, Ivan Reis, Ardian Syaf, Scott Snyder, Peter Tomasi, and more.

Previously announced Guests of Honor, Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, and Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, the creative team for JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (August 31, 2011), will also be in attendance.

DC Entertainment will once again occupy a 3000 square foot booth on the show floor where fans will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with creators and staff. The preeminent publisher will be participating in several panels over the course of the weekend and officials at DC note that “behind-the-scenes” information about DC Entertainment will be revealed over the …

RelicSeed "Monologue" video

Ya know.. the main idea for us is... to make a dream come true, you know?...
But the thing is - people will never escape the need for positive agression that heavy metal brings in the best possible approach!!! So.... here we are - young, ambitious, insane 4 guys willing to conquer the world with the most powerful and "international" weapon - music!

Wise words from RelicSeed frontman Edgars Rakovskis. Enjoy their video for "Monologue". Look for them on tour in the UK this year.

The RelicSeed

My ears do not deceive me. They are happy on this bright Monday morning. It's the sound of new metal music that puts a spring in my step. The band is called RelicSeed and they hail from Riga, Lativia. Of course, my brain went ???? Latvia ????? Really ????? hhhhmmmmm OK.... But then I started listening to the tracks and by the end resembled a Cheshire cat with a bowl of cream! The band has actually been around for about six years and were even nominated for “The best heavy rock album” in “Latvian metal awards 2010”. Not to damn shabby!

Edgars Rakovskis - is the evil maestro that introduced me to this band. Well done! Especially since he is responsible for all the lyrics, guitar playing (which he began in 2003??!! What the What???!!!), and singing. I tip my hat to you, sir.
Andrejs Upmacis - is the sick individual responsible for the thunderous drum sound. Another accomplished musician, he has a ready steady gig as a session musician due to his high skill level.
Jānis Narbuts -…

Prequal to Let's Kill Hitler

Steffan Moffat has written a loverly 2 min prequal to Let's Kill Hitler, the mid-season opener to the 32nd season of Doctor Who.

Airing on BBC1 on August 27th, "Let's Kill Hitler": In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler. The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities - and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all...

Doctor Who "Let's Kill Hitler" stars: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Alex Kingston (River Song), Frances Barber (Madame Kovarian), Albert Welling (Adolf Hitler), Caitlin Blackwood (Amelia Pond), Richard Dillane (Carter), Ezekiel Wigglesworth (Young Rory), Nina Toussaint-White (Mels), Philip Rham (Zimmerman), Eva Alexander (Nurse), Maya Glace-Green (Young Mels), Davood Ghadami (Jim), Mark Killeen (German …

A Message from Jon Lord

A Message from Jon:
August 9, 2011
I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.

I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.

God bless and see you soon

Thank you.


With heavy heart I read this posted on My prayers and well wishes go out to his family and friends.

In better news Mr. Lord did release a wonderful new album recorded in Bucharest with a full orchestra. The new album is entitled LIVE.

Recorded in Bucharest, Romania in 2009 with a full symphony orchestra, the album includes a glorious selection of orchestral pieces representing Jon Lord’s touring repetoire all over the world in recent years.

From Pictured Within (voted everybody’s no. 1 favourite Jon Lord track …

THAMES BURIAL August 2011 Tour Dates


EVILE UK Headlining Tour

Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen!!! EVILE have announced dates for a UK Headlining tour!! That's the best news I've heard all day! Even better? EVILE will be playing at two album release shows in London and Birmingham, plus a special show which will be announced soon. To top it off, EVILE's own OL Drake was voted #36 in today's @KerrangMagazine "Greatest Rockstars in the World Today". It's a well deserved honour as Mr. Drake doth indeed shred!!!!!!!!

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:

"The time is coming for Evile to take to the road once again. Five Serpent's Teeth is out in September so we thought it'd make sense to start off in our home country. The tour kicks off with release celebration shows in London and Birmingham. Can't wait to get out there and start playing all these new songs for you all; they're so much fun to play and we can't wait for you all to have just as much fun while we play them. See you i…

Klingon Monopoly

The geek in me fell in love with this the first time I saw it! A limited edition game available in October! How ace is this? Forged from the fires of Kri’stak, MONOPOLY®: Star Trek Klingon Limited Edition unites the universe’s most legendary characters with America’s favorite game. You’ll journey across a custom, bilingual board, battling for 22 planets and territories like Kronos, Andoria, and more. Build enough outposts, capitals, and “military force” along the way and glory shall be yours. It’s a good day to buy! Available October 17. Check out their website for more details.

Diamond Plate talk about GENERATION WHY?

Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE are set to release their debut album, GENERATION WHY?, on August 9th in North America and August 29th in Europe.

The band recently took time out to record a video offering a track-by-track account of the albums lyrical themes and content.

See DIAMOND PLATE on tour in the US with KITTIE and DIRGE WITHIN at the following shows:
Aug. 12 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Rock Garden
Aug. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Aug. 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, album release show)
Aug. 20 - Lake Odessa, MI - Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Aug. 25 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Aug. 30 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 01 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's
Sep. 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hoolig…

The Browning "Time Will Tell"

Simply because more people need to hear this song! It frakking rocks hard!

Calling All Fans of the BROWNING!!!!!

Dudes! Dudettes!! If you are free on August 6, the Browning need you!!! From noon to five on Saturday, the Browning are filming a video and they want fans in it!! The band are filming part of the video at Dad's Venue in Lewisville, Texas. This is for the track "Bloodlust" off of the upcoming album BURN THIS WORLD. For a chance to be in the video, break out your best nightclub rave outfits, get down to Dad's on 788 South Mill Street #200 on August 6. As a special way of saying thanks, fans who turn up for the video shoot will also be treated to an exclusive listening party where they can hear the entire new album, BURN THIS WORLD. BURN THIS WORLD is due to be released on October 3rd in Europe and October 4th in North America.

THE BROWNING frontman JONNY MCBEE comments:

"We are super stoked to be working with Chris Collins on the music video for Bloodlust! Bloodlust is an extremely heavy, hard-hitting, techno metal song! Chris does an awesome job going over…

EVILE's Five Serpent's Teeth

1. Five Serpent's Teeth
2. Dreams of Terror
3. Cult
4. External
5. Xaraya
6. Origin of Oblivion
7. In Memoriam
9. Descent into Madness
10. Long Live New Flesh

Squeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! That's what I think of Evile's September 26 release of their third album FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH. If you are a regular reader of The Kali Diaries, you know I LOVE this band! Live they are a blistering ear bleeding mass of metal and on disk they make you drive just a wee bit faster. The album has shades of Slayer, Testament, and Metallica and even a song reminiscent of Flotsam and Jetsam. FIVE SERPENT'S TEETH is a head banging, circle pit extravaganza. Matt and Ol's guitar work is severely intense. Mr. Drake senior makes an appearance to show that the guitar work is indeed inherited. This is the first album with Joel Graham on bass and personally, it's my fave. Joel's work on this album is stellar! "Decent into Madness" has a groovy walking bass harmony at 3…