Arch Enemy have completed work on their new album. The new disc, Rise of the Tyrant, is the follow-up to 2005's Doomsday Machine, the band's most successful album to date. They have once again enlisted the duties of acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames) at Sweden's Studio Fredman, where the band recorded all of their albums through Wages of Sin (2001). Look for Rise of The Tyrant everywhere on Sept. 25 and see below for its track listing.
Rise of the Tyrant track listing:
1. Blood on Your Hands
2. The Last Enemy
3. I Will Live Again
4. In This Shallow Grave
5. Revolution Begins
6. Rise of the Tyrant
7. The Day You Died
8. Intermezzo Liberté
9. Night Falls Fast
10. The Great Darkness
Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott comments on the new album and the upcoming touring activities as follows: "To all Arch Enemy fans! So how does it sound, you ask? Well, I am of the opinion that we have made the 'ultimate Arch Enemy album!' To me, this album sounds like the perfect mix of melody and brutality. This album is a an organic and honest statement from the band-it's pure f**king metal at its absolute best, the Arch Enemy way."
For more info check out www.myspace.com/archenemy
Divine Heresy's debut offering, Bleed The Fifth will be released on August 28. Check out the album's vicious title track, which has been posted
on the band's official MySpace page www.myspace.com/divineheresyband.
The L.A. group also just launched their own YouTube page, which currently features a new video interview with Dino and stay tuned for a guitar lesson series, photo shoot documentary, drumming clips and ton of studio footage. Click the following link to check it out. http://www.youtube.com/DivineHeresy
Bleed The Fifth was produced and mixed by Dirty Icon (ex-Machine Head and Soulfly) guitarist Logan Mader and Lucas Banker.
A benefit concert for Skin Kandy drummer Joey Intervallo's son Dominic Intervallo will be held Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 at Europa in Brooklyn. The bands scheduled to play include Killing Time, Joe Coffee, Skin Kandy and more. Below
is a statement from Joey Intervallo:
Other bands include Uppercut, Awkward Thought and Everyday Dollars. It starts at 7:00 and it's 15 bucks to get in. We will have t-shirts and posters for sale as well, with the money going towards Dominic's medical expenses
Killing Time started out as Raw Deal back in 1988, but had to change their name for legal reasons right before their legendary 1st album "Brightside" was released. They are a highly respected, highly influential New York Hardcore band who always draw a big crowd whenever they play. They are good friends of mine and are the ones who set this show up, so I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Joe Coffee features the great Reverend Paul Bearer on lead vocals. Paul was the front man for the band Sheer Terror - one of my all time favorite groups. Joe Coffee also features Ray C whom I've known since his days in Sealed with a Fist, a hardcore/metal band from Brewster, NY.
Uppercut is another great Hardcore band from the late 80's/early 90's who morphed into the band Mind's Eye. The reformed about 2 years ago and are better now then they have ever been.
Awkward Thought is my good friend John Franko's band and for the last 10 years or so have been touring Europe and the USA, releasing records and keeping the faith. I played bass in AT for a few years in the late 90's (I'm on the "Mayday" album) and these guys have been helping us with this benefit so a big thank you to them too.
Everyday Dollars have been around for a few years now and their sound is totally "old school". A great bunch of guys and a lot of fun to watch.
Skin Kandy is the band I've been playing drums in for 10 years. The other guys - Mark Sisto, Richie, and Marc Gavone have been real supportive and have helped me out a lot since this whole thing started. We haven't played in a while so we're looking forward to really kicking out a top notch set.
All the bands have CD's out that you can find on-line or contact them through myspace.com. Jim Gibson of Noiseville Records has also been a great help in setting this up and hopefully we will have a guest DJ in the form of one Tony Pradlik of the late great Rockin' Rex record store...so thanks to those guys too.
For more information contact Club Europa at 98 Meserole Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222. The phone number is (718) 383 - 5723. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The career accomplishments of three-time Swedish Grammy Award nominated Entombed are more than extensive. Pioneering the early European death metal sound, the band has consistently delivered recordings always one ahead of their peers. Now with Serpent Saints long time fans will find an invigorated and streamlined quartet ready to carve yet another notch in already impressive career.
Serpent Saints closes a now four year gap since
the 2004 special 2xCD reissue of the band's highly regarded Inferno album (originally released by Koch then reissued by Candlelight in 2004). The album presents the band continuing to expand their signature sound as they embrace ten brand new songs. With European dates already booked the band look to return to the US for the first time since 2004 in late fall/early winter 2008. Even with the first glimpse via the widely-respected and now collected early Nihilist material (special demo album available now from Candlelight), listeners and now decade-long fans knew early on that Entombed was to go far.
Fans have come to respect the band's experimentation and with the arrival of Serpent Saints fans will again find quality metal and unique presentations from a band that so many respect and so few can rival.
1. Serpent Saints 2. Masters of Death 3. Amok 4. Thy Kingdom Coma 5. When in Sodom 6. In The Blood 7. Ministry
8. The Dead, The Dying and The Dying to be Dead 9. Warfare Plague Famine Death 10. Love Song For Lucifer
L-G Petrov – Vocals | Nico Elgstrand – Bass | Olle Dahlstedt – Drums | Alex Hellid – Guitars
Legendary Japanese iconcolasts BOREDOMS, a visionary band who has spent over twenty years pushing itself toward new frontiers, will stage the most extraordinary concert of their career on July 7, 2007. A once-in-a-lifetime performance featuring 77 drummers, and meant to be performed just once (on 7/7/07), BOREDOMS will create 77BOADRUM as a free show in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Located directly on the East River and framed by the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park provides an arresting stage for this performance. The free show will begin at 4pm and will feature performances by First Nation and Soft Circle and DJ sets from Gang Gang Dance before the 77-minute 77BOADRUM commences. Guests must RSVP on www.viceland.com/77BOADRUM.
A volunteer army of 74 of the best players in New York City's avant/experimental underground were selected by the event's music director Hisham Bharoocha, including members of Gang Gang Dance, No Neck Blues Band, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Excepter, Sightings, Onieda, and more. They will join BOREDOMS drummers YOSHIMI, YOJIRO and SENJU, alongside 77BOADRUM mastermind EYE on electronics, effects, and vocals. A live sculpture built of musicians, BOREDOMS stand at the center as 77 drummers on full 5-piece, 3-cymbal drum kits snake around them in spirals, like the coils of a boa constrictor.
The number 7 resonates on many levels to BOREDOMS. The Japanese people descended from the Amur, a primitive people living on the Amur River in Russia, to the North of Japan. The Amur were followers of Amaterasu, the sun god. The Amur River snaked down from North Russia to what's now known as the Sea of Japan, delivering the Japanese people to Japan, who celebrate a cosmic connection with all that's north, or above, the world. 77BOADRUM helps reconstruct the river into a river stars in the heavens. On July 7 all of Japan celebrates Star Day. "7 is the number when we try to express sun as sound," says Yamatsuka Eye. "When I look at the sun, I see number 7."
77BOADRUM music director Hisham Baroocha is a writer, photographer, and musician who collaborates frequently with BOREDOMS. The Japanese-born Baroocha was previously a member of Lightning Bolt and Black Dice, and performs currently as Soft Circle and in Pixeltan.
On May 14, 2007, before the Swedish black metal horde Watain hit the stage at BB King's in New York City, MetalKult sat down with singer/bassist E and drummer H to discuss the finer points of black metal cred, live performance rituals and "total death." Check out the following clip and
when you're done, go here to watch Watain perform "Sworn to the Dark."
To help celebrate 20 years of extreme music, on July 17th, Earache Records releases Metal: A Headbanger's Companion, a 6-CD boxed set that highlights some of Earache's greatest artists and songs from throughout the last 20 years. The set is going for $15. For more info check out earache.com
Metal: A Headbanger's Companion tracklist is as follows:
Disc 1: Death Metal:
Deicide - Homage For Satan
Morbid Angel - Maze of Torment
Napalm Death - Suffer The Children
At The Gates - Blinded By Fear
Carcass - Incarnated Solvent Abuse
Decapitated - Spheres of Madness
Entombed - Left Hand Path
Bolt Thrower - World Eater
Hate Eternal - Behold Judas
Akercocke - The Penance
Severe Torture - Endless Strain of Cadavers
Vader - Dark Age
Blood Red Throne - Mephitication
Anata - Downward Spiral Into Madness
Nocturnus - Droid Sector
Carnage - Infestation of Evil
Massacre - Corpsegrinder
Disc 2: Grindcore:
Napalm Death - Scum
Brutal Truth - Walking Corpse
The Berzerker - Reality
Terrorizer - Dead Shall Rise
Bolt Thrower - Through The Eye of Terror
Mistress - In Disgust We Trust
Napalm Death - You Suffer
Anal Cunt - Pepe The Gay Waiter
Mistress - Happily Ever Disaster
December Wolves - Desperately Seeking Satan
Anaal Nathrakh - Pandemonic Hyperblast
Cadaver Inc. - Primal
The Berzerker - Mono Grind
Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage
NOX - Satan Ex-Mahina
Citizen - War of Nerves
Anal Cunt - No We Don't Want To Do A Split 7 Inch With Your Stupid Band
Carcass - Pysosisfied (Rotten To The Gore)
Unseen Terror - Charred Remains
Hellbastard - Justly Executed
Filthy Christians - Zombie Holocaust
Citizen - Guerrilla Grind
Disc 3: Metal/Rock:
Carcass - Keep On Rotting In The Free World
The Haunted - Hollow Grind
Cathedral - Hopkins (Witchfinder General)
Adema - Shoot The Arrows
Corporation 187 - Perfection In Pain
Biomechanical - Regenerated
Society 1 - Hate
Linea 77 - Charon
Urkraft - Liberation
Evile - Enter The Grave (Demo)
With Passion - Pale Horses Ride
Addiction Crew - What About
Shortie - Truth
Gandalf - L8X Queen
Sleep - Dragonaut
Confessor - Collapse Into Despair
Usurper - Metal Lust
Pulkas - Rubber Room
Dub War - Nar Say A Ting
Disc 4: Industrial:
Godflesh - Defiled
Mortiis - Parasite God
Pitchshifter - Triad
Society 1 - Everyone Dies (Rock Stars Don't Count)
Ultraviolence - Hardcore Motherfucker
Generated X-Ed - Industrial Is Dead
Scorn - Silver Rain Fell
Signs Ov Chaos - Believe
Adrenalin Junkies - Holocaust Blast
Ewigkeit - It's Not Reality (Scott Brown Evolution Mix)
Morbid Angel vs. The Berzerker - Day of Suffering
OLD - Glitch (Rob Gee Mix)
Misery Loves Co. - My Mind Still Speaks
Meathook Seed - Famine Sector
Ultraviolence - Strangled
Disc 5: Punk/Hardcore:
Municipal Waste - Unleash The Bastards
December - Waiting For Rain
Clutch - Impetus
Deadbird - Mount Zero (Is Burning)
Coalesce - A Safe Place
Heresy - Nausea
Napalm Death - The Kill
Extreme Noise Terror - Murder
Hellbastard - Death From Above
Disgust - Mother Earth
December - Umbilical
Beecher - Function Function
Linea 77 - Touch
Fudge Tunnel - Hate Song
Iron Monkey - Supagorgonizer
Rabies Caste - Got It From Blake
The Haunted - Reveal
Janus Stark - Enemy Lines
Lawnmower Deth - Do You Wanna Be A Chuffed-Core?
Heresy - Visions of Fear
Intense Degree - Skate-Bored
Disc 6: Leftfield:
Cult of Luna - Finland
Callisto - Blackhole
Ewigkeit - It's Not Reality
Ephel Duath - Crystalline Whirl
Scorn - Days Passed
Painkiller - Dr. Phibes
OLD - Break (You)
Godflesh - Tiny Tears
Carnival In Coal - Right Click-Save As
Blood From The Soul - Guinea Pig
Akercocke - Prince of The North
Mortiis - I Am The World
Spazztic Blurr - Mexicali
Hyatari - Fourth Realm
Chicago-based progressive black metallers Nachtmystium signed a North American deal with Century Media Records. The group's first offering through the label will be the Eulogy IV re-release this fall, which will be followed by an all new full-length disc next year that will also feature acclaimed drummer Tony Laureano (ex-Dimmu Borgir, Nile).
Founding member Blake Judd (vocals, guitars) says:
"We are very excited and honored to be working with Century Media, a label whom over the years has showcased a ferocious dedication to extreme music. Grave, Tiamat, Samael and countless other bands active in the early 90's were some of the first bands to inspire us endlessly to create our own metal music. We anticipate a great working relationship and hope to embark on a joint ascension to metal superiority together!"
Originally formed in 1999 by Judd, Nachtmystium started off as a raw, primitive black metal band with a very derivative Norsk black metal influence. They released a number of records on underground labels such as Regimental Records and Autopsy Kitchen Records, etc. before delivering Eulogy IV in 2004, ushering in a new musical direction and 'psychedelic'-era.
In 2006, the group released Instinct: Decay, which drew massive amounts of press compared to previous efforts, landing in numerous top-ten lists.
Throughout the course of the past three years, Nachtmystium toured heavily with the likes of 1349, Boris, Goatwhore, Sunno))), Angelcorpse and Watain, among countless others. They also co-headlined the Overcast Music and Arts Festival in June of 2006 and most recently performed on the main stage at this year's renowned New England Metal and Hardcore festival.
Nachtmystium exists in a genre all of it's own and in 2008 look to deliver an album that continues to push the boundaries of conventionality to new levels.
Megaforce Records and metal/hardcore pioneers S.O.D. will release Rise Of The Infidels, on August 21, 2007. It is an extended EP with four unreleased S.O.D. songs, plus a live concert from Seattle is included.
S.O.D. began in the mid-Eighties
during a break in the recording of Anthrax's Spreading The Disease. S.O.D—with Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Dan Lilker and Billy Milano—have influenced countless hardcore, metalcore, and post-hardcore bands. Their first album, Speak English Or Die, has sold over 400,000 and remains an underground classic.
1. Stand Up And Fight
2. Java Amigo
3. United And Strong
4. Ready To Fight
Live At The Fenix
5. Ballad Of Nirvana/March Of The S.O.D.
6. Sgt D And The S.O.D.
7. Kill Yourself
8. Milano Mosh
9. Speak English Or Die
10. Fuck the Middle East
11. Douche Crew
12. Ballad Of Jimi Hendrix
13. Ballad Of Jim Morrison
14. Ballad Of INXS
15. Ballad Of Frank Sinatra
16. Ballad Of Nirvana
17. Ballad Of Freddy Mercury
18. Cromatic Death
19. Fist Banging Mania
20. No Turning Back
23. Freddy Krueger
24. United Forces
WINDS OF PLAGUE will soon embark on The American Uprising Tour, a lengthy summer trek that kicks off on June 27th with Catherine and Beneath The Sky. Born of Osiris and At The Throne of Judgment will also join the tour a week later. See below for the current
itinerary. The group recently completed work on their Century Media debut offering with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, A Love Ends Suicide).
Johnny Plague (vocals) checks in with the following report: "We're packin up the WOP camp and heading out on this two month headlining trek across North America. We can't wait for all the stage dives and high fives that await us. To let kids know what to expect at a WOP show and so they can prepare for battle we uploaded a live video of the track 'Angels Of Debauchery' onto our MySpace page. Check that out, see when we're coming to your town and prepare to witness an uprising."
WINDS OF PLAGUE
W/Catherine, Beneath the Sky
06/27 Creepy Crawl - St. Louis, MO
06/29 Groundsphere - Allegan, MI
W/Catherine, Beneath the Sky, Born of Osiris
06/30 Robot Mosh Fest V - Milwaukee, WI
07/01 The Sanctuary - Shelbyville, IN
W/Catherine, Beneath the Sky, At the Throne of Judgment, Born of Osiris
07/03 The Hayloft - Detroit, MI
07/06 Showplace Theatre - Buffalo, NY
07/07 Backstreets - Utica, NY
07/08 Waretown Firehall - Waretown, NJ
07/09 Traxx - Long Island, NY
07/10 Sirens - Milford, NH
07/11 Good Shepherd Church - Clifton Park, NY
07/12 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
07/14 Community Center - Sterling, VA
07/16 Club Relevant - Virginia Beach, VA
07/17 Soapbox - Wilmington, NC
07/19 Sector 7G - Augusta, GA
07/20 Thee Imperial - Jacksonville, FL
07/21 Ray's Downtown - West Palm Beach, FL
07/24 Sluggos - Pensacola, FL
07/25 The Darkroom - Baton Rouge, LA
07/26 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
07/27 The Underground - Corpus Christi, TX
07/28 Java Jazz - Houston, TX
07/29 Fat Daddy's - Dallas, TX
07/31 Dos Amigos - Odessa, TX
08/03 Country Club Theater - Ogden, UT
08/04 The Venue - Boise, ID
08/06 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
08/07 Club 97 - Bend, OR
08/09 Club Underground - Reno, NV
08/10 Modesto Underground - Modesto, CA
08/12 The 418 Project - Santa Cruz, CA
08/13 Jerry's Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
08/14 Whisky - Los Angeles, CA
08/15 Alpine - Ventura, CA
08/16 Soma - San Diego, CA
08/18 Cedar Centre - Lancaster, CA