Danko Jones/VOLBEAT Tour Dates Leak

DANKO JONES is pleased to announce select North American tour dates for 2013. These dates are scheduled as part of an upcoming tour with Danish hard-rockers VolbeatDANKO JONES will perform as direct support throughout the tour. See directly below for the leaked dates (as well as a one-off date in Flint, MI this December) and expect the full tour to be announced within the next few weeks.


DANKO JONES – Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue in stores now

DANKO JONES at Banana 101.5’s End of the World Party

12/21 Flint, MI @ Holiday Inn Gateway Center (Buy tickets)

DANKO JONES 2013 Direct Support Tour Dates with VOLBEAT:

3/27 Dawson Creek, BC (Canada) @ EnCana Events Centre

3/28 Edmonton, AB (Canada) @ Shaw Conference Centre

3/30 Regina, SA (Canada) @ Brandt Centre

4/9 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre

The new DANKO JONES album, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue is in stores now. You can also purchase the album digitally on iTunes or Amazon, or stream it on Spotify.

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GIANT X Song Clip Released, Artwork Unveiled

The big secret fans had been speculating about in a number of internet forums was released last week.

GIANT X is the new band founded by Running Wild members Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan.

GIANT X – Debut Album January 22 via Steamhammer/SPV in North America

The GIANT X debut album will be out on Steamhammer/SPV as a super jewel case and download on January 18, 2013  in Germany, January 21 in Europe and January 22 in USA/Canada.

The first snippet from the song On a Blind Flight can be heard HERE.

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WHISPERS OF WONDER streaming debut EP

WHISPERS OF WONDER The First Year EP Out Tomorrow

Modern metal music, much like the music of every genre from every era, is not created for the mere thrill of being heard on some radio in some town around the globe.  With musicians who truly understand their gift of creating music, the only goal is to paint aural pictures that will stimulate or influence the listeners in some way, shape or form.  For even a smaller collection of the most elite musicians, their creations create wonderment on the minds of their fans and followers.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet WHISPERS OF WONDER.

Tomorrow will see the debut EP release from WHISPERS OF WONDER entitled The First Year. Get an exclusive first listen HERE.

The standard version of the EP is available for pre-order HERE. A bundle package including an exclusive t-shirt can be pre-ordered HERE.

Hailing from Portland, OregonWHISPERS OF WONDER create a new form and style of music they classify as “melodic wondercore”.  The description couldn’t be more dead on. Featuring musical excellence and an uncanny way to reach deep into the souls of every listener through song, WHISPERS OF WONDER have been growing a massive fan base in Portland and beyond since their inception less than a year ago.  In this short time, they have captured the ears of many of the top record labels out today, before signing with Standby Records.


Lukkie Thornton: Lead Vocals

Chree Thornton: Guitar/Vocals

Tristen Warren: Guitar/Vocals

Calin Wormdahl: Drums

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Update: SEPTICFLESH re-issue Mystic Places of Dawn

Greek metal rogues SEPTICFLESH are set to re-issue their classic 1994 debut, Mystic Places of Dawn. The band’s remastered, repackaged album features new cover art, and four bonus tracks from 1991’s EP Temple of the Lost Race. Mystic Places of Dawn is the first of the five classic SEPTICFLESH albums set for re-issue by Season of Mist and will be available January 22 in North America.

The new cover art for Mystic Places of Dawn designed by SEPTICFLESH vocalist/bassist Spiros “Seth” Antoniou.

Mystic Places of Dawn is available on deluxe CD and limited edition gate-fold, double LP and can be pre-ordered at the Season of Mist E-shop.

SEPTICFLESH news and tour updates available via the Season of Mist website, and the SEPTICFLESH website and facebook page.


Mysterious new THERION album out tomorrow

THERION are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary and will release their new album Les Fleurs du Mal tomorrow in North America via End of the Light Records.

Les Fleurs du Mal (End of the Light Records) – out tomorrow

Today GuitarWorld.com is hosting an exclusive stream on Les Fleurs du Mal in its entirety HERE. The album can also be streamed HERE.

There are still many details that are unknown about this mystical art project, and so far only the album title Les Fleurs du Mal can be officially announced. The album title refers to French author and poet  Charles Baudelaire (1821 – 1867). His famous poem collection Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal in French) caused such an upset of emotions in France that the author was brought to court and got fined for “insulting the public” with six of the poems, that remained forbidden in France until 1949 when the ban was finally lifted.

The spirit of the project is a tribute to Baudelaire, and is imbued into both music and artwork. The album was recorded at Adulruna studio, located in a separate building next to Johnsson’s decadent “Villa Adulruna” where the band lived together while recording.

Les Fleurs du Mal is available to order on Amazon.

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THE VERY END release Turn Off The World

German Ruhr area metal act THE VERY END will be releasing their sophomore album Turn off the World tomorrow via Steamhammer/SPV. In conjunction with the release, THE VERY END is streaming the album HERETurn off the World can be ordered on here.

THE VERY END – Turn Off The World in stores tomorrow

The song Iron Sky is streaming via SoundCloud HERE. And in exchange for joining THE VERY END mailing list, you can download the song as a free MP3.

THE VERY END vocalist Bjoern Goosses on Iron Sky:

“Every one of us has experienced some kind of limits, boundaries, fences and wires. Imagine a rusty shell above your head instead of a blue sky. We’re in this together now, all in the same boat, its sinking, but thats no reason to give up. We came in peace, but were born to die. Born under an iron sky.”

A previously released lyric video for The Black Fix can be seen at www.theveryend.net/turnofftheworld. The lyric video was created by Carsten Loer for Cyphers X.

Entombed‘s LG Petrov contributed as guest vocalist on the death metal-oriented The Black Fix.

Commented Bjoern Goosses:

“Naturally, being fans of old-school death metal, LG is one of our old-time heroes whom we are proud to present on our new album.”

Like its predecessor, Mercy & Misery, Turn off the World was produced by Waldemar Sorychta and mastered by Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Exumer).

The album artwork has again been created by Killustrations (Dew-Scented, Nervecell, Hackneyed).

“Precisely executed thrash, straight in your face! If you like Testament you must check out THE VERY END‘s Turn off the World” – Angela Gossow (ARCHENEMY)

THE VERY END will bring you a fresh vision of Death Thrash the way its meant to be this day and age.” – Maurizio Iacono (KATAKLYSM/EX DEO)

THE VERY END line up:

Vocals: Björn Gooßes

Guitars: René Bogdanski

Guitars: Alex Bartkowski

Bass: Marc Beste

Drums: Daniel Zeman

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KOLDBRANN to release new album, Vertigo

Norwegian black metal enforcers KOLDBRANN are the latest addition to Season of Mist’s Underground Activists Division. The band’s forthcoming album is entitled Vertigo and has been set for release on January 22 in North America.

Pre-order Vertigo through the Season of Mist E-shop. The album is available in CD format, and a gate-fold double LP available in black and transparent vinyl.

KOLDBRANN recently unleashed Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott, a 7” single strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide, with an exclusive B side entitled Kasjtjeijs Svøpe. This vinyl edition is already sold-out but the single is available digitally.  A music video for Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott, directed by Effektor and featuring guest vocals by Erlend Hjelvik from KVELERTAK can be viewed at Season of Mist’s YouTube channel.

Updated KOLDBRANN news and tour updates will be made available via the Season of Mist website, and KOLDBRANN website and facebook page.



STABBING EDEN co-hosting #TWRradio tonight

Tonight will be the first crack for those in attendance at The Backstage Cattle Decapitation show – last Tuesday – to experience what The Welding Room is all aboot.
“Ass-kicking metal radio” may suffice as an accurate definition. However, judge for yourself! Darryl, Jon, Mike & little Jeffy, collectively referred to as STABBING EDEN, co-host the program.

Featuring METALMORPHOSIS™, the first of the Christmas metal tunes,  plus a special prize from the Stabbers: CANNIBAL CORPSE (Stone Pony) ticket giveaway!

Talk at you tonight. 10pm-12am EST
Streaming live here… http://tunein.com/radio/WIFI-1460-s29538/
Live chat here… http://t.co/NvWOgZXu