LAMB OF GOD Manager Responds To Blythe Indictment

As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance.  We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.

DYING FETUS Hit the Road

Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS announced that they will be hitting the road in in January of 2013 alongside Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist as part of  The Divinity of Purpose Tour. The tour will kick off January 26 in Flint, MI and will wrap up February 17 in Amityville, NY.

The band is currently out on The Blood of Power Tour which is the band’s first headlining tour on the Reign Supreme album cycle. The first leg of the tour is underway now with support coming from Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore. The second leg of the tour begins December 15 in Denver, CO, wrapping up December 23 in Trenton, NJ. Support on this leg will come from Malignancy and Cerebral Bore.

A complete list of dates can be found on The Welding Room TOUR DATES page.

DYING FETUS recently completed shooting a video for the song Second Skin.

Purchase Reign Supreme from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

 

THE CONTORTIONIST Debut New Music Video

THE CONTORTIONIST is: Robby Baca (Guitar), Jonathan Carpenter (Vocals, Keyboards), Joey Baca (Percussion), Cameron Maynard (Guitar), Christopher Tilley (Bass Guitar).

THE CONTORTIONIST debuted a brand new music video today for their single, Dreaming Schematics.

For fans familiar with their last video for Causality, you will see a definitive correlation between the two.

Front man Jonathan Carpenter comments,

We’re very pleased with the vibe captured in our new video. It has a very spacey look and that fits the ethereal sounds of the song.”

Click the image above or HERE to view.

The band recently announced their participation in the DIVINITY OF PURPOSE TOUR featuring HATEBREED, which begins early next year. Dates can be seen below and tickets are on sale now here.

THE CONTORTIONIST released Intrinsic earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Landing at number #107 on the Billboard Top 200, #15 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the New Artist Chart, it was the most successful first week the band has had to date.

It’s also on sale now for $6.66 here!

“The band’s ability to balance chaos a
nd solemnity have never been better. Breaking from soft, ethereal passages into grueling, mosh-ready grooves at the drop of a hat.” – Altpress.com

“This is certainly one of the most exciting metal albums of the year, and it shows that The Contortionist is definitely going places in the very near future.” Metal Injection

The Contortionist are, without a doubt, one of the most exciting young prog-metal bands on the scene today.” MetalSucks

“It is not a record to put on while studying or in the car, but on a good stereo or set of headphones and really kick back and get immersed. It truly deserves your full attention, and so does this band.” – About.com

 

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION Post Video Teaser

Earlier this year IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION released their debut Recurring Themes. The album was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band’s vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon.

Recurring Themes was financed entirely by the band andis available for purchase via the band’s websiteiTunesAmazonCD Baby, Lasers EdgeDearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.

ISD recently completed work on a video for the song Monster, view the teaser HERE.

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli.

Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera , as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and GenesisPiccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION are:

Tony Piccoli – Lead Vocals, Guitars

Pat DeLeon – Drums, Percussion

Scott Thompson – Guitars, Vocals

Pete Hopersberger – Keyboards, Vocals

Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals

For more information on IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION, please visit:

www.imminentsonicdestruction.com

www.facebook.com/imminentsonicdestruction

www.reverbnation.com/imminentsonicdestruction

King Diamond Signs Worldwide Record Deal With Metal Blade Records

(Agoura Hills, CA) Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label.

“This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before.Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening.Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again!”

Stay Heavy,

King Diamond

KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore; KING DIAMOND, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal.

In August of 2008, KING DIAMOND joined Metallica on stage at Ozzfest in Dallas to perform the Mercyful Fate medley made famous from the Garage, Inc. album. Additionally, KING DIAMOND was featured alongside Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as a playable character in Guitar Hero: Metallica in 2009.

By 2012, KING DIAMOND was prepared to return to the stage for a select number of shows. The band’s triumphant return to the stage were the highlights of both the Hellfest and Sweden Rock festivals in France and Sweden. Fans at these festivals were treated to the largest and most involved stage production in the band’s storied history. Horror concepts from multiple albums were used in the décor; fans can rest-assured that this show will only get larger and more impressive at future performances.

KING DIAMOND’s 30+ year musical career is one of the most storied in history of heavy metal, but the tale is not yet over. The most recent release, 2007’s Grammy nominated album Give Me Your Soul…Please, stands as one of the most critically-acclaimed albums in an already iconic discography. Future albums will feature entirely new horror stories, concepts, haunting orchestrations, and the band’s signature brand of heavy metal from the mind of KING DIAMOND and the talented group of musicians in tow: Andy La Rocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson. Many more albums, tours, and ventures lay ahead.

For news, updates, and all things King Diamond, go to: www.kingdiamondcoven.com

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