VREID Album Release Date Set, Studio Teaser

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Norwegian ‘black n’ roll assassins’ VREID recently completed work on their new album. Titled Welcome Farewell, the follow-up to 2011’s V, was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings on March 5, 2013. View their in-studio video blog at THIS LOCATION.

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Comments bassist Hváll of the new material,

“Two years after we started writing new riffs, our new beast is now complete. It’s been a lot of work, but we are utterly pleased with the result. ‘Dark,’ ‘heavy’ and ‘VREID’ are the three keywords to describe it. The artwork takes us in a new direction this time, and is done by the wizard Kim Holm. His work is spectacular and has captured the music and lyrics beyond words. We can’t wait to unleash it, and come out and play for you again.”

Additionally, you can sample latest VREID single The Reap as well as the Welcome Farewell cover art HERE! Further details on Welcome Farewell to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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INTEGRITY Announce 2013 Tour Dates

Black Heksen Rise Limited Edition 7-inch going fast

Underground legends INTEGRITY announced a slew of new dates for the upcoming year, including performances at the A389 anniversary showcase, Maryland Death Fest and Chaos In Tejas.

The band recently signed to INDIE RECORDINGS and announced the release of a limited-edition 7-inch, Black Heksen Rise, which is part of the new INDIE RECORDINGS 7-inch Collector’s Series. The single, which went on sale earlier this week HERE, is limited to 500 copies worldwide in three different color variants: grey (sold out), white and black. It features two remastered songs, Black Heksen Rise and VVaiting For The Sun (To Burn Your Eyes Out). Watch a sneak preview of the 7″ below:

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INTEGRITY
1/17/13      Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
1/18/13      Baltimore, MD – A389 Showcase w/ Catharsis, Gehenna
5/24/13     Montreal, QC – Foufounes (A389 Canadian Invasion Pt.I)
5/25/13     Toronto, ON – Wrongbar (A389 Canadian Invasion Pt.II)
5/26/13     Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest
5/31/13    Austin, TX – Chaos in Tejas
7/20/13    Dresden, DE – Chemiefabrik
7/21/13    Gdansk, PL – Tattoo Konwent
7/25/13    Frankfurt, DE – Bett
8/3/13      Karlsruhe, DE – New Noise
8/5/13      Toulouse, FR – Le Saint Des Seins
8/6/13      Bordeaux, FR – TBA
8/9/13      Comacchio, IT – Voodoo Club
8/10/13    Nova Goricia, SL – Mostovna
8/18/13    Hengelo, NL – Innocent
8/19/13    Hannover, DE – Bei Chez Heinz
8/20/13    Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia
8/21/13    Oslo, NO – Bunker Festival
8/22/13    Oslo, NO – Bunker Festival
8/23/13    Linkoping, SW – L’Orient
8/24/13    Lichtenstein, DE – Voice of Art Festival

 

HAUNTED BY HEROS Gear Up For 2013

(Pacifica, California) Noted as The World’s Youngest Rock Band, four piece hard rock/metal band HAUNTED BY HEROES are more than just another indie/garage band. They are 12 year-old middle school students.

HAUNTED BY HEROES is not a contrived band looking for a short term career but rather a truly organic professional group of gifted musicians who just happen to be historically young. They rock hard to spread the word that young people can create their own destiny and dreams can come true. Lyrically, they message anti-bullying, staying true to who you are and believing in oneself. Musically, they perform with the conviction and talent of their rock heroes.

MP3 Samples
Hands Off
Ball of Confusion
Rocket Girl
Dream Catcher
School’s Out

 

 

W.E.T. To Release Sophomore Album in February

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of Swedish-American Supergroup, W.E.T. new studio album Rise Up on February 26 in North America.

Download the new single, Learn to Live Again by following this link: http://www.frontiers.it/download/wetlearn13.html

The W.E.T. debut album in 2009 was one of the rare occasions when a band, created by the vision of a record label president, managed to create such a wave of enthusiasm and interest from fans and the media alike. Not only did it go beyond the band’s own expectations, but it pushed the musicians themselves to raise their own game, when in the beginning they thought “no one would care except maybe the die-hard fans from the three bands the name W.E.T. came from.” 

The key element to the success of  W.E.T. was to create a modern Melodic Hard Rock sound and drive it into the future with powerhouse rhythm and production, making it an equally classic and contemporary release.

Robert Säll (the “W” from Work of Art), Erik Mårtensson (the “E” from Eclipse) and Jeff Scott Soto (the “T” from Talisman), along with returning Eclipse members Magnus Henriksson and Robban Bäck, accepted the daunting task to create a follow-up, that could live up to the expectation of thousands of fans across the globe.

The album’s release will be anticipated by the release of the single Learn to Live Again – an unbelievably radio-friendly song, which features for the first time a vocal duet between Mårtensson and Soto.

Rise Up presents again a massive production and equally impressive songwriting, which updates the term “classic rock” into the new century.

“The songs were written between December 2011 to February 2012 and were recorded between March through May. We then wrote/added three more songs in September, recorded them in October and the whole album was finally mixed and mastered,” says Erik Mårtensson.

“To me this album sounds more like a ‘band’ verses the 1st album”, adds Jeff Scott Soto

“The first album was great as it had a lot of great songs but this one has great songs and a bandpersonality which shows growth as far as I’m concerned.”

Hook after hook, Rise Up is another one of these albums where you can enjoy the dynamics of a brilliant partnership bringing out a unique result. Melodic bullet rockers are followed by haunting ballads and fabulous arena rockers in an album that will leave listeners in awe from start to finish.

“We took what we all loved about the first album and built the songwriting and sound from that. We wanted to give the band more of an identity and tried to find ‘our’ own sound. I really think we achieved it with this album. Heavier and darker than the first album which we all in the band love. It’s melodic rock for a new century!” tells Mårtensson.

Soto adds: “Strangely my faves are the more up-tempo songs and ballads on this album, W.E.T do great AOR stuff naturally but to have more strength on some tracks and then get emotionally charged in others made those songs the more interesting for me.”

W.E.T. plan to launch the new album through a special live show in Stockholm at the Debaser Club on January 17, 2013. The band has made only one live appearance at the annual Firefest event in the UK in October 2011, but in this new and special concert appearance, they will be showcasing new songs as well as digging some tracks from the now classic debut. Tickets can be bought in advance following this link: https://secure.tickster.com/Intro.aspx?ERC=89TYN1LGME921HT

Rise Up will be released in February, but it will be very difficult to envision anything better to come out during the year to beat the “Melodic Rock album of the year” for 2013.

W.E.T. is Jeff Scott Soto – lead vocals, Erik Mårtensson – guitars/bass/keyboards/vocals, Robert Säll – keyboards/guitars, Robban Bäck – drums, Magnus Henriksson – guitars

 

BATTLECROSS February Dates

(Detroit, Michigan) BATTLECROSS, one of 2012’s break-out metal acts, will continue their live campaign in support of their debut full-length, Pursuit of Honor, in 2013. The first leg of the tour, which also includes support from Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish, will begin on February 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and runs through February 16. The second leg of the tour will be announced shortly.

BATTLECROSS guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala comments on the tour:

“Wow! So stoked to hit the road with all these great bands – In Flames, Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish. Last year was good to us and looks like next year is even better for Battlecross. This will be a nice break from working on new material and we can’t wait to see some new and old faces! Once again very humbled and honored to be a part of a great tour! See you all soon!”

Vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther adds:

“We hope that fans will come party with us on the Growing Pains tour with Abiotic that starts next week so they can prepare for the heavy metal onslaught that will come their way in February!”

Furthermore, BATTLECROSS recently premiered their studio version of the legendary Pantera hit, Fucking Hostile. Preview or purchase the Hostile  single on iTunes here. The debut album, Pursuit of Honor, is also available now at www.metalblade.com/battlecross.

Their first single, Push Pull Destroy has been heard on The Welding Room.

“face-meltingly awesome”  – Decibel Magazine

“Ugly, intense, and dated in that perfect way, the riffs are ferocious and widdly, and the singing is growly. Brings to mind old Exodus and death metal bands like Morbid Angel. Magnificent”  – Detroit’s Metro Times

BATTLECROSS
Another Year Another Tour
w/ In Flames, Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish
02/02 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02/04 Georgia Theater Athens, GA
02/05 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
02/07 The Madison Theater Covington, KY
02/08 Mojoes Joliet, IL
02/09 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, NE
02/10 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
02/12 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
02/13 House of Blues San Diego, CA
02/14 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
02/15 Majestic Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
02/16 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
For more information about BATTLECROSS, please visit these websites:
www.metalblade.com/battlecross
www.battlecrossmetal.com
www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal
www.myspace.com/battlecross
www.twitter.com/battlecross