WARBEAST/DOWN Tour In Memory Of Mike Scaccia

Sadly, many music fans across the globe learned celebrated Rigor Mortis and Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away while doing what he loved best—playing music.

While it is with a very heavy heart, WARBEAST will be hitting the road for their West Coast tour with DOWN as planned. Mike would not expect anything less from them, so they will be dedicating the upcoming tour to the memory of Mike Scaccia—one of our generation’s greatest guitarists and certainly one of their closest friends.

Last week, WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt shared his condolences and thoughts with the community.

“Mike Scaccia left this Earth doing what he loved to do. Tragically, the music world has lost an extremely talented, gifted and unique guitar virtuoso. His music and his legend will live on forever. But a loving husband, father, son and brother, etc; can never be replaced. Mike would be overwhelmed with this outpouring of emotion that has risen from his passing, but he would mainly be proud of the enormous support that everyone has shown towards his family during this devastating time in their lives.”

Corbitt contines,

“We can and we will make sure that Mike’s wife and his kids are taken care of. So, I would like to ask anyone that can make a donation… big or small… do it now. Please understand that this is what would mean the most to Mike.”

Donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, click here.

In addition to the fundraiser effort, Philip Anselmo of Housecore Records came up with the idea for WARBEAST to team up and write some lyrics about Mike Scaccia. WARBEAST already has two songs recorded and in the vault. One of them is the song about Bruce Corbitt’s brother Jeff Corbitt (RIP), of which Bruce has mentioned many times publicly. The other will be a song written about Mike Scaccia. The two songs will be released together with a picture of Mike on one side and a picture of Jeff Corbitt on the other.

Also, Sarah Scaccia (Mike’s daughter) is putting a beautiful book together to honor her father. You may email your personal stories about her Dad, contact her at sjska21@gmail.com. She will compile them together for the book. Let’s share and keep him alive in spirit.

Join WARBEAST and DOWN in honoring the memory of Mike Scaccia’s life on their upcoming tour dates.

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29


HEAVEN’S CRY Premiere New Track


Canadian progressive metallists HEAVEN’S CRY premiered the song Komma from the upcoming reissue of their second album, Primal Power Addiction. Listen to the exclusive track HERE or click the image above.

The first two HEAVEN’S CRY releases, Food For Thought Substitute, along with the follow-up, Primal Power Addiction, will be reissued by PROSTHETIC RECORDS on January 8.

Following the success of the band’s recently released comeback album Wheels of Impermanence. Both of the reissues feature revamped artwork as well as being newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X) in addition to Primal Power Addiction being re-sequenced. You can pre-order both albums on the PROSTHETIC IndieMerch store HERE (www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/item/17436).

Wheels of Impermanence marked the first new music from the band (who originally formed in the early 90’s) in the past seven years. The band consists of Pierre St-Jean (Vocals/guitar), Sylvain Auclair (Vocals/bass), Eric Jarrin (Guitar,ex-Despised Icon), and René Lacharité (drums). They were most recently seen headlining the prestigious Prog-Power Festival Europe in the Netherlands and have since been announced to appear at the 2013 ProgPower USA Festival.

For more information on the band please visit:

ROTTEN SOUND Premiere New Song

Finnish grindcore maniacs ROTTEN SOUND released another new track, entitled Peace, from their upcoming six song EP Species At War. The EP, which will be released on January 22 via Relapse Records in North America on CD/LP/Digital, was self-recorded at Nordic Audio Labs earlier this summer and mixed/mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios.

A preview of the cover art plus pre-orders are available at this location while a previously released lyric video for the song Salvation can be viewed at this location.


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VERA CRUZ Stream New Song

VERA CRUZ – Skinandteethandnails album cover artwork

French hardcore assault VERA CRUZ is streaming the new track, Black Walls from their debut album, Skinandteethandnails. Click the image above to listen to the stream.

Skinandteethandnails embraces the fine art of serious ass kicking. Balancing melodic hardcore with rock influences, VERA CRUZ displays an astonishing mastery for such a young band. The album captures the explosive energy that the band unleashes during their live shows. Get ready to slam!

About the song, the band said:

“Our music is a blend of many genres, genres that we all love, and is hard to define precisely but there is this intangible cement that holds the whole thing together. Black Walls is not an exception to that rule. It’s a short, straight forward kinda in your face song that’s a tribute to our punk roots and our love for fast and simple music with a break down that comes from more modern influences. The ending is an off tempo acceleration inspired by thrash metal bands. Therefore Black Walls is a perfect definition for our style: a one minute and thirty seconds song where no less than three music genres coexist. This is Vera Cruz

Skinandteethandnails, which will be available as a CD-Digipak, is set for a North American release on January 22.

VERA CRUZ updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the VERA CRUZ website and Facebook page.


Band Bio:

VERA CRUZ embrace the fine art of serious ass kicking with their debut album Skinandteethandnails. Balancing confidently on the edge of melodic Hardcore boosted by Rock ‘n’ Roll influences and Metalcore, the French display an astonishing mastery for such a young band.

Founding it in Paris in 2009, the members were leaving their old outfits based in a range of styles from Punk Rock to Metal behind to seek a new challenge. Eager to get on the road, they decided to give away their first four-track EP Surviving Farrah Fawcett (2010) and started touring in France, following immediately with three weeks in the USA. There VERA CRUZ shot a video clip for The Game with legendary director Ian McFarland (MESHUGGAH, FEAR FACTORY, AS I LAY DYING).

Back on European soil, extensive touring ensued with fifty shows alongside such renowned acts such as TERROR, EVERY TIME I DIE, ALL SHALL PERISH, CANCER BATS, D.R.I and UNEARTH.

Fuelled by the fast growing live experience, new songs took shape that VERA CRUZ finally recorded during summer 2011 with producer Fred Duquesne (WATCHA). Skinandteethandnails manages to fully capture the explosive energy and heart wrenching brutal emotionality that the French unleash during their maniacal stage performances. Get ready to jump, slam and surf the crowds with VERA CRUZ.

Vera Cruz


Marilyn Manson Featured On Californication Soundtrack; Plus, MAIDEN & ‘TALLICA Covers


(Nashville, TN) – eOne Music is set to release Music From the SHOWTIME Series Californication Season 6 on January 15, 2013.  The collection features a previously un-released track from Australian musician/actor/comedian and guest star Tim Minchin, titled So Long (As We Are Together), which is performed in character as the mad-as-a-hatter Atticus Fetch.  The album also features tracks from Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and Marilyn Manson, both of whom have guest starring roles in the show this season.  The album also features music by Ryan Adams, Joe Walsh, Johnny Thunders and more. Season 6 of Californication debuts on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:30 PM EST on SHOWTIME.

The SHOWTIME original series Californication takes viewers on a wild, witty and sexy ride in the California fast lane. It centers around Hank Moody (series star and executive producer David Duchovny), as a hedonistic novelist who struggles to be a good father to his college-aged daughter, while still carrying a torch for her mother, his ex-girlfriend.  Californication has won several awards, including two Emmy® Awards in 2008 and 2009 for Outstanding Cinematography and one Golden Globe® Award in 2008 for Best Actor (Duchovny).


1. Steve Jones – Suffragette City (David Bowie cover)
2. Marilyn Manson – Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)
3. The Blind Pets – Fever
4. Johnny Thunders – You Can’t Put Your Arms Round a Memory
5. Lissie – Nothing Else Matters (Metallica cover)
6. Ryan Adams – Wasted Years (Iron Maiden cover)
7. Warren Zevon – For My Next Trick, I’ll Need a Volunteer
8. Tim Minchin – So Long (As We Are Together)
9. Hi Ho Silver Oh ft. Leslie Stevens – Time To Move On (Tom Petty cover)
10. Joe Walsh – Funk 50
11. The Litter – Action Woman
12. Mark Lanegan– Strange Religion
13. The Soundtrack of Our Lives – What’s Your Story
14. Beth Hart – My California

TWR Radio Returns TONIGHT

Three weeks ago, you helped The Welding Room close out an outstanding 2012 calendar year. For that, all involved with the radio program would like to say, “Thank you!”

Tonight, Monday, January 7, marks the beginning of a powerful, new era for The Welding Room. You will be called upon more than ever in the coming days, weeks and months. But as for tonight, we return to our rightful throne of metal radio supremacy with a “2 out of 3” request night. Every 2 out of 3 songs are YOUR requests! *As long as they’re radio friendly selections. Send ’em in via LIVE CHAT, TWITTER, BookFace or post ’em here as a comment in the “REPLY” box below. Death threats/complaints can be phoned in at (609) 447-0236.

Plus, join the free LIVE CHAT (click link) to sound off on exclusive, chat room only content & meet the colorful cast of loyal humans who drive The Welding Room alliance!

It’s all TONIGHT @ 10pm on WIFI-AM 1460 & streaming live on iTunes, also TuneIn Radio.com