BornBroken Part Ways With Singer, Announce Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) New Vocalist

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Unleashing their debut album The Healing Powers of Hate earlier this month, Montreal, QC‘s BornBroken announce the departure of vocalist Jesus Salazar whom will be replaced by vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst).

(pictured from left to right): Simon Savard – Guitar, Jesus Salazar – Vocals, Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass, Mike Decker – Guitar, Jonathan Ménard – Drums

Guitarist Mike Decker comments:

“We had come to a pass in the road; Jesus had some tough life decisions, which came down to no longer being able to sing for BornBroken. We have had 2 great years with Jesus and recorded a stellar debut CD. We wish him the best in his future projects and health. Thanks for everything! To all our fans, this bump in the road came with a glimmer of hope at the end. BornBroken was able to quickly fill the empty spot in the lineup and is happy to announce -The Catalyst’s ex-frontman Matt Bailie as the new singer. We will debut our live show with Matt on July 12th in Montreal at Foufounes Electriques supporting The Agonist.”

Matt Bailie also comments:

“I would like to thank Mike, Simon, Tommy & Joe for the opportunity to once again destroy and dominate on stage. BornBroken has big things planned for the not so distant future and I am glad to be a part of it. This is a new chapter for me musically and I personally cannot wait to unleash our music upon the masses, ‘Hear our cries… the Broken shall rise.”

BornBroken w/ The Agonist on July 12 at Foufounes Electriques.

Event info:

July 12, 2013 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ The Agonist, Order In Disorder, Through Death, Evertrapped – Show Details

The groove metallers have been gaining momentum since releasing their debut as it was fan voted Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, and them being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal.

“This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album”  – Yell Magazine!

“BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken” – TheFrontRowReport

The album is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

Their heavy hitting single Control is also available for FREE download at the following links below.

Bandcamp – http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/track/control

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/control

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of Hate, BornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (see below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

Track Listing:

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot

2 – Old News

3 – Anger of The Day

4 – I Will Rise

5 – Control

6 – It Has Begun

7 – Birth of The Broken

8 – Bleed The Sky

9 – Reborn From The Ashes

10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links.

http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken

http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken

LAMB OF GOD Interactive Guitar Lesson Available Soon

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Premier online music community and media company AllAxess.com partnered with multi Grammy-nominated guitarist Willie Adler to launch the first of their Platinum Series Music Instruction Series.

All Axess continued to make their mark on the music and media world with the addition of the Platinum Series which offer an intimate and insightful look into the approach and playing of some of the world’s top musicians. The Platinum Series contains the most interactive and personal music lessons ever and not only feature never-before audio and video content, but chances for the fans to interact and communicate with their favorite artists.

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All Axess co-founder and DevilDriver guitarist Jeff Kendrick comments about the release of the Platinum Series lessons:

“I am extremely pleased to not only offer the first of All Axess’s Platinum series instructional lessons, but to bring you the playing techniques and insights of one of the most respected heavy metal guitarists in the world. Cannot wait for all of you to enjoy it.”

Willie Adler’s Destructional Lesson will be the inaugural video lesson released by All Axess and will contain all aspects of his guitar playing and musicianship. The lesson will encompass the following:

1.) A complete insight into Willie’s guitar playing and will include warm-up routines, left and right-handed exercises, riffs and melodies that Willie crafted over many years of playing.

2.) New, never before heard six “jam tracks” and audio loops produced solely by Willie for this lesson. Tracks include guitar and drum parts.

3.) Jam tracks will also be made available as session files and audio streams for the fans.

4.) Multi-camera angles that capture the riffs and techniques that have made Willie one of the most respected guitarists in the world.

5.) A unique user name and password that gives the user “Axess” to follow-up question and answer sessions with Willie.

6.) Corresponding lesson tablature to follow along and learn from.

7.) User’s will have opportunities in the future to upload and share ideas with other players and enter contests to win prizes.

How much would you guess this lesson costs? $80.00? $100.00?

All Axess is offering a limited time only discounted rate of $7.99 for the next 30 days! The lesson will retail for $19.95 after the pre-sale. All Axess will be bringing you a ton more lessons and new surprises, stay tuned to AllAxess.com.

*Watch Willie Adler (Official) from Lamb of God discussing his new guitar lesson video (available to download on August 1). 
He wrote/produced 6 new songs for you to jam along to!
ABOUT ALLAXESS.COM:

Founded in 2011 by DevilDriver guitarists Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer, AllAxess.com quickly became a pioneering music media community online. In addition to its main hub site with exclusive lessons and video from the world’s top musicians, the company encompasses a myriad of official sites for individual players. These include Willie Adler (Lamb of God), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium) and more. The brand also boasts a series of individual lesson videos, personal merchandising, official social media pages, and more. AllAxess.com has been profiled in Forbes, Metal Hammer, and ARTISTdirect.com as well as numerous other media.

Maldivian Metallers NOTHNEGAL Announce EP Release Date

Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL and their international label Season of Mist issued an updated release date for the band’s upcoming experimental self-titled EP. The new release North American release date for the EP will be August 6, 2013. The EP will release in all other territories a week prior on July 29.

Track Listing:

1 – Actuality

2 – Rannamaari

3 – Viha

4 – Flux Plane

“This EP will have an experimental sound inspired from traditional music of the Maldives with the lyrics being based on the folklore, beliefs and legends of the islands here,” states guitarist Hilarl.

“We wouldn’t say that this is the successor of Decadence, as the sound on these songs would be far from our normal sound, so we want to treat this as more of an experimental release. We are curious to know the people’s reaction to this. We have already started writing the material for our next full length album which would have a more familiar sound to the fans.”

Hilarl adds,

“The other major change on this would be the fact that our longtime guitarist Fufu, who is also a founding member of NOTHNEGAL was not able to be part of the songwriting and recording of this EP due to personal commitments. Chippe’ (Serenity Dies) filled in for him.”

The EP was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production being handled by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying) and Paul Reeve (MUSE). The NOTHNEGAL EP will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively through digital retailers in North America and other parts of the world.

NOTHNEGAL:

Affan (Vocals)

Hamad (Bass)

Hilarl (Guitar)

Chippe (Guitar)

Marco Sneck (Keyboards)

Kevin Talley (Drums)

For more information on NOTHNEGAL, please visit these websites:

www.nothnegal.net

www.facebook.com/nothnegal

www.twitter.com/Nothnegal

www.myspace.com/nothnegal

www.youtube.com/user/NothnegalOfficial

AMON AMARTH: New Video, On Mayhem Fest Now

The release of Deceiver of the Gods, the latest studio album from Swedish melodic death metal titans, AMON AMARTH, has broken the band’s previous sales records around the world.  The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Gods the band’s highest charting record to date.

In Germany, Deceiver of the Gods entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2.

Set To Unleash Father Of The Wolf Video; Main Stage On Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest Now

Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200.

In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet.

Elsewhere, Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.

Comments the band of their latest triumph:

“The fan reaction to Deceiver of the Gods around the globe is both amazing and overwhelming. Our fans are strong and true and we are humbled by the support. We look forward to visiting everyone on the road.”

Deceiver of the Gods released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Opeth) and is reaping critical accolades internationally.

Deceiver of the Gods goes from rampaging to brooding to anthemic over a well-conceived trajectory… This is an album that begs to be consumed in its entirety at every listen, just to get the full experience” – Decibel Magazine

“No one delivers big, punch-in-the-face motifs better than AMON AMARTH, and the Swedish melodic-death-metal titans have excelled themselves on their ninth studio album… Not only does Johan Hegg deliver his fiercest growls ever, but he also duets mesmerizingly with operatic ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin on Hel”Revolver Magazine

“easily one of the strongest and most diverse records the Swedes have ever made, gloriously extravagant, explosive blend of brutish riffing and unapologetic Maiden worship” – Metal Hammer

Literally invading U.S. shores, AMON AMARTH’s main stage slot on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest stuck awe into the hearts of media and fans alike when it opened last Saturday in San Bernardino, California. The band’s mammoth stage production, including a Viking Longboat and the amassing armies in the war between Odin and Loki, lit up the internet with excitement for the band’s set.

“the stunning stage production was what really made this AMON AMARTH show stand out from their own past shows, and indeed from all other bands that played this festival” – MetalAssault.com

In related news, AMON AMARTH is currently putting the finishing touches on the official video for colossal track Father Of The Wolf. The video will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the trailer now playing at the band’s microsite: http://deceiver.amonamarth.com

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http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
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Canadian Thrashers WEST OF HELL Release New Music Video

(Vancouver, BC) WEST OF HELL, featuring vocalist Chris Valagao of Zimmers Hole on vocals, are thrilled to release their brand new music video for the track Water of Sorcery. The track is cut from the band’s debut album, Spiral Empire, which was produced by Rob Shallcross (3 Inches of Blood, Strapping Young Lad) and hit stores in May 2012 via Reversed Records. Join the crazy, heavy metal cage party and watch the video now via Revolver Magazine at this link.

Spiral Empire is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. You can watch a previously released music video for the track Faceless The Droids here: http://youtu.be/2vf10IXvGYw

WEST OF HELL will head out on a headline tour of Canadian cities beginning July 18, 2013. This tour comes after a very successful tour of New Zealand with Sinate. WEST OF HELL plans to release a vlog series throughout the tour, dubbed Fly On The Wall.  See below for all upcoming tour dates!

Tour Dates:

July 18 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar w/ Holy Grail

July 20th – Armstrong, BC @ Metal Fest

July 22nd – Regina, SK @ The Exchange

July 23rd – Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo

July 25th – Sault St. Marie, ON @ TBA

July 26th – North Bay, ON @ TBA

July 27th – Trois Rivieres, QC @ TBA

July 28th – Ottawa, ON @ TBA

Aug 1st – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar

Aug 2nd – Belleville, ON @ Belle Pub

Aug 3rd – St. Catherines, ON @ The Vintage

Aug 4th – Toronto, ON @ Bovine

Aug 9th – Saskatoon, SK @ Rock Bottom

Aug 10th – Lloydminster, AB @ The Pussy Cat Club

Aug 15th – Red Deer, AB @ The Vat

Aug 17th – Lethbridge, AB @ TBA

Sept 7th – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

For more information on WEST OF HELL, please visit these websites:

http://twitter.com/WestofHell

http://www.youtube.com/westofhellofficial

http://soundcloud.com/westofhell

http://www.myspace.com/westofhell

http://www.facebook.com/WestofHell

http://www.reverbnation.com/westofhell

http://www.reversedrecords.com/

AMARANTHE Gear Up For U.S. Tour

Fast-rising modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their sophomore album, The Nexus, internationally on March 25 and in the United States on March 26 via Spinefarm Records.

Produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut), The Nexus sees the Swedish/Danish outfit further honing a musical style that blends cutting-edge melodic metal with soaring pop melodies, topped off by a unique three-vocal attack.

Request to hear Amaranthe on The Welding Room, direct your DEATH THREATS/COMPLAINTS to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com, instant request in the www.rockdefradio.com chat room or call during showtime.

AMARANTHE recently announced their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17 in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre. The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates on the west coast have just been announced. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates.

Confirmed AMARANTHE U.S. Headline dates:
7/17 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
7/18 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
7/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
7/22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
7/29 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
7/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

AMARANTHE: Andy– vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize– vocals, Olof Mörck– guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

For more information on AMARANTHE, please visit these websites:
www.amaranthe.se
www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Road Report

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Ottawa, ON melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods posted a new tour blog from their current Ride The Tides Tour in support of their debut album Tides War here.

Their debut album Tides of War was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who worked with The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod. COTG’s new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP Reverence, which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.

Behind-the-scenes of Chariots of the Gods – Starborn

FREE DOWNLOAD: Tides of War – http://chariotsofthegods.bandcamp.com/track/tides-of-war

MUSIC VIDEO: Tides of War – http://youtu.be/3Z8YEQd98Uo

Ride The Tides Tour:

AUG 14 – Ottawa, QC – The Rainbow Bistro

AUG 15 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Chaos

AUG 16 – Quebec, QC – La Source de la Martiniere

AUG 17 – Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil, QC – Grind Your Mind Open Air – https://www.facebook.com/events/488434564554738/

AUG 18 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage

AUG 25 – Hamilton, ON – Southern Ontario Metalfest – https://www.facebook.com/events/370792416373573/

For more info on Chariots of The Gods please follow them at these links:

www.chariotsofthegods.net  | http://www.facebook.com/chariotsofthegods | Twitter: @chariotsotgods