Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST and heavy metal super group TWILIGHT OF THE GODS have announced a European fall tour. The tour, which starts on October 16 in Hamburg, will travel for several weeks before ending in London. Both bands are scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s Metal Invasion Festival in Straubing, DE, where they will play alongside IMMORTAL, KREATOR, and NAPALM DEATH.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS will be touring in support of their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘Fire on the Mountain’. The band previously released a lyric video for the title track, “Fire on the Mountain (1683)” here. TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

‘Fire on the Mountain’ is slated for release on October 1 in North America (September 27 World). ‘Fire on the Mountain’ is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist’s E-shop in various limited editions.

Updated ROTTING CHRIST and TWILIGHT OF THE GODS news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website.

ROTTING CHRIST/TWILIGHT OF THE GODS tour dates

10/16 Hamburg DE @ Markthalle

10/18 Oberhausen DE @ Helvette

10/19 Straubing DE @ Metal Invasion Festival

10/22 Pratteln CH @ Z7

10/24 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar

10/25 Vosselaar BE @ Biebob

10/26 Rennes FR @ Liberté / L’Etage

10/29 Rotterdam NL @ Baroeg

11/01 Glasgow UK @ Audio

11/02 Leeds UK @ Damnation Festival

11/03 Dublin IE @ The Pint

11/05 London UK @ Electrowerkz

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GORGUTS Stream New Album

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS are streaming their new record, ‘Colored Sands’ here.

Twelve years in the making, the long-awaited new GORGUTS (Luc Lemay- Guitar and Vocals, Kevin Hufnagel (DYSRYTHMIA) -Guitar, Colin Martson (DYSRYTHMIA, BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS, KRALLICE) – Bass, and John Longstreth (ORIGIN, DIM MAK) – Drums) album, ‘Colored Sands’ is slated for release on September 3 in North America (August 30 rest of World). A track list and cover art can be found below.

‘Colored Sands’ will be available as a CD Digipack and limited edition LP at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

1. Le toit du monde
2. An Ocean of Wisdom
3. Forgotten Arrows
4. Colored Sands
5. The Battle of Chamdo
6. Enemies of Compassion
7. Ember’s Voice
8. Absconders
9. Reduced to Silence

Prior to the stream of the new record, GORGUTS released a lyric video for the track Forgotten Arrows.

GORGUTS recently announced a string of headlining shows leading to and from this year’s Hopscotch Festival.

The trek, which begins on September 5 in Springfield VA, will travel through the festival before ending on September 8 in Worcester, MA. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Few extreme bands have the pedigree of GORGUTS. From their early days as part of death metal’s first wave (including their legendary Roadrunner releases ‘Considered Dead’ and ‘Erosion of Sanity’), through their transformation into one of  most progressive and influential bands in extreme metal, GORGUTS has been impervious to trends, and a vehicle to expand and redefine the language of extreme metal.

The band’s 1998 album ‘Obscura’ sent a shockwave through the death metal word, and remains one of the genre’s most influential records to this day. Taking inspiration from classical composers, Lemay’s use of atonal noise and sounds as part of his compositions helped reinvent extreme metal guitar playing. Lemay’s techniques on ‘Obscura’ continue to be a major influence for young metal players to this day.

Updated GORGUTS news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the GORGUTS website, Reverbnation, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

GORGUTS Tour dates and ticket links:

9/5 Springfield, VA @ Empire (With INTER ARMA)

9/6 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival

9/7 Wilimington, DE @ Mojo 13

9/8 Worcester, MA @ Palladium

KILL DEVIL HILL Sign To CENTURY MEDIA; New Album Soon

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS are proud to announce the signing of KILL DEVIL HILL to their family of artists. The band – REX BROWN [PANTERA], VINNY APPICE [DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN AND HELL], MARK ZAVON and DEWEY BRAGG – have signed a multi-album deal for North America and will make their CENTURY MEDIA debut with the release of their sophomore record this fall.

“It’s a real pleasure being on a label that feels like home!” says REX BROWN of the signing.

“Since day one with CENTURY MEDIA, it’s been great knowing that they have the same mutual beliefs and goals that we do – to keep hard rock and metal alive and kicking, and to bring our music to as many fans as we can! These guys have the best track record around when it comes to hard rock and metal music, and it’s great to know that we’re on the same page and striving for the same things!”

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KILL DEVIL HILL (from left to right): REX BROWN, MARK ZAVON, DEWEY BRAGG & VINNY APPICE

Featuring PANTERA bassist REX BROWN, former DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN AND HELL drummer Vinny Appice, ex-PISSING RAZORS singer DEWEY BRAGG and acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON, KILL DEVIL HILL will be touring this fall to preview their new studio release. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

KILL DEVIL HILL online:

www.killdevilhillmusic.com

facebook.com/killdevilhillmusic

twitter.com/klldvlhll

NAPALM RECORDS Continues Global Domination

NAPALM RECORDS is continuing their global chart domination. This time in Germany! NAPALM RECORDS now has had their second #1 album in five weeks on the German Media Control Charts. Last week saw Salatio Mortis come in at #1, End of Green at #13 and Powerwolf and #45.  Powerwolf has been on the German Media Control Chart for the past five weeks including a #1 debut!

NAPALM RECORDS CEO Markus Riedler commented on the chart positions:

“We are so excited of our success with Powerwolf #1 German and #38 World Charts and Saltatio Mortis #1 German Charts that we cant wait to see the same kind of success in USA and Canada. Two number one albums in 5 weeks is more like a dream!”

With release from Devildriver, Vista Chino, The Answer, Monster Magnet and more, 2013 is shaping up to be year of NAPALM RECORDS. With no signs of slowing down, look for NAPALM RECORDS to be a force to be reckoned with now and for the foreseeable future.

WEST OF HELL Post Vlog Update

KNAC.COM has posted a brand new “Fly On The Wall” vlog from Vancouver, BC’s WEST OF HELL.

WEST OF HELL takes a trip to the beach, and shows us how we should really be riding our bicycles. Check out the video at this link, and stay tuned for a new “Fly On The Wall” vlog each week, posting exclusively with KNAC.COM.

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On September 7 in Vancouver, WEST OF HELL will host a zombie-themed in celebration of the band’s recent music video for “Water of Sorcery”. If you haven’t seen the video, check it out via Revolver Magazine at this link. Marking the band’s only appearance in Vancouver in 2013, the band will perform in full professional zombie make-up with special FX. There will be a screening of “Water of Sorcery”, and tickets are just $10 in advance at Scrape Records and the Rickshaw website, and $12 at the door. Doors are at 8pm. In addition to all the fun, come dressed as your best Zombie! There will be prizes and giveaways for the best-dressed zombies!

The band’s debut album, Spiral Empire, which was produced by Rob Shallcross (3 Inches of Blood, Strapping Young Lad), is in stores now via Reversed Records. Spiral Empire is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers.

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/

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Video Clip Available Online

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After releasing Epicloud last year to critical acclaim, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will be giving fans a new DVD/CD set this fall, entitled Retinal Circus. Due out October 29th in the USA via InsideOut Music (September 30th in Europe), fans can now watch a video clip of the track “War” taken from said DVD:

http://youtu.be/Rok8QPT9NO4

Check out the audio of Devin Townsend speaking with TWR

Retinal Circus will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set with the following imports available at CM Distro:

–standard 2-disc DVD

–standard 1-disc Blu-Ray

–standard 2-CD audio

–special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set

–diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (pictured below)

Filmed in fall 2012, the Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career. With a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more, this CD/DVD set is a must-have for any Hevy Devy fan! For another preview of Retinal Circus, click here for a live clip of “Grace” (featuring frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen).

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22–Progressive Nation At Sea 2014–Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online:

http://www.hevydevy.com

http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

http://www.omerch.com