IN SOLITUDE Premiere New Single

Head over to the VICE’s music destination, Noisey, to listen to a brand new track from Swedish classic heavy metal band, In Solitude. Click HERE to stream “A Buried Sun.” The band’s new album Sister is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180 gram black vinyl. Fans can check out the first single and title track “Sister” at

Fans can also pick up the upcoming issue of Decibel Magazine, November issue #109-out October 3, which features In Solitude on the cover which was shot by internationally-renowned metal and rock photographer Ester Segarra in Sweden. If you aren’t already a subscriber you can check your local bookstore or order from Decibel directly at the following location.

“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straightforward, earworm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8 in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below, as well as on

Track listing:
1. He Comes
2. Death Knows Where
3. A Buried Sun
4. Pallid Hands
5. Lavender
6. Sister
7. Horses in the Ground
8. Inmost Nigredo

w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House
10/26 Los Angeles, CA The Vex
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
10/31 New Orleans, LA Siberia
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

ANiMAL-MUSIC Release Music Video, Free Download Featuring MARY MAGDALAN


London based EDM/Punk trio, ANiMAL-MUSIC, released a music video & FREE download for their latest track Jump featuring Mary Magdalan.

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This psychological horror will leave you shocked and bemused. Influenced by growing up watching Horror-B movies in an attic in Wales. $3,000 for a few hours of clinical trials, whats the worst that can happen?… #fuckedupvillagekid – Andrew Thomas Mckenzie (ANiMAL-MUSIC)

“The song is about the fact if there are no barriers when it comes to sick music. Badass is appreciated by everyone.” – Mary Magdalan

Download Jump for FREE here


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Directed & Edited by (ANiMAL-MUSIC drummer): Andrew Thomas Mckenzie
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About ANiMAL:

ANiMAL is a three piece, bass-heavy EDM punk band from London that formed in 2012 with a residency on Modestep Radio and quickly moved to doing guest mixes for Radio 1Xtra, XFM, and Pulse.

After a European tour in the Summer of 2012, ANiMAL retreated to the studio to work on remixes, collaborations, and begin writing new material. Soon the band signed a publishing deal with EMI and took to the road again, for two trips around the UK. They finished the year releasing their first track, I Am Fire on the EDM label 2 Much Bass Records, and the track was later featured in the Ministry of Sound Bass Annual 2013. ANiMAL recently performed a live session for broadcast on BBC.

Fresh from supporting Chase and Status, Pendulum, Noisia, Loadstar and Rudimental all over Europe the boys are taking no prisoners in 2013.

If you don’t know then get to know!

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FiXT Publicity Roster:

An-ten-nae | ANiMAL-MUSIC | BT | Blue Stahli | Celldweller | Chamber Of Echoes | City 17 | culineR |Davey Suicide | Dawn Of Ashes | FIGURE | Gemini Syndrome | INTO THE AM | Jonny Craig | Josh Money | Kyle Lucas | LowRIDERz | Midnight Conspiracy | Rockman | Savant | Synth City Records | The Artery Foundation


THE FORESHADOWING Complete First Ever North American Tour

THE FORESHADOWING recently completed their first ever North American tour. The Voices from the Dark tour with Marduk and Moonspell wrapped up earlier this month. The band returned home to Italy to prepare for European shows. For those in North America that missed the show, limited quantities of left over merch can be found on-line at Additionally, a live bootleg from the Los Angeles show has been posted on-line. Watch Ground Zero HERE.

THE FORESHADOWING comments on the tour:

“Hails guys!
Just back from Voices from the Dark Tour, and despite it was hard working we must say we’re still excited and enthusiastic of having shared such unforgettable moments with great and respectful bands like Moonspell, Inquisition, Marduk and Death Wolf, but above all, we wanna thank all the fans, the old as well as the new ones, who showed us their love and support for our music!!!

We hope to come back really soon in the States and in Canada to give you some more doom vibes!!!
Doom on.”

The next confirmed gig for the band is the Romaobscura Festival with October Tide, Negura Bunget, and more. The fest is scheduled for May 5 in Rome, Italy.

Second World, THE FORESHADOWING’s most recent album, is available now at

Second World is a fabulous example of what doom metal should be, and is the best pure doom release I’ve heard in several years.”

“what sets Second World apart from the throngs of imitators is masterful song construction that ultimately sinks the hooks in deep… a passion and melody of some magnificence… a shivering, dark beauty of sonorous bliss.” Outburn Magazine

“One of the finest quality doom acts around these days!” Anders Nyström, Katatonia

“A sprawling, emotionally devastating work!” Terrorizer Magazine


PSYCHOSTICK Announce More Dates, New Video


The originators of humorcorePsychostick whose latest single and music video Dogs Like Socks has hundreds of thousands of views within weeks of posting, are proud to announce additional dates for Our Tour Can Beat Up Your Tour, including various dates with Polkadot Cadaver and Downtown Brown. Check TOUR DATES page to view.

our tour can beat up your tour tour 2013: psychostick, polkadot cadaver, downtown brown - live

Josh “The J” Key, Guitarist comments:

“It’s about time we toured with Polkadot Cadaver! And the funniest band we’ve ever toured with, Downtown Brown, too? All I can say is: if you hate fun, don’t go to this show… you might have such a good time that you could suffer a brain aneurysm.”

The fifth and latest Psychostick release, Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D available now


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Music Videos:


Because Boobs! –


Political Bum –


Do You Want A Taco? –


Beer – – over 4 million views


Girl Directions –




Most high school friends can’t even stand to look at each other once school’s out, but in the case of vocalist Rob “Rawrb” Kersey and guitarist Josh “The J” Key, they decided to spend even more time together after graduation.

Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, they joined forces with drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre and bassist  Matty J “Moose” to create Pyschostick, a band they’ve coined as humorcore. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.

Almost 100 percent do-it-yourself, Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music Chimaira, Machine Head and Hatebreed would be proud of and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter.

With two full-length albums behind them – We Couldn’t Think of a Title and Sandwich – the band released their latest record, Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D, in 2011, following it up with a tour with Mushroomhead to add to their total count of 21 nationwide tours that have hit 47 states.


Psychostick Tour Dates | | Facebook | Youtube | Reverbnation | Twitter | Soundcloud

Buy Links:  Psychostick Store | Bandcamp | iTunes 


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PSYCHOSTICK – Dogs Like Socks


2010 – The Digital Appetizer EP –

2009 – Sandwich –

2007 – Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride EP –

2006 – We Couldn’t Think of a Title –

CARICATURE Release Video Teaser

(Allston, MA) Groove heavy prog metallers, Caricature, released a video teaser clip for the song A Long Term Illness from their forthcoming debut album, The Sound of One Man’s World Collapsing. Check the teaser clip here in anticipation of the full music video, which will be premiering March 1.

CARICATURE – A Long Term Illness official music video TEASER in HD

The band is also featured in the March 2013 issue of Alternative Press Magazine (#296) in the AP&R section.

Caricature also posted another new single entitled Monuments, which is streaming now via the band’s Official Soundcloud.

If you’re not familiar with Caricature yet, it’s only a matter of time. Be sure to keep an eye out, as the band have plans to hit the road and travel all over the U.S. starting this Spring and continuing on throughout 2013.


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TWR Radio Favorites AVATAR Release New Song, Tour Dates

(NEW YORK, NY) – Swedish visual masterminds AVATAR unveiled their latest video for Smells Like A Freakshow today. Click HERE or the image above to watch.

Frontman Johannes Eckerström adds his own words about the new video:

“The video illustrates inner conflict in an explicit manner, using abuse of unjust power in different contexts. The lyrical themes of downfall, embracing of decadence and failed attempts to escape are pointed out by the fact that ultimately the bad guys win.”

The band kicks off their very first U.S. tour supporting LACUNA COIL and SEVENDUST with an intimate performance at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on Wednesday, January 30.

1. Let Us Die
2. Torn Apart
3. Ready For The Ride
4. In Napalm
5. Black Waltz
6. Blod
7. Let It Burn
8. One Touch
9. Paint Me Red
10. Smells Like A Freakshow
11. Use Your Tongue

The band released their newest record, Black Waltz earlier this year to much critical acclaim.

“No song sounds the same from start to end, each one is a stylistic roller coaster ride!”Metal Hammer

“Black Walt’s comparative musical style and spare production, which in turn brings a fresh, raw immediacy to these 10 stellar songs”Outburn Magazine

AVATAR is: Johannes Eckerström (vocals), Jonas Jarlsby (guitars), Tim Öhrström (guitars), Henrik Sandelin (bass), John Alfredsson – (drums)

* AVATAR headline dates

1/30 New York, NY*
Webster Hall (The Studio)

2/1 Greenville, SC

2/2 Winston-Salem, NC

2/3 Jacksonville, NC

2/5 Lancaster, PA
Chameleon Club

2/6 Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Concert Hall

2/7 Portland, ME
The Asylum

2/8 Allentown, PA
Crocodile Rock

2/9 Lynchburg, VA
Phase 2

2/10 Nashville, TN
Marathon Music Works

2/12 Fayetteville, AR
George’s Majestic Lounge

2/14 Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

2/15 Broussard, LA
The Station

2/16 Beaumont, TX
Dixie Dance Hall

2/17 Little Rock, AR
Revolution! Music Room

2/19 Springfield, IL

2/21 Bloomington, IL
The Castle Theatre

2/22 South Bend, IN
Club Fever

2/23 Flint, MI*
Machine Shop

2/27 Green Bay, WI*
Phatheadz Bar

3/1 Denver, CO*
Moon Room

3/2 Colorado Springs, CO*
The Black Sheep

3/5 SLC, UT*
Burt’s Tiki Lounge

3/7 Boise, ID*
Knitting Factory

3/8 Spokane, WA*
Knitting Factory

3/9 Seattle, WA*
El Corazon






Classic WATAIN Album Released In North America

The cult classic Sworn to the Dark from Swedish shouting stars, WATAIN is finally available in North America.

Here is the cover artwork of the critically acclaimed third opus.

You can also find it in the Season of Mist e-shop on CDdeluxe LP and as part of the new collector’s LP box set.

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock


NIGHTFALL Release New Single

Greek symphonic metallers NIGHTFALL released the second single from their upcoming new album, CassiopeiaSurf over to Legacy magazine, Europe‘s biggest extreme metal magazine, at to check out Colonize Cultures.

NIGHTFALL comments on the song as follows:

“The wheel of human race is moving towards by instinct. Slowly like a ferocious heavy tank roaring in muddy terrain and bravely like an astronaut in his capsule traveling to no man land. The creation of new lanes to earthly havens for the countless of restless souls to follow enormously is a fascinating old story. The Colonization is an unstoppable process that soon will reach extraterrestrial lands. A new Culture is imperative for smooth transition to the new era.”

Cassiopeia will be released January 22 in North America.

They recorded the album in four different places, something the band is quite familiar with. Vocals and keys were recorded in Greece (Soundflakes studios & Cyberia) while the drums got hammered down in Germany in the Soundlodge studios. Guitars and bass were recorded in the U.S. in Nashville, Tennessee in the Boomcave studios.

More than on the previous album Astron Black & The Thirty Tyrants, in Cassiopeia the spirit of old school Heavy Metal larks in almost every riff, with Mercyful Fate‘s and King Diamond‘s guitar style having its top notch, always the NIGHTFALL way.

Unlike Astron Black, there are more fast tempos as well as grindy ones bringing memories back from the mid 90’s times of now cult release Athenian Echoes. The vocals remain very, very heavy and thanks to Soundflakes amazing gear and Jörg Uken’s super mixing skills fit great with the melodic leads, moreover creating a solid sound wall where vocalist Efthimis comfortably sits on and spreading his inner daemons out to the world!

Efthimis Karadimas – vocals
Evan Hensley – guitars
Constantine – guitars
Stathis Ridis – bass
Stathis Kassios – keys
Jörg Uken – drums

GIANT X Release Another Song Sample

GIANT X is the new band founded by Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan of Running Wild. They have released another song snippet from their debut. Check out a preview of the song Don’t Quit Till Tomorrow HERE.

Listen to the first snippet from the song On a Blind Flight HERE.

The second snippet from the song Rough Ride can be heard HERE.

The GIANT X debut album will be out on Steamhammer/SPV as a super jewel case and download on January 18 in Germany, January 21 in Europe and January 29 in USA/Canada and is set to delight particularly fans of traditional hard rock.

An album video trailer is available HERE. In addition to the video trailer, GIANT X released an EPK for I. Check out part one HERE and part two HERE.

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Double Album Available

After reissuing three acclaimed recent studio albums by legendary hard rock/heavy metal guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN over the summer, Prosthetic Records is excited to now introduce North American audiences to the former Megadeth and Cacophony guitarist’s two Tokyo Jukebox albums. Released in Japan in 2009 and 2011, respectively, Tokyo Jukebox Vols. 1 & 2 – the 9th and 11th chapters in FRIEDMAN’s influential solo discography – were released in the U.S. for the first time as a limited-edition, specially-priced 2CD set featuring artwork exclusive to this pressing and new liner notes by FRIEDMAN himself.
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Soon after leaving MEGADETH following a 10-year run in which the iconic band sold some 10 million albums worldwide, FRIEDMAN – perhaps the most revered lead guitarist in thrash metal history – moved to Japan, where over the past decade he became a household name. Between his solo releases and collaborations with Japanese stars, he has played on and written numerous Top 10 hits (including two #1’s); he has also made hundreds of appearances on mainstream Japanese television and performed at legendary venues such as Budokan and the Tokyo Dome.

Tokyo Jukebox Vols. 1 & 2 feature energetic instrumental covers of Japanese pop (J-pop) songs that can be enjoyed by anyone with a sweet tooth for melody, and capture FRIEDMAN’s passion for the music of his adopted home country – although, as he warns in the liner notes for this release;
“I took the liberty of destroying and reconstructing them my own way” 
In the video above (also posted at Prosthetic’s newly-launched FRIEDMAN mini-site, where additional Tokyo Jukebox – related videos will be unveiled in the coming weeks), FRIEDMAN further describes the collection, calling it some of the heaviest and best work of his career:

FRIEDMAN recently completed a European tour. He hopes to make an overdue return to North America in 2013.