VULTURE INDUSTRIES Stream New Track

Dyanmic, progressive dark-rock visionaries VULTURE INDUSTRIES are streaming the second new track from their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘The Tower’. “The Hound” is streaming now via Pop Matters.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES previously streamed the title track from The Tower. “The Tower” is streaming now via a lyric video here.

Following the launch of the ‘The Tower’, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will commence a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem” will combine a unique take on theatrical performance, combined with music from ‘The Tower’. “Turning Golem” was staged on August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania. Also coming on the following dates: October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic.

“Turning Golem” will feature five tracks from ‘The Tower’ during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ ‘The Tower’ is slated for release on September 27 (October 1 in North America). ‘The Tower’ was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen. The new album was mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED). The cover art and track listing for ‘The Tower’ can be found below.

Track listing:
1. The Tower
2. Divine – Appalling
3. The Hound
4. Blood On The Trail
5. The Dead Won’t Mind
6. A Knife Between Us
7. The Pulse of Bliss
8. Sleepwalkers
9. Lost Among Liars

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen. ‘The Tower’ is available for pre order here, and will be available on CD and LP. The limited first pressings of the ‘The Tower’ will include a limited bonus track.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook page.

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an “Alice In Wonderland” surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” – Terrorizer

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Tour Dates
8/17: Alba Lulia, RO @ Dark Bombastic Evening- Theater Collaboration with HGDC
9/13: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
9/14: Sandnes, Norway @ Tribute
9/15: Drammen, Norway @ Buddy
9/16: Skien, Norway@ Parkbiografen
9/17: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Musikken Hus
9/18: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
9/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
9/21: St Petersburg, Russia @ A2/Sputnik
9/22: Tallinn, Estonia @ Tapper Club
9/24: Gdansk, Poland @ TBC
9/25: Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
9/26: Kracow, Poland @ Kwadrat
9/27: Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
9/28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
10/25: Bergen, NO @ Garage – Theater Collaboration with HGDC
10/26 Pilsen, CZ @ Phantoms of Pilsen – Theater Collaboration with HGDC

AXIS Artwork To Commemorate Golden Gods Awards

Celebrating the Golden Gods Awards that is to take place tonight, G-Pen commissioned renowned artist and musician, Axis to create an illustration that will honor musicians as they walk the black carpet.

AXIS (born March 26, 1973 in London, England) is a contemporary illustrator/working class fine artist who emerged from Los Angeles’ seminal graffiti scene in the 1980s. He is most noted for his convoluted and hyper-stylized freehand characters, and illustrations.

As a child, Axis moved from London to Los Angeles with his family and developed a number of musical and artistic influences including Mozart, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, Frank Frazetta, Rick Griffin, Norman Rockwell, and even Monty Python’s Flying Circus. An early convert to skateboarding and punk rock, Axis began experimenting with graffiti art in 1984, and joined L.A.’s legendary CBS Crew in 1988. By the mid-90s he had cemented his reputation as one of the most prolific street artists working in Los Angeles. Though his career has largely unfolded outside of the graffiti landscape, his skate-punk origins continue to shape his engorged aesthetic and politicized black humor.

In addition to his artwork, Axis is also widely known as a musician. Having played (harpsichord, cello, piano) since early childhood, Axis went on to form Los Angeles hard-core/Metal band The Pain (lead guitarist, songwriter) in 2004. He has recorded two full-length albums and has toured Europe and the United States

Axis lives in Los Angeles, California where he currently exhibits his paintings in some of the most respected Art Galleries, and Museums, and he continues to paint and play music everyday. Oh yes, and he skates when he can.

To see more of Axis’ work, check out www.stylepig.com
Follow him on Instagram – @axisvalhalla

On our recent visit to Axis’ gallery, we were fortunate to get the full-blown tour by the legend himself. Here’s a small glimpse of what we got to see: http://www.grencoscience.com/blogs/news/7796211-axis-x-g-pen-commemorate-the-golden-gods

 

New SCALE THE SUMMIT Single Available Now

Odyssey, the new single from progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, is available now on iTunes and Bandcamp, in addition to streaming on YouTube. The song — the opening track of the band’s new album, The Migration, due out June 11 — will also be made available immediately to anyone who pre-orders the album digitally. Customers who pre-order CDs, LPs and merch bundles from the Prosthetic webshop, meanwhile, will receive a download code as soon as possible after relaying their order confirmation numbers; more details are available here.

New album The Migration available for pre-order at prostheticrecords.com/scalethesummit

The Migration will be released June 11 on digital download, CD (the booklet for which folds out into a large poster featuring extended artwork by cover illustrator Duncan Storr) and 180-gram LP. The LP — available on clear vinyl or a limited-edition, mail-order exclusive clear vinyl with blue haze — includes a download card and a gatefold poster also featuring album artwork.

Recorded at North Carolina’s Basement Studios with Jamie King (BTBAM, He Is Legend, For Today), The Migration is the follow-up to 2011′s The Collective, dubbed “essential prog” by Guitar World and supported by tours alongside the likes of Periphery, Cynic, Fair To Midland, The Contortionist, The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Trioscapes. SCALE THE SUMMIT will kick off The Migration touring cycle this summer, when they hit the road with Intronaut; full dates can be found below.

SCALE THE SUMMIT live dates:
5/31 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
6/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN – The End*
6/24 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe**
7/02 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy**
7/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar %
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut, Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut, Castle
% with Castle

 

GWAR’s DAVE BROCKIE Opens Print Art Webstore

The man behind the mask of Oderus Urungus, Dave Brockie, unveiled a new web-store where fans can buy limited-edition, high quality art prints of not only Brockie’s GWAR drawings, but many of his other illustrations. Culled from select images spanning a 30-year career as an artist and illustrator, these highly-collectable prints are now available to the public. Check out www.theartofdavebrockie.com

“For years I have been doing custom paintings and drawings for people and I have gotten so far behind that I constantly have to turn down people looking to get some of my work. A high-quality print line web store will give everybody a chance to have a Brockie on their wall” said the artist from their Richmond studio, AKA Slave Pit.

Dave Brockie is to many a footnote to the name most people know him by – that of Oderus Urungus, foul-mouthed alien barbarian and longtime lead singer of GWAR, the world’s foremost horror-rock spectacle. GWAR’s legendary live shows and relentless work-ethic have earned the group of artists and musicians from Richmond, Va. an international reputation as the cutting-edge of outrageous, “Grand Guignol”-style metal theater, and won them legions of fans worldwide. In the course of the groups 25+ year-long career Brockie, as President of Slave Pit Inc., GWAR’s parent production company, consistently spearheaded the group’s efforts, not only as the bands lead singer and public mouthpiece, but also as an artist involved in many of GWAR’s graphic projects.

Brockie continued on like the blowhard that he is.

“I actually graduated art school even though I knew it was no guarantee of employment. Nevertheless, I deluded myself that I was going to become a fine artist and was painting these giant squiggly blob paintings that actually looked pretty cool, but were never going to pay the bills. I worked construction and knocked over liquor stores to do that. But I was also into comics and illustration and when GWAR started to happen it gave me a great venue for my work. Suddenly I was being called upon to do flyers, t-shirts, comics…even album covers. That turned into a 25+ year stretch where I was always making art of some kind. It’s about damn time I had my own print line!”

The prints are signed and numbered by the artist and are part of a limited edition of 1000 per image. The prints use the highest quality paper and inks, and are mounted on a piece of masonite that features a custom-made 3-D frame that is a throwback to Brockie’s early “squiggle” paintings.

“I hope this is a big success,” said Brockie.

“I am going on a pilgrimage to Stalingrad this spring and need money for booze and food. Plus, I got kicked in the mouth by a circus-mule and need extensive dental-work. After I get this print site going, I plan to disappear. It is time for GWAR.”

In other Slave Pit news GWAR is wrapping up a new album, their 13th, which is the band’s first since the passing of longtime guitarist Cory Smoot in late 2011. Coming out later this year, the album features the debut of Pustulus Maximus, cousin of the mighty departed one, Flattus Maximus. The band has a run of shows scheduled for this April, which are the last stops of the “Fate or Chaos” tour, which chronicles GWAR’s epic struggle with an angry God. It has been rumored that GWAR will be testing out songs from the new album on these dates.

“Yes! We Will!” confirmed Oderus.

The band is also venturing into the culinary arts with a signature “GWAR-B-Q” sauce, which they will be debuting at a colossal “Meat & Meet” to be held at the world famous “Grinders” in Kansas City on Monday April 8 from 4-6 PM.

August will see the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q, the group’s annual outdoor music and meat-fest which is getting more massive every year. The new album’s release follows soon after, and then the band will embark on a mega-huge world tour that will continue well into 2014. Sounds like business as usual for the hardest working band in show biz.

GWAR “Fate Or Chaos Tour” with Warbeast and Wilson
04/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre – TICKETS
04/11: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – TICKETS
04/12: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip – TICKETS
04/13: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre – TICKETS
04/14: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory – TICKETS
04/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – TICKETS
04/16: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club – TICKETS
04/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre – TICKETS
04/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge – TICKETS
04/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s – TICKETS
04/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – TICKETS
04/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – TICKETS
04/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – TICKETS
04/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar – TICKETS
04/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater – TICKETS
04/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live – TICKETS
06/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson –TICKETS
08/10: Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL – TICKETS
08/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest” – TICKETS

http://www.gwar.net
https://www.facebook.com/gwar

 

VINCENT CASTIGLIA Offers Hand-Painted Prints

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World-Renowned Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Offers Unique, Giclée Prints – Each Print is Signed, Numbered & Painted in Blood

World-renowned surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA is pleased to announce he is offering new, hand-painted/embellished Giclée prints for the first time ever. Each print is unique, signed and numbered – and of course, painted with Vincent’s own blood. The Giclée prints are museum quality, archival prints on Somerset Velvet paper (100% cotton rag), printed using a Canon IPF 9100 with Lucia pigmented inks (rated not to fade for at least 100 years).

This is a rare opportunity for any collector who might be interested in a piece embellished by VINCENT CASTIGLIA at a more affordable price.

The available prints:

THE SLEEP – 24″ x 32″ Hand-painted, Limited Edition of 16 – $900
LAURA – 16″ x 24″ – $800
FEEDING – 16″ x 24″ Hand-painted, Limited Edition of 16 – $800

Prints of THE SLEEP and/or LAURA are available for purchase exclusively through www.acabinetofcuriosities.co.uk. Prints of FEEDING are available directly through www.vincentcastiglia.com.

VINCENT CASTIGLIA is known for his striking paintings that are created exclusively in his own human blood. A successful gallery showing of his work recently appeared at Sacred Gallery NYC and was featured by the likes of CNBC, FOX News, BBC, The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Art Business News and more. VINCENT CASTIGLIA recently won the award for “Tattoo Artist of the Year” in ThisisHorror.co.uk’s This Is Horror Awards 2012.
Vincent is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger in the history of the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. Vincent’s art has been praised by fellow artists, musicians, and other notables throughout his career.

“With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding” – Paul Booth / World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist

“If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light” – Martin Eric Ain / Musician, Celtic Frost

“The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence” – Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer

VINCENT CASTIGLIA’s impressive work has seen many sides of the entertainment world, as well. MTV New Media‘s Horror-Slasher Film, Savage County, featured his art as its official movie poster, depicting the three murderers in the film. Prior to the film, Vincent painted album art for heavy metal band Triptykon’s 2010 debut release, Eparistera Daimones. Triptykon is founded by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer.

His work has been featured on New York 1 News, Spike TV, as well as the television series, Miami Ink. His work has been explored by countless art and culture, and media publications, in the US and internationally, including the New York Post, New York Daily News, and the recently released, Lexikon Der Phantastischen Künstler “The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, & visionary artists”.

His work hangs in many distinguished international collections; one of his most celebrated works of 2006, “Gravity” was recently acquired by Rock legend Gregg Allman. Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally, including CoproGallery, (Santa Monica, California), Last Rites Gallery (New York) The Museum of Sex (New York), The Museum Of Porn In Art, (Switzerland), The HR Giger Museum Gallery, (Switzerland), , The Mall Gallery (London, England) Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (Ft. Myers, Florida), Art @ Large Gallery (New York) Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), L’imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, (Mexico), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan), Shooting Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Seed Gallery (Newark, New Jersey), The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan), as well as The Congregation Gallery (Hollywood, California).

For more information on VINCENT CASTIGLIA, please visit www.vincentcastigliaart.com.

HOLY GRAIL Album Finally Released

The sophomore full-length from Los Angeles-based heavy metallers HOLY GRAIL, RIDE THE VOID, is out TODAY! You can pick up your copy of the album now in select stores or through one of the sites listed below:

iTunes (mp3)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ride-the-void/id588002108
Amazon MP3http://amzn.to/WkE52c
Prosthetic Webstore (CD/LP)www.ridethevoid.com

Please note that due to a manufacturing delay, the vinyl edition of Ride The Void will not be available in select record shops until March 5, but all LP pre-order customers have already been sent a download code and — assuming they didn’t pre-order anything else that has not yet been released — will receive their orders in early February (approximately one month before the new street date), as soon as the records are in hand. We apologize for the delay, but hope that the download codes and a surprise gift we’ll include with all LP orders will help to make up for it.

You can still stream Ride The Void in full here. Lyric videos for the songs Dark Passenger and Ride The Void are also available.

To support the new album, PROSTHETIC RECORDS are giving away a custom designed HOLY GRAIL skate deck, which features the album artwork, through our Facebook page. Find out how you can win HERE.

Catch HOLY GRAIL live on the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise or on the Metal Alliance Tour with Anthrax, Exodus, High On Fire and Municipal Waste. For Metal Alliance VIP tickets (which include a meet-and-greet greet with all of the bands), visit www.metalalliancetour.com

HOLY GRAIL on tour:
1/28 – 2/1     70000 Tons of Metal Cruise
3/22             Anaheim, CA – House of Blues #
3/23             Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues #
3/24             Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre #
3/25             San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
3/27             West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues #
3/28             San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom #
3/29             Portland, OR – The Crystal Ballroom #
3/30             Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom #
3/31             Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo #
4/2               Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
4/4               Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue #
4/5               Chicago, IL – House of Blues #
4/6               Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
4/7               Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts #
4/9               Dallas, TX – House of Blues #
4/10             Houston, TX – House of Blues #
4/12             Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues #
4/13             Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall #
4/14             Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore #4/16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
4/18             Philadelphia, PA – TLA #
4/19             Worcseter, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium
4/20             New York, NY – Irving Plaza #
# with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste & High on Fire

For more information on the band, visit:
www.ridethevoid.com
facebook.com/holygrailofficial
twitter.com/holygrailband

 

SHAI HULUD East Coast Tour Dates

SHAI HULUD will be kicking off their live campaign in support of Reach Beyond the Sun this February with four shows throughout the east coast. These shows precede the band’s trip to Australia for the annual Soundwave Festival (Metallica, The Offspring, Slayer), as well as their recently announced European tour with Propagandhi.

The new album, Reach Beyond the Sun, will be released in Europe on February 15, 2013. The title track for the album can be heard on The Welding Room radio program as well as streaming on-line, and is available for purchase on iTunes HERE. To listen, visit metalblade.com/shaihulud. Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available.

SHAI HULUD
East Coast record release shows
02/13 Amityville, NY Revolution
02/15 Haverhill, MA Anchors Up
02/16 Trenton, NJ Backstage at Champions
02/17 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theater

SHAI HULUD
Soundwave Festival (SOLD OUT)
02/23 Brisbane, Australia
02/24 Sydney, Australia
03/01 Melbourne, Australia
03/02 Adelaide, Australia
03/04 Perth, Australia

Failed States European Tour 2013
PROPAGANDHI
+ COMEBACK KID (UK only)
+ SHAI HULUD
+ WAR ON WOMEN
12/04/13 – DE – Berlin – SO36
13/04/13 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
14/04/13 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
15/04/13 – UK – Nottingham – Rock City
17/04/13 – UK – London – The Electric Ballroom
18/04/13 – UK – Glasgow – Garage
19/04/13 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
20/04/13 – BE – Hasselt – Muziekodroom
21/04/13 – DE – Köln – Essigfabrik
23/04/13 – DE – München – Backstage
24/04/13 – CH – Zürich – Komplex
25/04/13 – AT – Wien – Arena
26/04/13 – IT – Milano – Officina Creative Ansaldo
27/04/13 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA

Comments SHAI HULUD’s Matt Fox:

“The opportunity to tour Europe is not something we will ever take for granted. Before our first trip in 1999, the idea of touring another country was something only “real” bands did. We were kids, fanboys ripping off our favorite bands. All we ever wanted to do was try to make someone else feel something resembling what we felt when listening to the bands who inspired us. We never thought our name or music would get out of South Florida. Somehow it made it to Europe, and we graciously followed.

“Since 1999 we have now been to Europe countless times, having played some our most memorable, emotional, and altogether unbelievable shows there, across many different countries. Where we once had what some refer to as “fans,” we now have friends, some so close they are practically family. We cherish the relationships we have made in Europe: personal, musical, lyrical, and in most cases all of the above.

“In 2013 we are returning to Europe with Propagandhi, one of our all time favorite bands. This will be yet another extremely special tour we are fortunate enough to share with our European family. Young and not as young, faces new and familiar, we’re grateful to make new memories and rage with everyone soon!”

About Reach Beyond the Sun:
Reach Beyond the Sun, the fourth entry in SHAI HULUD’s storied catalog, will see its release in February of 2013. The album was produced by current New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert, and notably, vocalist on Hulud’s debut LP Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion. In addition to producing, Gilbert also returned to sing on the album – his first offering of recorded vocals with the band in over a decade. Not unlike SHAI HULUD’s previous releases, Reach Beyond the Sun was born of several years of toiling before ever entering a studio. The band’s previous effort, Misanthropy Pure, a polished, metallic and frenzied piece of masterwork, is contrasted by the much more visceral, instinctively compositional songs found on Reach Beyond the Sun, an embracement of the raw Hardcore/Punk elements that sit at the cornerstone of the band’s influences.

Longtime bass player Mad Matt Fletcher asserts,

“Anyone who really knows the band will agree this album is our definitive sound, encompassing all of our different influences and styles.” He conclusively reiterates, “Yep, this sounds like Shai Hulud.”

Reach Beyond the Sun will be released on February 19 in North America, and February 15/18 in Europe.

http://www.metalblade.com/shaihulud
https://www.facebook.com/shaihuludofficial

 

Pre-Order New NEAERA Album, On The Road Now

NEAERA to release new album Ours Is The Storm on March 5

Germany’s most crushing extreme metal act NEAERA will release their new album Ours Is The Storm through Metal Blade Records on March 5 in North America.

The band comments:

“We are very proud of this record and the hard work we put into making it. We hope that you will be as excited about it as we are. Once again, we trusted our good friend Alexander Dietz of Chemical Burn studio with the production as well as the mixing process. The mastering was handled by Tue Madsen at Antfarm studio. We want to thank Alex for his sheer will and tireless work on this record, and Tue for bringing out the details and making them shine. This record is one of the most open sounding and versatile we have done so far. We want to challenge ourselves and give you guys something new everytime we step up to the plate. There will be some surprises on this one, we are confident you will enjoy the result of our approach. The artwork for the album was done by our friend Markus Ruf (www.markusruf.de) who did an excellent job in creating the cover and visualizing the title. Terje Johnsen did the packaging for the limited edtition and created a simple yet exclusive look for it. Thanks very much to both guys. We will keep you updated on any new developments regarding the album!”

 

Head over to www.metalblade.com/neaera to check out the first single and title track Ours Is The Storm. Also, the pre-order section features a bundle which includes an exclusive t-shirt.

 

NEAERA recently announced the extension of their deal with Metal Blade Records. Catch NEAERA live and feed off their enormous stage energy at the EMP Persistence Tour starting this week!

EMP Persistence Tour 2013
HATEBREED/AGNOSTIC FRONT/H20/STICK TO YOUR GUNS/NEAERA
+ THE ACACIA STRAIN

10/01/13 – DE – Berlin – Astra
11/01/13 – BE – Lint – Eurocam Media Center
12/01/13 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
13/01/13 – FR – Paris – Bataclan
14/01/13 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
15/01/13 – DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
16/01/13 – DE – Hamburg – Docks
17/01/13 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
18/01/13 – DE – Lichtenfels – Stadthalle
19/01/13 – DE – Dresden – Event Werk
20/01/13 – NL – Tilburg – O13

NEAERA headlining tour starting the end of February.

NEAERA/BURY TOMORROW/THE DEFILED
28/02/13 – DE – Bochum – Matrix
01/03/13 – DE – Leipzig – Conne Island
02/03/13 – DE – Bad Oeynhausen – Druckerei
03/03/13 – DE – Berlin – Maget
07/03/13 – DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
08/03/13 – DE – München – Kranhalle
more dates t.b.a.

NEAERA is also confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2013 and Summer Breeze 2013!

NEAERA
01-03/08/13 – DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
15-17/08/13 – DE – DinkelsbühlSummer Breeze Festival

http://www.neaera.com/
https://www.facebook.com/neaeraofficial
http://metalblade.com/neaera

 

Last Chance for VINCENT CASTIGLIA “Tattoo Artist of the Year” Voting

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World-renowned surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA was recently honored with a nomination in the Tattoo Artist of the Year category by ThisisHorror.co.uk This Is Horror Awards 2012. Vincent needs your votes to win the category. Make sure to vote now— voting closes at 12:01 am GMT on Friday, January 4, 2013.

Please email your votes to awards@thisishorror.co.uk with the subject line ‘Awards 2012 Votes’ and Category: Tattoo Artist of The Year.

You can read about how to specifically submit your vote at this link: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/awards/

VINCENT CASTIGLIA is known for his striking paintings that are created exclusively in his own human blood. A successful gallery showing of his work  recently appeared at Sacred Gallery NYC and was featured by the likes of CNBCFOX News,BBCThe Huffington PostNew York Daily NewsArt Business News and more.

Vincent is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger in the history of the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. Vincent’s art has been praised by fellow artists, musicians, and other notables throughout his career.

“With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding” – Paul Booth/World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist

“If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light” – Martin Eric Ain/Musician, Celtic Frost

“The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence” – Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer

VINCENT CASTIGLIA’s impressive work has seen many sides of the entertainment world, as well. MTV New Media‘s Horror-Slasher Film, Savage County, featured his art as its official movie poster, depicting the three murderers in the film. Prior to the film, Vincent painted album art for heavy metal band Triptykon’s 2010 debut release, Eparistera DaimonesTriptykon is founded by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer.

His work has been featured on New York 1 News, Spike TV, as well as the television series, Miami Ink. His work has been explored by countless art and culture, and media publications, in the US and internationallyincluding the New York Post, New York Daily News, and the recently released, Lexikon Der Phantastischen Künstler The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, & visionary artists.

His work hangs in many distinguished international collections; one of his most celebrated works of 2006, Gravity was recently acquired by Rock legend Gregg Allman. Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally, including CoproGallery, (Santa Monica, California), Last Rites Gallery (New York) The Museum of Sex (New York), The Museum Of Porn In Art, (Switzerland), The HR Giger Museum Gallery, (Switzerland), The Mall Gallery (London, England) Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (Ft. Myers, Florida), Art @ Large Gallery (New York) Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), L’imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, (Mexico), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan), Shooting Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Seed Gallery (Newark, New Jersey), The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan), as well as The Congregation Gallery (Hollywood, California).

For more information on VINCENT CASTIGLIA, please visit www.vincentcastigliaart.com.

JEREMY SAFFER 2-Day Photo Seminar

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After a busy year culminating with shoots for MegadethCoheed and CambriaMotionless in WhiteThe Misfits, GWAR, Arsis and Epica, spreads in Alternative Press Magazine, Revolver Magazine and Outburn Magazine, as well as time well spent raising over $1,500 for late Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker’s daughter Kenadee with a legacy print series (all proceeds went to Kenadee’s education fund), JEREMY SAFFER can now announce the new dates for his first west coast music photography seminar in conjunction with SoundCheck Hollywood.

The seminar will take place on February 9 and 10 at Soundcheck Hollywood, located at 8872 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA.

SEMINAR DETAILS:

The two-day seminar and workshop will focus on portrait work with musicians and will cover the entire process — from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promotional images, CD layouts, and magazine layouts, to walking attendees through the process of what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a professional photographer within the music industry will be discussed.

The first day will be the official seminar day, where all of the above is taught in the morning, as well as a lightroom and photoshop post processing tutorial. In the afternoon of day one, attendees will complete mock-photo shoots experimenting with different types of lighting equipment, lighting set-ups, poses, etc. Jeremy has also expanded the music photography business section even more, and will also include private portfolio critique for attendees that specifically request it.

On the second day of the seminar, attendees will experience a hands-on photo shoot of special guest bands done first by Jeremy (as a real-life example), and next by themselves! Attendees will take over and complete a real photo shoot with the band in various locations.

Hopeful attendees must act now; there are only 10 tickets available to this seminar!

On February 9 at 6pm, SoundCheck Hollywood will re-open to the public for a brief meet and greet/signing where Jeremy will be signing his copies of his book Bring The Noise and will have exclusive limited edition prints available for purchase at a special one-time only price.