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TOP VOCALISTS

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  3. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  4. Maria Brink (In This Moment)
  5. James Hetfield (Metallica)
  6. Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down)
  7. Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
  8. Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
  9. King Diamond (Mercyful Fate)
  10. Karyn Crisis (Ephel Duath)
  11. Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses)
  12. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
  13. Burton C Bell (Fear Factory)
  14. TIE – Dave Vincent (Morbid Angel) & Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  1. Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)
  2. Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly)
  3. Matt Barlow (Ashes Of Ares, Iced Earth)
  4. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
  5. TIE – Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse) & Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
  1. Doro Pesch (Warlock)
  2. Nell Sigland (Theatre Of Tragedy)

TOP GUITARISTS

  1. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan)
  2. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  3. Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  4. Carlos Santana
  5. Steve Vai
  6. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
  7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbbath)
  8. Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
  9. TIE – Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple) & Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. TIE – Brendan Small (Dethklok) & Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
  2. Michael Rock
  3. Steve Smythe (One Machine)
  4. Yngwie Malmsteen
  5. Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)

TOP BASSISTS

  1. Les Claypool (Primus)
  2. Cliff Burton (Metallica)
  3. Geddy Lee (Rush)
  4. Justin Chancellor (Tool)
  5. Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
  6. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  7. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
  8. Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  9. Jason Newsted (Metallica, Voivod)
  10. Erik Torp
  11. Paul Gray (Slipknot)
  12. Tom Araya (Slayer)

TOP DRUMMISTS

  1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
  2. Rik Johnson
  3. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  4. Alex Van Halen
  5. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
  6. Neil Peart (Rush)
  7. Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Dark Angel)
  8. Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Grip Inc)
  9. Joey Jordison (Scar The Martyr, Slipknot)
  10. John Densmore (The Doors)
  11. Jimmy Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)
  12. Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains)
  13. Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
  14. Danny Schuler (Biohazard)
  15. Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan, Hellyeah)
  16. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy)
  17. Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory)
  18. Tony Williams
  19. Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney)
  20. Jesse Beahler (Rings Of Saturn, Jungle Rot)

TOP 10 OVERALL

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury
  3. Robert Plant
  4. Maria Brink
  5. James Hetfield
  6. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott
  7. Phil Anselmo
  8. Joe Duplantier
  9. John Bonham
  10. Jimmy Page

2015 #MountRushmoreOfMetal

Vocals: Ronnie James Dio

Guitarist: Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott

Bassist: Les Claypool

Drummist: John Bonham

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KADAVAR Set to Kick Off North American Tour

Berlin Proto-Metal Power Trio Set to Kick Off North American Headlining Tour

Blues-Bruised Band Reinterprets Metal’s Masters to Intoxicating, Addictive Effect; Bringing Amplified Live Show to Stateside Stages Now
Deluxe, 2-CD “Tour Edition” of New Album Abra Kadavar to be Released May 13!

Berlin-based psychedelic power rock trio KADAVAR launched their North American headlining tour in Houston, TX. The scheduled five week trek — presented by Scion AV — will see the band take the stage in 25 major markets across the U.S. and Canada, bringing its much talked about live show and deep daze retro-metal to as many music fans as possible. KADAVAR continues to thrill audiences across the globe, touring in support of its latest a self-titled debut, LP Abra Kadavar.

 “We are excited to return to North America and our amplifiers are at the ready,” comments KADAVAR vocalist/guitarist Christoph Lindemann.

“We hope you are ready for what we are bringing your way. See you soon.”

The KADAVAR headlining trek kicks off on the heels of multiple, much-talked-about live performances as part of the 2014 SXSW Festival, where the trio was hailed as “super exciting” and “a must-see live band.”

Since the release of 2012’s eponymous debut album, KADAVAR has cast a spell over fans of solid riff-driven yet doom-like 70’s hard rock (à la BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM) and has shared the stage with like-minded acts such as SLEEP, ELECTRIC WIZARD and SAINT VITUS. Now, music fans can witness for themselves the captivating power and excitement of KADAVAR’s vaunted live show as the North American tour is set to begin. 

Additionally, Nuclear Blast Records will release a special “Tour Edition” of KADAVAR’s Abra Kadavar on May 13. The limited edition set will include the band’s latest album in its entirety packaged along with a second, full live CD, documenting the band’s undeniably memorable and powerful live show.

For full details and to pre-order the release, visit here

KADAVAR “Abra Kadavar” remaining tour dates:

     * = support from Mothership
** = support from Sons of Huns
*** = support from The Shrine

     April 8      Tampa, FL             The Orpheum *
     April 9      Orlando, FL            Backbooth *
     April 10    Atlanta, GA            Masquerade *
     April 11    Nashville, TN          The End *
     April 12    Asheville, NC          The One Stop Deli & Bar *
     April 14    Brooklyn, NY          Saint Vitus **
     April 15    New York, NY         Mercury Lounge **
     April 16    Washington, DC      DC9 Nightclub **
     April 17    Philadelphia, PA      KungFu Necktie **
     April 19    Worcester, MA        The Palladium (*NEM&H Fest)
     April 20    Montreal, QC          Petit Campus **
     April 21    Toronto, ONT          The Horseshoe Tavern **
     April 22    Detroit, MI              Magic Stick Lounge **
     April 23    Columbus, OH       Ace of Cups **
     April 24    Chicago, IL            Double Door **
     April 25    Minneapolis, MN    First Avenue (w/ Graveyard)
     April 26    Merriam, KS          Aftershock **
     April 27    St Louis, MO         Fubar **
     April 29    Denver, CO            Marquis Theatre (w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan)
     April 30    Albuquerque, NM    Launch Pad **
     May 2      Austin, TX              Carson Creek (*Austin Psych Fest)
     May 5      Salt Lake City, UT  Burt’s Tiki Lounge ***
     May 7      Seattle, WA           Studio Seven ***
     May 8      Portland, OR          Wonder Ballroom ***
     May 9      San Francisco, CA  Bottom of the Hill ***
     May 10    Santa Cruz, CA      The Crepe Place ***
     May 11    Santa Ana, CA       The Observatory (*Psycho de Mayo Fest)
     May 12    Los Angeles, CA     The Roxy Theatre ***

KADAVAR: Christoph “Lupus” Lindemann (guitar / vocals), Simon “Dragon” Bouteloup (Bass) and Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt (Drums).
KADAVAR - Come Back Life (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

 

CLUTCH Receive Worldwide Accolades

2013 has been quite a year for Maryland Rockers CLUTCH. In March they released Earth Rocker, their tenth studio album.  Earth Rocker was recorded, mixed and produced by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb of God) at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.  Earth Rocker garnered the band their highest Billboard Chart Number to date and was met with rave reviews and incredible fan reaction worldwide.  As the year comes to a close, publications release their annual lists of the best albums, and it should be no surprise that CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker is featured prominently in many of them, both Nationally and Internationally.

Metal Hammer UK (One of the premier international metal publications) has named Earth Rocker its #1 Album of 2013. In Classic Rock Magazine’s (UK) poll, Earth Rocker comes in at #2 Album of 2013 only behind the legendary Black SabbathSpain‘s Rock Zone Magazine named CLUTCH their “Band of the Year”.  Sweden’s Close Up Magazine ranked Earth Rocker at #13 in their best albums of 2013 list. Earth Rocker placed highly in the top metal and rock album lists in many other publications and websites including The Village VoiceNew Noise MagazineMetal SucksLoudwire,  Pop Matters and Noisecreep to name a few.

“We are really happy to hear that Earth Rocker has made so many best of 2013 lists. Our shows this past year have been among the biggest and best of our history. The overwhelming response from our fans both old and new has meant the most to us. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!” says singer Neil Fallon.

In December, between Christmas and New Years, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Support on the holiday shows will come from Into Another, The Mike Dillon Band and Lionize. All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.  The Sword and Crobot will provide support on the January dates.

February 2014 will see CLUTCH head down under to Australia as they take part in the 2014 Soundwave Festival.  In addition to the Soundwave dates, CLUTCH will be playing a handful of headlining Australian shows.  These shows are set for February 20 in Sydney at The Metro, February 21 in Brisbane at The Zoo and February 27 in Melbourne at Prince Bandroom.  Tickets for the headline dates are selling fast and the shows are anticipated to sell out! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for these shows to not miss out.  A poster for the Australian tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is currently booking a full UK tour that will start April 22 and run through May 9 in Ireland.  Confirmed dates, support and tickets links will be posted shortly at

http://www.pro-rock.com.

CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker Live is now available in stores and online at the CLUTCH Merch Store.  This special and limited collectors’ item is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker.  The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original.  This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).  The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.

Follow CLUTCH on Twitter: @ClutchOfficial

For More Info Visit:Earth Rocker Pro-Rock WeatherMaker Music Clutch Merch

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Holiday Tour Dates:

With Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

With Into Another and Lionize

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

2014 Dates:

With The Sword and Crobot

1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel

1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom

1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater

1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

1/15/14: Stage College, PA @ Levels

1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**

1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club

1/19/14: Flint. MI @ The Machine Shop

**The Sword not on this date**

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

2/20/14: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro*

2/21/14: Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo*

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/27/14: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince Bandroom*

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

*Headline Dates*

 

 

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 MetalBlade.com/InSolitude.

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 facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.

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

IN SOLITUDE
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

http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude
http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

BELOW In Studio with Andy La Rocque

Epic doom metal band, BELOW, are currently hold up at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) recording their Metal Blade Records debut. BELOW, hails from Sweden and music has influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond, so going with Andy La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group. The band offered up the following update:

“The progress of the recording of our debut album is going great and to have the opportunity to work with Andy La Rocque and Olof in Sonic Train Studios is amazing. We are currently finished recording the drums, the bass and the main guitars, and will start with the vocals this weekend. It sounds amazing already. It will be a truly epic album that will leave its mark in the history of doom.”

Producer and legendary King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque added;

“this is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio for a very long time, and the sounds so far is amazing! And always great to work with great musicians!”

Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén—bass player of fellow Metal Blade Records artists Noctum—of Howlin’ Owl Productions and a split 7″ is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records with the doom act’s full-length being released via Metal Blade in 2014.

There are two BELOW tracks up at Howlin’ Owl’s Soundcloud player, which can be heard HERE.

In November BELOW till tour Europe for the first time supporting the mighty doom band Devil from Norway.

BELOW Supporting DEVIL
11/08 TBA
11/09 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
11/10 Berlin, Germany @ White Trash Food w/ The Oath
11/11 Kassel, Germany @ H.Schmiede
11/12 TBA
11/13 Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
11/14 Tilburg, Holland @ Little Devil
11/15 Erfurt, Germany @ Café Tikolor
end tour

BELOW
11/16 Hammer of Doom festival @ Wurzburg, Germany

BELOW:
Zeb – Vox
Hedman – Bass
Paud – Guitar
Berg – Guitar
Doc – Drums

Follow BELOW at the following locations and stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details on the 2014 full-length release.

www.facebook.com/Belowmetal
www.facebook.com/Howlinowlofficial
www.soundcloud.com/howlinowl

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!”

Kill Devil Hill promo (2013)

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

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce Headlining Tour

The Black Dahlia Murder will be embarking on a headlining tour across North American this Fall. Joining them for this particular run are SkeletonwitchFallujahNoisem (10/24-11/19), and Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27). The tour will begin on October 24th in Cleveland, OH and ends on November 27th in Flint, MI. The confirmed list of shows is below, and on the band’s facebook page: facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial.


The Black Dahlia Murder just returned home from a long summer on tour as part of the Van’s Warped Tour. At the Ventura, CA stop of the tour, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy, recorded their parts for “Into the Everblack” from the band’s new album,“Everblack.” The performance is streaming now at metalblade.com/bdm. Additionally, videos for each individual performance have been posted at youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv.

Everblack,” the band’s new album, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age). Additional chart debuts include #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, #9 on the Billboard Independent Albums, and #30 on the Hits Albums Chart. Additionally, the album peaked at #15 on the iTunes album chart, and #2 on the iTunes Metal chart, second only to living legends Black Sabbath.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s new music video for “Goat of Departure” was also recently made available, and be seen on youtube HERE.

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The video, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed in the band’s hometown of Detroit, MI last month. In typical TBDM fashion, it is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic TBDM character, and a real, live goat.

The Black Dahlia Murder 

w/ Skeletonwitch, Fallujah,

Noisem (10/24-11/19), Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27)
10/24 Cleveland, OH Peabodys
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
10/26 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
10/27 Providence, RI The Met
10/28 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
10/29 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
10/30 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
10/31 Ottawa, ON Ritual
11/01 London, ON Rum Runners
11/02 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/04 Thunder Bay, ON CROCKS
11/06 Winnipeg, MB WECC
11/07 Saskatoon, SK Louis’
11/08 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
11/09 Calgary, AB The Den
11/11 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
11/12 Spokane, WA The Center
11/13 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
11/15 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
11/16 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
11/17 Tucson, AZ The Rock
11/19 Odessa, TX Far West Event Center
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
11/21 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/22 St. Louis, MO Firebird
11/23 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
11/24 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
11/25 Joliet, IL Mojoes
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/27 Flint, MI The Machine Shop

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
09/18 Bochim, DE Matrix
09/19 Paris, FR L’Empreinte
09/20 London, UK Islington Academy
09/21 Manchester, UK NQ Live
09/22 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
09/24 Brussels, BE Magasin 4
09/25 Enschede, NL Atak
09/27 Stockholm, SE Klubben
09/28 Gothenburg, SE Stickey Fingers
09/29 Oslo, NO John Dee
09/30 Copenhagen, DK Little Vega
10/01 Berlin, DE Magnet
10/02 Hamburg, DE Logo
10/04 Munich, DE Hansa 39
10/05 Leipzig, DE Conne Island
10/06 Vienna, AT Szene
10/07 Milan, IT Live Forum
10/08 Solothurn, CH Kofmehl
10/09 Stuttgart, DE Universum
10/10 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp

http://twitter.com/bdmmetal
http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
http://www.youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv