NERO DI MARTE To Release Split With VOID OF SLEEP

Italian atmospheric unit NERO DI MARTE will be releasing a split 7″ EP with Void of Sleep after both bands’ gear and equipment were stolen before a recent show in Rome.

The band stated: 

“In less than 30 minutes, someone broke into our van and was able to take everything. It happened in broad daylight near a police station in Rome, despite there being a massive amount of police forces surveilling the area but, alas, no security cameras. Guitars, amps, pedal boards, drums, merchandise and personal belongings… a total of 25,000€ was stolen from both bands.” 

The EP will consist of a new track from each group, which will be recorded at Studio 73 in Ravenna, Italy. The bands have set up a fundraiser through Indiegogo containing packages including signed merchandise, Skype lessons and even the opportunity for your own private show HERE:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nero-di-marte-void-of-sleep-stolen-gear-donations-and-split-ep

For more information on how you can help, please watch the following video:

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Bands raising funds to replace stolen gear and equipment

NERO DI MARTE released their self-titled debut last spring. The album, available HERE, received high ratings from the press, including a 4/5 star review from Revolver (which described the band as “a gifted and talented love child of Leviathan-era Mastodon and latter-day Death”). Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band recently completed first-ever North American tour alongside Gorguts and Origin. 

 

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Extreme Metal 101 Boxes Out Now

ROADRUNNER RECORDSThe digital-only boxed sets Extreme Metal 101, Volumes 1-4, are available now. Each of these sets includes five crushing releases from the Roadrunner catalog, including four albums never before available digitally. Each box is $24.99, and they’re available on iTunes and via other digital music retailers.

Here’s what you get:

Extreme Metal 101, Vol. 1 

Deicide, Deicide 

Malevolent Creation, The Ten Commandments 

Obituary, Slowly We Rot 

Pestilence, Consuming Impulse 

Suffocation, Pierced From Within

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 2

 Brujeria, Matando Gueros 

Carnivore, Retaliation 

Death, Symbolic 

Gorguts, Considered Dead 

Immolation, Dawn of Possession (available digitally for the first time)

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 3 

Cynic, Focus 

Deicide, Legion

Obituary, Cause of Death 

Pestilence, Testimony of the Ancients 

Sadus, Chemical Exposure (available digitally for the first time)

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 4

Annihilator, Alice in Hell 

Cerebral Fix, Bastards (available digitally for the first time)

Defiance, Beyond Recognition (available digitally for the first time)

Exhorder, The Law

Fear Factory, Soul of a New Machine

 

DEATH TO ALL Announce North American Tour Dates

The esteemed DEATH TO ALL Tour, celebrating the life and music of DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, will be returning in 2013 for an even larger run of dates. After a successful 2012 run, the tour, now referred to as DTA1, will feature the original lineup of DEATH from Human — guitarist Paul Masvidal, bassist Steve Di Giorgio, and drummer Sean Reinert, with special guest vocalist/guitarist Max Phelps of Cynic/Exist. The band will be playing a selection of songs from the first four DEATH albums including the cream of the Human album.


Once again, the spirit of the tour is to spread the word and raise money for the charity Sweet Relief, while keeping the music and legacy of Chuck Schuldiner alive. A second version of the tour, dubbed DTA2, is planned for North America later this year, and will focus on the final three DEATH albums, plus a one-off European date at Neurotic Deathfest May 3 that will cover the entire DEATH catalog. A complete listing of dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (above), where a limited number of VIP tickets are available.

Additionally, 2013 will continue to see the deluxe reissues of DEATH’s catalog by Relapse Records. Over the last couple of years, the label has painstakingly reissued and remastered the later albums from the DEATH catalog including The Sound of Perseverance, Individual Thought Patterns, Human, Spiritual Healing and other Chuck Schuldiner related releases. These DEATH titles are currently available for streaming at this location.

www.deathband.bandcamp.com
http://www.emptywords.org

 

DISPERSE Prepare To Release New Album

 

Upcoming release: "Living Mirrors"

 

Living Mirrors is the title of Polish prog rockers DISPERSE’s new album, scheduled to hit the stores on February 15 (February 19 in North America).

Album details are as follows:

DISPERSE have been the buzz topic within progressive circles worldwide since the release of debut album Journey through the Hidden Gardens. Their sophomore full-length displays amazing technical skills serving a surprisingly mature and confident songwriting. Although their roots ranging from PINK FLOYD via DREAM THEATER to CYNIC are clearly shining through, DISPERSE have found their own elegant style, injecting fresh momentum into Progressive Rock and Metal.

CYNIC Begin Work On New Album

Progressive visionaries CYNIC entered Perfect Sound studios in Hollywood, California to begin recording a new album.

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About the new material, drummer Sean Reinert said:

“This album marks CYNIC’s 5th release. It’s a bold new sound for CYNIC and marks a gigantic leap in the band’s progression. We’ve had a lot of time to let this material develop and gestate, and it finally feels ready to be unleashed on the world. I’ve been in trio mode with Malone and Masvidal flushing out a zillion and one details, and couldn’t be happier about what’s happening with these songs. They are truly alive!”

Early working titles for tracks include: Endlessly Bountiful, Moon Heart Sun Head, and True Hallucination Speak.

CYNIC news and tour updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website and the CYNIC website and Facebook page.

“When you’re functioning at as high a level as 2011-model Cynic, you’re entitled to a bit of grandiosity” Pitchfork

“Cynic have returned with an elemental power. They are defying gravity at every turn with music that seems lighter than air.” – MetalSucks.com

“Cynic are multi-faceted, otherworldly, colorful, and unique”  – MetalUnderground.com

SCALE THE SUMMIT, ERNIE BALL Team Up For Contest

To enter, click image above, then follow directions. The contest ends on Thursday, December 20

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT teamed up with ERNIE BALL to give away a year’s supply (24 packs) of Ernie Ball Cobalt 7-string packs.

SCALE THE SUMMIT are currently writing material for the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 album, The CollectiveTheir upcoming release, The Migration is due out next year.

SCALE THE SUMMIT – Chris Letchford (guitars), Travis Levrier (guitars), Mark Michell (bass) and Pat Skeffington (drums)

For further information on the band, please visit :
www.scalethesummit.com 
youtube.com/scalethesummit
facebook.com/scalethesummit