DEVIN TOWNSEND; The Retinal Circus – Out Now!

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The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released their new CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, in the USA via InsideOut Music! Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, the live show takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any concert Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

For a preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch live clips of “Grace” and “War” taken from the DVD.

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” – ABOUT.com

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

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GENE HOGLAN Extends DVD Pre-Order, More Tracks Announced (Hint: DEATH!)

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GENE HOGLAN is pleased to announce that due to the extended hard work his team is doing to make his upcoming DVD, The Atomic Clock – The Clock Strikes Two, the best it can be, he is extending the pre-order period.

That’s right; pre-orders are now extended through December 1, 2013 — just in time for the holidays!

The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two is available for pre-sale with SEVEN awesome package options at http://www.hoglanindustries.com/Fan_Packages.html (see below for details).

Gene adds, “I am very excited to say that in my upcoming DVD, The Atomic Clock – The Clock Strikes Two, I will be including songs from none other than… DEATH. That’s right folks, I will be performing Overactive Imagination and The Philosopher. I hope you enjoy!”

This is adding to the already killer listing of tracks that Gene will perform on the DVD:

Testament – Rise Up

Meldrum – A Toast To Romance

Brendon Small’s Galaktikon – On My Way

Strapping Young Lad – Skeksis

Gene recently revealed a new teaser video the DVD, exclusively via Modern Drummer.

DVD PRE-ORDER DETAILS: 

Although Gene has footage chosen for The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two, he’s leaving it up to his biggest fans to really decide what they would like to see!

Email streetteam@reversedrecords.com and tell Gene what you want to see on the next DVD, and you will be given the chance to pre-order several packages. 

PRE ORDER PACKAGES:

(These one-time-only offers are available until October 15, 2013)

*Prices do not include shipping

(Level 1) Symbolic: $30

Fan Club Ranking: Private First Class 

A copy of the DVD when it is released and a poster, both signed by Gene Hoglan.

(Level 2) The Atomic Clock: $60

Fan Club Ranking: Specialist 

Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, both signed by Gene.

(Level 3) Demonic: $100

Fan Club Ranking: Sergeant First Class 

Exclusive Fan Club T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 4) Shitstorm: $200

Fan Club Ranking: First Lieutenant 

Gene will call two of your friends (or enemies) and tell them you’re cool, even if you’re a jerk. You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumsticks, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 5) The Philosopher: $350

Fan Club Ranking: Captain 

Help influence what you’d like to see on the DVD… Give Gene your suggestions face-to-face in a 30-minute Skype chat. Ask him about techniques, his touring experiences, anything at all! You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 6) Lifer: $500

Fan Club Ranking: Lieutenant General 

Receive one of Gene’s very own cymbals, used on tour and on recordings with bands Testament, Dethklok, Death To All, signed and personally addressed to you. Includes exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 7) The Galaxy: $5,000 (limited spots)

Fan Club Ranking: 5 Star General 

Gene will fly to your hometown to hang out for the afternoon. Includes pictures with Gene and a one-hour one-on-one drum lesson, which will be filmed, and the highlights included in extra footage on all of Gene’s websites, with your name and picture appearing on his website. Also includes a signed copy of the DVD, personally addressed poster, exclusive T-shirt* and signature drumstick. (Please note this is limited to North America. Other countries please inquire)

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

GENE HOGLAN is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer.  Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’sDark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III. Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, andDethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Premieres Video Clip

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After releasing their extensive CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, last week, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is now premiering a video clip of “Kingdom” taken from the DVD!

To watch the clip, click here: http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-kingdom-live-from-the-retinal-circus-exclusive-video/

For another preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch the previously released video clips for Grace and War.

Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, The Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes 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. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

Read on for a few reviews of this must-have Hevy Devy CD/DVD set:

“A thrilling blend of standard concert fare, visual theatre, and wild stage antics, its absurdity, ambition, and staggering showmanship make [The Retinal Circus] an incredibly engaging experience” – POP MATTERS

“Anyone who is a fan of anything Devin Townsend should totally pick up Retinal Circus in some form” – METAL INJECTION

“[The Retinal Circus] showcases [Devin Townsend’s] passions, his theatricality, and, yes, his insane genius while being entirely playful and charming” – BLOODY DISGUSTING.com

“a conceptual orgasm of the eyes” – LOUDWIRE

“I would certainly recommend that fans pick up this live album. If I could, I would have given The Retinal Circus a 6/5” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” – HEAVY METAL.ABOUT.com

 

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

 

 

THE OCEAN Streams Full Chapter from Triple-Disc DVD

On the heels of three long months of touring (North America, Asia, Russia) in support of their latest album, Pelagial, THE OCEAN have launched the entire ‘China’ chapter of their highly anticipated Collective Oblivion triple DVD.

Click HERE to view the 30-minute chapter.

THE OCEAN main man Robin Staps comments:

“I can’t believe that this is finally… finished. We all kind of lost hope along the way, as the project totally grew out of proportion over the last 2 years. Originally we only wanted to film one single show, and by June 2012 we were sitting on top of a pile of 28 terabytes of data filmed across the globe during 2 full years. Countless live shows, interviews, crazy parties on Russian trains and funny moments in Chinese pharmacies. But then the worst part began: editing, choosing, compiling, structuring, which took another year. Now it’s done, for real! And I can safely say that you will be hard-pressed to find any other band DVD that is equally extensive, hilarious, profound and compelling, as this one. Everything you ever wanted to know about this band, from the early days until now… the answer is here! And a lot of things you didn’t wanna know as well…”

Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including: Russia 2012 video blogThe Ocean in ChinaThe Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!

Collective Oblivion includes:
– Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
– 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
– 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
– Total run time of 500 minutes!

Collective Oblivion comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated 2 and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing.

View the trailer for Collective Oblivion and pre-order your copy now at www.metalblade.com/theocean.

Also, THE OCEAN will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found below, and on facebook.com/theoceancollective.

THE OCEAN
+ SHINING
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ HACRIDE
29/10/13 DE – Hamburg – Logo
30/10/13 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat
31/10/13 NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg
01/11/13 UK – London – The Garage
02/11/13 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival
03/11/13 FR – Paris – Divan du Monde
04/11/13 FR – Aix-en-Provence – Le Korigan
05/11/13 ES – Barcelona – Apolo 2
06/11/13 ES – Madrid – Caracol
07/11/13 PT – Porto – Hard Club
08/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/11/13 IT – Torino – Audiodrome
10/11/13 IT – Rome – Traffic
11/11/13 SI – Ljubljana – Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE – München – Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH – Winterthur – Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR – Belfort – La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE – Essen – Zeche Car
16/11/13 DE – Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte
17/11/13 DE – Berlin – Lido
18/11/13 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/13 PL – Wroclaw – Alibi

THE OCEAN
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ ABRAHAM
20/11/13 AT – Wien – Viper Room
21/11/13 HU – Budapest – A38
22/11/13 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Gambinus Pub
23/11/13 RO – Bucharest – Fabrica
24/11/13 BG – Sofia – t.b.a.
25/11/13 GR – Athens – Gagarin 205
26/11/13 GR – Thessaloniki – Eightball
27/11/13 RS – Belgrade – Club Fest
28/11/13 BA – Sarajevo – Cinema Kriterion

http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial/
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
https://twitter.com/OceanCollective
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective

 

FLOOR JANSEN Officially Joins NIGHTWISH

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Dear reader,

with great pride and emotions beyond words I can tell you I will stay in Nightwish!!!! My dear ‘brother’ Troy will as well!!!! This is the official press statement to be found on the website of Nightwish:NIGHTWISH

Press release // 09.10.2013

Ms. Floor Jansen is a keeper.

Also, we will be a six-piece band from now on, as Mr. Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of NIGHTWISH.

Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future line-up of the band, but the past year has clearly shown us that Floor and Troy are perfect matching pieces to our puzzle, and we are really grateful of the bond that has grown between all of us. We love you guys.

Tuomas, Marco, Jukka, Emppu

Commented vocalist Floor Jansen:

“Words cannot describe what I feel! This union is beyond everything and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to continue this amazing journey with my new brothers! Once I had a dream…and this is it!!!”

Piper/whistleman, added vocalist Troy Donockley:

Imaginaerum World Tour was a revelation to me and in that time, I became aware of a growing unity and then, finally, a transcendence of all the usual nonsense that affects bands. A beautiful process. And since the idea, the musical dream that is NIGHTWISH has been a part of me since before I was born, I am delighted to officially sail into uncharted waters with my brothers and sister. Wondrous scenes Ahoy!

The new line-up can be seen on the live/tour documentary DVD Showtime, Storytime, released on November 29.

Watch a brand new trailer, directed by Ville Lipiäinen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_czsLPig_0s&feature=youtu.be

Preorder Showtime, Storytime at: the official Nightwish Shop at: http://shop.nightwish.com (Shipping worldwide!) or from http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISHShowtime

www.nightwish.com | www.facebook.com/nightwish | www.nuclearblast.de/nightwish

GENE HOGLAN Releases DVD Teaser

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GENE HOGLAN is pleased to unveil a brand new teaser for his upcoming DVDThe Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two.

The teaser is available for viewing now, exclusively via Modern Drummer – here!

Earlier this week, Gene announced a few of the tracks that will be included on the DVD:

Testament-Rise Up

Meldrum-A Toast To Romance

Galaktikon-On My Way

Strapping Young Lad-Skeksis

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The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two is available for pre-sale NOW with SEVEN awesome package options (see below) athttp://www.hoglanindustries.com/Fan_Packages.html.

If that isn’t enough, although Gene has footage chosen for The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two, he’s leaving it up to his biggest fans to really decide what they would like to see!

Email streetteam@reversedrecords.com and tell Gene what you want to see on the next DVD, and you will be given the chance to pre-order several packages.

PRE ORDER PACKAGES:

(These one-time-only offers are available until October 15, 2013) *Prices do not include shipping

(Level 1) Symbolic: $30

Fan Club Ranking: Private First Class

A copy of the DVD when it is released and a poster, both signed by Gene Hoglan.

(Level 2) The Atomic Clock: $60

Fan Club Ranking: Specialist

Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, both signed by Gene.

(Level 3) Demonic: $100

Fan Club Ranking: Sergeant First Class

Exclusive Fan Club T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 4) Shitstorm: $200

Fan Club Ranking: First Lieutenant

Gene will call two of your friends (or enemies) and tell them you’re cool, even if you’re a jerk. You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumsticks, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 5) The Philosopher: $350

Fan Club Ranking: Captain

Help influence what you’d like to see on the DVD… Give Gene your suggestions face-to-face in a 30-minute Skype chat. Ask him about techniques, his touring experiences, anything at all! You will also receive the exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 6) Lifer: $500

Fan Club Ranking: Lieutenant General

Receive one of Gene’s very own cymbals, used on tour and on recordings with bands Testament, Dethklok, Death To All, signed and personally addressed to you. Includes exclusive T-shirt*, Gene Hoglan signature drumhead and drumstick, a copy of the DVD and a poster, all signed and personally addressed to you by Gene.

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

(Level 7) The Galaxy: $5000 (limited spots)

Fan Club Ranking: 5 Star General

Gene will fly to your hometown to hang out for the afternoon. Includes pictures with Gene and a one-hour one-on-one drum lesson, which will be filmed, and the highlights included in extra footage on all of Gene’s websites, with your name and picture appearing on his website. Also includes a signed copy of the DVD, personally addressed poster, exclusive T-shirt* and signature drumstick. (Please note this is limited to North America. Other countries please inquire)

*Fan Club T-Shirt is available exclusively to members of the Atomic Army; it cannot be purchased anywhere by the general public. Your choice of two designs.

Gene Hoglan

While you’re perusing the pre-order packages, open up another browser tab and try your luck at winning some exclusive GENE HOGLAN prizes from CraveOnline.com! In celebration of Gene’s clinic tour and new DVD, CraveOnline.com is giving away a signed drumhead, a copy of Gene’s first DVD, “The Atomic Clock”, and an official GENE HOGLAN t-shirt. Head here for details and to enter.

 

Also, check out a brand new interview with Gene, previewing his upcoming Whisky-A-Go-Go appearance and discussing his career, health, and technique with LAWeely.com here.

GENE HOGLAN is currently touring the U.S. on his clinic tour, “THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE”.  Earlier this week, Gene released a video update regarding his clinic tour and his upcoming DVD. Watch the update here: http://youtu.be/aLLg6XRP8AU

Confirmed Appearances:

9/29 – San Diego, CA @ Royal Dive

9/30 – San Diego, CA @ School of Rock

10/1 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky a Go-Go

10/3 – Walnut Creek, CA @ Red Room Live

10/4 – San Jose, CA @ Milano’s

10/17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville

10/19 – New Berlin, WI @ Drummer Fest – Part of Drummer Fest / FREE – 11:00AM

“THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE” is an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Gene came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Gene will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

The Gene Hoglan Experience

GENE HOGLAN is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s most in-demand legendary drummer.  Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two #1 records on the Rock charts in 2012 with Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum IIITestament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, andDethklok’s Dethalbum III also went to #10 in the US, and thru a major lifestyle change has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

For more information on GENE HOGLAN, visit http://www.hoglanindustries.com/

 

Excerpt From THE OCEAN DVD Now Playing

Revolver Magazine is pleased to reveal an excerpt from THE OCEAN‘s Pelagial DVD. The dramatic DVD, which is being screened as live video projections during the band’s current Pelagial world tour, is a conceptual movie by Craig Murray, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Converge, etc. This movie, which offers up a year’s worth of meticulous shooting, cutting and editing, visualizes the journey into the depths and completes the holistic music and visual art project that defines the Pelagial concept. The film is inundated with spectacular oceanic footage, parts of which THE OCEAN‘s own Robin Staps, an avid scuba diver, filmed himself in Australia. In addition, Pelagial features a female protagonist (who ironically goes by the name “Arielle” in real life). The girl is seen enduring various stages of fear, lust, terror, pain and joy, as she sinks towards the inscrutable depths of the Hadopelagic zone at the end of the album, and metaphorically, deeper and deeper into the depths of her own psyche.

Comments Robin Staps:

The album concept follows two separate but related strains: One is the obvious journey from the surface towards the depths of the sea, crossing the five Pelagial depth zones. The second one is loosely based on Andrey Tarkowsky’s movie Stalker, which is also a journey through zones, but an inward journey, form the surface into the depths of the human psyche, towards the origins of our wishes and desires. This is the central theme that the lyrics of the album are orbiting around. The Pelagial movie takes up themes from and makes reference to both of these conceptual strains, and fuzes them together, in an abstract, artistic way.”

The Pelagial DVD comes with a 5:1 Dolby surround mix of the instrumental album and is currently only available along with the special limited edition acrylic box set versions of the album, which were released through the band’s own Pelagic Records, on both CD and 4×10″ vinyl formats, in April. These special acrylic boxes contained the CD digipak or the two vinyl gatefolds respectively; which were “buried” underneath five thick, silk-screen printed acrylic layers colored in different hues of transparent blue, again reflecting the individual pelagic depth zones. The vinyl box sets sold out within nine days in February 2013, by direct preorder only. A second edition, including a repress of the vinyl on three-color split wax, will be made available for preorder shortly, and released in December through Pelagic Records. The CD box sets are still available through http://www.pelagic-records.com/cds.

Check out the stunning excerpt from the DVD in the form of the instrumental version of “Bathyalpelagic III: Disequillibrated,” now playing courtesy of Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

THE OCEAN‘s wildly successful Pelagial full-length was released earlier this year via Metal Blade. Their most profound work to date, Pelagial is a 53-minute exploratory composition written, recorded, mixed and intended to-be-performed-live as one single piece of music. Centered around all five pelagic depth zones, Pelagial purposefully submerges its listeners into an aquatic journey that is at once tranquil and terrifying. Crowned “ambitious and textured” by Terrorizer and “brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of,” by Crave, Pelagial entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10 upon its first week of release and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and critics globally. The OCEAN is currently in the last stages of a three-month world tour promoting Pelagial, which included North America, Taiwan, China, and currently Russia.

Stay tuned for further THE OCEAN missives in the weeks to follow.

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean