New JUDAS PRIEST Track Preview Available

The tracks that Judas Priest has been offering the public as a prelude to the official July 8, 2014 release date of their 17th album overall, ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ are stirring up quite a buzz within the heavy metal community.  On June 17th, eager fans will be able to sample another winning metallic rocker from the legendary band, when “Dragonaut” is made available for purchase via iTunes and other digital retailers.

Listen to “Dragonaut” http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-judas-priests-thunderous-new-dragonaut-premiere-20140613#ixzz34XDw7xOd

And you can pre-order the deluxe album version via these links:
http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm – iTunes
http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-amzn – Amazon

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal’s all-time classic songs (“Living After Midnight,” “Breaking the Law,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” etc.) and albums (‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ ‘Painkiller,’ etc.

The countdown to the release of Priest’s latest studio triumph has officially begun, and “Dragonaut” provides further proof that ‘Redeemer of Souls’ will be a prime slice of Judas Priest metal.

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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

 

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

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

 

 

SPIRALARMS Streaming New Album

East Bay Heavy Rockers SpiralArms released their second album, Freedom in North America today via Steamhammer/SPV. In anticipation of the release Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive full album stream HERE. The album can be ordered on Amazon and iTunes.

The video for the song “Dropping Like Flies” can be viewed HERE.

SpiralArms rose from the ashes of millennial bands SystematicForbidden and Man Made God. This sextet has one mission. That mission is to save today’s music scene by bringing true heavy melodic rock to the forefront.  And they plan on doing this with Freedom.

Freedom’s down-to-earth and very dynamic production also deserves a mention. The album oozes a liveliness, which many other bands tend to lose in the studio.

“We always work at the studio as a full band,” says Locicero.

“The basic tracks of the new album were recorded in just about 16 hours, the rest was recorded by and by, but always in the same spirit. From the beginning, we never lost sight of our vision and that special flair which our new songs have.”

Just like rock fans shouldn’t lose sight of SprialArms if they don’t want to miss one of the hottest contemporary rock acts. Freedom will cut its own path, that’s for sure, particularly since SpiralArms can’t wait to tour on these shores:

“We hope to be able to come to Europe next spring at the latest. We haven’t forgotten the positive reactions to our show at the 2007 Graspop, where we were the only band without a record deal. That’s why we can hardly wait to play in Europe again.”

SpiralArms:

Tim Narducci – Vocals/Guitar

Craig Locicero – Guitar

Anthony Traslavina – Guitar

Cornbread – Bass/Vocal

Brad Barth – Keyboards

Ron Redeen – Drums

For More Info Visit: http://www.spiralarms.com  https://www.facebook.com/spiralarmsband

Metal Blade Records Announce New MONTE PITTMAN Album

The Power of Three, the upcoming full-length album from award winning, chart topping guitarist, MONTE PITTMAN is set for release on January 21, 2014 through Metal Blade Records.

The first single, ‘A Dark Horse‘, is currently streaming at metalblade.com/montepittman where fans can also check out the first of five demonstration videos filmed at Orange Amplification‘s studios where Monte filmed a series of high quality videos demonstrating ALL Orange Amplification products.

‘A Dark Horse’, the first single from Monte’s third album, reflects Monte’s return to his metal roots while demonstrating his Orange gear sound and tone to perfection. Flemming Rasmussen, famous for Metallica’s seminal album ‘Master Of Puppets’, produced the album, The Power Of Three, which is hard and heavy and follows on from Monte’s highly successful, critically acclaimed second album Pain, Love & Destiny, which reached number one in both the rock and pop charts.

Artist Cam Rackam created the artwork for the cover of The Power of Three. The piece features a portrait of Charon, the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. This represents Monte’s musical journey from what he has done before and where he is now with The Power of Three and beyond.

The first single ‘A Dark Horse’ is also available now as an iTunes single HERE and features artwork created by Gustav Klimt (used with kind permission) titled ‘The Golden Knight (Life Is A Struggle)’. It is a textured, symbolic painting which tells a similar story as the music does.

Tracklisting:
1. A Dark Horse
2. Delusions of Grandeur
3. Everything’s Undone
4. Blood Hungry Thirst
5. On My Mind
6. Away from Here
7. Before the Mourning Son
8. End of the World
9. Missing
10. All Is Fair in Love and War

Fans in the US who pre-order the album The Power of Three from metalblade.com/montepittman will be automatically entered into a contest to win the following items (open to residence of the US only – no purchase necessary – US fans can enter HERE):

(1) JZS-1 MPS Jarrell Guitar, The Monte Pittman Signature Model —courtesy of Jarrell Guitars (http://www.jarrellguitars.com)
(1) Set of P-Rail pickups courtesy of Seymour Duncan Co (http://www.seymourduncan.com)
(1) CR120C Amplifier courtesy of Orange Amps (http://www.orangeamps.com)
(1 or more) String/cable packs courtesy of D’Addario (http://www.daddario.com)
(1 or more) Monte Pittman custom guitar picks courtesy of Dunlop (http://www.jimdunlop.com/products/guitar-picks)

Catch MONTE PITTMAN live at one of his upcoming performances listed below and stay tuned for info on 2014’s NAMM demonstrations and performances.

10/16 Santa Ana, CA Malone’s w/ Diamond Head, Raven
12/07 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky (headline show)

About Monte Pittman:
Born and raised in Longview, TX, Monte Pittman made the decision at 24 to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional musician, and unfortunately having to leave his family, friends, and band Myra Mains behind. Upon arrival in LA, he made ends meet by working at a local music store. Realizing he was better at teaching than selling, he left to start providing guitar lessons.

As fate would have it, his third student would end up being British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, who had just received a guitar from his then girlfriend, Madonna. Soon after, Monte was introduced to the iconic performer, and became her guitar teacher as well. A month later, Monte was invited to join Madonna on stage at the David Letterman Show to promote her album, “Music.”

Monte has since played guitar on all of Madonna’s live tours and albums, starting with the 2001 Drowned World Tour, and shares writing credits on some of her songs. Monte has also played guitar for the band Prong. He is credited with co-writing songs on “Scorpio Rising” and “Power of the Damager” to which he also added backing vocals and bass. He also played guitar on Prong’s live album “100% Live.”

In November 2009, Monte released his debut acoustic solo album, “The Deepest Dark.” Almost a year after its release, a special bonus version of “The Deepest Dark” was released and immediately reached the No. 1 spot on the Best-Selling Acoustic Albums list at CD-Baby.com. It was also No. 9 in the Top 10 Best-Selling CDs for the Fall of 2010. In 2011, Monte launched a Kickstarter campaign for his second album, “Pain, Love & Destiny”. It raised a staggering $65,500, making him the top rock musician to raise the most money on the crowd-funding platform at that time. Monte met his initial goal of $5,000 in under 24 hours. It was released later that year and within its first week made it to No. 1 Rock Album, No. 1 Pop Album, and made it onto the Top 10 Albums chart on CD Baby. In addition, it cracked the iTunes Top 200.

Monte performed at the 2012 Super Bowl with Madonna and toured around the world on the MDNA Tour. He also performed at the 2012 Artists In Music Awards where he was given an award for Best Solo Artist in addition to being nominated in four other categories. Monte has also been honored with a Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards. The Los Angeles Music Awards nominated him for Best Male Singer/Songwriter and Best Modern Rock Album for “Pain, Love, & Destiny”.

In November of last year, “M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 1” was released. It’s a stripped down acoustic EP marking the beginning of Monte and Flemming Rasmussen’s working relationship.

In 2013, Pittman, along with band members Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass, went to Copenhagen to record the upcoming album with producer Flemming Rasmussen. This marks Monte’s return to heavy music.

Keep up with Monte Pittman at the following locations:
http://www.montepittman.com
https://www.facebook.com/MontePittman
http://www.youtube.com/MontePittmanMusic
https://soundcloud.com/montepittman
http://twitter.com/montepittman | @montepittman
http://www.instagram.com/montepittman | @montepittman
https://montepittman.bandpage.com
https://myspace.com/montepittman

 

NERO DI MARTE Unveil Music Video, Announce Tour with GORGUTS, ORIGIN

Italian atmospheric metal virtuosos NERO DI MARTE have unveiled a brand new music video for “Time Dissolves,” the second track off of their self-titled debut, via Revolver Magazine. The six-minute video can be seen on RevolverMag.com HERE or viewed below.
Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band is excited to announce their first-ever North American tour this winter with Canadian technical death legends Gorguts and Origin. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Oct. 11). 
NERO DI MARTE’s self-titled debut was recorded at Regrexion Studios in Italy with producer Michele Transforini, while the mixing and mastering was completed at Studio73 with producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Extrema). Released in March of this year, the album 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”).

Watch the Video

NERO DI MARTE with GORGUTS & ORIGIN

12/11 Burlington, VT–  Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH– Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL– Cobra Lounge
12/17 Toronto, ON- Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC– Cégep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY– Saint Vitus
Grab a copy of the release on CD directly from the Prosthetic webstore HERE or digitally via iTunes today!

For more information, please visit: www.nerodimarte.com

 

EARTHLESS Streaming New LP

Award-winning San Diego power rock band EARTHLESS will release its brand new album From the Ages on October 8 via Tee Pee Records.

The hour-long double LP was recorded with producer Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking Champs, SubArachnoid Space).  Now, SPIN gives music fans an advance listen to the entire From the Ages album, streaming the record in FULL at SPIN.com and calling the new record “an hour-long slab of sky-scraping, ground-shaking, air-thickening badassery.”  The full album preview includes the never-before-heard 30 minute title track. Hear ALL of EARTHLESS’ From the Ages at this location.

EARTHLESS (L to R): Mike Eginton, Mario Rubalcaba, Isaiah Mitchell

From the Ages is available to pre-order now via iTunes and as a limited edition, colored double vinyl album (pre-order LP HERE).

Track listing:

     1.) Violence of the Red Sea (14:44)
     2.) Uluru Rock (14:08)
     3.) Equus October (5:42)
     4.) From the Ages (30:55)
EARTHLESS also announced a handful of west coast tour dates in support of From the Ages. The just-released live dates are as follows:

October 17     Long Beach, CA          Alex’s Bar   (tickets on sale HERE)
October 18     Sacramento, CA          Harlow’s
October 21     Seattle, WA                El Corazon  (tickets on sale HERE)
October 22     Portland, OR               Rotture
October 24     San Francisco, CA      Bottom of the Hill  (tickets on sale HERE)
October 25     Oceanside, CA            Royal Dive
October 26     San Diego, CA            The Casbah  (tickets on sale HERE)

 
EARTHLESS: Mario Rubalcaba (Drums), Isaiah Mitchell (Guitars) and Mike Eginton(Bass).  Follow the group on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and fun photos.

 

GWAR Battle Maximus Available Today

The day has finally arrived. Your lords and masters GWAR have unleashed their 13th and most devastating album to date Battle Maximus. The album can be ordered from Metal Blade Records HEREAmazon and iTunes.

In celebration of the album’s release, GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine, is hosting an exclusive stream of the instrumental title Track “Battle Maximus”. Check out the song HERE.

Tonight in Richmond, VA at Balliceaux there will be a Battle Maximus release party. The party starts at 8:00 PM and will feature appearances by Oderus Urungus and guitarist Pustulous Maximus. Battle Maximus will be blasting in its entirety, there will be free posters and fans can pick up their copy of the new album for $5.

Continuing their media onslaught, GWAR front thing Oderus Urungus appeared on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday to talk football, the new album and as the case with Oderus a whole lot more. The interview with Oderus, Dan Patrick and Jamey Jasta can be seen HERE.

GWAR will be heading out this fall on the “Madness at the Core of Time” tour. The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC. GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).

Check out a stream of the song “Bloodbath” HERE.

GWAR’s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR’s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

Most GWAR fans know the “Battle Maximus” was the sonic war of fratricide waged by the Maximus clan against themselves in order to choose a successor worthy to follow in Flattus’ clawprints, and was recorded as a song on the new album. Every GWAR fan knows that the awesome Pustulus Maximus triumphed in this struggle. But what most don’t know was the stellar line-up of additional guitarists that contributed solos to this blistering instrumental track. These included Lamb of God’s Mark Duane Morton (who played under the pseudonym “Tyrone Die Tuefel”), Ol Drake from Evile (Twatticus Maximus), and Todd Evans of Mobile Death Camp (also an ex-GWAR member, who for many years played Beefcake the Mighty and contributed to this work under the name Skookum Maximus).

But the biggest outside contribution came from Zach Blair of Rise Against (who had played the character of Flattus before Cory Smoot, and took to this project under the name “Splattus Maximus”. Zach flew into Richmond to GWAR’s “Slave Pit Studios” several times, did much of the writing and arrangement on the record, and finally recorded tons of completely shredding guitar.

Said Zach, “It was so great to re-connect with this family of mine and be reminded of what a great, hard working institution GWAR really is. This organization defines the term “DIY”. If they want to see something or use something that just doesn’t exist, they make it! It’s inspiring to be around and in the ten years since my tenure with them I’d forgotten what a force it is to be reckoned with. I’m so proud of them and I’m so proud of this record.. This record is many things to me a musical send-off and tribute to the late, great Cory Smoot (in the manner of which he would have liked it!) and an extension of my own contribution to this amazing cultural, artistic and musical statement. I’m forever proud to say “I PLAYED IN GWAR!!”

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Tracklisting
1) Intro
2) Madness at the Core of Time
3) Bloodbath
4) Nothing Left Alive
5) They Swallowed the Sun
6) Torture
7) Raped at Birth
8) I, Bonesnapper
9) Mr. Perfect
10) Battle Maximus
11) Triumph of the Pig Children
12) Falling
13) Fly Now

“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour:
with Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:
10/02: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall – Tickets
10/03: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave – Tickets
10/04: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House – Tickets
10/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue – Tickets
10/06: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre – Tickets
10/07: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre – Tickets
10/08: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Tickets
10/09: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall – Tickets
10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO – Tickets
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House – Tickets
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House – Tickets
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom – Tickets
10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater – Tickets
10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre – Tickets
10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – Tickets
10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets
10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades – Tickets
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom – Tickets
10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater – Tickets
10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Tickets
10/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ LaGrave Field – Tickets
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s – Tickets
10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall – Tickets
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Tickets
10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Tickets
10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall – Tickets
11/01: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel – Tickets
11/02: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa – Tickets
11/04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution – Tickets
11/05: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor – Tickets
11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s – Tickets
11/08: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s – Tickets
11/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes – Tickets
11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection – Tickets
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre – Tickets
11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues – Tickets
11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall – Tickets
11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Tickets
11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb – Tickets
11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – Tickets

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014
02/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
02/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
02/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
03/01/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
03/03/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

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