Maldivian Metallers NOTHNEGAL Announce EP Release Date

Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL and their international label Season of Mist issued an updated release date for the band’s upcoming experimental self-titled EP. The new release North American release date for the EP will be August 6, 2013. The EP will release in all other territories a week prior on July 29.

Track Listing:

1 – Actuality

2 – Rannamaari

3 – Viha

4 – Flux Plane

“This EP will have an experimental sound inspired from traditional music of the Maldives with the lyrics being based on the folklore, beliefs and legends of the islands here,” states guitarist Hilarl.

“We wouldn’t say that this is the successor of Decadence, as the sound on these songs would be far from our normal sound, so we want to treat this as more of an experimental release. We are curious to know the people’s reaction to this. We have already started writing the material for our next full length album which would have a more familiar sound to the fans.”

Hilarl adds,

“The other major change on this would be the fact that our longtime guitarist Fufu, who is also a founding member of NOTHNEGAL was not able to be part of the songwriting and recording of this EP due to personal commitments. Chippe’ (Serenity Dies) filled in for him.”

The EP was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production being handled by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying) and Paul Reeve (MUSE). The NOTHNEGAL EP will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively through digital retailers in North America and other parts of the world.

NOTHNEGAL:

Affan (Vocals)

Hamad (Bass)

Hilarl (Guitar)

Chippe (Guitar)

Marco Sneck (Keyboards)

Kevin Talley (Drums)

For more information on NOTHNEGAL, please visit these websites:

www.nothnegal.net

www.facebook.com/nothnegal

www.twitter.com/Nothnegal

www.myspace.com/nothnegal

www.youtube.com/user/NothnegalOfficial

BATTLECROSS Recruit Kevin Talley For Summer Dates

(Detroit, MI) Battlecross made a HUGE impact at Orion Music and More on June 8, with appearances at the event’s press conference with Metallica, and receiving praise from local and national press at the event. Joining the band for the show was revered metal drummer, Kevin Talley, who previously performed with Six Feet Under, Chimaira, The Red Chord, Dying Fetus, and more. With less than two weeks to go before the beginning of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, Battlecross is excited to announce that Kevin Talley will also be performing with them all summer long! Check out a video of Kevin Talley performing War Ensemble live at Orion Music and More on youtube HERE.

Yesterday, Battlecross unveiled a brand new track, Flesh and Bone, at metalsucks.net. Additionally, the band posted their second studio video with exclusive, candid footage from their recording sessions at Audio Hammer Studios. The band-filmed clips include guitar tacking, as well as an extended jam by virtuoso bassist, Don Slater. Watch clip #2 at metalblade.com/battlecross. At that page, fans can also stream Force Fed Lies and pre-order the album.

BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

“War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” – Eyal Levi

War of Will releases July 9, 2013 just after the band heads out on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

BATTLECROSS
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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SIX FEET UNDER Recruit Another Former Member of BRAIN DRILL

SIX FEET UNDER parted ways with drummer Kevin Talley. However, the transition for the new drummer will be near-seemless, as he is a former band member of bassist Jeff Hughell. Marco Pitruzzella has officially joined the ranks of SIX FEET UNDER and will make his debut appearance with the band this Saturday in Memphis, TN at Scion Rock Fest! For info on the fest, including the full line-up, visit scionav.com.

Chris Barnes discusses the lineup change:

“I’m proud to announce a new addition to the ranks of Six Feet Under. Replacing drummer Kevin Talley is our new friend and cohort, Marco Pitruzzella (http://youtu.be/KVs_HBoxZds). Marco has worked with Jeff Hughell in their former band, Brain Drill, and is such an amazing talented and great guy. I’m very excited having him in the band and can’t wait to take the stage with Marco this Saturday in Memphis for Scion Rock Fest!”

“It was good working with Kevin Talley for the past couple of years, but we are very ready and extremely focused on moving the band forward with a new, more stable and permanent lineup for writing as well as touring. Be prepared to be shredded! See you all soon!”

SIX FEET UNDER’s latest album, Unborn, is available now. Fans can preview and order now at metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.

Six Feet Under and Brain Drill are featured artists on The Welding Room. Call (856) 393-2100, e-mail TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com or join the rockdefradio.com chat room to send your death threats/complaints.


SIX FEET UNDER
06/01 Memphis, TN Scion Rock Fest
06/20 St. Goarshausen, DE Metalfest
06/21 Clisson, FR Hellfest
06/22 Dokkum, NL Dokk’em Open Air
w/ Decrepit Birth, Cannabis Corpse, Dealey Plaza
07/10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
07/11 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
07/12 Oklahoma City, OK Chameleon Room
07/13 Dallas, TX Trees
07/14 Santa Fe, NM Sol
07/15 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
07/16 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky
07/17 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
07/19 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
07/20 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
07/21 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
07/22 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
07/23 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
07/24 St Louis, MO Fubar
07/25 Fayetteville, AR Rogue
07/26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
07/27 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

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BATTLECROSS Name Shannon Lucas Session Drummer

BATTLECROSS completed work on their sophomore album, which will be due out this summer during their tour as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Recording has been completed and the finishing touches are being applied to the tracks and art. During tracking, one of metal’s most acclaimed drummers, Shannon Lucas, stepped in as the session drummer for the album.

Lucas comments:

“Being a fan of Battlecross, it is an honor to be a part of their new record. I can’t wait for the world to hear this album.”

Producer Eyal Levi adds,

“I am so beyond excited for the chance to produce Shannon Lucas on the new Battlecross record. He’s one of the true BEASTS of metal drumming. The man’s skills are literally untouchable. Combine that with a badass rising star of a band and I think we’ve got the makings of a crushing record!”

As previously announced, Kevin Talley will be stepping in to play drums for the band on their two upcoming live performances, the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (4/19) and the Orion Music & More Festival (6/08-6/09). Drummer Mike Kreger has parted ways with the band to focus on some new opportunities and attend to personal business. BATTLECROSS will announce their new permanent member once a final decision has been made.

The album, scheduled to be released in early summer, also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof, and will be mastered by Joey Vera of Armored Saint. Vera also mastered the band’s cover of Pantera’s Fucking Hostile, which was released as a single last summer.

BATTLECROSS
04/19 Worcester, MA Palladium – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
06/08-09 Detroit, MI Belle Isle Park – Orion Music + More Festival w/ Metallica
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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New SIX FEET UNDER Song Available

Death metal behemoths SIX FEET UNDER are back, and with the seething Unborn, the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood. Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, owner of one of the most powerful and instantly recognizable voices in the genre, the band are returning with an overhauled line up that sees them reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral music they have ever put their name to.

SIX FEET UNDER debut Neuro Osmosis

Click here to hear the third single from Unborn, Neuro Osmosis. You can hear Prophecy on The Welding Room or request ANY song from the new album.

In November of 2010 when vocalist and founding member Chris Barnes first started to get the idea of working with new writers for SIX FEET UNDER’s next release, he contacted Rob Arnold, Jari Laine, and Ben Savage to share in the writing process. After just two years of writing and recording 20 plus tracks, and releasing Undead in May of 2012, SIX FEET UNDER are now proud to unveil Undead’s demented fraternal twin…

Undead proved to be one of SIX FEET UNDER’s most critically acclaimed albums to date, and with a revamped and tour-hardened lineup rounded out by: guitarist Ola Englund, drummer Kevin Talley, bassist Jeff Hughell, and long-time guitarist Steve Swanson, Unborn promises to elevate the band to even loftier heights.

The lyric video for Zombie Blood Curse, the first track to be loosed from Unborn, is streaming now at metalblade.com/sixfeetunder. While there, fans can also pre-order the album.

“this is the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence…[Chris Barnes] hasn’t sounded this focused or committed in years”  – Decibel