Push MOTORHEAD Into The Hall Of Fame

Adrenaline PRFirst of all, it is very important to note the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is a bullshit shrine that has lost any prestige or honor. Due to its acceptance of less than honorable artists (Motorhead notwithstanding), the Hall has become nothing more than a credit, a resume asterisk, that can & should be exploited. Here’s a great way to get involved…

Support MOTÖRHEAD by hashtagging #InductMotorheadRRHOF and let the world know why YOU think that MOTÖRHEAD should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

We know what you’re thinking. What? MOTÖRHEAD isn’t in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame yet? No, we can’t believe it either, and we can’t imagine why. Let’s show ‘em what they’re missing.

Music celebs and bands like Duff McKagan, Anthrax, Danko Jones, Dio (on behalf of his camp), and more have already joined in supporting MOTÖRHEAD on Twitter, and you should too!

Keep heavy metal alive in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by nominating the greatest heavy metal band of all time!

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

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUShttp://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAChttps://twitter.com/BalSacJoD
GWAR OFFICIALhttps://twitter.com/GWARofficial

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Video Clip Available Online

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After releasing Epicloud last year to critical acclaim, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will be giving fans a new DVD/CD set this fall, entitled Retinal Circus. Due out October 29th in the USA via InsideOut Music (September 30th in Europe), fans can now watch a video clip of the track “War” taken from said DVD:

http://youtu.be/Rok8QPT9NO4

Check out the audio of Devin Townsend speaking with TWR

Retinal Circus will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set with the following imports available at CM Distro:

–standard 2-disc DVD

–standard 1-disc Blu-Ray

–standard 2-CD audio

–special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set

–diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (pictured below)

Filmed in fall 2012, the Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career. With 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, this CD/DVD set is a must-have for any Hevy Devy fan! For another preview of Retinal Circus, click here for a live clip of “Grace” (featuring frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen).

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

New VISTA CHINO Tracks Available on The Welding Room

VISTA CHINO, the band formed by John Garcia and Brant Bjork that continues the legacy of Kyuss, right where it left off are weeks away from the release of their album PeacePeace is set for a September 3 release via Napalm Records. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon. The artwork for the album was created by the renowned California art collective – The Date Farmers.

Request any tracks from Peace on The Welding Room now!

Preview the album stream on SPIN.com.  Check out an interview with Brant Bjork and John Garcia where they discuss the album track by track and hear all of Peace HERE

VISTA CHINO will embark on a North American headline tour in support of Peace. Support on the tour will come from the Portland Oregon rock outfit known as Black Pussy. The tour kicks off September 6 in Calgary, Alberta and runs through September 28 in Columbus, Ohio.

Rising from the desert sands that birthed Kyuss Lives, VISTA CHINO‘s sound is instantly familiar. With the trademark soulful vocals of John Garcia, the songwriting and production of Brant Bjork (drums) and the fuzz-laden riffage of imported guitarist Bruno Fevery, VISTA CHINO‘s debut is one of the year’s most anticipated heavy rock albums. A new band born of a storied past, right now it’s about these players playing these songs.

North American Tour:

9/6: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central

9/7: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom

9/9: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

9/10: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

9/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

9/12: San Francisco, CA @ Slims

9/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

9/14: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

9/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

9/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café

9/19: Chicago, IL @ Metro

9/20: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom

9/21: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater

9/23: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater

9/24: Quebec, QC @ Dagobert

9/25: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Night Club

9/26: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

9/27: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

9/28: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

 

European Dates:

10/18: Turku, Finland @ Klubi

10/19: Jyvaskyla, Finland @ Lustakko

10/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi

10/22: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand

10/23: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Tragarn

10/24: Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller

10/25: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen

10/27: Osnarbruck, Germany  @ Rosenhof

10/28: Hamburg, Germany @ Docks

10/30: Manchester, United Kingdom @ Ritz

10/31: Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Institute

11/1: Bristol, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

11/2: London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse

11/4: Glasgow, Scotland @ Garage

11/5 Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rock Ctiy

11/6: Newcastle, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy

11/8: Erfurt, Germany @ HSD

11/10: Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys

11/11: Dresden, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof

11/14: Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse

11/15: Preatteln, Switzerland @ Z7

11/16: Milan, Italy @ Live Club

11/18: Augusburg, Germany @ Kantine

11/19: Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp

11/20: Koln, Germany @ Live Music Hall

11/22: Tourhout, Belgium @ De Mast

11/23: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Kolokgebouw Speedfest

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/VistaChinoMusic

http://www.vistachinomusic.com

http://www.napalmrecords.com

TÝR Release Studio Video

Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, TÝR, will be released on September 17 in North America, and September 13/16 in Europe/UK. Fans can now view a small glimpse of the creative process behind Valkyrja while at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The video features some of George Kollias‘s drum tracking, as well as vocal tracking, and can be viewed now at metalblade.com/tyr.

The opening track to the album, “Blood of Heroes,” is streaming now at metalblade.com/tyr, where Valkyrja is also available for pre-order. Limited edition pre-order bundles are available that include Týr rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl LP, and the CD.

TÝR is happy to announce that Amon Ellingsgaard will be drumming for the band on their European tour with Finntrol. Amon is currently drummer for Heri Joensen‘s side project, Heljareyga. Many fans may already be familiar with Amon, who is also the nephew of former drummer Kari Streymoy, as he has filled in for TÝR before on the first Paganfest in 2008.

About Valkyjra:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

TÝR will be on tour September – October with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at facebook.com/tyrband.

TÝR
Tour w/ Finntroll
09/06 Haugesund, NO Byscenen
09/08 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
09/09 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
09/10 Nürnberg. DE Hirsch
09/11 Wroclaw, PL Alibi
09/12 Krakow, PL Kwadrat
09/13 Budapest, HU Club 202
09/14 Brasov, RO Rockstadt
09/15 Bukarest, RO Silver Church
09/17 Zagreb, HRV Mochvara
09/18 Wien, AT Szene
09/19 Prag, CZ Nova Chmelnice
09/21 Bochum, DE Matrix
09/22 Augsburg, DE Kantine
09/23 Wörgl, AT Komma
09/24 Milano, IT R’n’R Arena
09/25 Pratteln, CH Z7
09/26 Aschaffenburg, DE Colos-Saal
09/27 Speyer, DE Halle 101
09/28 Jena, DE F-Haus
09/29 Brugge, BE Factor
09/30 Norwich, UK Waterfront
10/01 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand
10/02 Manchester, UK NQ Live
10/03 Dublin, IE The Pint
10/04 Bilston, UK Robin 2
10/05 London, UK The Garage
10/06 Lille, FR Le Splendid
10/08 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/09 Lyon, FR La Salle Du Kao
10/10 Geneve, CH L’Usine
10/11 Istres, FR L’Usine
10/12 Skien, NO 1001 Watt Festival * Headlining
10/13 Madrid, ES Rockkitchen/ Caracol
10/14 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini

Keep up to date with TÝR at the following locations:
http://www.tyr.fo
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

GENE HOGLAN, DON DOTY On DARK ANGEL Reunion Rumors

Recently, some rumors have been spreading across the web about an upcoming Dark Angel reunion. Drummer GENE HOGLAN and vocalist Don Doty have taken the time to make a statement addressing these rumors, which will hopefully put any confusion to rest.

Gene states,

“Howdy everybody. Now that I’m off the road for a few minutes, I’d like to address these Dark Angel rumors that are flying around. Yes, we have been talking about doing something next year, and although it looks like possibly some festivals could be in the works, right now it’s just speculation. Don Doty and myself have been in contact for the first time in many many years, and it’s been great to re-connect with my old friend. Fortunately, I’ve remained great buddies with all the DFA guys after all these years, and we do try to stay in contact with each other and see each other when we can, especially since we are all spread out over the Western US. We are indeed discussing the possibility of a reunion, and yes, the DFA guys are well aware of all of my other commitments, such as Testament, Dethklok and the like. So again, we are moving forward s-l-o-w-l-y, with hopes to getting Dark Angel’s wings off the ground for festival season in 2014.”

Dark Angel vocalist Don Doty adds,

“Members of Dark Angel are currently sitting down for talks for a reunion. This will be for the year 2014. All are excited. I was talking on a radio show recently and had said that all members would be attending, this statement may have been misunderstood. Myself, Gene, Mike, Eric and Jim are talking and when talks are complete a statement will be given. We will know more in the months to come. We will let you know as it unravels.”

Earlier this month, GENE HOGLAN announced the THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE, an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers. Hoglan is pleased to announce two additional dates being scheduled as part of this touring event. Fans can now witness THE GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE on October 17 in Coralville, IA at West Music Coralville, and on October 19 in New Berlin, WI at Cascio Interstate Music. These dates come in addition to Hoglan’s September 20 appearance at Vern’s Tavern in Calgary, AB. See below for times and details and stay tuned for more dates coming soon.

GENE HOGLAN EXPERIENCE Appearances:

9/20 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s Tavern – Part of Noctis 666 Metal Festival and Conference – 3:00PM

10/17 – Coralville, IA @ West Music Coralville – Signing TBA – 6:00PM

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

GENE HOGLAN 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, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels. More information will be announced soon in regards to 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. Hoglan 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 III. Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth also went to #9 in the world and #12 in the US, and Dethklok’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/.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Stream New Track

Dyanmic, progressive dark-rock visionaries VULTURE INDUSTRIES are streaming the second new track from their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘The Tower’. “The Hound” is streaming now via Pop Matters.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES previously streamed the title track from The Tower. “The Tower” is streaming now via a lyric video here.

Following the launch of the ‘The Tower’, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will commence a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem” will combine a unique take on theatrical performance, combined with music from ‘The Tower’. “Turning Golem” was staged on August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania. Also coming on the following dates: October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic.

“Turning Golem” will feature five tracks from ‘The Tower’ during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ ‘The Tower’ is slated for release on September 27 (October 1 in North America). ‘The Tower’ was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen. The new album was mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED). The cover art and track listing for ‘The Tower’ can be found below.

Track listing:
1. The Tower
2. Divine – Appalling
3. The Hound
4. Blood On The Trail
5. The Dead Won’t Mind
6. A Knife Between Us
7. The Pulse of Bliss
8. Sleepwalkers
9. Lost Among Liars

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen. ‘The Tower’ is available for pre order here, and will be available on CD and LP. The limited first pressings of the ‘The Tower’ will include a limited bonus track.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook page.

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an “Alice In Wonderland” surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” – Terrorizer

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Tour Dates
8/17: Alba Lulia, RO @ Dark Bombastic Evening- Theater Collaboration with HGDC
9/13: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
9/14: Sandnes, Norway @ Tribute
9/15: Drammen, Norway @ Buddy
9/16: Skien, Norway@ Parkbiografen
9/17: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Musikken Hus
9/18: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
9/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
9/21: St Petersburg, Russia @ A2/Sputnik
9/22: Tallinn, Estonia @ Tapper Club
9/24: Gdansk, Poland @ TBC
9/25: Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
9/26: Kracow, Poland @ Kwadrat
9/27: Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
9/28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
10/25: Bergen, NO @ Garage – Theater Collaboration with HGDC
10/26 Pilsen, CZ @ Phantoms of Pilsen – Theater Collaboration with HGDC