BEHEMOTH Offer Vagueness & Unnecessary Hype

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BEHEMOTH: Revolver Magazine Unveils Exclusive Excerpts From Forthcoming Biography

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Next week, Metal Blade Records will unleash Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors. A definitive BEHEMOTH biography penned by Lukasz Dunaj, the stunning 490-page, hardcover tome takes an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland of Poland. In addition to the author’s narrative, the book includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former BEHEMOTH members as well as interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets and so much more. In the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz (Polish poet, writer, occultist and longtime lyric co-writer): “If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.

In advance of its release, today Revolver Magazine offers up an exclusive excerpt from the book where vocalist/guitarist Nergal recounts his early grade and high school years, his increasing interest in extreme music and his growing skepticism of Catholicism. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently damning stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long takeover continues to march its way across the country and will trample through nearly three-dozen cities upon its conclusion on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden’s finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation. Reports The Dallas Observer of the band’s set, “BEHEMOTH’s credo is the power of the will, and it completely permeates their live show… On a starkly lit stage filled with cast-iron ritualistic symbols, vocalist and guitarist Nergal lurched around with the ease of a seasoned performer. He held the audience in his hand, and his performance alone made it plain why BEHEMOTH’s live show is so renowned.

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation [remaining dates]:
2/20/2015 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015. Pre-orders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth where you’ll find a special bundle option which includes an exclusive shirt available ONLY with the pre-order.

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WEST OF HELL Post Vlog Update

KNAC.COM has posted a brand new “Fly On The Wall” vlog from Vancouver, BC’s WEST OF HELL.

WEST OF HELL takes a trip to the beach, and shows us how we should really be riding our bicycles. Check out the video at this link, and stay tuned for a new “Fly On The Wall” vlog each week, posting exclusively with KNAC.COM.

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On September 7 in Vancouver, WEST OF HELL will host a zombie-themed in celebration of the band’s recent music video for “Water of Sorcery”. If you haven’t seen the video, check it out via Revolver Magazine at this link. Marking the band’s only appearance in Vancouver in 2013, the band will perform in full professional zombie make-up with special FX. There will be a screening of “Water of Sorcery”, and tickets are just $10 in advance at Scrape Records and the Rickshaw website, and $12 at the door. Doors are at 8pm. In addition to all the fun, come dressed as your best Zombie! There will be prizes and giveaways for the best-dressed zombies!

The band’s debut album, Spiral Empire, which was produced by Rob Shallcross (3 Inches of Blood, Strapping Young Lad), is in stores now via Reversed Records. Spiral Empire is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers.

For more information on WEST OF HELL, please visit these websites:

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http://www.youtube.com/westofhellofficial

http://soundcloud.com/westofhell

http://www.myspace.com/westofhell

http://www.facebook.com/WestofHell

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LEGION Debut New Music Video (NSFW**)

 

LEGION released a new music video, directed by Kevin J Custer,  for their singleAnd Then, The Devil Said.” WARNING: Video content is NOT SAFE FOR WORK

Their brand new LP, “WOKE” is out now and can be heard on The Welding Room radio program or listen to the album in its entirety here for a limited time.

Tracklisting:

1. The Fear
2. And Then, The Devil Said
3. Righteous Dictation
4. He Became Death
5. Priest
6. Disclosure of Sin
7. Kneel Before Order
8. Perverse Icon
9. B.R.F.
10. The Roach

“Woke is way above the shit that floats in the depths of this genre’s pond. A sexellent freshman release” – Metalsucks

“There’s no doubting Legion’s heaviness”Revolver Magazine

Ohio-based deathcore quintet Legion provide one of the most in-depth and evil listening experiences this side of The Acacia StrainNew-Transcendence

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

“WOKE” AVAILABLE NOW BUY HERE

LEGION is: Michael Guilford (vocals), Chris Dragics (guitar), Alex Heiberger (guitar), Mason Prince (bass) and Jake Rodriguez (drums).

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RAM Present Brand New Video Clip

Swedish heavy metal act RAM recently shot a video for the song I Am The End from their latest release, Death. Metal Blade Records partnered with Revolver Magazine to premiere the video in North America. Click HERE to watch the new video now at revolvermag.com.

10th anniversary show in Gothenburg announced!

I Am The End was directed by Martin Högdal, edited by Leonard Palmestål and written by Oscar Carlquist – the same team that worked on the Flame Of The Tyrants video. The song was written by Harry Granroth and Oscar Carlquist.

Oscar Carlquist comments on the video:

“The I Am The End video shows a completely different side of the cinematic vision of RAM than what we created in the Flame Of The Tyrants video. This video displays a lot of esoteric aspects, and has many layers of symbolism that will not be seen at once. We thank everybody involved for their outstanding dedication to making flesh out of our disturbed visions.”

Fans can order Death and watch the video for Flames Of The Tyrants at metalblade.com/ram

In other news Daniel Johansson – guitarist and one of the founding members – has decided to leave the band. The departure was amicable and a replacement for Daniel has already been found. RAM are very happy and proud to welcome former RAM session guitarist Martin Jonsson as a fulltime member.

2013 marks the 10 year anniversary since RAM released their first release: the Sudden Impact EP. This will be celebrated on Friday, September 13. A concert has been booked in Gothenburg at the venue Sticky Fingers (Top Floor). The show will also feature special guests PORTRAIT and TRIAL. RAM’s performance will be filmed.

The Sudden Impact EP will be rereleased on vinyl only and in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies through Gothenburg based label Lake Of Fire productions. The EP will be released at the 10th anniversary concert.

RAM live shows:
19/07/13 FI – Lieto – Hammer Open Air
13/09/13 SE – Gothenburg – 10th Anniversary Show
19/10/13 NL – Amstelveen – Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival

“It’s an ‘imagine Ozzy and George Lynch joined Exodus’ pastiche” – Decibel Magazine

“Despite their Swedish origin, RAM bubbles over with the kind of British riffing and toe-tapping gallop pacing that so is so inseparable from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal” – BloodyGoodHorror.com

“as muscular and dynamic as it is epic and catchy” – Kerrang Magazine

“The album shines for its riffs. Songs like Comes from the Mouth Beyond and Release Me feature a flawless lead guitar; although it’s definitely classic heavy metal, it’s played in a much more aggressive manner, making it something akin to Saxon on a cocaine binge” – MetalSucks.net

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Prosthetic Records to Release GOJIRA Re-Issues

By popular demand, Prosthetic Records will soon issue gatefold double-LP editions of the two albums that rocketed the French progressive tech-death quartet GOJIRA from the European underground to international stardom. From Mars To Sirius and The Way Of All Flesh – two of the most acclaimed metal releases of the past decade – will be released on vinyl on August 27. Pre-orders are available now.

Selected praise for From Mars To Sirius:
* Decibel Magazine Top 10 of 2006
* “Epic…a masterpiece…9/10.” — Blabbermouth
* “One of the year’s freshest metal inventions” — L.A. Times
* Revolver Magazine #4 release of 2006

Originally issued overseas in 2005, From Mars To Sirius – released by Prosthetic in 2006, and never before available on LP in North America – was the Western Hemisphere’s formal introduction to GOJIRA. One of MetalSucks‘ Top 10 “best metal albums of the 21st Century so far,” the album was supported by U.S. tours with the likes of Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth and Amon Amarth. The gatefold 2-LP set will be available in three 180-gram variants: “Eco-Green” (600 copies), “Mars Red” (200 copies) and “Sea Blue” (200 copies), the latter two of which are mail-order exclusives.

Selected praise for The Way Of All Flesh:
* Decibel Magazine Top 15 of 2008
* Revolver Magazine #2 release of 2008
* “likely to be every bit as vital 10 years from now” – Kerrang!
* Metal Hammer Magazine #5 release of 2008

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, DevilDriver, Fear Factory), follow-up The Way Of All Flesh (2008) cemented GOJIRA’s status as one of metal’s most important acts. The band’s first release to crack the Billboard Top 200, the album – which features a guest appearance by Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe – was supported by tours with the likes of In Flames and All That Remains, in addition to a month touring North American arenas with Metallica. The gatefold 2-LP set marks the first time in three years that the album will be available on vinyl, and it will be offered in two new variants: 180-gram clear (500 copies), and a mail-order exclusive, standard-weight blue/white split vinyl (500 copies).

Over its 15-year history, Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records has proudly helped to establish the careers of alumni such as Lamb of God, All That Remains, Animals As Leaders, The Acacia Strain and Kylesa, in addition to current roster heavyweights such as Skeletonwitch, Scale The Summit and Holy Grail. The label’s two GOJIRA releases are among the best-selling titles in its catalog.

 

CHIMAIRA Debut New Music Video

CHIMAIRA debuted a brand new music video for their single No Mercy today via their own web page. The single, as well as the full album preorder, are now available via iTunes.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Vocalist Mark Hunter weighs in:

“We are pumped to present the first official video for our new album Crown of Phantoms. Directed by Cleveland native Patrick Finegan, No Mercy is a ferocious, twisted, cerebral ride through hell and back. Enjoy the trip!”

CHIMAIRA announced the CROWN OF PHANTOMS tour surrounding their highly anticipated new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from THE BROWNING, THREAT SIGNAL and label-mates DARK SERMON.

1. The Machine
2. No Mercy
3. All That’s Left Is Blood
4. I Despise
5. Plastic Wonderland
6. The Transmigration
7. Crown Of Phantoms
8. Spineless
9. Kings Of The Shadow World
10. Wrapped In Violence
11. Love Soaked Death

PRE-ORDER HERE

CHIMAIRA will release Crown Of Phantoms on July 30. With critical accolades already starting to compile, this is set to be some of the band’s best material to date.

“Tracks like No Mercy, Plastic Wonderland and Spineless are absolute slayers that will surely impress longtime fans and newbies alike, and bring that classic I Hate Everyone flavor we’ve all grown to love” REVOLVER MAGAZINE

The band recently posted a video that reveals album artwork, track listing and 30 second song clips from their new album. CHIMAIRA also made headlines by way of crowd-funding a fan version CD/DVD where they more than doubled their initial goal via IndieGoGo.

For more than a decade, Chimaira has been imposing its gravity on the metal community by continually touring the globe and selling more than a million albums worldwide. Their brand of heavy music has evolved and transcended both itself and the trends while maintaining its persistent, bludgeoning force. In 2013, Chimaira continues to direct the masses & define a dark future with their new album, Crown of Phantoms.

Make no mistake; a monster has come in from the darkness to feed. Awakened, haunted, pissed-off, and above all, completely aware. You have no choice but to allow Chimaira to transcend your expectations yet again.

7/26/13 Springfield, VA
Empire

7/27/13 Spartanburg, SC
Ground Zero

7/28/13 Orlando, FL
The Social

7/29/13 Jacksonville, FL
Freebird Live

7/31/13 Houston, TX
Fitzgerald’s

8/1/13 Dallas, TX
Trees

8/2/13 Lubbock, TX
Jake’s

8/3/13 Albuquerque, NM
Sunshine Theater

8/4/13 Tempe, AZ
Rocky Point

8/6/13 San Diego, CA
House Of Blues

8/7/13 Santa Ana, CA
The Observatory

8/8/13 Hollywood, CA
The Whisky

8/9/13 Santa Cruz, CA
The Catalyst

8/10/13 Portland, OR
Hawthorne Theater

8/11/13 Seattle, WA
Studio Seven

8/13/13 CO Springs, CO
Black Sheep

8/14/13 Denver, CO
Marquis Theater

8/15/13 Des Moines, IA
Wooly’s

8/16/13 Chicago, IL
Reggie’s

8/17/13 Columbus, OH
Frontier Ranch

8/18/13 Grand Rapids, MI
The Intersection

8/20/13 Philadelphia, PA
Theater Of The Living Arts

8/21/13 New York, NY
Gramercy Theater

8/22/13 Boston, MA
Middle East

8/23/13 Toronto, ON
Wreck Room

8/24/13
Rochester, NY
Montage Music Hall

8/25/13 Cleveland, OH
Peabody’s

CHIMAIRA is: Mark Hunter (vocals), Austin D’Amond (drums), Sean Zatorsky (keyboards), Emil Werstler (guitar), Jeremy Creamer (bass) and Matt Szlachta (guitar).

CHIMAIRA Announce Headlining Tour

 

CHIMAIRA announced the CROWN OF PHANTOMS tour surrounding their highly anticipated new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from THE BROWNING, THREAT SIGNAL and label-mates DARK SERMON.

CROWN OF PHANTOMS Available July 30!

1. The Machine
2. No Mercy
3. All That’s Left Is Blood
4. I Despise
5. Plastic Wonderland
6. The Transmigration
7. Crown Of Phantoms
8. Spineless
9. Kings Of The Shadow World
10. Wrapped In Violence
11. Love Soaked Death

CHIMAIRA will release Crown Of Phantoms on July 30. With critical accolades already starting to compile, this is set to be some of the band’s best material to date.

“Tracks like No Mercy, Plastic Wonderland and Spineless are absolute slayers that will surely impress longtime fans and newbies alike, and bring that classic I Hate Everyone flavor we’ve all grown to love” REVOLVER MAGAZINE

The band posted a video that reveals album artwork, track listing and 30 second song clips from their new album. CHIMAIRA also made headlines by way of crowd-funding a fan version CD/DVD where they more than doubled their initial goal via IndieGoGo.

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NYC Alt-Metallers EYE RA HAZE Debut New Track

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TWR Official Sexist Disclosure Statement: HOT CHICK BAND ALERT!

New York City alternative/progressive quintet EYE RA HAZE and BoweryBoogie.com are pleased to share a stream of the band’s track Warships, the last track on the Eye of the Storm EP being released by the band before the its release on June 11. Take a listen now at BoweryBoogie.com

HeavyBlogisHeavy.com teamed up with EYE RA HAZE to bring you more exclusive content. The site is hosting singer Natasha’s newest video blog, as well as an organic look at Natasha and Karine’s vocal cover of the track Stay by Rihanna. Head to HeavyBlogisHeavy.com to take a look at both videos.

Revolver Magazine recently teamed up with EYE RA HAZE to bring you the new music video for New Beginning, directed by Don Capria of 110 Films. You can watch the video now here: http://youtu.be/HnOA-GCoja8. The tracks New Beginning, Quiet Storm and Warships are available for purchase now via iTunes.

EYE RA HAZE will release their new EP, Eye Of The Storm, Tuesday, June 11. The EP was recorded with world-famous producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Shadows Fall, Soulfly, Hatebreed) and features three new tracks.

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The band is planning a string of live shows in the Northeast this spring and plans to return to the studio in July 2013 to record a full length with hit songwriters Bob Marlette (Saliva, Shinedown) and Jasen Rauch (Korn/Breaking Benjamin).

EYE RA HAZE features drummer Kevin Corcoran (ex-Buried Alive) and Berklee-schooled bassist Chris Marrone, as well as the female triple-threat of vocalist Natasha Nicholson, guitarist Nicole Papastavrou (ex-Through this Defiance), and classical pianist Karine Catenacci.

For more information and to hear more music from EYE RA HAZE please visit these websites:

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AVATAR, DARK SERMON, HIGH ON FIRE, OVERKILL, WITHIN THE RUINS Update

This is a great all-in-one (no pun intended) eOne update sheet. All of the bands are heard on The Welding Room with the exception on The Contortionist, who will make their debut on the program TODAY!
Read on…

AVATAR
After leaving their mark in every American city they’ve played, Avatar is embarking on the Tour of the Dead in their native Scandinavia. Freak Show continues to get love from radio with another week of placement on the active rock charts. Watch the video here! | Facebook |Twitter | YouTube

THE CONTORTIONIST
Indianapolis’ finest have just finished a tour with label-mates WITHIN THE RUINS and AFTER THE BURIAL, with LAST CHANGE TO REASON front man Mike Levenseller doing a bang up job filling in. The band is currently in the middle of the Canadian Forgiveness Tour with VEIL OF MAYA. Click here for dates and here to watch their video for Causality. Facebook | Twitter |YouTube | Instagram

DARK SERMON
Dark Sermon just finished a batch of dates with Abiotic and took the time to say thank you to fans in their own unique way. The band is gearing up for a massive chunk of summer touring in continuing support of their new LP In Tongues. Fans should not blink or they could miss it. Watch their video for Hounds here! Facebook | Twitter |YouTube | Instagram

HIGH ON FIRE
High On Fire spent a good part of the Spring on The Metal Alliance Tour. They put the finishing touches on their double live album Spitting Fire, which will be released on June 18, 2013. Pre-order info is coming soon! While you’re waiting, check out their video for Fertile Green – named  Video Of 2012 by REVOLVER MAGAZINE. Watch hereFacebook | Twitter | YouTube

OVERKILL
These thrash-masters just announced a bone shattering co-headlining tour with KREATOR, with two highlighted performances in NYC to wrap up the tour. Click here to see the dates and click here to watch their video for Electric Rattlesnake. Web | Twitter |Facebook

WITHIN THE RUINS
Now that they have completely decimated the crowd at this year’s NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL, the band is celebrating by heading out on the road with THE FACELESS in CANADA. Click here for dates and click here to see their visually stimulating video for Feeding Frenzy. In other news, the band will be heading to CHINA (yes, China) for a handful of shows as well. Facebook | Twitter |YouTube

LOUNA Streaming Full Album

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Russian female-fronted rockers LOUNA unleashed their new album, Behind a Mask via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED. Revolver Magazine is streaming the album in full at this location. Head to Revolvermag.com now to preview the album for the next 24 hours! Last week, Revolvermag.com hosted an exclusive interview with the band in which they discuss Behind a Mask, rewriting their songs in English, misconceptions about LOUNA based on stereotypes, and more. You can watch the video now at this location.

LOUNA’s Behind a Mask will appeal to fans of a blistering and passionate hard rock sound. North American fans will recognize the album’s clear handiwork— Behind a Mask was mixed by renowned producer/engineer Dan Korneff (Breaking Benjamin, The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, Paramore) and mastering duties were handled by the legendary Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound, New York.

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“From start to finish, LOUNA takes you on an exhilarating ride that will leave you wondering what the hell just happened. Behind a Mask might just be the dark horse of the year so far” – TheFrontRowReport.com

“My verdict is that LOUNA rocks no matter if you look at them under a Punk, a Rock or even a modern Metal magnifying lens… Addictive as hell vocal lines” – MetalKaoz.com

“The vocals are solid hard rock screams and shrieks with the music firmly in the alternative/modern metal camp. Energetic and up tempo hooks and riffs really come to life with the commercially friendly vocals” – SeaofTranquility.org

LOUNA is about to teach Americans what Moscow metal is all about” – Music Underground

“I enjoy getting new music. It is even better when it’s really good music. Russian rockers LOUNA are unleashing a disc soon on the rest of the world, and they are going to make a mark with this one… Kicks the doors off the hinges” –100percentrock.com

LOUNA has a brand new music video for the track Business coming soon. View the new teaser video for the track now at CraveOnline.com. The full music video for Business is one of the most expensive and elaborate productions in Russian music history according to the film company, InnerVision.

LOUNA, the 2009 Best New Alternative Artist at the annual Russian Alternative Music Prize awards based on the strength of their first EPs. LOUNA released their first album, Let’s Get Louder in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, Fight Club and Let’s Get Louder reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with Fight Club remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA were nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. Their second album, The Time of X, released in February of 2012, nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s Nashe awards where vocalist Lou Gevorkian was named Female Vocalist of the Year for the entire country.

LOUNALou Gevorkian (vocals), Vitaly Demidenko (bass), Rouben Kazariyan (guitar), Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar), Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)

For more information on LOUNA, please visit these websites:

www.lounarocks.com

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