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* Rival Sons
* Evile
* White Wizzard
* Savage Messiah
* Cauldron
* Diamond Plate
* The Browning
* Wormrot
* Cerebral Bore
* SSS
* The Soulless
* Hour Of 13
* Woods Of Ypres

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Tags: Rival, Hour, sampler, Ypres, Savage

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Win a pair of VIP tickets to see MALEFICE for the 2011 upcoming Metal Hammer 25th Anniversary show and hang out with the band..

frontman DALE BUTLER says..

‘The very reason we make music is for people to lose their shit to it live, and whenever we’re given an opportunity to meet those people we grab it with both hands. Our good friends at Metal Hammer have given us the opportunity to spend some time with some of you guys at The O2 Islington Academy for the 25th Birthday Bash, so for your chance to win 1 of 3 pairs of VIP entries, one of which will win a pair of very special VIP passes, come hang with the band before the show and maybe even have a chance at seeing the sound check, send us your craziest pic with a T shirt, album or from a show to our facebook at http://www.facebook.com/maleficeofficial and show us why you party harder than everyone else.’

Due to the event this is an 18+ only competition.

MALEFICE have announced they will play two very special shows in October. Reading outfit have been added to the bill of the Metal Hammer 25th birthday pary in London along with Orange Goblin, Dirty DC and more to be announced. Tickets are at a 1986 price of £2.50!

A week later they join Skindred, Therapy? Rolo Tomassi, Yashin and The Treatment at the Jagermeister ‘Ice Cold In Birmingham’ special on the 31st.

Tags: DALE, DYMqCNKAa, VIP, event, chance

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Dan Mangan new album Oh Fortune, also joins the City Slang label.

Following numerous European jaunts, tours with The Walkmen, The Decemberists and Okkervil River, playing for Wills & Kate on their recent trip to Canada, award nominations and appearances at Glastonbury and End of the Road, Dan Mangan has joined City Slang. The Vancouver-based song smith will be releasing his captivating new album ‘Oh Fortune’ in the UK on December 5th.
You can download and hear ‘Post War Blues’  here: http://soundcloud.com/cityslang/dan-mangan-post-war-blues

Already a highly regarded Polaris Prize nominee in his home land, his mark on the UK thus far has been fleeting but impressively well received and the release of this new record a statement of intent. Ambitious and textured, ‘Oh Fortune’ sees Mangan pull away from the world of alt-folk, observational anthems that its predecessor ‘Nice, Nice, Very Nice’ encapsulated, allowing the music to swell up into waves of full orchestration and with the help of free-jazz experimentalists and Seattle’s Eyvind Kangarrangements developed into luscious walls of sound, sweeping and flowing throughout the album.Post War Blues’ is the perfect introduction to the album, and proves that Mangan has much more to give than ‘Nice, Nice, Very Nice’ suggested.

“Hugely impressive… An album of songs with wry, razor-sharp, self-observational lyrics and arrangements that are deceptively complex. ****” The Times

Despite the change in direction, ‘Oh Fortune‘ never strays far from what Mangan believes is ultimately “him”.
The  last  record  did  far  more  than  I  or  anyone  else  thought  it  would…  I felt  like  we stumbled by accident onto something that people liked. I feel now that if we tried to recreate  something  that  already  worked,  I  wouldn’t  like  it…  and  then  they  wouldn’t like  it  either,”  Dan  muses,  “it  has  to  be  sincere,  and  relevant,  and  whatever  we’re feeling right now.”
Anthemic calls to arms such as ‘Post War Blues’ and ‘How Darwinian’ do just that. Reflecting how Mangan is feeling now, and continuing the themes of isolation and desperation that are raised by tracks such as ‘Rows of Houses’, the rich instrumentation and the positivity of the album’s title spawned from Dan’s reflection of a ticker‐tape parade in the US in 1926 balance out the morbid streams of thought.
Oh Fortune‘ debates melancholy while it anticipates incredible moments of glory and victory, as the title’s background suggests. It’s not sad, it’s simply honest. Life is just that.
Visit Dan’s website for your FREE copy of Post War Blues for download:

Tags: statement of intent, something, wry, War, trip

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New Yorks progressive metal band ’3′ have released their eagerly anticipated album ‘The Ghost You Gave to Me’, the band have also release a video single ‘Numbers’ from the album, which you can watch below.. This is the band’s sixth studio album since 1999 and is a massive step forward for the group. The 3 trademarks are intact – many musical peaks and valleys, bright and uplifting chorus’s alongside dark and heavy passages powered by Gartdrumm’s aggressive drumming and the acoustic/electric guitar duo of Joey Eppard and Billy Riker. The Ghost You Gave to Me is 3 at their most inspired.

In other 3 news, the band has confirmed that they will be touring North America this Fall as direct support to Cynic. The tour kicks off November 3rd in West Chester, Pennsylvania and wraps up November 23rd in Hollywood, CA at the Key Club. The second night of the tour sees 3 appearing as part of the Metal SuckFest.

Album cover from the album  The Ghost You Gave To Me

The Ghost You Gave To Me album cover

The Ghost You Gave to Me track listing:
1. Sirenum Scopuli
2. React
3. Sparrow
4. High Times
5. Numbers
6. One With the Sun
7. The Ghost You Gave to Me
8. Pretty
9. Afterglow
10. It’s Alive
11. Only Child
12. The Barrier

http://www.metalblade.com/3

http://www.facebook.com/theband3

http://www.youtube.com/officialband3

http://www.theband3.com

Tags: Pennsylvania, acoustic electric guitar, sparrow, Child, Outfit

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Northern Irish Rockers THE ANSWER have released their new album REVIVAL has now been released, you can check out the album on Spotify Here, below you can listen to the track Piece by Piece as well as download for FREE.. top dog !! check it out

Check out The Answer for tour dates on the bands website

http://www.theanswer.ie/

Tags: revival, top dog, irish rockers, new album, tour dates

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Djevara start their European tour today in Austria and will finish in Germany on the 23rd April, inbetween Djevara will blast out twenty one venues across the heart of Europe

Djevara 2010 from DjevBunny on Vimeo.

Known for their explosive shows and uncompromising attitude to human rights, expect some fireworks

1st – Ann & Pat, LINZ (AUSTRIA)
2nd – Jugendzentrum, WUNSIEDEL (GERMANY)+ FB:http://www.facebook.com/ev ent.php?eid=18422243827548 3&ref=ts
3rd – Arci La Boccia, TAVOLETO (ITALY)
4th – TBA shortly
5th – Club Cairo, WURZBURG (GERMANY) * FB: http://www.facebook.com/ev ent.php?eid=198396226851198&ref=ts
6th – U-Boot, BERNBURG (GERMANY) *
7th – TBA shortly
8th – Autonomes Zentrum Koln, COLOGNE (GERMANY)
9th – Peniche Igelrock Boat, VALENCIENNES (FRANCE)
10th – TBA shortly
11th – Arena Beisi, VIENNA (AUSTRIA)
12th – Bowling CLub, HLAVIčKůV BROD (CZECH REP)
13th – Stará Kovárna, JIHLAVA (CZECH REPUBLIC)
14th – Music Bar Jam, OPAVA (CZECH REPUBLIC)
15th – Klub Stereo, RIJEKA (CROATIA)
16th – Festival ZAGA, CRENSOVCI (SLOVENIA)
18th – Club CK 13, NOVI SAD (SERBIA)
19th – Kulturni Dom, PANCHEVO (SERBIA)
20th – Menza Pri Korito, LJUBLJANA (SLOVENIA)
21st – Klub Kset, ZAGREB (CROATIA)
22nd – K4 Club, PRAGUE (CZECH REPUBLIC) FB: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189448761097105&ref=mf
23rd – Buntes Haus Forst, FORST (GERMANY)

http://www.djevara.co.uk/

Latest album The Rising Tide – Hear No Evil (part 2) can be found Here

Tags: today, Boccia, linz austria, REP, Club

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The Sword Release New Single and Video Night City plus UK Tour

The third and final installment of the Warp Riders Trilogy has been released today by Texan metal warriors The Sword. ‘Night City’ was directed by Artificial Army and features Esteban Powell, best known for his role as Carl in the classic Dazed and Confused film.

The band are currently looking forward to touring the UK in May with the formidable skills of notorious intergalactic bounty drummer, Kevin Fender who joined the band last October when former drummer Trivett Wingo left the band for personal reasons. With Kevin now on board, The Sword will be touring the amazing Warp Riders album that was released in 2010 on Kemado Records. It’s The Sword’s first concept album, a science fiction maelstrom put to the storming, relentless riffage and pounding rhythms upon which the band has staked its reputation. It’s also their most flat-out, supercharged, adrenaline-pumping work yet, a chrome-plated war machine that lords over the blackened sky.

Enjoy Night City and see The Sword live at the following UK dates:

Sun 8-May-11 ENGLAND SOUTHAMPTON JOINERS

Mon 9-May-11 ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY 3

Tue 10-May-11 SCOTLAND GLASGOW CATHOUSE

Wed 11-May-11 ENGLAND MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3

Thu 12-May-11 ENGLAND LONDON GARAGE

www.swordofdoom.com

www.kemado.com (label)

Live Photos of The Sword

Tags: Enjoy, work, maelstrom, kemado records, Texan

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CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien will fill in for Exodus’ Gary Holt when Holt leaves the Slayer European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4. Holt has been filling in for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman since the tour kicked off February 26 in Australia.

Holt’s last show with Slayer will be April 4 in Padova, Italy; O’Brien will join the band for the April 6 show in Croatia, and will finish the European dates with Slayer that wrap up on April 14 in Holland.

Hanneman has amazed his doctors with his speedy recovery from an infection thought to have been caused by a spider bite. Following surgery on his right arm, he continues his physical therapy and has already been practicing with his guitar.

Remaining dates for Slayer’s European tour are as follows:

MARCH
28 La Rivera, Madrid, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
29 Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
30 Pavilhao Atlantico, Lisbon, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)

APRIL
1 St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
3 Rome Atlantico, Rome, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
4 Gran Teatro, Padova, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
6 Zagreb Arena, Zagreb, Crotia (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
7 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
8 Arena Budapest, Budapest Hungary (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
10 Prague O2 Arena, Prague Czech Republic (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
11 Lodz Sportshall, Lodz, Poland (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
13 Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzgerland (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
14 Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)

http://www.slayer.net

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

http://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/band/slayer

Cannibal Corpse with Decency Defiled live at Wacken

Tags: guitar, Republic, spider, youtube, Madrid

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Featuring the long-awaited touring return of…… EARTHTONE9
+ special guests
THE OCEAN
MAYBESHEWILL
HUMANFLY

Tuesday 17th May – Birmingham, Academy 2
Wednesday 18th May – Durham, Live Lounge
Thursday 19th May – Glasgow, Stereo
Friday 20th May – Manchester, Club Academy
Saturday 21st May – Bristol, Thekla
Sunday 22nd May – London, Relentless Garage

“During the rehearsals for last year’s festivals we started toying with some new ideas. And here we are in the Spring of 2011 and from out of nowhere we have a raft of new material we REALLY want to share with you. Yep, new songs. And they CRUSH. We seriously have a fire burning.”
Karl Middleton.

Visit Earthtone9 to preorder the NEW EP and then head over to download for FREE the BEST OF EARTHONE9 album ‘Inside Embers Glow’

http://www.earthtone9.co.uk/

Tags: rehearsals, Release, bristol thekla, Visit, Burning

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Welsh Metal Wizards Anterior have just finished laying down the guitar solos for the unamed new album due out this year, and have charged straight out on tour as part of the Metal Hammer Razor Tour with Sylosis, Bleed From Within and While She Sleeps so check out dtaes and stage times HERE

In the meantime Anterior have released a new video to the brilliant song DEAD DIVINE from the bands debut album ‘This Age of Silence’ which is still getting rave reviews

Sighned to Metal Blade records of America this British powerhouse have a razor edge future .. Anterior can be found on their myspace page HERE

Tags: Razor, Silence, wizards, Released, album

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