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Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM will release a concert DVD, “Live At The End Of The World”, on November 13 in Spain, Sweden, Norway; November 15 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux; November 18 in the rest of Europe; and November 26 in North America via Napalm Records.

Filmed in January in Australia and New Zealand, this double-disc set (1 DVD, 1 audio CD) contains professionally filmed footage of the band’s headlining show from Melbourne, plus bonus material.

“Live At The End Of The World” track listing:

01. The Quest
02. The Sunk’n Norwegian
03. Leviathan
04. Shipwrecked
05. Over The Seas
06. Midget Saw
07. Nancy The Tavern Wench
08. Pirate Song
09. Back Through Time
10. Wenches & Mead
11. Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid
12. Keelhauled
13. Rumpelkombo
14. Set Sail And Conquer
15. Captain Morgan’s Revenge
16. Rum

ALESTORM‘s “Shipwrecked” video was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic, who has previously worked with EPICA, KAMELOT and KATAKLYSM. The song comes off the band’s third album, “Back Through Time”, which was released in June 2011 via Napalm Records.

“Back Through Time” was produced by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in L├╝beck, Germany. The effort was made available as a jewelcase, mediabook, LP, and special-edition boxset “featuring bonus tracks and other mad shite!”

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Premiere pirate metal band and Napalm Records recording artist Alestorm will be setting sail to North American waters once again, touring the United States and Canada this month and next as direct support to Epica.

The 28-date tour begins on October 23rd in Washington, DC and concludes November 24th in Baltimore, with three headlining Alestorm shows along the way. Also joining the tour will be Insomnium, System Divide, and Destiny Potato. Dates are available below.

For some awesome nautical mayhem, check out Alestorm’s video of “Death Throes of the Terrorsquid” at this location.

10/23 Washington DC @ Howard Theater
10/24 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom (HEADLINE SHOW)
10/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
10/26 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/27 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/28 Ottawa, ONT @ Maverick’s (HEADLINE SHOW)
10/29 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
10/30 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/31 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/1 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s (HEADLINE SHOW)
11/2 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
11/3 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/4 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/5 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/7 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
11/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/10 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
11/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
11/15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
11/17 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/19 Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/20 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/23 Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
11/24 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

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Superskum has posted a new video interview online with Christopher Bowes of Alestorm, which was conducted in Denver on April 13th, 2012. Check out the video clip below.

In other Alestorm news, the band will be heading out on tour with Insomnium this October and also recently released a new music video for “Death Throes of the Terror Squid.”

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Scottish metal pirates Alestorm posted a new music video for the song “Death Throes of the Terrorsquid.” The song appears on the band’s latest LP “Back Through Time” (reviewed at this location).

Alestorm is currently on tour as part of Paganfest III in the North America with Turisas, Arkona and Huntress. A recent show review for Paganfest III can be found this location.

Check out “Death Throes of the Terrorsquid” here:

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Landmine MarathonGallows
2011 Prosthetic Records
Ray Van Horn, Jr.

Grace Perry is to Landmine Marathon what Angela Gossow is to Arch Enemy, Sabina Classen to Holy Moses and Krysta Cameron to Iwrestledabearonce. It just so happens Perry huffs and growls her innards to their straining point in a band that fancies a vibe plunged between Agnostic Front and Napalm Death with scant elbow room for much else.

Some might argue Perry has to work harder in a band demanding such a strenuous task from her, but already through four albums, you know where Landmine Marathon stands musically and Perry does too. She’s up to the task, so you’d better be as well. Following last year’s Sovereign Descent, Perry and her crashed-up marauders fire up the charges once again on Gallows, an album offering little differentiation than what they’ve released prior. No doubt exactly what their fans want.

Minus a concentrated effort of guitar soloing on Gallows which was practically remiss on Sovereign Descent, Landmine Marathon still retains the cacaphonous detonation of their namesake, a modus operandi not for the squeamish. Crunk and clunk served in brittle helpings on “Three Snake Leaves,” “Liver and Lungs,” “Cloaked in Red” and “Cutting Flesh and Bone,” Landmine Marathon dish it brutal and even more brutal–skip the appetizers.

“Knife From My Sleeve” may have a slow-winding intro, but there’s little else (minus a few random tempo-skidding breakdowns) on Gallows that doesn’t clock in past the shockwaves of a 50-megaton strike in a no-man’s land gulch. Those just cozying up with Landmine Marathon for the first time might feel the impatient urge to grab some Madball, Terror and Morbid Angel after their introduction. At least “Cloaked in Red” has a badass punk groove and Slayer-esque death throes (not to mention a blinky King-Hanneman solo yank) to change things up a hair. As for their existing fans, they’ll be headbanging on a constant from their media player into the mosh pit once Landmine Marathon hits their towns.

By now, there’s no more geek factor to Grace Perry’s animalistic yowling at the fore of a ‘core-grind hybrid. Perry is the star attraction to Landmine Marathon, sure, but the bigger picture is this group can duke it out with the best of their ilk and God bless ’em, they have the tact to keep their work to a short running time. Smart maneuvering when you have a fairly redundant songwriting scheme. Then again, as the song title on track seven indicates, Landmine Marathon’s only creative goal is to leave you beaten and left blind.

You’ve been served.

Rating: ***1/2

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Demilitias/t
2009 Steelhead Entertainment
Ray Van Horn, Jr.

There’s a distinct grimy resonance to New York City hardcore and metal. It’s usually characterized by slapped and plucked bass vibratum located in untidy filler spots, which is meant more as a compliment than a cheap shot. Biohazard and Nuclear Assault are two of the territorial forerunners in this respect. Also unique to New York ‘core and thrash is a we-don’t-give-a-flying-fuck ethos to its manifestation. The more racket, the better. If it sounds like the hostile derailment of the yellow line pitching over en route from Battery Park to Brooklyn, then ye bang, you’ve got yourself a band, dig?

Demilitia fits the profile if you want to talk about a New York City metal unit draping more balls than finesse. Not that these dudes don’t exhibit flair when they want to; the mega-mosh section of “Monstro” from their self-titled debut release is full-on charged with a kicking tempo and flailing rhythm and lead guitars.

Even a song such as “Acrimony” comes off partially like Lamb of God and partly Immolation with a couple of zip-bang breakaway parts and guitar god solos from Demilitia’s Owen “Big Gun” Burley. Its general cohesiveness (minus a few slight halts in momentum) counters the dogpiling chaos of “Teleox,” (which does have a killer intro) as does “Abstract Fear,” which is more straightforward than the title indicates, at least until it shifts gears into a ratchety breakdown mode in the final stanza.

At times Demilita are sloppier than a mattress on a hot Saturday night, yet this is actually part of their charm. “Brutalizer” is a complete noise fest brought to finish with squealing distortion and a final throat blare before the crack of a capped midnight special rings out.

At the front of the six-song mini album, “A Better Mousetrap” comes out snarling with guitar tugs from Burley and band founder Billy Blitzed, wailing death throes and chunky bass prods from Jason “Bassman” Porzse. It catches and loses its nasty groove intermittently as it switches from hardcore to death metal, as does “Teleox” thereafter.

Having been toiling around since 2003, the Demilitia squad, which now boasts the vocal spewage of former Immortal Flesh vocalist Ralph Reyes (also going by DJ Retch and Hunter Reyez), comes barging into the scene with as much of a what-the-fuck-you-looking-at candor as what you’d get by docking at the wrong port across the Hudson. Their debut isn’t pretty, but it does kick your pants high up into your crack at times. Who sharted?

Rating: ***

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