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Former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson will fill in for Craig Goldy at the October 26 DIO DISCIPLES concert at M15 in Corona, California as Craig has a prior commitment in Russia.

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) and is fully supported by Dio‘s widow/manager, Wendy, currently consists of the following musicians:

* Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) – Vocals
* Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB) – Vocals
* Craig Goldy (DIO) – Guitar
* Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) – Bass
* Scott Warren (DIO,HEAVEN & HELL) – Keyboards
* Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO) – Drums

In the late 1980s Robertson heard that Ronnie James Dio was looking for a new guitarist. He sent a tape to the record company Phonogram. After six months of waiting, he got a reply that stated that at that moment they were not interested in him. At the encouragement of his friend and fellow guitarist Sean Manning (HURRICANE) the tenacious Robertson then contacted the DIO fan club who then asked him to send his demo tape to them.

Robertson, who was 17 years old at the time, got a great response from DIO after receiving the demo through the fan-club channels. In late January or early February 1989 Robertson was flown to Los Angeles for an audition with DIO. He was auditioned twice. Immediately after the second audition he was invited to join the band. The press-release for the addition of Robertson to DIO was sent out on July 18, 1989 and the press was invited to meet the newest DIO guitarist on July 20, 1989 at Oliver’s Pub in New York City.

The first DIO album Robertson started working on with DIO was “Lock up the Wolves”. These sessions included Jimmy Bain, Vinny Appice and Jens Johansson. The band had already begun writing and recording when Jimmy Bain and Vinny Appice were suddenly excused from the band. They were replaced with Teddy Cook and former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright.

“Lock up the Wolves” was released in 1990, and the band embarked on a tour in support of the album.

Robertson stayed with DIO until Ronnie James Dio rejoined BLACK SABBATH in 1991.

Dio and Robertson had been writing songs for an album to be released in May 1991 which ended up being shelved. When the DIO band was put on ice, Robertson started work on an instructional video for guitar players. It was released on Star Licks in July or August 1991. He then teamed up with vocalist Oni Logan (ex-LYNCH MOB) and drummer Jimmy Paxson (from TRIANGLE) and began to write and record on an album together for Atlantic Records.

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Troy Culpan of May The Rock Be With You recently conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

May The Rock Be With You: So why was now the right time to unleash NEWSTED on the world?

Jason: Destiny chose it, man. There was no plan, I swear to God. I just went in to make this little demo tape, and somebody heard “Soldierhead” and it took off,and the next thing you know, we’ve got a world tour and managers and all that stuff. I swear to God. I never, ever, ever, ever planned on having a big band again, or putting my name on it or anything — it just happened — and people said, “Go for it,” and kept encouraging me. And actually, I went to play with the METALLICA guys at the end of 2011 and I got all excited about playing again, I wrote some songs, gave them to my buddies, we turned them into something. Next thing you know, it’s eighteen months later and I’m talking to you. I was never, like, “Here’s going to be the logo and this is going to be the thing and we’re gonna do this and gonna do that” — there was never any of that. I’ve mostly just been playing catch-up for the last eight months, from the managers and agents that booked me a bunch of shows before I really even had a band together, before I even had the fourth member of the band, they booked me a bunch of shows just because they knew I was coming back out and people were excited about it.

May The Rock Be With You: This is your first time fronting a band. What is it like being the singer after so many years of well, not…?

Jason: It’s a little bit scary and it’s also really fun. I think that even all the drummers in the world and even the guy on violin in the back, everybody wants to be the frontman at some point, no matter what they say [laughs], I think they want that, we all crave it a little bit, because everybody wants to be a show-off in this business. You’ve got to have that ego and want to show off and that’s kind of what the deal is. Early days in FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, I sang in FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and fronted the band before we had a singer and through time and with METALLICA, it was one verse of that song, another verse in that song, a couple of years later a few more verses, and by the end of it, I was singing a whole song, so I’ve built up that way little by little. As far as a vocalist playing bass and laying it all down like that, it’s a very new territory and there’s a lot of new roles to assume, so I’m mostly taking it as a challenge. Nervous excitement comes pretty quick when I know that the chips are down and I know that I’ve got to go and sing for everybody, but remembering the songs and getting to remember all the words again, getting to say what I want to between the songs to the people, I really like that part. I don’t exactly thrash the way I used to because I have to keep my mind on remembering everything, but there’s a lot of different things to it. We’ve got about fifty shows under our belt now. Each time it’s a challenge but each time it’s getting better as well.

May The Rock Be With You: The album is called “Heavy Metal Music” which screams the obvious, but what was the idea behind the name specifically?

Jason: For clarity for the fans around the world. In METALLICA, and I was raised in that band, and it was always instilled in me that it’s a global view, it’s a worldwide view — we play music for the world not just the United States, so it’s kind of the way it’s gotta be. I’ve played in a lot of countries in my life, so no matter what language or dialect or whatever that you speak, heavy metal music means heavy metal music and I want to make sure that everybody’s clear that if I’m going to do this again and go all the way in frickin’ neck deep. I want to make sure that there’s question as to what style I’m playing. It’s not ECHOBRAIN, it’s not GOV’T MULE, not SEPULTURA, not DJ Shadow, not any of that stuff that I’ve messed with before, this is “Heavy Metal Music”.

Read the entire interview at May The Rock Be With You.

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London black/thrash band Craven Idol, who signed with Dark Descent Records earlier this year, is set to release its full-length debut, “Towards Eschaton,” on digital, CD and vinyl formats this fall. Album track “To Summon Mayrion” is currently streaming below. In 2006 Craven Idol’s self-released demo tape materialized, and its original fifty incarnations were quickly

The post Craven Idol Streaming New Track “To Summon Mayrion” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release “Rage Against the Machine – XX,” commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album from the band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band’s literate and politically-charged debut album, originally released in November 1992. Featuring band members Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans. To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will be available as a CD in three configurations:

1. 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12″ 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster;

2. 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and

3. 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12″ 180gm vinyl editions–a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction–of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.

Compact Disc One of the newly remastered “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible b-sides from era.

Compact Disc Two presents the original “Rage Against the Machine” demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band’s deal with Epic Records. The 20th anniversary releases of “Rage Against the Machine – XX” marks the first time the entire Rage Against the Machine demo tapes have seen a full official release.

DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine’s historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making “Killing in the Name” the UK’s Number One Single during Christmas week 2009. Also included are the band’s groundbreaking music videos plus live concert performance clips.

DVD#2 takes you back to the release of Rage’s debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994, featuring the full set of the band’s first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.

“Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include new liner notes penned especially for the band’s 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.

I. Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set)
2 x CDs + 2 x DVDs + 180gm LP
12″ lift-off box
40 page booklet
2 sided poster

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

DVD #1
“The Battle of Britain” – previously unreleased
FINSBURY PARK, LONDON ENGLAND (JUNE 6, 2010)

1. Testify
2. Bombtrack
3. People Of The Sun
4. Know Your Enemy
5. Bulls On Parade
6. Township Rebellion
7. Bullet In The Head
8. White Riot
9. Guerrilla Radio
10. Sleep Now In The Fire
11. Freedom
12. Killing In The Name

MUSIC VIDEOS
“Killing in the Name” (1992)
“Bullet in the Head” (1993)
“Bombtrack” (1993)
“Freedom” (1993)
“Bulls on Parade” (1996)
“People of the Sun” (1996)
“No Shelter” (1998)
“Guerrilla Radio” (1999)
“Sleep Now in the Fire” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Testify” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Renegades of Funk” (2000) – first official commercial release
“How I Could Just Kill a Man” (2000) – previously unreleased

LIVE MATERIAL FROM 1997 VIDEO COMPILATION – first time on DVD
“The Ghost Of Tom Joad”
“Vietnow” – Irvine, CA – 1997
“People Of The Sun”
“Bulls On Parade”
“Bullet In The Head”
“Zapata’s Blood” – Rock Am Ring Festival, Germany – 1996
“Know Your Enemy”
“Bombtrack”
“Tire Me” – Reading Festival 1996
“Killing In The Name” – Pink Pop Festival – 1994

DVD #2 – all previously unreleased
“First Public Performance”
CAL STATE NORTH RIDGE, CA (OCTOBER 23, 1991)

1. Killing In The Name
2. Take The Power Back
3. Autologic
4. Bullet In The Head
5. Hit The Deck
6. Township Rebellion
7. Darkness Of Greed
8. Clear The Lane
9. Clampdown
10. Know Your Enemy
11. Freedom

PINK POP 1994 – “Freedom”
VIC THEATRE 1993 – “Take the Power Back”
JC DOBBS 1993 – “Fistful of Steel”
SOUNDSTAGE PERFORMANCE 1992 – “Bombtrack”
Halfway House 1992 – “Wake Up”
Castaic 1992 – “Settle for Nothing”
San Luis Obispo 1992 – “Clear the Lane”
CWNN 1992 – “Untitled”
Zed’s Records 1992 – “Darkness of Greed”
NOMADS 1992 – “Wake Up”

II. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Special Edition)
Oversized softpack

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

Bonus DVD:

Music Videos:
Killing In The Name
Bombtrack
Freedom
Take The Power Back (Vic Theatre) – previously unreleased
Bombtrack (Soundstage performance) – previously unreleased
Wake Up (Nomads) – previously unreleased

III. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition)
Jewel Case

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release “Rage Against the Machine – XX,” commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album from the band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band’s literate and politically-charged debut album, originally released in November 1992. Featuring band members Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans. To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.

Newly remastered for this anniversary release, “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will be available as a CD in three configurations:

1. 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12″ 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster;

2. 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and

3. 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12″ 180gm vinyl editions–a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction–of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.

Compact Disc One of the newly remastered “Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible b-sides from era.

Compact Disc Two presents the original “Rage Against the Machine” demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band’s deal with Epic Records. The 20th anniversary releases of “Rage Against the Machine – XX” marks the first time the entire Rage Against the Machine demo tapes have seen a full official release.

DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine’s historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making “Killing in the Name” the UK’s Number One Single during Christmas week 2009. Also included are the band’s groundbreaking music videos plus live concert performance clips.

DVD#2 takes you back to the release of Rage’s debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994, featuring the full set of the band’s first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.

“Rage Against the Machine – XX” will include new liner notes penned especially for the band’s 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.

I. Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set)
2 x CDs + 2 x DVDs + 180gm LP
12″ lift-off box
40 page booklet
2 sided poster

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

DVD #1
“The Battle of Britain” – previously unreleased
FINSBURY PARK, LONDON ENGLAND (JUNE 6, 2010)

1. Testify
2. Bombtrack
3. People Of The Sun
4. Know Your Enemy
5. Bulls On Parade
6. Township Rebellion
7. Bullet In The Head
8. White Riot
9. Guerrilla Radio
10. Sleep Now In The Fire
11. Freedom
12. Killing In The Name

MUSIC VIDEOS
“Killing in the Name” (1992)
“Bullet in the Head” (1993)
“Bombtrack” (1993)
“Freedom” (1993)
“Bulls on Parade” (1996)
“People of the Sun” (1996)
“No Shelter” (1998)
“Guerrilla Radio” (1999)
“Sleep Now in the Fire” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Testify” (2000) – first official commercial release
“Renegades of Funk” (2000) – first official commercial release
“How I Could Just Kill a Man” (2000) – previously unreleased

LIVE MATERIAL FROM 1997 VIDEO COMPILATION – first time on DVD
“The Ghost Of Tom Joad”
“Vietnow” – Irvine, CA – 1997
“People Of The Sun”
“Bulls On Parade”
“Bullet In The Head”
“Zapata’s Blood” – Rock Am Ring Festival, Germany – 1996
“Know Your Enemy”
“Bombtrack”
“Tire Me” – Reading Festival 1996
“Killing In The Name” – Pink Pop Festival – 1994

DVD #2 – all previously unreleased
“First Public Performance”
CAL STATE NORTH RIDGE, CA (OCTOBER 23, 1991)

1. Killing In The Name
2. Take The Power Back
3. Autologic
4. Bullet In The Head
5. Hit The Deck
6. Township Rebellion
7. Darkness Of Greed
8. Clear The Lane
9. Clampdown
10. Know Your Enemy
11. Freedom

PINK POP 1994 – “Freedom”
VIC THEATRE 1993 – “Take the Power Back”
JC DOBBS 1993 – “Fistful of Steel”
SOUNDSTAGE PERFORMANCE 1992 – “Bombtrack”
Halfway House 1992 – “Wake Up”
Castaic 1992 – “Settle for Nothing”
San Luis Obispo 1992 – “Clear the Lane”
CWNN 1992 – “Untitled”
Zed’s Records 1992 – “Darkness of Greed”
NOMADS 1992 – “Wake Up”

II. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Special Edition)
Oversized softpack

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

CD 2 – “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
1. Bombtrack
2. Take The Power Back
3. Bullet in the Head
4. Darkness of Greed (previously released)
5. Clear the Lane (previously released)
6. Township Rebellion
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Mindset’s A Threat
9. Killing In The Name
10. Auto Logic
11. The Narrows
12. Freedom

Bonus DVD:

Music Videos:
Killing In The Name
Bombtrack
Freedom
Take The Power Back (Vic Theatre) – previously unreleased
Bombtrack (Soundstage performance) – previously unreleased
Wake Up (Nomads) – previously unreleased

III. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition)
Jewel Case

CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In The Name
3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle For Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom
Bonus Tracks (b-sides)
11. Bombtrack (live, taken from Bombtrack single)
12 Bullet in the Head (live, taken from Bullet in the Head single)
13. Take The Power Back (live, taken from Freedom single)

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Denmark’s Saturnus has revealed the new album “Saturn In Ascension” will see release this coming November 30th, 2012 through Cyclone Empire. The track listing will be:

1. Litany Of Rain
2. Wind Torn
3. A Lonely Passage
4. A Fathers Providence
5. Mourning Sun
6. Call Of The Raven Moon
7. Forest Of Insomnia
8. Between
9. Limbs Of Crystal Clear (Digipack bonus taken from the band’s 1994 demo tape)

To hear Saturnus’ music, head over to the band’s MySpace page here.

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After their demo tape, California death metallers Skeletal Remains will release their first full-length album, “Beyond the Flesh,” through FDA Rekotz on November 9th (UK release is December 3rd) in CD, digital, and vinyl LP formats. The LP comes in a glossy gatefold jacket and includes a bonus track cover of Gorguts’ “Disincarnated.” Check out a promo video for “Extirpated Vitality” below or stream the track on FDA’s Soundcloud page.

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After their demo tape, California death metallers Skeletal Remains will release their first full-length album, “Beyond the Flesh,” through FDA Rekotz on November 9th (UK release is December 3rd) in CD, digital, and vinyl LP formats. The LP comes in a glossy gatefold jacket and includes a bonus track cover of Gorguts’ “Disincarnated.” Check out a promo video for “Extirpated Vitality” below or stream the track on FDA’s Soundcloud page.

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After signing to Razorback Recordings and releasing the “Reflections of Horror” demo tape, Serbian act Exorcised has now issued the following announcement about the release of a new full-length album:

“It’s time to reveal the album title of our first album! Well, here it is – ‘BEYOND THE CHAPEL RUINS!’ 4 brand new songs will appear on it plus the ones from ‘Reflections of Horror’ tape.”

Details on the release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can listen to the “Reflections of Horror” songs in the player available below.

Reflections of Horror by Exorcised

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Abyss Records’ Summer of Sickness campaign continues with the release on July 6th of SouthWicked’s “Death’s Crown.” It actually all started when Allen West (Six Feet Under, Obituary) and Marco Vreven (The Quiescent, Exterminator) on the Lowbrow ‘Buried in Europe’ Tour decided to start a new band. A couple of months later they were working on some songs and recorded a demo tape in the Red Room Studio’s in Ybor City. Rock Rollain (Kult of Thorn) joined the forces and days before the first gig they asked Sven Poets from Shattered Skull (BE) to come aboard.

Below is the tracklisting of the nine-song “Death’s Crown,” with the cover art featured in the YouTube upload of the track “Craving for Blood” directly following it. SouthWicked also has a big gig scheduled at the Titan Fest in the De Klinker Club in Aerschot, Belgium on September 15th, playing with at least eight other confirmed bands. For more news on this event, head over to its Facebook page.

1. Intro (The Massacre Begins)
2. Death’s Crown
3. Craving for Blood
4. Killing Spree
5. The Phantom Prince
6. Graveyard of Bones
7. Charming Karma
8. Green River Killing Fields
9. The Only Living Witness

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