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Quality video footage of KITTIE‘s September 7 performance at the Spread The Metal festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below.

KITTIE released a best-of compilation, “Not So… Safe”, in September 2012 via eOne Music. The collection featured tracks from the band’s records “Spit” (1999), “Oracle” (2001), “Safe” (2002), “In The Black” (2009) and “I’ve Failed You” (2011).

KITTIE‘s latest album, “I’ve Failed You”, sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 178 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band’s previous CD, “In The Black”, opened with around 3,400 units back in 2009 to land at No. 132.

KITTIE‘s fourth album, “Funeral for Yesterday”, registered a first-week tally of 9,000 in February 2007 to enter the chart at No. 101.

“I’ve Failed You” was released on August 30, 2011 via eOne Music. The CD was recorded at Beach Road Studios in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The band once again worked with producer Siegfried “Siggy” Meier, who helmed KITTIE‘s last CD, 2009’s “In The Black”.

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The Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF) is pleased to welcome the MELVINS to the stage. The experimental sludge metal icons celebrate 30 years of musical disturbance at Housecore Horror Film Festival on Saturday, October 26, with an appearance alongside GWAR, WHITECHAPEL, GOATWHORE and IRON REAGAN.

Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder Philip Anselmo had this to say about the last-minute addition of one of his favorite bands of all time: “Sadly, CROWBAR will not be able to make the gig. But madly great news is that the mighty MELVINS are gonna jam the fucking night away!”

Many people have wondered if EYEHATEGOD would carry on despite the tragic and unexpected death of drummer Joey LaCaze, 42, last month of respiratory failure brought on by asthma. Amazingly, MELVINS drummer extraordinaire Dale Crover has stepped up to the kit to honor LaCaze‘s name and help the EYEHATEGOD legacy reach its 25th anniversary at Housecore Horror Film Festival.

Said Anselmo about the news that his long-time New Orleans mates will still be able to play Housecore Horror Film Festival: “In the wake of severe tragedy, with EYEHATEGOD drummer Joey LaCaze passing away recently, MELVINS drummer Dale Crover will be filling in for an unforgettable alliance with EYEHATEGOD! Dammit, you KNOW you have to see this unique performance! If you don’t have a ticket to the EYEHATEGOD, get one ASAP to witness this historic event. It’ll be historic on so many levels!”

EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams will also be performing spoken word and signing his book, “Cancer As A Social Activity”, at Housecore Horror Film Festival and guitarist Jimmy Bower will also appear at Housecore Horror Film Festival as the drummer with his other band, DOWN.

Housecore Horror Film Festival is also excited to welcome New York-based horror doom metallers BLOOD FARMERS. Originally formed in 1989, the band combines the atmosphere of ’70s horror with heavy doses of psychedelia and doom in the tradition of BLACK SABBATH and SAINT VITUS. Now, thanks to the bandmembers’ affiliation with cult film distributor Grindhouse Releasing, BLOOD FARMERS will make their first-ever appearance in Texas alongside the movies that inspired their creeped-out music… live at the Housecore Horror Film Festival!

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On June 7, EUROPE took the stage in their home country Sweden for a special occasion: celebrating 30 years of rock music. The Swedish rock band celebrated this event together with 30,000 fans at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival. EUROPE performed 28 songs, selecting their personal favourite moments spanning from their earlier years up to their most recent songs taken from albums “Last Look At Eden” and “Bag Of Bones”; plus songs performed for the very first time.

Described as a greatest hits extravaganza, EUROPE‘s headline festival performance also displayed its more soulful moments, especially when the band sat down to perform an emotional acoustic set. This segment of the concert gave the massive festival atmosphere an intimate club feeling before EUROPE returned to perform the hard rock anthems their fans have grown to love and cherish.

To pay tribute to some of their biggest rock heroes, EUROPE invited two very special guests to perform with them — Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY) for an electrifying version of “Jailbreak” and Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) for their tribute to UFO’s classic “Lights Out”.

The setlist is full of treasures and surprises. EUROPE were determined to celebrate and enjoy their long record of hit singles, including “Carrie”, “Rock The Night”, “Superstitious”, “Open Your Heart”, “Last Look At Eden”, “Prisoners in Paradise”, “New Love In Town” and, of course, the ever-present and always electrifying iconic rock anthem “The Final Countdown”.

Clocking in over 2 hours, 40 minutes of footage, and filmed with state-of-the-art hi def cameras, the concert features behind-the-scenes material, plus an exclusive interview with the band, making “Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” the definitive EUROPE live experience!

“Live At Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show” track listing:

01. Riches To Rags
02. Firebox
03. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
04. Scream Of Anger
05. Superstitious
06. No Stone Unturned
07. New Love In Town
08. In The Future To Come
09. Paradize Bay
10. Girl From Lebanon
11. Prisoners In Paradise
12. Always The Pretenders
13. Drink And A Smile
14. Open Your Heart
15. Love Is Not The Enemy
16. Sign Of The Times
17. Start From The Dark
18. Wings Of Tomorrow
19. Carrie
20. Jailbreak (feat. Scott Gorham)
21. Seven Doors Hotel
22. Drum Solo
23. The Beast
24. Let The Good Times Rock
25. Lights Out (feat. Michael Schenker)
26. Rock The Night
27. Last Look At Eden
28. The Final Countdown

A performance clip of the song “The Final Countdown” can be seen below.

For the record: today’s version of EUROPE is identical to the classic “The Final Countdown” lineup: Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitar), John Levén (bass), Mic Michaeli (keyboards) and Ian Haugland (drums).

“Bag Of Bones” was released in Europe on April 27, 2012 via earMusic/Edel. The CD, which features a guest appearance by blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), was produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with IRON MAIDEN, Joe Bonamassa, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK STONE CHERRY and JOURNEY, among others.


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SHADOW GALLERY‘s performance at this year’s edition of the ProgPower Europe festival — which is scheduled to take place October 4-6 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, Netherlands — will be professionally filmed by eight cameras for a future DVD release.

Comment the festival organizers: “We are extremely excited about a new milestone in the history of ProgPower Europe. The performance of SHADOW GALLERY on Friday evening October 4 will be recorded. The show will be filmed by eight cameras with the intention to officially release as a DVD some day in the future.

“To make this all happen, some improvements have been made inside the venue JC Sjiwa. We will rent stage barriers to give two cameramen enough space between the stage and the crowd. Different sizes of drum and keyboard risers will be rented as well, to make it visually attractive. Our own sound guy Niels, who is also the permanent sound guy of Dutch band DEWOLFF, will take care of the sound. He invited the permanent light engineer of DEWOLFF to take care of the lights during this show.

“As you can see, we try to do everything possible to make this an evening we will never forget, with hopefully an official DVD release someday in the near future.”

Adds SHADOW GALLERY‘s Gary Wehrkamp: “The band captured some of our last tour, and will do the same again at ProgPower Europe so we can share the show.

“Our setlist has a changed a bit and we are excited to throw in some new songs, including some exclusive tunes for ProgPower Europe.

“Join the party and come out to the show. Maybe you will be in the video!”

For more information on ProgPower Europe, visit

SHADOW GALLERY‘s sixth studio effort, “Digital Ghosts”, was released on October 26, 2009 in Europe and November 3, 2009 in North America via InsideOut Music.

After the tragic passing of lead singer Mike Baker in October 2008, SHADOW GALLERY‘s latest CD introduced new vocalist Brian Ashland and not only saw the entire band once again sharing additional vocal duties, but also featured guest vocal appearances by Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR) and Clay Barton (SUSPYRE) to complement the release.

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Fan-filmed video footage of ASHES OF ARES‘ September 6 performance at the ProgPower USA XIV festival at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below.

ASHES OF ARES is the band featuring Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH).

The group’s self-titled debut album was released on September 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in part at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY, JON OLIVA’S PAIN, JAG PANZER). It was made available as a limited CD in a digipak, including a bonus track, as well as in two different 2LP versions.

“Ashes Of Ares” track listing:

01. The Messenger
02. Move The Chains
03. On Warrior’s Wings
04. Punishment
05. This Is My Hell
06. Dead Man’s Plight
07. Chalice Of Man
08. The Answer
09. What I Am
10. The One-Eyed King
11. The Answer (acoustic version; bonus track)

ASHES OF ARES recently filmed a video for the song “This Is My Hell” with director David Brodsky (MUNICIPAL WASTE, WHITECHAPEL, KYLESA, REVOCATION). The clip was shot in an old steel foundry in Newburgh, New York along the Hudson River.

Regarding the album title and the cover artwork, which was designed by drummer Van Williams, Van states: “We discussed a few ideas, but once we had developed the band logo, it felt right to use it as the introduction to the band along with the name as the focal point for our first album. The artwork, for me, reflects where each of us has been and how we are coming together from our pasts in this new endeavour.”


Matthew Barlow – Vocals
Freddie Vidales – Guitar/Bass
Van Williams – Drums
Gio Geraca – Guitar (session/touring member only)
Dean Sternberg – Bass (session/touring member only)

ASHES OF ARES is a band which represents the culmination of experiences, trials and tribulations of its founding members. Within months of their departures from the iconic metal bands ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, the trio came together with a renewed drive to create a sound which is a true collaboration of their personal influences, ideas and visions. Armed with the knowledge acquired through years of the writing, touring and recording cycle, and with the support of an army of loyal fans across the globe, ASHES OF ARES is poised to carve out a new legacy and stand alongside those who have helped pave the way.

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Professionally filmed video footage of BABYMETAL‘s May 26 performance at the MetRock 2013 festival in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below.

BABYMETAL is the heavy metal offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal.

BABYMETAL‘s “Megitsune” single was released on June 19. The song is said to combine traditional Japanese instruments with metal overtones and an enka ballad to create a festive sound. The theme of the track is “women are born actresses.” Four different versions were made available for fans to purchase: a limited “Tsu”, limited “Ki”, and a limited “Ne” edition, as well as a less expensive regular edition. The limited versions come with bonus videos from the BABYMETAL live events that were held from 2012 to early 2013.

BABYMETAL recently embarked on the “Death Match Tour 2013” and was accompanied by a “full metal band.”

BABYMETAL released its first major single, “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”, on January 9.


Su-Metal – Vocals and Dance
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Yuimetal – Screamer and Dance

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Fan-filmed video footage of ASPHYX’s July 27 performance at the Stonehenge festival in Steenwijk, The Netherlands can be seen below.

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Kilmister forced to end Wacken festival performance only six songs into the set.

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WDR’s (German public TV) series “Rockpalast” recently aired professionally filmed video footage of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA performing at the Rock Hard Festival, which was held May 17-19 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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WDR’s (German public TV) series “Rockpalast” recently aired professionally filmed video footage of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA performing at the Rock Hard Festival, which was held May 17-19 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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