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“The Invocation,” the scorching, atmospheric debut LP from German classic metalsmiths Attic, is out now in Europe and will be available in North America before the INRI holiday later this month via Ván Records.

BrooklynVegan is now streaming the entire album: blare all of “The Invocation” right here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

“It’s been a busy year for Germany’s Attic. Having only formed in late 2010 through mutual interests in sinister music, horror movies and literature, spiritualism and occultism, the band self-released a debut self-titled EP, a split 7” with Walpurgis Night, and now proudly unleash a mammoth debut full-length, ‘The Invocation,’ all within the 2012 calendar.

“Attic’s convincing, raw, classic old-school heavy metal follows a diehard path forged by traditional Mercyful Fate, Pentagram, Judas Priest and Helstar yet resounds with modern production, and is portrayed through a dark, dense atmosphere. Surging with nearly fifty minutes of this huge-sounding blend, The Invocation was recorded at The Underworld Studios and produced, mixed and mastered by Mersus (Destroyer666, Gospel of the Horns, Zarathustra), bearing cover artwork by Markus Vesper (Manilla Road, A Tortured Soul, Poison Oath, Headless Beast).”

Stay tuned as Attic prepares for more upcoming live excursions and more in Satanic celebration of “The Invocation.” The album’s track listing is:

1. The Hidden Grave (intro)
2. Funeral in the Woods
3. Join the Coven
4. Edlyn
5. Ghost of the Orphanage
6. In the Chapel (intro)
7. The Invocation
8. The Headless Horseman
9. Satan’s Bride
10. Evil Inheritance

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“The Invocation,” the scorching, atmospheric debut LP from German classic metalsmiths Attic, is out now in Europe and will be available in North America before the INRI holiday later this month via Ván Records.

BrooklynVegan is now streaming the entire album: blare all of “The Invocation” right here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

“It’s been a busy year for Germany’s Attic. Having only formed in late 2010 through mutual interests in sinister music, horror movies and literature, spiritualism and occultism, the band self-released a debut self-titled EP, a split 7” with Walpurgis Night, and now proudly unleash a mammoth debut full-length, ‘The Invocation,’ all within the 2012 calendar.

“Attic’s convincing, raw, classic old-school heavy metal follows a diehard path forged by traditional Mercyful Fate, Pentagram, Judas Priest and Helstar yet resounds with modern production, and is portrayed through a dark, dense atmosphere. Surging with nearly fifty minutes of this huge-sounding blend, The Invocation was recorded at The Underworld Studios and produced, mixed and mastered by Mersus (Destroyer666, Gospel of the Horns, Zarathustra), bearing cover artwork by Markus Vesper (Manilla Road, A Tortured Soul, Poison Oath, Headless Beast).”

Stay tuned as Attic prepares for more upcoming live excursions and more in Satanic celebration of “The Invocation.” The album’s track listing is:

1. The Hidden Grave (intro)
2. Funeral in the Woods
3. Join the Coven
4. Edlyn
5. Ghost of the Orphanage
6. In the Chapel (intro)
7. The Invocation
8. The Headless Horseman
9. Satan’s Bride
10. Evil Inheritance

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Behind-the-scenes footage from HELSTAR’s “30 Years of Helstar Metal Europe Tour 2012” in August/September 2012 with EMERALD and THE ORDER OF CHAOS can be seen below.

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Houston, Texas doom band Sanctus Bellum, who recently released its album “The Shining Path,” has announced a December 22nd gig it will be playing with members of Helstar and Pentagram. The event, The El Birthday Metal Fest II, will take place at Rudyard’s British Pub in Houston on December 22nd.

The two sets the band will perform will be the Sanctus set with James Rivera performing underground metal classics, and the Sanctuary set with Bobby Liebling, playing 70′s Pentagram songs. Sanctus Bellum will also be performing at Skatestock on October 20th and at Warehouse Live on December 1st opening for Helstar.

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Bobby Liebling of PENTAGRAM and James Rivera of HELSTAR will perform special one-time-only sets with members of SANCTUS BELLUM at The El Birthday Metal Fest II on December 22 at Rudyard’s British Pub in Houston, Texas.

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The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands for the event:

“No news from the ship? But news from 70,000 Tons of Metal’s scouting party in Germany: They didn’t want to wait until Helloween so they went to the country in the South: Switzerland. But there was too much traffic at the Gotthard and they decided to go back to Germany to meet their Kreator! Three more heavy hitters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

“So are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship ‘Majesty of the Seas’ for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location. and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!

“And unlike others they also remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don’t forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don’t close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!”

The following 18 out of 40 bands have already been announced:

ANACRUSIS
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORO
DRAGONFORCE
ENSIFERUM
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
GOTTHARD
HELLOWEEN
HELSTAR
IMMOLATION
IN FLAMES
KREATOR
LACUNA COIL
NILE
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SABATON
SUBWAY TO SALLY
TURISAS

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Helstar has checked in with the following recap of recent 30th anniversary shows and announcement about working on new material:

“Now that the dust has settled, we would like to thank all of our Hel-Raising fans we had the pleasure of playing for during our 30th anniversary tour of Europe. Without you we could not have accomplished the success we have enjoyed throughout the years.

“Thank you for allowing us to do something that many people only dream of doing. We would also like to thank our brothers and sister in The Order of Chaos and Emerald. You guys brought it every night! We will never forget the great times and friendship we have built over the course of the tour. What an honor to have the opportunity to tour with such amazing musicians!

“And now a look forward, we will be doing a few Texas dates to close out the year; Dallas on 10/12/12 at O’Riley’s and San Antonio on 10/13/12 at Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music and Houston TBA. Of course we will be doing the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise to begin 2013.

“More importantly Helstar is in the process of writing a new album. We can promise you one thing. Helstar will write and deliver the best album we can produce within our power. We hope to begin recording in the spring of 2013. Cheers to you all!”

Helstar will also be releasing the “30 Years Of Hel” 2CD + 1DVD set on October 2nd in North America. The package will contain concert footage of the band’s 30 year anniversary hometown show at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas on March 24th, 2012.

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The 2013 edition of the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse will take place at Reggies Rock Club in Chicago, IL this coming May 3rd – 4th. Additional details can be found at the festival’s Facebook profile here. The following bands have now been confirmed for the upcoming festival:

Oz
Morbid Saint
Ashbury
Split Heaven
Eldritch

The organizers of the festival also commented:

“Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse is the premier true metal festival in the USA, held in Chicago, IL. Now in its third year, Ragnarokkr is dedicated to bring the very best in all sub-genres of metal from around the world, which is often unrepresented in the USA. In the past, Ragnarokkr has brought luminaries from across the metal world to Chicago to play for all true metal warriors, including Virgin Steel, Helstar, Cage, the reunion of metal legends Brocas Helm and, for the very first time in the U.S., Wizard out of Germany and Voltax out of Mexico. 2013 promises to the best year yet…by far.”

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Today reformed U.S. metal icons Malice are pleased to premiere another track from their forthcoming album “New Breed of Godz” (reviewed here). This song is a re-recorded version of the classic track “Hell Rider,” and the track is streaming through Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog. Get a first listen here.

Original members Jay Reynolds (guitars), Mick Zane (guitars), and Mark Behn (bass) entered the Silver Cloud Studios in Los Angeles together with new singer James Rivera (Helstar) and new drummer Pete Holmes (Black N´Blue) to re-record 8 of their classics and 4 new songs. The track listing is as follows:

1. New Breed Of Godz (new song)
2. Hell Rider
3. Against The Empire
4. Branded (new song)
5. Sinister Double
6. Circle Of Fire
7. Stellar Masters
8. Winds Of Death (Angel Of Light) (new song)
9. Air Attack
10. Chain Gang Woman
11. Slipping Through The Cracks (new song)
12. Godz Of Thunder

“New Breed Of Godz” is scheduled for a June 19th release in the US/Canada. The album comes in a high class digipak with a bonus DVD featuring:

– Rare live footage from 1987
– 3 live tracks from Keep It True Festival, Germany 2011
– Making of “New Breed Of Godz” album

The upcoming Malice tour dates are as follows:

7/11: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
7/13: TBA
7/14: Santa Ana, CA @ Malone’s
7/15: San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle

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Amelia, OH. June 6th, 2012. The Warriors of Metal, Inc. is thrilled to announce that Manilla Road’s Mark “The Shark” Shelton will be making an appearance at the Pre-Fest Showcase of the Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air. The Pre-Fest Metal party will be held at The Shrunken Head Rock Club at 251 West 5th Avenue in Columbus, OH on the evening of June 28th. Doors open at 7:00 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm and will continue till closing time. The cover charge is $10 at the door and all attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing at the conclusion of the show.

Prompted about how the fans will most definitely love an appearance by him, even if he had just arrived from the airport, Mark Shelton stated: “Yep, it’s always all about the fans for me man. I won’t be hiding out anywhere! I will be right there in the crowd with the rest of them. I’m just a metal head at heart man and no different than anyone else. I’m all about the gig. I want to see as many bands as I can!”

In order of performance, the participating bands for the Pre-Fest Showcase are: MeteorFall from Youngstown, Ohio, KLNZR from Marietta, Ohio, Age Of Distrust (AOD) from Chillicothe, Ohio, Skull Hammer from Worcester, Massachusetts, the headliner of the night, Ravage, from Malden, Massachusetts, followed by ZüüL from Carbondale, Illinois and the final band to perform will be Seax from Framingham, Massachusetts.

Warriors Of Metal Fest Open Air will celebrate its 5th year anniversary show by hosting two legendary American Metal band headliners who have not played in Ohio since the late 1980s; Manilla Road headlining the Friday night, June 29th show and Helstar headlining the Saturday night, June 30th show this year.

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