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22
Jul
11

News: “Abigail Williams” well underway with work on new album.

Abigail Williams

Abigail Williams

By Jonathan Bradwell

Treacherously heavy Death Metal band “Abigail Williams” have announced they have nearly concluded the writing procedure for their forthcoming album, set to be released in the early stages of next year, since beginning to work on the tracks after they concluded their last European tour.

The almost Doom Metal esque group are set to test the waters with some of their sparklingly fresh material on their forthcoming tour, set to run between August the 25th and September 23rd. The tour will integrate a number of shows in the United States of America, but will not be coming to the shores of the United Kingdom.

Band leader ‘Sorceron’ has, according to the bands official MySpace blog, stated the following about the bands last tour: “The shows were excellent. We had a great time with our friends in “Iskald” and “Thulcandra” and hope we can join them again in the future. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the shows; we appreciate your support”.

“Abigail Williams” are a Los Angeles based band. Although having countless parallel traits as the majority of leading Death metal bands, the group incorporate a fluent and vastly prominent use of keyboard and synthetic effects into their music.

‘Sorceron’ also added: “the new material is a continuation of our last album but with more atmosphere and far more extreme tempos”.

The band currently has four releases out on the shelves. These are “In the Absence of Light” (Studio Album), “In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns” (Studio Album), “Legend” (EP), and another EP by the name of “Tour 2009 EP”.

Read the full press release from ‘Abigail Williams’ to find out more about what to expect from the forthcoming album. It can be found at: http://www.myspace.com/abigailwilliams/blog/543678461

(Picture courtesy of “Trip Leg Music”).

“Into the Ashes” performed live by “Abigail Williams”:

16
Jul
11

News: “Arch Enemy” announce one off live show.

By Jonathan Bradwell

Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy

Modern distinctive Heavy Metal group ‘Arch Enemy’ have announced a unique one-off  live show at the London Shepherds Bush venue on the Sixth of December with record label friends ‘Warbringer’ and ‘Chtonic’ set to support.

The tickets are presently on sale at the 02 Shepherds Bush venues official website priced at a very fine and sensible Seventeen Pounds Fifty. The doors are set to open at Seven PM with anyone under fourteen to be accompanied by an adult.

On the “Arch Enemy” official blog on the popular social networking site “MySpace”, front-women ‘Angela Gossow’ wrote the following: “It will be great to play the capital of the United Kingdom of Heavy Metal once again! Our performance at Sonisphere was just a spicy appetizer to the brutal dish we will serve you at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire this winter!”

Just last month saw the release of the newest “Arch Enemy” installment “Khaos Legions”, the Ninth full length studio recorded album from the Swedish metal merchants.

Arch Enemy consists of ‘Angela Gossow’ (vocals), ‘Daniel Erlandsson’ (Drums), ‘Sharlee D’Angelo’ (Bass Guitar), ‘Michael Amott’ (Guitar) and ‘Christopher Amott’ (Guitar).

For more information about the one off, exciting show in London please go to: http://www.myspace.com/archenemy/blog/543593402

(Picture courtesy of “True Cult Heavy Metal)

“Arch Enemy” performing the well known hit “My Apocalypse” live:

15
Jul
11

News: “Suicide Silence” release new Music Video.

By Jonathan Bradwell

Suicide Silence

Suicide Silence

Californian based modern death metal band “Suicide Silence” have released a new video for their song “You only Live Once” on the internet this week to correspond with the release of their brand new album “The Black Crown”.

The video shows the band being shot at whilst in performance live on a shooting range. Throughout, the video gets increasingly more violent, as does the music, until the final scene where the band is shot at with a missile launcher.

Speaking about their new album on their Official MySpace Blog, “Suicide Silence” wrote: “You can now pick up our latest album, ‘The Black Crown’, at Best Buy, Target, F.Y.E, iTunes, Walmart and more”.

Known for their somewhat shocking and visual approach to music videos, “Suicide Silence” is a five piece band fronted by renound vocalist ‘Mitch Lucker’. The new album will see guest appearances from ‘Jonathan Davis’ of “Korn” and ‘Frank Mullen’ of “Suffocation”.

(Picture courtesy of  “Rocksound TV”)
Here is the latest “Suicide Silence” video for the song “You Only Live Once”:

26
May
11

“Job for a Cowboy” stream latest release in full.

Job for a Cowboy

Job for a Cowboy

By Jonathan Bradwell.

Savagely raw Death Metal outfit “Job for a Cowboy” are streaming their latest release on the renound and well recognized “Metal Sucks” website for fans to listen too ahead of its official release.

The EP is due to hit the shelves and download sites in June this year, and it is confirmed that the EP will be titled “Gloom”.

Drummer ‘John ‘Charn’ Rice’ wrote on the bands official MySpace page that “Initially we had the idea for the EP to be a little bit slower but it turned out to be some of our fastest material to date”. To listen to the release please go to: http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/05/25/job-for-a-cowboy-gloom/

The full track listing for “Gloom” is as follows: “Misery Reformatory”, “Plastic Idols”, “Execution Parade” and finally “Signature of Starving Power”.

‘Jason Suecof’ has been announced as being the man answerable for the production of the EP. This producer is often identified for his work with similar devastatingly heavy band “The Black Dahlia Murder”.

The album outwardly appears more smoothed around the edges than past releases, however, it still incontestably has that signature contemporary death metal vibe the band are legendary for.

At the end of this year “Job for a Cowboy” are set to tour with headliners “Between the Buried and Me”. The line up will also see “The Ocean” and “Cephalic Carnage” tread over a number of cities including ‘Paris’, ‘London’ and ‘Amsterdam’.

(Picture courtesy of “MetalWarez”)

“Job for a Cowboy” playing their unavoidable hit “Entombment of a Machine”:

24
May
11

News: “Paramore” announce new song.

Paramore

Paramore

By Jonathan Bradwell.

Female fronted rock sensation “Paramore” have announced they will be releasing a new song into the public sphere in the exceptionally near future as it is to be featured on a shortly to be big screen hit.

The song, which is currently being named as “Monster”, will feature on the Third instalment of the Transformers trilogy, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. The film is set to hit the silver screen on the First of July this year.

On the “Paramore” official website a member of their website crew posted that “We are very excited to announce that Paramore will have a new song on the soundtrack for Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Fans of the band are advised to continue checking the website for added details about the song.

“Monster” will be the first song to be recorded and released since the astonishing departure of band mates and brothers ‘Zac Farro’ (Drums) and ‘Josh Farro’ (Guitars). The two of the band mates left in December 2010.

Since then over the last few months it has been said “Paramore” have been busy in the Studio working on the follow up album to their latest full length release ‘Brand New Eyes’. The new record is to be produced by ‘Rob Cavallo’.

The producer is most distinctively known for his work with “My Chemical Romance”, as well as a number of other alternative acts.

(Picture courtesy of ‘Mahiity’).

The official Music Video for “Paramore” hit song “Playing God”:

23
May
11

News: “Stone Sour” drummer suffers Stroke

Roy Mayorga

Roy Mayorga

By Jonathan Bradwell.

Heavy Metal merchant ‘Roy Mayorga’ of “Stone Sour” has sadly suffered a minor stroke in Des Moines after the bands headline gig there.

Subsequently the band have made the verdict to terminate the rest of their tour dates to allow for their stickman to make a full recuperation.

On “Stone Sours” MySpace blog a recent post read: “Our friend and drummer, Roy Mayorga suffered a minor stroke a couple of nights ago after our show in Des Moines”. The post also states “He’s doing great and is expected to make a 100% recovery”.

The band have recently just come off of the road from the “Avalanche Tour 2011”. This tour also saw the likes of “Theory of a Deadman” and the engagingly thundering “Halestorm”.

Stone Sour are a band from Des Moines whose newest album, “Audio Secrecy”, was released just last year. The line up consists of ‘Corey Taylor’, ‘Shawn Economaki’, ‘Jim Root’, ‘Josh Rand’, and of course, ‘Roy Mayorga’.

‘Roy Mayorga’ is a Forty One year old drummer who was also involved with both of the ‘Max Cavalera’ projects ‘Sepultura’ and ‘Soulfly’.

(Picture courtesy of ‘MurraysWorld’)

The official music video for “Stone Sour” ballad “Through Glass”:

07
Jan
11

News: “Evile” announce support acts for UK tour

Evile

Evile

By Jonathan Bradwell

British Thrash Metal merchants “Evile” announced their support acts for their impending tour of the UK yesterday.

The two acts joining the popular thrashers are “Elimination”, a Thrash Metal band who are presently signed to ‘Transcend Records’, and “Mutant”, an electronic Metal beast from none other than England’s Capital, London.

On “Evile’s” official MySpace page part of the bands ‘status and mood’ section read: “ELIMINATION and MUTANT are the main supports for the EVILE February tour”.

The tour consists of Five shows between the Ninth and Thirteenth of February in Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham and London. ‘Evile’ and ‘Mutant’ are both set to play the ‘Hammerfest’ festival during March this year too.

The West Yorkshire based band “Evile” are presently signed to “Earache Records”, through which their latest album “Infected Nations” was recorded. This album was produced by none other than ‘Rick Russell’, who has worked with Grindcore monoliths “Napalm death”.

(Picture courtesy of ‘Jeroen Dekker’)

“Evile” music video for song “Thrasher”:




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