Halford: God Metal and
JUDAS PRIEST’s singer and legend Rob Halford will release his first Hollywood-made
movie "War Of Words - The Film".
rising force in deathcore, STIGMA, has completed the recording process for their
upcoming debut album, "When Midnight Strikes!", which is due out in spring 2008
through Pivotal Rockordings. The album was recorded at Db Studios with producer
Ettore Rigotti (DISARMONIA MUNDI) and was mixed and mastered by Alessandro Vanara
(DISARMONIA MUNDI, SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE). Cover artwork, which was completed
by Davide Nadalin, who has previously worked with NILE, THESHOLD, and THE DUSKFALL,
can be seen here (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Stigmavlad/Cover2.jpg).
Vocalist Vlad comments: “We're thrilled about the final result! We knew Ettore
[Rigotti] is an outstanding producer, but we never thought we could reach this
level at only the first album! We've recorded everything at its best, using only
killer stuff and added all the melodies, solos, atmospheres, insane breakdowns
and horrific parts we dreamed about during the songwriting! When Midnight Strikes!
is truly an amazing debut, and we really can't wait to offer you the chance to
listen to it!" "When Midnight Strikes!" features guest appearances from Tim Zlinsky
(THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE), Alberto Zannier (SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE), Ivan Odorico
(SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE), and Mike Lunacy (DARK LUNACY). Due to his departure from
HATESPHERE, Jacob Bredahl was unable to participate in the recordings. A video
for the first single, “I Am Dracula,” was filmed by WhereCloudsPart and features
a cameo appearance from Belgian break dancer Metal Girl. A teaser for the video
of “I Am Dracula” can be found on the band’s official YouTube Page (http://www.youtube.com/stigmaofficial).
Stigma has also recently announced sponsorships Bulk Music, Shure (through SISME),
and Hughes-And-Kettner, in addition to their deals with Black Flys Eyewear, Deepline
Tattoo, Manne Guitars, and Ed Stone Rockwear (Lamb of God, Machine Head, Bullet
For My Valentine). Tracklisting for “When Midnight Strikes!” is as follows: 1.
Walpurghis Night 2. I Am Dracula 3. Silver Bullets And Burning Crosses 4. To Be
Really Dead… That Must Be Glorious 5. Flesh Ritual 6. Beneath The Crown Of Eternal
Light 7. Blood, Your Precious Blood! 8. A Call For Vengeance 9. Walking The Fields
Of Apocalypse 10. Sons Of Midnight 11. Epitaph Of Pain (Re-Mixed Bonus Track)
12. Mirthless Soul (Re-Mixed Japanese Bonus Track)
Original Devourment vocalist
Wayne Knupp passed away earlier today due to multiple organ failure that was caused
by years of alcohol abuse. His girlfriend Jessica Gant has released the following
statement to Blabbermouth.net: "Unfortunately the rumours you all heard are true
and our dear friend Wayne Knupp has passed away today [September 15] at 2:15 p.m.
due to multiple organ failure that was caused by years of alcohol abuse. Wayne
spent 2 ½ weeks in the hospital with a lot of people fighting for him. His family
and friends played a big role in supporting him during this difficult time. "As
you all know, Wayne was a major supporter and contributor to the death metal scene
for most of his life. He remained loyal to his fans and always stayed brutal till
the end. Just yesterday he was throwing up the horns! He never turned anybody
away and would give the shirt off his back to help if he could. "Just to let you
all know, he did pass away very peacefully with his close family and friends around
his bedside. I held his hand as he took his last breath, and the last thing he
heard was that we were all there and he wasn't alone. "For those of you that could
not be there the last couple weeks, do not feel any remorse because he knew you
all were thinking of him and that is what kept him fighting 'till the very end.
"For any of you, who have thought about starting a fund or having a benefit, please
contact me before anything takes place. It is his family's request that nothing
take place without their consent. I will keep you all posted about a memorial
service for Wayne that will be held up by Chicago in the near future."
'Vitek" Kieltyka passed away on November 2nd at a hospital in Belarus/Russia.
The band was on tour when their bus crashed a truck carrying wood, injuring Vitek
and Covan (vocalist) seriously. Covan's condition was improving, but Vitek's condition
releases Artwork For Debut
Album Italian deathcore act STIGMA has revealed the artwork ( http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Stigmavlad/Cover2.jpg
) for their debut album, "When Midnight Strikes!" Recorded at Db Studios with
producer Ettore Rigotti (DISARMONIA MUNDI), the album is slated to be due out
in spring 2008 through Pivotal Rockordings. STIGMA has been mentioned in RockSound
Magazine as the "Watch Out!"band of the month. "When Midnight Strikes" will
feature guest appearances from Tim Zlinsky (THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE), Jacob Bredahl
(ex HATESPHERE), Alberto Zannier (SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE), Ivan Odorico (SLOWMOTION
APOCALYPSE), and Mike Lunacy (DARK LUNACY). A video for the first single, "I
Am Dracula",was filmed by WhereCloudsPart and features a cameo appearance from
Belgian break dancer Metal Girl. The trailer can be viewed on the band's myspace
page at (http://www.myspace.com/stigmahc)
Paul Raven (on
the right with Ministry's Al Jourgensen)
Bass player with Killing
Joke has died unexpectedly in Geneva in the early hours of Saturday October 20th
2007. Paul had been recording with Ted Parsons and Marco Neves in Geneva for the
band Treponem pal. After a days recording Paul retired to bed and did not wake
up. Although Killing Joke was his life passion playing on hits such as Love Like
Blood and Kings and Queens, Paul was also a prolific musician in other areas.
At various times in his life he played and wrote with Ministry, Godflesh, Prong,
Pigface, Murder Inc, Amen and many others. Killing Joke have been covered by everyone
from Metallica, Foo Fighters, Fear factory, Helmet to Nouvelle Vague and LCD Soundsystem.
Paul a native of Wolverhampton started his musical journey with local punk legends
The Neon Hearts and then Kitsch which he formed with Tyla later of Dogs D'Amour.
Jaz Coleman - Geordie Walker, front man and Guitarist of Killing Joke said earlier
today: ''We are all deeply stricken with grief at the unannounced departure of
possibly the funniest man on planet Earth and a brother to us all. Paul Vincent
Raven unimaginable sadness is felt by all'' Dan Raven Paul's Brother added: ''We
are in deep shock and we miss him a great deal. We love him'' A funeral will be
held in the next couple of weeks for further information on where to send floral
tributes etc go to www.killingjoke.com and www.myspace.com/killingjokeofficial
You will be missed by us all gooner, thank you for the time you spent with us
- Matt Luxon
Black/Death metal band has recently released a new CD titled "Mephisto Oppressor"
via Ukrainian label PaS.
Draconis: have started
to rehearse and write material in sight of their third full-length.
In almost 1 month we well
headline Czech best grind bands for the Death by 1000 Cuts Fest. It's an absolute
honour for us and I'm sure this fest will grind every coming in soul.
I N H U M A T E [soul grinding
music since 1990] c/o Fred ANTON 19 rue des paturages 67310 ZEINHEIM FRANCE
22/09/07 Death by
1000 Cuts Fest (Brno / Czech Rep) INHUMATE + INGROWING + JIG-AI + more
Bloodfest (Wien / Austria) INHUMATE + DISAVOWED + PARENTAL ADVERSORY + more
Nuit en Enfer (Saint Sulpice / France) INHUMATE + THE SEVEN GATES + OFFENDING
We're daaamn proud
to announce we signed with the outstanding US label PIVOTAL ROCKORDINGS L.L.C!
These guys totally blown every other offer we got and let us feel like a part
of their hard working family since day one, so expect our first album to be released
and promoted worldwide by one of the best names in the actual metal community!
At this point we want to thank everyone at Pivotal Rockordings, our new killer
label mates Blinded Colony and Zonaria and some evil hornz up goes also to everyone
who has been with us since the beginning! Please check our label's website here
and My Space page here! As some of you already know, back in the first days of
April we shoot the video for "I Am Dracula", which will be the first single taken
from our first album, with the mighty director Enrico Caputo, who previously worked
with many killer acts as Sick Of It All, Boysetsfire and Sadist. The video will
be ready for the fall, but to celebrate our signing we got an outstanding and
exclusive trailer you can check out directly on our My Space page! So lets check
it out and let us know what do you think! On the "live" side there are a bunch
of great news too! First of all, we want to introduce you our lovely friend MATTEO
DIANO (who some of you knew as our first bass player during the high school years
:), who is going to bring our live sound to the next level becoming our Sound
FoH and lady's killer! You can know more about him or just say wazz up clicking
on his pic in our My Space page! Another great goal is that now on our live shows
in Italy will be handled by our good bros Andrea & Alberto and our sister Alex
at MACHADA BOOKING! We're very excited to start this new partnership and we feel
like we have choosed the right ones to help us spreading our music all over our
beloved country! The agency for our European booking will be announced soon, so
keep an eye on that! At last, here you have a list of our upcoming live events:
JULY 21st - DAY OF THE DEAD @ Marcon Festival, Marcon (VE) with Converge. Marduk,
Bring Me The Horizon, Rise And Fall & Animosity. SHOW TIME: 17:30-18!!! AUGUST
14th - II BLOODSHED SUMMER FEST @ New Barrumba, Avigliana Laghi (TO) with The
Black Dahlia Murder, The Ocean, Abel Is Dying & Kernel Zero AUGUST 17th - SALENTO
SUMMER FESTIVAL, Porto Cesareo (LE) with Soulfly, Extrema & Schizo We're now proudly
endorsers of BLACK FLYS USA, who choosed us as testimonials for Italy and gave
us killer sunglasses and apparell, and the almighty ED STONE ROCK WEAR from UK,
who welcomed us in his leeeegion of killer endorsers as Shadows Fall, Caliban,
Chimaira, Emperor, Trivium, Terror and our good bros in Blinded Colony! New tshirts,
d!esigned by Aaron Crawford (Suicide Silence, Abigail Williams, All Shall Perish...)
and stickers are available on our My Space page, so buy them :), there's also
a "killer pack" available with one brand new killer shirt + one sticker + our
old and beloved "Epitaph Of Pain" EP at 15 euros (20 USD) + shipping! Our good
friend Daniel McBride, in order to celebrate our signing, unleashed a brand NEW
MY SPACE LAYOUT for our page, so go to www.myspace.com/stigmahc and check it out!
Last, but not less important, we reached 20000 friends on our My Space! Thanks
to each and every one of you kids and ladies!
Here are some news from
the INHUMATE headquarter !
1- LINE UP Our line up problems are solved now.
Damien is our new guitar player since the beginning of the year and things going
on pretty good with him !
2- CONCERTS Fot this summer we will just play at
one fest only, but it's the BEST fest of that world, we mean the OBSCENE EXTREME
FEST (www.obsceneextreme.cz - http://www.myspace.com/obsceneextreme) hope to meet
you there for ultimate stage trance sickness, we'll peform on Saturday ! Later
we'll also play at : Brno - Czech Rep (22/09/07) with INGROWING + JIG-AI & more
Traun - Austria (03/11/07) with DICKLESS TRACY + MUCUPURULENT + CRUSADE & more
more date will be added, check our sites to be informed.
3- DISCOGRAPHY *
Our At war with... INHUMATE DVD is unleashed for 4 months now. Feed back were
really amazing ! Just check the following links to read some reviews of it (language
is precised) : - thrashocore (Fr) - vs (Fr) - trepan distro (Fr) - noise web (Fr)
- planet metal (Fr) - les acteurs de l'ombre (Fr) - la horde noire (Fr) - metal
federation (Fr) - destination rock (Fr) - transit (Fr) - les accros du metal (Fr)
- kaosguards (Fr) - french metal (Fr) - burning misery (Eng) - born in blood (Eng)
- nocturnal horde (Eng) - metal storm (Eng) - my last chapter (Eng) - metal revolution
(Eng) - no bullshit (Eng) - metal news (De) - klasma (De) - campaign for musical
destruction (De) - metal observer (De) - obliveon (De) - psychozine (Pol) - born
to die (Pol) - latvian metal zine (Rus) - tuberculosis (Cz) - rock circus (Sp)
- eternal terror (Nor) * Our 5th album The Fifth Season should be finally released
during the year 2008 !
4- INTERVIEWS Here are also some cool interviews we
answered since the DVD's out (language is precised) : - kaosguards (Fr) - metal
activiste (Fr) - metal federation (Fr) - syringe (Eng) - metal revolution (Eng)
- klasma (Ger) - metal music (Rus) 4- PROMOTION * Remember INHUMATE is a self
produced, independant and totally dedicated to the underground ethic band since
1990 ! So feel free to help us in spreading the disease forwarding this mail to
all your address book, publishing the news and visiting our fucking shows ! *
The Grind Your Soul website is finally open (in French only for the moment, English
version will come later). Check how INHUMATE is managed since 1995 & sign the
book. 5- RELATED LINX www.inhumate.com (sign the fukking grindbook !) www.myspace.com/inhumate
(leave a fukking comment !) www.grind-your-soul.com (sign the fukking grindbook
!) www.ecclipse.net (forum)
Marco Corbelli: the
one-man founder and owner of label Slaughter Productions and band Atrax Morgue
(also in Morte and other projects) died suicidal top of the month after previous
attempts. We respect his choice and wish him to awaken in a better, more satisfactory
the KRUM BUMS are blazing across the US of A once again in support of their latest
album "As The Tide Turns" (TKO Records) along with the TOSSERS & STREET DOGS.
Band Website: www.myspace.com/krumbums Label Website: www.tkorecords.com Releases:
CD (TKO-171) KRUM BUMS-"As The Tide Turns" CDEP (TKO-159) COMPLETE CONTROL/KRUM
BUMS-"Death Can Wait" Sporting a T-shirt-ready cover reminiscent of MDC's Multi-Death
Corporations, the Krum Bums' first domestic album is 33 minutes of ear-splitting,
lightning-fast hardcore filtered through the British steel lens of Iron Maiden
and Motörhead.-Austin Chronicle ...blend anthemic choruses with a hyperactive
four/four foundation while a throat-tearing vocal attack gives what Spinal Tap’s
Nigel Tufnel would call, “that extra push over the cliff.”-Exclaim! KRUM BUMS
06/26 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues 06/27 Orlando, FL @ The Social 06/28 Jacksonville,
FL @ Jack Rabbits 06/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 06/30 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont
Music Hall 07/02 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar 07/03 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
07/05 Boston, MA @ The Axis 07/07 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory 07/08 Buffalo,
NY @ The Icon 07/09 Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop 07/11 Detroit, MI @
Magic Stick 07/12 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean 07/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
07/15 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl 07/16 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
07/21 Long Beach, CA @ The Vault 07/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad 07/30 Tempe,
AZ @ The Sets 07/31 Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy 08/02 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
08/03 San Francisco, CA @ Slims 08/04 Portland, OR @ Satyricon 08/05 Seattle,
WA @ El Corazon 08/07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound 08/08 Denver, CO @ Marquis
Theatre 08/09 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 08/10 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
Barnes TKO Records 8941 Atlanta Ave #505 Huntington Beach, CA 92646 www.tkorecords.com
www.myspace.com/tkorecordshq AOL IM: Barnesey74 Ph# 619-294-3627 Fax# 714-540-0804
New Releases: ANTISEEN-"Boys From Brutalsville" CD/DVD
Reissue (Out July 10th!) CHELSEA-"Sod The War" 7" POISON IDEA/KILL YOUR IDOLS-"Split"
7" Picture Disc KRUM BUMS-"As The Tide Turns" CD LOWER CLASS BRATS-"Loud And Out
Of Tune" CD/DVD CHELSEA-"Faster, Cheaper & Better Looking" CD HATEPINKS-"Tete
Malade/Sick In The Head" 10"/CDEP the BOILS-"The Orange & The Black: Hockey Anthems"
FLAMING ARTS (Belarus-Csi)
MARDUK + DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS Eastern European tour MARDUK + Devilish Impressions
04.04.07 - Minsk (Belarus) "Arena" 05.04.07 - Kiev (Ukraine) "DK Svjatoshin" 08.04.07
- St-Petersburg (Russia) "Orlandina" 10.04.07 - Krasnodar (Russia) "Orbita" 11.04.07
- Rostov-on-Don (Russia) "Podzemka" 12.04.07 - Moscow (Russia) "Relax" 13.04.07
- Rjazan (Russia) "Planetary"
2. BEHEMOTH - BARBAROSSA 3 Eastern European
Tour In may polish black/death commandos from BEHEMOTH are going to conquer Eastern
European market with the most biggest and massive tour played by international
band ever!!! This time band will appear on 16-17 concerts around Russia, Belarus
and Ukraine. Dates will be announced soon!
3. RASTA got 3 national music awards!!!
On 20th of February, when band was in Ukrainian tour, manager of RASTA Vadim Khomich
was invited to award called "MYSTERY OF SOUND 2006" where latest album of RASTA
called "THE AGE OF MOVEMENT" got award "bestseller rock and metal album of 2006".
Names of winners of these awards subjective critics and not define not casual
interrogation of an audience, and quite concrete parameter - quantity of the sold
compact discs and audiocassettes. On February, 25th in capital of Belarus Minsk
the main event in a life of show business of the country took place. It's called
"ROCK-CORONACIJA 2006". The given event is analogue of American Grammy and is
summarizing of year in the musical market of the country. This year the hero of
event became modern synth metal artist of THE FLAMING ARTS management called RASTA,
having taken at once two awards - "the best group of the country playing heavy
music" and the main award "the best artist of the country 2006 "!!! "To tell the
truth, we have been assured that we will get award "the best group of the country
playing heavy music" and I'm not surprised because of that absolutely. But we
did not expect in any way, that the best musical critics of the country among
whom owners of the largest labels, producers and the most influential musical
journalists will name us "THE BEST NATIONAL MUSIC ARTIST OF 2006 ", - the manager
of group Vadim Khomich speaks, - " all the borders which have settled by years
for the first time have been broken! In fact during more than 10 years of existence
of the given award, always artists, playing pop or pop/rock music got award "the
best artist of year ". For us it is greater unexpectedness and we are proud that
the group playing metal, could be the best in the country!" 3 national awards
- that's really a cool result for any artist!
4. Russian MORTEM on tour with
CANNIBAL CORPSE and DISAVOWED Another band from THE FLAMING ARTS MANAGEMENT will
appear in Europe in march. This time it will be oldest Russian brutal death metal
act called MORTEM, who will play as support to CANNIBAL CORPSE and DISAVOWED.
Don't miss these concerts: CANNIBAL CORPSE + MORTEM + DISAVOWED 16-03 Finland
Nostori Helsinki 17-03 Finland Pakkahuone Tampere 18-03 off 19-03 Sweden Koren
Gothenborg 20-03 Denmark The Rock Kobenhavn 21-03 Germany Musik Zentrum Hannover
22-03 Germany F Haus Jena 23-03 Holland Effenaar Eindhoven 24-03 Belgium Biebob
For further info: www.theflamingarts.org
Mad Lion records: Out
now DARK DISCIPLE "Kill Everything - Worship Nothing" Cd Second album of these
Death Metal Heads from Florida. Crushing unholy death metal for all Cannibal Corpse
& Dying Fetus fans!!! Band contact: www.darkdisciple.com or www.myspace.com/darkdisciple
Soon on Mad Lion Records: REACTOR "Updaterror" Digi Cd/Cd Second album of
that Ukrainian Horde! Melodious cyber death metal totally recommended to all SAMAEL
& CREMATORY fans!!!
Band contact: www.myspace.com/reactorukr
Invert" Digi Cd/Cd Classical old school death metal musically influenced by BENEDICTION,
GRAVE, DEICIDE & strongly inspirated by MORBID ANGEL's philosophy!!! Band contact:
www.bestiar.com or www.myspace.com/bestiar
Label contact: www.madlion.eu
After 4 full length albums,
we have just unleashed our 1st DVD : At war with... INHUMATE. For orders, wholesales
or trades contact Yannick at firstname.lastname@example.org See you for war... somewhere on a fucking
stage ! Fred
The Furies: Vancouver’s
first punk band, The Furies will play their first show in 30 years! All ages show
3 PM-6 PM Over 19 show 8 PM-2 AM Canada’s most influential punk band D.O.A. is
teaming up with The Furies, Vancouver’s legendary first punk band for two shows
at Richard’s on Richards, 1036 Richards St. Vancouver, BC. The event has been
dubbed Punk Rock Confidential and features a blistering cast. The amazing D.O.A.
will headline the festivities. They are led by Canada’s godfather of punk, Joe
Shithead Keithley, with the help of the legendary Randy Rampage on bass and The
Great Baldini on drums. The Furies started putting on shows at the old Japanese
Hall in the summer of ’77. These mind blowing gigs shocked the public as the posters
boldly announced “Punk Rock”. Now, The Furies, led by the incredible Chris Arnett
along with the help of original bassist Jonathan Werner, are back. These shows
will be their first in 30 years. Rebel Spell will also play. They’re a great new
band from Vancouver. Further support will come from First Reign, a good hard drivin’
outfit from Abbotsford. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $18.00 at the door.
Tickets available at Red Cat, Noize To Go, Zulu, Highlife, Scratch,Bone Rattle
and JEM Gallery. Tickets at JEM Gallery have no surcharge and they take phone
orders as well 604 879 5366, email; email@example.com