Behemoth’s Frontman Nergal Joins Slayer Onstage For “Evil Has No Boundaries” During Soundcheck

Behemoth frontman Nergal joined Slayer onstage during the band’s soundcheck August 17th before the show at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater in Bonner, MT to guest on “Evil Has No Boundaries”. As a bonus you can also watch Nergal and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe take part on their own in Slayer covering some AC/DC.

Fan-filmed footage of that can be found below.

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Gateway to Hell Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New EP “Clovers”

Maryland doom quintet Gateway to Hell premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new EP “Clovers”, which will arrive in stores later today via Unholy Anarchy Records.

Check out now “Clovers” in its entirety below.

Explains the band:

“Most of the songs we write are based around inside jokes that eventually snowball into a twisted story backed by catchy riffs. For instance, the title track started out as a reference to an episode of the show Review, where the main character has to go to jail with their imaginary friend named Clovers. From that joke, the song morphed into a reflection of the masks we wear to impress others, whether that be an uneasy performer onstage or an overwhelmed friend going through the motions of life. Clovers is equally inspired by the the life of Paul Stanley and your average childhood imaginary friend – both burdened to live up to the expectations of others in the face of the grim realities of life. Musically, we wanted to conjure the quiet before the show followed by the rush as the curtains get pulled. By the time the solo rolls around, you’re comfortable in your groove and have finally become the anticipated entertainment of the night. At the end of the song, the show’s over, and you’re left alone with your insecurities.”

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Cannibal Corpse Comments On Cancelled Russian Tour Dates

Cannibal Corpse recently completed a tour of Russia, a country the band has played previously many times with no issues. Unfortunately, as many Russian fans are already aware, this tour did not go as planned. Cannibal Corpse has released a statement, which can be read below.

“As you all are certainly aware by now, our concerts in Ufa, Moscow, and St. Petersburg were cancelled. We were present in these cities and ready to perform each of these shows but were not permitted to.

“In Ufa the power was turned off shortly before the show (we were told because the venue was late on rent), and in Moscow and St. Petersburg we were told that we did not have the correct visas and that if we attempted to perform the concert would be stopped by police and we would be detained and deported (prior to the tour we had been told that we did have the correct visas and that all of our paperwork was in order).

“Our show in Nizhny Novgorod also had problems. In that city we performed half of our set before being stopped by police. We were told the police needed to search the venue for drugs and that the show had to be terminated.

“These are the reasons for the cancellations as far as we have been told. On the brighter side, we had a fantastic time performing in Krasnodar, Samara, Chelyabinsk, and Yekaterinburg. We were able to play our full set in all four of those cities.

“We came to Russia excited and prepared to play all of the scheduled concerts, and we apologize that we were not able to do so. It was beyond our control. We are extremely disappointed. We have played in Russia many times and we love our Russian fans. Hopefully someday the situation for us in Russia will be different and we will be able to return.”

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Magenta Harvest Announces European Tour Dates

Magenta Harvest has issued the following announcement about heading off for the “Volatile European Waters” tour:

“Good news to all of you out there in mainland Europe! Magenta Harvest is embarking on their 1st ever European tour. As we are setting this up by ourselves we would gladly accept contributions for gas money, highway fees etc. These are gonna come out of our own pockets, so every penny is welcome.

“We are therefore now putting up a campaign where you can buy our CDs, and T-shirts. All the money will go directly towards the tour costs. We are also printing some special tour shirts that we sell through the crowd funding campaign here, they can be picked up at the venue before the show.”

22.10 Prague, Czech Rep.
23.10 TBA, Germany
24.10 Berlin, Germany @ Blackland
25.10 Erlangen, Germany @ New Force
26.10 TBA, Germany
28.10 Nancy, France
29.10 Geneve, Switzerland
30.10 Brescia, Italy @ Circolo Colony
31.10 Ljubljana, Slovenia
1.11 Wien, Austria.

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Tellus Requiem Recruits New Vocalist Frank Risvik

After parting ways with vocalist Ben Rodgers earlier this month, Tellus Requiem has now issued the following announcement about bringing on a replacement member:

Meet Frank Risvik the new singer in Tellus Requiem! We played together for the first time EVER last night ON THE STAGE!!!!

“We’re talking NO rehearsal before the show, just cut to the case, jump in the fire! Frank is a dedicated, focused and hard working guy; just what this band need!

“We had a blast supporting our great friends in Kamelot. Our main goal now is to get done with our next album. And this is a task we’re not taking lightly. We want to forge something really special for our next release.”

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Gypsyhawk Announces Release Show For New Album "Revelry & Resilience"

Pasadena, CA’s Gypsyhawk will be celebrating the release of the “Reverly & Resilience” album with an in-store performance at Vacation Vinyl in Los Angeles, CA. The album release party/performance is free and will be held on August 24th at 8:00pm. Additionally, “The Great Food Truck Race”-winning Grill ‘Em All truck will be serving metal themed burgers before the show from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The following press release was also issued by Metal Blade:

“Revisiting the electrifying sounds of bullshit-free 70s rock, Gypsyhawk are a breath of fresh air compared to the endless onslaught of breakdown obsessed bands cluttering up heavy music. Marinating their wares in whiskey and weed, they hurl out blistering riffs and irresistible hooks and grooves, doing their damnedest to ensure that everyone at their shows is having as much fun as they are. With Revelry & Resilience, their second full-length and Metal Blade debut, this vibe bleeds from the speakers from start to finish, determinedly putting a smile on your face and compelling you to throw your hair around, no matter how much or how little you might have.”

“It’s music for girls to shake their asses to and dudes to bang their heads,” states vocalist/bassist Eric Harris. “It’s good-time rock and roll, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but at the same time we’re not one-dimensional ‘yeah-dude-let’s-party-all-the-fucking-time!’ guys, and I like to think there’s something for everyone in our music.”

“Reverly & Resilience” will be in stores on August 28th, 2012. Gypsyhawk will be performing as part of the Mayhem Festival Cruise alongside Lamb of God, Anthrax, Machine Head, Hatebreed, and label mates Battlecross, plus many more from December 7th – December 10th. For the complete line up, information, and to book a room, visit this location.

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Nightwish Answers Fan Questions In New Video Interview

Nightwish has posted a video interview online answering fan-submitted questions, which can be viewed below. Nuclear Blast also commented on the vidoe:

“You’ve had the chance to post your questions to Nightwish to the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page — now here’s the outcome. Enjoy the interview, done by Felix on the 6th of May 2012 right before the show at Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart! Order Nightwishs brilliant album ‘Imaginaerum’ at the Nuclear Blast web shop here.”

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Earache Records Announces HMV Next Big Thing Showcase

Earache Records has checked in with the following announcement about several of the label’s bands performing at the HMV Next Big Thing festival:

“Earache Records is pleased to announce its very own evening of metal mayhem at HMV’s third annual Next Big Thing music festival tour in 2012.

“HMV’s Next Big Thing showcases and celebrates the very best in new and emerging talent, drawn from all genres across the music spectrum, who are tipped to make it big in the coming year. This year’s event saw 140 breakthrough artists performing live, including fast-rising blues-rockers Rival Sons, who returned to the UK later in the year for a completely sold out headlining tour.

“The third HMV Next Big Thing festival will run over 11 days between 2nd and 12th February, 2012, at nine venues across the UK, including for the first time ever, Manchester’s HMV Ritz, where Earache Records will be presenting a night of live music from some of the best new and breakthrough metal bands around.

“The Earache Records HMV Next Big Thing event takes place on Saturday, 11th February, with performances from Evile, Cerebral Bore, Savage Messiah, and Woods of Ypres. Tickets for the event cost just £10 and there is no booking fee. Order your tickets now while they last at this location.

“The event will be Woods of ypres’ first ever UK show and takes place just two days before the release of the band’s highly-anticipated new album, WOODS 5: GREY SKIES & ELECTRIC LIGHT, on 13th February.

“Savage Messiah’s new album, PLAGUE OF CONSCIENCE, is due to be released on CD and LP less than a week before the show, on 6th February. The album is available to download now in its entirety for free here. To find out more about HMV’s Next Big Thing, go to this location.”

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