Greek Symphonic Dark Metal Outfit W.E.B. Sign With Alpha Omega Management

Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Greek Symphonic Dark Metallers W.E.B.

W.E.B. is a Dark / Black / Death / Goth Metal band based in the ashes of Athens – Greece. The Fall of 2002AD was the time that the idea of W.E.B. was born and started to take a lifeform shape from an embryonic state to a music challenge expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An expression both straight but at the same time theatrical. W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you to the journey through ravendark starless nights with a fire made of Metal music. Their fourth album, “Tartarus” came out on November 10th (2017) via Apathia Records, which is probably the band’s most diverse album, so far! “Tartarus” focuses on a deeper inclusion of orchestrations, making it sound more epic, while keeping the band’s very own Dark Metal genre. The album also features a noticeable guest apparition by Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh) on the ninth track “Thanatos Part I – Golgotha”.

Stated W.E.B.:

“We have reached the point of our journey that we are ready to take one step ahead. The cooporation of W.E.B. with Alpha Omega Management will bring us closer to our achievments and closer to the best people out there, that is our fans.”

Alpha Omega Management adds:

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome W.E.B. to our roster family! These guys are Epic, their music captures you with their theatrical dark poetry, brainstorming your thoughts to a new level, like a morbid and disturbing nightmare, but at the same time like a form of therapy. W.E.B. it’s definitely an obscure journey to an invisible world right next to us. Take your seat and enjoy the ride!”

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Greek Symphonic Dark Metal Outfit W.E.B. Sign With Alpha Omega Management

Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Greek Symphonic Dark Metallers W.E.B.

W.E.B. is a Dark / Black / Death / Goth Metal band based in the ashes of Athens – Greece. The Fall of 2002AD was the time that the idea of W.E.B. was born and started to take a lifeform shape from an embryonic state to a music challenge expressing darkness and death through adrenaline and poetry. An expression both straight but at the same time theatrical. W.E.B. is here to move you, provoke you, and invite you to the journey through ravendark starless nights with a fire made of Metal music. Their fourth album, “Tartarus” came out on November 10th (2017) via Apathia Records, which is probably the band’s most diverse album, so far! “Tartarus” focuses on a deeper inclusion of orchestrations, making it sound more epic, while keeping the band’s very own Dark Metal genre. The album also features a noticeable guest apparition by Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh) on the ninth track “Thanatos Part I – Golgotha”.

Stated W.E.B.:

“We have reached the point of our journey that we are ready to take one step ahead. The cooporation of W.E.B. with Alpha Omega Management will bring us closer to our achievments and closer to the best people out there, that is our fans.”

Alpha Omega Management adds:

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome W.E.B. to our roster family! These guys are Epic, their music captures you with their theatrical dark poetry, brainstorming your thoughts to a new level, like a morbid and disturbing nightmare, but at the same time like a form of therapy. W.E.B. it’s definitely an obscure journey to an invisible world right next to us. Take your seat and enjoy the ride!”

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Cain Resurrection Sign Worldwide Deal With Extreme Management Group

Cain Resurrection from Metairie, Louisiana, formerly Cain (originally spelled Kayne) from 1991, has signed a world-wide deal with Extreme Management Group. The band said, ” On behalf of everyone in Cain Resurrection , we’d like to take this opportunity to express how excited we are, to be a part of the EMG family. We cannot stress enough how important we feel it is in today’s industry, to surround yourself with individuals, who are as passionate and driven about your music as you are. We feel that this management team embodies that passion, and we look forward to the continued growth and success of our band, under the guidance and leadership of EMG.”

A little history:

From 1991 -1996, the band released a slew of heavily influential music. The band carried this momentum through the early 90’s, with performances with bands such as Sevendust, Obituary, etc.

Creative differences tore the band apart, and the story probably would have ended there, if not for Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, who encouraged the band to reunite for one show almost 20 years later. The result of that show encouraged the founding members of Cain to reexamine their passion for their childhood project. Mark Kloeppel of Extreme Management Group said, “This is some pretty amazing music emerging from the rich metal history of the New Orleans area. I mean, who would argue with Kirk Windstein of Crowbar. Not me! Can’t wait to get started.”

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Onslaught Gearing Up For European Shows, Signs New Management Deal

Onslaught has joined forces with Proximity Productions Management, with guitarist Nige Rockett commenting:

“We’ve been to Asia several times in recent years and it’s clearly an expanding market where Metal music is very much on the rise. It would be awesome to increase the ‘Onslaught‘ profile in the region and I think working with ‘Proximity Productions’ will definitely give us a huge advantage. We’ve been in discussion with the company for some months now and their vision for the band is very cool, the vibes are extremely positive and we look forward to this new challenge with Harsha and his team.“

On signing up with Onslaught, the owner of PP adds, “It is indeed an honour and a privilege to work with such big names from the classic era. One of those bands that remain true to it’s form even to this day and age. It’s a surreal experience that we begin our journey together now.”

Meanwhile, Onslaught is all set for the next leg of the “Full Force” European tour, thrashing till death alongside Artillery.

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Klogr Announces European Tour Dates With The Rasmus

Alternative metal band Klogr is ready to hit the road again. The group, in collaboration with K2Music Management, has been confirmed as special guest for European shows with The Rasmus this coming fall.

Klogr’s Rusty comments: “We are so excited to be back on tour in November, especially with such a great band like The Rasmus. After 2 years spent in the studio for the new album, we really missed the stage and our fans. We can’t wait to play the news songs, we hope you will enjoy them. See you on the road!.”

New album “Keystone” is scheduled to be released on October 6th, 2017 via Zeta Factory. Fans can catch Klogr live on these dates:

10.11 Hamburg, Markthalle
11.11 Berlin, Columbia Theater – Sold Out
12.11 Warsaw, Stodola
14.11 Krakow, Kwadrat
15.11 Prague, Roxy
16.11 Vienna, Simm Club
18.11 Paris, Le Trabendo
19.11 London, La Scala – Sold Out
20.11 Koln, Kantine
21.11 Amsterdam, Melkweg

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Iron Maiden Adds “Book Of Souls” Arena To Mobile Game

Iron Maiden embarks on the final leg of “The Book of Souls” world tour this weekend, simultaneously launching a synergistic player-vs-player battle arena for the band’s mobile game, “Legacy of the Beast” (reivewed here).

The game offers players a unique way to interact with Iron Maiden’s real world activities by introducing not only a replica of one of the tour stage productions, but also the debut of “The Book of Souls” version of Shaman Eddie into the game, in his Mayan themed incarnation as featured on the band’s most recent studio album. Other characters from “The Book of Souls” are set to follow.

“Legacy of the Beast” is a definitive experience in the mobile RPG space – taking players on an unparalleled, epic, ever-expanding, strategic gaming journey via their smartphones & tablets. Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says:

“With ‘Legacy of the Beast’ we wanted to create something that appealed both to fans of Maiden music and gamers alike, wherever they are in the world, and I think we are well on our way to accomplishing that. The game has kept true to the band’s history and development not only through their music but with Eddie too. This latest feature focused around our current tour is only the start of many new and exciting innovations we have planned to keep Legacy evolving and becoming even more addictive!”

Adds Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director of Phantom Music Management “The towering Mayan set piece of ‘The Book of Souls’ world tour presented an ideal opportunity to expand the game and create a virtual event space to complement the band’s live show – whether you’re seeing Iron Maiden on the road or playing Legacy of the Beast on your mobile, we’ve crafted a gaming experience that explores the Mayan world of The Book of Souls record and marks the first of many timed in-game events that will enrich the band’s touring activity, engaging fans old and new across the globe in a way never before possible.”

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Drummer Jeff Plate Announces Split With Metal Church, Band Drops Off Alter Bridge, In Flames Tour

Jeff Plate, longtime drummer for Metal Church, announced his departure from the band citing time and time management issues. The band announced that it is withdrawing from the AlterBridge/In Flames tour scheduled for this May.

In a post on Facebook, Plate stated: “Hello everyone. It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Metal Church. I came to this conclusion 2 weeks ago, and agreed to hold off on the announcement until Metal Church had made some decisions on what they were going to do.

“This is obviously not an easy decision. After many conversations with myself, my wife, my family, my management and Kurdt Vanderoof and Mike Howe, I know I am doing the right thing for my future.

“I know there will be questions and speculation. The bottom line is time, my time, and how best I manage it. I had to come to terms with the fact that time is just blowing by at the speed of light and there is no time for me to second guess or regret anything I’m doing. At this point in my life I need to be in more control of my time and career. I have a number of things I’d like to do and try, and to do these I have to give up something I truly love and am very proud of.

“I cannot thank Kurdt Vanderhoof enough for inviting me into Metal Church. For the past 12 years I have had the honor and privilege of playing some of the best, truly iconic Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal songs ever written. I have recorded 4 records with the band. The latest, ‘XI’, is not only one of my favorite Metal Church records, but I feel it is the one of the best, if not the best records I have recorded throughout my career.

“Also, I cannot thank the Metal Church fan base enough for the tremendous support. I have met thousands of you over the years and you, fans old and new, are simply the best. You have kept this band alive for the past 33 years, and I am sure there is more great music to come.

“Metal Church is in a good place, and there are a number of shows and good things coming up this year. This decision is made now to not only let me prepare for the year to come, but also to let Metal Church do the same. Kurdt Vanderhoof(g), Mike Howe(v), Steve Unger(b), Rick VanZandt(g), Tim Harding(sound and production), and Joe Obrien(President @ Rat Pak Records) have been a tremendous team, and they are also very good friends of mine. I wish them nothing but the best.

“I hope to see you all again somewhere down the road. I will keep you posted on my activities. Trust me, I will not sit still for very long. Thank you, take care.”

Just prior to Plate’s announcement, the band issued the following statement: “Due to unforeseen personnel changes within the Metal Church organization, regretfully we have to pull off the five Alter Bridge/In Flames show dates in May. We are grateful to everyone in the Alter Bridge camp for having offered us the opportunity, and would like to extend our deepest apologies to both bands, their management, and all the fans for the last minute cancellation. We had hoped we could make something work out, but that is no longer a possibility. We will be back on the road in June for all the European shows and we look forward to introducing you to our new drummer! Thank you for your understanding!”

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Aevum Streaming Full New “Dischronia” Album

Hailing from Turin, Italy the 8-member symphonic metal band Aevum is now streaming brand new album “Dischronia” online in full. The album was release March 17th, 2017 via Maple Metal Records and can be heard below.

Comments the band: “We are glad and completely committed to share our music through the free streaming Thanks to Maple Metal Records that supports our project. Thanks to Alpha Omega Management that help us to spread our music and show around the world.”

New album “Dischronia” was recorded and produced at Aurora Recording Studio by Hannodamalj Production. The album was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Vision Divine, Ancient Bards, ElvenKing) at Domination Studio, in the Republic of San Marino. Cover art was handled by Erick Vaghi (OneBlindEye Design).

1. Sturm Und Drang
2. Death Of The Virgin
3. The Vitruvian Condition
4. Winterreise
5. Beltade
6. Inner Fire
7. The Elements
8. Memento Mori
9. Lord Of Dreams
10. Inferno Blu
11. Sleeping Venus Tarantella
12. Aremu Rindineddha (Bonus Track)
13. The Elements (Eng Version – Bonus Track)

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Doyle To Star In Horror Movie “Death Ward 13”

Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in “Death Ward 13,” a remake of the cult-classic film “Don’t Look In The Basement.”

With his iconic devilock hair and impressive physical build, Doyle will play the most terrifying character in the film. Now in pre-production, “Death Ward 13” is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes and produced by The Readmond Company.

”I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in ‘Death Ward 13,'” says Doyle. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!”

“With Doyle’s horror punk background, we’ve always been looking for opportunities to have him cross over into film, but nothing has sparked his interest until now,” adds Bruce Miyaki (Insane Management). “’Death Ward 13′ is a great breakout film for Doyle – his fans are going to love it.”

“I’m excited to work with Doyle,” says director Todd Nunes. “Doyle will be portraying a ruthless killer called The Duke – a psychopath and the most twisted and terrifying character in the movie. I’m a big fan of Doyle and his music and always thought he would make a menacing horror movie villain. With his threatening looks and massive build, this man will scare the crap out of everyone. Get ready for a horrifying ride!”

It’s 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the criminally insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful of “harmless” mental patients in a suspiciously understaffed ward. Confronted by their violent charges, the nurses soon realize that they are trapped inside the asylum with a deadly crew of vicious lunatics. Each patient has their own perverse identity, their own personal demons, and their own violent agenda. Pushed to the brink of insanity, the young nurses find themselves in a gruesome fight for survival inside Ward 13.

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Megadeth Honored With “Best Metal Performance” Grammy Award

Megadeth took home the Grammy tonight for the “Best Metal Performance” category at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nomination marked Megadeth’s twelfth over the years. Megadeth was nominated for “Dystopia”, the title track for the band’s 2016 album.

As Megadeth approached the stage to accept the award, the house band inexplicably played Metallica’s classic “Master Of Puppets.”

Says mainman Dave Mustaine in his acceptance speech:

“Fantastic! Only took twelve tries to get this. Last time we were here, we were talking to Kenny G, and he asked me how many times we were here, and he goes, ‘Well, eleven isn’t that bad.’ And I said, ‘How many times did it take you?’ And he said, Twenty-one.’ And I was, like, ‘Oh, my god. If it takes twenty-one times… I don’t know if I’ll live that long.’ I wanna thank Jesus Christ, I wanna thank my wife, my children, all the band’s wives and kids, I wanna thank our management, our label, our agent, our attorney, our crew, all of you, especially the metal community. I think it’s a little weird that we ended up being category 69, but somebody’s got a sense of humor.”

Finally! pic.twitter.com/2KqdWhSrAX

— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) February 12, 2017

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category were as follows:

Baroness – “Shock Me”
Gojira – “Silvera”
Korn – “Rotting In Vain”
Periphery – “The Price Is Wrong”

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