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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Yellowtooth Releases Second Official Video

Indiana-based death/sludge heathens Yellowtooth have released the second video from their full-length debut, “Disgust.” The band has chosen the track “The 11th Hour” for the video, which reflects the ominous predictions highlighted by the Mayan Calender on December 21st, 2012. Watch the video for “The 11th Hour” below.

In other Yellowtooth news, the band’s label Orchestrated Misery Recordings has hooked up with metal blog Dead Void Dreams to offer fans a chance to win four discs from the O.M.R. catalog. Up for grabs are copies of “Disgust,” along with releases from three other artists. Enter to win at this location. Orchestrated Misery Recordings released “Disgust” on September 11th.

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Sunn O))) Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

After canceling New Zealand/Australian shows, and following performances at the third annual The Power Of The Riff West in Los Angeles and the first edition of The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn amidst a September East Coast tour, SUNN O))) now announces a cluster of West Coast live ceremonies for December.

With support for SUNN O))) being provide by Loincloth and Dead In The Dirt, the shows will begin in Portland on December 14th, and plow through Bellingham, Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Los Angeles. The finale will take place at the newly confirmed The Power Of The Riff Presents year-end bash at LA’s Fonda Theatre on December 20th, where SUNN O))) will all celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar with High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity, Black Breath and Void Ov Voices.

12/14/2012 Roseland/Peter’s Room – Portland, OR
12/15/2012 The Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA w/ Black Breath
12/16/2012 The Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
12/18/2012 The Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
12/19/2012 The Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA
12/20/2012 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power of the Riff Presents w/ High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity, Black Breath, Void Ov Voices

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Muluc Pax Streaming "Piel De Bronce"

Mexican ancestral metalcore band Muluc Pax is streaming the new song “Piel de Bronce.” The track is not from it’s 2011 sixteen-song release “Su’ut Kin,” but will be on a new compilation featuring ten artists. The term “Muluc Pax” translates into the Mayan prophecy for 2012. Stream the lyric upload for “Piel de Bronce” below, a song that talks about the conquering of the indigenous peoples by way of the conquistadores and how it’s time for the descendants to rise up again.

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Vise Massacre Streaming "Rising Tide" Song Online

Brooklyn-based hardcore noise metal trio Vise Massacre has put the final touches on the band’s official first full-length recorded assault, appropriately dubbed “Expendable Humans,” and is preparing to start off the supposed last year of mankind’s existence with a bang by self-releasing the album in early January.

In celebration of the forthcoming onslaught, hometown independent music faction BrooklynVegan is streaming “Rising Tide” from Expendable Humans now. Kill a few brain cells and tattoo your face to Vise Massacre’s mayhem right here or through the player below.

Following a plethora of scathing demos, the ever-morphing Vise Massacre’s current lineup fully completed every element of this filthy opus, and will now self-release the beast on LP and digital download for the last year on the Mayan calendar. Recorded at Studio 65 and The Warehouse Recording Studio in Hicksville, New York by bassist Chris Vezza (who also mixed the tracks), self-produced by the band, and mastered at Bonati Mastering in Brooklyn by Josh Bonati (ZU, AIDS Wolf, Julie Christmas, Racebannon), Expendable Humans boasts 14 tracks in 31 minutes.

Vise Massacre – Rising Tide by brooklynvegan

The track listing is as follows:

1. Paralyzer
2. Bloodsucker
3. Eyes Of Fire
4. Hail to the Wicked
5. Something Like Silence
6. MTA
7. Pushed Down
8. Internal War
9. Shark Intentions
10. Stranger
11. Winter Kills
12. Kill to Survive
13. Brain Decay
14. Rising Tide

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Mayan Posts "War On Terror" Music Video

Dutch symphonic death metal opera band Mayan, which recently announced plans for three more albums, has posted a music video online for the song “War on Terror.”

You can check out the clip below. “War on Terror” is taken of Mayan’s debut album “Quarterpast” (reviewed here).

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Mayan Posts "Quarterpast" Album Preview

Dutch symphonic death metal band Mayan has posted a preview online of the band’s debut album “Quarterpast,” which can be heard in the player below. “Quarterpast” is set for North American release on July 12th, 2011.

You can also find Mayan’s recent track-by-track breakdown of the “Quarterpast” album by heading over to this location.

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