Kuolemanlaakso Comments On What’s Ahead In 2016

Remember Kuolemanlaakso? The band with the unpronounceable title was named one of our best metal newcomers of 2012 but has been pretty inactive since 2014. Now the band has issued this update about what’s happening:

“The Show Must Go On – 2015 has been very quiet for Kuolemanlaakso. We played only one show, and did not release a single new track. There were many reasons for behind this eerie silence, one of which was release of Swallow the Sun’s triple album monolith and the insane amount of work Kotamäki, the lead singer of both Kuolemanlaakso and StS, had to invest in the making and promoting of it. Another huge one was the release of my Amorphis – Markus Laakso’s book.

“Thank you for the support and patience. We have good news and bad news. Due to the busy touring schedule of Swallow the Sun and matters in our private lives, we will not be climbing the stage frequently in 2016 either. However, we have been somewhat active behind the gloom-ridden curtain. ‘The supreme dream team always up with the schemes,’ sang Pras once.

“2016 will hold a few aces up its sleeve. One of them will be thrown onto the table very soon. It will involve a visit to our very good friend’s place, and the fruits of which will surprise you all… You can quote me on it. Shine on, brothers and sisters, and may 2016 bring you glory in all its forms.”

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The Last Streaming “Wars Of Solitude” EP

Argentina’s The Last recently released a new three-track EP titled “Wars of Solitude,” which is the third in the “Transitions” series.

You can stream all the tracks below, or download the EP for free at The Last’s official website here. The Last is the project of Sir Last, crafting all the sounds in “El Nido,” his private studio located in Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

This project came to light formally in December 2008 with the presentation of the first album called “End,” followed by the “Transitions” EP series, which included “Liberation,” “Celebratin,” and now “Wars of Solitude.”

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Motorhead Reveals Second Motorboat Cruise Details

Motörhead’s Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28th through October 2nd, 2015 on Norwegian Sky, departing Port Miami with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas.

The “Loudest Boat In The World” will feature performances from Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, and more.

Staterooms go on sale Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET at this location. Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister: “And so the Motörboat sets sail one more time – better get your tickets now, or be left sobbing on the dock! Oh – and we promise not to run out of beer this time!”

Slayer’s Kerry King adds, “Slayer is crashing the Motörboat party!! I, personally, will be keeping the bar in business. Hell will be coming with us. Light it up!!!”

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As I Lay Dying Announces "Awakened" Release Show, Event To Be Streamed Online

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce another event has been set up in celebration of the record label’s 30 Anniversary, which included a packed showcase at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, the Metal Blade Scion A/V Club showcase in Pomona, CA on 9/15, and the recently announced Los Angeles Armored Saint show at the House of Blues on 11/30.

For this next event Metal Blade has teamed up with Metal Wreckage and is moving things to the east coast. Taking place Tuesday September 25 at Santo’s Party House in New York City, this event is offering fans the chance to attend a private CD Release show for As I Lay Dying, whose new album “Awakened” drops the same day and marks the band’s first show since a run on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

Supporting the San Diego, CA metal heavyweights are Detroit, MI’s very own blue-collar thrash metallers, Battlecross, who recently wrapped up a run on this summer’s Trespass America tour featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, and more.

Starting September 14, fans can pre-order “Awakened” at three New York-area independent record stores and receive a free laminate that gives you access into the private NYC release show. Stores participating includes: Looney Tunes (West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (Fords, NJ), and J&R (NYC).

Emceeing the event will be label-mates, comedians, and hosts of VH1 Classics “That Metal Show” Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine and Jose Mangin from SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. The release show will be streamed live worldwide so fans outside of the NYC area can see both bands perform a few songs as well as check out interviews. The stream will begin at 8pm EST and can be accessed at this location.

Metal Blade Records 30 Anniversary/As I Lay Dying Awakened CD release show
Tuesday September 25
Santos’s Party House in NYC (18+)
Doors at 7 PM

Pre-order “Awakened” and receive a laminate to gain access to the private show at the following locations:

Looney Tunes
31 Brookvale Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704

Vintage Vinyl
51 Lafayette Road
Fords, NJ 08863

1 Park Row
New York, NY 10038

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PR People: If You Can’t Read, It’s Your Problem

For tunelab I have an email address where press releases are acceptable. I also have a private email address. For the private email address to go through, you must first follow instructions in a verification email. In this email, it clearly states that if the email is a PR pitch, to delete the email address […]

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PR People: If You Can’t Read, It’s Your Problem

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