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DEFOX RECORDS & INVINCIBLE RECORDS are proud to announce the record deal with the japanese Thrash Metal band called DEAFLOCK.
Deaflock is an old school thrash metal group formed in Nagoya in 2000, after the demo called simply "Deaflock" and the participation to a compilation "Earthquake A.G.M" the band publish "Reality Of False Pasts",the first album of the group which was showing the old school attitude.
Now the band presents new album titled "Courage to expose all" that contains 9 songs in vein of furious Thrash'n'Death sound, fast and
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MEGADETH's BRODERICK, DROVER Share 'Tour Tips' (Video)
Each episode of "Tour Tips" (Top 5) features a touring act sharing five pieces of advice for artists who want to hit the road. In this episode, which was filmed on July 19, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover from the legendary metal band MEGADETH share their tips for being on the road during Gigantour. MEGADETH will perform on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday, December 16. The program airs at 11:35 p.m. EST / 10:35 p.m. CST. MEGADETH's tour with FEAR FACTORY and NONPOINT kicked off on November 23 in St. Paul, Minnesota. MEGADETH's latest album, "Super Collider", has sold more than 70,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
Video: MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On His Signature Kelly Bird Bass
David Ellefson is a world-renowned bassist who recently helped Jackson design a new signature model bass to add to his arsenal. In the video below, the founding member of MEGADETH demonstrates some of the key features of the David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass, with its striking body shape and red pinstripe finish. The new David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass features a basswood body with Ellefson's signature red pinstripe finish, bolt-on bound maple neck with 21 jumbo frets and block inlays, EMG pickups, two volume controls and three-band active EQ, Jackson high-mass four-string HM-4 bridge, and Jackson die-cast tuners. It is available in Red Burst with Black Center-Stripe. The new David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass was unveiled at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place in January at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
FLOOR JANSEN Talks To Radio RockMax About NIGHTWISH, REVAMP (Video)
On November 23, Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) was interviewed by Radio RockMax at the Winter Masters Of Rock in Zlin, Czech Republic. You can now watch the chat below. NIGHTWISH released its new DVD, "Showtime, Storytime", on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition. "Showtime, Storytime" contains NIGHTWISH's entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The show, which was played in the front of 85,000 screaming metalheads, was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total running time of 85 minutes. The second disc consists of a 120-minute tour documentary, "Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours", also directed by Ville Lipiäinen, with no shortage of drama or overall madness. Also, there is a 16-minute NIGHTWISH Table Hockey Tournament, filmed on tour. In addition, there are two music clips: "I Want My Tears Back" (live at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland) and "Ghost Love Score" (live in Buenos Aires). REVAMP's second album, "Wild Card", was released in Europe on August 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at SandLane Studio in Rijen, The Netherlands with Joost van den Broek (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and features guest choir parts by Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION) and Daniël de Jongh (TEXTURES). The effort features additional guest appearances by Mark Jansen (EPICA), Johan van Stratum (STREAM OF PASSION) and Devin Townsend.
BLACK SABBATH: 'Live…Gathered in Their Masses' Deluxe Box Set 'Unboxing' Video
BLACK SABBATH's triumphant 2013 tour — which kicked off earlier this year in Australia — can now be seen by fans around the world via the "Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" (Vertigo/Republic). Released on November 26, "Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" is available via a variety of formats. Options include: * DVD standalone * Blu-ray standalone * Blu-ray/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in a Blu-ray case * DVD/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in an Amaray box * Deluxe box with a Blu-ray disc of live show with exclusive bonus visual extras/two DVD discs/a CD featuring live audio from the show/poster/signed set list/photo booklet/guitar picks/official show "ticket" "Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" was recorded April 29 and May 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia when the band — Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) — kicked off their world tour in support of their "13" album, which entered the charts at No. 1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the U.S.). "Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" track listings: Blu-ray and DVD track listing is as follows: 01. War Pigs 02. Into The Void 03. Loner 04. Snowblind 05. Black Sabbath 06. Behind The Wall Of Sleep 07. N.I.B. 08. Methademic 09. Fairies Wear Boots 10. Symptom Of The Universe 11. Iron Man 12. End Of The Beginning 13. Children Of The Grave 14. God Is Dead? 15. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro) / Paranoid CD track listing is as follows: 01. War Pigs 02. Loner 03. Black Sabbath 04. Methademic 05. N.I.B. 06. Iron Man 07. End Of The Beginning 08. Fairies Wear Boots 09. God Is Dead? 10. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro) / Paranoid An "unboxing" video of the "Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" deluxe box can be seen below.
JIZZY PEARL Completes Laying Down Vocal Tracks For New QUIET RIOT CD
New QUIET RIOT singer Jizzy Pearl (also of LOVE/HATE) has completed laying down vocal tracks for the band's new CD at a studio in Encino, California. The effort is expected to be released in early 2014. A few photos from the studio can be found at this location. QUIET RIOT recently "amicably" parted ways with singer Scott Vokoun. Pearl will make his live debut with QUIET RIOT on New Year's Eve (December 31) in Flagstaff, Arizona. Said QUIET RIOT in a statement: "[We] thank Scott for his past dedication and wish him much continued success." Vokoun joined QUIET RIOT in March 2012 after the band played several shows the previous month with ex-MONTROSE vocalist Keith St. John following the departure of Mark Huff. QUIET RIOT's current lineup is as follows: Jizzy Pearl - Vocals Frankie Banali - Drums Chuck Wright - Bass Alex Grossi - Guitar QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow died in November 2007 of an accidental cocaine overdose. He was 52 years old. QUIET RIOT was perhaps best known for its 1983 cover of "Cum On Feel The Noize". The song, featuring DuBrow's powerful, gravelly voice, appeared on the band's album "Metal Health" — which was the first by a metal band to reach No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON Interviewed On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show (Audio)
Bassist/vocalist Glen Benton of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE was interviewed on the November 29 – December 1 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean player below. To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com. DEICIDE released its new album, "In The Minds Of Evil", on November 25 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER). "In The Minds Of Evil" track listing: 01. In The Minds Of Evil 02. Thou Begone 03. Godkill 04. Beyond Salvation 05. Misery Of One 06. Between The Flesh And The Void 07. Even The Gods Can Bleed 08. Trample The Cross 09. Banished By Evil 10. Kill The Light Of Christ 11. End The Wrath Of God The official lyric video for the song "Thou Begone" can be seen below. The cover artwork (see below) was taken from Australian artist Simon Cowell's painting Power Of The Mind, and offers a fitting face to the album's 11 tracks. Steve Asheim recently told Decibel magazine about the band's working relationship with Suecof: "It's awesome! I've known Jason since '08. I had been going out to do the ORDER OF ENNEAD records with him. The last DEICIDE record we did with Mark [Lewis], but I've known Jason a long time, so I asked him if he was into it. He said, 'Absolutely!' I wanted to get one done ovith him before something happens. You never know." Regarding the lyrical themes covered on the new DEICIDE album, Asheim said: "[The lyrics] are typical Glen Benton. Blasphemous, brutal rhetoric. We're going to get down and dirty this Blasphemous, brutal rhetoric. We're going to get down and dirty this time around, so expect the lyrics to be brutal." According to Asheim, longtime fans will pick up on nuances inspired by the almighty "Legion" effort. "Jason wanted to capture the 'Legion' feel," the drummer said. "We're wanting Glen's vocals to sound more old-school. So, it's a bit of the new with a little throwback action." As for DEICIDE's time at Audiohammer, Asheim said: "It's pretty cut-and-dried these days. I've known Jason a few years. I kind of know his methodology, how he works. It's a far drive, so we'll spend two or three nights there. Once we knock it out, we'll end up partying. We repeat that the next day." "To Hell With God" sold 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. DEICIDE's previous CD, "Till Death Do Us Part", opened with 2,900 copies back in May 2008. Interview (audio):
LITA FORD Guests On 'Mohr Stories' Podcast (Audio)
'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford was interviewed on episode 206 of "Mohr Stories", the podcast hosted by actor, comedian and sports enthusiast Jay Mohr. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Ford released a new live album, "The Bitch Is Back...Live", on November 5 in North America, on October 25 in Germany and on October 28 in the rest of Europe through SPV/Steamhammer. The disc features a recording of Lita's October 2012 performance at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California. The album was released as a digipak with a special booklet including fan photos and download. In a recent interview with Geeks Of Doom, Ford stated about her tours: "They're chaotic! It's like going to war and then coming out winning. You've gotta win the war. It's such a good feeling when you come out [and] you're done. You go on these little adventures and [they're] really difficult, in a good way. A challenge. And we got such a good band and we got such a great group of guys working with us that everything is so professional. We take a wacky situation and we make the best out of it. We come out of it with such a good feeling. All the shows have been so good they're just magic because of the combination of people I have working with me." Ford's latest studio album, "Living Like A Runaway", was released on June 19, 2012 in North America. The effort was made available in four configurations: a double LP, limited-edition CD, standard CD and digital download. The artwork for the album was created by famed rock photographer Mark Weiss.
STERN PINBALL Releases AC/DC 'Luci' Premium Game
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games, today announced the availability of the AC/DC Luci Premium pinball machine. Based on Steve Ritchie's hit design, the latest addition to the AC/DC pinball lineup features an entirely new original artwork package that captures the titillating rock and roll spirit of AC/DC and AC/DC pinball. Players will rock with Luci to twelve classic AC/DC hits including "Back In Black", "Highway To Hell" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". Other exciting game features include a lower playfield, ball-shooting cannon, drop targets, a mechanized Hell's Bell and animations of the band. This decidedly edgy tribute to one of rock and roll's most memorable bands pushes the visual and auditory limits with its style, sound and infectious riffs. Simply put: Luci rocks! The AC/DC Luci Premium game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. Stern Pinball traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam subsequently became part owner and President of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer of the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son, Gary, who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of the world's favorite pastimes. AC/DC, more than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC's high voltage rock 'n' roll has flowed into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totaling more than 200 million albums. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's #1 best selling catalog act worldwide, AC/DC has sold nearly 71 million albums in the U.S. alone, making AC/DC one of the five top-selling bands in American music history. One of the group's best-loved works, the enormously successful and influential "Back In Black", has achieved RIAA "Double Diamond" status, with sales in excess of 22 million copies in the United States. It is the U.S.'s fifth largest-selling album ever. AC/DC's intense live performances and innovative guitar driven music are at the core of the band's 30-year legacy of great rock and roll music. Pricing and availability: AC/DC Luci Premium pinball is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers. MSRP $7,495 To learn more about the AC/DC pinball machine, "Luci" and Stern Pinball, please visit www.sternpinball.com.
CYNIC: 'Kindly Bent To Free Us' Track Listing Revealed
Legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC — consisting of guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone — will release their new album, "Kindly Bent To Free Us", on February 14, 2014 via Season Of Mist. The CD was produced by CYNIC at L.A.'s Perfect Sound Studios. The effort was engineered by Jason Donaghy (BAND OF HORSES, FEIST, ROB ZOMBIE, RYAN ADAMS), mixed by R. Walt Vincent (PETE YORN, LIZ PHAIR, TOMMY KEENE) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (FATES WARNING, SEPULTURA, CATHEDRAL, INQUISITION, HALFORD). The artwork for "Kindly Bent To Free Us" was created by longtime and sadly late CYNIC artist Robert Venosa. "Kindly Bent To Free Us" track listing: 01. True Hallucination Speak 02. The Lion’s Roar 03. Kindly Bent To Free Us 04. Infinite Shapes 05. Moon Heart Sun Head 06. Gitanjali 07. Holy Fallout 08. Endlessly Bountiful 09. Earth Is My Witness (deluxe CD book exclusive bonus track) About the new material, Reinert said: "It's a bold new sound for CYNIC and marks a gigantic leap in the band's progression. We've had a lot of time to let this material develop and gestate, and it finally feels ready to be unleashed on the world. I've been in trio mode with Malone and Masvidal flushing out a zillion and one details, and couldn't be happier about what's happening with these songs. They are truly alive!" In a February 2012 interview with Ireland's Molten magazine, Masvidal described the band's new music in the following way: "It's almost like, I don't know how to explain it, but if I had to put it in a box it's more sci-fi, futuristic and alien but at the same time very song-driven. It's kind of like, to me, coming into CYNIC's body more. It feels very modern and at the same time it just feels really cool. I'm big in the space. It's definitely new. It's not like anything we've done before. It's a new color, a new space. I think people will really take note of even the guitar stuff. I'm really shifting gears, I'm trying things in a different way and the way stuff is played. It's a new space for CYNIC, for sure. It definitely sounds like us, except completely new." CYNIC's latest EP, "Carbon-Based Anatomy", was released in November 2011 via Season Of Mist. The CD artwork was designed by the great Robert Venosa, the artist behind the covers of CYNIC's previous releases "Focus", "Traced in Air" and "Re-Traced". CYNIC was joined by Brandon Giffin on bass and Max Phelps on guitar and vocals during the group's North American and European tours in support of "Carbon-Based Anatomy".
DARK TRANQUILLITY: Quality Footage Of Vienna Concert
Quality fan-filmed video footage of DARK TRANQUILLITY's November 28 performance in Vienna, Austria can be seen below. DARK TRANQUILLITY's tenth studio album, "Construct", was released on May 27 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Jens Bogren (PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA) at his Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden. DARK TRANQUILLITY filmed a music video for the song "Uniformity" on April 13 with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. In a recent interview with Louder Than Hell, DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin stated about "Construct": "A typical effect of being locked up in a studio for 2-3 months listening to every single second of the new songs over and over again is that you're getting extremely tired of the material. At the same time as you know that you've created something great, there's a part of you that never want to hear the songs again. Also, the collaborative and democratic nature of DARK TRANQUILITY means that there always are riffs and ideas that a single member doesn't find too interesting according to his personal preferences, so what normally happens directly after a studio session is that I sit down and think that the result is OK, but if X and Y would have been done differently, it would have been even better (again: for my own tastes). In this case, there were two main parameters that were different: The members' opinions on the material were a bit more uniform — i.e. no great clashes in taste — and the actual mixing process brought out a lot of details and nuances in the songs that we previously weren't aware of. The result is that I for a change actually was a massive fan of 'Construct' from the first time I heard the final mix." Asked if the band had a direction or "game plan" when entering the studio to make "Construct", Niklas said: "There never is a defined game plan as such; we usually start writing songs without knowing exactly where the music will take us. Every time we've tried to decide that the next album should go in a certain direction, it usually ends up being the complete opposite, ha ha! This time, though, we all were certain that we needed to do something different in order to find the motivation to even make a new album. It's a similar situation to the one before 'Projector' (1999) where we either could split up or do something new, and from that realization we actually succeeded in reinventing ourselves."