VICTORY RECORDS To Host Stage At 2014 ROCKSTAR MAYHEM FESTIVAL! EMMURE to Headline!


VICTORY RECORDS
 is extremely excited to announce its participation in the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! All summer long, Victory will present the Victory Records Stage featuring EMMURE, ILL NINO, ISLANDER, WRETCHED and ERIMHA. The stage will be headlined at 4:25PM each day by EMMURE, who will be touring in support of their new album, Eternal Enemies, out April 15th. This also makes EMMURE the first band to ever play Mayhem Festival two years in a row!

 

Please visit http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for FULL details!

 

This year, for the first time, the festival will feature FOUR stages of metal with the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage, The Headbang For The Highway/Sumerian Stage and the Victory Records Stage

Tickets go on sale this Friday April 4th at 10AM local time with the 72 Hour Get Off Your Ass special offer on reserved and lawn tickets. Check your local ticketing date page for details on this great deal

This year also look for Freestyle Motocross and a Motorsports exhibition area and many other surprises and attractions

Show Notes: Denver (Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Body Count Featuring Ice – T); Wantaugh (Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium performing);  San Bernardino + Mountain View (Emmure will not be performing at these shows); Houston (Main stage and Coldcock Stage artists as well as Body Count featuring Ice – T and Emmure ONLY); Avenged Sevenfold and Korn will not be performing at the Milwaukee Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Mayhem

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SWORN ENEMY Debuts New Single on Lambgoat

New Album Living on Borrowed Time Available May 13th on
Rock Ridge Music/ADA

SWORN ENEMY has reformed and once again they continue their legacy with the addition of new guitarist Matt Garzilli, and bassist Mike Puccciarelli. The band has completed work on a new album Living on Borrowed Time that will be released May 13th via Rock Ridge Music/ADA.  The album is available for pre-order HERE.

 

Today the first single from Living on Borrowed Time is being premiered exclusively on Lambgoat.  The song entitled “Hard Way” can be streamed HERE.

 

With the release of their new album Living on Borrowed Time, SWORN ENEMY have once again kicked open the door and punched the status quo in the mouth.  More Information including track listing, the first single and tour dates will be made available in the coming weeks

 

SWORN ENEMY, fronted by Sal LoCoco, established itself in 2000 with the release of Negative Outlook on Jamey Jasta’s Stillborn Records. The record was a mix of old school hardcore punk and new school breakdowns, and quickly gained the band attention in the underground scene.


Living on Borrowed Time Track Listing:

1. Do or Die

2. Hard Way

3. Broken Hope

4. Slipping Away

5. No Apologies

6. One Eye Open

7. No Mercy

8. Never Forget

9. Stand and Deliver

10. Nothing Changes

11. Rise Above

BLOODY HAMMERS Premiere Lyric Video For “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” on Bloody-Disgusting

  

Under Satan’s Sun Available June 10th in North America

on Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin

North Carolina´s Gothic Heavy Psych Band BLOODY HAMMERS have confirmed a June 10th North American release date for their new album Under Satan’s Sun.  (May 30th G/A/S, FIN & Benelux, June 2nd UK & Rest of Europe, June 4th ESP/SWE/NOR)The album will be released via Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin. The album will be available a regular CD, limited edition vinyl gatefold and digitally. 

 

Bloody-Disgusting the home of all things horror online is hosting an exclusive premiere of a new lyric video from BLOODY HAMMERS.  The lyric video is for the song “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” and can be viewed HERE.

 

Under Satan’s Sun is now available for pre-order. There are limited edition vinyl packages (yellow, red, black) with poster, CD with poster or limited Under Satan’s Sun t-shirt.   Place your pre-order HERE(and listen to the single “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” while you’re there!) 

 

A teaser for the album can be viewed HERE.

 

Track Listing:

1. The Town That Dreaded Sundown

2. Spearfinger

3. Death Does Us Part

4. The Moon Eyed People

5. Second Coming***

6. Welcome To The Horror Show

7. Under Satan´s Sun

8. Dead Man´s Shadow On The Wall

9. The Last Alarm

10. Necrommancer

DRAGONFORCE To Release ‘Maximum Overload’ In August

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British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE will release their new album, “Maximum Overload”, on August 19 in North America via Metal Blade and August 18 in Europe through earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with OPETHTHE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECTAMON AMARTHKATATONIASOILWORK and SYMPHONY X, to name a few. It marks the band’s first-ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom.

“Working with Jens gave us a different perspective on the songs and a different sound dynamic,” said DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li. “We always previously recorded in our own studios, but recording in Sweden made us focus and maybe drove us harder. Jens certainly did; he doesn’t believe in days off!”

He continued: “The album title and album cover artwork is inspired by the constant bombardment of information we are subjected to during our daily lives.

“We were in an airport departure lounge surrounded by TV screens, flight information screens and advertising screens. We then looked around and no one was saying a word, they were all looking at more screens on tablets, laptops and mobile phones. There’s no escaping it; it’s complete information overload!”

“Maximum Overload” will be released on standard CD, standard digital version, special edition CD with five bonus tracks and a bonus DVD, special edition digital version (same bonus material as special edition CD), and vinyl. The effort features a couple of surprises, notably a guest appearance on some of the songs from TRIVIUM‘s Matt Heafy.

“We’ve always gotten on really well with the TRIVIUM guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs,” said DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq.

“Maximum Overload” also features an all time first for DRAGONFORCE… a cover version! Guitarist Sam Totman explained: “Just before the last Australian tour, our manager suggested it might be interesting to do a cover for the next album, something we’ve always refused even to consider. Because we had all had a couple beers, every bandmember wrote down three songs each and we compared them all, just for a laugh. I wrote down ‘Ring Of Fire’ by Johnny Cash, an idea which the rest of the band loved, so we’ve DRAGONFORCE-ized it.”

“Maximum Overload” is the follow-up to 2012’s “The Power Within”, which was the band’s first with vocalist Marc Hudson. Since his live debut with the group in July 2011, Marc has gone on to front over 100 shows with DRAGONFORCE in 32 countries across the globe, including arenas with IRON MAIDEN as well as a mammoth headlining world tour to support the CD.

In a 2013 interview with Bring The NoiseLeclercq stated about DRAGONFORCE‘s forthcoming CD: “We’ve always been recording in the U.K. and this time we decided to have an external producer, so we’ve been working with Jens Bogren; he’s been working with OPETHDevin Townsend, and he’s been great so far. He’s been putting in a lot of input in and it’s great, it’s been very cool.”

He continued: “I’ve been co-writing everything with Sam this time. Usually Sam will do most of it, and then I would contribute to some songs, or we do more harmonies sometimes. This time I’ve been working together with him, so there’s more of me; expect something French, I guess! Well, I’m more into thrash metal and also prog [metal], so it’s going to make the sound a bit more diverse.”

Aked if he has noticed DRAGONFORCE head in a different musical direction since he joined the band, Hudson told Bring The Noise: “I’m not entirely sure that it’s changed because of me, but I think ‘The Power Within’ and this next album are definitely different from the previous four. I don’t know whether that’s because of me, or because Fred is writing stuff. Obviously, my singing style is different to the old singer, so there’s going to be some influence there, with the limitations and what I can do with my voice compared to him.”

DRAGONFORCE will embark on a massive 20-date U.K. and Ireland tour in September under the strapline “….this time it’s personal,” alluding to the fact that instead of playing a handful of larger venues, the band is playing many shows geographically spread out across the country. Commenting on the nature of the tour, Herman Li said: “We did a tour like this in between the ‘Sonic Firestorm’ and ‘Inhuman Rampage’ albums and have wanted to repeat it ever since but couldn’t because of touring commitments elsewhere in the world. This time we were determined to make it happen, so we’re going to some cities we haven’t visited for years and some we’ve never visited at all. One of the venues is a boat and one is a deconsecrated church! It will be great to see the fans up close and personal again. It’s going to be very hot, very sweaty and great fun!”

“The Power Within” sold 5,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 74 on The Billboard 200 chart.

KITTIE Crowdfund $20K For DVD & Book In 8 Hours

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It took Kittie 8 hours to reach their $20,000 crowdfunding goal for their upcoming 20th anniversary DVD & tell-all book. The group said of achieving the goal:

“UNBELIEVABLE! You have officially spoken! In just 8 hours, you have proven to be the most amazing, dedicated, giving fans anyone could ask for! This project is going to be so great, thanks to you! We have REACHED OUR GOAL! If you still want to contribute, there is PLENTY of time to do so, and a ton of stuff still available.

KITTIE ARMY FOREVER!”

At the time of this posting, the campaign currently sits at $27,897 CAD. You can find it over at Indiegogo.com.

MOTORHEAD Have Canceled A Month Of Festival Dates

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More bad news coming out of the Motorhead world. The band have cleared out a month of festival shows from their upcoming calendar.

According to Loudwire, they have canceled appearances at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL (April 26-27), Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC (May 3-4), Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH (May 16-18) and Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK (May 23-25). These and several other metal festivals across America in that time frame are being held under the banner of “World’s Loudest Month,” a partnership of AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents.

The festivals’ websites offer a generic “circumstances beyond our control” as the reason. Meanwhile, Motorhead have, so far, remained silent on the issue. However, their tour calendar still lists their April West Coast swing and a handful of European dates in the summer, so we’re hoping that this can be chalked down to a business conflict and not a return of Lemmy‘s health problems that caused Motorhead to cancel many shows in the past year, most recently last month’s European tour.

KITTIE To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Documentary DVD, Box Set, Official Biography

Canadian metal band KITTIE has launched a campaign to raise funds to produce a 20th-anniversary documentary DVD featuring never-before-seen footage and a tell-all book that “digs deep to give [the fans] the story behind the music.”

Says the group: “For 20 years we have given our blood, our sweat, and our tears. We have toured the world, met thousands of amazing people, traveled a million miles, laughed with you, cried with you, screamed with you, waited out in the cold with you, bled with you and grown up with you. We have defied the rules, the status quo and sometimes even each other. We have broken the mould by which metal had cast for us and sprinkled its shards kicking and screaming across 5 continents, 6 albums and thousands of shows.

“Whether we have been there for 2 years, or for 20, you have stood by us. We have done all these things together, with you, and now it is time to give back to you, to say thank you for 20 years of your continued love, support and understanding. We have seen it all together, but what you know is only half the story.”

“So here is what’s happening, and what your contribution will be going towards. First, we will be compiling our personal footage, concerts and events over the past 20 years, to bring you the be all and end all of career-spanning KITTIE documentaries. We are opening up our archives to you; to give you an inside look at what it has been like to be in this band, through our eyes, for the last 20 years. From day one to the present: Recordings, shows, backstage…it’s all there. We will be entrusting My Good Eye Productions, a friend and the director of our last 4 videos, with the footage, to help us edit and direct. His fee, as well as travel, equipment, and crew costs over the next year will be upwards of $15,000.

“We are also excited to announce that we will be working with Mark Eglinton, who has had recent success with Rex Brown of PANTERA’s book, to pen our band biography. This is the story you have never heard, and will not believe! To get Mark started on the process of writing and pitching to publishing houses, he will need $4,000.

“The rest of the money will be used to print, design and manufacture all of the awesome perks you see at the [Indiegogo site]. We are once again opening up the KITTIE archives and raising the dead with old shirt designs, long-lost and out-of-print recordings, and rare and new items to give you a piece of where we came from, and a glimpse at where we are headed.

“If, for some reason, we do fall short of out goal, the funds we do raise will still go to the making of the book and documentary. We are completing this project regardless, because we feel that we owe this piece of ourselves and our history to you. We will find a way to get this amazing project to you no matter the outcome. We always do.

“We cannot thank you enough or tell you what you mean to us personally, so this gesture will have to do. You have stood by us through EVERYTHING, and we truly owe you for being the most amazing and loyal fans and friends a band could possibly ask for. So here it is! Our hearts and stories on our sleeves. Let’s make the 20th anniversary of KITTIE one to never forget, together!”

KITTIE released a best-of compilation, “Not So… Safe”, in September 2012 via eOne Music. The collection featured tracks from the band’s records “Spit” (1999), “Oracle” (2001), “Safe” (2002), “In The Black” (2009) and “I’ve Failed You” (2011).

KITTIE’s latest album, “I’ve Failed You”, sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 178 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band’s previous CD, “In The Black”, opened with around 3,400 units back in 2009 to land at No. 132.

KITTIE’s fourth album, “Funeral for Yesterday”, registered a first-week tally of 9,000 in February 2007 to enter the chart at No. 101.

“I’ve Failed You” was released on August 30, 2011 via eOne Music. The CD was recorded at Beach Road Studios in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The band once again worked with producer Siegfried “Siggy” Meier, who helmed “In The Black”.