Thursday, May 28, 2009

MORBID ANGEL 'BLESSED ARE THE SICK' TO BE REISSUED ON DUALDISC; VIDEO ADVERT AVAILABLE

BLESSED ARE THE SICK, the seminal death metal classic by Floridian legends
MORBID ANGEL is due to be reissued by Earache Records as a special DualDisc
format redux edition.

MORBID ANGEL's second album, BLESSED ARE THE SICK was originally released in
1991 and is widely regarged as one of the most important death metal
releases of all time. This essential album is now due to be re-released in
a deluxe, multi-panel digipak with the album on one side of the disc and an
exclusive bonus DVD on the other side.

The DVD side contains a brand new, exclusive 1-hour documentary featuring
interviews with the band and crew discussing the recording and release of
the album, and highlighting the band's rise from underground heroes to
worldwide flag-bearers for the death metal scene.

Check out a teaser video advert for this special edition at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_O2Q8IyJMM

To celebrate this important release, a special limited edition picture disc
LP will also be issued, marking the first time the album has been available
on this format.

The BLESSED ARE THE SICK redux edition is due to be released on 27th July,
2009.

Catch MORBID ANGEL live at the following shows:

26 May 2009 Los Angeles, USA - Key Club
30 May 2009 Auckland, New Zealand - Transmission Room
01 Jun 2009 Melbourne, Australia - Billboard's Club
03 Jun 2009 Perth, Australia - Capitol
05 Jun 2009 Sydney, Australia - The Metro
07 Jun 2009 Brisbane, Australia - The Arena
20 Jun 2009 Guatemala City, Guatemala - Parque de la Industria
21 Jun 2009 San Salvador, El Salvador - Centro de Ferias & Convenciones
24 Jun 2009 Lima, Peru - VOCE
26 Jun 2009 Quito, Ecuador - Estadio Chaupicruz
27 Jun 2009 Bogota, Colombia - Rock al Parque Festival, Parque Simon Bolivar
28 Jun 2009 Maracay, Venezuela - Complejo Ferial San Jacinto

For more MORBID ANGEL news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/morbidangelofficial


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JOIN GAMA BOMB ON THEIR "BOMB SQUAD BEER BUS" BOOZE CRUISE

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB recently confirmed that they will be supporting
reunited thrash legends LAWNMOWER DETH at a special warm-up show before
LAWNMOWER DETH's eagerly awaited appearance at this years Download Festival.

Now GAMA BOMB are offering YOU the chance to spend the day with the band and
travel with them to the show. GAMA BOMB will be taking to the road on a
coach with 24 lucky fans for an all-day bender to fabulous Milton Keynes to
see the band thrashing it up with LAWNMOWER DETH. Ticket holders will enjoy
the band's company, a soundtrack of thrash hand-picked by the band, free
beer and a gig ticket as well as a copy of the classic 'Bangers And Thrash'
compilation.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments:

"We love gigging, and we love drinking, and we love buses - what better way
to combine them than drinking on a bus on the way to a gig? We've put
together this amazing booze cruise to celebrate teaming up with legendary UK
thrashers Lawnmower Deth, Virus and Metal Messiah, and we want to share it
with only the most hardcore GB fans Britain has to offer. Screw Iron
Maiden's fancy jet - our Bomb Squad Beer Bus is the most formidable form of
metal transport the world has ever seen! Wimps, shandy-drinkers and Tories
need not apply."

Tickets for the trip cost only £25 and include a ticket for the show along
with a return coach trip from London to Milton Keynes. The coach pick-up is
at 2pm in Golders Green (tube: Northern Line) and will drop passengers off
in Golders Green at approximately 1am (night buses: N5 and N13).

Seats are strictly limited to 24 people only, so book your place quickly!
To reserve your place, head to www.resiliencerecords.bigcartel.com

For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

EVILE POST NEW VIDEO REPORT FROM THE STUDIO

British thrash masters EVILE have entered the studio to begin recording
their new, as-yet-untitled new album, which is slated for a September 2009
release.

Following a few days of pre-production in March, the band took a break to
hit the road on their first headlining UK tour, and have now returned with
producer RUSS RUSSELL to record the follow-up to 2007's modern thrash
masterpiece, ENTER THE GRAVE.

One special EVILE fan recently got the chance to hear some of the new
material from the upcoming album. See what he thought about what he heard
and listen to some samples yourself by checking out EVILE's brand new studio
report video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RZEXoP-ZnQ

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE comments:

"Just a small update to let you all know we've completed all the drum
tracks, bass tracks, rhythm guitar tracks and solos. Just vocals left to
do! Can't wait for everyone to hear the new album!"

You can also check out some photos from the studio at
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/evilestudio/evilestudio.html

Catch EVILE live this Summer at the following shows:

25 Jun 2009 Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head Warm-Up Show
27 Jun 2009 Helsinki, Finland - Tuska Open Air
24 Jul 2009 Lorca, Spain - Lorca Rock Festival
08 Aug 2009 Jaromer, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival

EVILE's debut album, ENTER THE GRAVE, is available now worldwide as a
limited edition redux version, including an EVILE guitar pick, an ENTER THE
GRAVE patch, plus an exclusive 2-hour bonus DVD. Get your copy in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41

For more EVILE news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/evileuk


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

BLOOD RED THRONE GIVES A TRACK-BY-TRACK RUNDOWN OF 'SOULS OF DAMNATION'

Norwegian death metal tyrants BLOOD RED THRONE are about to release
their newest opus, SOULS OF DAMNATION on June 1st in Europe and June
30th in the USA. To wet the appetites of their brutal-minded fans, the
band have written a track-by-track rundown of what you can expect to
hear on the album:

"- The Light, The Hate; opening track of the album written by Død. Got
it all. Fast and brutal riffs, some real headbanging groove riffs and
a nice solo!

- Harme; written by Død. A bit Deicide-ish opening riff, but then
comes a really groovy riff and in the middle there's a really slow
part !

- Throne of Damnation; written by Død. The fastest track on the album.
A bit Morbid Angel opening riff and then a real cool double bass drum
verse riff. Also one of my favorite solos on this one. We're planning
doing a music video for this one!

- Human Fraud; written by Tchort. Very Obituary kind of opening. I
think it has some really old riffs of Tchort's back in the early Green
Carnation days!

- Demand; written by Død. I wanted to do a thrash song. Maybe a bit
Exodus-ish. The first song we recorded in studio!

- Your Cold Flesh; written by Død. One of my favorite tracks. A bit
darker and slower, though it opens with a really Cannibal Corpse kind
of riff. Then it comes some very cool mid-tempo riffs. I like the solo
on this on too!

- Prove Yourself Dead; written by Tchort. Again some of his older riffs.

- Not Turgenjev, But Close; written by Død. A bit different riffing.
One of the last songs I wrote.

- Ten Steps of Purgatory; written by Tchort. Somehow improvised and
put together in studio. I think this is one of the coolest BRT tracks
Tchort has written. A pretty unusual closing theme in this song.

- Manifest of Lies; the last track Død wrote. Meant to be the opening
track, but we decided to put it on as a bonus track. A melodic intro
and outro, and an awesome second riff going on!

- Affiliated With The Suffering; we always loved this album, but it
has a shitty production. So, we decided to at least re-record one of
the tracks and add as a bonus. Written by Tchort."

The full track listing for the album is as follows:

01. The Light, The Hate
02. Harme
03. Throne Of Damnation
04. Human Fraud
05. Demand
06. Your Cold Flesh
07. Prove Yourself Dead
08. Not Turgenjev, But Close
09. Ten Steps Of Purgatory
10. Manifest Of Lies*
11. Affiliated With The Suffering*

(*UK/Europe-only limited edition bonus tracks)

View the cover art for SOULS OF DAMNATION at
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/BRT_Souls700.jpg

Check out a brand new song, "The Light, The Hate" from SOULS OF
DAMNATION at
the band's official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/bloodredthrone666

Check out a trailer featuring clips of the music along with footage
from the
UK/Europe-only bonus DVD at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzn8GkkXmFc

Pre-order BLOOD RED THRONE's new album SOULS OF DAMNATION from the
EARACHE UK WEBSTORE at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_14
and from the EARACHE US WEBSTORE at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_14

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
AIM/MSN: ForsakenChaos37
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THE BOY WILL DROWN REPORT ON FIRST EUROPEAN SHOWS

British technical death metal virtuosos THE BOY WILL DROWN have just come
off the road after playing a short string of dates in Germany, the band's
first shows outside of the UK.

The band report on their first venture into mainland Europe:

"First time TBWD has been on a ferry and across the pond. We were excited
and looking forward to the prospect of playing shows where we wouldn't have
a clue what people were saying and seeing rather amusing place and road
signs such as 'Wankum' lol. But so far it has been such a blast and the
album material has gone down so well with the fans; also people are looking
rather rad in the new tee. Surprising how late the shows start in Europe.
Didn't manage to get onstage in Gent till almost midnight! But the diehard
fans stayed till the very end and it was an awesome show!!

"What have we been up to during the day?? Well... The daily activities
mainly include enjoying the great weather, bit of sightseeing being total
tourists, driving on the wrong side of the road (sooooo weird) then doing
the gigs! Can't be bad I reckon. All planning to get our tan on ;) but
having to pay to use the service station toilets is fucking Mack.

"Have we travelled on our own...?? Hell no! Two of our mates have joined
the party! Josh from the band 'The Temptress' aka Merch Bitch and Nick from
'This Is Colour' aka Driver Bitch. Nick is also responsible for introducing
us to Taylor Swift... Cheers man.

"What about our touring buddies...?? Mindtrap are a great bunch of guys,
such a laugh and awesome musicians. Their music is so intense and we
fucking love 'em. They're always pleased to help us whenever we've needed
advice on the local scene and if we have language barrier problems (as none
of us speak a fucking word of German) but at least we've been learning a few
important words from them to hurl at people while driving."

Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN on tour in the UK at the following shows:

31 July 2009 Grimsby, UK - Matrix
01 August 2009 Leeds, UK - Joseph's Well
02 August 2009 Colchester, UK - The Twist
03 August 2009 Norwich, UK - Marquee

THE BOY WILL DROWN's debut album FETISH is out now in Europe and delivers a
vicious blend of technical and experimental music based around grindcore and
death metal. The limited edition first pressing of FETISH comes in a deluxe
digipak with expanded artwork and includes an exclusive bonus track.

Check out photos of the expanded digipak at
http://slideshow-1.dreadzone.imageloop.com

Get your hands on FETISH or a special value pack including the album plus a
FETISH t-shirt at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

FETISH is due to be released in the USA on June 16th. Pre-order the album
now with free shipping at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

For more THE BOY WILL DROWN news and info, and to listen to a few songs from
FETISH, head to http://www.myspace.com/tbwd


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IRON MONKEY "IRON MONKEY/OUR PROBLEM" 2CD PACK OUT NOW IN EUROPE

IRON MONKEY and OUR PROBLEM, the first two albums from UK aggro-doomsters
IRON MONKEY have been reissued together in one value-packed set, which is
out now in Europe.

The band's 1997 self-titled debut album IRON MONKEY and their 1998
sludgefest follow-up OUR PROBLEM have been long out-of-print until now, and
now you can get both albums together for the price of just one regular CD.

The pack features the two classic albums, which were produced by legendary
metal producer ANDY SNEAP (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD, CRADLE OF
FILTH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE) and contains a total of 18 tracks, including 4
bonus tracks, featuring 3 songs from the much-sought-after WE'VE LEARNED
NOTHING split with CHURCH OF MISERY, plus a cover of BLACK SABBATH's
"Cornucopia". Also included are liner notes written by original guitarist
STEVE WATSON, including unpublished photos from his personal archive. All
of this comes housed in a smart slipcase sleeve.

The full track listings for the pack are as follows:

IRON MONKEY
01. Fink Dial
02. Web Of Piss
03. Big Loader
04. 666 Pack
05. Black Aspirin
06. Shrimp Fist
07. Cornucopia *
(* bonus track)

OUR PROBLEM
01. Bad Year
02. Supagorgonizer
03. Boss Keloid
04. IRMS
05. House Anxiety
06. 2 Golden Rules
07. 9 Joint Spiritual Whip
08. Omi Bozu (Wisdom Of Choking)
09. Sleep To Win *
10. Arsonaut *
11. Kiss Of Death *
(* bonus tracks)

Get your copy of IRON MONKEY's IRON MONKEY/OUR PROBLEM pack for the
great-value price of just one CD at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_61


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CATHEDRAL "FOREST OF EQUILIBRIUM" DUALDISC OUT NOW IN EUROPE

FOREST OF EQUILIBRIUM, the classic debut album from British doom metal
legends CATHEDRAL has been reissued on DualDisc and is out now in Europe.

CATHEDRAL's doom opus debut, FOREST OF EQUILIBRIUM shocked the scene with
its tortured sound upon its release in 1991. The reissue comes on a
DualDisc, featuring the album - which has been remastered specially for this
release - on one side, and a DVD on the other side.

The DVD side features a brand new 40 minute documentary titled "Return To
The Forest", with key early band members, including longstanding core duo
LEE DORRIAN and GARRY JENNINGS, discussing the formation of the band and the
recording of the album, plus an interview with famed cover artist DAVE
PATCHETT.

The album also includes 4 bonus songs from the long-deleted SOUL SACRIFICE
EP, and all comes housed in a deluxe digipak with amazing artwork.

The full track listing for FOREST OF EQUILIBRIUM is as follows:

01. Picture Of Beauty And Innocence (Intro) - Commiserating The Celebration
02. Ebony Tears
03. Serpent Eve
04. Soul Sacrifice
05. A Funeral Request
06. Equilibrium
07. Reaching Happiness Touching Pain
08. Soul Sacrifice *
09. Golden Blood (Flooding) *
10. Autumn Twilight *
11. Frozen Rapture *

(* bonus tracks)

Get the limited edition FOREST OF EQUILIBRIUM DualDisc now in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_24

For more CATHEDRAL news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/cathedral


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

BLOOD RED THRONE GUITARIST, DØD TALKS ABOUT "ALTARS OF MADNESS"

Many people might not realize that this month marks the 20th
anniversary of the release of MORBID ANGEL's landmark release, ALTARS
OF MADNESS. The album has been a tremendous influence upon countless
metal musicians throughout its 20 year history. Among them includes
Død, guitarist of BLOOD RED THRONE

"When I started listening to death metal in 1991, this album was
already a classic and an innovative album at that time. I remember we
tried to pick "Maze of Torment" and "Chapel of Ghouls," but it was
hard to figure out all the riffs."

Død, a MORBID ANGEL lifer, also mentions: "One of the first death
metal gigs I went to was Morbid Angel in 1995. Immortal was support
and Hellhammer did the drums!"

Buy the ALTARS OF MADNESS deluxe CD/DVD edition on the EARACHE U.S.
WEBSTORE: http://earache.com/uswebstore/product_info.php/products_id/66

BLOOD RED THRONE's upcoming new album, SOULS OF DAMNATION is due to be
released by Earache Records on June 1st in Europe and June 30th in the
USA.
The full track listing for the album is as follows:

01. The Light, The Hate
02. Harme
03. Throne Of Damnation
04. Human Fraud
05. Demand
06. Your Cold Flesh
07. Prove Yourself Dead
08. Not Turgenjev, But Close
09. Ten Steps Of Purgatory
10. Manifest Of Lies*
11. Affiliated With The Suffering*

(* limited edition bonus tracks)

View the cover art for SOULS OF DAMNATION at
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/BRT_Souls700.jpg

Check out a brand new song, "The Light, The Hate" from SOULS OF
DAMNATION at
the band's official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/bloodredthrone666

BLOOD RED THRONE's previous offering, 2007's COME DEATH, is available in
Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_14 and
in the
USA at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_14

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
AIM/MSN: ForsakenChaos37
www.earache.com
usapr@earache.com
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SSS PREPARING FOR SLAUGHTERDAY FESTIVAL

British crossover thrashers SSS recently completed a UK tour with Canadian
punks CANCER BATS, and the band are now gearing up for the Slaughterday
Festival, taking place this Saturday, 23rd May at the Purple Turtle in
Camden, London.

SSS drummer DAVE FERGUSSON comments:

"Looking forward to going down to London again this Saturday to play. Loads
of boss bands on the bill and hopefully my drum stool won't break like last
time in front of 300 people, on my arse with legs in the air haha!! Gonna
be playing songs off The Dividing Line and our first LP. After this, I
think we're gonna hibernate for a bit to finish writing our third album, so
get your long and short-haired heads down there and join in the madness!!!"

Catch SSS live at the following shows:

23 May 2009 London, UK - Slaughterday Festival, The Purple Turtle
12 Jun 2009 London, UK - The Borderline (w/ ANNIHILATION TIME)

SSS' second full-length album, THE DIVIDING LINE, is out now worldwide and
contains 20 tracks of ferocious, classic thrash with a raw, punky attitude.
The limited edition version includes a bonus DVD featuring behind-the-scenes
footage of the recording process and touring action. Get your hands on THE
DIVIDING LINE, along with SSS' self-titled debut album in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_673_97 or in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_673_97

For more SSS news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/shortsharpshockuk


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CAULDRON COMMENT ON UK TOUR

Canadian heavy metal heroes recently played up and down the UK on a short
string of dates with Californian thrashers and label-mates BONDED BY BLOOD.

CAULDRON vocalist/bassist JASON DECAY comments on the tour:

"A big ol' X-large bacon and mushroom thanks to all the UK headbangers who
came out to the shows and partied with us. Great fucking time! And also a
big sign of the hammer out to the BONDED BY BLOOD guys for proving that true
spirit of metal wrestle fest runs through OUR veins. We still have the
belt! See you again in October, until then, fuckin 'eh to the UK!"

Check out CAULDRON's journal for an in-depth look at their time in the UK:
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=95793565&bl
ogId=488108980

Catch CAULDRON live at the following shows:

CAULDRON
29 May 2009 Burlington, Ontario - Red Rooster
01 Jun 2009 St. Catherines, Ontario - Level 3
02 Jun 2009 Hamilton, Ontario - Casbah
03 Jun 2009 Sarnia, Ontario - Trinity Lounge
04 Jun 2009 Windsor, Ontario - Cubby Pickle
05 Jun 2009 Milton, Ontario - St. Paul's Church
06 Jun 2009 Toronto, Ontario - Bovine Sex Club
11 Jun 2009 Kronobergs län, Sweden - Tyrolen Muskelrock Festival Warm-Up
13 Jun 2009 Kronobergs län, Sweden - Tyrolen Muskelrock Festival

CAULDRON's debut album, CHAINED TO THE NITE is available now worldwide,
featuring 9 tracks of traditional, true-to-the-roots heavy metal. Get the
limited edition version with 2 exclusive bonus tracks in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_700 or in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_700

For more CAULDRON news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal


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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LAWNMOWER DETH TO PERFORM ONE-OFF SHOW WITH SUPPORT FROM GAMA BOMB

Mad, bad and dangerous to mow - LAWNMOWER DETH return to The Pitz at the
Woughton Centre, Milton Keynes in the UK on Friday, 5th June 2009 as a
warm-up for their eagerly awaited and long-overdue appearance at this years
Download Festival.

Thrash legends LAWNMOWER DETH will be heading an all-star cast, supported by
fellow Earache mega thrashers GAMA BOMB, hardcore moshers VIRUS and
Nottingham speed merchants METAL MESSIAH.

LAWNMOWER DETH bassist MIGHTYMO DESTRUCTIMO states:

"We are chuffed as chuffed things to be playing with Gama Bomb at one of our
old stomping grounds, it's like one big thrash love in. We've known Virus
and Metal Messiah for years and years so it's a chance to blend the old with
the new, but then again Gama Bomb are old-school so does that count? I
don't know, just get yourself there and find out!"

GAMA BOMB bassist JOE "WILD BILL" MAC QUICK DRAW adds:

"I think it's very kind of Earache to let Lawnmower Deth out of their old
people's home for the day to foul themselves on stage at The Pitz once
again... Seriously we are totally humbled to play with the 'Deth as well as
Metal Messiah and Virus, all amazing bands and big influences on G-Bomb.
It's a real once-in-a-lifetime line-up so get your ass to Mars, I mean The
Pitz."

The evening will be compered by former ACID REIGN frontman H and his
alter-ego KEITH PLATT. The doors open at 7:30pm, with the first band
onstage at 8:00pm and the bands finishing at 11:15pm.

Tickets are incredible value for money at only £8 in advance and can be
bought from http://www.wegottickets.com

For more LAWNMOWER DETH news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/lawnmowerdeth

For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb


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London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

THE BOY WILL DROWN TO BE INTERVIEWED ON TOTAL ROCK

UK technical death metal sensations THE BOY WILL DROWN, whose debut album
FETISH was released in Europe on Monday, are due to take part in an
exclusive interview with esteemed journalist MALCOLM DOME on TOTAL ROCK
radio.

Tune in to TOTAL ROCK at http://www.totalrock.com this Wednesday, 20th May
at 9am UK time to catch THE BOY WILL DROWN discussing touring, debut album
FETISH and the band's plans for the future. You can also catch the
interview again on TOTAL ROCK on Saturday, 23rd May at 8pm UK time.

Get your hands on FETISH in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699 or pre-order your
copy in the USA at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN live at the following shows:

21 May 2009 The Frontline - Gent, Belgium (w/ MINDTRAP)
22 May 2009 Cafe Nova - Essen, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
23 May 2009 Kulturwerkstatt - Paderborn, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
24 May 2009 Club Schilli - Ulm, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
31 Jul 2009 Matrix - Grimsby, UK
01 Aug 2009 Joseph's Well - Leeds, UK
02 Aug 2009 The Twist - Colchester, UK
03 Aug 2009 Marquee - Norwich, UK

For more THE BOY WILL DROWN news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/tbwd


UK AND EUROPEAN PRESS MANAGER - TALITA
talita@earache.com
London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002

USA PRESS MANAGER - ANTHONY
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Monday, May 18, 2009

YOUR DEMISE SIGNS NORTH AMERICAN LICENSING DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

EARACHE RECORDS is pleased to announce the signing of UK hardcore act,
YOUR DEMISE to a North American licensing deal. YOUR DEMISE plays a
style of metallic hardcore popularized by bands such as HATEBREED and
EARTH CRISIS and combines it with elements from all over the musical
landscape, including elements of drum n bass. This eclectic
combination creates a sound that is more modern, more rule-breaking
and more refreshing than that of the typical hardcore band. With the
August 11th North American release of their debut album, IGNORANCE
NEVER DIES, YOUR DEMISE will usher in the era of "Hardcore 2.0"

The "Hardcore 2.0" moniker isn't just about the music, either. YOUR
DEMISE has overcome insurmountable odds to get to where they are now
and have lived truly hardcore lives that would make lesser men weep.
Equipment theft? Check. Multiple line-up changes? Check, and make that
twelve. Motorway breakdowns? You bet, including a time when the side
door of their tour van literally fell off in the fast lane of a major
European freeway. Finally, there's the story of how the band spent 24
hours solitary confinement in a Belgian prison, but that one is best
saved for later...

On the signing of YOUR DEMISE, EARACHE U.S. Label Manager Al Dawson
says "YOUR DEMISE is the best new british act going today and we
couldn't be any more thrilled to add them to our roster. We're
completely over the f*cking moon about these guys because they've got
great songs and a large reputation for doing whatever it takes to
break through and become a success. We here at EARACHE intend to do
everything in our power to build on their substantial UK/European buzz
and take them to the next level in a North American market that is
thirsty for bands that are heavy and bring something unique to the
table."

Visible Noise, the famed UK label that helped unleash BULLET FOR MY
VALENTINE, LOSTPROPHETS and BRING ME THE HORIZON upon North America
once again brings their newest buzz band, YOUR DEMISE to the territory
via a U.S. licensing deal with EARACHE RECORDS. Visible Noise A&R
Director Julie Weir says: "YOUR DEMISE are an extreme and
uncompromising band, breaking the boundaries of Hardcore. As soon as I
heard IGNORANCE NEVER DIES, I knew we needed a partner for the USA
that understood how to work with the band. EARACHE have a legacy that
Visible Noise have respected since the label began and we are excited
to be working together."

Having played over 500 shows all across the UK/Europe, YOUR DEMISE
will finally head to North America this fall to play shows in support
of their debut album, IGNORANCE NEVER DIES, arriving in North America
on August 11th. The UK/European press have held the album in high
regard, many claiming it to be one of this year's masterpieces. Here's
a sample of the praise for IGNORANCE NEVER DIES:

"The shape of Punk to come? Quite possibly… the energy on this
stunning debut is positively nuclear… Frank Carter [Gallows] may want
to keep a watchful eye on his title of King of UK Hardcore, because
challengers don't come much stronger than this. KKKK " Kerrang (UK)

"One of the best outfits the UK Hardcore scene has to offer. 4/5" Big
Cheese

"Your Demise are the UK's most exciting new Hardcore band and
'Ignorance Never Dies' is a true masterpiece. 9/10 " Rock One (France)

Watch the video for the gritty IGNORANCE NEVER DIES track, "Burnt
Tongues" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQlJVCZERiM

For the latest news, dates, music, photos and more, go to YOUR
DEMISE's official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/yourdemise

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
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THE BOY WILL DROWN DEBUT ALBUM "FETISH" OUT NOW IN EUROPE, 3 TRACKS STREAMING ON MYSPACE

FETISH, the debut album from British technical death metal sensations THE
BOY WILL DROWN is out now in Europe.

FETISH delivers a vicious blend of technical and experimental music based
around grindcore and death metal, with THE BOY WILL DROWN doing everything
in their power to mesmerise and pulverise the listener, whilst
simultaneously injecting a healthy dose of gallows humour into their songs.

Check out three tracks from FETISH at the band's official MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/tbwd

The limited edition first pressing of FETISH comes in a deluxe digipak with
expanded artwork and includes an exclusive bonus track.

The full track listing for FETISH is as follows:

01. Deep Throat
02. Irminsul
03. Josef Fritzl
04. Apollo's Lyre
05. Dead Girls
06. Epileptic
07. Barrymore's Pool Party
08. Akura-Class
09. Elisabeth Fritzl
10. Suis La Luna
11. The Art Of Partying *

(* limited edition bonus track)

Check out the cover art for FETISH at
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/TBWD_Fetish.jpg and check out photos of
the expanded digipak at http://slideshow-1.dreadzone.imageloop.com

Get your hands on FETISH or a special pack including the album plus a FETISH
t-shirt at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN live at the following shows:

21 May 2009 The Frontline - Gent, Belgium (w/ MINDTRAP)
22 May 2009 Cafe Nova - Essen, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
23 May 2009 Kulturwerkstatt - Paderborn, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
24 May 2009 Club Schilli - Ulm, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
31 Jul 2009 Matrix - Grimsby, UK
01 Aug 2009 Joseph's Well - Leeds, UK
02 Aug 2009 The Twist - Colchester, UK
03 Aug 2009 Marquee - Norwich, UK

FETISH is due to be released in the USA on June 16th. Pre-order the album
now at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

For more THE BOY WILL DROWN news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/tbwd


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Friday, May 15, 2009

ORDER OF ENNEAD POST FINAL EUROPEAN TOUR BLOG

Floridian extreme metallers ORDER OF ENNEAD have just finished making their
way across Europe on the Icons Of Evil European tour with VITAL REMAINS,
SLUDGE and TRIBULATION.

ORDER OF ENNEAD frontman KEVIN QUIRION shares his experiences of life on the
road with the second part of his tour diary:

"Day 11 Madrid, Spain @ Ritmos & Compas. We had to walk over 100 yards to
load in the gear today. Awesome. Did I mention it was up a small hill also?
I got to shave today so that was something. Found a great guitar shop right
down the street from the venue that everyone loved. It had everything you
could imagine. Some were trying the Laboga heads that Hate Eternal raves
about. The show was KILLER. Great response. When we started playing The
Culling a slight cheer erupted. It was great, especially after the crowd in
Durango was so cold.

"Day 12 Murcia, Spain @ Nave8. A bunch of people are hungover today. What a
shock! As soon as we stopped at the venue I went walking. Not much to see
since the venue is in an industrial area. I did find a Burger King and the
almight Mountain Dew today and I even took a nice shower. Man you appreciate
some strange things on the road. Updating a tour blog for instance. John and
I played a game of foozeball with the Swedes. I would recommend not doing
that. We got slaughtered. Oh well, soccer isn't our sport in the US anyway.
Later that night we played the again when they were drunk and that didn't go
well either. They were high and might until the Swiss came into the picture.
Patrick and Makro from Sludge destroyed the Swedes and won the coveted world
cup.

"Day 13 Barcelona, Spain @ Mephisto. Got to the city early and Marko from
Sludge/Samael was going to show us around. We started with 19 of us going
into the city. Markro did the whole tour guide thing, it was really nice of
him. He's originally from Spain and now lives in Switzerland. Barcelona is a
great city and I want to go back for sure. Saw the Columbus monument and
were all of the shops are located. John Li, myself and Sergie from Sludge
went to Segrada Familia after the others wanted to go back to the bus. Well
this was worth the entire day. Its a church they've been building for over a
hundred years and they aren't even close yet to being finished. Its grand
and totally over the top. After that we had McDonalds. I know, but sometimes
you want something your familiar with so screw off. Oh yeah, the crowd was
very weak and barely responded. Just like the Durango crowd. So every other
show in Spain is good.

"Day 14 Marseille, France @ Le Local 013. At first we couldn't find the
club. There is no sign on the building and its an industrial park. Its one
of these venues you pull up to and say "What the hell is this place?" Then
later you play the show and its killer. Walked around a bit and not a thing
to see here. We are miles away from the city. Great show though and all were
drunk and taking pictures with all of the beautiful French ladies.

"Day 15 Milan, Italy @ Musicdrome. This place use to be called Transylvania
Live and I heard about it the last tour. Scott, our bass player lived around
here years ago also. Not much to do in this section of town and its raining.
Posters advertise Cradle Of Filth playing the next night and this show was
originally suppose to be in Turin so we aren't sure how the turnout will be.
There weren't many people at the show, but the ones who were there were
really into it so that helps get us pumped up. After load out, which was in
the rain, a soccer game busts out in the venue with a half empty water
bottle. Soon after they ask us to leave, ironic?

"Day 16 Prattlern, Switzerland Z7. This venue is killer. Multiple showers,
bathrooms with toilet paper, great food and enough for everyone, great sound
on stage and we get to play the show with the mighty Sameal. We did two
weeks with them this past January and they are a great live band and we
really get along with these guys very well. Its also Sludges last day on the
tour who we've really had a great time getting to know. We met up with some
friends who take us into Basel, the city about 15 minutes away and check it
out. I didn't expect much, but at Vorph from Samael told me it was one of
his favorite Swiss cities, I got interested. It didn't disappoint. It was
very interesting. Later the show went fantastic and then most of the bands
watched Samael. Some had never seen them and Scott and myself have been
talking them up all tour. They were awesome as usual and it was really nice
to see them again. It was just a great day all together and I forgot to
mention this place has a washer and dryer. That should say it all. End of
the night we say our goodbyes to Sludge and take a huge tour photo on the
stage. We'll be in touch with these guys for sure.

"Day 17 Bologna, Italy @ Sottotetto. Another of those industrial park venues
that we aren't sure how the turnout will be. Really in the middle of
nowhere. I take out my guitar early and work on some arrangement for future
albums. When we start playing there is no one around and then all of a
sudden about 100 people are around. After the first couple of songs I ask
where the hell they all came from. It ended up being a really good show and
they have a hot shower for afterwards. That always makes the experience
better. Owner of the club liked us a lot and all things were great in the
world.

"Day 18 Day Off in Hauzenberg, Germany @ Burger Park for the Walpurgus
Metalfest. The only band that is playing the fest is Vital Remains.
Tribulation and OOE got added to the tour late and therefore didn't get on
the bill. Well this sucks since there are about 2000 people at the fest.
Really irritating and the line-up for the first day of the fest wasn't very
interesting. Second day had Vader, Sinister and Enthroned which would have
been fine, but we were there the first day only. Vader did show up early
though and we got to hang out with them. We me them this past January and
they are great guys. I asked Peter about the new album and their deal with
Nuclear Blast. They should get a good push from their new label. The day
ended up being rather sucky, but at least we got free food and admission to
the fest.

"Day 19 Vienna, Austria @ Escape Metalcorner. When we first headed to Vienna
I was excited because its a great city with plenty of history to it,
especially with classical music. Well the part of town the club is in was
far from that I was really disappointed. Its were the brothels and graffiti
litter the buildings. Great. I decide to take a nap and Kaish and Eric from
Vital Remains tell me how they walked twenty minutes in the other direction
and saw some awesome sites. So John Li and myself get to it. Its John's 20th
birthday today also. We start walking and about 20 minutes later its what I
though Vienna would be. Great museums and buildings everywhere. We walked
for about 2 hours and took pics of everything. Along with Barcelona this is
the best city to walk around so far. I bought John McDonalds for his
birthday and when we get back to the venue we go on just over an hour later.
Glad we headed back when we did or we would have missed the show. Very small
stage today, but the people are into it. The stage was so small I kept
hitting my guitar head on something and knocking it out of tune and Scott
had a PA amp right by his head. John almost knocked me in the head a couple
of times too with his guitar. Another hot shower makes this day rule.

"Day 20 Nova Gorica, Slovenia @ Mostovna. Walked around the city with Jacob
from Tribulation and John today. Got some Italian ice cream. Venue is right
acroos the street from the old iron curtain. Nice view of the mountains.
Venue outside. Show went well, but I wasn't into much tonight. Monotony of
the road setting in, but everyone liked the show. Did an interview
afterwards with someone I did one for on-line months ago. Some women hanging
around backstage. What does that mean?"

Check out the rest of the tour diary, including photos and videos, at the
band's official MySpace blog at
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=366165370&b
logId=483800645

Watch video footage of ORDER OF ENNEAD performing on the tour at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kB7hiJ-EUQ

Catch ORDER OF ENNEAD live at the following shows:

June 06 2009 The Brass Mug - Tampa, Florida
July 05 2009 The Arena - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ORDER OF ENNEAD's self-titled debut album is out now worldwide and consists
of 11 tracks of blasting death metal intensity, mixed with touches of black
metal melodrama, and is available as a limited edition CD featuring a bonus
DVD with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the studio. Get your copy
in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_126 or in
the USA at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_126

For more ORDER OF ENNEAD news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/orderofennead


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Thursday, May 14, 2009

OCEANO TO TAKE PART IN THE THRASH AND BURN 2009 TOUR

Barely a month removed from the release of their Billboard Heatseekers-
charting debut album, DEPTHS, Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO
will be participating in this year's installment of the Thrash and
Burn tour. The lineup includes DEVIL DRIVER, EMMURE, DESPISED ICON, MY
CHILDREN MY BRIDE, VEIL OF MAYA, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, PERIPHERY and
many more. Featuring a mix of established talent alongside some of the
finest young acts on the rise, this year's 2nd installment of the
Thrash and Burn tour has something for everyone.

OCEANO vocalist, Adam Warren shares the sentiment of the band in being
honored to play alongside such a heavy, high quality lineup as this:
"It's an honor to be on such a highly accomplished tour and to get the
chance to share the stage with such amazing bands ive always been a
fan of and respect. If youre in attendance prepare for an ass whooping!"

The Thrash and Burn tour marks OCEANO's biggest North American trek to
date and they can't wait to "bring the beef" to their rowdy fans, both
old and new. OCEANO guitarist, Andrew Mikhail had this to say about
the band's participation in the Thrash and Burn tour: "i personally am
very stoked for thrash and burn this year, we've shared the stage with
some of these bands before and i can already tell it's going to be a
great show and a good time for all. as for OCEANO, we're actually
planning to upgrade our live show and everything else along with it so
we can "bring the beef" to a new spectrum *laughs*. all in all though,
it will be a very exciting time for OCEANO and everyone in attendance!"

The Thrash and Burn tour rages through North America this summer
(dates coming soon). For up to the minute news, dates, information and
much more, go to http://www.myspace.com/thrashandburntour

View the official tour flyer here: http://earache.com/public/ThrashAndBurn2009.jpg

OCEANO will be 'bringin' the beef' at these upcoming dates:

w/ BURNING THE MASSES, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE, & DISKREET

May 15 2009
Wil Mar Comm. Center
madison, wisconsin

May 16 2009
Mojoe's Rockhouse
Tinley Park, Illinois

May 23 2009
Hartland Performing Center
BLED FEST 2009
howell, Michigan

w/ XLIFERUINERX, SALT THE WOUND, AND MORE

May 24 2009
Blacksheep Cafe
springfield, Illinois

OCEANO has a slew of new merch available on the EARACHE U.S. WEBSTORE.
Everything from the brand new "WIndy City Death" shirt to the fan
favorite "Eat Flesh" shirt, OCEANO has got everything you need to look
good in the pit before you get the crap kicked out of you: http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698

OCEANO guitarist, Andrew Mikhail has joined the Twitter nation. Never
before have fans had this much insight into what truly pisses him off
day to day, minute by minute. Join Andrew's "District of Misery" and
follow his tweets at http://twitter.com/andrucifer

With over 2 million plays to their credit on MySpace, OCEANO have
freshened things up a bit by adding a new song from DEPTHS, the
epically frantic "With Legions." Listen to it alongside the crushing
"A Mandatory Sacrifice" and the Sirius XM top 10-played track,
"District of Misery" on the band's official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/xoceano

Buy DEPTHS with 2 limited bonus tracks and bonus "Into The Depths" DVD
from Best Buy (http://tinyurl.com/c9brcf), Hot Topic (http://tinyurl.com/c232nb
), Amazon.com (http://tinyurl.com/d9zkxq) and the EARACHE U.S.
WEBSTORE (http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698).

Watch the dark and disturbing video for "District of Misery" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGS8vvQKg14

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
AIM/MSN: ForsakenChaos37
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

WHITE WIZZARD - "HIGH SPEED GTO" MINI ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED

Los Angeles, CA's traditional heavy metal heroes, WHITE WIZZARD have
announced details for the upcoming mini album named after their
trademark song, HIGH SPEED GTO. Set for a July 13th release in the UK/
Europe and a late summer release in the US, WHITE WIZZARD's 2009 debut
is driven by catchy riffs that aim straight for the hips and the
heart. The band is lighter than what many are used to these days -
there's a nimbleness to the WHITE WIZZARD attack and genuine
commercial hooks race through all seven songs on the HIGH SPEED GTO
mini album.

HIGH SPEED GTO features 7 high energy tracks recorded by the original
WHITE WIZZARD lineup in 2007. Only released to a select number of fans
back then, the mini album, long out of print, can now be enjoyed by
the entire world. Unlike the original version, this release includes a
bonus in the form of the award-winning fan favorite video for the
album's title track, "High Speed GTO." If you pine for the days when
IRON MAIDEN was king and VAN HALEN was your soundtrack for a night on
the town, hop inside WHITE WIZZARD's HIGH SPEED GTO and you'll find
just what you're looking for.

Here is the track listing for HIGH SPEED GTO

01 High Speed GTO
02 Celestina
03 Into the Night
04 March of the Skeletons
05 Megalodon
06 Octane Gypsy
07 Red Desert Skies

Bonus video track:
High Speed GTO

Check out the righteously metal cover art for HIGH SPEED GTO here: http://earache.com/public/HighSpeedGTO.jpg

For the latest dates and a sneak peek at what WHITE WIZZARD has in
store in 2009, go to www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

Check out WHITE WIZZARD's video for the track "High Speed GTO" at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8-zehtCs7U

WHITE WIZZARD were just added to the lineup of next year's Keep It
True XIII festival. Visit http://www.myspace.com/keepittruefestival
for more info.

Sit down and have a beer with WHITE WIZZARD. This new video is a great
introduction to the current lineup of the band, giving you an in depth
look at the personalities of each member. Watch them as they give you
their thoughts on beer, destruction, their link to the old school,
what makes "good" metal and why WHITE WIZZARD are not opposed to
seeing transvestites at their shows. Along with some live performance
footage mixed in for good measure, this video's just like joining the
band for some drinks and shooting the breeze. Catch WHITE WIZZARD's
introductory interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V1ae6-Boyo

You've got your denim and your leather. What else do you need to
complete the look? Go totally old school by wearing one of our WHITE
WIZZARD shirts exclusively from the EARACHE US WEBSTORE: http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
AIM/MSN: ForsakenChaos37
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Monday, May 11, 2009

WHITE WIZZARD - SIT DOWN AND HAVE A BEER WITH THE BAND ON YOUTUBE

Shot last week right before a show, the members of Los Angeles, CA's
preeminent traditional heavy metal band, WHITE WIZZARD sat around the
bar and hung out as the cameras rolled. This new video is a great
introduction to the current lineup of the band, giving you an in depth
look at the personalities of each member. Watch them as they give you
their thoughts on beer, destruction, their link to the old school,
what makes "good" metal and why WHITE WIZZARD are not opposed to
seeing transvestites at their shows. Along with some live performance
footage mixed in for good measure, this video's just like joining the
band for some drinks and shooting the breeze. Catch WHITE WIZZARD's
introductory interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V1ae6-Boyo

EARACHE's newest signings, WHITE WIZZARD formed in 2007 and shortly
afterwards recorded their HIGH SPEED GTO demo, which only made it into
the hands of a few select fans. Following a brief period of
inactivity, the demo fell into the hands of Earache Records and the
"High Speed GTO" song was included on HEAVY METAL KILLERS, a
compilation featuring 13 tracks from the best new
traditional-sounding heavy metal bands. The band have since regrouped
around band leader JON LEON with a new line-up. Earache is set to
release the HIGH SPEED GTO tracks as a mini-album this Summer, with
the band
working towards a full album due later in the year.

Check out WHITE WIZZARD's video for the track "High Speed GTO" at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8-zehtCs7U

WHITE WIZZARD's 2009 debut is driven by catchy riffs that aim straight
for the hips and the heart. The band is lighter than the norm -
there's a
nimbleness to the WHITE WIZZARD attack and genuine commercial hooks race
through all seven songs on the HIGH SPEED GTO mini-album.

For the latest dates and a sneak peek at what WHITE WIZZARD has in
store in 2009, go to www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

WHITE WIZZARD were just added to the lineup of next year's Keep It
True XIII festival. Visit http://www.myspace.com/keepittruefestival
for more info.

Anchor of WBZC's Shader Radio recently spent some time getting to know
Jon Leon, bassist of LA's high energy NWOBHM-influenced metallers,
WHITE WIZZARD. In this 10 minute interview, Leon outlines the bigger
points of the band's history and beyond. From the making of the
devilishly fun "High Speed GTO" video to the lineup changes that
helped to improve the band, it's all covered here.

Anchor's interview with WHITE WIZZARD bassist, Jon Leon can be
downloaded here: http://earache.com/public/White_Wizzard_WBZC_Interview_4_8_2009.mp3

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
AIM/MSN: ForsakenChaos37
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SLEEP'S HOLY MOUNTAIN REISSUE OUT NOW IN EUROPE

Legendary Californian stoner rockers SLEEP's classic album, SLEEP'S HOLY
MOUNTAIN, has been reissued and is out now in Europe.

SLEEP helped define the term "stoner rock" with the release of SLEEP'S HOLY
MOUNTAIN in 1992 and have since earned legendary status, despite splitting
in 1995. The band members have since gone on to form OM and HIGH ON FIRE.

This past weekend, SLEEP reunited for a special one-off appearance at the
All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Minehead in the UK, where the band
performed HOLY MOUNTAIN in it's entirety.

Now, SLEEP'S HOLY MOUNTAIN is back as a special limited edition digipak,
including a bonus BLACK SABBATH cover track, plus the official music video
for the song "Dragonaut".

The full track listing for SLEEP'S HOLY MOUNTAIN is as follows:

01. Dragonaut
02. The Druid
03. Evil Gypsy/Solomon's Theme
04. Some Grass
05. Aquarian
06. Holy Mountain
07. Inside The Sun
08. From Beyond
09. Nain's Baptism
10. Snowblind *

(* Bonus BLACK SABBATH cover track)

Get your hands on the classic SLEEP'S HOLY MOUNTAIN in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_673_137

Check out video footage of SLEEP playing their track "The Druid" live in
1994 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED3Hz1hkUnA

For more SLEEP news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/rifffilledland


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Friday, May 08, 2009

EVILE AND GAMA BOMB BATTLE EACH OTHER ON BBC RADIO 1 ROCKSHOW

English thrashers EVILE and Irish label-mates and fellow thrashers GAMA BOMB
featured in the notorious BBC Radio 1 Rock Show presented by DANIEL P.
CARTER on Tuesday.

The two bands were pitted against each other in a contest of wits called
"Hammer's Hammer" (of no relation to Timmy Mallet's "Mallet's Mallet")
recorded at the recent Hammerfest festival in Prestatyn, Wales. It was a
closely fought contest between PHILLY BYRNE (GAMA BOMB) and OL DRAKE (EVILE)
which actually took place in a children's playground ball pit.

Listen back to the show and see who won at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/rockshow

EVILE recently entered the studio to record the yet-to-be-titled follow-up
album to their 2007 debut, ENTER THE GRAVE. The new album is being produced
by RUSS RUSSELL (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) and is set for release later
this year.

Catch EVILE live this Summer at the following festivals:

25 June 2009 Bang Your Head Warm-Up Show - Balingen, Germany
27 June 2009 Tuska Open Air Metal Festival - Helsinki, Finland
24 July 2009 Lorca Rock Festival - Lorca, Spain
08 August 2009 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic

GAMA BOMB will also be performing at the following festivals:

19 June 2009 Hellfest - Clisson, France
27 June 2009 Tuska Open Air Metal Festival - Helsinki, Finland
08 August 2009 Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic

EVILE's debut album, ENTER THE GRAVE, is available worldwide as a deluxe
redux edition, including a patch, a guitar pick and an exclusive bonus DVD.
Get your copy in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41 or in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_41

GAMA BOMB's debut album, CITIZEN BRAIN, is available worldwide. Get your
copy in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50 or
in the USA at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50

For more EVILE news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/evileuk

For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb


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BONDED BY BLOOD AND CAULDRON KICK OFF UK TOUR TONIGHT

Pomona, California thrash sensations BONDED BY BLOOD played across the UK
last year as part of the Thrashing Like A Maniac tour, and now the band are
back in the UK to take things to the next level.

BONDED BY BLOOD are kicking off a string of headlining shows tonight in
Glasgow, before heading out to Europe for a full-scale European tour.

BONDED BY BLOOD frontman JOSE "ALADDIN" BARRALES had this to say:

"We can't wait to be back in the UK. Last time we were there it was
amazing. This time around should be even better!"

Joining BONDED BY BLOOD on their UK dates are label-mates and Canadian heavy
metal heroes CAULDRON. Check out photos of the bands arriving in the UK and
follow their tour at http://earache.tumblr.com/

Make sure you catch this un-missable mix of pure thrash and true heavy metal
at the following shows:

BONDED BY BLOOD w/ CAULDRON
08 May 2009 The Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK
09 May 2009 The Bannermans - Edinburgh, UK
10 May 2009 Purple Turtle - London, UK (w/ MUTANT)
11 May 2009 Joseph's Well - Leeds, UK
12 May 2009 Seven - Nottingham, UK

Check out and pass around the tour flyer:
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ChainedToTheBeastFlyer.jpg

Immediately after their UK tour, BONDED BY BLOOD will be making their way
around Europe on the European Massacre 2009 tour with FUELED BY FIRE and
SUICIDAL ANGELS. Catch them at the following shows:

BONDED BY BLOOD w/ FUELED BY FIRE, SUICIDAL ANGELS
13 May 2009 Gent, Belgium @ The Frontline
15 May 2009 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemeen
17 May 2009 Darmstadt, Germany @ Steinbruch Theater
19 May 2009 Berlin, Germany @ Club Darkside
20 May 2009 Zielona Gora, Poland @ Kotlownia club
21 May 2009 Bydgoszcz, Poland @ Estrada club
22 May 2009 Zabrze, Poland @ CK Wiatrak
23 May 2009 Plzen, CZ @ Serikovka
24 May 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randal club
25 May 2009 Banska Bystrica, Slovakia @ Irish Pub
26 May 2009 Pécs, Hungary @ Toxic Music Club
27 May 2009 Budapest, Hungary @ Trafo Bar
28 May 2009 Zupanja, Croatia @ MKC
29 May 2009 Rijeka, Croatia @ Klub Palach
30 May 2009 Wien, Austria @ Escape Metalcorner
31 May 2009 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Channel Zero
01 June 2009 Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy @ Rock Club
02 June 2009 Bologna, Italy @ Sottotetto Sound Club
05 June 2009 Marseille, France @ Le Local
06 June 2009 Barcelona, Spain @ Mephisto - Thrash 'Em All III
07 June 2009 Madrid, Spain @ Ritmo & Compas
09 June 2009 Braga, Portugal @ Junta Freguesia Panoias
11 June 2009 A Coruña, Spain @ Casa das Atochas
12 June 2009 Palencia, Spain @ At.Mosh.Phera.Zero
13 June 2009 Rennes, France @ Mondo Bizarro
14 June 2009 Paris, France @ Le Klub
18 June 2009 Esslinger, Germany @ Komma
19 June 2009 Kleinwenkheim, Germany @ Queens of Metal Open Air
20 June 2009 Halle Saale, Germany @ Marktwirtschaft

Check out the tour flyer at
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/BBB_EuroTour09.jpg

BONDED BY BLOOD's debut album, FEED THE BEAST is out now. Get your copy in
Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_16

CAULDRON's debut album, CHAINED TO THE NITE was recently released in Europe.
Get your copy at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_700

For more BONDED BY BLOOD news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/bondedbyblood

For more CAULDRON news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal


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Thursday, May 07, 2009

WHITE WIZZARD BASSIST, JON LEON COMMENTS ON STAR TREK, PHOTO SHOOTS AND HOW BOTH TOGETHER CAN MAKE FOR UNINTENDED RESULTS

With a brand new, hotly anticipated Star Trek film opening tonight in
theaters across North America, you'd be hard pressed to try and walk 3
feet without seeing an advertisment for the film or hearing about it
on tv, radio, the web or from someone else nearby. Star Trek seems to
be on the minds of many these days, including WHITE WIZZARD mainman,
Jon Leon, who says; "I enjoy Star Trek, but I wouldn't call myself a
hardcore Trekkie like those guys in the documentary. I love the show
though and thrilled to see if the movie is as good as people say it is."

However, Star Trek caused an unexpected consequence for the band last
weekend while attempting to complete a photo shoot. "So I'm sitting in
traffic checking the email on my phone;" says the WHITE WIZZARD
bassist, Leon. "No one (in the band) had heard back from the guy yet
and we were all scrambling to get to the meeting spot with a bit less
than hour to go to the time we'd decided to meet. I'm glad I checked
my phone when I did because I saw that he e-mailed me at the last
minute and said that he totally forgot that he had to go shoot the
Star Trek premiere at Mann's Theatre and that we had to cancel our
shoot."

Needless to say, any normal person would be upset in such a situation,
but Jon kept his composure and made sure that they got the
photographer out to shoot them in the end. As Jon positively states;
"We did the best we could with what little time we had. No time for
wardrobe changes, but the guy got some good shots for us." In the end
it was win-win for the lively traditional metal heroes. They came away
from what could have been a very frustrating situation with cool
shots...and ice cream? "The guy was very apologetic for what went down
and bought us some ice cream. He told us how he couldn't miss the
shooting the Star Trek premiere for anything since he was a (self-
proclaimed) heavy Trekkie. On his way out, he even gave us Spock's
patented "live long and prosper" hand signal."

EARACHE's newest signings, WHITE WIZZARD formed in 2007 and shortly
afterwards recorded their HIGH SPEED GTO demo, which only made it into
the hands of a few select fans. Following a brief period of
inactivity, the demo fell into the hands of Earache Records and the
"High Speed GTO" song was included on HEAVY METAL KILLERS, a
compilation featuring 13 tracks from the best new
traditional-sounding heavy metal bands. The band have since regrouped
around band leader JON LEON with a new line-up. Earache is set to
release the HIGH SPEED GTO tracks as a mini-album this Summer, with
the band
working towards a full album due later in the year.

Check out WHITE WIZZARD's video for the track "High Speed GTO" at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8-zehtCs7U

WHITE WIZZARD's 2009 debut is driven by catchy riffs that aim straight
for the hips and the heart. The band is lighter than the norm -
there's a
nimbleness to the WHITE WIZZARD attack and genuine commercial hooks race
through all seven songs on the HIGH SPEED GTO mini-album.

For the latest dates and a sneak peek at what WHITE WIZZARD has in
store in 2009, go to www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

Catch WHITE WIZZARD on these dates:

Apr 17 2009
PALADINO'S
TARZANA, California

May 8 2009
ON THE Y SACRAMENTO
SACRAMENTO, California

May 9 2009
EL RIO
SAN FRANCISCO, California

WHITE WIZZARD was also just added to the lineup of next year's Keep It
True XIII festival. Visit http://www.myspace.com/keepittruefestival
for more info.

Anchor of WBZC's Shader Radio recently spent some time getting to know
Jon Leon, bassist of LA's high energy NWOBHM-influenced metallers,
WHITE WIZZARD. In this 10 minute interview, Leon outlines the bigger
points of the band's history and beyond. From the making of the
devilishly fun "High Speed GTO" video to the lineup changes that
helped to improve the band, it's all covered here.

Anchor's interview with WHITE WIZZARD bassist, Jon Leon can be
downloaded here: http://earache.com/public/White_Wizzard_WBZC_Interview_4_8_2009.mp3

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
AIM/MSN: ForsakenChaos37
www.earache.com
usapr@earache.com
http://www.myspace.com/earacherecords
Photos, Art and Logos available at: http://www.earache.com/media

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

CAULDRON DEBUT, 'CHAINED TO THE NITE' NOW AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA

CHAINED TO THE NITE, the debut album from Canadian heavy metal heroes
CAULDRON is out now in North America.

CAULDRON signed to Earache Records in 2008 before making their debut
label
appearance on the critically acclaimed HEAVY METAL KILLERS compilation,
which features the very best bands of the emerging "New Wave of
Traditional
Heavy Metal" scene. Since then, the band have played with the likes of
legendary fellow Canadians ANVIL, performing in front of thousands of
film
critics and industry insiders at the premiere for the documentary movie,
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil".

Now CAULDRON return with their full-length debut album, CHAINED TO THE
NITE
- an energetic, riff-heavy frenzy of an album which proves that
traditional,
true-to-the-roots heavy metal is once again on the rise.

CAULDRON vocalist/bassist JASON DECAY comments:

"In case you haven't noticed - whether your head's been buried far up
your
ass or you simply have no filter whatsoever - today's music, with a
few odd
exceptions, has been at best, powerfully weak. I say this not as a
musician, but as a fan... A 100%, hopeless, die-hard metalhead.

"'CHAINED TO THE NITE', our debut recording on Earache Records, is a
reaction to this. We wrote what WE wanted to hear; the kind of forgotten
metal that seemed to only exist these days in a mothballed box of mixed
tapes in your older brother's closet. And we wanted that back! True
fucking metal, meant to be played in dank, poster pullout-walled
basements, with a keg of cheap beer and a dying turntable. Pure and
simple."

CHAINED TO THE NITE is out now as a limited edition CD which includes a
bonus CD with two extra tracks, and is also available as a limited
edition
vinyl LP in black, or ultra limited edition vinyl LP in yellow. Both LP
versions of the album include an exclusive bonus track.

CHAINED TO THE NITE was produced by IAN BLURTON and mixed by NEIL
KERNON (DOKKEN, QUEENSRYCHE). The track listing is as follows:

01. Young And Hungry
02. Conjure The Mass
03. Chained Up In Chains
04. The Leaven / Fermenting Enchantress
05. Dreams Die Young
06. Bound To The Stake
07. Witch Trail
08. Midnite Hour
09. Chains Around Heaven

CHAINED TO THE NITE is available NOW from Amazon (http://tinyurl.com/csd82g
), FYE (http://tinyurl.com/ctfebu), Best Buy (http://tinyurl.com/
cx866f) and the EARACHE US Webstore (http://tinyurl.com/cexm5q)

Get chained to CAULDRON at these upcoming dates:

May
8 - Glasgow, Scotland - The Classic Grand (w/BONDED BY BLOOD)
10 - London, England - Purple Turtle (w/BONDED BY BLOOD)
11 - Leeds, England - Rio's (w/BONDED BY BLOOD)
12 - Nottingham, England - Seven (w/BONDED BY BLOOD)
29 - Burlington, ON - Red Rooster (with Toxic Holocaust)

June
1 - St. Catherine, ON - L3 (with Toxic Holocaust)
2 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah (with Toxic Holocaust)
3 - Sarnia, ON - Trinity Lounge (with Toxic Holocaust)
4 - Windsor, ON - Chubby Pickle (with Toxic Holocaust)
5 - Milton, ON - St. Paul's Church (with Toxic Holocaust)
6 - Toronto, ON - Bovine Sex Club (with Ash Lee Blade)

An introductory CAULDRON video, filmed on the band's recent trip to
the UK
can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyxH_9eJFHY

Check out some CAULDRON tracks and get more news and info from the
band at
http://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal

For press opportunities and further information, please contact:

Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
Suite 507a
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone - 718-786-1707
Fax - 718-786-1756
AIM/MSN: ForsakenChaos37
www.earache.com
usapr@earache.com
http://www.myspace.com/earacherecords
Photos, Art and Logos available at: http://www.earache.com/media

OCEANO DEBUT "DEPTHS" OUT NOW IN THE UK

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO recently released their debut album,
DEPTHS, in the USA to critical acclaim, and now the album is finally out in
the UK.

DEPTHS has already been labelled "the heaviest, most pissed off deathcore
album ever" and features 13 brutal and crushing tracks. The limited edition
first pressing of DEPTHS includes two bonus tracks plus an exclusive bonus
DVD, "Into The Depths", which gives an in-depth look at the band both in and
out of the studio, with interviews and live footage.

The full track listing for DEPTHS is as follows:

01. Descent
02. Inhuman Affliction
03. A Mandatory Sacrifice
04. Samael The Destroyer
05. Fractured Frames, Scattered Flesh
06. Disgust For Your Kind
07. Depths
08. District Of Misery
09. With Legions
10. Slaughtered Like Swine
11. Empathy For Leviathan
12. Plague Campaign
13. Abysm
14. Involuntary Sacrifice*
15. Orificial Execution*

(* limited edition bonus tracks)

Check out the DEPTHS trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZw4jgxvApA

View the official music video for "District Of Misery" at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGS8vvQKg14

Get your hands on DEPTHS in the UK/Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698 or in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_672_698

For more OCEANO news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/xoceano


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THE BOY WILL DROWN REVEAL NEW TRACK, NEW MYSPACE PAGE

New UK technical death metal sensations THE BOY WILL DROWN have put a brand
new track up on their newly redesigned and re-launched MySpace page.

Check out the new track, titled "Josef Fritzl" at
http://www.myspace.com/tbwd

The track comes off THE BOY WILL DROWN's upcoming debut album, FETISH, due
to be released by Earache Records on May 18th in Europe and June 16th in the
USA. The limited edition first pressing of the album will come in a deluxe
digipak with expanded artwork and an exclusive bonus track.

Check out the awesome cover art for FETISH at
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/TBWD_Fetish.jpg

FETISH is available for pre-order now! Order your copy in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699 or in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699

Catch THE BOY WILL DROWN live at the following shows:

21 May 2009 The Frontline - Gent, Belgium (w/ MINDTRAP)
22 May 2009 Cafe Nova - Essen, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
23 May 2009 Kulturwerkstatt - Paderborn, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
24 May 2009 Club Schilli - Ulm, Germany (w/ MINDTRAP)
31 Jul 2009 Matrix - Grimsby, UK
01 Aug 2009 Joseph's Well - Leeds, UK
02 Aug 2009 The Twist - Colchester, UK
03 Aug 2009 Marquee - Norwich, UK

For more THE BOY WILL DROWN news and info, head to
http://www.myspace.com/tbwd


UK AND EUROPEAN PRESS MANAGER - TALITA
talita@earache.com
London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002

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NYC office phone: +1(718)786 1707

Friday, May 01, 2009

GAMA BOMB TO SUPPORT ANVIL IN DUBLIN

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB, who recently completed a tour of Europe with
thrash legends OVERKILL and EXODUS on the Killfest tour, have announced a
one-off special show supporting Canadian legends ANVIL in Dublin.

GAMA BOMB vocalist PHILLY BYRNE comments:

"We're pretty stoked to be supporting Anvil in Dublin. It's not only a good
chance to play to people who'd never normally come to the dank, dark places
we play in, but it's also going to be cool to share the stage with real-life
thrash metal comeback kids. Plus it's in Dublin, which is our natural
habitat. Hopefully we can show them the best bars in town, and the best
gutters to lie in afterward."

Catch GAMA BOMB with ANVIL at the Academy in Dublin, Ireland on June 14th.

GAMA BOMB are also confirmed for the following shows:

May 01 2009, SWR Barroselas Metalfest XII - Porto, Portugal
May 23 2009, Scumfest - Ternat, Belgium
Jun 14 2009, The Academy - Dublin, Ireland (w/ ANVIL)
Jun 20 2009, Hellfest - Clisson, France
Jun 27 2009, Tuska Open Air Metal Festival - Helsinki, Finland
Aug 08 2009, Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic

GAMA BOMB released their frantically fast album CITIZEN BRAIN in 2008. Get
your copy in Europe at
http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50 or in the USA at
http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_670_50

For more GAMA BOMB news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/gamabomb


UK AND EUROPEAN PRESS MANAGER - TALITA
talita@earache.com
London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002

USA PRESS MANAGER - ANTHONY
usapr@earache.com
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