Southern California's female fronted hard rockers, IN THIS MOMENT, are gearing up to record their first ever DVD which is being shot at their upcoming tour stop on May 21st in Madison, WI at the Orpheum Theater. IN THIS MOMENT has partnered up with long time supporter, radio station WJJO, as part of their Mayday Maylay concert series. The band has a bunch of surprises in store for this show including rarely played songs from their catalog and an all-new stage show created specifically for this concert. Also performing that night are special guests Nonpoint and Gemini Syndrome. The concert is being directed by Brad Golowin who is known for his work with Miss May I and 10 Years to name a few.
Frank Zappa, one of the twentieth century’s most important composers, continues to have an effect on modern music. His list of ex-band members is a who’s who of incredible musicians. For twenty years Project/Object has been on a mission to bring Zappa’s multi-dimensional music and onstage madness to the masses, by faithfully recreating the live Zappa experience with his alumni.
Firewind, Greece's leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., will be releasing a new live album entitled "Apotheosis - Live 2012" on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
The cover artwork for "Apotheosis - Live 2012", which will be released as Digipak in its first limited edition pressing, can be viewed above. It was designed by FIREWIND's longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.) based on live photography by Hans-W. Rock.
VICIOUS RUMORS is about to start a massive European tour from May 3 to June 1 2013. However with great sadness we just found out singer Brian Allen will not be able to tour during the month of May due to sudden family matters . We wish Brian all the best during this time.
ICED EARTH band leader Jon Schaffer reveals the title and more details on the new studio album:
“The new ICED EARTH studio album is expected to have an late 2013 release date. It will be titled "Plagues of Babylon" and we are very excited about how killer things are sounding this early in the writing/demo process.
Below are some of the song titles that will appear on the album.
1.) Plagues of Babylon
The pioneers of oriental metal music and warriors of light, ORPHANED LAND, are going to release their long awaited new album "All Is One" on June 24th (USA June 25TH) 2013.
This release is the bands 6th full length and marks a huge step forward! Today the band revealed the incredible cover artwork for "All Is One" created by the French artist Metastazis (Paradise lost, As I lay Dying, Sonne Adam, Watain...), incorporating perfectly the three signs of the biggest religions as one.
After their first successful collaboration on “Don’t Explain” this highly talented duo is back with “Seesaw”. As with “Don’t Explain”, “Seesaw” is tastefully produced by Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, John Hiatt, Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin).
"Beth’s got a pretty heady voice, very reminiscent of Janis Joplin", says Shirley. "She’s also got a lot of Etta James in her. With this material, there’s gentleness to the way she delivers the most heartfelt tunes. She’s done a fantastic job".
Acclaimed Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are soon to release their much anticipated new album "Coal" on May 20th, 2013 in Europe and May 28th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
Now, the band is revealing the cover artwork for "Coal", conceived no other than acclaimed American artist Jeff Jordan, who already took care of the previous album release "Bilateral" and also worked for bands like The Mars Volta.
Here is what LEPROUS had to say about the artwork:
Death Metal squadron KRISIUN are proud to announce their upcoming tour dates for this summer.
The band is confirmed for various renowned European festivals as well as some headlining club shows.
European Summer Tour 2013:
21.06.13 Denmark Copenhagen Loppen
22.06.13 Germany Loreley Metalfest
23.06.13 France Clisson Hellfest
24.06.13 Spain Oviedo La Calleja Vieja
Melodic death metal heroes AMON AMARTH are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled “Deceiver of the Gods”, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage).
The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor.