Metal Blade Records News & Tour Update 09/12/2011

By on September 12, 2011


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HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE: first single, artwork, and track listing now availableThe new full-length album 17th Street out October 25

With a newly-rejuvenated line-up and their signature sound intact, San Francisco’sHAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE have returned with 17th Street, a brash and heartfelt song cycle, blending the best elements of NWOBHM, Thrash, Doom, and American Folk music while somehow sounding unlike any of these. 17th Street takes the band’s inimitable sound to a new level, creating an emotional gravity that only further accentuates the band’s formidable songwriting chops. “I can see how someone could find it an upbeat record,” says John Cobbett, guitarist and producer of the band, also of underground metal legends Ludicra and Slough Feg. “There are glimmers of hope there. But if you listen carefully to each song, you’ll find that each one has its own point of view; you might find hope, or something very different, very dark.”

You can now hear the first single, The Grain, which has been made into a lyric video, HERE. Fans can now preorder a copy of the album, which is available on both CD and 180 gram double LP gatefold vinyl.

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http://www.metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune


JIM FLORENTINE “Cringe ‘n’ Purge” CD/DVD to be released 10/25; pre-orders now availableLive stand up dates in September and October; limited edition laminate to be sold at the shows

Jim Florentine’s latest live comedy CD/DVD, and Metal Blade Records debut, Cringe ‘n’ Purge, is now available for pre-order at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. As a special treat for fans that see Florentine live, a special, limited edition, Cringe ‘n’ Purge tour laminate will be sold by Jim himself at each show. Each laminate contains a unique code which fans can redeem at metalblade.com/cringenpurge to have a copy of the Cringe ‘n’ PurgeCD/DVD mailed directly to them. The laminates will be available at all upcoming shows leading up to the release of the album. Cringe ‘n’ Purge will be available on-line and in stores on October 25th, 2011.

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http://www.jimflorentine.com
http://www.facebook.com/jimflorentine
http://twitter.com/mrjimflorentine


CANNIBAL CORPSE enters Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik RutanCannibal Corpse has begun recording their twelfth studio album at Sonic Ranch studios in Texas with producer Erik Rutan. The band has spent months writing the album and has recorded at Sonic Ranch in the past, but never with Rutan at the helm. More details on the album, including art, songs, title and more will be revealed in the months to follow. For now, the band is hard at work forging their next death metal offering.

Bassist Alex Webster adds: “After having spent the past 7 months writing and rehearsing new material, we’re very excited to finally begin recording. We’ve had great success working with Erik Rutan on our past two albums so we’ve decided to work with him again, but to keep things fresh we decided on a change of location – we’re returning to Sonic Ranch studios in Texas, where we’ve recorded several albums in the past. We are psyched to see how this combination works out- we feel it’s pairing that could result in our best album yet.”

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http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.youtube.com/cannibalcorpse 
http://twitter.com/corpseofficial


Guitar World.Com Exclusively Streaming The First Three Tracks From Arch / Matheos Debut “Sympathetic Resonance”The new progressive rock band, ARCH / MATHEOS featuring Jim Matheos(current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning andOSI) and John Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning) are readying the release of their highly anticipated debut album Sympathetic ResonanceSeptember 13th on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now at ARCHMATHEOS.com. All existing ARCH / MATHEOS pre-orders will receive an autographed booklet, and any new pre-orders and orders will receive an autographed booklet while supplies last.

GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine is currently hosting an exclusive stream of the first three tracks from Sympathetic Resonance. They can be heard at GuitarWorld.com.

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http://www.archmatheos.com
http://www.facebook.com/archmatheos
http://twitter.com/archmatheos


SISTER: Brand new music video premieres exclusively on BlankTV“The Unlucky Minority” – the first of two music videos from Swedish sleaze metal band Sister debuts today!

Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band SISTER have just released their first music video off their brand new album HATED for the track The Unlucky Minority. Hosting the worldwide premiere of The Unlucky Minority, which was shot and edited by Jimmy Johansson of Super Lino Puro Productions, isBlankTV. Check it out HERE.

Here’s what the band had to say about their new video: “We filmed this video for The Unlucky Minority in one evening without any major plans really but with alotta sweat and beers instead! Keep it simple and keep the SISTER approach to it all. This video represents us and just like the album, we’ve captured the raw and dirty feeling in it. This is a straight rock n’ roll video with no fucking around. Just pure SISTER. The video was shot and edited by independent film maker Jimmy Johansson (creator of Arkusan Martinsson, Brutt, Brunsås the movie) an ‘old friend/drinking pal/roommate to the band’ who has followed and hung out with the band since the beginning.”

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http://www.metalblade.com/sister/
http://www.facebook.com/sisterband
http://www.twitter.com/sister_official
http://www.youtube.com/sisterofficial
http://www.myspace.com/sisteronline
http://www.sisteronline.net


Rose Funeral premiere “Gates of Punishment” on Full Metal Jackie this weekendNew album “Gates of Punishment” pre-order bundles now available

Fans will be able to hear the title track from Rose Funeral’s new album, Gates of Punishment, this weekend on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated metal radio show this weekend. Full Metal Jackie Radio is two hours of fist pounding metal, hosted by renowned metal radio personality Full Metal Jackie (FMQB Metal Host of the Year, four time winner!), featuring regular interviews with many of metal’s biggest names, past and present. The show is syndicated on over 50 stations nationwide. Visitwww.fullmetaljackie.com for more details, and a list of stations carrying the show.

Gates of Punishment is a fitting progression of the band’s dark and foreboding sound. Guest vocal appearances from Kate Alexander and Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel) add to the dark atmosphere that is created throughout the album. Seven string guitars tuned to drop A, haunting melodies, insane blasts and enough groove to keep heads banging will make this one of the heaviest releases of 2011. The album can be ordered now at metalblade.com/rosefuneral.

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http://www.metalblade.com/rosefuneral
http://www.myspace.com/rosefuneral
http://www.facebook.com/rosefuneralmusic
http://twitter.com/rosefuneral


Metal Blade Records signs worldwide deal with Swedish Heavy Metal force RAM! Announces ‘Death’ as title of forthcoming new album!Metal Blade is proud to announce the signing of one of the leading forces in Swedish Heavy Metal, RAM!

Comments RAM: “We are very pleased and proud to sign with a metal label that has done so much for Heavy Metal and has such an amazing legacy. We are also very pleased to become labelmates with our good friends and fellow Swedish old school headbangers Portrait and In Solitude. Now with the Blade of metal behind our backs the conquest of demolition continues! HEAVY METAL TYRANNY!”

RAM was created back in ’99 and released their first E.P “Sudden Impact” in 2003. After playing numerous festivals and a support tour for Sebastian Bach they released their first longplayer “Forced Entry” in late 2005 which brought the entire old school Heavy Metal community to its knees. RAM hit the road with Dark Tranquillity, didsome Scandinavian shows with Gamma Ray and played gigs and festivals all over Europe.

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/RAM/128575340510564
http://www.myspace.com/rammetal


3 To Kick Off North American Tour With Within Temptation TomorrowIn support of their upcoming release The Ghost You Gave to Me, Woodstock New York’s3 will be hitting the road tomorrow with Dutch Symphonic Metallers Within Temptation. The mini-tour will start in Toronto, Ontario at The Sound Academy and run through September 13th in Philadelphia, PA at The Electric Factory. A complete list of dates is below:

3
Tour w/ Within Temptation
09/07 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
09/08 Montreal, QC Metropolis
09/09 Worcester, MA Palladium
09/10 New York, NY Terminal 5
09/12 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
09/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

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http://www.metalblade.com/3
http://www.facebook.com/theband3
http://www.youtube.com/officialband3
http://www.theband3.com


Guitar World.Com Posts Third And Final Round Of Track By Track Video Descriptions From Arch / MatheosThe new progressive rock band, ARCH / MATHEOS featuring Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch(former vocalist of Fates Warning) are readying the release of their highly anticipated debut album Sympathetic Resonance September 13th on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now at ARCHMATHEOS.com. All existing ARCH / MATHEOS pre-orders will receive an autographed booklet, and any new pre-orders and orders will receive an autographed booklet while supplies last.

GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine is offering an exclusive look inside Sympathetic Resonance. Jim Matheos and John Arch will provide a track by track video description of each song on the album. After the description of the song, each video features an exclusive 30 second sneak peek of the song. Check out the fourth video discussing the track “Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)” HERE and be sure to check back in on Wednesday September 7th for an in depth look into the song, “Incense and Myrrh”

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http://www.archmatheos.com
http://www.facebook.com/archmatheos
http://twitter.com/archmatheos


Metal Blade Records signs Pasadena, California’s GYPSYHAWKGypsyhawk to hit the road for just over a month starting Sept. 7 in Ventura, CA

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of GYPSYHAWK, a band who hails from Pasadena, CA and is part of the Modern Wave of Classic Heavy Metal. Combining the sound of Thin Lizzy, Hawkwind and Deep Purple with contemporaries like The Hellacopters, somehow just a few average dudes — with a penchant for riffs — have set out to return music to the people that really appreciate it. GYPSYHAWK is a band’s band, a fan’s band, and a flat-out rock and roll band when music needs it most.

The band comments: “Metal Blade Records has been making the hits since before most of us were born. They inherently had a latent inspiration on all of us, cranking out some of the most inspirational sounds to come out after the ’70s. To be part of this family doesn’t leave much to be desired. In the mean time we’ll be doing our best to live up to the Metal Blade legacy and couldn’t be more eager for everything we’ve been working for during the last two and half years.”

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http://www.facebook.com/Gypsyhawkusa
http://gypsyhawk.bandcamp.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/gypsyhawk


Swedish sleaze and punk metallers SISTER confirm support shows for FOZZY!Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band SISTER have announced four more Europan shows for 2011, supporting FOZZY!

FOZZY
+ SISTER
15/11/11 – DE – Köln – MTC
16/11/11 – NL – Kerkrade – Rock Temple
17/11/11 – DK – Copenhagen – The Rock
18/11/11 – DE – Berlin – White Trash

SISTER will also be playing headlining shows throughout Europe in September! Supports will be local.

Lock your daughters and hide your wives, SISTER take no prisoners once they have passed the borders to your countries!

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http://www.facebook.com/sisterband
http://twitter.com/sister_official
http://www.youtube.com/sisterofficial
http://www.myspace.com/sisteronline
http://www.sisteronline.net


Phil Bozeman posts meaning behind every Whitechapel songPhil Bozeman, Whitechapel’s imposing front man, recently posted the meanings behind every song on each of the band’s three albums: The Somatic Defilement,This Is Exile and A New Era of Corruption. The posts originally appeared on Bozeman’s official facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/therealphilbozeman – and were re-posted in an easier to read and organized format on the music blog killthemusic.net HERE. The song descriptions offer an insight into the band’s evolution and a rare glimpse into the lead vocalist’s personal life.

Fans that are interested in following Phil Bozeman can like him on facebook as well as follow him on twitter @phillybo.

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http://www.thediseased.com/
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
http://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV


GHOST forced to miss US tour with EnslavedDue to some last minute complications with the Ghouls’ visas, Swedish heavy rock band GHOST will not be able perform on the upcoming tour with Enslaved and Alcest.

GHOST will do their best to make it back to the states to perform a full US tour as soon as they can.

A statement from the band can be found at http://ghost-official.com/ &http://www.facebook.com/thebandghost

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