Metal Blade Records News & Tour Update

By on December 6, 2011

AS I LAY DYING Debuts ‘Electric Eye’ Video On Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING is premiering a new music video for their take on the Judas Priest classic “Electric Eye” on The song appears on the recently released EP, Decas, which marks the band’s 10 year anniversary.

The clip was shot with director Paul Brown (My Chemical Romance, Staind, Stone Sour) at El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.


RAM release video for ‘Flame Of The Tyrants’ exclusively via Rock Hard Germany and reveal details on bonus-DVD for upcoming new album ‘Death’! Swedish Heavy Metal tyrants RAM make a return with their third album Death, to be released January, 27th/30th, 2012 via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

In collaboration with Rock Hard Germany RAM have now launched a video clip for the brand new song Flame Of The Tyrants! Surf over HERE to check out the clip and song!

Comments RAM: “Filming the video for Flame of the tyrants was a very cool and almost surreal experience, we filmed it in an abandoned sandquarell outside of Gothenburg. We wanted that Mad Max II feeling to it and I think we accomplished that. We had a great time on set and on behalf of RAM I would like to thank the Mad Ram gangers and everybody involved for making our vision come to life in such a brilliant manner!”


AUTUMN launch brand new video for “The Scarecrow” exclusively at website of German Metal Hammer! Beginning today, will be hosting the premiere of the brand new video clip The Scarecrow from AUTUMN’s new album, Cold Comfort. Surf over HERE to check out the clip!

The band comments the video clip as follows: “The Scarecrow is the opening track of our new album Cold Comfort. It’s probably our most doomy and melancholic song ever. Pretty heavy as well. The lyrics are about negligence, guilt and death. The musical theme restarts every 19 beats. Good luck figuring it out!”

The video was shot by Neil Mowbray at Plaza Danza in Groningen and in Glasgow. AUTUMN bassist Jeroen Vrielink did all the video editing and additional shots!


PILGRIM launch landing page featuring first new song, cover artwork and pre-order options for upcoming debut album “Misery Wizard” to be released early 2012! Almighty PILGRIM, a three-piece doom metal band from Rhode Island, USA! With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword & sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram. Their thick walls of majestically darkened guitar, massive booming bass, and dangerously powerful yet calculated drumming lull listeners into an intense dream-like trance, abducting them to places they never knew were dwelling within their own minds.

PILGRIM now signed a record deal with Poison Tongue Records, the label of PRIMORDIAL vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga. Comments the band: “Working with Alan was an honor and a pleasure. He invested a lot of his personal time and energy into making this record happen, despite us being separated by an ocean. He’s a wealth of knowledge regarding metal music and its industry, a perfect mentor for a band of young musicians like ourselves.”


THE DEVIL’S BLOOD To Unveil “The Thousandfold Epicentre” Video Teaser Series Occult rock legion THE DEVIL’S BLOOD will be releasing a series of video teasers leading up to the release of their upcoming full-length, The Thousandfold Epicentre. Each week a new teaser will be viewable via the band’s official Metal Blade landing page. To start, check out the art teaser clip for the title track at THIS LOCATION.

Metal Blade Records recently announced its union with the eclectic rock ensemble and will unleash The Thousandfold Epicentre in North America on January 17, 2012. The record offers up 11 tracks produced with the help of Pieter Kloos at Void Studios (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).


EVERGREEN TERRACE announces “A Weekend of Florida Terror” and hometown end of the year show! Evergreen Terrace has recently announced that they will be playing a string of dates across Florida with several other Florida-based bands in tow. Florida is passed over by a lot of tours, so the band decided to play shows specifically for their home state fans!

Guitarist Josh James explains further: “It’s strange to think that even though we tour 9 months out of the year we rarely get to play Florida. This state has a great scene, amazing bands and mostly importantly it’s our home. In early December we will head out for a weekend trip with our friends Casey Jones and Boys No Good to explore some of these scenes and to catch some great local bands. Later in the month we will be participating in Jack Rabbit’s infamous 12 Days of Christmas event in Jacksonville. It’s been almost a year since we’ve played our hometown. The show has an amazing lineup featuring Kids Like Us, His Name Was Iron, a rad band from Tallahassee called Livid and a new local Jacksonville band called Atlas. Remember, the best way to support your scene is by attending local shows and supporting not only touring bands but local ones as well. We look forward to seeing old and new faces at these shows and closing out 2011 in a memorable way.”


AS I LAY DYING post tour greeting videos, recall stories of previous trips to cities on the tour! AS I LAY DYING will kick off their headline run on the A Decade of Destruction Tour on November 30th with special guests Of Mice and Men, The Ghost Inside, iwrestledabearonce, and Sylosis (see dates below.) As a special treat for the fans in each city, the band has posted a series of videos to youtube where they recall previous trips to each city. Click the links in the tour dates below to see the video for that city.

The band has partnered with Alternative Press on the Drum Tech For A Day contest where one lucky winner a day will get in the show for free to watch AILD’s set from the stage, as well as the following prizes: Zildjian Swag, DW Swag, Arkaik Clothing Swag, A signed PDP Snare Drum, AILD Swag, Sig Series Pro Mark Sticks from drummer Jordan Mancino.


German Thrash legends EXUMER sign to Metal Blade Records! The deal is done! Legendary German Thrashers EXUMER have signed a worldwide recording deal with Metal Blade Records!

Comments singer Mem V. Stein: “We are extremely happy and proud to have found a home with Metal Blade Records, a label that has the “know-how”, integrity and appreciation for what EXUMER is about and stands for. We tried to do everything “right”, with this album, from writing the new material to working with Waldemar Sorychta as our producer. Hence, Metal Blade Records as a label is the most logical choice for the band, in order to be represented globally and reach every fan that is interested in what EXUMER has to offer in 2012, and beyond.”


JIM FLORENTINE and DON JAMIESON to perform intimate stand up show on December 15th in HollywoodThat Metal Show’s Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will be performing stand up live and in person at On the Rox, the upstairs room at The Roxy, on Thursday, December 15th in Hollywood, CA. This is a small, intimate room and tickets WILL sell out. The guys will be performing live stand up as heard on their Metal Blade Records comedy albums, which were both released earlier this year, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Official Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine merch, CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase at the show.

Tickets to the show can be purchased now at HERE.


CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED release “Zerospan” video trailer Richard Christy’s Charred Walls of the Damned recently filmed a video for Zerospan. The track is one of the most popular songs from Cold Winds On Timeless Days, the most recent album from the super group. A trailer for the video has been made available HERE.


LIZZY BORDEN about to kick off “Death takes a holiday” European tour 2011! After blazing through the U.S. and Canada on the “Summer of Blood Tour”, LIZZY BORDEN have announced the “Death Takes a Holiday Tour” 2011.

LIZZY BORDEN will kick off the European part of the tour in the Netherlands (Eindhoven) on November 23rd, then on to Germany for the Christmas Metal Festival with Hammerfall, Lordi and Saxon in Lichtenfels, Germany on Nov 25th. A much anticipated performance at this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival in the UK will follow on December 2nd with Ace Frehley , Magnum and the Quireboys.

LIZZY BORDEN’s “Death takes a holiday tour” also includes headlining shows throughout Europe (all tour dates below). New dates in Belgium, Greece and Hungary have been added!

LIZZY BORDEN will be performing all of the classic songs like “Me against the World”, “American Metal”, “Master of Disguise” as well as songs from the latest LIZZY BORDEN full length album “Appointment with Death”, along with some new surprises in the show just for this holiday tour.



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.