Fight Cancer, Help A Musician In Need, And Score Free Tunes!
Cancer is pretty common in my family and many have either had it or have died from it, so when I saw this, I knew I had to share: Richard Ofsoski (Of Ofsoski, have a listen below) has founded a project called "Metal For Cancer" which is intended to raise funds for cancer research, some of the featured musicians are as follows:
Singers: Henrik Flyman (Evil Masquerade), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings), Mats Leven (Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen) , Apollo Papathanasio (Evil Masquerade, Firewind, Spiritual Beggars), Snowy Shaw (Therion, Mercyful Fate, Dream Evil), Tony Mills (TNT, Shy), Silvio Masaro (Vanishing Point), Richard Ofsoski (Ofsoski, Sedition)
On Bass: Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, Voodoo Circle, Rock Meets Classic)
Guitar: Henrik Flyman (Evil Masquerade), Glen Drover (Megadeth, Testament, Eidolon) and Stu Marshall (From Empires of Eden and Dungeon...also see video below)
Show your support, it may be you one day who needs the help! You can purchase songs now and 100% of the proceeds goes towards cancer research. Thank you goes out to Axel Wiesenauer of Rock N Growl for letting us know.
Also grindcore band Transient was in a serious car crash recently and Krysta can really use your help, the Transient website has all the information to fill you in on what happened and how you can extend a hand.
A New Jersey legend is back, and it ain't the Jersey Devil! Rorschach are to hit the west coast for the first time in two decades, and if you're near the epicenter of action, you'd had best hit the pit!
Now a bit of Skeletonwitch, the extreme metal outfit has a bit o good news and a bit o bad news. The bad news is that their new album "Forever Abomination" (Produced by Grammy-winner Matt Hyde whose done work with Slayer and Hatebreed) is gonna hit shelves in October, but the good news, is that you can score some Skeletonwitch swag and pre-order the album right now!
It's seems a week doesn't go by without Paul over at Give Praise Records doing something cool; Give Praise just announced that The new I Resign "No Prospect, No Amnesty" 7" is available now and in September an awesome Split Lp from Hummingbird of Death and Titanarum is to be released, but in his their usual fashion of being super cool with fans and customers, Give Praise is streaming both albums for you to check out AND offering the I Resign album as a FREE DOWNLOAD! Have a listen below!
The guys over at Aborted Society Records and Distro just gave us the headsup on two new awesome albums which are available for pre-order now : NUX VOMICA – Embrace the Cycles 7″ and ORDER OF THE VULTURE – Martyr for Nothing 7″! Head on over to their site to get more on what went into making these albums as well as having a listen to the Nux Vomica release.
Now, you know as well as us, that REVHQ is an awesome resource for scoring some of the best underground music around, they just told us that there are tons of new releases all ready for your listening pleasure, and to list them here would make it one hell of a long article so, why not pop on over there to see what the haps are.
For you folks into thrash from the darkside, Ghoul will be hooking up with the legends of gore GWAR and Every Time I Die on the first half of GWAR's "Return Of The Maggot" North American tour, and will be throwing down a massive new batch of tracks with their upcoming LP "Transmission Zero" from Oakland-based Tankcrimes!
The tour dates are as follows:
Check their release "Splatterthrash" right now!
Also they will be playing at the massive hardcore thrashfest "California Discord" show where bands such as our buds and legends Resistant Culture and others will be jamming September 24th and 25th at The Vortex on 2341 EAST OLYMPIC BLVD in L.A.
Amebix! need we say more? Check a recent interview they gave...
Some Really good news came into us recently from the Windy City, Diamond Plate thrashers debut release "Generation Why?" is available now. They are gonna be shooting a vid for the single "At the Mountains of Madness" on August 19th at Reggie's Rockclub in Chi-town, if you want to be in it get to the club before 2 p.m. cause shooting begins at 2:30!!
Check the music for the video now!
Is it our imagination or are bands landing deals left and right lately? Recent good news comes from God Forbid's camp, who announced that the New Brunswick based melodic thrash-metal group has just signed on with hardcore/metal label Victory Records! We wish the best to both in the new partnership!
Here's a vid from a past album on a different label to give you just a taste...
Pheeeeew! Think that just about does it for this week!