Archive for December, 2008
HAMMERFALL – Daily specials at the band´s website
Mighty HAMMERFALL have launched a special HF christmas calendar having daily specials such as clips from the videoshoot, videos from the band´s rehearsal room, funny pics, Joacim´s recipe for X-Mas cookies and lots more cool stuff… This can be found on the band´s official homepage www.hammerfall.net
“Christmas is soon upon us, and we in HammerFall have a special treat for you: every day from now until Christmas Eve, there will be a new surprise behind the doors in our special Advent calendar -
Only here at www.hammerfall.net , and with a huge grand opening on the 24th. So be sure to check back daily for an exclusive look on the new and improved HammerFall!”
/Anders, Fredrik, Joacim, Pontus och Oscar
The new album “No Sacrifice, No Victory” will be released on February 23rd!
UK HEADLINE DATES WITH CANNIBAL CORPSE CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY ’09 SUPPORTED BY SECOND WAVE OF COB RE-ISSUES
CHILDREN OF BODOM will play their FIRST EVER headline tour of the UK in February ’09; they will be joined on this run of shows by cult death metal icons Cannibal Corpse plus Finnish comrades Diablo.
The tour – sponsored by TERRORIZER Magazine – is as follows :
14th February @ ABC (Glasgow)
15th February @ UEA (Norwich)
16th February @ Academy 2 (Manchester)
17th February @ Rock City (Nottingham)
19th February @ Forum (London)
Children Of Bodom recently wrapped up their UK/European tour as Special Guests for Slipknot and Machine Head, in support of which Spinefarm Records UK released ‘Smile Pretty For The Devil’ – the third single from latest COB album ‘Blooddrunk’.
Earlier this year, Spinefarm UK re-issued a number of classic titles from the COB catalogue, and this work is set to continue around the forthcoming headline tour when the following will be made available on February 11th :
- ‘Stockholm Knockout Live’ : double disc set, recorded at the Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden in 2006
- ‘Trashed, Lost and Strungout’ : enhanced EP (officially released for the first time in the UK)
- ‘Are You Dead Yet?’ : 2005 album, re-issued here with extra artwork, sleevenotes and bonus material￼
PSYCROPTIC FILM VIDEO IN MENTAL ASYLUM
Tasmanian tech death metallers PSYCROPTIC just posted the first video clip to the song “Initiate” off their most recent technical yet groovy metal bomb “Ob(Servant)”.
Drummer Dave Haley states: “So, we finally got our first video clip for the new album done…and it turned out fucking great. We hired our long time friend Jimmy H to direct it (and boss us around), and on the shoestring budget we gave him, he amazed us with what he came up for “Initiate“. We were given access to an abandoned mental asylum in Tasmania, and we did the shooting all in one day. I will be happy if I never set foot in that place again as there are some seriously bad vibes in that place…but it did make for a very dark and unsettling clip! Check it out, it’s sick!”
The clip can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHbu2xKP59A
SONIC SYNDICATE – Video surpasses 1.000.000 views
The first video that came off their new record “Love And Other Disasters” – “Jack Of Diamonds” – has surpassed the magic mark of 1 million views on YouTube!
Congratulations, that is simply massive and shows the huge popularity of those young Swedes!
Check the video out right here:
Still hot – Karin at the Kinkats Magazine photoshoot:
The band will next week hit the road together with the likes of LEGION OF THE DAMNED, CALLEJON, NEAERA and many more and continue their massive European success on the forthcoming Co-headlining tour with labelmates and fellow Swedes DEATHSTARS who will be releasing their new CD “Night Electric Night” on January 30th.
Look out for UK dates coming soon!
Modern-metal heavy-hitters Five Finger Death Punch will be playing headline dates in London and Oxford. The details are as follows :
FEBRUARY 6th @ Islington Academy (London)
w/ EXIT TEN, RISE TO REMAIN
FEBRUARY 17th @ Academy 2 (Oxford)
w/ EXIT TEN, RISE TO REMAIN
Tickets are on sale and can be bought here : http://www.livenation.co.uk/fivefingerdeathpunch
Spinefarm Records UK will be releasing ‘The Way Of The Fist’ on January 19th 2009. The UK version comes with a bonus live track plus a cover of Faith No More’s ‘From Out of Nowhere’. The album will be available for streaming through the band’s UK Myspace page on January 7th – http://www.myspace.com/ffdpukfans.
2. The Way Of The Fist
4. The Bleeding
5. A Place To Die
6. The Devil’s Own
7. White Knuckles
8. Never Enough
9. Stranger Than Fiction
10. Can’t Heal You
11. Death Before Dishonour
12. Meet The Monster
13. The Devil’s Own – Live
14. From Out of Nowhere (Faith No More Cover)
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH tour dates
6th February @ Islington Academy (London) – HEADLINE SHOW w/ Exit Ten, Rise To Remain
9th February @ Mandela Hall (Belfast) w/ Lamb of God
10th February @ Academy (Dublin) w/ Lamb of God
11th February @ Academy (Bristol) w/ Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God & Unearth *
12th February @ Academy (Birmingham) w/ Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God & Unearth *
13th February @ Academy (Manchester) w/ Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God & Unearth *
14th February @ Brixton Academy (London) w/ Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God & Unearth *
15th February @ Academy (Glasgow) w/ Dimmu Borgir, Lamb of God & Unearth *
17th February @ Academy 2 (Oxford) – HEADLINE SHOW w/ Exit Ten, Rise To Remain
*Metal Hammer sponsored DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH tour