Follow Us On:

You are currently browsing the The Noise Cartel blog archives for May, 2012.

Social

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

* = required field

Archive for May, 2012

posted by thenoisecartel
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WISDOM post promotional clip! Tour with SABATON and ELUVEITIE confirmed!

On August 24 their album ‘Judas’ will be officially released via NoiseArt Records as limited digi pack version incl. an exclusive bonus track coming off their EP ‘At The Gates’. Check out the video clip where the band introduce themselves, the album as well as the so-called “wiseman”…

http://youtu.be/BD5ZVHMfK1s

Wisdom have been lucky to open for a numerous big players in the metal scene, all of which are a role model to them. These bands include: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, Europe, Helloween, Stratovarius, Saxon, Doro, U.D.O and many others, now they are confirmed to play the European tour with SABATON and ELUVEITIE this coming September/October:

‘SWEDISH EMPIRE TOUR 2012′
Presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Heavy, Rock It, Musix, Piranha, Metalnews.de, Metallian, BLAST!

SABATON
+ ELUVEITIE
+ WISDOM

07.09.2012 DE – Hannover, Capitol
09.09.2012 NL – Tilburg, O13
10.09.2012 DE – Osnabrück, Hyde Park
12.09.2012 LU – Luxembourg, Rockhal
13.09.2012 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
15.09.2012 DE – Gießen, Hessenhalle
17.09.2012 CH – Vevey, Rocking Chair
18.09.2012 CH – Pratteln, Z7
19.09.2012 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
21.09.2012 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall
22.09.2012 DE – Munich, Backstage
23.09.2012 DE – Lindau, Club Vaudeville
26.09.2012 AT – Wien, Arena
27.09.2012 AT – Wörgl, Komma
28.09.2012 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
30.09.2012 FR – Paris, Alhambra
02.10.2012 FR – Lyon, CCO
03.10.2012 ES – Barcelona, Razmatazz
04.10.2012 ES – Pamplona, Totem/Barakaldo
05.10.2012 ES – Madrid, Arena
06.10.2012 PO – Porto, Hard Club (without Eluveitie)
09.10.2012 FR – Rennes, Letage
10.10.2012 FR – Strasbourg, Laiterie
12.10.2012 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
13.10.2012 DE – Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
14.10.2012 NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg
15.10.2012 BE – Brussels, AB Club

More dates announced soon!

www.wisdom.hu
www.facebook.com/wisdommusic
www.noiseart.cc

posted by thenoisecartel
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

VIZA RELEASE ‘CARNIVALIA’ ALONGSIDE FIRST EVER LONDON SHOW

VIZA’S newest and most acclaimed album ‘Carnivalia’ will be released in the UK on August 1st, 2012 at a special first ever London show at the Borderline in Soho. Through Carnivalia, Viza continues to showcase its strain of fusion rock by producing upbeat hard rock, unique harmonies, distorted ouds and wild percussion that leaves listeners yearning for more. Carnivalia’s bizarre and eccentric atmosphere seeks to engage listeners into a world of quirky entertainment and mystery, all while employing a unique sound that harnesses Viza’s hard rock and fusion elements.

“We are thrilled to visit London and the band has received much positive feedback from fans in the UK,”stated lead vocalist K’noup.

Viza will kick off its Summer 2012 tour in London and then invade Europe for nearly a month of festivals and headliner shows. This tour will feature a special Viza appearance at the Sziget Festival, which was voted Europe’s Best Music Festival, where Viza will share the stage with acts like Korn, LMFAO, Swedish House Mafia and several others.

The band has gained international acclaim in recent years, and the album and video releases of ‘Carnivalia’ only amplified this trend. Fans all over the world already experienced Viza’s new work via the group’s live performances. The band has demonstrated tremendous success with constant touring throughout various parts Europe such as Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Zurich, Bologna, Copenhagen, Oslo, Malmo, Prague, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest and Athens. Viza also supported System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian’s solo performances for his “Imperfect Harmonies” tour in August 2010, and has continued to build a robust European presence.

“Loving the new record; Carnivalia’s awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort,” said System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. “Vizais one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun,” he added. Tankian also served as Executive Producer of Viza’s previous album entitled ‘Made In Chernobyl’.

“The music is very exciting. We had a lot of fun making this album and it is something that can be witnessed since it is transmitted in our music,” remarked Viza oud player Andrew Kzirian.

“We are really excited to perform in London for the first time and I know fans are going to really love our show,” he added.

For more information please visit www.experienceviza.com

posted by thenoisecartel
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SAVAGE MESSIAH & FLAYED DISCIPLE JOIN SOPHIE STAGE LINE UP AT BLOODSTOCK

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR has announced two more acts for this summer’s event.

British thrashers SAVAGE MESSIAH bring a deadly dose of modern metal to the SOPHIE stage on the Friday night. For a taste of what to expect, download latest album “Plague Of Conscience” for free via their labels website at www.earache.com. Says the band:

“On behalf of everyone in the band I’d like to say how much we’re looking

forward to being part of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in 2012. The bill

looks really strong so to be included is a huge honour. Thanks to everyone

who has been plugging us relentlessly on twitter/facebook etc..we’ll see you

at the front!”

Joining them are trashing death metallers FLAYED DISCIPLE. Recently seen on tour with Cerebral Bore and Aeon, the formerMETAL 2 THE MASSES winners look forward to returning to Catton Hall:

“It’s been an awesome ride since winning the Metal 2 The Masses competition and playing the New Blood Stage back in 2010. We’ve played some great tours and met some incredible bands since then, but there’s no event that means more to us than Bloodstock. To be invited back this year and to play the Sophie Lancaster Stage is unreal”

With more exclusive appearances than any other festival, headline sets from BEHEMOTH, ALICE COOPER and one more to be revealed on 6th June, and a whole host of rides, comedy and other festival fun, BLOODSTOCK is set for its most exciting year yet.

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Tickets are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com

Line Up So Far:

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE

ALICE COOPER

MYSTERY HEADLINER REVEALED 6/6/6pm

BEHEMOTH

ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – DIMMU BORGIR – HATEBREED – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – SANCTUARY – GRAND MAGUS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – DEICIDE – NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH – TESTAMENT – CHTHONIC – DIO DISCIPLES – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I – MOONSORROW – FREEDOM CALL

SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM

ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH

EVILE – MARIONETTE – FURYON – DEMONIC RESURRECTION – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – EASTERN FRONT – PYTHIA – PRIMITAI – CRIMES OF PASSION – DERISION – BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE ARMED – SATURNIAN – WITCHSORROW – DRIPBACK – BATTALION – SAVAGE MESSIAH – FLAYED DISCIPLE - PRITCHARD Vs DAINTON (DIRTY SANCHEZ) LIVE SHOW – STEVE HUGHES

NEW BLOOD STAGE

GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY – DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION

www.bloodstock.uk.com

posted by thenoisecartel
Thursday, May 24, 2012

WHITECHAPEL: Third In-Studio Video Posted

Today WHITECHAPEL has released the third and final video in a series of which was filmed during the recording process of their new self-titled release, which will be released June 18th on Metal Blade Records. This video focuses on the vocal tracking process. The video can be viewed HERE

The first video in the series provides an in depth look at the drum tracking process for the album and can be viewed HERE

The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album and is available for viewing HERE

Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 WHITECHAPEL stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with Whitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.

The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The album artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by WHITECHAPEL.

The first single from Whitechapel entitled “Hate Creation” is available for streaming exclusively HERE. Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy of the album. The complete track listing is below:

1. Make it Bleed
2. Hate Creation
3. (Cult)uralist
4. I, Dementia
5. Section 8
6. Faces
7. Dead Silence
8. The Night Remains
9. Devoid
10. Possibilities of an Impossible Existence

Returning to their rightful place on the road, the band are enthused to take these new songs to their rabid fan base.WHITECHAPEL will also be a part of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival which starts June 30th.

For More Information Please Visit:
http://www.whitechapelband.com (Official Site)
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel (Pre-Order Page)
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal (Facebook)
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband (Twitter)

posted by thenoisecartel
Thursday, May 24, 2012

COMEDIC SETS FROM DIRTY SANCHEZ AND STEVE HUGHES ANNOUNCED FOR BLOODSTOCK

Pritchard and Dainton, founders of the notorious MTV series ‘Dirty Sanchez’ are set to bring their crazy antics to the Bloodstock Masses this year. The duo are extremely excited about being added to the line up and stated; “We grew up listening to a load of these bands so to be a part of the same festival as them is fully nailing……Dirty Sanchez at Bloodstock will be a filthy marriage of carnage and anarchy, bring it ON!!!” Having been good friends for over 22 years due to their love of skateboarding, their skill and dedication meant they both soon turned professional and later had over 20 skateboards named after them. Alongside the notoriety for their skateboarding skills they also gained reputations as jokers and pranksters causing chaos wherever they went, and in the year 2000 they released the most talked about skate video ever produced titled “PRITCHARD VS DAINTON”. It was the biggest skate video to ever hit the International scene, which generated a lot of interest in the skate community and eventually the British media. With big magazines like Loaded, FHM, The Face and a 10 min documentary on Channel 4’s TV show ‘Passengers’ they soon became big names in youth culture. A few crazy months later they had their own TV show on MTV UK enrolling Dan Joyce and Mike ‘Pancho’ Locke titled ‘Dirty Sanchez’. The show was an instant success and was the first and only British produced MTV show to be sold worldwide. It eventually went to 64 countries and had 450 million viewers making it the second most watched show on MTV2 in the U.S. Due to their huge popularity, of course MTV came knocking for a second series….and it continued.… Austrailian heavy metal comedian, STEVE HUGHES will also join the Bloodstock line up with his unique brand of comedy. Described as not forced and having no gimmicks – what you see is what you get, and if you don’t like it, that’s your choice. Remember what the world used to be like before we confused everyone with too many options and made everything so politically correct? Steve Hughes certainly does – it feels like he’s been recently revived from a time capsule interred 20 years ago in order to delightfully denigrate various methods of ‘oppression by stealth’ in this marvellous comedy show. Being a metal-head himself it’s no doubt that Hughes style of comedy will fit in perfectly within the surroundings of Catton Hall and Bloodstock Open Air. With exclusive headline sets from ALICE COOPER, BEHEMOTH and one more very special set to be announced at 6pm on 6th June, even more exclusive appearances from the likes of TESTAMENT, DIMMU BORGIR, HATEBREED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NILE, CROWBAR and countless others, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR is an essential date in any self-respecting metalheads calendar. BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Line Up So Far: RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE ALICE COOPER MYSTERY HEADLINER REVEALED 6/6/6pm BEHEMOTH ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – DIMMU BORGIR – HATEBREED – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – SANCTUARY – GRAND MAGUS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – DEICIDE – NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH – TESTAMENT – CHTHONIC – DIO DISCIPLES – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I – FREEDOM CALL – MOONSORROW SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH EVILE – MARIONETTE – FURYON – DEMONIC RESURRECTION – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – EASTERN FRONT – PYTHIA – PRIMITAI – CRIMES OF PASSION – DERISION – BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE ARMED – SATURNIAN – BATALLION – WITCHSORROW– DRIPBACK – PRITCHARD VS DAINTON – STEVE HUGHES NEW BLOOD STAGE GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY – DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION www.bloodstock.uk.com

The most beautiful festival in whole of Europe presented by Noizeletter, laut.demetalitalia.comcmar-net.org, Stormbringer.at, Hard Rock, BLAST!

METALCAMP 2012 again got a very strong line-up, having KORN, MACHINE HEAD, AMON AMARTH, SABATON, HATEBREED and many more coming to Tolmin to offer you the best possible „Headbangers Holidays“. Now we got two more killer bands confirmed and both will bring musical variety to Tolmin this year!

Furthermore we got over 20 new amazing bands to play the 2nd stage and further band announcements are soon to follow. Tickets can be purchased atwww.hardticket.eu

MUNICIPAL WASTE
Beer, zombies, thrash metal, crossover – that’s right, MUNICIPAL WASTE from Richmond, Virginia are back on track! Since “Waste ‘Em All” (which was released in 2003) this quartet has been attacking our senses and has also revived pretty much everything rad about the 80s: their brand of crossover thrash (which has inspired quite a bunch of clones) reminds us fondly of acts like ANTHRAX, S.O.D. and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, relishes in b-movie atmosphere and is simply the perfect party sound! Just check out their brand new effort “The Fatal Feast” and go see MUNICIPAL WASTE shred at METALCAMP 2012!

HELL
HELL are one of those bands that always possessed cult status but couldn’t surpass that (until now) because fate had struck them badly: the British band disbanded after a promising EP due to the suicide of singer / guitarist Dave Halliday in 1987. Then famous producer Andy Sneap came along, revived the band and joined them on guitar! The result was their first proper studio album “Human Remains” in 2011, rave reviews from the international press and energetic live shows all over Europe! If you wanna experience a real piece of NWOBHM history, you gotta come to METALCAMP 2012 where the genre veterans HELL will show everybody the real deal!

2nd stage bands:

ARSEA
ArseA formed in 2006 and in July 2008, ArseA was chosen from among over 300 Italian bands to represent Italy at one of the largest metal festivals in Europe, Metalcamp. 2008, ArseA played outside Rome at the concert of Brutal Truth and Cripple Bastards and later on they performed abroad again, this time in Budapest, at Nu Metal Community Vol. 2, where they were very well received. ArseA came back to METALCAMP 2010 again and right now they are working on a new album; they draw influence from bands such as Opeth, Dream Theater, Meshuggah, Children of Bodom, In Flames and others! A true spectacular band on 2nd stage of METALCAMP 2012, do not miss out their comeback to your Headbanger´s Holiday´s in Tolmin!

CRYPTIC AGE
Cryptic Age was formed in the fall of 2010 and soon developed its own folk-metal style while slowly including progressive elements into their music. The epic soprano vocals of front woman Jenny Green combined with the progressive folk-metal elements create a highly individual sound which culminated in the debut EP ‘Homeland’, released in May 2011. The EP recieved critical acclaim, and after just a few gigs, the band became known as a great live act. The band were soon sharing the stage with well known metal bands such as Skyclad and Hecate Enthroned, and honing their songwriting. With the ‘Sounds of Infinity’ album, Cryptic Age have built on the unique style present in the EP but added more progressive and epic elements to their already eclectic style. Celtic progressive metal from the UK at METALCAMP!

DARK SALVATION
Dark Salvation was founded 2008 in the heart of the alps, specifically in the Principality Liechtenstein. The first international sign of life from the five young musicians was 2010 with their debut album “Bärgthron”, which was well rated by the european metal press. Catchy melodies, fast and heavy guitar riffs inspired by the “Göteborg-Sound” and dark vocals characterize the Dark Salvation sound. With german lyrics and technical guitar solos, the sound gets its very own touch. Melodic Death Metal from Liechtenstein at METALCAMP 2012!

DEAD DILDO DROME
Dead Dildo Drome are a modern sounding metal band, hailing from Slovenia. The band consists members of several established Slovenian bands. They combine sounds of extreme sub-genres of metal such as: death metal, metalcore, black metal and hardcore. The band began playing early in 2010 and are already becoming a gig attraction on the Slovenian scene. They are currently putting the finishing touches to their first EP which should be released in late 2012. At their very first show in Ljubljana (Slovenia) they got props from Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), who happened to be in the audience that night! Bringing their mayhem across the stages of Europe, they shoudn’t disappoint any metal fan out there! They have already toured countries such as: Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France, Hungary, Luxembourg and shared stages with bands such as Parkway Drive, Cataract, Benighted, Caliban, Vulture Industries, Superbutt among others… Make sure to check them out at Metalcamp 2012 on the 2nd stage!

E.N.D.
In late 1996 the first line-up of E.N.D. (Evil Never Dies) was gathered for their first rehearsal in Zadar/Croatia. Today, the style is based on experimenting with many extreme metal and hardcore directions but in every way it’s a combination of powerful drum beats, low tuned guitars, thrashy riffs with occasional breakdowns and polymetrical parts followed by mid-pitch screaming vocals. E.N.D. shared the stage with many well-known acts such as PUNGENT STENCH, GOD DETHRONED, NEGURA BUNGET, THE OCEAN, MUNICIPAL WASTE, DECAPITATED among many other great foreign and local names. Expect nothing less than a full-on assault at METALCAMP 2012.

ERA OF HATE
Era of Hate rose from the ashes of Atrum Inferum in 2009, a project that spawned great ideas but in the end fell apart in its infancy. Toma? and Jure have been the only two consistent members over the years, and while they are the visionaries behind the group’s sound, songs, themes and imagery, they were recently joined by three exceptional musicians, Danjel, Vid and Peter. In 2011, the band released their second EP, titled “Void in What Remains” and now the band is hard at work on writing new material for their debut album! Those who are into bands such as All Shall Perish, Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth, The Duskfall, Machine Head or At The Gates should definitely check out ERA OF HATE on METALCAMP´s 2nd stage, as they draw influence from the above.

EVERLASTING DAWN
Everlasting Dawn started as a project run by multi-instrumentalist Dave Slut (guitar) in autumn 2010 and made its way up as a Symphonic-Death-Metal Band after the entry of leadsinger Lisa, Richard (guitar), Chris (bass), Adrian (keys/synths) and Wulf (drums). Now this band is ready to spread their musical power among the Symphonic-Melodic-Death-Metal scene through daunting guitar riffs, charming vocals and catchy but also complex keyboard arrangements. Be prepared for a symphonic metal attack at METALCAMP!

FROM THE DEPTH
From The Depth started to breakthrough to North Italy’s metal underground scene in late 2008. During the first year of playing together they worked hard to create their first EP “The Will To Be The Flame”. In October 2010 they were signed by Rising Records (UK) and their first full length album is distributed worldwide. While working at their new album they gained more and more attention thanks to their fans and they were also invited to “An Evening With Kamelot”, where they played on the same stage as Kamelot, Sons Of Season and some other special guests. Recording sessions for the new album were completed in July 2011 and mastering was carried out at R. D. Liapakis’s Prophecy Studios (Suicidal Angels, Mystic Prophecy and others). “Back to Life” saw the light of day on November 21, 2011 and the band is currently busy with touring to present the new album live, including the European tour with legendary RHAPSODY OF FIRE.

THE FURIOUS HORDE
The Furious Horde are a Symphonic Black Metal band from South East England. Their sound has been described as “brutal yet beautiful” and likened to Dimmu Borgir and The Vision Bleak with influences drawn from various genres. They aim to create a Dark Majesty. Their stage show reflects this with theatrical grandeur and nightmarish imagery with the members; Ruptured_Souls, Awake, Josiah, Koroner and Mortiroth – costumed, painted and in full character as they play out their set. Having entered the Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses over several years, learning from the experience and improving each time, 2011 was their year. They won the Essex final and played the New Blood stage at Bloodstock 2011. They then went on to win the slot at Metalcamp 2012! Dark and heavy yet catchy and adrenaline-pumping; The Furious Horde are suited to a wide range of tastes from fans of symphonic metal to black metal. Expect darkness, madness and possession set to a metal heart, laced with sweeping keys – The Furious Horde are an audible and visual spectacle that is not to be missed!

HYPOCRAS
Two openings for Eluveitie brought Swiss outfit HYPOCRAS on the map of “pure folk viking metal”, as they call it themselves. Right now they are working on new compositions to record an album in winter 2012/2013 and play plenty of concerts. Their influences come from other folk metal bands like Finntroll, Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum but also from other metal styles, classical music, traditional music and almost everything that could possibly be adapted with their sound. With lots of melody they also reach out to fans who weren´t really into the same scene and music before, but HYPOCRAS show them otherwise and pull them over the line with great positive energy on stage! Share the ultimate HYPOCRAS experience at METALCAMP!

JOTNAR
Hailing from Spain, JOTNAR offers a redesigned and modern sound, hitting a potent blend of strong and aggressive rhythms with very pronounced melodies, achieving a perfect balance between both sides and taking modern metal to the next level and thus generating a whole new genre of prolific music. The guitars offer powerful and demolishing riffs in combination to smooth melodies, reinforced with the strength and hunger of the insane growls perfectly mixed with catchy melodies and choruses, highlighting the final band’s distinctive signature sound. JOTNAR has offered a large amounts of shows around all the Spanish territory, from small venues to big festivals, consolidating a solid and powerful live performance, which has lead them to reach some of the most important metal festivals in Europe. JOTNAR has one of the most powerful metal shows nowadays, not only being able to perfectly capture and recreate the main essence of the studio recordings but also adding their rage and devastating punch in live performances, recruiting new fans after every show.

KALEDON
Kaledon was born in 1998 and after many line-up problems, the band started to play live in big Roman theatres and what status Kaledon have achieved already in their early stages can be proved by having Jörg Michael (Stratovarius) playing drums on their third album. Kaledon then inked a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their studio album “Legend Of The Forgotten Reign Chapter VI: The Last Night On The Battlefield”, the sixth installment of the saga that started in 2002. In December 2010 Kaledon went on a European Tour with Lordi and The Dogma and in May 2011 entered the studio for their first best of album, named “Mightiest Hits”. On this album, Kaledon recorded new versions of their most important songs, and the result was more than stunning. In April 2012 Kaledon continued their successful path on a European tour with fellow Italians Rhapsody of Fire and will once more show you how it´s done at METALCAMP 2012!

MOTORFIRE
Motorfire is a young band from Kras (Slovenia). Their music style is the traditional heavy metal. They were formed in the beginning of 2011 when three members of the Crossroads band decided to take their own, independent way in creating music. Currently Motorfire is preparing the material for their upcoming mini EP album. Half a year ago they recorded a demo CD containing a more rock-coloured style, but after a few line-up changes they turned to another side – the side where melodic riffs, high-pitched vocals, harmonic back vocals and a killer rhythm section make a true, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Saxon styled heavy metal monster. Check them out on the 2nd stage of METALCAMP and bang that head that doesn´t bang!

NEKRODRAKO
NekroDrako is a nihilistic approach to the modern era that combines the growth of technology seemlessly with the raw and gritty past of extreme metal, taking in influences from doomy, black and brutal noise and catalysing it with distorted electronics and synthesisers to create a wall of sound guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Based in Manchester, UK, the current line-up of John (vox, programming, keys), bassist Scott Pompey Keen and guitarists Alex Joss and Dave Newell have become known for winning over fiercely traditionalist metal crowds with an ear-splitting live performance and vicious intensity. NekroDrako has started to build a good reputation on the local UK scene, gaining attention from Terrorizer Magazine and playing Grindhouse shows alongside the likes of Eastern Front, Primitive Graven Image, Bloodshot Dawn and Fleshgod Apocalypse. Conjuring up and channelling the experimental essence of bands like Anaal Nathrakh and The Berzerker, NekroDrako blast into an area that impedes on the purity of metal and creates an altogether different beast. Performing passionately with music for a dispassionate world, the creature that is NekroDrako will root itself in your consciousness, screaming and choking.

NEPHROLITH
Nephrolith is a spiritual katharsic black death cult from the damned pits of Bled, Slovenia. It was summoned in 2008 under the pillars of flesh – Nerthag on vocals and Isvaroth and Skargart on guitars. Soon Navtyr on drums and Tersagir on bass completed the death circle. In the beginning of 2009 the first cold and darkened revelation “Vinsketh” was unleashed under the cult’s own claws. Thereafter many live ceremonies were performed all over their land where they gave something more than music; they revealed the soul’s rebirth through pure Death. At the same time new pieces of a bigger revelation were stockpiling. Nephrolith entered the studio to record these blackened shards and the revelation “Xullux” was finished in June 2010. After a few months, “Xullux” was finally invoked through extreme label Haliaetum records in February 2011. Currently Nephrolith is working on new eerie shards for the second full-length and they are looking forward to spread the obscure spiritual DeathArt at METALCAMP.

PROFEEL
PROFEEL is a five-piece metal band from Radovljica (Slovenia). Despite their differences, these youngsters live for the common goal: to present their music and offer a fresh insight into the world of metal. Their debut album has been recorded with the producer ?eljko Mladenovi? at the Apollo Music Studio. The album represents their hard work, love and respect towards music, which is together with lyrics, derived from feelings, experiences and life itself. Their belief is that there is a melody for every thought and a riff for every feeling, which gives their music purity and power. The whole album project lasted more than one year and it took a lot of time and dedication, always under the influence of positive energy and with a feeling of simple enjoyment of the moment. Because this album represents a connection between five different individuals, who at the right moment, live and pulse as one, they titled their album “Utrip” (Pulse).

REST IN FEAR
Catchy guitar riffs and synth melodies, fast and powerful rhythm guitar, well completed bass lines, wide-ranging vocals and drum rhythms from extreme to progressive. Witness their musical assault on their new album “Insert Yourself”: Synth supported Melodic Death Metal awaits you all metalheads out there on the 2nd stage of METALCAMP 2012 and yet another great addition to the MC line-up! All hail melodic death masters Rest In Fear from Austria!

SHUTDOWN
Young heavy metal band Shutdown comes from Nova Gorica (Slovenia). Their beginnings lie in 2006 when solo guitarist Domo and a drummer Pejo started to appear under the name of Shutdown. After a long search for the bassist and vocalist, finally Don Dejan (bass) and Egzi (vocals) joined the line-up. Their music will take you far back to the times of primal heavy metal, although their style is also highly influenced by hard rock like Riot, Helloween – all with a Guns n‘ Roses make-up. After numerous concerts, in 2009 Shutdown released a demo album, which exceeded the bands expectations and reached a great acknowledgement among critics. This year they are planning to release their debut album, titled “Heavy as Metal & Hot as Hell”.

SUFOSIA
Sufosia is a Croatian thrash metal band that was founded by Davor Garaši? and Ozren Futivi? in 2006. They held the first concert in 2007 and since then Sufosia has played numerous gigs and festivals across Croatia and a few in neighbouring countries and also performed at METALCAMP already. The band has also appeared in interviews on several TV and radio shows. In late 2007 the band came out with their first demo “Chaotic Dreams”, and in March 2011 they finished recording their first full-length album “Inspiration Breakdown”, which was noticed by the worldwide thrash metal scene. With their intense and technical virtuosic live performances Sufosia has established itself as one of the biggest bands on today’s Croatian thrash metal scene. Thrash til Death!

USE LESS
Use Less are a five piece heavy metal band from Kamnik, Slovenia. They formed in 2005 as a hard rock outfit. In 2007 the band went through some line-up changes, resulting in a heavier approach to music: Heavy Metal! In 2008 they released their first demo CD ‘Three Little Statements of Life’, which was well received by the audience and got great reviews. In November 2010 the band released their second demo ‘Mind Collapse’ with four great new songs. Their concerts are energetic and emotional, as Use Less are a true live band, and the stage is where they feel at home. See them go off on the 2ndstage of METALCAMP 2012!

WITHIN DESTRUCTION
Within Destruction is a metal band awakened from the blackest core of the universe and its goal is to perish all what stands in its way of conquering the poisonous realm. Within Destruction injects a cancerous hybrid of death metal riffs, deathcore rhythm section and fast black metal melodies into human tissue. They stepped into the studio in Fall 2011 to record the debut album “From the depths” which will be released in the near future. The album is a superior blood-anthem against the laws of this miserable so called decaying world and it is a portal to the Death’s womb.

WARCULT
The Name Warcult was taken from one of their favourite songs: “the Warcult” from God Dethroned. At first the idea was to make a black metal band to live the dream of making music just for the fun of it. After two month of writing their own stuff the band got a drummer named Cadaver. At the time the band seemed complete, but there was something missing… So Vidar (rhythm guitar) got into the band in December and with this formation the band started to produce new and different material and since Winter 2009/10 they are presenting their stuff live. With their first gig they won an award and with the received prize money they financed their first demo. Since Summer 2011 they´ve been playing in the current line up and those black metallic maniacs from Austria are ready to conquer METALCAMP 2012 on the 2nd stage! Be there!

So far these bands have been confirmed for 2012:

KORN
MACHINE HEAD
AMON AMARTH
SABATON
AT THE GATES
HATEBREED
PARADISE LOST
TESTAMENT
EDGUY
ELUVEITIE
KATAKLYSM
PAIN
FINNTROLL
SODOM
KORPIKLAANI
EPICA
NILE
SANCTUARY
GRAND MAGUS
NAPALM DEATH
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DARK FUNERAL
TROLLFEST
STEELWING
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
HEATHEN
SEPTICFLESH
GORGUTS
MUNICIPAL WASTE
MADBALL
HEIDEVOLK
HELL
INCANTATION
BEFORE THE DAWN
WARBRINGER
NOCTIFERIA
AVA INFERI
VICIOUS RUMORS
CATTLE DECAPITATION
HATESPHERE
NEXUS INFERIS
WISDOM
KRAMPUS
DUST BOLT

+ many more!

Now the 3-day and one-week fanpacks incl. T-Shirt as well as as regular tickets are available! Order your tickets here at www.hardticket.eu

METALCAMP Tolmin/Slovenia
August 5 – 10, 2012

www.metalcamp.com
www.facebook.com/MetalcampFestival
www.hardticket.eu

posted by thenoisecartel
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WHITECHAPEL POST SECOND IN STUDIO VIDEO

Today WHITECHAPEL has released the second in a series of videos filmed during the recording process of their new self-titled release, which will be released June 18th on Metal Blade Records. The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album. View part two of the in-studio video series HERE. Look for additional in-studio videos to be released in the coming weeks.

Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 WHITECHAPEL stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, withWhitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.

The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The album artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by WHITECHAPEL.

The first single from Whitechapel entitled “Hate Creation” is available for streaming exclusively HERE. Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy of the album. The complete track listing is below:

Whitechapel track listing:
1. Make it Bleed
2. Hate Creation
3. (Cult)uralist
4. I, Dementia
5. Section 8
6. Faces
7. Dead Silence
8. The Night Remains
9. Devoid
10. Possibilities of an Impossible Existence

Returning to their rightful place on the road, the band are enthused to take these new songs to their rabid fan base.WHITECHAPEL are currently on tour with Miss May I, After the Burial, Within the Ruins, and The Plot in You as part of the “Recorruptor”. Immediately following the tour, the band is set to play at this year’s Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, NJ on May 18th. WHITECHAPEL will also be a part of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival which starts June 30th.

For More Information Please Visit:
http://www.whitechapelband.com (Official Site)
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel (Pre-Order Page)
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal (Facebook)
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband (Twitter)

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s new, shocking short film, ‘Through Sin and Self-Destruction’, is now available exclusively on iTunes and is currently No.1 on the iTunes Short Films Chart.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/asking-alexandria-through/id524544892

This is a controversial, uncensored look into the real lives of a new era of rockstars for today’s generation as they take over the Sunset Strip. This is the first, but not last collaboration between writer Ash Avildsen and director Frankie Nasso, who together take you on an ambitious visual endeavor that hasn’t been strived for in rock since the legendary Guns N’ Roses trilogy. The film is comprised of three music videos for the songs ‘Reckless & Relentless’,  ’To The Stage’ and ‘Dear Insanity’. Guest appearances are made by Belladonna, Andy San Dimas, Sebastian Bach and more. This is truly the essence of sex, drugs and heavy metal.

posted by thenoisecartel
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

WITCHSORROW, DRIPBACK & BATTALION FOR BLOODSTOCK’S SOPHIE STAGE

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR has announced a further three acts for the SOPHIE stage at this years festival.

Returning to CATTON HALL, WITCHSORROW threaten the British summer time with downtuned doom and gloom that echoes metal greats such as St Vitus, Candlemass and Trouble. Says mainman Necro Skull:

“We are truly honoured to be returning to cast a shadow over Bloodstock once more. We promise you total doom annihilation, a celebration for the damned as the end of the world looms at the end of this wretched annum. To be in the company of such excellent bands as Watain, Alice Cooper, Orange Goblin, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth is a grand thing indeed.  God curse us, every one!”

Returning for the second year in a row, London loud-louts DRIPBACK take a break from the studio to come back to the SOPHIE stage with their seething mix of hardcore and death metal.

“For us it’s all about being intense in tents, so this really is the perfect festival slot for Dripback. We’re all so buzzing about playing with CROWBAR, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT and all the other awesome bands, this really is the best festival.”

Finally, Swiss thrashers BATTALION make their UK debut at BLOODSTOCK. The Thrash Maniacs check in to say:

“It’s the first time for us to play in England! What a fucking start! We’re looking forward to kick some ass there!!! See ya Bloodstock!!!

Cheers from Zurich, the Battalion-Bastards”

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Tickets are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com

Line Up So Far:

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE

ALICE COOPER

MYSTERY HEADLINER REVEALED 6/6/6pm

BEHEMOTH

ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – DIMMU BORGIR – HATEBREED – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – SANCTUARY – GRAND MAGUS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – DEICIDE – NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH – TESTAMENT – CHTHONIC – DIO DISCIPLES – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I – MOONSORROW – FREEDOM CALL

SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM

ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH

EVILE – MARIONETTE – FURYON – DEMONIC RESURRECTION – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – EASTERN FRONT – PYTHIA – PRIMITAI – CRIMES OF PASSION – DERISION – BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE ARMED – SATURNIAN – WITCHSORROW – DRIPBACK – BATTALION

NEW BLOOD STAGE

GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY – DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION

www.bloodstock.uk.com

In 2011, a shattering force comprised of diversified heavy metal veterans arose amongst the hills of California, rapidly emerging as new, refreshed musical project ATTIKA 7. Poised to bludgeon up the charts past today’s stark contemporaries, the fan-dubbed “super group” is set to release their debut full-length album, Blood of My Enemies on July 30, 2012 with Ninetone / Membran in Europe.

ATTIKA 7 features ex-Biohazard vocalist Evan Seinfeld, lead guitarist, notable songwriter and famed (Sons of Anarchy) motorcycle builder Rusty Coones, and bassist Tony Campos, founding member of Static X, who also currently performs inSoulflyProngPossessedAsesino and MinistryATTIKA 7 combines evil sounding riffs, melodic vocal lines, with old school guitar solos and undeniable grooves into a sonic frenzy of outlaw biker counter culture.

“As I embarked on my journey of musical and personal reinvention, the first step was to put together a band of incredible players, with diverse styles and a unified vision to write, record and perform timeless heavy metal, backed by an authentic outlaw lifestyle,” states vocalist Evan Seinfeld

The band recorded Blood of My Enemies with legendary producer MUDROCK (Avenged SevenfoldGodsmack). Blood of My Enemies is a brutal slab of unrelenting hard rock, with the initial groundwork laid by guitarist Rusty Coones in the confines of a federal penitentiary. It was in this unforgiving environment that he penned the songs that would eventually become the band’s uncompromising debut.

Vocalist Evan Seinfeld recently retired from Brooklyn’s Biohazard, a band he formed in his teenage years. “After 10 albums and probably around 4000 concerts with Biohazard across 90 countries spanning 25 years, all I can say is that the only thing constant in life is change, and without it, things can become stagnant and repetitious. The creative situation for me playing with Rusty and Tony in ATTIKA 7 fosters my genuine creativity to flow, and allowed us to build something heavy, authentic, new and exciting from the ground up. ATTIKA 7 is something I am beyond passionate about and so excited - Blood of My Enemiesis THE album in my opinion.”

ATTIKA 7 will take to the road this summer with an ‘in your face’ live show combining all that is good in life: Bikes, Girls and Rock n Roll. Stay tuned for tour dates coming soon.

For more information on ATTIKA 7, please visit these websites:

https://www.facebook.com/attika7

https://twitter.com/Attika7

http://attika7.tumblr.com/

Ninetone Records:

Ninetone Records is Sweden’s most successful Rock/Metal label hosting bands like Entombed, Blindside and CORRODED. Launched in 2004 by Patrik Frisk, Ninetone supports new rock and metal artists offering them an all-round package: With its affiliated studios Ninetone not only is able to see their Swedish-based bands through production with renowned producer Patrik Frisk, but also offering them a label home. With their Booking branch Ninetone Nation and own touring buses they also cover the live-side and are responsible for chart entries and several Platinum selling albums in Sweden. Recently joining forces with Membran Entertainment Group, they are now looking at intensifying their international exposure. Ninetone’s competence in the rock and metal genre come together with Membran’s expertise in the fields of marketing and distribution, taking advantage of their worldwide infrastructure and launching new artists with combined strength.

www.ninetone.com

Membran Entertainment Group:

The Membran Entertainment Group is today one of the music industry’s leading European independents. With its head office in the media city of Hamburg, Germany and established since 1968, Membran produces, sells and distributes its comprehensive media products both independently and through our experienced partners – not only nationally but worldwide! Through their label-management services, Membran offers third party labels, artists or producers a complete service ranging from A to Z to enable the successful marketing, promotion and distribution of music designed for today’s digital age worldwide. National and international acts and signings find their way to Membran, celebrating chart entries and enjoying the attention of both media and public as a result. Newcomers and established stars have been successfully launched and marketed, including Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Howie D., Glen Campbell, Gregory Porter, Brian Setzer and many more.

For more information visit: www.membran.net