CANNIBAL CORPSE Frontman Interviewed In Helsinki (Video)

Marine Crepiat of Stalker magazine conducted an interview with vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE when the band played at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland on February 11. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE will release a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: “Dead Human Collection: 25 Years Of Death Metal”. The box contains: all 12 full-length studio albums in a 12-CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing And Eviscerating Live” on CD and LP picture disc recorded in Tampa, Florida in 2010 and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2012, plus new exclusive images by Vince Locke, 12″ x 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 CANNIBAL CORPSE calendar. The box will be in stores on March 16 and will be available for pre-order soon, along with the previously announced series of CANNIBAL CORPSE picture discs, at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel magazine is doubling down on veteran star power for their second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as Decibel brings you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: the preeminent gore institution CANNIBAL CORPSE; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons NAPALM DEATH, and NYDM stalwarts IMMOLATION.

While occultism permeated last spring’s inaugural Decibel tour — featuring exclusively European headliners in BEHEMOTH, WATAIN, THE DEVIL’S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE — they looked (mostly) to North America for this year’s unholy assemblage. Three of Decibel‘s favorite underground powerhouses will take on this year’s rotating opening slot: demented Bay Area death-grinders CRETIN, Canadian tech-prog upstarts BEYOND CREATION and Beltway grind/powerviolence crushers MAGRUDERGRIND. And the time is ripe to see the new bleed into the old: three of the six artists performing are expected to have new records detonating during the tour.

Kicking off in May, this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour gauntlet will last a full week longer than its 2012 counterpart, spanning over 30 North American dates. Presented by Metal Blade, IndiemerchStore.com, Nuclear Blast, Lace Pickups, Century Media and Season Of Mist, the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour will bring together the kind of globally-renowned, boundary-pushing innovators that have made it possible for the magazine to continue thriving for over 100 issues. Coming off a tour noted for BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal‘s triumphant return to the States following his battle with leukemia — which culiminated in an explosive sold-out closing gig in New York City — Decibel had no choice but to go bigger and even more badass.

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DIO: ‘Dream Evil’ Deluxe Edition Due In March

Universal will release the deluxe edition of DIO‘s “Dream Evil” album on March 4.

“Dream Evil” is DIO‘s fourth album, released on July 21, 1987. It features former ROUGH CUTT members Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell, and includes the singles “All The Fools Sailed Away” and “I Could Have Been a Dreamer”. “Dream Evil” was DIO‘s last album to feature drummer Vinny Appice.

This new 2-CD deluxe edition comes with a bonus disc containing amounts other tracks the band’s triumphant gig at Monsters Of Rock. An expanded booklet with notes by Malcolm Dome endorsed by Ronnie‘s widow Wendy makes this the next in line of ultimate DIO reissues.

Disc One

01. Night People
02. Dream Evil
03. Sunset Superman
04. All The Fools Sailed Away
05. Naked In The Rain
06. Overlove
07. I Could Have Been A Dreamer
08. Faces In A Window
09. When A Woman Cries

Disc Two

01. Hide In The Rainbow (Dio EP)
02. I Could Have Been A Dreamer (Single Edit)
03. Dream Evil (Castle Donington – 22/08/87)
04. Neon Nights
05. Naked In The Rain
06. Rock N Roll Children
07. Long Live Rock N Roll
08. The Last In Line
09. Holy Diver
10. Heaven And Hell
11. Man On The Silver Mountain
12. All The Fools Sailed Away
13. The Last In Line (Reprise)
14. Rainbow In The Dark

VADER Announce Dates For Back To The Black 2013 Tour Part II With MELECHESH

The Polish veterans VADER have announced dates on Back To The Black 2013 tour Part II where they are playing all songs from the cult albums Black To The Blind and Sothis, along with their their biggest hits. MELECHESH are confirmed openers.

 

Dates include:

April
10 – Flensborg, Germany – Roxy*
11 – Odense, Denmark – Kansas City*
12 – Aarhus, Denmark – Metal Royal Festival*
13 – Nancy, France – Metal Ride Festival
14 – Darmstadt, Germany – Steinbruch Theater
15 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
16 – Zagreb, Croatia – Mochvara
17 – Budapest, Hungary – Blue Hell
18 – Timisoara, Romania – Daos
19 – Bucarest, Romania – Fabrica
20 – Sofia, Bulgaria – RBF
21 – Belgrade, Serbia – Gun
23 – Bari, Italy – Demode
24 – Rome, Italy – Jailbreak
25 – Milano, Italy – The Theatre Live Music
26 – Bern, Switzerland – Kultarena
27 – Annaberg, Germany – Alte Brauerei
28 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Barrak
30 – Kosice, Slovakia – Collosseum*

May
1 – Tychy, Poland – Underground Pub*
2 – Wroc?aw, Poland – Asymmetry Festival*
3 – Tilburg, Holland – Neurotic Festival*
4 – Rosenheim, Germany – Bavarian Battle Spring Fest*

* without Melechesch

Thanks Metalshockfinland.com

Nothing says, “Until Death Do Us Part” like Slayer. Couple exchanges wedding vows with Slayer song as intro…

When Dan Phillipps and his wife Kinga got married at The Staaten in Staten Island, New York on September 24, 2011, they chose an unlikely song as their wedding intro: SLAYER‘s “Raining Blood” (see video footage below).

Asked why he chose this particular track to serve as the introduction to the newly hitched couple, Dan told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: “SLAYER has always been a very special band to me. SLAYER, METALLICA and ANTHRAX were the reasons I got into heavy metal. I remember first hearing ‘Hell Awaits’ in 1987 and being blown away. I never heard anything like it.

“When I first met Kinga, I didn’t know she was into extreme music. She’s from Poland so I randomly asked her if she heard of BEHEMOTH or VADER. To my surprise, she heard of them and had seen them live in concert a few times. So we instantly clicked. Our second date was a ROTTING CHRIST concert.

“When I was planning our wedding intro, I knew that I didn’t want your typical wedding music for our intro. I spoke to Kinga about it and she agreed. A standard wedding intro just didn’t seem right for my wife and I. Something about the ‘Raining Blood’ intro seemed like the perfect walk-out music for us. I got goosebumps just thinking about it. Most of my friends and family loved our intro. They said it was perfect for my wife and I.”

 

Visions of Atlantis CD Review: Ethera

Visions of Atlantis

CD Review: Ethera

Label: Naplam Records

By: TJ Fowler

Release Dates:
22.03.2013 G/A/S & Benelux
27.03.2013 ESP/FIN/SWE/NOR
01.04.2013 Rest of Europe
09.04.2013 USA/CAN

Oh Visions of Atlantis(VOA)…where do I even begin with this review?  I have to admit I had never heard of the Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis until I volunteered to review their upcoming CD Ethera due out in March/April.

After listening to this CD I wished I had not volunteered.

I do not wish to be unkind or hateful in my review, which can be an easy thing to do these days when sitting behind a keyboard and not having to face the people who put in hard work on something they enjoy and are trying to make a living at.  So I will aim to be constructive and honest here.

The album presented here by VOA, to my ears, seemed very lackluster and unimaginative.  The songs never once really grabbed me or kept me interested.  The vocals seemed flat at times from both the female and male singers of the group.  The Maxi herself seemed adequate but the songs never had any fire to them and Mario seemed at too many times he was trying too hard to sound ‘mean’ when really he just sounded like he didn’t belong in the band(or the genre).  Chris, the guitar player in several songs, sounds like a good, talented player and would on occasion bang out some crunchy riffs.  Only for him to be placed into the background of the production so the listener can hear mostly the two singers sing about…well I didn’t know exactly the what they were singing about. That’s how unengaged Ethera made me feel and I listened to the album twice.  Also, the use of keyboards on the album doesn’t really add anything at all.  You will hear some odd keyboard effects here and there and in the songs but they never really DO anything for the songs.  AT ALL.

According to the band’s bio, VOA were inspired by bands like Nightwish with VOA tending to use both male and female vocalists more evenly than Nightwish.  However, VOA are not Nightwish in terms of songwriting.  I think my biggest complaint with VOA’s Ethera is the song’s compositions.  There is nothing about the songs lyrically or musically that give them any distinctiveness in any form.  This is a shame because I think the musicians themselves have some talent, especially the guitarist, but the songwriting just really dropped the ball here.

I actually looked up a previous song from VOA while writing this review and gave it a listen.  New Dawn it was called and I found it catchy, fun to listen to and enjoyable.  Something I didn’t find on Ethera, which is unfortunate since I found the style of New Dawn good.

I also read up on the band and noticed they have been around since 2000, so they must be doing something right and maybe I’m not the Symphonic Metal expert I need to be to review this band or album.  Hell, maybe Symphonic Metal Maniacs will eat this up like Fruit Loops on a Saturday Morning Cartoon Marathon but for me, Visions of Atlantis’s album Ethera was more like sitting in church on Sunday morning with a hangover.

Rating: 1.5/5

Visions of Atlantis are:

MAXI NIL- Vocals
MARIO PLANK- Vocals
CRIS TIAN- Guitars
MARTIN HARB- Keyboard
THOMAS CASER- Drums

Official Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/visionsofatlantisofficial

Official Youtube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/VoASymphonicmetal

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