Lordi’s new single, “The Riff” can now be listened to via their Facebook Page

Lordi’s new single “The Riff” now available to listen to via their Facebook Page. The New album To Beast or Not to Beast, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee will be available in March.

Mr. Lordi (vocals) Mr. Amen (guitar) Mr. Ox (bass) Mr. Mana (drums) Ms. Hella (keyboards) Mr. Lordi is known by the people of Earth through the many roles he has taken in the past, but his real identity is not known. Mr. Lordi is a descendant of the 900’s century Southern demons and Northern troll…

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PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced



PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced  


Fall to the Rising Sun Available Tomorrow

Southern California’s PSYCHOTHERMIA are set to unleash their debut album Fall to the Rising Sun tomorrow. The album can be ordered HERE. In celebration of the album’s release,PSYCHOTHERMIA has teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive stream ofPSYCHOTHERMIA‘s entire debut album. Get a first listen to Fall to the Rising Sun HERE.


In support of the new album PSYCHOTHERMIA will be hitting the road this March. Their tour kicks off March 8th in Phoenix, AZ and is currently slated to run through 3/22 in Albuquerque, NM. The band will also be appearing at this year’s SXSW Music Festival on 3/16.


No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band’s home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of ‘Anarchy’, which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.


Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…


3/8: Phoenix, AZ @ 910 Live

3/10: San Angelo, TX @ The Deadhorse

3/13: Austin, TX @ Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza

3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Zombies

3/15: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club

3/16: Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge (LAND SHARK Showcase) – Early

3/16: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club – Late3/17: Arlington, TX @ Six Flags Over Texas

3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Ole Memorial Lounge

3/19: Lubbock, TX @ Depot District O-Bar

3/20: Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground

3/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

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HYPOCRISY – End Of Disclosure Listening Party Video Footage Posted

Swedish death metal monsters HYPOCRISY have released a trailer for their upcoming album, End Of Disclosure. The video resulted from the listening session of the new album, which took place at the Abyss Studios in Sweden on January 12th, and shows the first impressions of the international press. Watch below:

Hypocrisy recently confirmed more tour dates, including release shows for End Of Disclosure, due out March 22nd in Europe and April 2nd in North America via Nuclear Blast Records (details here).

Swedish release parties include March 22nd in Stockholm at Klubben and March 23rd in Göteborg at Brew House.

Updated Hypocrisy European dates with HATE and ESSENCE include:

28 – Essen, Germany – Turock
29 – Namur, Belgium – Cinex
30 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Romein
31 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar

1 – Paris, France – Trabendo
2 – Saint Etienne, France – Le Fil
3 – Geneve, Switzerland – L’Usine
4 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus
5 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA
6 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
7 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
8 – Berlin, Germany – K17
10 – Krakau, Poland – Kwadrat
11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
12 – Dettelbach, Germany – Metal Franconia Festival
13 – München, Germany – Backstage
14 – Wien, Austria – Szene

A European tour trailer can be viewed below:

New details on the upcoming release ‘Epitome of Torture’ from German thrash masters Sodom

SODOM Reveal Details About New Album Epitome of Torture


Germany’s most eminent thrash metal band SODOM have announced the arrival of their new studio album Epitome Of Torture on May 7th in North AmericaDuring the past monthsvocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper, guitarist Bernemann and their new drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald recorded a total of twelve new tracks (plus a Motörhead cover) which present Sodom as more diverse and multi-faceted than ever. Epitome Of Torture features not only your typical Sodom fare, but also two or three numbers which are slightly more moderate and melodic than what people have come to expect from us,” Tom Angelripper explains, “so wait and see!”


Epitome Of Torture was produced by Waldemar Sorychta, whose expertise as a sound engineer and audio magician thoroughly benefitted Sodom’s 2010 release In War And Pieces. Tom Angelripper: “Waldemar is a true authority. He doesn’t let you get away with anything, he knows all our weak spots. Which occasionally makes working at the studio a little demanding, but at the end of the day it’s all worthwhile, as the result shows.” The Sodom frontman describes the sound on Epitome Of Torture as “hard-as-nails and contemporary, without ignoring our tried-and-tested old-school attitude.”


The new album will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition DigiPak including two bonus tracks and a poster, in a regular jewel case, as a double gatefold vinyl including three bonus tracks and for download. The cover artwork featuring SODOM‘s popular “Knarrenheinz” logo was developed by graphic designer Meran Karanitant, who has caused a stir with his work for Six Feet Under, Hatebreed and Dimmu Borgir, among others.

There will also be a video clip to support Epitome Of Torture: together with the ROAX team (SODOM Lords of Depravity Vol 1+2, Volbeat, The BossHoss, W:O:A – to name but a few), SODOM are about to start shooting a video for their new album song ‘Stigmatized’ in Berlin. SODOM haven’t had an official video clip for some time, so it’s about time we did one,” Tom Angelripper confesses. “That’s why the mini film will be uncompromising, a shocking clip which our fans can look forward to!”

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More news regarding Randy Blythe and his Manslaughter Trial in Prague

According to WTVR.com, a concertgoer defended LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe‘s actions during a performance in Prague, telling a Czech court earlier today that he did not think Blythe was aggressive that night, and that fans should realize any aggressive behavior displayed on stage is just part of the show.

Blythe is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek, who attended a LAMB OF GOD concert in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.

Lukas Havlena told the court during Thursday’s testimony that he contacted Blythe‘s defense team after reading accounts of what other witnesses were saying during the trial.

Contrary to the way other witnesses described the atmosphere at the concert, Havlena said that each time somebody got on the stage, Blythe made it clear they weren’t allowed there.

Blythe‘s defense team asked for the trial to be postponed until March 4 because one witness fell ill and two criminal psychologists who were expected to testify were unable to attend this week. Also expected to testify when the trial resumes are Havlena‘s friend and some more security personnel.

The singer will be allowed to return to the U.S. until his trial resumes. He indicated in court that he would definitely return to Prague next month.

The parents of the alleged victim, Daniel Nosek, are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).

Blythe was imprisoned for five weeks in the Czech Republic after being detained on June 27, 2012 when the Grammy-nominated, Richmond, Virginia-based band arrived there for a show.

The singer was freed without charge in August but had to post $400,000 bail, then left the country, vowing to return for the trial.

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