The inaugural Heavy Metal And Popular Culture international conference will take place at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio April 4-7,. It will be the first scholarly conference on heavy metal in the U.S. Registration is free and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Metal music and culture scholars from Norway, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, France, Canada, New Zealand, Finland, Brazil and all over the U.S., including Puerto Rico, will gather to share theories, network, and discuss the forthcoming peer-reviewed journal that will be published by The International Society for Metal Music Studies. Continue reading Heavy Metal And Popular Culture International Conference To Take Place In Ohio Next Month
21 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Event Center
23 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone
24 – Big Flats, NY – Tags Summerstage *
25 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal **
Pre-sale starts today (except for 5/24). The code to unlock these tickets on Ticketmaster in order to purchase them is: crue13 (not case sensitive).
* Presale begins on March 14th. Public onsale begins March 16th.
** Travel packages also available.
More details and the band’s complete live itinerary at Motley.com/tour/.
The fourth episode of Raven Lord TV from multinational metallers RAVEN LORD can be seen below. George Karafotis gives a brief update on RAVEN LORD activity, announces and demonstrates his new endorsed instrument. George Karafotis is proudly endorsed by VGS Guitars.
Raven Lord TV – Episode 04: http://youtu.be/wLvWpShG7zw
RAVEN LORD recently added current POWER QUEST drummer Rich Smith to the group’s ranks.
RAVEN LORD are:
Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine) – Vocals
Joe Stump (Holyhell, Reing of Terror) – Lead Guitar
Jamie Mallender (Tony Martin) – Bass
Rich Smith (Power Quest) – Drums
George Karafotis (Vermillion Days) – Guitar
Alessandro Duo (Voodoo Highway) – Keyboards
Press Quote: “…Raven Lord and one of the best power metal albums in the last couple years…the power metal masterpiece that is ‘Descent to the Underworld‘ …” (Metal Delirium)
RAVEN LORD confirmed festivals R-Mine METALFEST in Belgium 2013 and Netherlands Summer shows:
15. June Palma de Mallorca, SPAIN
22. June R-Mine Metalfest 2013,Tongeren, BELGIUM
28. June P3, Purmerend, NETHERLANDS
29. June In the mix, Uithoorn, NETHERLANDS
more shows to be announced very soon…
RAVEN LORD recently released their debut album, “Descent To The Underworld“ worldwide via Mausoleum Records. The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, NIGHTRAGE, IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL, OPETH) and was mastered by U.S. mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ANGRA, DOKKEN). The cover artwork was created by Brazilian artist Caio Caldas of CadiesArt, who has previously worked with DORO, PAUL DI’ANNO, SEVEN KINGDOMS, DOMINANZ and VIOLET SUN among others.
photo by Clark Deal
Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the newest addition to its ever-growing label roster: ANTI-MORTEM.
Formed in 2008 and fronted by vocalist Larado Romo, ANTI-MORTEM’s line-up includes older brother-guitarist Nevada Romo, guitarist Zain Smith, bassist Corey Henderson and drummer Levi Dickerson. With over 300 shows to their name, these Chickasha, Oklahoma natives (aged between 18 & 22) spent their formative nights and weekends woodshedding their sound on the concert stage they built themselves in the Smith family barn (originally intended to store an old car collection).
While Zain’s parents were away working on the weekends, ANTI-MORTEM would turn their barn rehearsal space into a makeshift venue and hone their chops by inviting friends and family in Chickasha over for an afternoon of gravel-throated vocals, crunch-laden riffs, thick grooves, and some good ol’-fashioned Southern hospitality. Continue reading ANTI-MORTEM – sign worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast, video clip + free download!