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Music Review: Whitechapel CD: Our Endless War

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Label: Metal Blade Records

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Official Websites:

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facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

twitter.com/whitechapelband
youtube.com/whitechapeltv

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The words Tennessee and heavy metal are not usually found in the same sentence together.  Being a Southern state that houses the capitol of country music one can only guess how well received the genre is there.  Being from Tennessee and having lived there for 35 years I have seen both the interpretation of metal by those who have claimed to be fans and started ‘metal’ bands and the interpretation of what people THINK heavy metal is by people who are VERY much anti-heavy metal music listeners.  Needless to say, Tennessee has never painted a pretty picture for heavy metal in a very long time.  In fact, for the first time in 20+ years Iron Maiden finally came back to Nashville just last year…so yeah…there has been a drought.

This brings us to Whitechapel, a death metal band hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee.  A city which is more known for the 1984 World’s Fair and rich rednecks that dress in orange and who think that talking bad about the UT Vols is like talking back to Jesus Christ.  After doing a little digging I see Whitechapel are a very popular band with over 1 million fans on Facebook and signed to Metal Blade Records which is no small feat.  Before Whitechapel the only other big metal band from my home state I really knew about were the over the top Destroy, Destroy, Destroy who have seemed to drop off the map as of late.  So, always eager to promote my home state especially when it comes to metal, I eagerly delved into ‘Our Endless War’.  What I got was a lot of Southern deep fried anger… Continue reading Music Review: Whitechapel CD: Our Endless War

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BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD, JUNGLE ROT Confirmed For Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Festival

BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD and JUNGLE ROT are the latest acts confirmed for the 18th edition of the Brutal Assault Festival 2013 which is set to take place August 7th-10th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

Confirmed acts now include: Continue reading BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD, JUNGLE ROT Confirmed For Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Festival

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Partners With SOAR In New Worldwide Deal


 

Century Media Records has announced a worldwide partnership with reputable U.K. indie Siege Of Amida Records (known as SOAR).

This new deal sees SOAR utilized as a central launch pad for the metal and hardcore genres, focusing predominantly on the increasingly vibrant U.K. underground scene and launching emerging international acts onto the circuit.

Century Media is one of the leading independent labels in the industry, boasting a gigantic back catalog and a roster that spans almost every sub-genre within the sphere, as well as a reputation for being one of the strongest metal labels in the world.

Century Media label manager Antje Lange says of the deal: “We feel honored and excited to work with the highly acclaimed label Siege Of Amida. They’ve proved that they have the Midas touch and the instinct for catching great new bands early and we are confident that we can put the label to the next level on a worldwide basis.” Continue reading CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Partners With SOAR In New Worldwide Deal

Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival

Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place August 1-3, 2013 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.

Wacken Open Air Festival 2013 band confirmations:

Agnostic Front, Alestorm, Alice Cooper, Alpha Tiger, Amorphis, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, As I Lay Dying, ASP, Benighted, Black Messiah, Bob Wayne, Bull-Riff Stampede, Bullet, Candlemass, Callejon, Chrome Molly, Coppelius, Corvus Corax meets Wadokyo, Crematory, Deep Purple, DevilDriver, Dew-Scented, Dezperadoz, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Die Kassierer, Doro, Dr. Living Dead!, Eat The Gun, Eskimo Callboy, Faun, Fear Factory, Fejd, Feuerschwanz, Finsterforst, Grave Digger,Haggard, Hardcore Superstar, Harpyie, Hate Squad, Hellride, Henry Rollins – Spoken Word, Ihsahn, Kamikaze Kings, Legion of the Damned, Leprous, Lingua Mortis Orchestra mit Rage, Mandowar, Motörhead, Mustasch, Nachtblut, Neaera, Naglfar, Nightwish, Pampatut, Powerwolf, Pretty Maids, Rabenschrey, Ragnarok, Rammstein, Russkaja, Sabaton, Scott Ian – Spoken Word, Secret Sphere, Soilwork, Sonata Arctica, Stahlmann, Subway to Sally, Thunder, Tristania, Trivium, Ugly Kid Joe, Uli Jon Roth,Versengold, Whitechapel

For more details visit Wacken.com

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GRAVE Announce Australian Tour Dates

Stockholm, Sweden-based death metallers GRAVE have announced a string of Australian dates in March.

Confirmed dates for Grave’s Australian Tour 2013 include:

March
15 – Sydney, Australia – The Wall
16 – Hobart, Australia – The Grand Poobah
17 – Melbourne, Australia – Ding Dong Lounge
20 – Adelaide, Australia – The Squatters Arms
21 – Perth, Australia – The Rocket Room

Grave are among the acts confirmed for Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air – which will take place from August 15th to 17th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl.

Confirmed acts now include: AGNOSTIC FRONT, ALESTORM, AMORPHIS, ANTHRAX, ARCHITECTS, BENEDICTION, THE BONES, BURY TOMORROW, CARACH ANGREN, CLITEATER, DARK FUNERAL, DER WEG EINER, DESTRUCTION, DEVILDRIVER, DR. LIVING DEAD, DYING FETUS, EISBRECHER, EMMURE, END OF GREEN, ENSIFERUM, ENSLAVED, EVERGREEN TERRACE, EVOCATION, FEAR FACTORY, FEUERSCHWANZ, FIDDLER’S GREEN, FINNTROLL, FIREWIND, FIRST BLOOD, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT, GRAVE, HAGGARD, HATE, HATEBREED, ILLDISPOSED, IN FLAMES, KNORKATOR, KORPIKLAANI, LAMB OF GOD, LETZTE INSTANZ, LONG DISTANCE CALLING, MARDUK, MERRIMACK, MOONSPELL, MUSTASCH, NACHTMYSTIUM, NEAERA, NECROPHOBIC, ORDEN OGAN, ORPHANED LAND, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, PRO-PAIN, ROTTEN SOUND, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SISTER SIN, SOILWORK, SOLSTAFIR, THE VISION BLEAK, TIAMAT, TRISTANIA, VADER, VAN CANTO, WALLS OF JERICHO, WE CAME AS ROMANS, WHITECHAPEL, WINTERFYLLETH, WITCHCRAFT.

For more info on the festival visit this location.