PRO-PAIN Debut New Song “Age of Digust” Via Metal Insider‏

PRO-PAIN Debut New Song “Age of Disgust” Via Metal Insider


     WAAAY back in 1992ish I first heard of Pro-Pain and have been listening to them ever since. Now they have a new release and are still kicking ass!!!

Available Tuesday June 23rd on SPV/Steamhammer

PRO-PAIN‘s new album Voice Of Rebellion will be released through SPV/Steamhammer June 23rd in North America.  The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon.  Today the song “Age of Disgust” is receiving its exclusive premiere via Metal Insider.  Get a first listen to this punishing track HERE.

Aggressive, meticulous, passionate, righteous – all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of metal/hardcore pioneers PRO-PAIN.  Since their crushing 1992 NAIRD nominated debut album Foul Taste Of Freedom, PRO-PAIN have become a staple in the diets of heavy music listeners around the globe.  Their successful and enviable career has perpetually prospered throughout its course, and yet they still manage to find room to improve, and more importantly, impress.  Each and every PRO-PAIN album is a paragon of intensity, inspiration, honesty and unwillingness to compromise.  Their latest (and 15th) studio effort entitled Voice Of Rebellion is a testament to those very same qualities.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Corey Williams at Sound Lounge Recordings (Venice, Florida), Voice Of Rebellion features 14 punishing tracks that are sure to satisfy die-hard fans and new fans alike.  Williams and PRO-PAIN main man Gary Meskil share production credits on the album

The album kicks off with a blistering and infectious title track (which is destined to become a PRO-PAIN classic).  Songs like No Fly Zone and Age Of Disgust take the listener back to the bands groove laden glory days, while new ground gets forcefully broken with tracks such as Hellride and Souls On Fire.  The entire spectrum of the band’s musical influences are proudly displayed and are tastefully explored within the contents of this explosive album.

The album is available in the following configurations:

– Standard Jewel edition

– Limited edition Digipak (with 3 bonus tracks and double sided poster)

– Limited Edition Vinyl LP in red color

– Download

For More Info Visit:

     Do yourself a favor and help keep bands like Pro-Pain on the scene! Check this and their other 14 records out, you will NOT be disappointed!

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s PRO-PAIN!!!

     the Hellion


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Headlining tour with Jeff Loomis and more to commence next month

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SWEDEN – On March 12, 2013 Swedish melodic metal act Soilwork will kick-off its world tour in North America, marking the band’s first time headlining in this territory in almost three years. The extensive trek through the U.S. and Canada, “North American Infinity Tour 2013,” will feature support from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched. An updated list of tour-dates can be seen below.

“All of us in Soilwork are excited to announce the first of many killer tours to come,” said drummer Dirk Verbeuren. “We can’t wait to take some of our new songs to the stage, and with two CDs worth of material, picking a set list is gonna be interesting to say the least… We look forward to once again bringing you metal the Soilwork way!”

General admission tickets for all dates are on sale now.

VIP Meet & Greet packages (which include early entry plus a shirt of choice from the band’s merchandise) are available only through at:

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Soilwork will release its upcoming double-disc album, The Living Infinite, on March 5, 2013 (March 1, EU) via Nuclear Blast.

The Living Infinite, the follow-up to Soilwork’s 2010 release, The Panic Broadcast, whichdebuted on U.S. Billboard charts at #88, was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath) and marks the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson (Night Flight Orchestra).

The band’s new music video for “Rise Above The Sentiment,” taken from The Living Infinite, can be streamed on YouTube at:

Stay tuned for more information on Soilwork, “North American Infinity Tour 2013” and The Living Infinite.



Soilwork “North American Infinity Tour 2013” dates…

3/12 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire

3/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

3/14 – Albany, NY @ Bogie’s

3/15 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater

3/16 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

3/17 – Montreal, QC – CANADA @ Petit Campus

3/18 – Quebec City, QC – CANADA @ Dagobert

3/19 – Ottawa, ON – CANADA @ Mavericks

3/20 – Toronto, ON – CANADA @ The Opera House

3/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

3/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

3/23 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

3/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

3/25 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

3/26 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

3/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

3/28 – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA @ Park Theatre

3/29 – Regina, SK – CANADA @ The Exchange

3/30 – Calgary, AB – CANADA @ Republik Nightclub

3/31 – Edmonton, AB – CANADA @ Starlite Room

4/01 – Prince George, B.C. – CANADA @ The Generator

4/02 – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA @ Rickshaw Theater

4/03 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

4/04 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

4/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

4/06 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

4/07 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

4/08 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

4/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Country Saloon

4/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

4/12 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater

4/13 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room

4/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

4/15 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

4/16 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

4/17 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

4/18 – Abilene, TX @ Lucky Mule

4/19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room

4/20 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

4/22 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock

4/23 – McAllen, TX @ Geo’s

4/24 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

4/26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

4/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

4/28 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall

4/29 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

4/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

5/01 – Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live

5/02 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater

5/03 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes

5/04 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa

5/05 – London, ON – CANADA @ Music Hall

5/06 – Syracuse, NY @ Station 58

5/07 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Soilwork online…

Modern Drummer Magazine Unleashes the March 2013 CHRIS ADLER Cover Issue on February 1st!

Modern Drummer Magazine Unleashes the March 2013 CHRIS ADLER Cover Issue on February 1st!

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After facing a trying year, modern metal’s greatest band, LAMB OF GOD, is being honored by one of our generation’s greatest music publications. Arriving just a few short weeks after the band’s fourth Grammy nomination, February 1st will mark the release of Modern Drummer Magazine’s March 2013 issue—featuring none other than LAMB OF GOD drummer CHRIS ADLER on the front cover. This is Chris’ second cover appearance with Modern Drummer Magazine.

In the exclusive Modern Drummer Magazine interview, CHRIS ADLER takes readers through his recent experiences and explains how mental toughness has kept him positive in his professional and personal life. Check your local magazine stand or bookstore for a copy starting February 1st!

CHRIS ADLER is heading out to Prague within the coming days to support his band mate and brother in music, Randy Blythe, during his trial. When he returns, Chris will announce his involvement in an upcoming drumming project. He will also put the finishing touches on his third book, “The Making of Ashes of the Wake”, coming soon.

In other news, CHRIS ADLER recently announced his exclusive North American endorsement and distribution deal with VRUK Corporation, specifically in conjunction with the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate—a vital tool for drummers looking to increase endurance and speed that CHRIS ADLER himself is distributing exclusively throughout North America. Head to this location to view a video about how the VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate works (click “watch video” link), read testimonials, grab coupon codes and more! To purchase or reserve your heel plate, visit or






A LIFE ONCE LOST Announces The Man Machine Tour 2013 with AUTHOR & PUNISHER and ENCRUST

A LIFE ONCE LOST Announces The Man Machine Tour 2013 with AUTHOR & PUNISHER and ENCRUST

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New Album ‘Ecstatic Trance’ — Available NOW Internationally via Season of Mist

A LIFE ONCE LOST is pleased to announce The Man Machine Tour 2013 with San Diego doom metal band Author & Punisher and extreme Chicago newcomers Encrust. The band will start out solo for a few dates in early March and will join up with Author & Punisher after a few appearances at SXSW. Encrust will join the tour for three dates in Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio. See below for a full listing of upcoming tour dates.

The Man Machine Tour 2013:



3/6 – Richmond, VA © Kingdom

3/9 – 3/10 – Monterrey, MEXICO @ Festival NRMAL –

3/11 – McAllen, TX © Aria

3/12 – 3/17 @ SXSW

A LIFE ONCE LOST w/ Author & Punisher:

3/17 – Oklahoma City, OK © Chameleon Room

3/18 – St. Louis, MO © Fubar

3/19 – Prestonburg, KY © Jenny Wiley Convention Center (w/ Encrust)

3/20 – Chicago, IL © Ultra Lounge (w/ Encrust)

3/21 – Toledo, OH © Mickey Finn’s (w/ Encrust)

3/22 – Buffalo, NY © Broadway Joes

The band’s new album, Ecstatic Trance, is available internationally via Season of Mist. You can purchase the album and other merchandise at Season of Mist E-Shop. While you are browsing the web, make sure to visit the official A LIFE ONCE LOST website at

To learn more about A LIFE ONCE LOST, visit:

DOWN Add European Festival Dates to 2013 Tour!‏

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Date City, State
01.11.13 Houston, TX
01.12.13 San Antonio, TX
01.14.13 Tempe, AZ
01.15.13 Las Vegas, NV
01.16.13 West Hollywood, CA
01.18.13 Anaheim, CA
01.19.13 Sacramento, CA
01.20.13 San Francisco, CA
01.22.13 Seattle, WA
01.23.13 Portland, OR
01.24.13 Boise, ID
01.26.13 Denver, CO
01.28.13 Minneapolis, MN
01.29.13 Milwaukee, WI
01.30.13 Cincinnati, OH
02.01.13 Chattanooga, TN
04.10.13 Sao Paulo, Brazil
04.11.13 Buenos Aires, Argentina
04.13.13 Santiago, Chile
05.25.13 Baltimore, MD
06.15.13 Copenhagen, Amsterdam

Törnävänsaari, Seinäjoki,

06.27.13 Tokaj, Hungary

DOWN have just announced new festival dates in Europe for Summer 2013, making stops in Copenhagen, Amsterdam andTokaj, Hungary.  Stay tuned for more dates to be announced!

Don’t forget:  DOWN kick off  The 2013 Weed & Speed Winter Tour  on January 11 in Houston, TX.

VIP packages for the Weed & Speed Tour are on sale now!*  Here’s your chance to get up close with band.

The 2013 DOWN VIP Package includes:

  • Sound check with DOWN
  • Meet n Greet with band member(s) which includes a photo with the band and the opportunity to have one personal item signed
  • A DOWN merch item (TBD)
  • A DOWN lanyard / laminate
  • A $5 Gift Card to the Online Store

*VIP Packages are subject to availability.  May not be available on all tour dates.



     John Winston Lennon October 9th 1940 – December 8th 1980

     John Lennon will always be a part of my life. As a small child I  loved his music, as a young man I learned to appreciate his style of writing, as an adult I learned to appreciate the man and his craft. Thank you John for sharing with us and giving up so much for the world. I will do my best to keep your music in the ears of those I can reach.


Darrell Lance Abbott August 20th, 1966 – December 8th, 2004

     Dime gave me new hope in Rock N’ Roll. He cam and kicked our asses and made us feel good about it. The people who were fortunate to be close to him spoke of his kindness and willingness to give. His guitar playing was innovative and carried on (and, dare I say, improved  upon somewhat) the legacy of his mentors before him. His life was short but impacted the music world and he was taken from us doing what he loved. I will always miss you Dime.

     We remember John, Dime, and all of the fallen people who have given up their lives doing what they love or in protecting others. We humbly thank, and respect you all.

the Hellion



I’ve remained relatively quiet on the whole Randy Blythe/Lamb Of God issue up until now. I have been doing a lot of thinking about this recently. First off, I wasn’t there so everything I read and see is from the other persons point of view, so I can only speak as to how I feel. This whole incident is a great tragedy for everyone involved. I do not think the fan went to the show with the outcome that occurred in mind. Nor do I think Randy took the stage with the intent to cause any one harm. I believe an unfortunate sequence of events led to this tragedy. When Dimebag Darrell was murdered in cold blood on stage it got real for performers. It is unfortunate that now an artist has to fear for his/her life when performing so I can see reacting to someone “invading” your work space (yes the stage is a performers work space). Venues hire security to try and help prevent madness like this from occurring. As fans we need to act responsible as well, I know we are to have a good time, but let’s not ruin it for others by acting a fool. I have witnessed up close fear in the eyes of the performers when a crowd gets to unruly. All in all, an unfortunate sequence of events indeed. Should Randy be punished? In my opinion no, I believe he is punishing himself enough. These are just my thoughts and I do not expect everyone or any one to agree with them.

the Hellion



December 3, 2012


As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance.  We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.


the Hellion