Napalm Records Signs PRODUCT OF HATE
New Album Set For Release in Early 2015
“Hailing from the Kenosha, Wisconsin area, PRODUCT OF HATE have been crafting their vicious blend of groove, thrash, and new-wave metal for the past few years. Sharing the stage with some of the biggest bands in metal including TESTAMENT, LAMB OF GOD, GWAR, CHIMAIRA, UNEARTH, MESHUGGAH, JOB FOR A COWBOY & LAZARUS A.D. PRODUCT OF HATE is now set to take on the world.
PRODUCT OF HATE have signed with Austrian Metal Powerhouse Label Napalm Records, and will release their debut album in early 2015.Their new album is being currently being mixed and mastered at SafeHouse Production by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Obituary)
Vocalist Adam Gilley on signing with Napalm Records:
“On behalf of PRODUCT OF HATE we are proud and thankful to be apart of the Napalm team. We look forward for all to hear our new album & touring til we drop!!!”
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LAMB OF GOD Partners with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE for North American Tour
Testament and Huntress to Support
Long-time friends LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have joined forces for what will undoubtedly be one of the essential “can’t miss” tours of the fall of 2013. The tour launches October 22 in Toronto and canvases much of the U.S and Canada. The two bands are a dominant live pairing, and will combine for 28 North American shows in total. Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends Testament, with Huntress opening all shows.
LAMB OF GOD will end the North American portion of the Resolution record cycle with this tour. It will include a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be LAMB OF GOD’s first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012. In the last year, both Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament have been certified gold in Canada. LAMB OF GOD will finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE released their sixth album Disarm the Descent this April, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200; at No. 1 on Hard Rock Chart; and at No. 1 on the Rock Chart. It marked the first album with frontman Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002’s now-classic Alive or Just Breathing. The album has been warmly embraced and well-received by both fans and the media, as it has just crossed the 100,000-sold mark in only three months of release. Having just wrapped a highly successful U.S summer headline tour, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE look to continue their Disarm the Descent record cycle with this fall trek.
Both LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been wanting to hit the road together for quite some time now and are both excited to finally get the chance. They have also made sure to keep the ticket prices as low as possible so that all of their fans can come out and have a good time with them on this tour.
All dates go on sale this weekend July 19th-20th. Dates for the tour are below.
Tue/Oct-22 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus – Tickets
Wed/Oct-23 Quebec City, QC @ Pavillon de la Jeunesse – Tickets
Thu/Oct-24 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis – Tickets
Fri/Oct-25 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Tickets
Sat/Oct-26 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre – Tickets
Mon/Oct-28 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion – Tickets
Tue/Oct-29 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit – Tickets
Wed/Oct-30 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater – Tickets
Fri/Nov-01 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC – Tickets
Sat/Nov-02 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Tickets
Sun-Nov-03 Socorro, TX @ Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show
Tue-Nov-05 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium – Tickets
Thu/Nov-07 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater – Tickets
Fri/Nov-08 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium * – Tickets
Sat/Nov-09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater – Tickets
Mon/Nov-11 Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center – Tickets
Tue/Nov-12 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Tickets
Thu/Nov-14 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre – Tickets
Fri/Nov-15 Calgary, AB @ Big Four – Tickets
Sat/Nov-16 Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Park – Tickets
Mon/Nov-18 St. Paul, MN @ Myth – Tickets
Tue/Nov-19 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom – Tickets
Wed/Nov-20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room – Tickets
Fri/Nov-22 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom – Tickets
Sat/Nov-23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Tickets
Sun/Nov-24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – Tickets
Mon/Nov-25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Tickets
Tue/Nov-26 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring – Tickets
*Testament will not be on the Los Angeles show. Support will be announced in mid-September.
EXODUS ANNOUNCES HEADLINING “METAL ALLIANCE TOUR” OFF-DATES
“Metal Alliance Tour” with Anthrax, Municipal Waste and more to commence next month
BAY AREA, CA – Bay Area thrash metal icon, Exodus, has announced several headlining shows to commence following the band’s March/April run on “Metal Alliance Tour.” A full list of confirmed “Metal Alliance Tour” and Exodus headlining off-dates can be seen below.
Tickets for all “Metal Alliance Tour” dates – featuring headliner, Anthrax, as well as Municipal Waste, High on Fire and Holy Grail – can be purchased online at:http://www.metalalliancetour.com/tour-dates.html.
A staple of the Bay Area Thrash scene for over 30 years, Exodus released its latest studio albumExhibit B: The Human Condition in 2010 on Nuclear Blast Records.
Stay tuned for more information on Exodus and the band’s upcoming March/April run on “Metal Alliance Tour.”
Exodus on “Metal Alliance Tour”…
3/22 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
3/24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/27 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
3/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/29 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom
3/30 – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA @ Commodore Ballroom
3/31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
4/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue **Exodus headline
4/02 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/05 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/06 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
4/07 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
4/08 – Fayetteville, AR @ The Rogue **Exodus headline
4/09 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
4/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
4/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre **Exodus headline + Holy Grail
4/16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
4/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ***Exodus + Municipal Waste (New England Metalfest)
4/20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/21 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance **Exodus headline
4/23 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall **Exodus headline
4/25 – Ashwaubenon, WI @ Green Bay Distillery **Exodus headline
4/26 – Fargo, ND @ House of Rock **Exodus headline
4/27 – Billings, MT @ The Railyard **Exodus headline
DETHKLOK, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DANGEROUS TOYS Members Comment on the Late MELDRUM Guitarist Michelle Meldrum MELDRUM are pleased to announce that their long awaited third album ''LIFER'' is officially out now via REVERSED RECORDS. ''LIFER'' was released as a proud tribute to the late MELDRUM founding guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM. MICHELLE tirelessly spent her career touring the world and sharing the stage with the likes of MOTORHEAD, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SEPULTURA, DANZIG and NASHVILLE PUSSY to name a few. During that time MICHELLE left a everlasting impact on the guitar world. To mark the release some of MICHELE's closest friends GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok) JOHN DESERVIO (BLS, Cycle of Pain), JAMES LOMENZO (BLS, Megadeth, White Lion) and JASON MCMASTER (Dangerous Toys, Watch Tower, Broken Teeth) have commented on their fallen friend. ''LIFER'' is available now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lifer/id579206627),CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/meldrum14) and at http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore. DETHKLOK’s Gene Hoglan states, “It was and still is an honor to know Michelle and it is indeed with great pride that we release "LIFER". I know she's watching over us and smiling along with us at this wonderful day. I know I'm a better person for knowing Michelle, and I know she feels all of our love for her, as we feel hers for us. Through tragedy may we find joy, and through "LIFER" and all her other works, may Michelle find immortality. She'll always be immortal to us. Remember, this is meant to be cranked up.” BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s James LoMenzo adds, “Michelle had the amazing ability to conjure almost any guitar style, from her earlier "Steve Vai" styled dexterity to the out and out muscular style that she later carried through with her own band Meldrum. A fine guitarist in the 80's/90's virtuoso tradition and one of the finest people you could ever come to know.” BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s John Deservio states, “First off I want to say how much I miss Michelle. She was a beautiful person inside and out and I am blessed to have known her. I miss you and love you Mich, R.I.P. baby.” DANGEROUS TOYS/WATCHTOWER/BROKEN TEETH’s Jason McMaster adds, “Proud to call her a friend. Michelle Meldrum was and will always be one of my favorite and most inspiring guitarists and real people I've ever known. The world misses her.” Listen to ''Blackened Blue'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/02-blackened-blue Listen to ''A Toast To Romance'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/a-toast-to-romance Listen to ''Paid'' now at: http://soundcloud.com/meldrummusic/03-paid
Multinational hard rock/metal band MELDRUM recently announce November 20, 2012 as the release date for their long awaited third album ”LIFER”. Founder and late ex-PHANTOM BLUE guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM passed away at the age of 39 in May 2008. “LIFER” stands as a proud tribute to MICHELLE and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music. In honor of their fallen bandmate remaining members drummer GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), guitarist/bassist LAURA CHRISTINE (Warface) and vocalist MICHELE MADDEN (Tourette’s, Saint Cecilia) entered the studio in with Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) to lay tracks for what would become ”LIFER”.
”LIFER” will be released via REVERSED RECORDS and was produced by Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok). MELDRUM have released three singles from ”LIFER”, ”A TOAST TO ROMANCE”, BLACKENED BLUE and ”PAID” are all available now via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/meldrum/id255422158).
Gene Hoglan comments on ”LIFER”, “Let me say this: Never have I obsessed over the recording of any album I’ve been involved in as I have with MELDRUM‘s latest. The tragic circumstances that took Michelle from us also provided us with a raser-sharp focus to record the most amazing album we could. Michele Madden, Laura Christine, and hell, even Rob Shallcross, our engineer, put forth performances of a lifetime, with each member’s full love and respect going into every nuance of every song. Not only to honor Michelle, but to also lay down some bad-ass music, which was ultimately what she stood for what MELDRUM stands for. I think the songs speak for themselves, and I, for one, have never been prouder to be a part of a family, let alone a project such as this. Metal with balls. Crank it up, indeed.”
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Multinational hard rock/metal band MELDRUM is pleased to announce Tuesday November 20th 2012 as the release date for their long awaited third album ”LIFER”. Founder and late ex-PHANTOM BLUE guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM passed away at the age of 39 in May 2008. “LIFER” stands as a proud tribute to MICHELLE and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music. In honor of their fallen bandmate remaining members drummer GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), guitarist/bassist LAURA CHRISTINE (Warface) and vocalist MICHELE MADDEN (Tourette’s) entered the studio in with Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) to lay tracks for what would become ”LIFER”.
Place your pre sale orders for MELDRUM‘s new release ”LIFER” now at http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore. The album will come as a digipak that includes a 8 page insert and cd. Fan’s who place their order between now and the November 20th release date will receive a free download of MELDRUM‘s latest single ”PAID”. Partial proceeds from the album will go to MICHELLE’S son Jake Thomas who she left behind when she passed.
”LIFER” will be released via REVERSED RECORDS and was produced by Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok).MELDRUM have released three singles from ”LIFER”, ”A TOAST TO ROMANCE”, BLACKENED BLUE and ”PAID” are all available now via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/meldrum/id255422158).
Gene Hoglan comments on ”LIFER”:
“Let me say this: Never have I obsessed over the recording of any album I’ve been involved in as I have with MELDRUM‘s latest. The tragic circumstances that took Michelle from us also provided us with a razor-sharp focus to record the most amazing album we could. Michele Madden, Laura Christine, and hell, even Rob Shallcross, our engineer, put forth performances of a lifetime, with each member’s full love and respect going into every nuance of every song. Not only to honor Michelle, but to also lay down some bad-ass music, which was ultimately what she stood for… what MELDRUM stands for. I think the songs speak for themselves, and I, for one, have never been prouder to be a part of a family, let alone a project such as this. Metal with balls. Crank it up, indeed”. -Gene Hoglan
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Listen to ”Paid” now at:
MELDRUM has toured worldwide with Lemmy Kilmister’s Motorhead, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, Nashville Pussy, as well as sharing the stage with many more. Touting a combination of mammoth vocal styles along with aggressively melodic vocals, mind bending guitar riffs and a rhythm section that creates fiercely bombastic grooves, this is what gives MELDRUM their unique, cutting edge sound.
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Sometimes a band impacts you, sometimes very hard. HAVOK accomplished this on me on 10/25/12 when I caught their live show. Straight out of the gate I was hooked. mid-set I went to their merch table and purchased their two CD’s POINT OF NO RETURN and TIME IS UP.
Formed in Colorado in 2004, the band put out two self-released discs and quickly garnered interest from UK label Candlelight records. BURN was released in 2009 bringing forth an onslaught of brutal guitar riffs, chest crushing bass lines, jackhammer drums, and vocals from the depths of hell itself! 2011 brought forth their second album TIME IS UP. Front to back this CD smokes. One can really appreciate the technical skill put forth on this album. Remember the first time you heard Metallica, Exodus, Overkill, Anthrax, Testament, or Obituary? HAVOK takes you back with this one. They deliver the same “We will crush you to the ground” punch on this one. In 2012 HAVOK put out the EP POINT OF NO RETURN. Though it only has four tracks (one of which pays homage to Slayer’s “Reigning Blood”) it satisfies your need for metal.
Listening to the CD’s gives one a chance to appreciate the technical prowess of HAVOK but it is their live show that will completely blow you away. Energetic, engaging, powerful are but only a few words to describe them live. You HAVE to see them live given the chance.
HAVOK is comprised of David Sanchez – Lead vocals / Guitars, Jesse De Los Santos – Lead bass / Vocals, Pete Webber – Lead drums, and Reece Scruggs – Lead guitar / Vocals. I was able to speak for a moment with Jesse and Reece about their performance. They were very humble and grateful to my words of praise for them. They graciously signed my newly purchased copy of TIME IS UP. It was a great evening.
In conclusion, I would like to thank HAVOK for carrying the torch of Thrash that their forefathers lit for them.
Here the video for “Covering Fire” enjoy!
Yes Testament is STILL kicking your ass with some great music! Like other bands they have suffered lineup changes and health issues but have persevered and kept going.
Dark Roots of Earth was released on July 31st, 2012 this newest release has them as strong as ever.
1. “Rise Up” easily my favorite track. The lyrics:
It’s time to rise up!
It’s time to rise for war!
It’s time to rise up!
Black is death!
And red is war!
just get my blood pounding and my fist pumping! Love to crank this one to 11 and grin evilly at other people in cars.
2. “Native Blood” The video for this track is relevant to the struggles of the Native American peoples. It is a solid track and the video hits home and is very well done.
As for the following tracks, they are ALL solid and worth listening to and developing your own opinions on.
3. “Dark Roots of Earth”
4. “True American Hate”
5. “A Day in the Death”
6. “Cold Embrace”
7. “Man Kills Mankind”
8. “Throne of Thorns”
9. “Last Stand for Independence”
This is one of Testament’s standout records and worth snatching up!