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Master Posts Tour Dates

Death metal pioneers Master have released their landmark 12th album, "The Witchhunt," on German death metal label FDA Rekotz. The album features 11 brand new tracks of classic and catchy death metal.

Next week, Master will hit the road with MPire Of Evil and Onslaught as part of the Slaughterfest European Tour. The tour kicks off on October 9th in the UK with Master playing an October 5th one-off gig at Portugal's Mosh Fest. Dates are as follows:

October 5 @ Mosh Fest Side B, Benavente, Portugal
October 9 @ Blyth and Tyne, Northumberland, UK
October 10 @ Institute (The Temple), Birmingham UK
October 11 @ Bierkeller, Bristol, UK
October 12 @ The Garage, London, UK
October 13 @ Ieper, JOC Ieper, Belgium
October 14 @ Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
October 15 @ Steinbruchtheater, Darmstadt, Germany
October 16 @ Rockfabrig, Ludwigsburg, Germany
October 17 @ Bastard Club, Osnabrück, Germany
October 18 @ Nova Chmelnice, Prag, Czech Republic
October 19 @ Messehalle, Straubing, Germany
October 20 @ Dynamo, Eindhoven, Holland
October 21 @ Vortex Club, Siegen, Germany
October 22 @ Matrix, Bochum, Germany
October 23 @ Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
October 24 @ John Dee, Oslo, Norway
October 25 @ Kick, Kristiansand, Norway
October 26 @ Sandes Kulturhus, Sandes/Stavenger, Norway
October 27 @ TBA
October 28 @ Day Off
October 29 @ Klubbi, Tampere, Finland
October 30 @ Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
October 31 @ NEW YORK, Vilnius, Lithuania
November 1 @ Day Off
November 2 @ Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
November 3 @ Kwadrat, Cracow, Poland

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Raven Announces More Tour Dates

New wave of British heavy metal act Raven is embarking on a U.S. and Canadian tour in support of the documentary DVD entitled "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey," which documents the band's almost 40 year career. The DVD was released July 16th via Steamhammer/SPV in North America.

In addition to previously announced dates, Raven has confirmed a co-headlining run with Diamond Head. These special shows kick off October 16th in Vancouver, BC and are scheduled to run through October 25th in Dallas, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Joining the tour will be special guests and long time friends Mpire of Evil, which features ex-Venom members Tony Dolan (Demolition Man) and Jeff Dunn (Mantas) together with drummer JXN Jackson. The first leg will start in Lake Worth, FL on September 11th and end in Columbus, OH on October 2nd. More...

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Exumer Drops Off Slaughterfest European Tour

German thrash act Exumer has dropped off the upcoming Slaughterfest Tour in Europe with Onslaught, MPire of Evil and Master, citing logistical reasons as the cause.

The announcement reads:

"The logistical circumstances that preceded this tour made it impossible to commit to the tour, even if it meant giving up our co/ headlining spot on the bill. We are just as disappointed as everyone else who wanted to check out this killer tour package but we had to make a decision and as difficult it was, we opted to pull out of the tour. Anyone who has seen us live in the past knows that we try to play energetic and exciting shows possible. Unfortunately, the logistical problems surrounding the tour would've made it impossible to guarantee the fans a 100% of what we are capable of and to deliver what they expect every night.

"We refuse to shortchange our fans and ultimately tarnish the EXUMER brand just for some profit. Our withdraw[al] from the tour has nothing to do with the rest of the bands on the tour package and we wish them a great run with loads of success, as we have nothing but respect for each of the remaining bands on the bill.

"We will do our best to put together a string of shows in Europe next year to make up for this cancellation and ask for everyone to consider our apologies and hopefully see you at one of the next Exumer shows!!"

The tour will proceed with the remaining acts, beginning on October 9th in the U.K. (see dates here). More...

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Raven Announces North American Shows

Raven will be embarking on a U.S. and Canadian tour, which will coincide with the release of the documentary DVD entitled "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey." The DVD documents the band's almost 40 year career and highlights Raven's high energy approach and influence on the development of thrash. The DVD will be released July 16th via Steamhammer/SPV in North America and can be pre-ordered here.

Joining Raven on the tour will be special guests and long time friends Mpire of Evil - which features ex Venom members Tony Dolan (Demolition Man) and Jeff Dunn (Mantas) together with drummer JXN Jackson. The tour will start in Fort Lauderdale September 11th and end in Chicago On October 1st.

Raven will then continue on as double headliners on the Diamond Head tour which will hit the West Coast in October. More...

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Exumer Announces Tour With Onslaught, Master

American/German thrashers Exumer will return to Europe in the fall to co-headline the Slaughterfest Tour alongside Onslaught. Exumer frontman Mem von Stein comments:

"The Slaughterfest tour will be the most important step for us to re-establish Exumer as a household name and finally promote our last album 'Fire & Damnation' in the correct way, reaching fans Europe wide. We want to give fans the opportunity to check us out in an memorable event that people will talk about for some time to come."

Support will come from M-Pire of Evil and Master. Dates are as follows: More...

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Killing Joke Added To Hammerfest 4

Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.

Killing Joke
Hatebreed
Saint Vitus
Candlemass
Sodom
Destruction
Enslaved
Napalm Death
Angel Witch
Senser
Iron Saviour
Huntress
Sister Sin
Evil Scarecrow
M-Pire of Evil
Heidevolk
Hark
Viza
Arthemis
Attica Rage
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Chimp Spanner
Abadden
4Arm
Winterfylleth
RSJ
Commander In Chief
Empress
Sacred Mother Tongue
Triaxis
Shear
Undersmile
Serpent Venom
Oaf
Jaguar
Vicsous Nature
Last Witness
Iron Knights
Line of Fire
Flayed Disciple
Bloodshot Dawn
Dyscarnate
Monument
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Driven
Black Acid Souls
Sansara
Deadman Sugar
Fire in the Empire
Goddamn Electric


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Mpire of Evil Plays Venom Classics in San Antonio

All hell broke loose on March 26th, 2012. Hell didn’t exactly break loose considering Korova club in San Antonio ushered a guestimated fifty people through their doors. Shows held at the beginning of the work week may produce dismal ticket sales, but south Texas must not have gotten the memo: Mpire of Evil contains ex-Venom members, who play Venom classic Venom numbers.

Mpire of Evil isn’t exactly Venom and without a blurb explaining their lineup, the name Mpire of Evil may elicit a “never heard ‘em before” type response. The night’s headliners, Mpire of Evil and fellow Brits Onslaught were both American tour circuit noobs. Onslaught took nearly thirty years to make an American appearance, which has hindered them from gaining the fame they so badly deserve. One can’t fault the level of devotion possessed by Onslaught’s small cult of American followers. Some of the fans at Korova’s had waited three decades, figuring to never see the thrashers. For most of us, this was the closest we had ever been to witnessing Venom, so this was a night not to be missed. More...

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Onslaught Tour Kicking Off Tonight

The first ever North American tour for England’s thrash commanders Onslaught finally begins tonight, erupting in the city of Seattle. Following the kickoff this evening, the tour will blast its way through nineteen other metal havens across the continent towards the East Coast, wrapping up in Brooklyn in three weeks, with direct support from all ex-Venom supergroup M-pire Of Evil.

Onslaught’s exclusive 90-minute set for the Scream For Violence 2012 North American tour spans the band's back catalog, including the classic "Power from Hell," "The Force," and "In Search of Sanity" LPs, in addition to the band's crushing comeback albums "Killing Peace" and "Sounds of Violence."

Onslaught is also amassing as much video footage as possible from this tour for an upcoming release. Dates are as follows:

3/19/2012 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
3/20/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
3/21/2012 The Pound – Oakland, CA
3/22/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
3/23/2012 Jumping Turtle – San Diego, CA
3/24/2012 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
3/26/2012 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/27/2012 *TBA – Laredo, TX
3/29/2012 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/30/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/31/2012 House of Rock – Dayton, OH
4/01/2012 Blondies – Detroit, MI
4/03/2012 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
4/04/2012 The Katacombs – Montreal, QC
4/06/2012 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/07/2012 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

Onslaught's fifth studio album "Sounds Of Violence" was released in North American in February 2011 via AFM Records.

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MPire Of Evil Details Debut Full Length LP

U.K. thrash band MPire of Evil, featuring Ex-Venom members Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and and Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, will release the band's debut full length release entitled "Hell to the Holy" on March 26, 2012 through Scarlet Records. The band is also streaming the new track "Hellspawn," which can be heard below. The album was produced by Mantas and features the artwork of Gyula Havancsák (Grave Digger/Destruction) (seen below).

The band will provide support this March/April on Onslaught's first ever North American tour. For dates, head on over to this location.

The track listing for "Hell to the Holy" is as follows: More...

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