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Victory Records is offering a free Labor Day sampler compilation for download on its Facebook Page. You need to "Like" the page to make the download accessible. The tracklisting for the sampler is listed in the image below.
What really attracted me to this show, in addition to the prospect of multiple interviews, was the sheer diversity of the tour package. It was assembled as a promotional tour by Victory Records to showcase some of their big and emerging rock/metal acts, and early on, I’d gathered from a mere glance at the bill that every band would sound substantially different. As it turns out, that wasn’t the half of it.
Happy coincidence placed me in the great state of Virginia, on my annual pilgrimage to my childhood roots, when Otep & Co. stopped at Jaxx in Springfield. I hadn’t been to Jaxx in eight years, so this show was more or less an extension of my nostalgic long-weekend romp through my past. To boot, Saturday, June 18th was beautiful and sunny, and the late afternoon and evening were shaping up to be quite pleasant too. I arrived early with my brother, wingman, and fellow metal fan Will “Fresh Prince” Smith as the line outside the door was beginning to form, and in due time, we’d knocked out a pair of killer interviews with Paul Ablaze and Ari Mihalopoulos – devoted fitness freaks and smiling frontmen for support acts Blackguard and Destrophy, respectively. Unfortunately, Otep herself was battling a sore throat, and her diplomatic tour manager Tristan was forced to cancel my planned interview so she could save her voice for that night’s performance. On the upside, I was promised a chance to make it up via telephone, and our names remained on the guest list.
While Jaxx hosts innumerable high-profile metal acts, it is not a large club – the capacity is considerably less than 1,000. That occasionally makes for a tight squeeze, but the atmosphere is pretty cozy and the layout is comfortably symmetrical. The small box office lobby at the venue’s rear corner leads to an open, dimly lit space with a long bar, flanked by two narrow corridors (along with two pairs of restrooms) that open up into the venue proper. At this point, you’ll find yourself standing on a raised platform that rings the stage in a horseshoe, with another bar in the center rear, and space for merch tables along the sides. Pretty standard, but streamlined and efficient. I enjoyed taking it all in and soaking up the lingering memories from my high school days, back before I could legally order a drink… That reminded me to get my ass to the bar and christen it. More...
New concert footage has been posted online featuring Swedish hard rock act Sister Sin. You can view the footage in the player below, which comes courtesy of Capital Chaos.
This Friday sees a few new rock and metal tracks hitting the Rock Band Network just in time for the weekend. The Xbox 360 version gets kicked into high gear with more Amberian Dawn, Andromeda, and Nightshade. On April 26th the PS3 also gets new music from Taproot, Wretched, and Sister Sin.
The new songs coming to the Rock Band Network on the Xbox 360 today, including the non-metal tracks, are as follows:
"Hair Trigger" - The Acro-Brats
"The Curse" - Amberian Dawn
"Chameleon Carneval" - Andromeda
"Veil of Illumination (Part 1)" - Andromeda
"Veil of Illumination (Part 2)" - Andromeda
"(pin)Ballz" - Insomniac Games
"Everyone" - Madlife
"The Depths of Memory" - NightShade
"The Depths of Memory (2x Bass Pedal)" - NightShade
"Zig Zag Talk" - Steven Fister
Coming to the Rock Band Network on PlayStation 3 on April 26th (May 4th in Europe):
"Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)" - Taproot
"The Way You Move" - The Audition
"The Body" - Close Your Eyes
"Do Yourself a Favor" - Comeback Kid
"Cimmerian Shamballa" - Wretched
"Anybody Else" - Audible Mainframe
"Ice Cold" - Audible Mainframe
"Radioland" - Audible Mainframe
"On Parole" - Sister Sin
"Model Ships" - Rosaline
System Divide recently completed a North American tour with Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, and Holy Grail. The band will be back in the states at the end of April with none other than In This Moment, Straight Line Stitch, and Sister Sin. System Divide vocalist Miri Milman commented on the upcoming tour:
"After a great run with Eluveitie throughout North America, we're very excited to get back on the road as part of Revolver's Hell hath no Fury tour. It was an honor to be part of the magazine's calendar and special Halloween issue and being on this tour makes the whole experience come around full cycle. We're looking forward to go back to some of the places we played on our previous tour and perhaps recognize some of the faces I might have ran into as well as meeting some new people and having a blast every day. Get ready for some ridiculous amounts of 'girl power'!"
The tour will kick off on April 22nd in Santa Ana, California, and will run through May 15th. The details are as follows:
04/22 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
04/23 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's
04/24 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
04/25 Sparks, NV The Alley
04/27 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
04/28 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/29 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
04/30 Spokane, WA The A Club
05/01 Billings, MT The Railyard
05/03 Des Moines, IA The House of Bricks
05/05 Madison, WI The Annex
05/06 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
05/07 Barrington, IL Penny Rd Pub
05/08 Evansville, IN Boney Junes
05/09 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
05/10 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
05/11 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
05/13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
05/15 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum
American modern metal act In This Moment has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Straight Line Stitch, System Divide and Sister Sin. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
04/22 Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre
04/23 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s
04/24 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04/25 Sparks, NV – The Alley
04/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04/28 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/30 Spokane, WA – The A Club
05/01 Billings, MT – The Railyard
05/03 Des Moines, IA – The House of Bricks
05/05 Madison, WI – The Annex
05/06 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/07 Barrington, IL – Penny Rd Pub
05/08 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
05/10 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
05/11 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
05/12 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
05/13 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/14 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
05/15 Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
Swedish heavy metal act Sister Sin has been added to Lordi's forthcoming European tour. Sister Sin are currently on tour in support of its 2010 release "True Sound Of The Underground," which was released through Victory Records on June 22, 2010.
Lordi European tour dates with Sister Sin:
Nov. 08 - Rock Cafe - Tallinn, Estonia
Nov. 09 - New York - Vilnius, Lithuania
Nov. 12 - Live Club Apollo - Turku, Finland
Nov. 13 - Virgin Oil| Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 14 - Hopealyhty Cumulus| Hyvinkää, Finland
Nov. 16 - Majestic Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
Nov. 17 - Petöfi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
Nov. 18 - KD Vlatavska - Prague, Czech Republic
Nov. 19 - Bonver Arena - Ostrava, Czech Republic
Victory Records has uploaded the new episode of VicTorV, with special guest Mick Foley. Mick brings you exclusive interviews with Comeback Kid and Within The Ruins, along with videos from Within the Ruins, The Autumn Offering, and Sister Sin. You can check out the new episode below.
Don't forget to enter to win your own copy of The Autumn Offering's new self-titled CD or Within The Ruins' "Invade" along with a band t-shirt from Metalunderground.com and Victory Records.
Sister Sin’s new single, “Outrage,” is a featured free download on AmazonMP3. Get it while you can. (Likely only available to U.S. customers.) The song offers a taste of the band's sophomore release, "True Sound of the Underground."
The video for “Outrage” can be seen below:
The band is baclk in the States to embark on a US tour with Michael Schenker Group (MSG) and Lynch Mob as well as a block of dates in support of Black Label Society in the early Fall. A full list of dates can be found below.
Sister Sin with Michael Schenker Group and Lynch Mob
Jul 18, 2010 San Diego, CA, US @ BRICK BY BRICK
Jul 21, 2010 San Antonio, TX, US @ Back Stage Live
Jul 22, 2010 San Leon, TX, US @ 18th Street Bar & Grill
Jul 23, 2010 Dallas, TX, US @ TREES
Jul 27, 2010 Foxborough, MA @ SHOWCASE LIVE (in Gillette Stadium)
Jul 28, 2010 Pittsburgh, PA, US @ Altar Bar
Jul 31, 2010 New York, NY, US @ THE FILLMORE @ IRVING PLAZA
Aug 1, 2010 Farmingdale, NY, US @ The Crazy Donkey
Aug 2, 2010 Jermyn, PA, US @ Eleanor Rigby's
Aug 3, 2010 Cleveland, OH, US @ House of Blues
Aug 6, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT, US @ Club Vegas
Aug 8, 2010 Fresno, CA, US @ Tower Theater
Aug 11, 2010 Seattle, WA, US @ STUDIO 7
Aug 13, 2010 Santa Rosa, CA, US @ LAST DAY SALOON
Aug 14, 2010 Fairfield, CA, US @ Pepperbellys
Aug 15, 2010 Santa Clara, CA, US @ The Avalon
Aug 17, 2010 Orangevale, CA, US @ The Boardwalk
Aug 19, 2010 Hollywood, CA, US @ Key Club Hollywood
Aug 28, 2010 Kalmar, - , SE @ Kalmar City Bay Festival
Sister Sin with Black Label Society
Sep 16, 2010 Las Vegas, NV, US @ House Of Blues
Sep 17, 2010 Reno, NV, US @ Knitting Factory
Sep 18, 2010 Boise, ID, US @ Knitting Factory
Sep 20, 2010 Spokane, WA, US @ Knitting Factory
Sep 21, 2010 Portland, OR, US @ Roseland Theater
Sweden's Sister Sin have announced the departure of bassist Benton Wiberg from the band due to touring issues. Benton Wiberg leaves Sister Sin after being recruited into the band just one year ago. Sister Sin have found a temporary replacement in "Ricky" from Swedish rock act Babylon Bombs. Sister Sin have begun the process of seeking a permanent replacement.
Sweden's female fronted rock act Sister Sin have announced their addition to five select Black Label Society shows taking place this July. The first show is set to take place on July 16th, 2010 in Las Vegas and will run until July 21st in Portlant, Oregon.
Sister Sin and Black Label Society:
July 16 – Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
July 16 – Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
July 18 – Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
July 20 – Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
July 21 – Portland, OR - Roseland
Sweden's Sister Sin has posted video footage from the studio during the recording sessions of their new album "True Sound Of the Underground." Watch the video below:
FASTER PUSSYCAT, BULLETBOYS, BANG TANGO, SISTER SIN and SWIRL will team up for the "Summer Rock Fest" tour in July/August. So far the following dates have been confirmed:
07/31 - Glendale Heights, IL @ Shark City
08/01 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverstar Entertainment Complex
08/06 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
08/07 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
08/08 - New Bedford, MA @ New Wave Café
08/19 - Houston, TX @ Scoutbar
08/20 - San Antonio, TX @ Scoutbar
08/21 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/22 - Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly
08/27 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
Sweden's Sister Sin has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song on their MySpace page:
"A rare opportunity as the song will only be availible for a short period of time at Myspace only and will not be officially released. 'Beat Em Down' serves as a tribute to Gothenburg boxing champ Ingemar 'Ingo' Johansson who passed away earlier this year."
Sweden's Sister Sin has issued the following announcement about acquiring a new bass player:
"As you all know, we've been looking for a new bass player for awhile and after a couple of months of going through well over hundreds of applications and hours of auditioning we finally found the right guy. Benton is the new man, hes cool as fuck and a very talented musician (and yes, he changed his name after Deicide..s Glen Benton:). Gonna re-vamp the Myspace & www.sistersin.com soon with new band photos, new dates and a brand new song. Stay tuned!!!
"Wanna say thanks to all of you who took interest and time to apply for the gig, sorry we couldn't reply to everyone of you. A huge thanks goes out to Chris. Hope theres no bad blood & good luck wherever you may roam."
Sister Sin has issued the following update about looking for a new bass player and recording a tribute track:
"Aargh..Its been a slow start to this year, still havent found a suitable bass player that match our superior band, keep those applications coming to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We do got some good news for ya. We're hitting the studio next week to record a brand new track called "BEAT EM DOWN" sort of a tribute to the late great Gothenburg boxing champ Ingemar "Ingo" Johansson who passed away in January. Watch out for the song to premiere at Myspace shortly! Got some festivals booked for summer and our webshop just re-opened with tons of new shirts n shit!!!"
Arch Enemy vocalist, Angela Gossow, has posted this message:
"We had a blast, thanx to our wonderful German friends & fans and touring with a killer line-up, really cool people and the best crew in the whole world! Rene from Mercenary actually took the time to write a review of the tour for my forum on www.AngelaGossow.Com - go and check it out!
"They also got an in depth tour report on the Mercenary Myspace Page, plus their kick-butt version of BURNING ANGEL in their player. Listen and bang your head!
"Sister Sin are young, tight and simply awesome and their take on hardrocking metal always put a smile on my face and made me tap my feet. Watch out for these guys and gal - they will get to you! And thanx for getting our gear from and back to Sweden again! We love you!!!
"Leaves Eyes - I got to meet Alex and Liv, both very sweet people. Not sure if they felt 'at home' as they were def the odd band out and my death metal soul doesnt really resonate with their quiet tunes. I hope they enjoyed it nevertheless- I loved the diversity of this tour line-up and the different dynamics each band brought to the table.
"Special thanx go out to Dirk Lehberger for making sense of the daily chaos, Clem Bennett for the best sound ever, Eddie for multitasking as drum tech and monitor tech (and being brilliant and never out of breath despite the heavy work load), Merch Chris for selling out our last stock and Swiss Samael Chris for a light show that left people in awe and hopefully cross eyed for the rest of the night! You all were wonderful and made IT happen. We would be lost without you and could hardly tie our shoe laces on our own I am afraid..
"And a big THANK YOU to DORO for inviting us to her 25 year anniversary show! We had a short, but raging set and I hope she enjoyed her massive bash.. I think the stress backstage would have killed me..
"It was also fun to meet my old pal Pete (from Asmodina and Mistress) again who played in Pratteln and Bad Arolsen with his new band All We Hate!
"I hope you all have relaxing holidays and a great 2009!!!"
Arch Enemy will be releasing a brand new DVD / Live 2-CD, entitled “Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan,” on November 24th in Europe and November 25th in North America via Century Media Records. The DVD contains a live-show filmed in Tokyo earlier this year, an in-depth 40 minutes road-movie feature, and all promo video clips so far shot for the band’s latest album, “Rise Of The Tyrant.” Further details on the formats and packaging will be disclosed soon. In the meantime, here is the track-listing of the live show:
1. Intro / Blood On Your Hands
3. Taking Back My Soul
4. Dead Eyes See No Future
5. Dark Insanity
6. The Day You Died
7. Christopher Solo
9. Night Falls Fast
10. Daniel Solo
11. Burning Angel
12. Michael Solo (Incl. Intermezzo Liberté)
13. Dead Bury Their Dead
15. Enemy Within
17. Shadows And Dust
19. We Will Rise
20. Fields Of Desolation / Outro
Guitarist Michael Amott comments on the release as follows: “People are always asking us about Japan and the fans there… It is well known that Arch Enemy has been the most successful extreme metal band in the Japanese market for 10+ years, so we thought it’d be cool to show the Arch Enemy fans worldwide what it’s like when we tour there, this is your backstage pass to Arch Enemy, Nippon style! A lot of people felt that we raised the bar significantly with the quality of the ‘Live Apocalypse’ DVD – and I agree that was a great DVD, but I believe this monumental experience, that we are calling ‘Tyrants Of The Rising Sun’ filmed totally in high definition, - will leave you floored! With the metal world’s #1 producer Andy Sneap mixing the audio and the brilliant Paul Smith editing and directing the visuals, the results are impressive! And Niklas Sundin of Cabin Fever Media bringing in some of the best artwork I’ve ever seen from him - we have a new DVD that we are very proud to present to our fans!”
Following up the release date of the live-album, Arch Enemy have announced the final line-up for a string of European "December Tyranny" tour dates with Leaves' Eyes, Mercenary and Sister Sin. Dates are as follows:
Dec. 12 Uden, NL @ De Pul
Dec. 15 Pratteln, CH @ Z 7
Dec. 17 Ludwigsburg, D @ Rockfabrik
Dec. 18 Aschaffenburg, D @ Colos-Saal
Dec. 19 Bad Arolsen, D @ Outback
Arch Enemy’s vocalist, Angela Gossow, comments on the shows as follows: “This is a very diverse and exciting line-up we got together for these shows – A truly special run! Not only is this the first time in our history we tour with other female fronted bands, but we managed to cross over heavy metal, melodic metal, thrash/death metal and gothic metal in one billing. And Mercenary’s power metal version of ‘Burning Angel’ (you can find this on the new Century Media release ‘Covering 20 Years of Extremes) def. got stuck in my ears! Sister Sin is an upcoming, hard rocking act from Sweden… And Leaves Eyes will clearly be the ‘Beauty’ whilst Arch Enemy proudly represents the ‘Beast’! Be there when the revolution begins!”
In other news, Arch Enemy's cover of the Dream Evil classic "The Book Of Heavy Metal" is now posted at www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope. The track comes off “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes,” Century Media’s 20th-anniversary compilation, which is available in stores now. It contains 32 mostly exclusive recordings where CM artists cover songs from other acts within the label’s repertoire.
Gothenburg, Sweden’s SISTER SIN has announced that they will be touring the U.S. this October/November with Ill Nino, OTEP and Walls Of Jericho.
Arch Enemy has announced the line-up for the upcoming European tour in December. Embarking on The December Tyranny Tour 2008 with the Swedish metallers are Leaves' Eyes, Mercenary and Sister Sin.
The December Tyranny Tour dates are as follows:
Dec. 12 Uden, NL - De Pul
Dec. 15 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Dec. 17 Ludwigsburg, D - Rockfabrik
Dec. 18 Aschaffenburg, D - Colos-Saal
Dec. 19 Bad Arolsen, D - Outback
Arch Enemy will also be playing at Doro’s “25 Years in Rock” Anniversary Festival on Dec. 13th at Düsseldorf ISS-DOME. Tickets are available at www.metaltix.com. For more information, visit www.doro.de.