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American metal band ICED EARTH has announced the continuation of their current "North American Crucible" with 11 more shows in the US and Canada in November. "People kept on reaching out to us and questioned why we weren't coming to their cities - well, here's your answer! I cannot wait to see more Minions out at these shows!" says Jon Schaffer.
Support on these dates will come from Divine Heresy (main support) and Early Man (opening act).
After the overwhelming success of the "CHILD OF THE WICKED"-VIP packages, ICED EARTH has decided to give their fans the chance to get close to the band again and are offering VIP-PACKAGES for all below shows starting tomorrow, October 7, 2008 at this location. More...
EARLY MAN returns next month with "Beware The Circling Fin," their first release since 2005's acclaimed "Closing In." "Beware The Circling Fin," the band's first release for THE END RECORDS, was mixed with the help of legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney, Dwarves, High On Fire) and will be available October 14th.
The EP's title track was inspired by Paul Watson and his organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sea Shepherd activists endorse a deliberate policy of sinking or sabotaging vessels they believe have violated international whaling laws. Sea Shepherd members are known to call themselves "eco-pirates." EARLY MAN frontman Mike Conte explains his fascination with Watson and Sea Shepherd:
"It was brought to my attention [that] Paul Watson was regularly engaged in campaigns, often in the deep sea, where he was taking direct action against illegal whaling/shark finning/seal clubbing, etc. What stood out to me was that he was sometimes going as far as ramming illegal whaling/fishing vessels, occasionally even sinking them.
"This isn't some passive hippy fuck with a 'save the whales' bumper sticker on his Volkswagen or some naïve college kid with a clipboard trying to sign people up for a pointless march or walkathon or some bullshit. This guy was like 'I'm going to raise money to buy a boat and then go out into the ocean and try to stop this insanity WHILE it's happening'. That is some ballsy shit! And something that no one else is doing. I immediately respected that and wanted to support it in any way I could." More...
Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH are proud to be announced as part of this year’s Blackest of the Black Tour alongside Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell and Winds of Plague. SKELETONWITCH guitarist Scott Hedrick comments: "Cheers and beers, heshers!!! Here's a quick SKELETONWITCH update; proof that we've been doing SOMETHING since returning from Europe (besides gorging on Taco Bell). As you may have read, we're privileged to be a part of this year's Blackest of the Black Tour. We are beyond stoked to be a part of this killer lineup. About six years ago, I can recall [SKELETONWITCH guitarist] Nate one Halloween half shit-canned, with half a 30-pack, and a Marshall half-stack, standing on his roof playing Danzig riffs. Back then we certainly never thought we'd have an opportunity like this!! A huge thanks goes out to Danzig for inviting us to be a part of this tour. Please come out early and check out our set.
"Also, in early August we're hitting the road with Valient Thorr and Early Man, as well as playing several solo dates. Check out our MySpace page for dates, new live footage and video interviews. Hope those dudes are ready to party, and we hope to see you out on the road. As always, thanks to everyone who has supported THE WITCH!”
SKELETONWITCH continues to support the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release and features artwork from Baroness’ John Baizley and production courtesy of Corey Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR). The record is the follow-up to the band’s self-released EP, "Worship The Witch." Recently returning from a European tour alongside Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage, and Deaborn in May and June, having already toured Stateside this year with the likes of Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, and more, in addition to a busy 2007 on the road.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
THE END RECORDS has signed Brooklyn-based trio EARLY MAN. The band (and duo at the time) won critical praise in 2005 with the release of their debut album "Closing In," a fully charged heavy metal machine with a gungho attitude and punk sensibility. The album spawned the successful single "Death is the Answer" and the video saw regular rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball.
About the signing, singer/guitarist Mike Conte comments, "We're excited. THE END has a no frills, no bullshit approach. They're dedicated to putting out good heavy music. I liked the whole set up right from the start. I mean, from the first time we walked into their offices I was impressed. We saw a bunch of people running around busting their asses in a fucking warehouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn. That's attractive to me. It's also great because this way when Manhattan gets nuked, which with any luck should be any day now, we'll still have a label! But seriously, their focus seems to be on getting our music out to the people, plain and simple. Their method is smart and somewhat unique. We're very much looking forward to working with them"
Mike Bigel from THE END says, “We are beyond excited to add EARLY MAN to THE END’s roster. Everybody at the label has been fan of the band since the beginning; now being in the position to take them to the next level and get them the recognition they deserve is killer! Expect great things to come out of this relationship formed in the pits of hell!”
The band is getting ready to start a five-week tour across North America next week. Here are the tour dates: More...