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Below is our complete Powerglove news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Powerglove Podcast Available

Bassil Silver and Nick Avila from the video game metal band Powerglove (E1 Music) recently sat down with Neckbreaker Podcast for a full-length interview and drinking session.

They shared some ridiculous touring stories (including a random appearance at The Gathering of the Juggalos), talked about Powerglove’s future plans, and discussed the latest pro wrestling and heavy metal news. Listen to the podcast at this location.

Neckbreaker is a free, heavy metal and pro wrestling themed podcast. Hosts Brian Thompson and John Aubrey sit down with guests from both worlds, drink a bunch of alcohol, and have friendly, at-length discussions. New episodes debut every two weeks and are available on iTunes and via Neckbreaker.net.

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Powerglove Posts Remix of "The Decisive Battle"

Powerglove has posted a new remix of "The Decisive Battle" from Final Fantasy 6. The song is off the band's recent Japanese release of "TV Game Metal" and can be heard below.

Powerglove also announced its first ever show in Puerto Rico. Here's what the band had to say about that:

Powerglove is excited to announce, that we will be bringing our wacky brand of Video Game Metal to Puerto Rico for the first time ever! This is huge for me, as my father grew up in San Juan, and half of my family is over there!

We will be playing a headlining show in San Juan with some great support acts (including a Megadeth Tribute band) on December 8th. Check out the event details here!

Que Viva el `Video Game Metal!.

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Powerglove Announces "No Survivors" Tour

Nostalgia metal outfit Powerglove has announced a mini-tour dubbed the "No Survivors Tour" with The Protomen. Support will come courtesy of Creature Feature and Danimal Cannon. First, the band will make an appearance at the widely popular gaming convention PAX East which takes every spring in Boston, MA. Powerglove will perform on April 7th at 6PM in the Magfest Jamspace along with Armcannon and Battlecake. The band commented:

“It has been said by the sages of our village that nerds like us cannot truly experience love or happiness. If we could, we'd love to announce our miniature co-headlining tour of maximum happiness with our old friends The Protomen. Our current plans of recording and self imposed isolation will have to wait, since this is something we've wanted to do for years and no man or beast or manbeast will stand in our way. Put away your anime love pillows for an evening and come join us for a spectacular celebration of nerd culture throughout the Northeast quadrant! Your pillow will still be there when you get home, don't worry.”

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ProgPower USA XII: Kick-Off Day

For the long-running USA metal festival, ProgPower USA, metalheads typically have no problems driving or flying from all across the country. Where else can you see sixteen mostly international bands, all of whom are pushing their own abilities and the boundaries of metal, over a two-day period? Now in its twelfth year, ProgPower takes place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Center Stage venue. Run by Glenn Harveston, who is first and foremost a fan, the festival spans the days of Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th, but officially kicked off on Thursday. The Swedish band Evergrey also performed an all-acoustic show at The Loft on Wednesday.

The show lineup, as announced on ProgPowerUSA.com, is as follows:

Thursday - Powerglove, Vanden Plas, Evergrey
Friday - Creation's End, Darkwater, Voyager, Eldritch, Mob Rules, Ihsahn, Sanctuary
Saturday - Haken, While Heaven Wept, Red Circuit, Labyrinth, Forbidden, Therion

On Thursday morning, I had packed and left Nashville, TN, driving four hours to get down to Atlanta, which was further away than I thought. Upon reaching the venue, I was instantly impressed. Center Stage has air conditioning, several bar areas, a spacious interior, and seats as well as a pit area. By metal’s standards, this was the music venue equivalent of a Four Seasons hotel. I met with Swedish melodic metal kings Evergrey for a very entertaining interview before the show. Immediately after, I also met with the well-spoken and well-trained video-game metal iconoclasts, Powerglove.

During sound check, the speakers in the lobby were playing what was coming off of the sound board, which meant that guests checking in or buying tickets were treated to Evergrey and Vanden Plas warming up. The Evergrey sneak preview was definitely notable, because the band was warming up material from their album, “In Search of Truth,” which they were to play through from start to finish in their first set. This was the first time they had done such a set, and as I learned in the interview, not expected to be done again in the near future. More...

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Powerglove Summer Slaughter Footage Available

Capital Chaos has posted footage online of Powerglove performing "Power Rangers" on the Summer Slaughter Tour at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can check out the clip below.

Powerglove's music video for the song "Batman" is also available by navigating over to this location.

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Summer Slaughter at Chicago's House of Blues

The House of Blues once again had issues with their guest list coming in too late. And of course that meant that I missed the first three acts and therefore have absolutely nothing to say about Within the Ruins, Fleshgod Apocalypse or As Blood Runs Black. Despite me giving an otherwise positive review to the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album, I had to wait in the front foyer while they played.

Thankfully, I was able to get into the venue by the time that Oceano began playing. Even though I hate ripping on hometown bands, Adam Warren sounded like he was choking on something throughout the entire set. Outside of their vocalist sounding hoarse the entire time, there was nothing remarkable about Oceano. They're yet another generic deathcore band that does nothing to stand out. I seriously can’t tell the difference between them and about twenty other deathcore bands that I've heard.

After Oceano finished playing, I was thankfully treated to Powerglove, a video game music cover band. I'll be the first guy to admit that I'm a complete and utter nerd and I've been a gamer since the Sega Genesis, so I naturally loved this band. And given that there is a TON of video game music that needs a metal remix, I'm hoping to see Powerglove have a long and prosperous career. (They still need to cover Grabbag from Duke Nukem 3D.)

And even for non-gamers out there, Powerglove put on a VERY good show. Between having a contest to bring the band the head of a stuffed animal and tossing blow-up swords into the audience, they were clearly one of the best band's there in terms of sheer theatricality. I'm really looking forward to seeing this band do a longer set in the future. More...

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Powerglove Drum Cam Footage Available

Sick Drummer has posted drum cam footage online of Powerglove's Bassil Silver performing on the Summer Slaughter tour on July 28th, 2011 at The Ace of Spades in Sacramento. You can check out the clip below.

Powerglove also recently posted a music video online for the song "Batman," which can be found at this location.

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Powerglove Releases "Batman" Music Video

International video game metal act Powerglove has revealed the brand new music video for "Batman," the lead track off the band's latest release "Saturday Morning Apocalypse," which came out late last year.

Guitarist Chris Marchiel offers his own explanation: "David Brodsky and I just finished our music video for Batman. In typical POWERGLOVE fashion we did things a little differently. After shooting our green screen performance footage we captured tons of 'sprite' images of ourselves in the style of Mortal Kombat then processed those into full sets of 16 bit action moves. Then, instead of just animating those, I programmed several video game fight scenarios with the band as playable characters and recorded takes of me playing through the mini games. The result is a combination of green screen performance in original 16 bit environments, traditional sprite based animation and recorded gaming sequences and the end result is silly, unique and just plain fun.

The band is currently shredding on this year's SUMMER SLAUGHTER tour supporting THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WHITECHAPEL alongside SIX FEET UNDER and DYING FETUS. Here are the latest Summer Slaughter tour dates: More...

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Summer Slaughter 2011 Tour Dates Revealed

The full list of dates have been announced for the forthcoming 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour. The touring festival is set to run between July 22nd and August 21st, 2011. You can view the announced dates as well as the festival lineup below.

The Black Dahlia Murder
Whitechapel
Darkest Hour
Six Feet Under
Dying Fetus
As Blood Runs Black
Oceano
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Powerglove

07/22 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
07/23 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
07/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
07/26 Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
07/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
07/29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07/30 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
07/31 Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
08/02 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/04 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
08/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
08/06 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
08/07 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
08/08 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
08/09 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/10 Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/12 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
08/14 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
08/21 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

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Nevermore Pulls Out Of North American Tour

Century Media Records has issued the following brief announcement about Nevermore pulling out of the band's upcoming North American tour:

"It is with great regret that we notify Nevermore fans that the band has withdrawn from their upcoming North American tour. The tour will continue as planned with Symphony X, Powerglove and Blackguard. An official statement from the band will be issued soon. Thanks, as always, for supporting Nevermore and Century Media."

Additional details on the cancellation will be announced as they are made available.

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Bands Comment On Summer Slaughter Tour

Metal Blade Records heavyweights The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, and Six Feet Under are all confirmed to head out on the 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by ESP Guitars and Indie Merch Store, which runs from July 21st through August 21st. Headlining the tour this summer is none other than Detroit MI's The Black Dahlia Murder with Knoxville, TN's Whitechapel co-headlining the bill. Rounding out what is sure to be one of the summer's heaviest tours is Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, in addition to a special halftime performance by Powerglove.

What makes the 5th installment of Summer Slaughter so special is that the folks behind the tour are giving fans the opportunity to pick the band that will open the tour. Fans will get to pick from a list of 10 bands and place their vote on the tour's Facebook page here (deadline is April 11th).

Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder commented, "After months in secrecy, it brings us great pleasure to finally reveal our headlining status for this year's Summer Slaughter festivities. It is a great honor to be asked to play with so many talented bands… we had a killer time last round and this year will be no exception. Beers bongs will be had, horns will fly, and legions of metal fans will be left devastated! Bring your daughter to the slaughter… or something."

"We are excited to be a part of this year's Summer Slaughter tour. The past two years we have done big outside festival summer tours so it will be awesome to make it more intimate this summer and do a tour like Summer Slaughter. In 2008 we opened Summer Slaughter and now just 3 years later we will be back playing alongside some great bands and friends. I couldn't think of a more perfect way to return to the Summer Slaughter tour!" adds Alex Wade of Whitechapel.

Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under commented, "We're honored to have the opportunity to share the stage this summer with the best of the best in metal today…all that attend the 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will be left six feet under!"

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Evergrey Announces North American Headlining Tour

Swedish prog metal ensemble Evergrey will travel to North America to promote the band's latest opus, "Glorious Collision." Support will come from Sabaton, Powerglove, Blackguard, and The Absence. The tour starts with an acoustic set at Prog Power Fest in Atlanta, Georgia and ends October 12th in Dallas, Texas.

Evergrey front man Tom Englund commented on the upcoming North American tour:

"Finally Evergrey are touring North America again! We can´t wait to spend some time in the USA and Canada together with our fellow country-men in Sabaton! On top of that we also bring Powerglove and The Absence, and on some shows Blackguard!"

Here are the latest Evergrey tour dates with Sabaton, Powerglove, The Absence and Blackguard:

9/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Vinyl (Acoustic Set - Prog Power)
9/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (Prog Power Kick Off)
9/16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
9/17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
9/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
9/20 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater**
9/21 - Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques**
9/22 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House**
9/23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's**
9/24 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's**
9/26 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
9/27 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
9/28 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Osbourne Village Inn
9/29 - Regina, SK @ Exchange
9/30 - Edmonton, ALB @ Starlite Room
10/2 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/3 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
10/5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
10/6 - Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
10/7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
10/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/9 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/11 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
10/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees

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Powerglove Announces New Tour Dates

Powerglove has announced new 2011 tour dates with Symphony X, Nevermore, Soilwork, and Blackguard as well as a couple of festival dates. Tour dates follow.

The band has also posted a North American tour diary from their tours with Arsis, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall and more. The video is comprised of band-shot and fan footage. Check it out below:

Here are the latest Powerglove tour dates: More...

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Arsis Comments On Upcoming Tour

Virginia-based metal act Arsis has announced the band will be performing the 12 minute title track from "A Diamond For Disease" in its entirely during upcoming tour dates. Bocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:

"We have been scheming among ourselves for quite a while about this, and now it's finally going to happen. We rehearsed the full version of ‘A Diamond For Disease’ last week and it came together even better than we had hoped! It needed the right tour and the right point in the life of the band, and we would not do it at all unless it was perfect. We're finally there. So everybody who's been asking us to play the entire thing every night for years and years... you finally get your (poisonous) medicine this December!"

The upcoming "A Tour for the Sick" shows, which also include Conducting from the Grave and Powerglove, are as follows:

12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 I Rock – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 El Cien – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

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Symphony X Announces Tour With Nevermore, Soilwork

New Jersey's progressive metal act Symphony X has announced the dates for its North American headlining tour in April/May 2011. Support on the tour will come from Seattle's progressive thrash act Nevermore, Sweden's melodic death metal veterans Soilwork, Boston's Powerglove and Montreal's Blackguard. The trek will launch on April 21 in Philadelphia and wrap on May 22 in West Springfield, Virginia.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 21 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 22 - Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
Apr. 23 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Apr. 25 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC - CANADA
Apr. 26 - Salle Albert Rosseau - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
Apr. 27 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
Apr. 29 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 30 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
May 01 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
May 02 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
May 04 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
May 06 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
May 07 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
May 08 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
May 10 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
May 11 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
May 13 - Trees - Dallas, TX
May 14 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
May 15 - Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
May 17 - The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
May 18 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 19 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
May 20 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
May 21 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
May 22 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA

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Powerglove Postpones Show w/ Video Game Orchestra

Powerglove has planned to performa alongside the Video Game Orchestra at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on November 14th and film the show for a DVD. However, the band has cancelled their appearance there and issued the following update about it:

"We unfortunately have to postpone our concert with the Video Game Orchestra until February. Refunds will be available for everyone who bought a ticket. We're thinking of filming the show which means we want it to be as big of a production as possible and there just wasn't enough time with the date we had planned.

"We promise that this will mean a bigger, beefier, more bacontastic show for all of you!"

In related band news, Powerglove has released a trailer for their upcoming tour with Firewind:

Here are those tour dates:

FIREWIND - Days Of Defiance North America 2010, with Powerglove, The Absence

November 4th - Volume 11 -- Raleigh, NC
November 5th - Jaxx -- West Springfield, VA
November 6th - The Gramercy -- New York, NY
November 7th - Les Foufounes Electriques -- Montreal, Que

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New Powerglove Track Posted Online

Boston progressive power metallers Powerglove have posted a track from it's forthcoming studio album, titled "Saturday Morning Apocalypse," to its label's YouTube page. The song, simply titled "Transformers," is a remake of the classic Tranformers theme song. "Saturday Morning Apocalypse" is set for release on September 28, 2010 through E1 Music.

You can check out the song below:

Here is the "Saturday Morning Apocalypse" tracklisting: More...

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Powerglove Posts Studio Footage Online

Boston video game power metal band Powerglove has posted studio footage of the recording of their latest album , titled "Saturday Morning Apocalypse," which is is set for release on September 28th, 2010 through eOne Music. The album features a guest appearance from Sonata Arctica frontman Tony Kakko. Watch the studio footage below:

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Arsis Announces U.S. Tour

Virginia's Arsis has announced a run headlining U.S. tour dates in December. "A Tour for the Sick" is presented by MetalInjection.net and will include Powerglove and Conducting From The Grave. Arsis vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:

"What does a band that is notorious for canceling tours, video game induced tendinitis, and a Noah Martin look-a-like all have in common? If you have spent the better part of your existence trying to play 16th triplet arpeggios at 250 bpm you will probably be overcome with joy (or something) to hear that we (meaning Arsis dudes), Powerglove, and Conducting From The Grave are teaming up for a US tour this December. We are beyond stoked for our first headlining tour in support of Starve for the Devil and hope to see you at one (or more) of the tour dates. We promise to 'turn up the hell' on this one and make your weekend (or week night) one that is 'rock hard' and metalificated."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

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Firewind Posts New Music Video Online

The Greek melodic metal band FIREWIND, led by young guitar sensation Gus G., has returned with the scathing new studio album "Days of Defiance." The disc is set for an October 25th release worldwide.

The video for the album’s blistering lead-off single, “World On Fire,” can now be viewed exclusively at MetalSucks. The clip was shot by the renowned Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Lacuna Coil).

FIREWIND will celebrate the album’s release with a limited number of special North American headlining shows. The trek, which kicks off on November 4th and runs through November 7th, features Powerglove and The Absence in the support slots.

Gus G. states: “The video for ‘World on Fire’ was shot entirely on green screen and I think this time Patric Ullaeus has outdone himself! The concept is based on the album cover artwork and it's something we're doing for the first time on a video of ours. There's a barbaric vibe to it, lots of fire, metal warriors and even a Valkyrie. We're very pleased with the final result and we believe this is our best video yet. Check it out and let the FIREWIND rage on.

“We are also very happy to announce four special album release shows in North America this fall in support of our new record, Days of Defiance. It's been awhile since FIREWIND played North America, as our last tour was Spring/Summer 2008.

“This is a very special run for us, as it will be the first time we'll play the new songs live. It also might be awhile until we come back for a full North American run, so we REALLY hope to see many of you come out to these shows. We'll be sure to rock you to the ground and that's a promise!”

Here are the FIREWIND headlining shows:

11/4 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/5 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
11/6 The Gramercy – New York, NY
11/7 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, Que

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