It’s not a secret that being faced with such underground phenomenon like RIP OFF (or simply DECEPTION), a man is unable to overcome this problem: he only could publish the list of swindlers on own sites and send it to his contacts. It is playing into hands of the dishonest lovers of free CD’s allowing them to remain in nonexistence, change names, e-mails and continue to cheat people.
An internet-portal where any interested person can register and add information about a deceiver (including his address and other details) is created. It’s possible to put information in a few thematic categories (labels (labels, distro, shops), medias (magazines, radios, web-zines), buyers (not paid a purchase)).
Every note may be commented (the way the exposed “comrades” can justify oneself) or it is possible to use private messages system to contact with note author for heart-to-heart talk.
Moreover, if you are an active CD trader and often get letters from unknown labels, it is always possible to use the information search system of the site to check these labels for presence in a database.
We invite you to visit web-site www.metalripoff.info
Finnish metallers KALMAH have unveiled the cover artwork of their fifth full-length album, "For the Revolution", due on April 2 via Spikefarm Records. The artwork was designed by former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta, who was also responsible for the artwork of KALMAH's previous album, "The Black Waltz".
"For the Revolution" was recorded at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland with producer Ahti Kortelainen and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden.
"For the Revolution" track listing: 01. For the Revolution 02. Dead Man's Shadow 03. Holy Symphony of War 04. Wings of Blackening 05. Ready for Salvation 06. Towards the Sky 07. Outremer 08. Coward 09. Like a Slave
"Fatal Warning", a new track from CIRCLE II CIRCLE — the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens — is available for streaming at this location' . The song comes off the group's new album, "Delusions of Grandeur", which is scheduled for release on April 25 via AFM Records. The CD will be issued as a regular jewel case, a limited edition featuring bonus material, and on picture vinyl.
"Delusions of Grandeur" tracklisting: 01. Fatal Warning 02. Dead Of Dawn 03. Forever 04. Echoes 05. Waiting 06. Soul Breaker 07. Seclusion 08. So Many Reasons 09. Chase The Lies 10. Every Last Thing
KATAKLYSM recently unveiled the cover artwork for "Prevail", at this location. The band decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their last CD, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on "Prevail".
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.'"
"Prevail" track listing: 01. Prevail 02. Taking the world by Storm 03. The Chains of Power 04. As Death Lingers 05. Blood in Heaven 06. To the Throne of Sorrow 07. Breathe to Dominate 08. Tear Down the Kingdom 09. The Vultures are Watching 10. The Last Effort (Renaissance II) (instrumental)
Former Jaded Heart vocalist MICHAEL BORMANN returns with his new solo album "Capture The Moment". This new release includes 14 high class Hard Rock compositions written by this highly acclaimed producer and song-writer himself. The track "Glory & Pain" is a blistering duet with EDENBRIDGE singer Sabine Edelsbacher. "Capture The Moment" will hit the stores through RMB/ AOR Heaven on May 23rd.
Track list: 1. When Push Comes To Shove 2. Friends Of A Lifetime 3. Come Take Me Higher 4. Live Your Life 5. I Wanna Hear Your Voice 6. Half Way Down 7. I Will Hold The Line 8. Love Is Magic 9. Glory And Pain 10. Don't Bother Me 11. Doing Or Not 12. Still Haven't Found It 13. For Just A Little While 14. Go Going Gone
Line-Up: Michael Bormann - drums, bass, guitars, keys Andreas "Rippel" Rippelmeier - guitars Chris Ivo, Eric Ragno, Niklas Olssen, Marco Grasshoff - keys Sabine Edelsbacher (EDENBRIDGE) & Sonja Rippelmeier (duet with Michael on one song each) Guido Gallus - additional drums Bobby Stφcker- additional solo guitars Tommy Denander - additional guitars, bass & keyboards Lanvall (EDENBRIDGE) - additional solo guitar
FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. has recorded a guest solo for "Redemption", the third album from the Portugese metal/goth rock band HEAVENWOOD, due in September via Recital Records. Gus appears in the track "One Step to Devotion", "matching perfectly HEAVENWOOD's emotive music with is thundering solo!" according to a press release. Also scheduled to appear on the CD is singer Tijs Vanneste of the Belgian progressive metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS.
"Redemption" will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The initial recording sessions for the CD took place at Ultrasound Studios with Daniel Cardoso and Ricardo Dias.
After the departure in 2004 of main songwritter and guitarist Ricardo Dias, HEAVENWOOD went on a lengthy hiatus. Now Ricardo Dias has returned along with new drummer Luiz Ferreira (ex-SECRECY from Portugal).
HEAVENWOOD 2007 is:
Ernesto Guerra - Vocals Ricardo Dias - Guitars and Vocals Bruno Silva - Guitar Luiz Ferreira - Drums
HEAVENWOOD previously relelased two albums — "Diva" and "Swallow" — and played shows with IN FLAMES, ATROCITY, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and LAKE OF TEARS, among others.
After successful show during ROCK PALACE summer fest 2007 in St-Petersburg (Russia) Swedish death metal fathers GRAVE decided to return to Russia to promote their new album called DOMINION VIII. And this time they will hit 8 Russian towns with their uncompromising old school death metal show:
Norwegian death metal BLOOD RED THRONE are going to visit Russia for the first time in April. Their new album called “COME DEATH” has already received a lot of positive feedbacks in Europe and Asia and after few European tours band together with THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY decided to conquer new markets including Eastern Europe. After some negotiations we decided to try with single show in Moscow together with GRAVE and return for the full Eastern European tour in autumn 2008.
We are proud to announce about our cooperation with the oldest and most respected metal bands from ex-USSR countries called GRENOUER. All albums of band are always some kind of standard of quality, which is mentioned by metal press worldwide. So we are happy to start with GRENOUER management and help them to make step to the next level of their career.
A brand new WALLS OF JERICHO track, entitled "Addicted", has been posted online at this location' . The song comes off the Detroit band's forthcoming EP, "Redemption", which will be released on April 29 via Trustkill Records. Produced by Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) at his Iowa home studio, the CD features "acoustic instruments, fleshed out arrangements, and Taylor's voice on several songs," including the aforementioned "Addicted".
"Redemption" track listing:
01. Ember Drive (feat. Corey Taylor) 02. My Last Stand (feat. Corey Taylor) 03. No Saving Me 04. House Of The Rising Sun 05. Addicted (feat. Corey Taylor)
Italian gothic metal band THEATRES DES VAMPIRES will release its new album, "Anima Noir", on May 2 via Aural Music/SPV. The CD was recorded at the Temple of Noise studio in Rome with engineer Christian Ice. According to a press release, "Anima Noir" features "romantic lyrics, lyrical voices, strong orchestration, powerfull guitars and powerful drumming. All the elements that you loved in THEATRES DES VAMPIRES are back in this new production. A new modern sound and a super modern production that took six months of work in the studio for recording and mixing it, offering you the best experience of vampirism as always, with the enchanting vocals of the mistress of your nightmare: Countess Sonya Scarlet, this time with her best performance ever."
14 марта Digimortal дадут концерт в прямом эфире программы "Брать живьем"
Помимо проверенных боевиков с альбома "Необратимость", группа впервые
исполнит совершенно новые песни с будущего диска - и у тебя есть шанс
услышать это первым!
По словам самих музыкантов, новый материал звучит еще более
бескомпромиссно и агрессивно - качевые гитарные рифы, пронзающая
электроника и разнообразные вокальные партии - все это в совокупности
придает музыке группы ту самую неповторимую индивидуальность.
Попасть на съемки очень просто - достаточно прислать заявку, содержащую
ваши ФИО, на адрес email@example.com
Концерт будет идти в прямом эфире телеканала О2ТВ 14 марта. Начало в 22:20
Схему проезда можно посмотреть тут - www.o2tv.ru
FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund, has finalized the track listing for its second album, "Pain Parade", due later in the year via Aphotic Records. The CD was mixed at Ballerina Audio with Nils Johansson (VINTERSORG, NAGLFAR, TME). According to a press release, "Pain Parade" will contain "eight brilliant songs that mix the most of [what] metal has to offer."
"Pain Parade" track listing:
01. Chains 02. Frequency Control 03. Dear Frenzy! 04. Pain Parade 05. Machination (The Kallocain Protocol) 06. Collision and Collapse 07. Earthquaker 08. Mekanisk Är Själen
FISSION's debut album, "Crater", was released in 2004 via Napalm Records.
UK vocalist Blaze Bayley's (ex-IRON MAIDEN, WOLSFBANE) official web site has been updated with the following message:
"Blaze Bayley — a new album, the first due for release on his own independent label in late May with additional licensing to various countries. The album is being engineered by James Dunkley, produced by Blaze Bayley and is entitled 'The Man Who Would Not Die'. It promises to take Blaze in new songwriting directions, ushering in a new phase of an already renowned career. It is also the first recorded showcase for the line-up that comprises Nico Bermudez and Jay Walsh on guitars, David Bermudez on bass and Lawrence Paterson on drums."
Lawrence Paterson, the drummer for BLAZE BAYLEY, recently started a blog' on the progress of the songwriting/recording sessions for the group's new album. The follow-up to 2004's "Blood & Belief" is tentatively due late summer/early fall.
Long-running Israeli extreme metallers SALEM are putting the finishing touches on a new DVD, entitled "Salem Underground". According to the band, the disc "is a collection of performances from four different shows. The concept for this DVD was to mix the recorded audio (in stereo) but to leave it unedited to maintain the rawest live experience possible."
The release date for "Salem Underground" will be announced next week.
SALEM released its new album, "Necessary Evil", in June 2007 via Season of Mist. The follow-up to 2005's "Strings Attached" includes a 27-minute piece entitled "Once Upon a Lifetime Parts I - V".
The up-and-coming modern metal/metalcore band F.R.Y. (St.Petersburg) have entered the studio to record the full-length debut album. The album should include the material of the demo/promo CD "Orange Demo[n]" and the Internet single "Illusions.ru" (2007), as well as new songs, previously only heard live. The old songs are to be re-recorded. The album should include 11 tracks in total.
F.R.Y. have their own cool and original style, successfully balancing between metal and alternative, adding elements of various styles from funk metal to rapcore. Over one year, the band have developed a unique sound and a signature, informal style of playing live, full of drive and positive energy. In underground circles, F.R.Y. are known not only by their music experiments, but also by creative and original promo and live videos.
The album title, recording studio, and design concept are kept secret:)
Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED have entered the studio to begin recording their ninth full-length album, "Hammer Battalion", due later in the year via SPV Records. According to the band, "The new UNLEASHED album will continue in the same victorious spirit as our previous album 'Midvinterblot'."
"Hammer Battalion" track listing (not final order)
01. The Greatest Of All Lies 02. Long Before Winter's Call 03. Your Children Will Burn 04. Hammer Battalion 05. This Day Belongs To Me 06. Marching Off To War 07. Entering The Hall Of The Slain 08. Black Horizon 09. Carved In Stone 10. Warriors Of Midgard 11. Midsummer Solstice 12. Home Of The Brave 13. I Want You Dead
Members of '80s German thrash metal cult EXUMER began negotiating a full-fledged reunion for 2009. The projected reunion includes a new album, re-releases of the band's two albums from the 1980s and a substantial tour.
EXUMER vocalist Mem V. Stein of New York City thrashers SUN DESCENDS comments: "This reunion won't be like the one-off show we played at the Wacken Open Air in 2001. This time we will deliver the entire package and release a new, third EXUMER album. It's been close to 22 years since the second EXUMER release in 1987 and it seems that the band is still relevant, especially when you consider the new generation of thrash metal bands that quote EXUMER as a major influence of theirs. I will keep SUN DESCENDS alive and I'm not abandoning the project but most of 2009 will be dedicated to a new EXUMER album and it's promotion. We also have Paul Arakaki (guitars/bass) in the band who replaced me on the second EXUMER album and now lives in Hawaii. I frequently get emails from fans asking for a EXUMER reunion and I feel that the time is right to finally go ahead and make it a reality. We have never played live in North America and I believe that we owe it to the fans here in the States to see the band at least once with full-on live production."
EXUMER has not yet decided with which record label to work with for the releases, but plans to enter the studio to record their new CD in late 2008/early 2009.
SUN DESCENDS' new album, titled "The Entropy Formula", will be released on Khaosmaster Productions in April and on Twilight distribution in fall 2008.
German power metallers HUMAN FORTRESS will release their third album, "Eternal Empire", on April 25 via Massacre Records. The first pressing will be available as a limited-edition double CD featuring a bonus disc containing two bonus tracks, a video clip, outtakes, pictures and much more.
"Eternal Empire" track listing:
01. Contrast 02. Borders Of Insanity 03. The Wizard 04. The Raven 05. When Love And Hate Collide 06. Under The Spell 07. Lions Den 08. Circle Of Flames 09. Falling Leaves
Audio samples of the tracks "Contrast" and "Falling Leaves" are available at this location' . A video for the song "Contrast" was recently shot and will be released soon.
"Of Sacrifice, Loss and Reward", the new single from the Finnish power metallers KIUAS, has entered the single chart' in the band's home country at position No. 1. The track comes off the group's third album, "The New Dark Age", which is scheduled for release in Finland on March 5.
"The New Dark Age" track listing:
01. The Decaying Doctrine 02. Conqueror 03. Kiuas War Anthem 04. The New Dark Age 05. To Excel and Ascend 06. Black Rose Withered 07. After the Storm 08. Of Sacrifice, Loss and Reward 09. The Summoning 10. The Wanderer's Lamentation Bonus track for Japan release: 11. Towards the Hidden Sanctum
According to the band, "The cover art' is the product of the visionary artist/musician Niklas Sundin (Cabin Fever Media). The picture is an original drawing in the style of reneissance woodcut illustrations, and portrays the members of KIUAS as the four — or in this case five — horsemen of the Apocalypse with a dismal landscape that combines ancient and modern times."
A video for the song 'Conqueror' was shot on February 18 with Owe Lingvall of Village Road Film.
KIUAS' second full-length album, "Reformation", was released in May 2006.
Ilja Jalkanen - Vocals Mikko Salovaara - Guitars Markku Näreneva - Drums Atte Tanskanen - Keyboard Teemu Tuominen – Bass