>VITAL REMAINS, MONSTROSITY, and SINISTER have confirmed their envolvment in this years, FUCK THE COMMERCE X festival. The festival will take place in Germany no May 17-19th 2007. Other bands to be performing are WACO JESUS, PITCHBLACK, SQUASH BOWELS, CUNTGRINDER, and many others.
>TESTAMENT will be playing the following dates:
Jan. 27 – San Francisco, CA – the Independent
Feb. 07 – Melbourne, Australia – the Prince Hotel
Feb. 08 – Sydney, Australia – the Manning Bar
Feb. 09 – Canberra, Australia – the Anu Bar
Feb. 11 – Perth, Australia – the Capital
Mar. 23 – Budapest, Hungary – Almassy MK Hall
Mar. 24 – Katowice, Poland – Hala Spodek
Jul. 26 – Subotica, Serbia – Hellwood Festival
Aug. 25 – Gemunden, Germany – Up From The Ground Open Air Fest
>Melodic Metallers BLINDED COLONY have posted a new song entitled, "My Halo" at this location. Their upcoming effort "Bedtime Prayers" will be released on January 9th through Pivotal Recordings.
>The most underrated metalcore band in the world, NEAERA have added HEAVEN SHALL BURN guitarist, Alexander Dietz, to their touring line-up:
We played our two first ever concerts in Russia last weekend… We were absolutely blown away by the reactions we received! The way you people embraced us and our music was really beyond what we expected. THANK YOU MOTHER RUSSIA :)))! We also want to explicitly thank everyone who was involved in the organization: Ilja, Timur for showing us the beautiful city of Moscow, Alex for driving and giving us a place to stay, Sascha for taking some absolutely awesome pictures, but especially Roman Novikov and our homies from BREAKWAR for offering us the opportunity to play these amazing shows and meet so many new friends! It was a beautiful experience. Rest assured that we will return, this time around we played in front of 600 people, maybe next time the boiling pit will be twice as big…who knows ;)…
Some more news: Stefan is currently in the process of writing his final exam. Due to the great amount of necessary for this, Stefan will only be able to play the second half of the Road To Devastation tour. Luckily we have found a great and reliable replacement to fill in for Stefan for the first half of the tour, namely world-famous Alexander Dietz, sound engineer of Rape Of Harmonies studio and guitar player in the almighty HEAVEN SHALL BURN. We are very much looking forward to collaborating with Ali and to integrate him into the NEAERA family as best as we can!
The songwriting process is still running fluently, we are very optimistic and enthusiastic about the next record. We are in the last phase of negotiating a studio date and time. We already have a working title for the record as well as someone who is responsible for the artwork, but we don't want to give away too much at this point.
>THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS have posted two new tracks on their myspace page. The tracks will be on their upcoming release "Olidous Operettas" which will see a January 23rd release via Relapse Records.
>BENEATH THE MASSACRE will be releasing their newest album, "Mechanics of Dysfunction" on Feburary 20th. Prosthetic Records will be releasing this highly anticipated release. To view the track listing, see this image, its the back of their CD. Yannick St-Ammand of DESPISED ICON recorded and produced this effort. Pierre Remillard (CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN) mixed and Alan Douches (DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SHADOWS FALL) mastered.
>DAATH and THE ACACIA STRAIN have announced they will be touring with JOB FOR A COWBOY, PSYOPUS, and SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY. For a list of all the tour dates go here.
>SEEMLESS will be performing both of their albums, "Seemless" and "What We Have Become", in their entirity on January 13th at the Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worchester Mass. Advance tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. If you are in that area, please, go for me. Then you should beg the sound man to make a copy of the board recording and send them to me because I deserve to hear it.