Friday, July 19, 2013

EDEN’S CURSE Introduce New Lineup‏

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN’S CURSE are delighted to announce their new line up. Ending ten months of speculation after an arduous audition process, the band are proud to announce Serbian vocalist Nikola Mijic as their new front man. The introducing video can be viewed here:
Hailing from Senta, in the North of Serbia, Nikola is a vastly experienced singer despite his tender years. For the past ten years he has been fronting Serbian outfit Alogia and more recently Hungarian Prog Rockers Dreyelands, who released their debut album on Lion Music in 2010. In 2008 he also featured heavily on the Prog Rock project album Expedition Delta.
A happy Nikola said “I’m really honored to be part of the Metal journey of Eden’s Curse with their new upcoming album that is coming out on 4th October and I’m looking forward to rock with you guys“!
Drummer Pete Newdeck commented “For me, when I heard a lot of the auditions, Nik’s was the one that stood out. It stood out mainly because of it’s originality. His voice was strong, it was soulful and he had something different to offer. That’s really why I championed him because I think he could offer something different, change the face of the band and possibly help this band move forward“.
Bassist Paul Logue added “When Nik sent his audition of Evil & Divine that’s when we really began to sit up and take notice and say that this guy was something special. He is the complete package“.
Guitarist Thorsten Koehne enthused “He’s just an amazing talent, one of the most amazing singers I’ve seen in recent times. He’s just so versatile in what he can do and he just fits the band perfect because with Eden’s Curse we’re very diverse, as far as the music, so there’s not just one particular style that we are doing. So we were really looking for a singer that could keep up with that and have a range in his vocals. Nikola is just perfect because he can do so many things, from blues to metal stuff and everything in between“.
Also joining the EDEN’S CURSE ranks is Welsh keyboard wizard and Powerquest main man Steve Williams who replaces Alessandro Del Vecchio.
Bassist Paul Logue commented “Sadly we we part company with our brother Alessandro on a truly positive note as his career as a mixing engineer and a producer has really taken off, meaning less and less time could be devoted to the Eden’s Curse cause. We will miss him dearly as a friend and a musician and we wish him nothing but the utmost success. We firmly believe he has the talent to go right to the very top! He will always be considered a part of the Eden’s Curse family and is cursed for life“.
Williams, a former member of Dragonforce, commented “It was a real thrill to be asked by Paul and the boys to get involved in Eden’s Curse. I’ve been a fan for a long time, I’ve known the guys a while and it’s great to be here getting myself right cursed I can tell you“!
Bassist Paul Logue further commented “I’ve known Steve for a while and when Ale left he recommended we look at Steve. It was very easy choice for us, as we were already good friends and with Powerquest calling it a day it was a perfect time in both our careers to join forces. Steve is a smashing player and one of life’s true gentlemen. He is an utter joy to have on board and I am genuinely excited to see what we can produce together in the years to come as I am a big fan of his songwriting“.
The band can also confirm that their long awaited fourth album “Symphony Of Sin” will be released by AFM Records on 4th October.
This will be preceded by a digital single “Evil & Divine“, for which the band shot a video for on location at the famous St. Andrews in the Square location in Glasgow, under the direction of Ryan Priddy and his team at Independent Element.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Five Finger Death Punch Reveals Initial Tour Dates For North American Tour‏

Run Kicks Off At The Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA 9/15
Las Vegas, NV --- Five Finger Death Punch has announced the first dates and on-sale detail of a broad North American itinerary for THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN headline tour. The excursion kicks off on September 15th at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, and will run for more than thirty dates. Escape The Fate and Miss May I support, with Gemini Syndrome opening the show. The first appearances will go on-sale the morning of July 20, and details are available here:
The band has created a tour announcement video that can be streamed and shared here: At 4:30PM Eastern today, bassist Chris Kael will participate in a live video chat with two members of Escape The Fate. Tune in here:
The first Five Finger Death Punch album of two new releases The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 will be issued on July 30 and can be pre-ordered here: Currently, the band is co-headlining the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside Rob Zombie.
The complete itinerary includes appearances in:
9/15 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
9/17 Medford, OR Armory
9/18 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
9/20 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
9/21 Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park
9/22 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
9/23 Lethbridge, AB (CAN) EnMax Centre
9/25 Prince George, BC (CAN) CN Centre
9/26 Dawson Creek, BC (CAN) Encana Events Center
9/28 Calgary, AB (CAN) Mac Hall
9/29 Saskatoon, SK (CAN) Credit Union Center
9/30 Edmonton, AB (CAN) Shaw Conference Center
10/02 Regina, AB (CAN) Brandt Centre
10/04 Fargo, ND Concert Hall @ The Venue
10/15 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
10/17 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Arena
10/18 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
10/19 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
10/20 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
10/22 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Pavilion
10/23 Pharr, TX Pharr Event Center
10/26 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater

Avenged Sevenfold Reveal New Single "Hail To The King"; Tour Announced With Deftones And Ghost B.C.

Avenged Sevenfold today revealed "Hail To The King", the blistering first single and title track from the band's forthcoming sixth studio album due out on August 27th via Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Mike Elizondo, Hail To The King was recently proclaimed "the band's crowning achievement" by Revolver Magazine. To listen to "Hail To The King" now, click HERE. To purchase "Hail To The King" on iTunes, click HERE. Hail To The King is available to pre-order HERE.
Avenged Sevenfold also announced the Hail To The King Tour - a massive headlining U.S. arena tour to take place this October and the band's first full scale American tour since 2011. The run of dates will kick off in Chicago, IL on Thursday, October 3rd and wrap up on October 26th in Las Vegas, NV. Supporting the band on all dates will be special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C. See below for a complete list of dates. Venues and on-sale information will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Additionally, starting today fans of Avenged Sevenfold can pre-order a special, limited-edition box set of Hail To The King (available on August 27th). The antique gold colored embossed foil wrapped "treasure box" will feature exclusive Hail To The King artwork and include a deluxe version of the album on CD with a download card to an extra bonus track, an exclusive Canvas Print, a 20-page photo book featuring photos of the band through out the years, a Death Bat Challenge Coin, Death Bat Skeleton Key, an instant download of the new single, and a download of the album on street date. Fans that purchase the box set will also receive pre-sale access to the upcoming U.S. tour. The box is available for purchase HERE and once they sell out no more will be made.
Hail To The King is the follow up to Avenged Sevenfold's 5th studio album, Nightmare, which earned the band it's highest ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it took the Number One spot and spawned three Number One, hit-singles "Nightmare", "So Far Away" and "Welcome To The Family". "Nightmare" broke radio records and was the most played current song at Rock Radio for all of 2010. Throughout 2010 and 2011 Avenged Sevenfold toured the world nonstop. They have achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries and have sold out arenas the world over and headlined some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious music festivals playing to over one million people. Due to an overwhelming demand from the United States troops abroad, Avenged Sevenfold embarked on a USO tour in the Middle East including stops in Kuwait and tour of Iraq performing for US soldiers stationed abroad.
Avenged Sevenfold made an unprecedented appearance as characters in the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 video game in November 2012. The game was the biggest selling video game of all time and featured the band's performance of a song written for the game, 'Carry On,' which then went on to Top the Billboard Monitor chart on January 13, 2013.
On August 26th, one day before the release of Hail To The King, Avenged Sevenfold will play a free show for their fans at the Hollywood Palladium. The show is a special thank you to their fans and for fans to celebrate the release of the new album with the band. Stay tuned for entry details, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King Tour
3rd Chicago, IL
5th Indianapolis, IN
6th Cincinnati, OH
8th Baltimore, MD
9th Boston, MA
12th Bloomington, IL
13th Detroit, MI
15th Atlanta, GA
16th Orlando, FL
18th Houston, TX
19th Dallas, TX
20th San Antonio, TX
22nd Omaha, NE
23rd Oklahoma City, OK
26th Las Vegas, NV
*All dates with Deftones and Ghost B.C.
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