Friday, July 27, 2012

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 07-26-12

James DeMaria - Generation Kill
This week on THE ASYLUM we were joined by James DeMaria of Generation Kill plus great tunes (click here for podcast):

  • Holy Diver [Live] by Killswitch Engage
  • Sweet Leaf [Live] by Black Sabbath
  • Hail the Leaf [Live] by Down
  • God Of Thunder [Live] by Kiss with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Leave It Alone by Disturbed
  • What If? by Godsmack
  • The Shattered Fortress by Dream Theater
  • Winterkill by nevereven
  • Slaves To A Flame Undying by Auroch
  • Chess With The Abyss by Dimmu Borgir
  • Into The Darkness by Kittie
  • Remember To Forget by Otep
  • Playing With Dolls by Slayer
  • Back From Hell by Texas Hippie Coalition
  • Fallen World by DragonForce
  • Hands Up by Killcode
  • Come December by Scarlet Carson
  • Code Of Energy by Papa Roach
  • Invisible Kid by Metallica
  • Inside by The Saints Of Pain
  • Cigaro by System Of A Down
  • Shadow Zone by Static-X
  • Slow Burn by Generation Kill
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

EMPIRES OF EDEN unleashes the all star version of the track "Hammer down"

Released worldwide on June first to global critical accliam, Empires of Eden’s third album Channelling the Infinite showcases 11 of the worlds greatest voice in metal. The video can be viewed here:

Featuring Udo Dirkschneider, Rob Rock, Steve Grimmett, Sean Peck, Ronny Munroe and many more.

The critics are saying:
10/10 – The metal resource “this is indeed a killer album.”
12/13 – “I can’t find fault with any of the tracks on offer here,” “Consistanly brilliant!”
9/10 – The metal guide “this album has all it takes to become a favorite.”
9.5/10 – bleeding4metal “This is how power metal should sound.
EmpiresOfEdenPromo Empires of Eden unleashes the all star version of the track Hammer down

From Avantasia to Ayreon and beyond, collaborations in metal typically prove to be more than the sum of their parts. This has been never been more true than in the case of Empires of Eden, a melodic metal project originating from Sydney, Australia and spanning the entire globe in its unprecedented scope.

Masterminded by former Dungeon guitarist and ESP clinician Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterised by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry. Proving that neither oceans nor national boundaries are capable of stopping this explosive onslaught, Marshall has enlisted the participation of artists from all corners of the globe to assemble an army of veteran talent like no other.

2012 brings us to Channelling the Infinite. The third album delivering 13 head pounding tracks and featuring heavy Metal Legend, Udo Dirkschneider. Raising the standard yet again, Marshall has enlisted world wrecking stars like Rob Rock (Avantasia / Driver / Impellitteri), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan), Ronny Munroe (TSO / Metal Church) and Sean Peck just to highlight three of the amazing 12 deep cast. Released globally through:
Music buy Mail / Rubicon Japan / Rockstar Records.

AUROCH Announce Release Date For Debut Album 'From Forgotten Worlds'

Spawned from Vancouver’s underground back in 2008, Lovecraftian death metal trio Auroch whom are currently on their 'Canadian Abomination Tour' are on a mission to give Canadian extreme metal traditions the respect they deserve, bringing them to the countless maniacs always anticipating the next epic death metal assault.

Following a number of smaller releases, Auroch will finally be unleashing its first full-length album 'From Forgotten Worlds' on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 and is available for pre-order on the bands bandcamp at the following link.

Album Pre-Order (immediate download of first single with pre order)

“We can barely wait to unleash these 8 hymns dedicated to condemnation and time collapse. This is death metal violence at its most relentless.” says vocalist / guitarist Seb Montesi.
Showcasing the band’s metamorphoses from thrash metal band into a full-fledged death metal assault, the debut full-length album is raw, relentless and tapping into a musical current of the wrath of Lovecraft’s Ancient Ones. Any and all who question or condemn modern conventions should sympathize with the ideologies and mythos provided. Fans of barbaric blasting and technical shredding should associate with the musicality.

The first same titled single from the eight track grinder was released earlier this month and can be listened to at the following link below.
Single - From Forgotten Worlds
Video - Studio update -
From Forgotten Worlds
1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon

For more info on the band, their upcoming release and tour dates, please follow the band on their Facebook fanpage and Twitter.

RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist and Drummer

Multinational metallers RAVEN LORD have announced the addition of keyboardist “Pontus Larsson (Vindictiv, Firecracker)” and drummer “Henrik Hedman (Celestial Decay, Last Kingdom)” to the group’s ranks.
RavenLordMembers RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist and Drummer

RAVEN LORD are rapidly gaining a reputation for being the most exciting new Heavy Metal band on the planet. As they near completion of their debut album, they are ready to unveil two new heavyweight band members. The line-up features: Csaba Zvekan – Lead Vocals, Stefan Lindholm – Lead Guitar, Jamie Mallender – Bass Guitar, Pontus Larsson – Keyboards, Henrik Hedman – Drums

RavenLordTypo RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist and Drummer

Jamie Mallender (Bass), “Make no mistake, we have made an album that’s gonna smack you in the face with both fists! This is the record that has been missing from the Metal scene for far too many years. But, despite the obvious anger and power of this music, there’s a lot of melody and harmony in there and we wanted to bring in a keyboard player that loved Metal, to compliment the melodic side, but not water things down or get too Wakeman on our asses. Meet Pontus Larsson, who has filled this role perfectly, he’s done exactly what we wanted him to and we are absolutely thrilled to have him onboard.”
pontus RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist and DrummerPontus Larsson (Vindictiv, Firecracker), “I was in the studio recording an album with Vindictiv when I was asked to join Raven Lord. I was kind of busy, but after I listened to the songs and checked out the band members it only took me 1 second to say yes! I’m proud to be a part of the band! It’s great to play with all these talented musicians. See ya out there! Rock on! The Lord of keys!”
The band has also been searching for a world class, powerhouse drummer, with the right chops and staggering technical ability to make a truly devastating rhythm section statement with this album. Enter Henrik Hedman, from Järvsö, a small village in the southern part of “Norrland”- Sweden, who has previously played with the bass guitar virtuoso Magnus Rosen.
Overjoyed at the new addition, Csaba Zvekan (Vocals) had this to say, “Henrik Hedman’s future is pretty clear he will be a big player in the music industry. We are fortunate to have him on board with Raven Lord!”
henrik RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist and DrummerHenrik Hedman (Celestial Decay, Last Kingdom) is just as excited about the alliance, “I feel a great honor and exaltation at having been invited to the Raven Lord family. My fellow musicians are all wonderful people, extremely talented in their art and the creativity is overwhelming! No bullshit, this is an old dream come true! The Raven has spread its wings, and it’s heading your way! The Raven Lord of Thunder.”
RAVEN LORD are currently adding the finishing touches to the first album. and brace yourself for a killer of a Metal album heading your way soon!
RavenLordBandPhoto RAVEN LORD Announces New Keyboardist and Drummer

I AM I Find A Drummer

Breaking news from I AM I.

We are very pleased to announce that I AM I can now confirm that the exceptionally talented Phil Martini (Down & Outz with Joe Elliott, Tokyo Dragons, Quireboys) is their new drummer.

With things really starting to build momentum after the release of their debut album 'Event Horizon', I AM I found themselves in need of a professional, talented drummer with the same desire, humour and passion for their music as they had, and it didn't take long before they found themselves the ideal man.

Following a chance meeting at a Claytown Troupe gig, ZP and Phil found they got along famously and once Phil had heard the album, he was in!

ZP Theart:
"We hadn't even started to look for a drummer yet but the first time I saw Phil playing, I knew he was the man for us. He's a great guy, really easy to work with and fitted straight into the band at first practice, & we're stoked he's now part of the I AM I team"

Friday, July 20, 2012

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 07-19-12

Here's this weeks playlist (click here for podcast):

  • Speed King by Deep Purple
  • Woman from Tokyo by Deep Purple
  • Smoke On the Water by Deep Purple
  • Highway Star by Deep Purple
  • Ritual by Ghost
  • Holy Water by Who Cares
  • Impending Doom by Chimaira
  • Wishing Scar by Hung
  • Angry Man by Panzie*
  • Piss by Pantera
  • Spookshow Baby by Rob Zombie
  • Pistol Whipped by Marilyn Manson
  • Shotgun by Killcode
  • Rage/Burn by Hellyeah
  • In My Mind by Machines Elves
  • Sex by Motley Crue
  • Feast For The Wolves by Generation Kill
  • Gematria (The Killing Name) by Slipknot
  • On Fire by Thinning The Herd
  • Adversary by A Need For Reason
  • Bright As A Fire by Primal Rock Rebellion
  • My Spirit by Lacuna Coil
  • Wings Of Liberty by DragonForce
  • Silence Of The Darkness by Kamelot
  • I Am the Law by Anthrax
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Metal guitar virtuoso XANDER DEMOS Reveals New Fan-Submitted Album Artwork

xanderdemosguiarcadia Xander Demos Reveals New Fan Submitted Album Artwork
Metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos reveals the winning album artwork submission from his “Get My Guitarcadia Artwork On” contest.

Xander Demos and MTS Management Group, in association with Rock Growl Records, are pleased to announce the winning album artwork submission from Xander’s recent “Get My Guitarcadia Artwork On” contest. The contest ran for two weeks, during which fans were encouraged to submit their original designs for the re-release of Xander’s album, “Guitarcadia“. Entries were received from all corners of the world, with the winning entry coming from Sami Ahvenainen, a 23 year old graphic design student from Finland.

“I’m stunned! Speechless!” said Mr. Ahvenainen, owner of OneTwoTree Designs, which offers 100% free artwork to bands. “In the beginning my art was not free, but as time went on I figured that it is more inspiring – easier for me to create and help bands if my art was free”. A big “thank you” from the band is a good enough reward for me, I love music, I want to help out, and this is a great way for me to do so!”

“This artwork is badass!” said Xander. “I can’t wait to get the album out there with this new look. Congratulations and thank you, Sami!”
xanderdemosband Xander Demos Reveals New Fan Submitted Album Artwork

Xander Demos, is signed to Rock N Growl Records for exclusive worldwide digital distribution. His debut album, “Guitarcadia” was mixed and mastered by Firehouse frontman, CJ Snare. Xander Demos is also a member of the US East Coast chapter of Sabbath Judas Sabbath.

Friday, July 13, 2012

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 07-12-12

Here's this weeks playlist (click here for podcast):

  • Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
  • Voodoo by Black Sabbath
  • Paradise City by Guns N' Roses
  • ...And Justice For All by Metallica
  • Demonoid Phenomenon by Rob Zombie
  • Rock & Roll Revolution by DEADNATION
  • Follow The Tears by Heaven & Hell
  • Stand Up And Shout by Dio
  • Six Months & The Summer by A Need For Reason
  • Zombie by The Pretty Reckless
  • The Ventriloquist by blkVampires
  • The End Of Heartache by Killswitch Engage
  • Sandpaper by Fozzy
  • Kingdom Of The Worm by Motorhead
  • The Persecuted Won't Forget by Testament
  • The Domino Decree by Iced Earth
  • Caffeine And Gasoline by The Dirty Pearls
  • Caffeine by Alice Cooper
  • Catatonic by Slayer
  • Cheated by Lamb Of God
  • Band Of Brothers by HELLYEAH
  • Hit The Wall by Adrenaline Mob
  • How Many More Times by Led Zeppelin
  • Too Late For The Sun by Black Country Communion
  • Cabo Wabo by Van Halen
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Friday, July 6, 2012

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 07-05-12

After a week off the rock returns inside THE ASYLUM this week the usual line up of EVERYTHING rock & metal; here's the playlist (click here for podcast):

  • We're An American Band by Poison
  • Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Wild Side by Motley Crue
  • Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Gone Did It by Scarlet Carson
  • Getting Away With Murder by Papa Roach
  • The Lost Vikings by Dethklok
  • Freedom by Sadus
  • The Black Widow [Live] by Alice Cooper
  • Doctor Doctor by UFO
  • The Prisoner by Iron Maiden
  • Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
  • In Your Words by Lamb Of God
  • Moonlite Blue by Killed The Fixation
  • Heart Worn Highway by Rebel Meets Rebel
  • She Said by Zeroking
  • Ice Cream Man by Van Halen
  • Summertime Blues by Blue Cheer
  • Wake by 44 Fires
  • Hell or Hallelujah by KISS
  • Legendary Child by Aerosmith
  • Sympathy for the Devil by Guns N' Roses
  • Metal to the Death and Beyond by St. Madness
  • Heaven And Hell [Live] by Dio
  • The Way I Am by Fozzy
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