Metal News, Releases, Bloody Valentine and more!

Good morning all,

So this is kind of interesting, according to Noisecreep,  guitarist Steve Stevens has put together a project called “Titans of Rock” that will tour South America this spring. Scheduled to appear with Stevens is Gene Simmons, Duff McKagan, Jason Newstead, Glenn Hughes, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke, Ed Roland, Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, and Joe Elliot. I would pay to see this show! I just hope they will do something in the US with the tour, or at least a DVD. The story and dates can be found here: http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/02/13/titans-of-rock-tour/

So I forgot to mention this yesterday but the Foo Fighters won the Grammy Sunday night for best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album. I know a lot of people are upset about this because Foo Fighters are not heavy metal, but they are hard rock and the categories are combined. I personally don’t care, I stopped paying attention to the Grammy’s when Jethro Tull won for best Heavy Metal band, but if you want to see someone who has a really strong opinion about this read Eddie Trunk’s Twitter timeline from Sunday night. He really does not like the Grammy’s. My question is why do we even care who wins the Grammy? How does it change how we listen to music? What does it mean to you the listener and purchaser of music? Do you buy an artist’s album because they won a Grammy? Are you more prone to try a artist you have never listened to because they won a Grammy? Let me know what you think. I have always been a metal head, so the Grammy’s have had no effect on how I purchase or listen to music.

Heavy Metal Releases for 02/14/12:

Amoral – Beneath (The End)
Anguish – Through The Archdemons Head (Dark Descent)
Anvil – Pound For Pound Re-Release (The End)
Anvil – Strength Of Steel Re-Release (The End)
Anvil – Worth The Weight Re-Release (The End)
Avatar – Black Waltz (eOne)
Beneath The Massacre – Incongruous (Prosthetic)
Blood Ceremony – Blood Ceremony (Rise Above)
Breag Naofa – Breag Naofa (Panic)
Carnalation – Deathmask (Spinefarm)
Celestial Season – Forever Scarlet Passion Re-Release (Metalhit)
The Devastated – Devil’s Messenger (Century Media)
Dimesland – Creepmoon (Vendlus)
Dunderbeist – Black Art & Crooked Tails (Indie)
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II (Southern Lord)
Goatwhore – Blood For The Master (Metal Blade)
The Howling Void – Megaliths of the Abyss Re-Release (Metalhit)
Immolith – Stormdragon (Metalhit)
Iron Mask – Black As Death (AFM)
Knives Out – Black Mass Hysteria (Razor To Wrist)
Lillian Axe – XI: The Days before Tomorrow (CME)
Macabra – Blood-Nurtured Nature (Metalhit)
Nocturnal Torment – They Come At Night (Deathgasm)
Ominous Crucifix – The Spell of Damnation (FDA Rekotz)
Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned (Candlelight)
Pilgrim – Mystery Wizard (Metal Blade)
Ribozyme – Presenting The Problem (Indie)
Strikemaster – Vicious Nightmare (Metalhit)
Temple Of Baal/Ritualization – The Visions Of Fading Mankind Split (Agonia)
Witchaven – Terrorstorm (Metalhit)
Wykked Wytch – The Ultimate Deception (Goomba)

Zombie Inc – A Dreadful Decease (Massacre)

A few interesting releases this week, looking forward to listening to the new Goatwhore, Lillian Axe, Orange Goblin, and Wykked Wytch. What are you looking forward to buying, trying this week?

In honor of Valentine’s day, (you thought I forgot!?), here is the song of the day: http://youtu.be/jDim6RFETAU

Until Later, Peace,

Lurch

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