TELLUS REQUIEM Launch New Website

In celebration of their upcoming album release, Norway’s TELLUS REQUIEM has launched a brand new website. The website is located at http://www.tellusrequiem.com and features upcoming tour dates, news merchandise, media, social network links and more. The band described the websites design and meaning:

“The homepage is based on the artwork for our upcoming release; Invictus (The 11th Hour) done by Mr. Thomas Ewerhard. He has worked with other great artists like Symphony X, TOTO, Avantasia, Therion, Hammerfall, among others.

Nightmare Records will release TELLUS REQUIEUM’s new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) on January 22, 2013. Today the artwork and tracklisting have been revealed. Invictus (The 11th Hour) can be pre-ordered on Amazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

In additional TELLUS REQUIEM news, the band has confirmed that they will be playing a handful of acoustic dates in Turkey before the holidays. These special shows feature music rearranged from the band’s self-titled debut and the new album Invictus (The 11th Hour) to fit acoustically and with a three man orchestra. Guitarist Stig Nergård commented on the upcoming shows:

“We are really looking forward to finally doing some live shows abroad. I could not think of a more perfect place to do some acoustic shows “TELLUS REQUIEM-style”, than where the West meets the East.”

TELLUS REQUIEM consists of five members who all came from diverse musical backgrounds, which can be recognized immediately by their distinct sound. From the very first crunchy guitar wail with juicy leads your ears are battered with a progressive metal onslaught. Combining these elements with beautiful melodies and harmonies TELLUS REQUIEM delivers their breathtaking Nightmare Records debut Invictus (The 11th Hour).

TELLUS REQUIEM Live Acoustic:
12/10: @ Ruhi Bey, Ankara, Turkey
12/11: @ Piano Plus, Ankara, Turkey
12/12: @ Manhattan, Ankara, Turkey
12/13: @ Rock Station Radio, Ankara, Turkey

FULLFORCE Confirm November 27th North American Release Date for Next Level

In 2009 FULLFORCE was formed by members Mike Andersson (Cloudscape, Vocals), Stefan Elmgren (ex Hammerfall, Guitars), Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, ex Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Drums), CJ Grimmark (ex Narnia, Guitars) and Tommy Larsson (ex Heed, Bass). The Swedish five-piece started to write songs in order to complete their album and they describe their music to be a genuine blend of traditional, catchy heavy metal to more updated melodic metal with some ethnic touches which will make them a standout to within the genre. The band truly believes in their music and in late summer of 2010 they completed the recording of 12 songs to be included on One.

The debut album was well received by media all over the world and now it is time to reach the Next Level, which is the title of the new album and it reflects the new song material perfectly. The band took one big step forward and added new guitarist Stefan Rosqvist, who replacing CJ Grimmark who left the band earlier this year. Now is the time to be prepared and rise to the Next Level…

Next Level is scheduled for a November 27th release via Steamhammer/SPV.

http://www.fullforce.se

VICIOUS RUMORS to Release Live Album

The legendary US metal band VICIOUS RUMORS are back with a thundering new live CD called: Live You to Death. The power of the band`s live show is now finally caught on CD!

2011 was the year the band stormed European stages with their highly acclaimed studio album Razorback Killers playing 92 shows in 12 months!

This new live album was recorded last December on the European tour with the mighty Hammerfall. It features 11 songs , 9 classics and 2 very special studio recordings including
”Sign of the Southern Cross” by Black Sabbath and “Running Wild” by Judas Priest.

“We wanted to do a few covers of our metal gods Sabbath and Priest as a tribute to where it all started”said guitarist Geoff Thorpe. “VICIOUS RUMORS is known for their wicked live performance and Live You to Death captures the fire and energy of VICIOUS RUMORS live and in your face!

Recorded by Pontus Norgren of Hammerfall, mixed by Juan Urteaga and produced by Geoff Thorpe the live album will be released through Steamhammer/SPV in Germany on November 23rd, Europe November 26th and in the USA November 27th.

Tracklisting:
1) Replicant / Digital Dictator
2) Minute to Kill
3) Murderball
4) Lady Took A Chance (intro) / Down To The Temple
5) Abandoned
6) Let The Garden Burn
7) Hellraiser
8) Soldiers Of The Night
9) Don’t Wait For Me
10) Sign Of The Southern Cross (cover-version Black Sabbath)
11)Running Wild (cover-version Judas Priest)

Track 1-9: recorded live on the Hammerfall-Tour autumn/winter 2011

Vicious Rumors live 2012/2013:
11/1: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/2: Portland, OR @ The Tonic
11/3: Vancouver, WA @ Malibu`s
11/29: Oakland, CA @ The New Parish\
12/1: Hollywood, CA @ The Joint

For More Info Visit:
http://www.viciousrumors.com
http://www.spv.de

SCELERATA to Release The Sniper November 6th

The Sniper the new release from SCELERATA will undoubtedly turn heads, forcing metal icons to watch their rearview mirrors as these guys pull up fast with the nitrous afterburners firing! Testosterone infused, melodic power metal best describes their music, though there are also many moments showing a progressive edge and showcasing immense vocal talent.

The Sniper presents a stunning vocal performance from Fabio Juan, showing a much more matured band that delivers a heavier more aggressive sound, beautifully mixing power metal and melodic progressive elements ranging from angst ridden lyrics of corruption to sorrowful love lost. The huge and intricate production makes this album a must hear for any true metal fan.

The Sniper was produced, mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind with guitarist Renato Osorio. The album also features Andi Deris (Helloween) and Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) as very special guests, who not only sing but helped compose and co-write the songs.

SCELERATA got their start with their debut Darkness & Light which was released in 2006. It was mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward and featured guest appearances by Renato Borghetti (Accordeon), Edu Falaschi (Angra) and Thiago Bianchi (Shaman).

The band followed up with their sophomore release Skeletons Domination in 2008. This effort was mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian, Rage, Saxon, Halford, Hammerfall, Motorhead).

Performing with giant names in rock and metal over the last decade, the band is looking forward to hitting the road soon on their own headlining tours.

The Sniper Tracklisting (Digital):
1) Rising Sun
2) In My Blood
3) Road To Death
4) Breaking The Chains
5) Unmasking Lies
6) Must Be Dreaming
7) Drowned In Madness
8) Welcome Home
9) ‘Til The Day We Die
10) Money Painted Red
11) The Sniper

North American CD Exclusive Bonus tracks re-recorded with New Vocalist Fabio Juan:
12) Spell of Time (Bonus 2012)
13) Eminence (Bonus 2012)
14) Leave Me Alone (Live Bonus 2012)
15) Phoenix Tales (Live Bonus 2012)