FUSE posts “30 years of Metal Blade” video

FUSE TV has launched an exclusive interview with Metal Blade Records CEO, Brian Slagel, over at Fuse.tv. The in-depth interview, conducted at the Metal Blade offices, will give fans insights into Slagel’s favorite bands, how the label has evolved, bands the label has missed out on and discovered throughout its three decades in business.

Metal Blade Records will be wrapping up 30th anniversary celebrations for 2012 with a huge show on November 30th at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Show headliners Armored Saint will be joined by newcomers Gypsyhawk, as well as a special, short set from thrash legends Sacred Reich. Additional special guests confirmed for the show include: Amon’s Amarth’s Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King’s X. The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout their set to perform a variety of cover songs. That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson are confirmed to host the event.

Tickets are currently on sale now at houseofblues.com.

EVOCATION Streams New Album, ‘Illusions Of Grandeur’

Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION will release their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, on October 22nd in North America via Century Media Records! Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.), and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”

To hear Illusions Of Grandeur in its entirety, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-evocation-illusions-of-grandeur/

Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
1. Illusions Of Grandeur
2. Well Of Despair
3. Divide And Conquer
4. Perception Of Reality
5. Metus Odium
6. I’ll Be Your Suicide
7. Crimson Skies
8. Into Submission
9. The Seven Faces Of God
10. Final Disclosure

To pre-order Illusions Of Grandeur, please visit CM Distro for various CD/LP formats.

EVOCATION is currently working on a new video for the track “Divide And Conquer.” Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming video coming soon.

EVOCATION Launches 2nd Studio Report for ‘Illusions Of Grandeur,’ Online

Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION will release their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, on September 24th in Europe and on October 23rd in North America via Century Media Records. Illusions Of Grandeur is the band’s first studio album for their new label and further proof of why the five-piece band from Borås has become a leading force in the death metal scene. The album includes 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics.

To watch the second half of EVOCATION’s studio report (created by Anders Björler of THE HAUNTED/AT THE GATES), click here:

http://www.metal-hammer.de/magazin/features/article321627.ece

Part 1 of the studio report can be viewed here.

Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.).

As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.” The track-listing for Illusions Of Grandeur is below.

Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
Illusions Of Grandeur
Well Of Despair
Divide And Conquer
Perception Of Reality
Metus Odium
I’ll Be Your Suicide
Crimson Skies
Into Submission
The Seven Faces Of God
Final Disclosure