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Posted by Molli Fire on Monday, 26March07

Slayer and Marilyn Manson have just announced that they will embark on a tour together across North America from July 25th until early September. The 2 bands will both headline the tour and play full sets, while 2 more bands will be chosen to open each show. The exact dates and cities will be announced shortly by their respective labels.

But you don’t have to wait until July 25th if you are in Europe – Slayer and Manson will both be performing at numerous european music festivals in June, and Slayer will be touring Australia with Mastadon in April!

Currently, Kerry King is in Frankfurt/Germany to appear on the “Musikmesse”. He is presenting his “Kerry King Signature V” from Wednesday (March 28th) till Saturday (March 31st) at Hall 4.2 E12.

Slayer + Mastodon

04.12.07 – Robinson Pavillion , Perth, Austraila

04.14.07 – Thebarton Theatre , Adelaide, Austraila

04.15.07 – Vodafone Arena , Melbourne, Australia

04.17.07 – Hordern Pavilion , Sydney, Australia

04.19.07 – Riverstage , Brisbane, Australia

04.21.07 – St. James Theatre , Auckland, NZ

i noticed that the official fan site had a few more areas listed than what is here, so definitely check their list too at

06.02.07 – Rock Am Ring , Nurburgring, Germany

06.03.07 – Rock IM Park , Nurnburg, Germany

06.05.07 – Spodek Mystic Festival , Katowice, Poland

06.09.07 – Download Festival , Donnington, England

06.14.07 – Heineken Jammin’ Festival , Venice, Italy

06.15.07 – Greenfield Festival , Interlaken, Sweden

06.17.07 – NovaRock Festival , Nickelsdorf, Austria

06.20.07 – Razzmatazz , Barcelona, Spain

06.21.07 – Fields Of Rock , Zwolle, Holland

06.22.07 – Hellfest , Nantes, France

06.23.07 – Monsters of Rock , Zaragoza, Spain

06.24.07 – Metal Meeting , Graspop, Belgium

06.26.07 – Live at the Marquee , Cork, Ireland

06.29.07 – Hovefestival 2007 , Arendal, Norway

06.30.07 – Meltdown , Gothenburg, Sweden

07.01.07 – Full Force Festival , Leipzig, Germany

Slayer will be sharing the stage with Marilyn Manson at the UK’s Download Festival at Donington (June 9), Greenfield Festival in Sweden (June 15), and Stockholm’s Metaltown Festival (June 30).

Other bands on the lineup for the Download Festival include (but not limited to!) Korn, Lamb Of God, Megadeth, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden, Wolfmother, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage, & Bring Me The Horizon. Yes, you are reading correctly. Slayer will be performing at the same festival as Megadeth, despite their ancient fued.

Lamb Of God, in other news, is one of the bands who has volunteered to follow Ozzy, and play this year’s FREE OZZFEST!

Speaking of Marilyn Manson, he just finished his forthcoming album, “EAT ME, DRINK ME”. The album is due to be released in June, and was mixed by Sean Beavan of Blue Room Studios in LA. Beavan describes the new album : “You’ll hear plenty of Absinthe and absolute genius. The record flaunts styles from dark devil blues to 80’s retro with some of the most emotive and provocative singing Manson has ever done.”
more Slayer links :

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Sunn O))) and KTL Tour Updates

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

i was perusing stephen o’malleys gorgeous website when i noticed that he had more upcoming shows listed for Sunn O))). i also noticed that he will be joining Sunn O))) again for some of these shows. So here is an updated list, with more shows added, for Sunn. ALSO, dates and places to catch KLT, the collaboration between o’malley and peter rehberg.

20th April @ Donnau Festival, Krems Austria (curated by Current 93)

To buy tickets or for more details go to their website There are both English and German versions of the site, accessed by a button at the top of the webpage. They also have a MySpace page at I very much look forward to meetuing you there.

The full line-up is now:

Baby Dee
Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Current 93
Fovea Hex
Hush Arbors
Julia Kent
Larsen featuring Jóhann Jóhannsson
Little Annie
Nurse With Wound
Matmos featuring Jay Lesser
Simon Finn
Six Organs of Admittance
Sunn O)))
DJ sets by JG Thirlwell and Khan Oral


22nd April @ Roadburn Festival, Tiburg Holland w/ Bohren Und Der Club of Gore

which i just posted about last night, there is more info and flyer on that post.

SUNN O))) will be on both dates: Attila Csihar, Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley, with TOS Niewenhuizen joining for Roadburn. Hail!


KTL live actions
30-April-07 AUSTRIA Krems / Donau Festival
24-26-May- 2007 SCOTLAND Glasgow / ‘Kindertotenlieder’ (Gisele Vienne & Dennis Cooper) @ Tramway
27-May-07 UK Glasgow / Nice N Sleazy
28-May-07 UK Birmingham / Barfly w/ ISIS
29-May-07 UK London / Luminaire
30-May-07 UK Manchester / TBC
31-May-07 UK Bristol / Cube Cinema (Venn Festival)
1-June-07 ITALY Rome / Diissonanze Festival

sorry, i don’t have links for all the shows this time… i sure would love to see that show with ISIS 28 May… i’d love to see Sunn O))) and Bohren Und Der Club of Gore more than any other show this summer.

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Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

The following cities will need earthquake retrofitting for their stadiums and amphitheatres ASAP!

Starting July 12th 2007, 24 US cities will experience pounding seismic activity when OZZFEST comes to town.

I should have known, that when Ozzy stands up and says, Let’s Have A Free Party! that only the best, blackest, most hardcore of grinding metal bands would respond. Already 8 bands have pushed their way to the front and signed their names (in blood) to the tour production’s roster. They better make the stages out of adamantium, coz these bands are HEAVYWEIGHTS!!!

and of course OZZY himself will lead the procession! Not only that, but Ozzy will be performing songs from the new studio album he has been working on! The first new OZZ since in 6 years!



The festival stops include :

07/12/2007 THU White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
07/14/2007 SAT The Gorge, George, WA
07/17/2007 TUE Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
07/19/2007 THU Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
07/21/2007 SAT Hyundai Pavilion, Devore, CA
07/24/2007 TUE Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
07/26/2007 THU Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
07/28/2007 SAT Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
07/30/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, MO
08/02/2007 THU Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX
08/04/2007 SAT Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
08/06/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO
08/08/2007 WED Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH
08/10/2007 FRI First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
08/12/2007 SUN Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/14/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
08/16/2007 THU PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
08/18/2007 SAT New England Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
08/20/2007 MON Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
08/22/2007 WED Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
08/24/2007 FRI Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
08/26/2007 SUN DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
08/28/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
08/30/2007 THU Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Tickets will be available for download on June 12th. To gain FREE entry to OZZFEST this year, you will need to go to or (the tour producers). On those sites, you will find links that direct you to to different sponsor sites where tickets can be secured. At this point, it seems like elaborate market research to see how you respond to different sponsor barnds, so choose wisely.

I will be watching this event closely, so you better believe i will have updates as they are available. Stay Tuned!

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Nadja New Releases And Shows

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

According to :: Equation Records :: who is releasing Nadja’s Bodycage this month

Nadja is ::

* Aidan Baker :: guitars/vocals/drum programming
* Leah Buckareff :: bass/vocals

Originally formed in 2003 as an Aidan Baker solo project, the now-duo creates ambient-drone-metal, combining ambient electronics & fragmentary vocals with snail-crawl, epic riffs & dirge-like percussion.

You can listen to an excerpt from each song on Bodycage on this :: Equation Records :: page.
You can purchase the double vinyl from :: Equation – Order ::

nadja bodycage

:: Shows ::

Mon Mar 26 at The Metal Club, 1305 Dundas W. w/ Giant Squid & Grayceon, 8pm, $10
Wed Apr 4 at Poor Pilgrim The Press Club, 850 Dundas St. W., w/ Picastro, 9pm, pwyc
Sat Apr 14 Casa del Popolo in Montreal, more details tba
Sat May 19 at Buzz On Your Lips Festival at Recyclart in Brussels, Belgium
Wed June 27 Suoni per il Popolo Festival in Montreal, more details tba

Alien8 Recordings released Nadja’s EP Touched this month. You can listen to the whole album as a stream on the :: Touched by Nadja :: page and you can buy the cd from their store. The cd even includes a free digital copy of Touched!

Alien8 Recordings also released Truth Becomes Death in October 2005. You can listen to this whole album as a stream on the :: Truth Becomes Death :: page. It is also available as a cd which comes with the free digital copy.

Foreshadow in Poland will be releasing Nadja’s Base Fluid full length cd in May 2007. Until then, you can dl the free internet single plus an unreleased exclusive called “Numb” from :: nadja : basefluid :: on Foreshadow as well as preorder the cd.


Aidan Baker also has a net release on :: Noiseusse :: The album, Scouring Thin Bones is a collaboration of Aidan and Straiph. You can dl the album for free because NoiseUsse is licensed under Creative Commons. Lots of good music on that site specializing in glitch/noise/experimental/electronica/found sounds.

Posted in +Greatest Hits+, bass, black metal, doom, drone metal, experimental, metal, mp3, music, new release, news, shows, sludge metal, tour, vinyl, writ | Leave a Comment »

Sunn O))) Adds Roadburn Festival To Tour

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

Roadburn Festival in Tilburg Holland has added yet another night of music to their already storming lineup! The weekend long festival, previously scheduled for April 20-21, is sold out. This third night, however, will be sold separately!
From the :: Roadburn Festival website ::

As if the forthcoming Roadburn Festival isn’t enough sonic overload, Sunn 0))), Bohren und der Club of Gore & Fear Falls Burning will play the Roadburn Festival Afterburner, scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd. Tickets will be sold seperately. Weekend tickets for the sold-out Roadburn Festival do not include entrance for this show.

roadburn poster
Pre-sale tickets go on sale starting March 24th and there are only 325 total, so this will definitely sell out. don’t sleep!

i checked :: :: to see what else i could find out, and they have the lineup of who will be playing as Sunn O))) for this night :
Attila Csihar, Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley, with TOS Niewenhuizen

YES – even Attila will be with them!
I can’t believe the lineup for the other 2 days, it’s like sxsw for dark avant garde metal! Neurosis, OM, Red Sparrowes, Clutch, Growing, Circle, Thrones, Melvins, Amenra, and so many more!!
That’s just one more reason i should be living in Holland.

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Centuries-old watchtower discovered as the Sunn O))) approaches…

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 14March07

In my mind, this news :

Centuries-old watchtower found in Trondheim

seems somehow related to this news :


Bergen is fairly far from Trondheim, but not compared to the distance to the US. What centuries old entities might the Sunn O))) folks meet this weekend? I do hope there will be something recorded!

Go to this Bit of News for some interesting background history and the excitement of 13th century Norway and King Sverre.

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Sunn O))) in Norway 18 March 2007

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 14March07

from the font of information this week, Southern Lord drops yet another tidbit about how we can best experience the power of the DRONE!

sunn 0))) will be making a rare appearance in a special performance in Bergen, Norway this weekend.
March 18th – Bergen Cathedral, Bergen
(Lineup: Anderson, SOMA, Ambarchi, Csihar, Steve Moore,TOS, Lasse Marhaug)

for more info :
Borealis Festival webpage and
Visit Norway Article

oh, how i wish i could teleport to all the places that i want to be! Sunn O))) are amazing, especially in concert. i highly recommend seeing this if you are able to. they put on a very dramatic ritual metal performance. O’Malley and Anderson are super nice guys as well

Sunn O))) plays “Drone Metal” sometimes referred to as stoner metal. It is a genre that was created or made famous by the band Earth, which i have also been posting news about lately. Sunn O)))’s take on it is to play one note on electric guitar, and let it sustain for a long time. as this note lingers in the air, its harmonics morph and synchronize, producing other tones and sounds. this is enhanced by the interaction between guitar and amp, as the guitar is moved closer to or further from the amp, feedback and resonant frequencies come into play. it’s a very powerful effect, which is why i suggest hearing it live. it is best experienced LOUD!

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Earth – DVD Screening in NYC !!

Posted by Molli Fire on Tuesday, 13March07

Southern Lord Records has announced 2 special screenings of the new Earth documentary, “Within the Drone”!!
The first one is April 8th in Brooklyn NYC, and another one is April 17th at the DOMINO festival in Brussels.
Here is the flyer :

more showings will be announced, watch the Southern Lord Records blog

this is the documentary by Seldon Hunt that will be included in the new Earth CD/DVD release, “Hibernaculam”.

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