The awards by numbers
60 minute broadcast
17 categories voters voted in
10 entries per categories
5 categories editor chose winner
1 months preparation
Red - editor chose
Green - voted by readers
The GMA Awards 2012 RESULTS are as follows:
Music Video of the Year
Silent Descent - Psychotic Euphoric
GMA's Band of the Year
Spirit of Global Metal Award
Services to Metal Award
Label of the Year
Album of the Year
Soulfly - Enslaved
Best Live Act
Best new African Metal Band
Best new Asian Metal Band
Best new Australasian Metal Band
Buried In Verona
Best new European Metal band
Betraying The Martyrs
Best new International Metal band
Best new Non Metal band
Fearless Vampire Killers
Best new North & Central American Metal band
Best new South American Metal band
Breaking Metal scene of 2012
Breakthrough UK Metal band
Female of the Year 2012
Festival of the Year 2012
Male of the Year 2012
Event of the year 2012
Afghanistan delivers first metal band- District Unknown
Riff Lord of 2012
Global Metal Apocalypse brings you a festive surprise, the exclusive showing of San Marino's premier metal band Nothing Inside Eyes braving the festive season to deliver this extreme version of the fabled jingle bells song.
Merry Metalmas and a Heavy New Year fellow Global Apocalyptic metallers
The debut album by Ukrainian sleaze / glam band John Gält, called “Served Hot”, will be published by Street Symphonies Records on January 29th 2013.
The track list is:
2. Riot Radio
3. (One More) Punk Rock Anthem
5. White Widow
6. LZ Is Hot
7. When Nature Calls
8. Burn (Nothing In The End)
9. Bad Brotherhood
10. On The Loose
“Riot Radio” is available for streaming on Street Symphonies' YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIpM2gKDQWk&feature=youtu.be.
John Gält are:
Ostap - Vocals/Guitar
Ryba - Guitar
Sid - Bass/Backing Vocals
Tilip - Drums
L-R : Mathieu St-Amour (guitar) | Rich O’Neil (drums) | Renaud Jobin (vocals) | Payam Doryani (bass) | Dimitri Gervais (guitar) – Photo credit : Alexandru Petrosan
Ontario's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted a video teaser for their upcoming music video for the title track from their full length album 'Tides of War' being released on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. To view the video please visit the following link here.
In additional news, COTG are offering fans a free download of the title track at the following location here along with pre-order of the album on the band's Bandcamp here.
Produced by award winning producer / engineer / mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, Gwar, Annihilator and Voivod, COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP 'Reverence,' which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.
Track Listing - Tides of War
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War [Free Download - http://chariotsofthegods.viinyl.com/]
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls On The White River (1914)
8. Severing The Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of An Empire
10. Red Skies
13. Unbound (feat. Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of The Gods
”I’m honored to be a part of this project” – Glen Robinson (producer)
”It’s pretty good!” – Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
”A band to admire [...] amazing collaboration of Heavy Metal and Death Metal [...] no less than perfect” – Metal Temple
”An excellent band who knows what they are doing [...] Listen to them and you’ll discover something great” – Dave Lemire (Concert promoter)
”I am stoked to discover new talent from Ottawa [...] Chariots of the Gods is an eruption waiting to happen” -The Ottawa Epitaph
French brutal death metallers Livarkahil are proud to announce the beginning of the writing process of their third full length album, once again in the form of a concept-album.
“The concept and it’s shaping are extremely ambitious, and giving birth to it will be a long and difficult journey for the band. Even though we have a clear view of what the album should sound like, you guys will have to be patient, as we are hoping for a release on the Spring of 2014.”
The new heavy thing is in town and it’s name is Livarkahil. Formed in 2007, this Parisian death metal combo never stopped growing. After more than 50 gigs across europe & one album under it’s belt (First Act Of Violence – released in 2009) the band will prove with its new album release “Signs Of Decay” (2011) and the EP “Wrath Of God” (2012) that they are the new revelation of the European death metal scene.
In Nomine Patris, They Hail The Victory!
Pierce The Veil are excited to announce their North American headline tour in spring of 2013, with support from Memphis May Fire, Letlive, and Issues. The "Street Youth Rising Tour" is the follow-up to the band's recent 34 date headline US major market run with Sleeping With Sirens, which completely sold out in all cities.
"We plan on bringing everything that we've got for this next tour and we can't wait to share it with all of you," adds lead singer Vic Fuentes.
Noted as one of MTV Buzzworthy's Breakthrough Artists of 2012, the San Diego, CA ensemble will be touring in support of new album 'Collide With The Sky', which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Alternative Chart, #1 on the Rock Chart, and #1 on the Hard Music Chart, selling nearly 30,000 copies in its first week. The album is now available on iTunes.
Pierce The Veil will charge into the new year heading to South East Asia, as well as a slot on the Australian 2013 Soundwave Festival in February / March. The band are already selling out a May / June UK headline run with Woe, Is Me, with select dates being upgraded to larger venues. Stay tuned for more exciting tour news!
Photo By: Adam Elmakais / AdamElmakais.com
Purchase a Limited Edition Print Of This Photo (as above)
Pierce The Veil have teamed up with Invisible Children to give fans a chance to win exclusive merch items as part of the "12 Days of Fearless" holiday contest via Instagram. Follow @FearlessRecords on Instagram for details and to enter to win great prizes from Pierce The Veil and Invisible Children!
Primed with an incredible new album and a rigorous tour schedule, Pierce The Veil are ones to watch in 2013.
Street Youth Rising Tour Dates w/ Memphis May Fire, Letlive, & Issues
Mar 14 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
Mar 15 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Mar 16 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Mar 17 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sports Cafe
Mar 20 - Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33
Mar 21 - Jacksonville, FL @ Roc bar
Mar 22 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
Mar 23 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Mar 24 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Mar 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Mar 28 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Mar 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Mar 30 - Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie's
Mar 31 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Apr 3 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Apr 4 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
'The Living Infinite', the ninth studio album and first dual-disc release by Swedish melodic metal maestros Soilwork, will be unleashed on March 11th 2013.
Produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath), 'The Living Infinite' features artwork by Mnemic’s Mircea Eftemie Gabriel who shares: "Seven years ago, I created the artwork for the 'Stabbing The Drama' album and I can’t believe how time flies! Here we are, with sexy gray hairs, working with my friends in Soilwork again. This time, we built the cover around a maritime concept, aiming for something direct and symbolic. I believe we achieved that quite well. From my creative deck, I salute you and say: ‘Long Live The Living Infinite.’"
Soilwork state: “After commissioning some pretty elaborate covers for the last couple of records, we decided to try something more sober and design-oriented for The Living Infinite. Who better to call than the man who created the iconic Stabbing The Drama cover? Mircea Gabriel Eftemie is not only a close friend but also an incredible graphic designer. We’re all stoked about his work which is different from anything Soilwork has ever done and perfectly suits the elegant oceanic concept of The Living Infinite. Enjoy folks!”
Tracklisting for 'The Living Infinite':
01. Spectrum Of Eternity
02. Memories Confined
03. This Momentary Bliss
05. The Living Infinite I
06. Let The First Wave Rise
08. Realm Of The Wasted
09. The Windswept Mercy
10. Whispers And Lights
01. Entering Aeons
02. Long Live The Misanthrope
03. Drowning With Silence
04. Antidotes In Passing
06. The Living Infinite II
07. Loyal Shadow
08. Rise Above The Sentiment
09. Parasite Blues
10. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard
'The Living Infinite' hosts Justin Sullivan - lead singer of New Model Army - as guest vocalist on the track "The Windswept Mercy" and also marks the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson (Night Flight Orchestra).
British extreme metal record label Earache Records is currently celebrating 25 years of extreme music, and has released a YouTube Playlist featuring some of the label's best new and classic music videos.
The 25th Anniversary Playlist includes thirteen videos from the likes of Entombed, Evile, Morbid Angel, At The Gates, Carcass, Municipal Waste, Napalm Death and more.
Watch the Earache 25th Anniversary Playlist now here
Earache is also celebrating its 25th anniversary with a very special "Secret History of Earache" issue of the UK's most extreme music magazine, Terrorizer.
Terrorizer's Secret History of Earache looks back at Earache's illustrious catalogue, examining classic albums from some of the biggest names in metal, revealing hidden gems, and looking ahead to the label's new generation of talent. Also included are exclusive new interviews with MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, AT THE GATES and CATHEDRAL, plus the true story of Earache in the words of its founder, Digby Pearson, along with many photos from deep within the Earache archives.
Each copy of the magazine also includes a free compilation CD featuring rare and unreleased tracks, including a brand new EVILE cover of ENTOMBED's classic track, "Drowned", plus the World's Shortest Album, which clocks in at less than one-and-a-half minutes.
Terrorizer's Secret History of Earache is out now in shops, and is also available from the Terrorizer website at http://www.terrorizer.com
The Swedish Heavy Metal blood-brothers, Enforcer, recently signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their new album 'Death By Fire' on February 4th, 2013.
Enforcer are the leaders of the new generation of metal bands, cut from the roots of real metal, in spirit, in sound and in appearance.
Bandleader, vocalist and guitar player Olof Wikstrand comments:
"It feels great to finally have finished this long awaited third Enforcer record. Now with Nuclear Blast on board we're gonna make sure to spread it to every corner of this planet. You can expect nothing but the total, self-defining Enforcer record.“
Musically, “Death By Fire” refines the sound of the previous two records - more focused, with strong melodies, outstanding riffs and a voice as strong as steel.
“The album title refers to the most horrific ways to die”, says Olof . “All lyrics on “Death By Fire” hold the same theme throughout the record: death - in all different shapes.
”.Once again, the album has less than 40 minutes of playing time – an Enforcer trademark: “We write all music for the vinyl format and a normal LP can never be longer than 19 minutes on each side without losing sound quality. None of my favourite records are longer than 39 minutes anyway. The record is made for listening to as an entirety and when it’s over the listener should be craving for more, not less. We don’t write any fillers.”
Olof sums it up : “We decided to do the ultimate Enforcer record rather than trying to break new ground. Take all elements that make us stand out from all other bands of today and exaggerate it 1000 times. Behold. Death By Fire!” Be excited. Be very excited.
Fans of dark and melancholic metal watch out, Finnish lords of darkness Hanging Garden reveal the first track of their upcoming album "At Every Door" entitled 'Ash and Dust'!
Full Track Teaser can be found here:
Hanging Garden about the new album:
The silence is over. Hanging Garden are back with their 3rd studio album “At Every Door”, which is the band’s most ambitious work so far. Musically the album has much more variety than the previous two, combining influences from Cult of Luna all the way to Sigur Ros.
When it comes to lyrical themes, Hanging Garden has always been about dystopic visions of the ouroborean fate that quite likely awaits man. Before, Matti Reinola was mostly responsible for the lyrics, but on this album they were mostly done by Toni.
"Continuing the lyrical themes that have been prevalent on the first two albums came quite naturally for me. This album concentrates on different stories, protagonists and viewpoints of what might come after, should our future take a turn for the worse and end in cataclysmic consequences that spring from our actions."
As the music, the lyrical atmosphere is likewise quite sombre, with a few glimpses of lighter tones. A great influence for myself came from a lengthy trip to the Far East, and visiting some sites that have once witnessed great destruction and human suffering. Thus, intertextuality is present here, but I’ll leave it for the listener to discover.
"At Every Door" is set to be released on January 28th in Europe and February 5th in North America.
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