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Sick Drummer Is Sending You To George Kollias' Drum Camp Featuring Special Guest Tim Yeung!
Monday, 12 May 2014 16:26
Sick Drummer Is Sending You To George Kollias' Drum Camp Featuring Special Guest Tim Yeung!
Exclusive 3-day Drum Camp Offers Hands-On Offers Exclusive Access to Two of the World’s Top Metal Drummers – SPACE IS LIMITED!

We are happy to be able to give three lucky students a special 50% discount to world-renowned heavy metal drummer, educator and instructional DVD creator George Kollias’ (NILE) first-ever drum camp May 15th – 18th at the Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles located at 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA. 
Produced by MUSO Entertainment, George Kollias’ 3-day drum camp offers a limited number of students the chance to play with and learn from one of the world’s top metal drummers in an ultra-intensive, intimate classroom setting. Each student plays on an individual practice drum kit allowing for an incredibly intense, educational experience that guarantees results. 
The camp will also feature a very special guest appearance by legendary metal drummer Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel). Space for this camp is extremely limited, so hurry!
Plus – One lucky winner will get free tuition to George’s camp courtesy of Sick Drummer. Only one student will win, so reserve your spot now!
*Reserve your spot at the camp with the exclusive promo code “DRUM.” If you’re the winner of the free tuition drawing, your tuition will be refunded in full.
Sponsors include: Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth, Evans, Axis, Extreme Headphones, Serial Drummer Clothing and D’addario.
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Fleshgod Apocalypse and Septicflesh - North American Tour Dates Announced
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 17:19
Fotis Benardo and Francesco Paoli - Two titans of symphonic death metal drumming will join forces this Summer, for the most momentous event of the season: the Conquers of the World Festival 2014! Rock the Nation America bring us some of the finest metal acts in the world with this year’s annual installment. Co-headliners Septicflesh (Greece) and Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italy) will embark on a very special metal crusade this Summer solstice, along with brutal death metallers Hour of Penance (Italy) and Necronomicon (Canada). Confirmed dates are as follows:
Septicflesh - Fleshgod Apocalypse - Hour of Penance - Necronomicon

06/22/14   Springfield, VA - Empire
06/23/14  Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
06/24/14  New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
06/25/14  Cambridge, MA - Middle East
06/26/14  Montreal, QC - Café Campus
06/27/14  Toronto, ON - Opera House
06/28/14  Lakewood, OH - The Foundry
06/29/14  Chicago, IL - Reggie's
06/30/14  Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
07/01/14  Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
07/03/14  Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
07/04/14  Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
07/05/14  Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
07/06/14  Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge
07/07/14  Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House
07/08/14  West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
07/09/14  Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
07/10/14  Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
07/12/14  Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
"We are very thrilled to announce that we will be returning to North America with our blood brothers in Fleshgod Apocalypse, extremist's Hour of Penance and the Canadian occultists Necronomicon,” comments Septicflesh. “This promises to be a night in darkness to be remember as we prepare to unleash our colossal new album Titan."
"We are proud to announce that this next Summer, we'll be your guests for the Conquerors of the World Part 2 North American tour,” adds Fleshgod Apocalypse. “Once again, we'll be joining forces with Greek symphonic metal legends Septicflesh. This will be a year after the outstanding experience that brought us across Europe in 2013 together, and will be just after our next Australian run with them in May. As co-headliners, we will present a huge one hour set list; the longest one we've ever played in your countries! We'll be sharing the stage with our Italian brothers Hour of Penance and Necronomicon as well. The apocalypse is set for the end of June, so don't miss it!” 
Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album The Great Mass, Hellenic metallers Septicflesh will release their new full-length album, Titan, on June 24 via Prosthetic Records in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and in the Czech Republic with the collaboration of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir. From there, the album was mixed and mastered in Los Angeles by acclaimed producer Logan Mader. Fans can pre-order the album here.
More on Septicflesh:
“Order of Dracul”
The Making of Titan Part 1
The Making of Titan Part 2
Fleshgod Apocalypse released their latest record, Labyrinth, this past August via Nuclear Blast records. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band's unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks also created the cover artwork, as well as several pieces for a massive inlay. "The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it,” stated Fleshgod vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi recently. “We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticulous research, we managed to create a  metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are.”
More on Fleshgod Apocalypse:
“Path Finder” video clip:
“Minotaur (The Wrath of Poseidon)” lyric video:

John Longstreth And Origin To Release 'Omnipresent' July 8, 2014
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:36
Genre defining drummer, John Longstreth, and Origin, will release 'Omnipresent' on July 8, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast (and on Agonia Records on July 4th in Europe). Omnipresent was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS. The album was mixed and mastered at Menegroth - The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, and features artwork once again by Colin Marks (Nevermore, Kataklysm, Exodus). Regarding the artwork, vocalist Jason Keyser explains:

"We were very happy to be able to work again with Colin Marks of Rain Song Design for the artwork of Omnipresent. He designed the art for our previous album, Entity, which had a barren, stripped down minimalism, but for Omnipresent we wanted bigger. We were looking for something that would represent the total insignificance and helplessness of humanity to the impending doom of the universe that surrounds us at all times. It's a strong running theme of the album lyrically; how our pride and arrogance can advance us as a species in so many ways, eventually conquering the unknown reaches of space. But ultimately we continue to exist only at the whim of the cold, indiscriminate forces that could snuff our sentient spark at any moment.
“The title of the album, Omnipresent, works perfectly with the artwork in the way that omnipresence does not come from expanding to new worlds and growing as a species, but only through being whittled down to a last living being alone in the universe. The final failed experiment of life has no comparison, it is the most powerful, only through our sentient extinction can we finally understand some sliver of godhood."
Omnipresent marks the recording debut of Jason Keyser (ex-Skinless), who has being touring with the Origin as their vocalist since the release of Entity. "Origin records albums in a somewhat masochistic, chaotic, and senseless fashion,” comments drummer John Longstreth. “It’s our best trick, and we need the best guy for our best trick, so that’s why we have Jason. He’s had two years of hard road work with the band and we know he’s the guy. For those that weren’t aware, Origin recorded Entity as a trio without a proper vocalist, so we are very excited to have Jason in to do what a proper vocalist is supposed to do."
Omnipresent track listing:
1. All Things Dead
3. Permanence
4. Manifest Desolate
5. Absurdity of What I Am
6. Source of Icon O
7. Continuum
8. Unattainable Zero
9. Redistribution of Filth
10. Obsolescence
11. Malthusian Collapse
12. The Indiscriminate
13. Kill Yourself (S.O.D. cover song)
"A culmination of 15 years of technical death metal brutality, Omnipresent transcends definition,” states the band. “From light speed to absolute zero it is a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe to the darkest nether of the mind. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are omnipresent."
Origin will tour North America this Summer from July 17 – August 10 on Summer Slaughter Tour with Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus and The Faceless among others. Following that run the band will be embark on a US secondary market tour before heading to Europe in the Fall.
7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 - Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 - Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 - Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, Origin are one of the leaders of metal's recent wave of extremity. Formed in Kansas (North America) in 1997, Origin is one of the top, most intense and most brutal technical death metal forces to be reckoned with. Since its inception, the group has charted twice on the Billboard Top Heatseekers (with "Antithesis" at #21 and "Entity" at #20) and emerged on countless highly-energetic shows across the world.
Origin Is:
Jason Keyser - vocals
Paul Ryan - guitars/vocals
Mike Flores - bass/vocals
John Longstreth - drums
For more info visit:  


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