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Incite remains to be one of the most formidable and fresh forces within the heavy metal scene. Their third full-length album "Up In Hell" has been out for a while now, and they have been out on the road left and right  that this year has been a long one but a good one! The band discusses this release and their plans for further show and tour playing plus much more!


1. Let us get started by filling in our readers as to what the band has been up to in the past year.

It's been crazy we started the year writing the new record and got to record it in the spring time out in California, which was killer. Then we did a few California headline shows and were apart of the 2014 D-Low memorial fest in AZ. Then we hit the road with 36 Crazyfists up until Thanksgiving in which we enjoyed the rest of this year with the family, so for us it's been a long year.

2. What was the recording process like this time around? Was there anything different that happened or was it the same old studio thing?

No this one was a lot bigger in every way we had our own hotel room for the first time we had a killer studio for drums and another for the rest of the album. Not to mention this time having Matt Hyde behind the controls. This one was a lot more intense and focused. We wanted to kick some ass harder then ever with Up In Hell. It was a killer vibe and a new experience for all of us.

3. Were there any struggles getting all the equipment set up the way you wanted during the process of this album?

No that's always a breeze we always come prepared and gear is never an issue. We used all the things we are comfortable with and it made for a smooth recording for sure.

4. Has the bands songwriting process changed much over the years?

A little bit now that some of the guys live out of AZ. We did a lot of it over the Internet. Guitar riffs emailed to the drummer and me. Then emailed back with drums and new guitar added and then the vocals it was a lot smoother and not as forced. We got to each work at our own pace and that made it come together very easily. Especially having Matt involved in pre-production it all was ready to go.

5. Can you tell us how this album differs from the previous ones? What can we expect and what is the message behind it?

I think the song writing the massiveness of the sound, was huge in this record opposed to the previous ones. Also more solos, duel guitars for the first time, and more diverse lyrical patterns.  I think we wanted to evolve in every aspect of this record. We wanted to really show people that we can grow and get better with each release.  I think it's aggression and the feeling of rebellion and a rage for the ones that have fucked this world and the way of life and the flow of the world for there own benefit.  Shit seems like it's getting worse on every level and this is the voice of what my generation feels about it, in one way or another.


6. How does the album art relate to the music on the album?

I think the cover was perfect to show the world is going to shit and being run by evil entities.  It is dark and evil in the way the world is now.

7. This is round three with "Up In Hell", do you think third time's really a charm?

Not sure it feels good and people all over the world are responding killer to it. So I think time will tell but I feel it's our best work to date no doubt about it.

8. What does "Up In Hell" mean to you all?

It's the world we are living in. It is hell on earth and it's all around from politicians to debt to work, to all of the BS we face daily. I think it's perfect for the record with the cover it all just worked and got our point across.

9. minus HEAD Records is where you call home but how did the two of you come to be and how has the relationship been since your arrival?

I met Brad at a show we were playing in San Francisco. We both have a mutual friend that introduced us. He was killer from the moment we met he said he dug the band and wanted to get us ASAP but we were currently signed, so we didn't know what would happen. But lucky for us a year later our label we were on went bust and we were free to explore a new place. Brad was the first choice. He made us a killer deal and promised to make us his priority and to grow us as the label grew. He is killer, we have a killer relationship as well as. He and our management we’re all on the same page and its a great feeling. He is always there when you need him. Not to mention you can see him in the pit during our shows. Which no owner of a label will do cause they think there to cool but not Brad. He is one of a kind and going to be the biggest label ever. I hope to enjoy my entire career with him and minus HEAD.

10. How about shows and touring, what do you guys have planned?

I believe next year it's Europe in February, South America in March, Australia in April and back to Europe in the summer then the USA. So it's gonna be a sick year for the band.

11. Since you have so many albums, does it keep getting more difficult to put together a setlist?

Yeah, but its fun with every new release you get to expand and make things more exciting for us and for the fans. I enjoy it a lot. Can't wait till we can do hour and a half sets gonna be killer.

12. When you headline or co-headline do you change things up and switch songs from show to show?

No we usually just add more if it's a headline show cause we have a longer set, which is killer for us and the fans, they get to see a lot more music. But the opener spots are cool cause it's 30 min of our best and most brutal stuff so we kill everyone.

13. What does the band have planned for the rest of this year into next year?

Next year we're going to be touring non-stop so look for out for us!

14. Any last words for the friends and fans out there?

Thanks for everything all the support couldn't do it with out you. See you in the Pits.
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The 2015 ANISONG World Tour - Lantis Festival has announced virtual singing superstar Hatsune Miku as a special guest to the Las Vegas artist line-up. The festival launches January 16th (Friday) and 17th (Saturday), 2015, at The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Lantis Festival at Las Vegas has expanded to a large-scale event with a massive lineup of legendary anime song performers, including JAM Project (Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX), YOUSEI TEIKOKU (Future Diary), Sayaka Sasaki (Cardfight!! Vanguard), Faylan (Tokyo ESP), ChouCho (Girls und Panzer), Yoko Ishida (Sailor Moon R), and bamboo (milktub) (Baka and Test).

The addition of Hatsune Miku to both days of the Las Vegas concerts is surprise treat for American fans of the virtual superstar who recently headlined back-to-back MIKU EXPO events in Los Angeles and New York and performed live on The Late Show with David Letterman.

The 2-day Festival at The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is the beginning of the world tour celebration marking the Lantis label’s 15th anniversary, featuring seven powerful music artists, many of them making their American performance debut.

The excitement for the event continues to mount, with Lantis recently announcing solo performances by JAM Project members and premiering a YouTube Channel for the event showcasing the superstar lineup of anime song artists.

Anisong fans can subscribe here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjR6YoI3EYrJXoQlEHt4HfQ
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PULVIS ET UMBRA have announced the addition of some new members along with joining in with a new booking service called Full Metal Agency. The band's new drummer is Riccardo Grechi and guitarist Giulio Capitelli.
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Angelus Apatrida's new video for the song "End Man", has been released and can be checked out HERE.
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ForeverAtLast have gotten signed with Victory Records! Drummer Jared Paris states ”FOREVERATLAST is very excited to enter this new chapter of our band and creativity by joining together with Victory Records. Getting the opportunity to join a label that's put out some of our favorite records and bands doesn't come every day. We are very excited for 2015 and this new partnership!"

In a place where female fronted bands sound very similar, FOREVERATLAST offers a unique sound to a familiar audience,  with Brittany Paris displaying attitude and grit in her lyrics and voice.  Combined with guitarist Jordan Vickers, bassist Ezekiel Vasquez, and Jared Paris on drums, FOREVERATLAST have polished a writing style that has the punch of rock 'n’ roll and the kick of punk.

Check out their announcement video HERE and expect their debut album next year!
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FrnkIero And The Cellabration will be heading out on their first headlining tour with the Homeless Gospel Choir. Find out where and when from the list of dates below!

TOUR DATES:

02/18 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
02/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
02/20 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
02/21 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
02/24 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
02/25 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
02/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
02/27 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
02/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
03/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/04 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
03/05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
03/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
03/07 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/13 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
03/14 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
03/16 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
03/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
03/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pug’s Live
03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/30 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
04/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
04/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
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Shoot the Girl have released a new song and video combination of their song "Call Me V". Check it out HERE.
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Mouth Of The South have released a new video for the song "Hollow Veins". Check it out HERE.
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BabyMetal have an all new DVD/Blu-Ray called "Live At Budokan: Red Night and Black Night Apocalypse" due out on January 7th 2015. Blabbermouth.net says that the set will contain the band's Nippon Budokan performances from March 2014 when the three singers/dancers became the youngest artists to ever appear at the venue.


Adding on that Blabbermouth.net says this release will be made available in three formats: a DVD/Blu-ray box featuring both Nippon Budokan concerts (with the first dubbed "Red Night" and second "Black Night"); a CD titled "Live At Budokan: Red Night" containing an audio recording of the first Budokan show (the initial pressing of the CD will include the code to digitally download the new song "The One", which is a collaboration between BabyMetal's production team and guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman of British epic power metallers Dragonforce); and a Limited Box exclusive to the BabyMetal fan club members, "Live At Budokan 'Budo-Can' - The One - Limited Box", a can-shaped package featuring the DVD/Blu-ray of both nights, plus the exclusive CD "Live At Budokan: Black Night" containing the audio recording of the second Budokan concert.



Check out all the details over at Asmart.jp. As well as the trailer HERE.
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The Devil Wears Prada has released a new video for the song "War". Check it out HERE.
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Brazilian guitar player Marcela Campos got her start on guitar at the mere age of 16 years old. After some time passed and private lessons later, she moved her musical talent onward giving her own guitar lessons, and continued to make music, which would lead up to her writing and recording for her debut album! Marcela Campos herself discusses her time as a musician and the new music she can't wait to unleash!


1. Please tell us about the history of you as a musician and why did you want to get involved with music and an instrument like a guitar?

Marcela: When I was a teenager I listened for the first time the classic hits from Aerosmith and that struck me really strong. I fell in love with the energy of their music and specially with the catchy riffs and bluesy solos from Joe Perry. After listening to that I fell in love with guitar and decided to learn it! I got my first guitar at 16 and had private lessons for a couple of years in Brazil with an awesome guitar player called Roger Franco. I learned a lot from him and he greatly encouraged me to pursue this dream.

The more I got immersed in the guitar universe, more decided I was that this was definitely what I wanted to do for my life. My family, on the other hand, didn't like at all that idea, and for this reason I ended up getting a degree in Public Relations.

When I was done with college, I started to give private lessons of guitar and with the money I gathered with the lessons I was able to little by little start building a good gear and playing a lot in my city. I was starting to build up a career but I would still feel the need of going to a good music school, to get a deeper knowledge of music. After researching a lot, many people recommended me the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM). I decided to apply and they offered me a scholarship to do the Guitar Program.

Studying at LACM was a dream come true! It was definitely pretty challenging, but it opened up a whole new world for me. I learned different styles, rhythms, got to know people from all over the world and had excellent teachers/ mentors. It was a game changer for me!

Since I graduated from LACM, I've been working in several different projects and teaching a lot. My main focus right now is finishing my first record, which I'm very excited about!

2. Why did you want to name, what you do, after your own name, Marcela Campos?

Marcela: I named my project after my name because this is my solo project, and in a way, I wanted it to be a way of telling my story through my songs. I want my music to encourage people like me, that when was a teenager and dreamed of being a guitar player had so many "NOs" but kept going and made it happen.

3. Where are you based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Marcela: I am based in Los Angeles and here the music scene is VERY intense, we have music absolutely everywhere! I feel lucky enough to be on the city that so many of my favorite guitar players are based and I go see them playing every chance I have. Scott Henderson, Richie Kotzen, Carl Verheyen, Tariqh Akoni, Michael Landau, Joe Bonamassa and Rafael Moreira are on the top of my list.

4. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?

Marcela: My style is rock/blues. I listened a lot of 80's rock so this definitely has a big influence on me, but I also love instrumental music! My all time favorite artist is Andy Timmons, I'm crazy about how melodic and tasteful his music is! He has been my biggest influence as a musician and guitar player. At last, but not least, I'm a blues addict! B.B. King, Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa are always on my playlist. I love their phrasing and and I'm always trying to learn from them.

5. What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?

Marcela: I'm working on my first record, so I haven't released anything yet. Coming soon!

6. Do you play live as well? What do you have planned in terms of shows and touring, if any?

Marcela: Yes, I love the energy of playing live! Right now I've been playing a lot with my acoustic Duo, called "Organika". It's a more intimate and organic music but still pretty fun to play! Next year I have planned a tour in Brazil with my solo project and I'm very excited about it! I haven't been in Brazil for a while and it's gonna be awesome to play home and to be able to visit family and friends. I can't wait!

7. What should labels/zines/promoters know about your music? Why should they be interested in it?

Marcela: They should know that my music is rock and blues oriented, melodic, played with a lot of energy and passion and meant to be played live and loud! They should be interested because at any performance I put all my heart into giving the audience the best experience. Plus, I'm a chick who rocks, who doesn't want check that out?!

8. What plans do you have for the future?

Marcela: My plan is to finish recording my album, which is gonna come out March, 2015. I'm putting a lot of heart in it and I can't wait to share it! Also, I'm working on a series of videos with an amazing ethiopian female guitar player and friend, Etsegenet Mekonnen. We have a lot of tunes that we wanna do and we've  been working on some original material too. It's been a great experience!  I've mentioned earlier about another part of my plan, the tour in Brazil. This tour is gonna consist of concerts to promote my new record and also guitar clinics. This is gonna be fun!

9. Where can we listen to your music and where can we buy your stuff?

Marcela: My music can be listened at my webpage: www.marcellacampos.com, Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/marcelacampos and my YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/marcelacamposg . I still don't have my music being sold, but you can stay tuned about what's new on my social media.

10. What is it you would like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Marcela: I would like a listener to remember the melodies of the songs and to enjoy the solos. Also, I would like the audience to connect with the songs in a way that moves them.
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London-based atmospheric black post-metal entity  BEAUTALITY will release their bold new album entitled Einfalen: A Tale Ov Torment & Triumph on March 16th via Nordavind Records.

Recorded by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings tirelessly in six days only and averaging work days of 15-22 hours, this magnum opus will certainly be embraced by fans of ALCEST, CODE, AUSTERE and ENSLAVED, and cause a stir with its haunting melodies and its entrancing atmospheric journey through torment and triumph, light, dark and far beyond.

 Originally planned to be released as an EP, the vision and scope far outgrew it's inception and became an incredibly ambitious concept album depicting the emotional intensity and limits of the mind and astral plane collectively.

The bands ambitious sophomore full-length telling the story of descent into eventual redemption will be available on two discs (featuring limited edition bonus artwork by band mastermind David Ravengarde) and digital formats.

TRACKLISTING:

Act One: Torment
 I. Einfallen
 II. Doppelgänger
 III. The Devil's Elixir

 Act Two: Triumph
 IV. From The Abyss
 V. Messias
 VI. Unreality

Einfallen: A Tale Ov Torment & Triumph will be released on the 6th anniversary of Beautality. Prepare yourselves for the vanguard of modern metal. Experience Beautality. Experience Einfallen
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