Demiurge / Antaeus Labs

The sheer amount of alertness and energy that can be felt when one begins to supplement with Demiurge is substantial. As it does not contain caffeine, Demiurge can be included alongside pre-workouts and thermogenics alike. Jitteriness is not a problem with the focus provided by Demiurge; the added energy supports drive and higher thought instead of decreasing attention span.

Demiurge is a great energy-creation product as it does not lead into a crash. Rather, the long-lasting energy provided by the supplement gradually dissipates. This allows for further supplementation with Demiurge or replacement with another energy product. I feel that Demiurge has earned a spot in the medicine cabinets of anyone that is looking to increase their personal records and get the focus that they need to successfully finish their workouts.

Pheynlpiracetam is a nootropic along with a stimulant; supplementing with Demiurge as per its instructions will allow for a substantial increase in energy and drive whenever one wants it, for whichever set of activities they enter into (working out, studying, and even staying awake). Antaeus Labs ensures that those that purchase their products know precisely what is present; make sure to purchase Demiurge before the limited supplies disappear. To purchase a bottle of Demiurge, check out the Antaeus Labs store. Bookmark the Antaeus Labs website for information about their 2013 slate of products.

Rating: 9.0/10

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Quintron & Miss Pussycat Announce Spring Tour

02-1 New Orleans, LA – Tulane University Mardi Gras Ball
02-02 Lafayette, LA – Blue Moon Saloon w/ T-Kette
02-11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s w/ K-Holes, Vice Cooler & the one and only STEPHANIE “call the police” MCDEE!
03-01 New Orleans, LA – THE PRYTANIA THEATER – NOLA Premier of “The Mystery In Old BathBath”
04-09 Tallahassee, FL – Downunder Club
04-10 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-13 Washington, DC – Kennedy Center New Orleans Bingo Show
04-17 New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
04-20 Brooklyn, NY – SPRING FEVER @ Secret Project Robot w/ K-Holes, Black Dice
04-21 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles
04-25 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstair’s
04-26 Dallas, TX – Double Wide Bar w/ Darktown Strutters
04-27 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Festival at Carson Creek
04-28 Waxahachie, TX – Webb Gallery
More info on their site:

Gorilla Vs. Bear Premieres “Newgate” By Toxie
this band somehow manages to be even more awesome than the sum of its parts, and this song is undeniably great and will undoubtedly be buzzing around inside your head all day.” – GvB
“Newgate” 7″ will be available this week on Goner!

Power Thrashers Edge Of Attack Post Behind The Scenes Video For ‘In Hell’

Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack whom are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album next week on Tuesday, February 19th via Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Records, have posted behind the scenes video from their upcoming music video directed by Karen Michelle Meola in support of their second single ‘In Hell’.

To view the video please visit the following link below.

http://youtu.be/CihjG0DrIxU

edge of attack - "in hell" (behind the scenes)

In addition, the band has posted a video teaser on Blank TV, which can be viewed the following link here. (http://youtu.be/yIU9giaRHwA)(please feel free to share and embed on social networks)

edge of attack - "in hell" (teaser) spread the metal records

Album pre-order available at the following link here. (http://spreadthemetalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edge-of-attack)

Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debut features ten tracks of haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus choral and symphonic arrangements along with guest artists by solo artist Ivan Gianinni, Ryan Boivard (Hallows Die) and Pellek (Damnation Angels).

Edge of Attack – Track Listing

1. In Hell 4:36
2. The Haunting 5:08
3. Demon (Of The Northern Seas) feat. Ivan Giannini 5:04
4. Take Me Alive 4:24
5. In The Night 4:27
6. Edge Of Attack 5:07
7. Rise Above 5:55
8. Forever 3:46
9. The Damned feat. Ryan Bovaird 6:01
10. Set The World Aflame feat. PelleK 8:29

Forever – Music Video – http://youtu.be/yL1diclz8tM (please feel free to share and embed on social networks)

Paramore Announces New York Hammerstein Ballroom Performance 5/16!

Multi-platinum selling artist Paramore has unveiled details of their upcoming North American tour. The dates celebrate the release of their hugely anticipated new album, “PARAMORE,” due in stores and online on April 9th.  The Grammy-nominated band will hit the road this spring, stopping at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on May 16th.  Joining them as the opening act will be LA-based, alt-rock group Kitten, who has already garnered critical acclaim for their “Cut It Out” EP as well as their dynamic live show, and are currently finishing up their full length debut for Elektra Records.
Pre-sale tickets will be available by invitation-only to members of Paramore’s Fan Club and Singles Club, beginning January 28th at 5pm EST, with all remaining tickets then offered to the general public on February 1st at 10AM.  Additional dates to be announced shortly – please see www.paramore.net/tour for complete details.
Meanwhile, the band will gear up for the long awaited arrival of “PARAMORE” with an upcoming series of shows in Southeast Asia and Australia, including a leading role on the latter’s annual Soundwave festival tour.  Always a festival favorite, Paramore will also hit the stage at a number of upcoming European extravaganzas, with Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park among those already announced for June and beyond.
Paramore’s first all-new release in more than three years, “PARAMORE” is heralded by the kinetic new single, “Now,” which can currently be heard on the band’s website.  A companion video – directed by award-winning filmmaker/dancer Daniel Cloud Campos – is now in post-production with a premiere date slated for mid-February.
“PARAMORE” is also available now for pre-order with a variety of options including a limited bundle featuring a deluxe box set (which includes two colored 12” vinyl, a 7” vinyl featuring two exclusive b-sides, an 18”x24” exclusive poster & more), a hoodie, and a photo book highlighting the band’s time in the studio.   All packages include an instant MP3 download of “Now.”
“PARAMORE” marks the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s RIAA gold-certified “brand new eyes.”  The album – Paramore’s fourth full-length studio recording – was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Justin Medal-Johnson, known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Tegan and Sara, and M83.
Paramore – singer Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York – unveiled the album late last year via a personal blog announcement. “The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends,” they wrote. “It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us.”
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit paramore.net.
PARAMORE ON TOUR 2013
 
APRIL
25                    Houston, TX                Bayou Music Center
29                    Phoenix, AZ                Comerica Theatre
MAY
1                      Los Angeles, CA         Wiltern Theatre
3                      Las Vegas, NV            The Joint
4                      San Francisco, CA     Warfield Theatre
6                      Salt Lake City, UT      The Great Salt Air
7                      Denver, CO                The Fillmore Auditorium
9                      Chicago, IL                  Chicago Theatre
10                    Detroit, MI                   The Fillmore Detroit
13                    Toronto, ON                Sound Academy
15                    Boston, MA                 House of Blues Boston
16                    New York, NY             Hammerstein Ballroom
*Additional Dates To Be Announced Shortly

VORUM’s “Poisoned Void” Out Now On Dark Descent Records

The monstrous beast from the underworld that is VORUM’s Poisoned Void is now available on Dark Descent Records.

One of the most devastating bands in Finland’s underground death metal scene, VORUM blend uncompromising aggression and a hauntingly murky atmosphere with moments of earth-swallowing death/doom for an album that will crush skulls and send children screaming out of the room in fright.

A promo video for the track “Dance of Heresy” has been posted at this location.

Poisoned Void is available in North America as a jewel case CD through Dark Descent Records and worldwide in digipack and gatefold vinyl formats via Woodcut Records.

Visit www.darkdescentrecords.com/store to order.


“If you are a fan of Finnish stalwarts Convulse, Demigod, or Adramelech, you will absolutely find something here that you enjoy, but Vorum have evolved from typical Finndeath worship, and that is something to be celebrated. This is a very, very good album, and I would be shocked if I didn’t see this on some year-end lists. Death metal is, in my opinion, at its best when it’s dark and dirty, and Vorum do that very well.”

– Ironhops.com

“Poisoned Void, is an unadulterated offering of pure dark death metal – the brooding, unpretentious kind that never wears out its welcome.” – Examiner.com 
“So Vorum’s the latest in our line of Finnish death metal bands, and they show that this country has real promise in helping revitalize a genre that’s gotten way too glossy and friendly. I love their passion and their anger and their willingness to get as ugly and gut-busting as possible, and I dig their penchant to blend in other elements into what they do.” – Meat Mead Metal

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Merchants To Headline Paganfest America IV

Finnish folk metal merchants, ENSIFERUM, are pleased to announce their return to North American soil as headliners of the fourth edition of Paganfest America. The epic jaunt will commence March 30th in Denver and pillage through 21 cities and includes a slot on this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among the strongest Paganfest lineups assembled thus far, support will be provided by Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott.

Comments the band: “Finally, ENSIFERUM will to return to North America! It’s been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it’s a great honor to join forces with Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott for this once-in-a-lifetime tour.”

ENSIFERUM: Paganfest America IV

w/ Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott

3/30/2013 The Summit – Denver, CO

4/01/2013 901 Live – Tempe, AZ

4/02/2013 TBA – Los Angeles/West Hollywood, CA

4/03/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

4/04/2013 The Alley – Reno, NV

4/05/2013 Hawthorne – Portland, OR

4/06/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

4/07/2013 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/09/2013 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

4/10/2013 The Exchange – Regina, SK

4/11/2013 Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

4/12/2013 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/13/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

4/14/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

4/15/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

4/16/2013 The Note – Philadelphia, PA

4/17/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/18/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

4/19/2013 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

4/20/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)

4/21/2013 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

 

ENSIFERUM will be touring in support of their mammoth Unsung Heroes full-length released in North America last Fall via Spinefarm Records U.S. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica), with special guest appearances by members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and legendary Finnish singer/actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Unsung Heroes continues to earn praise from critics and fans domestically and abroad. “…Mount the longboats, light the torches, and prepare for battle,” warns Metal Injection, while Outburn gushes, “Unsung Heroes is a totally solid entry ionto the hallowed halls of Valhalla made by a band that knows what it’s doing,” commending its “epic scope and reliance on catchy melodies.” Stereokiller boasts, “This is nothing short of amazing, beautiful in every way possible.” Elaborates Blistering in an 8/10 rating: “ENSIFERUM weren’t necessarily the first band out of the epic/folk gate, but they’re probably the best… One jaunt through 2009’s thoroughly captivating From Afar supports that notion, as the Finns were able to brandish a mighty sonic sword that kept the speed on 10, the jovial acoustics ‘a hustling, and above all else, managed to bring a sort of mild sophistication to a style that is usually anything but. Essentially, ENSIFERUM doesn’t play the stupid, folk metal game, and on Unsung Heroes, they manage to stay the course with sterling results.”

Leveraging Food Labels to Lose Weight

 

With umpteen number of diet books and information that is published everywhere; it’s a bit disappointing to see that most of them choose to make people oblivious of one of the most useful weight loss advice, i.e about food labels.

Having so many food choices over the shelves, food labels is the way you can make wisest choices when you’re trying to lose weight. This is especially true because the claims that are mentioned on food packages can be really deceiving in many cases until you unravel the truth by getting into its detail.

Given below are the things that you must consider in a food label to determine if you should actually eat it or how much should you consume, if you’re watching your weight meter:

Find Out How Many Calories Are You Consuming in One Serving?

People often mistake thinking that any package or bottle consists of one serving. Few days back, I was looking at a beverage bottle that people usually gulp down at once. While the label of that bottle suggested that it contains 100 calories in one serving, which is very much okay, people fail to realize that one bottle actually has three servings and finishing a bottle means consuming 300 calories in one go. Now this is a lot more than any weight watcher would expect to consume in one beverage.

Similarly, there was this frozen meal that I saw in a store which seemed promising for those who’re looking to lose weight, and I thought to myself, “How cool is that!” The package clearly said 350 calories per serving only. But as I went ahead and grabbed it, it’s label said 2 servings while most people  purchasing it would assume it to be one serving only and gladly consume the whole thing thinking that they’re consuming only 350 calories and not 700 calories.

Analyze the Label Holistically

This means that you must start analyzing the label by evaluating various items together. The first three ingredients on the label are especially very important. That’s primarily what you’re going to eat. In case, the ingredient says grains, you’d want to know that it’s whole grains as their per calorie nutrition value is higher than those of refined grains.

Also, the fiber in the former makes it more filling and yet less in calories, so you do not get hungry again quickly and are able to keep a check on your weight easily. You can always look for the Whole Grain Stamp on food packages. If you’re confused in choosing a pack of chips, for example, the one that has the whole grain stamp on it should be the easy pick for you.

Similarly, there are also groups such as American Heart Association or food manufacturers that have now started putting on their “healthy-choice” stamp on certain foods. But basing your choice solely on that stamp is not the solution. Again, you need to look at things holistically. Like, a health label may suggest that a particular food is not high in saturated fat but didn’t reveal that it has high content of refined sugar. This is why it is important that you verify the nutritional facts by going through the ingredient list yourself.

Another example is the federal regulations that allow a food label to call itself free of trans fat even if it consists of 0.5 trans fats in one serving or even less. So if you really want to make sure that it is actually trans fats free, you will have to take a look at its ingredients list and see that it doesn’t list hydrogenated oils there even partially.

It’s best to avoid package food as much as possible and switch to fresh healthy meal delivery services that serve fresh and tasty food at your doorstep. But if you’re too tempted to buy package foods, be sure to check the above things before making the purchase.

For those of you who wish to switch to meal delivery services, you can take advantage of Nutrisystem discount for January or coupon code for eDiets program to see which one works the best for you. You can let the hassle of calories you’re consuming be handled by the providers of these popular meal delivery programs.

If you’re doubtful, you can always enquire about the per meal calories from the delivery man. Although the daily number of calories that should be consumed by a person depends on several factors, like your daily physical activity, gender, and others; still for an average women, let’s say, average calorie consumption per day shouldn’t cross the 1700 calories mark.

Similarly, even when you’re buying any packaged foods, you can always calculate the calories for yourself accordingly.

Your Turn

Do you ever stop to check food labels? Have you ever found any discrepancy between what the claims say and what their food labels or ingredients list actually revealed? Share it all with us in the comments section.

Eru Gomes loves writing about door-to-door meal delivery programs and
weight loss tips that are both healthy and easy on the pocket. She’s
working on making her own weight loss site for her dedicated reader
base some time soon. Gomes is an opinionated, health freak and loves
sharing her unique insights with her readers. In her free time, she
loves gardening and staying off the computer screen as much as
possible. She lives in Plainwell, Michigan.

Six60 CONFIRMED for SXSW 2013

Following on from an extremely successful worldwide tour earlier in 2012 and six New Zealand Music Award wins, New Zealand’s own cross-genre powerhouse Six60, are bringing the live and massive back to the USA and are CONFIRMED to play SXSW and Canadian Music Week 2013.  Over the last twelve months this hardworking young band has seen its soul, rock, roots and electronica-infused stock soar to exciting new levels. The group enjoyed a record breaking sales run on itunes, triple platinum album sales, and a successful touring foray into the USA, Europe and the UK all the while maintaining a massive live presence across NZ and Australia.
Six60 completed their most successful summer tour of all time (beating their record from last year) playing to over 16,500 people in only seven shows.
The rock outfit also dominated the last New Zealand Music Awards. With their unique blend of soul, rock, dub step and drum and bass, Six60 took home an impressive six awards for the mantelpiece including Single of the Year and Best Group. The band also won awards for Highest Selling NZ Single and Radio Airplay of the Year for the band’s triple platinum single “Don’t Forget Your Roots.” Six60’s self-titled debut album “Six60” is also the nation’s Highest Selling for the year, achieving triple platinum status. To top off an impressive haul, Six60 confirms its popularity by winning the coveted People’s Choice Award.  
Aside from triple-plat single, “Don’t Forget Your Roots,” the band’s infectious track “Forever” is getting major love as well. The track was featured on ABC & ESPN throughout Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in the Indie 500 special. You can check out the video here! Opening with gorgeous vocals, mixed with silky and harmonious guitars, “Forever” picks up with hammering beats and layered synths that will make your jaw drop.
Six60’s music is versatile and vibrant, as their explosive guitars, thick beats and fierce vocals fill each inch of the room with pure and utter perfection. >From heavy hitters like “Get,” to the hypnotic track “Run For It, (Offering song for free)”, Six60 prove there is nothing they can’t accomplish.

UPCOMING US DATES:
Saturday, March 9: San Francisco – Brick and Mortor, 1710 Mission Street
Sunday, March 10: Los Angeles – Los Globos, 3040 West Sunset Boulevard
March 12 -17: Austin, TX – SXSW (Details TBA)
March 19 – 23: Toronto, ONT – Canadian Music Week (Details TBA)
Sunday, March 24: New York – Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street
Six60 Live and Massive…

Getting the Protein Content for Frugal-Loving Fitness Enthusiasts

Think about fitness, joining a gym or any popular weight loss program whatsoever and the first thing they’ll tell you is to increase your intake of protein. After all, it’s like the soil to a garden. Now, most people believe, fitness doesn’t go hand-in-hand with affordable foods. Dairy, fish, meat – these are all the most common and richest sources of protein but are also usually the most expensive of the entire lot in the market.

So does it mean that if you’re on a budget, there’s no way you can have your sufficient share of proteins? Well, if there’s will, there’s a way for everything. Right? So, let’s dig a little deeper into the matter to find a solution to this.

Finding Complete Protein Alternatives

Protein is basically made of amino acids, and of the total 20 amino acids, nine of them form a complete protein. These are the essential amino acids that you must have in your diet in order to maintain a well-sculpted body. But the complete proteins or the richest sources of proteins mentioned above are thankfully not the only option you have.  If you try to be a little creative in your meal preparation and can plan them well, even complementary proteins can provide you with the much-needed essential amino acids.

Try grouping two or three of these together and eat them all at once, or within a few hours after one another, they can together offer the same complete protein nutrition and at a comparatively very low price. For example, the combination of rice and beans offer all nine amino acids that are required by your body but it won’t be that great of you eat them separately. Apart from that, they have many other benefits as well, like even though they will be almost equally protein-rich, the fat content would be lower in this case than in any animal-based product. Plus, it’s also rich in minerals, vitamins, and fiber.

Talking about the protein-rich options you have that are both nutritious as well as inexpensive, you can be sure that you’re not compromising much even though you pass over meat for other food options for your protein intake.

To start with, here are some of the names that easily come to mind when you think of good complementary protein sources:

Grains – Barley, wheat, oats, rice, and corn (biscuits, bread, dumplings, and pasta)

Seeds – Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds

Legumes – Peanuts, soy products, beans, and peas

Nuts – Pistachios, cashews, walnuts, and almonds

Although these are the most inexpensive and yet nutritious sources of proteins, you must know the basics of mixing and matching the above ingredients right to have all the nine essential amino acids in your diet. Always remember to match grains with legumes; or seeds (or nuts) with legumes, or seeds (or nuts) with grains.

If you wish to add a little flavor to this or bring in a little variety sometimes, you can add a small amount of meat to this. This mix and match way of meal planning is one of the most inexpensive ways for you to fulfill your protein intake. If meal planning doesn’t seem to be your thing, you can always opt for best weight loss food delivery programs in your vicinity to avoid hogging on fast food, which is both more expensive and unhealthy.

Use a small piece of meat to make stews and soups and cook them long and slow to give an amazing flavor to your secondary proteins. You may even use or might have even been using them with your comfort foods, like corns, lentils, beans, rice, or pasta. Talking about secondary proteins, some more inexpensive and primary sources of protein that can be added to your diet are:

Tuna – Apart from being a budget-friendly protein option, tuna also increases the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, which is good for your heart. A tuna can of 5 ounces contain almost 30 grams of protein but FDA and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend that nursing or pregnant women as well as young children shouldn’t consume more than 12 ounces in a week.

Ground Turkey – Look out for sales to get the best bet on ground turkey. You never know, you might be to buy 1 pound chub for almost a dollar. You can use it as a substitute for ground beef in dishes, like meatballs, meat loaf, burger or chilli. A 3.5 ounce ground turkey can contain almost 25 grams of protein. But sometimes a fattier product in bargain brands can use a larger ratio for skin-to-meat.   

Remember when you’re trying to make ends meet and do not wish to compromise on the overall fitness of your family, veggies and fruits are okay but proteins are the most filling.

Eru Gomes loves writing about door-to-door meal delivery programs and
weight loss tips that are both healthy and easy on the pocket. She’s
working on making her own weight loss site for her dedicated reader
base some time soon. Gomes is an opinionated, health freak and loves
sharing her unique insights with her readers. In her free time, she
loves gardening and staying off the computer screen as much as
possible. She lives in Plainwell, Michigan.

The Jazz Singer (Blu-Ray)

The Jazz Singer is a high point of cinema, and Warner Bros has crafted what may just be the definitive version of this Al Jolson title. This 1927 title has been mastered beautifully, with a crispness that few films from the decades following this movie could hope to achieve. The Jazz Singer shines as brightly in 2013 as it originally did 75 years before.

The biggest inclusion for this Blu-Ray has to be the various Al Jolson and related shorts; I Love to Singa is a cartoon directed by Tex Avery, while A Plantation Act, Hollywood Handicap, and A Day at Santa Anita feature Jolson eirself. The panoply of Vitaphone shorts, filling about three and a half hours. Of particular note during this section has to be The Police Quartette and Hazel Green and Company; these pieces of history offer viewers with a rare view into the early twentieth century. Rounding out the inclusions in this Blu-Ray edition include a documentary contextualizing The Jazz Singer into the wider American musical theater tradition and a commentary laid down by Vince Giordano and Ron Hutchinson, two of the better-known film historians.

If you are or know a fan of The Jazz Singer, make sure to purchase a copy of this Blu-Ray release at any well-stocked video store. The Warner Brothers website provides a large amount of information about their current releases and the titles that are slated for release in 2013. The MSRP is $36, but online retailers are selling new copies of the title for about $25-30.

Rating: 8.7/10

The Jazz Singer (Blu-Ray) / 2013 Warner Bros / 88 Minutes / http://www.warnerbros.comJAZZ SINGER, THE