The audio onslaught continues with the WHO ARE YOU? EP, the latest release from world-renowned Russian producer PROXY out now on Dim Mak Records in North America and on Turbo Recordings internationally. The WHO ARE YOU? EP continues the saga of PROXY’s MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES series, his two-part debut album out now, and features the title track along with remixes from buzzing producers/DJs Pilo, Attaque, Trumpdisco and The Sneekers.

The EP kicks off with PROXY’s “Who Are You (770EQ)” from MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART II.   Earlier this month, PROXY teamed up with MTV Hive to premiere the WHO ARE YOU? EP in full. Says Steven Aguiar of the track, “Here, Proxy’s up-tempo title track is carried by an alternating kick-snare and an adrenalizing low-end chomp, the female sample in between drops reinforcing the song’s bad-ass attitude.”

Los AngelesPILO continues the chaos with his remix, bringing a deep bass barrage of hard house, while Essex-based producer Attaque slices through a vast concrete jungle with his reworked version. Australian duo Trumpdisco goes full throttle on their electro-smashing revision and Lithuanian electronic music duo The Sneekers closes out the EP with their space odyssey-inspired take on the track.

Earlier this year, PROXY released the MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES series in two parts to critical acclaim. The album, a dark reflection of PROXY’s grim and oppressive world, harnesses the spirit of pure electronic music culture and showcases the prolific underground dance floor-czar‘s wide-ranging body of work. The MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES series is the product of an artist who forged a sound in complete isolation with visa problems leading him to entrench himself in the middle of nowhere in his native Russia, continuing in the U.K. rave tradition of his Essex-spawned idols, The Prodigy. The disparate pieces of MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES converge into a monolithic nation-statement, one worthy of one of the most talented producers of his generation.

The complete track listing for the WHO ARE YOU? EP is as follows:

  1. Who Are You? (770 EQ)
  2. Who Are You? (Pilo Remix)
  3. Who Are You? (Attaque Remix)
  4. Who Are You? (Trumpdisco Remix)
  5. Who Are You? (The Sneekers Remix)

The WHO ARE YOU? EP is available now at iTunes ( and Beatport (

MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART II is available now at iTunes ( and Beatport (

MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART I is available now at iTunes ( and Beatport ( 

Tribulation – The Formulas of Death

Sweden’s TRIBULATION return to active service after working diligently on their sophomore album and follow-up to 2007’s praised and heralded debut album The Horror. Expanding their sound entirely beyond the gnarly and vicious death metal that was heard on The Horror, the new The Formulas Of Death sees a much broader and expansive soundscape introduced, favouring atmosphere and evocative instrumental elements to contribute to a very different picture to that of its predecessor. Comparisons have been already made between the progression MORBID ANGEL made between ‘Altars of Madness and Blessed Are the Sick and closer to home for TRIBULATION, the progression from TIAMAT’s Sumerian Cry to The Astral Sleep. TRIBULATION’s The Formulas Of Death is an ambitious project for these still-young Swedes, which will undoubtedly take time to sink in to be fully appreciated. NOTE: Invictus Productions will be handling the album’s release in Europe and the UK, while The Ajna Offensive will be handling its North American release (release date TBA).

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: New Quote Snippets from Kerry King and Philip Anselmo Released

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013. Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.


The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo.


“This book will appeal to metalheads because it’s what they love. They’ll get to laugh at the industry and at themselves. Any information is good information, and metal kids want it.” – Kerry King (Slayer)


“I am an unabashed heavy metal fan, and I know as well as anyone, that metal fans can be an extremely loyal lot. But we are a very critical lot too. With each new movement, a new, defiant, outspoken, and sovereign audience is born. Music is older than all of us, so its history is ours to writhe in and absorb.” – Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down)


There are numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like:


Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Gary Holt (Exodus)

Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

Katon W. DePena (Hirax)

John Gallagher (Raven)

Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/SOD)

Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show)

Jon & Marsha Zazula (Megaforce Records)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica Producer)

ILL BILL (Heavy Metal Kings/La Coka Nostra)

MC Serch (3rd Bass)

Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned/The Howard Stern Show)

Monte Conner (Roadrunner Records/Nuclear Blast Records)

Borivoj Krgin (

Shaun Glass (Soil/Dirge Within)

Betsy Weiss (Bitch)



Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst instead of being the best. It points out the triumphs, as well as the miserable failures concerning metal, from a diehard fan’s point-of-view.


TMBML leaves no stone unturned, often blurring the lines separating fact and hilarity. You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.

Bath Salt Zombies DVD Review


Bath Salt Zombies is a classic zombie film that will perform admirably in party or film buff circles. The cast unites to make a tale that is classic and contemporary (the bath salt epidemic) fashions. The film is given additional replay value through the inclusion of an amazing soundtrack, featuring cuts from Antiseen, The Meatmen, The Murder Junkies, and The Dwarves.

After a government ban on bath salts block many users from their supply, it becomes the duty of cookers and chemists to find a solution. With an amazing discovery, it seems like dealers and users can feel free of the government’s chokehold. What no one would expect is that the specific formulation of bath salts end up turning those turned on into zombies. The need to stay high ensures that getting these individuals off of the stuff will be the hardest thing one will ever do in life.

The film blends humor and drama perfectly, with the backdrop of New York City and the choice of utilizing bath salts as the reason for the zombie epidemic making this much more realistic than other films in the genre. Bath Salt Zombies can be purchased at well-stocked online retailers and physical stores alike. If you are a fan of zombie movies (or films focusing on drug use) in the slightest, Bath Salt Zombies will represent a solid addition to your library.  Keep an eye out for the director, Dustin Wayde Mills (2011’s Puppet Monster Massacre) and the titles that ey will release in the years and decades to come.

Rating: 7.8/10

Bath Salt Zombies DVD Review / 2013 MVD / 90 Minutes /


Atlantic Records recording artist Brett Eldredge will open for Taylor Swift when she kicks off her RED Tour with two sold-out shows in Omaha, NE on March 13 and 14. Eldredge will join Swift for one stadium date and 18 arena dates through May.  His current Top 40 hit single, “Don’t Ya,” is the lead single off his eagerly-awaited debut album due out later this year.


“Taylor Swift has such a massively successful career because she is an authentic artist through and through.  There is really nothing she can’t do,” said Eldredge. “I’m incredibly honored to be included on her tour and beyond excited to be able to share my music with all of her fans.” He will be featured on “The RED Tour” for 19 dates which also include acclaimed British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.


Taylor Swift’s “The RED Tour” dates with Brett Eldredge:


March 13-14              Omaha, NE

March 18-19              St. Louis, MO

March 22                   Charlotte, NC

March 23                   Columbia, SC

April 10                      Miami, FL

April 11-12                 Orlando, FL

April 18-19                 Atlanta, GA

April 20                      Tampa, FL

April 25                      Cleveland, OH

April 26                      Indianapolis, IN

April 27                      Lexington, KY

May 4                         Detroit, MI

May 11-12                 Washington, DC

May 16                       Houston, TX


For further details and a complete list of upcoming tour dates please visit For a complete list of all dates on The RED Tour, please visit


Brett Eldredge has always felt the passion to perform and with his Atlantic Records’ debut album slated to be released this year, and his infectious new single “Don’t Ya” making an impact at radio now, this Illinois native is poised to breakout. Whether impressing audiences with his powerhouse vocals or displaying his unique sense of humor on Twitter, Eldredge’s contagious energy continues to inspire his rapidly-increasing fan base.

Father John Misty Updated Tour Dates

Father John Misty has extended his 2013 tour schedule in support of his critically acclaimed album, Fear Fun. The trek begins May 3rd in Tucson, AZ at The Rialto Theatre and currently ends July 27th in Newport, RI at the Newport Folk Fest.  Additionally, there are a few festival performances to mention at this time: the previously announced Coachella Music and Arts Festival weekends on April 14th and 21st; Sasquatch on Memorial Day Weekend; And Bonnaroo on June 13th. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

We’re also very eager to remind you that Father John Misty will perform Fear Fun standout “I’m Writing A Novel” later this evening on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC (Wednesday, February 27th at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT).

Fear Fun has made 2012 an exceptional year for Father John Misty. The album and its lead-off track, “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” earned placement on the Village Voice “Pazz & Jop” critics poll (#14 album and #33 single). This is in addition to year-end notices from Paste (#2 album), GQ (“Rock ‘N Roller of the Year”), Aquarium Drunkard,  AOL Spinner, MP4, BBC Music, SPIN, Filter, Under The Radar, Uncut, and swept readers polls from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR and Stereogum. In addition to this evening’s Tonight Show performance, Father John Misty has also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, From The Basement, and Last Call with Carson Daly.

What people are saying about Father John Misty:
“A mischievously warm collection of folky-indie rock bliss.” [#2/The Must List] – Entertainment Weekly

“A captivating listen” [8/10] – Magnet

“Tillman varies things up on Fear Fun, reveals an adventurous palette, and makes what may be his best album to date.” –  Pitchfork

“The record delights in this back-and-forth between light and dark, possibly a sonic manifestation of the City of Angels itself. As he’s working on a novel (“’Cause it’s never been done before,” Misty quips), his life erupts into a bluesy fever dream, name-checking the similar-minded Neil Young meltdown record On The Beach.” [8/10] – Prefix

“Casting himself as Father John Misty, a Laurel Canyon transplant equally repelled and fascinated by the self-centered sprawl of LA, his Fear Fun is a country-leaning, wise-cracking masterwork.” [8/10] –NME

“It is a thing of madcap, mushroom-inspired Laurel Canyon genius, all done with a 1970s soft-rock smile.” [5/5] – The Independent

“It’s clear from the start with the gorgeous opener, “Funtimes in Babylon”, that Tillman’s is a singular talent, and, thankfully, one that won’t require much encouragement: “Look out Hollywood, here I come.” [8/10] – Under The Radar

“Tillman soaks up the sounds, smells, and free-floating strangeness of his environment, and revels in its humanity.” – The Onion AV

Tour Dates
Apr. 14 & 21 – Indio, CA – Coachella
May 03 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
May 04 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
May 06 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *
May 07 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East *
May 08 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs *
May 09 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
May 10 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
May 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven Stage *
May 13 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater *
May 14 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *
May 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
May 16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
May 17 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s *
May 19 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts *
May 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom *
May 21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
May 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 24-28 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
Jun. 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jun. 09 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar**
Jun. 11 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater**
Jun. 12 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall**
Jun. 13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
Jun. 14 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird**
Jun. 15 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note**
Jun. 16 – Lawrence, KS – Granada**
Jun. 18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Jun. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Jun. 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore +
Jun. 22 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House +
Jul. 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
* w/ Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
+ w/ White Fence
** w/ Pure Bathing Culture

Twelve Singles in One Year

Swedish musician Jens Wennberg is releasing twelve singles during 2013. In January he released the first single called Brick by Brick, and the second one called No Regrets gets released today.
Both Brick by Brick and No Regrets are recorded and produced by Stefan Sundström who has worked with such artists as Grammy award winning indie queen Veronika Maggio, and Sweden’s answer to Bob Dylan, the legendary and beloved Ulf Lundell. On drums Jens borrowed Patrik Heikinpieti, drummer in one of Sweden’s finest rock bands, Mando Diao. Daniel Böckerman from the swedish underground band The Groovies plays bass. Jens himself does the vocals and plays guitar.
Jens Wennberg has since 2007 released two EP’s and one full length album. Welcome to 1984 (2007), Music Not Approved by The Government of Sweden (2008), Number 3 (2010). He’s been on one US-tour, played in Germany and rocked out all over Sweden since then.
The official video. No Regrets will be available through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and more.


High-def images 
Video  – No Regrets
Mp3 – No Regrets

Previous single:

Video Brick by Brick
Mp3 – Brick by Brick

All You Need to Know About UCLA Phlebotomy Training

If you want to get into the medical field then there are many phlebotomy schools that you could get into. The best among those schools is the phlebotomy training course provided by The Centre for Prehospital Care at UCLA. It is for people who want to become phlebotomy technicians certified by the state.

The training is comprehensive and would make you learn phlebotomy (gold standard) that would ensure that your patient is safe and the results are always correct. The pass percentage of graduates is a whopping 97% on NCE and they can straightaway start off their careers as phlebotomists. Before you go ahead with the program, there are many things you should know about it. The following points will summarize it for you –

  1. Program Information – The Centre for Prehospital Care is known for its superior educational and research facility. To be a successful and efficient phlebotomist, there are many skills and a lot of extensive knowledge that you need to acquire. The program and institution make sure to equip their students with all of those important things. The staff is knowledgeable and is always willing to help and tutor the students at all times. The State of California Public Health Laboratory Field Services provides accreditation to this program.
  2. About The Course – The duration of the course is 8 weeks which involves both classroom lessons and in hospital training. In the classroom, you will understand phlebotomy using presentations, lectures, and go to labs to learn how to draw blood and such useful things. Students practice venipuncture on each other and on manikins before their clinical training begins. When your clinical training starts, only in its 3rd week would you be allowed to draw blood on an actual patient.

Only clinics that are affiliated and UCLA hospitals are eligible for students to take their clinical training in. Even then, there would be a licensed preceptor under whom the students would work.

  1. Eligibility Criteria – You don’t need any previous experiences or qualification in the medical field to be eligible for this course. However, a high school diploma is necessary and the student also needs to possess a SSN (Social Security Number) that is valid. CPR certification is also necessary and it should be current.
  2. Payment And Financial Consideration – You have to make all payment in full at the time of registration of the course and it can be done over the phone or online as well. Usually credit card payments, check or money order is accepted. Also, they have this payment plan which allows you to put 50% of the amount in 3 installments after you pay the initial 50%. You won’t get any federal financial aid for this course.

After you finish the course, you’ll get the certificate of completion and can take the certification exam of phlebotomy at NCCT. After that, you can apply to State of California for a license.


German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have been confirmed as direct support for the almighty TESTAMENT on their upcoming European tour! The two-week tour will kick off on March 16 in Reggio Emilia, Italy and will also feature support from Bleed From Within. As a result of the tour, DEW-SCENTED have postponed their previously announced shows throughout France with No Return. The band commented, “We apologize for any inconvenience this might produce and will be hopefully announcing re-scheduled dates for later this year very soon. However, we will still be appearing at Chaulnes Metal Fest 2013 since this show doesn’t clash with the other newly added dates. See you there”.

DEW-SCENTED have also finished tracking some new studio recordings for a very special anniversary release, due out this spring. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

In addition to the Testament tour, DEW-SCENTED have also confirmed their participation in the Full Metal Cruise, a week-long voyage also featuring acts such as Kreator, Heaven Shall Burn, Firewind, Sabaton, Gamma Ray and Doro. The cruise will depart on May 5th from Hamburg and will make stops in Southampton (UK), Le Havre (France) and Amsterdam before returning to Hamburg on May 12. For further details and ticket information, visit:

Catch DEW-SCENTED live at one of their dates here:
3/16         Reggiolo, IT – Tempo Rock Club #
3/17         Nuremberg, DE – Rockfabrik #
3/18         Dresden, DE – Schlachthof #
3/20         Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn #
3/21         Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof #
3/22         Hamburg, DE – Docks #
3/23         Koln, DE – Live Music Hall #
3/26         Prague, CR- Nova Chmelnice #
3/27         Krakow, PL – Studio Clun #
3/28         Berlin, DE – Huxley’s Neue Welt #
3/30         Chaulnes, FR – Chaulnes Metalfest 2013
3/31         Paris,FR  – La Machine #
4/5           Paderborn, DE – Metal Inferno Festival @ Kulturwerkstatt
4/6           Neuss, DE – Battles Festival @ Pier 1
4/7           Den Haag, NL – Trojan Metal Fest
5/5-5/12   Hamburg, DE – Full Metal Cruise 2013
6/7           Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
7/25         Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26         Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27         Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3   Wacken,DE – Wacken Open Air 2013
# with Testament

OTHERWISE Continues Touring

After just wrapping up dates with Stone Sour and Papa Roach, Sin City’s rock breakout OTHERWISE are pleased to announce that they will continue on the road with Papa Roach for an extended round of tour dates.  OTHERWISE will join Papa Roach and Escape The Fate on the “Eleven Seven Music Presents The Connection Tour,” created by Eleven Seven Music and A2IM (American Association of Independent Music).  A tour preview can be seen here.


The run starts on April 16th in Miami, FL and with the purchase of a ticket to any dates, fans will receive a free Eleven Seven Music album sampler featuring tracks from OTHERWISE, Papa Roach, Escape The Fate, Drowning Pool, Hellyeah and The Blackout.  The sampler track listing can be seen below and the sampler is also available for purchase on iTunes for $6.99 for fans not attending one of the shows.


OTHERWISE is touring in continued support of their debut album, TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES.  Released last year, the release landed at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and has sold nearly 35,000 units to date making it the top debut rock album of 2012.  The band’s current single, “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” is currently #15 at Active Rock radio and the music video for the track can be seen here.  The album also features the band’s previous breakout single “Soldiers” which has sold nearly 100,000 singles to date.  “Soldiers” was the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane Channel and the music video can be seen here.


In addition to the newly announced dates, OTHERWISE has already been confirmed for a number of radio festivals including Fort Rock Festival, 98 Rock Fest – South Carolina, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, 98 Rock Fest – South Carolina, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range and Rock Fest 2013.  They have select dates with Pop Evil and well as will be headlining with Gemini Syndrome and Girl On Fire.  A full list of dates can be seen below.


Tour Dates:

02/28/13 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max

03/02/13 – El Paso, TX @ Speaking The Rock Ent Center (w/ Hellyeah)

03/03/13 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

03/05/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

03/07/13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (w/ Girl on Fire)

03/09/13 – Bismarck, ND @ O.N.E.

03/10/13 – Minot, ND @ The ‘O’ Regional Bar & Nightclub

03/12/13 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater (w/ Gemini Syndrome, Girl on Fire)

03/13/13 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep (w/ Gemini Syndrome, Girl on Fire)

03/15/13 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s

03/16/13 – Rhinelander, WI @ Elbo Room Lounge

03/17/13 – Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock (w/ Gemini Syndrome, Girl on Fire)

03/19/13 – Fort Smith, AR @ Longhorn Saloon (w/ Pop Evil)

03/21/13 – Houma, LA @ The City Club (w/ Pop Evil)

03/22/13 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Brewsky’s (w/ Pop Evil)

03/23/13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Peacock Room (w/ Pop Evil)

03/25/13 – Joplin, MO @ Kitchen Pass (w/ Pop Evil)

03/26/13 – Merrian, KS @ Aftershock Bar and Grill (w/ Pop Evil)

03/27/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks (w/ Pop Evil)

03/28/13 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Show (w/ Pop Evil)

03/29/13 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero (w/ Pop Evil)

03/30/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever (w/ Pop Evil)

04/14/13 – Fort Myers, FL @ JetBlue Park – Fort Rock Music Festival

04/16/13 – Miami, FL @ Revolution (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)

04/17/13 – Panama Beach City, FL @ Club Lavela (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)

04/26/13 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum – 98 Rock Fest – Tampa

04/27/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park – Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville

04/28/13 – Ladson, SC @ Ladson County Fairgrounds – 98 Rock Fest – South Carolina

05/01/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)

05/03/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live – FM99 Lunatic Luau 13

05/04/13 – Concord, NC @ Rocky City Campground Carolina Rebellion

05/08/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)

05/14/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)

05/15/13 – Libertyville, IL @ Austin’s (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)

05/19/13 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium – Rock on the Range

05/22/13 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)

07/21/13 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest 2013


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