Saturday, November 24, 2012


Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!

BARGE TO HELL's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.

The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:

- The luxurious "A Chorus Line" theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?

- The cozy "Spectrum" that gives you the real club feeling.

- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.

You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet& Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done.

BARGE TO HELL: The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise!

The following 35 of 40 bands are known. Who will be the last 5?


BARGE TO HELL will sail Monday, December 3, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and will not return you to the real world for five days until Friday, December 7, 2012.

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 hour room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Less than one month until sailing! Don't miss out and grab the last few cabin NOW!   


Thursday, November 15, 2012

STRIFE Featured On BBC Radio 1’s Punk Show With Mike Davies, Witness A Rebirth Out Now

Rick Rodney - Vocals, Andrew Kline - Guitar, Chad Peterson - Bass, Todd Turnham - Guitar
 Pepe Magana - Drums

November 15, 2012 – Southern California hardcore band STRIFE was the featured guest on BBC Radio 1’s Punk Show With Mike Davies this week. Guitarist Andrew Kline and bassist Chad Peterson appeared on air with host Mike Davies, while playing ‘Torn Apart,’ ‘Never Look Back,’ ‘Carry The Torch’ and ‘Life Or Death’ from Witness A Rebirth, their brand new album out now on 6131 Records.
On the show, the two members discussed the making of Witness A Rebirth, the state of hardcore music, along with playing a variety of their favorite punk and hardcore songs.
Witness A Rebirth is available for streaming at
Listen to the show at the link below:
Strife will be playing these select upcoming shows:
November 17– Aladdin Jr – Pomona, CA
November 18 – 924 Gilman Street– Berkeley, CA
November 30– El N Gee – New London, CT
December 1– The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Diminished 7 - Hollow Haven - Album Review

Diminished 7       

Hollywood, CA

Label: --

Current Sound: Gothic Rock, Rock

By Ava Mimose    

On October 30th Los Angeles based Gothic rock band Diminished 7 released their second album Hollow Haven. The 10 track album encompasses everything that is ‘Ethereal’. Starting with the albums opener Absorbing Darkness. It sounds like you are being led to unchartered territory of emotions where there are not only shades of black and white but where there are areas that clearly have a spectrum of grays as well. The piano solo is the only instrument that can either lead you to happiness or forever be your tormentor.

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Purchase on iTunes!


Two new songs on this album Hours Freeze and The Room are just breathtakingly beautiful in sound and atmosphere. The piano seems to be a constant on Hollow Haven and if not that then it’s the Acoustic guitar. Especially on a cover song from A Perfect Circles ‘Orestes’


You'll also be in for a treat to find that earlier this year they released the single ‘Queen in Nuclear Rain’. It is now on this album.


And if you’ve followed the band from the very beginning then you’ll have notice familiars on this album. Tracks like Taste a Vampire, Her Bloodlust at Sunset, She Lost Her Heart in Hollywood and Midnight Divine are all performed acoustically. It’s more of a stripped down version of these song from their 2009 release Dim World and they are done beautifully. Its clear that there was no rush to do this album and for that I am glad.

The album over all is wonderfully produced. Time, love and passion was infused into Hollow Haven. All I can say right now is - Can not wait for album #3 to be mention on the bands Website and Facebook page!!!

Diminished 7

Photo Credits:
Photo by Manu pix © 2012 at Industrial Metal Gathering V

To get more of the bands updates, interviews and tour info please checkout the following website below:

Diminished 7:   Website

Diminished 7:    Facebook

Diminished 7:    Twitter

Diminished 7:    Official Store

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Via - & Rei Nishimoto

First new album in 11 years makes huge release day splash - band to appear on BBC Radio 1

The long wait has ended and the world finally gotten a chance to hear the new album Witness A Rebirth from Los Angeles, California's STRIFE when it was released yesterday... and it seems people love it! In fact, the album debuted at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart and #162 on iTunes overall.
To continue promoting their hugely successful new release, STRIFE are scheduled to appear on BBC Radio 1's Punk Rock Show with Mike Davies this coming week, airing at midnight GMT in the UK on Wednesday 11/14 / 4pm PT in the US on Tuesday 11/13.
The show can be heard live here:
And will be available for the following 7 days here:

Witness A Rebirth is the band's first new full length in over 11 years and was produced by Nick Jett (Terror, Rotting Out, Backtrack), with mastering handled by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed). STRIFE also recruited long-time friend and founding member of Sepultura Iggor Cavalera to perform drums for the album, plus tapped vocalists Scott Vogel (of Terror) and Billy Graziadei (of Biohazard) and guitarist Marc Rizzo (of Soulfly) to contribute to the release.

6131 Records have teamed with Vice / Noisey to offer a stream of Witness A Rebirth in entirety, available here:

STRIFE have also made a music video for the lead single from the album, "Torn Apart," which can be seen here:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

VERA MESMER releasing EP, ‘Orphans’

Via - Rei Nishimoto

Los Angeles rock band VERA MESMER releasing EP, ‘Orphans’

VERA MESMER, the Los Angeles based alternative rock band, will be self-releasing their long-awaited EP, Orphans, on November 8th. Already releasing a video for the single, “Back From The Dead,” and attracting over 30,000 views, their artistically driven sound displays a sonic and literary depiction of the lost craft of storytelling and artistry.
Already sharing stages with Stolen Babies, Orgy, Julien-K and Steel Panther, Vera Mesmer has built its following off of its mysterious yet powerful live shows. They were featured by Kings of A & R as One of the Acts To Watch For in 2011.
The ep is available for streaming at
Produced by vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Mr. Christopher Mesmer, mixed by Sean Beaven (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Halford), Orphans tells the story of how he and bassist Miss Nadja met and taking listeners on their mystical journey.
Watch the Fernando and Vincente Cordero directed video for ‘Back From the Dead’ at
Vera Mesmer will be playing at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA on December 6th. Please visit for more information on the show.
For more information and pre-order of the limited edition“Orphans” CD please visit www.veramesmer.comand the following Official band pages:

Win A Schecter Guitar Courtesy of Strife

Via - Rei Nishimoto

Win A Schecter Guitar Courtesy of Strife, New Album Witness A Rebirth Out November 6th via 6131 Records
November 1, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – Strife and Schecter Guitars wants to give you a free guitar! As part of the long awaited release of the Los Angeles hardcore band’s comeback release, Witness A Rebirth (out November 6, 2012), the band is running a contest to give one lucky person a guitar for spreading the word about the release.
Please make sure to post the following image to your Instagram account with the hashtags #strife #schecter #6131 and #witnessarebirth.
Enter by following the band at their Official Facebook page at their Official Twitter page at @strife_la.
Enter as many times as you like. One post will equal one entry.
Contest winners will be announced on November 12th