24-12-2008 >>> METAL ON METAL ON MYSPACE, LAST FM AND HARD'N'HEAVY COMMONWEALTH FORUM.
Finally the time has come for us to join the global madness, MySpace. Apart from that, you can find METAL ON METAL Records on Last.FM (hey, do some scrobbling for our bands!). And finally we have a forum thanks to a great metal supporter, Helter Brown. He has created a forum for us on his Hard'n'Heavy Commonwealth. Thanks, bro!
17-12-2008 >>> NOMAD SON LIVE IN GERMANY.
NOMAD SON has been confirmed for the HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR festival official warm up show on Wednesday, 22nd of July 2009 in Itzehoe, at Planet Alsen club. This will be the band's first gig ever outside of Malta and they will play together with Vicious Rumors, Trinakrius and Battle Ram. They will stay also for the great HOA festival, which is known as the biggest garden party, happening for the 12th time next year.
Other gig possibilities around this date are being discussed, so please watch live dates on our website and the band's MySpace page for news on Nomad Son's first European mini-tour.
HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR official warm up show flyer
05-12-2008 >>> HEATHENDOM AND NOMAD SON FEATURED ON HEAVY'S "METAL CRUSADE VOL. XVII".
We are pleased to announce that 2 songs of our bands have been chosen for the compilation CD coming two times per year with the premier German metal magazine, HEAVY. On "Metal Crusade Vol. XVII" that is just out together with December/ January issue of the magazine, HEATHENDOM's "Nescience" (track nr. 1) and NOMAD SON's "At The Thresholds Of Consciousness" (track nr. 8) are featured together with songs of 12 other bands.
HEAVY magazine is well known for their huge support for real metal, not just the most popular groups, but a lot of great underground acts.
HEAVY's "Metal Crusade Vol. XVII" compilation CD
16-11-2008 >>> BATTLERAGE AND METAL LAW ALBUMS OUT NOW!
We're back from the great KEEP IT TRUE festival... As always, the true metal spirit was omnipresent there! The CDs of BATTLERAGE and METAL LAW arrived just in time, so we could sell them alongside our previous releases and from now on you can order them from us directly or ask for them in the shops/mailorders in your country (see the DISTRIBUTORS & SHOPS page). We also started contacting big distribution companies in several countries and we already got some good feedback, so expect updates about distribution in the coming weeks.
Both "The Slaughter Returns" and "Lawbreaker" - the first one being quite raw, but epic true metal monster, and the other a bomb loaded with traditional, catchy metal hymns adorned with excellent guitar solos - are definitely a treat for all old-school metalheads!
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01-11-2008 >>> BATTLERAGE AND METAL LAW COVER ARTS AND RELEASES.
We are revealing the cover artworks for our next two releases. The one for BATTLERAGE was painted by Gonzalo Ordóñez and the one for METAL LAW by Jowita Kaminska.
If everything goes right, we'll have these CDs at the KEEP IT TRUE festival, where we'll have a small stand for selling all our releases, including the "KEEP IT TRUE Festival History Book".
BATTLERAGE "The Slaughter Returns"
METAL LAW "Lawbreaker"
20-10-2008 >>> BATTLERAGE AND METAL LAW: TRACKLISTS, NEW SONGS POSTED AND MYSPACE PAGES.
A short update about our next two releases, scheduled for November 15th. We posted the tracklists of BATTLERAGE "The Slaughter Returns" and of METAL LAW "Lawbreaker" on the BANDS pages.
We have just received the masters from both bands and replaced the old songs of METAL LAW (which were taken from their debut album) with two brand new tracks in our player, "Heavy Metal Is Forever" and "Open The Gates Of Hell". Also the old demo songs of BATTLERAGE, "Grind Their Bones" and "Metal Slaughter", have been replaced by remixed and remastered versions.
BATTLERAGE album, consisting of 2 demos and 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks, was remixed and remastered by Nicolás Arce García at AST Prod and the METAL LAW new full length was mastered by Alex Pohl at Kame House.
Both bands have recently joined MySpace, so please, check them out, post comments and send invitations at www.myspace.com/battleragetruemetal and www.myspace.com/metallaw1.
17-10-2008 >>> CATCH 22, FALLEN ANGELS AND NOMAD SON SONGS FEATURED ON A COMPILATION.
Three songs of our bands, CATCH 22 "Doomsday Scenario", FALLEN ANGELS "Silent City" and NOMAD SON "At The Thresholds Of Consciousness", have been accepted for a compilation CD released by MDD Records and Mailorder and entitled "Kill 'Em All". The compilation features 16 other bands from MDD Records, Rock It Up Records and My Graveyard Productions and is given away for FREE with purchases from MDD.
Here's the complete "Kill 'Em All" tracklist: 1. Planar Evil "Vengeance'll Come", 2. Fallen Angels "Silent City", 3. Byfist "Meltdown", 4. Abuser "Stone Mask Overlord", 5. Manifest Destiny "Time Of Light", 6. Casket "Warhammer", 7. New Eden "Pawn For The King", 8. Alltheniko "Thunder And Steel" 9. Necrotic Flesh "Breeding Ground For Parasites", 10. Catch 22 "Doomsday Scenario", 11. Overtures "The Self-Pitter", 12. Negligence "Legacy Of Lies" 13. Renegade "Straight To The Top", 14. Nomad Son "At The Thresholds Of Consciousness", 15. Divine Noise Attack "Creating The End", 16. Silent Overdrive "Wake Up Call", 17. Halor "Gods Of War", 18. Anguish Force "Fighting Warriors", 19. Loonatikk "Lowridin' Rattlesnake Rocker".
"Kill 'Em All" compilation CD
06-10-2008 >>> HEATHENDOM "NESCIENCE": ALBUM OF THE MONTH!
We are happy to announce that "Nescience", HEATHENDOM's debut CD, was chosen as "Album Of The Month" in the current issue (number 286) of Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal magazine (Greece)! This mag was initially published as Heavy Metal magazine back in December 1984 and in March 1988 it merged with Metal Hammer, acquiring its current name.
We've been collecting reviews of all our releases from magazines and webzines and we'll post them here soon. It takes a while, because we're also translating them all to English.
Metal Hammer 286 (Greece), October 2008
30-09-2008 >>> NEW DISTRIBUTORS IN GREECE AND USA.
We have signed the distribution contract with Soundforge Music Group (www.soundforgemusicgroup.com) for Greece. Therefore we ask all Greek retailers who are interested in stocking our releases to order them directly from this distributor.
Soundforge distributionWe are continuously adding addresses of the mailorders where you can purchase our CDs (see the DISTRIBUTORS & SHOPS page), but, most of all, an important note to all the American customers: from now on you can buy our releases also from one of the largest sellers of independent music on the web: the famous CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com).
CD Baby distribution
15-09-2008 >>> FALLEN ANGELS AND SKELATOR ALBUMS OUT NOW!
We are delighted to announce that these two killer slabs of US metal, old school thrash (FALLEN ANGELS "Rise From Ashes") and epic heavy metal (SKELATOR "Time Of The Sword Rulers"), are out now and available for ordering! You can buy them directly from us (SHOP page), but you can also ask shops and mailorders in your country (please, check DISTRIBUTORS & SHOPS page).
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01-09-2008 >>> FALLEN ANGELS AND SKELATOR COVER ARTS AND RELEASES.
It's time to show the cover arts for our next two releases which will see the light of day on September 13th (that's the date of another of our favourite festival, Swordbrothers). The cover for FALLEN ANGELS was painted by Jowita Kaminska and the one for SKELATOR by Italian artist Paolo Parente, a famous illustrator of comic books and games.
"Rise From Ashes" is FALLEN ANGELS' debut album, but these guys have learnt their lesson from the '80s masters of thrash. The album is not a concept, but revolves around the theme of war, which is reflected in the design of the booklet.
SKELATOR "Time Of The Sword Rulers" contains re-mixed and re-mastered songs from their "Swords" EP and "The Gore Of War" split as well as 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks and comes with the 12 pages full colour booklet (that is standard for us) with lyrics, photos and liner notes.
Both CDs will be released by us, Metal On Metal Records, but with the additional labeI "Raw Metal". If you want to know what Raw Metal stands for, please, check the ABOUT US page (scroll down).
FALLEN ANGELS "Rise From Ashes"
SKELATOR "Time Of The Sword Rulers"
25-08-2008 >>> INTERVIEWS IN GERMANY AND POLAND.
We have posted the interview Neudi did with Jowita Kaminska for the "STRIKE!" show on Streetclip.TV. Jowita shows the "KEEP IT TRUE Festival History Book" (the interview took place at KIT X, in Lauda-Koenigshofen), but also talks about the record label and cover artworks.
And while staying in Warsaw, we were invited to the Polish Radio, Program III by Piotr Kaczkowski, a world renowned presenter and music journalist. He gave us half of an hour of his "Minimax" show the previous Sunday night (August 17th) broadcasting two songs from our new releases (NOMAD SON "Shallow Grave" and HEATHENDOM "Blissful Hell"), one from the upcoming CD (FALLEN ANGELS "Rise From Ashes") and interviewing us live. We were truly honored to be a part of this respected radio show that's been going on for 40 years strong and doesn't discriminate metal music.
A week later P. Kaczkowski broadcasted also CATCH 22 "Cyberchrist" and NOMAD SON "Empyrean Fade", because there was a huge listeners' demand after the previous radio show.
Polish Radio, Program III, website
23-08-2008 >>> DISTRIBUTION LINKS.
Finally we updated the DISTRIBUTORS & SHOPS page, so you can check if our releases are already available in your country and ask the local retailer.
And if you sell and/or distribute Metal On Metal Records CDs, but you are not on the list yet, e-mail us please. We're still talking to several other retailers, so we'll be updating the LINKS page regularly.
We are also collecting reviews of our releases from printed magazines and webzines and so far they're overwhelmingly positive - we'll post them here soon!
Metal Mundus mailorder website
18-08-2008 >>> NOMAD SON LAUNCH GIG.
We are back home after over a month of traveling... The NOMAD SON album release gig was simply amazing! The band played in a small club, but to a crowd of over 160 headbanging metal maniacs who showed their support also by buying 65 CDs directly from the band that night. The gig was filmed with 4 cameras, so hopefully we'll be able to show a clip from this intense and energetic performance. We had a wonderful time there and we already miss the guys from NOMAD SON and this beautiful island!
15-07-2008 >>> HEATHENDOM AND NOMAD SON ALBUMS OUT NOW!
We are happy to announce that these two brilliant debut albums from the Mediterranean region are out now and available for ordering from the SHOP page.
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07-07-2008 >>> HEATHENDOM AND NOMAD SON COVER ARTS AND RELEASES.
We can already reveal the cover artworks for our next two releases: HEATHENDOM "Nescience" and NOMAD SON "First Light" (you can find bigger previews on the BANDS pages). As we're writing this, the CDs are being manufactured and should be shipped to us early next week.
Both albums will be available at Headbangers Open Air festival, to which we are going on July 24th, and then from our website. We already co-operate with a few big mailorders in Germany, Greece, Italy, France and Poland, but we're still in the process of securing the distribution deals. We'll post the links on our website soon.
On 17th we're flying to Malta for the NOMAD SON album release show that will be on Saturday, July 19th.
NOMAD SON "First Light"
12-05-2008 >>> CATCH 22 VIDEO CLIP.
We put online a video clip of one of the songs from CATCH 22 "Soulreaper: Evilution/Devilution", entitled "Atlantis Rising". It was recorded in 2007, by the same line-up that worked on the whole album: T.J. Berry (vocals, guitars) and two musicians who are no longer in the band, Mike Allen (bass) and Andy Brookhart (drums), that were replaced later by Hank Ramage and Joe Bailey. It's up here on the right, but, if you click on some picture meanwhile, it will show in this frame instead (if you'd like to go back and watch the video, it's always accessible from CATCH 22 page).
By the way, CATCH 22 is not a trio anymore: Jesse Forrest joined as the second guitarist.
CATCH 22 video clip
23-04-2008 >>> HEATHENDOM PHOTOS.
We're back from Athens, where HEATHENDOM played at Up The Hammers festival. The show was nothing short of excellent! We could hear for ourselves that they're just as good live as from the studio. We put live photos as well as several new promo shots on the HEATHENDOM page.
Also other our bands will be gracing the stages soon... See the LIVE DATES box at the top of this page.
09-04-2008 >>> STEELPREACHER CD AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING.
The Keep It True festival was again a triumph of the true old metal spirit and we had an awsome time there.
The "KEEP IT TRUE Festival History Book" was being sold there, but we still have some copies left, so if you want to grab one or more for yourself, you can order it directly from us, just like the CATCH 22 "Soulreaper: Evilution/Devilution" double album and the CD of STEELPREACHER "Start Raising Hell" (we have only 25 copies of it!). Steelpreacher is one of our supported bands, playing old school heavy metal with tons of attitude.
However we are going to Greece tomorrow for 2 weeks (to Up The Hammers festival and for some vacation), so we won't be able to send out the orders before the end of April.
STEELPREACHER "Start Raising Hell"
01-04-2008 >>> BORN TO RAISE METAL!
Hello and welcome to the new page of the new label dedicated to the old school metal!
We've been working behind the stages for several months now, which resulted in signing contracts with 7 bands playing various styles of traditional metal: CATCH 22, HEATHENDOM, NOMAD SON, FALLEN ANGELS, SKELATOR, BATTLERAGE and METAL LAW. You can learn more about them from the BANDS pages.
Our first release is "METAL ON METAL Records Promo Vol. 1" containing 2 songs of each of our bands, whose CDs we'll release in 2008. This compilation has been mastered by Alex at Kame House. You can also check these songs in the player on this website.
The first regular CD release on Metal On Metal is a double album of CATCH 22 "Soulreaper: Evilution/Devilution" containing 22 songs of this respected US power/thrash metal band. You can already order it from the SHOP page.
We don't want to limit our activities to releasing only music though... Last year we came up with an idea of a book dedicated to our favourite metal fest and realized it with a great help of a few professional journalists and photographers. We have published the "KEEP IT TRUE Festival History Book" for the 10th edition of the festival. You can read more about this project on the official KIT forum.
And of course, if you want to know something more about who we are and why we are here, check the ABOUT US page. :)
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CATCH 22 "Soulreaper: Evilution/Devolution"
First Metal On Metal releases