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Booze, Broads, and Beelzebub
7/18/2008

Doomsday Rock N Roll
8/8/2006
 
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Keep Of Kalessin Announce N. American Release Date
March 24, 2008
Norway’s Keep Of Kalessin have announced June 10th as the North American release date for the band’s 'Kolossus' release. This will be hot on the heals of their tour with Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth (dubbed the “Invaluable Darkness Tour Part 2”) happening this April into early May. Founding guitarist Obsidian C. had this to say about the bands new North American activity:

“We're very excited about finally touring the US after 13 years in the band's existence. Being support for juggernauts as Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth just makes this a unique opportunity for Keep Of Kalessin to show ourselves to the US audience.

Keep Of Kalession w/ Dimmu Borgor, Behemoth:
04/02 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
04/03 Metropolis – Montreal, QC (w/ Necronomicon)
04/04 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/05 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
04/07 The Myth – St. Paul, MN
04/09 Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB
04/10 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
04/11 The Big Easy – Spokane, WA
04/12 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR (w/ Heaven Shall Burn)
04/14 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
04/16 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
04/17 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
04/18 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
04/19 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
04/20 Lonestar Event Center – Lubbock, TX
04/21 Stubbs BBQ – Austin, TX
04/22 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
04/24 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
04/25 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
04/26 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metalfest)
04/27 930 Club – Washington, DC
04/28 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
04/30 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/01 Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL
05/02 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/03 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
05/04 House of Blues – Chicago, IL

The video clip for the song “Crown of the Kings” can be viewed below. The song comes from the bands 2006 release 'Armada'.
 
 
 
 
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Unearth Enters Billboard Charts At No. 35
August 18, 2006
Unearth's latest effort, 'III: In the Eyes of Fire', sold 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was recorded at a Seattle studio with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones). A limited-edition version of 'III: In the Eyes of Fire' includes a bonus DVD containing the "making of" footage for the album and a live video filmed on the Sounds of The Underground tour.

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending August 13, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

Slayer 'Christ Illusion': 62,000 (#5)
Unearth 'III: In The Eyes Of Fire': 22,000 (#35)
All Shall Perish - 'The Price Of Existence': 900
Chrome Division 'Doomsday Rock 'N Roll': 200
Arch Enemy 'Live Apocalypse' (DVD): 1,200 (#38 on Music DVD chart)
 
 
 
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Chrome Division Enters Norwegian Chart At No. 31
August 6, 2006
Chrome Division, the Norwegian five-piece featuring Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar, entered the album chart in their home country at position No. 31 with their debut full-length CD, 'Doomsday Rock 'N Roll'. View the whole chart at this location.

'Doomsday Rock 'N Roll' is scheduled for release in North America on August 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was recorded in Oslo, Norway, last winter and contains a musical direction described by the band as "stripped down groovy rock 'n' roll with a primitive attitude." A tour will follow the album's release before the end of the year.

Chrome Division recently shot a video for the track "Serial Killer" in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, Soilwork).

Chrome Divsion lineup:

Shagrath - Guitar
Luna - Bass
Eddie Guz - Vocals
Ricky Doom - Guitar
Tony White - Drums
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Norway
MEMBERS:
Shagrath - Guitars
Luna Bass guitar
Eddie Guz -Vocals
Ricky Black guitars
Tony White- Drums

Shagrath is well known from his band Dimmu Borgir, and everybody knows that he have his soul on the devils left hand. But not everybody knows that theres a different side to this guy. He has his heart for dirty Rock and Roll.

Until now, this was an unexposed side to him. During the summer of 04 he summoned his long time friends Lex Icon of The Kovenant and Luna of Ashes to Ashes. Respectively on drums and bass guitar. Suddenly they were a trio. During months of rehearsing and beer drinking, the band took shape.

Chrome Division was formed.

Then came the task of finding the right vocalist. They needed a front man with a real in-your-face attitude. Several guys were considered, but none could meet the demands. Then Luna contacted Eddie Guz, from the rockn roll band The Carburetors.

January 05 this sneering bulldog entered the rehearsing place, and he fitted the band like a glove. Furthermore he was the only one who had long time experience in the field of rockn roll.

On this point they were close to perfect. It was only missing that last ingredient. And for the extra hot spice Ricky Black was dragged in. And from day one he delivered amazing guitar bending solos.

From this point it was evident that Chrome Division was to be more than just a side project.

From now on they were like a force, spawning stripped down groovy rockn roll, with a primitive attitude. Strongly determined to go their own ways. To put it short, the label they have put on themselves is Doomsday Rockn Roll.

A slight drawback was in summer 05 when Lex Icon had to leave the band. No hard feelings, but there were circumstances that made him unable to rehearse. However the replacement was imminent. Tony from the singular band Minas Tirith, came pronto. Hes a steady and deadly precise drummer. So the band continued even stronger.

These five Norwegian road bandits, have the ability to grasp the finer elements of their influences and mould them into their own diverse sound.

In other words: The Smell of Hot Leather and Burning Rubber.............

Chrome Division enters Panzer studio in Oslo, the 4th of December, to finally put down their rough, ballbreaking songs on tape, and create a monster debut album. Until now there are 11 tracks that are finished, and theyve been recorded in a pre-production. Local bullies and gangsters in both the Metal and Rock environment have been embracing the songs.

The future plans are to make a music video, who will be made by Patric Ulleus in Sweden, to be released in parallel to the album. And then get there equipment out and play earthshaking concerts all over the world.