Originally aired: 04/16/2009


Los Angeles, CA – On their Spooky G Records debut, To Die Is Gain, two of the four members of Goaded – along with a pair of metal’s rising stars – have risen out of the shadow of one of metal’s most acclaimed singers to craft a passionate album full of slamming riffs and emotional energy.

Tracy G. and Larry “Bones” Dennison, both longtime members of Dio’s live band, recently discovered a relatively unknown but gifted singer/lyricist named Jason Witte. Together with the new drummer for Korn, Ray Luzier, (arguably the biggest band in metal in the last 10 years), they formed Goaded as an outlet for “a new musical direction while nurturing their own music and careers,” says Tracy G.

Blood Pit

Bloodpit is a Finnish hard rock band. Before 1998 the band has been named “RIP” and “Turmio”. It was founded in 1994 by Matthau Mikojan (Matti Mikkonen), lead singer, and Paavo Pekkonen, guitarist. They released their first album Mental Circus in 2005, along with many singles, such as “Platitude”, “Bad-Ass Blues”, and “Wise Men Don’t Cry”. Their second album, Off the Hook was released in 2007. The single “Platitude” is on the soundtrack to the EA Sports game NHL 07. (Source:

Evidence One

In 2002 EVIDENCE ONE debuted with “Criticize The Truth”, an album that was originally written just for fun, but then became the foundation of a real band. The two mainmen are well-known throughout the Rock & Metal scene: Robby Böbel (FRONTLINE) and Carsten “Lizard” Schulz (ex- DOMAIN), who had found a first class line up together with Hutch Bauer (from FRONTLINE as well) on bass, Wolfgang Schimmer (2nd guitar) and Rami Ali (JUSTICE, LEX ) on drums. The fantastic song material received huge attention all over Europe so it was no surprise that EVIDENCE ONE were invited to festivals such as “Gods Of AOR” (as first German band ever!), the “Earthshaker Fest” and “Wacken Open Air” in 2003. “Tattooed Heart“, the second record, wrapped in excellent artwork by Thomas Ewerhard (a.o. EDGUY and SPOCK’S BEARD), has turned out to what many had wished: A masterpiece, built on majestic guitarwork, divine vocals, heaviness and melody. With “Virus In My Veins” EVIDENCE ONE even had a video clip that underlined their professional ambitions. Critical acclaim followed again from whole Europe.

Embrioma –

Embrioma is a industrial-metal band from ABC Paulista Area, Brazil, in activity since sep/2004.

They had released their debut EP entitled “The Demention Frequency Projekt” in 2006 by Midiacaos Recs, and playing many shows as possible since.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band’s first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation albums. (Source:

Job For A Cowboy

Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band’s debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No. 54 on the US Billboard 200 and selling 13,000 copies in its first week of release. The second album, 2009’s Ruination, sold 10,600 copies in the United States in its first week to debut at position No. 42 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band comprises vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, and bassist Nick Schendzielos, with Davy being the only remaining founding member. (Source:

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