Friday, August 31, 2012

Tardive Dyskinesia posts live video

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New Ill Niño album in October

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Two years after "Dead New World", Latin Metal force ILL NIÑO will release its new studio album "Epidemia" on October 26th. The recordings took place in Hoboken (New Jersey), Austin (Texas) and Denver (Colorado).

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Oslo Ess number 1 in Norway

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Today is the day Oslo Ess once again prove their role as masters of life-affirming asphalt punk with a #1 on the Norwegian charts! The new album “Verden På Nakken, Venner I Ryggen” hits Europe September 11th (G/A 14.09)!

Oslo Ess’ new single “Bislett Stadion” was A-listed on Norwegian National Radio, the album received fantastic reviews, listed as #1 on iTunes and now #1 on the Norwegian charts!

This is Indie Recordings first band to hit #1 on the Norwegian charts. Erlend Gjerde, General Manager at Indie Recordings, comments:
"Today mark a very special occasion for Indie Recordings as we for the first time in our existence reach a no.1 charting. Previous top 10 chartings include Kvelertak (3) Satyricon (5), Djerv (8) and Shining (9), but today we finally go all the way to the top. Oslo Ess is an amazingly talented band that has captured the audience by relentless touring, blistering live-shows and simply by being the nicest guys ever. It is truly a very well deserved achievement, and we are extremely proud to have this band on our label. Our congratulations go to Oslo Ess, their fans and the dedicated management and PR team we`ve been working with on this record. This is just the beginning for Oslo Ess, now we cannot wait to launch their record internationally on September 11th."

Oslo Ess' amazing reviews:
5/6 Dagbladet
5/6 Aftenposten “Oslo Ess has already booked a spot in the rock-museum when that time comes”
5/6 Bergens Tidene
5/6 Trønderavisa
5/6 Sunnmørsposten
5/6 Østlendingen
5/6 Mann

Oslo Ess online
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Siamese Fighting Fist #8 på Hitlisten

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Det alternative rockband SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH har for alvor fat om de danske musikelskere. I denne uge er bandet strøget direkte ind på en flot 8. plads på den danske albumhitliste med ”Breathe:See:Move”. Det er denne uges højeste nyhed. Samtidig er det første og eneste gang at Danmarks ældste metal selskab Mighty Music har en artist placeret i top 10 på den danske hitliste. Selskabet har eksisteret siden 1997.

Publikum er dog ikke de eneste der er begejstrede for ”Breathe:See:Move”. Albummet har også gjort indtryk på den danske presse.

Gamereactor skriver under overskriften De siamesiske kampfisk tager meningshatten på, på deres seneste album at Der går ikke mange takter, før det står klart, at der er tale om rock med en mere end almindeligt skarp kant” og giver den 8 ud af 10 stjerner. Den samme begejstring kan spores hos det anerkendte webzine Devilution, der under overskriften ”En fisk i bevægelse” betegner bandet som en af bannerførerne for den danske moderne rock og giver albummet 4 ud af 5 stjerner.

SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH startede deres tour i sidste weekend på et udsolgt Lille VEGA, og forsætter i denne weekend på Posten i Odense. Deres Disco Demolition tour bringer dem forbi 15 byer i Danmark dette efterår.

7. September//Forbrændingen//Albertslund
8. September//Tapperiet//Køge
14. September//Gimle//Roskilde
15. September//Kulturhuset//Helsinge
20. September//Metromusik//Ringsted
21. September//Elværket//Helsingør
28. September//Kulturfabrikken//Nykøbing F.
29. September//Huset//Nakskov
05. Oktober//KB18//København
11. Oktober//Studenterhuset//Aarhus
12. Oktober//Rockcafeen//Aalborg
13. Oktober//Tobakken//Esbjerg
20. Oktober//Det Gule Pakhus//Horsens
21. Oktober//Bornholmske Højskole//Rønne

Pig Destroyer reveals album details

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Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER have revealed the title of their highly anticipated new album to be Book Burner. The band recently completed self-recording their razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios.
Book Burner will see a October 26 release in Benelux, GAS and Finland, October 29 in the rest of Europe, via Relapse Records, and features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.
A complete tracklisting is included below with the first audio samples available in this teaser here
Book Burner will be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette, Digital and an extremely limited ultimate edition dubbed “The Order Of The Godless Swine”. Pre-Orders for all of the editions are available via Relapse Records here and iTunes here
The deluxe editions will each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. 
The ultimate edition, limited to 100 copies, includes an exclusive T-Shirt, autographed deluxe 2xLP on exclusive blood red color vinyl, a PIG DESTROYER flip-top wick style lighter, and a Order Of The Godless Swine membership card which includes a digital download of the whole collection plus an alternate ‘dynamic’ mastering job of both records done by Scott Hull intended to be played at maximum volume. The membership card will also entitle each card carrying member to a free T-Shirt directly from the band at any PIG DESTROYER show. 
Additionally, Decibel Magazine has uploaded an in-studio clip documenting the recording process at this location.
PIG DESTROYER: Book Burner Tracklist
Disc 1: Book Burner
01. Sis
02. The American's Head
03. The Underground Man
04. Eve
05. The Diplomat
06. All Seeing Eye
07. Valley of the Geysers
08. Book Burner
09. Machiavellian
10. Baltimore Strangler
11. White Lady
12. The Bug
13. Iron Drunk
14. Burning Palm
15. Dirty Knife
16. Totaled
17. Kamikaze Heart
18. King of Clubs
19. Permanent Funeral
Disc 2: "Blind, Deaf, and Bleeding" (Deluxe Editions Only)
1. Depression (Black Flag)
2. Wolfs Blood (Misfits)
3. Lights Out (Angry Samoans)
4. Can't Tell No One (Negative Approach)
5. Deny Everything (Circle Jerks)
6. Betray (Minor Threat)
7. Who Are You? (Void)

Swedish Empire Tour

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Swedish epic power metallers SABATON issue the following announcement regarding their upcoming “Swedish Empire Tour” together with their label mates ELUVEITIE:

“The show in Brussels was the first one to sell out on the upcoming Swedish Empire Tour – weeks before the show will happen, there are no tickets left. We are looking forward to a lot of fully packed crazy venues all over Europe. The tour will start next week. See you on the road!”
Get your tickets for the tour at the Nuclear Blast web shop:

Swedish Empire Tour with ELUVEITIE and Wisdom

07.09.   D          Hannover                                             - Capitol
09.09.   NL        Tilburg                                                 - O13
10.09.   D          Osnabrück                                            - Hyde Park
12.09.   LUX      Luxembourg                                         - Rockhal
13.09.   D          Saarbrücken                                         - Garage
14.09.   D          Berlin                                                   - Metal Hammer Awards (without Wisdom)
15.09.   D          Gießen                                                 - Hessenhalle
17.09.   CH        Lausanne                                             - Rocking Chair
18.09.   CH        Pratteln                                                - Z7
19.09.   I           Milano                                                  - Alcatraz
21.09.   D          Geiselwind                                            - Music Hall
22.09.   D          Munich                                                 - Backstage
23.09.   D          Lindau                                                  - Club Vaudeville
26.09.   A          Vienna                                                 - Arena
27.09.   A          Wörgl                                                  - Komma
28.09.   D          Leipzig                                                 - Hellraiser
29.09. B            Torhut                                                 - De Mast
30.09.   F          Paris                                                    - Alhambra

02.10.   F          Lyon                                                    - CCO
03.10.   E          Barcelona                                             - Razmatazz
04.10.   E          Pamplona                                             - Totem / Barakaldo
05.10.   E          Madrid                                                 - Arena
06.10.   P          Porto                                                   - Hard Club (without Eluveitie)
F          Rennes                                                 - L’Etage
10.10.   F          Strasbourg                                           - Laiterie
12.10.   D          Stuttgart                                              - LKA Longhorn
13.10.   D          Hamburg                                              - Große Freiheit 36
14.10.   NL        Amsterdam                                          - Melkweg
15.10.   B          Brussels                                               - AB Club
D            Cologne                                               - Essigfabrik
18.10. DK          Copenhagen                                         - Amager Bio
19.10.   S          Göteborg                                              - Lisebergshallen
20.10.   N          Oslo                                                     - Rockefeller
21.10.   S          Stockholm                                            - Arenan

01.11.   UK        Norwich                                               - Waterfront
UK        Wolverhampton                                     - Wolfrun Hall
03.11.   UK        Manchester                                          - Ritz
04.11.   UK        Glasgow                                               - Garage
IRL       Dublin                                                  - Button Factory
07.11.   IRL       Belfast                                                  - The Limelight
09.11.   UK        London                                                 - HMV Forum
10.11.   UK        Cardiff                                                 - Great Hall
11.11.   UK        Sheffield                                              - Corporation
13.11. D            Oberhausen                                          - Turbinenhalle

The Great Mechanical Hate Tour

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Th. 04.10. Copenhagen (DK) – Lygten
Fr. 05.10. Kristiansand (NO) - Kick Scene
Sa. 06.10. (GER) - TBA
Su. 07.10. Darmstadt (GER) – Steinbruch Theater
Mo. 08.10. München (GER) – Backstage
Tu. 09.10. Graz (A) – Explosiv
We. 10.10. Wien (A) – Escape
Th. 11.10. Bratislava (SK) – Randal Club
Fr. 12.10. Cottbus (GER) – Gladhouse
Sa. 13.10. Aarhus (Dk) – Radar

New Paragon album in October

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German power metallers PARAGON will release their tenth album, "Force Of
Destruction", via Napalm Records on the following dates:
October 19 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland
October 24 - Spain, Finland, Sweden, U.K.
October 26 - Benelux
October 29 - Rest of Europe
November 6 - USA, Canada

The CD was produced by Piet Sielck (GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOUR) at Powerhouse in Hamburg. Guest vocals on the bonus version of the song "Blood & Iron" were laid down by Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, UNISONIC) and Sielck. The cover artwork was once again created by Dirk Illing (SCORPIONS, RUNNING WILD), while the photos were handled by Stefan Malzkorn (GAMMA RAY, SAXON) and the cover layout was overseen by Claudia von Bihl (Auburn Records, ACCEPT, ANVIL).

PARAGON bassist Jan Bünning previously stated about "Force Of Destruction",
"Piet Sielck has done an awesome job. To me, it sounds like a heavier and more 'life' version of 'Revenge' mixed with the guitar sound of 'Law Of The Blade'. Just perfect!

"Our guitar player Wolle [Wolfgang Tewes] wrote a album full of PARAGON classics and our 'newbie' Jan Bertram shredded a whole bunch of great lead guitar parts. And Buschi [Andreas Babuschkin; vocals] seems to be like wine — he's getting better and better and has delievered the best performance he has ever done."

The track listing for the new PARAGON CD is as follows:
01. Last Day On Earth (intro)
02. Iron Will
03. Tornado
04. Gods Of Thunder
05. Bulletstorm
06. Blood & Iron
07. Blades Of Hell
08. Dynasty
09. Rising From The Black
10. Demon's Lair
11. Secrecy

Jan Betram previously played with PARAGON's drummer, Chris Gripp.

PARAGON 2012 is:
Andreas Babuschkin - Vocals
Wolfgang Tewes - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jan Bertram - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jan Bünning - Bass, Backing Vocals
Chris Gripp - Drums, Backing Vocals

PARAGON's last album, "Screenslaves", was released in November 2008 via Massacre Records. The CD was produced by Uwe Lullis (ex-GRAVE DIGGER, REBELLION) at Black Solaris Studio in Frankfurt.

Bünning quit PARAGON after the recording of 2007's "Forgotten Prophecies"
because of "musical differences" but rejoined the band in 2009.

Black Country Communion reveals album details

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the Anglo-American rock group comprising
vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, will release its third album, "Afterglow", on October 30 (one day earlier internationally).

Just like its two predecessors, "Afterglow" was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalog of hit records for LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, JOURNEY, THE BLACK CROWES and many more has made him one of the hottest producers that rock music has to offer. Shirley — who had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa together in a band together after seeing them jamming onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009 — is the group's unofficial "fifth member."

The additions of Jason Bonham, esteemed son of LED ZEPPELIN's John, who took his father's place when the legendary group made musical history by reuniting at London's O2 Arena in December 2007, and the in-demand Derek Sherinian, made them a force to be reckoned with. An air of expectancy and excitement greets the unveiling of "Afterglow".

When issued in September 2010, BCC's self-titled debut was described by Classic Rock magazine as "possibly the best hard rock album of 2010," while Mojo magazine awarded it 4 stars. Music Radar hailed the disc as "a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners."

During its first week of release in the U.K., the album hit the #1 spot in the
official Top 40 Rock Albums chart. It was voted #3 in Classic Rock magazine's
"Critics Album Of The Year" poll, and listeners of Planet Rock radio crowned BCC the "Best New Band" of 2010.

Issued a mere nine months later, in time for a well-received slot at the High
Voltage festival in London, "Black Country Communion 2" was darker and deeper than its predecessor.  Once again it topped the U.K.'s Rock Albums chart. The band were also the recipients of the "Best Breakthrough Act" award at Classic Rock magazine's prestigious Roll Of Honour ceremony. Acknowledging that more than a single listen was required to fully appreciate its "depth and artistry," the same magazine rightly called "BCC2" "one stone-solid classic song after another."

This time, with Bonamassa busy notching up the miles to promote his biggest solo record to date — "Driving Towards The Daylight" reached No. 2 in the U.K.'s Top 40 Albums chart — BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION (the distinctive name is a reference to the industrial area in the Midlands of Great Britain where both Hughes and Bonham were born and raised) had far more time to prepare "Afterglow"… and it shows.

"There were six months to write this album, and I'm really excited by the way it came out," comments Glenn Hughes, the man responsible for the bulk of its
contents. "I wanted to make a record that stood up to the first two, but not to repeat either of those records. There would be absolutely no point beginning it with a song like 'Black Country' [the distinctively energetic track that kicked off the debut]."

The band assembled to record "Afterglow" in a studio in Westlake Village, about 70 miles outside of Hollywood, during five supremely productive days. Its 11 songs are set to delight all fans of high quality hard rock, also those that admire singers of distinction. Hughes is not known as The Voice Of Rock for nothing.

In terms of content, "Afterglow" expands upon the progression that took place
between "BCC" and "BCC2". Rich in hooks, melodies and choruses, it's nonetheless another of those highly rewarding albums that bears additional fruit with repeated spins.

"I wanted this album to have more acoustic moments than the previous two,"
explains Hughes. "I wanted to hear more of Derek [Sherinian] and I wanted the more angelic voice of Glenn as well as the more aggressive one which is there on songs like 'Crawl' and 'Midnight Sun'. Above all, I wanted more drama."

Hughes shares lead vocals with Bonamassa on the song "Cry Freedom". "The vocal sound that Kevin got on this record is second to none — it's his best work yet with BCC," believes Hughes. "We butted heads a little on the first and second albums, simply because we're both control freaks, but this was the record on which Kevin and Glenn became friends."

Indeed, Hughes speaks of Shirley in the most glowing terms. "Kevin only needs three hours of sleep per night; he's hyper and super-intelligent," says Glenn. "He cracks the whip but he also knows exactly what he's talking about when it comes to music."

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION hopes to tour "Afterglow" at the start of 2013.

Here's a breakdown of the album's contents in the words of Glenn Hughes:

"Big Train": "It's very quirky and British-sounding. Jason Bonham is an
incredible timekeeper. I love the way he provides the engine room on that song."

"This Is Your Time": "Let's give Jason Bonham a little more love. He writes his
songs on an iPhone whilst driving his car, which is completely nuts. It really
helps the groove factor. He emailed me some footage of him playing this song. He wrote the music and I wrote the lyrics. It has a huge chorus, too. Jason is not just a brilliant drummer — he's a great songwriter."

"Midnight Sun": "I had my wallet stolen in a Starbucks and arrived late at the

When I got there, the guys were fooling around with a song that sounds
quite a lot like THE WHO, thanks to those Rabbit Bundrick-style keyboards. I
picked up my bass and joined in. It's quite a romp; there's a definite vibe of
Moon and Entwistle."

"Confessor": "The first album had 'No Time', which was slow and groovy. I wrote 'Confessor' that way too, but when Jason heard it he insisted upon playing it — in his own words — like his dad would have done. We're a democratic band and I went along with that. When he turbo-d it up it really came to life."

"Cry Freedom": "I sang this one alone originally until Kevin pointed out that
the album didn't have a song with split vocals. Joe and I sing well together.
I've never had a problem sharing a microphone with other great singers. We
really let rip off one another on this one, which has a ZZ TOP/HUMBLE PIE kind of a vibe."

"Afterglow": "[At more than six minutes long] it's an epic song. I was adamant
that this album should have a proper title instead of a number. I played it to the band right at the end of sessions — purposely so. When they heard it on
acoustic guitar, everybody agreed that it should name the album."

"Dandelion": "I wrote it slower than we recorded it; maybe I had too much coffee that day. Had we done it that way then maybe it would have sounded a bit dirge-like. Jason sets the tempos — he's got a really good ear for the way that a song should sound."

"The Circle": "It's one of my favorites on this record. It gives me the chance
to use my 'breathier' voice. Kevin asked me to sing it an octave higher than I
intended, and it worked.

The high voice in the chorus is not my falsetto, it's my upper register natural
voice. I'm singing about being powerless; being in a dreamlike state. People
have spoken about my voice and bass playing for so many years, I hope that this time they notice my lyrics because I'm very proud of them."

"Common Man": "That's another of the songs that came from Jason. When he sang me its melody acapella, I could hear myself singing it. It could have been a song from DEEP PURPLE's 'Stormbringer' album; he wrote it for my voice."

"The Giver": "When you listen to the end of the song, if people are trying to
figure out what key it's in, I'm playing a capo [a device that raises the pitch of notes] on the fifth fret. When I wrote it, I deliberately held back from completing it because it needed Joe's input. Kevin helped as well."

"Crawl": "Some people may know that this song was going to be on 'BCC2' but we held it over because there simply wasn't enough room. To me, it fits this album a lot better. It's a really aggressive song — it's dangerous and angry. I love it. It's a great way to finish the record."

Beardfish posts album trailer

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The brand new record “The Void” is available in stores now. To celebrate its release, Beardfish has a special visual surprise. They created an exclusive album trailer for their fans – check out the link below and enjoy the Trailer:
Furthermore they are on tour in September to support Supergroup Flying Colors. Below you can find tour dates to check out when they are coming to a city near you.

Tourdates:Sunday, September 9th – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Monday, September10th – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
Tuesday, September 11th – Munich, Germany – Theaterfabrik
Thursday, September 13th – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
Friday, September 14th – Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
Saturday, September 15th – Stuttgart, Germany - Zapata
Sunday, September 16th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Monday, September 17th – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
Wednesday, September 19th – Paris, France – Le Trianon
Thursday, September 20th – Tilburg, Holland – 013
Friday, September 21st – London, England – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Vanir premiers new song

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Vanir premieres a new track from the upcoming second album ” Onwards Into Battle”.

Vanir are soon ready with the follow-up, “Onwards Into Battle”, which will be released in Europe on the 10th of September 2012. The theme is, of course, still the deeds of the Vikings as well as Norse mythology, but the band have turned the focus from the feasts around the tables of Valhalla to the field of battle, its bloody conflicts and great warriors. This can be heard on the single “By The Hammer They Fall”, which can be streamed on right here.                   

VANIR are ready to bring the brave Einherjer and Valkyries out of the warm taverns and into the field of battle to fight for a place in Valhalla, where the mead flows eternally.

Onwards Into Battle
Release: September 10th 2012

Forgotten Souls signs with Mighty Music

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The Polish experimenters’ FORGOTTEN SOULS signs with Mighty Music and will be releasing their fourth full-length album “Sirius 12” October 29th, and will be presenting their energetic fusion of black industrial & avant-garde for Europe. You will be struck by an amazing variety of sounds and stunned by narcotic lyrics. Industrial eclecticism for open-minded people!

FORGOTTEN SOULS was formed in 1998 by Krzysztof Wójcik (guitars), Piotr Wójcik (drums) and Paweł Grobler (synths & clarinet) and recruited in 2003 Mateusz Zachorowski (bass) and Olaf Różański (vocals). Since then the band has released three full-length albums on a DIY basis. On their latest album “Nine Syndromes” from 2008, the front singer Olaf was replaced with Rafał Piotrowski (Decapitated), but ones again Olaf are back in the fold for their fourth long play called “Sirius 12”.

"Sirius 12" brings powerful passages, hypnotic trances and surprising arrangements. Get ready for a cosmic trip, a fascinating emotional roller-coaster you've never experienced before.
Brutality! Symphony! Madness!

The polish medias has said about “Sirius 12”:
“Whole spectrum of musical expressions, mixture of many musical styles, not just varieties of metal, a dense monolith elaborated in detail.” (9/10 in

"If you are open minded, don’t hesitate even for a second, obtain it and get inspired like I did… A sensational thing.” (+9/10 in

“Forgotten Souls offers very mature music, full of variety and unconventional solutions...” (5/6 in

Release: October 29th 2012

08. SIRIUS 12
12. HOPE

Just Like Vinyl streams new album

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JUST LIKE VINYL are streaming the entire album on their facebook page !

"Snarling, neck-snapping hardcore rock"
Alternative Press Magazine
"This prog quartet will tear your eardrums and punch your brain with sporadic hardcore vocals and impressive riffage."
Music Connection Magazine
"Just Like Vinyl leave no one safe from the eventual headbanging nature of their thick, yet addicting sound."

“BLACK MASS”, the new album from JUST LIKE VINYL, is available now! “BLACK MASS” offers 12 aggressive, yet melodic tracks à la early Coheed And Cambria and At The Drive-In and can be heard in its entirety on the band's Facebook Page:

Founded by former The Fall Of Troy guitarist/frontman Thomas Erak, BLACK MASS is an aggressive departure from JUST LIKE VINYL's first effort, while still highlighting Erak's distinct guitar work.  Erak explains, "We experimented with doing more melodic music, but for BLACK MASS I think our hearts lie in the more aggressive, wild kind of rock n'roll. Though, there are a couple of surprises on the record."

Kaipa posts an introduction video

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Last week saw the release of Swedish progressive folk-rock-fusion band KAIPA’s new album Vittjar. Head to the following link to check out the video entitled KAIPA: Vittjar - An Introduction To The Album“ - a collection of soundclips, pictures and videos from the recordings of Vittjar:
The unique music of KAIPA constantly continues to evolve but no matter what direction it takes it always carries a profound breath from the innermost depths of the ancient Swedish primeval forest. This time they even use the Swedish language in the title track to further express and stress these close bonds with their mother country. Vittjar ultimately puts Kaipa outside the genre box. Or perhaps the album gives new and true meaning to the “progressive” stamp. It’s a label that Lundin has lived with for years, and he sees no reason to fight it even as Kaipa’s music continues to evolve.

Zonaria posts new video clip

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The video for the track “Silent Holocaust ” taken from Zonaria’s release '”Arrival of The Red Sun"  can now be seen here :
Guitarist Emil Nyström comments : "We've been looking forward to working with Jakob for ages. He's a really talented producer and director and we cant wait to show you the end result. It's nuclear!"
Be prepared for killer death metal from sweden !!
Check it out !!!!!!!
Arrival of the Red Sun available on listenable Records eshop at this link :

Secret Sphere signs management deal

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Italian metal band SECRET SPHERE sings worlwide management deal with Germany’s ROCK N GROWL MANAGEMENT.
Guitarist Aldo Lonobile says: “We are excited to welcome ROCK N GROWL to the SECRET SPHERE family and we look forward to making big stept in taking SECRET SPHERE to the masses. Our goal is get out and play to as many people as possible over the next few years, and with Axel’s experience and extensive network of contacts, we are confident we have the right guy beside us“.
SECRET SPHERE recently announced new vocalist Michele Luppi to the group’s ranks. Michele Luppi is one of the top class italian singer’s, well known for his past work with Italy’s Vision Divine, finnish power/progessive metal band Thaurorod and Italy’s Killing Touch.
The band’s current lineup consists of the following:
Aldo Lonobile – Rythm and lead guitar
Michele Luppi – Vocals
Andrea Buratto – Bass
Gabriele Ciaccia – Keyboards
Marco Pastorino – Rythm guitars
Federico Pennazzato – Drums
Portrait of a Dying Heart“, the band’s seventh LP, is scheduled for a 2012 release date through Warner Music (Japan) and Scarlet Records (Rest of World).
SECRET SPHERE, a name guaranteed to make every metal freak’s heart beat faster with excitement and anticipation. Crediting bands likeHELLOWEENANGRADREAM THEATER and SAVATAGE as their biggest influences, SECRET SPHERE manage to honour the heritage of such big names while creating their very own brand of METAL.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Enslaved posts lyric video

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A lyric video for “Thoughts Like Hammers,” the opening track to RIITIIR, the twelfth studio album by Norwegian progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED, is now available for viewing on YouTube.

RIITIIR is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th.  It was recorded in Bergen, Norway at Duper Studios, Earshot Studios, Solslottet Studios, and Peersonal Sound.  At Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Jens Bogren handled mixing duties while Tony Lindgren handled the mastering.  The team of producers includes Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, Herbrand Larsen, and Iver Sandøy.

RIITIIR’s standard edition track listing is:

01. Thoughts Like Hammers
02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn
03. Veilburner
04. Roots Of The Mountain
05. Riitiir
06. Materal
07. Storm Of Memories
08. Forsaken

Still Alive reveals second single

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Brazilian metallers STILL ALIVE reveal the second online single "Forgiven Secrets" from their debut album KYO produced by Edu Falaschi (ALMAh, ex-Angra).
The song is now available for streaming via official YouTube channel of the band at this location
It's the opening track of this concept CD recently released in Brazil.
The album was recorded in 2011 at Norcal Studios in São Paulo and produced by Edu Falaschi. KYO is inspired by Darren Aronofsky's masterpiece "The Fountain".
STILL ALIVE is: Walter Campos - vocals, Gil Vasconcelos - guitars, Felipe Fantuzzi - bass, Rodolfo Iriarte - keyboards.
The drums for KYO were recorded by Marcelo Moreira, ALMAh's colleague of Edu Falaschi.

New Magica album October 12th

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October 12th will be the day for MAGICA to release their new album “Center Of The Great Unknown”, two and a half years after their latest piece of work, “Dark Diary”.

The “Center Of The Great Unknown” tracklist has been unveiled now:

01. Center Of The Great Unknown
02. Masterspell
03. King Of The World
04. Open
05. The Earth Is Young ?
06. Step Into The Night
07. No Horizon
08. One Angry Gaia
09. Mark Of Cain
10. Under The Auroras
11. Daca 2012 ( Bonus Track)

Bandleader Bogdan Coesta comments:

“The album’s concept is based on "The Diary of Admiral R. E. Byrd", "Godess of Atvatabar" by W. Bradshaw, "Beasts, Men and Gods" by F.A. Ossendowsky and a few more authors and adventurers.”

All Hail the Yeti posts new video clip

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U.S. Southern metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI have just released their new video clip, filmed for the song “The Art Of Mourning”. See for yourself how this story with weapons, blood and a gallow unfolds…:

The ALL HAIL THE YETI debut album is available in Europe since August 17th, it was released in the USA on October 28th now too.

Voodoo Circle extends deal

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Their „Broken Heart Syndrome” album was THE Classic Hard Rock masterpiece of 2011: after sensational chart success and a great tour with SINNER, Alex Beyrodt’s VOODOO CIRCLE has now extended its deal with AFM Records and is working on a new album.

It will be titled „More Than One Way Home“ and is expected to be released in early 2013.

Macbeth reveal album tracklisting

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MACBETH are going to release their brand new album "Wiedergänger" on September 28, 2012 via Massacre Records!

"Wiedergänger" will feature a triology about one of the cruelest battles of World War II: Stalingrad. Watch the trailer here:

The "Wiedergänger" album trailer is also available on YouTube:

The album will also be available as Digipak with four bonus songs. All four re-recorded songs were featured on the band’s first demo tape, which was released in 1985. 

The track list of the album, which was once again produced by Patrick W. Engel, looks like this:
01. Kamikaze
02. Fritz H.
03. Begraben
04. Fleisch
05. Stück Für Stück
06. Gladiator
07. Wiedergänger
08. Stalingrad - Kanonenfutter
09. Stalingrad - Untergang
10. Stalingrad - Das Kreuz
11. Zeit Der Zeiten
12. Bomber
13. Höllenfeuer
14. Macbeth

MACBETH are going to celebrate the release of "Wiedergänger" on September 19th at the From Hell in Erfurt, Germany.

You'll find further information here:

Get MACBETH's previous album "Gotteskrieger" here:

Graveyard posts tracklist

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Swedish blues rock superstars, GRAVEYARD, will shortly begin to shoot a video for the song „Goliath“ which comes off the band's highly anticipated third album, „Lights Out“.

The video is set to be shot in a quite lo-fi way just like the stunning clip for „Hisingen Blues“. According to the band's management it will go hand in hand with the sound of the song. The set will feature a late night show kinda vibe.

Commented the band „it's gonna be quite a show“ - so keep your eyes open!

Furthermore, the band has also revealed the tracklist for „Lights Out“:

GRAVEYARD - „Lights Out“
01. An Industry Of Murder
02. Slow Motion Countdown
03. Seven Seven
04. The Suits, The Law & The Uniform
05. Endless Night
06. Hard Time Lovin’
07. Goliath
08. Fool In The End
09. 20/20 (Tunnel Vision)

„Lights Out“ will be released October 26, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

Bullet posts press reactions

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On September 14th, the new BULLET masterpiece “Full Pull” will be released. To give you a first impression of the rave reception, we’ve uploaded a collection of some press reactions and statements to YouTube.

They’ve all got one thing in common – they’re euphoric through and through!

Click here to watch it:

This or the Apocalypse posts teaser

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Lancaster, PA metalcore outfit THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE have revealed two album teasers for their upcoming album "Dead Years".

Introducing: Ashes of Ares

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Former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow (vocals) and Freddie Vidales (bass, guitar), along with ex-NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have set ASHES OF ARES as the name of their brand new project.

Within months of their departures from the iconic metal bands ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, the trio came together with a renewed drive to create a sound which is a true collaboration of their personal influences, ideas and visions. Armed with the knowledge acquired through years of the writing, touring and recording cycle, and with the support of an army of loyal fans
across the globe, ASHES OF ARES is poised to carve out a new legacy and stand alongside those who have helped pave the way.

Commented Barlow: "Well, though we are still in the early stages of progress, we are really excited about what we are hearing thus far. We hope that you have patience with us as we continue with this creative process and search
for a record label that will help us bring our music to you all in the
best way. Thanks for all your support.... More to come!"

Barlow announced his retirement from ICED EARTH in March 2011, citing his commitment to his family and the need for the group to tour more as the reasons for his exit.

Vidales left ICED EARTH earlier this year for reasons which were not disclosed. He says, "I know from the outside it seems nuts to leave a band with so much going for it, but from the inside it made a lot of sense to me." He adds, "I did not leave because Matt left or so we could work on this [new project], I also did not leave because of the heavy touring. I was actually glad that the touring had picked up. My reasons are private. The guys in the band know, and that's all who need to know."

Williams and guitarist Jeff Loomis announced their departure from NEVERMORE in April 2011 due to personal differences with the band's lead singer, Warrel Dane, and bassist, Jim Sheppard.

Mastercastle working on new album

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Italian quartet MASTERCASTLE are currently working on their fourth album entitled "Metals" with an anticipated release of early 2013 on Lion Music.

The Mastercastle line up, driven by vocalist Giorgia Gueglio, guitarist Pier Gonella and bassist Steve Vawamas introduces a special new presence to the band – drum legend John Macaluso (Malmsteen, James Labrie, TNT, Ark etc).

Pier Gonella comments, “It’s fantastic to have John in the band. His playing style has long been admired by all Mastercastle members and to have his signature drum sound driving the new material is something we can’t wait to introduce to our fan base”.

First leaks of the new material suggest “Metals” will serve up the best melodic metal album done by the band to date! 

Having picked up considerable praise for the power and melodicism of their debut “The Phoenix” in 2009; Mastercastle wasted little time in delivering “Last Desire” in 2010 and their epic third opus “Dangerous Diamonds” in 2011.  All of which have seen praise worldwide for the bands signature sound along with Giorgia Gueglio’s soaring vocals. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

VALFREYA Release New Video “Alefest”

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Canadian Viking /folk metallers VALFREYA have released a new video for their song “Alefest”.
The song is off their debut album ‘Path to Eternity’ which was released worldwide by Maple Metal Records in July.  ‘Path to Eternity’ was produced by the band, and was recorded, mixed and mastered in late 2011 at Silver Wings Studio in Montreal, Canada.

Formed in February of 2009, VALFREYA are a sextet based in Montreal, Canada.  The band’s charismatic frontwoman, Crook, has a vocal range of symphonic clean vocals to that of guttural growls.

The video was produced by Bookaking Productions of Montreal, QC, Canada.
The official video for “Alefest” can be viewed at this location:
VALFREYA have shared the stage with such bands like Korpiklaani, Arkona, Moonsorrow, Tyr, Unexpect, Despised Icon,Nordheim, and many more on the Ontario & Quebec metal circuit, in their short existence.

The track listing for ‘Path to Eternity’ is:
  1. Path to Eternity
  2. Deity’s Grace
  3. Inferno
  4. Beyond Illusions
  5. Ocean’s Assault
  6. Confront Immensity
  7. Condemned World
  8. Alefest
  9. My Everlasting Star
  10. Glorious Death

Crook – Lead Vocals
Graz’zt – Guitars, Vocals
Karhu – Guitars
Pinch – Bass
Shark – Keyboards
Mawhjey – Drums, Vocals

A previously released video for “Inferno” can be viewed at this location:

For more info on VALFREYA visit their official site:

Maple Metal Records: