Sunday, September 30, 2012

Alberto Rigoni - Album title track available for free download (feat. Göran Edman)

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Alberto Rigoni's new album's title track "Three Wise Monkeys" is now available for free download via Soundcloud. The hard rock tune features Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot) on vocals, Tommy Ermolli (TwinSpirits, Khymera) on guitars, Alessandro Bertoni (Aphelion) on keyboards and the young talented drummer Paco Barillà.

Alberto Rigoni - Three Wise Monkeys

Release Date: October 1, 2012

“Three Wise Monkeys” is the brand new recording by Alberto Rigoni, progressive rock composer & bass player (TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS), who is rapidly gaining audience in the international progressive rock fusion music scene for inventive genre-crossing compositions that paint alluring soundscapes comprehensible to wide varieties of listeners, yet artistically sophisticate and individualistic enough to sustain one’s attention once gained.

Half instrumental and half with vocals, Rigoni’s third solo album is thematically centered around the Japanese folk legend of the “Three Wise Monkeys” and further refines the stylistic contrasts and progressive spirit characterizing 2011’s “Rebirth” (Nightmare Records), concretely separating the mellow jazz, rock fusion, and ambient from the assertive melodic and hard rock and developing each extreme into Rigoni’s most aggressive and most delicate material. His distinctively kaleidoscopic bass playing and compositional grace smoothly passes across borders and carries traits of each of its components, becoming less of a solo project based around the bass guitar than a progressive rock experience.

The album also boasts contributions from great special guests: Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot), Jonas Erixon (Alicate), Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater, OSI, Chroma Key), Mark Cross (Outloud, ex Helloween, Firewind), Federico Solazzo (Alexia), Alessandro Bertoni (Aphelion), Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock), Tommy Ermolli (TwinSpirits), Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios), Paolo Valli (session drummer), Paco Barillà (Daniele Liverani), Sebastian Persini (Solo artist, session drummer).

The track list:
01. Toshogu Shrine
02. Mizaru
03. Three Wise Monkeys
04. Kikazaru
05. Blackened Tornado
06. Iwazaru
07. Free Falling
08. Between Space And Time
09. Coming Home
10. Believe

"Three Wise Monkeys" will be released by Any and All Records with worldwide distribution (Nightmare Records, Disk Union, Power Prog, MediaStar etc.) on October 1, 2012.

Also available on Youtube:
The official video trailer of Alberto Rigoni's new album "Three Wise Monkeys"

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mesmerize Signs with Punishment 18 Records‏

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Italian heavy metallers Mesmerize, founded in 1988, has inked a deal with Punishment 18 Records for the officiale release of the new album that will be released in 2013, April. Soon new informations.


AFM Records opens own MP3 download store

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AFM Records has started selling music from its own online store.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Hacride posts live video clip

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Check out the new live video of Hacride performing ”My Enemy” at Le Confort Moderne in France HERE! Hacride will release a new album early 2013.

Catch the band on the Klonosphere Tour in October:

Klonosphere Tour:

10.10.12 Poitiers, Le Confort Moderne
11.10.12 Tarnos, Salle Thorez
12.10.12 Montauban, Le Rio Grande
13.10.12 Montlucon, MJC
14.10.12 Paris, Le Divan du Monde
17.10.12 Nancy, L’Autre Canal
18.10.12 Rouen, Le 106
19.10.12 Chelles, Les Cuizines
20.10.12 Dunkerque, Les 4 Ecluses
21.10.12 Rennes, L’ubu
23.10.12 Bordeaux, [TBC]
24.10.12 Lyon, CCO
25.10.12 Reims, La Cartonnerie
26.10.12 Manosque, Le Café Provisoire
27.10.12 Besancon, La Rodia
28.10.12 Niort, Le Camji

Read more about Hacride HERE!

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Aura Noir: European Tour

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Aura Noir is heading out to tour Europe in October and November! Check out the dates!

Aura Noir - Out To Die In Europe

19.10.12 Ubu, Rennes, France
20.10.12 Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
21.10.12 Sas Delmont, Delmont – Basel, Switzerland
23.10.12 Zoe Club, Milano, Italia
24.10.12 Traffic, Roma, Italia
25.10.12 Boulevard Rock Club, Rimini, Italy
27.10.12 Aurora Infernalis Festival, Arnhem, Netherlands
28.10.12 Comet, Berlin, Germany
30.10.12 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
31.10.12 Rockfesthal, Hamme, Belgium
01.11.12 Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands
03.11.12 Damnation Festival, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Overthrow posts studio report part III

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Today Overthrow release their third and final report from the studio, recording their new album “Adjust To Darkness”, to be released October 23rd. Check it out HERE!

Overthrow recently released the first single “Let Them Fall” from “Adjust To Darkness”. Get it here

Overthrow live shows:

27.09 Hulen – Bergen w/Purified in Blood
28.09 Jimmy Legs Byscenen – Haugesund w/Purified in Blood
18.10 Release show, Checkpoint Charlie, Stavanger

You can also check out Studio Report Part I and Part II and read more about Overthrow here:

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Nettlecarrier streams new album

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Norwegian satanic black metal act NettleCarrier will stream their new self-titled album starting today exclusively on CVLTNATION.COM. The album, released September 21st in Europe, continues Indie's proud tradition of obscure and evil black metal originating from the icy Norwegian wilderness. The album artwork, as featured above, was done by Truls Espedal (Enslaved, Theatre of Tragedy, Djevel). You can order a copy of the album through or you can pick up the digital version, which is currently featured on iTunes HERE.

The band - which consists of T. Ciekals (Djevel, Ljå), Mannevond (Koldbrann, Urgehal) and Dirge Rep (Orcustus, Gehenna, Gorgoroth, Enslaved) - was originally formed in 2004 after T.Ciekals contacted Mannevond. The two had a burning desire to create "an older and more sinister sound that was unique to any other black metal band around." Shortly thereafter came their debut release, a 7" entitled "To Strangle The Hero Of Heaven," which gained the band an underground cult following. Yet despite the record's success, NETTLECARRIER took a nearly three-year hiatus until they reformed in 2010 to start recording their new release.

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Dunderbeist reveals album artwork

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Dunderbeist release the new album ”Songs Of The Buried” November 20th and today they unveil the cover art and tracklist!

Tracklisting for ”Songs Of The Buried”

01. .:Y:.
02. Father serpent
03. Acheron
04. Enter exile
05. The hidden ones
06. Songs of the buried
07. Centuries
08. Four of the seven
09. Forcefed boar's head
10. Mongrel

“Songs of the buried” continues where "Black Arts & Crooked Tails" left off, but this one is darker, heavier and more progressive, both musically and lyrically. The album was like the previous ones recorded in Dunderbeist's own Pigsty Studio in Hamar, Norway, mixed by guitarist Fredrik Ryberg. The mastering by Alan Douches ( Mastodon, Converge, Kvelertak ++) really puts the final signature on the sound, and contributes to erecting "Songs of the Buried" like a mighty beacon among 2012 metal releases.

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God Seed premiers new song

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Today esteemed music portal, Pitchfork, unveils the first single from I Begin, the long-awaited new full-length from Norwegian black metal legion, GOD SEED. Entitled “This From The Past,” the second track burns deep with unhinged viciousness and infernal majesty. Hear for yourself at

I Begin is scheduled for North American release on October 22nd, October 26th in Norway and October 30th worldwide and will be available in regular CD format as well as a limited embossed deluxe digipack with bonus tracks. A vinyl version will also be available through Back On Black.

Additionally, the band will march through Europe beginning November 7 on the Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour 2012 alongside Cradle Of Filth! See confirmed dates HERE.

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General Surgery releasing new 7"

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Sweden’s macabre medical masters GENERAL SURGERY have premiered the title track off of their upcoming 7” release Like An Ever Flying Limb at this location. The limited edition EP marks the band’s first new material since 2009 and contains 5 gut-splattering tracks of the band’s signature goregrind. 
The EP was recorded in October 2011 at Audiogrind Studio in the band’s hometown of Stockholm is set to be released via Relapse Records on November 6th. Pre-orders of the new EP are now available at this location and digitally here
Earlier this year saw the release of A Collection of Depravation, a compilation of 30 GENERAL SURGERY choice cuts digitally remastered by Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull. GENERAL SURGERY plan to record their long awaited 3rd full-length album in the near future.
Like An Ever Flying Limb Tracklist:
1.     Like An Ever Flying Limb
2.     Ejected Viscous Mucus
3.     Seizures
4.     Rhythmic Epidermal Clamor
5.     Dark Cyanotic Hypostasis  
EP cover
“The very fact that General Surgery can remain fresh and interesting in what is otherwise a phenomenally clichéd genre is a wonderful testament to their ability as musicians.” -
"A ferocious recording full of blood, guts and gore...and a big fucking beard." - Jeff Walker (CARCASS)

Red Fang premiers new song

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Red Fang shares a brand new shredder, "Crows In Swine" available to stream or purchase. The track features menacing guitar riffs and ear shattering drumming, along with the band's signature drudgy, stoner metal riffs. 
band pic
Red Fang will be hitting the road this fall headlining shows across the Europe. Make sure you check these cats out this fall. Dates:
11/27 - Mulhouse, France - Generiq Fest @ La Noumatrouff
11/28 - Besancon, France - Generiq Fest @ La Rodia
11/29 - Paris, France - Glazart
12/1 - Camber Sands, UK - ATP @ Pontins     
12/2 - Camber Sands, UK - ATP @ Pontins      
12/3 - London, UK - The Garage
12/4 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
12/5 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
12/6 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Library
12/7 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
12/8 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Speedfest
12/9 - Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik

The Safety Fire starts tour next week

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After an extremely busy Summer playing the likes of Download Festival, Brutal Assault, Hevy Festival and supporting heavyweights Gojira, the band are extremely excited to be heading out on a month long tour with Periphery and Between The Buried And Me.

Guitarist Derya ‘Dez’ Nagle had this to say about the upcoming shows:
"It has been a while since we last toured Europe and the UK and quite frankly, we can't wait for it. Between The Buried And Me are one of our favourite bands and to share a stage with them every night for over a month is just awesome. Then to be reunited with our brüs in Periphery are our US stint with them will no doubt be a fun time for all. We shall see you at the shows, come by the merch stand and get involved in the jokes!"

The band have also released the Edmonson Remix Video of Huge Hammers, taken from the special edition of the debut album Grind The Ocean which was released earlier this year. You can check that video out here:

Tour dates:1st October // Reading - Sub 89 -UK
2nd October // Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms - UK
3rd October // Glasgow - The Garage - UK
4th October // Newcastle - O2 Academy 2 -UK
5th October // Manchester - O2 Club Academy -UK
6th October // Leeds – Cockpit - UK
7th October // Bristol - O2 Academy - UK
8th October // Southampton - The Brook - UK
10th October // Antwerp – Trix – Belgium
11th October // Amsterdam – Melkweg – Netherlands
12th October // Cologne – Luxor – Germany
13th October // Muenster – Sputnikhalle – Germany
14th October // Copenhagen – Lille Vega – Denmark
16th October // Stockholm – Debaser Slussen – Sweden
17th October // Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers – Sweden
18th October // Hamburg – Logo – Germany
19th October // Berlin – Lido – Germany
20th October // Prague – Rock Café – Czech Republic
22nd October // Bratislava – Randall Club – Slovakia
23rd October // Budepest – Durer Kert – Hungary
24th October // Vienna – Szene – Austria
25th October // Munich – Backstage Halle – Germany
27th October // Novara – Rock N Roll Arena – Italy
28th October // Zuerich – Dynamo – Switzerland
29th October // Stuttgart – Universum – Germany
30th October // Frankfurt – Batschkapp – Germany
31st October // Paris – La Maroquinerie - France
2nd November // London - Shepherds Bush Empire – UK

The Safety Fire has always pushed the boundaries of technical, progressive metal since their inception. With their expansive atmospheres and soaring melodies, it's easy to see why vocalist Sean McWeeney, bassist Lori Peri, drummer Calvin Smith and guitarists Derya Nagle & Joaquin Ardiles are now at the forefront of their ever growing genre. The Safety Fire released their debut album ‘Grind The Ocean’ to critical acclaim at the beginning of April this year through InsideOut Music.

“Right now the UK progressive metal scene is extremely healthy, and the emergence of The Safety Fire is about to provide another boost.”
Metal Hammer

"Akin to a meticulously designed but unpredictable cluster bomb"

"Complex forwarding thinking metal... You have to be pretty damned good to stand out from the crowd these days. London crowd The Safety Fire do so by using the oldest trick in the book - by writing proper, solid songs"

Buy ‘Grind The Ocean’ by clicking the below links:
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This Or The Apocalypse posts video clip

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Check out the official video clip for the song "Hell Praiser" taken off THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE brand new album "Dead Years" OUT NOW on Lifeforce Records. The video was directed by David Brodsky (

Click here for the video:

Watch out for more news and updates and check our website or the band's Facebook profile at

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ill Niño posts lyric video

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Latin metal pioneers ILL NIÑO offer a first teaser for their upcoming album “Epidemia” (release date: October 26th): a lyric video for the first single “The Depression”. Enjoy!

Orden Ogan touring with Luca Turilli' Rhapsody

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After the release of their new video clip almost two weeks ago, German power metal masters ORDEN OGAN now give insight on filming process. A “Behind The Scenes” video is available now.

“Filming the clip with Rainer “ZIPP” Fränzen and his company was hard work but also a lot of fun. Even though some band members suffered from a heavy cold, we gave our best, and so the whole crew did. It was an unforgettable session and we are very happy with how the clip turned out in the end”, ORDEN OGAN vocalist Seeb comments.

The new ORDEN OGAN album “To The End” will be released on October 26th.
A presentation video of the album’s special edition is available here.

ORDEN OGAN will embark on a European tour with Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY and Freedom Call in November :

10.11.2012 BE Charleroi Coliseum
11.11.2012 NL Enschede Atak
12.11.2012 UK London O2 Islington
14.11.2012 ES Bilbao Sala Santana 27
15.11.2012 ES Madrid Caracol
16.11.2012 ES Barcelona Sala Bikini
18.11.2012 CH Lyss Kufa
19.11.2012 AT Dornbirn Conrad Sohm
20.11.2012 AT Wörgl Komma
22.11.2012 IT Bologna Estragon
23.11.2012 IT Milan Live Club
24.11.2012 IT Rome Orion
25.11.2012 IT Treviso New Age
26.11.2012 FR Lyon Le Transbordeur
28.11.2012 HU Budapest Club 202
29.11.2012 CZ Prague Club Matrix
30.11.2012 DE München Backstage
01.12.2012 DE Geiselwind Musichall
03.12.2012 DE Köln Essigfabrik
04.12.2012 NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
05.12.2012 DE Bochum Matrix
06.12.2012 DE Hamburg Markthalle
08.12.2012 DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
09.12.2012 FR Paris Le Trabendo
10.12.2012 FR Strasbourg La Laiterie

Simon Oberender passes away

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German prog outfit Beyond the Bridge have announced the death of keyboardist and guitarist Simon Oberender.

No cause has been identified for his sudden passing, which took place soon after the band appeared at the ProgPower Festival in Atlanta – their first-ever US show.

He was also known for his keyboard work with Trillium, Avantasia and Edguy plus vocal services for Epica, Rhapsody of Fire and he’d recorded parts of Kamelot’s forthcoming album Silverthorn.

Beyond the Bridge say in a brief statement: “We deeply mourn the passing away of Simon Oberender, our producer, bandmate, and above all, best friend there will ever be.

“There are no words that could describe our loss. Simon, we will always miss you.”

The band released their debut album, The Old Man and the Spirit, earlier this year on Frontiers Records.

Pump posts new song

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“Death Of Me“, a brand new song from German heavy rockers PUMP featuring ex-BRAINSTORM singer Marcus Jürgens, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Waiting for The Rapture“, which will be released later this year. 

The band is currently in the studio with Axel Heckert at Studio 22 (Brainstorm, Symphorce), hard at work to mix and mastering the band’s fourth album “Waiting for The Rapture“. 

The group, which recently signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock N Growl Management, consists of the following musicians:
Marcus Jürgens – Vocals (Brainstorm, Kashmyr)
Marcel “Selly” Bernhardt – Guitars (Tales Of Sorrow, Unfroynd)
Michael Vetter – Bass (Watch Me Bleed, Chinchilla, Outrage, Unfroynd)
Axel “Aki” Reissmann – Guitars (Downspirit, Hazy Shade)
Andreas Minich – Drums (Unfroynd).

PUMP is a band with a solid foundation and real Rock-N-Roll blood runnin’ down their veins. Five guys who where only born to do one thing, rock the world! So get ready to rock! Welcome to the world of PUMP! 

Omnium Gatherum adds new bass player

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OMNIUM GATHERUM, who are currently in the mixing process with the mighty Dan Swanö for their upcoming 'yet untitled' new album, are proud to announce Erkki Silvennoinen as their new bass player.

Here the official statement from the OMNIUM GATHERUM camp:
"We're glad to finally make it official and announce that OG is a real 6-piece troop again - we welcome Erkki Silvennoinen as a new bass player to Omnium Gatherum. Erkki is a die-hard pro dude with a warm nice attitude, just the way we like it, and we know him well from sharing same stages than us since almost ten years ago. He used to play in Amoral as well as in Finnish Idols winner Ari Koivunen's band back in the day. At the moment he is also playing in awesome brutal tech death metal band De Lirium's Order."

Here's what Erkki has to say about his new vocation:
"I'm very excited to join Omnium Gatherum. I already know most of the guys from way back when I was playing warm-up gigs for them. I have seen them grow and evolve into the tight unit they are today and hire Jukka as their front-man, who also happens to be one of my best friends. It's an honor to get to play with such talented musicians. The previous bass players have left some big shoes to fill... I hope they fit."

At the same time we say huge thanks to Eerik Purdon who was filling the low-frequence spot almost one year as a session member on stage and in studio - thanx mate and we owe you a big one!

The follow up to OMNIUM GATHERUM's critically acclaimed and by fans very well received Lifeforce Records debut "New World Shadows", which also marked the band's highest chart entry at #5 in their home country Finnland, is set to be released on February 25th, 2013 in Europe and February 26th, 2013 in North America.

Watch out for more news and updates and check the band's Facebook profile at

Ripe releasing their second album

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Mighty Music can with pride announce the second album from the Danish power metal band RIPE will be released November 26th 2012. With the new singer in from Artillery, Michael Bastholm Dahl, in front, they will embark on their second journey spreading heavy metal that is melodic, powerful and in your face!

RIPE has existed since 2001 and resides in Copenhagen. The style has always been powerful heavy metal and it has never changed! The band has been playing with acts such as Pretty Maids and Blaze Bayley, and their debut album, “A Moment of Forever” (2010) included prominent names such as Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate, Force of Evil) and Billy Cross (Bob Dylan).

With strong melodies and vocal lines, the listener is drawn into a universe which affects the heart and brain with both catchy riffs and a place where expressions and words will have free rein. If you are familiar with the need to put words on what you cannot say and the thoughts which you cannot utter, then this is what you have been looking for - Something that can knock you off your feet and give it all an extra level - this is where RIPE is at!

Ripe is back with a vengeance! – “The Eloquence of Silence” is here and ready to blow you off your feet! This time Ripe is moving even deeper into the mind, into the rocking beating metal heart with grand melodies and hard-hitting riffs!

The Eloquence of Silence
Release: November 26th 2012

01. Fade to Rise (3:28)
02. Riddle in the Dark (3:52)
03. Candle and the Sun (3:37)
04. Dreamwalker (3:50)
05. A Part Apart (2:47)
06. Bloodlust (3:13)
07. Saint of the Scar (3:40)
08. Xenophobe in Hiding (3:29)
09. Porcelain Goddess (3:16)
10. Song for a Shadow (3:47)
11. Above Inside (3:12)
12. Ghost of a Rose (3:44)

Mighty Music signs Electric Hellride

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The Danish metal band ELECTRIC HELLRIDE signs with Mighty Music and will be releasing their debut album “Hate.Control.Manipulate” November 26th 2012. ELECTRIC HELLRIDE is a band with deep roots in the Copenhagen underground environment and in their short lifespan they already played on the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air 2012, after winning the W: O: A Metal Battle in Denmark.

ELECTRIC HELLRIDE delivers uncomplicated and direct thrashing metal with elements drawn from both death, sludge, groove and traditional heavy metal. The band's history goes back to 2008 and the band quickly became extremely active on the metal scene in Copenhagen. 

After a short run-up to the critically acclaimed EP "Charged" from 2010, the band decided to take the big step and recorded in the autumn of 2011 a full-length album. Like “Charged” the debut album "Hate.Control.Manipulate" is recorded and mixed by Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere, The Kandidate) in Dead Rat Studio. The result is ten unpolished and dirty tracks, which at the same time manages to make room for a richly detailed universe. The most important factor for the band was to maintain the energy that the band possesses live and therefore also should be expressed throughout the whole album.

Release: November 26th 2012

01. Adabiatic Wrath
02. Hatred Propaganda
03. Take Control
04. Flesh Into Ash
05. Sulfur
06. The Needles Craves
07. Wreckage Of A Mortal Man
08. Exhaling Chaos
09. Until The End
10. Reload To Shoot Again

More bands @ Burning Sea 2013

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We are proud to announce the second band roundup for Burning Sea 2013 to you. 

Not doomed yet?! Don’t worry, you will be soon... Pioneers of Doom - and one of the most influential Doom Metal bands in the world - will light their candles and hypnotise you with brilliant atmosphere of old school Swedish Doom. Melody, melancholy, sorrow and pain; and on other side beauty, passion, hope and dreams; this is CANDLEMASS, unmissable live act!

The butcher is back! Together with combos like Kreator and Sodom, the diabolical trio of DESTRUCTION belongs to the best thrash metal acts formed in Germany. Just remind shortly that Schmier and his warheads were deeply involved in the 80ties and wrote a significant part of metal-history, not least because of thrash-killers like Infernal Overkill, Eternal Devastation and Mad Butcher. With their current release "Day Of Reckoning" these devils will damage your brains once again extremely. Rise the flag high of thrash metal high @ BURNING SEA festival! 

Remember last year Facebook wishes? More Black, more extreme, we want TSJUDER,  bring them to Zadar! Well, we listened fellow fans and  the rawest form of true Norwegian Black Metal is finally here. Oh yes, don’t forget, for the first time ever in Croatia! Fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Immortal, Marduk, Mayhem, all of that can see and hear in unique TSJUDER incarnation. Be ready! 

This Northern Avantgarde will once again go on the high and stormy sea! The wind couldnÕt be more frosty, when the modern Vikings of ENSLAVED occupy new territories. The stories they tell in their songs lead the listeners back to the flowering time of the horned buccaneers hailing from the dark North. Chieftain Grutle Kjellson and his comrades give the Scandinavian darkness a progressive, atmospheric and sinister sound-body, which can simply be described as unique and fascinating! Under the spiritual banner of Thorshammer, these Norwegian pagan-lords will conquer BURNING SEA Festival. Besides ENSLAVED has a new battle sword in their armamentarium, which is titled ãRiitiirÓ. This blade will certainly cut your face!

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter 
Like their name says, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER come from Germany and they bring their Metal madness to the Burning Sea stage.
Be there when Dr. Pest does weird things and when this band, that plays special Metal music, will entertain you. You won`t regret it!

Angel Witch 
Some love angels, some love witches, but Burning Sea festival will deliver you both!  For the first time in Croatia, Heavy Metal pioneers from London will show you why New Wave Of British Heavy Metal has become one of the most important chapters in Metal music history. Wear your old jeans, spikes and worn Metal t-shirts.
Raise your fist in the front row for Metal legends ANGEL WITCH!

Shining (Swe) 
SHINING destroying your life since 1996! Blood, lust and depression: The life-negating art of warlock Kvarforth and his Swedish suicide-commando belongs to the big controversies within the black-metal-league. Prospering in measureless misanthropy, SHINING forces every credulous nature to the ground without a blink of mercy. The band illuminates the reverse of human existence, realizing on stage. The unholy self-flagellation of Kvarforth reflects excessive depression, which still heats up cheerful dispositions. The razorblades are specially sharpened for the upcoming festival-edition.

Want to try gavelife before your death? We have a perfect offer! Swedish Death Metal legends GRAVE will dig out your graves right in front of Burning Sea stage! Uncompromising brutality, steamy Mediterranean summer air, sun and sweat and Metal! And Adriatic Sea, just 30 meters from stage to wash your sins after the concert... just until the next act. Priceless!

You don't wanna miss this fine old Heavy Metal jewel! Ripened like a good old whiskey, built upon the early roots of Heavy Metal in 1979 and now transfering those goods successfully into pure Power Metal with a slight touch of French extravaganca... Prepare to witness real Power Metal evolution!!! 

Do you like Brutal Death Metal? Then you should definitly check out BENIGHTED from France. They are one of Europe`s leading bands of the Extreme Metal scene and have released 6 highly acclaimed albums until now. So get in front of the stage: BENIGHTED wants to destroy your eardrums with their Brutal Death Metal attack!

Die-hard Hard Rock fans - attention! VANDERBUYST will blow your minds, with no excuse. With just two albums and four years in their band asses, this band from the Netherlands are pure  Hard Rock explosion and definitely bright future of whole genre. Be ready for sparks in the air from their heart attacking hard rock bombs. UFO, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Van Halen, ZZ Top fans.... it’s time for rebellion!

Debauchery - "Germany`s Next Death Metal". That fits everything that Debauchery stands for - uncompromising Death Metal, girls on stage, called the
"Blood Bitches" and a lot of blood.You should definitely be in the crowd when this German Death Metal warmachine destroys the stage. Be prepared for Death Metal,blood and girls.


When well known Extreme Metal musicians decide to found progressive Metal / Rock band, this movement simply must pay attention! Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth) and Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Testament, Death, Iced Earth) with Joel Ekelöf and Kim Platbarzdis on the legacy of Tool band will launch you in another unexpected world. Are you brave enough for SOEN?

This quintet around cow-elk Britta burns a swath of destruction through the European metal landscape, making marks as being a rousing live band, thrilling with dashing songs and sweaty shows. CRIPPER stands for individual groove-oriented Thrash Metal with ass-kicking moshparts and technical refinement. Be prepared! 

Steel Engraved
True German Power Metal at its best! Featuring the brand new masterpiece "On High Wings We Fly" and two big European tours with Testament and Iced Earth, STEEL ENGRAVED will bring melody and speed to BURNING SEA! 

Never heard a Death/Thrash Band from Dubai? Then you should listen to NERVECELL, they are one of Dubai`s most extreme bands and their mission is to make you go crazy and headbang until your head will fall off your neck.
Just enjoy NERVECELL at BURNING SEA festival and support them by going crazy!

Hey, what is this, new Metallica song? Or maybe this is new Testament? What a hell is this? 4ARM... 4 what?? Yes, fast growing Australian Thrash Metal bands which remind all of us on the greatest moments of Thrash Metal history. If nothing else, you need to see them now, because you can tell in near future ‘I saw them before huge stadium shows’.

When, from the land of Black Metal, comes something so heavy, so melodic and so different from all what Norway traditionaly deliver us, than this band must be double checked! You have chance to do that on Burning Sea festival 2013, where Norvegian traditional heavy metal attraction Thunderbolt will promote their new album 'Dung Idols'. Like they mentioned on their biography, these guys know what their doing and how a proper classic heavy metal show should be; sweaty, snotty, hairy and utterly shameless! 
Forever Storm

Described as one of the best and most wanted heavy / power band from Southeast Europe, Forever Storm, band from Kragujevac, Serbia, proved that by winning third place on Wacken Open Air 2010, among 28 international Metal Battle bands. Yes, we listened what our visitors wanted in winter band voting 2012, so be prepared, Forever Storm will bring the eternal heavy metal storm to Zadar! 

Imagine... Lordi, Alestorm, Sabaton, Manowar, Powerwolf, Korpiklaani and Twister Sister in one band! But they are more of that, they are Barbarion! Forget all rules when we talk about Barbarion. This Australian band will  bring us fire on stage, explosive and definitely unforgetable show on Burning Sea festival. With rapidly fast growing fan base over the World they decided to visit Europe and show their greatnest. Arrrrgh!

Pig Destroyer streams new song

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Reigning grindcore champions PIG DESTROYER are less than a month away from the release of Book Burner.  The band's razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios and has already been described by MetalSucks as "the best metal album of the year".
Today another track from Book Burner has been unleashed.  Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "The Diplomat".  The stream can be accessed HERE.

PIG DESTROYER are also gracing the cover of Decibel Magazine's November issue.  This marks the band's second appearance on Decibel's cover, the last being in 2007 when Phantom Limb was named album of the year.

The latest installment of the Relapse Records Podcast features the brand new PIG DESTROYER song "The Underground Man".  Check it out HERE.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary's Noctis Fest, the UK's Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine's 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.  A full list of dates is included below.

are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch with  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.


Sept. 28 
     Calgary, Canada      Noctis Fest
Oct. 18  
      Brooklyn, NY        MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly  Tickets
Oct. 19
       Baltimore, MD      Ottobar    (w/ Royal Thunder)    Tickets (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1
       Brighton, UK        The Haunt        Tickets
Nov. 2
       London, UK         The Garage       Tickets
Nov. 3 
      Leeds, UK            Damnnation Festival    
Jan. 19     Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs    Tickets
May 23 - 26
    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI4

"Pig Destroyer's Book Burner is the best metal album of the year"
 - 5/5 Metal Sucks

"The kings of bludgeoning art grind...a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band"
"They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade."
"a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre."
 - Pitchfork
"their most manic album yet"
    "A sound that is among the most extreme ever created."
- Allmusic