Thursday, February 28, 2013

Killswitch Engage premiere new video clip

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Roadrunner Records group Killswitch Engage have premiered their new McFarland & Pecci directed video for “In Due Time,” the first single off their forthcoming album, Disarm The Descent.  

The Descent, which was produced by the band’s very own Adam Dutkiewicz, marks the group’s first album with original vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002's breakout Alive or Just Breathing.   

Pre-orders for Disarm The Descent are currently available with the full album arriving everywhere April 2nd.


Suffocation hits the charts

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NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce that the new SUFFOCATION album “Pinnacle of Bedlam” entered the official German charts at the position number #58. It is the best chart result ever for SUFFOCATION in Germany. Congratulation Boys!!!

“We are so proud of PINNACLE OF BEDLAM, this album really came together and it shows.  The fans out there support us, they buy our stuff and we're happy to
have them as our FANS!  We'll be bringing the Pinnacle of Bedlam to Europe soon!  Keep an eye out for tour announcements, can't wait to come there and BRUTALIZEour EUROPEAN FANS IN MAY 2013!!  Thank you to Nuclear Blast for helping bring PINNACLE OF BEDLAM to the masses, and to our management team for keeping us all in check.  
See you on the road!!!!"

SUFFOCATION have also posted video clip for the song “As Grace Descends” at

The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, DEATH ANGEL) at Duff’s in Brooklyn, NY where several fans showed up for the filming.  
a short documentary chronicling the making of the clip can be viewed here
Get “Pinnacle Of Bedlam” now:

Blockheads announces tour dates

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French grindcore activists BLOCKHEADS have announced a series of European shows and festival appearances in support of their latest full-length, This World Is Dead. The shows kick off in their native Nancy, France on March 2nd with label-mates MUMAKIL and AFGRUND and include dates with NAPALM DEATH, GENERAL SURGERY and many more. A complete listing of dates is available below. 

This World Is Dead saw its release on CD/LP/Digital this January and features 25 songs clocking in at over 40 minutes of brutally efficient, grade-A, frenzied grind. The album is streaming in its entirety at this location while a previously released lyric video for the track "Pro-Lifers" can be viewed here.  

Formed 20 years ago, BLOCKHEADS (Xav - vocals, Fred - guitar/vocals, Nico -drums/vocals & Eric - bass/vocals) have unleashed four full-lengths in addition to numerous splits, comps and DVDs. The band has toured throughout Europe with such genre heavyweights as Napalm Death, Nasum, Carcass and Brutal Truth. 

Blockheads Tour Dates: 
March 02 - Nancy, FR - Le Hubolt w/Mumakil and Afgrund
March 30 - Strasbourg,FR - Le Molodoi w/ Chiens and Ratbomb
March 31 - Bremgarten, SWI - Kuzeb, Easter Fest 2013 w/ Aguirre, Boredom, BYT, Shaid...
June 07 - Saint-Imier, SWI - Toxoplasmose Festival w/ Black Code, Elizabeth and more
June 08 - Annecy, FR - La Machine Utile
July 03 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX - Kulturbabrik w/ Napalm Death
Aug 30 - Glauchau, GER - The System Will Be Killed by the Kids Festival
Aug 31 - Prague, CZ - Modra Vopice, Fekal Party Festival w/ General Surgery, Ingrowing, etc.

Locrian completes recordings

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Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian have completed recording their highly anticipated Relapse Records full-length debut. The as-of-yet-titled album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.   

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, this is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date. A summer 2013 release via Relapse is expected with more details to be announced shortly.

In addition, Locrian has announced their first live rituals in almost two years. The trio will be performing at 35 Denton Fest on March 10th in Denton, TX alongside Prurient, Sleep, Eyehategod and many more notable acts, followed by a pair of special shows in Kansas City, MO and their hometown of Chicago. 

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career, including a recent reissue of The Clearing / The Final Epoch and New Dominions, a split with label-mates Horseback. The Clearing / The Final Epoch can be found streaming at this location while New Dominions is available for streaming here.

Dunderbeist premiere new video clip

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Dunderbeist’s new music video “Father Serpent” premieres today at! WATCH IT HERE!

Dunderbeist is now confirmed to perform at Wacken Open Air this year on the 3rd of August! The band will also be touring Norway in March and April, and head out for a European Tour with Der W right after. Check out the tour dates below.


07.03.13: Lillehammer, Felix ( w/ Vreid)
08.03.13: Volda, Rokken ( w/ Vreid)
09.03.13: Fredrikstad, Oscar Live ( w/Vreid)
22.03.13: Vega, Ålesund, Norway  (NEW)
23.03.13: Union Scene, Drammen, Norway (NEW)
05.04.13: Revolver, Oslo, Norway (NEW)

Der W Tour
25.04.2013   Köln    E-Werk             
27.04.2013   Würzburg      Posthalle      
28.04.2013   Neu Isenburg   Hugenottenhalle    
29.04.2013   Hamburg       Große Freiheit        
30.04.2013   Hamburg       Große Freiheit        
02.05.2013   Göttingen       Stadthalle    
03.05.2013   Nürnberg      Löwensaal   
04.05.2013   Stuttgart        LKA Longhorn        
05.05.2013   Oberhausen  Turbinenhalle        
07.05.2013   Bremen          Pier 2

Graspop Festival
29.06.13: Graspop Festival, Belgium

Wacken Open Air
03.08.2013 Wacken, Wacken Open Air

Dunderbeist released the new album “Songs Of The Buried” in November. Get it here:
Platekompaniet (Norway)
CDON (Scandinavia)
Plastic Head (UK)
EMP (Europe)

Dunderbeist online:

Delain releasing special album

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Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers DELAIN will release a special album, "Interlude", on the following dates:

May 1 - Spain, Sweden, Norway
May 3 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux
May 6 - Rest of Europe
May 7 - USA, Canada

"Interlude" is described in in a press release as "a fantastic blend of brand-new songs, special versions and mixes of popular DELAIN tracks, covers, and the beautiful single 'Are You Done With Me'. Thanks to the new mix, the well-known anthem shines with a new-found splendor. The album includes a special DVD featuring exclusive live footage and clips from the band's career. 'Interlude' is not only a must for loyal DELAIN fans, but also for those who have not experienced the music by DELAIN so far. It is the perfect introduction to the world of DELAIN and the starting point to an emotional and bombastic journey!"

CD track listing:
01. Breathe On Me
02. Collars And Suits
03. Are You Done With Me (new single mix)
04. Such A Shame
05. Cordell
06. Smalltown Boy
07. We Are The Others (new ballad version)
08. Mother Machine (live)
09. Get The Devil Out Of Me (live)
10. Milk And Honey (live)
11. Invidia (live)
12. Electricity (live)
13. Not Enough (live)

Bonus DVD:

01. Invidia (Video Live @ Metal Female Voices Fest)
02. Electricity (Video Live @ Metal Female Voices Fest)
03. We Are The Others (Video Live @ Metal Female Voices Fest)
04. Milk and Honey (Video Live @ Metal Female Voices Fest)
05. Not Enough (Video Live @ Metal Female Voices Fest)
06. Backstage Footage
07. Get The Devil Out Of Me (video)
08. We Are The Others (video)
09. April Rain (video)
10. Frozen (video)

Massacre Records signs Debauchery

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It's time to worship the Blood God!

We're thrilled to announce the signing of Germany's death metal warmachine DEBAUCHERY!

In post-apocalyptic times the Blood God starts the Death Metal Warmachine again. 10 years of constant warfare have made DEBAUCHERY even more brutal and sinister. Battlefields all over the world, from Russia to China, all across Europe were left victorious. Most of the well-known festivals - Wacken, Summer Breeze, With Full Force - were destroyed. On the campaigns DEBAUCHERY followed bands like Napalm Death, Destruction, Six Feet Under and more. The Blood God and his Murder Squad strode beside icons like Slayer, Venom, Immortal and Saxon – always recognizable because of their gore-drenched shows, half-naked Blood Babes and mutilated body parts.

The controversy of the band has brought DEBAUCHERY time and again in contact with the big mainstream media, be it a story in Germany’s BILD about the lesbian porn for “Death Metal Warmachine” or articles about the loss of the teacher-job of the front man. But in spite of all the brutality of the fantasy image, in real life the moral standards are of another kind: Thomas Gurrath is a vegetarian, his statement the video for “Animal Holocaust”, created in cooperation with PETA.

The music is straight, groovy, dark, brutal and tells evil stories.

DEBAUCHERY is more than just death metal – genres are broken, 10 years in music business, 10 years in metal, 10 years of DEBAUCHERY and now the 10th album of the Blood God.

Be prepared, the new album will be released in late July 2013 via Massacre Records!

Thomas, the Man in Blood, one of the Blood Gods of the Dark Breed Legions - agonizing sound-blades of mass murder, voices of war, scream-killing and monster growls

The Murder Squad

John Smith, shape-changing Killerbeast of the Cult of Gore - Killsaw
Bob, the Butcher of Bitches - girl-raping Chainsaw
Bloodspawn, the Corpsebeast, one of the Kings of Carnage - Blastmaster-Battery
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Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS recently finished filming a video for the song "Halcyon Days".

A teaser for the clip can be seen here.

"Halcyon Days" comes off STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", which was released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD was made available as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13-track special edition.

STRATOVARIUS are hailed as one of the most influential and successful symphonic metal bands in the world and they have managed to establish themselves as one of the metal scene's heavy names. The new album, "Nemesis", unites all the best traits of the band's melodic, powerful, fresh and technically elaborated metal, all spiced up with an incredible sense for melody.

The album was produced and mixed by Matias Kupiainen and mastered by Mika Jussila from Finnvox studios, who has a long history with the band.

"Nemesis" has a dark and more modern sound compared to the band's last album, "Elysium". It clearly shows how much the band has matured and grown as songwriters. At the same time, the band focused all their attention and work into creating and recording "Nemesis". Singer Timo Kotipelto spent three weeks recording the vocals in a cottage in the Finnish countryside.

"Nemesis" track listing:
01. Abandon
02. Unbreakable
03. Stand My Ground
04. Halcyon Days
05. Fantasy
06. Out Of The Fog
07. Castles In The Air
08. Dragons
09. One Must Fall
10. If The Story Is Over
11. Nemesis

STRATOVARIUS in June 2012 announced the addition of drummer Rolf Pilve to the group's ranks.

Presenting: Structure of Inhumanity

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Blinding Force Recordings is has announced the signing of STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY. The band's debut album, "Completion Integration", will be released digitally on March 28. The first single, "Red Ashes", is now available via iTunes and other popular download sites.

STRUCTURE OF INHUMANITY was formed in 2005 by keyboardist Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE, ECHOTERRA) as part of his vision for creating a unique-sounding blend of melodic death, progressive rhythms, powerful heavy metal, and cinematic orchestration. Joined by Noah Martin (bass/growls; ARSIS), Clay Barton (clean vocals; SUSPYRE), guitarist Mike Iuzzolino and drummer Gabriel Marshall (SUSPYRE), Jonah recorded the CD with James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) and Peter Wichers (SOILWORK, WARREL DANE). In addition to co-producing the album, Murphy and Wichers also make several guest solo appearances. Murphy has also mixed and mastered the album.

Thy Art Is Murder, track-by-track

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Rising from the unhallowed wastes of Western Sydney, Australia, extreme metal outfit THY ART IS MURDER have carved a trail of bloody mayhem since their inception in 2006.

April 5, 2013 brings a new ritual offering of darkness from the five piece. Simply titled Hate, the band’s second full length is the pointed result of THY ART IS MURDER’s growingdissatisfaction with all aspects of modern life – political, religious, social and environmental – everyone is to blame.

Today, the band presents the first part of their track-by-track video series. In this episode, you will get background information on the following tracks:

01. Reign Of Darkness
02. The Purest Strain Of Hate
03. Vile Creations  

Check also the video clips:
“Reign of Darkness” (
“Shadow of Eternal Sin” play through video (

Chris McMahon - Vocals
Tom Brown - Guitar
Andy Marsh - Guitar
Sean Delander - Bass
Lee Stanton – Drums

Don’t miss THY ART IS MURDER on tour:

01.03.    SW                         Mariestad                                          - KG5
02.03.    D                            Wolfsburg                                          - Juha Ost
03.03.    D                            Frankfurt a.M.                                  - Elfer
05.03.    RU                         Saint Petersburg                             - Arktika
06.03.    RU                         Moscow                                             - Plan B
10.03.    AU                         Melbourne Vic                                 - Plastic
11.03.    AU                         Melbourne                                        - Push Over 2013
13.03.    NZ                          Auckland                                            - Kings Arms
14.03.    NZ                          Napier                                                 - The Cabana
15.03.    NZ                          Wellington                                         - Bar Medusa
16.03.    NZ                          Auckland                                            - Zeal
17.03.    NZ                          Hamilton Central                             - Void
21.03.    AU                         Launceston                                       - Hotel New York
22.03.    AU                         Burnie                                                 - Upper Memorial Hall
23.03.    AU                         Hobart                                                 - Brisbane Hotel
24.03.    AU                         Hobart                                                 - Brisbane Hotel

Sólstafir kicks off tour

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SÓLSTAFIR will kick off their first European tour of 2013 tomorrow in Münster, Germany in the already sold out Sputnikhalle. The band will embark on a journey through eleven countries with LONG DISTANCE CALLING. Support will come from AUDREY HORNE on the first eight shows, and from SAHG for the rest of the tour. The trek will run through March 23rd, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at the Baroeg. Please find a full listing of confirmed dates below.

Updated SÓLSTAFIR news and tour information will be made available at the Season of Mist website and the SÓLSTAFIR website and Facebook page.

Tour dates are as follows:

01 Mar 13 Münster (DE) Sputnikhalle
02 Mar 13 Hamburg (DE) Klubsen
03 Mar 13 Berlin (DE) Festsaal Kreuzberg
04 Mar 13 München (DE) Backstage
05 Mar 13 Karlsruhe (DE) Substage
06 Mar 13 Köln (DE) Essigfabrik
07 Mar 13 Leipzig (DE) Conne Island
08 Mar 13 Prague (CZ) Hoodoo

Also with SAHG:
09 Mar 13 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
10 Mar 13 Wien (AT) Arena
11 Mar 13 Milano (IT) Lo Fi Club
12 Mar 13 Aarau (CH) Kiff
13 Mar 13 Geneve (CH) L'usine (Kab)
14 Mar 13 Esch/Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
15 Mar 13 Paris (FR) Nouveau Casino
16 Mar 13 Châteauroux (FR) 9 Cube
17 Mar 13 Brussels (BE) Magasin 4
19 Mar 13 Nottingham (UK) Rock City Basement
20 Mar 13 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
21 Mar 13 Manchester (UK) NQ Live
22 Mar 13 London (UK) Underworld
23 Mar 13 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg

Million $ Reloaded premiere video clip

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Bonecrusher Fest 2013

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WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH  will embark on the Bonecrusher Fest tour tomorrow in Köln, Germany at the Underground. They will perform their chrushing and complex Math Metal alongside such hard hitting acts as Job For A Cowboy, Beneath The Massacre, Gorod, As They Burn and Make Them Suffer. This brutal package will rampage through Europe until March 30th, in Bochum, Germany at the Maxtrix. Please find a full listing of confirmed dates below.

Updated WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH news and tour information will be made available at the Season of Mist website and the WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH website and Facebook page.

Tour dates are as follows:
01 Mar 13 Köln (DE) Underground
02 Mar 13 Drachten (NL) Iduna
03 Mar 13 Nottingham (UK) Rescue Rooms
04 Mar 13 Glasgow (UK) Cathouse
05 Mar 13 Leeds (UK) Uni Mine
06 Mar 13 London (UK) Underworld
07 Mar 13 Antwerpen (BE) Trix
08 Mar 13 Savigny le Temple (FR) Empreinte
09 Mar 13 Montauban (FR) Rio
10 Mar 13 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
11 Mar 13 Badalona (ES) Sala Estraperlo
13 Mar 13 Esch-Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
14 Mar 13 Yverdon-les-Bains (CH) L'Amalgame
15 Mar 13 Aarau (CH) Kiff
16 Mar 13 München (DE) Backstage
17 Mar 13 Graz (AT) Explosiv
18 Mar 13 Würzburg (DE) Posthalle
19 Mar 13 Berlin (DE) Lido
20 Mar 13 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
21 Mar 13 Brno (CZ) Melodka
22 Mar 13 Chemnitz (DE) Talschock
23 Mar 13 Rostock (DE) Alte Zuckerfabrik
25 Mar 13 Helsinki (FI) Nosturi
27 Mar 13 Stockholm (SE) Göta Källare
28 Mar 13 Gothenburg (SE) Brewhouse
29 Mar 13 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
30 Mar 13 Bochum (DE) Matrix

Jason Rullo hospitalized

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World Management and Symphony X must unfortunately announce that last week, Jason Rullo was admitted to the hospital for heart failure. Jason spent a week in the hospital, and was released last week; he has started a rehab program, and has been told that his recovery will take a minimum of 3-6 months under doctors’ care. We are all hopeful that J will be back soon!

A note from Jason:
*“I would just like to say that I am happy to be home with my family after what was quite a week. We had a few scary days in there but I made it through what was hopefully the worst of it.*

*Doctors say I have a very good chance for a full recovery so I plan to be back at 100% even if it takes awhile. I will go through cardiac rehab so I can be monitored while returning to form, so that I’ll know when it’s safe for me to return to drumming the way I always have, if not better.*
*Thanks to my friends and family for the support, and to the fans, I love you all!” 

Lordi premiere new song

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This Friday, March 1st, Finnish Rock monsters LORDI will release their new album „To Beast Or Not To Beast“.

The first single “The Riff” is available since a few weeks, now the band follows up with the official video clip for this song.

Playboy Playmate Dominika Jandlova is part of the video in which she confronts a horde of zombies and monsters.

The clip is available now exclusively on the website of Metal Hammer.

The “making of” can be found here.

Nuclear Blast signs Anti-Mortem

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Formed in 2008 and fronted by vocalist Larado Romo, ANTI-MORTEM’s line-up includes older brother-guitarist Nevada Romo, guitarist Zain Smith, bassist Corey Henderson and drummer Levi Dickerson. With over 300 shows to their name, these Chickasha, Oklahoma natives (aged between 18 & 22) spent their formative nights and weekends woodshedding their sound on the concert stage they built themselves in the Smith family barn (originally intended to store an old car collection). 

While Zain’s parents were away working on the weekends, ANTI-MORTEM would turn their barn rehearsal space into a makeshift venue and hone their chops by inviting friends and family in Chickasha over for an afternoon of gravel-throated vocals, crunch-laden riffs, thick grooves, and some good ol’-fashioned Southern hospitality.

Nuclear Blast Entertainment President Monte Conner states: “ANTI-MORTEM connect with a fist-to-the-face, combining the power of American heavy metal and the down-home flavor of the classic Southern rock and blues they were raised on. I’ve been watching them develop for the past two years and they are now ready to show the world how a good ass-kicking is delivered.”
"We are beyond pumped to be signing with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and to have Monte Conner in our corner,” shares ANTI-MORTEM vocalist Larado Romo. “We are looking forward to a very long worldwide career with Nuclear Blast and are excited to finally have the opportunity to spread our music and message."

ANTI-MORTEM will record their debut album in March with Hollywood-based producer Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE). The band’s first full-length will be released later this year.

Visit to view ANTI-MORTEM’s debut music video for "Stagnant Water" and download a free demo version of the song.

The track was produced by Provo Provenzano and the video was directed by Clark Deal - both fellow Oklahoma natives.

ANTI-MORTEM are managed by Justin Arcangel at 5B Artist Management, whose roster includes SLIPKNOT, TRIVIUM, AMON AMARTH, and AS I LAY DYING.

Orchid comments on new album

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San Francisco-based doom rockers ORCHID have revealed the tracklisting for the band's upcoming album, „The Mouths Of Madness“, which is scheduled for a April 26, 2013 release via Nuclear Blast.

The band also commented on every song of the album – see below.

Check out the lyric video for the first single, „Wizard Of War“ at

The Mouths Of Madness“
01. Mouths Of Madness
02. Marching Dogs Of War
03. Silent One
04. Nomad
05. Mountains Of Steel
06. Leaving It All Behind
07. Loving Hand Of God
08. Wizard Of War
09. See You On The Other Side

01. Mouths Of Madness
One of the first tracks written for this album. I was struck immediately by the soaring, yet totally sinister sounding vocals against that pulsing beat. A great opening number. -Mark Thomas Baker, guitar

02. Marching Dogs Of War
We really struggled with this one to get "the feel" right. It's a simple enough song on the surface but the subtlety of the shuffle can really be illusive sometimes. Do we swing on the light or dark side? Is it a slow enough tempo but not dragging? I'm very happy it didn't end up on the cutting room floor since I think it is critical to the overall story the album tells. - Keith Nickel, bass

03. Silent One
The quintessential doom song of the album. The evil sludgy intro followed by the most crushing verse that I have ever played. My favorite drum song on the album. -Carter Kennedy, drums

04. Nomad
I've had the riffs for this song scattered about in my brain since we started the band. We'd jammed on different versions of the song and Mark always really liked it. One day it finally just fell together. I really like the feeling of it. It really feels like a journey through different emotions I've gone through about spending so much time away from home but then feeling restless when I'm at peace. -Theo Mindell, vocals

05. Mountains Of Steel
A song that creeps into your soul. Very psychedelic imagery and a great heavy groove that makes it a blast to play. I'm always transformed by this song whether it's jamming it with the band or just listening in my car. - Keith Nickel, bass

06. Leaving It All Behind
Man, this song was a pretty heavy one for me. I had the music for this one for a while and felt like it sounded really kind of sad but sentimental and loving at the same time. Honestly as funny as it sounds, I was driving and the ELTON JOHN song ‘This Is Your Song’ came on the radio. My mother has been really ill, she pretty much raised me on her own. I grew up pretty poor, just she and I really struggling to make ends meet when I was little. So this song just ended up being my way of saying thank you to her, not very evil. But I've never wanted to be in a band where I couldn't say the things I wanted to, or feel limited by some poser identity of being a dark band all the time. -Theo Mindell, vocals

07. Loving Hand Of God
Started off as an ORCHID take on traditional blues like LIGHTNING HOPKINS. When I heard the finished track, the vocals gave me goosebumps and the feeling was much more of a Victorian era England than a Mississippi Delta. -Mark Thomas Baker, guitar

08. Wizard Of War
This song just kind of happened in one night at practice. Mark had had this riff floating around for years that He and I would joke around about saying it sounded like ENTOMBED or early CELTIC FROST. I always really liked it and we'd jam on it periodically. One night we worked on it and I went home and wrote a chorus and a bridge and the next practice it was just done. It was just one of those songs that kind of wrote itself. It’s just a straight ahead rocker, no frills. -Theo Mindell, vocals

09. See You On The Other Side
I always loved the riff, and especially the middle section, which grew to a point beyond what I thought was its potential. -Carter Kennedy, drums

Spiritual Beggars premire new song

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Sweden’s classic rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are now debuting a first song off their upcoming 8th studio album release, “Earth Blues”. Visit the UK’s Classic Rock Mag. website to check out the stunning “Turn The Tide” here:

“Earth Blues” celebrates SPIRITUAL BEGGARS’ 20th anniversary as band. The album will be released on April 15th, 2013 in Europe and April 16th in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Here is the full tracklisting of the album:

01. Wise As A Serpent
02. Turn The Tide
03. Sweet Magic Pain
04. Hello Sorrow
05. One Man's Curse
06. Dreamer
07. Too Old To Die Young
08. Kingmaker
09. Road To Madness
10. Dead End Town
11. Freedom Song
12. Legends Collapse

In order to promote this upcoming release as well as the band’s anniversary, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have confirmed a European tour for April with support by German rockers ZODIAC, some European summer festivals and also a recently confirmed show in Mexico. Here are the exact dates announced so far:

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – "Earth Blues Tour" w. special guest ZODIAC + more
Presented in G/S/A by Metal Hammer, Guitar, Eclipsed &

15.04.2013 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
16.04.2013 Köln (Germany) - Underground
17.04.2013 Ludwigburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik
18.04.2013 München (Germany) - Backstage
19.04.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Galery
20.04.2013 Nürnberg (Germany) - Rockfabrik / Rock’n’Roll Overdose Festival
21.04.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Roadburn Festival
22.04.2013 Paris (France) - La Scene Bastille
25.04.2013 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol
26.04.2013 Barcelona (Spain) - Sala Music Hall
27.04.2013 Erandio / Bilbao (Spain) - Sonora
28.04.2013 Toulouse (France) - Le Saint Des Seins

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS @ Festivals 2013 and others::
20.04.2013 Nürnberg (Germany) - Rockfabrik / Rock’n’Roll Overdose Festival
21.04.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Roadburn Festival /
25.05.2013 Mexico City (Mexico) - Circo Volador
23.06.2013: Clisson (France) - Hellfest /

Kylesa announces new album

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US quintet KYLESA have announced the title and release date of their forthcoming album. One of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013 and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album Spiral Shadow, 'Ultraviolet' will hit the stores on May 24th (May 28th in North America).

"Unspoken", a new song from the eleven-track album, is available now for people who subscribe to the Season of Mist newsletter. Of course, if you already subscribed to the newsletter, you can still get the MP3. All you have to do is enter your email address in the widget you will find on the respective websites of our partners Terrorizer (UK), (Germany), and Inferno (Finland).

“Whereas ‘Spiral Shadow’ was a warm album suggesting concepts of hope, ‘Ultraviolet’ is a bit colder and darker”, explains songwriter/guitar player Laura Pleasants. “All of our studio albums have their own unique identity and we've always been a band who strives for something different than what current fads suggest. With ‘Ultraviolet’, we took a step inward and wrote music that we felt we had to write; this album centers around the multiple themes of loss and you can feel it in the music. Everyone goes through it during their lifetime and this record reflects that experience”.
KYLESA recorded 'Ultraviolet' at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina with the band's guitar player/songwriter and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK) once again overseeing production.

KYLESA released a rarities collection in November titled ‘From The Vaults, Vol. 1’, which featured unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning the band's catalog as well as one new song titled "End Truth." Cope and Pleasants spent over a year going through their archives preparing the release.

The band's most recent studio album, ‘Spiral Shadow’, had the highest metal/hard rock entry on the Village Voice's 2010 Pazz & Jop album poll, led Pitchfork to say "KYLESA would be a household name" following the release and landed the band on the cover of Terrorizer as well as album of the month accolades from Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Visions Magazines. In 2011, KYLESA became the first metal band to perform on Last Call with Carson Daly.
KYLESA will return to the road in May with more details forthcoming.

Deep Purple - Now What!?

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Da det sidste Deep Purple album udkom, blev det efterfulgt af 7-år med komplet udsolgte koncerter.

Så ringede telefonen en dag, og Ian Gillan udbrød ”Now What!?”

Deep Purple er efterhånden ved at være nogle erfarne mænd, der ved, hvordan man spiller gedigen tråd og tager rockmusikken med sig hele vejen fra 68’ og til dags dato. Med Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss m.fl.) bag knapperne er Deep Purple nu klar med deres seneste album ”Now What!?”, der udkommer d. 26 april.

Det hele startede tilbage i 1968, hvor de udgav deres debut album, og var opvarmningsband for Cream. Siden har de taget rock musikken til nye højder og brilleret, tournéret og leveret adskillige hits i en tid hvor de var på toppen med andre bands som Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath og mange flere. Og med undtagelserne som netop Black Sabbath og The Who, er Deep Purple de eneste legender fra den hårde rocks fødsel, der stadig er produktive og aktive.
Siden 68’ har de udgivet 18 studiealbums, og nu er deres 19. klar til at tage verden med storm fuldstændig ligesom deres forgængere. Senest ”Rapture Of The Deep” , der sendte drengene ud på det ene udsolgte spillested efter hinanden, og solgte mere end 200.000 eksemplarer i Europa

Bob Ezrin har formået at tage bandet til et højere niveau, end de selv havde troet kunnet lade sig gøre. ”Now What!?” er ikke bare et nyt album fra legenderne men derimod et album, der er optaget uden nogle regler og har fanget Deep Purple ”lige her og nu”. Det kan også tydligt høres og mærkes, hvordan ånden fra 70’erne er kommet ud i en moderne og frisk produktion. Ligesom albummene ”Machine Head” fra 70’erne og ”Perfect Strangers” fra 80’erne er nogle af bandets milepæle. Så er ”Now What!?” legendernes testamente.

70’er rock attituden er stadig levende. Uanset hvor i verden man tager hen, vil man altid kunne høre tonerne, se tøjstilen og iagttage hvordan kreativiteten fra gamle dage stadig lever. Deep Purple er endnu engang med til at forevige rocken for nye og gamle fans.


Secret Sphere @ Wacken 2013

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Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place August 1-3, 2013 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.
Wacken Open Air Festival 2013 band confirmations:
Agnostic Front, Alestorm, Alice Cooper, Alpha Tiger, Amorphis, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, As I Lay Dying, ASP, Benighted, Black Messiah, Bob Wayne, Bull-Riff Stampede, Bullet, Candlemass, Callejon, Chrome Molly, Coppelius, Corvus Corax meets Wadokyo, Crematory, Deep Purple, DevilDriver, Dew-Scented, Dezperadoz, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Die Kassierer, Doro, Dr. Living Dead!, Eat The Gun, Eskimo Callboy, Faun, Fear Factory, Fejd, Feuerschwanz, Finsterforst, Grave Digger,Haggard, Hardcore Superstar, Harpyie, Hate Squad, Hellride, Henry Rollins – Spoken Word, Ihsahn, Kamikaze Kings, Legion of the Damned, Leprous, Lingua Mortis Orchestra mit Rage, Mandowar, Motörhead, Mustasch, Nachtblut, Neaera, Naglfar, Nightwish, Pampatut, Powerwolf, Pretty Maids, Rabenschrey, Ragnarok, Rammstein, Russkaja, Sabaton, Scott Ian – Spoken Word, Secret Sphere, Soilwork, Sonata Arctica, Stahlmann, Subway to Sally, Thunder, Tristania, Trivium, Ugly Kid Joe, Uli Jon Roth,Versengold, Whitechapel
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Avantasia premiere new lyric video

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On March 29th AVANTASIA will release their new album "The Mystery Of Time". Now the band presents the first track called „INVOKE THE MACHINE“. Besides mastermind TOBIAS SAMMET, the track features PRETTY MAIDS vocalist RONNIE ATKINS as a guest singer.

You can watch the edit version of the track as a lyric video here:

Tobias Sammet comments: "I have been a huge PRETTY MAIDS fan since I was a teenager. I already asked Ronnie to be on the Metal Opera in 1999, but he was busy back then. Last year I saw PRETTY MAIDS live, and they were a steam train on stage, unbelievable. After the show we met and Ronnie was a great guy.  Finally after 13 years, I am really proud to have him on the new Avantasia album. And his kick-ass performance leaves no doubt: It was a great decision to ask him!"

Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late EPK

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LOST SOCIETY – track-by-track pt.3 online!

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17, 18, 19, 19. No, that’s not today’s lottery numbers, but the age of the band members of Finland’s most promising contemporary newcomer combo - LOST SOCIETY! Crafted under the aegis of famous producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) in the prestigious Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the band’s debut entitled “Fast Loud Death“ will be released via Nuclear Blast on March 15, 2013.  Already in the first quarter, this record can doubtlessly be ranked among this year’s best releases of its genre!

Today, the band presents the third part of their hilarious track-by-track video series. In this episode, Samy, Arttu, Mirko and Ossi provide you with background information on the following tracks:

07. Lead Through The Head
08. Diary Of A Thrashman
09. Toxic Avenger
Watch it here:
Also make sure to check out:
the 1st part of the track-by-track series:
part 2:
the official “KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)” video clip:
the “behind-the-scenes @ the GBOB world finals” video:  

Imperium Dekadenz posts new song

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German black metal masters IMPERIUM DEKADENZ unveiled a new song from their forthcoming album 'Meadows of Nostalgia'. The new track, entitled "Der Unweg", is streaming now with Decibel Magazine.

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ rises from Germany's Black Forest and delivers 'Meadows of Nostalgia', a black metal album in the classic sense; a desolate, morose journey from start-to-finish that transports the listener out into another place and time. Haunting, melodic guitars and passages of melancholy and despair build each song to new heights as IMPERIUM DEKADENZ craft black metal fused with nods to the old school into a unique, dismal wall of distortion.
  1. Durch das Tor...
  2. Brigobannis
  3. Aue der Nostalgie
  4. Ave Danuvi
  5. Memoria
  6. Aura Silvae
  7. Der Unweg
  8. Striga
  9. Tränen des Bacchus
'Meadows of Nostalgia' will be available on March 15th (March 19th in North America). The album will be available in CD format, and a deluxe double LP that is limited to 250 copies worldwide. Pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Whitechapel re-issues debut album

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WHITECHAPEL's debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement, is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried the band to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix and re-master. The results are staggering and give The Somatic Defilement a modern luster up to the standards of the band's most recent recordings. Fans can listen and pre-order now at

The Somatic Defilement, originally released in 2007, is a concept album about Jack the Ripper's infamous murders of prostitutes in East London's WHITECHAPEL district. This 2013 re-release sees the band tasking producer Mark Lewis to painstakingly bring the six year old recording to today's standard.

The band's latest effort, the self-titled album that dropped on June 19, 2012 in North America, debuted at #47 on the Top 200 Chart, #10 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #2 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Core Stores) and #64 on the Top Digital Album Chart.

Whitechapel was one of the most well received albums of 2012, with critical acclaim from some of the most respected music outlets including The New York Times, Alternative Press, Metal Hammer. The album also claimed bragging rights as the iTunes UK Metal Album of the Year for 2012!

"They build unforgiving walls of riff, and unpleasant ones too. Pleasure's not the point, though. There is a militaristic certainty to Whitechapel's work, which activates the true thrills of masochism." New York Times

"The band's best album yet by a wide margin." 4/5, Alternative Press Magazine

"Bolder and smarter than previous efforts and with flashes of subtle invention peppering their trademark onslaught of fat, hellish grooves and adrenalized blasting, Whitechapel positions its creators as worthy heirs to Chaos AD-era Sepultura's cross pollinating throne, albeit with a massive, jarring does of 21st century death metal adding additional sonic bulk and braggadocio." Metal Hammer – 8/10

"When metal historians look back at the era of deathcore, one band that will undoubtedly stand out from the rest is Whitechapel. On top of being one of the biggest acts in the scene, and also having probably helped sculpt the genre, the Tennessee six-piece are one of the few acts really giving the oft-dismissed sub-genre a stamp of credibility – and their new, self-titled release promises to further solidify that."

WHITECHAPEL's video for their song I, Dementia can be viewed HERE. The video was shot by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye as part of the Scion AV Project.