Sunday, March 31, 2013


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Monterrey, Mexico-based Melodic Proggressive Metal outfit The Advent Equation have just released a video for the song "A Violent Motion," taken off their 2012 full-length, self-released debut album, Limitless Life Reflections.

The Advent Equation have been officially active since 2008 and released an EP named Sounds from Within that same year. The EP was recorded in their hometown of Monterrey and mastered in Buenos Aires Argentina. The album released through Asenath Records with national distribution and great public reception. This material gave the band the opportunity to play in important events and festivals around Mexico, participating as opening acts for True, Haggard, and most recently Opeth.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Amorphis premiere lyric video

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Masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have released the second single off the band's upcoming album „Circle“.

Check out the official „Shades Of Gray“ lyric video at

„Circle“ will be released April 19, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

„Circle“ was produced and mixed by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) and is set to be unleashed April 19, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The first single off the album, „Hopeless Days“, is also available now as CD single and can exclusively be purchased at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder: or digitally via

Pre-order „Circle“ via

Also check out:

„Hopeless Days“ lyric video:

Studio Report Part 1:

Studio Report Part 2:

Studio Report Part 3:
Studio Report Part 4: 

„CIRCLE World Tour“


05.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik

06.11. D Bochum – Zeche

07.11. D Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik

08.11. D Munich – Backstage

09.11. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp

10.11. CH Geneve – L'Usine

12.11. E Barcelona – Apolo

13.11. E Valencia - Rock City

14.11. E Sevilla - Sala Custom

15.11. PT Lisbon - Paradise Garage

16.11. E Madrid – But

17.11. E Bilbao - Kafé Antzokia

19.11. F Toulouse – Connexion

20.11. F Paris - Divan Du Monde

21.11. D Saarbrücken – Garage

22.11. D Dresden - Tante Ju

24.11. A Vienna – Szene

26.11. I Milan – Alcatraz

27.11. CH Pratteln – Z7

28.11. D Osnabrück - Hyde Park

30.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob

01.12. UK London - O2 Academy Islington

04.12. D Hamburg – Markthalle

05.12. DK Odense – Posten

06.12. S Gothenburg – Brewhouse

07.12. N Oslo - John Dee

08.12. S Stockholm – Klubben

Punishment 18 Records launches new website

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Hello everybody!

Our website was redesigned from scratch and we are proud to announce the launch of the new version! The updated version contains interviews & links to interviews, news about new releases, information about bands, video clips, streamed songs and much more. You can also read everything up on “The Spew Records”, our new sub-label for Grindcore and other forms of extreme Metal.
You can check out our new website right here:

Have fun!

Necrodeath releasing DVD in May

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Formed back in 1984 and influenced by Slayer, Possessed, Kreator, Celtic Frost and Bathory, Necrodeath released what is now considered a cult-demo tape (‘The Shining Pentagram’) and obtained an incredible success through the underground. 
Since then they have become one of the most important and outrageous names in Extreme Metal, influencing several other bands who still mention them as a primary influence. 
During their long career, spanning over 3 decades, Necrodeath have released several critically acclaimed albums and toured the world relentlessly and they are now ready to celebrate it with their first live DVD, ‘Hellive’, a real “must have” for every fan of a band that is mostly famous for their incendiary live show and “no-compromise” attitude. 
The DVD contains 2 full live shows, featuring all the band’s classics and plenty of bonus material, including interviews with the band members and videoclips, and it will be available starting from May 21st, 2013 on Scarlet Records
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Macbeth premiere new video clip

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Chaostar streams new song

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CHAOSTAR, the project born from Christos Antoniou of SEPTICFLESH's love of classical, challenging music, has announced the stream of the first song entitled "Un pensiero per il destino" off of their upcoming release,  "Anomima” via Greek webzine Rock Overdose.   

In addition, CHAOSTAR is pleased to announce that they will be headlining the Ghost Gathering Festival in Rasnov, Romania on July 13.  For tickets and more information on the festival, please visit their website.

"Anomima" will hit the stores on May 10th in Europe and throughout the world and May 28th in North America and features guest vocal appearances by MORBID ANGEL's David Vincent and MOONSPELL's Fernando Ribeiro.

The cover artwork for “Anomima” was designed by Valnoir (MORBID ANGEL, AS I LAY DYING, PARADISE LOST, ALCEST, and many others) and can be viewed here.

Further, there will be a deluxe limited edition of the album that will include a one-hour bonus DVD entitled “Anomimata” encased in beautiful double-digipak format as well as an exclusive bonus track entitled "Canticles 2." You can watch a trailer for “Anomimata” here.


Christos Antoniou (SEPTICFLESH): instruments, composition
Androniki Skoula: vocals
Fotis Benardo: percussion
George Diamantopoulos: traditional instruments
Charalampos Paritsis: electric violin
John Thermos: synths

Updated CHAOSTAR news will be made available at the Season of Mist website and Facebook page, and at the CHAOSTAR Facebook page.

Blood Music releasing S.Y.L. LP Box-set

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Finnish extreme metal non-profit Blood Music has set an April 17 release date
for the incredibly long-overdue vinyl worship session of every last bit of
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's music one could ever ask for.

The monstrous limited edition 7xLP box set discography will contain all five
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD full-lengths, as well as extra vinyl dedicated to the band's non-album material. The "mystery" seventh LP contains virtually every SYL bonus track that ever existed, remastered for vinyl.

The track listing for the "Demos & Rarities" LP is as follows:
01. Japan
02. Monday
03. Exciter
04. Centipede
05. Home Nucleonics ('96 demo)
06. Headrhoid (Gunt demo)
07. Detox ('96 demo)
08. AAA ('96 demo)
09. The Long Pig
10. Zodiac

The genre-busting Canadian industrial/death band has never seen their seminal albums "Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing", "SYL" nor "The New Black" touch wax before. Their other two records — "City" and "Alien" — were pressed in ultra-limited numbers of 500 copies only and sold out within months of their

The front cover for every STRAPPING YOUNG LAD album was re-designed and
re-imagined for the new SYL "The Complete Works" box set by Travis Smith of
Seempieces in conjunction with Devin Townsend and Jed Simon of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and Blood Music, compiling the pieces into a uniform collection. The designs were based on the albums' original artworks and aural feeling.

For more information, visit

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD was a heavily-loved Canadian extreme metal band who genre-bent from progressive death to industrial metal in the blink of an eye. They are most well-known for their unique leader, Devin Townsend, whose dark lyrical humor and insane stage antics catapulted them into every '90s high school metalhead's dreams. Townsend has gone on to further acclaim in his solo act, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT.

In a recent Twitter posting, Devin stated about the possibility of new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tours and music: "I'm not doing SYL anymore as I'm not at that point of my life anymore. Nothing to do with 'anger' etc. I have changed. I like to think as folks get older, most people accept change. I love the band, I just am not the same dude anymore."

Masterplan reveals album artwork

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"Novum Initium", the new album from multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN, will be released on May 17 via AFM Records.

"Novum Initium" track listing:
01. Per Aspera Ad Astra
02. The Game
03. Keep Your Dream Alive
04. Black Night Of Magic
05. Betrayal
06. No Escape
07. Pray On My Soul
08. Earth Is Going Down
09. Return From Avalon
10. Through Your Eyes
11. Novum Initium
12. 1492 (digipack bonus track)
13. Fear The Silence (digipack bonus track)

The band last month filmed a video for the song " Keep Your Dream Alive" in the Luftverteidigungsbunker Erndtebrück, also called "Bunker Erich."

In a recent interview with Metal Shock Finland, MASTERPLAN guitarist/leader Roland Grapow stated about the band's new CD: "We are not leaving the MASTERPLAN path too much, but everything we have — the melodic part and a little bit progressive — I would say we're a little bit more powerful and I'm also mixing the album this time. I want to get a little bit more modern, as the sound we have was created ten years ago. We're still having the typical sound with melodies, but the drummer is amazing and plays a lot of crazy shit!"

MASTERPLAN's new lineup:
Rick Altzi - vocals
Roland Grapow - guitars
Axel Mackenrott - keyboards
Jari Kainulainen - bass
Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka - drums

In an August 2011 interview with the Czech web portal, Grapow stated about MASTERPLAN's numerous lineup changes: "I think it's always difficult in this band, I guess. If you see, the first album just came out after a big turbulence — leaving HELLOWEEN, Uli [Kusch, drums] and me. I think this band always needs some very bad moments to some great songs. [laughs] And it looks like MASTERPLAN, basically, is my main band, and whoever will sing and whoever will play in the band, I'm happy with. But, basically, at the moment, I'm thinking the main songwriters are Axel now and me. So whatever happens, this band will continue. It's very important for me to show that we still have the power and the ability to write beautiful melodies and some aggression and rock and metal songs. Whatever we do, we want just to make good-quality stuff."

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Heathen - thrashing Europe

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HEATHEN – thrashing Europe!

Grab your denim vests and leather jackets, put on those hi-tops and guzzle down a few cold beers: because a true thrash metal triumvirate is ready to lay waste to a bunch of European clubs!!!

Leading the mob are San Francisco veterans HEATHEN: founded in 1984 – amongst others – by EXODUS guitarist Lee Altus, they released two landmark albums with “Breaking the silence” (1987) and “Victims of deception” (1991) before things got a bit quiet in camp HEATHEN. They returned with the thrash manifesto “The evolution of chaos” in 2010, and now the guys are busy working on new material. GENERATION KILL are being led by EXODUS front beast Rob Dukes and offer a nasty mix of thrash metal and hardcore. Check out their brilliant debut “Red, white and blood” and bang those heads! The line-up is completed by Munich-based newcomers DUST BOLT who indulge in old school thrash metal goodness! They have recently released their great debut “Violent demolition”.

Here are the dates:

07.06.2013 DE  Berlin K 17
08.06.2013 SE  Sölvesborg Sweden Rock *
09.06.2013 DE  Hamburg Marx
11.06.2013 PL  Warsaw Progresja
12.06.2013 CZ  Prague  Nova Chmelnice
13.06.2013 AT Wien Escape Metalcorner
14.06.2013 DE München Backstage
15.06.2013 DE Essen Turock
16.06.2013 NL Eindhoven Dynamo
19.06.2013 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 3
20.06.2013 ES Madrid Rockitchen
21.06.2013 FR Clisson Hellfest *
22.06.2013 NL Dokkum Dokk´em Open Air *
23.06.2013 UK London Underworld
25.06.2013 CH Pratteln Galerie
26.06.2013 DE Siegen Vortex
27.06.2013 DE Osnabrück Bastard Club
28.06.2013 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting *
29.06.2013 DE Aalen Rock It
* Heathen only    

Bakerteam Records signs Soul Of Steel

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Soul Of Steel have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their new album, following the critically acclaimed debut ‘Destiny’ (2010) and a solid live activity in their native country of Italy. 

Following the path created by fellow Italian bands such as Labyrinth and Vision Divine, Soul Of Steel bring to the table a compelling mix of Melodic Power Metal, Progressive Rock and majestic Symphonic passages. ‘Journey To Infinity’ was produced by Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine), mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM) and features very special guest appearances by Roberto Tiranti (lead singer of Labyrinth) on the stunning acoustic version of the song ‘Last Desire’ and Alessio Lucatti (keyboardist of Vision Divine) on the song ‘Eternal Life’. 

The album evolves around a dreamlike journey of a man trying to escape his demons, which was brilliantly portrayed on the cover artwork by Nerve Design (Threshold, Eldritch, Vision Divine). 

‘Journey To Infinity’ will be available starting from April 23rd, 2013

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New Avantasia album out Friday

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Finally the time has come and the new AVANTASIA masterpiece “The Mystery Of Time” will hit the stores. Many journalists have already stated, that the album might be the most enchanting and complete AVANTASIA adventure of all times.

The record is featuring ten tracks and guest stars such as Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss, ex-Meat Loaf), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Bob Catley (Magnum), Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep) and more.

“Sleepwalking“ Video Clip:                 
“The Mystery Of Time” Album Trailer:
“The Mystery Of Time“ Studio Reports:
“Invoke The Machine” Lyric Video:    

Tobias Sammet talks about his guests: 

AVANTASIA on tour:

12.04.  B          Moens                                                - PPM Festival 13.04.  CH       Pratteln                                              - Z7
14.04.  CH       Pratteln                                              - Z7
16.04.  I           Mailand                                             - Alcatraz
18.04.  D         Ludwigsburg                                      - MPH Arena
19.04.  D         Kaufbeuren                                        - All-Karthalle
20.04   D         Fulda                                                  - Esperanto Halle
22.04.  D         Berlin                                                 - Tempodrom
23.04.  D         Hamburg                                            - Große Freiheit
25.04.  D         Oberhausen                                       - Turbinenhalle
26.04.  D         Lichtenfels                                         - Stadthalle
10.05. NL        Amsterdam                                        - Melkweg
31.05. ES         Madrid                                               - Sonisphere
01.06. ES         Barcelona                                          - Sonisphere
08.06.  S          Sölvesborg                                         - Sweden Rock Festival
21.06. F          Clisson                                                - Hellfest
23.06.  RU       Moscow                                             - Milk
25.06. ARG      Buenos Aires                                      - El Teatro
27.06. CHI       Santiago de Chile                               - Teatro Caupolican  
29.06. BRA      Sao Paolo                                           - HCBC Hall
03.07. CRC      San Jose                                             - Peppers
05.07. MEX     Mexico City                                        - Circo Valador
10.07. J           Tokyo                                                 - Shinagwa Prince Stella Ball
13.07 D           Ballenstedt                                         - Rock Harz
14.07 CZ         Zlin                                                     - Masters Of Rock
08.08. SLO      Snina                                                  - Festival Rock Pod Kameňom
10.08 UK         Derbyshire / Catton Park                   - Bloodstock Festival 
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Black Star Riders reveals album artwork

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BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), have announced All Hell Breaks Loose as the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released in the UK on the 27th May 2013.

The band have now exclusively revealed the album artwork here:

The artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), the legendary US painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration.

The artworks ties directly to the origins of the album title. Ricky Warwick explains “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seemed to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing.  The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

“Bound For Glory”, the debut single from the album, saw its exclusive first play on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 radio show on Thursday 21st March 2013. The song is now available to hear here.

The single and album were produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track “Right To Be Wrong” and a “Making of” DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed on YouTube.

Confirmed festival appearances for BLACK STAR RIDERS include:

June 1st   Hi Rock Festival - Inzell, Germany
June 2nd  Hi Rock Festival - St. Goarshausen, Germany
June 8th   Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden
Nov. 29th  Hard Rock Hell - N. Wales, U.K.

More tour dates to be announced shortly

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Bound For Glory @ iTunes:

Presenting: deMOTIONAL

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dEMOTIONAL is a well dressed, melodic modern metal-core sixpack from Sweden. The band was formed in 2009 after guitarist and songwriter Sebastian Fjordevik enrolled vocalists Christopher Kristensen and Nils-Petter Nilsson, and experienced death metal drummer, Tommy Magnusson for a song project. The song “When She Cries” was recorded as a music video by director Kristofer "Kiggs" Carlsson and quickly became a huge success. With over 12,000 views on Youtube and over 18,000 visitors on Myspace, the band members knew they all were on their way to becoming an incredible new band. Later on Johan Olofsson was enlisted and with recrui tment of bassist, Kristoffer Lindh, the band was finally completed as dEMOTIONAL.

The band has been playing live extensively since the start and with their “headbanging-rockers-in-suits” style they thrill audiences that reach far beyond the usual metal heads. In January 2013 dEMOTIONAL was signed to the metal label DEAD END EXIT (A division of RoastingHouse), and so, the long awaited debut album “State: In Denial” is finally in reach for their fans.

Christopher Kristensen - Screams
Nils-Petter Nilsson - Clean Vocals
Sebastian Fjordevik - Guitars
Johan Olofsson - Guitars
Kristoffer Lindh - Bas
Tommy Magnusson - Drums


30.03. SWE-Gothenborg, Sticky Fingers
19.04. SWE-Halmstad, Kajskjulet
18.05. SWE- Söderhamn, SteakHouse
13.07. SWE-Brakne-Hoby, Air Meet

Lost Society in the Finnish charts

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Finnish thrash youngsters LOST SOCIETY - whose amazing debut album “Fast Loud Death” is out since March 15 – hit the charts in Finland on position #25.
Congratulation, boys!

Vocalist Samy states:
"Myself, Arttu, Mirko and Ossi would like to give out an enormous thanks to all of the Lost Society supporters who have bought the album and supported us all the way!

It has been amazing hearing all the great feedback and getting into the charts in Finland on #25!

We are all really extremely happy about this and we are all so lucky to have such amazing fans! Thank you all!"

Experience LOST SOCIETY’s boundless joy of playing live – on tour in Finland together with OVERKILL (*) and on upcoming festivals:

29.03. FIN Jyväskylä - Tanssisali Lutakko
17.04. FIN Tampere - Pakkahoune (*)
18.04. FIN Helsinki - Tavastia (*)
19.04. FIN Joensuu - Kerubi (*)
20.04. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria (*)
21.04. FIN Rytmikojaamo - Sinajoki (*)
04.05. FIN Jyväskylä - Tanssisali Lutakko
30.05. D Geiselwind - Beastival 2013
01.06. I Lichtenberg/Prad a.Stj. (Südtirol) - Eternity Of Rock Festival

Also make sure to check out:
The making of “Trash All Over You”:
the 1st part of the track-by-track series:
part 2:
part 3:
part 4:
part 5:
the official “KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)” video clip:
the “behind-the-scenes @ the GBOB world finals” video:

Voodoo Highway premiere new video clip

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Italian hard rockers VOODOO HIGHWAY have released the new video for the track ‘This is Rock’n'Roll, Wankers!’. The mafia styled video can be viewed below:

‘This is Rock’n'Roll, Wankers!’ comes off the band’s second album ‘Showdown’, the worldwide release only download and physical in GAS is scheduled for April 26 via Dust On The Tracks Records through Sony (Europe), Audioglobe (Italy), Suburban (Benelux), Border (Scandinavia), MVD (USA), April 29 – Proper Music (UK), Universal (Canada).

“Showdown” track listing:

01. This Is Rock’N’Roll Wankers!
02. Fly To The Rising Sun
03. Midnight Hour
04. Could You Love Me
05. Wastin’ Miles
06. Church Of Clay
07. Mountain High
08. Cold White Love
09. A Spark From The Sacred Fire
10. Prince Of Moonlight

Bonus Tracks:
11. Till It Bleeds
12. Broken Uncles Inn

Voodoo Highway will stage a release party to celebrate the release of their new album, “Showdown“, on May 26 at Rockafe in Malborghetto(Ferrara), Italy.

After the lucky outset of their first album “Broken Uncle’s Inn” back in 2011, the band is ready to strike the world with a massive amount of rock n’ roll once again.

Voodoo Highway is a powerful new quintet featuring Federico Di Marco (vocals), Filippo Cavallini (bass), Matteo Bizzarri (guitars), Alessandro Duò (keyboards) and Vincenzo Zairo (drums).

Have been indicated as one of the new revelations worldwide and defined as “the new Deep Purple” from such a big name in music as the former Rainbow/Black Sabbath/Gary Moore bassist Craig Gruber.

Now known to most for the outrageous stage presence, crashing executions, a style that hovers between Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and The Darkness and for smashing instruments on stage.

The year 2013 will see Voodoo Highway marching straight to Hell!

Massacre Records signs Tuxedo

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Happy Metal? Brutal Death Metal Polka? Power Reggae Metal?

Original Austrian Alpencore!

We're happy to announce the signing of TUXEDO!

The Austrian sextet was formed as an alternative/crossover trio back in 2005.
They released their EP "Schizophrenia" in 2009. Soon after and with the addition of a new drummer, they played more metal oriented music.

Their second EP "Fight" was released in 2010 and received good reviews. A second guitarist joined the band and they continued to develop their own musical style. Soon after, Austrian Alpencore was born!

Since their formation in 2005, the band has played more than a hundred gigs in Austria, Germany, Croatia and Slovakia and supported bands like Unearth, Sepultura, Debauchery, Ektomorf and others! They also played at several festivals, such as the Metalfest Open Air Austria, Metal Invasion or Novarock.
You won't forget a gig of TUXEDO!

Their percussion-driven metalcore with thrash elements is combined with their unique "Alpencore show", which includes the guys wearing traditional Austrian costumes. Yes, they also wear Lederhosen!

You can see it for yourself here:
11.05.2013 AT Pischelsdorf am Engelbach - Stockschützenhalle (Raise The Roof Festival) -
08.06.2013 AT Roßbach - Innviertel Rocks -
15.06.2013 DE Cham - L.A. Live-Style-Café -
20.07.2013 AT Bad Goisern - Kunstmue Festival -
09.08.2013 AT Spital am Semmering - Metal Invasion Open Air -
10.08.2013 DE München - Backstage -
04.10.2013 AT Wels - Alter Schl8hof (Rock Im Sixpack) -

Watch out for news regarding TUXEDO's debut album soon to be released via Massacre Records!
Christoph Kiebe - Vocals, Samples
Johannes Frauenhuber - Percussions, Vocals
Michael Tiefenthaler - Guitar, Vocals
Dominique Wedam - Guitar
Reinhard Seifriedsberger - Bass
Christopher Till - Drums

Keep of Kalessin premiere new video clip

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Keep of Kalessin premiered the new music video for the brand-new track ”Introspection” at the Inferno Festival!

The music video was premiered at the Indie Recordings Label Night at the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway yesterday. "Introspection" shows the band from a more serious and mature side than before. The band also brings more of their 80's inspiration into this track with Obsidian C. showing a lot more of his impressive solo skills.

Guitarist Obsidian C used the opportunity to reveal some unexpected news with the crowd at Inferno. Not only does the video show the band from a different side, but Obsidian C has now also taken over the vocal duties after singer Thebon seems to have disappeared in the African jungle.
"We haven't heard from him in 5 months. He went to South Africa with his girlfriend and we received no life sign or answers to our messages." comments guitarist and now also front man Obsidian C.
"Instead of waiting it out we just had to move on and I started testing the vocals in the studio myself, realizing my vocals were far from bad. I've always been the driving force of the band and I found it to be easier if I just managed to handle the vocals from now on instead of replacing Thebon with someone else. The worst part of this will of course be to do both vocals and guitars live, but it's all a matter of practice, really. We now feel that this is the way to go and that the band is in fact stronger than ever!"
Keep Of Kalessin online:

Dark Sermon premiere new video clip

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Tampa metallers DARK SERMON have uploaded the brand new video clip for the track "HOUNDS" on Youtube which is taken from the band's upcoming new album.

Check it out here:

The clip of the title track can be viewed here:

Founded in 2009, DARK SERMON arrived in the worldwide metal community determined to stand apart from the cookie-cutter garbage and trend-following cretins who have overcrowded the scene. They don’t care about what’s marketable or what sells. The band has nothing less than total domination on their minds, armed with a new kind of heavy. The suffocating stomp of BEHEMOTH the brash experimentalism of GOJIRA and the all-out ferocity of American heroes like JOB FOR A COWBOY and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER all have a home in DARK SERMON’s cookbook, which slices and dices its way through the most exciting elements of metal’s subgenres with relentless aggression.

Facing the recent Europe-wide signing with Nuclear Blast and the future cooperation, front man Johnny Crowder comments: Nuclear Blast is a label we have respected and revered since we started this band. It is both an honour and a privilege to be working with such a heavy-hitter in Europe. There's no one we'd rather have on our side!”

The band’s full-length debut entitled “In Tongues” was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios, Florida, and will be released in Europe on April 12, 2013. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor, who has already designed artworks for bands such as HATEBREED, TESTAMENT and SODOM. |

Hypocrisy kicks off tour today!

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Today, the “END OF DISCLOSURE TOUR” of Swedish death metal monsters HYPOCRISY, kicks off in Essen!

The band is going to do signing sessions in the locations right after the doors are open.

So make sure to be there in time!

HYPOCRISY have just uploaded this new tour trailer:

End Of Disclosure Tour 2013
Supported by: Metal Hammer, Legacy, BLAST!, Noizeletter, Sonic Seducer,, Musicx

End Of Disclosure Tour 2013
+ HATE (pl)
+ ESSENCE (den)
28.03. DE Essen/Turock
29.03. BE Namur/Cinex
NL Leeuwarden/Romein
31.03. NL Eindhoven/Effenaar
01.04. FR Paris/Trabendo
02.04. FR Saint/Etienne/Le Fil
03.04. CH Genf/L'Usine
04.04. CH Winterthur/Salzhaus
05.04. DE Stuttgart/LKA
06.04. DE Leipzig/Hellraiser
07.04. DE Hamburg/Markthalle
08.04. DE Berlin/K17
10.04. PL Krakau/Kwadrat
11.04. CZ Prag/Nova Chmelnice
12.04. DE Dettelbach/Metal Franconia Festival
13.04. DE München/Backstage
14.04. AT Wien/Szene

16.04. UK London, Camden Underworld
17.04. IRE Dublin, Button Factory
18.04. UK Glasgow, Stereo

Check the “End Of Disclosure” album trailers:

The video clip can be seen here:
and the Making Of:

The new album "End of Disclosure" was released on March 22, 2013 via Nuclear Blast!

Immolation premiere lyric video

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New York death metal legends IMMOLATION have posted a lyric video for the track “Kingdom of Conspiracy” here

“Kingdom Of Conspiracy” is the title-track of their upcoming ninth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release, Majesty and Decay, will be released on May 10th via Nuclear Blast. 

Kingdom of Conspiracy was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION).
IMMOLATION and give you a glimpse into the creative process that went into making the artwork to their new album Kingdom of Conspiracy.

View rough sketches, and detailed accounts on the covers construction by both artist Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, ABYSMAL DAWN) and guitarist Robert Vigna here:

Kingdom Of Conspiracy track listing:
01. Kingdom of Conspiracy
02. Bound To Order
03. Keep The Silence
04. God Complex
05. Echoes of Despair
06. Indoctrinate
07. The Great Sleep
08. A Spectacle of Lies
09. Serving Divinity
10. All That Awaits Us

View part 1 of the making of Kingdom of Conspiracy here:

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