Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Safety Fire posts studio diary

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It was recently announced that London-based progressive metallers The Safety Fire had entered the studio to begin recording their forthcoming second album, and the band have revealed the first in a series of studio diaries documenting that process.

First up are the drums which were tracked at Middle Farm Studios in Devon. Guitarist and producer Derya ‘Dez’ Nagle had this to say about their time in the studio: 

"Calvin hit the drums a lot. We were all very impressed by how much and how well he hit the drums. He was very humble about the whole thing, but there was an overwhelming feeling that we all witnessed something very special. It was the start of a new movement, the humblist was born."

You can see video evidence of Calvin hitting the drums a lot here - http://youtu.be/_zAqIcpKJUM

It was also recently revealed that The Safety Fire would be appearing on BBC quiz show Eggheads, hosted by Jeremy Vine. While the episode won’t be airing till later this year, the band has posted the audition tape which they shot in order to take part. You can check that out here: http://youtu.be/oFBFSWZX6co

The bands currently untitled new release is being produced again by the band’s own Derya “Dez” Nagle (guitar), who previously worked with Frank Turner (MONGOL HORDE), RISE TO REMAIN, and THE HAARP MACHINE.

To purchase THE SAFETY FIRE’s debut, Grind The Ocean, please head over to CM Distro at
http://www.insideoutshop.de/Item/The_Safety_Fire_-_Grind_The_Ocean_-Ltd-_Edition_Digipak-/15667  

or iTunes at
http://itunes.apple.com/album/grind-the-ocean/id498765802

If you still haven’t heard the album, click here: http://youtu.be/IYJLiXYB2Mk
to watch the video for the album track “DMB (FDP).”


Read on for a few reviews of Grind The Ocean:

“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

"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." -- ROCK SOUND

“If you're on the lookout for great progressive metal in 2012, these guys come highly recommended.” -- GUITAR WORLD.com

“‘Grind The Ocean’ is soothing yet fierce, familiar yet unexpected, and a great debut.” -- HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY.com

“THE SAFETY FIRE’s music is dynamic and diverse throughout each song, able to capture and maintain a listener’s attention across their multiple 6-minute epics.” -- METAL SUCKS.net

THE SAFETY FIRE online:

Children of Bodom posts track-by-track trailer

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Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM, offer a foretaste of their upcoming eighth studio record, “Halo Of Blood”, in the form of the first part of a series of track-by-track videos!

Let the band give you further information on the idea behind the first three songs:
1. Waste Of Skin

2. Halo Of Blood
3. Scream For Silence

Check out the video here:
http://youtu.be/c4ngHqMOur8

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded “Halo Of Blood” at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila,
who worked on the “Hatebreeder” (1999), “Follow the Reaper” (2000), and “Hate Crew Deathroll” (2003) albums.

The album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, Keyboards recorded by Janne Wirman and vocal production by Peter Tägtgren.

“Halo Of Blood” was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios.

Track listing for COB’s Halo Of Blood is:

01 - Waste Of Skin
02 - Halo Of Blood
03 - Scream For Silence
04 – Transference (get the song here: http://smarturl.it/COBiT)
05 - Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06 - Your Days Are Numbered
07 - Dead Man's Hand On You
08 - Damage Beyond Repair
09 - All Twisted
10 - One Bottle and a Knee Deep

Check also the album trailers:

Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INzpnD1HyNA
Part II: http://youtu.be/YieIHJ53bVM

The Nuclear Blast Facebook-Fan-Interview can be watched here:

Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI0WHD5lZLo&feature=youtu.be
Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f8lC7GpioQ&feature=youtu.be

The new album “Halo Of Blood” will be released June 07, 2013 via Nuclear Blast:
http://smarturl.it/COBHalo

Scott Ian on Spoken Words tour in the UK

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ANTHRAX guitarist and metal legend Scott Ian will hit the UK on his spoken word tour, surprisingly entitled „Speaking Words“.

Commented Ian“I guarantee everyone who comes to my show will have a good time. There’s a saying, ‘there’s no story so good a drink won’t make it better’. My stories, plus drink, equals killer night out. Besides, don’t you want to know how tomato sauce can kill any STD? I have the answers.“

24.05. UK Oxford - O2 Academy
25.05. UK Cardiff - The Gate
26.05. UK Gloucester - Guildhall
27.05. UK Plymouth - White Rabbit
28.05. UK York - The Dutchess
29.05. UK Rugby - The Vault
02.06. UK Stoke - Underground
03.06. UK Manchester - Sound Control
04.06. UK Newcastle - The Cluny
05.06. UK Glasgow - The Arches
06.06. UK Coke - Cyprus Avenue
07.06. UK Belfast - Limelight
08.06. UK Dublin - Button Factory
10.06. UK Bournemouth - O2 Academy
11.06. UK London - The Garage

Tickets can be purchased via www.scott-ian.com.

MusicBuyMail signs The Burning Crows

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Hotly tipped, UK, bravado rockers “The Burning Crows” showcase an infectious mix of good time rock n' roll, with an attitude, style & swagger that lands Britrock firmly back in the contemporary mainstream and that has earned them the reputation of being one of the very best live bands on the scene today. So, if high energy, rock n' roll played hard and played with gusto is your thing, come join the "future of British Rock"s carnival of frivolity and indulge in the decadent feast for the senses that is “Behind The Veil”.

 Following the amazing public and media reaction to the release of their aptly named “Never Had It So Good” EP, the subsequent headline tour of the UK & Ireland, a slot at Hard Rock Hell and featuring as special guests to The Quireboys throughout their winter tour, its safe to say that bravado rock n rollers, The Burning Crows, couldn't have asked for a better 2012. There truly is no rest for the wicked however, as after reaching 100% of their PledgeMusic target, the band set their sights on releasing their Debut Album, “Behind The Veil” in Spring 2013.

With the “Never Had it So Good” featuring Keith Weir (The Quireboys/Def Leppard) making a guest appearance on keys and the EP being Produced and Mixed by Nick Brine (The Darkness/Bruce Springsteen/Oasis) it was clear that some of Rock's biggest players were joining the ever growing queue to get behind the band from the start and is a trend that has undeniably come into it’s own ever since. Following the incredible public response to their first release and overwhelming demand for more, the band have just returned from the world famous Rockfield Studios in Wales, after once again working with legendary producer Nick Brine to record their debut album “Behind The Veil”.

“Behind The Veil” is scheduled for June 14th (UK: June 17th) in a digipack with 2 bonus tracks.

Your presence is requested... See you at the front.

“Slow Up, Get Down” - Official Video

Lifeforce Records signs GrandExit

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GRANDEXIT Is a Swedish metalband which has been around for over 13 years now. Their new album and Lifeforce Records debut, "The Dead Justifies The Means" is about to be released in July 2013. The album was produced by David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (KATATONIA, BLOODBATH etc.), a top-produced mix of vibrant death metal and progressive rock. Think Mastodon meets The Black Dahlia Murder, or Dismember meets System Of A Down - and you'll get a small idea of what you're out for...

Strong songs made with a lot of heart and wise precision. There are choruses and melodies to get you hooked at once and the album is still packed with unexpected variety - patterns and mood changes, killer riffs and groundbreaking vocals & lyrics will get your attention again and again...

GrandExit will support DECREPIT BIRTH + JUNGLE ROT in August for 5 dates in Europe. They will be also taking part in the Scandinavian Aggression tour that hits SWE, NOR, FIN in September. Plans are being made for another European tour in October supporting some great bands, so keep your eyes open for the dates!


A first track entitled "Judgement Of the Wicked" off the upcoming album can be found here: http://youtu.be/icljFe73LFs

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Laneslide premiere new video clip

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LANESLIDE is one of the most exciting Melodic Rock collaborations in recent years, the feedback from the international print media, the online Rock magazines, the radio stations and the fans alike is nothing but phenomenal. 

The line-up put together by Italian songwriter/ guitarist Bruno Kraler (Brunorock) for their debut album, includes vocalist extraordinaire Frank Vestry (Marcello/Vestry, Last Temptation), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Lionville, Edge of Forever) on keyboards, John Billings (Rick Springfield, Donna Summer, Lancia) on bass, Dominik Hülshorst (ex-Bonfire) on drums, as well as Lino Gonzalez and Bobby Altvater on guitars and Erik Mårtensson & Michael Bormann on backing vocals.

The band is now presenting its debut record which was released on April 12th through the Avenue Of Allies label in a brand new video trailer, which can be watched here:
 

The album is available worldwide as CD from well-assorted record stores and from various specialised mail order companies as well as the big online retailers. "Flying High" is also available as Digital Download.

 
“LANESLIDE – Flying High” press reviews from around the world :
“Laneslide have pedigree to spare. They have the songs too, ensuring that “Flying High is a slick and irresistibly satisfying opening statement.” (Dave Ling, Classic Rock, United Kingdom)

“Attention: “Flying High” is one of the best Melodic Rock albums since Seventh Key’s “The Raging Fire” in 2004”. (Götz Kühnemund, Rock Hard, Germany) 

“A quality album full of AOR prowess” (Rob McKenzie, Fireworks, UK)

“The ten songs are straight Melodic Hard Rock that reminds of TREAT at the times of “Organized Crime” and TOUR DE FORCE’s “Unreleased”. (AOR Heaven, Germany)

“The quality of the songs is on an unbelievably high level for a debut album”. (Heiko Füchsel, Rock It!, Germany)

“This is well-crafted and well-played Melodic Rock from some quite talented musicians.“ (Craig Hartranft, Danger Dog, USA)

“Laneslide delivers tougher AOR with a big sound and filled with catchy hook lines… A big happy surprise and I recommend this highly.“ (Juha Harjula, melodic.net, Sweden)

“Everyone into AOR packed Hard Rock will get a real kick out of this album” (Petra Rottmann, Break Out, Germany)

“This is how today's Melodic Hard Rock should sound. Highly recommended !!” (Heavy Paradise, Greece)

 “It is hard to find AOR that is better made than this… a great piece of musical entertainment that I can recommend to anyone.” (Daniel Källmalm, Hallowed, Sweden)

“A remarkable album for friends of Melodic Hard Rock… Strong songs, great melodies and Stadium Rock of the highest order”. (Shylock, Metalglory, Germany)

Necrodeath reveals DVD details

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After having released several critically acclaimed albums and toured the world relentlessly in their 25-year career, Necrodeath are 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 live shows, including all the band’s classics and featuring special guest appearances by Necrodeath's original guitarist Claudio and members of Bulldozer, Cripple Bastards and Excruciation, plus plenty of bonus material, including interviews and videoclips. 'Hellive' will be available starting from May 21st, 2013 on Scarlet Records.
 
 
HELLIVE tracklisting
 
Live from Catania, Italy, 15 September 2012
1. Idiosyncrasy (part 1)
2. Forever Slaves
3. Necrosadist
4. Burn And Deny
5. Final War
6. Propitiation Of The Gods
7. Draculea
8. At The Mountains Of Madness
9. Hate And Scorn
10. Queen Of Desire
11. The Theory

Live from Milano, Italy, 24 March 2012
1. The Flag Of The Inverted Cross
2. Victim Of Necromancy
3. Mater Tenebrarum
4. United Forces (S.O.D. cover)
5. Countess Bathory (Venom cover)
 
 
Follow www.scarletrecords.it and www.necrodeath.net for the updates.

Holy Grail premiere new video clip

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Today, California-based heavy metallers HOLY GRAIL proudly present the official music video for `Ride The Void´, the title track of their second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut »Ride The Void« that was released on January 18, 2013!

The clip was directed by Will Knapp and can be watched here: http://youtu.be/XgXP4LeTcQg 

Order of Nine premiere new video clip

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ORDER OF NINE release video debut for new single "Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror" today, video can be viewed on the Nightmare Records "MEGALOUD" Channel here: http://youtu.be/tztGSTfxCQU 

ORDER OF NINE'S album SEVENTH YEAR OF THE BROKEN MIRROR was released May 22, 2012 on Nightmare Records, distributed via Sony / RED. The album is available on CD and Digital Download at your favorite vendors that champion great music.

ORDER OF NINE hails from the USA with their powerful blend of Thrash riffs, fluid guitar solos, symphonic keys and deep dark vocals they have a truly unique sound. Dark, Symphonic, Emotive, Progressive and Shred....all descriptives that have been used in association w/ Order of Nine and their music...However true, Order of Nine is more, playing their own brand of Metal, a perfect amalgam of Thrash and accessible Progressive Metal with the dark voice of a seven foot vampyre, reminiscent of Peter Steele and lower register Geoff Tate albeit having a rather engaging airy rasp that neither the aforementioned share.Seventh

Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror TRACKLISTING

01. Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror
02. Words that were Said
03. Dreamspeak
04. Spiral Staircase
05. Changing of the Guard
06. Innocence
07. Third Wish
08. Eye of the Enemy
09. Twelfth Talisman
10. Reign Down
11. Winter's Call

Band pages:
FACEBOOK  facebook.com/orderofnine
HOME www.OrderOfNine.com
 

Vigilance posts new song

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Slovenian occult maniacs VIGILANCE have unveiled the second song from their debut album, “Queen of the Midnight Fire”

“Night Terrors” can be streamed via SoundCloud or directly via www.metaltankrecords.com 

“Queen of the Midnight Fire” will be released on May 14, 2013 via Metal Tank Records with the following tracklist:
1. Queen of the Midnight Fire
2. Behind the Cellar Door
3. SpeedWave
4. What Lies Beyond…
5. Night Terrors
6. Four Crowns of Hell
7. Poetry and the Gods
8. Under Sulphurous Skies
9. Ritual of Death

More information in regard can be obtainted by visiting the renewed site at www.metaltankrecords.com

Monday, April 29, 2013

Orchid announces more tour dates

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Attention, heavy rockers, doomheads, retro aficionados, hippies or simply lovers of timeless rock music: rejoice! ORCHID are on tour through Europe!

ORCHID are more of a recent phenomenon: the fourpiece made quite a bunch of heads turn with their debut EP »Through The Devil's Doorway« in 2009 before they firmly established themselves as the rightful heirs to BLACK SABBATH's throne with their album »Capricorn« in 2011.


Their second full-length album »The Mouths of Madness« is out now! Order your CD/Vinyl/digital copy via http://smarturl.it/Orchid

ORCHID have been named „The best and most important doom band of the past five years“ by ROCK HARD Germany's chief in editor Goetz Kuehnemund and BEHEMOTH's legendary mainman Nergal stated „BLACK SABBATH should do an album like »The Mouths Of Madness«!“

Now, further dates for the current tour have been announced! Here they are:


ORCHID, FREE FALL & TROUBLED HORSE live!

Presented by ROCK HARD, MUSIX, METALLIAN MAGAZINE (FR), ROCK HARD (IT), LA HEAVY (ESP), MARISKAL ROCK (ESP), NOIZELETTER, METALNEWS and BLAST!

ORCHID

FREE FALL
TROUBLED HORSE

29.04.2013 PL - Cracow - Lizard King
30.04.2013 AT - Wien - Szene
01.05.2013 DE - Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater
02.05.2013 DE - München - Backstage
03.05.2013 DE - Siegen - Vortex
04.05.2013 NL - Drachten - Iduna - new
05.05.2013 BE - Wuustwezel - Puntpop
06.05.2013 NL - Rotterdam - Baroeg - new
07.05.2013 CH - Aarau - Kiff
09.05.2013 DE - Cham - LA - new
10.05.2013 DE - Bischofswerda - East Club - new
11.05.2013 AT - Salzburg - Rockhouse Bar - new
13.05.2013 IT - Milano - Lo Fi Club (without FREE FALL)
14.05.2013 IT - Rome - Traffic Live Club (without FREE FALL)
15.05.2013 IT - Bologna - Freak Out Club (without FREE FALL)
16.05.2013 AT - Dornbirn – Schlachthaus (without FREE FALL)
17.05.2013 DE - Stuttgart – Universum
18.05.2013 DE - Hamburg – Markthalle
19.05.2013 DE - Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival (ORCHID ONLY)
21.05.2013 UK - London - Underworld (ORCHID ONLY)

Abnormal Thought Patterns reveals artwork

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Northern Californian progressive metal instrumentalists ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS have revealed the album cover and the first track "Velocity and Acceleration: Movement 5" off their forthcoming new album and Lifeforce Records debut "Manipulation Under Anesthesia"!

The track "Velocity and Acceleration: Movement 5" can be found here:
http://youtu.be/czJobNb7VEk




RELEASE DATES:
June 14th, 2013 (G/A/S, Finland)
June 17th, 2013 (Europe)
June 25th, 2013 (North America)

Hailing from the Bay Area, California ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS is a mathematical instrumental trio that fuses heavy riffs, intricate time signatures and shredding solos. It is hard to describe with words what the trio is doing within its songs, you have to experience it with your own ears and you will be blown away by the sheer technicality these guys have in their fingers!

Bands debut for LIFEFORCE RECORDS "Manipulation Under Anesthesia" was mixed by Matt LaPlant (Sikth, Nonpoint) and mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan). Artwork by Erick "Wurm" Pollard.

Twin brothers Jasun (guitar) and Troy Tipton (bass) along with Mike Guy (drums) are the collective creative force behind ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS. In 2008, Jasun wrote and recorded a 12-minute instrumental that would ultimately lead to the founding of this new instrumental band. Prior to forming this group, the trio was the backbone of prog-metal powerhouses ZERO HOUR, releasing five albums. Germany's Rock Hard magazine proclaimed, "Zero Hour is one of the five Best Progressive Newcomers in the late '90s!" This exactly is what the Californians are continuing with ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS - but this time with instrumental music.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

AZURE EMOTE: New Album By Avant/Death Supercollective Out Now

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“The Gravity Of Impermanence”, the grand, second full-length from avant-garde death metal entity AZURE EMOTE -- the massive project fully envisioned and created by Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Vile, Divine Rapture, Abraxas) -- is out now worldwide via Selfmadegod Records.

Under Mike Hrubovcak’s direction, songwriting and full-on participation in its creation, “The Gravity Of Impermanence” was executed utilizing musicians from Death, Fear Factory, Yakuza, Monstrosity, Tristania, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and more. With over an hour of material displayed through fourteen tracks, the album is fueled by pummeling blast beats, electronic programming, a mixture of both guttural and haunting vocal styles, violins, saxophone, harmonica and a barrage of other instruments coalescing in a melting pot of misanthropic darkness that defines the AZURE EMOTE ethos, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Vento of Aurora Borealis at Nightsky Studios. The cover art was once again done by Hrubovcak, his Visual Darkness works well-known in the death/grind communities having illustrated album covers for Sinister, Grave, Cattle Decapitation, Hate Eternal, Mortician, and many others.

In proclamation of its release, Metal Underground has posted a meticulous interview with Hrubovcak (
http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=90673) including a detailed track-by-track breakdown of “The Gravity Of Impermanence”, alongside an exclusive stream of the entire new album (http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=90677)

Press feedback:
“...a discordant symphony featuring bizarre industrial sounds, backing choirs, symphonic strings, and death metal brutality.” - Metal Underground

“Jaws will drop while trying to take it all in, yet the album never loses focus... a highly ambitious project well worth your attention.” - About.com

“Azure Emote does a great job seamlessly blending technical death metal, avant-metal, melodic death metal, and progressive metal together on this release, and its stellar production values make it perhaps even more worthwhile than their debut... bound to impress any fan of adventurous and forward-thinking death metal... 4/5” - Sea of Tranquility

www.azureemote.com
www.facebook.com/azureemote
www.reverbnation.com/azureemote
www.azureemote.bandcamp.com
www.myspace.com/azureemote
 

ANTIGAMA: Details On Sixth Album Meteor Confirmed

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Poland’s relentless outfit ANTIGAMA has disclosed the full details on their pending full-length, “Meteor”, unquestionably one of the most anticipated grindcore albums of 2013.

ANTIGAMA’s sixth studio full-length since forming in 2000, “Meteor” is the revered act’s first proper album since 2009’s acclaimed “Warning”, and following two LPs with Relapse Records, will see the band returning to longtime allies Selfmadegod Records, their first LP for the label since 2005’s innovative “Zeroland”. The recently completed composition “Meteor” once again proves all over again why the band continually reaps such accolades with the media fans as both one of the most brutal bands of the genre as well as one of the most cutting-edge. With eleven new tracks of primal ANTIGAMA annihilation, “Meteor” reverts back to some of the bands more intimately brutal early material with thirty minutes of ultra-tight grindcore explosiveness, yet continues to carry the band’s detrimentally inventive edge, integrating brief progressive soundtrack ventures and more noise and programming elements. Recorded at Progresja Studio in Warsaw with producer Pawel "Janos" Grabowski (Masachist, Lost Soul) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer), the album also features a guest appearance by Michal Lapaj from world renowned Polish progressive rock band Riverside.

Today the full track listing and cover art for “Meteor”, designed by the ANTIGAMA vocalist Lukasz, have been released, as well as the album’s now official street date of May 28th.

Front cover preview:
http://tinyurl.com/bwdo4ha

Stay tuned for tunes from “Meteor” as well as live updates are divulged in the days remaining building up to the day this monolithic, futurist grind aftermath impacts the planet. For all ANTIGAMA and other Selfmadegod promo requests, in North/South America contact earsplitpr@aol.com, otherwise contact karol@selfmadegod.com.

“Meteor” Track Listing:
1. Collapse
2. The Key
3. Prophecy
4. Meteor
5. Fed by the Feeling
6. Crystal Tune
7. Stargate
8. The Signal
9. Turbulence
10. Perfect Silence
11. Untruth
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Wacken Open Air 2013: New wave of acts

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Lots of new acts have been added to the WOA 2013 billing:
Meshuggah will play at the W:O:A for the very first time. The musicians from Sweden play a style of music which doesn’t fit in known genres. The eight string e-guitars of the band create some kind of sophisticated death/thrash metal with influences from jazz and elements of progressive metal. Some people use the term Innovative Complicated Metal to describe it and this kind of music is successful, no doubt. The band was founded in 1987 and in 2012 they released their seventh album Koloss.
Fozzy– the former cover band Fozzy has released several albums with own songs by now and is a steady part of the metal scene. The Americans with their well known singer Chris Jericho have released their latest album Sin in 2012 and now they are awaiting their first W:O:A performance.

The name
Last in Line stands for the former band members from Ronnie James Dio's own band Dio. All former members (except Dio of-course, which will be represented by Andy Freeman) which played at the “The Last In Line” album are back to play their legendary songs again and to bring them back to live.
Emergency Gate was founded as a power metal band, but nowadays they play music which remains of Swedish death metal. The band from Bavaria just released its 5th studio album this year and now they will play in Wacken too.
Heaven´s Basement is a young hard rock band from England. Founded in 2008, the band got famous for their live shows very quick. Already in their first year, the band played as a supporting act for Bon Jovi and a crowd of 50.000 people – at this time, bandleader Sid Glover was just 18 years old. After two EP’s and hundreds of concerts they have now released their debut album Filthy Empire.

With
Impius Mundi we like to announce another medieval rock band for this year. The septet from northern Germany is going to release its second CD this year and their live performances include a great fire show.

From Cleveland, Ohio comes the band http://www.wacken.com/en/woa2013/main-bands/billing-2013/bands-2013/soulless-2013/ to the W:O:A. The thrashers are just releasing their new CD In Death’s Grip which they will present at their Wacken debut.
Serum 114 is a German punk rock band which generates some serious excitement in the scene since a few years. Forceful and pithy songs and their wildly live shows are the trademarks of the band which released its latest album Deine Stimme/Dein Gesicht in 2012.
Spitfire from Munich plays kick ass rock ´n` roll with elements from heavy rock, metal and rockabilly. The band which was founded in 2011 was touring with Betontod this year and today they release their new album.

Like the traditions wants it,
Skyline will again firmly open the Wacken Open Air main stages. The band which is linked to the festival like no other will again play chosen metal songs with some special guests.

Also involved again in 2013 and a firm element of the festival:
Mambokurt, Blaas of Glory and the W:O:A Firefighters.

Some of the Powerofmetal.dk staff is particularly thrilled that Danzing has also been added to the bill a while ago. Yihaa!

Testament announces more live dates

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US thrash metal legends TESTAMENT have confirmed more live dates for this summer.

The band returns to Europe after their highly successful club tour early 2013 in support of their latest masterpiece »Dark Roots Of Earth«.

TESTAMENT on tour 2013
 
14.06. A Nickelsdorf - Novarock Festival
15.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell Open Air
16.06. D Bremen - Aladin
18.06. CH Bellinzona - Garage
19.06. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
20.06. D Loreley - Metalfest
21.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
22.06. NL Dokkem - Dokk'em Open Air
24.06. HU Budapest - Zold Pardon
26.06. PL Warsaw - Progresja
27.06. LT Vilnius - Forum Palace
28.06. EST Vana-Vigala - Hard Rock Laager Festival
29.06. FI Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
30.06. B Dessel - Graspop Open Air
08.08. S Gavle - Getaway Rock Festival
09.08. E Alivante - Leyendes Del Rock Festival
10.08. PT Caölvao - Vagos Open Air

The Poodles premiere new material

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Crocell streams new song

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Crocell have made another new song, "The Dark I Will Inhale", available for streaming via their Facebook page: http://facebook.com/crocelldk The track is one of the faster ones from Crocell's forthcoming album, "Come Forth Plague", due out in June.

A previously published promo video featuring the track "Trembling Realms" can be seen at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clkSpSQB9fs

"Come Forth Plague" is Crocell's first album with Asbjørn Steffensen (Mordax) behind the microphone, after he took over the duty from Magnus Jørgensen (ex-Panzerchrist) last year.

"Come Forth Plague" is released on CD and vinyl via Metal Hell Records, and it was produced by Marco Angioni in Death Island Studio.

Blotted Science out on vinyl

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Antithetic Records have announced a May 21 street date for the first ever vinyl release of "The Machinations of Dementia" and "The Animation of Entomology", the two highly acclaimed albums by experimental progressive metal all-star triumvirate BLOTTED SCIENCE, featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK),  bassist Alex Webster (CANNINAL CORPSE), and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA).
 
"The Machinations of Dementia" will be issued as a limited edition gatefold double LP, with 100 copies on clear with yellow & green splatter vinyl, 150 copies on bone & blood swirl vinyl, and the remaining 250 copies in black.  "The Animation of Entomology" will come as a single LP, including a full color two-sided insert, with 100 copies on blood red vinyl, 150 copies on yellow with black splatter vinyl, and 250 copies in black. Exclusive pre-orders for both titles can now be placed via the Antithetic Records website at http://www.antitheticrecords.com/ .
 
BLOTTED SCIENCE was conceived in 2005 when Ron Jarzombek teamed up with Alex Webster and original drummer Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) who later had to bow out due to time constraints and was replaced by Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD.... THE ARCTOPUS, JORDAN RUDESS) on the band's 2007 debut release, "The Machinations of Dementia."  Zeleny's seat was taken over by Hannes Grossmann on the 2011 mini-album follow-up, "The Animation of Entomology", a 25-minute metal soundtrack scored to creepy crawly excerpts of the movies "Slither", "Creepshow", "Swarmed", and Peter Jackson's "King Kong" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKkn-YjYmCA.  Grossmann and Jarzombek had earlier collaborated on the one-off project TERRESTRIAL EXILED whose digital-only single "Duodecimal Levorotation" was issued in the spring of 2011. 

 
 
 
BLOTTED SCIENCE online:
 

Iced Earth reveals album title

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North American metallers ICED EARTH have set "Plagues Of Babylon" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in October via Century Media Records. The CD will be recorded and mixed in between a string of European festival appearances this summer.
  
Songtitles set to appear on the CD (among others):
 
* Plagues of Babylon
* Democide
* Among The Living Dead
* The Resistance
* If I Could See You
* Peacemaker
* Cthulhu
* Parasite

Commented ICED EARTH founder/guitarist Jon Schaffer: "We are very excited about how killer things are sounding this early in the writing/demo process. "I expect this album will be something very special!"
The first part of ICED EARTH's 2014-2015 world tour will kick off on January 9,
2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Tickets and VIP packages for these shows will be on sale by the end of April.

ICED EARTH has been hitting it relentlessly, with the recent studio album,
"Dystopia", being the most toured album in the band's illustrious history.

One of the many highlights of the "World Dystopia Tour", a headline show at the historic Kourion Amphitheatre in Cyprus, was recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and in many other formats under the title "Live In Ancient Kourion".

"We are ready!" says Schaffer. "We are ready to enter the steel pirate ship that is our tour bus and spend another 18 months traveling the world. We look forward to reaching even more people and bringing ICED EARTH to many new territories on this next massive world tour. We have a very exciting and groundbreaking schedule planned and we will be bringing the metal to the masses big time! This is what we do!"

Tellus Requiem premiere new video clip

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Children of Bodom releases single

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Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have just released the first song of their upcoming album “Halo Of Blood” via iTunes.

Pre-order the album (incl. bonus track + digital booklet) now and get the instant grat single “Transference” now instantly: http://smarturl.it/COBiT


Mastermind Alexi Laiho states:

„Transference is a straight up CHILDREN OF BODOM to the core type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks.

It always had an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!”


CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded “Halo Of Blood” at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila,
who worked on the “Hatebreeder” (1999), “Follow the Reaper” (2000), and “Hate Crew Deathroll” (2003) albums.

The album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, Keyboards recorded by Janne Wirman and vocal production by Peter Tägtgren.

“Halo Of Blood” was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios.

Track listing for COB’s Halo Of Blood is:

01 - Waste Of Skin
02 - Halo Of Blood
03 - Scream For Silence
04 - Transference
05 - Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06 - Your Days Are Numbered
07 - Dead Man's Hand On You
08 - Damage Beyond Repair
09 - All Twisted
10 - One Bottle and a Knee Deep

Check also the album trailers:

Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INzpnD1HyNA
Part II: http://youtu.be/YieIHJ53bVM

The Nuclear Blast Facebook-Fan-Interview can be watched here:

Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI0WHD5lZLo&feature=youtu.be
Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f8lC7GpioQ&feature=youtu.be

The new album “Halo Of Blood” will be released June 07, 2013 via Nuclear Blast:
http://smarturl.it/COBHalo
 

Immolation posts lyric video

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New York death metal legends IMMOLATION have made a lyric video for the track “Indoctrinate” available here http://youtu.be/2j8nwPTaDrg.

The track comes from the group’s upcoming ninth full-length album, Kingdom of Conspiracy. 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.

The making-of Kingdom of Conspiracy:
Part 2 http://youtu.be/k_wlkWIACqo

View the lyric video for the track “Kingdom of Conspiracy” here
http://youtu.be/gQ81n4mxaFA.
 

IMMOLATION and NoiseCreep.com 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: http://goo.gl/2i2WP.

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

For a free download of their recent Scion A/V Presents: Immolation – Providence EP visit http://www.scionav.com/collection/808 

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Scorpion Child reveals album details

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Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation SCORPION CHILD have revealed the artwork and tracklist of their forthcoming self-titled album.

»Scorpion Child« will be released June 21, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (THE ANSWER, ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, THE TOADIES, DAX RIGGS), the self-titled album was recorded using analog recording technology.


Limited CD digipack, vinyl, digital download versions of »Scorpion Child« include the following songs:
01. Kings Highway
02. Polygon Of Eyes
03. The Secret Spot
04. Salvation Slave
05. Liquor
06. Antioch
07. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
08. Paradigm
09. Red Blood (The River Flows)
 

Bonus track:
10. Keep Goin’ (LUCIFER'S FRIEND cover)
11. Lover's Leap (iTunes version only!)

SCORPION CHILD is the brand new band featuring singer extraordinare, Aryn Jonathan Black, whose vocal range includes resemblances from an early Robert Plant to the young Ronnie James Dio combined with the outstanding live performance of himself and the entire band. The band recently finished a highly successful XX-date US tour as support for the legendary CLUTCH.

A first impressive sample of the band's abilities was given in early 2013 with the stunning lyric/performance video for 'Polygon Of Eyes': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYw9hFeonW


Soilwork premiere new video clip

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Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released the official video clip for 'Spectrum Of Eternity'. The clip premieres today at METAL HAMMER UKhttp://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/soilwork-spectrum-of-eternity-video-premiere

The song comes off the band's most recent album, »The Living Infinite«, which marks the first double album in the history of melodic death metal and received raving reviews all over the planet, stating to be „an existential metal masterpiece“ (Dom Lawson / METAL HAMMER UK) 

The band is currently touring the US before coming back to Europe for the below mentioned festival dates.

SOILWORK @ Festivals 2013



31.05.13 PL-Warsaw Ursynalia 2013

07.07.13 RO-Bucharest B’ESTFEST 2013


11.-13.07.13 D Ballenstedt Rockharz


13.07.13 PL-Wegorzewo Seven Festival


22.-24.07.13 SI-Tolmin Metaldays 2013


25./26.07.14 D Speichersdorf Wackel Festival


01.-03.08.13 D Wacken Wacken Open Air


15.-17.08.13 D Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Open Air


06.09. USA Atlanta – ProgPower


07.09. MEX Mexico City – Lunario









Sahg releasing new single

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The psychedelic quartet Sahg, with their doom infused 70’s rock, are announcing the release of a brand new album in October this year! Today they release the new single “Firechild” as a taste of what’s to come this fall.

Sahg heads out on a UK tour with Audrey Horne this Saturday, so be sure to check out the tour dates below!

If you can't wait to get your hands on the new album, check out the new single "Firechild":

SAHG New Single FIRECHILD Out Now
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Sahg UK Tour
27.04.13 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
28.04.13 Scotland Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
29.04.13 UK Belfast @ Limelight 2
30.04.13 Ireland Dublin @ The Pint
01.05.13 UK Manchester @ NQ Live
02.05.13 UK London @ The Black Heart

Sahg online:
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Jolly premiere new video clip

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Since the release of Jolly’s latest work “The Audio Guide To happiness (Part 2)”, the band has managed to film and edit its second music video for the song “Firewell”, and almost simultaneously complete a highly successful 16 date tour across Europe with label-mates Riverside.

In this new video, the band can be seen playing their instruments in a performance style piece, dressed down in black suits, having fun doing what they do best….playing great music. (And even a little Karate :)

Just before the release of the album and tour with Riverside, Hurricane Sandy swept through the northeast United States destroyed the bands rehearsal space, studio and drummer Louis Abramson’s home. Left with no instruments and no funding to replace everything on their own, the band turned to their fan base as a last ditch effort to continue, and in turn received an overwhelming amount of support from their fans. Allowing them to complete the album, replace their instruments and go on tour.  Their resilience is a testament to why this young band stands out from the pack.

The band commented: “Filmed in the post-hurricane wreckage in our studio, just like the Dust Nation Bleak video. We got a crash course in making the most with what you've got. Luckily we all fit into one suit. Enjoy! JOLLY loves you.”

You can view the video for “Firewell” HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZw5fB8GEY&feature=youtu.be


Jolly’s new album The Audio Guide To Happiness Part. 2 was released on the 4th March, 2013 and the video comes just in time to give the U.S. fans a taste of what to expect on their upcoming North American tour with Riverside starting at the end of April and going into the middle of May. The dates can be found below.

JOLLY will be supporting Riverside on the (North American New Generation Tour)
Presented by InsideOut Music and GlassVille Music

2013-04-30 The Windjammer, Isle Of Palms, SC
2013-05-02 Vinyl - Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
2013-05-04 Rosfest 2013, Gettysburg, PA
2013-05-05 Mac's Bad Art Bar, Syracuse, NY
2013-05-06 Roxy and Dukes, Dunellen, NJ
2013-05-08 Double Door, Chicago, IL
2013-05-10 The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
 

Tankard re-releasing 2 classics

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After the phenomenal reactions to TANKARD’s current amazing album “A Girl Called Cerveza” (out since July 2012),Nuclear Blast is now happy to offer you a series of reissue of highlights of the TANKARD discography including extensive bonus material!

The band’s debut record “Zombie Attack” and the follow-up “Chemical Invasion” will be re-released on vinyl on May 03, 2013! 

Pre-order your copies at the Nuclear Blast web shop:
Zombie Attack: http://bit.ly/15UZ8B7
Chemical Invasion: http://bit.ly/Y1oHMr

Zombie Attack
Side A:
1. Zombie Attack
2. Acid Death
3. Mercenary
4. Maniac Forces
5. Alcohol
6. (Empty) Tankard
Side B:
1. Thrash 'Till Death
2. Chains
3. Poison
4. Screamin' Victims
Bonus:
5. Don't Panic (live)
6. Shitfaced (live)

Chemical Invasion
1. Intro
2. Total Addiction
3. Tantrum
4. Don't Panic
5. Puke
6. For A Thousand Beers
Side B:
1. Checmical Invasion
2. Farewell To A Slut
3. Traitor
4. Alcohol
5. Outro
Bonus:
6. Maniac Forces (live)
7. F.U.N. (live)

“The Morning After” and “Meaning Of Life” will be re-released on the 21th of June 2013, followed by “Two-Faced” und “Stone Cold Sober” on the 26th of July 2013.