Friday, May 31, 2013

Jon Dette touring Europe with Heathen

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Jon Dette, who recently played with SLAYER and ANTHRAX (and previously with TESTAMENT), will be playing drums for HEATHEN on the Bay Area Thrash band’s upcoming European tour with GENERATION KILL and DUST BOLT. The band issued the following statement: “As most of you know already, Darren recently left the band. It was an amicable split and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. For those of you concerned about our upcoming European tour, have no fear. Jon Dette will be filling in on drums for all dates on the tour. Jon played with us once before during our North American tour a couple of years ago and we are looking forward to touring with him again. Get ready for the chaos!”

Chaos over Europe tour 2013


07.06. D Berlin - K17
08.06. S Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock *
09.06. D Hamburg - Marx
10.06. PL Warsaw - Progresja
11.06. PL Wroclaw - Eter
12.06. CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
13.06. A Vienna - Escape Metalcorner
14.06. D Munich - Backstage
15.06. D Essen - Turock
16.06. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
17.06. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
18.06. I Milan - Rose Club
19.06. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 3
20.06. E Madrid - Rock Kitchen
21.06. F Clisson - Hellfest *
22.06. NL Dokkum - Dokk´em Open Air *
23.06. UK London - Underworld
24.06. D Trier - Exhaus
25.06. CH Pratteln - Galerie
26.06. D Siegen - Vortex
27.06. D Osnabrück - Bastard Club
28.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting *
29.06. D Aalen - Rock It 

Massacre Records signs Crystal Ball

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Swiss Hard Rock legends CRYSTAL BALL have signed with Massacre Records!
Everything started back in 1995, when CRYSTAL BALL were a cover band named Cherry Pie. They used their stage experiences as foundation for CRYSTAL BALL, who soon became one of Europe's major forces in the hard rock genre.

Their successful debut album "In The Beginning" was released in 1999, followed by the even more successful "Hard Impact" in 2000.

They soon signed with Nuclear Blast and toured with bands such as U.D.O., Doro and Axxis. After the release of their fifth album, "Timewalker", CRYSTAL BALL went on their first headliner tour with Thunderstone.

In 2007, CRYSTAL Ball signed with AFM Records and released their sixth album "Secrets".

Now, in 2013, the band's back with a brand new line-up featuring a great new vocalist, Steven Mageney.

They're currently working on their seventh album, which is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Markus Flury - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Marcel Sardella - Drums
Steven Mageney - Vocals
Scott Leach - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Cris Stone  - Bass

New Black Tusk EP July 22nd

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Savannah, GA's BLACK TUSK have confirmed a July 22 release date for their new EP entitled Tend No Wounds via Relapse Records. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. The band has unveiled the artwork, which was created by Brian Mercer (Eyehategod, Lamb of God, Zoroaster).

Tend No Wounds will be available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Records Store here. A trailer for the EP can be viewed here.

Tend No Wounds is a 6 song/20 minute blast of high octane raging Southern rock/metal that merges the classic original backwoods metallic hardcore Black Tusk sound with the newer more polished rock based tunes the band has honed after years on the road on the road with bands like Baroness, Skeletonwitch, Mastodon, Kvelertak and more.

BLACK TUSK recently wrapped up a North American tour with Kvelertak and Cancer Bats. A European tour is being plotted now and dates should be announced shortly.

Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.

Tend No Wounds Tracklisting:
1. A Cold Embrace
2. Enemy of Reason
3. The Weak and the Wise
4. Internal/Eternal
5. Truth Untold
6. In Days of Woe

Nile touring Austalia

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NILE are back at their best with a new album and a special Australian tour comprising one huge set spanning NILE’s entire career! Using a symphonic approach to song writing and arrangement, for 20 years now NILE have unleashed an uncompromising attack that fuses technical death metal with organic Middle Eastern tones. »At The Gate Of Sethu« is no different and guides you down into the depths of their ominous catacombs to torture your souls with the darkest tunes in a long time.

With support coming from THE FACELESS, NILE are all set to bring doom and gloom to Down Under on the following dates in November:

14.11. AUS Brisbane - The Hifi
15.11. AUS Sydney - The Manning Bar
16.11. AUS Melbourne - The Corner Hotel
17.11. AUS Perth - Amplifier Bar

"Imaginaerum" out on DVD

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After theatrical screenings in Finland and Germany, NIGHTWISH’s »Imaginaerum« fantasy blockbuster is out now on DVD! With a script based on mastermind Tuomas Holopainen’s idea, the movie – in the vein of David Lynch, Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman - takes the viewer into a world of wonder, innovatively connecting storyline and music to a highly thrilling story about the power of imagination and life itself – a true emotional rollercoaster ride!

Get your copy of the premium »Imaginaerum« DVD boxset edition exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mail order now:


Hypocrisy touring with Heaven Shall Burn

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Swedish death metal monsters HYPOCRISY have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming European run of HEAVEN SHALL BURN.

Make sure not to miss this blast:

20.11.2013 GER - Saarbrücken, Garage
21.11.2013 GER - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
22.11.2013 B - Antwerpen, Trix
23.11.2013 GER - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
26.11.2013 CH - Pratteln, Z7
27.11.2013 IT - Milano, Tunnel
28.11.2013 GER - Munich, Kesselhaus
29.11.2013 GER - Berlin, Huxleys Neue Welt
30.11.2013 GER - Dresden, Alter Schlachthof
01.12.2013 CZ - Prague, Meet Factory
02.12.2013 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
03.12.2013 HUN - Budapest, Dürer Kert
05.12.2013 GER - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
06.12.2013 GER - Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36
07.12.2013 SWE - Gothenburg, Brewhouse

Presented by: Metal Hammer, Impericon, Sea Shepherd, Visions, Peta2

Over the course of the release of HYPOCRISY’s overwhelmingly acclaimed new album “End Of Disclosure”

on the 22th of March 2013, the decision was made to re-release thier classic albums “Penetralia + Osculum Obscenum”, remastered and enriched with extensive bonus material, as a Limited 2CD BOX.

This 2 CD Box will be released on July 12, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The new album "End of Disclosure" was released on March 22, 2013.

Nuclear Blast:

True Widow streams new song

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True Widow is streaming “HW:R,” a new song from the upcoming album Circumambulation via Noisey (
The five-minute track perfectly encapsulates the Texas trio’s seemingly effortless ability to create highly melodic and memorable songs with a rootsy, organic spin on guitar-centric shoegaze.
Pre-order packages for Circumambulation are available on CD/LP/Digital and a deluxe vinyl version that contains a custom letter-pressed art print, designed by DH Phillips and hand painted by the band ( 


Children of Bodom; track-by-track Part III

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Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have just released the final part of the track-by-track video series.

Check out the video here:

The band has also uploaded a making-of “Transference” video to YouTube, providing behind-the-scenes impressions of video shooting in Poland.

Watch it here:

Check out the full “Transference” video clip:

COB have already released the title track of “Halo Of Blood”. “That could be my favorite Bodom-Song ever”, Mastermind Alexi stated.

Check it out here:

Win an autographed (by Alexi Laiho) ESP V-401FM Guitar:

Help to spread the word about Children of Bodom's new album HALO OF BLOOD! Refer your friends to the album info page and you can win some awesome rewards (for example Autographed (by Alexi Laiho) ESP V-401FM Guitar, 3TB Finish).

Check it out here:
Check also the contest-trailer

Check also the trailers:
Album trailer part I:
Album trailer part II:

Track-by-Track Part I:
Track-by-Track Part II:

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

The new album “Halo Of Blood” will be released June 07, 2013 via Nuclear Blast:


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Amon Amarth posts mini documentary

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As previously announced, today AMON AMARTH unveils the first of their special three-part mini documentary titled Forging Mjolnir. Filmed and directed by Luke Daley (, the up-close-and-personal clip -- which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork -- celebrates the imminent release of the band's ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods.

Watch the six-and-a-half minute segment where vocalist Johan Hegg and bassist Ted Lundström elaborate on the mythological themes found within their latest epic via the band's microsite at

Not many bands can claim their ninth album as the most powerful, dynamic, and plainly aggressive of their career, but then AMON AMARTH have consistently upped their game with every successive release. Having exploded onto the Swedish melodic death metal scene with 1998's Once Sent from the Golden Hall, every album has arrived bursting at the seams with power, melody and immersive storytelling centered around the richness of Norse mythology. Deceiver of the Gods captures the quintet at the peak of their powers. "Every time we start working on new music we begin with the idea that we're going to write the best album ever," Hegg states. "We knew we wanted a more aggressive, live feeling to this record but there's no formula behind what we do. We just try to write something that takes us a step further than the last record, and is something that will excite us and our fans. Deceiver Of The Gods is the result."

For proof, sample fourth track, Shape Shifter, now streaming via Stereogum HERE!

Deceiver of the Gods was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The follow-up to the band's critically adored 2011 Surtur Rising full-length offers up ten maniacally heavy battle hymns rife with the band's absorbing harmonies and Hegg's commanding Viking roar. Deceiver of the Godscomes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus,Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, Hel.

For special Deceiver of the Gods preorder packages as well as a stream of the title track, go to this location: Deceiver of the Godswill be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.

Following a run of European festival dates next month, AMON AMARTH will be opening the main stage of this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below.

AMON AMARTH Summer 2013 European Festival Tour:
6/01/2013 Forta Rock Festival – Nijmegen, NL
6/06/2013 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE
6/07/2013 Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, DE
6/08/2013 Sonisphere – Sonisphere, FR
6/09/2013 Rock Im Park – Nurenberg, DE
6/11/2013 MeetFactory – Prauge, CZ
6/12/2013 Eter Club – Wroclaw, PL
6/14/2013 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
6/15/2013 Noval Rock – Nickelsdorf, AT
6/16/2013 Download Festival – Donington, UK
6/21/2013 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FI

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013:
6/29/2013 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
6/30/2013 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
7/02/2013 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Nampa, ID
7/03/2013 White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
7/05/2013 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
7/06/2013 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
7/07/2013 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
7/09/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
7/10/2013 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
7/12/2013 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
7/13/2013 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
7/14/2013 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
7/16/2013 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
7/17/2013 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
7/19/2013 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
7/20/2013 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
7/21/2013 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/23/2013 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/24/2013 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
7/26/2013 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
7/27/2013 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
7/28/2013 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
7/29/2013 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
7/30/2013 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Live Nation Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/02/2013 Austin 360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
8/03/2013 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
8/04/2013 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/05/2013 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom
8/07/2013 Pop's – Sauget, IL w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
8/08/2013 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
8/09/2013 Peabody's – Cleveland, OH w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
8/11/2013 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC

Battlecross reveals album artwork

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Detroit, MI's BATTLECROSS have unveiled the title, cover art, and first single from their upcoming new album. BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit's newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

"War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new" says Levi.

Stream Force Fed Lies and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at

After a fist-pumping debut, impressive breakout tours in 2012, BATTLECROSS will continue their climb as one of metal's most impressive new bands with appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Orion Music +More with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones and Suicidal Tendencies in the band's hometown of Detroit and the 4th Annual GwarBQ with Municipal Waste and Corrosion of Conformity.

War of Will releases July 5th, 2013 in Europe!

End of June the band heads out for the summer on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to

06/08 Detroit, MI Belle Isle Park - Orion Music + More Festival w/ Metallica
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick's w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop's w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody's w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

The Black Dahlia Murder streams new song

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has partnered with to stream a brand new song from Everblack. Beginning today, fans can listen to Goat of Departure, exclusively on HERE. The Vans Warped Tour begins four days after Everblack is released in North America. For tour dates and tickets, visit

Vocalist Trevor Strnad reveals the concept behind Goat of Departure: "This song is about how the goat came to represent Christian evil and the origins of the infamous 'horns' metal hand sign."

"Goat Of Departure" lyrics:
"Goat of departure on his back rides their shame antithesis of their ivory christian chains fearful thee ovis their weakened hearts and minds we are the satyrs of hedonistic kind less travelled is our path laid darkly to the left footprint of mendes emblazoning our armored breast great bearded capra who towers oe'er the land a tribute to your magnificence the feared sign of the horns shows on our hands azazel the damned ibex swath of scarlet ties his neck to the desert banished yet our curse lives on embrace the glory the goat worship the one who burns below heretic liberation of the soul dispel their false salvation as a whole misunderstood our lord preserver of the horde of mendes enchants our angel cleaving swords o silvered capra taught us to fear no man in your honor we have gathered strength to rid their aging falsehoods from this land we'll fight their kingdom high the burdened scapegoat cast aside like he has we shall too survive melding our powers undenied order of ebon we are his righteous blade reich of satanic rule the iron might of baphomet bringers of chaos we are an antichrist swing spiked morning stars to crush his kingdom our delight danse ye now unto to the satyrs lyre spring heeled devotion to hells eternal fires instinctively to follow thine desire we should ashamed not be preservation of the will is key embrace the glory the goat worship the one who burns below heretic liberation of the soul dispel their false salvation as a whole we'll fight their kingdom high as the burdened scapegoat cast aside like he has we shall too survive melding our powers undenied"

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released on June 11th in North America and on June 7th/10th in Europe. The cover art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller with Weta, whose recent projects include: The Hobbit, Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, and more. Recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. Trevor Strnad's horror-inspired lyrics persist on Everblack, beginning with In Hell is Where She Waits for Me, a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.

Fans can stream Into the Everblack now at Everblack will be released as a limited first edition Digipak-CD featuring the exclusive European bonus track Sepukku. The same song will be featured on the 3-panel-gatefold vinyl where you will be seeing the stunning cover artwork in full glory!

Everblack track listing:
01. In Hell Is Where She Waits for Me
02. Goat of Departure
03. Into the Everblack
04. Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn
05. Phantom Limb Masturbation
06. Control
07. Blood Mine
08. Every Rope a Noose
09. Their Beloved Absentee
10. Map of Scars

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be returning to Europe in September.

18/09/13 DE – Bochum – Matrix
19/09/13 FR – Savigny Le Temple - L'Empreinte
20/09/13 UK – London – Islington Academy
21/09/13 UK – Manchester – NQ Live
22/09/13 UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
24/09/13 BE – Brussels – Magasin 4
25/09/13 NL – Enschede - Atak
27/09/13 SE – Stockholm – Klubben
28/09/13 SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
29/09/13 NO – Oslo – John Dee
30/09/13 DK – Copenhagen – Lille Vega
01/10/13 DE – Berlin – Magnet
02/10/13 DE – Hamburg – Logo
04/10/13 DE – München – Hansa 39
05/10/13 DE – Leipzig – Conne Island
06/10/13 AT – Wien – Szene
07/10/13 IT – Milan – Tunnel
08/10/13 CH – Solothurn – Kofmehl
09/10/13 DE – Stuttgart – Universum
10/10/13 DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp

Dew-Scented posts teaser clip

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The DEW-SCENTED anniversary release celebrating more than 20 years of deadly Thrash Metal is out now!

Insurgent is a comprehensive 19-track collection for a special low price including brand-new and rare material with a total running time of 76 minutes and it will be released as limited Digipak CD and digital download via Metal Blade Records in Europe.

DEW-SCENTED – "Insurgent" CD 2013 (76:12):
01. Confronting Entropy (5:36)
02. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19)
03. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) * Originally by Incubus
04. Sworn To Obey (Live 2012) (4:05)
05. Turn To Ash (Live 2012) (3:02)
06. Soul Poison (Live 2012) (3:58)
07. Storm Within (Live 2012) (4:02)
08. Cities Of The Dead (Live 2012) (4:44)
09. Never To Return (Live 2012) (4:13)
10. Acts Of Rage (Live 2012) (4:21)
11. In Dying Mode (4:20)
12. Steady Decline (4:32) * Originally by Prong
13. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) * Originally by Inside Out
14. Good Day For A Hanging (4:28) * Originally by Wasted Youth
15. The Storm (3:23) * Originally by Judge
16. Recall The Pain (1:06)
17. The Death Of Common Sense (3:44)
18. Slaughterhouse (4:31) * Originally by Powermad
19. Superstar Destroyer (2:55) * Originally by Genocide Superstars

"The songs 1-3 are brand new recordings from early 2013, songs 4-10 are live songs from our hometown show in Walsrode in September 2012, songs 11-15 are "Icarus" album session bonus songs from 2012 and songs 16-19 are "Invocation" album session bonus songs from 2010. And yes, the * marked songs 3, 12-15, and 18-19 are all cover versions (Incubus, Prong, Inside Out, Wasted Youth, Judge, Powermad, Genocide Superstars), so look out for some surprises there…"

The 3 new songs as well as other cover songs (which were never previously released on vinyl!) are even available on a strictly limited 10" Vinyl via Metal Blade Records in Europe. The track listing for that funky format is:

DEW-SCENTED – "Insurgent" EP / Vinyl 10" (22:00):
Side A:
1. Confronting Entropy (5:36)
2. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19)
Side B:
1. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) -> Originally by Incubus
2. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) -> Originally by Inside Out
3. The Storm (3:23) -> Originally by Judge

In order to further present the Insurgent release, you can now check out a "studio making of" teaser clip of the new song Guided By The Dead Light at

You can also stream the album opener Confronting Entropy at

DEW-SCENTED Live 2013:
FR 07.06.2013 Hauptmannsgrün (Germany) - Chronical Moshers Open Air
SU 16.06.2013 Bremen (Germany) - Aladin + Testament
TH 25.07.2013 München (Germany) - Backstage Halle / Free & Easy Festival
FR 26.07.2013 Bertingen / Magdeburg (Germany) - Rock unter den Eichen Open Air X
SA 27.07.2013 Obersinn (Germany) - Eisenwahn Festival
SA 03.08.2013 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air
FR 13.09.2013 Essen (Germany) - Turock Open Air Festival
SU 15.12.2013 Geiselwind (Germany) - Christmas Metal Festival

More dates will be announced soon…so stay tuned!

Downfall of Gaia announces tour dates

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German underground phenomenon DOWNFALL OF GAIA are coming back to tour Europe in June. The tour kicks off June, 14th and reaches nine towns that haven't been touched on their winter run a few months ago.

The band has also confirmed a full U.S. tour between August, 16th and September, 16th, support comes from BLACK TABLE. Dates will be announced shortly.

14/06/13 DE – Dresden – Chemiefabrik
15/06/13 DE – Mülheim – AZ
16/06/13 NL – Groningen – Crowbar
17/06/13 NL – Leiden – Sub071
18/06/13 NL – Nijmegen – De Onderbroek
19/06/13 BE – Brussels- DNA
20/06/13 NL – Leuven – TBA
21/06/13 BE – Antwerpen – Antifa-brick
22/06/13 DE – Stuttgart - TBA

Comments the band: "We are really looking forward to our upcoming tours! Sharing the road in June with our beloved friends from Sweden, In The Hearts Of Emperors and finally coming back to the States in August/September! A full US tour with Black Table from New York. Our last trip to the States was amazing, excited about this one!"

You can still purchase their latest album Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes at and there you can also watch the video clip for In The Rivers Bleak!

Philip H. Anselmo streams new song

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Legendary vocalist PHILIP H. ANSELMO and his backing band, THE ILLEGALS, are streaming the title track from the singer's long-awaited solo debut album ‘Walk Through Exits Only’. 
You can listen to the song at the following locations:
Pro-Rock (Bulgaria)
Pavillion 666 (France)
Rock Hard (Germany)

Rock Hard (Greece)
Magazyn Gitarzysta (Poland)
Sweden Rock (Sweden)
Terrorizer (UK)

‘Walk Through Exits Only’ was recorded by Steven Berrigan (DOWN) and mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, NILE, GODFLESH).

The album will be released by Season of Mist on July 19th in partnership with Philip H. Anselmo's own Housecore Records and is available in digipak CD format, as well as three separate vinyl colours including a grey with red haze LP which limited to 150 copies and available exclusively on the Season of Mist e-shop.

Duskmachine premiere new video clip

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Essence udgiver ny musik video

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Det danske thrash band Essence, som forrige weekend åbnede for Megadeth til deres udsolgte show i Store Vega, har netop udgivet deres nye musik video til sangen ”Gemstones” videoen er lavet af Mircea Gabriel Eftemie fra Mnemic og indeholder gæste optrædende fra den danske komiker/skuespiller/musiker Simon Jul.

”Gemstones” er taget fra bandets andet album ”Last Night of Solace” som udkom den 29. marts igennem NoiseArt Records. Albummet er desuden nomineret i kategorien ”Best Debut” til årets Metal Hammer Awards.
Essence kan i weekenden opleves på main stage på lørdag til Beastival i Tyskland, hvor de vil dele scene med Sabaton, Kreator, Sodom, Satyricon, Dark Tranquillity og mange andre. 

Kommende koncerter:30.05. – 01.06. DE Beastival
14.06. – 15.06. DK Copenhell
03.07. – 06.07. DK Nibe Festival

ESSENCE - Fractured Dimension (Official Lyric Video)

Theatre of Tragedy albums re-issued

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Good news for THEATRE OF TRAGEDY fans!

The band's first three studio albums will be re-released!

The albums "Theatre Of Tragedy", "Velvet Darkness They Fear" and "Aégis" are re-mastered and will contain brand new interviews, liner notes as well as additional bonus tracks:

The first two album will feature previously unreleased recordings and "Aégis" will contain bonus tracks and edits from the "Cassandra" single.

All re-releases will be available as digipak as well as limited double vinyl LP in gatefold cover (limited to 500 numbered units).

You'll find the artworks as well as the track lists below.

All three re-releases will be released on July 5, 2013 via Masscre Records!

# Theatre Of Tragedy
01. A Hamlet For A Slothful Vassal
02. Cheerful Dirge
03. To These Words I Beheld No Tongue
04. Hollow-Heartèd, Heart-Departèd
05. …A Distance There Is…
06. Sweet Art Thou
07. Mïre
08. Dying – I Only Feel Apathy
09. Monotonë

Bonus Songs: Demo 1994
10. A Song By The Hearth?
11. A Hamlet For A Slothful Vassal
12. Dying – I Only Feel Apathy
13. Soliloquy

# Velvet Darkness They Fear
01. Velvet Darkness They Fear
02. Fair And ‘Guiling Copesmate Death
03. Bring Forth Ye Shadow
04. Seraphic Deviltry
05. And When He Falleth
06. Der Tanz Der Schatten
07. Black As The Devil Painteth
08. On Whom The Moon Doth Shine
09. The Masquerader And Phœnix

Bonus Songs:
10. Der Tanz Der Schatten (Demo)
11. Black As The Devil Painteth (Demo)
12. And When He Falleth (Demo)

# Aégis
01. Cassandra
02. Lorelei
03. Angélique
04. Aœde
05. Siren
06. Venus
07. Poppæa
08. Bacchante

Bonus Songs:
09. Samantha
10. Virago
11. Cassandra (Cheap Wine Edit)
12. Aœde (Edit)

THEATRE OF TRAGEDY @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:

Lifeforce Records signs Doyle

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Doyle band

We are very proud and happy to announce the signing of French Post-hardcore outfit DOYLE to the Lifeforce Records roster!

Formed in 2007 by 5 Parisians, DOYLE reached its first goals by burning its name in the collective mind of new metal / post-hardcore scene, with the help of a hard-hitting EP, "Submerge", as well as prestigious opening acts for bands such as Silverstein, 36 Crazyfists, Deaf Havana, Devil Sold His Soul, Attack Attack!

In 2010, DOYLE released its first LP "And Gods will...", mixed in the United States by Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Bleeding Through, Incubus...).
The album jumped to #2 on the french rock/metal album charts and maintained its position on the Top 5 for 3 weeks. Between 2010 and 2012, the band toured through Europe with The Chariot, MyChildren MyBride, Between The Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Steak Number Eight and Deftones.

With a new album recorded by Francis Caste at Studio Sainte-Marthe, Paris,  DOYLE is now ready to conquer new shores. Their second album and 'yet untitled' Lifeforce Records debut allows the band to broaden their musical spectrum. From Pandemonium to Eden, brutality to poetry, DOYLE follows its own game plan, and takes us along for the ride.

The new album is set to be released in late September 2013.


For more info check DOYLE's Facebook profile here:

Carach Angren albums re-issued in July

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Melodic black metallers CARACH ANGREN’s first two albums, namely ‘Lammendam’ and ‘Death Came Through A Phantom Ship’, will be re-released on Season of Mist on July 19th in remastered versions with bonus tracks.

Originally released in 2008, debut album ‘Lammendam’ set the basics of CARACH ANGREN’s refined yet angry symphonic black metal. The Dutch created a baroque cinematic style that related true to their haunting subject to classical horror movies, which was underlined by the use of violin and grand piano. The reissue of ‘Lammendam’ features three bonus track taken from the long sold-out ‘Ethereal Veiled Existence’ debut EP (2005)

In 2010, the release of ‘Death Came Through A Phantom Ship’ marked a new chapter for CARACH ANGREN. With this sophomore album, the band refined their established formula, blending a uniquely baroque approach into melodic black metal partly related to CRADLE OF FILTH and DIMMU BORGIR. The reissue of ‘Death Came Through A Phantom Ship’ includes three songs from the 2004 ‘The Chase Vault Tragedy’ demo and from the ‘Ethereal Veiled Existence’ EP, re-recorded in 2011.

Both albums will be re-released on Digipak CD and various coloured LPs, including an e-shop exclusive that is limited to 100 copies for each reissue. All formats can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist’s e-shop.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mercenary klar med nyt album

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Aalborgs metal-stolthed MERCENARY står klar med sit syvende studiealbum ”Through Our Darkest Days”, der følger op på det godt to år gamle og internationalt anerkendte ”Metamorphosis”-album, der ligeledes markerede en ny æra i MERCENARYs historie.

Det sidste årti har MERCENARY været et af de mest aktive danske metalbands. En usædvanlig kombination af genremæssige udtryk og vokaltyper, samt atmosfæriske keyboardflader, tunge riffs, iørefaldende omkvæd og ekvilibristiske guitarsoloer har givet bandet et unikt og let genkendeligt udtryk. Bandet har ud over utallige klubshows bl.a. headlinet den danske Headbangers Ball Tour i 2008, vundet en Danish Metal Award for årets album i 2006, turneret med bl.a. de amerikanske metallegender Megadeth, King Diamond, Arch Enemy o.m.a., og optrådt på en lang række festivaler.

Efter at have mistet halvdelen af bandets line-up i 2009, og præsenteret en genopfrisket holdopstilling og et nyt musikalsk udspring på 2011’s ”Metamorphosis” kombinerer MERCENARY’s nye album styrken fra forgængeren med både en frisk lyd samt den storslåede melankoli og himmelstræbende rene vokaler fra tidligere albums. ”Through Our Darkest Days” er indspillet med Jacob Hansen i hans studie i Ribe.

Allerede nu kan det afsløres, at MERCENARY tager på tre ugers europæisk headliner-tour i august/september, der afsluttes med en dansk turne i selskab med ”label-mates” Essence. De danske datoer ser ud som følger:

26/09 @ Godset, Kolding
27/09 @ Fermaten, Herning
28/09 @ Kulisselageret, Horsens
04/10 @ Templet, Lyngby
05/10 @ Club Brutal, Aarhus
11/10 @ Studenterhuset, Aalborg
12/10 @ Bygningen, Vejle
18/10 @ Vega, København
19/10 @ Kansas City, Odense

Through Our Darkest Days” udkommer i Danmark mandag d. 29. juli via Noise Art Records/Target Distribution. Første oplag udkommer i digipak inklusiv bonus-tracket ”'Holding On To Serenity”. Allerede nu kan man få en smagsprøve på titelnummeret her.

Through Our Darkest Days
Release: 29-07-13

01. A New Dawn
02. Welcome To Sickness
03. Through Our Darkest Days
04. Dreamstate Machine
05. A Moment Of Clarity
06. Beyond This Night
07. Starving Eyes
08. Generation Hate
09. Forever The Unknown
10. Holding On To Serenity

The Tangent presents new song

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It’s a little under a month a till The Tangent release their eagerly anticipated seventh studio album Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work). In advance of this, they are pleased to reveal an edit of the album track ‘Evening TV’ exclusively through the UK’s Prog Magazine and you can have a listen to that here –

The Tangent mastermind Andy Tillison had this to say about the track: "Evening TV" is the finalé to "Le Sacre Du Travail" a concept album that follows a typical working day. Out of the whole album, this piece is perhaps the most "Typical Tangent" piece - less orchestral than the other pieces on the album. It's a kind of "treat" - in the same way that Evening Television is in itself a supposed reward for our hard work during the day. The "radio edit" that is released here is just a part of a much more complex piece. To put it into historical perspective, if the album was ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ - this track would be "Counting Out Time". But It isn't. And It Isn't!”

Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work) is set to be released by InsideOut Music on the 24th June 2013. The album is the group's first fully blown "concept album" but band-leader Andy Tillison is keen to point out that this concept is something that involves all of us now rather than a rambling fiction.

Formed from a single hour long piece of music in 5 movements and referred to by the band as "An Electric Sinfonia" based around a working day of a typical Western-world citizen, the album has a very personal feel. It's highly orchestral and 20th century classical in tone, very much inspired by Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring. 

Described by INSIDEOUT CEO Thomas Waber as "A very mature album" with "Stellar Musicianship" - this album sees the lineup of The Tangent revert to an earlier formation, Andy Tillison (composer/keyboards/singer) again bringing on board Jonas Reingold on bass (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic), Jakko M Jakszyk on guitar & vocals (King Crimson, Level 42), Theo Travis on wind instruments (Soft Machine, Steve Wilson Band) with the new additions of Gavin Harrison on drums (Porcupine Tree) & David Longdon on vocal harmonies (Big Big Train). In addition there are cameo appearances by Rikard Sjoblom (Beardfish) and Guy Manning amongst others.

The album is also now available to pre-order through the InsideOut Music webshop on limited edition CD -

Seth streams new album

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SETH now stream their entire fifth full-length "The Howling Spirit" to be released in Europe on June 7th at the sites below:
Rock Tribune (Benelux)
Inferno Magazine (Finland)
VS-Webzine (France)
Legacy (Germany)
Metal Hammer (Greece)
Rock Hard (Italy)
Imhotep (Norway)
"The Howling Spirit" marks the triumphant return of this pioneering French black metal act after their mysterious disappearance following the release of "Era-Decay" (2004). SETH combine the harsh and sinister sound of their country's current black betal movement with an unerring sense for the atmospheric and melodic.
"The Howling Spirit" is now available via the Season of Mist e-shop.

Collateral Damage ready for The Carnival

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After the astonish show of last Friday 24th May in Rome, where Collateral Damage performed live their new studio album, we're proud to announce the official release of The Carnival: the album will available worldwide starting from 21st June 2013 through digital markets, distributed as an exclusive for  Spider Rock Promotion. The physical version will be available through Spider Rock Promotion Shop as well the band's official site.

"The Carnival", is the second studio album by Collateral Damage, coming after a first pure heavy metal episode, and is a cross between '80 hard rock and classic heavy metal.

"The Carnival" is a concept album that takes the listener in a large circus tent where everyone can confront his own fears and foibles.

The title track opens: a song of pure hard rock, very direct, which emphatizes the band's change in style. Soon after we find "Drug Me To Hell" and "Billion Dollar Jail", again in the '80s hard rock style melodies with very direct choruses that come into your head at first listen.

The first ballad of the album comes with the fourth track, "Seven.00", a song telling of a prisoner in death row in his last hours of life, a ballad purely 80s.

We're back with another trio of tracks, "Touch The Fire", "Mad Avenue" and "Shoot to the Fog", which are more reminiscent of the sound of the first record, with more insistent rhythms and melodies that look much more towards the late '80s heavy metal, more structured and faster.

"Vision", the only instrumental track on the disc, is the intro to the second ballad, "One Way To Nirvana", symphonic piece that talks about how each of us can redeem himself, even after a lifetime of madness and devastation.

"If The World" closes the album with a very powerful and fast-paced riffing, asking the listener ... "What would you do if the world should end tomorrow?"

"The Carnival" has been recorded in Zenith Recordings in Lucca, Italy under Frank Andiver's direction.

Must have for the fans of 80's hard rock as Alice Cooper and W.A.S.P. along side with classic heavy of Saxon, Judas Priest and Accept.

  1. The Carnival
  2. Drag Me To Hell
  3. Billion Dollar Jail
  4. Seven.00
  5. Touch The Fire
  6. Mad Avenue
  7. Shot To The Fog
  8. Vision
  9. One Way To Nirvana
  10. If The World