Sunday, June 30, 2013

Massacre Records signs Circle of Chaos

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We're happy to announce the signing of CIRCLE OF CHAOS from Sweden!

CIRCLE OF CHAOS started out as a project of the band's guitarist HG Hogström in 2008. As the project developed, he began searching for musicians to complete the band. The original line-up then included HG Hogström (guitars), Thomas Jonsson (bass), Staffan Lundholm (drums), Antonio da Silva (vocals) and Allan Lundholm (guitars).

Dan Swanö mastered CIRCLE OF CHAOS' debut album "Black Oblivion" that was released in 2010. It was well received worldwide and the band played their first live shows in Sweden.

In 2011, the band played their first shows abroad, in Germany and Poland, and shared stages with bands like Gun Barrel, Embodying The End and Dawn Of Destiny.

At Germany's Bremer Metal Festival in November 2011, Julian "Julle" Loaiza was introduced as new vocalist.

During spring 2012, CIRCLE OF CHAOS released the 5-track album "Twoheaded Serpent", which was mixed and mastered by King Diamond's Mike Wead. They went out on a headliner tour in Poland and the Czech Republic and also entered the Emergenza Festival and went all the way to the Scandinavian finals!

CIRCLE OF CHAOS have the ambition to always deliver energetic and captivating live shows.

Anders "Atte" Strokirk joined the band as new guitarist in January 2013.

The natural adjustments in the line-up have strengthened and shaped a crew ready to go “all in” and let you know what "Swedish Metal Chaos" is all about!

The band is currently working hard on their upcoming album "Crossing The Line" - with Germán Echiburu on drums - which is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Members:Julian "Julle" Loaiza - Vocals
HG Hogström - Guitar
Anders "Atte" Strokirk - Guitar
Thomas Jonsson - Bass

Armaroth releases debut EP

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Kranj, Slovenia-based death metal newcomers Armaroth have just self-released their debut EP called False Vision.

False Vision EP is now available as a name-your-price download on their Bandcamp:

01. False Vision (01:14)
02. Modern Man (05:24)
03. High (03:38)
04. Labyrinth of Greed (04:12)
05. Cell That We Bleed In (04:56)

Armaroth is a brutal music machine that dares to deliver an experience beyond the horizons of comfort. The gears started turning in 2008, launching chaos and destruction of the mind, which were incarnated in 2013 as the False Vision EP. The EP's first listeners have reported severe damage to their perception of the world and of themselves. The machine is honoured and eager to continue its work. So far it has dominated most of its homeland stages, and that is only the beginning. Listen and test your truth. Armaroth will see you soon!

Filip Košnik - vox
Klemen Govekar - guitars
Martin Jagodic - guitars
Andrej Gregorc - drums
Dino Rebolj - bass

Debauchery reveals album artwork

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DEBAUCHERY are going to release their 8th album in early August!

"Kings Of Carnage" was recorded and produced at the House Of Music Studios with Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Krokus, Axxis).

No other than the fantasy-icon Adrian Smith has created the cover artwork for this new death metal masterpiece!

The new album will also be available as limited edition digipak with a 5-song bonus CD that includes exclusive cover songs and as LP!

"Kings Of Carnage" features the following songs:
01. Coming Of The Dragons
02. Demonslayer
03. Let There Be Blood
04. Killerbeast
05. Kings Of Carnage
06. Man In Blood
07. Blood God Kills
08. Victory Awaits
09. Murder Squad
10. The Last Crusade
11. Debauchery Motherfuckin’ Family

Bonus CD: 10 Years Of German Death Metal (Limited Edition Digipak only)
1. Fast As A Shark (Accept Cover)
2. Bodycount’s In The House (Bodycount Cover)
3. Man In Black (Johnny Cash Cover)
4. Animal (WASP Cover)
5. Böse (Die Fantastischen Vier Cover)

Enjoy the "Kings Of Carnage" teaser video here:

DEBAUCHERY's new album "Kings Of Carnage" will be released on August 2, 2013 via Massacre Records!

Duskmachine: 'Endless' Video Clip

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DUSKMACHINE are going to release their new album, mixed by Achim Köhler, in about 4 weeks!

The band has now released the official video clip for the song "Endless", which is taken from the upcoming album "DuskMachine".

It was shot in Berlin's MiddleEastMambo Studio with director Achilleas Gatsopoulos (Hypnagogia Films) and features Joanna Tuczynska as “Religion” and “Temptation”.

Some of you may know her from OOMPH!’s “Sex Hat Keine Macht” video clip.
DUSKMACHINE’s vocalist Joe Comeau about the song:

"Endless is about the ideal that only happens to a minority of us. A relationship built in strength, passion and pure unselfish love. A relationship that stands the test of time, can't be broken, swayed or tempted and is the piece of the puzzle which makes us complete.
A partnership of trust and understanding.
Seek the truth, find the truth, embrace the truth.
There can only be one outcome...’we are ENDLESS’..."

Enjoy DUSMACHINE’s brand new video clip here:

DUSKMACHINE’s self-titled album will be released on July 26, 2013 via Massacre Records!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Presenting: Ghost Ship Octavius

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GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is a new band featuring guitarists Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) and Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, ex-HIMSA, WARREL DANE) and drummer Van Williams (ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL, ex-NEVERMORE).

After first joining forces in the summer of 2012, the members of GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS have combined their diverse-yet-complementary music styles to create a powerful and dynamic sound highlighted by soaring vocals, viturosic
guitars and hooky-but-progressive arrangements. Vocals are performed by
17-year-old Adon Fanion, whose style, character and lyrics extend far beyond his years.

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is seeking a suitable record company to release the band's debut album, for which 13 songs have already been written, including "Released", "Alive", "Successor", "Find The Light" and "Caged Love".

* Adon Fanion - Vocals
* Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) - Guitar
* Matthew Wicklund (GOD FORBID, ex-HIMSA, WARREL DANE) - Guitar
* Sara Abrams - Bass

New Sirenia album out now!

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»Perils Of The Deep Blue«, the new album by Norwegian gothic metallers SIRENIA, is OUT NOW! 

Believe the renowned music press when they state:

"Albums like »Perils Of The Deep Blue« make gothic metal survive!”
Björn Springorum / ORKUS (D)

“Valuable like pure marble and beautiful like a rose bloom covered in morning dew – SIRENIA manifest their majestic perfection of the symphonic metal genre!”

"Gothic metal anthems for eternity!“
Juliane Lüthy / SONIC SEDUCER (D)

"The most diverse SIRENIA album to date!”
Manuel Liebler / METAL HAMMER (D)

"»Perils Of The Deep Blue« will enthral both old and new fans!“
Patricia Lang / LEGACY (D)

"Morten Veland delivers his strongest record to date!“

"A highlight of its genre!”
EMP / Adam Weishaupt (D)

“The most amazing SIRENIA album we've ever heard. A must-have!”
David Juárez Serrano / ROCK & METAL WORLD (E)

Don’t wait any longer – get your copy and discover the »Perils Of The Deep Blue« now:

Moreover, SIRENIA have uploaded a brand-new lyric video for the song `My Destiny Coming To Pass´ to YouTube. Enjoy it here:

Also be sure to check out
the 1st album trailer:
the 2nd album trailer:
the official video clip for `Seven Widows Weep:
the making of the `Seven Widows Weep´ video clip:


Hypocrisy posts album trailer

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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 and Vinyl.

HYPOCRISY have just uploaded a trailer of their upcoming output.

Check it out here:

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

HYPOCRISY have also just confirmed more tour dates for 2013:

25.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
08.08. S Gävle - Getaway Festival
09.08. D Schlotheim - Party.San

15.09. EST Tallinn - Trapper 
16.09. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
17.09. LT Vilnuis - New York
18.09. BY Minsk - Re.public
19.09. UA Kiev - Bingo
22.09. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5
27.09. E Barcelona - tba
28.09. E Madrid - But
29.09. P Lissabon - Paradise Garage
30.09. P Porta - Hard Club
01.10. E Bilbao - tba
05.10. CZ Zlin - Rock Café

20.11. D Saarbrücken - Garage
21.11. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
22.11. B Antwerpen - Hof Ter Lo
23.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
26.11. CH Pratteln - Z7
27.11. IT Milano - Tunnel
28.11. D Munich - Kesselhaus
29.11. D Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
30.11. D Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
01.12. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
02.12. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
03.12. HU Budapest - Dürer Kert
05.12. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
06.12. D Hamburg - Große Freiheit 36
07.12. S Gothenburg - Brewhouse

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

Havok touring North America

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HAVOK North American Headlining Tour 2013:
7/20/2013 Centenario – Juarez, Mexico
7/22/2013 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
7/24/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
7/25/2013 Three Links – Dallas, TX
7/26/2013 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
7/27/2013 Zero’s – Corpus Christi, TX
7/28/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
7/29/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
7/31/2013 Talent Farm – Pembroke Pines, FL
8/01/2013 Orpheum Theater – Tampa, FL
8/02/2013 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
8/03/2013 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
8/04/2013 Blue Fox – Winchester, VA
8/05/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA
8/06/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
8/07/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
8/08/2013 Church of Boston – Boston, MA
8/09/2013 Backstage at Champs – Trenton, NJ
8/10/2013 JJ’s Tavern – Florence, MA
8/11/2013 Heavy Mtl – Montreal, QC
8/12/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/Finntroll
8/13/2013 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
8/14/2013 Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH
8/15/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/16/2013 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
8/17/2013 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
8/18/2013 Fubar – St Louis, MO
8/21/2013 The Shrunken Head – Columbus, OH
8/23/2013 The Brass Rail – Peoria, IL
8/24/2013 Blue Pig – Cudahy, WI
8/25/2013 The Garage – Burnsville, MN
8/26/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
8/28/2013 The Railyard – Billings, MT
8/29/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
8/30/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/31/2013 Branx – Portland, OR
9/01/2013 Red House Live – Walnut Creek, CA
9/05/2013 The Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/06/2013 Whiskey – West Hollywood, CA
9/07/2013 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
9/08/2013 Royal Dive – San Diego, CA
9/09/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
9/10/2013 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
9/13/2013 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
HAVOK is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber. The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.

Gene Hoglan releases new logo

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Legendary heavy metal drummer GENE 'THE ATOMIC CLOCK'' HOGLAN (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL) is excited to reveal his new logo and ATOMIC CLOCK t-shirt design.

GENE HOGLAN is known for his precision drumming, impecable timing and speed. After a carrer spanning over 30 years GENE has coined the nickname THE ATOMIC CLOCK. GENE HOGLAN's new t-shirts are $25 a piece, come in all sizes and will be available for shipping world wide. 

Pre orders are available now at and will start shipping in early July.

Crocell streams new song

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A brand new CROCELL track, ”My Path of Heresy”, is available for streaming at this location:

“My Path of Heresy” is the longest and most blackened song on CROCELL's third album, "Come Forth Plague", opening with an atmospheric acoustic intro followed by intense death/black metal riffing.

CROCELL’s third album, “Come Forth Plague”, was released through Metal Hell Records on June 1st 2013. The album is the first with Asbjørn Steffensen (Mordax) behind the microphone after a split with the previous lead singer, Magnus Jørgensen (ex-Panzerchrist), in 2012.

"Come Forth Plague" was recorded at Death Island Studios in Denmark with Marco Angioni as producer and it features cover artwork by the Danish tattooist Odin Roar Uldall. The cover can be seen here:

"Come Forth Plague" is available from

In other news, Crocell have been confirmed for this year's Aalborg Metal Festival, which is set to take place on November 7.-9. 2013.

Marcus Jidell releasing solo album

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Lion Music are delighted to announce the forthcoming release of “Pictures From A Time Traveller”, the incredible debut instrumental album from Evergrey guitar-master MARCUS JIDELL. Featuring 7 tracks of outstanding, diverse and top shelf virtuoso guitar excellence, “Pictures From A Time Traveller” gets its digital release on 16 August 2013 via Lion Music.

Marcus Jidell is one of the most respected metal guitarists to have come out of Sweden since Yngwie Malmsteen. With a guitar style that has won him universal acclaim, Marcus is a current member of one of Sweden’s biggest and hardest touring metal acts Evergrey, and has previously worked with prog-metallers Royal Hunt.

Marcus has a very personalised sound, extremely heavy at one end, yet extremely melodic at the other, all the time with a superb feel for phrasing and originality of song craft, and its these traits which are evident throughout “Pictures From A Time Traveller”.

Track Listing
01. Arctica.
02. Huldra (Ruler of the Forest).
03. Tesla World System.
04. Rei Zan.
05. El-Amarna (Ruins of Akhetaton).
06. Space Dog.
07. Wedding Song.

A sampler mp3 can be heard now at Soundcloud

Thursday, June 27, 2013

RPWL reveals DVD artwork

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As previously announced, German art/prog rock band RPWL returns in September with a brand new release. Their new live DVD entitled „A Show Beyond Man and Time”  features a special show recorded earlier this year at Wyspiański Theater in Katowice, Poland, which was also the last complete performance of their most recent album "Beyond Man and Time" in Europe. The multi‐media live presentation of this concept album with its stunning show elements and musical virtuosity – expect an outstanding experience! In addition to the songs from „Beyond Man and Time“, the show includes several „RPWL classics“ and some surprises in the band's live set like "Roses" - one of the band's most popular songs performed together with Ray Wilson (ex-Genesis, Stiltskin)! The DVD will also include bonus materials such as an interview with band members.

And today RPWL reveals the cover artwork of the DVD.
The release date of „A Show Beyond Man and Time” DVD is scheduled for September, 9th in Poland, September, 25th in Europe and October, 15th in USA (via MVD). The material from „A Show Beyond Man and Time” will be available in two formats: DVD and double CD DG. Full details to be announced soon.
The music of this German band definitely has its own style – modern yet also drawing from the best traditions of the prog-rock genre. All in all - brilliant compositions, catchy melodies, mature and intriguing sound!  The band was formed in 1997 in Freising, Germany as a Pink Floyd cover band. After three years they started creating their own music, based on their experience from their cover band era. Glorious reviews after the release of their debut album “God Has Failed“ (2000), a successful tour through half of Europe, and appearances at various festivals left no doubt - the band had become a must-hear of the progressive/symphonic rock genre. In march 2002, RPWL released a follow-up album entitled “Trying to Kiss the Sun“. With this album, the band emphatically shed off their reputation of a Pink-Floyd cover band and created a sound of their own. The band toured extensively through Germany and Europe, taking their shows to a new level with a quadraphonic sound system, which made their already huge live sound even more gigantic. Having published their album in the USA and South America, RPWL gained fans and recognition all over the world. In the next years, the band released the following studio albums: “Stock“ (2003), „World Through My Eyes“ (2005), “The RPWL Experience” (2008). „Beyond Man and Time” (2012) is their most recent album and it will make for the main part of their performance at Wyspiański Theater in Katowice.
RPWL - line-up:Yogi Lang – vocals, keyboards
Kalle Wallner - guitar
Werner Taus- bass
Marc Turiaux - drums
Markus Jehle – keyboards

Equilibrium announces new EP

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In August, German epic metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM will unleash their pagan fury once again – on their very first EP to date. Produced by guitarist René Berthiaume

in Helion Studios and mixed and mastered by the Resetti Brothers – namely Joerg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg – in their Principal Studios, »Waldschrein« encompasses the brand-new title track and an acoustic version of the same song plus a re-recorded and extended version of `Der Sturm´ from »Turis Fratyr« (originally sung by ex-vocalist Helge Stange, now by front man Robse Dahn). Moreover, it contains `Zwergenhammer´- a previously unreleased older song – as well as an amazing cover version of famous video game “Skyrim”’s opening theme.

The band commented:
“We’re really looking forward to releasing this EP, because we all have to wait until next year for our next full-length album to be released. This makes it the perfect chance to release some songs and recordings that didn’t make it on any regular album because they are so exclusive. The best thing yet is that with “Waldschrein” we can Provide the fans with a little foretaste for what expects them in 2014!”

01. Waldschrein
02. Der Sturm
03. Zwergenhammer
04. Himmelsrand
05. Waldschrein (acoustic version)

Equip yourselves with plenty of ice-cold wheat beer, for »Waldschrein« is gonna bring you one hell of a hot summer!

„Waldschrein“ will be released August 16th via Nuclear Blast.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Haken announces new album

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London-based progressive metal band Haken have been working hard on their third album and follow-up to 2011’s brilliantly received ‘Visions’. Now the band is extremely pleased to announce that the record will be titled ‘The Mountain’ and is set for release on the 2nd September 2013 through InsideOutMusic. Richard Henshall and Charlie Griffiths from the band had this to say about the album’s release:

‘It has taken a huge amount of time and effort to get the band to where it is today and yet it still feels like the journey is just beginning. It's very gratifying to know that all the hard work we've put in over the years is beginning to pay off. We really believe that alongside InsideOut we can achieve great things and aim to make the next chapter in Haken's story a crucial one.

To us, 'The Mountain' is symbolic of our journey as a band, but also reflects the wider trials and tribulations of life. Lyrically, we've done a lot of soul searching which has given the album an emotional depth that we're sure listeners will really relate to, whatever personal mountain they are climbing.
Musically, the new songs feel rawer and more emotional than anything we've created in the past. All the essential elements of our sound are still there but have been delivered in a more gritty and focussed style. We've really pushed ourselves in all areas and truly believe that this album is a step up from any of our previous work, so we are extremely excited about sharing 'The Mountain' with everybody.’

We decided to ask Jens Bogren to care of mixing and mastering, after being blown away by his work on albums like Opeth's 'Watershed' and Devin Townsend's 'Deconstruction'. 'The Mountain' ranges from the delicate, to the brutal with everything in between and Jens handled the dynamic range amazingly well; we couldn't be happier with the result. We're working with 'Blacklake Design' on the artwork, so having the booklet in your hands when you listen will really enhance the experience.’ 

The track-listing is as follows:
1. The Path
2. Atlas Stone
3. Cockroach King
4. In Memoriam
5. Because It’s There
6. Falling Back To Earth
7. As Death Embraces
8. Pareidolia
9. Somebody

Haken 2013 Tour Dates
3.9.2013 – Spirit Of 66, Verviers –Belgium
4.9.2013 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer – Netherlands
5.9.2013 – Bergkeller, Reichenbach – Germany
6.9.2013 – Gallery, Pratteln – Switzerland
7.9.2013 – Veruno Prog, Veruno – Italy
23.11.203 – Danfest3 @ The Musician, Leicester - UK

HAKEN online:

The Tangent releases new album

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The seventh studio album from The Tangent, entitled Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work) is released and the band-leader Andy Tillison has given this message to fans:
"The Tangent celebrate 10 years as a going concern - and 10 years with our fantastic label InsideOut, - with the release of the 7th studio album "Le Sacre Du Travail", an album which is (in all honesty) written for everyone. We hope that people will enjoy it, give it the time we think it deserves to digest - and see it as further proof that Progressive Rock Music is still very much alive in the world and ready to play a positive role NOW in 2013 and beyond. We thank everyone who believed in this huge project and brought it this far, from the record company boss to the fans who pre-ordered it and made it happen. We believe that this is our best album in those ten years. Here's to the next 10"
In the run-up to the album’s release, two edits of tracks taken from said album were released to wet fans appetites, and links to those can be found below:

Steve Wright In The Afternoon (edit) -
Evening TV (edit) -

The Tangent have also released a teaser trailer for the upcoming album, which gives a rundown of all the musicians feature on Le Sacre Du Travail (The Rite Of Work).

You can find that video here:

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 order through the InsideOut Music webshop on limited edition CD -

Ashes of Ares posts studio update

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ASHES OF ARES, the new band featuring Matt Barlow (ex ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex ICED EARTH), have released a first studio update for the band's upcoming debut album which is going to be released later this year.

Surf to:

Commented vocalist Matt Barlow: "Brothers and Sisters! We are happy to report that the record has been mastered and sent to Nuclear Blast! We hope to have the album presented to all of you by the end of summer.There should be some really cool stuff available to you between now and then, and we are really excited that the Nuclear Blast team is working so hard for us...and more importantly, you! Thank you for your patience and continued support in anticipation for the debut album from ASHES OF ARES!"

Trailer part 1:
Trailer part 2:

Kreator posts DVD trailer

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German thrash kings KREATOR have posted a first trailer for their upcoming live DVD »Dying Alive« (OUT: August 30, 2013 – Europe // September 2, 2013 – UK // September 3, 2013 - US).

Surft to:

The DVD/Blu Ray features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of their highly successful album »Phantom Antichrist«. The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as guitar and even mosh pit cams.

The DVD/Blu Ray contains the show, a behind the scenes documentary as well as video clips. Approximate total running time: 115 minutes.

»Dying Alive« will be issued in various formats:


Blu Ray/2CD

Earbook (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD + Bonus CD feat. »Phantom Antichrist« demo songs)

Earbook + 7“ (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD + Bonus CD feat. »Phantom Antichrist« demo songs) – Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

Audio-only formats:

Limited 2CD incl. live bonus tracks

2LP (black, 180g, gatefold + poster)

2LP (red, 180g, gatefold + poster) - Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

2LP (orange, 180g, gatefold + poster) - Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

Pre-order »Dying Alive« via

Relapse Records signs Columns

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Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Charlotte, North Carolina death metal / grindcore outfit Columns! Featuring former members of Relapse cult grinders Hemdale plus renowned death metal bands Vehemence and Glass Casket, Columns, (Adam Cody - Vocals, Michael Lehmann - Guitar, Jake Wade - Bass, Jason Skipper - Drums) formed in 2003 and have released a series of blistering EPs since 2006. A song from their most recent EP 'Please Explode' is available for free download via the Relapse Records 2013 Bandcamp sampler here. The band will begin recording their Relapse debut soon in time for an early 2014 release.

The band commented on the signing: “Columns is super stoked to be a part of the Relapse Records family! We have followed so many bands on the Relapse roster for so long - we are looking forward to our releases having the backing they need to reach a much bigger audience! GRIND!"

FREE Royal Thunder EP

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Royal Thunder are offering a free download of their three-song, acoustic CVI:A EP via both Amazon here and Bandcamp here.

The acoustic renditions of “Whispering World,” “Parsonz Curse” and “Black Water Vision,” were recorded in early 2013 and followed an incredibly active period for the young Atlanta band, who released their debut full-length album CVI in May of 2012. In the intervening months, Royal Thunder crisscrossed the country numerous times with a variety of bands including Dillinger Escape Plan, Valient Thorr and Pallbearer.

CVI was one of the most highly-cited debut albums of 2012 with Spin calling it a “stunning breakthrough,” Rolling Stone describing the trio’s music as “heavy with the meaty, base elements of early-Seventies British blues,” NPR saying the album is “a portrait of songs that have been painstakingly lived-in” and Revolver Magazine calling the release “essential.” Parsonz also appeared on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s inaugural “Women In Metal” issue.

Royal Thunder, who recently performed at Bonnaroo, return to the road later this summer, joining label mates Baroness for both a North American and European trek. European dates:

September 27 Tilburg, Holland, 013
September 28 Köln, Germany, Stollwerck
September 29 Antwerp, Belgium, Trix
October 1 Paris, France, Le Trabendo
October 2 Luxembourg, Den Atelier
October 5 Copenhagen, Denmark, Loppen
October 7 Oslo, Norway, Rockefeller
October 8 Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser
October 10 Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
October 11 Berlin, Germany, Postbanhof
October 13 Wien, Austria, Arena
October 14 München, Germany, Backstage Werk
October 15 Milano, Italy, Tunnel
October 16 Zürich, Switzerland, Aarau Kiff
October 18 Tourcoing, France, Le Grand Mix
October 19 Wolverhampton, UK, Slade Rooms
October 20 Glasgow, UK, Cathouse
October 22 Manchester, UK, Club Academy
October 24 London, UK, Electric Ballroom

New Extol album out now!

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Extol’s new critically acclaimed masterpiece is now available wolrdwide! Get it here:


Amazon (Ger)
Plastichead (UK)
Platekompaniet (Nor)
CDON (Nor)

Extol's new album has received glowing reviews!
“…blasting all borders… exquisite”

5/6 Hamar Arbeiderblad

“Produced and mixed by the brilliant Jens Bogren, the ten songs sound sublime.”
4,5/5 Metal Obs

"Extol" is a must-buy!”
8,5/10 Rock Hard

"Ahead of their time!"
6/7 Metal Hammer Germany

"Should be played loud"


"Once again they confirm their position as Norway’s ultimate extreme prog metal band.“
5/6 Scream Magazine (Robin Syversen)

Extols new self titled album is a like a complex metallic alloy. The playfulness of the songs and the brutal bonding of genres are transformed into a fusion of atmospheric and harmonic prog rock, merged with the tempered thrash and death metal that Extol so uniquely master. This album leads us straight to the core of Extol.

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Darkane posts new song

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DARKANE post new song, album snippets available

Only a couple of days to go until DARKANE are going to release their new masterpiece "The Sinister Supremacy"!

The band has already posted a lyric video for the album's title track - - now DARKANE have released another brand new track called "Mechanically Divine", which you can enjoy here:

The band's sixth album, mixed by Daniel Bergstrand, will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks.

Carlos Holmberg (ex-Soilwork) is responsible for the amazing cover artwork.
If you want to listen to snippets from each song on the new album, head over to

DARKANE's brand new album "The Sinister Supremacy" will be released in Europe via Massacre Records on June 28, 2013!
DARKANE @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:

Steamhammer / SPV signs SpiralArms

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We are proud to announce that East Bay Heavy Rockers SpiralArms just inked a worldwide deal with Steamhammer / SPV. Their second album “Freedom” is scheduled for a October 2013 release.
SpiralArms rose from the ashes of millennial bands Systematic, Forbidden and Man Made God. This sextet has one mission. That mission is to save today’s music scene by bringing true heavy melodic rock to the forefront.
Tim Narducci (SpiralArms) comments: "We're very proud to be a part of the SPV/Steamhammer records! SPV is the perfect home for us to grow into the band that we had envisioned when we started. Their belief in SpiralArms has only inspired us to rock harder then ever! We always felt like we just needed a crack in the door so we can kick it all the way open with our brand of heaviness."

Georg Schröder (A+R Steamhammer/SPV) ads: "This band rocks hard! Their debut album 'Highest Society' which was released in 2010 already showed that these guys are really able to deliver some true, honest and super heavy melodic Rock. The upcoming album 'Freedom' goes one step further and just blew us away. The songs recall on the times of the really big rock songs of the past but the band managed it to sound amazingly fresh and modern. We can't wait to release this Rock Monster in October!"

Check out “Dropping Like Flies” - The first Video from the upcoming album “Freedom” here:

SpiralArms are:
Tim Narducci - Vocals/Guitar
Craig Locicero - Guitar
Anthony Traslavina - Guitar
Cornbread - Bass/Vocal
Brad Barth - Keyboards
Ron Redeen - Drums

Eridanus posts studio update

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Brazilian heavy metal band ERIDANUS posted videos of their guitars and drums recordings for "HellTherapy", the band's debut album and first work with the new line-up, formed after the band got 2 years on hold. Check out the videos below:
The album is being recorded in Estúdio Nitro, being produced by Roger Fingle (Blood Tears, Seduced by Suicide) and should be released in the second half of 2013.
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Erimha streams new song

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Symphonic black death metal band ERIMHA have teamed up with Terrorizer Magazine to premiere a full song stream for “Bewildering Nightmare”, from their forthcoming album Reign Through Immortality. Listen to the full stream of “Bewildering Nightmare” here.

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Born of Osiris posts new song

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BORN OF OSIRIS will release their much-anticipated new full-length album on Aug 20th via Sumerian Records and have made new track, "M∆CHINE", available to download.

A new promo video for "M∆CHINE" showcasing the new album's artwork can be viewed now here:

The song is available to download in multiple formats (MP3, WAV and Stems) for free with the option of making a donation at

The band will be performing on this summer's Rockstar Mayhem Festival in th USA, which kicks off this Sat, June 29th and will be announcing more worldwide dates in due course. For additional information head over to and stay tuned for more news regarding the album over the coming weeks.

Lee McKinney (guitars) states: "We couldn't be more excited to not only have a new record coming out this summer, but to have a new single available in time for the start of Mayhem Fest! 'M∆CHINE' to me is just a straight up in your face BORN OF OSIRIS song. It's got an epic intro, intense orchestral content, heavy keyboard breakdowns, a great structure, impactful vocals and of course some gnarly guitar shred. It definitely hits hard from beginning to end. We can't wait to head out and play it live all summer long."

Aeon Zen releases play through video

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AEON ZEN release artist play through video for their single "DOWNFALL" today!  

Video can be viewed here:

Watch it, repost it,  and download mp3 singles via our Haulix promo page by hitting the link at bottom of this page.
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Main song writer Rich Hinks had this to say> "We recently released a lyric music video for this song, so this video shows the flip-side of that, with me playing the grooving, technically challenging, and straight up rocking guitar parts found in this track. Not to mention using a beautiful piece of new gear in the Sabre Guitars Ghost HB-1. Check it out!"

AEON ZEN new album Enigma was released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records, distributed via Sony / RED. The album is available on CD and Digital Download at your favorite vendors that champion great music, or click through to the Nightmare website.

AEON ZEN hails from the United Kingdom, bringing to the world a rich blend of many rock, metal and progressive elements from soft emotive Introspection to brutal aggressive progressive and all points in between, giving this band a truly unique and enjoyable sound.

AEON ZEN are a progressive metal band formed in 2008 and released their debut album “A Mind’s Portrait” in 2009, followed soon after by their second album “The Face of the Unknown” in 2010.  The track "Downfall" comes from their 2013 release "Enigma" and is their second single released for the album. Enigma has received rave reviews from all around the world.


01. Enter The Enigma  
02. Artificial Soul  
03. Divinity  
04. Seven Hills  
05. Warning  
06. Turned To Ash  
07. Still Human  
08. Eternal Snow  
09. Downfall  
+ CD ONLY Bonus Tracks  
10. Survival (Bonus Track)  
11. Time Divine 2.0 (Bonus Track)  


  • A Mind's Portrait (2009) -Time Divide Records        
  • The Face of the Unknown (2010) - Time Divide Records
  • Enigma (2013) - Nightmare Records

Core Lineup: 
  • Rich Hinks - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
  • Andi Kravljaca - Vocals
  • Matt Shepherd - Guitar
  • Shaz - Keyboards
  • Steve Burton - Drums
  • Enigma features guest vocals by:
    • Nate Loosemore (Lost In Thought)
    • Atle Pettersen (Above Symmetry)
    • Jonny Tatum (Eumeria)

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Phobos Preacher posts video clip

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Spanish Thrash/Death Metal band PHOBOS PREACHER presents the new offcial videoclip for the track “Humanos”:

The band has just released its debut album “Humanos” with Italian famous record label Buil2Kill Records (cover artwork designed by Satanik Design). 

The album contains 10 tracks of Thrash Death Metal with lyrics in Spanish. 

Here’s “Humanos” tracklist:
01. Preludio
02. Agonía
03. La Perdición
04. Hipocresía
05. Humanos
06. Lágrimas de Arena
07. La Última Cena
08. Abre tu Mente
09. Ahogado en mi Adicción
10. Doctrina Odiada

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Whitechapel posts update

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Head over to WHITECHAPEL's YouTube channel to check out a brand new video update from the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet that offers a personal look into the band's lives on the road during the Asking Alexandria tour and stay tuned to the band's website for an announcement coming soon. Fans can also subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman's channel, which focuses on gaming as well as responses to questions from fans, at and to guitarist Alex Wade's official YouTube channel, which focuses on song play throughs, gear demos, and a home studio tour.

WHITECHAPEL recently finished up a successful US tour with Asking Alexandria in support of both their most recent self-titled full-length album, and the re-issue of their debut album, The Somatic Defilement. The band is currently enjoying some time at home before the group embarks on a European run that will see WHITECHAPEL performing at Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air and Wacken Festival, UK's Bloodstock, and the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault Festival to name a few. See the band's full tour listing below.

08/02 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/03 Karlsruhe, DE New Noise Festival
08/05 Wien, AT Szene w/ Devildriver
08/06 Cervia Ra, IT Rock Planet w/ Devildriver
08/07 Dornbirn, AT Conrad Sohm w/ Devildriver
08/08 Josefov, CZ Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Ieper, BE Ieperfest
08/11 Derby, UK Bloodstock Open Air
08/13 Köln, DE Underground
08/14 München, DE Backstage
08/15 Nova Bana, SK Gothoom Festival
08/16 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze
08/17 Hamburg, DE Germany Rawk Attack Festival
08/18 Overhausen, DE Devilside Open Air

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

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

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

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

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

WHITECHAPEL's video for their song "I, Dementia" can be viewed HERE and the lyric video for the track "Devirgination Studies" off of The Somatic Defilement can be viewed HERE.