Friday, August 30, 2013

Anneke van Giersbergen posts new song

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With around a month to go till the release of Anneke van Giersbergen’s brand new solo album ‘Drive’, we are now pleased to premiere the title track from said album, due to be released on the 23rd September. Check out this fantastic slice of rock here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QrM8mudaeg&feature=youtu.be

Anneke had this to say about the track:
"In a time when entire albums are being created by transferring files online, I really wanted to do things the old-fashioned way and record an album together with a group of musicians in a studio. The album is infused with enthusiasm and freshness, I'm really happy with it."

She is also pleased to announce that she will be taking part in the first annual Progressive Nation At Sea 2014, which is due to take place between the 18th and 22nd February. The cruise also includes frequent collaborator Devin Townsend, as well as Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard, King’s X and many more. For more information and tickets, check out www.progressivenationatsea.com

Talking of label-mate Devin Townsend, he recently recorded a special message for Anneke which you can check out below, as she makes an appearance on his stunning forthcoming DVD of The Retinal Circus. Watch that here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFAmt0nYr-4


Anneke and her band will also be touring Europe in support of the new release later this year, and full details of the tour can be found below:
OCT 16 2013 Zentrum Altenberg OBERHAUSEN DE
OCT 17 2013 Underground COLOGNE DE
OCT 18 2013 Colos-Saal ASCHAFFENBURG DE
OCT 19 2013 Jazz Cafe LONDON UK
OCT 20 2013 Metal Female Voices Fest WIEZE BE
OCT 22 2013 Backstage MUNICH DE
OCT 23 2013 PMK INNSBRUCK AU
OCT 24 2013 La Salumeria della Musica MILAN IT
OCT 25 2013 La Laiterie STRASBOURG FR
OCT 26 2013 Divan du Monde PARIS FR
OCT 27 2013 Galery PRATTELN CH
OCT 29 2013 Knust HAMBURG DE
OCT 30 2013 Kleine Freiheit OSNABRÜCK DE
OCT 31 2013 Melkweg AMSTERDAM NL
NOV 01 2013 K17 BERLIN DE
NOV 02 2013 Stadthalle STEINHEIM DE
NOV 06 2013 Doornroosje NIJMEGEN NL
NOV 07 2013 Tivoli de Helling UTRECHT NL
NOV 08 2013 Effenaar EINDHOVEN NL
NOV 09 2013 Hedon ZWOLLE NL
NOV 10 2013 Rotown ROTTERDAM NL

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN online:
http://www.annekevangiersbergen.com/
www.facebook.com/annekevangiersbergenofficial
https://twitter.com/AnnekeAnnique
http://www.youtube.com/AguaDeAnniqueMusic

Stryper posts lyric video

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Kreator: "Dying Alive" out now!

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»Dying Alive«, the brand new DVD/Blu Ray offering by German thrash titans KREATOR is out NOW!

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.

Yesterday, Thursday, August 29, KREATOR held a highly successful theatrical premiere at the renowned „Lichtburg“ theatre in the band's homewtown Essen. The entire band not only made an appearance at the event but also took part in a Q&A and a signing session afterwards.

With more than 500 fans attended the screening, »Dying Alive« even outnumbered the official premiere of controversial German movie »Feuchtgebiete« the week before.

Photos of the event can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/19Sbudd

Commented mainman Mille Petrozza: „We had a killer night at legendary Lichtburg in Essen yesterday. Thanks to all the fans, friends, buddies and relatives for showing up. When I was just a kid, watching »Conan the Barbarian« two days in a row, I would have never dreamt of watching a concert movie of my own band on this big screen. Lichtburg is and will ever be the best theatre. Not only in Germany, but worldwide. I also want to thank the organizers of Lichtburg for their awesome support of Essen's metal scene!“

The first »Dying Alive« trailer can be viewed at this location: http://youtu.be/FyWFAYar37U, the second at http://youtu.be/YhxvCCHuU4A, the third at http://youtu.be/0CrxYiCDRWQ 





Check the live clip for 'Death To The World' at: http://youtu.be/VRs1WwLqSdA 

'United In Hate' is available here: http://youtu.be/D0SHK6nZqTw 



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:





DVD/2CD
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-Formate:

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

Order »Dying Alive« via http://smarturl.it/KreatorDyingAlive 













KREATOR live


13.09. D Berlin - Kulturbrauerei, Kesselhaus, Metal Hammer Awards

21.09. F Mennecy - Mennecy Metal Part Festival









Diamond Drive announces tour

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We're pleased to announce that we're going on tour with our friends in RAUNCHYofficial (DK) andButWeTryIt (DE). Two shows are yet to be confirmed.

26.09. Studenterhuset - Aarhus (DK)
27.09. ROXY - Flensburg (GER)
28.09. Wiesenhaus - Eisleben (GER)
29.09. TBA.
30.09. Little Devil - Tilburg (NL)
01.10. TBA.
02.10. Blackland - Berlin (GER)
03.10. Rock It - Aalen (GER)
04.10. Sanitätsstelle - Chemnitz (GER)
05.10. KB 18 - Copenhagen (DK)

Aggressive and melodic metal - this is the brief characterization of the danish band Diamond Drive, which along with a forceful, energetic and enthralling live-performance marks its potential on today's rock- and metalscene.
Since 2006 the band has released three critically acclaimed EP's. “Early 2007”, “The Infidel’s EP” 2008 und finally "Reset-Press-Play" which after a change of the lead singer and new, completely different approach to the material appears in 2010. Rockfreaks.net now aptly described their style as " punchy, crisp alternative rock, flirting with metal".

The first longplayer Diamond Drives, TEMPORALITY, which is released in June 2013, was created in summer 2012 in collaboration with some of the best in the music industry, produced by Jacob Bredahl (The Burning, The Kandidate, Koldborn, etc.), mastered by Tue Madsen ( The Haunted, Sick of It All, Mnemic, etc.), coverartwork by Mircea Eftemie (Soilwork, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Threat Signal, etc) and photos by Stefan Wessel und Morten Rygaard (Rammstein, Chris Cornell, Timberland, etc) and shows with 12 first-class tracks a new, more aggressive and energetic band.

Eluveitie working on new album

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Rumour has it and spread across the endlessness of the Internet and beyond, now Swiss Folk Metal gathering ELUVEITIE have officially confirmed that they are working on a new record. Over a year has passed since the late creation »Helvetios« was released via Nuclear Blast.

The upcoming weeks will see the eight musicians on the final shows of their “Helvetios World Tour”, after having traveled around the globe for 20 months. After the tour, ELUVEITIE will take a break from playing live, with the exception of this years’ “ELUVEITIE & Friends Festival” of course.

Currently the band is fully focused on the follow-up to »Helvetios«. Work on their seventh studio album is already at full force - both, conceptionally and in song writing.

Commented the band:
“Keep your eyes and ears open! You can expect more news on this soon!”

Lord Volture finishes recording new album

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Dutch heavy metal band LORD VOLTURE have finished the recordings for their yet untitled, third full-length studio album. The album was recorded at Final Focus Studio Tilburg and Split Second Sound Studio Amsterdam and engineerd by Yuma van Eekelen (Exivious, ex-Pestilence) and Bart Hennephof (Textures). All tracks are now going to Swamp Studio Raamsdonk to be mixed by Stephen van Haestregt (ex-Within Temptation, ex-My Favorite Scar). A release is expected for early 2014.

Frontman David Marcelis about the new album: “We cannot wait to share the new tunes with the world. We’re so proud to have made another album which is 100% LORD VOLTURE, yet renewing in its own way. The compositions are more compact and in-your-face than on our previous records, but at the same time there is more rest and maturity and a better flow. Everything sounds loud, tight and confident, even in the unmixed and uncompressed tracks. Each of us has grown a lot since our last release ‘Never Cry Wolf‘ in 2011, drums, bass, guitars, vocals,.. everything. If you ask me, this will become an instant-classics-only album!”

In less then two weeks LORD VOLTURE embark on the ‘Wolves In Bohemia‘ tour in Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. More tours and shows are coming up in October, November, December and January for and the Netherlands and also covering France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark and Northern Ireland. The band has announced that they will play live a number of the new album songs alongside classics from the Beast Of Thunderand Never Cry Wolf albums. 


An updated overview of all dates, cities and venues can be found here: www.lordvolture.com and here: www.facebook.com/lordvolture

Betzefer reveals album artwork

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BETZEFER, Israel’s biggest and most successful metal band will release studio album number 3 in October via Steamhammer / SPV. Release dates: Europe Oct. 28th. /// Germany Oct. 25th

Below you can find the amazing artwork and the track listings of both the CD and LP Version.

Matan Cohen-Grumi about the art work: “About a year ago, we started working with two insanely creative people on a stop motion video for the title track of the album. They created a devil puppet for the video that had amazing feel and detail and it felt like the best piece of art that we could present as the artwork for the album.”

Art Direction and Design: Nir Gutraiman
Concept Art & Puppet Design: Yonathan Bereskin and Ricardo Werdesheim of Zaz Animation Studio.

"The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land" will be released as CD (The first pressing will contain a DVD with Videos and many other features) and LP version. The LP contains an exclusive BONUS TRACK, a Cover version of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter", it comes in a gatefold sleeve and on colored 180gr. vinyl. A CD version of the album is also included. Please find the tracklistings below.


Track list CD:
  1. Tropical
  2. The Devil Went Down to the Holy Land
  3. Killing the Fuss
  4. Cash
  5. Yuppie Six Feet Underground
  6. Copkiller
  7. Sledgehammer
  8. The Medic
  9. Milk
  10. Suicide Hotline Pt. 1
  11. Suicide Hotline Pt. 2
  12. Cannibal
  13. I Hate
  14. Can You Hear Me Now?

Track list LP:

Side A
  1. Tropical
  2. The Devil Went Down to the Holy Land
  3. Killing the Fuss
  4. Cash
  5. Yuppie Six Feet Underground
  6. Copkiller
  7. Sledgehammer
  8. The Medic


Side B
  1. Milk
  2. Suicide Hotline Pt. 1
  3. Suicide Hotline Pt. 2
  4. Cannibal
  5. I Hate
  6. Can You Hear Me Now?
  7. Helter Skelter (Beatles Cover version - Vinyl only)

Stay tuned for more information!


Follow BETZEFER on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Betzefer




Ashes of Ares posts Making of-video

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ASHES OF ARES is the new formation of Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH).

Only one more week left, until September 6th, when Nuclear Blast is going to release their self-titled debut album, which was produced at Morrisound Recording by Jim Morris (DEATH, ICED EARTH, CONTROL DENIED).

Recently ASHES OF ARES were shooting their first videoclip for the new track `This Is My Hell` which will be premiered on www.rockhard.de by the end of next week. The clip was directed by David Brodsky. It was shot in an old steel foundry in Newburgh, NY along the Hudson River.

Watch the making of here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tCMq999NJo

»Ashes Of Ares« will be released as a limited CD in digipak incl. a bonus track as well as in two different 2LP versions. The tracklist reads as follows:
01. The Messenger
02. Move the Chains
03. On Warrior's Wings
04. Punishment
05. This is my Hell
06. Dead Man's Plight
07. Chalice of Man
08. The Answer
09. What I Am
10. The One-Eyed King
bonus track
11. The Answer (acoustic version)

Get the album here: http://smarturl.it/ashesofares
Or via iTunes: http://bit.ly/ashesofares (incl. digital booklet)

ASHES OF ARES on tour with:
POWERWOLF + MAJESTY + BATTLE BEAST
26.09.2013 FR Paris Divan Du Monde
27.09.2013 UK London Underworld
28.09.2013 DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
29.09.2013 NL Nijmegen Doornrosje
01.10.2013 DE Langen Neue Stadthalle
02.10.2013 CH Pratteln Z7
03.10.2013 DE Lindau Vaudeville
04.10.2013 DE München Backstage
05.10.2013 DE Stuttgart LKA

ASHES OF ARES are:
Matt Barlow (ex ICED EARTH) – vocals
Freddie Vidales (ex ICED EARTH) – guitar & bass
Van Williams (ex NEVERMORE) – drums

Be sure to check out:
Trailer part 1: http://youtu.be/MOFcbfBg_30
Trailer part 2: http://youtu.be/9N_A1Y7VDxk
Trailer part 3: http://youtu.be/X6Iecq5Tw1g
Trailer part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh8AegQZauQ&feature=youtu.be
Track-By-Track, Pt. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x30pcynae2Y
Track-By-Track, Pt 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-tGe5Gn1jI
Lyric video for `Dead Man’s Plight´: http://bit.ly/156LdEp
Making Of `This Is My Hell`: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tCMq999NJo
Interview with Rock Hard (D) Mag: http://bit.ly/1a231aW






Thursday, August 29, 2013

Diamond Dawn premiere new video clip

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HateSphere premiere new song

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HATESPHERE are going to release their new album "Murderlust" in about 4 weeks.

They've already revealed the artwork, created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, as well as the tracklisting.

Now it's time to listen to the first brand new song off the album!

The title track and album opener "Murderlust" is available in its entirety here: http://youtu.be/qcnsJxZOQSM

"Murderlust" is the band's 8th studio album and was produced by Tue Madsen at Denmark's Antfarm Studio.

HATESPHERE have also revealed the guest musicians on the album:
The Black Dahlia Murder's Ryan Knight will appear on the album's 4th song "The Violent Act" and Trevor Strnad, also from The Black Dahlia Murder, will appear on the album's 7th song "Iconoclast"!

HATESPHERE are going to play at Germany's Backyard Festival on September 7th, before they'll hit the road to go on European tour with Hypocrisy starting September 15th.

HATESPHERE's "Murderlust" will be released on September 27, 2013 via Massacre Records and will be available as jewel case CD, limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks as well as digital download!

Artwork: http://massacre-records.com/promo/content/Hatesphere/HateSphere_Murderlust_Cover.jpg

Embed code “Murderlust” song pre-listening: <iframe width="400" height="300" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qcnsJxZOQSM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

HATESPHERE live
07.09.2013 DE Greven - Backyard Festival - www.facebook.com/events/1817192331752831
14.12.2013 DE Lingen - Alter Schlachthof - www.facebook.com/events/148447918686742
20.12.2013 DK Copenhagen - BETA - www.facebook.com/events/194766564023867
21.12.2013 DK Aarhus - Fatter Eskil - www.facebook.com/events/1400353076850778

 

End Of Disclosure Tour 2013 (Part 2)
w/ Hypocrisy, HATESPHERE + Supports

15.09.2013 EE Tallinn - Rockclub Tapper - www.facebook.com/events/200440913453786
16.09.2013 LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena - www.facebook.com/events/267662653376196
17.09.2013 LT Vilnius - New York Club - www.facebook.com/events/691162797577014
18.09.2013 BY Minsk - Club Re:public - www.facebook.com/events/536744019726860
19.09.2013 UA Kiev - Bingo Club - www.facebook.com/events/534838419897916
21.09.2013 RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane (Metalhead Meeting) - www.facebook.com/events/185726444935433
22.09.2013 BG Sofia - Mixtape 5 - www.facebook.com/events/219295151555791
23.09.2013 RS Belgrade - Dom Omladine - www.facebook.com/events/186341054874824
24.09.2013 HR Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture - www.facebook.com/events/1404589916421085
25.09.2013 IT Brescia - Circolo Colony - www.facebook.com/events/434502520000212
26.09.2013 FR La Valette-du-Var (near Toulon) - Le Vox - www.facebook.com/events/511687882235756
27.09.2013 ES Barcelona - Salamandra 1 - www.facebook.com/events/200173623479559
28.09.2013 ES Madrid - Sala Arena - www.facebook.com/events/624362600931094
29.09.2013 PT Lisboa - Paradise Garage - www.facebook.com/events/556600121066985
30.09.2013 PT Porto - Hard Club - www.facebook.com/events/691162797577014
01.10.2013 ES Bilbao - Santana 27 - www.facebook.com/events/607095042664692
04.10.2013 DE Würzburg - Posthalle (Hell Inside Festival) - www.facebook.com/events/296935950445971
05.10.2013 CZ Zlin - Masters Of Rock Café - www.facebook.com/events/409766815807875

www.hatesphere.com
www.facebook.com/hatesphere666
www.twitter.com/hatesphereband

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Epica releasing live-set

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Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated their 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed »Retrospect«. The band was accompanied by the seventy piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable 3-hours best-of set.

According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant "The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal History" this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was "an unforgettable show".

Ten high definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while EPICA played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also features the live debut of ‘Twin Flames’ and the previously unreleased ‘Retrospect’, covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single, ‘Quietus’, with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter, and Yves Huts.

On the 8th of November Nuclear Blast will release »Retrospect« as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages. Both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version. »Retrospect« will contain the following fan favorites:

01 – Introspect
02 – Monopoly on Truth
03 – Sensorium
04 – Unleashed
05 – Martyr of the Free Word
06 – Chasing the Dragon
07 – Presto
08 – Never Enough
09 – Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10 – Twin Flames
11 – Serenade of Self-Destruction
12 – Orchestral Medley
13 – The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~
14 – Delirium
15 – Blank Infinity
16 – The Obsessive Devotion
17 – Retrospect
18 – Battle of the Heroes & Imperial March
19 – Quietus
20 – The Phantom Agony
21 – Cry for the Moon
22 – Sancta Terra
23 – Design Your Universe
24 – Storm The Sorrow
25 – Consign To Oblivion
26 – Outrospect

»Retrospect« features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

Joseph M. LaCaze passed away

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Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order, passed away on August 23rd in New Orleans after a very successful five-week UK and European tour with EyeHateGod. 

He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming in numerous solo experimental electronics projects. Doctors confirmed to family members that the cause of death was respiratory failure. He also suffered from long term asthma.

Hell reveals album details

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Risen from their own legacy, having disbanded in 1987, HELL were reincarnated in 2011 with the addition of Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (Guitar and Keys), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums). Now the British quintet is about the release the follow-up to its highly acclaimed debut »Human Remains« (Nuclear Blast 2011). The sophomore offering of the band, »Curse And Chapter« will also be released via Nuclear Blast on November 22nd 2013.

»Curse And Chapter« will include a bonus DVD, offering 6 songs from their show at the Darwin Suite Assembly Rooms in Derby, on February 23rd, 2013.

As a first lead-off single, HELL will release ‘The Age Of Nefarious’.

Commented Sneap on the upcoming release: "We've been working solid on the album for the last couple of months between gigs, although we've been demoing to a good standard over the last year or so. This time around the album consists of around 50% old material 50% new. We really see this as a band that’s moving forward rather than a nostalgia trip, obviously there's a lot of history within the band, but there's also a whole world of ideas we want to get out. We have this week left tracking, 4 more vocals and bass to get down, 2 more songs of guitar and then mix. I'm super happy with how things are shaping up, it feels more like a band on this record to me than the first, which I guess is just a natural progression of everyone playing together a lot more over the last couple of years."

Concerning the lyrical content, vocalist David Bower added: “Alongside some of our favourite themes of historical, political and religious persecution, intolerance and prejudice, you will find some good old fashioned myths and legends being invoked and reinterpreted in our own inimitable way. We also have some songs in which the listener will be implicitly invited to solve the clues contained in the lyrics in order to find the meaning of the stories for themselves. Being completely aware that many people interpret things in ways that writers do not expect as a matter of course, it seemed logical to take that idea a little further. “

About the album title Bower explains: “It's a hellish play on words of the English saying chapter and verse, and also a reference to a song lyric in ‘The Age Of Nefarious’, the opening track on the record.”


Gibonni premiere new video clip

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It finally happened for GIBONNI: On the 26th of August his video for the single '20th Century Man' from the same-titled album premiered! 

Watching it is definitely worth it, because in this very creative video the Croatian singer takes you on a journey through the 1980s.
 

But take a look for yourself HERE and get convinced by his talent!

Slaves To Fashion announces new vocalist

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SLAVES TO FASHION supports british classic rock band QUIREBOYS at 1866 in Kopervik, Norway on Friday August 30. The show will be the debut of new singer THOR ANDREAS SJØEN.

The band is currently working in studio on the follow-up album to "Artistic Differences" from 2011 and some of the new songs will be played at the show. 
 
So what happened to former singer JOHANNES STØLE? He's still in the family playing keys with the band on Friday!

http://www.slavestofashion.net

Black Water Rising in the charts

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Metalville artists BLACK WATER RISING have reached with their new album "Pissed And Driven" the current Billboard Charts on # 128.
 
It's the band's deserved success for many years of hard work.

Soulfly talks about Terry Date

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Brazilian metal icons SOULFLY, led by legendary frontman and guitarist Max Cavalera, have released video trailer in which Max talks working with legendary producer Terry Date on the band's upcoming album, »Savages«.




Check out the trailer at http://youtu.be/pBGUjC09r6k

»Savages« is set for release on October 4, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The artwork was created by renowned artist Paul Stottler, who is best known for SACRED REICH’s legendary »Surf Nicaragua« cover.





Produced, engineered and mixed by renowned sound guru Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, WHITE ZOMBIE), »Savages« will be released as a limited edition digpack CD, 2LP vinyl and digital download.






Guest vocal appearances on »Savages« include bass player Tony Campos, Max Cavalera's son Igor Cavalera (LODY KONG), CLUTCH's Neil Fallon, NAPALM DEATH's Mitch Harris and Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR fame.



Pre-order »Savages« via http://smarturl.it/soulflyalbum2013











More on »Savages«:





'Bloodshed' lyric video: http://youtu.be/ykFQQQ81OSs
Studio trailer #1: http://youtu.be/ml1cqN5dwAM
Studio trailer #2: http://youtu.be/g1SDAt2jco4


Studio trailer #3: http://youtu.be/5Vb6kEeKXgE
Concept Trailer: http://youtu.be/Q0P6jX7fO3o

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Winterhymn releasing new single

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American folk metallers WINTERHYMN release their new single “HUNTSMAN”. “Huntsman” is the first track to feature new lead guitarist Varrik (Elimination, Imperial Vengeance), drummer Valthrun (Schallkrieg), and bassist and vocalist Alvadar (Schallkrieg) since former members Ulfr, Sieven, and Warg departed at the beginning of 2013.

“If you compare the material from Songs for the Slain to ‘Huntsman’ it is easy to hear both the influence of the new members as well as a natural maturation of the band” comments guitarist/vocalist Draug. “One of the goals we set after SFTS was to create a greater sense of cohesion between the folk and metal elements of the music.

We wanted the violin and keys to feel just as natural in the mix as the more traditional instruments, complimenting each other rather than one supporting the other, and they definitely do in ‘Hunstman,’ both thanks to the songwriting and Kevin Brown’s mixing.

The finished product is more intricate and thoughtful, while at the same time more aggressive and driving. It’s a great example of the general direction for the next album.”


“Huntsman” also marks a new lyrical direction for the band, adds Draug. “While we’re still generally suckers for Norse mythology, we’re abandoning the viking themes in favor of a fantasy of our own creation. At the end of the day, we want to tell stories, and decided that a world of our own creation would hold the fewest barriers. Drathna, the main subject of ‘Huntsman,’ is just one of the characters who will appear in the next album, which is shaping up to be a loose concept album.” 


Winterhymn, founded in 2009, have received not only national, but also global recognition as one of the few groups of Americans to carry the folk metal flag. They have been nominated for two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, performed across the US (including shows alongside Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Turisas, and many more) and in 2011 independently released their debut full-length album Songs for the Slain, featuring the single “Stand Your Ground.” 

Look for “Huntsman” as a name-your-price download on Winterhymn.bandcamp.com on September 9th, 2013.

http://www.facebook.com/winterhymn

Sepultura reveals album artwork

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Legendary Brazilian metal icons SEPULTURA have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for the band’s forthcoming album, »The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart«, which is set for European release on October 25th via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Alexandre Wagner, who specializes in charcoal drawing techniques. 
In preparing the statements below, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser & artist Alexandre Wagner collaborated with Brazilian journalist Emanuel Leite, Jr. to gather their thoughts.

Here, Kisser reveals how he discovered the work of Alexandre Wagner:
"It was an indication of Silvio Bibika, who was my roadie for a long time. He always shows me things in general that SEPULTURA might need. He told me about Alexandre - who is from Belo Horizonte [in Brazil, where SEPULTURA was founded] - a year ago. So before we went to the United States to record the album, I was at his house to talk about the cover, tell him the album title, and talk about the concept of the film Metropolis so he could do something original. But when I saw the picture with the drawing, I thought it was all about what we wanted and we did not need something new. I also asked him to do a tribal ‘S’ in the cover’s style, which will be on the back cover.”

 
Album artist Alexandre Wagner comments on his creation:
“This series of work in charcoal drawing [for the album] I did when I still lived in Belo Horizonte. They were all made there and are quick drawings without much reference, almost an experimentation that may have come from a desire to use the most basic of basic materials - coal, paper and wood. The cover design was ready, Andreas saw and liked it. We talked a little more and I also sent some other pictures for the booklet. I was pleased with the choice of the theme of the album; I like [Austrian filmmaker] Fritz Lang very much and not to mention only Metropolis, but Dr. Mabuse der Spieler [Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler, Lang’s 1922 film] is a fucking movie!" 

 
A fellow Mineiro from Belo Horizonte, Alexandre is glad to be part of SEPULTURA’s history.

"It’s impossible being from Belo Horizonte and not know the band,” he says. “Some of their albums followed me for a long time, especially [1993’s] »Chaos A.D.«. I remember seeing ‘Refuse/Resist’ on TV and thinking that was wonderful. It's really cool to work with the guys, being part of something together. It is somehow a shared history."

To see more of Alexandre Wagner’s work, visit: www.alwg.org

The track listing for the album is:
01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss Of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama Ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)

»The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart« was recorded with renowned producer Ross Robinson (KORN, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY), who worked with SEPULTURA on their landmark 1996 release »Roots«, and co-produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, INCANTATION), who previously worked on SEPULTURA’s »Roorback« (2003), the »Revolusongs «EP (2002), and »Nation« (2001).



New Ihsahn album October 21st

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Candlelight Records today confirms October 21st  as the North American release date for Das Seelenbrechen, the fifth solo album from IHSAHN.  The album will be available on compact disc, a limited edition digibook (with expanded graphics and liner notes), and double 180-gram clear vinyl.  Pre-orders are set to launch via online and physical retail outlets beginning September 10.

Das Seelenbrechen is a bold and adventurous recording that is a musical contrast to the progressive shades and saxophone augmentations of the former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist’s previous two albums (2009’s After and 2011’s Eremita).  The album exists in an entirely unfamiliar sonic world as IHSAHN draws upon his most esoteric influences, fully embracing the spirit of the avant-garde.  Comprising ten vivid but disparate explorations in sound that range from bittersweet electronica to deranged and feral improvisation, Das Seelenbrechen is every bit as dark and destructive as the artist’s previous work but is far more disorientating and disturbing than anything he has attempted in his past.

“Musically this album is a very deliberate sidestep to what I have been doing; a necessity to reset the creative parameters so not to fall into formula,” shares IHSAHN“I think I do my best work slightly outside of my comfort zone and I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time.  Free form and improvisational can be scary for a musician but it is very liberating at the same time.”

Recorded at his own studio in Norway in collaboration with drummer Tobias Ornes Anderson (Leprous), Das Seelenbrechen courageously eschews traditional metal instrumentation in favor of a limitless textural landscape that evokes the freewheeling spirit of artists like Diamanda Galas, Scott Walker, and John Zorn.  In discussing the album IHSAHN notes, “even though my music has changed over the years, I feel there is a source of inspiration at the bottom of it all that is constant.  The general idea for this album was to try and dig deep into this raw source and express it without too much refinery and do so within a less familiar musical landscape.  It is the reason for several purely improvised songs and parts on this album.  I spontaneously performed with just lyrics and the idea of the atmosphere I was wishing to create.  While many will feel it sounds different, I don’t think it is necessarily different from my previous album.  And in my head, it will fit in perfectly with my plans for the sixth album.”

Das Seelenbrechen takes its name from Nietzche’s famed Human, All Too Human: A Book of Free Spirits.  Writings by the 19th century philosopher and other historical figures have often found their way into IHSAHN’s songwriting.  “The title is taken from one of his aphorisms on art and how, in its purest form, is neither good nor bad,” says IHSAHN.  The album’s abstract packaging, again conceived by Spanish graphic artist Ritxi Ostariz, embraces the aphorisms essence.

Few artists in modern heavy music have created such an extraordinary and unique body of work as IHSAHN.  Having refined and redefined black metal with the now legendary EMPEROR, Norway’s foremost musical extremist has spent the last decade establishing himself as a fearless and wildly idiosyncratic solo artist.  “Of all my albums, my goals for this one have been the most abstract.  I’ve had quite a rollercoaster ride putting it together but now that it is done I must say I am very pleased.”  


Track listing for Das Seelenbrechen is:
01. Hilber
02. Regen
03. NaCl
04. Pulse
05. Tacit 2
06. Tacit
07. Rec
08. M
09. Sub Alter
10. See
11. Entropie (bonus)
12. Hel (bonus)

Coney Hatch premiere new video clip

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Anatomy of I posts new interview

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A new interview with 'Anatomy of I' mainman Michael Dorrian is up, courtesy of 'Spite the Mainstream'-zine, discussing the past, present and future of the band:

” He doesn’t try to be a ‘lead bass player’, but simply applies bass as it should be: an instrument that is the glue between the guitars and the drums.” – Michael Dorrian about the legendary bass style of Steve DiGiorgio.

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Soilwork re-releasing classic album

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Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK will release a lavish deluxe version of their 2001 classic break-through album »A Predator's Portrait« on October 18 (EU) / October 15 (US).

The album will be re-issued as a digipack with an all new artwork and will contain 2 previously unreleased live bonus tracks.

Commented drummer Dirk Verbeuren: „I view »A Predator’s Portrait« as a milestone in several ways. It’s our first recording for Nuclear Blast, still our home to this day, six albums later. It marks the first time Björn “Speed” Strid pushes his vocal talents into the melodic realm. And it concludes the early SOILWORK years, with follow-up »Natural Born Chaos« starting something new and different altogether. Now that we’ve come full circle with our ninth album »The Living Infinite«, the time is right to revisit »A Predator’s Portrait«. This ultimate re-release comes with re-imagined artwork by original cover artist and SOILWORK keyboardist Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg as well as two live renditions of classic »APP« tracks performed by the band’s current line-up during the 2013 North American Infinity tour.
Enjoy this piece of Pure Swedish Melodic Mayhem!“

A picture of the digipack & its design can be found below/attached.
01. Bastard Chain
02. Like The Average Stalker
03. Needlefeast
04. Neurotica Rampage

05. The Analyst
06. Grand Failure Anthem
07. Structure Divine
08. Shadowchild
09. Final Fatal Force
10. A Predator’s Portrait
11. Asylum Dance

Bonus:
12. Like The Average Stalker (live)
13. Final Fatal Force (live)

Man Must Die revelas album artwork

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The new album of Scottish death/ grind powerhouse MAN MUST DIE will be entitled "Peace Was Never An Option"!

MMD cover

"Peace Was Never An Option" will be released on October 28th in Europe and a day later in North America and contains a guest appearance by Max Cavalera!


Read what the band has to say about the new album:
"This album is by far the angriest yet most diverse one we have done yet, its the next level for Man Must Die, we couldn't be happier with how its turned out, its brutal beyond the word and yet more melodic and memorable than ever. With "Peace was Never An Option" we really focused on the song writing which is really important in MMD's sound, seems to be bypassed a lot in modern music. All the classic metal is all about the songs, this is what influences us, this is what we do."


The Scottish band is known for having rigorous titles for their records that express the essence of the releases and the underlying attitude in short. Following "...Start Killing" (2004) and the two Relapse albums "The Human Condition" (2007) and "No Tolerance For Imperfection" MAN MUST DIEs fourth effort and LIFEFORCE debut is entitled "Peace Was Never An Option". This is both warning and promise!

Glasgow's MAN MUST DIE were formed in October 2002 and catches attention due to their uncompromising, technical death metal style. On "Peace Was Never An Option" the Scotts pursue their concentrated approach of modern extreme metal. The quartet is playing fast and furious songs that showcase the practical experience and tightness of more than a decade within the heavy underground as well as the unbroken dedication and ebullient creativity when it comes to death metal.

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Carcass streams new song

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Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS, in cooperation with TheGauntlet.com, have made the track “Unfit For Human Consumption” available for streaming here http://goo.gl/VyH8V0.

The song comes from their upcoming record “Surgical Steel”, which will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America).

The highly-anticipated sixth full-length album by CARCASS, will be made available on several collectible formats and can now be ordered here http://smarturl.it/SurgicalSteelCD.

Track-by-Track Video Part 1: http://youtu.be/SeRzsl6C67M

Check out this trailer previewing music from Surgical Steel. You can also stream and download the brand new track “Captive Bolt Pistol” at the following location: http://smarturl.it/captiveboltpistol.

A lyric video for the same song may also be viewed here http://goo.gl/XJcNs4.

Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996 LP Swansong, was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBALCORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). “We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with THE STONE ROSES,” stated frontman Jeff Walker regarding the cover artwork. “He actually did the front cover for Necroticism... as well. We've deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.” Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this Fall. 




Kreator making special appearance

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German thrash metal titans KREATOR have announced to appear in full for the theatrical premiere of the band's upcoming DVD/Blu Ray release »Dying Alive« this Thursday at famous theatre Lichtburg in Essen, Germany.

The event will start at 8pm CET, frontman Mille Petrozza will conduct a Q&A right after the screening. Afterwards Mille, Speesy, Sami and Ventor will also be available for an exclusive signing session. »Dying Alive«, being released the next day, Friday, August 30, will also be available for purchase at the event.

Tickets can be purchased via www.lichtburg-essen.de



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 first »Dying Alive« trailer can be viewed at this location: http://youtu.be/FyWFAYar37U, the second at http://youtu.be/YhxvCCHuU4A, the third at http://youtu.be/0CrxYiCDRWQ 



Check the live clip for 'Death To The World' at: http://youtu.be/VRs1WwLqSdA

'United In Hate' is available here: http://youtu.be/D0SHK6nZqTw

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:




DVD/2CD



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-Formate:



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 http://smarturl.it/KreatorDyingAlive 











KREATOR live

13.09. D Berlin - Kulturbrauerei, Kesselhaus, Metal Hammer Awards

21.09. F Mennecy - Mennecy Metal Part Festival








 

Sorronia debuts in October

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Hungarian female fronted, Symphonic Metal band Sorronia have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of their debut album 'Words Of Silence'.
First conceived in 2011 by vocalist Anna Király and keyboardist István Biró, Sorronia released a promotional video for the song 'Enemy Of Yourself' in January 2013, soon attracting a very strong response. 
 
The band combines a wide range of influences which resulted in a striking symphonic album made of grandiose melodies and hard rockin' riffs, neo-classical solos and Gothic elements, with unique twists and plenty of groove.  
 
The stunning artwork was handled by talented artist Alexandra V Bach (Kamelot, Adagio). 'Words Of Silence' will be available starting from October 28th, 2013. 
 
Watch the official 'Words Of Silence' trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWoh5otr7MU
Watch the official 'Enemy Of Yourself' video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg_DJqHYluQ

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Týr releasing new song

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Faroe Islands very own TÝR have just the third single taken off their new album Valkyrja. Surf over to Metal Hammer Germany, our partners in crime for this operation, and check out the song at THIS location!

Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, TÝR, will be released on September 13th/16th in Europe/UK. Fans can now view a small glimpse of the creative process behind Valkyrja while at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The video features some of George Kollias's drum tracking, as well as vocal tracking, and can be viewed now at metalblade.com/tyr.

The opening track to the album, Blood of Heroes, is streaming also at metalblade.com/tyr, where Valkyrja is also available for pre-order. Limited edition pre-order bundles are available that include TÝR rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl LP, and the CD.

About Valkyjra:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; "the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women."

TÝR will be on tour September - October with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at facebook.com/tyrband.

Finntroll
+ TYR
+ Skalmold

06/09/13 NO – Haugesund - Byscenen
08/09/13 DK – Aarhus - Voxhall
09/09/13 DE – Hamburg - Markthalle
10/09/13 DE – Nürnberg - Hirsch
11/09/13 PL – Wroclaw - Alibi
12/09/13 PL – Krakow - Kwadrat
13/09/13 HU – Budapest - Club 202
14/09/13 RO – Brasov - Rockstadt
15/09/13 RO – Bucharest - Silver Church
17/09/13 HR – Zagreb – Mochvara
18/09/13 AT – Wien - Szene
19/09/13 CZ – Prag - Nova Chmelnice
21/09/13 DE – Bochum - Matrix
22/09/13 DE – Augsburg – Kantine
23/09/13 AT – Wörgl - Komma
24/09/13 IT – Milano - R'n'R Arena
25/09/13 CH – Pratteln - Z7
26/09/13 DE – Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
27/09/13 DE – Speyer - Halle 101
28/09/13 DE – Jena - F-Haus
29/09/13 BE – Bruges - Factor
30/09/13 UK – Norwich - Waterfront
01/10/13 UK – Glasgow - Classic Grand
02/10/13 UK – Manchester - NQ Live
03/10/13 IE – Dublin - The Pint
04/10/13 UK – Bilston - Robin 2
05/10/13 UK – London - The Garage
06/10/13 FR – Lille - Le Splendid
08/10/13 FR – Strasbourg - La Laiterie
09/10/13 FR – Lyon - La Salle Du Kao
10/10/13 CH – Geneve - L'Usine
11/10/13 FR – Istres - L'Usine
13/10/13 ES – Madrid - Rockkitchen/ Caracol
14/10/13 FR – Toulouse - Le Bikini

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Pilgrim returns to Europe

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Rhode Island Doom disciples PILGRIM have made an astonishing impact with the release of their debut album Misery Wizard and their European shows including a slot at this years Roadburn festival.

PILGRIM will return to Europe in November for a full tour with Windhand. Comments vocalist/guitarist The Wizard: "THIS IS GOING TO BE A TOUR WORTHY OF SONG AND LEGEND. Not only is it our first lengthy European venture, but we get to share it with our incredibly talented friends WINDHAND (whose music we worship). This is honestly a dream come true for us. We are will be featuring a new bass player for the excursion, whose identity shall remain a mystery for the moment. Unfortunately, we had planned to be supporting the release of our new record this tour, but due to various complications with our studio we were not able to meet our deadline. However, we just confirmed today that the recording of our second record will begin next month at Moonlight Mile Studios! And with that, so begins the next chapter of our pilgrimage. We have worked UNFATHOMABLY hard to make this tour come together. Blood, sweat, and tears. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR!"

A few more dates are still to be confirmed, stay tuned for updates!

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+ PILGRIM

01/11/13 BE – Aarschot – Klinker (+ WEEDEATER)
02/11/13 NL – Venlo – Mudfest
05/11/13 UK – Manchester – Star & Garter
06/11/13 UK – London – Our Black Heart
08/11/13 ES – Barcelona – Rocksound
09/11/13 ES – Madrid – Rock & Pop
10/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Sentinel Rock Bar
15/11/13 DK – Aalborg – 1000 Fryd
16/11/13 SE – Gothenburg – Truckstop Alaska
17/11/13 DK – Copenhagen – KB18
18/11/13 DE – Hamburg – Rote Flora
19/11/13 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
20/11/13 DE – Leipzig – Zoro
21/11/13 AT – Wien - Vrena
22/11/13 DE – Günzburg – Donaustüble
23/11/13 DE – Köln – MTC
24/11/13 NL – Amsterdam – Occii

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Noctum reveals album details

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Swedish rockers NOCTUM have confirmed an October 25th/28th release date for their Metal Blade Records debut Final Sacrifice in Europe/UK. Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (Sunn o))), Arktau Eos) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound.

In the town of Uppsala, Sweden in the year 2009 a band called Séance was formed. Moving at breakneck speed the band formed in September, recorded a two-song demo after adding guitarist Per Wikström to the lineup in October, and by November had changed their name to NOCTUM. Within those three months, the band signed an LP deal with High-Roller Records, and a CD deal with Stormspell Records.

NOCTUM's debut album, The Séance, was released in September 2010 via High-Roller and in December by Stormspell. The band finally embarked on their first European tour in July of 2011, and followed that up with a new EP, The Fiddler.

By August of 2011, NOCTUM created enough buzz in the underground to gain the attention of Metal Blade Records, which led to a new worldwide record deal.

With a new record deal in place with a global label, NOCTUM spent the majority of 2012 refining their sound and writing new songs. Their search for original and interesting material led them to a heavier and darker sound. The progression came very naturally for the band and differs from the typical 70's vibe. The new material successfully evokes a heaviness and emotion one might not expect from a "retro" sounding band.

Noctum toured Europe again in 2012, and then welcomed the addition of drummer Fredrik Jansson after Gustaf's departure. Jansson, who spent time in Witchcraft, Count Raven, and Abramis Brama, was added to the lineup in time to record Final Sacrifice in April 2013.

Final Sacrifice is a fictional horror story where each song communicates a portion of the overall narrative. The "final sacrifice" is like a red thread that ties the songs together and is the concept behind the art. Final Sacrifice is an analog piece of art in both audio and visual aspects.

The track "Liberty in Death" can be previewed HERE.

Final Sacrifice Track Listing:
1. Conflagration
2. Liberty in Death
3. Resurrected in Evil
4. Deadly Connection
5. Void of Emptiness
6. The Revisit
7. A Burning Will
8. Temple of the Living Dead
9. Azoth

Noctum is:
David Indelöf - Guitar/Vocals
Daniel Johansson - Guitar
Tobias Rosén - Bass
Fredrik Jansson – Drums

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Kill Division launches landing page

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Dutch Death/Thrash metal brigade KILL DIVISION has released the first single from their debut album Destructive Force, out October 11th/14th in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records.

The first single, Locked Up Forever, was written by Susan Gerl, who penned the lyrics for the entire record. The song was written about Natascha Kampusch, an Austrian woman who was held prisoner and tormented in a cellar for over eight years. The story made headlines in 2006 worldwide. Fans can hear Locked Up Forever now at metalblade.com/killdivision.

Comments KILL DIVISION: "Locked Up Forever is a perfect representation of what 'Destructive Force' is all about: fast and brutal riffs, deep growls and aggressive screams and slow, heavy parts topped with melodic leads."

Fans can also pre-order the album which will be available as a limited first edition Digipak-CD, on vinyl and as a digital download at metalblade.com/killdivision. There's also a shirt bundle available!

Taking their experiences from Legion of the Damned, God Dethroned, Asphyx, and Inhume, Richard Ebisch (guitars, bass, vocals), Susan Gerl (guitars, vocals) and Roel Sanders (drums) decided it was time to release their combined sound on the World with their debut album Destructive Force.

Both Richard Ebisch and Susan Gerl tracked the vocals for Destructive Force. This is something neither guitarist had done in the past. Gerl comments, "recording the vocals was initially a challenge for us since we are first and foremost guitarists. Neither of us had any experience with singing that long and that much and recording our vocals this way. I used to do some additional vocals with my previous bands but had never recorded any vocals for a full length CD. But we were really well-prepared and had practiced our singing extensively beforehand. The recordings went smoothly and we are really happy with the way our voices sound on the album."

On Destructive Force, expect a practiced, precise, and mercilessly heavy attack from three veterans of the European death metal scene!

Destructive Force was recorded at Toneshed studio, the place they called home for many late nights and mixed and mastered at Andy Classen's Stage One studio with hammer, care, and kerosine.

Destructive Force Track Listing:
01. Kill Division March
02. Mechanic Domination
03. Fear of Life
04. Locked Up Forever
05. Made of Lies
06. Destructive Force
07. Sadistic Oppressor
08. Distorted Reality
09. Generated Hate
10. Master Manipulator
11. Toxic World

KILL DIVISION is:
Susan Gerl: Vocals/Guitar
Richard Ebisch: Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Roel Sanders: Drums

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Baroness premiere new live video clip

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Baroness has unveiled a live video for “March To The Sea” on Vevo (http://youtu.be/m3UgeEbI028), which was filmed at the Union Transfer in singer/guitar player John Baizley’s adopted hometown of Philadelphia.

The four-minute clip, which opens with the enthusiastic crowd chanting “welcome back” to the obviously emotional band, highlights Baroness’ first live performance following the well-documented accident that left the band members severely injured.

Baroness has been on the road steadily since May, having performed at several festivals including Bonnaroo, Orion Music + More, Lollapalooza and most recently FYF Fest. Entertainment Weekly described the band’s Lollapalooza performance as “a volcanic eruption of thick riffs, spry solos, and wicked vocal bellows” while Rolling Stone’s FYF Fest review highlighted Baroness’ “feats of stunning metal artistry.” The band wraps up their North American tour dates on Sept. 6 at KISW’s Pain in the Grass before heading to Europe in late September as well as trekking to Australia in February for the Soundwave Festival.


European Tour Dates (support by Royal Thunder):
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 3 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW (Visions Westend Festival)*
October 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
October 6 - Trondheim, Norway - Sorslaen Samfundet (UKA-13 Student Festival)*
October 7 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
October 8 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
October 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
October 11 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
October 13 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
October 14 - München, Germany - Backstage Werk
October 15 - Milan, Italy - Tunnel
October 16 - Aarau, Switzerland - 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


* Royal Thunder opens on all dates except October 3 and 6



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