Friday, February 28, 2014

Destrage streams new album

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Album out today!

"Channeling the unbridled insanity of SikTh and making music that sounds like PsyOpus pulled through the Van Halen back catalogue" Heavy Blog is Heavy

Just on the day of release of their new album Are You Kidding Me? No., Milan, Italy natives DESTRAGE are streaming the entire album courtesy of Metal Sucks. That's right, stream Are You Kidding Me? No. in full HERE.

Last week, DESTRAGE premiered their video for "Purania", the second single taken from Are You Kidding Me? No, via HERE. The concept for the video was written by The TJS Collective and produced by Sara Bertagnolli and Gianluca Pagani. Check out the exclusive stream of the "Purania" video HERE.

DESTRAGE released a behind the scenes video filmed during the making of their first video for the song "My Green Neighbour". Claudia Bagordo who also was in charge of the scenography for the "Purania" video provided the amazing makeup work for "My Green Neighbour". Check out the behind the scenes video HERE. Then make sure to watch the video for "My Green Neighbour" which can loosely be described as a lyric video, features a pair of zombies making their way through the Warrior Dash in Italy as lyrics splatter onto the screen. "My Green Neighbour" was directed and edited by guitarist Matteo Di Gioia at The Jack Stupid. It can be viewed HERE.

DESTRAGE recorded Are You Kidding Me? No. at RecLab Studios with Larsen Premoli and at Adrenaline Studio with Daniele Nelli. Mixing and mastering was done by Will Putney at The Machine Shop in New Jersey. The cover illustration was done by Marco Tafuri and the layout was completed by The Jack Stupid.

Are You Kidding Me? No. will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records on March 4th in North America and February 28th/March 3rd in Europe/UK. The album is available for pre-order at

DESTRAGE was formed in 2005 in Milan, Italy and has released two full-length albums, Urban Being in 2009, and The King is Fat'N'Old in 2010. Their animated live shows have taken them on tour all over Europe, as well as Japan. DESTRAGE opened for Every Time I Die and Parkway Drive in Milan in June of 2013, and headlined a variety of Italian festivals including: Machete Fest, Rock In Riot, MAV Festival, and more. Touring plans for 2014 are currently in the works and will be unveiled once confirmed.

Paolo Colavolpe - Vocal
Matteo Di Gioia - Guitar
Gabriel Pignata - Bass
Ralph Salati - Guitar
Federico Paulovich - Drums

New Whitechapel album in April

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Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is WHITECHAPEL. Our Endless War is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

Our Endless War will be released April 25th in Europe via Metal Blade Records. Today WHITECHAPEL have revealed the album artwork track listing and have released the first single from the new album. Listen to the first offering from Our Endless War and pre-order the album, in exclusive bundle packages at "We are excited to announce our fifth full length studio album Our Endless War. In typical WHITECHAPEL fashion, this CD takes the sound we have been developing over the past 8 years of our career and pushes it to new levels. We want each record we release to sound different, and this one is no exception. With dashes of every record we have done so far mixed with the intensity of a new sound, this record is sure to please fans of WHITECHAPEL, old and new", says guitarist Alex Wade.

Having progressed with every record, on Whitechapel the band took a stylistic leap forward, garnering a whole army of new fans and greater critical respect in the process. This determination is immediately apparent. Having started to "seriously" write in February of 2013, the album was a year in the making, the band letting the writing develop organically while putting everything under a microscope, working harder on perfecting every song than they ever had before.

Famed for their three-guitar lineup, the band have always packed a crushing sonic punch, but on Our Endless War they take greater advantage of this than previously. Frequently, the seven-stringers build dramatic, incredibly heavy walls of thrilling noise through interweaving their parts, making for a sonic richness that pulls listeners even further into the songs. As with all of WHITECHAPEL's releases the heaviness does not just stem from the music but Bozeman's lyrics, showing characteristic diversity across the record's ten tracks.

When it came to tracking the album the band considered no one beyond Mark Lewis, who helmed Whitechapel. "Making the self-titled record went so well, we loved the way it came out, our label loved the way it came out, and our fans kept telling us that it was our best sounding record so it would have been stupid not to work with him again!" laughs guitarist Alex Wade. For the artwork, the band turned again to Aaron Marsh, who supplied WHITECHAPEL with its stark, arresting imagery, but again they wanted to push things to the next level. "With the sound maturing we felt like the artwork needed to reflect that. We also introduced a new logo - our old logo is classic Whitechapel, and that's not something we plan on getting rid of, but as the band grows and changes we felt like we needed the logo to represent the maturity of this new Whitechapel."

Our Endless War Track Listing:
01. Rise
02. Our Endless War
03. The Saw Is the Law
04. Mono
05. Let Me Burn
06. Worship the Digital Age
07. How Times Have Changed
08. Psychopathy
09. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road
11. A Process so Familiar (Bonus Track)
12. Fall of the Hypocrites (Bonus Track) (Official Site) (Pre-Order Page) (Facebook) (Twitter) (Instagram) (YouTube)

Architects streams new album

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Brighton, England metalcore stalwarts Architects are streaming their new album Lost Forever, Lost Together now via YouTube: The official release date is March 10 via Epitaph Records. Lost Forever, Lost Together is the group's most sprawling, ambitious, and tightly controlled recording. Metal Hammer in the UK says "Given the path Architects have had to tread, this is nothing short of a genuine triumph", giving it 8 stars. Fans are invited to pre-order the album by visiting:

On Lost Forever, Lost Together, Architects deepen their brand of brutal, thundering metal and melody-spiked hardcore with their heaviest riffs yet; combining them with intricate electronic arrangements at great levels of precision. Producers Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd assisted the band in achieving this sound in the brutal sunlight-starved Swedish winter at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg. This is where the band lived and slept for a month so that they could record whenever inspiration hit. Lost Forever, Lost Together artfully delivers an emotional charge that’s both devastating and glorious, with lyrics delving into everything from the Fukushima nuclear disaster to Architects' guitarist/keyboardist/chief songwriter Tom Searle’s recent bout with skin cancer.

And on March 10 in celebration of the new release, the band will host a live show in their hometown of Brighton, England that will be streamed online. Fans can tune into the Epitaph YouTube channel to be a part of the worldwide event. Further details are to be announced.

Architects will be embarking on an extensive headlining tour across UK and Europe, in support of the new album. Starting in Manchester (UK) on March 7th, this tour will take the band through 15 different countries, rounding it up in Paris (FR) on April 16th. Please find the full list of dates further below. After the European run, Architects will head to the US for a co-headlining tour with label-mates letlive.

7-March 2014 - Manchester - Academy 2 - United Kingdom – TICKETS
8-March 2014 - Glasgow - O2 ABC - United Kingdom – TICKETS
9- March 2014 - Sheffield - Leadmill - United Kingdom – TICKETS
11-March 2014 - Cardiff – Solus - United Kingdom – TICKETS
12-March 2014 - B. Institute - Birmingham - United Kingdom – TICKETS
14-March 2014 - London - Koko - United Kingdom – TICKETS
15-March 2014 - Dordrecht- Bibelot -Netherlands – TICKETS
16-March 2014 - Eindhoven - Dynamo – Netherlands – TICKETS
18-March 2014 - Antwerpen – Trix – Belgium – TICKETS
19-March 2014 - Hamburg – Logo – Germany – TICKETS
20-March 2014 - Copenhagen – Pumpehuset – Denmark – TICKETS
21-March 2014 - Göteborg – Sticky Fingers – Sweden – TICKETS
22-March 2014 - Sankt Hanshaugen - John Dee – Norway – TICKETS
24-March 2014 - Helsinki - Nosturi - Finland – TICKETS
26-March 2014 - Stockholm - Klubben - Sweden – TICKETS
28-March 2014 -Warsaw – Proxima – Poland – TICKETS
29-March 2013 - Krakow – Kwadrad – Poland – TICKETS
30-March 2014 - Chemnitz –AJZ Talschock –Germany – TICKETS
31- March 2014 - Berlin - Lido – Germany – TICKETS
1-April 2014 - Nuremberg – Hirsch – Germany – TICKETS
2-April 2014 - Munich - Strom Linienclub – Germany – TICKETS
3-April 2014 - Budapest – Durer Kert – Hungary – TICKETS
4-April 2014 - Vienna – Szene Vienna – Austria – TICKETS
5-April 2014– Gualtieri – Tempo Rock Club – Italy – TICKETS
6-April 2014 – Romagnano Sesia – Rock and Roll Arena – Italy – TICKETS
8-April 2014 – Barcelona – Sala Razzmatazz- Spain – TICKETS
9-April 2014 – Madrid – Sala Caracol – Spain – TICKETS
10-April 2014 – Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia – Spain – TICKETS
12-April 2014 - Clermont Ferrand –La Cooperative .. - France – TICKETS
13-April 2014 – Solothurn – Kofmehl – Switzerland – TICKETS
14-April 2014 - Frankfurt Am Main – Batschkapp – Germany – TICKETS
15-April 2014 - Cologne- Luxor - Germany – TICKETS
16-April 2014 - Paris - La Maroquinerie- France – TICKETS

Tom Searle (guitars/keyboards/chief songwriter)
Sam Carter (lead vocals)
Dan Searle (drums)
Alex Dean (bass)

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter posts album details

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In 2014 DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER are going to extremes with what they have most impressively proven with their previous eight full-lengths: Creating symbioses that will not only wipe out but tear down musical boundaries.

»Tief.Tiefer.« (Deep.Deeper.) is offering and demanding everything. Its pushing both the Indie-Shoe-Gazer, the metal addict and the laser-flashed electro fan. It anoints the free spirit, heals the wailing. And it will make you shine. Cause ist flawless.

„If there ever has been a genre we have been part of, we have definitively overcome its boundaries.” The Band, that will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, points out.

“Standing still, stagnation and rules bore us. Everything is moving. The world. Life. Thoughts.“

The new episode of the YouTube series from DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER with the meaningful title “1000 Tage” is available to watch here:

To record the successor of »Moral & Wahnsinn« (2011) the band gave itself more than 100 days. It wouldn’t be long till it came clear that the variety of ideas were not to be put on a usual record.

“It was pure magic. Unbelievable and almost unreal. Though we’ve been making music together for so long, we still manage to amaze and surprise ourselves. Our wealth is joy.”
Where the band would be kissed by the muses, in this case did matter to them. „This time we have been composing far from home. We went to Ural and the Florida Keys, hiked through Riesengebirge, found solitude at Uckermark. And our rehearsal room was built out of a houseboat.”

The cerative preocess peaked during the weeklong intense studio live session. „Nothing was safe from us. Not even our own songs. We’ve learnt to seize the magic of a moment, just as well as the persistent transformation of a fleeting thought in a great song”

»Tief.Tiefer.« (Deep.Deeper.) is demanding. Identical twins. Only seemingly equal. Fundamentally different. Not convenient and easy. But exciting and new.

Defaced Creation album re-issued

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Punishment 18 Records/The Spew Records has reissued "Serenity in Chaos", debut full-length album originally released in 1999 by Swedish label VOD Records. Defaced Creation was formed in Sweden in 1993 and during the summer of 1999 the four members (Tommy Dahlström, Zeb Nilsson, Johan Hjelm and Arttu Malkki) decided to break up the band in order to form the new famous death-metal band Aeon. The new cover album can be seen below.

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Kayser premiere new video clip

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KAYSER 's new album' Read your Enemy' is taking the world by storm !

METAL OBS - 4.5/5
"A écouter d'urgence "

"Infectious yet metal as fuck, this is how metal in 2014 should sound .Blast it and Bang your Head "

«This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and original Thrash Metal albums I've heard in a while. »

« Suffice to say, it will take 5 supreme albums to bump it out my top 5 of 2014. »

HELLSPAWN - 90/100
" Formidabele plaat alweer van een geweldige band!"

ROCK HARD - 8/10
"KAYSER wagen viel und machen dabei fast alles richtig . willkommen zurück"

"Dit was het wachten waard"

"Het epische"


Red Fang returns to Europe

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Following a successful first leg, RED FANG are preparing to head back to Europe for the second leg of their monster European tour. Having conquered multiple European cities in January and February, the Portland quartet returned home to regroup before setting their sights back on this side of the pond in March.

Part two of the tour - on which they will once again be joined by The Shrine and label mates Lord Dying - will kick off in two weeks time in Cologne, Germany. The original venues in both Paris and London sold out in advance and as a consequence were upgraded. The upgraded venue, The Trabendo, in Paris has once again sold out, however tickets are still available for the upgraded venue at the Electric Ballroom in London.

Drummer, John Sherman, commented: "The first leg of our European tour with the Shrine and Lord Dying was completely nuts! We can't wait to get back and start leg two in a few weeks. The Paris and London shows have already sold out and been upgraded to bigger venues, so the word must be out - this tour is not to be missed! See ya soon!!"
Great live footage taken from RED FANG's performance in Nantes, France back in January can be viewed HERE (credits: and Special Sauce Productions). Lord Dying performing the track Greed Is Your Horse from their show in Orleans can be seen HERE.

RED FANG have recently been announced to play a handful of summer festivals in Europe, including the Lowlands and Zwarte Cross festivals in the Netherlands and Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic. Full dates so far are below - with festival dates underneath the current tour dates- with more to be announced in due course.

RED FANG w/ The Shrine & Lord Dying:
Mar 14 - Cologne GER - Essigfabrik
Mar 15 - Hasselt BEL - Muziekodroom
Mar 16 - Paris FR - Trabendo
Mar 17 - Sheffield UK - Corporation
Mar 18 - Manchester UK - Sound Control
Mar 19 - Glasgow UK - Classic Grand
Mar 20 - Birmingham UK - Institute Temple
Mar 21 - London UK - Electric Ballroom
Mar 22 - Eindhoven NL - Effenaar
Mar 23 - Nijmegen NL - Doornroosje
Mar 25 - Hamburg GER - Knust
Mar 26 - Gothenburg SWE - Truckstop Alaska
Mar 27 - Oslo NOR - John Dee
Mar 28 - Stockholm SWE - Debaser Strand
Mar 29 - Copenhagen DK - Pumpehuset
Mar 30 - Berlin GER - Lido
Mar 31 - Warsaw POL - Basen
Apr 01 - Wien AT - Arena
Apr 03 - München GER - Backstage
Apr 04 - Leipzig GER - Taubchenthal
Apr 05 - Stuttgart GER - LKA
Apr 06 - Wiesbaden GER - Schlachthof

Apr 08 - Tampere FI - Klubi
Apr 09 - Turku FI - Klubi
Apr 10 - Jyväskylä FI - Lutakko
Apr 11 - Helsinki FI - Tavastia
Apr 12 - St. Petersburg RU - Zal Oghidania
Apr 13 - Moscow RU - Moscow Hall

Jul 26 - Lichtenvoorde NL - Zwarte Cross Festival
Jul 31 - Viveiro SP - Resurection Festival
Aug 02 - Albi FR - Xtreme Fest
Aug 07 - Jaromer CZ - Brutal Assault
Aug 09 - Chemnitz GER - Rock Im Betonwerk
Aug 10 - Saint Maurice de Gourdans FR - Sylak Open Air
Aug 17 - Biddinghuizen NL - Lowlands Festival
Aug 21 - Charleville Meziers FR - Cabaret Vert

RED FANG have been enjoying a successful 2014 so far, following the release of their latest album Whales and Leeches via Relapse records last year. The band kicked off the year with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and releasing the Whitey McConnaughey directed video for the track Blood Like Cream (view it HERE), before heading over to Europe to tour in support of the album. Released on October 21st 2013, Whales and Leeches was produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixed by Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). Featuring such guests as Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), Whales and Leeches propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of the heavy rock and metal scene.

Kill Ritual streams new song

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SF Bay Area Metallers KILL RITUAL featuring former members of Imagika and Dark Angel, are streaming the title track of their upcoming album, The Eyes Of Medusa, due out April 4th via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. Listen to ‘The Eyes Of Medusa‘ below. or here

01. The Eyes Of Medusa
02. Hair Trigger
03. Never Get Me
04. Ride Into The Night
05. Weight Of The World
06. Writing On The Wall
07. Just Another Sin
08. My Little Sister
09. Unleashed
10. Agenda 21

Recordings were done at Fossil Sound; San Jose CA and Fang Studio; San Mateo CA. Production/engineering was again handled by KILL RITUAL guitarist Steven Rice. Mix and master completed by Steven Rice & Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND). The cover artwork for the CD was created by Jobert Mello of Sledgehammer Graphix (SABATON, PRIMAL FEAR).

Josh “Crimson” Gibson – Vocals
Steven Rice – Guitars (ex Imagika)
Danyael “Laughing” Bear – Bass (ex Dark Angel)
Gee Anzalone – Drums (Brain Damage)

Formed in late 2010 by former IMAGIKA lead guitarist Steven Rice. KILL RITUAL was completed by former DARK ANGEL bassist Danyael Williams, Bay Area vocalist Josh Gibson and Italian drummer Gee Anzalone (BRAIN DAMAGE).

Two new Therion releases today!

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Today THERION release the amazing »Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond« DVD and the Deluxe Edition of their successful »Theli« record.

The deluxe edition of »Theli« contains three bonus tracks: 'In Rememberance', 'Black Fairy', the SCORPIONS cover version 'Fly To The Rainbow' as well as a bonus DVD with the entire album performed live and will be released on February 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

»Theli« was the fifth studio album of THERION, being released on August 1996. The successful album features THERION’s legendary hit 'To Mega Therion' as well as the outstanding 10-minutes epos 'The Siren Of The Woods' and the hymn 'Cults Of The Shadow'. It features two different choirs and a.o. Dan Swanö from EDGE OF SANITY as a guest singer.

The double live DVD (+ bonus DVD), limited edition Digipak called »Adulruna Redivia And Beyond« features two amazing shows, recorded live in Atlanta in 2011 and in Budapest 2007.

“The concert recorded in Hungary was a concert on the “Adulruna Rediviva” 20 year Anniversary-Tour in December. The idea of the tour was to play the entire Theli album + a set consisting of songs that the fans had voted for on the band web page. Piotr Wawrzeniuk and our old friend Messiah Marcolin joined in to make this evening extra special. The concert in Atlanta was the band‘s only show in the USA since 2007 and was shot during the band‘s headline performance at the ProgPower festival 2011”, commented the band.

Sonata Arctica releases second single

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Today, Finnish Power Metal quintet SONATA ARCTICA releases their second single, called ‘Cloud Factory’, out of their upcoming new longplayer »Pariah’s Child« that will be out on March 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Enjoy ‘Cloud Factory’ as a lyric video here:

Order ‘Cloud Factory’ here:
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Commented vocalist &keyboardist Tony Kakko: “It has some kind of an ear-worm factor. It's not a bad thing to have in a single. A story about how dad already sees his young son going to work in the same factory he still goes and where his dad and dad's dad went before him, and how that pleasantly vicious circle never ends.”
More on »Pariah’s Child«:
Album trailer part I:
Album trailer part II:
Album Trailer Part III:
Album Trailer Part IV:
Album Trailer Part V:

The tracklist of »Pariah’s Child« will be as follows:
01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

The album was recorded and produced by the band at “Studio 57” in Alaveteli, Finland. The mix was done by the band’s new bass player Pasi Kauppinen.

You can pre-order your copy of »Pariah’s Child« here:

Don’t miss SONATA ARCTICA – Live:
05.03. MEX Monterrey - Escena
06.03. MEX Chihuahua - 307 LIVE
07.03. MEX Mexicocity - Salon Cuervo
09.03. MEX Ciudad Obregon - AUDITORIO EXPO OBREGON
11.03. PE Lima - Centro de Convenciones Scencia
13.03. CO Bogota - Ecci
15.03. BR Brasília - AABB
16.03. BR Belo Horizonte - Musichall
17.03. BR Rio de Janeiro - Teatro Rival Petrobras
18.03. BR Rio de Janeiro - Teatro Rival Petrobras
19.03. BR São Paulo - Carioca Club
21.03. RCH Santiago - Teatro Caupolican
22.03. RA Buenos Aires - Teatro Vorterix
23.03. ROU Montevideo - La Trastienda
25.03. RA Cipolletti - Meet Dance Club
10.04. NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
11.04. BE Bormal-Sur-Ourthe - Durbuy Rock Festival
13.04. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
14.04. D Hamburg - Markthalle
16.04. D Braunschweig - Meier Music Hall
17.04. D Berlin - C-Club
18.04. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
19.04. D Bochum - Matrix
21.04. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
22.04. D Saarbrücken - Garage
23.04. F Paris - Bataclan
24.04. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
26.04. D Nürnberg - Hirsch
27.04. CH Pratteln - Z7
28.04. I Trezzo - Live Club
30.04. Hu Budapest - Club 202
01.05. CZ Prague - Retro Music Hall
02.05. AT Vienna - Szene
04.05. F Lyon - Transbordeur
05.05. ESP Barcelona - Bikini
06.05. ESP Madrid - Arena
02.08. CZ Ostrava - Dolni Vitkóvice-Open Air
03.09 US Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ
04.09 US Stage 48 - New York, NY
05.09 US The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
06.09 US The Palladium - Worcester, MA
08.09 CA Club Soda - Montreal, QC
09.09 CA Imperial de Québec - Québec, QC
10.09 CA Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
11.09 CA MOD Club - Toronto, ON
13.09 US Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
14.09 US Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
16.09 US Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
17.09 US Mojoes - Joliet, IL
19.09 CA Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB
20.09 CA The Exchange - Regina, SK
21.09 CA Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB
22.09 CA The Republik - Calgary, AB
24.09 CA The Venue - Vancouver, B.C.
25.09 US El Corazon - Seattle, WA
26.09 US Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
28.09 US The Grand Ballroom at the Regency - San Francisco, CA
29.09 US House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
30.09 US The Grove - Anaheim, CA
01.10 US Club Red - Tempe, AZ
04.10 US Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
05.10 US Granada - Lawrence, KS
07.10 US Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
08.10 US Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
00.10 US Trees - Dallas, TX
10.10 US Scout Bar - Houston, TX
12-10 US Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY
13.10 US The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
14.10 US House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
15.10 US Orpheum -Tampa, FL
02.11. RU Moscow - Volta
03.11. RU Nizhny Novogorod - Premio Centre
05.11. UA Kiev - Bingo
06.11. RU Minsk - Re:public
08.11. RU St. Petersburg - Avrora

Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition

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In honor of her 30 years stage jubilee, internationally successful rock singer DORO PESCH will celebrate with fans from all over the world and two separate yet unique shows on May 02: the »Classic Night« with Orchestra, and May 03: the »Rock Night« with many guests, at CCD Stadthalle of her hometown Düsseldorf.

Just in time for the celebration, there will be an anniversary record of the rock queen. The »Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition« contains the re-release of the successful »Raise Your Fist« record, as well as a real bonus CD highlight entitled »Powerful Passionate Favorites«. There you find new and unreleased tracks, but also DORO cover versions of her favorite artists, such as LED ZEPPELIN, TINA TURNER, METALLCA and DIO.

Another highlight is the French version of her hit `Raise Your Fist In The Air‘ as well as a new mix of `It Still Hurts‘, a duet along with MOTÖRHEAD icon Lemmy Kilmister.

DORO comments: »Raise Your Fist« is a real jewel among my releases, with constantly great tracks on it.”

The bonus CD »Powerful Passionate Favorites« now adds another diamond to her outstanding career. Here comes the tracklist:

01. It Still Hurts
The ballad of Doro and Lemmy, with a new mix from Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT a.o.)

02. Léve Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel
The french version of the single ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’

03. Babe I´m Gonna Leave You
DORO’s cover version of the LED ZEPPELIN classic

04. Nutbush City Limits
DORO’s cover version of the TINA TURNER classic

05. Only You
New version of the track, which was written by Gene Simmons (KISS) in the year 1990 for DORO

06. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
Cover-version of her favorite Ronnie James DIO song, the true hero of Doro

07. Nothing Else Matters
DORO’s cover version of the most popular METALLICA classic

08. Warfare
New song, which will be featured alongside the movie „Anuk 2”, where Doro again acts as the warrior Meha.

09. NYC Blues
Home-recorded demo-version of a new track, recently recorded at Doro’s apartment in New York

DORO - Live 2014
01.03. ECU Quito - Guaranda Metal Fest
04.03. PER Lima - Centrica
06.03. COL Bogota - Ozzy Bar
08.03. BRA Sao Paulo - Carioca Club
09.03. BRA Porto Alegre - Opiniao
02.05. DE Düsseldorf - 30th anniversary show
03.05. DE Düsseldorf - 30th anniversary show
13.05. DE Speyer - Halle 101
15.05. AT Wörgl - Komma
16.05. DE Regensburg - Airport
17.05. DE Memmingen - Kaminwerk
19.05. UK London - O2 Islington Academy
21.05. F Paris -Le Trabendo
22.05. F Montauban -Rio Grande
24.05. E Madrid - Sala Shoko
25.05. E Barcelona -Razzmatazz 2
30.05. DE Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival
01.06. CZ Plzen - Metalfest
27.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
19.07. DE Fritzlar - Rock am Stück
09.08. S Gävle - Get Away Festival
29.08. DE Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air
30.08. DE Schleswig - Baltic Open Air

Bury Tomorrow releases new single

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UK metalcore powerhouse BURY TOMORROW have released digital single 'Man On Fire' today.

The official music video for 'Man On Fire' was released earlier this week and can be checked out at:

Speaking about the clip, singer Dani Winter-Bates says, "Each song on »Runes« draws its inspiration from each of the runic symbols they are linked to. 'Man On Fire' is about the struggle of human kind's sanity in an ever-changing world. The song itself is linked with the Rune for Man/Humankind and follows lyrically the ideas of a figure fighting their own thoughts and their fears getting the better of them. We worked closely with Sitcom Soldiers to visually bring the ideas with the song to life. We couldn't be happier with the way it came out!"

To purchase 'Man On Fire' simply surf to one of these online shop:

Nuclear Blast MP3
Amazon MP3

'Man On Fire' is taken from the quintet's eagerly-anticipated new album, »Runes«, set for release on Nuclear Blast on May 30th. The band will undertake a tour of initimate venues around the UK to celebrate the album's release, as well as their confirmed appearances at the Impericon, Slam Dunk and Download Festivals. More details can be found below:

27.04. UK Manchester - Impericon Festival, Ritz

16.05. UK Dublin - Academy 2
21.05. UK Stoke - Sugarmill
22.05. UK Edinburgh - Studio 24
23.05. UK Liverpool - Academy 2
24.05. UK Leeds - Leeds Uni
25.05. UK Hatfield - Forum
26.05. UK Wolverhampton - Civic
28.05. UK Oxford - Academy 2
29.05. UK Cardiff - Solus 2
30.05. UK Plymouth - White Rabbit
31.05. UK Kingston - Peel

01.06. UK Kingston - Peel
13 – 15. Donington - Download Festival 

Equilibrium working on new album

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German epic metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM are currently working on the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2010 album, “Rekreatur”.

In few days, the guys will enter the Helion Studios Munich to kick off the recordings with guitar player and producer René Berthiaume.

The band states:
“The songs are written, 13 tracks are planned for the album. We can hardly wait to finally release another full-length record after four years!

In the past we’ve written a lot, so that the record will be very varying. With some songs we return to our roots, others will be a sonic surprise.

Next week Robse will hit the studio to record vocals and to give the songs life. Furthermore there are some other things planned for Equi this year, you can really look forward to!”

The untitled album will be released this summer via Nuclear Blast.

In August 2013, the band released their very first EP »Waldschrein«.
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You can also check the Nuclear Blast fan interview with the band:
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Miracle Master premiere new video clip

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"Highway To Heaven“, the second video from Danish/German hard rockers MIRACLE MASTER, can be seen below. The clip was directed & produced by Germany’s MV Video Productions. The song, is taken from MIRACLE MASTER‘s debut album, “Tattooed Woman“, due on March 7 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music in Europe/North America and April 23 via Bickee Music in Japan. The Japanese version of the album includes two bonus tracks.

The group said in a statement: “Expect real kick ass, in-your-face Hard Rock on the new album, recorded with huge balls and heavy rockin’ guitar sounds !”

The new band featuring Oliver Weers (OLIVER WEERS BAND) on vocals, was formed out of the ashes of PUMP.

Oliver Weers – Vocals (Oliver Weers Band)
Aki Reissmann – Guitars (ex Pump, Downspirit)
Selly Bernhardt – Guitars (ex Pump, Tales Of Sorrow)
Andy Minich – Drums (ex Pump, Unfroynd)
Michael Vetter – Bass (ex Pump, Chinchilla)

Starting in February this band will be rocking the clubs with their raw power and love to their audience.

Below releasing debut album in April

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Epic doom metal band, BELOW, spent the end of 2013 at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) to record their debut full-length album 'Across The Dark River'. The band is finally prepared to unveil the album title, art, and release the first single from the record. "Portal" is streaming now on, where fans can also pre-order copies of 'Across the Dark River' on CD, vinyl and digital downloads. The album will be released on April 11th in Europe via Metal Blade Records.

BELOW offers a brief quote about the first single, "Portal": "It's a song about being in the presence of spirits, entering another dimension, a portal to the dead."

BELOW, hails from Sweden and music has influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond, so going with Andy La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group. La Rocque added: "This is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio in a very long time. And always great to work with great musicians!"

Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén—bass player of fellow Metal Blade Records artists Noctum—of Howlin' Owl Productions. BELOW started writing songs and in November of 2012 and a 4-track EP was recorded at Deep Blue Studios in Sweden. By this time, Tobias of Howlin' Owl Productions heard them and asked to act as manager for the band. The EP was sent to various magazines, labels and people in the business and was praised by everybody who gave the songs a listen. Metal Hammer awarded the EP a 9/10 rating.

Zeb - Vox
Hedman - Bass
Paud - Guitar
Berg - Guitar
Doc - Drums

Carnifex: Track-by-track

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Earlier this week, San Diego death metal outfit CARNIFEX have made their entire new album »Die Without Hope« available for streaming. Now the stream has been updated with video commentaries by the band's members. Check it out at

The single track 'Dragged Into The Grave' can also now be purchased via iTunes:

The upcoming Nuclear Blast debut »Die Without Hope«, which will be released physically and digitally on March 7th, 2014.

»Die Without Hope«, was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). 

Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey. 

You can now be pre-order the CD with or without an exclusive t-shirt design from the following location: 

On recently signing to Nuclear Blast, singer Scott Lewis comments: “Signing with Nuclear Blast is a career defining moment for CARNIFEX. To be aligned with the largest metal label on earth is a true honor. This world-wide deal signals a turning point for us as a band and individuals. Together with Nuclear Blast you will see CARNIFEX like you have never seen us before. Prepare yourself for an album that crushes any and all expectations. An album that will stand as the definitive mark for modern metal.”

Studio reports can be watched here:

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Part #2:

Part #1: 

»Die Without Hope« track listing:

01. Salvation Is Dead

02. Dark Days 

03. Condemned To Decay 

04. Die Without Hope 

05. Hatred And Slaughter 

06. Dragged Into The Grave 

07. Rotten Souls 

08. Last Words 

09. Reflection Of The Forgotten 

10. Where The Light Dies


Scott Lewis – Vocals

Shawn Cameron – Drums

Jordan Lockrey – Guitar

Cory Arford – Guitar

Fred Calderon - Bass

Epica posts studio documentary

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Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have launched the first episode of their studio documentary. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band’s sixth studio album »The Quantum Enigma«. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album.

The band recorded »The Quantum Enigma« together with upcoming producer Joost van den Broek at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands. The album has been mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE a.o.).

Where the 2013 »Retrospect« performance reflected on a decade as one of the leading bands in the symphonic metal scene, the upcoming 6th studio album »The Quantum Enigma« marks the beginning of a new EPICA: modern, heavy, and without compromises.

According to guitar player Isaac Delahaye "The whole process of writing and recording TQE was extremely refreshing for us. Instead of preparing the album in our home studios separately, we rehearsed the songs together in the studio. Just like any other band, you could say, but as Epica is located in 3 different countries this is a little more complicated for us.

The direct interaction between us has certainly lifted up the quality of the songs, as no detail was left unspoken. Definitely worth taking some time off from touring! As far as songwriting goes, the main focus was groove and melody."

You can view the footage on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

The Quantum Enigma will be released on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK) and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.

Check out EPICA live on the following dates:
30.04. NL Tilburg - 013
04.05. TR Istanbul - Headbanger’s Weekend
07.06. NL Landgraaf - Pinkpop
14.06. AT Nickelsdorf - Novarock
10.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
12.07. PL Wegorzewo - Seven Festival
08.08. P Vagos - Vagos Open Air

»The Quantum Enigma« will be released on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK) and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.

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Doyle Airence premiere new video clip

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French post-hardcore upcomers DOYLE AIRENCE have released a brand new video for the track "We Were Kids" off their critically acclaimed Lifeforce Records debut album "Monolith".


The video was directed by Mathieu Ezan.

"We Were Kids" is the second single release off the band's latest effort "Monolith, which was released in November 2013 via Lifeforce Records.

"Monolith" received a lot of praises from international press and secured the band a slot at this year HELLFEST edition.
The band will also headline a very special show at La Boule Noire (Paris) on March 26th with UK's HACKTIVIST.

"The Frenchies have found their own little niche inbetween post-rock and hardcore and deliver with "Monolith" eleven great engaging atmospheric tracks."

"This is a masterpiece!"
5/5 - All Around Metal (IT)

“Monolith” is in total a fabulous album and potentially the genre-highlight of the year. Fans of Deftones, Architects or BMTH should buy it blindly!"
10/10 - (DE)

"Over 11 sprawling tracks, Monolith moves from crashing fury, to expansive sonic plateaus, to introspective ambience."
- Thrash Hits (UK)

"Even the most narrow minded person will at the end not bet able to deny, that this is first class modern art!"
10/10 - Midwinter Fires (CAN)

"Heavy yet ambiant, "Monolith" is already a post-hardcore standard"
- MyRock (FR)

Formed in 2007 by five Parisians originally under the name DOYLE, the band reached its first goals by burning its name in the collective mind of the new and forward-thinking French metal/post-hardcore scene. In 2010, debut album "And Gods will..." jumped to #2 of the rock/metal album charts and maintained its position on the French Top 5 for three weeks. Between 2010 and 2012, the band toured through Europe with bands such as The Chariot, Between The Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Steak Number Eight and Deftones.

In 2013 the band was forced to change their name due to some "trademark issues". Now with the new band name DOYLE AIRENCE, the quintet is looking for holistic music based on strong emotions and contrasts. LIFEFORCE RECORDS debut and second album "Monolith" strives on unconventional arrangements which are challenging but traceable. DOYLE AIRENCE's songs cause interaction with the open mindedness and concentration of the listeners. Metal, ambient, post-hardcore and -rock: it is all to find along the way -“ connected by a superordinate hidden agenda."Monolith" allows the band to broaden their musical spectrum. From Pandemonium to Eden, brutality to poetry, DOYLE AIRENCE follows its own game plan, and takes us along for the ride.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mount Salem posts new song

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Metal Blade Records has teamed up with Roadburn to debut the brand new single "Hysteria" in preparation for the upcoming full-length release, Endless, by Chicago, IL based psychedelic Doom Rock outfit Mount Salem. "Hysteria" is streaming on HERE now.

Mount Salem started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first EP, Endless, in the spring of 2013. The band puts a strong emphasis on tone and feeling in both their songs and live performances alike. Most of the band switched from their normal instruments and picked up new ones for this band and the result was much more natural than they had hoped for.

Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, they play loud, heavy rock and roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark and mysterious doom into the music, they invite the listener to step into their sinister realm. The imagery in the lyrics will take you on a ride in which you won't know whether to be scared or grab a sword and join the battle. "Endless feels like it's trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip" -

Endless will be released on February, 28th via Metal Blade Records and includes two brand-new tracks not featured on the original EP that was self-released by the band in 2012. Fans can stream the first single, 'Lucid', as well as pre-order the album on CD, vinyl, or digitally HERE.

"Debut album Endless is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi's finest vintage with Emily's shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It's retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism." Metal Hammer UK

"Drawing from the riffage of Black Sabbath and the swagger of Pentagram, Chicago's Mount Salem has created a blinding, groove oriented psychedelic tapestry that infuses the fuzz and growl of 70s metal with the melodic attack of a contemporary act." Outburn Magazine

"a joy to listen to from start to finish…Classic Doom, with a stunning female vocal. A class act in the making."

Mount Salem is:
Emily Kopplin - vocals & organ
Cody Davidson - drums
Mark Hewett - bass
Kyle Morrison - guitars

Woslom signs new deal

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Brasilian thrashers Woslom has signed a new partnership agreement with the renowned Brazilian photographer Edu Lawless, who used to work as professional photographer in the music business, covering several important events around the world (Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden), Hellfest (France), Monsters of Rock Cruise (USA) and many more...) and, last but not least, focused on alternative fashion photos in his own project 'Metal Girls'. This collaboration kicked off during the pre-production of the new album "Evolustruction" which saw the photographer as responsible for the photo sets. Edu is also founder and editor of Rock Express site ( - 

"Evolustruction" was released in February 2014 by Punishment 18 Records.

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Asia premiere new video clips

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Deathrage albums re-issued

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On April and May 2014, Punishment 18 Records is delighted to be reissuing the first two thrash metallers Deathrage albums. The first is "Self Conditioned, Self Limited", which was originally released in 1988. It marks the start of a new extreme musical vision, a wide range of musical influences. Then, somebody coined a new genre: "Tramp Metal". The next Cd reissued is "Down in the Depth of Sickness", originally released in 1990. Both albums feature contribution as producerd from legendary Bulldozer mastermind A.C. Wild. Soon new details.

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Frontiers Rock Festival 2014

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The Exploided posts album teaser

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After having to cancel all scheduled tourdates due to singer Wattie Buchan being hospitalized with a heart attack, UK Punk legend THE EXPLOITED are now giving their fans a little teaser for the upcoming re-released.

You can check out the smashing trailer at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel here:

The special editions of »The Massacre« (1990), »Beat The Bastards« (1996) and »Fuck The System« (2003) will be released on March 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

You can pre-order you copy of each reissue, containing extended bonus material at the following link: