Monday, March 31, 2014

Equilibrium announces line-up changes

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This weekend, the German Epic Metal outfit EQUILIBRIUM announced unexpectedly the leaving of founding members Sandra Van Eldik (bass) and Andreas Völkl (guitar).

Andreas and Sandra have released following statements on their facebook sites:
"Dear family, friends, fans and crew,
I would like to tell you my decision, that my sister Sandra and I left the band Equilibrium. With all of you together, and more than a decade, I had the most beautiful concerts and tours, an exciting time in my life that I do not want to miss. Happieness and sorrow, line-up changes of all kinds, there was always something going on.
René, Robse, Hati and crew, thank you for the nice time. I wish you all the best, go full blast!
Every end is a new beginning. There will be a new band for me, which I will stay with you, musically and on stage.
Best regards,
Andi "

"Dear friends, family, crew and fans!
Today is the day; for me the era of Equilibrium has come to an end. My brother Andi and I have decided to leave the band.
In the past 13 years I got to learn a lot, had many ups and downs and I got to know a lot of people who enriched my life in many ways or have given me the opportunity to learn and grow.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for all the energy, for the happy moments, feedback and support.
I will keep it all in my heart for all times.
René, Robse, Hati and crew. Thanks and all the best for you guys!
For me it’s time to open new doors and find new challenges, for this it was necessary to leave behind the old and move on to something new.
Thank you all!!!

EQUILIBRIUM Mastermind René Berthiaume states:
"Many years have passed now since Sandra, Andi and I founded this band and I can still remember very well the first sessions playing Metallica songs.
I owe both of them great thanks because they helped me a lot to build up this band and they always stood by my side. So I was really surprised by their announcement to leave the band.
But I know Sandra and Andi and I understand if they want to concentrate on other things in their life. They are out of the band now but not out of the world. And of course we are still friends!
My feelings are mixed: On the one hand I regret the departure of Sandra and Andi. On the other hand we are just before releasing an kick-ass new Equilibrium album and great shows.
I'm someone who looks ahead and so we will intensively look for 2 musicians that fit into the band and will go the next steps with us in Equilibrium.
To calm the concern of many fans: Equilibrium will continue as well as the music will not be affected in any way by this change inside the band."

Singer Robse adds:
"After all these great tours and friendly intensive concert-adventures it strikes me deep in my heart to hear that my bandmates leave so suddenly and unexpected.
Before I can make my comments I have to digest this shock first."

And Drummer Hati adds:
"Last weekend was full with question marks and mixed feelings. Equilibrium had suffer a tremble, yet it is and will stay balanced !
I would like to wish Sandra & Andi all the best with their future endeavours.
I had the pleasure to work with you fine people and we did share a lot of moments together. will sure miss you guys...
Rest assured that Rene, Robse and myself will continue the Equilibrium adventure and we are looking forward with positive and high expectations to what future holds."

The new EQUILIBRIUM album „Erdentempel“ will be released June 06, 2014 via Nuclear Blast!

My Kingdom Music signs Embrace of Disharmony

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My Kingdom Music is proud to announce that EMBRACE OF DISHARMONY have signed a multi-album deal with us and that their debut "Humananke" will be released on May 19th.
They come from Rome and present a magnificent sound made by Progressive Metal structures, the essence of the Extreme Metal and Symphonic arrangements, for what we call Progressive Avantgarde Metal and could be considered a sort of golden son of Opeth, Therion and Symphony X.
Their debut album is titled "Humananke" and it is a fascinating journey into a unique musical universe made precious by the wonderful Gloria's voice and the complex and dark progressive structures.
The album is enriched by the participation of international renowned artists like Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Rafael Bittencourt (Angra) and Gabriele Caselli (Eldritch) and by the mixing done at Outer Sound Studio with Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, DGM) and the mastering of the legendary Finnvox Studios made by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Stratovarius and many more).
At the end of the story we have to say that we are in front of a really magnificent output and a unique band.
A sample of their art... live "The Edge Of Nowhere":
More details can be found at:

All you need to know...

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Just a few weeks left, until the release of the solo debut »The Life And Times Of Scrooge« of TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN will finally take place. NIGHTWISH’s keyboardist and main songwriter spent most of 2013 writing and producing his album which will be released on April, 11th.

Today a video interview is released in which TUOMAS gives a most detailed insight in his first musical attempt as a single artist. The interview is available to watch at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

More on »The Life And Times Of Scrooge«:
Trailer #1:
Trailer #2:
Trailer #3:
Trailer #4:

The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called »The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck«, written and illustrated by Don Rosa.

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN also released his debut solo single, ‘A Lifetime Of Adventure’ from his highly anticipated upcoming album »The Life And Times Of Scrooge«. The vocals on ‘A Lifetime Of Adventure’ are contributed by Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. Guitars were played by Finnish Jazz musician Mikko Iivanainen, whose wife Johanna did the backing vocals.

The single is available on CD, colored vinyl and digital!
Order the single here:
Or via iTunes here:

The video was directed by Ville Lipiäinen and includes Mika Jussila's photos of TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN and Don Rosa in the recording studio.
You can watch it here:

Commented TUOMAS:
“The director, Ville Lipiäinen, and me went through some options of how to approach the video and soon agreed to shoot a sort of `making of` - clip of the song.

The idea of someone dressing up as Scrooge McDuck, and then filming him digging gold and riding an emu on an Australian desert felt just a tad corny.

Ville then followed us to London`s Angel Studios and later Petrax Studios to film some shots from the orchestra-, vocal-, guitar-, and piano sessions.

The hero of the video is Don Rosa himself. His presence and facial expressions always put a big smile on my face. I hope you`ll enjoy this adventure as much as we did!”

‘A Lifetime Of Adventure’ is taken from the upcoming solo debut » The Life And Times Of Scrooge « which will be out on April 11, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters.

The tracklist of the album will be as follows:
01. Glasgow 1877
02. Into The West
03. Duel & Cloudscapes
04. Dreamtime
05. Cold Heart Of The Klondike
06. The Last Sled
07. Goodbye, Papa
08. To Be Rich
09. A Lifetime Of Adventure
10. Go Slowly Now, Sands Of Time

11. A Lifetime Of Adventure (alternative version)

You can pre-order your copy of » The Life And Times Of Scrooge « at the following address:

Anti-Mortem posts acoustic clip

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Oklahoma natives & saviors of southern-infused hard rock, ANTI-MORTEM, have released their second acoustic performance video, shot in one take at the band’s rehearsal space. 'Truck Stop Special' can be viewed on the Revolver Magazine homepage here.

The acoustic performance for the song 'Hate Automatic' can be watched here:

The songs come off the band's highly anticipated debut album, »New Southern«, which will be released in North America in physical & digital formats on April 29th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE) and features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM).

The »New Southern« pre-order bundle – which includes the album + a t-shirt with exclusive artwork - is available now via the album’s landing page:

The track listing for »New Southern« is:
01. Words Of Wisdom (lyric video here)
02. New Southern
03. 100% Pure American Rage
04. Hate Automatic
05. Black Heartbeat
06. I Get Along With The Devil
07. Path To Pain
08. Wake Up
09. Ride Of Your Life
10. Stagnant Water (music video here)
11 Truck Stop Special
12. Jonesboro

13. A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG cover)

Purchase the '100% Pure American Rage' single on iTunes:

For a taste of ANTI-MORTEM’s fusion of southern rock & heavy metal, check out the following videos:

'100% Pure American Rage' -

'Stagnant Water' –
'Hate Automatic' (acoustic) -
'Words Of Wisdom' (lyrics) -

What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, »New Southern«. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on southern rock & heavy metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they've learned from. Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band's roots and upbringing.

Larado Romo – Lead Vocals 

Nevada Romo – Guitar

Zain Smith – Guitar 

Corey Henderson – Bass

Levi Dickerson – Drums 

Blood Label: Release show

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Blood Label spiller eksklusivt releaseshow i hjembyen Århus

Når det lovende, århusianske metalband Blood Label til april rammer Studenterhuset i Århus, er det med nyt album i bagagen, og en veloverstået tour rundt i landet med mægtige Hatesphere i bakspejlet.

Den 17 marts udkom bandets længeventede debutfuldlængde "Skeletons", og siden har bandet haft travlt med supporte Hatesphere på deres "Brændt I Helvede-Dø I Flammer"-tour.

Den danske rock- og metalpresse er ikke sky med lovende ord om de unge århusianere, og flere toneangivende medier giver således "Skeletons" topkarakterer, hvor bl.a. rock-sitet GF ROCK kvitterer med 5 ud af 6 stjerner
og skriver "kort og godt er det bare et råfedt album".

D. 26/4 spiller Blood Label et eksklusivt releaseshow på Studenterhuset i
Århus, som udover liveoptræden fra bandet, bl.a. også byder på:
-Forpremiere på videoen til den nye single "Snake in the Grass"
-Gratis øl til de først ankomne
-Gode tilbud i merchboden hele aftenen

Festen forsætter herefter på Escobar fra kl. 01.00, hvor Blood Label byder
på shots og øl til folk med billet fra Studenterhuset, og DJ'er natten ud.

Support på denne aften er:

For mere info se:

New from the Sawthis camp

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“The Crowded Room”, the new videoclip of modern thrash metal act Sawthis will be available in April 8th in worldwide premiere on Blank TV!

The videoclip was directed by Underroom Studios ( 

“The human mind is a huge universe where anything can be created and everything can be destroyed. There are cases where in one mind, one personality is not enough. "The Crowded Room" is our tribute to Billy Milligan through which it was possible to discover the multiple personality disorder”.

Trailer available at:
The song is included in the new album “Youniverse” (Bakerteam Records), available in physical and digital version worldwide.
Listen “Youniverse” at



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Germany based female-fronted Deathmetal Band Diary About My Nightmares releases the song "FUTURE MEMORIES" off its recent full length "THE MEAN HOUR". The record, released by Kernkraftritter Records, is now also available on all digital distribution channels.

Link to the Video:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Doro posts cover song

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In honor of her 30 years stage jubilee, internationally successful rock singer DORO 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« - both 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, KISS and DIO.

To get a first impression, check out DORO’s unique cover version of the LED ZEPPELIN classic »Babe I’m Gonna Leave You« here:

Commented Doro Pesch: „Along with T.Rex, Led Zeppelin was among my all-time favorite bands of the 70s. They were four phenomenal musicians, who did not only come up with excellent rock songs, but also with wonderful ballads - such as »Babe I’m Gonna Leave You«, a very emotional track and among my personal faves of the band. This is why it became the first choice for our »Raise Your Fist - Anniversary Edition«.

New album from Ancient Bards

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ANCIENT BARDS along with Limb Music and Rockshots Music Management, are proud to present A New Dawn Ending.

This is the title of the new album of Ancient Bards, containing the third and last chapter of the first part of the Black Crystal Sword Saga, which began with The Alliance of the Kings in 2010 and continued with Soulless Child in 2011.

A New Dawn Ending will be released via Limb Music on April 25th, 2014.
Cover art 
designed by the master Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody)

Listen to 3 samples from the new album below!

Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending [Samples]

A Greater Purpose - Click To Listen
The Last Resort [feat. Fabio Lione] - Click To Listen
Across This Life - Click To Listen

Watch the album trailer below:

Watch the Video

The album contains 10 songs, including 2 suites: one of over 12 minutes, and one of nearly 17 for a total of over 70 minutes.

Here's the tracklist of A New Dawn Ending:

01 - Before the Storm  (1:39)
02 - A Greater Purpose (7:55)
03 - Flaming Heart (6:52)
04 - Across This Life (4:31)
05 - In My Arms (5:25)
06 - The Last Resort (6:06)
07 - Showdown (12:48)
08 - In the End (5:11)
09 - Spiriti Liberi (4:49)
10 - A New Dawn Ending (16:37)

Sonata Arctica streams new album

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Finally the day has come: the brand new SONATICA ARCTICA album »Pariah’s Child« hits the stores today!

If you wanna take a listen; you can stream »Pariah’s Child« online here:

The international media speaks as one, praising the eights output of the Finnish quartet:

»Pariah’s Child« is the album, SONATA ARCTICA-fans have been waiting for, for ten years."
METAL HAMMER (D), Enrico Ahlig

“Old school SONATA is back! A great album, showing the band is kicking more ass than ever.”
KAAOSZINE (FIN), Arto Maenpää

”This album might be even the best SONATA album; at least very close to the best two first albums.”
INFERNO (FIN), Toni Keränen

“With »Pariah’s Child« the Finns from the past return – concerning both their past direction, as well as their past strength.“
ROCKS (D), Lothar Hausfeld

“A new evolution, combining all the elements of the bands history, plus some surprises”
ROCK HARD (F), Guillaume Fleury

"Old school meets new school - and SONATA ARCTICA is taking advantages from both worlds!"
INFERNO (FIN), Timo Isoaho 

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:
Track-by-track part I:
Track-by-track part II:

Get your copy of »Pariah’s Child« here:
Or digital: iTunes: (incl. digital booklet)
Amazon MP3:
Google Play :

Don’t miss the chance to see SONATA ARCTICA live at any of the following events:
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

Equilibrium reveals album artwork

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German Epic Metal pioneers EQUILIBRIUM will set aflame a new bonfire this summer with their fourth studio album.

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on the new creation, called “Erdentempel”.

The outcome is a very emotional and above all very personal album, that leads back to the roots of the band, without neglecting the bombast of the previous two records

The album was recorded, produced and mixed under the direction of René at Helion Studios and mastered at Finnvox-Studios.

The cover artwork was done, just like the one for the »Waldschrein« EP, by Skadi van Terror.

René states:
“Things finally get going again! The new album is done and we can hardly wait to share it with the world.

The 12 titles are already a hint that it’s an extremely varied album.

I have just listened to the album again, and I’ve never been so happy and excited after the completion of an album.

The album really includes every facet of Equilibrium. We are also very proud of the cover artwork of »Erdentempel«.

Skadi has been listening to the record most intensely, started to draw and this is the outcome. She really managed to put the content of the album into a picture!

By the way, this time there is one song with English lyrics on the album. It is for all our fans who don’t speak German.

So they can finally understand the lyircs while listening to it. The other songs are still in German, of course!"

The tracklist of „Erdentempel“:
01. Ankunft
02. Was Lange Währt
03. Waldschrein
04. Karawane

05. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
06. Freiflug
07. Heavy Chill
08. Wirtshaus Gaudi
09. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

„Erdentempel“ will be released June 06, 2014 via Nuclear Blast!

Sabaton releases new single

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On the 16th of May, Swedish Heavy Metal band SABATON will release their new
studio record called »Heroes«.

Today is the release of the first single out of »Heroes«, called »To Hell And Back«; which is available here:

Amazon MP3:
Google Play :

Enjoy the track on a lyric video here:

Don’t miss the first two album trailers, which were filmed during the band’s album presentation in Stockholm, on February 22nd. They were produced and edited by David Havlena of Spark Magazine (CZ) at the Pax studio.

Trailer #1:
Trailer #2:

»Heroes« was recorded at Abyss Studio, along with producer Peter Tägtgren (AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM and more), with whom SABATON already worked on their previous platinum album »Carolus Rex«.

Pre-order »Heroes« here:

New Anathema album in June

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ANATHEMA return in June with distant satellites, their brand new studio album.

Due to be released on 9th June via Kscope, distant satellites is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s Weather Systems, recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg.

The beautifully ethereal artwork was created by Korean new media artist Sang Jun Too and based around his ‘Distant Light’ Installation

The band released a statement on their new album:
“distant satellites is the culmination of everything Anathema been working up to so far in our musical path. It contains almost every conceivable element of the heartbeat of Anathema music that it is possible to have.

There is beauty, intensity, drama, quietude, and extra musical dimensions that the band have previously only hinted at. All built on the song writing chemistry of Daniel, John and Vincent ~ and the haunting voice of Lee Douglas.

Produced and mixed once again by our very own Christer-André Cederberg (Weather Systems, Universal) and with some songs also mixed by the unassailable Steven Wilson, It’s a special and unique release for the band.

ANATHEMA hopes the fans get as much joy from listening to and feeling the music as we did in creating it.”

Ahead of their appearance at this year’s Download Festival, on Friday 13th June, ANATHEMA will be playing a series of acoustic shows

31/05 – UK, London, Islington Assembly Rooms – Celebr8 Festival (Acoustic show) Tickets
12/06 – UK, Leamington, Assembly Rooms (Acoustic show) Tickets
13/06 – UK, Download Festival (Pepsi Max Stage) Tickets
15/06 – UK, Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral (Acoustic show) Tickets
18/07 – Poland, Jarocin Festival Tickets
19/07 – Germany, Loreley, Night of the Prog Tickets
21/08 – Australia, Brisbane, Hi Fi Bar Tickets
22/08 – Australia, Sydney, MetroTheatre Tickets
23/08 – Australia, Melbourne, Corner Hotel Tickets
16/10 – France, Paris, Bataclan Tickets

More dates to be announced

Edguy releases new single

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On April 18th the new EDGUY album »Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown« will be released (UK April 21st, North America April 29th).

Get the first track of the new album now! »Love Tyger« is available as download single in all digital online music stores such as Amazon, iTunes etc NOW!

Amazon MP3:
Google Play :

EDGUY have been also confirmed to perform »Love Tyger« during the walk-in of world champion Arthur Abraham who's gonna be having a boxing fight with Nikola Sjekloca at the Velodrom in Berlin on May 3rd. Match and performance will be broadcast live on German television, on the national channel ARD.

More about »Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown«:
"Sabre & Torch" Lyric Video:
"Defenders Of The Crown" Preview

Besides their longtime goal, reaching the world domination, EDGUY also considers approaching NASA for stage set! In September EDGUY will hit the road in support of their forthcoming album »Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown«. The tour management has just revealed that they considered approaching NASA to help realize the stage for the show. A spokesman from All Access Entertainment says: "Working with EDGUY is a pleasure, but at the same time it's a major challenge. The best is not good enough for EDGUY because they love their fans like no other band in the world. They have always been the hardest working band on the planet to give their audience the biggest bang for the buck. It's an honor to work for them. The first time we considered approaching NASA was for a keyboard, due to frictional heat caused by Tobi's fast playing - the keys literally caught fire. We were in need of special material and gear used in the world of aerospace technology. That's when we got the idea of building a life-size model of Cape Canaveral to take out on the road with us. However, it was difficult to transform, we failed - but it was worth the try. Now, we see what we can come up with for the forthcoming tour, but we're optimistic that it will blow away everything known to humankind."
Pre-order »Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown« here:

German dates presented by Metal Hammer, Rocks, Musix, Blast and
12.09.14 UK Manchester - Sound Control
13.09.14 UK Nuneaton - Queens Hall
14.09.14 UK London - Islington Academy
19.09.14 D Hamburg - Markthalle, Metal Dayz
20.09.14 S Malmö - KB
21.09.14 S Göteborg - Brewhouse
23.09.14 S Lulea - Kulturens Hus
24.09.14 FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
25.09.14 FIN Helsinki - Tavastia
27.09.14 D Bremen - Aladin
28.09.14 D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
30.09.14 D München - Backstage
02.10.14 D Bamberg - Brose Arena
03.10.14 D Filderstadt - Filharmonie
04.10.14 D Kaufbeuren - All Kart Halle
06.10.14 I Rom - Orion
07.10.14 I Milan - Live Club
09.10.14 D Saarbrücken - Garage
10.10.14 D Fulda - Wartenberg Oval
11.10.14 D Langen - Stadthalle
13.10.14 CH Pratteln - Z7
14.10.14 F Lyon - Transbordeur
15.10.14 F Paris - Trabendo
17.10.14 ES Madrid - Penélope
18.10.14 ES Bilbao - Santana 27
19.10.14 ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
21.10.14 D Köln - Live Music Hall

Lost Society: Track-by-track, Part 4

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LOST SOCIETY, one of the most promising Finnish newcomer bands of our times, presents the fourth part of their hilarious track-by-track video series.

In this episode, Samy, Arttu, Mirko and Ossi provide you with background information on these tracks:
06. Snowroad Blowout
07. Tyrant Takeover

Watch it here:

The first part can be seen here:
And the second one here:
And part three here:

The band also released the first song of their upcoming new album “Terror Hungry”.

Check out “Lethal Pleasure” here:

Mastermind Samy states:
“Lethal Pleasure” was one of the first songs we wrote for the new album and it has very traditional speed metal feel to it with some killer shred solos and some groove!

The song is one of the less dark themed songs on the album, it just makes you wanna scream and fuckin’ bang your head! The song is basically about what we’re doing, thrashing out is our lethal pleasure!! Enjoy this killer tune everybody! Lost Society is back: faster and louder than ever!!!”

Check out the Nuclear Blast fan interview with the guys:
Part I:
Part II:

The new album “TERROR HUNGRY” is set to be released April 4th and the four newbies have set their own standards even higher. Produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at the renowned Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the Finns shred their way through the new record with the energy and speed of an out-of-control freight train, rolling downhill on the way to Thrash-Olymp.

The tracklist of »Terror Hungry« reads as follows:
01. Spurgatory
02. Game Over
03. Attaxic
04. Lethal Pleasure
05. Terror Hungry
06. Snowroad Blowout
07. Tyrant Takeover
08. Overdosed Brain
09. Thrashed Reality
10. F.F.E.
11. Brewtal Awakening
12. Mosh It Up
13. Wasted After Midnight

14. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll

“Terror Hungry” will be released April 04, 2014!

U.D.O. releasing live album

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Russia has a special meaning for Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O.. They were one of the very first international artists to tour the huge country of Russia - and their fans are still very thankful until this day. So recording a LIVE DVD to highlight the “Steelhammer” tour was an opportunity the band didn’t want to miss. It is the first LIVE release of U.D.O.’s new line-up (with Russian band member) which easily convinced fans and critics alike on recent festivals and headlining gigs.

The band comes up with an exceptional setlist, incl. many classics that haven’t been played for a long time, fan favorites and tracks from the recent success album “Steelhammer”. U.D.O. once again prove why they are hailed as one of the best European live bands. “Steelhammer - Live From Moscow” will be available as DVD/2-CD, Bluray/2-CD and triple-Vinyl in Russian national colors (tricolor).
Disc 1:
1 Intro
2 Steelhammer
3 King of Mean
4 Future Land
5 Cry of a Nation
6 Trip to Nowhere
7 They Want War
8 Never Cross My Way
9 Stranger
10 Stay True
11 In the Darkness
12 Azrael

Disc 2:
1 No Limits
2 Mean Machine
3 Burning Heat
4 Metal Machine
5 Devil's Bite
6 Go Back to Hell
7 Timebomb
8 Holy
9 Metal Heart

1 Intro
2 Steelhammer
3 King of Mean
4 Future Land
5 Cry of a Nation
6 Trip to Nowhere
7 They Want War
8 Never Cross My Way
9 Stranger
10 Stay True
11 In the Darkness
12 Azrael
13 No Limits
14 Mean Machine
15 Burning Heat
16 Metal Machine
17 Devil's Bite
18 Go Back to Hell
19 Timebomb
20 Holy
21 Metal Heart

Bonus Content:
Behind The Scenes
Russia Travel Documentation
Trainride in Russia

New Scamp album June 10th

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Danish groove metallers Scamp are going to release their long-waited new album 'The Deadcalm' on Scarlet Records
The angry boys from Aarhus are back with brutal sounds that will entice, envelope and enlighten you with grooves that hit as hard as a dockside drunk hits a bottle of bourbon! 
Since their critically acclaimed debut album, 'Mirror Faced Mentality' that won them "Debut Album of the Year" at the Danish Metal Music Awards, Scamp has won over crowds at Roskilde Festival, Spot Festival and in support of greats like Meshuggah, Korn and Machine Head with their genre-bending riffworks and curb-stomping bottom growl. With new frontman Michael Bøgballe, formerly of Mnemic, Scamp hits high and low with unnerving control and uncontained vocal fury. 
'The Deadcalm' puts the laughter back in slaughter with devilishly brutal voice and grooves that cure veganism, and along with the band's trademark rhythmic virtuosity and haunting melodies, the result is a plethora of delicious metal-juice sprayed across your face! 
'The Deadcalm' has been produced by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Sick Of It All) and will hit the stores on June 10th, 2014
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Whyzdom premiere new video clip

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French Symphonic metallers Whyzdom have released a new music video for the song 'Dancing With Lucifer', taken from their latest album 'Blind?'. This special version of the song features the band's new front woman Marie Rouyer, who joined Whyzdom a few months after the album release, and who has been touring with them through Europe since early 2013. With her wide range, her flawless technical abilities (from rock to lyrical and even extreme vocals), as well as her theatrical presence, she gives a new edge to Whyzdom music. The video, inspired by Goethe's Faust character, was shot with the assistance of Les Créations Vultus and X-Nihilo Design (France).    
Watch the video here:

The band, known for their own signature approach to Symphonic Metal, which features intricate orchestral parts (including all the subtleties of strings, winds, brass, classical percussions, piano, harp etc.) and a real choir with the power of Heavy Metal, released 'Blind?' in 2012 and they are currently putting finishing touches on a new album to be announced soon.

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Azrath-11: video from drummer

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The videoclip of Italian talented drummer Jonathan "A.D.D." Garofoli (Azrath-11, Lost Soul, Naer Mataron, Absentia Lunae, Handful of Hate, Infernal Angels, Fearbringer (live), Elodea) performing a version of Nile's song 'The Blessed Dead' contained in "In their Darkened Shrines" (2002, Relapse Records) can be seen below.

Jonathan: 'I wanted to shoot a video with a transcription of all rolls, fills and sentences written originally by the drummer Tony Laureno, performer on the album "In their Darkened Shrines' from Nile. This video required me almost 3 months of hard working (transcription, practice, shooting, editin­g and fixing)... there's some small detail not perfect, but I can clearely say that I wanted to play exactly the same Laurano's parts'.


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Pavic premiere new video clip

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Scorpion Child kicks off tour

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Austin, Texas based classic rock sensation SCORPION CHILD kick off their Euroepan tour tonight in Brussels.

Commented singer extraordinaire, Aryn Jonathan Black: "There is nothing better than opening your eyes in London and knowing that you will soon hit the road together with HORISONT and JACKSON FIREBIRD!"

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28.03.2014 BE – Brussels, AB Club
29.03.2014 DE – München, Droptune Festival
30.03.2014 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
31.03.2014 CH – Pratteln, Z7
01.04.2014 IT – Milano, Lo Fi Club
02.04.2014 IT – Bologna, Freakout Club
03.04.2014 AT – Innsbruck, Weekender
04.04.2014 DE – Esslingen, Komma
05.04.2014 AT – Wolfsberg, JUZ
06.04.2014 DE – Lichtenfels, Paunchy Cats
08.04.2014 AT – Wien, Arena 3 Raum
09.04.2014 DE – Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
10.04.2014 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
11.04.2014 DE – Siegen, Vortex
12.04.2014 NL – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
13.04.2014 DE – Rheine, Hypothalamus
14.04.2014 DE – Hamburg, Logo
15.04.2014 DK – Copenhagen, Beta
16.04.2014 DE – Berlin, Comet
17.04.2014 DE – Dresden, Scheune (without Jackson Firebird)
18.04.2014 CH – Uster, Rockcity (without Jackson Firebird)
19.04.2014 DE – Essen, Turock (without Jackson Firebird)

Tombs reveals album artwork

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Brooklyn, New York's TOMBS' have confirmed Savage Gold as the title of the band's third album on Relapse Records. The album is set for a June 10th release (North America), June 9th (UK/Europe/World), and June 6th (Germany/Benelux/Finland) and today the artwork and track listing have been revealed. The stunning artwork was created by renowned tattooist Thomas Hooper who has created the band's previous album covers.

Savage Gold focuses the awesome strength of TOMBS' previous works into one brilliantly dark post-punk and extreme black-metal masterpiece. Recorded and produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore), Savage Gold both expands upon the moody post-punk foundations that TOMBS' prior albums explored while also bringing out the band's most traditionally metal moments yet. Once every few years a record comes along that sets a new benchmark for what can be done in heavy music. This is that moment and this is that record.

Savage Gold Track Listing:
01. Thanatos
02. Portraits
03. Seance
04. Echoes
05. Deathtripper
06. Edge of Darkness
07. Ashes
08. Legacy
09. Severed Lives
10. Spiral

Savage Gold is one the most anticipated underground metal album of 2014 as stated by Decibel Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Noisecreep and numerous other outlets. The band's sophomore LP Path Of Totality unanimously topped 2011 end of the year metal lists (everyone from Decibel to Pitchfork to NPR, and more, dubbed it their top album of that year).

Formed in 2007 by singer / guitarist Mike Hill (Anodyne, Versoma) in Brooklyn, NY, TOMBS blends a wide array of influences including Black Metal and dark industrial music. The band went through a number of line-up changes with Hill the only remaining original member. Former members included Domenic Seita (Storm of Light) and Carson Daniel James. The band's prior Relapse output included a self-titled EP and a split 12-inch with like-minded, Germanic darkness weavers Planks. Both records were release on Hill's now-defunct label Black Box Recordings. The band's first two Relapse releases, 2009's Winter Hours and 2011's Path of Totality both received massive reception from the press with the latter being featured prominently on many critic's year end metal lists including Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR and MetalSucks. The crowning achievement was securing the 2011 album of the year for Decibel Magazine. In addition to their critically acclaimed releases, TOMBS has become known for their captivating live performances and have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe with bands ranging from Isis, Pelican, Wolves in the Throne Room, The Secret and Kylesa.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Introducing: Saintseneca

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Appalachian strum meets post punk stomp, complete with ghostly harmonies and anthemic melodies, in the music of new ANTI- Records signing Saintseneca.  Anchored by front man Zac Little’s soulful bray and introspective poetics, Saintseneca’s debut, Dark Arc will be available on March 31st. In the meantime you can hear the album in its entirety on NPR’s First Listen

It’s been an exciting year for Columbus, Ohio’s Saintseneca, with non-stop touring in the US and a triumphant run of SXSW gigs. Critics are already chiming in. Rolling Stone called the new album “a gem”; the Kansas City Star called their music “keenly intelligent and rapturously beautiful”; while in a recent show review, Time Out Chicago praised the band’s “distinctive voice that stands out amid the hordes of indie folk bands in existence.”


Below posts new song

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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 now releasing the 2nd single off that album, "Mare Of The Night", exclusively through the website of Rock Hard Germany. Click HERE to check out the song!

Make sure to stream the 1st single "Portal" 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 comments on "Mare Of The Night": "An ultra-heavy song about a mythological creature who enter your dreams. Starting out slow and ending in a furious onslaught."

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

Statement by Asymmetry Festival’s organizer

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Statement by Asymmetry Festival’s organizer

We are deeply sorry to announce that we have to cancel this year's edition of Asymmetry Festival. 

We were unable to gather enough financial support which makes it impossible to run the festival at the scope and the standards that it was planned.
We hope there is a great future for the festival in next years' editions

Robert Chmielewski
Director of Asymmetry Festival

Vader posts album teaser

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Polish Death Metal legends VADER have released a teaser for their upcoming album "TIBI ET IGNI"!

The clip includes 50 seconds of the opening track “Go To Hell”.

Check It out here:

The tracklist of "TIBI ET IGNI":
01. Go To Hell
02. Where Angels Weep
03. Armada On Fire
04. Triumph Of Death
05. Hexenkessel
06. Abandon All Hope
07. Worms Of Eden
08. The Eye Of The Abyss
09. Light Reaper
10. The End

Digipak Bonus:
11. Necropolis
12. Des Satans Neue Kleider

Bonus 7“ Vinyl Version:
Side A: 01. Necropolis
Side B: 01. Przeklêty Na Wieki (Cursed Eternally)

Artwork was handled this time by a true legend of visuals, Joe Petagno (MOTÖRHEAD ect.)

“TIBI ET IGNI” will be available as standard Jewelcase-CD, Digipak (with 2 bonus tracks), as colored vinyl with a bonus “7 EP (incl. 2 bonus tracks), and exclusively at Nuclear Blast Mailorder as limited Digipak-Edition with a signed VADER-Tourbook.

Pre-order here:

VADER announced to release a special 7“ single off their upcoming album “TIBI ET IGNI”.

The 7” single is titled “Go To Hell” and includes following songs:
Side A: “Where Angels Weep”
Side B: “Triumph Of Death”

The song “Where Angels Weep” will also be available digitally.
The vinyl and the digitally version will be released on April 18th via Nuclear Blast.
You can pre-order the single (red, white and black vinyl) here:

Digital pre-order coming soon!

The new album will be released on May 30, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. 

New Goatwhore album in July

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GOATWHORE's new album, "Constricting Rage of the Merciless," is scheduled for release in Europe on July 4th.

"Constricting Rage of the Merciless" was recorded with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. This is GOATWHORE's fourth studio outing with Rutan at the helm, and to achieve an even more dark and powerful tone on this album, all drums, bass, and rhythm guitars were tracked to 2-inch tape! Fans will hear new music within the next few weeks at

Erik Rutan commented on the recording sessions: "Working with Goatwhore again for our 4th album together was amazing! It is through our experience and established trust and bond in the studio that allowed us to push each other to the limits, only to achieve the best performances and tones we could. This album came out so dynamic and huge, partly due to the fact that we recorded drums, bass, and main rhythm guitars to analog tape. Goatwhore has a massive sound and we all felt recording to analog would be the best way to capture it, giving it a very unique quality and feel, built off of integrity and vibe. This is our finest moment working together and the guys did an incredible job creating and performing all the songs on this record. Goatwhore fans be prepared!"

"Constricting Rage of the Merciless" track listing:
01. Poisonous Existence In Reawakening
02. Unraveling Paradise
03. Baring Teeth For Revolt
04. Reanimated Sacrifice
05. Heaven's Crumbling Walls Of Pity
06. Cold Earth Consumed In Dying Flesh
07. FBS
08. Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed
09. Schadenfreude
10. Externalize This Hidden Savagery

In other news, GOATWHORE's "A Haunting Curse" and "Carving Out the Eyes of God" are being pressed on vinyl for the first time ever! "A Haunting Curse" has been printed in a triple gatefold vinyl (250x 180g black vinyl, 150x "beer" colored vinyl P5, 100x "beer" / dark brown splattered vinyl). "Carving Out the Eyes of God" is in a gatefold sleeve (250x 180g black vinyl, 150x silver vinyl P19, 100x clear / black splattered vinyl). Both are available for pre-order at and at and will be released tomorrow!

Metal Blade signs Visigoth

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Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Salt Lake City natives VISIGOTH! The traditional metal act has been blazing a path through the metal underground since their inception in 2010. The release of their "Vengeance" demo in 2010, and the "Final Spell" EP in 2012 earned the band praise from throughout the underground scene in North America and Europe. The band has entered Boar's Nest Studios to record their full-length debut with Andy Patterson. New album news will be made available soon, and until then, fans can see VISIGOTH live at select shows in April, May and June. Confirmed shows are on

When the gods called for metal traditional and true, VISIGOTH answered. The year was 2010, and Jake Rogers allied his bardic magic with Lee Campana's six-string sorcery to forge a tribute to the old sound of heavy metal. Thus the demo "Vengeance" was born.

Its completion sent tremors throughout the salted wastes of the Salt Lake City underground, attracting the attention of powerful musical forces. Jamison Palmer slung his mighty axe over one shoulder and trudged his way through the ice and snow of this inhospitable realm, lending his soul-rending riffcraft to the legion. He was soon joined by the mystical bass groove thaumaturgies of Matt Brotherton and the unrelenting storm-throned siege of Mikey Treseder's furious drumming. Together, they became known as VISIGOTH.

As a constellation they traveled throughout the Salt Lake valley, determined to liberate their allies from the enemies of true metal. All who heard their mighty riffs, scorching leads, and infectious choruses joined the Iron Brotherhood, becoming acolytes of all things heavy. After many hard-fought battles, the band came together to record the "Final Spell" EP in 2012, sealing the pact between them with rites ancient and sorcerous.

VISIGOTH plays heavy metal that hearkens back to the golden age of ironclad riffwork and powerful vocals. They pay tribute to the titans of steel that left their mark on the history of the genre, and their earth-shaking sound echoes with a deep reverence for their roots. VISIGOTH goes above and beyond mere imitation, making their own musical mark on the genre they lovingly embrace. In VISIGOTH's realm, there are no frills, no gimmicks; there is only heavy metal.

Cadaveric Crematorium premiere new video

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"They’re Back", the new videoclip from italian grinders Cadaveric Crematorium, can be seen below. The song comes off the latest band studio album, "One of Them", which was released in 2012 by The Spew Records (a sub label of Punishment 18 Records). The video was shot during the 'Zombie Walk' meeting held in Brescia and during the rehearsals.


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New Warmblood album in the making

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Italian deathsters Warmblood has announced the release of a brand new album, the third of their career, the second under Punishment 18 Records after "Timor Mortis" release in 2010. New information will follow soon.

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Fake Idols posts new song

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Italy's hottest new heavy metal export FAKE IDOLS have revealed the brand new track "My Hero" feat. Mia Coldheart of CRUCIFIED BARBARA off their forthcoming selftitled album debut.


FAKE IDOLS seftitled is set to be released at those dates
April 25 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, digital world wide
April 28 - Italy, UK, rest of Europe
April 29 - North America

This Italian band is driven by love and dedication for catchy songs in between hardrock and metal. Emerged from the ruins of three bands, FAKE IDOLS want to keep alive the heavy sound of their teenager days. The experience with previous groups RAINTIME, SLOWMOTION APOCALYPSE and JAR OF BONES pays off. The quintet's selftitled debut album consists of twelve hymns which are based on great songwriting with focus on killer riffs and intoxicating hooklines. With their songs FAKE IDOLS create a harmonious bridge between traditional hardrock and modern-styled metal. And all of them are showcasing the consequent rock attitude of this Italian band.

There is no hidden agenda or unnecessary complexity. FAKE IDOLS belief in their unerring songwriting abilities and the quality of their dynamic and catchy tracks. And they are absolutely right! The selected cover-song on the debut album can be interpreted programmatically: "My Favourite Game" (The Cardigans). FAKE IDOLS are celebrating their favourite rock'n'metal sound and are supported by CRUCIFIED BARBARA's singer Mia Coldheart as special guest.

Loudblast on new album

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Sometimes regarded as GOJIRA's godfathers and also leaders of the French death metal scene LOUDBLAST are back with their brand new album 'Burial ground' to be issued on Listenable on April 28 in Europe and June 10th in North America

Here's a short film made by METAL XS/ HARD FORCE TV in France where band leader Stéphane Buriez talks about the band's goals and achievement with the new album . 'Burial ground' shows a musical departure from a more conventional death metal to a much darker and sinister approach.

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