Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Russian Death Metal Combo GRACE DISGRACED Release New Album

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29 April 2014 is the official release date of a new album of Moscow female-fronted death metal band GRACE DISGRACED. The album is called "The Primal Cause: Womanumental"! The CD was released on a legendary Russian underground label MORE HATE PRODUCTIONS.

The artwork for the release was executed by a New Zealand artist Nick Keller! He created illustrations for each track, which will let you perceive the blades and the edges of this cold, enthralling concept for the band’s musical and poetical creation!
The album’s presentation will take place in Moscow club “Little Rock” on 7 June 2014.
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Blues Pills reveals album details

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Up and coming multicultural blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced details for the band's forthcoming self-titled debut album.

Produced by renowned Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD), »Blues Pills« is set to be released July 25, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The cover art was created by legendary artist Marijke Koger-Dunham .

Commented the band: „The artwork is by the incredible artist Marijke Koger-Dunham. She painted it sometime in the late 60ies, and because we were looking for some 60ies inspired artwork, we thought “what could be better?” For us, it is a representation of the balance of life, as shown in all the symbolism of natural dualities such as darkness and light, sun and moon, life and death, etc. It shows how opposite forces are interconnected and compliment each other to form a whole. Besides that, it just looks absolutely amazing!“

The band will be playing the following open air events this summer:

29.05.2014 DE Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind
30.05.2014 DE Freak Valley Festival, Netphen-Deutz
31.05.2014 CZ Metalfest, Plzen
06.06.2014 SE Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg
08.06.2014 DE Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen
21.06.2014 DE Metalfest Loreley, St. Goarshausen
22.06.2014 FR Hellfest, Clisson
27.06.2014 NO Steinkjerfestivalen, Steinkjer
04.07.2014 NO Skanevik Blues Festival, Skanevik
12.07.2014 AT Lovely Days Festival, Wiesen
17.07.2014 LT Devilstone Festival, Vilnius
24.07.2014 CH Blue Balls Festival, Luzern
26.07.2014 DE Wilwerath Rock City, Wilwerath
31.07.2014 DE Burg Herzberg Festival, Breitenbach am Herzberg
01.08.2014 DE Krach am Bach, Beelen
02.08.2014 DE Labertal Festival, Schierling
09.08.2014 SE Getaway Rock Festival, Gävle
14.08.2014 DE Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl
16.08.2014 PT Sonic Blast, Moledo Do Minho
22.08.2014 CH Open Air Gränichen, Gränichen

More to be announced soon!

Suicide Silence reveals album details

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SUICIDE SILENCE will release »You Can’t Stop Me«, their first album to feature new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-ALL SHALL PERISH) and their first since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker, on July 11 (Europe), July 14 (UK) and July 15, 2014 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

»You Can’t Stop Me« was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, WARBRINGER) and features artwork by Tim Minarzik of Throne Media & Design. The album also includes some special guest appearances by Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE). The special edition of »You Can't Stop Me« will include no less than two bonus tracks as well as an extensive bonus dvd (approx. running time 135 min.) containing exclusive studio and touring footage.

Guitarist Mark Heylmun recently explained: “Mitch left behind a set of lyrics with the title »You Can't Stop Me«. This gave us chills to say the least and we knew we had the title and title track. This filled us with inspiration for writing sessions to empower us and empower you, the supporters of SUICIDE SILENCE. We as a band (and Steve Evetts) worked tirelessly on this record and I'm not gonna say we can't wait for you to hear it. I'm gonna tell you that you have to hear it. You have to sit and listen from start to finish. I'm not gonna tell you this is our best record we've ever done. I'm gonna tell you this is the record we care more about than any record we've ever done. This is a record that we fought, bled, sweated, and fucking cried over.” 

»You Can’t Stop Me« standard jewelcase track list:

01. M.A.L.
02. Inherit The Crown
03. Cease To Exist
04. Sacred Words
05. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
06. Warrior
07. You Can't Stop Me
08. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
09. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros

»You Can’t Stop Me« special edition track list:
01. M.A.L.
02. Inherit The Crown
03. Cease To Exist
04. Sacred Words
05. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
06. Warrior
07. You Can't Stop Me
08. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
09. We Have All Had Enough
10. Ending Is The Beginning
11. Don't Die
12. Ouroboros
Bonus Tracks:

13. Blue Haze
14. Last Breath (HATEBREED cover)
+ Bonus DVD (featuring studio & touring footage)

»You Can’t Stop Me« vinyl track list:
Side One:
1. M.A.L.
2. Inherit The Crown
3. Cease To Exist
4. Sacred Words
5. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)
6. Warrior

Side Two:
1. You Can't Stop Me
2. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)
3. We Have All Had Enough
4. Ending Is The Beginning
5. Don't Die
6. Ouroboros

Vocalist Eddie Hermida most recently made his official live debut with the band, during this year’s installment of the Soundwave Festival in Australia. An interview with the band right before their first show of that tour can be viewed here. 

Nuclear Blast Entertainment is a division of Nuclear Blast Records formed by Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner A&R chief, Monte Conner.

SUICIDE SILENCE's latest album, »The Black Crown«, sold nearly 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 28 on The Billboard 200 chart.


Eddie Hermida – Vocals

Chris Garza – Guitar

Mark Heylmun – Guitar

Alex Lopez – Drums

Dan Kenny – Bass

Sonic Syndicate posts in-studio video

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Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have posted a first in studio video trailer for the band's upcoming fifth studio album:

The album will be self-titled and is set to be released July 4, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson: "We decided to go with this one as a “Self-Titled” release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we’ve got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy. The cover art is a definite representation of that. In the background, a battle-torn city laid to waste, four figures emerging together with only each other to depend on in an environment so harsh, only those with a tough heart, body and soul can survive. The tone throughout this album is definitely darker, and as my Swedish family would say “With a red-line running in the middle” so we put this into the colour-scheme. We could not be more proud of this album, and we thank our fans for the support, it's because of them that we’re here. This album is for you.”

»Sonic Syndicate« will also feature a guest appearance by SOILWORK's gifted vocalist Björn „Speed“ Strid on the track 'Before You Finally Break'. 

Commented singer Nathan James Biggs: „I'm honored to call Speed a friend. I've been a big SOILWORK fan for years. Those guys were a massive hand in crafting that trademark Swedish sound so it made perfect sense to ask Speed when we knew we wanted to do a song with guest vocals. Performance wise I think we have similar styles and execution, but at the same time we both have our own thing going on so the voices compliment each other to great effect. My idea was also to have a real battle between our vocals. I hate it when you have these "featuring" songs and the guest just pops up for a chorus and then does backing vocals for a while in the verse or something. This is a real fight between us for the mic and I'm sure people are gonna appreciate that.“

The album will include a total of 11 tracks while the limited edition digipak will feature no less than 3 bonus tracks on top.

»Sonic Syndicate« tracklist:

01. Day Of The Dead

02. Black Hole Halo

03. Long Road Home

04. My Revenge

05. Before You Finally Break (feat. Speed/SOILWORK)

06. Catching Fire

07. Unbreakable

08. It Takes Me

09. See What I See

10. So Addicted

11. The Flame That Changed The World


12. Diabolical Work Of Art

13. What We Shared

14. Another Soldier Down

»Sonic Syndicate« marks the band's first release in four years after taking a break after touring the world in support of 2010's critically acclaimed »We Rule The Night«. 

Expect a new song to be released and tourdates to be announced soon!

Untimely Demise touring with Massacre

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Untimely Demise are going to be touring Europe this May with Florida death metal legends Massacre. This is by far the biggest opportunity that the band has had in years and it' going to show everybody its talent on stage!

'We are honoured to join our friends Terry Butler, Rick Rozz, Ed Webb and Mikey Mazzonetto on the road for epic shows in England (including Kin Killfest in Leeds), Germany and Belgium. Can't wait to take the Untimely Demise sound across the pond and thrash til death with a band that we have the greatest respect for. This could not have happened without the help of Eric Grief, all of the Massacre camp and RTN-Europe. See you in May!'

Massacre tour:
04.05.14 UK - Leeds, Kin Kill Fest
05.05.14 UK - London, Barfly
06.05.14 DE - Oberhausen, Resonanzwerk
07.05.14 DE - Aalen, Rock It
08.05.14 DE - Hamburg, Bambi Galore
09.05.14 DE - Dresden, Scheune
10.05.14 DE - Siegen, Vortex
11.05.14 BE - Brussels, Magasin 4 (w/ Pestilence)
20.06.14 Brandon, MB w/Havok, Wretched & Grand Master
21.06.14 Winnipeg, MB w/Havok, Wretched & Dissolution

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Chronosphere completes work on album

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Greek thrash metallers Chronosphere has just finished to produce their new second studio album "Embracing Oblivion", a concept album about how this world tends to self-destruct due to humanity. 

The new full-length, that will feature the participation of guitarist Josh Christian (Toxik) as guest solo on the song 'Herald the Uprising, was recorded and mixed by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, etc.) at Esoteron Studios and was mastered by Fredrik Nordström at Fredman Studios (Dark Tranquillity, Opeth, Old Man's Child, Evergrey, etc.). 

The CD will be released by Punishment 18 Records.

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Scarlet Records signs Game Over

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Thrash metallers Game Over have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their new album ‘Burst Into The Quiet’, following the critically acclaimed debut ‘For Humanity’. 

Inspired by the classic Bay Area thrash metal scene, Game Over mix those influences with modern sounds and a very distinctive personality, which the new album displays in full force. 

These 9 brand-new tracks are made of sharp riffs, groovy rhytms and super-fast guitar solos, with lyrics ranging from the horror imaginary of the Eighties b-movies to social commentary and introspective thoughts.

 ‘Burst Into The Quiet’ has been produced, mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM) at Domination Studios and features a beautiful cover by Mario Lopez. 

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Madball posts in-studio video

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NYHC legends MADBALL have posted an in studio video for the band's upcoming album, »Hardcore Lives«:

Check out the official lyric video for 'DNA' here:

»Hardcore Lives« is set to be released on June 27, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and was tracked & engineered by famed UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi and mixed & mastered by long time collaborator Zeuss (HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, SOULFLY, TERROR, WHITECHAPEL...).

Official promo photos were taken by LAMB OF GOD's very own Randall D. Blythe.

Iconic frontman, Freddy Cricien, explains the album title as follows: „I shouted "Hardcore Lives" on MADBALL's first release, »Ball Of Destruction« - I was twelve then. It wasn't pre planned or written down... it was an ad-lib that I just threw out there and we kept it! Back then there was no choice really, not the way we were recording - two track live at Don Fury's... NYHC style! I feel the sentiment behind the expression still holds true today, maybe even more so. Hence the reason we finally chose to use it as a title. Sure, it's about waving the flag for our genre/culture, etc. - I've always felt that "we as a scene" had to scream just a lil louder... to be heard! That said, »Hardcore Lives« at least to us, is not just about a cool "catchphrase" - it's about that rebellious spirit that doesn't give in... In life, music, whatever. It's about growing, evolving, and maintaining your integrity in the process. It's about family, overcoming adversity, and respect. All the things that matter inside and outside of the music realm. It's for everyone and anyone with an open mind and heart.“

»Hardcore Lives« will be available as limited edition digipak and on black vinyl, both including two additional bonus tracks: 'The Beast' which also appeared on 2012's EP »Rebellion« and 'Spit On Your Grave' from 1994's landmark release »Set It Off« - both tracks have been exclusively re-recorded for the inclusion on »Hardcore Lives«. 

Pre-order »Hardcore Lives« at this location: 

The album will also include guest appearances by some of hardcore's most notable singers: Scott Vogel (TERROR), Toby Morse (H20) and Candace Puopolo (formerly Kucsulain, WALLS OF JERICHO). 

»Hardcore Lives« Tracklist:

01. Intro

Hardcore Lives

03. The Balance

04. Doc Marten Stomp

05. DNA

06. True School feat. Scott Vogel / TERROR

07. The Here And Now

08. Nothing To Me

09. My Armor feat. Toby Morse / H20

10. Beacon Of Light

11. Born Strong feat. Candace Puopolo / WALLS OF JERICHO

12. Spirit

13. Mi Palabra

14. NBNC

15. For The Judged


16. The Beast

17. Spit On Your Grave 2014

MADBALL are currently touring with the 5th installment of the band's renowned Rebellion tour – together with label mates BIOHAZARD and others:



30.04. D Magdeburg – Factory

01.05. D Essen – Weststadthalle

02.05. ES Villarrobledo - Vinarock Festival 

03.05. ES Terrasa - Faktoria D'Arts 

25.07. D Bausendorf - Riez Open Air 

26.07. D Lindau - Umsonst & Draußen 

30.07. D Pfarrkirchen - Bogaloo 

31.07. CZ Moravska Trebova - Pod Parou 

03.08. F Albi - Xtreme Fest 

06.08. D Marburg - KFZ + SUBZERO

07.08. D Chemnitz - Rock im Betonwerk 

09.08. UK Blackpool - Rebellion Festival 

10.08. UK Derbyshire - Bloodstock Open Air 

14.08. UK Nuneaton - Queens Hall 

15.08. UK London - Underworld 

16.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summerbreeze Open Air

Tankard posts new song

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Frankfurt drunkards have just released the first track off their upcoming new record „R.I.B.“ called „Fooled By Your Guts“.

The song is available here:

Typical for TANKAD is also the truth story behind the song, like Mastermind Gerre told us:

“A man has been suffering from sudden symptoms of drunkenness. For a long time he has been accused of alcoholism, but then his strange and rare disease was discovered by medics. The man suffers from the so-called self-brewery-syndrome. A form of yeast inside his stomach is feeding on sugar and not only produces carbon dioxide, but also alcohol. A true story, calling for Tankard to use for their lyrics!

A real thrasher that will be given the second official video of the new album!”

„Fooled By Your Guts“ will also be available as a digital single as well as a vinyl split-single with a brand new DESTRUCTION song.

Further info will follow soon…

Check also the official “R.I.B.” album trailer:

The “R.I.B.” track listing:
01. War Cry
02. Fooled By Your Guts
03. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
04. Riders Of The Doom
05. Hope Can’t Die
06. No One Hit Wonder
07. Breakfast for Champions
08. Enemy Of Order
09. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So

Taking inspiration from the motto “never change a winning team”, the guys did the recording again with producer Michael Mainx (BÖHSE ONKELZ, DER W, D-A-D, DISBELIEF), who also produced the last two albums.

Check out the R.I.B. studio trailer:
Part I:
Part II:
Part III:
Part IV:

Don’t miss TANKARD live:
02.05. D Cham - LA
03.05. AT Dornbirn - Schlachthaus
04.05. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
24.05. USA Baltimore - Maryland Death Fest
07.06. CRO Zadar - Underwall-Festival
21.06. D Lorely - Metalfest
28.06. FIN Helsinki - Tuska- Festival
10.07. AUS Brisbane - The Crowbar
11.07. AUS Sydney - The Hi-Fi
12.07. AUS Melbourne - The Hi-Fi
26.07. D Essen - NORD Open Air
05.09. D Katzenbach - Metallergrillen
13.09. FR Mennecy - Metal-Fest
20.09. D Hamburg - Hamburg Metal Dayz
17.10. D Weinheim - Cafe Central
18.10. D Schrecksbach - Bullblast
14.11. D Berlin - Bi Nuu
15.11. D Köln - Underground
29.11. ROM Bukarest - Dismember Metal Fest
13.12. GR Thessaloniki - Eightball Club
14.12. GR Athens - Club Kyttaro

The new album will be titled “R.I.B.” and is set to be released June 20th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-Order the album here:

To/Die/For releases new song

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TO/DIE/FOR release new song, post video clip

Are you ready for a brand new TO/DIE/FOR song?

"Dear Delirium" was recorded at MadMix Studios earlier this year, mixed by Mikko Karmila (Finnvox Studios) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers).

The official video for the song was shot by Junkyard Films.

Enjoy "Dear Delirium" in all its glory on

TO/DIE/FOR's latest album "Samsara" was released in July 2012 via Massacre Records.

TO/DIE/FOR @ Massacre Records MP3 Store:

Vanish premiere new video clip

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VANISH release “Silence” video clip

We've recently informed you, that Germany's groovy metal quintet VANISH signed with us and will release a new album called "Come To Wither" later this year.

The band has now released a brand new video clip for the new song "Silence"!

The video was shot during their gig at the RockDays 2014 in Bad Urach, Germany, on April 12, 2014 and was directed and edited by Daniel Deischl.

Watch the "Silence" video clip on

The guys are also playing a gig in Stuttgart, Germany, in June:
20.06.2014 DE Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn -

VANISH's new album "Come To Wither" is set to be released in October 24, 2014 via Massacre Records!

For I Am King posts teaser

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Hailing from Amsterdam, FOR I AM KING is a new female fronted metal band for fans of Job For A Cowboy and Whitechapel. The band is quickly making a name for itself by touring heavily and now they are gearing up for the release of their first EP, ‘Revengeance’, which will be released May 27th.

Today, the band has launched a brand new teaser video online for the EP. Check it out here:

To give you an initial taste of FOR I AM KING, follow the link below to check out a video for “The Beast Within,” the first single from ‘Revengeance’.

Massacre Records signs Reaper

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We're delighted to announce the signing of REAPER from Germany!

The journey of REAPER began back in 1984 when Peter “Onkel Eff” Fickert (drums), Andreas Maus (guitar), Robert Kölling (guitar) und Matthias “Mäfju” Kraft (bass) decided to make music together. Within the first months, Robert Kölling was replaced by Daniel Zimmermann and singer Thomas Bennecke joined the band's ranks.

Soon after the band’s formation, the band started to release first demos as well as the debut album "Beyond All Time" in 1990 via Bellaphon. The studio albums "The Years Within" (1992 via Mausoleum) and "Gardens Of Seth" (2009 via STF Records) followed, as well as other demos and CD Compilations.

The band’s line-up changed in the following years, currently featuring Daniel Zimmermann (lead vocals, guitar), Matthias Kraft (bass, backing vocals), Benni Lodewig (guitar, backing vocals) and Jan Breede (drums).

In the past 30 years, REAPER played a lot of gigs and were part of festivals such as the Ragnarock Open Air, Power Of Metal Festival, Masters Of Cassel and Swordbrothers Festival.

REAPER's upcoming 4th full-length album "An Atheist Monument" is set to be released in late July via Massacre Records!

Daniel Zimmermann - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Matthias Kraft - Bass, Backing Vocals
Benni Lodewig - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jan Breede - Drums

Massacre @ Spotify!

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At long last! We’ve joined Spotify - feel free to follow us!


Current Releases Playlist:

We’ll constantly update our playlists and will also add new ones, so keep your eyes open!

Patria touring Brazil

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Hailing from Brazil, PATRIA is one of the most imminent Black Metal bands in South America today! The new album "Individualism" is out now and available on CD and LP at, download it on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify or WiMP.

Patria will be touring Brazil in August with Torqverem. Here are the dates for the first part of the tour and the tourposter can be found HERE.

August 1st - São Paulo/SP - Brazil
August 2nd - Belo Horizonte/MG - Brazil
August 8th - Curitiba/PR - Brazil
August 9th - Rio de Janeiro/RJ - Brazil

"We’re really excited and looking forward to this first part of our brazilian tour. We recently returned to the rehearsals and everything is sounding amazing! Be prepared for the new Patria audial darkness! We hope to see you guys on the road soon!” - Mantus

"If you like your black metal then look no further than here – Patria look set to take the black metal community by storm!" (9/10) Soundscape

"Cold shredding guitars, furious drums with partially slow
cymbals and a lead singer, who is jangling his soul out that you think at every moment it's tearing him apart." (9/10) Metal Only

"it works like hell." (5/6) Scream Magazine
"Patria continue to emerge as one of the more potent and gripping extreme metal propositions." (8,5 of 10) Ringmaster

"it can’t be denied that Patria have produced a solid black metal album" The Midlands Rocks

Two singles are out and available on all digital services.
Links to "Orphan of Emptiness": YouTube | iTunes | Spotify | WiMP.
Links to "Blood Storm Prophecy": YouTube | iTunes | Spotify | WiMP.

Follow Patria on Facebook for updates on the new album and coming tourdates!

Drakkar enters the studio

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On May the 2nd, 2014, Drakkar will enter the studio to begin recording the successor to the acclaimed comeback album “When Lightning Strikes”. Veterans Dario Beretta (guitars), Davide Dell’Orto (vocals) and Simone Cappato (bass) will be joined by newcomers Emanuele Laghi (keyboards) and Paolo Pirola (drums), plus a few special guest musicians.
According to guitarist/composer Dario Beretta, the new record, called “Run With The Wolf” and scheduled for early 2015 on My Kingdom Music, will be “a very straightforward, direct album. After a concept so complex and thought-out like "When Lightning Strikes", we thought it was the right moment to do something very immediate and energetic. There are also a couple of songs that make use of traditional Irish melodies and chord progressions, something we’ve never done before. As a life-long fan of Thin Lizzy, I’m pretty excited to be finally able to incorporate those influences in our sound”.
The record will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band, which is coming in 2015. 
“In all honesty,” said Beretta, “I never would have thought to reach such an important milestone when we were recording the first demos, back in the ’90s. To celebrate properly, we have invited some very good friends that we had the fortune to share the stage with a few times: Terence Holler (Eldritch), Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) and Mat Stancioiu (Labyrinth, Crown Of Autumn) will all make special guest appearances on the album and I can’t thank them enough for that”.
As part of the 20 years celebration, "Run With The Wolf" will also come out in a very limited special edition with 5 classic Drakkar songs newly re-recorded. Longtime Drakkar-member Corrado Solarino will be taking keyboard duties on these remakes and Gabriels (Metaphysics, Gabriels) will also make a special appearance with his orchestral version of “Galadriel’ Song”.
More details can be found at:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coronatus posts new video clip

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CORONATUS have released a brand new video clip!

"Towards Horizon" is off the band's latest album "Recreatio Carminis", which was released in late October 2013 via Massacre Records!

You can watch it here:

The clip was once again directed by Joe Lindenmann.

A few impressions from the video shoot are available here:

CORONATUS @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:

Anti-Mortem on unsigned, underrated, and famous Southern bands

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Who are members of Oklahoman hard rock quintet ANTI-MORTEM proud to call their musical kin? Click on the following link and listen to their conversation about their favorite unsigned, underrated, and famous Southern bands:

Available now, ANTI-MORTEM‘s debut album »New Southern« can be streamed in its entirety at:

Produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE), the album can be ordered via this link:

The »New Southern« track listing is:
01. Words Of Wisdom (lyric video here)
02. New Southern
03. 100% Pure American Rage (music video here)
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)

Check out more ANTI-MORTEM here:
‘100% Pure American Rage’ -
‘Stagnant Water’ –
‘Words Of Wisdom’ (lyrics) -
‘Hate Automatic’ (acoustic) -
‘Truck Stop Special’ (acoustic) -
‘John The Revelator’ (acoustic) -

Deathstars premiere new video clip

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On June 13, 2014 Swedish Industrial Rockers DEATHSTARS will release their upcoming album »The Perfect Cult« via Nuclear Blast.

The band recently shot the video for their first single 'All The Devil’s Toys', which was produced by Staca Stanimir Lukic from ICODE Team, Serbia (SOILWORK, SIRENIA and more).

You can watch the clip here:

Order 'All The Devil’s Toys' here:
Google Play :

»The Perfect Cult« was recorded in several studios, produced by guitarist/keyboardist Nightmare, along with Roberto Laghi (ENTOMBED, IN FLAMES). The mix was handled by legendary Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, WITHIN TEMPTATION), while the mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck (VOLBEAT, RAMMSTEIN).

The tracklist of »The Perfect Cult« will be as follows:
01. Explode
02. Fire Galore
03. All The Devil’s Toys
04. Ghost Reviver
05. The Perfect Cult
06. Asphalt Wings
07. Bodies
08. Temple Of The Insects
09. Track, Crush & Prevail
10. Noise Cuts

German LEGACY Magazine stated, that »The Perfect Cult« is “maybe the best DEATHSTARS album ever; featuring ten glamorous hymns, that want to be discovered!”

Don’t miss the chance to see DEATHSTARS live on their “Claws Through Europe Tour” 2014:
20.09. RUS Saint Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya Club
21.09. RUS Moscow - Volta
25.09. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
26.09. FIN Helsinki - Tavastia
27.09. FIN Tampere - Klubi
02.10. DK Copenhagen - Vega
03.10. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
04.10. S Stockholm - Debaser Strand
15.10. D Hamburg - Logo
16.10. D Berlin - Magnet
17.10. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
18.10. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
19.10. CZ Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
20.10. HU Budapest - A38
21.10. P Krakow - Fabryka
22.10. AT Vienna - Szene
24.10. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
25.10. I Romagnano Sesia - R'N'R Arena
26.10. D Munich - Backstage
28.10. D Stuttgart - Universum
29.10. F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
30.10. CH Pratteln - Z7 KONZERTFABRIK
31.10. F Paris - Divan du Monde
01.11. BE Vosselaar - Biebob
02.11. UK Bristol - Thekla
03.11. UK Manchester - Manchester Academy 3
04.11. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
05.11. UK Newcastle Upon Tyne - O2 Academy 2 Newcastle
06.11. UK Wolverhampton - The Slade Rooms
07.11. UK London - The Garage
08.11. NL Utrecht - De Helling
09.11. D Cologne - Underground

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Haken announces new bass player

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Fresh off of an extremely successful European tour, London-based progressive metallers HAKEN can confirm that bass player Conner Green will now join the band as a full-time member. He had this to say:

‘Touring with one of my favorite bands was an absolute dream come true. Each aspect of touring with Haken, whether it be performing on stage, chatting with friends and fans, or traveling in close quarters with some of the most brilliant, yet humble, musicians was more than I could ever ask for.

I couldn't be more excited to join Haken as a full-time member. I look forward to experiencing the creative process of the next album, spending time with my new band mates, and meeting new people in new cities on upcoming tours. Never underestimate the power of YouTube!’

The band also just announced a run of UK & Irish dates with label-mates Leprous & Maschine for later this year, as well as further dates for Europe. 

Those can be found below:

28th August 2014 - Colossal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
29th August 2014 - Maschinenhaus - Berlin, Germany
30th August 2014 - Ino-Rock Festival - Inowrocław, Poland
31st August 2014 - Logo - Hamburg, Germany

Haken, Leprous & Maschine:
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23rd October, 2014 – London, The Garage
24th October, 2014 – Leamington Spa, Assembly
26th October, 2014 – Bristol, The Fleece
27th October, 2014 – Wolverhampton, Robin 2
29th October, 2014 – Dublin, The Village
30th October, 2014 – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
31st October, 2014 – Manchester, Club Academy
1st November, 2014 – Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
2nd November, 2014 – York, The Duchess

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Artillery announces tour dates

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Danish masters of the riff ARTILLERY have announced a summer tour in support of UK Thrashers ONSLAUGHT. Support comes from HATRIOT.

Comments ARTILLERY: "Artillery is very anxious to hit the road with Onslaught and Hatriot, to support the overwhelming reception of Legions. We can't wait to play some of the new songs together with some of the old classics. Looking forward to meet the best and most dedicated melodic thrashers out there!"

04/07/14 NL - Tilburg - Little Devil
05/07/14 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete
06/07/14 NL - Kerkrade - De Steen
07/07/14 DE - Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark
08/07/14 DE - Aalen - Rock It
10/07/14 BE - Roselare - Verlichte Geest
11/07/14 NL - Deventer - Brink 20
13/07/14 IE - Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
14/07/14 UK - Belfast - Limelight 2
16/07/14 UK - Newcastle - Academy 2
17/07/14 UK - Glasgow - ABC 2
18/07/14 UK Sheffield - Academy 2
19/07/14 UK - Bristol - Academy 2
20/07/14 UK - London - Islington Academy 2
21//07/14 UK - Birmingham - Academy 2

24/05/14 DK - Rødovre - Viften
31/05/14 DK - Arhus - Metal Royale Festival

23/07/14 SI - Tolmin - Metal Days

Kataklysm: Artist interview, part 3

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Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, recently wrapped up a North American tour with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED in support of their new album »Waiting For The End To Come«! Shortly before that run, vocalist Mauricio Iacono sat down for an intimate artist profile interview. View part 3 of that segment here:

Make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview as well.
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KATAKLYSM recently filmed a video clip for their rendition of the SACRED REICH classic, ‘The American Way’ with director Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO). The song can be heard on the band’s latest album »Waiting For The End To Come«, which was released last October on Nuclear Blast records.

»Waiting For The End To Come« Digipak and LP Track Listing:
01. Fire
02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate

12. The American Way (SACRED REICH cover)

»Waiting For The End To Come« was recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and mixed by Zeuss (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS). The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) is featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, while the cover art by Peter Sallai (SABATON) is featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

More on »Waiting For The End To Come«:
‘Elevate’ music video
‘Fire’ lyric video
Track-by-track part 1
Track-by-track part 2
Track-by-track part 3

Edguy enters the German charts at #2

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The new EDGUY album »Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown« enters the official German album charts at #2, bagging this week's highest new entry in the album charts. This is the best chart position of an EDGUY album ever.

Tobias Sammet has sent us the following statement: "The fans have spoken! On behalf of my buddies Jens, Dirk, Eggi & Felix: Thank you all so much! We have been quite vocal about how much we love this album but it is an amazing feeling to learn that you agree. We wanna thank the whole world of Rock & Metal for the great reactions. It took us 22 years into our career to celebrate the biggest success of our band history? Seriously? That's amazing! We will always be thankful and we will work our asses off to reward you with a big show on the world tour in autumn. See you there and cheerzz, the 'Love Tyger' ;) "

»Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown« also entered the UK Rock Charts on # 1. For the first time EDGUY have also entered the long play album charts in the UK as well, going in on #82. 

EDGUY also reached their highest chart entries in Czech Republic (#8), Finland (#12), Switzerland (#13) and Austria (#27), and made another Top 30 entry in Sweden (#28).

More chart entries to come!

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Exorcism posts new song

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"Stay In Hell“, a brand new song from EXORCISM, featuring Joe ‘Shredlord’ Stump (RAVEN LORD, HOLY HELL) on guitars and Csaba Zvekan (RAVEN LORD, ZVEKAN, ex-KILLING MACHINE) on vocals, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “I Am God“, which was released on April 25 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.

Introducing: Jessie Wagner & Envy

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Jessie Wagner is a rising star in the music world today. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Jessie’s musical adventure has allowed her to travel the world, broadening her sound and her style. Her career blossomed as she began writing songs for Black House, a production company in Jacksonville, Florida.

From there, she was encouraged to continue writing and singing with other artist in the area. While performing in clubs and venues in the South, she met Bo Bice, who went on to become an American Idol finalist. She then began singing and touring with his band, Sugar Money. Shortly after finishing a tour of Alabama with Sugar Money, Jessie moved to New York City to further her singing career.

Her next step was becoming one of the lead singers in the most renowned disco group in history - Chic. Since then, she has performed at such prestigious venues as the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary Roskilde Rock Festival, and – above all the Grammys. She has also experienced the honor of singing with artists from all facets of the music industry - such as Patti Labelle, Sir Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Sister Sledge, Musiq, the Pointer Sisters, Bebe Winans, Eric Bene, and many more. Now, Jessie tours with Kid Rock and has contributed vocals on his last three albums.

Jessie’s newest project is the pop-rock/ Classic Rock E.P., Army of the Underdog, written and produced by her band, Envy. Envy blends the soul of her voice with the fervor and intensity of gutteral, guitar - driven rock; thus creating a hybrid sound that is unique and exciting. They are currently performing in and around New York City.

Teamed up since 2009, ENVY is a NY-based Pop-Rock, Classic Rock n’ Soul quintet that creates gripping beats built to blow your speakers apart one power riff at a time. Jessie Wagner, lead vocalist of Envy, embodies soul while unapologetically bringing a broad range of aggressive, in your face, vocals to the band. With the support of hard-hitting beats, writhing guitar riffs, and savagely intoxicating bass from her band mates, this ‘crew of misfits’ is a match made in rock heaven. Envy’s music catalog includes a self-titled EP, full-length album - “Handle It”, and their latest sophomore project - “Army of the Underdog.”

The EP will be released digitally in Europe on May 23rd, 2014 on all common download and streaming platforms such as iTunes, amazon, Spotify and others. A CD version of the EP can be purchased from the US site 

New videoes: Blood Label & Billy Boy in Poison

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The promising, Danish metal act Blood Label are ready with a new video for the second track "Snake in the Grass" off their debut album "Skeletons", which was released last month through Mighty Music. The video was filmed and directed by William Findinge.

The video for "Snake in the Grass" recently had its world premiere exclusively with BlankTV on Youtube. Watch it here:

Blood Label - "Snake in the Grass" Mighty Music - A BlankTV World Premiere!

"Skeletons" is out now on CD and digital through Mighty Music!

New atmospheric music video from Billy Boy in Poison

Copenhagen-based modern death metallers Billy Boy in Poison presents a brand new music video for the song ‘Decadent God’. This is the second track from recent debut album “Watchers” to get the video treatment.

Filmed in Portugal and directed by Sara Samsøe, the video forgoes the classic live shots for all story and mood.

“Our last music video was filmed at a festival show, this time we wanted something wholly different than just dudes playing”, the band explains and continues: “The plot is based off the song’s lyrical theme about how religion is used for indoctrination and control, and spiritual doubt is at the center, but we also wanted it to be somewhat open to interpretation.”

See the quite alternative metal video here:

Billy Boy in Poison - "Decadent God" Mighty Music - A BlankTV World Premiere!

“Watchers” is out now on Mighty Music and available physically in Europe and for download and streaming globally.

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The Chant premiere new video clip

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After having released their critically acclaimed Lifeforce Records debut 'A Healing Place' in 2012, Finland's masters of atmospheric rock THE CHANT now return with their new masterpiece 'New Haven'! The big news is: The gloom is back. Compared to 'A Healing Place', the atmosphere on this record is much darker and truly hypnotic - and more dramatic than ever. Get some first impression of the new tunes with the track 'Falling Kind' off the forthcoming album!


THE CHANT has never been an ordinary Rock act. And with 'New Haven' they impressively reinforce their status as the Finland's flagship of modern Atmospheric Rock.

Fans of Porcupine Tree, Katatonia and Tool can rejoice - as well as any music enthusiast who loves bands that choose artistic challenges over formulaic songwriting.

'New Haven' is set to be released on June 6th in Europe and June 10th in North America!

Brutal Truth kicks off tour

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Godfathers of grind, BRUTAL TRUTH, are heading to Europe this week to commence the first leg of their final dates on this side of the pond. Earlier this year, the band announced that they were calling time on the grind after 24 years.

The shows kick off tonight in Copenhagen and will see the band play their final shows in countries throughout Europe. They will head back over in June for shows in France and Spain, before one final visit to bow out at Obscene Extreme festival in the Czech Republic.

Of their appearance at Temples Festival in Bristol, UK this weekend, Danny Lilker offered the following: "OK people, this is it! The last Brutal Truth UK show! Unlike that well known and loved British icon Ozzy, when we say we're done, we're done! Come on down and grind with us one more time. Love, Dan Lilker"

Apr 29 - Stengade - Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 30 - MTC - Cologne, Germany
May 01 - Trix w/ Deceased - Antwerpen, Belgium
May 02 - Temples Festival - Bristol, United Kingdom
May 03 - Neurotic Deathfest - Tilburg, Netherlands
Jun 16 - Le Secret Place - Montpellier, France
Jun 17 - Sala Explosivo - Zaragoza, Spain
Jun 18 - Sala Koh Tao - Mislata, Spain
Jun 19 - Sala Silikona - Madrid, Spain
Jun 20 - Estraperlo - Badalona, Spain
Jun 21 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
Jul 18 - Obscene Extreme Fest - Trutnov, Czech Republic

BRUTAL TRUTH's latest release was a split with Bastard Noise, released via Relapse at the end of 2013. That release, The Axiom of Post Inhumanity is streaming over at Bandcamp - you can listen to the whole release HERE. To purchase the album in a physical format, click HERE, and to buy from iTunes click HERE.