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California Breed premiere new video

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Black Star Rides announces new bass player

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BLACK STAR RIDERS announce the departure of bass player Marco Mendoza after the band’s current US tour, ending June 22nd and the arrival of new bassist, Robbie Crane.

Marco, a founding member of BLACK STAR RIDERS, has decided to pursue other projects after potential conflicts in schedules.

His replacement will be Robbie Crane (formerly of RATT, VICNE NEIL and LYNCH MOB).

Scott Gorham: “I am very sad to see Marco go. We have been together in a band now for almost 20 years and Marco is my brother and we wish him well for the future. It’s an amicable parting of ways and we all respect that Marco wants to do other projects outside of BLACK STAR RIDERS and there just isn’t time to do both.”

Ricky Warwick: “Marco will always be part of the BSR family and a true friend of ours. We are very happy to introduce Robbie Crane to everyone as the new BSR bass player. The guy killed the audition and we can’t wait to get on stage with him on our Euro run starting mid July and then of course in the studio in the autumn for the recording of the second BLACK STAR RIDERS record.”

Marco Mendoza: “I loved my time in Black Star Riders and want to thank all the fans for making the last year on road so successful. I am sorry to be leaving the band but I feel it’s time for me to pursue other avenues, some of which I have already been working with, all of which I am very excited about. I wish the guys all success in the future and I am very happy that my friend Robbie Crane will continue to blaze with BSR.”

But exciting things are ahead with the addition of veteran bassist Robbie Crane. “I am very excited to be a part of the BLACK STAR RIDERS family. As a long time fan of their music, I am thrilled to be a part of the band”. 

BLACK STAR RIDERS - featuring Ricky Warwick – Vocals, Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, Guitars, Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums and Robbie Crane – Bass) - play the following dates in July and August:
18.07. UK Holmfirth - Picturedome
19.07. UK Steelhouse Festival - Ebbw Vale
20.07. UK Brighton - Concorde 2
22.07. UK Northampton - Roadmenders
23.07. UK Leicester - Academy
24.07. UK Guildford - G Live
25.07. D Bochum - Zeche
26.07. S Falkenberg - Falkenberg RockFest
27.07. D Berlin - C-Club
29.07. D Munich - Free & Easy / Backstage Werk
30.07. D Saarbrücken - Garage
31.07. D Geiselwind - Bike & Music Weekend
01.08 D Wacken - WOA Festival
02.08. S Rejmyre - Skogsrojet Festival
03.08. S Helsingborg - Tivoli
05.08. UK Preston - 53 Degrees
06.08. UK Buckley - Tivoli
07.08. UK Birmingham - The Asylum
08.08. S Gavle - Getaway Rock Festival
09.08. NO Alesund - Back in the Fields Festival

The Band then head into the studio to record the follow up to the 2013 release »All Hell Breaks Loose« for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The album, as yet untitled, will be scheduled for release in February 2015, with European and US tours to follow with other territories the band has not played as yet the first time around.

BLACK STAR RIDERS purchase links can be found on the »All Hell Breaks Loose« here:


Mortals premiere new song

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Brooklyn-based extreme metallers Mortals have just premiered a new song from the trio's upcoming Relapse Records debut Cursed to See the Future. The album will be released on July 8th in North America, July 4th in GAS, Benelux, Finland and on July 7th in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Listen to The Summoning at this location.

According to the AV Club online, Mortals "summon the best of metal’s assorted sub-genres on new track." Writer David Anthony heaped praise upon the new tune, noting that "the band shows its ability to defy classification as it explores everything from doom to black metal over the course of the song’s nine pummeling minutes."

Listen to the punishing opening track View From a Tower on Soundcloud here or on Youtube here. Metal Injection praised the song, saying "there are definite shades of blackened sludge here, but there's also a punk rock energy that infuses the track with urgency. Genre nerds could spend hours arguing over Mortals' various and sundry influences, but the rest of you should simply rest assured that View From the Tower is a ravenous blast of heavy metal thunder."

1. View From a Tower
2. Epochryphal Gloom
3. The Summoning
4. Devilspell
5. Series of Decay
6. Anchored in Time

Preorders are available here.

This is extreme riff-driven metal, sliced into meaty chunks by drummer Caryn Havlik’s inventive, powerhouse drumming and bassist Lesley Wolf’s spine-rattling vocals. Brutal intros pour effortlessly into gorgeous, tension-building bridges. Mortals’ signature concoction of metal is darker and heavier than ever, manifesting black metal influences, stonery riffs, sludgy pacing and searingly brutal vox.

Formed in 2009, the veteran musicians in Mortals have moved from their metallic punk beginnings into a much heavier, doomed amalgam of black metal and sludge that worships Celtic Frost and Coffins as often as it hails Buzzoven, Goatsnake and Goatwhore. With four solid releases under their bulletbelts (including 2012's savage Death Ritual EP), Mortals are poised todeliver their most furious outing to date.

"Tief.Tiefer" out now!

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Today marks the release of the new double album of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, „Tief.Tiefer.“!

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." in English) 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 it's flawless.

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

The press agrees:
"Very cool, versatile album that expresses passion in every minute and dares to look left and right for new influences. GREAT!” Metal Hammer (D) | Dorian Gorr

"It’s been worth waiting! While on “Tief” Die Apokalyptischen Reiter put all their current influences into one coherent creation, they mold old hits into new shape on “Tiefer” and know how to convince with both facets!”
Legacy (D) | Manuel Stein

“With D.A.R. one's must always expect the unexpected! “Tief.Tiefer.” makes no exception.
Impressive work, that will definitely take everyone by surprise!

Rock Hard (F) | Francois Blanc

“Tief.Tiefer is a very impressive double album. “Tief” is different from what we are used to with the Reiters, but different in a positive way.

New and surprising influences and sounds can be heard and each song has its very own originality.

“Tiefer” is very intensity as well, this album is definitely a new way to discover the Reiter universe.”
Metallian (F) | Isabelle Le Maguet

“What a voice! What an opulence of wealthy ideas. This the most complete Die Apokalyptischen Reiter album ever.“Tief.Tiefer.” digs deep into our hearts indeed!”
Rock Tribune (B) | Vera Matthijssens

"More serious, mature and very versatile. You can tell the passion that’s been put into this record. "Tiefer" is rather unusual. Still altogether very exciting and with a powerful outcome!”| Jan Wischkowski

"On the 20 track double-record, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter totally exceed themselves and deliver a colorful, creative masterpiece. Passion meets innovation, genius and madness.”

EMP | Adam Weishaupt

".one of the strongest releases of 2014".
Nachtaktiv | Fabian Bernhardt

Check out the new music videos of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER:
"Die Zeit", the band’s first ever acoustic song:
The lyric video of the brand new track "Was Bleibt Bin Ich":
And the music video of the first single “Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit”:

Check also the album trailer of “Tief.Tiefer.”:

You can order your copy at this address:

Or get it digital here:
iTunes: (incl. digital booklet)
Google Play:

Check out DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER live on their „Die Welt Ist Tief – Tournee 2014“ at the following dates:
02.10. D Rostock - M.A.U. Club
03.10. D Bremen - Aladin
04.10. D Erfurt - Stadtgarten
05.10. D Saarbücken - Garage
09.10. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
10.10. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2
11.10. D Straubing - Metal Invasion Festival
12.10. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
16.10. D Berlin - C-Club
17.10. D Dresden - Reithalle
18.10. D Köln - Essigfabrik
19.10. D Hamburg - Markthalle
23.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
24.10. D Linda - Club
25.10. AT Steyr - Röda
26.10. AT Wien - Arena

„Die Welt Ist Tief – Tournee 2014“ is presented by Metal Hammer, Guitar Magazin, MusiX, Nuclear Blast, Legacy, Blast! and

New Bury Tomorrow album hits the stores

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Today is the day that the highly acclaimed new record »Runes« by UK metalcore powerhouse BURY TOMORROW finally hits the stores!

The international media already raves about the new creation, as these quotes show: 

"»Runes« is yet more proof that BURY TOMORROW are simply the best metalcore band in Britain."
ROCK SOUND (UK) | Ryan Bird

"One of the UK's finest young metal bands has come of age.”
METAL HAMMER (UK) | Merlin Alderslade

“…earthy and heavy!“
LEGACY | Arne Kupetz

„Faster, more aggressive yet undeniably BURY TOMORROW! Brutal but still full of melodies. »Runes« got everything to expect from the metalcore heavyweight!“
METAL.DE (GER) |Markus Endres

»Runes« track listing:
01. Man On Fire
02. Shadow, A Creator
03. The Torch
04. Watcher
05. Our Gift
06. Darker Water
07. Another Journey
08. Under The Sun
09. Year Of The Harvest
10. Garden Of Thorns
11. Divine Breath
12. Of Glory
13. Last Of The Ice

More on »Runes«:
The official music video for 'Man On Fire', taken from »Runes«, is available to watch here:
Album trailer #1 covering the album concept:
Album trailer #2 covering the album artwork and meaning:
Track-by-track trailer #1 covering the tracks ‘Man On Fire’, ’Shadow, A Creator’, ’The Torch’, ‘Watcher’ and ‘Our Gift':
Track-by-track trailer #2 covering the tracks ‘Darker Water’, ‘Another Journey’, ’Under The Sun’ and ‘Year Of The Harvest’:
Track-by-track trailer #3 covering the tracks ‘Garden Of Thorns’, ‘Divine Breath’, ‘Of Glory’ and ‘Last Of The Ice’:

You can order your copy at the following address:

Or digitally:
iTunes (incl. digital booklet + three bonus tracks + bonus video)
Amazon MP3:
Google Play:

The Osiris Club posts album teaser

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London's The Osiris Club to release their debut album "Blazing World" on June 9 (June 13 in G/A/S), pre-orders has already started HERE.

The Osiris Club's music can best be described as fusing horror movie soundtracks with avant-metal, taking the best of 1970s progressive, 1980s post-punk and 1990s extreme rock. All this is topped with occult lyrical themes based on the British novelist Margaret Cavendish. With this unique sound, The Osiris Club are now ready to release their music for the very first time!

The first taste of the coming album was the title track "Blazing World". It was earlier released as an exclusive stream at PROG Magazine and is now available on all digital services like iTunes, Spotify, WiMP and Amazon

Today is the release of the album teaser for "Blazing World"! Get a short pre-listen of each of the 8 song of the album here:

The album is mixed by Randal Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Wolves In The Throne Room) and features guest vocals from Brad Mowen from Master Musicians Of Bukakke, The Accused.

The Osiris Club will tour the UK in July with, among others, Zoltan and Cremator! Here are the dates for The Osiris Club:
08.07.14 - London - Shacklewell Arms
09.07.14 - Brighton - Green Door Store
10.07.14 - Manchester - Sacred Trinity Church
12.07.14 - Bristol - St John The Baptist Crypt
More about the tour HERE.

The Osiris Club has been drawing strong reactions from live crowds with shows that feature occult symbolism, film backdrops and theatrics. Guitarist Raf Ruett says: "They tend to react with either religious fervour or complete confusion – and we wouldn’t have it any other way."

Follow The Osiris Club on Facebook to keep updated on tours and the new album.

Exorcism posts new video

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Heavy doom metallers EXORCISM have posted a new video for the song “Voodoo Jesus“, the clip featuring EXORCISM bass player ‘Lucio Manca‘. EXORCISM released their debut album ‘I Am God‘, April 25 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. 

The video can be viewed here:

Lucio Manca commented: ‘I can’t wait to play with EXORCISM live, this project is very important for me. I hope to see you at our first shows June 15 in Majorca/Spain, June 21 Dokk’em Open Air in Netherlands and 22 June, Tongeren in Belgium‘.

Csaba Zvekan‘s powerful voice is the wildcard; his aggressive and bluesy approach fits well with EXORCISM‘s style and really helps to carry the music. Regardless, there’s a very strong BLACK SABBATH influence throughout. To further narrow it down, the best comparison in terms of style and subject matter would be the Tony Martin years – with a touch of the Ronnie James Dio eras. (KNAC.COM)

EXORCISM‘s lineup includes: Csaba Zvekan – Vocals (RAVEN LORD, ZVEKAN, ex-KILLING MACHINE), Joe Stump – Guitars (RAVEN LORD, HOLYHELL), Garry King – Drums (ACHILLEA, ZVEKAN), Lucio Manca – Bass (RAVEN LORD, ex-SOLID VISION)

As previously reported, EXORCISM will play June 15, EsGremi in Majorca/Spain, DOKK’EM Open Air, June 20, in Dokkum, Netherlands, with Vicious Rumors + Lord Volture, June 22 in Tongeren, Belgium and at MetalWar Fest, September 5 in Budapest, Hungary.

Zodiac posts new video clip

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After the successful release of A Hiding Place in 2013 and an intense touring campaign all over Europe in its support, Germany-based blues rock four-piece ZODIAC have once again entered the studio with producer Martin Meinschafer in order to record their next album, which is expected to be released in Europe on September 19th, 2014. 

In order to bridge the waiting time until the release, ZODIAC have decided to unveil a new video clip for their track Free (taken from A Hiding Place), which features footage shot recently during the band’s trip to London for their sets at the Desert Fest UK event this April. Check out the little road-movie clip here:

ZODIAC checked in from the studio to give a status report, announce the name of the upcoming album and also to comment on the clip as follows:

“Hey folks! Good news from the studio…We just started with the vocals and it sounds amazing so far. We are pretty sure that you’ll like the new stuff. The title of the new album will be Sonic Child and it’s gonna be a concept album. More details on that soon…
To shorten the waiting time, we've got a little video for you.
So please enjoy and make sure to get you ticket for the Zodiac headliner tour in fall 2014!”

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Vista Chino posts video clip

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Desert Rock act VISTA CHINO (formerly Kyuss Lives!) released a brand new music video for the track Barcelonian from their grandiose debut album Peace (out now on Napalm Records)! 

The track & video demonstrates the phenomenal positive energy of their music and will leave every fan of the genre blissfully happy. Check out the new video here:

Amberian Dawn premiere new video

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The Finish Symphonic Metal band AMBERIAN DAWN released their first music video from the upcoming album Magic Forest. The title track promises magical dream-like parts and stunning vocal lines from singer Capri. The album is set to be released on July 7th in the UK & July 8th 2014 USA/CAN on Napalm Records. 

Check out the soundtrack to a fantastic journey:

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Grave Digger posts lyric video

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The legendary German Heavy Metal band GRAVE DIGGER released a lyric video for the track Season Of The Witch. The upcoming album Return Of The Reaper will be released on July 14th 2014 in the UK & July 15th USA/CAN via Napalm Records. This new album has a real back to the roots and dedicated feel, just like the band's classics. 

Get your first taste of the upcoming album here:

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Unherz posts album teaser

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UNHERZ's upcoming album "Sturm & Drang" will be released in less than a month.

UNHERZ have now revealed the album's track list, which looks like this:
01. Intro
02. Der Für Dich
03. Zeugen Der Zeit
04. Pogobraut
05. Ein Lied Für Unsere Feinde
06. Der Erste Schritt
07. Wir Sind Hier
08. Drei Kreuze
09. Viva Rock N‘ Roll
10. Krieger Des Lebens
11. Minerva
12. Schmerz Neu Definiert (Live) [Digipak Bonus Track]
13. Seite An Seite (Live) [Digipak Bonus Track]

The band has also posted an album teaser trailer, created by Christopher Kellner, which is available here:

Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner produced "Sturm & Drang" at the Kohlekeller Studios. Ralf Remus is responsible for the cover artwork.

The video clip for the song "Der Für Dich" is available on

UNHERZ will celebrate the release of the upcoming album with two release parties in Germany:

27.06.2014 DE Mannheim - 7er Club -
28.06.2014 DE Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn -

UNHERZ's new album "Sturm & Drang" will be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

UNHERZ @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store:

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Meet Maverick, everyone...

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Are you ready for the hard rockin', heavy hittin', ass kickin', dual guitar-wielding wrecking machine from Belfast, Northern Ireland?

Meet MAVERICK, everyone!

The band was formed in summer 2012 with the aim of writing music the way they wanted to hear it, combining elements from Skid Row, Van Halen, Whitesnake and Judas Priest.

MAVERICK already played with bands such as Love/Hate, Faster Pussycat, Tigertailz, members of Cinderella and White Lion. Fueled by their passion for music, the power of their live shows is not to be missed!

"Talk's Cheap", a 5-track EP that received fantastic reviews, was released in May 2013.

The band has forged a sound they can call their own, from ear-shattering screams and soaring vocals to ball-busting riffs and face-melting guitar solos.

MAVERICK recently finished the recordings of their upcoming debut album "Quid Pro Quo", which is set to be released in autumn/winter 2014 via Massacre Records!

David Balfour - Lead Vocals
Ryan Sebastian Balfour - Guitar
Ric Cardwell - Guitar
Richie Diver - Bass
Mike Ross - Drums

Massacre Records signs Hevilan

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Meet HEVILAN, one of the latest additions to our artist roster!

The history of HEVILAN from Brazil began back in 2005 when Johnny Moraes (guitar) decided to search for musicians that shared the same ideals and soon found Biek Yohaitus (bass) and Alex Pasqualle (vocals) to form a heavy metal group.

HEVILAN then released the well received 3-song EP "Blinded Faith", which was followed by the "Blinded Tour" through four Brazilian states and which included a gig at the Pedrock festival in Pedralva, Brazil. Support gigs for Primal Fear (2006) and Dr. Sin (2007) also should be mentioned.

HEVILAN describe the band's sound as "dark, aggressive, but at the same time melodic".

After extensive touring, HEVILAN began to work on the band's debut album.
After the pre-production, Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra) was announced as guest drummer on HEVILAN's upcoming album.

HEVILAN's debut album "The End Of Time" is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Alex Pasqualle - Vocals
Johnny Moraes - Guitar
Biek Yohaitus - Bass

Entire Darkane show on-line

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Entire concert of DARKANE in Dordrecht available on YouTube

Philipp Koch & Oliver Laux from the video magazine Drumtalk attended DARKANE's gig at the Bibelot in Dordrecht, Netherlands, in mid-April and filmed the live band’s performance.

The band already posted the live video of the song "Ostracized", which is available here:

Due to the overwhelming response by the fans, DARKANE now decided to let Drumtalk upload the entire concert!

You can watch it here:

The setlist looks like this:
01. The Sinister Supremacy
02. Innocence Gone
03. Insurrection is Imminent
04. Mechanically Divine
05. Chaos vs Order
06. Layers of Lies
07. Ostracized
08. Third
09. Convicted

DARKANE's latest album "The Sinister Supremacy" is out now via Massacre Records.

House of Lords posts new video

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Tankard posts album teaser

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Legendary German alcoholic thrash metallers TANKARD, whose upcoming album “R.I.B.” will be released on the 20th of June via Nuclear Blast, have posted a spectacular teaser clip, to announce their upcoming video clip – which will be premiered on June 5th, at 18.00 CET through

Watch it here:

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.

Pre-Order the album here:

More about »R.I.B.«:
Track-By-Track, Pt 1:
Track-By-Track, Pt 2:
Track-By-Track, Pt 3:
Album Trailer:
Studio Trailer, Pt 1:
Studio Trailer, Pt 2:
Studio Trailer, Pt 3:
Studio Trailer, Pt 4:

Release-Show at METALFEST Germany:
TANKARD will play the official album release show at Metalfest Lorely (June 19. – 21.) and do an exclusive signing session.
There you are able to grab a free and limited TANKARD poster (while stock lasts), so be there! Tickets for the Festival can be ordered here:

Sabaton in the charts

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The new SABATON longplayer »Heroes« just came out, and reached fantastic chart entries all around the world – including #1 in Sweden, #2 in Finland, #3 in Germany, #4 in Czech Republic, #6 in Poland, #7 in Switzerland, #11 in Austria, #13 in Norway – and many more!

“We are proud, happy and extremely thankful to all of you who supported us over the years. »Heroes« has reached higher positions in every country than anything we done before”,
the band commented and is still overwhelmed by those amazing results.

It is also SABATON’s first #1 in their Swedish motherland – where the previous »Carolus Rex« is in the charts for 73 weeks (!!!) – ever since it was released - by now, currently on #43.

Enjoy the new videoclip 'To Hell And Back' here:

Order your copy of »Heroes« at this address:

Or digitally:
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iTunes -
Google Play -
amazonMP3 -

More on »Heroes«:
Trailer #1:
Trailer #2:
Trailer #3:
Track-By-Track #1:
Track-By-Track #2:
Track-By-Track #3:
'Resist And Bite' (lyric video):

Deathstars: Track-by-track, part 2

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After previously putting out the first track-by-track trailer on their upcoming album »The Perfect Cult«, Swedish Industrial Rockers DEATHSTARS now reveal the second part of their commentary on the new creation. »The Perfect Cult« will be released on June 13, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Find out what the Stockholm-based band has to tell about ‘Asphalt Wings’, ‘Bodies’, ‘Temple Of The Insects’, ‘Track, Crush & Prevail’ and the final track of the album ‘Noise Cuts’ here:

More on »The Perfect Cult«:
Track-by-track #1 covering the tracks ‘Explode’, ‘Fire Galore’, ‘All The Devil’s Toys’, ‘Ghost Reviver’ and ‘The Percet Cult’ here:

Making-of ‘All The Devil’s Toys’:
Music video ‘All The Devil’s Toys’:

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 track listing 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

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

You can order your copy of »The Perfect Cult« here:

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New Vader album out now!

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The waiting is finally over as of today Polish Death Metal legends VADER unleash their impatiently anticipated new album »TIBI ET IGNI«!

The international media response is completely overwhelming as these quotes display:
"Tibi Et Igni" is the hammer smashing the nails into the cross. A monstrosity!
Jarne Brauns, Party.San Open-Air (GER)

“With ‘Tibi Et Igni’, VADER prove once again their leader status in the Death Metal Scene!”
Metallian (Fr)

"Once again, Poland's death metal masters obliterate all-comers with another imperious display of shrewd songcraft and flagrant savagery." Metal Hammer (UK)

"The epicness of 'Necropolis' and harshness of 'Welcome To The Morbid Reich' melt together in a wonderful manner! 'Tibi Et Igni' opens the complete VADER universe!"
Lords Of Metal (NL)

More on »TIBI ET IGNI«:
Track-by-track #1:
Track-by-track #2:
Track-by-track #3:

The lyric video of track ‘Where Angels Weep’ can be seen here:
‘Triumph Of Death’ 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.

You can order your copy of »TIBI ET IGNI« at the following adress:

Or digitally:

Meadows End streams new album

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Meadows End has released another song from The Sufferwell, the opening track KINGS OF GREED -

Streaming of the entire album will from now on take place on Meadows End's YouTube-channel,

Here's the schedule: 
31/6 Saturday - UR ASKAN
4/6 Wednesday - REAP
12/6 Thursday - INSURRECTION
16/6 Monday - MASSES FLEE

Included in this streaming release are a giveaway contest where people can win a signed copy of the album, more info can be found here:

Serpentine Path streams new album

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Breaking two years of silence since the release of their self-titled debut album, New York City-based sludge metal executioners SERPENTINE PATH unleashes the band's disturbing second album Emanations, once again through Relapse Records. To unveil Emanations to the masses, The Obelisk is now exclusively streaming the new album from its dredging opening to its demoralizing finale.

Stream the entire album here.

Reborn in the smoldering remains of Unearthly Trance in 2011, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind) recruited guitarist Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) to complete the SERPENTINE PATH lineup. Their crushing, self-titled debut full-length was referred to as "thudding death-doom that will have genre enthusiasts rolling their stoned skulls in graveyard genuflection" by Revolver, and "a contender for doom album of the year" by Decibel.

Now officially augmented by second guitarist Stephen Flam, of NYC doom/death legends Winter, SERPENTINE PATH brings forth their most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, with Emanations. As with their debut, the new album was recorded by the band's Jay Newman, after which it was honed to devastating perfection at Audiosiege, the album capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment with seven brand new songs from this true underground all-star team. Sure, the pedigree is undeniable, but regardless of their "members of" status, SERPENTINE PATH is one of the most scathing sludge acts on the planet.

Orders for the physical versions of Emanations can be placed here, and digital copies via iTunes here.

“The Eyes Of Medusa“ out on vinyl

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“The Eyes Of Medusa“, the second album from SF Bay Area Metallers KILL RITUAL featuring former members of Imagika and Dark Angel, will be released on limited-edition vinyl on June 27 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.

“The Eyes Of Medusa” CD came out on April 4 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. The cover artwork was created by Jobert Mello of Sledgehammer Graphix, who has previously worked with SABATON, PRIMAL FEAR, GRAVE DIGGER and many more.

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).
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

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).

The Spew Records signs Mind Snare

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Italian deathster Mind Snare has signed a new deal with The Spew Records (a division of Punishment 18 Records) that will release their new fourth full-length album before end of the year. Mind Snare is one of the most influential Italian Death Metal bands, but the band’s story started way back in 1989 when the band emerged from the Italian underground scene of the late 80s. New information will follow soon.

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Uriah Heep posts album teaser

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Mausoleum Records signs Lord Volture

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Dutch power metallers LORD VOLTURE have inked a two-album deal with Mausoleum Records. The group’s yet untitled third album, is scheduled for a release this fall.

The band has to say: “We are very honoured and happy to be affiliated with an established label with such a rich history as Mausoleum Records. We look forward to a cooperation with them and with their support we are sure the new Lord Volture album will drop like a bomb!”

The new album was produced/recorded by Bart Hennephof (Textures) and Yuma van Eekelen (Pestilence) at Split Second Sound Studio, Amsterdam, and Final Focus Studio, Tilburg, the Netherlands. Mixed by Stephen van Haestregt (Within Temptation, Ambeon) and mastered by Peer Rave at Swamp Studio, Raamsdonk, the Netherlands.

David Marcelis – Vocals
Paul Marcelis – Guitars
Leon Hermans – Guitars
Simon Geurts – Bass
Frank Wintermans – Drums

‘The majesty of a lordship, the power and velocity of an electrical charge and the beastly ruggedness of a scavenging vulture’

LORD VOLTURE are a heavy metal outfit in the tradition of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Iced Earth, hailing from the Netherlands and led by vocalist David Marcelis. After an explosive take-off in 2010 with the release of debut album ‘Beast Of Thunder’ (feat. Jeff Waters of Annihilator) the band rapidly rises to find themselves in the frontier of Dutch Heavy Metal. With their sophomore release ‘Never Cry Wolf’ (feat. Sean Peck of Cage) in 2011 the band set their definitive style while increasingly gaining recognition everywhere they’re heard. The album thunders through the global metal community and reviewers worldwide count the album among the best releases of 2011. This massive exposure opens doors to many festivals and support slots and, as a result, LORD VOLTURE have shared the stage with Primal Fear, Firewind, Tim Ripper Owens,Blaze Bayley, Vicious Rumors, Tokyo Blade, Enforcer, Steelwing, Attacker, and numerous others, while touring through the larger part of Europe.

A new head-on LORD VOLTURE metal album has been recorded and is ready for release this year. Sharper than ever, the band are ready to unleash their third chapter of high-pitched power vocals and mind boggling guitar solos onto the world. For all who bear a heart of steel, LORD VOLTURE is a definite MUST!

Equilibrium announces tour dates

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German Epic Metal heroes EQUILIBRIUM have just uploaded a making-of “Wirtshaus-Gaudi” video to YouTube, providing behind-the-scenes impressions of video shooting.

Check it out here:

The clip was filmed in May 2014 by the film crew "Limlights" under the direction of Christian Lim, Hannes Maar and Sebastian Herbst in Leinburg (Germany)!

The video clip can be seen here:

The Song is taken from the upcoming new album “Erdentempel”.

The band has also announced the first tour dates in fall 2014:
01.10.14 Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
02.10.14 Geiselwind Musichall
03.10.14 Leipzig Hellraiser
04.10.14 Essen Turock
09.10.14 Pratteln Z 7
10.10.14 Lindau Vaudeville
11.10.14 München Backstage
16.10.14 Karlsruhe Substage
17.10.14 Hamburg Markthalle
18.10.14 Berlin C-Club

Tickets are available soon:

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

Pre-Order the album here:

Sonic Syndicate posts 3. in-studio trailer

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Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have posted the third in-studio video trailer for the band's upcoming self-titled, fifth album. Check it out at this location:

Commented the band: "It’s crazy, exciting, and mind-blowing to be back! The one thing we were looking forward to more than hitting the studio, was getting back on the road and seeing our fans, and now we have a killer new album to go out with! We can’t wait for you to hear the new material, and of course we’ll be ripping apart the stage with our favorite songs from all our albums! It is our personal mission to guarantee that these will be our most kick-ass, energetic and dynamic live shows yet. If you’ve seen SOSY live before then you’re gonna want to see the “Diabolical Tour of Art” as its gonna be bigger, better and more bad-ass. If you’ve never seen SOSY live before then now is the perfect time to join the party, and get to one of the cities we’re playing. Damn, this is gonna be good!”

The first single off the album, 'Black Hole Halo', can be viewed at

Also check out the studio trailer for more info:
Part #1 can be viewed here:
Part #2 is available here:

The album 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«. 

SONIC SYNDICATE // European Festival Summer
11.07.2014 D Aachen - Musik Bunker (RELEASE SPECIAL)
12.07.2014 D Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
18.07.2014 D Düsseldorf - Zakk (RELEASE SPECIAL)
19.07.2014 D Nordheim - Sunstorm Festival
09.08.2014 S Gävle - Getaway Festival
10.08.2014 UKR Lviv - Zahid Festival

Diabolical Tour Of Art 2014:
11.10.2014 D Münster - Sputnikhalle
12.10.2014 D Köln - Underground
14.10.2014 D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
15.10.2014 D Nürnberg - Hirsch
16.10.2014 CH Herisau - Pontem
17.10.2014 D München - Backstage
18.10.2014 D Adelsheim - Live Factory
20.10.2014 AT Wien - Viper Room
21.10.2014 CZ Prag - Nova Chmelnice
22.10.2014 D Berlin - SO36
23.10.2014 D Stuttgart - Universum
24.10.2014 D Bochum - Matrix
25.10.2014 D Kiel - Pumpe 

The Treatment premiere new video

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UK rockers THE TREATMENT have been creating a stir in Europe around the release of their second album ‘Running With The Dogs’, issued through Spinefarm Records in February earlier this year.

Their new video for ‘Running With The Dogs’ is available now here on Vevo and here on YouTube.

The full album is available through Spinefarm at the following links:
Amazon (deluxe), Amazon (standard) and iTunes

With regard to European festivals, THE TREATMENT have appearances lined up both at home and abroad, including Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park (Germany), Download (UK), Rock The Ring (Switzerland) and the Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium), all in the month of June.

THE TREATMENT live dates:
05.06.2014 Nurburgring (DE) Rock AM Ring
06.06.2014 Nuremberg (DE) Rock IM Ring
10.06.2014 Linz (A) Posthof w/ Alter Bridge
11.06.2014 Budapest (HU) Petofi Csarnok w/ Alter Bridge
12.06.2014 Lodz (PL) Impact Festival
14.06.2014 Dalfsen (NL) Stone Rock Festival
15.06.2014 Donnington (UK) Download Festival
17.06.2014 Belfast (UK) Limelight 2
18.06.2014 Newry (UK) Academy 2
22.06.2014 Hinwil (CH) Rock The Ring
23.06.2014 Wien (A) B72
25.06.2014 Rho (IT) Arena Fiero Milano w/ Aerosmith & Alter Bridge
27.06.2014 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting
28.06.2014 Paris (FR) Bus Palladium

As well as picking up ‘Album Of The Month’ reviews in key media across Europe, the Cambridge rockers appeared on ‘L’Enorme TV’ in France as well as on the music TV show ‘Taratata’ – an influential part of French broadcasting since the early ’90s. THE TREATMENT played two songs – one original (‘I Bleed Rock + Roll’), one cover (AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’) – in front of a live studio audience, and the band’s performance (plus bonus footage) can be viewed / embedded / shared at the following link:

The Chant posts album teaser

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Metalsteel premiere new video

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Metalsteel just released their new video for »Call Off The War«. This acoustic ballad is taken from their latest album »This Is Your Revelation«, released in March 2014 through On Parole Productions.


The song is an emotional ballad, with all the band members contributing their vocal parts and is describing the post-war emotions. The band has recieved numerous reviews for their latest release from different parts of the world. »Call Off The War« was mentioned by many music reviewers as a special piece on the album because of it's atmospheric and subtile dimension.

Metalsteel is a Slovenian heavy metal institution with its own identity which combines raw agression with melodic and progressive structures. Their striking metal is manifested on five albums including their latest most fierce and sophisticated release »This Is Your Revelation« which was mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Stratovarius, Children Of Bodom, Amorphis, Lordi, Apocalyptica) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

Channel Zero posts new song

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In collaboration with Metal Hammer Germany CHANNEL ZERO have launched the 2nd single taken off their new album "Kill All Kings"! Surf over HERE to check out "Burn The Nation"!

"Kill All Kings" will be released by Metal Blade worldwide (except for the Benelux) the 20th of June as a Digipack-CD witn bonus-DVD and digital download.

The European edition of "Kill All Kings" includes the bonus-DVD "Live at the Ancienne Belgique" recorded in 2010 featuring a full, multi-angle filmed show including 16 songs in total!

Make also sure to surf over to to check out the first single "Electronic Cocaine" and the pre-order options!

CHANNEL ZERO started as a band in 1990 and have released five albums since then. CHANNEL ZERO is by far the most successful Metal band ever to come out of Belgium, critically acclaimed nationally as well as internationally.

In 2013 the band started to work on their 6th studio album, combined with playing at a handful of summer festivals to try out some of the new songs. On August 10 an unforeseen tragedy shook the entire metal community when drummer Phil Baheux was found dead in his home due to a rupture of an artery. The boyish, up-to-no good giant had always been the energetic center of the band. And when the remaining band members played a short acoustic set in honour of Phil at the Brussels Summer Festival it felt as the final end of the band.

But never give up, never surrender; that was Phil and more. So late fall 2013 the band decided to continue, honouring their friend and comrade. With the new album "Kill All Kings" CHANNEL ZERO starts a new chapter in their impressive music career. Mikey seems to have become the riff DNA of the band and Franky challenges himself with ferocious vocal eruptions, even in his own dialect with the song "Duisternis" (= darkness). The tracks "Digital Warfare" and "Mind Over Mechanics" prove that CHANNEL ZERO is more combative than ever. And with Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Soulfly) on drums during the studio recordings they have someone worthy to continue Phil B's legacy.

CHANNEL ZERO's 6th studio album shows a band combining technical workmanship with raw energy and groove. "Kill All Kings" is a thundering musical pinball game between Teutonic trash, snarling groove metal, elusive melodies and that typical and completely unique sharp CHANNEL ZERO edge we have come to love more than anything else.

"Nothing is safe, we destroy it all" ("Army Of Bugs"): brace yourself. CHANNEL ZERO is coming for you as never before!

"Kill All Kings" track listing:
1. Dark Passenger
2. Electronic Cocaine
3. Burn The Nation
4. Digital Warfare
5. Ego
6. Crimson Collider
7. Kill All Kings
8. Brother's Keeper
9. Army Of Bugs
10. Mind Over Mechanics
11. Duisternis
12. Heart Stop

Crucified Barbara premiere new video

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Steve Hackett posts new video

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Prog pioneer Steve Hackett recently announced the DVD release of his critically acclaimed live spectacular Genesis Revisited, filmed at the sold out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall in October 2013. This DVD of the landmark performance will hit the stores on 30th June 2014 and the first glimpse can be viewed in the form of the track ‘Carpet Crawlers’ featuring ex-Genesis vocalist Ray Wilson.

You can view the track here:

Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall - the next best thing after being there – was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound and will be available in the following formats:

- Standard 2CD/DVD digipak
- Limited 2CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray art-book with liner notes, photos and bonus interview features

An ecstatic Steve Hackett comments: “I'm excited the Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited show at the extraordinary Royal Albert Hall is being released on both DVD and Blu-Ray in 5.1. It was a thrilling musical experience for all concerned with a fantastic light / visual show! Paul Green and team filmed it brilliantly too. It's a feast for eyes, ears and all the senses...”

In order to re-live such a seminal chapter of prog rock history live on stage for Genesis Revisited, Hackett surrounded himself with a team of exceptional musicians including keyboardist Roger King (Gary Moore, Snoop Dog, Jamelia), Gary O’Toole (Chrissie Hynde, Kylie Minogue) on drums, percussion and vocals, Rob Townsend (Eddie Henderson, Bill Bruford, Django Bates) on sax, flute and percussion, Lee Pomeroy (Rick Wakeman, Take That) on bass, and Nad Sylvan (Abbas’s Michael B Tretow) on vocals.

Prog Magazine’s Grant Moon wrote: ‘The Genesis Revisited incarnation represents perhaps the last chance we'll have to hear it as it should be. It's hard to recall a performance that sounded so good at this venue’.
Full track listing:
01. Dance On A Volcano
02. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
03. Fly On A Windshield
04. Broadway Melody of 1974
05. Carpet Crawlers (w/ Ray Wilson)
06. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
 (w/ Roine Stolt)
07. The Musical Box
08. Horizons
09. UnquietSlumbersForTheSleeprs
10. In That Quiet Earth
11. Afterglow
12. I Know What I Like (w/ Ray Wilson)
13. Firth of Fifth (w/ John Wetton)
14. Ripples (w/ Amanda Lehmann)
15. The Fountain of Salmacis
16. Supper’s Ready
17. Watcher of the Skies
18. Los Endos

The guitar legend scooped Prog Magazine’s 2013 Progressive Music Award for Event Of The Year following another Genesis Revisited sell out performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

After an unforgettable 2013, Hackett will be rewarding fans in 2014 with his Genesis Extended world tour, which hits the UK in October and sees the return of Nick Beggs on bass. The show will once again feature seminal tracks from the ‘Genesis Golden Era’, some of which were not included on the Genesis Revisited tour.

Genesis Extended 2014 Tour Dates
Wednesday 28 May - Teatro BTM, Barcelona, Spain
Friday 30 May - Centro de Congressos do Arade, Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal
Thursday 7 August - Fairport's Cropredy Convention, Oxon, UK
Tuesday 21 October - Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK
Wednesday 22 October - Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
Friday 24 October - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK
Saturday 25 October - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK
Sunday 26 October - Barbican, York, UK
Tuesday 28 October - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK
Wednesday 29 October - O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Thursday 30 October - St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK
Saturday 1 November - Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Sunday 2 November - The Lowry, Salford, UK
Monday 3 November - Glive, Guildford, UK
Tuesday 4 November - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

Ticket details can be found at


Blues Pills announces new contest

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Up and coming multicultural blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced a painting contest for their fans! The task is to paint the band or a bandmember of choice - the winner will receive a huge BLUES PILLS fan package! Surf to for full info! The deadline of the contest is July 21, 2014!

BLUES PILLS recently released the first single, 'High Class Woman', off the band's upcoming self-titled debut album. Surf to

The first limited edition of »Blues Pills« will also include a special bonus DVD which will feature the band's entire gig at 2013's installment of renowned German "Hammer Of Doom" festival as well as a video interview with Streetclip.TV - see tracklist below. A teaser video for the DVD can be viewed at this location:

DVD (Live @ Hammer Of Doom 2013):
01. Bliss
02. Dig In
03. Devil Man
04. Little Sun
05. Mind Exit
06. Astralplane
07. Black Smoke
+ Video interview with Streetclip.TV

The ten tracks of »Blues Pills« will also feature a cover version of the CHUBBY CHECKER classic 'Gypsy'.

“It's a song everyone in the band liked and we used to play it on our soundcheck. Slowly it worked itself into our set list, and now it's going to be on our debut album as well. Back in the days lots of bands covered each other to honor the other artist, and they did it with their own touch on it. Some examples are, JIMI HENDRIX 'All Along the Watchtower', JANIS JOPLIN 'Tell Mama', 'Summertime' and 'Ball and Chain', or JOE COCKER 'With a Little Help From My Friends', everyone was doing it with the right reason. For us, we want to honor CHUBBY CHECKER and also bring it back to life by doing the cover version the BLUES PILLS way. Hopefully people like both versions and, yeah, it's just a killer tune.“ - BLUES PILLS

Produced by renowned Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD), »Blues Pills« is set to be released July 25, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

»Blues Pills« can now be pre-ordered in various formats at this location:

»Blues Pills« Tracklist:
01. High Class Woman
02. Ain't No Change
03. Jupiter
04. Black Smoke
05. River
06. No Hope Left For Me
07. Devil Man
08. Astralplane
09. Gypsy (CHUBBY CHECKER cover)
10. Little Sun

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

07.06.2014 DE ARD Box Event, Schwerin
8.06.2014 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

10.07.2014 CH Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux
11.07.2014 AT Clamrock, Klam
12.07.2014 AT Lovely Days Festival, Wiesen

17.07.2014 LT Devilstone Festival, Vilnius

24.07.2014 CH Blue Balls Festival, Luzern

25.07.2014 IT Totem Psychfest, Rome
26.07.2014 DE Wilwerath Rock City, Wilwerath

28.07.2014 UK St. Pancras Old Church, London
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

07.08.2014 NO Oya Festivalen, Oya
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

23.08.2014 NO Parken Festival, Bodo

More to be announced soon!