Monday, June 30, 2014

HammerFall posts album trailer

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After taking a creative break last year, Swedish Heavy Metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. Entering a new chapter of the HAMMERFALL success story, »(r)Evolution« will be out on August 29 (Sweden: 27.08., UK: 01.09., USA: 02.09.) via Nuclear Blast.

Enjoy the first album trailer, recorded during the band’s album presentation in Gothenburg on May 24th, edited by David Havlena at the “Pax studio”.

Click here: http://youtu.be/JZhhS8AuxQg

On July 18, 2014 the hymn-like 'Bushido'will be released as the first single track – digitally as well as on vinyl. The song sums up the band and its history perfectly, as in Japanese bushido means “the way of the warrior”.

The tracklist of 'Bushido' will be:
A: Bushido
B: The Way Of The Warrior (remixed by Fredrik Nordström)

The track listing of »(r)Evolution« will be like this:

01. Hector's Hymn 
02. (r)Evolution
03. Bushido
04. Live Life Loud
05. Ex Inferis
06. We Won't Back Down
07. Winter Is Coming
08. Origins
09. Tainted Metal
10. Evil Incarnate
11. Wildfire

Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/HammerfallrEvolution

Enjoy HAMMERFALL live at these three dates:
31.07. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
09.08. ES Villena - Leyendas del Rock
29.08. S Göteborg - Stora Scenen Liseberg


Neal Schon posts "So U" EPK

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Chicago premiere new video clip

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Maybeshewill announces tour dates

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UK-based instrumental rockers Maybeshewill are set to release their brand new fourth studio album ‘Fair Youth’ on the 25th August 2014, and the stunning artwork for the release can be viewed above. They are also pleased to reveal even more tour dates for later in the year, this time for Europe. 

Full dates for the ‘Fair Youth’ tour can be viewed below, and you can also view a brand new teaser for the album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvfi67Xe03o&feature=youtu.be

‘Fair Youth’ Tour 2014
2/9/2014 – Green Theatre, Kiev, Ukraine
3/9/2014 – Republic, Minsk, Belarus
4/9/2014 – Zal Ozhidaniya, St. Petersburg, Russia
5/9/2014 – Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
6/9/2014 - Theatre, Moscow, Russia
7/9/2014 - TBC, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
9/9/2014 – Zvezda, Samara, Russia
11/9/2014 – Med, Yekaterinburg, Russia
13/9/2014 – Era, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
14/9/2014 – Mayak, Tomsk, Russia
15/9/2014 – Rock City, Novosibirsk, Russia
17/9/2014 – Little Bar, Chengdu, China
18/9/2014 – Nuts/Vox, Chongqing, China
19/9/2014 – Yugong, Beijing, China
20/9/2014 – Mao, Shanghai, China
21/9/2014 – Vox, Wuhan, China
23/9/2014 – Hidden Agenda, Guangzhou, China
24/9/2014 – B10, Shenzhen, China
25/9/2014 – Hidden Agenda, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
26/9/2014 – The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan
28/9/2014 – Crow Bar, Brisbane, Australia
29/9/2014 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia
30/9/2014 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia
17/10/2014 – The Garage, London, UK
18/10/2014 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
19/10/2014 – 013 Small Hall, Tilburg, Netherlands
20/10/2014 – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
21/10/2014 – Underground, Cologne, Germany
22/10/2014 – Magnet, Berlin, Germany
23/10/2014 – Minoga, Poznan, Poland
24/10/2014 – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
25/10/2014 – Liverpool, Wroclaw, Poland
26/10/2014 – Podnik, Prague, Czech Republic
27/10/2014 – B72, Vienna, Austria
28/10/2014 – Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
29/10/2014 – Klub Attack, Zagreb, Croatia
30/10/2014 – Channel Zero, Ljubljana, Slovenia
31/10/2014 – La Tenda, Modena, Italy
1/11/2014 – Lavanderie Ramone, Turin, Italy
2/11/2014 – Sonic, Lyon, France
3/11/2014 – Le Phare, Limoges, France
4/11/2014 – Heretic, Bordeaux, France
5/11/2014 – Sonora, Bilbao, Spain
6/11/2014 – Gare, Porto, Portugal
7/11/2014 – T Club, Madrid, Spain
8/11/2014 – Razz 3, Barcelona, Spain
11/11/2014 – Ebullition, Bulle, Switzerland
12/11/2014 – Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
13/11/2014 – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
14/11/2014 – Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
15/11/2014 – Kleine Freiheit, Osnabruck, Germany
16/11/2014 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
17/11/2014 – Druckluft, Oberhausen, Germany
18/11/2014 – Petit Bain, Paris, France

The first teaser for ‘Fair Youth’ can be viewed here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuMaVCHamQA

The band will embark on Summer festival dates before the arrival of the new album, and a full list of Summer dates can be found below:

11th/12th July - 2000 Trees Festival, Gloucestershire
18th July - Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
19th July - New Noise Festival, Karlsruhe
20th July - Welcome to the Village Festival, Netherlands
26th July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
16th August - Pukkelpop, Belgium
29th August - ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol (2nd Stage headline)

Over the past couple of years since the release of their last album ‘I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone’, Maybeshewill have been making a name for themselves as one of the most exciting and hard-working bands around. The band finished off 2013 by going out on their most extensive European tour yet with The Dillinger Escape Plan & Three Trapped Tigers, and since then have been hard at work on their fourth album.

Visit Maybeshewill online:
https://www.facebook.com/mybshwll
http://www.maybeshewill.net
https://twitter.com/mybshwll

The Osiris Club - album out now!

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London's The Osiris Club release their debut album "Blazing World" worldwide today!
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 album is available here:
Stream PROG Magazine
Digital services iTunes | Spotify | WiMP | Amazon
CD and LP Indie Recordings web shop
 
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"Good stuff, I say. Good stuff." at Metal As Fuck
"... this really should be snapped up and devoured by progheads and the modern eccentric. Whimsical, playful and impossible to dislike" 8/10 at Ave Noctum
"this band can’t go wrong. Highly recommended!" at Crows N Bones
"Trippy, weird, and uniquely theirs, THE OSIRIS CLUB have done a pretty good job at their craft here." at Metal Temple
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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.

The Defiled premiere new video clip

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Gearing up to open the main stage at this weekend’s Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth House (headlined by THE PRODIGY, IRON MAIDEN & METALLICA), London metallers THE DEFILED have released the video for their latest single ‘Infected’.

Featuring stunning 3D animation from the London based Smoke And Guns Productions, the video tells a twisted tale of epidemic infection, while the band rock out in a fire and stripper filled morgue.

“We’ve done performance videos, we’ve tried our hand at acting, and our last video did not even have us in it, so we wanted to try something different this time” says frontman Stitch D. “With animation, anything is possible – if we want a helicopter, no problem, if we want a massive machine gun mounted on a jeep, ditto. It might be nice to have real strippers and pyro but for now this does the job nicely.”

“Fuck yeah!” echoes The AvD. “Suicide, murder, disease, fire, helicopters, machine guns, strippers and lego – this has got it all.”

The video is also the last to feature guitarist Aaron Curse, who, as the clip shows, is sadly no longer of this world. The Avd says: “We are sad to see him go, but you can’t fuck with fate. He is probably down there in hell right now, creeping out Satan and his minions. He will be missed.”

To see the video in full and find out what happened to Curse, check http://youtu.be/RJtQFtKp47k

THE DEFILED open the main stage of Sonisphere Festival Friday 4th July 2014, their first show as a four piece.

More on »Daggers«:
track-by-track pt.1: http://youtu.be/pL4XAUaIZNM
track-by-track pt.2: http://bit.ly/12BFUJQ
track-by-track pt.3: http://bit.ly/16j37TF
the stage outfit trailer: http://youtu.be/BnaPew7EX2Q
‘Unspoken’ official video clip: http://bit.ly/13iSDoL
‘Unspoken’ making-of: http://bit.ly/13ixTgQ
‘Unspoken’ official remix: http://bit.ly/UnspokenRemix
‘No Place Like Home’ official video clip: http://youtu.be/MQMtFQn3yjg

You can order your copy of »Daggers«, the most current record of THE DEFLIED at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/TheDefiled-Daggers

 

Suicide Silence announces tour dates

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California's death metal progenies SUICIDE SILENCE have announced the European headlining dates in support of the band's upcoming album, »You Can't Stop Me«, for winter 2014. The band will be supported by Australian label mates THY ART IS MURDER, who released their Nuclear Blast debut, »Hate«, in April 2013 and have toured the globe extensively ever since.

Commented SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun: "Europe!!! We love you so much, it's been too long since a proper European tour and we couldn't be happier to let you know it's happening soon. Come throw your horns up, bang your heads, or mosh your knickers off!! Whatever it is just let it happen. See you wonderful humans soon!!"

Added THY ART IS MURDER: "Can't wait to get back to Europe with SUICIDE SILENCE and eat some pork, man! Smoke loads of hash and play some breakdowns, cuz breakdowns are fucking brutal! In Bratislavia... and Budapest... and Britain...!"

SUICIDE SILENCE
THY ART IS MURDER
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
+ 1 more act TBA
14.11. UK Birmingham - Asylum
15.11. UK Newcastle - Riverside
16.11. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
17.11. UK Manchester - Academy 2
18.11. UK Leeds - Cockpit
19.11. UK Southampton - Mo Club
20.11. UK Cardiff - Solus 2
21.11. UK London - Koko
22.11. F Paris - Petit Bain
23.11. B Antwerp - Trix Club
24.11. LUX Luxembourg - Den Atelier
25.11. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
26.11. D Cologne - Underground/Essigfabrik
27.11. D Hamburg - Knust
28.11. PL Warsaw - Proxima
29.11. CZ Ostrava - Barrak
30.11. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
01.12. HU Budapest - A38
03.12. SLO Ljubljana - Kino Siska
04.12. AT Vienna - Arena
05.12. I Roncade - New Age Club
06.12. I Gualtieri - Temporock
08.12. CH Kofmehl - Solothurn
09.12. D Munich - Backstage
10.12. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
11.12. D Karlsruhe - Substage

Recently, the lyric video for 'Don’t Die', the second single from SUICIDE SILENCE’s upcoming album »You Can’t Stop Me«, has debuted exclusively via Hot Topic’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hottopic/posts/10152531218606979.

SUICIDE SILENCE has also posted audio snippets of their upcoming album, »You Can’t Stop Me«, surf to: http://youtu.be/E94kFeoPdmw. The album marks the debut of new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-ALL SHALL PERISH), and is their first full-length recording since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker. »You Can’t Stop Me« will be released on July 11 (Europe), July 14 (UK) and July 15, 2014 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

A teaser video of the bonus dvd included with the limited first edition digipack can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blRd7urovG4

View a short clip documenting the making-of »You Can’t Stop Me« at the following location.

The initial single from this highly-anticipated record, 'Cease to Exist', is now available here for streaming as a lyric video.

Fans can also pre-order »You Can’t Stop Me« in various formats from the same location.

»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:



1. M.A.L. 

2. Inherit The Crown

3. Cease To Exist

4. Sacred Words

5. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)

6. Warrior

7. You Can't Stop Me

8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)

9. 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:

1. M.A.L. 

2. Inherit The Crown

3. Cease To Exist

4. Sacred Words

5. Control (feat. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher)

6. Warrior

7. You Can't Stop Me

8. Monster Within (feat. Greg Puciato)

9. 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.




SUICIDE SILENCE is:


Eddie Hermida – Vocals


Chris Garza – Guitar


Mark Heylmun – Guitar


Alex Lopez – Drums


Dan Kenny – Bass






Flood of Red premiere new song

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Flood of Red fans have been waiting patiently for the release of their new studio album ‘Throw’, and now the album is finally available across Europe. To celebrate the band have also revealed a stream of the new track ‘Cutting Limes’ which you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/superballmusic/flood-of-red-cutting-limes

The band also launched a video for the track ‘Lashes’, directed by Sitcom Soldiers and you can view that here: http://youtu.be/iPwOd0XhqWQ

‘Throw’ has already been receiving plaudits from the music media, with Visions Magazine in Germany awarding it their album of the month and Rocksound noting its ‘dreamy atmospherics and reverb-heavy post-rock’. You can pick up your copy of the album from the following places:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/throwITUNES
Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/throwAMAZONMP3
InsideOut Shop: http://smarturl.it/floodofredIOM

Flood of Red are also currently on tour in the UK and you can find the dates here:

1st July Kingston – Fighting Cocks
2nd July Basingstoke – Sanctuary
3rd July Norwich – The Owl Sanctuary
4th July Leeds – Cockpit 2
5th July Kilmarnock – Bakers Niteclub
6th July Inverness – Madhatters

Flood of Red online:
www.floodofred.co.uk
www.twitter.com/floodofred
www.facebook.com/floodofred

Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame

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What began as a graduation assignment for students of the University of Arts Utrecht, Netherlands in September 2013, has become an ambitious, full-fledged and multidisciplinary art project. Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame is the world's first rock opera videogame. In the game – a 'puzzle platformer' or 'adventure game' –music plays an important role. That is because the story is brought to you in the form of a rock opera. 

An all-star cast steps into the shoes of the game's characters and brings the story singing. This cast includes (among others):
Simone Simons (Epica)
Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
Marc Hudson (Dragonforce)
Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)

The musical score is performed by the Metropole Orkest (the world's biggest professional pop and jazz orchestra) and band members of Epica, Textures and Within Temptation.

Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame has several storylines, but what makes this game unique is the fact that the player determines the course of the game as well as the rock opera by the choices he makes. The music of the rock opera can be heard throughout the whole game – even while playing it. The music reacts to the playing style of the gamer.

Making choices is thus very important for the course of the game and the music, which – just like in the real world – revolves around opposites (men versus nature, opposite religions, rich versus poor, et cetera) and balance. The developers and the composer are looking for a good balance as well, namely between the various fusing elements in Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame (videogame, music, performances, live shows, interactivity).

Watch the trailer and find more information on our Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame website.

The rock opera will also be released as an album, in October 2014, and at the end of this year the concert series Karmaflow in Concert starts. Early 2015 there will be a big finale, in the form of two shows in the Dutch city 's-Hertogenbosch, named Karmaflow in Concert: The Rock Opera with Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania) and more joining the Karmaflow band and the "Metropole Orkest" on stage.

More information about Karmaflow in Concert? Click here.

The game will be released early 2015, for PC and MAC.


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Candlelight Records signs Bio-Cancer

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Candlelight Records is delighted to announce the signing of Greek thrashers Bio-Cancer

Bio-Cancer are a thrash metal band from Athens, Greece established in late 2010. After some line-up changes, demo recordings, and live shows, the band released its debut album ''Ear Piercing Thrash'' in 2012 gaining some good recognition in the underground scene, and got included in a large amount of magazine, website and fanzine lists all over the world for best thrash album of 2012. The band has ripped the stage all over Greece and abroad with bands like Sodom, Onslaught, Rotting Christ, Xentrix, Artillery and more, and as of 2014 they have finished their second offering called ''Tormenting the Innocent'' due to be released by Candlelight Records later this year (release date tbc).
  1. Obligated to Incest
  2. Tormenting the Innocent
  3. Bulletproof
  4. Boxed Out
  5. F(r)iends or Fiends?
  6. Think!
  7. Chemical Castration
  8. Haters Gonna…Suffer!
  9. Life is Tough (So am I)
Artwork by : Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste ,Toxic Holocaust , Vektor, Violator
Mix/Master by : Andy Classen (Destruction, Tankard, Belphegor, Krisiun, Legion of the Damned

QUARTZ: New Album And Compilation In The Works

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The British hard rockin' Heavy Metal legend QUARTZ is writing material for a new album and is putting finishing touches on the compilation with previously unreleased studio material from the '80s, which will come out later this year via Skol Records.

QUARTZ were formed in 1973 in Birmingham, and their debut same titled album, produced by BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi, came out in 1977. Their second studio album "Stand Up And Fight" from 1980, and the 12" EP "Satan's Serenade" which was released the same year, are considered as classic and legendary releases of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. One of the founding members of QUARTZ, Geoff Nicholls, joined BLACK SABBATH in 1979 as a session musician, and except supporting the band on stage, recorded all keyboards that can be heard on all BLACK SABBATH albums released between 1980 and 1995.

BLIND SAVIOUR reveal details of debut album

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Blind Saviour are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut full-length "The Master Plan". The album is an ambitious sci-fi concept involving a myriad of characters and interweaving sub-plots within a post-apocalyptic scenario. The hero of the story is Blind Saviour himself, a character who remains shrouded in mystery throughout the course of the saga.

The band recently released a lyric video of ‘Freedom Call’ which describes one of the last key episodes within the Blind Saviour saga and mainly talks about the largest scale battle between human survivors and their Robot Oppressors which the world has ever witnessed. 

 (Click the above image to watch the 'Freedom Call' lyric video.)

Blind Saviour can lay claim to be Malta's only fully fledged Power Metal band. Lightning fast double bass drum rhythms, twin-lead harmonies, catchy sing-a-long refrains and orchestral textures are all combined in an elegant and exciting blend. The powerful and varied vocals together with an overall judicious use of keyboards make Blind Saviour quite a unique sounding band within the female fronted metal scene.

Guitar player Campos Gellel recently augmented Blind Saviour’s line-up, which also features ex-Weeping Silence vocalist Rachel Grech. The band makes its live debut on the 12th of this month.

The release date for "The Master Plan" has yet to be announced.

Blind Saviour is: 
Rachel Grech - vocals
Aldo Chircop - guitars & keyboards
Campos Gellel – guitars
Karl Friggieri - bass
Robert Frigggieri - drums

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Distorted Harmony premiere new video

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Seventh Wonder premiere new video

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Accept premiere new video clip

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Heavy Metal pioneers ACCEPT will release their new studio album »Blind Rage« on August 15th.

ACCEPT presents the video clip of their first single called 'Stampede'

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbUXHTWZ9vk

The tracklist of the standard version, will be like this:
01. Stampede
02. Dying Breed
03. Dark Side Of My Heart
04. Fall Of The Empire
05. Trail Of Tears
06. Wanna Be Free
07. 200 Years
08. Bloodbath Mastermind
09. From The Ashes We Rise
10. The Curse
11. Final Journey

There will also be a limited edition Digipak including either bonus DVD, or BluRay disc. It features a complete ACCEPT live show, recorded in Chile 2013 during the »Stalingrad« tour.

The tracklist looks like this:
01. Intro
02. Hung, Drawn & Quartered
03. Hellfire
04. Restless & Wild
05. Losers & Winners
06. Stalingrad
07. Breaker
08. Bucket Full Of Hate
09. Monsterman
10. Shadow Soldier
11. Amamos La Vida
12. Guitar Solo Wolf
13. Neon Nights
14. Bulletproof
15. Aiming High
16. Princess Of The Dawn
17. Up To The Limit
18. No Shelter
19. Pandemic
20. Fast As A Shark
21. Metal Heart
22. Teutonic Terror
23. Balls To The Wall

The single release of the opening track 'Stampede', will be on July, 11th, digitally and on a limited vinyl edition.

»Blind Rage« was produced by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH). The cover artwork was done by Daniel Goldsworthy (HELL).

Pre-order the album here: http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/accept/accept-blind-rage.html

ACCEPT - »Blind Rage« Tour 2014:
19.09.2014 Amager Bio, Copenhagen [DK]
20.09.2014 Garden, Linkoeping [SE]
21.09.2014 Traedgarn, Gothenburg [SE]
24.09.2014 Rytmikotjaamo, Seinäjoki [FI]
26.09.2014 Torunda, Tornio [FI]
27.09.2014 Pakkahuone, Tampere [FI]
28.09.2014 Helsinki, The Circus [FI]
30.09.2014 Bebaser Medic, Stockholm [SE]
01.10.2014 Rockefeller, Oslo [NO]
03.10.2014 Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken [NO]
04.10.2014 Docks, Hamburg [DE]
05.10.2014 Hyde Park, Osnabrück [DE]
07.10.2014 Trix, Antwerp [BE]
08.10.2014 Bataclan, Paris [FR]
10.10.2014 Totem, Pamplona [ES]
11.10.2014 Riviera, Madrid [ES]
12.10.2014 Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona [ES]
14.10.2014 Bikini, Toulouse [FR]
16.10.2014 La Laiterie, Straßbourg [FR]
17.10.2014 Live Club, Mailand [IT]
18.10.2014 Tonhalle, München [DE]
20.10.2014 Langen / Frankfurt, Neue Stadthalle [DE]
21.10.2014 Huxleys, Berlin [DE]
22.10.2014 Live Music Hall, Köln [DE]
24.10.2014 Stadtgarten, Erfurt [DE]
25.10.2014 Euronics, Zlin [CZ]
26.10.2014 Petöfi Hall, Budapest [HU]
28.10.2014 Z 7, Pratteln [CH]
29.10.2014 Filharmonie, Filderstadt [DE]

Bolt Thrower announces supporting acts

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Bolt Thrower has announced the supporting acts for their upcoming European tour in September and October. Morgoth will serve as direct support, with three additional acts on board for selected shows.

The bands adds via a statement on boltthrower.com:
"We've completed the line-up for the tour and we've got some killer bands joining us. We already have Morgoth on board, and now we can also announce Soulburn, Incantation and Vallenfyre will be joining us for selected shows!"

The completed line-up for the 'Overtures of War' tour is as follows:

Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Soulburn:
21.09: Germany, Bremen - Schlachthof
22.09: Germany, Essen - Weststadthalle (moved from the Turock!)
23.09: Germany, Berlin - SO36

Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Incantation:
24.09: Czech Rep, Prague - Roxy
25.09: Austria, Vienna - Arena
26.09: Germany, Munich - Backstage
2709: Switzerland, Lyss - Carnage Feast
28.09: Germany, Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal

Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Vallenfyre:
30.09: France, Paris - Divan du Monde
01.10: Germany, Saarbruecken - Garage
02.10: Germany, Leipzig - Hellraiser
03.10: Germany, Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
04.10: Germany, Andernach - JUZ
05.10: Belgium, Hasselt - Muziekodroom

"Looking forward to hanging out with old friends again and meeting new ones.

Cheers,
BT"

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http://metalblade.com/boltthrower

Introducing: Brimstone Coven

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Retro rock/doom metal sorcerers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, will unleash the psychedelic rumblings of their self-titled new full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records.

Formed in Wheeling, West Virginia in 2011, BRIMSTONE COVEN churns a cogent blend of dark, smoky cult rock that echoes the eerie reverberations of hard rock icons such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, mixed with the classic rock craftings of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, all the while preserving a vintage rock sound mixed with a style all their own.

The outfit's Metal Blade debut boasts seventeen mind-altering tracks of occult conjurings - a combo of their self-released full-length and EP -- complete with new mastering and the vintage art renderings by Creighton Hill.

Described The Sludgelord of BRIMSTONE COVEN: "Coming across as Zeppelin meets '70s Black Sabbath (the best kind), BRIMSTONE COVEN certainly have that vintage sound in spades, guitars are crisp, bass feels warm and drums played adeptly, with a looseness that only Messieurs Moon, Ward and Mitchell …are known for. Great stuff and what a voice, 'Big John' is quite the frontman with an endearing and rich tone to his voice and yes he sounds. Killer."

Brimstone Coven will be released in Europe via Metal Blade Records on August 1, 2014. In the meantime, zone out to the witchy, jam-wrangled goodness of fifth cut, "The Grave" at metalblade.com/brimstonecoven.

Brimstone Coven Track Listing:
01. Cosmic Communion
02. Behold, the Anunnaki
03. The Black Door
04. Blood On The Wall
05. The Grave
06. Lord & Master
07. Vying
08. The Séance
09. Hades Hymn
10. The Folly of Faust
11. Intro (Bonus Track)
12. We Are Forever (Bonus Track)
13. The Ancients (Bonus Track)
14. Son of the Morning (Bonus Track)
15. LoSt in the oDyssey (Bonus Track)
16. Children of the Sun (Bonus Track)
17. Outro (Bonus Track)

BRIMSTONE COVEN:
"Big John" Williams - Vocals
Corey Roth - Guitar
Andrew D'Cagna - Bass
Justin Wood - Drums

http://www.facebook.com/brimstonecoven
http://www.metalblade.com/brimstonecoven

Týr touring the UK and Ireland

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TÝR have announced they will tour extensively in the UK and Ireland with Sabaton and Korpiklaanni later this year kicking off in Norwich on November 28, 2014.

Catch them here:
Sabaton + Korpiklaanni + TYR
November 2014
28th NORWICH - Waterfront
29th BRIGHTON - Concorde 2
30th PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit
December 2014
2nd READING - Sub89
3rd WEYMOUTH - The Pavillion
5th GLASGOW - QMU
6th DUBLIN - The Academy
7th BELFAST - Limelight
8th MANCHESTER - The Ritz
9th WOLVERHAMPTON - Slade Rooms

There will also be two dates without Sabaton:
Korpiklaanni + TYR
December 2014
1st BRISTOL - The Fleece
4th LONDON - Islington Academy

TÝR recently unveiled their latest music video, "The Lay of Our Love," from their most recent album, "Valkyrja." The song features a vocal duet with Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine. So, naturally, fans will be excited to see that Kristine joins Heri Joensen and the rest of TÝR in this new video! The video was produced by Stanimir Lukic, directed by Ivan Colic, and can be seen now at youtube.com/metalbladerecords.

"Valkyrja" debuted on charts worldwide upon release in September of 2013. In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker's Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, "Valkyrja" reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland's charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

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

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King of Asgard premiere new song

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Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act, KING OF ASGARD are set to release their third album "Karg" July 22nd, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit metalblade.com/kingofasgard to stream the first single "The Runes Of Hel" and pre-order your copy of the album.

Today the band is premiering another track from "Karg." The song entitled "Remant of the Past" is being streamed exclusively by Metal Insider. Check out the song and an exclusive interview with the band HERE.

"Karg" is the third album of KING OF ASGARD, following "Fi'mbulvintr", which was released in 2010 and "…to North" in 2012. "Karg" has again been recorded with Andy LaRocque at the infamous Sonic Train Studios. Comments Jonas Albrektsson and Karl Beckman: "After well over a year of intensive writing, we finally reached the point where everything is put into finish. When countless hours of hard work and careful consideration has been completed. This completion, being our third album which at an early stage was titled to "Karg", in English, "Barren". A word which later on came to form the atmosphere of the whole album and a sense that meanders through more or less all the material. It's darker, it is harsher and more stripped down than our previous releases. More mature, precise and well thought out. A challenge both for us as well as for the observer. Lyrically, we have come closer to our own immediate surrounding and ancestral heritage, based on old legends and tales from our home region, a tribute to our fair and historical countryside. Yet again everything was recorded and mixed in Sonic Train Studios with Andy LaRocque at the helm assisted by Olof Berggren. Even in the phase of recording we used the word Karg as a guideline… and thus, it is upon thee!"

The band's two previous, critically acclaimed albums are available worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Listen to the band on iTunes and Spotify to hear what Terrorizer Magazine called "intense blackened folk metal".

"Karg" track listing:
01. The Runes of Hel
02. The Trickster
03. Highland Rebellion
04. Remnant of the Past
05. Omma
06. The Heritage Throne
07. Huldran
08. Rising
09. Total Destruction (Bonus Track)

KING OF ASGARD:
Karl Beckman - Guitar, Vocals
Jonas Albrektsson - Bass
Lars G Tängmark - Guitar
Karsten Larsson - Drums

http://www.kingofasgard.com
http://www.facebook.com/kingofasgard
http://www.myspace.com/kingofasgardsweden

Eluveitie posts teaser

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Swiss superstars of New Wave Of Folk Metal, ELUVEITIE, have just released a teaser for the upcoming videoclip ‘King’, a track taken from their new masterpiece »Origins«.

Check out the teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaFzwOXXA40

More on »Origins«:
Album Trailer Pt 1: http://youtu.be/dKlU0aWP5_Y
Album Trailer Pt 2: http://youtu.be/AVZVNk0xa80
‘King’ (lyric video): http://youtu.be/jgq0ywQsFc4

Tracklist »Origins«
01. Origins
02. The Nameless
03. From Darkness
04. Celtos
05. Virunus
06. Nothing
07. The Call Of The Mountains
08. Sucellos
09. Inception
10. Vianna
11. The Silver Sister
12. King
13. The Day Of Strife
14. Ogmios
15. Carry The Torch
16. Eternity

»Origins«, the bands sixth full length album was recorded at the New Sound Studios by Tommy Vetterli (CORONER, KREATOR & many more) and is the successor of the most acclaimed album »Helvetios«.

You can pre-order your copy of »Origins« at the following address: http://smarturl.it/ELUVEITIE-Origins

 

Night By Night posts new video

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British hard rockers NIGHT BY NIGHT, who feature Ben Christo (SISTERS OF MERCY guitarist) in their ranks, have released the new music video, for the song ‘A Thousand Lies‘. The clip is taken from the forthcoming debut album“NxN“, due to release on July 11 (Europe), July 14 (UK) and July 15 (USA/Canada) via A Sun Hill Production/Cargo Records. 

The video can be viewed here.

Classic Rock UK magazine states: “We recently claimed that Night By Night were spearheading the “new wave of AOR”, and we see no reason to change our opinion now. A Thousand Lies has the harmonies, and the big shiny guitars, and the chorus a postman might sing in the shower.”

“NxN” was produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Sylosis) at Outhouse studios, engineered by Rob Thomas, lead vocals produced & engineered by Ben Christo & Henry Rundell and mixed by John Mitchell (Alter Bridge, Asia, Snakecharmer) at Outhouse studios.

“Night by Night are without doubt one of the best young bands out there today. Real songs with great riffs and vocal harmonies. Packing the best ot the 80′s with a youthful, fresh enthusiasm.” (Rick Savage/Def Leppard)

Tracklist:
01. Time To Escape
02. Holding Onto Holding On
03. Cant Walk Away
04. Everywhere Tonight
05. Siren
06. A Thousand Lies
07. Its Not Faith
08. The Moment
09. If Only
10. Never Die Again


NIGHT BY NIGHT are:
Henry Rundell – Lead Vocals (ex Voodoo Six)
Tom Daniel – Guitars
Ben Christo – Guitars, Vocals (Sisters Of Mercy)
Jonny Thornton – Bass, Vocals
Damien Diablo – Drums

Night by Night areahard rock 5-piece from London who fuse searing riffs with soaring melodies. This cutting-edge quintet combine the best of classic and contemporary rock, charged with 3-part vocal harmonies to create their own sound and the result is a debut of unparalleled strength and musical maturity, with across the board appeal.

Combine the heavyweight riffs and modern crunch of Alterbridge, add the infectious choruses and lush vocal harmonies of Def Leppard for a taste of what Night by Night are all about. The band members each come with their own musical pedigree (The Sisters of Mercy, Voodoo Six) – and it shows. With flawless production (by Romesh Dodangoda - Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout, Bullet For My Valentine) and irresistible choruses, this is a rare gem of an album with ten strong songs, telling tales of hope and heartbreak.

From the beautifully addictive ‘Can’t Walk Away’ to the hard rocking, ‘Siren’ and everyone’s new favourite song, ‘If Only’ – Night by Night are creating musical alchemy.

“If you like hard rock with intensity, melody and meaning, you will find it here. We have real passion for what we are doing and have pushed ourselves to create the best music possible – no disclaimers, no excuses – we’ve worked hard and we are really proud of the result…”

Night by Night have toured extensively supporting the likes of Europe, Y&T, Jettblack, Heaven’s Basement, Alannah Myles, Acey Slade, The Quireboys, Jayce Lewis,Warrior Soul, Dear Superstar, The Dirty Youth as well as performing storming sets at Hard Rock Hell and Download Festival.

www.nxnofficial.com
www.facebook.com/NightByNightUK

Reaper reveals album artwork

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REAPER recorded the band's upcoming Massacre Records' debut "An Atheist Monument" from January 'til March 2014 at the Mu-Studio in Eschwege, Germany.

The band has now uploaded a video with impressions from the album recordings!

The video also includes snippets from songs off the upcoming album. For example, you can see Daniel sing the first verse of "Horse Brigade", Daniel and Benni recording the rhythm guitars for "Voice Within", Jan recording the drums for "Ship Of Fools" and a lot more!

Enjoy the studio clip at http://youtu.be/IaIIbfJ19ys

Hungry for more? We've got you covered!

You can also listen to the brand new song "Realms Of Chaos" in its entirety at http://youtu.be/iWwrDL54ZFw

The cover artwork of "An Atheist Monument" was designed by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design.

REAPER's new album "An Atheist Monument" will also be available as limited edition gatefold vinyl and is set to be released on July 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!


http://www.reaper.de
http://www.facebook.com/ReaperMetal
http://myspace.com/fairiesreturn

Hatriot cancels European Tour

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HATRIOT fans, we have bad news for you!

HATRIOT are sorry to announce that they won't go on tour with Artillery and Onslaught in July.

Here's a statement, taken from the band's Facebook page:
"Due to circumstances out of our control Hatriot is not going to be able to do the tour with Onslaught and Artillery next month. Thank you and sorry to all the fans out in Europe that were looking forward to seeing us. We will be back in due time."

In an interview w/ Dave from MetalRecusants, Zetro also said:
[About the tour being cancelled] "We had nothing to do with that, Onslaught and Artillery pulled off the bill, since we were supposed to be the opener, we couldn’t go over there and play those shows, it wasn’t monetarily feasible for us to do. We were barely gonna break even on that tour anyway, we just wanted to do it for the fans but when they (Onslaught and Artillery) pulled out, we really couldn’t consider going solo, especially with all the great festivals going on. We know we aren’t strong enough yet to pull that off ourselves so we had to abort. I know they (Onslaught and Artillery) left the UK tour dates open for themselves but there wasn’t enough juice for us to pay for the flight, hotel accommodations, whatnot so we really needed those European dates to pull the whole trek off.

We’re extremely disappointed we lost those dates, and I want to repeat again that even though I’m in Exodus now I’m still doing Hatriot, I’m not letting that go, there’s been a lot of voices out there lately saying I’m gonna let it go and I’m not. The band’s (Hatriot) working on some new stuff right now and I plan on writing new lyrics when I’m out on tour with Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies and Slayer."


The complete interview is available here.

HATRIOT's latest album "Dawn Of The New Centurion" is out now via Massacre Records.

HATRIOT @ Massacre Records MP3 Download Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/hatriot

Playlist Of Steve "Zetro" Souza's Favorite Songs: http://open.spotify.com/user/massacrerecords/playlist/2ajaFrQnEaxl2WOq2tTPTH

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http://www.facebook.com/hatriot
http://www.twitter.com/hatriotmetal

Ion Vein premiere new video clip

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SAOL signs Abandon Hope

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Playing and writing the kind of music, you like the most yourself, is actually everything a musician could dream of. You don’t have to simulate fun and passion, you are in peace with yourself and you are totally wrapped up in your music.


This principle is exactly what Abandon Hope are making music for, and we are more than happy to welcome them as the newest member of the SAOL family.


About the genre: We discussed for hours and hours and came to the conclusion, that it should be up to you to decide, whether Abandon Hope play Southern Metal, Heavy Blues, American south state rooted Hard Rock or something else.

The band, of course, has a very own definition of their style:
“Imagine our sound, as if Godsmack, Black Label Society and Life of Agony met for a BBQ at the shores of the great Mississippi. This rich mixture slides down your throat like a hot marinated steak, finally flushed down by a pitcher of cold barley brew.”



Backed up by their EP "Existance" and the full length album "The Endless Ride", the quartet from Münster and Hanover, Germany, is eager to present their music to the public - and their next record is already about to be released! 

At no time they have to be afraid of comparisons to big international acts, since not only the band’s sound easily reaches professional levels. The incredibly varied vocals are standing out already while taking the first listen to the record and the songwriting quaility is not one bit weaker than that. Abandon Hope always manage to fascinate the audience with tight grooves, driving riffs, varied song structures, and mature lyrics.


The soundtrack to rhythmically destroy your living room furniture!


"Settle The Score" will be released on 15th. August 2014 via SAOL / H'Art / Believe Digital.



»Hardcore Lives« out now!

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»Hardcore Lives«, the brand new and long awaited new album by NYHC legends MADBALL is out NOW!

The official video for the second single, 'Born Strong', has been revealed recently. The track features WALLS OF JERICHOs front lady Candace Puopolo on guest vocals. Check it out at this location: http://youtu.be/lLes0J8AwDY

The band also posted a new video trailer in which they talk the guest appearances on their upcoming album, »Hardcore Lives«: http://youtu.be/RlMAoPEpz8I

Another trailer in which the band talks the album is available here: http://youtu.be/FJHcU6Mvphw

Check out the official lyric video for 'DNA' here: http://youtu.be/wwfBjZ24Hvo


An in-studio trailer can be watched at: http://youtu.be/AAsGFPnVFG8

»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«. 





Order »Hardcore Lives« at this location: http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/madball/hardcore-lives.html 



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

02. 
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


BONUS TRACKS:


16. The Beast


17. Spit On Your Grave 2014




MADBALL live
04.-06.07. D Roitzschjora - With Full Force
07.07. D Siegen - Vortex Surfer
08.07. I Thiesi (Sardina) - Campo Sportivo
10.07. SRB Novi Sad - Exit Festival
11.07. AT Klagenfurth - Stereo Club
12.07. D Pölsdorf - Krach am Bach
13.07. CZ Tabor - Mighty Sounds
14.07. D Göttingen - Lumiere
19.07. D Dour - Dour Festival 


Vreid announces European tour

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2014 IS THE YEAR OF CELEBRATION.

11 albums & more than 400 shows in 22 countries on 3 continents calls for celebration.


In 2014 it is 20 years since the bands Windir and Ulcus were established in ”Fjøsen”/”The barn” in Sogndal, and its also marks the 10 years anniversary for Vreid. Hváll, Steingrim, Sture & Strom whom are Vreid today, have all played and been composers in all 3 bands. To celebrate 2 decades of homebrewed metal, they now have gathered the Sognabrigade to assembly in 2014. It will be an exclusive performance where they will perform songs from all 3 bands and cover their discography from past to present with guests from their history. Karmøygeddon & Hellfest is already conquered and in August Wacken awaits. In October this show will be exclusive performed at some selected shows though Europe. After this tour there are no further plans to do more shows with this performance. Vreid are simultaneously working on a new album, set to be released in 2015.

VREID + GUESTS
SOGNAMETAL 20 YEARS
VREID / WINDIR / ULCUS

EUROPEAN TOUR OCTOBER 2014
+ special guests POSTHUM
11: Metal Invasion Straubing Germany
12: Mega Klub Katowice Poland
13: Viper Room Wien Austria
14: Gustaf Maribor Slovenia
15: Traffic Club Rome Italy
16: Circolo Colony Brescia Italy
17: TBA
18: Secret Place Montpellier France
19: Razzamatazz 3 Barcelona Spain
20: Caracol Madrid Spain
22: Divan Du Monde Paris France
23: The Underworld London UK
24: The Devils Corner Leffinge Belgium
25: Aurora Infernalis Arnhem Netherlands

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www.vreid.no

Sonic Syndicate talks new album

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Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have released the first part of a series of trailers in which every member of the band talks their favorite track of the upcoming self-titled, fifth album.

Watch guitarist and songwriter Robin Sjunnesson talk his favourite at this location: http://youtu.be/HvQyAyxXXiw

Recently the official music video for the second single, 'Before You Finally Break', has been released. The clip was shot by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, etc) and features SOILWORK singer Björn 'Speed' Strid on guest vocals.

A exclusive Making Of has been made available here: http://youtu.be/MnNuhWD6Cy4

Check out the official music video at http://smarturl.it/SoSyBYFB

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.“

Bjorn “Speed” Strid adds:
“Working with Sonic Syndicate is always a pleasure, whether it's in the studio, tour, or in a cool looking abandoned car shop in the industrial area of Gothenburg. I loved recording vocals on this song and especially being able to do somewhat of a duet with Nathan Biggs. He's a truly talented singer and a good friend. Doing the video was easy, fun and pretty intense at the same time. It turned out real sick.. Check it out!”

The first single off the album, 'Black Hole Halo', can be viewed at http://youtu.be/7RxHJeKNXSQ
Also check out the studio trailer for more info:
Part #1 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/MgWlvLrUjOc
Part #2 is available here: http://youtu.be/fAqC_WEYrcI
Part #3 can be checked out at this location: http://youtu.be/oahYekbZD-g
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.”











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


LIMITED EDITION BONUS TRACKS:


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«. 





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!” 

 
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