Friday, October 31, 2014

X-Mas In Hell Tour 2014

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American Death Metallers SIX FEET UNDER will embark on a 10-date tour through Germany under the name "X-Mas In Hell Tour 2014" in December!

11/12/14 DE - Flensburg - Roxy
12/12/14 DE - Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
13/12/14 DE - Cham - L.A.
14/12/14 t.b.a.
15/12/14 DE - Aachen - Musikbunker
16/12/14 DE - Bochum - Matrix
17/12/14 DE - Würzburg - Posthalle
18/12/14 DE - Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark
19/12/14 DE - Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
20/12/14 DE - Bischofswerda - East Club

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Spinefarm Records signs 36 Crazyfists

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Like a bear native to the Alaskan tundra, 36 Crazyfists have emerged from a four-year recording hibernation and have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The label welcomes the Alaska-originated band, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, to its formidable and expanding roster, which boasts the best in hard rock and heavy metal.

The new album, Time and Trauma, is due out in February 2015. To celebrate the new label partnership, the band has shared the new song Also Am I, which is available as a stream. Listen to it here on Soundcloud. This new song is merely a taste of what is to come.

"We have found a new home at Spinefarm Records and although the label is new to us, some of the staff are old friends and we couldn't be more grateful to unleash the beast that is Time and Trauma with their help," said frontman Brock Lindow. "20 years in and it feels like Spinefarm is a killer home to hang our hats. See you all on the road in 2015!" 

Spinefarm Senior Director of Marketing Tim Brennan echoed that sentiment, saying, "We are thrilled to have 36 Crazyfists be part of the growing Spinefarm family! They are a genuine band of brothers that has grinded for 20 years to create a truly committed fanbase. Time and Trauma is an incredible way to begin the next 20 years for the band.” 

36 Crazyfists released their debut Bitterness the Star via Roadrunner Records in 2002. The follow up, 2004's A Snow Capped Romance, is largely considered a sleeper classic in the post-hardcore realm. The band also released several additionally beloved albums, including Rest Inside the Flames (2006) via the now-defunct DRT Entertainment, as well as The Tide and Its Takers (2008) and Collisions and Castaways through Ferret Music. Their Spinefarm debut is their first album in four years and their first since Collisions and Castaways, released in 2010.

36 Crazyfists will close out 2014 with a slew of US tour dates with Skinless, including a December anniversary show in their native state. Here's to 20 more years of bringing the rock.

Fan calls, and Slayer answers!

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It appears an old life maxim has just been re-written. Good things come to those who spill their creative guts, not those who wait.

Example: Los Angeles-based SLAYER fan Jake. In a truly ingenious effort to raise money for SLAYER tickets by offering to sell his 1997 Ford Escort LX, Jake and his friends filmed a spoof of Lincoln’s recent Matthew McConaughey commercial and released it on YouTube on Monday.

Check out Jake’s commercial here:

Today, four days and over 80,000 views later, SLAYER’s Tom Araya took time off from his studio sessions to respond to Jake’s Hail Mary throw.

Watch Tom’s video response on SLAYER’s official YouTube channel:

Machine Head posts album trailer

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Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have just released the second album trailer for their upcoming album, »Bloodstone & Diamonds«. Watch it here.

The first trailer can be watched here.

The band also set up special webpage on which fans can take a sneak peak at »Bloodstone & Diamonds«. Head over to to check out pieces of the album's artwork as well as song samples off the band's long-awaited new record.

MACHINE HEAD recently released the brand new single, 'Now We Die'! Surf to

'Now We Die' comes off the band's upcoming album »Bloodstone & Diamonds« for which it also serves as the opening track. Along with 'Now We Die' the final album version of the advance track 'Killers & Kings' is available for download, too. Pre-order the album now on iTunes to get both tracks instantly without having to pay extra:

Other streaming and download platforms to follow soon.

The band’s Nuclear Blast debut will be released on November 07 (Europe) and November 10, 2014 (N. America/UK) on several physical and digital formats. Pre-order the CD, limited edition mediabook, box set, vinyl or the exclusive premium MACHINE HEAD guitar edition via this link:

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) who also launched his career co-mixing Machine Head’s 2nd album “The More Things Change”, and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it Head Cases.”

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, »Bloodstone & Diamonds« represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”

»Bloodstone & Diamonds« track listing:
01. Now We Die
02. Killers & Kings
03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
04. Night Of Long Knives
05. Sail Into The Black
06. Eyes Of The Dead
07. Beneath The Silt
08. In Comes The Flood
09. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

More on »Bloodstone & Diamonds«:
Production vlog #1
Production vlog #2
Production vlog #3
Production vlog #4
Production vlog #5

07.11. F Strasbourg - Laiterie
09.11. B Thourout - The Mast
10.11. F Paris - Batacla
12.11. F Toulouse - Bikini
14.11. ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz 1
15.11. ES Madrid - Riviera
16.11. ES Pamplona - Zentral
17.11. F Marseille - Espace Julien
19.11. I Milan - Alcatraz
20.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
21.11. CH Zurich - Komplex
22.11. D Munich - Kesselhaus
23.11. AT Vienna - Gasometer
25.11. D Cologne - Palladium
26.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.11. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
29.11. DK Copenhagen - Vega

30.11. NO Oslo - Sentrum Scene
01.12. SWE Stockholm - Arenan
03.12. D Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
04.12. NL Utrecht - Vredeburg
06.12. UK London - Roundhouse
07.12. UK London - Roundhouse
09.12. UK Portsmouth - Guildhall
10.12. UK Bristol - Academy
11.12. UK Plymouth - Pavillions
13.12. UK Glasgow - Academy 2
14.12. UK Leeds - Academy
16.12. UK Manchester - Apollo
17.12. UK Nottingham - Rock City
18.12. UK Birmingham - Academy
19.12. UK Dublin - Academy 

Blues Pills posts stills

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Up and coming multi-cultural blues rock newcomers BLUES PILLS recently shot the official music video for the band's current single, 'No Hope Left For Me', with renowned director Patric Ullaeus (WITHIN TEMPTATION, EUROPE among many others - The band has now posted some stills from the clip. Check them out below/attached. The video will premiere next week Wednesday, November 5 - keep your eyes open!

The band recently Finished the first extremely successful leg of their extended European tour this past weekend. The first part of the tour in support of the band's chartbreaking debut album led the four piece through most major cities in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Most shows were upgraded to bigger venues and quite a lot of them were sold out early on.

The remaining tour schedule is listed below.

BLUES PILLS mark the first newcomer band signed to Nuclear Blast to crack the top ten in Germany (hitting #4 in its first week of sale)!

»Blues Pills« was produced by renowned Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY) and was released Friday, July 25. After the sensational entry on position #4 in its first week of sale the album stayed in the German Media Control Charts for eight(!) weeks.

More on »Blues Pills«:
'Jupiter' lyric video:
Official 'High Class Woman' music video:
Self-produced 'Gypsy' video:
Acoustic street performance of 'No Hope Left For Me':
Track by Track feat. Elin Larsson:
'High Class Woman' guitar workshop feat. Dorian Sorriaux:
"Hammer Of Doom" bonus live DVD trailer:

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06.11.2014 F – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
07.11.2014 F – La Roche sur Yon, Le Fuzz Yon
08.11.2014 F – Paris, Le Point FMR !!!SOLD OUT!!!

10.11.2014 UK - Bristol, The Fleece !!!UPGRADED!!!
11.11.2014 UK - Birmingham, The Oobleck
12.11.2014 UK - Manchester, Academy 3 !!!UPGRADED!!!
14.11.2014 UK - Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms !!!FREE SHOW!!!

15.11.2014 UK - Pwlheli, Hard Rock Hell16.11.2014 UK - Glasgow, Audio
18.11.2014 UK - The Dome, London

28.11.2014 DK - Lyngby, Templet
29.11.2014 DK - Aalborg, 1000 Fryd

30.11.2014 D - Kiel, Räucherei 300

04.12.2014 NO - Hulen, Bergen
05.12.2014 NO - Sandnes, Tribute
06.12.2014 NO - Oslo, Vulkan/Arena

support to RIVAL SONS
08.12.2014 UK - Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre
09.12.2014 UK - Wolverhampton, Wulfren Hall
10.12.2014 UK - London, Forum
11.12.2014 UK - Manchester, Ritz
13.12.2014 UK - Sheffield, Leadmill
14.12.2014 UK - Glasgow, ABC
15.12.2014 UK - Newcastle, Academy
16.12.2014 UK - Norwich, UEA


18.12.2014 FI - Jyväskylä, Lutakko
19.12.2014 FI - Helsinki, Tavastia !!!UPGRADED!!!
20.12.2014 FI - Turku, Klubi

24.01.2015 GR - Athens, Gargarin 205

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

Black Veil Brides releases new video

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Black Veil Brides have just released a video for “Goodbye Agony”. The video was directed by longtime Black Veil Brides’ director Patrick Fogarty. The song comes from the band’s self-titled fourth album which came out this week via Spinefarm Records. "Black Veil Brides" was produced by studio legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including Metallica’s "Black Album" and Motley Crüe’s "Dr. Feelgood”.

Watch the video for “Goodbye Agony” here on Vevo.

Exclusive merch is available via the band’s website: The album is also available via iTunes here. The band’s first single and video from the new album, “Heart Of Fire”, is streaming on YouTube here and has been viewed over 1,8 million times since it was released.

Black Veil Brides tracklisting:
01. Heart Of Fire
02. Faithless
03. Devil In The Mirror
04. Goodbye Agony
05. World Of Sacrifice
06. Last Rites
07. Stolen Omen
08. Walk Away
09. Drag Me To The Grave
10. The Shattered God
11. Crown Of Thorns

Black Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. Their debut song “Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. The band have also released critically-acclaimed albums: Set The World On Fire and Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their last release landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over 42,000 copies its first week and soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. Black Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three Revolver Golden God Awards.

Black Veil Brides is Andy Biersack (vocals), Jake Pitts (guitars), Jinxx (guitars/violin), Ashley Purdy (bass) and Christian “CC” Coma (drums).

Devilment releases album

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Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), have released their long awaited and much talked about debut album today. The entire record can currently be streamed at

The band also kicks off their European tour with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE today in Bristol, UK. Find the full tour schedule below.

The official music video for the current single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', was released recently and can be streamed at

The song is taken from »The Great And Secret Show« which can be ordered in various formats at

The band recently announced, that MTV JACKASS star Bam Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which is included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.

The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

»The Great And Secret Show« was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTH, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, SYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.

The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here:

The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at
The second episode can be watched at
The third episode shows Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about how the band met:
Watch Dani Filth talk about horror movies that influenced him and DEVILMENT the most: Part1: / Part2:
Watch the band talk about their favourite tracks on the album:
In-depth track by track feature:

»The Great And Secret Show« tracklist:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover, feat. Bam Margera)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time from today on together with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. Dani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here:


31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal
08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli
10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan
13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik
14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club
15.11.14 D Herford - Club X
17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage
18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7
20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri
21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age
22.11.14 I Rome - Orion
23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club 

Crobot discus album artwork

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Central Pennsylvania-based retro rockers CROBOT worked with the producer Machine (CLUTCH, LAMB OF GOD, COBRA STARSHIP, GYM CLASS HEROES) on their new album »Something Supernatural« but the task of creating the artwork was left 'in house' as guitarist Chris Bishop happens to be a dab hand at art. We interviewed Chris and the guys recently to ask them about the artwork, how the others got involved and what the inspirations were.

Watch the interview over on the Nuclear Blast Youtube channel:

“All the art was made on 22x30 paper with pen and ink and watercolor”, explains Chris. ”I used a lot of inspiration from Alphonse Mucha for the look of the album...And the devil”.
And if you have ever wondered, how the band got together, here’s the answer:

The band spent the past few years honing their live show and garnering a devoted fan base following from their bombastic U.S. performances at festivals, clubs shows, as well as more high-profile tours with CLUTCH, THE SWORD, TRUCKFIGHTERS, KYNG and KILL DEVIL HILL. 2014 and 2015 promise to be the biggest years for CROBOT yet, with their new album, a European tour in the planning and their unique brand of humor - interstellar domination is imminent.

Listen to »Something Supernatural« IN FULL over on Yahoo Music!:​

You can order your copy of »Something Supernatural« at the following destination:

More on »Something Supernatural«:
‘Nowhere To Hide’ official music video:
»Something Supernatural« album artwork:
‘Legend Of The Spaceborne Killer’ official music video:
‘La Mano De Lucifer’ video visualizer:
‘Night Of The Sacrifice’ video visualizer:
»Something Supernatural« album trailer:


Desert reveals album details

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DESERT to Release the upcoming "NEVER REGRET" album Cover, Tracklist and Dates.

The title of the new record is “Never Regret” and it will be released worldwide on March 30, 2015 via - Raven Music.

All those who participated in band's Indiegogo album campaign – the band will give all perks a month before the official album release date at the end of February.

First internet single “Assassin’s Fate” will be released on November 13 as a lyric video via Youtube, Vimeo etc.

Following the success of Desert's previous record “Star Of Delusive Hopes”, which had received great response by fans and press worldwide, “Never Regret” was recorded, mixed and mastered at A.G. Studio in Tel-Aviv, Israel, with the producer Alex Zvulun.

The artwork was done, as usual, by the great Brazilian artist Jobert Mello (SledgeHammer Graphix) – the one who stands behind the artworks of Sabaton, Primal Fear, Grave Digger, Leave’s Eyes and many others.

The album line-up features guest appearances by great musicians such as:
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray) - lead vocals
Infy Snow - female lead vocals
Alex Zvulun (The Fading) - lead guitars
Merry Ann Genin- violin

Desert's lead singer Alexei Raymar comments:
“I'm really thrilled about finally being able to present to all of you the final result of our 2 years intensive work! “Never Regret” includes 11 tracks, and expanding on the musical direction of our previous record - 11 great, dark, heavy and epic masterpieces will show off all our ideas, creativity and passion along with more skills, maturity and a solid concept. Tearing and screaming guitars, bombastic choruses, epic keyboards and even cinematic elements – that’s “Never Regret” sounds like. Lyrically, the album continues to explore the themes of courage, struggle for freedom and justice, depicts dramatic stories based on real and fictional heroes.

Use your imagination and prepare yourself for the experience you've never heard before from DESERT!!!” 

Track list for “Never Regret” will be as following:
01. Chasing The Prey
02. Assassin’s Fate
03. Son Of A Star(feat. Alex Zvulun)
04. The Wolf’s Attack
05. Never Regret
06. The Road To You (feat. Infy Snow and Alex Zvulun)
07. 1812 (feat. Ralf Scheepers)
08. Flying Dutchman (feat. Merry Ann Genin)
09. Final Journey
10. Imperial Eagle
11. Invincible

Official website:

Pre-order at:
Desert shop:

New album from Toundra

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Spanish instrumental masters Toundra signed to Superball Music last year, and now the band are extremely pleased to announce the release of their brand new album ‘IV’ for 26th January 2015 in Europe. The band have also announced some tour dates for November time which you can find below.

The band had this to say: "This record is the honest result of a year of dedicated work during a different moment for the band in which we have learned smoother ways to write our music and approach the recording. 'IV' summarizes everything about the story of Toundra and takes our sound to a more elaborated result, where new atmospheres gather with the same electricity and energy that has always been a defining element of our sound."  

Alberto Tocados, bass.

The full list of dates are as follows:
10 November: Point, Bolzano, Italy
11 November: Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt, Germany
12 November: Klub 007, Prague, Czech Republic
13 November: Vortex Music Club, Siegen, Germany
14 November: T Beest, Goes, Netherlands
15 November: Rockbox, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The band have also released a teaser video for the upcoming album which you can find here:

Look out for more information on the album in the coming weeks!

TOUNDRA online:

Rise of the Northstar releases digital single

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Manga metal moshers RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR have released their brand new digital single, 'Dressed All In Black'. The song is now available via all known download & streaming platforms. Click to order @ iTunes, Amazon, Google!

Stream 'Dressed All In Black' at:

The song comes off the band's highly anticipated debut album, »Welcame«, which will be released November 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. »Welcame« was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Zeuss (MADBALL, HATEBREED, EMMURE).

The album will be available as limited edition digipak including a so-called obi, a traditional Japanese paper strip, wrapped around the CD. Two special bundles including a different rare and limited T-Shirts can be pre-ordered as well. »Welcame« will also be available on black vinyl as well as on Japanese style white vinyl with a red label (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only.)

Surf to to secure your item of choice!

While waiting for the whole cluster bomb of an album to be released, a few selected legends of the hardcore and metal world have already gotten a sneak peak and are overwhelmed:
"ROTNS really know how to bring that old thrash sound current! Their NYHC influenced style mixed in with their original mojo is something that appeals to many extreme music enthusiast world wide! Killer band!"

"What a sick mixture of some of the greatest influences from the 90's, I love what they are doing!"

Billy Graziadei | BIOHAZARD

"Hardcore will never die as long as bands like ROTNS are carrying the torch. A crushing album!"
Mille Petrozza | KREATOR

„This is some HEAVY stuff with a youthful, hip hop kind a flare/flavor, what can I say… they definitely demonstrate their saiya style!“
Freddy Cricien | MADBALL

»Welcame« will contain the following tracks:
01. What The Fuck
02. Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]
03. The New Path
04. Samurai Spirit
05. Dressed All In Black
06. Again And Again
07. Tyson
08. Bosozoku
09. Simon Says*
10. Authentic
11. Blast 'em All

Check out what RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR are about with this playlist of all their official videos to date! Among these are brand new tracks 'Welcame[Furyo State Of Mind]' and the PHAROAHE MONCH cover 'Simon Says' – both taken from the upcoming debut album!

This playlist contains:
'Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]' - the album's title track (250.000+ clicks)
'Simon Says' (stream only, no video) – PHAROAHE MONCH cover (53.000+ clicks)
'Demonstrating My Saiya Style' (1.000.000+ clicks)
'Sound Of Wolves' (900.000+ clicks)
'Phoenix' (1.300.000+ clicks)
'Protect Ya Chest' (895.000+ clicks)

Vithia – vocals
Air-One - guitar
Eva-B – guitar
Fabulous Fab - bass
Hokuto No Kev – drums

Exorcism posts drum video

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"Higher“, the new drum video from international metallers EXORCISM, featuring drummer Alexis Von Kraven (MOXY), can be viewed below. The song was taken from EXORCISM‘s critically acclaimed debut album “I Am God“.

The clip was directed by Beto Garcia, Drum Engineer – Emilio Garcia (Digisound Mexico), Studio – Yazid Raffoul(Digisound Studio), editing by RockNGrowl andFireSphyra Entertainment Marketing. Special thanks to Valerio Mendoza. The video was filmed at Digisound studio in Metepec, Mexico.

Csaba Zvekan – Vocals
Joe Stump – Guitars
Lucio Manca – Bass
Alexis Von Kraven – Drums

EXORCISM are currently working heavily on the second album for an release in 2015.

Destruction forced to cancel gigs

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Legendary German Thrashers DESTRUCTION have just announced the cancellation of their upcoming shows in Spain.

The booking agency "NB-Touring" commented:
“We’re heartbroken to announce that unfortunately we’ll have to cancel the five upcoming DESTRUCTION shows in Spain. The tour organizer ought to pay for Destruction and their crew to travel. But despite checking several times and all new promises, we did not get any payments to this very day and we’re not able to book flights for the shows. We’re working on replacement shows for our Spanish fans the best we can and hope to announce new dates soon…”

Mastermind "Schmier" adds:
"We are devastated that we can’ t come to Spain next week but without any money for flights or any transportation it is impossible for us to travel!
The promoter broke his contracts and promises but the worst thing is that the faithful spanish Metalheads and the band were so much looking forward
to return for a tour after many years of absence. We will make sure our new partner will include several shows on the iberian peninsula for 2015!!!"
Salud & thrash till death!!!"

DESTRUCTION’s latest album »Spiritual Genocide« can be ordered at this destination:


Derdian premiere new video clip

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Titan Force reveals album details

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Cult U.S. Heavy Metal act TITAN FORCE has inked a deal with Skol Records. The band's first release for the label will be "Force Of The Titan", a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio tracks recorded in the '80s: the complete demo from 1985 - recorded when the band was using the TITAN name, featuring John Flores on vocals - and eight classic tracks from the first two TITAN FORCE albums in alternate and previously unreleased demo versions, with Harry Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN'S HOST) on vocals. "All tracks were transfered from original tapes and have jaw-dropping sound quality" says Skol Records CEO, producer Bart Gabriel. "It's incredibly huge honor to have them on Skol Records. They are one of the amazing Heavy Metal bands that ever walked the earth. And this compilation is just the beginning. We have few jokers hidden in our sleeve!" he adds.

"Force Of The Titan" cover artwork was painted by Dimitar Nikolov. The compilation will have its premiere on November 28, 2014, and will include following tracks (all previously unreleased):

Titan Demo 1985:
01. Too Late
02. No One Wins
03. Tomorrow / Today
04. Fist To The Sky

Titan Force Demo 1987:
05. Master Of Disguise
06. Fool On The Run
07. Wings Of Rage
08. Will O’ The Wisp
09. Toll Of Pain

Titan Force Demo 1990:
10. One And All
11. Fields Of Valor
12. Dream Escape

TITAN FORCE will perform at the already sold-out Keep It True festival on April 24-25, 2015 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany. The event will be headlined by recently reformed original lineup of EXCITER and RIOT V. TITAN FORCE will also appear at the Up The Hammers festival on March 6 and 7, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

TITAN FORCE was formed as TITAN in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1983, by Mario Flores (guitar) his siblings John (bass, vocals) and Stefan (drums). The lineup was completed by Bill Richardson (guitar, keyboards). In 1987, the band recruited JAG PANZER vocalist Harry Conklin (who at that time was involved with SATAN'S HOST) and went on to release two albums: "Titan Force" in 1988, and "Winner/Loser" in 1991, which are considered classics of the progressive heavy/power metal genre. In 1993, TITAN FORCE co-headlined the Power Metal Gods tour of Europe with ANVIL.

Pain of Salvation debuts video clip

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The release date for the much anticipated acoustic album “Falling Home” by Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation via the band’s longtime label partner InsideOutMusic is drawing closer.

Now, the atmospheric video clip directed by Stefan Daniels for the song “1979” has been launched online at the following location:

And here within Germany:

Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in as follows about the clip:
“We had the greatest time shooting this video. We went up north to an old fisher village where Johanna’s family has rented old fisher cabins in the summers since her father was a little child. I have spent time there with her since we met twenty years ago and I love the place. No phones, no television, just the ocean and nature and these old cabins. It seemed the perfect place to shoot the video for 1979. So, we spent a few days there, the entire band with families and Johanna’s sisters and their families, and we just had a wonderful time together. I remember standing in the store googling beer brands to find out which bottles had remained most the same since the 70s, hahaha.

We had many scripted scenes that we shot but that never ended up in the final video – some nude bathing and Ragnar jumping into the water with his clothes on from a row boat. In the end Stefan Daniels (the director) decided to go with the small gestures and made Sandrian and his kite be the heart of the video, which was a perfect decision.

My favorite clips are probably the ones at the breakfast table in the cabin and the one in front of the cinema, simply because, to me, they capture the air of the late 70s so perfectly, as I knew them. It almost hurts to watch those clips, and I’m close to tearing up every time. My intellect knows perfectly well that these are new recordings, but my heart connects at a split second and breaks from the loss of an era.”

An audio stream of “1979” can be heard here:

Previously, “Linoleum” was launched online as first promotional taster for “Falling Home” here:

Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw has checked in about the “Falling Home” release as follows:
“Damn, it will be so nice finally to have this album see the light of day in a context larger than my head, our rehearsing room and a multitude of work computers and hard drives in selected homes. It has been a long time, and the road to release has been very complicated and unexpected, including finding myself in hospital for four entire months after a close call with flesh eating bacteria. Who would have guessed as we set out to record a quick little acoustic something all those many months ago in what seems like another lifetime by now? On the other hand, it has turned this album into so much more than we ever expected it to be. I find the term “acoustic album” very misleading. This album is as bold a statement as any of our albums, and will in the same way offer laughter, tears, surprises and challenges. If it’s not original, if it’s not uncompromisingly passionate, then it’s not Pain of Salvation.”

“Falling Home” is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue-songs, two cover versions (“Holy Diver” by Dio and “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, “Falling Home”). Here is the track-listing for the standard version of the release:

Pain of Salvation – “Falling Home”:
01. Stress
02. Linoleum
03. To The Shoreline
04. Holy Diver
05. 1979
06. Chain Sling
07. Perfect Day
08. Mrs. Modern Mother Mary
09. Flame To The Moth
10. Spitfall
11. Falling Home

Next to the Jewel Case CD and the Digital Download formats, “Falling Home” will be also available in Europe as limited edition Digipak CD with expanded artwork and two bonustracks (“She Likes To Hide” and “King Of Loss”) and also as limited Gatefold LP version on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl, but also 200x copies on white vinyl exclusively from the IOM Webshop).

Pre-order “Falling Home” from the InsideOut Shop here:

Or here:

In related news, InsideOutMusic has recently released Pain of Salvation’s classic albums “The Perfect Element Part I” from 2000 and “Remedy Lane” from 2002 in the LP format for the very first time ever. The limited coloured vinyl editions were quickly sold out, but you can still obtain the Gatefold 2-LP (Plus bonus CD!) in the classic black vinyl versions here:

Pain of Salvation’s latest album release, “Road Salt Two”, managed to enter the official national charts upon release in Autumn of 2011 in the following European countries: Sweden at # 24, The Netherlands at # 82, Finland at # 31, and Norway at # 51 in its second week (first week was at # 94).

More details on “Falling Home” will be available soon...

Pain of Salvation Line-Up 2014:

Daniel Gildenlöw - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Ragnar Zolberg - acoustic guitars, vocals
Léo Margarit - drums, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson - rhodes, organs, vocals
Gustaf Hielm - acoustic basses, upright bass, vocals

Pain of Salvation online:

Fates Warning kicks off tour

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U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are returning to Europe for a headlining tour through 11 countries, continuing to support “Darkness In A Different Light”, their acclaimed newest album and first studio effort in almost a decade, released worldwide via InsideOutMusic last year. Here is a list of all dates for the run which starts today and shouldn’t be missed:

FATES WARNING – Live in Europe 2014:
30.10. Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Jan Hertog
31.10. Helmond (The Netherlands) - Cacaofabriek
01.11. Hamburg (Germany) - Rock Café
02.11. Nürnberg (Germany) - Rockfabrik
03.11. Krakow (Poland) - Fabryka
05.11. Stuttgart (Germany) - Universum
06.11. Innsbruck (Austria) - PMK
07.11. Uster (Switzerland) - Star Club
08.11. Torino (Italy) - Audiodrome
09.11. Brescia (Italy) - Colony Club
11.11. Zagreb (Croatia) - Hard Place
12.11. Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine
13.11. Sofia (Bulgaria) - Mixtape 5
14.11. Larissa (Greece) - Stage Club
15.11. Athens (Greece) - Gagarin 205

All shows will feature the Italian group Headless in the support slot.

FATES WARNING’s vocalist Ray Alder checked in as follows:
“We are excited to announce that FATES WARNING will be returning to Europe in the fall of 2014! We're going to be all over the map on this next tour, and we will finally be playing for our friends in Poland, as well as Croatia and Serbia for the first time! We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the shows. See you soon, Europe!”

By the end of this next touring run, FATES WARNING will have played more around 60 shows in 19 countries in promotion of their “Darkness In A Different Light” release throughout the years since its initial release and before starting work on a follow-up album in 2015.

Upon release, FATES WARNING’s “Darkness In A Different Light” entered the official sales charts in Germany on #41, in The Netherlands on #90 and in the USA on #162 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well #50 on the Current Rock Chart, #14 on the Current Hard Music Chart, #142 on the Top Current Albums Chart and #5 on the Top New Artist Albums Chart.

The promotional video clip for the album’s first single “Firefly”, directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchyfilms, can be seen here:

A video clip for the track “I Am” based on live-footage during their latest European tour and produced by Oliver Barth / Visions In Fear can be seen here:

A sampler containing pre-listening clips of all the tracks of the album can be checked out here:

An isolated bass-track recording of “Into The Black” by bassist Joey Vera can be seen here:

“Darkness In A Different Light” was produced by FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos and mixed by long time FATES WARNING engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering duties were handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California. 

The artwork was designed by Conte di San Pietro.

Next to the standard CD jewel case and the Digital Download format, “Darkness In A Different Light” was also released as 2CD Mediabook edition and as Gatefold 2LP version (180gr. vinyl in black as well as strictly limited red or white vinyl versions) with four bonus tracks.

Look out for a temporary special price for the 2CD Mediabook version of “Darkness In A Different Light” as part of the ongoing Prog Rocks campaign. The album can be purchased, alongside all other formats of the release, in Europe from the InsideOutMusic online shop here:


Devil You Know forced to cancel tour

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DEVIL YOU KNOW, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED), have announced that they will no longer be part of the upcoming European MACHINE HEAD headlining tour starting on November 7.

The band has issued the following official statement:

"It is with much regret that we are forced to announce the cancellation of our upcoming U.K. and European dates supporting MACHINE HEAD due to business issues far beyond our control.

We want to personally extend our apologies to the MACHINE HEAD guys and their entire camp and thank them for offering us such a great opportunity.

To our fans, the last thing we want to do is let you down. We are devastated that we can't perform for you all and be part of an amazing tour with one of our favorite bands. As musicians, the five of us have a job we love to do and we are ready to get onstage and do it, but unfortunately the cancellation of this tour is completely unavoidable despite every attempt by us to make it happen.

The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer. To put it mildly, we are extremely agitated by this situation and right now our hands are tied, but we are going to deal with it and forge on! We WILL tour Europe and the U.K. as soon as we possibly can and make it up to you all.

Sincerely, Howard, Francesco, John, Ryan, Roy.”

Yesterday the band premiered the official music video for the track 'It's Over' at the this location. The track is taken from their recently released debut album »The Beauty of Destruction«, which was released last April via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The clip was recently shot together with renowned director Ramon Boutsviseth (TRIVIUM, DREAM THEATER, AMON AMARTH / Commented singer Howard Jones: “’It’s Over’ is a song that struck a huge chord for me when we were in the studio recording The Beauty of Destruction. It portrays a side of DEVIL YOU KNOW that in some ways is different than what we’re known for yet comes naturally for us as a band and individuals. The video gives it an unexpected, new life.”

»The Beauty of Destruction« was produced by Logan Mader (5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA) and mixed by none other than acclaimed producer/mixer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, CHELSEA GRIN). Artwork was created by noted painter and illustrator Travis Smith (OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND). Purchase your copy here.

Epica premiere new video clip

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Dutch Metallers EPICA have premiered the official music video for ‘Victims of Contingency’.

For this premiere EPICA partnered up with Metal Hammer (UK), Revolver (US), Rock Hard (Germany), Large (Benelux), Metalitalia (Italy) and Radio Metal (France).

The video can be viewed at

The video is directed by Remko Tielemans (TEXTURES) and produced by the Kunstoff Kollectiv. The same team who were responsible for the highly acclaimed EPICA music video for ‘Storm The Sorrow’.

EPICA guitar player Mark Jansen states about the video: “We've picked a heavy and brutal track this time as we wanted to surprise everybody. As 'Victims of Contingency' is also a fan-favourite, we are convinced that it is the right choice. The video for 'Storm the Sorrow' has been received very well by the fans so we were very happy to work with Remko and his team again. We think the end result for 'Victims of Contingency' is astonishing and I am very excited that we can finally share this video with all of you! ”

‘Victims of Contingency’ is taken from the band’s latest album »The Quantum Enigma« which was released in spring 2014 and charted all over the world.

The band will start the first leg of The European Enigma Tour next month in support of the album.

The European Enigma Tour Leg 1 with Very Special Guest DRAGONFORCE and DAGOBA:
20.11. LUX Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
21.11. FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie SOLD OUT
22.11. CH Zurich - X-TRA
24.11. I Milan - Alcatraz
25.11. I Rome - Orion
26.11. FR Marseille - Le Moulin
28.11. ESP Madrid - Shoko
02.12. ESP Barcelona - Apolo
03.12. FR Toulouse - Bikini
04.12. FR Bordeaux - Rocher de Palmer
06.12. UK London - The Forum (Co-Headline with Dragonforce)
07.12. NL Utrecht - Vredenburg

More EPICA shows:
28.12. IND Bombay, Mumbai - Mood Indigo IIT

The European Enigma Tour leg 2 with Very Special Guest DRAGONFORCE:
15.01. D Bochum - Zeche
16.01. D Hamburg - Markthalle
17.01. D Berlin - C-Club, Berlin
19.01. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
20.01. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
22.01. P Wroclaw - Eter, Wroclaw
23.01. P Warsaw - Progresja
24.01. H Budapest - Petofi Hall
26.01. AT Vienna - Arena, Vienna
27.01. D Munich - Theaterfabrik
29.01. FR Paris - L’Olympia
30.01. CH Geneva - Salle des Fêtes de Thônex
31.01. D Cologne - Essigfabrik, Cologne
01.02. BE Brussels - Ancienne Belgique

The South American Enigma Tour:
26.02. EC Quito - Casa De La Cultura
20.02. PE Lima - Teatro de la Uni
03.03. BR Porto Alegre - Bar Opinião
04.03. BR Curitiba - Master Hall
06.03. BR Rio De Janeiro - Fundição Progresso
07.03. BR Belo Horizonte - Music Hall
08.03. BR Sao Paulo - Audio
12.03. RCH Santiago - Teatro Caupolican
13.03. RA Buenos Aires - Teatro Flores
03.04. ZA Pretoria - Witchfest

»The Quantum Enigma«, the current EPICA masterpiece was released on May 02, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. You can order your copy of at the following address:

Diablo Blvd. posts photos

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Belgium's finest, anthemic grooving rock/metal machine DIABLO BLVD recently wrapped up the official music video for the song 'Son Of Cain'. Fittingly to be released in the aftermath of this year's Halloween, the vintage horror influenced flick was shot by gifted director Jelle Boucher who perfectly captured the feeling of legendary Hammer horror movies.

Commented the band: "All of us in the band are huge movie buffs and we definitely love those campy grind-house horror flicks , so when Jelle Boucher came up with the idea to make one for our song 'Son Of Cain', we knew we had to go for it. Knowing your limits is essential in all aspects of life, so no lead role acting by anyone of us which made it even more fun. Anyway, we hope you all enjoy it and for the record… those girls are still single."

Formed in 2005 with all members hailing from the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the band is named after a CORROSION OF CONFORMITY song and lead by notorious stand-up comedian and singer Alex Agnew. With current and ex-members of bands like A BRAND, BORN FROM PAIN and MEURIS, this eclectic five-piece quickly started to turn heads and playing shows to appreciative crowds all over Belgium and the Netherlands.

Building on groovy riffs, catchy choruses and a charismatic stage presence, DIABLO BLVD offers what made their heroes great within a wide range of influences from the heavy genre (like DANZIG, THE CULT, GUNS 'N' ROSES, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and TYPE O NEGATIVE), classic rock and even blues.

After two successful full-length albums and numerous celebrated shows around Europe DIABLO BLVD went to the legendary ICP studios in Brussels with producer Ace Zec to record the brand new album »Follow The Deadlights« in collaboration with the American duo Jay Ruston (mix) and Paul Logus (mastering) who have previously been behind the sound of ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF and STEEL PANTHER.

The band recently signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast and will release »Follow The Deadlights« on January 23, 2015.

The official lyric video for the first single off the album, 'Rise Like Lions', can now be streamed at this location:

Alex Agnew - vocals
Andries Beckers -guitar
Dave Hubrechts - guitar
Kris Martens - drums
Tim Bekaert - bass


01. Beyond The Veil
02. Rise Like Lions
03. Get Up 9
04. Follow The Deadlights
05. Son Of Cain
06. Come With Me (Battle Call)
07. Fear Is For The Enemy
08. Peace Won By War
09. End Of Time
10. Inhuman
11. Saint Of Killers

Metal Machine posts lyric video

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Nailed To The Cross“, a brand new lyrics video from metallers METAL MACHINE, can be viewed below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Free Nation“, which was released on October 24 via Dream Records. The video was created by Gustavo Freeze at Elborato Productions in Spain and edited by Axel W. of RockNGrowl.

ZVEKAN comments, “NAILED TO THE CROSS is a great rocker in mid tempo. The story about two people and their co-dependenc in a very bad way. The figure of speech.”
METAL MACHINE recently postet an exclusive video interview with mastermind and singer “Csaba Zvekan“:

METAL MACHINE is pure heavy metal with high pitch screams, thrashy riffs, blast beats drumming and powerful bass lines.

AntropomorphiA premiere new video clip

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Dutch necromantic Death Metallers AntropomorphiA have just released their new videoclip "Nekrovaginal Secretions"!

Make sure to check out the controversial clip at At the same place you can check out more AntropomorphiA audio and video and order the latest album 'Rites Of Perversion' on CD and LP!

You can watch the uncensored version of the S. Roth directed video at THIS location!

Comments the band: "We are proud to announce the visual accompaniment for the gospel 'Nekrovaginal Secretions'. It's a visual reference to a macabre love story, erotic rituals and a sexual attraction to the dead."

'Rites Of Perversion' is the successor to 'Evangelivm Nekromantia', an album that stirred the attention around the band some more, which resulted in the band doing several performances, including festival appearances at Neurotic Deathfest and Extremefest, a.o. Because of the violent and occult nature of the topics AntropomorphiA deal with, it even drew the attention of the German authorities, almost getting the album banned completely from the shelves in this particular country.

Ferry Damen (vocals, guitar)
Jos van den Brand (guitar)
Marc van Stiphout (bass)
Marco Stubbe (drums)

Graveyard Shifters premiere new video clip

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Finnish crust punk ‘n’ rollers GRAVEYARD SHIFTERS have released a brand new music video from the upcoming EP “Brainwashed by Moonshine“. The music video contains evidence of UFO phenomenon and it is done for the song “A Good Day to Die Hard & Loud“ and it hits directly to the heart of AC/DC, The Hellacopters and Kvelertak fans. “Brainwashed by Moonshine” EP is in stores 31st of October in Europe & United Kingdom via Eternal Sound Records. 

The video can be seen here:

“For a debut EP this one packs a wallop with Graveyard Shifters looking to be another Finnish band to keep an ear out for!” 


“Unterhaltsamer Bastard aus Hardcore Punk und Rock ‘n Roll! Da kann man sich wirklich mal auf das erste Album freuen.”
(12/15 MyRevelations)

“Zumindest sollte man die Platte nicht auf einer Party auflegen, denn sonst gehen alle (spiessbürgerlichen) Gäste und die 2, die dann vermutlich noch bleiben, zermoshen euch die Bude! Punkhörer KAUFT SIE!”  

(10/10 She-Wolf)

J. Matilainen – Lead vocals
J. Sumkin – Bass and backup vocals
A. Salmenoja – Drums, percussions and backup vocals
V. Vainionpää – Guitars and backup vocals
H. Kansonen – Guitars

The GRAVEYARD SHIFTERS started in the fall of 2013 with singer J. Matilainen and drummer A. Salmenoja being abducted by alien invaders from the sky. Our heroes we’re forced to return back to Earth and make a change to the nowadays ‘polished music’ that infects our planet from all corner of the globe. Their mission: to create new music to blow YOUR mind.

This is only to be the begining of the GRAVEYARD SHIFTERS tale and their relentless lust for music and partying. Since their formation the band recorded their debut EP “Brainwashed by Moonshine” which self-financed by recycling the empty beer bottles from the rehearsal rooms floor.

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter posts tour video

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Just a hardly off the road from their "Die Welt Ist Tief"-Tour 2014, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER now release a video reminiscing the past weeks en route and giving an insight on those things to come!

Check out the clip at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Commented the band: “That have been some great four weeks, full of energy, passion and fury. For once our tour video isn’t about us, but about you, our fans. We picked 4 Reitermaniacs, representing all of you, that saw several shows and traveled along with the touring crew.“ 

But that’s not enough. After two sold out acoustic premiere shows in Berlin and Jena, the wait is now over. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will embark their first ever acoustic tour featuring ten hand-picked shows throughout Germany. Evergreens of the extended band history will be played in a whole new sound setting. Due to the overwhelming fan reactions, the trip down memory lane continues.

Don’t miss DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER at their “Flieg, Mein Herz!” – Die Akustik-Tour at the following dates:

05.03. D Nürnberg - Hirsch
06.03. D Leipzig - Theaterfabrik
07.03. D Magdeburg - Altes Theater
12.03. D Freiburg - Jazzhaus
13.03. D Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn
14.03. D München - Backstage
20.03. D Aschaffenburg - Colo Saal
21.03. D Bochum - Christuskirche
27.03. D Osnabrück - Rosenhof
28.03. D Kiel - Max
Presented by: Extratours, Metal Hammer, Musixx, Metalnews & Blast!

Commented the band: “When we first played some acoustic shows, two years ago, we had no idea whatsoever, how the fans would react. We’ve expected anything, but not that our die-hard fans would be those to mostly appreciate it and give us padding on the back. It was just magic, very close and personal. It gives us goose bumps time and again, to play those songs we wrote as teenagers with a totally different sound. We are psyched and glad to have found very special locations that will be the right setting for those concerts.”

Joining DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will be Sydney, Australia-based singer/songwriter JOE ASTRAY, who spent the past years touring with bands like ANTI-FLAG and FEHLFARBEN.

»Tief.Tiefer.«, the new album of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER was released on May 30, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. You can purchase your copy at this link:

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.«:


Win your own Les Paul guitar

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Do you have a ticket to the upcoming GRAVE DIGGER European tour already, or are you close to getting one? If so hurry up, because you have the chance to win your own Les Paul guitar, signed by the band!

All you have to do is to take a picture or scan of your ticket and send it over to this email address: to enter to win.

The winner will be informed in advance and the guitar will be presented to them live on stage at the show! Get your tickets now!

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Year of the Goat streams new songs

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With a dash of retro, a touch of 70s flair, anthemic choruses and driving grooves, the sextet YEAR OF THE GOAT present themselves using their music as an opportunity to showcase the finest Dark Rock in the world. You can get a first taste of their upcoming EP by streaming two tracks on Napalm Records Online Store!

The Key And The Gate will be released on November 28th in Germany-Austria-Switzerland via Napalm Records! A must buy for every Dark Rock fan!

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Skálmöld posts new song

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Can you feel the Icelandic coolness coming from the north? Winter is coming and SKÀLMÖLD are set to release their new album Með vættum (Napalm Records) on November 24th US/CAN & December 1st in the UK. This album brings the thickest ice floes to melt.

Check out their brand new audio premiere for the track „Að vori“ from their new album and don’t miss SKÀLMÖLD with ARKONA & ELUVEITIE live on tour!

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Sabine Scherer on parental leave

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As you may already know or have heard, DEADLOCK front woman Sabine Scherer has a baby on the way. Since they don’t want to cancel next year’s upcoming live shows, DEADLOCK looked around and found the coolest baby substitute in the world!

Sabine Scherer on her parental leave substitute Margi Gerlitz:
„Please welcome Margi! I’m glad with all my heart that we’ve found someone so convenient so quickly! Until I’m back: Support her! She is awesome! Assure yourself at the upcoming live shows!”

Sabine will still have a supportive part in the band and will join the songwriting process to the successor of The Arsonist (Napalm Records).

See the whole DEADLOCK statement with Margi Gerlitz here!

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Cavalera Conspiracy posts new video

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A timeless Thrash / Death Metal masterpiece awaits you from metal icons Max & Iggor Cavalera! The highly anticipated album Pandemonium (November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN, Napalm Records) is already set to be a new milestone in the history of the Cavalera brothers!

Brutal, merciless & unrelenting! This is how the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album has been described. The band has unveiled a brand new music video for the track “Babylonian Pandemonium”.

The idea was to make a video that could visually reflect the brutal, assaultive tone of their new album's music. The video's imagery conveys the raw emotions of Brazil's impoverished people percolating just beneath the surface of the country's natural beauty.

DOOM Incorporated’s Director Thomas Mignone:
"There's a strong sense that chaotic pandemonium could break out at any moment. We tried to film imagery that depicts this powerful dichotomy!"

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Lifeforce Records signs By the Patient

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We are very happy and proud to sign with Denmark's BY THE PATIENT one of the hottest metal upcomers coming from our northern neighbors! A band you'll definitely read and hear a lot of in the years to come!

While often being compared to Amon Amarth and Behemoth by reviewers, BY THE PATIENT is taking a new approach on the Scandinavian metal sound by not limiting to specific genres. They incorporate catchy tunes, grooves, and have found the perfect balance between melody and intensity.

Having played legendary festivals such as Copenhell, Wacken and Roskilde, as well as supporting bands like Kvelertak, Toxic Holocaust, Aborted and Entombed, BY THE PATIENT is a competent and well rehearsed live act.

BY THE PATIENT about the signing:
"We are very happy to finally announce the signing to Lifeforce Records. Growing up listening to metal, Lifeforce was one of the labels that we followed and respected. Being from Denmark we've always wanted a partner in our great neighbouring country Germany. This has now happened and we couldn't be more excited!!"

The third album and Lifeforce Records debut "Gehenna" will be out late January '15 through LIFEFORCE RECORDS and sees the band exploring new musical approaches as well as perfecting their craft.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New album from Saint Rebel

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The self-titled album “Saint Rebel” will be the sequel to SAINT REBEL's very well received debut album "The Battle of Sinners and Saints" from 2012 - An album which was nominated for the prestigious “Gaffa Awards” in the category "Best Danish hard rock release", as the only debut album nominee.

The album received airplay on radio stations worldwide and peaked at #28 on the U.S. iTunes Metal Chart Top 100!

The band is now ready for a new ring fight - and they are on fire like never before. The past year SAINT REBEL spent on writing and recording their new album. The result of the hard work is a really sleek, solid, heavy and uncompromising hard rock album that spits out crunchy guitar riffs and heavy beats. The album is already praised with amazing reviews in their native country, Denmark – And now the time has come for the rest of the world.

SAINT REBEL - Now You Know (official music video 2014)

SAINT REBEL - Saint Rebel

01. My Patient
02. Feeling Good INC.
03. Now You Know
04. Could_Our_Kills_Endure
05. Mr. Knife
06. One and the Same
07. I Give it Up
08. The New Guy
09. Leave a Scar
10. Desperate Meassures
11. Red Zone
12. Never


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The UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2015 has recently announced the headliner of the Finnish day. IMPALED NAZARENE will come back to Helenenau the second time, after they already played once back in 2011. More bands will be confirmed soon.

These bands have been confirmed so far:

MOGH (Persia-Israel)

The UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2015 will take place from July 2nd to July 4th in Helenau (near Berlin). Early Bird eTickets are available here for 40 Euro.

More information about the UNDER THE BLACK SUN are available here: