Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Devin Townsend launches ZTV

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Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on from the announcement of the Z² double-album, which is due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here: www.ziltoid.com.

Devin had this to say: Hey guys! Devin here... been a few weeks since the Z2 album was delivered, and we've been getting everything ready for the upcoming tours and the release of the records. As I've mentioned, Z2 is an experiment for me in trying different mediums to illustrate a concept, and as such...I'm really excited to present to you the new Ziltoid website, and the first of three ZTV episodes leading up to the album release! The crowd-funding campaign has allowed me to actualize Ziltoid and its music in ways I'd always hoped for, and the idea with the three web episodes is to set up the concept of the album. This first one is less over the top than it gets by episode three, but it needs to establish the whole story before it gets more absurd. It is a great pleasure to be able to do this, and was an awesome experience (other than having to explain to management and family why I spent so much money on puppets =)
Thank you for the support and allowing me to continue =)

Pre-orders for the Z² album are also now available from the following places:
OMerch: http://www.omerch.eu/shop/devintownsend/products.php?cat=2288
InsideOutMusic Shop: http://smarturl.it/dtpIOM

Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders with support from Monuments. The full list of dates are as follows:

11/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
11/21 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
11/23 Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
11/24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro (Toontrack sponsored with show recording)
11/28 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/1 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/3 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/6 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/13 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Next year will also see Devin Townsend Project hit the road in Europe with Periphery and Shining, as well as an already sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:

5/3/15 – La Cigale, Paris, France
6/3/15 – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7/3/15 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
8/3/15 – Live Club, Milan, Italy
10/3/15 – Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
11/3/15 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
12/3/15 – A38, Budapest, Hungary
13/3/15 – Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
14/3/15 – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
16/3/15 – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
17/3/15 – Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
18/3/15 – Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
19/3/15 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
21/3/15 – Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
22/3/15 – The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
24/3/15 – Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
25/3/15 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
26/3/15 – Matrix, Bochum, Germany
27/3/15 – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
29/3/15 – O2 Academy, Bristol, England
30/3/15 – O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
31/3/15 – Academy, Manchester, England
13/4/15 – Royal Albert Hall, London, England SOLD OUT


Voices of Destiny reveals album details

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VOICES OF DESTINY are back with a new vocalist, Ada Flechtner, and a new album named "Crisis Cult"!

The band started working on the new album that is arranged as a concept album in 2013. The band once again joined forces with Andy Horn, who produced, mixed and mastered the album.

"Crisis Cult" marks another milestone in the band's musical development. With a new vocalist and the influences of drummer Klaus Ackermann, VOICES OF DESTINY now sound even heavier, without forgetting their roots! They break new ground beyond the boundaries of their previous style, which is also reflected in the artwork of the album, for which the band worked with Sua "sbalac" Balaç (artwork) and Michael Colella (photography).

VOICES OF DESTINY's new album will also feature a duet with guest vocalist Manuela Kraller, in which rock and classical elements collide!

A few impressions from the artwork and the sound of the new album are featured in the "Crisis Cult" trailer, that is available here: http://youtu.be/kEY6xc_38bY

VOICES OF DESTINY's new album "Crisis Cult" is going to be released on October 24, 2014 and will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus track!

» Line-up
Ada Flechtner - Vocals
Chris Gutjahr - Guitars
Lukas Palme - Keyboards & Vocals
Jens Hartwig - Bass
Klaus Ackermann - Drums

» Spotify
Artist Page: http://open.spotify.com/artist/1FXhNKx4WJsJIlOl6Ck8mL
Most Beautiful Gothic Metal Playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/massacrerecords/playlist/4Gf1l3PiJR2XfDp9iCJMuW

» Links
VOICES OF DESTINY @ Massacre Records MP3 Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/voices-of-destiny


The Prophecy²³ releases new album

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THE PROPHECY²³’s new album "Untrue Like A Boss", that was produced by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner, is out now via Massacre Records!

The band also posted the official video clip for their single "Party Like It's '84". Watch it here: http://youtu.be/9eJJVls15-U

Listen to and get your copy of "Untrue Like A Boss" here:
Spotify » http://open.spotify.com/album/3W9gqn4JtPYWwoaSQs9QDl

Massacre Records Mailorder » http://www.metalmerchant.com
Massacre Records ebay Shop » http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDER
Massacre Records Amazon Shop » http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
Massacre Records MP3 Store » http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/the-prophecy-23

SCR Metal Shop » http://www.scrmetal.de/shop.php?search=prophecy+untrue
Nuclear Blast Online Shop » http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd/prophecy-23-the-untrue-like-a-boss.html
EMP » http://www.emp-online.com/lis_Prophecy%2023%2C%20The_bandbrand/
Amazon (CD) » http://geni.us/TheProph23ULABamznCD
Amazon (MP3) » http://geni.us/TheProph23ULABamznMP3 (DE/AT/CH only)
iTunes » http://geni.us/TheProph23ULABiTunes
Deezer » http://www.deezer.com/album/8473525
Google Play Music » http://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Prophecy_Untrue_Like_a_Boss?id=B7ev2cttvekbzg7n5icb7sfvt34

» Live Dates
Untrue Like A Boss Tour 2014
02.10.2014 DE Heilbronn - Bürgerhauskeller Böckingen
03.10.2014 DE Schweinfurt - Stattbahnhof
04.10.2014 CH Davos - Box
09.10.2014 DE Hamburg - Klubsen
10.10.2014 DE Flensburg - Roxy
11.10.2014 DE Karlsruhe - AKK
17.10.2014 AT Wien - Replugged
25.10.2014 DE Mönchzell - Lobbachhalle
07.11.2014 DE Heidelberg - Schwimmbad Club
08.11.2014 DE Nackarsulm - Gleis 3 (Blast Of Eternity)
15.11.2014 DE Leipzig - Halle 5
22.11.2014 DE Bad Rappenau - Mühltalhalle (Geschrubb & Geschepper Festival)
28.11.2014 DE Mannheim - Jugendkulturzentrum Forum

» Links
THE PROPHECY²³ @ Massacre Records MP3 Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/the-prophecy-23


Massacre Records re-signs Scanner

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SCANNER have resigned to Massacre Records and plan to release a new album!

SCANNER sure aren't strangers in the metal scene, since they have been around since the mid-80's!

SCANNER had a few bumps in the road of their journey so far, but that didn't stop them from doing their thing! SCANNER always existed, even when there were false rumors circulating regarding the band's status.

The band can look back on an impressive live history, including numerous live gigs worldwide, European tours and appearances at festivals, such as Germany's Wacken Open Air.

From 1988 'til 2002, SCANNER released 5 albums so far and now - almost 13 years after the release of their latest album "Scantropolis" - the band is back with a new record!

The band's brand new album is entitled "The Judgement"! The cover artwork's been created by Anestis Goudas.

The idea behind the album is that the Scanner has returned to earth to see what religion has done to mankind. He also asks himself how a society would evolve if there wouldn't be any religion at all. Would it be possible to live in peace?

The new album promises to feature true and uncompromising power speed metal! There will be catchy songs like the album's title track, but also songs that will have you chanting and singing along, and even high speed metal tracks.

SCANNER's new album "The Judgement" is planned to be released in late January 2015 via Massacre Records!

» Line-up
Axel A.J. Julius ­ Guitars
Efthimios Ioannidis ­ Vocals
Andreas Zeidler ­ Guitars
Jonathan Sell­ Bass
Patrick Klose ­ Drums

» Links

New Palace album out now!

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PALACE’s new album "The 7th Steel", that was produced by Gerhard "Gerassi" Magin at Gerassi Park Studio and mastered by Jürgen Lusky at House Of Audio, is out now via Massacre Records!

Listen to and get your copy here:
Spotify » http://open.spotify.com/album/2M1aiOOREQvMDo5EUzl2jk

Massacre Records Mailorder » http://www.metalmerchant.com
Massacre Records ebay Shop » http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDER
Massacre Records Amazon Shop » http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
Massacre Records MP3 Store » http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/palace

SCR Metal Shop » http://www.scrmetal.de/shop.php?search=palace+7th
Nuclear Blast Online Shop » http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd/palace-the-7th-steel.html
Amazon (CD) » http://geni.us/PalaceT7SamznCD
Amazon (MP3) » http://geni.us/PalaceT7SamznMP3 (DE/AT/CH only)
iTunes » http://geni.us/PalaceT7SiTunes
Deezer » http://www.deezer.com/album/8467777
Google Play Music » http://play.google.com/store/music/album/Palace_The_7th_Steel?id=Bisjjowlunur376duupgpnuzmva

» Live Dates:
24.10.2014 DE Speyer - Halle 101
08.11.2014 DE Otzenhausen - Hunnenringhalle (Schlacht um Otzenhausen)
15.11.2014 DE Bremen - Meisenfrei (Bremer Metal Festival)
29.11.2014 DE Obermarchtal - Kreuz

» Spotify
"The 7th Steel" Album: http://open.spotify.com/album/2M1aiOOREQvMDo5EUzl2jk

PALACE @ Massacre Records MP3 Store: http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/palace


Massacre Records signs Stormwitch

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STORMWITCH have signed with Massacre Records and are going to release their new album "Season Of The Witch" in early 2015!

The band was formed in the early 80's and released its debut album "Walpurgis Night" in 1984. With the release of their 4th album "Beauty And The Beast" in 1987, which featured the band's first ballad, the fans soon referred to them as the masters of black romantic.

The band's 7th album "Shogun" should be the last for the next few years since STORMWITCH decided to disband in 1996. In 2004, the band briefly returned and released the album "Witchcraft" but split up again shortly after. In 2010, STORMWITCH were finally back again with a new line-up.

Meanwhile, the band's line-up consists of Vocalist Andy Mück, guitarists Ralf Stoney and Volker Schmietow, bassist Jürgen Wannenwetsch and drummer Micha Kasper, who recently replaced Peter Langer who left the band due to private reasons.

STORMWITCH were always known for their memorable live shows and played numerous club shows as well as festival gigs worldwide and toured with bands such as Killer or Krokus.

STORMWITCH wrote history, but are still bursting with new ideas.

Beware, the WITCH is alive!

» Line-up
Andy Mück - Vocals
Ralf "Stoney" - Guitar
Volle Schmietow - Guitar
Jürgen "Wanschi" Wannenwetsch - Bass
Micha Kasper - Drums

» Spotify
Artist Page: http://open.spotify.com/artist/1aCcTM90RxE7qzcYl9oDws

» Links

Presenting: Estate

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The new Russian power metal sensation is on a mission - A mission called Heavy Metal!

ESTATE was founded in Krasnodar, Russia in 2012 by a group of people with the same mission – a mission to play live and loud heavy metal in the vein of classic acts like Helloween, Scorpions, Van Halen, Whitesnake etc. It’s the guitar, the power, the riffs and especially the melody that makes these five Russians this unstoppable force of heavy metal.

The members of ESTATE, is truly a unit with same religious beliefs, traditions, customs, notions of honor, valor, heroism, freedom and love. All of this is reflected in their music, which is best described as melodic power metal with influences from traditional folk music, 80’s pop music and the glam of the 70’s.

The band is already a well-known live-act on the metal-scene in Russia and has shared stage with acts like Doro, Michael Schenker and Kipelov (ex-Aria).

In the spring of 2014 the band completed recording their debut album “Fantasia”. The album is produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band themselves at “Estate studio”.

The remarkable artwork is done by none other than Leo Hao, who is well known for working with bands like Blind Guardian, Rage, Iced Earth, Magic Kingdom and Aria.

"Fantasia" will be released on 1. December via Mighty Music / Target.

Check out the awesome album-teaser:

ESTATE - FANTASIA 2014 (Album Mix)

ESTATE - Fantasia
CD · MIGHTY MUSIC · PMZ126 · 5700907261744 · PK:68
RELEASE: 01-12-14

Track list
01 Intro
02 Hero
03 Tarantella
04 Silent Dream
05 World without you
06 You are not alone
07 Absolutely True!
08 Holy Land (Fantasia)
09 The war
10 The night of Asura
11 I’d Rather Die

Alexander Chumakov – Vocal (special guest)
Dmitriy ‘Mauzer’ Efimov - Keys
Aleksey Seleznev - Guitar
Vadim Lalayan - Bass
Nikolai ‘Nicke Pix-R’ Pikhurov - Drums


Enslaved enters the studio

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Last week’s autumn equinox brought equal illumination to Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres, but it also sparked other blood-warming news: the thirteenth studio installment by Norway’s progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED is now underway.

From his home in Bergen, Norway, ENSLAVED guitarist, songwriter, and founding member Ivar Bjørnson takes some time to provide the following update:

“My favorite time of year is whenever we enter the studio with ENSLAVED to record a new album. Now the season of creative madness, endless days, and bleeding fingertips is upon us again… O joy! As before, it is the unholy trinity that forms the first line of attack: I (guitar), Grutle (Kjellson, bass & vocals), and Cato (Bekkevold, drums), are recording the foundations of the album live, while Ice Dale (lead guitar) and Herbrand (Larsen, vocals & keys) will add their instruments and voice in their own studios after these initial core sessions. Then I will add some wackiness at my home studio, before we all get together again to finish it. I feel that I have delivered basic material that is rock solid. I have poured my very life and heart into these compositions while the rest of the band have refined it, shaped it, and delivered it like their very lives depended on it. It has been challenging to keep up the pace with the way the songs wanted to go; life flows its ways and takes its turns regardless of your artistic ambitions. However, the music led the way through the fog and I just followed, and never doubting the oncoming album for a second.”

Main recordings for the as-yet-untitled new album are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings done at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios.

Additional experimentation and sonic exploration will be conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where the band took a mobile studio to record the infamous ‘Thorn’ 7” single in 2012.

The album will be produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing will be done by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

Cover artwork will once again be illustrated by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal, who has painted all album covers since 2001’s »Monumension«.

ENSLAVED’s most current record »RIITIIR« can be purchased at the following link: http://smarturl.it/EnslavedCD


Xandria Sacrificium Tour 2014

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This is certainly one of the hottest Symphonic Metal acts nowadays! XANDRIA have just unveiled upcoming tour dates for a European headlining tour this autumn!

Sacrificium, the sensational album by Symphonic Metal shooting stars XANDRIA has been released via Napalm Records this year! After numerous summer festivals, sold-out shows and chart entries, the Germans are currently on the road in the US with SONATA ARCTICA and their label mates DELAIN.

This bombastic Symphonic Metal masterpiece filled with passion and sweeping vocal lines, is now set to hit the road again this autumn all over Europe. Beginning in October through December XANDRIA will convince LIVE in Germany, Poland, Hungary and the Netherlands, to name just a few! The charismatic vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen delivers a breathtaking performance and gives each and every song the right character and mood. This tour will enthrall the listener with each and every second, and will let XANDRIA’s star in the Symphonic Metal sky shine even brighter.

XANDRIA Sacrificium TOUR 2014
Presented by Orkus, EMP, Powermetal.de, Aderlass, MW Store und Mode Wichtig:
30.10. NL Tilburg / Hall Of Fame
03.11. DE Dresden / Puschkin
04.11. DE Erfurt / From Hell
05.11. PL Warsaw / Progresja
07.11. HU Budapest / Club 202
08.11. SK Trenčín / Lúč
09.11. CZ - Prague / Nová Chmelnice
26.11. DE - Bremen / Tower
27.11. DE - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
29.11. DE - Finnentrop / Schützenhalle
01.12. DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
02.12. DE - Augsburg / Spectaculum

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Relapse Records signs Publicist UK

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Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of PUBLICIST UK. Featuring a pedigree of members, including bassist Brett Bamberger (Revocation, ex-East of the Wall), drummer Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Melt-Banana, Municipal Waste, etc.), guitarist David Obuchowski (Goes Cube), and vocalist Zachary Lipez (Freshkills), PUBLICIST UK formed in 2014 and quickly garnered a lot of attention with their two song rough demo, which has amassed over 120k plays on Soundcloud.

The group's sound is a vast departure from their other projects, instead exploring the intricacies and atmosphere of dark post-punk, new wave, and post-metal. Think Joy Division, the Cure, and Neurosis. Stream their two song demo here.

The band will begin recording their debut full-length at the end of October at Wild Arctic Studios in Dover, New Hampshire with Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, The Hold Steady). Mastering will be handled by Dave Gardner, the former in-house engineer for Amphetamine Reptile. A mid 2015 release is expected.

The band commented on the signing: "We're honored that PUBLICIST UK is joining the Relapse ranks. From the start, they've put out some of the best, most brutal metal. They've also really expanded their scope and have proven that heavy, intense music doesn't necessarily need to be metal, either. So for a band like us with metal roots and some metal moments, but an overall different sound, Relapse feels like the perfect home."

About Publicist UK:
With absolutely zero discussion for what the band should sound like, or for what the band's goals were, four people (Dave, David, Zack, and Brett) came together to form PUBLICIST UK. When the band formed in late 2013, there was not a single member of the band who had known, met, or talked to all three other members. PUBLICIST UK was four friends-of-friends who became friends and who soon had well over an album worth of songs, and who had no idea what people would think of the music they were making, as it was so vastly different than any other music they'd ever made before. In the middle of 2014, the band posted two rough recordings, which gained the attention of Decibel Magazine, MetalSucks, Noisey, Metal Injection, and others. They signed to Relapse Records in September of 2014, and will spend the rest of the year completing their first album, which will be released in 2015.


To React Records signs Keep The Promise

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To React Records is proud to announce the signing of italian metalcore band Keep The Promise.

Keep The Promise is a new modern hc-metal project of protest strongly wanted by M.V. (ex frontman of italian metallers Browbeat) that became reality to the support of a local metal act called To Shed Skin.

The debut album “A Peaceful Mission of War” will be available in all digital stores from October 5th and in physical version from October 30th. Artwork by The Heartwork and Free Mind Time.

Recorded and mixed at Sliver Music Studio,
“A Peaceful Mission of War” is a real mix of modern impact and violence hc-metal with influences from ’90 NY HC style with politically engaged lyrics that denounce criminal abuses of italian politicians, bloodthirsty dictators, religious fanatics, murderers of women and animal abuses.

Trailer video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd5GccF1FKI&feature=youtu.be


Project Arcadia posts new video clip

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Ten reveals album details

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British melodic hard rock giants TEN to unveil the European track listing for the new album 'Albion', officially released on the 21st November, 2014 via Rocktopia Records/Cargo Records. Limited advance copies of 'Albion' will actually be available to buy at their UK Firefest Performance, October 24th and at the album pre-listening party on October 23rd at The Royal Suite, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. 'Albion' is the first of two new albums that TEN will release through Rocktopia Records, with second album due for release first half of 2015.

TEN are also proud to announce the launch of their new updated official website, www.tenofficial.com. In celebration of their stunning new album ‘Albion‘ they are launching an all new social media compatible site. It comes complete with links to all the TEN Fan Sites around the world. The new website will be the Mother site, providing up to date news and links translated into every language imaginable, including Greek, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

The track listing as follows:

'Albion' is a fine collection of songs steeped in all the trademark essences associated with the band and is instantly recognisable as TEN. This is classic TEN in every sense of the phrase. The songs on 'Albion' are destined to become Melodic Hard Rock Anthems.

TEN are:
Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana – Guitars
Steve Grocott – Guitars
John Halliwell – Guitars
Steve Mckenna – Bass
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates – Drums

The name TEN is synonymous with some of the music genre's most striking album sleeves. In keeping with this TEN tradition the artwork this time is provided by the exceptionally talented Gaetano Di Falco. 'Albion' is produced by Gary Hughes (TEN, Solo, Bob Catley, Hugo, Kane Roberts) and once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Bob Catley, Sunstorm, Place Vendome, Pink Cream 69).

This is an exciting era for TEN. It features all the familiar faces and one or two new ones who have integrated seamlessly, embellishing the TEN sound and taking things to yet another level. TEN are definitely firing on all cylinders.

For all lovers of fine Melodic Hard Rock the wait is finally over.


Enchant posts new song

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ENCHANT, the Bay Area’s long-running Prog Rock institution, have just released their comeback album, “The Great Divide”, via the band’s longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.

In celebration of this long awaited date, ENCHANT are now streaming its title-track on the following location: https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/enchant-the-great-divide

“The Great Divide” is ENCHANT’s much anticipated 8th studio album and their first new recordings in almost ten years, following their acclaimed latest studio album “Tug Of War” in 2003 and the “Live At Last” double-album / live DVD release in 2004.

A comprehensive EPK-styled interview with ENCHANT about the album can be seen here: http://youtu.be/D4Xnxv1p0yU

The album’s first full song sample, the track “Within An Inch”, can be heard here: http://youtu.be/beLenBKDFx8

An online video teaser featuring samples of various album songs can be checked here: http://youtu.be/YPmloL5bfeA

A previous first online teaser can still be viewed here: http://youtu.be/_vwh95n2X0s

“The Great Divide” is released in Europe as CD and Digital Download, but also as special edition 2CD Mediabook version containing a bonus track as well as a ‘best of’ bonus disc (featuring 10 additional songs in 71 minutes of playing time) spanning the complete Enchant catalogue.

Here is the tracklisting of the album, which features a running time of 55 minutes in its standard edition and 64 minutes in its limited edition:

ENCHANT – “The Great Divide”:
01. Circles (7:59)
02. Within An Inch (7:34)
03. The Great Divide (9:03)
04. All Mixed Up (4:12)
05. Transparent Man (6:19)
06. Life In A Shadow (4:58)
07. Deserve To Feel (8:01)
08. Here And Now (7:31)
Bonustrack of Mediabook edition:
09. Prognosticator (8:22)

Bonus “Best Of” CD:
01. The Thirst (6:16)
02. Oasis (8:11
03. Pure (7:19)
04. New Moon (8:24)
05. Break (5:06)
06. Paint The Picture (7:02)
07. Under Fire (5:58)
08. Sinking Sand (7:10)
09. Comatose (8:53)
10. At Death’s Door [Live] (7:07)

A Gatefold 2LP version of “The Great Divide” on 180gr. vinyl including the bonus track as well as the full album on a CD as bonus is also available.

All physical formats of the album (Including the strictly limited orange-coloured version of the 2LP in a total of 100x copies) can be purchased from the InsideOutMusic webshop here: http://smarturl.it/thegreatdivideCMD

The album can also be purchased digitally here:
http://smarturl.it/thegreatdivideiTUNES / http://smarturl.it/tgdAMAZON

In related news, ENCHANT’s classic debut album “A Blueprint Of The World” from 1993 was recently released for the first time ever on LP format (On both black or limited transparent blue 180 gr. vinyl) via InsideOutMusic.
European orders can be made here: http://smarturl.it/enchantIOM

ENCHANT Discography:
A Blueprint Of The World – CD 1993
Wounded – CD 1996
Time Lost – CD 1997
Break – CD 1998
Juggling 9 Or Dropping 10 – CD 2000
Blink Of An Eye – CD 2002
Tug Of War – CD 2003
Live At Last – 2CD/2DVD 2004
The Great Divide – CD 2014

ENCHANT Line-Up 2014:
Ted Leonard - Lead vocals (Spock’s Beard / Thought Chamber)
Douglas A. Ott - Guitars and backing vocals
Ed Platt - Bass guitar and bass pedals
Bill Jenkins - Keyboards (Sound Of Contact / Thought Chamber)
Sean Flanegan - Drums (Cynthesis)

ENCHANT online:

Kreator teams up with new partner

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German thrash metal giants KREATOR will be joined by their endorsement company JACKSON GUITARS for the band's upcoming headlining tour.

During stops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, fans will have the opportunity to test some of the official JACKSON models and learn more about the new products. An exclusive range of electric guitars of various JACKSON series will be presented at the Jackson booth. And of course: Milles signature model, the JACKSON "Phobia" will definitely not be missed. Plus: It will also be the first prize of the JACKSON raffle competition.

Visit the JACKSON booth on the following dates:
04.12. NL Tilburg - 013
05.12. DE Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
06.12. DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
07.12. DE Saarbrücken - Garage
08.12. DE Hamburg - Docks
09.12. DE Berlin - Huxleys
10.12. AT Wien - Gasometer
11.12. DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
12.12. DE Geiselwind - Eventhall
13.12. DE München - Tonhalle
14.12. CH Pratteln - Z7

Joining forces with KREATOR for their headlining run in Europe and North America will be Swedish death metal masters ARCH ENEMY. From December 4 to 14 German thrash buddies SODOM and Polish death metal panzer VADER will also be part of the tour.

Following the release of their highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray »Dying Alive« as well as a massive onslaught at this years’ Wacken Open Air, KREATOR will kick off their world tour October 19 and will be on the road until December 22.

You can purchase your copy of »Dying Alive«, out on August 30, 2013 at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/kreatorda

Don’t miss the chance to see KREATOR live at the following dates:
19.10. JPN Tokyo - Loudpark Festival
21.10. COL Bogota - Teatro Metropol
23.10. USA Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
24.10. USA New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
24.10. USA Worcester, MA - The Palladium
26.10. USA Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
27.10. CND Montreal, QC - Metropolis
28.10. CND Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theater
29.10. CND Toronto, ON - The Opera House
01.11. CND Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
02.11. CND Regina, SK - Riddell Centre
03.11. CND Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Ballroom
04.11. CND Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
06.11. CND Vancouver, B.C. - Commodore Ballroom
07.11. USA Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
08.11. USA Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10.11. USA San Francisco, CA - Regency Theater
11.11. USA West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
12.11. USA Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
13.11. USA Ramona, CA - Main Stage
14.11. USA Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
15.11. USA Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
16.11. USA Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
18.11. USA Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
19.11. USA Joliet, IL - Mojoes
20.11. USA Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
21.11. USA Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
22.11. USA Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
23.11. USA Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
26.11. FR Lyon - Le Transbordeur
27.11. FR Istres - L´Usine
28.11. ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz
29.11. ES Madrid - La Riviera
01.12. FR Toulouse - Le Bikini
02.12. FR Paris - Le Bataclan
04.12. NL Tilburg - 013
05.12. DE Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
06.12. DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
07.12. DE Saarbrücken - Garage
08.12. DE Hamburg - Docks
09.12. DE Berlin - Huxleys
10.12. AT Wien - Gasometer
11.12. DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
12.12. DE Geiselwind - Eventhall
13.12. DE München - Tonhalle
14.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
16.12. UK Birmingham - Institute
17.12. UK Bristol - Academy
18.12. UK London - The Forum
19.12. UK Manchester - Academy
20.12. IR Dublin - Academy
21.12. UK Glasgow - QMU
22.12. UK Newcastle - Academy

Aversions Crown posts lyric video

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Six-headed death machine AVERSIONS CROWN will unleash their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut this November. »Tyrant« will be released on November 14 (EU+AUS), November 17 (UK) and November 24 (US) via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-order your copy from: http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=aversions%20crown

»Tyrant«, the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut »Servitude«, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with THY ART IS MURDER’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, CARNIFEX) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage AVERSIONS CROWN churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion.

The striking artwork was created by Swedish visionary Pär Olofsson, who has worked with acts like PSYCROPTIC, ABORTED, ABYSMAL DAWN, and THE FACELESS.

The lyric video for the band’s latest slab of astral punishment, 'The Glass Sentient', is available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFYdzSB8bI&list=UUoxg3Kml41wE3IPq-PC-LQw

Track listing for »Tyrant«:
01. Hollow Planet
02. The Glass Sentient
03. Conqueror
04. Vectors
05. Earth Steriliser
06. Avalanche
07. Xenoforms
08. Overseer
09. Controller
10. Faith Collapsing

Formed in 2010 in Queensland’s Brisbane, the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline that spawned PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION, AVERSIONS CROWN developed their pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing three guitarists brandishing 8-string guitars. Appearing live as a wall of muscle, guitars and flailing hair, the band have logged serious road miles across Australia, Europe, and the U.K. with acts like THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OCEANO, ALL SHALL PERISH, and CATTLE DECAPITATION. They’ve also appeared on Warped Tour.

The late 2014 impact of »Tyrant« will follow the viral success of the album’s first video, 'Hollow Planet'. Originally self-released as a stand-alone single, the video’s crushing bombast and sinister visuals have helped it rack up almost half a million views to date.

Check out the 'Hollow Planet' video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYrRUrHz9Q

Divine Ascension - Stronger (Lyric Video)

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Soen premiere new video clip

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Progressive masters SOEN have today unveiled a brand new video, for the first track to be revealed from their upcoming sophomore album Tellurian, set for release on November 3rd via Spinefarm Records.

Soen guitarist & producer Kim Platbarzdis says: “It is finally time for the first video from our forthcoming second album ‘Tellurian’ to surface. The video features the song ‘Tabula Rasa’, and gives a glimpse into our common frustrations with the world, the way it’s run today and how the effects of it exclude no one...”
Directed by Kirke Ailio Rodwell, whose work displays a flair for style, attention to detail and one-of-a-kind perspective, the video for Tabula Rasa is available to view here on Vevo.

Kirke adds: “In a way, the video summarises life, with its moments of zest & sadness. It was such a great experience to work with Soen who trusted me and my team to capture the extremes of life. They are talented musicians and have visions that closely coincide with my own – which is rare and truly special for me.”
Tellurian track listing:
01. Komenco
02. Tabula Rasa
03. Kuraman
04. The Words
05. Pluton
06. Koniskas
07. Ennui
08. Void
09. The Other’s Fall


About SOEN:
SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy.

Produced by Platbarzdis, mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the US by Adam Ayan, also a Grammy winner, ‘Tellurian’ sees SOEN taking the approach of their ‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Primator reveals album artwork

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Primator: cover and tracklist of debut album revealed

"We need to give a step back and rethink our path". This is a statement, in urgent tone, from Rodrigo Sinopoli, singer of the brazilian traditional heavy metal band Primator.

Thoughts like that, inspired on "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin and on other thinkers from philosophy and psychoanalysis, permeates the concept of the band's debut album titled "Involution".

The album is being produced by Daniel de Sa (Andragonia, Crossrock, Strip No Altar) and will bring the tracks "Primator", "Black Tormentor", "Deadland", "Flames of Hades", "Erase The Rainbow", "Caroline", "Let Me Live Again", "Face The Death", "Praying for Nothing" and "Involution".

The cover illustration of "Involution" was designed by Rodrigo Sinopoli and, according to him, reflects directly the central theme of the album.
"We tried to reproduce the evolutionary scale, being seen backwards, putting the viewer as part of the illustration. This is our 'involution' scale. The illustration shows the man and his ideals being crushed by the destructive 'Primator' - a bestial entity - while others goes in the opposite direction, seeking redemption and a new chance to fix everything that went wrong. The responsibility to take this change is mine, yours and of all those who meet face to face with illustration".

The tracks "Praying For Nothing" and "Primator" are already available on Soundcloud:

"Involution" will be released in January of 2015.

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Haggard & SoundStorm to tour Europe

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Tour updates and information from:
- www.haggard.de

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Higher: Track-by-track

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Higher launches track by track of debut album

Formed by professional musicians with successful careers on the Brazilian jazz scene, the group Higher has called attention from the press and public in Brazil with its unique and difficult to label type of heavy metal.

Its self-titled debut album was released in August during an event for the Brazilian press that gathered journalists from important media vehicles such as Rolling Stone magazine and the brazilian music television channel Play TV, besides the specialized media like the magazines Rock Brigade, Dynamite, Hell Divine, among others.

Recorded in Sao Paulo at Fusao Studios with the production by Thiago Bianchi (Shaman, Noturnall), the album brings the tracks "Lie", "Illusion", "Keep me High", "Climb the Hill", "Like the Wind", "Break the Wall", "Time to Change", "Make It Worth" and "The Sign".

The band launched on its Youtube official channel a 'Track By Track' with excerpts of all the tracks from the album. Check it out: http://youtu.be/2xpaWylSq4E

Higher's debut album is an independent release. The band is still looking for distribution partners to release the physical edition in Europe, Asia and North America.

The digital edition of the album is already available on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/br/album/higher/id911127916

Higher is formed by Cezar Girardi (vocal), Gustavo Scaranelo (guitar), Andrés Zúñiga (bass), Pedro Rezende (drums) and the new guitarist Felipe Martins.

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Noturnall posts a new live clip

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Noturnall: watch one more video extracted from the DVD "First Night Live" with participation of Russell Allen

Is already available the DVD "First Night Live" from Noturnall, the brazilian new group formed by the Shaman members, Thiago Bianchi (vocal), Fernando Quesada (bass), Leo Mancini (guitar), Junior Carelli (keyboards), besides the drummer Aquiles Priester (Primal Fear/ex-Angra).

Recorded on March, 29th during a sold-out show at Carioca Club in Sao Paulo, "First Night Live" is the register of Noturnall's first live concert.

Several tons of equipment were used to record the DVD, including 15 cameras, three cranes and a 10 feet long led screen. On the occasion, none other than Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob) made a special guest appearance on a set list that counted with all the songs from the band's debut CD besides some surprises that thrilled the fans.

Noturnall had already launched the track "Hate" to promote the release of "First Night Live". Now the band also released on Youtube the video of "Nocturnal Human Side" with the special participation of Russell Allen. 

Check it out: http://youtu.be/etjQWAm84rw

In November Noturnall will accomplish a tour with 15 shows in nine different brazilian states. In December they embark for its first European tour.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Machine Head premiere new song

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Machine Head releases new E-single

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Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have released the brand new single, 'Now We Die'! Surf to www.youtube.com/machinehead

'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: http://geni.us/MachineHeadiTunesBlood

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: http://bit.ly/MACHINE-HEAD-BD-NBE

»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 http://youtu.be/Hq74Yu-8fq0
Production vlog #2 http://youtu.be/0SpQJRnOSOk
Production vlog #3 http://youtu.be/C3cSePmUAwA
Production vlog #4 http://youtu.be/Zql7AKMb6OI
Production vlog #5 http://youtu.be/CGkeHIM3-mM


Devilment premiere new video clip

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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), are premiering the official music video for the brand new single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', today - surf to http://smarturl.it/DevilmentPremiere

The song will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, »The Great And Secret Show« which is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31).

Commented director Sam Scott-Hunter: "With this video I really wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room. So to do that we locked ourselves in a studio in deepest, darkest Suffolk, turned most of the lights out and the volume up, and we didn't come out again until we had that intense groove etched indelibly into the back of the camera. It's a dark song, and I wanted that heaviness to come across visually, but there's also an air of mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track. I hope when people watch this, they can turn the lights off, turn it up loud, and enjoy a really intense experience."

Added Dani Filth: "When we approached undertaking a video for the track 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', the intention was to create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context. The idea was to really bring out the performance of the track and marry it to phantasmagorical images, all cut to the massive pounding beat. Through the inclusion of smoke, strobe-lighting, fire, Theban masks, exotic dance and silhouette, we have endeavoured to create a mystic atmosphere in which we plunged the entire studio into complete and utter darkness, so that the viewer's full attention is focused on these aforementioned traits, set adrift against what appears to be the timeless whirls of space. Sam Scott-Hunter the director and his assistant for the day, band photographer Dex Jezierski, both pulled out all the stops to make this video come to horrid artistic fruition, and we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world. As a band we are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our dalliance with the dark arts and hope that viewers to this visual feast will enjoy it just as much as we did weaning the video from it's deep Satanic birth."

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 will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album.

DEVILMENT also have released the third episode of the official album interview series. Check out Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about how the band met: http://youtu.be/osuDOM_VroU

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: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

The first episode of the official album interview series can be watched at http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls
The second episode can be watched at http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s

»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 later this year and have announced a string of live dates 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8


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

You have been warned.

New Meshuggah releases out now!

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Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have released their brand new concert DVD / 2CD set and Blu-ray, »The Ophidian Trek«, as well as the the special edition re-issue of the 2004's landmark EP »I« today via Nuclear Blast Records.

With visual footage shot in Europe during »The Ophidian Trek« tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, the live audio was processed and edited by MESHUGGAH guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed by Daniel Begstrand (DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH) and mastered by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors (ROXETTE, OPETH, MANDO DIAO).

Said special edition of »I« is not only being re-issued as a remastered version but also contains 3 bonus songs, two of which are live version of classic MESHUGGAH bangers, as well as one brand new track called 'Pitch Black'. »I« trailer: http://youtu.be/muBHPsb2C_0?list=UUxLbFcGicScOE07gwngd18g

Nuclear Blast HQ recently gave MESHUGGAH a ring to discuss the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release, »The Ophidian Trek«. Here's how it went down...watch the new trailer here: http://youtu.be/ymSb_EThxrw

The official DVD trailer as well as two song off the live DVD can be viewed via the links below:

»The Ophidian Trek« trailer: http://youtu.be/gQeXQ6dXL7A
'Dancers To A Discordant System': http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-25/world-premiere-meshuggah-dancers-to-a-discordant-system-live-video
'Do Not Look Down': http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-16/meshuggah-don-t-look-down

Comments MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake: "We're really stoked about this new MESHUGGAH live DVD! It's been four years since the release of 'Alive', and with the band celebrating 25 years, we felt that we just had to get another one of these puppies out there! Audio/video was recorded during our European stretch of 'The Ophidian Trek' tour, as well as at the Wacken Open Air festival — and we're super proud of how it came out! For this one, we used the extremely talented photographer Anthony Dubois for filming and editing, etc., and he's really done a stunning job with it! Hope you guys dig it, and here's to another 25!! (or maybe just a little less;-) )”

»The Ophidian Trek« track listing:

Live DVD:
01. Swarmer
02. Swarm
03. Combustion
04. Rational Gaze
05. obZen
06. Lethargica
07. Do Not Look Down
08. The Hurt That Finds You First
09. I Am Colossus
10. Bleed
11. Demiurge
12. New Millennium Cyanide Christ
13. Dancers To A Discordant System
14. Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
15. The Last Vigil

Live CD 1:
01. Swarmer
02. Swarm
03. Combustion
04. Rational Gaze
05. obZen
06. Lethargica
07. Do Not Look Down
08. The Hurt That Finds You First
09. I Am Colossus

Live CD 2:
01. Bleed
02. Demiurge
03. New Millennium Cyanide Christ
04. Dancers To A Discordant System
05. Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
06. The Last Vigil

The track listing for »I« is:
01. I
02. Bleed (Live)
03. Dancers To A Discordant System (Live)
04. Pitch Black

Check out MESHUGGAH live at their 25th Anniversary European Tour, at the following dates:

09.12. S Umea - Guitars
12.12. S Gothenburg - Pustervik
13.12. DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio

15.12. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
16.12. I Milan - Live Clup
18.12. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg Max
19.12. F Paris - Le Carbaret Sauvage
20.12. UK London - Camden Roundhouse
21.12 D Dortmund - FZW

You can order your copy of »The Ophidian Trek« at the following destination: http://smarturl.it/MESHUGGAH-Trek
Order »I« at http://smarturl.it/MESH-I-RE-MASTERED.

MESHUGGAH back-catalogue can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast Europe Shop: http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/index.html
MESHUGGAH’s current album »Koloss« is available to purchase here: http://smarturl.it/MESHUGGAH

Or digital:
iTunes: http://georiot.co/3d1r
Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/msghklsMP3

Official MESHUGGAH videos:
‘I Am Colossus’: http://youtu.be/fTYXbFsWg-M
‘Demiurge’: http://youtu.be/UISjgLu8zBA
‘Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion’: http://youtu.be/m9LpMZuBEMk

The Tea Party in the charts

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Canadian Rock trio The Tea Party are back with their newest studio album, “The Ocean At The End”.

The highly anticipated album is now released as Special Edition Pocket-Pack CD, as Gatefold 2LP+CD and as Digital Download via InsideOutMusic all over Europe and in the UK.

The album, which entered the sales charts in Canada at #17 on the Top 200 and at #5 on the Top Alternative Chart as well as in The Netherlands at #87 on the Dutch album Top 100, features artwork by Alessandro Bavari and contains the following tracklisting:

The Tea Party – “The Ocean At The End” (56:24):
01. The L.o.C (4:14)
02. The Black Sea (3:58)
03. Cypher (3:57)
04. The Maker (4:10)
05. Black Roses (5:28)
06. Brazil (4:44)
07. The 11th Hour (4:59)
08. Submission (3:53)
09. The Cass Corridor (2:40)
10. Water's On Fire (4:42)
11. The Ocean At The End (8:37)

“The Ocean At The End” can be ordered as CD or 2LP (Black vinyl – the limited green coloured vinyl is already sold out!) from the IOM shop: http://smarturl.it/TTPIOM

Or as Digital Download here:
http://smarturl.it/toateiTUNES / http://smarturl.it/toateAMAZON

Most recently, The Tea Party launched a promotional video for the album’s first single, “Water’s On Fire”. Check out the clip here: http://youtu.be/xU3bnSGI_Og

The band is currently working on a next video clip for the epic album title “The Ocean At The End”.

“The Ocean At The End” is The Tea Party’s first studio effort in a decade, following 2004’s “Seven Circles”.

A sneak preview of the album’s second single, “The Black Sea”, can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-5VXfjUCnw

The Tea Party’s original line-up of Jeff Martin (Vocals, Guitar), Stuart Chatwood (Bass, Keyboards) and Jeff Burrows (Drums, Percussion) reunited in 2011 for selected Australian and Canadian live dates and their sense of artistic kinship inevitably led them back to the studio. Produced and engineered by Martin, mixed by Grammy-award-winning David Bottrill (Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel, Tool) and recorded largely at Toronto’s Revolution Recording, “The Ocean At The End” contains some of the most streamlined music in The Tea Party’s career.

Formed in 1990, The Tea Party have previously released seven studio albums, selling over two million copies worldwide, filling stadiums on the strength of anthemic hits such as “The River”, “Sister Awake”, “Temptation” and “Heaven Coming Down”.

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Transatlantic posts new live clip

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Progressive-rock super-group Transatlantic, featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Roine Stolt and Pete Trewavas, recently announced the release of ‘KaLIVEoscope’ on the 27th October 2014, a live set which was filmed in Cologne, Germany, with the audio CD’s recorded in Tilburg, Netherlands. Now the band are pleased to reveal a live clip of the track ‘Black As The Sky’ taken from the DVD which you can view here: http://youtu.be/mWBQo3r050g

The band also recently celebrated a win at the Progressive Music Awards 2014, where they were awarded with ‘Album Of The Year’. Neal Morse had this to say: "The Kaleidoscope tour was indeed a landmark for Transatlantic. It was our first time in many parts of the world, and it was indeed epic! We grew as a band and as people and if you got to be there at one of the shows, you know how incredible it was! This live DVD, BluRay and all the rest, captures Transatlantic in an amazing way and I'm sure you're going to love it!" 

Transatlantic released their latest album ‘Kaleidoscope’ earlier this year and proceeded to embark on a world tour that saw them take in Europe, South America, USA and even a cruise around the Bahamas.

The track-listing for the DVD & CD is as follows:

Tracklisting DVD1:
1. Into The Blue
2. My New World
3. Shine
4. The Whirlwind Medley
5. Beyond The Sun
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Neal & Roine Duet
8. We All Need Some Light
9. Black As The Sky

10. Medley: All Of The Above / Stranger In Your Soul

Tracklisting DVD2:
Bonus DVD
1. Into the Kaleidoscope (A behind the scenes look at: Kaleidoscope World Tour 2014)
2. Band Interviews
3. Bonus Live Performances:
3.1. Nights In White Satin (Live in Tilburg)
3.2. Sylvia (with Thijs van Leer - Live in Tilburg)
3.3. Hocus Pocus (with Thijs van Leer - Live in Tilburg)

Tracklisting CD1:
Live in Tilburg
1. Into The Blue
2. My New World
3. Shine

Tracklisting CD2:
Live in Tilburg
1. The Whirlwind Medley
2. Beyond The Sun
3. Kaleidoscope

Tracklisting CD3:
Live in Tilburg
1. Neal & Roine Duet
2. We All Need Some Light
3. Black As The Sky
4. Nights In White Satin
5. Sylvia
6. Hocus Pocus
7. Medley: All Of The Above / Stranger In Your Soul

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Lars Eric Mattsson releases compilation

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Let Me Rock You (1984-87) is the second (and final) release by Lars Eric Mattsson made up of 16 tracks as performed by his previous band Eternity.

LET ME ROCK YOU (1984-87) is the sequel to HOT AND ABLE (1983-85), Lars' first album made up of his early songwriting but in newly recorded versions. LET ME ROCK YOU consists of 16 tracks of which the title track and "Take Me Home" were released on a single by his band ETERNITY in 1987. Most of the other tracks here were also performed by ETERNITY but never recorded properly as the band split up as Lars was offered a solo artist recording contract

01. Leave Me Alone
02. Crusaders
03. In Your Crystal Ball
04. Always Get Burned
05. Take Me Home
06. I am the Torch
07. Clowns
08. When It's Time for Me to Go
09. Witches Burning
10. Let Me Rock You
11. Kiss the Sky
12. Run From Yourself
13. Open Up Your Heart
14. Stormchild
15. The Final Poem
16. I Love to Rock

All vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards by Lars Eric Mattsson
Drums and percussion – Christer Jansson
Hammond Organ - Alexander King

All music and lyrics written by Lars Eric Mattsson between 1984-87.

Recorded and Mixed at the New Lion's Cage Studio, March-May 2014.

Album sampler at YouTube: http://youtu.be/IL2pc1RHdeE

Lars Eric Mattsson - Crusaders :
(Full song)

Electric Wizard streams new album

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Electric fuckin’ Wizard are advance streaming their brand new album Time To Die - set for official release via Spinefarm Records on September 29th – in full, exclusively with Noisey today at this location.

Time To Die is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. Produced by Jus Oborn, the album was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in East London, with analog gear used exclusively throughout, with finishing touches done at Skyhammer Studio in “deepest, darkest” Cheshire by Chris Fielding.

Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live on www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have just played at Hellfest in France, Roskilde in Denmark and Sonisphere in yhe UK, have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:

Oct 11th - Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 23rd - The Ritz, Manchester, UK

Time To Die
1. Incense for the Damned
2. Time To Die
3. I am Nothing
4. Destroy Those Who Love God
5. Funeral of Your Mind
6. We Love The Dead
7. SadioWitch
8. Lucifer's Slaves
9. Saturn Dethroned


New Decapitated album out now!

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The waiting is finally over, as of today Polish death metal monsters DECAPITATED release their new masterpiece »Blood Mantra«. The international media heaps the record with most praiseful words, as the following quotes display:

"Just brilliant..."
Fredrik Thordendal | Meshuggah

"DECAPITATED are extreme metal visionaries and »Blood Mantra« is another ferocious and wildly inventive leap into the future of heavy music." Metal Hammer (UK) | Dom Lawson

"Decapitated expand their sound cosmos into all kinds of directions. A rough rock attitude, grinding heaviness and atmospheric sublimity add up to the death metal basis – diversity at its best.” Metal Hammer (D) | Thomas Strater

»Blood Mantra« can also be streamed entirety via Metal Hammer UK at the following link: http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-26/world-exclusive-decapitated-blood-mantra-album-stream

You can order your copy of »Blood Mantra« here: http://bit.ly/BloodMantraPreOrder

Or digital:
iTunes http://geni.us/DecapitatedITunes (incl. digital booklet + bonus track)
AMZ MP3: http://geni.us/DecapitatedAMZMP3
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/DECAPITATED-Google
NB MP3: http://smarturl.it/DecapitatedMantraMP3

Tracklist of »Blood Mantra«
01. Exiled In Flesh
02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
03. Veins
04. Blood Mantra
05. Nest
06. Instinct
07. Blindness
08. Red Sun
Digipak Bonus-Track:
09. Moth Defect

»Blood Mantra« was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy. Three years have passed since the highly praised album »Carnival Is Forever« was released. Now DECAPITATED are back - stronger than ever!

More on »Blood Mantra«
‘Blood Mantra’ lyric video: http://youtu.be/swweYENI5z8
Album trailer: http://youtu.be/AD8X1kx9PPM
Album preview #1: http://youtu.be/_vE50dPreQI
Album preview #2: http://youtu.be/BMxPJrGQp3c
‘The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation’: http://youtu.be/sbLSrdNd9oU