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May 24th, 2017
TANKARD have revealed the first track-by-track trailer of »One Foot In The Grave«. So if you want to know everything about 'Pay To Pray', 'Arena Of The True Lies', 'Don't Bullshit Us' and 'One Foot In The Grave', don't miss the new video below.
NEXI Industries from the Netherlands introduces its new MTD-01 metal distortion guitar effect pedal. Their unique system allows players to just click the pedal on their Nexi board and be able to play right away, without the use of extra cables.
PYRAMAZE just released a lyric video for the track "The Tides That Won't Change" from their new album "Contingent". The track features a guest appearance by Kristen Foss. "Contingent" is available now through Inner Wound Recordings.
Orange Amplification announce their Ambassadors Mastodon are headlining the 2017 Metal Hammer Golden Gods. They will be joined by fellow Ambassadors, Clutch and Orange Goblin. The 15th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards will take place at The Indigo at The O2, London on Monday 12th June 2017. Fozzy frontman and WWE megastar Chris Jericho will travel straight from Download Festival to host the show, which promises to be the biggest rock party of the year. Check out the full artist roster at this location.
Amongst the nominees are:
Best UK Band: While She Sleeps
Best Underground Band: Neurosis, Royal Thunder, Pallbearer
Best International Band: Korn
Breakthrough: Code Orange, Creeper
On July 14th, Norwegian Death Metallers EXECRATION will release their new album 'Return To The Void' via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band premieres the title track as the first single/video and starts the pre-order for the album. Check it out at the Metalblade Soundcloud.
TAU CROSS, the multinational punk / heavy metal collective revolving around Amebix bassist / frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War // Plague, have announced their second full-length album Pillar Of Fire, due out July 21 on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. The band has premiered a music video for the new song "Deep State".
Just one week to go until German power Rock n Roll three-piece NITROGODS will release their third studio album "Roadkill BBQ" via Steamhammer / SPV worldwide. they now premiere another video / song from this album, "Boogeyman".
Napalm Records have signed LORD OF THE LOST for a worldwide record deal.
To celebrate the band's upcoming release, LORD OF THE LOST will heavily hit the road this Fall for an ensemble album release tour as well as in support of KMFDM in the UK and United States! Make sure to catch LORD OF THE LOST live and on the following dates:
LORD OF THE LOST
05.09. Newcastle – Think Thank
06.09. Glasgow – St. Lukes
07.09. Manchester – Ruby Lounge
08.09. Birmingham – O2 Institute
09.09. London – O2 Academy Islington
10.10. Bristol – Fleece
LORD OF THE LOST
'Ensemble Tour' 2017:
18.11.17 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
21.11.17 DE - Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
23.11.17 DE - Berlin / Huxleys
24.11.17 DE - Bochum / Christuskirche
25.11.17 DE - Munich / Backstage
26.11.17 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
Martyr will celebrate their 35 years anniversary this year in Amstelveen P60 at 22 September 2017. Chck out their lyric video for the song 'Monster' below.
Martyr will play shows on the following dates:
27 May - Martyr at Big Ass Metal Fest – DB's Utrecht NL
7 July - Martyr at Dystopia Metalfest – Walhalla – Deventer NL
16 July - Martyr and Diamond Head at Baroeg - Rotterdam – NL
18 August - Martyr at Festival t Zeeltje – Deest – NL
8 September - Martyr at Olensfest 2017 – Belgium
22 September - Martyr 35 years anniversary at Heavy Metal Maniacs Fest 2017 Amstelveen NL
28 September - 2 October - Japan
DECAPITATED will drop their seventh album »Anticult« via Nuclear Blast on July 7. Ahead of the release, the band premiered the throttling new song 'Never', which can be seen below.
27.05. NL Nijmegen - FortaRock in the City
16.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
17.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
30.06. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
09. - 12.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
11.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
16. - 19.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
SUFFOCATION will release their new album »...Of The Dark Light« on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released their second video trailer for that album below
»Beyond The Dark Light European Tour 2017«
05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans - Sylak Open Air
06.08. CH Zurich - Werk 21
07.08. D Munich - Backstage
08.08. D Dresden - Eventwerk
09.08. A Vienna - Viper Room
10.08 CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
11.08. SK Terchová - Terchovský Budzogan
12.08. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
13.08. SRB Novi Sad - Fabrika
14.08. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
15.08. I Brescia - Festa Di Radio Onda D'Urto
16.08. CH Bellinzona - Pit Club
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
18.08. D Wolfsburg - Hallenbad
19.08. B Méan - Metal Méan Fest
20.08. F Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival
22.08. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
24.08. B Bruges - Het Entrepot
25.08. D Andernach - Death Feast Open Air
26.08. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
27.08. UK Bristol - Bierkeller
28.08. UK Leeds - Eiger Studios
29.08. UK Glasgow - Audio
30.08. UK Newcastle - Riverside
31.08. UK London - Underworld
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are now premiering the first track taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album 'Finisterre'. The song 'Skepsis Part II' is exclusively streaming with official partners, including Lords of Metal. Check it out below.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY) have released their critically acclaimed new album, »Amber Galactic«.
The album is available for purchase at the Nuclear Blast webshop.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA members:
Björn Strid - vocals (Soilwork, ex-Darkane)
Sharlee D' Angelo - bass (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, Mercyful Fate, ex-King Diamond, ex-Facelift, ex-Sinergy, ex-Dismember (live))
David Andersson - guitars (Soilwork)
Richard Larsson - keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck - drums
Sebastian Forslund - guitars, percussion
Dutch metallers ONEGODLESS have released a music video for 'The Calm', the song is taken from the debut album 'Mourner', out on June 9th 2017. "The Calm" is the last of three singles of the upcoming debut album. ONEGODLESS is founded by Dutch bass player Robin Zielhorst. Zielhorst is known for his (fretless) bass playing in bands like Cynic, Exivious, Our Oceans, various studio projects and solo performances, and joins forces with Pieter Verpaalen (Textures), Yordi Lopez (Red Eyes, 3D Monster) and Yuma van Eekelen (Pestilence, Exivious).
MASQUERADE have posted a teaser with snippets from each song that's featured on their upcoming debut "Soul Deception" - which will be released on June 23, 2017 via Massacre Records. Watch it below. "Soul Deception" was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö, and is already available for physical pre-order.
We Are Many We Are Legion are the only metal band driven by a six piece horn section. they descirbe it as : "Imagine Sikth, Korn and Issues crashing a New Orleans second line parade and staying for the party. They have released their debut video for 'Lost Inside'.
You can stream the video below
Musical theatre star Sanne Mieloo is the new front woman of the rock band, Nemesea. The verdict was unanimous for this Dutch mega talent, after more than 80 auditions of vocalists from around the world. Sanne studied cum laude at the Conservatory, wrote her own musical theatre performances and was connected to several productions by live entertainment company, Stage Entertainment (Google that firm). She’s also performed in musicals included ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Sister Act’. That said, her talent hasn’t gone unnoticed; over the last 3 years Sanne performed in several productions in Germany, Austria, Poland and Japan. Apart from her work in the theatre world, she has experience in the music scene as well; She’s travelled as a backing vocalist for singer Oonagh across major venues in Germany. Most recently Sanne played a leading role in the musical ‘Tanz der Vampire’ in Switzerland.
TANKARD released a video clip of the title track and second digital single "One Foot In The Grave". The clip can be seen on YouTube below. »One Foot In The Grave«, will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
CELLAR DARLING, the new band formed by ex-ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi, released a brand new single entitled 'Black Moon' along with a new music video. The single promotes their debut album »This Is The Sound« due to be released on June 30th 2017.
One week before the release of »Hurricanes And Halos«, AVATARIUM unveils the music video to the brand new single 'The Starless Sleep'. Check it out below. To promote the album the band is set out to a headlining tour with support of the Greek band THE SLAYER KING.
AVATARIUM + special guest THE SLAYERKING
15.09. D Langen - Stadthalle
16.09. D Essen - Turock
17.09. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
18.09. D Berlin - Musik und Frieden (Black Room)
19.09. D Hanover - Musikzentrum
20.09. D Erfurt - From Hell
21.09. D Siegburg - Kubana
22.09. NL Oss - Groene Engel
23.09. B Vosselaar - Biebob
24.09. NL Zaandam - Podium De Flux
25.09. F Paris - Glazart
26.09. D Stuttgart - Universum
27.09. I Milan - Legend Club
28.09. D Munich - Backstage
29.09. A Vienna - Viper Room
30.09. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
DECREPIT BIRTH are set to release their first new album in seven years, "Axis Mundi", on July 21st via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). "Epigenic Triplicity" is the first single to be revealed from the record. Listen to the the track in the form of a 360 VR lyric video at this link:
WEDNESDAY 13 has premiered a new video clip for 'Cruel To You', another new track taken from his forthcoming album, »Condolences«, which is set for release on 2nd June via Nuclear Blast. Check out the clip below
Catch the band live in Europe at one of the following dates - more dates to be announced soon!
04.06. D Leipzig - Wave Gotik Treffen
05.06. D Cologne - Luxor
06.06. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo EZ
08.06. IRL Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
09.06. NIR Belfast – Limelight 2
10.06. UK Castle Donington – Download Festival, 'Dogtooth Stage'
MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine has paid tribute to Chris Cornell, saying that the world has "lost one of the most beautiful voices in rock." Cornell performed a concert with SOUNDGARDEN at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday night (May 17) and was found dead in his Detroit hotel room at midnight. Police in Detroit unveiled that he kcommitted suicide by hanging. During MEGADETH's May 18 concert in Tokyo, Japan, Mustaine addressed Cornell's passing, telling the crowd (see video below): "Chris Cornell died today. Very sad. Very sad. Chris Cornell from SOUNDGARDEN — he died. Very sad. When I found out, I was so, so sad. Chris Cornell, a friend of mine, a friend of all of us from SOUNDGARDEN, died today and we have lost one of the most beautiful voices in rock and in history. And I don't even know what to say other than we're gonna dedicate this next song to you, our friends in Tokyo, 'cause we're here with you and we love you so much and we wanna celebrate Chris's life today. Now, I don't sing like Chris, I could never sing like Chris, but we're gonna sing a song right now. And if you know the words, sing with me. If you don't know the words, then just make noise. I love you, Chris. I'll see you one day up in heaven."
MEGADETH then proceeded to perform a cover of SOUNDGARDEN's "Outshined", with Mustaine handling only lead vocals while accompanied by his bandmates.
In anticipation of their ucpoming new album "Unparalleled Universe", ORIGIN have recorded a series of in-studio videos, in which they discuss their pre-recording rituals. The first video, featuring guitarist and founding member Paul Ryan, is now available for viewing below. "Unparalleled Universe" will be released on June 30th via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America).
RED MOON ARCHITECT has released their 3rd album. It carries the name RETURN OF THE BLACK BUTTERFLIES and is released worldwide via Inverse Records. RED MOON ARCHITECT has also released a new music video of the title track RETURN OF THE BLACK BUTTERFLIES. It's the last video release of this album.
Former Guns N' Roses and current Art of Anarchy guitarist, vocalist, and producer Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP who will re-release his epic 2015 independent solo release LITTLE BROTHER IS WATCHING on CD and vinyl DOUBLE LP August 25th, 2017.
Belgian/Dutch modern metal outfit SPOIL ENGINE have released the official lyric video for 'Singing Sirens'. The song comes off of their new full length album »Stormsleeper« which came out two weeks ago. Watch 'Singing Sirens' below. To celebrate the launch of the brand new SharpTone / Arising Empire online store, theye're giving you 10% off on your first order at www.sharptone.net! Just enter the voucher code "SHARPTONE1" at the end of your order.
Ecocide announces its return with a single called The Godhand` . You can watch the video below. ECOCIDE officially announce their return and with it their first gig after 2 years, which took place April 21 at Patonaat Haarlem.
On June 16th, IGORRR - the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre - will release their new album, 'Savage Sinusoid', via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals - and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. Now IGORRR have announced a full European tour for the fall in support of the new album! Check the dates below!
04/10/17 IL - Tel Aviv - Gagarin
06/10/17 FR - Nimes - Paloma
07/10/17 ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz
08/10/17 ES - Madrid - Caracol
09/10/17 FR - Bordeaux - Iboat
10/10/17 FR - Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
11/10/17 FR - Brest - La Carène
13/10/17 NL - Rotterdam - Rvlt Festival
14/10/20 NL - Arnhem - Willemeen
15/10/17 FR - Reims - La Cartonnerie
16/10/17 FR - Rouen - Le 106
17/10/17 FR - Lille - Aeronef
19/10/17 FR - Metz - Les Trinitaires
20/10/17 FR - Séléstat - Rock Your Brain Festival
21/10/17 FR - Cannes - Make Some Noise Festival
22/10/17 IT - Milano - Magnolia
23/10/17 IT - Calenzano - Cycle Club
25/10/17 SK - Bratislava - Randal
26/10/17 HU - Budapest - Durer Kert
27/10/17 CZ - Praha - Nova Chmelnice
28/10/17 DE - Berlin - Bi Nuu
29/10/17 DE - Dresden - Scheune
30/10/17 DE - Hamburg - Logo
01/11/17 DE - Hannover - Glocksee
02/11/17 GR - Athens - t.b.a.
04/11/17 BE - Antwerpen - GrindWaarpen Festival
05/11/17 UK - Milton - The Craufurd Arms
07/11/17 UK - Birmingham - The Flapper
08/11/17 UK - London - 02 Academy Islington
09/11/17 UK - Glasgow - Audio
10/11/17 UK - Manchester - Rebellion
13/11/17 FR - Toulouse - Rex
14/11/17 FR - Clermont-Ferrand - La Coopérative De mai
15/11/17 FR - Paris - La Maroquinerie
16/11/17 FR - Lyon CCO
17/11/17 CH - Bulach - Wooz Club
18/11/17 CH - Bulle - Ebullition
Other IGORRR live dates
17/06/17 FR - Clisson - Hellfest
07/07/17 FR - Vendargues - What The Fest?!
09/07/17 UK - Winthorpe - UK Tech Fest
15/07/17 BE - Dour - Dour Festival
11/08/17 CZ - Jaromer - Brutal Assault
26/08/17 FR - Cormeilles - True Normand
HEATHEN BEAST release a new lyric video featuring India's prime minister Narendra Modi. They've always been outspoken and here they are again lashing out against the unfair practices of the new Indian government, as India is their home country. It is taken from the album '$cam', which will be released on June 1st.
Soundgarden en Audioslave singer Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52. The official cause of death is "suicide by hanging". In the years between the breakup of Soundgarden Cornell fronted Audioslave with members of Rage Against the Machine. He also sang the soundtrack of the James Bond movie 'Casino Royale'. Cornell was 52 years old. No cause of death has been revealded yet, but the people around him declare his passing was sudden and unexpected. In 2002, Cornell checked himself in to rehab for two months after years of drug and alcohol addictions, forcing his then-band AUDIOSLAVE to cancel what would have been its first tour and leading to Cornell also separating at the time from former SOUNDGARDEN manager and then-wife Susan Silver.
Napalm Records announces "RE-IDOLZED", the 25th anniversary of the W.A.S.P. album plus the original "The Crimson Idol" movie on DVD and Blu-ray. For the first time EVER as originally intended – film and soundtrack united - released as one product. Check out the first official trailer for W.A.S.P.'s upcoming 25th anniversary release "RE-IDOLIZED" below.
"Re-Idolized: The 25th Anniversary of
The Crimson Idol" World Tour
08.11.2017 IT - Bologna, Estragon
09.11.2017 IT - Milan, Live Club
10.11.2017 CH - Lausanne, Docks
11.11.2017 CH - Pratteln, Z7
14.11.2017 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
15.11.2017 DE - Hannover, Capitol
16.11.2017 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
17.11.2017 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
18.11.2017 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.11.2017 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
21.11.2017 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
22.11.2017 DE - Munich, Backstage
24.11.2017 CZ - Hluk, Sportshall
25.11.2017 PL - Warsaw, Progresja
26.11.2017 AT - Vienna, Arena
Dutch polyrhythmic metallers TEXTURES are today announcing their breakup. Read the band's full statement below!
"Ladies and gentlemen, there is no easy way to say this, so here it is: TEXTURES comes to an end. Personal motives have led to this decision and it has not been made in haste. These personal reasons made it harder to be the productive band TEXTURES always has been in the past and which this band needs to be. Without this dedication TEXTURES would merely be a shell of what it used to be. Break-ups are never easy and always bring difficulties. Unfortunately we have to announce that our anticipated 6th album »Genotype« will not be released and so there will be no double album. At least not for the coming years...
The breakup of TEXTURES doesn't mean that there is any hardship within the band. We still have a strong connection with current and former members and this decision won't lead to any tensions whatsoever. Furthermore the individual band members will continue to make music and pursue new musical endeavours. Keep your eyes and ears open... Thanks to all the friends, fellow musicians and other colleagues we have had the pleasure to meet along the way. And of course special thanks to all the fans who have supported us throughout the years. It is your dedication, appreciation and continued presence at our shows all over the world that made this journey one to remember for a lifetime.
We hope to see you all very soon on our farewell tour.
TEXTURES - OUT"
»A Farewell to Textures Tour 2017«
03.11. NL Zoetermeer - Boerderij*
04.11. NL Utrecht - De Helling*
08.11. F Paris - Backstage BTM*
09.11. F Toulouse - Connexion Live*
10.11. E Madrid - Caracol*
11.11. E Barcelona - Apolo 2*
12.11. F Lyon - CCO*
15.11. UK Manchester - Rebellion
16.11. IRL Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
17.11. UK Glasgow - G2
18.11. UK London - Underworld
23.11. D Hamburg - Hafenklang
24.11. D Berlin - Musik & Frieden
25.11. CZ Prague - Futurum
26.11. A Vienna - Chelsea
02.12. NL Tilburg - 013*
More TEXTURES dates:
09.06. NL Middelburg - De Spot (w/ EXTREMITIES, EXIST IMMORTAL)
16.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
12.08. NL Leeuwarden - Into the Grave
18. - 20.08. NL Deest - Festival Zeeltje
23.09. NL Nijverdal - Tattoofest
29.09. - 01.10. D Cologne - Euroblast
MISS MAY I have released the second episode of the official making of »Shadows Inside« documentary. Watch it below. The album as well as a brand new merchandise collection, are now available for pre-order at this location.
On July 28th, BYZANTINE will release their new album, 'The Cicada Tree', via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of 'The Cicada Tree', a new video for the single "New Ways to Bear Witness" (featuring a cameo by Skeletonwitch's Dustin Boltjes, as well as ex-BYZANTINE drummer Matt Wolfe) has been launched online.
CARACH ANGREN are premiering the third of their forthcoming new album, 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' with an animated video with lyrics, which has been created by renowned Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu. The Dutch horror metal band will release 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' on June 16th through Season Of Mist. The animated video for the song "Blood Queen" is now streaming via the Season of Mist video channel below. On further news, CARACH ANGREN have just been nominated in the "newcomer" category of the prestigious German Metal Hammer Awards for the 2017 edition. The ceremony will take place at the Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany on September 15th.
CELTIC FROST will reissue its four seminal Noise Records albums on June 30 via BMG on deluxe hardback CD and 180-gram double album sets, complete with posters and 10-inch spine bound book. All tracks have been fully remastered and these releases contain previously unreleased and rare tracks.
Pre-order them at this location.
From "Morbid Tales", through "To Mega Therion", onwards to "Into The Pandemonium" and finally "Vanity/Nemesis", the influence of the Swiss band on extreme metal is undeniable.
SOLBRUD is set to release their third full length offering Vemod on June 9th via Indisciplinarian and Vendetta Records. The 11-minute album opus Forfald is now streaming exclusively through US site Metal Injection before its official single release on digital platforms this coming Friday 19th.
Iron Maiden are in the midst of a massive world tour, and while they are playing a lot of big hits, there is one hit you will likely not see in the set, "Hallowed Be Thy Name." In fact, according to Setlist.fm, while the song is the third most played in Iron Maiden history, the band haven't played it since last August. So what gives?
The band is actually being sued. In addition to "Hallowed Be Thy Name," the song "The Nomad," from 2000’s Brave New World, is also in the suit. Both songs feature music and lyrics from the 1974 album “Life Shadow,” by the band Beckett. The song was originally written by Brian Quinn in 1969, and later recorded by Bob Barton. Barton settled with Maiden bassist Steve Harris over the song rights a few years ago, however Quinn was not compensated, so Quinn's suing both Steve Harris and original songwriter Brian Quinn over the royalties. You can compare the Original below.
Relapse Records announce the official signing of extreme metal act EXPULSION. The newly-formed collective features members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Intronaut, Gruesome, and numerous others. The band has shared the full details of their debut album Nightmare Future due out July 14th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Hear the first single, "Altar Of Slaughter," now via YouTube below.
HIRAX announced the summer tour dates in Europe, with RAVEN And KILL RITUAL, kicking off on June 7th in Belgium. Today HIRAX have unleashed a teaser video for the tour, watch it below.
HIRAX Tour Dates 2017/2018:
w/ RAVEN and KILL RITUAL
June 07 – Roeselare (BEL) "De Verlichte Geest"
June 08 – Essen (GER) "Turock"
June 09 – Hamburg (GER) "Bambi Galore"
June 10 – Rotterdam (NLD) "Baroeg"
June 11 – Tilburg (NLD) "Little Devil"
June 12 – Osnabruck (GER) "Bastard Club"
June 13 – Dresden (GER) "Chemiefabrik"
June 14 – Dornbirn (AUT) "Schlactaus"
June 15 – Florence (ITA) "Circus Club"
June 16 – Milan (ITA) "Blue Rose Club"
June 17 – Montbeliard (FRA) "Atelier des Môles"
June 18 – Hellfest (FRA)
Two years after "Glasrew Point", Industrial Post Metallers of Wheelfall will release a new album entitled "The Atrocity Reports" later this year via Apathia Records. A short glimpse of what you can expect is available on YouTube below.
With its new theatrical piece "Solveig", the female-fronted American band Seven Spires have released their new video for 'Cabaret Of Dreams'. This debut album will be released worldwide on August 4, 2017 via SAOL
Dobermann have released a lyric video featuring former Guns N Roses guitar player Bumblefoot on lead guitar. 'Radioactive' is the second single of their new album 'Pure breed', produced by renowned Guano Apes and H Blockx producer Fabio Trentini , and released last march via Wild Mondays Music / Horus Music UK. The video is available at this link:
DEATHREAT will release their 'Zero Trust' MCD on 26 May 2017, released by Deformeathing Production. They can now be listened to at Bandcamp.
The folk/power metal band WIND ROSE just released a music video for "To Erebor", the second single from their new album "Stonehymn". The album will be released on May 26th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
Wind Rose line-up:
Francesco Cavalieri - Vocals
Claudio Falconcini - Guitars
Federico Meranda - Keyboards
Daniele Visconti - Drums
Cristiano Bertocchi - Bass
KREATOR Frontman Talks Being Vegan, Importance Of Taking Time Off Between Tours (Video).
Alex Stojanovic of Metal Master Kingdom conducted an interview with Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal veterans KREATOR on April 11 at the Opera House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during this year's Decibel Magazine Tour with OBITUARY, MIDNIGHT and HORRENDOUS. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On becoming vegan in 2009:
Mille: "To me, I don't even think about it anymore. It's just something that I… It's a choice. I know a lot of people have problems if you preach the vegan life. Like, 'Get the fuck out! I eat my steak.' I don't wanna preach, though. If anyone wants to… Do whatever you want. To me, it's a choice that I made, and I don't feel powerless. I feel very powerful, and I feel very energetic. Talking about the vegan thing, if you become a vegan, you have to make sure that you don't become one of those fast-food vegans and you eat everything only because it's vegan and you eat worse than any other person. You have to make sure that you eat your vegetables and eat fresh. Eat clean — that's the bottom line." Listen to the entire interview below.
BELPHEGOR have just released another trailer showing insight into their bass guitar recording at Stage One Studios, Germany with Andy Classen. Watch Serpenth on his bass below.
You can watch BELPHEGOR live on their "Rituals 2017"tour on the following dates:
13.05. NL Veghel - Veghel Deathfest
14.05. NL Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
26.05. E Barcelona - Knights of Metal Festival
16.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
17.06. D Uttenhofen - Aaargh Festival
07.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
23.07. I Brescia - Colony Open Air
02.08. A Vienna - Jolly Roger Festival
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
24.08. D Crispendorf - Wolfszeit Festival
15./16.12. S Norrköping - Black Christmas
The two legendary drum brothers Carmine (Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, King Kobra) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Last In Line) are recording their first ever studio album together this spring under the name APPICE. An album release is planned in autumn 2017 under STEAMHAMMER / SPV as CD digipack, double gatefold vinyl, download and stream.
After releasing their sixth full-length, 'Great Is Our Sin', last summer, REVOCATION will return to Europe this summer for their 2nd tour in support of their latest album.
11.08.17 Belgium Ieper @ Ieper Festival
12.08.17 Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
14.08.17 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof w/ Gorguts, Havok, Fallujah, Venom Prison
15.08.17 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns w/ Gorguts, Havok, Fallujah, Venom Prison
16.08.17 Netherlands Rotterdam @ Baroeg w/ Gorguts, Havok, Fallujah, Venom Prison
17.08.17 Germany Oberhausen @ Kulttempel w/ Gorguts, Havok, Fallujah, Venom Prison
18.08.17 Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze
20.08.17 France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor
21.08.17 Slovakia Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club support to Converge, w/ Gorguts, Havok
22.08.17 Austria Vienna @ Arena support to Converge, w/ Gorguts, Havok
23.08.17 Germany Munich @ Backstage support to Converge, w/ Gorguts, Havok
24.08.17 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff support to Converge, w/ Gorguts, Havok
25.08.17 France Paris @ Trabendo support to Converge, w/ Gorguts, Havok
On June 16th, IGORRR - the brainchild of French musician and composer Gautier Serre - will release their new album, 'Savage Sinusoid', via Metal Blade Records. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of 'Savage Sinusoid', part 2 of the series can be viewed below.
MEMORIAM released their debut album, »For The Fallen«, on March 24th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album entered the official album charts in Germany at #16. Today, the band announced the release of a brand new 7" vinyl single, to complete the "Hellfire Trilogy". The single is called »The Hellfire Demos III«, it includes one Song "The Captive" and will be released on July 7th. The single will be available on yellow, clear/blue splatter, pink white and black vinyl. You can pre-order the EP at the Nuclear Blast webshop
SUFFOCATION will release their new album »...Of The Dark Light« on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now released a lyric video for a brand new song from that album entitled 'Return To The Abyss'. Watch the clip below
Sky Of Forever have released a lyric video for their single 'One Of These Days'. The video can be viewed below. The song is taken from Sky Of Forever's debut album, released in late 2016. The album features guest appearances by legendary KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and the Gospel Helsinki Choir.
FATES WARNING recently released their new DVD/Blu-ray, 'Awaken the Guardian Live', via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the worldwide charts! See below for all positions:
#21 Top Albums (Germany)
#15 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#48 Independent Current Albums (USA)
#195 Top Current Albums (USA)
Preview and purchase 'Awaken the Guardian Live', at this location
With the release of their sixth full-length studio album, »Shadows Inside«, less than a month away, MISS MAY I release their new music video for the record's title track. Slated for a June 2 release on the band's new label, Sharptone Records, »Shadows Inside« is the follow up to MISS MAY I's »Deathless« and »Rise of the Lion«, which debuted at #5 & #6 on the Billboard Rock Charts, respectively. Watch 'Shadows Inside' below.
Since the release of their latest album »Dreamless« (April 29th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast), progressive death metal masters FALLUJAH are constantly touring around the globe. After another extensive and successful US tour with their label mates CARNIFEX, DESPISED ICON, and RINGS OF SATURN as well as LORNA SHORE and SHE MUST BURN, the band will come back across the pond for a string of festival gigs and club shows with HAVOK, GORGUTS, REVOCATION, and VENOM PRISON. All dates can be found below
FALLUJAH - Europe 2017
11.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
13.08. B Ieper - Ieper Fest
w/ HAVOK, GORGUTS, REVOCATION, VENOM PRISON
14.08. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
15.08. D Leipzig - Naumanns
16.08. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
17.08. D Oberhausen - Kulttempel
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08. D Allstedt - Destruction Derby
The third album for Dutch metal band Massive Assault is announced to Lords of Metal yesterday. Their new album "Mortar" will be out on VINYL and Digital Download on July 7 via FDA Records. The CD will be out in September. Ahead of the release they have released a lyric video for the song "Deranged Humanity", which can be seen below.
ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos«, will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors - »Blood Of The Nations«, »Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage«. ACCEPT will celebrate the album's live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represent the band's creative power:
Part 1 will bring fans a classic ACCEPT set, packed with new and old hits.
Part 2 will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album »Headbangers Symphony«, released in 2016, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. On this record, Wolf has covered famous opuses by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Mozart, in a metal guise. And in Part 3, all elements can be seen and heard together: ACCEPT will make the holy Wacken ground shake by sharing the stage with the orchestra, supported by a complex multimedia show.
Venom Inc. singer/bassist Tony "the Demolition Man" Dolan has joined the artist roster of Dutch guitar buillder Bo~EL Guitars. Arnhem based Bo~EL Guitars, founded by Huub Boel, released their bass model BIG GENERATOR a few years ago and it is getting great praises by professionals in the music biz. Both Tony Dolan and Bo~EL Guitars have sent Lords of Metal exclusive statements via WhatsApp, which you can read in full in next edition. A fragment of both follows:
Tony Dolan: "I began looking at basses in general and tried many different models but although there were some great instruments none seemed to be able to withstand my particular style and attitude towards them in a live situation and then I was presented to BO-EL"... "Do I like it? HELL YEAH! Am I proud to be part of the BO-EL family? Fuck yes!! It's like I'm home at last!! I need nothing more than my BO-EL Big Generator and the BO-EL family. My truth, my story, my BO- EL. Tony 'The Demolition Man' Dolan 2017
Bo~EL Guitars: "We are very pleased to finally announce that we welcome mister Tony "the Demolition Man" Dolan of Venom Inc. to the Bo~EL family. He will be playing a non-modified Big Generator DLX-4 Bass model, and we could not ask for a greater guy to represent us. He is a very seasoned and demanding bass player, a beast of a frontman and the fastest way we ever made friends. When we first met, we discussed about possibly making a Big Generator Demolition, with his set up. But after trying it one faithful night in Tilburg, he could not see any reason to modify anything, as all he was looking for was better on the bass. We gave him all the time he needed to compare, since we had to be fully convinced he would not jump deal to deal and really wanted this for the love of the bass. And now the brotherly bond is there. He already recorded a killer new records with Venom Inc. and from now on all live shows will showcase Demolition Man on his Bo~EL bass guitar".
Tony Dolan has used his Bo~EL Big Generator to record Venom Inc's debut record, which will be released under Nuclear Blast in August.
Nuclear Blast announce the worldwide signing and return of POSSESSED.
Jeff Becerra | vocals
Daniel Gonzalez | guitars
Emilio Marquez | drums
Robert Cardenas | bass
Claudeous Creamer | guitars
»Hordes Of Hell Tour 2017«
05.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
10.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
11.08. D Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
12.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
14.08. IRL Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
15.08. UK Belfast - Voodoo
16. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08. B Méan - Metal Mean Festival
20.08. F Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival
After the release of their album »Machine Messiah« and with an extremely successful tour with KREATOR under their belts, SEPULTURA have now confirmed a 2017 summer tour across Europe. The schedule includes some selected club shows alongside some of Europe's most major Metal Festivals. Today, the band released the official tour trailer on YouTube. Check it out below.
SEPULTURA – SUMMER TOUR 2017
presented by: RTN Touring, Nuclear Blast, Rock Hard, Legacy, Metalnews
16.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
17.06. SK Presov - Dobry Festival
18.06. PL Wroclaw - A2
19.06. PL Bielsko-Biala - Rudeboy Club *SOLD OUT*
20.06. D Rostock - M.A.U.
22.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
23.06. D Dischingen - Rock am Härtsfeldsee
24.06. I Natz - Alpenflair
25.06. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
27.06. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm**
28.06. D Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal**
29.06. CH Aarau - Kiff**
30.06. CH Schmitten - Schmittner Open Air
01.07. F Antibes - Festival Nuits Carrées
02.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
04.07. P Porto - Hard Club
05.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
06.07. E Malaga - Weekend Beach
07.07. E El Bonillo - Alterna Festival
08.07. B Antwerp - Antwerp Metal Fest
09.07. NL Zwolle - Hedon*
11.07. D Münster - Sputnikhalle**
12.07. D Cologne - Essigfabrik**
13.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
14.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
15.07. H Dunaujvaros – Rockmaraton
** with Aborted & Evil Invaders
BELOW releases the third and final single 'Hours of Darkness' online. It is taken from 'Upon A Pale Horse', which is out May, 19th. Surf over to the Below section on Metalblade.com. The 2nd single 'Disappearing Into Nothing' can be seen below.
Stagma, the heavy rock collaboration formed by composer/guitarist Alexandre Santos, and featuring bassist Joe Petro, lead guitarist Neil Fraser, and drummers Vinny Appice and Patrick Johansson, are delighted to announce that their debut album, Stagma, will also feature a cinematic introduction from Jeroen Tel. The legendary Dutch composer and video-game pioneer, and co-founder of the Maniacs of Noise, will provide a newly-composed introduction to the album. Best known in the 1980s and early 1990s for writing numerous computer game tunes for the Commodore 64, Jerome Tel has produced a range of electronic music, from electronic orchestral pieces to dubstep. Now he will be bringing his unique talents to Stagma’s heavy rock anthems.
The new AVATARIUM album »Hurricanes And Halos« will be released on May 26t. And now the Swedes unveil their fourth and final studio trailer. In this clip, you can watch singer Jennie-Ann and guitarist Marcus speaking about the timelessness of music, and hear some memorable riffs from the new album.
THE OFFSPRING frontman Dexter Holland, an avid scholar with both his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biology, has completed his dissertation and will graduate today (Thursday, May 11) with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. Holland began his studies before THE OFFSPRING achieved major commercial success with its third album, "Smash", in 1994. He eventually put his education aside to focus on his music career but asked the prestigious L.A. university five years ago if he could return and received the go-ahead. "You might ask, why are you getting a Ph.D.?" Holland writes in a statement on THE OFFSPRING's official web site. "Well, pick the correct answer from the choices below!
A) I was bored
B) I like suffering
C) I am interested in the molecular dynamics of HIV infection and of virus:host interactions in general
"No, the answer's not all three!... Actually, as many of you already know, I started the Ph.D. a long time ago, but put it on hold when we started touring a lot. I finally went back a few years ago. To finish, I had to research and write a thesis, or dissertation, which is kind of like the biggest term paper you'll ever do (mine is about 175 pages). "My research focused on the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. I am interested in virology and wanted to contribute in some small way to the knowledge which has been learned about HIV and AIDS. This terrible disease remains a worldwide epidemic — over 35 million people worldwide are currently infected and living with the HIV virus. Over one million people a year die from this disease".
Dexter's thesis, "Discovery of Mature MicroRNASequences within the Protein-Coding Regions Of Global HIV-1 Genomes: Predictions Of Novel Mechanisms For Viral Infection And Pathogenicity", can be found at this location.
Dutch Thrash/black metal battalion IRMIN (The Netherlands, 2002 - 2009) premieres the track 'DARK LORD' from their upcoming album INTO MY ORDER. After holding the recordings hostage for 11 years, IRMIN finally releases their furious old school madness upon mankind on May 28, 2017. The album will be available in digital stores and streaming services from that day on. Expect furious riffs, savage guitar solos, hammering drums and dual layered vocals with high pitched screeching and monstrous grunts. Irmin features members of Grand Supreme Blood Court, Ulcerate Fester and Altar.
BILLION DOLLAR BABIES releasing the new EP „The Game“ on Mai 26th via Metalville. At least with their release of their second record "Chemical Gods" and the succesful tour with "Pain", the Billion Dollar Babies have earned themselves a permanent place among the most fashionable acts of Scandinavia. In order to shorten the waiting time until the new records starts in the coming year, ''The Game'' will appear. The 6 Track EP contains only unpublished material. the teaser can be seen below.
SharpTone Records announce the signing of Huntsville, Alabama's WIDOWMAKER (not to be confused with the Dee Snider fronted version). In celebration of the news, the deathcore five piece have released a brand new video for their track 'The Nihilist'. You can watch 'The Nihilist' video below.
Five years after leaving Angra in 2012, Brazilian singer Edu Falaschi announces he will be performing songs from the band's catalog as part of his newly launched solo career with plans to tour various countries. Falaschi released his solo album "Moonlight" last year via your Pride & Joy Music. The album comprises of acoustic versions of the most significant songs of his career with Angra and Almah.'You can watch him sing his solo song 'Nova Era' below.
Logic of Denial has released a lyric video for "Euphoric Abhorrent Synthesis," the second track to be released from their forthcoming album Aftermath. The video comes one month ahead of the album's release date.
'Core in the name of love' - true to this motto, NOIZGATE Records will start a third issue of its in-house sampler BRUTAL VISION in 2017. As already indicated by the title, NOIZGATE Records is in search for new (musical) visions. With BRUTAL VISION VOL. III the label wants to share with you the most brutal vision imaginable nowadays: A peaceful togetherness! BRUTAL VISION VOL. III is planned as a double compilation containing two CDs, featuring songs by well-established NOIZGATE artists such as WATCH OUT STAMPEDE, GRAI, WE ARE WOLF, ALL WILL KNOW or BURDEN OF LIFE, hot newcomers like GROOVENOM or THE LEGION:GHOST and leaving ten open slots for some exciting new musical discoveries to be made. Bands interested in having their track released on the sampler could apply for our online voting until 03/31/1017.
- Apache (Hardcore, France)
- Backside (Hardcore/ Crossover, Italy)
- BattleCat (Alternative Metal, Germany)
- BingeNinja (Doom, Canada)
- Chaos Addict (Thrash / Alternative, Croatia)
- Devotion (Post-Hardcore, Germany)
- Dystopolis (Powermetal, Germany)
- Hydra's Fate (Powermetal, Germany)
- Like A Mess (Alternative Rock, Germany)
- Mind Like Hurricanes (Modern Metal, Germany)
- Neverland In Ashes (Modern Metal, Germany)
- NIOR (Djent, Germany)
- ONKT (Hardcore, Netherlands)
- Prior The End (Alternative Metal, Germany)
- Rebels + Rivals (Metalcore, Germany)
- Samarah (Alternative Metal, Germany)
- Sexx Zömbie (Punkrock, Germany)
- Towers & Bridges (Metalcore, Germany)
- Tragedy Of Mine (Metalcore, Germany)
- We Saw Worlds Collide (Alternative Metal, Germany)
BEYOND CREATION are announcing a string of European dates for this summer. The Canadian progressive technical death metal band will be supported by Swiss brothers in spirit, VIRVUM.
18 Jun 17 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
20 Jun 17 Aarau (CH) Kiff
21 Jun 17 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club
22 Jun 17 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
24 Jun 17 Tuzla (BA) Club Palma
25 Jun 17 Sofia (BG) Live & Loud
26 Jun 17 Cluj (RO) Napoca The Shelter
27 Jun 17 Kosice (SK) Colloseum
28 Jun 17 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
29 Jun 17 Wien (AT) Viper Room
30 Jun 17 München (DE) Feierwerk
02 Jul 17 Utrecht (NL) dB's
09 Jul 17 Winthorpe (UK) Newark Showground (UK Tech Fest 2017)
BEYOND CREATION are still touring in support of their sophomore full-length, 'Earthborn Evolution'. The follow-up to BEYOND CREATION's debut full-length 'The Aura' (2011, re-issued by Season of Mist in 2013) is streaming in full on Youtube below
SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and entered the studio to begin recording a brand new album.
Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records: „We are proud to announce the signing of one of this most influential Extreme Metal act and pioneer of a whole genre. This upcoming album will surely set another mile stone in heavy music and we are honoured to release it this fall!"
SATYRICON are already hard at work in the studio and are currently recording their highly anticipated new studio album that is set for a September 22 release. A European tour in support of the upcoming record will kick off the same weekend. Make sure to catch them live on the following dates:
24.09.17 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.17 DE - Essen / Turock
26.09.17 NL - Tilburg - 013
27.09.17 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
29.09.17 UK - London / Heaven
30.09.17 FR - Paris / La Maroquinerie
01.10.17 FR - Nantes - MJC De Reze
02.10.17 FR - Toulouse / Le Metronum
04.10.17 ES – Madrid / Sala But
05.10.17 ES - Barcelona / Razzamatazz
06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
07.10.17 IT - Bologna / Zona Roveri
09.10.17 CH - Zurich / Dynamo
10.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
11.10.17 AT - Vienna / Szene
12.10.17 CZ – Prague / Akropolis
14.10.17 PL - Krakow / Kwadrat
15.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
16.10.17 DE – Berlin / SO36
17.10.17 DK - Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
19.10.17 DK - Aarhus Train
20.10.17 SE - Gotherburg / Pustervik
21.10.17 SE – Stockholm / Klubben
After shredding around the world for nearly a decade, guitar prodigy Hedras Ramos is thrilled to announce the release of new, original material, including the new video single, “Lobotomy” and a full studio album of original compositions. Inspired by his travels and the many artists he has met, Ramos has teamed up with players from around the globe for this playthrough video from his upcoming album The Impressionist. These recordings showcase Ramos’s solid virtuoso guitar and his ability to unite some of the most talented musicians in the progressive rock and heavy metal genres.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA (featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY) talk their upcoming album, »Amber Galactic«, in a brand new video trailer. Watch Björn Strid (vocals), Rikard Larsson (keys), David Andersson (guitars) & Sebastian Forslund (guitars, percussion) discuss all the tracks here:
DIAMOND HEAD continue to promote their acclaimed 2016 self-titled album with live dates and a brand new video. Check it out at guitarworld.com.
The video, created by Emmy Award nominee Roman at Snakejam Studios, precedes the band's upcoming return to the United States for the first of two short runs that include performances at Rocklahoma Festival on May 27th and Psycho Circus in Las Vegas on August 19. Released via Dissonance Productions last June, Diamond Head is the first album to feature Andersen on vocals.
Megadeth mainmain not fit enough to practice anymore. Dave Mustaine discussed his current state of health following years of drug abuse in the past and surgeries he underwent in recent years, telling South China Morning Post:
"The hardest thing [after 2014 surgery to remove a piece of bone next to my spinal cord] was not headbanging - I just do it without thinking. You don't know what it's like to be in my body. There are some days when my left hand can't even play. I don't practise - I save it all for the tour."
Progressive black/death metal collective CORMORANT are readying to release the fourth LP Diaspora this August. You can check out the album trailer below. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California in late 2016, Diaspora serves as the follow-up to 2014's critically-lauded Earth Diver full-length.
Yoshiki of X JAPAN will undergo an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery on Tuesday, May 16 in Los Angeles. As a result of Yoshiki's intense drumming style and the impact it has had on his physical health, he was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis in July 2009, and then underwent a cervical laminectomy and a cervical foraminotomy.
Legendary DJ Mix Master Mike from the BEASTIE BOYS says that he will "pick and choose and craft the selections wisely" when he spins hard rock and metal records in between sets on METALLICA's U.S. stadium trek. The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" 2017 tour kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.
Mix Master Mike said (hear audio below): "Obviously, I come from a hip-hop background, but I listen to everything — metal, Miles Davis… all of that. But we're dealing with a metal crowd. I've had experiences where I've opened up for… I've been on tour with GUNS N' ROSES, so I know what to expect, as far as me being up there and how I could come across to a metal audience. So it's all about picking and chosing and crafting the selections wisely. And then also, visually, I'm putting visuals together along with what I do. I put myself in the position of a METALLICA fan, if I was a metalhead and I bought a ticket to METALLICA and I came… I knew nothing about hip-hop, I knew nothing about this shit, I knew a little bit about BEASTIE BOYS and this and that, I would think, 'Okay, what would trip me out, as far as seeing somebody up there with turntables?' So I keep that in mind — as if I bought a ticket to see METALLICA, what would fuck my head up if I saw it? And I think from that angle. Of course I think from my angle as well, but I think from [the perspective of] the people that are buying and that are gonna be watching. So, yeah, aggressive, fucking crazy, some 808 beats, a great selection of metal… a little bit of hip-hop here and there, and then scratching and… you know what I mean. You've gotta combine all the elements that make up a Mix Master Mike set in an aggressive way, in an aggressive environment."
Steve Wilson will play at the Afas Live in Amsterdam on March 7th 2018. The show is part of the 'To The Bone' Tour, celebrating and promoting his new album. This marks his fifth solo record. Ticket sales will start on May 12th at 11:00, CET. Tickets will cost € 40,-. He has unvieled the listening video 'Pariah' from his new album, which you can check out below.
Tom DeLonge hints at Blink-182 reunion: "I talk to Travis quite a bit and we try and figure out how and when it's going to make sense," the guitarist says. I could be back in a matter of days if I wanted to". He continued: "It's not like I permanently walked away. They have someone doing my job for me. It's just that I'm so busy. If I wanted to, I could be back in Blink in a period of days. I still own the band. Me, Hoppus and Barker own everything blink-related."
Belgian/Dutch death metallers Aborted will be touring Europe during next month, including dates in support of Sepultura.
These are the dates:
06/23 Roitzschjora, GER – With Full Force▪
06/25 Borgo Priolo, ITA – Dagda Club▪
06/27 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm (feat. Sepultura)▪
06/28 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal (feat. Sepultura)▪
06/29 Aarau, SWI – Kiff (feat. Sepultura)▪
07/07 Newark, UK – UK Tech Fest▪
07/09 Hedon, NET – Zwolle (feat. Sepultura)▪
07/11 Munster, GER – Sputnik (feat. Sepultura)▪
07/12 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik▪
07/15 Dunaujvarios, HUN – Rock Marathon▪
08/03 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air▪
08/04 Sittard, NET – Volt▪
08/05 Brugge, BEL – L’Entrepot▪
08/06 St. Maurice des Gourdans, FRA – Sylak Open Air▪
08/11 Villenia, SPA – Leyendas del Rock▪
Only 14 months after the album »The Devil Strikes Again«, RAGE deliver their new, 23rd studio album called »Seasons Of The Black«, which will be released on July 28th. To provide you a first taste from the studio recordings, the band recently revealed their first trailer. Today, they publish the second trailer. Watch trailer #2, below
12.05. I Borgo Priolo (Pavia) - Rockland Festival
03.06. D Eichstätt - Open Air am Berg
10.06. D Starnberg - Food Rock Festival, Schlossberghalle
17.06. D Duisburg - Rage Against Racism (RAGE meets REFUGE)
29.06. D Gardelegen - Metal Frenzy
02.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
06.07. D Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Open Air
16.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
21.07. UA Ternopil - Faine Misto Festival
03.-05.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
10.08. E Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
12.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
13.08. D Königs Wusterhausen - Zombie Rock Festival
02.09. D Dormagen - Zons Rockt (RAGE meets REFUGE)
23.12. D Burglengenfeld - VAZ, X-Mas Dynamite Night
MY DYING BRIDE, GHAALS WYRD, DARKANE, THE GREAT OLD ONES, DIABOLICAL, BALFOR, MORTAL STRIKE and HAUNTED have been added to the line-up of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017. The ninth edition of Netherlands' loudest festival will take place on Friday 15 & Saturday 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. More bands will be announced soon!
The line-up is shaping up as follows:
CARPATHIAN FOREST (NO)
DESTRÖYER 666 (AU)
DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AT)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (UK)
GHAALS WYRD (NO)
MERCILESS (SE) – Last show ever!
MORTAL STRIKE (AT)
MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US (AT)
THE GREAT OLD ONES (FR)
The strictly limited Early Bird tickets flew out of the door! Regular combi-tickets (€90 + handling fee) are now available on the official festival website. Day-tickets and the schedule will be made available later on.
BLIND GUARDIAN The Progressive Power Metal pioneers announce the release of a new 3-CD package entitled, »Live Beyond The Spheres«! This will include material recorded from various Shows during the European tour leg in 2015 - among old classics, new tracks as well as songs that are played very rarely during live shows. Live Beyond The Spheres« is scheduled to be released on July 7th as 3-CD and 4-LP Box.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are now revealing details of their forthcoming fourth album. The new album of the German rising black stars is entitled 'Finisterre', and will be in stores on August 25th. DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT explaining the album's details in a first studio report where the band talks about the drum and stdio recording process. The video can be viewed below.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT Festivals
29 Jul 17 Albi Carmaux (FR) Xtreme Fest
09 Aug 17 Fortress Josefov (CZ) Brutal Assault Open Air
16 Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air
22 Sep 17 Hamburg (DE) Hamburg Metal Dayz
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
+IINTER ARMA +REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER
21 Sep 17 Münster (DE) Gleis 22
23 Sep 17 Köln (DE) Underground
24 Sep 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
25 Sep 17 Nijmegen (NL) Merleyn
26 Sep 17 Esch-sur-Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
27 Sep 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
28 Sep 17 Stuttgart (DE) Keller Klub
29 Sep 17 Puget Sur Argens (FR) Le Rat's
30 Sep 17 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
01 Oct 17 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
02 Oct 17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
03 Oct 17 Paris (FR) Le Petit Bain
04 Oct 17 Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
05 Oct 17 Lyon (FR) O'Totem
06 Oct 17 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
07 Oct 17 München (DE) Kranhalle
08 Oct 17 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
10 Oct 17 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
11 Oct 17 Wien (AT) Arena
12 Oct 17 Ceské Budejovice (CZ) MC Fabrika
13 Oct 17 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
14 Oct 17 Berlin (DE) Lido
VICIOUS RUMORS welcome back lead singer Brian Allen. (Brian sang on SPV/Steamhammer albums Razorback Killers (2011), Live You to Death (2012) and Electric Punishment (2013)). Brian, who left the band in 2013 for family reasons returns to the band with full force and power. Geoff Thorpe says: "We're so excited to have Brian back! Life really does have a funny way of coming full circle!" VICIOUS RUMORS is already working on a killer new studio album".
On another note, Singer Nick Holleman left the band to pursue other projects. He may be leaving "the band", but he's definitely not leaving "the family". Thorpe says: "With no bad feelings at all we wish Nick all the best and thank him for 4 great years of recording and touring.!"
VICIOUS RUMORS Live 2017
07.07.D-Munich - Backstage
08.07.NL-Eindhoven - Dynamo Club (with Death Angel)
09.07.D-Marburg - Knubbel
15.07.D-Balingen - Bang Your Head Festival
16.07.D-Frankfurt - Zoom (with Death Angel)
BLACK STAR RIDERS announce that their new drummer is Chad Szeliga. Chad, formerly with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY amongst others, first came to Ricky, Scott & Damon's attention in 2012 when THIN LIZZY were touring North America with JUDAS PRIEST and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY were also on the bill. After auditions last month in Los Angeles, Chad was chosen to take up the drum stool position for BLACK STAR RIDERS.
Ricky Warwick: "I'm delighted to welcome Chad Szeliga to the Black Star Riders family...Chad is an amazing drummer, a great guy and will powerfully strengthen BSR's resolve going forward".
IGORRR - the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre - will release their new album, 'Savage Sinusoid', via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of 'Savage Sinusoid', a new video for the track 'Opus Brain' (directed by Garrick J. Lauterbach // vimeo.com/letterboxcollective) can be viewed below.
Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent has joined HEADCAT (formerly THE HEAD CAT), the high-energy, "take-no-prisoners" combo featuring Slim Jim Phantom (THE STRAY CATS) and Danny B. Harvey (ROCKATS, 13 CATS, LONESOME SPURS). Vincent steps into HEADCAT as the replacement for Lemmy Kilmister, the iconic MOTÖRHEAD leader who passed away in December 2015 at the age of 70.
Says HEADCAT in a statement: "After the success of the HEADCAT show last December in Berlin, the two surviving members of HEADCAT, Slim Jim Phantom and Danny B. Harvey, have decided to continue the band they started with Lemmy Kilmister over 17 years ago. They will be playing three shows next month in the USA and a handful of European shows in late summer that will be announced over the next few days.
OVERKILL welcomes another addition to the OVERKILL history with their new drummer, Jason "Sticks" Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM).
Order the physical formats of Overkill's atest effort »The Grinding Wheel« at this location
22.06. RUS St. Petersburg - Opera Concert Club
23.06. RUS Moscow - Stereo Hall
24.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell
09. - 12.08. E Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
10. - 12.08. D Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
12.08. NL Leeuwarden - Into The Grave
01./02.12 D Geiselwind - Christmas Bash
08./09.12. D Oberhausen - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
NECROPHAGIA have announced a European tour in support of legendary MORBID ANGEL fronter David Vincent's I AM MORBID and will be joined by Californian heathens HELSOTT. The American cult death metal pioneers will embark on their hellish road-trip at the Rudeboy in Bielsko-Biala, Poland on May 29th and continue to celebrate their horror shows throughout seven more countries before a final curtain at the Hellraiser in Leipzig, Germany on the 11th of June.
The tour will land in the Netherlands on June 9th (Paard v Troje, Den Haag) and 10th (013, Tilburg).
Doomy vintage rockers AVATARIUM will deliver their third full length album »Hurricanes And Halos« on May 26th and today, the Swedes unveil their third studio trailer for this release. Check it out below.
The new album »Hurricanes And Halos« will be available in the following formats:
- Double-LP (black) sleeved
- Double-LP (gold) sleeved (mailorder only!)
CARACH ANGREN are streaming the next track of their forthcoming new album, 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' here at Lords of Metal. The Dutch masters of horror metal have slated their full-length for June 16th. The song "Charlie" is now exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Marast Music (CZ)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metaljesus Magazine (IN)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Metal Injection (US)
Allard of SkâldGrim has sent Lords of Metal the following statement about the current state of the band:
"Because of diferences concerning the musical style of SkâldGrim , 3 of our members decided to part ways. We wish them the best of luck in the future. SkâldGrim will continue his path , we will start the search of new members and finish our upcoming new CD".
Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is perhaps best known for the infamous scene in the 1988 movie "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" in which he was interviewed while floating in a swimming pool, fully clothed and visibly quite intoxicated while his mother sat poolside. Now he has redone the scene, in which he claims to have been sober for the last 20 years. That does not mean he is any easier to handle. Just a bit older. The French lady asking the questions is his wife Sarah.
May 4th, 2017
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS released a music video for the track "The Matriarch". It s taken from the new album 'Apex'. Check out the brand new video "The Matriarch" below.
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Line-up:
Brittney Slayes - Vocals
Scott Buchanan - Drums
Grant Truesdell - Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Kingsley - Guitar, Vocals
Nikko Whitworth - Bass
Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have finished recording their new album for an October release. The follow-up to 2015's "War Of Kings" was laid down at London, England's legendary Abbey Road studios and was produced by Dave Cobb, who also helmed the band's last disc. Says EUROPE: "The new album turned out so much more exciting than we expected! The vibe in this studio is great! The staff and facilities are out of this world. Of course, we couldn't resist having some fun with vintage equipment and amazing recording techniques. "War Of Kings" was released in March 2015 via UDR Music.
MEGADETH SHOW CANCELLED AFTER PRESSURE OF ISLAMIC PARTY.
According to The Star Online, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Youth has voiced its objection to the MEGADETH concert on May 4 at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The wing's information chief Hishamuddin Abdul Karim said the approval for the show was given without taking into consideration the negative effects bands like MEGADETH have on the audience.
"We view this oversight very seriously and it is in violation of the guidelines on entertainment in the perspective of Islam published by Jakim (the Malaysian Islamic Development Department) and endorsed by the National Fatwa Committee at their 107th meeting in February 2015," Hishamudin said in a statement on Wednesday.
He, however, denied that the party had anything to do with posters spread on social media featuring newly elected PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi with an invitation for people to protest against the concert.
"I want to clearly state here that the posters are meant to discredit our leader and he is not involved with them in any way," he said.
Only a couple of days to go until EISREGEN's new, and first concept album in the band's history - "Fleischfilm" - will be released. EISREGEN's brand new video clip for the single "Tiefrot", directed by Adrian Keindorf, can be seen below.
On June, 16th Swedish Death Metallers ENTRAILS will release their new album 'World Inferno' worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Surf now over to metalblade.com/entrails where you can check out the first single 'The Soul Collector'! Make sure to have a look at the pre-order section, you can purchase 'World Inferno' either as a Digi-CD or on vinyl.
TEN has announced they will release their new album "Gothica" on July 7, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Gary Hughes - Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Programming
Dann Rosingana – Guitar
Steve Grocott – Guitar
John Halliwell – Guitar
Steve McKenna - Bass Guitar
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates - Drums and Percussion
Additional Backing Vocals – Karen Fell
Only 14 months after the successful »The Devil Strikes Again« neckbreaker, RAGE deliver their new, 23rd studio album called »Seasons Of The Black«, which will be released on July 28th. »Seasons Of The Black« was recorded in February / March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by RAGE, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, KATATONIA) took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany). The cover artwork was created by Karim König.
Season of Mist announce the re-signing of LENG TCH'E. The Belgian deathgrind veterans will release their next full-length via this label in summer. LENG TCH'E comment: "We are very excited to announce our re-signing with Season Of Mist, a true visionary metal label with a focus on creative artists. It has been a long wait since our last album 'Hypomanic', but you can rest assured, the new album will blow you away in more ways than you can imagine. Expect a mix of everything that we have done in the past 15 years, but taken up a notch in speed, extremity, heaviness, and sound."
APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA release their first official music video for the song "The Garden Of Earthly Delights" from their upcoming debut album „The End Is Nigh" - being released on DESPOTZ records on May 12th. You can watch it below.
May 1st, 2017
Last week KREATOR delivered an exclusive live performance on the German late-night show "Circus HalliGalli" together with two very special singers on stage: For the song 'Satan Is Real', Papa Emeritus III of GHOST as well as DRANGSAL front man Max Gruber joined Mille Petrozza and his hellish team and delivered a performance to remember!
"It was an absolute honor and a lot of fun to have such amazing artists as Max Gruber and Papa as guests on 'Satan is Real'. We will never forget this night of diabolic love!", states KREATOR mastermind Mille. Watch the video of the broadcast below.
Lillian Axe's 1988's self-titled debut and 1989's 'Love + War' both will be reissued as "special deluxe collector's editions" via Rock Candy Records on May 12th. The re-issues come with complete multi-page booklets, essays, and fully remastered audio, shaped from 24 BIT digital technology.
Both albums can be ordered via the following links: 'Lillian Axe' 'Love + War'