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May 25th, 2018

The 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands saw itself urged to cancel the show of Infernal War. The band is currently out on tour with Marduk, Ragnarok, Unlight and Azziard. The reason for the cancellation is due to the fact the band has raised suspicion of neonazic sympathies, which they publically denied yesterday. Read the statement here.

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BLEEDING THROUGH are back with a new full-length album, »Love Will Kill All«, which was released today via SharpTone Records. Coinciding with the release, the band put online the lyric video for the track 'End Us'. Watch it below.

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ASTRAL DOORS are annoucing their 9th studio album for November 2018. It will be released on Metalville Records. In other news, singer Nils Patrik Johansson releases his first solo album „Evil Deluxe“ today.

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The new Trace Elliot® ELF bass amplifier has been declared the “Best Bass Amplifier” by the Musikmesse International Press Awards. The distinction was announced during the international musical instrument trade show, Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. Weighing in at just 1.6 pounds, this revolutionary amp is small enough to fit in your back pocket.

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Mad Max is set to release their new album '35', to come out on August 10th, 2018. Teh album title is referrring to the 35th anniversary of the band. '35' was produced at the Kidroom Studios in Greven, the drums were recorded under the direction of Rolf Munkes (Crematory, Phantom 5, among others) at his Empire Studios in Bensheim near Frankfurt, and the album was mastered at CS Mastering in Bratislava by Christoph ´Doc` Stickel (Michael Schenker Fest, among others), so the production parameters live up to the album's high compositional standard. '35' will be released as CD DigiPak version, limited vinyl version, download and stream on August 10th 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer.

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The new album of Heptaedium is now on full streaming on YouTube. Listen to « The Great Herald Of Misery », out on Apathia Records, below. « The Great Herald Of Misery » is the fourth album of Heptaedium, and the very first one to include vocals.

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HANGMAN'S CHAIR will have their latest / fifth studio album, 'Banlieue Triste', released digitally and on CD through Spinefarm Records on July 27 in all territories outside of France; a special double vinyl version of the album will follow. This comes as the result of a deal that will see the Paris outfit working with Spinefarm worldwide for future recordings.

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Today, Friday May 25th, Veislakt release their second single «Øynene» («The Eyes») from their upcoming concept album «Sandnes Undergrunn Circus & Kabaret». The single will be released as an album version, and as a radio edit.

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As Murfreesboro Daily News Journal reports, the Tennessee engineer Glenn Snoddy, credited for inventing the fuzz guitar effect, has passed away in his home in Murfreesboro on Monday, May 21. He was 96 years old. Snoddy, also known for opening Woodland Sound Studios, was born on May 4, 1922, started learning about the radio and recording during his time in the army. After the World War II, he became one of the leading engineers in country music. He worked with the greats such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Marty Robbins. The biggest achievement that he's credited for is inventing the well-known fuzz effect for guitar during a session with Marty Robbins. While performing the song "Don't Worry," guitarist Grady Martin started experiencing problems with his amp that started making distorted sounds. Snoddy later recreated this sound in a foot controlled pedal. The effect became known as "The Nashville Sound" and later on, during the 1960s, found its way in the rock music

VENUES have announced the details for their upcoming debut album, »Aspire«. The album will drop July 27 via Arising Empire. Today VENUES have also released the music video for 'We Are One', the energetic opening track of the album. Watch the video below.

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BONJOUR TRISTESSE have signed a record deal with LIFEFORCE RECORD. "Your Ultimate Urban Nightmare" set to be released on July 27th is the first countable result of the collaboration. The vinyl version of the album will be handled by the fine people at Supreme Chaos Records. BONJOUR TRISTESSE is an atmospheric black metal project, that Nathanael (KING APATHY (former THRÄNENKIND), HERETOIR) started in 2008. The drums on "Your Ultimate Urban Nightmare" were played by Moe from GRAVEWORM, while Eklatanz of HERETOIR contributed all screams.

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Iliour Griften' s Heaven Denies announce the full cast for "The Essence Of Power (members of Kamelot, Stratovarius, etcetar). Hailing from Siracusa, Sicily, power metal unit Iliour Griften' s Heaven Denies have announced the full cast of their forthcoming album which will be entitled "The Essence Of Power".
Drums: Alex Landenburg (LT's Rhapsody, Cyhra, StratovariuS, Annihilator, Simfonia, on tour with Kamelot).
Bass: Dino Fiorenza (Steve Vai, Axl Rose, Edu Falaschi, Mark Boals and more...).
Guitar: Kakhi Kiknadze (Harmonium, Iahsari)
Guitar: Zoltán Árpád Liptay
Guitar: Niccolò Carpentieri (Astral Fire)
Keyboards: Gabriels (Mark Boals, Fabio Lione, Vivaldi Metal Project, Alma Sacra, Aldaria, Metaphysics, Platens)
Choir and backing vocals: Alex Mari (Michele Luppi Band, Ophiura, Barock Project, Alex Mari & The Lovers)
Choir and backing vocals: Tommaso Corvaja (Ion of Chios)
Soprano: Claudia Corona
Growls: Stefan Zenkert (Witticism)

Lions Pride Music present Odyssey Desperado's third single "Can't Live Without You" lyric video taken from their debut album "Don't Miss The Sunset" out now. Watch it below.

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May 24th, 2018

Orianthi has become Orange Amplification’s latest Ambassador. The guitarist, singer and songwriter has performed with King of Pop Michael Jackson, toured with rock godfather Alice Cooper, played lead guitar for Carrie Underwood, exchanged solos with legend Carlos Santana as well as having a successful solo career. More recently, Orianthi has joined forces with Grammy Award winner and Songwriting Hall of Fame inductee Richie Sambora to form the band RSO. This month they have released their first album 'Radio Free America'. She will endorse the Rockerverb Mark 3 with its 4 x 12 cab.

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TESTAMENT drummer Gene Hoglan is filling in for ANTHRAX's Charlie Benante on several shows during the two bands' current North American tour with SLAYER. In recent years, Benante has been forced to miss parts of ANTHRAX tours as a result of an ongoing battle with carpal tunnel in his wrists.

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This June, HARM'S WAY will head back out on the road for their "Posthuman Pacific Northwest Tour", featuring special guests Soft Kill, before joining the final, full cross country Vans Warped Tour later that month, with Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, and many more. For a preview of their live show, you can watch the video for "Last Man" (shot at the Subterranean in Chicago, IL) below.

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Serpent Lord, a new occult heavy metal band from Greece, have just released their first ever video clip, along with a new track.Check it out below.

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FIFTH ANGEL announce to have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. FIFTH ANGEL recently put the finishing touches on their first new album in almost 30 years »The Third Secret«, which will be released in September of 2018.

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TRAUMA return with a new line-up and a new album, 'AS THE WORLD DIES', produced by Trauma guitarist Joe Fraulob and mixed by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Exodus, Ted Nugent).

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GRUESOME share the official video for "Fatal Illusions" off the impending Twisted Prayers full-length album. Watch the full NSFW video below. GRUESOME's second studio album Twisted Prayers is due out June 1st on CD/LP/DLX LP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records.

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Heavy/prog metallers The Silent Wedding release new video for their song "Loneliness" from the album Enigma Eternal. Watch it below.



Týr lead singer Heri Joensen is called “a silly viking wimp” by Sea Sheppard founder Paul Watson. Paul Watson, the controversial Canadian-American marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is infuriated after 145 pilot whales were killed on Gøtuvík Beach in the Faroe Islands earlier this week. Read the entire message below.

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Massacre Records announce the signing of the German thrash legends ASSASSIN. Originally formed in 1985, the band has already released numerous demos, albums as well as a DVD. 2 years have passed since the release of "Combat Cathedral". In spring 2019, when a new and yet untitled ASSASSIN album is set to be released on Massacre Records.

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The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DevilStar, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (Anthrax, Meat Loaf, Sebastian Bach) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world's first interactive band, have posted a teaser video of the group's debut single – a cover of the Judas Priest classic “Beyond The Realms Of Death.” The clip can be seen below. out digitally June 1 on all streaming/download platforms, “Beyond The Realms Of Death” was covered to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Stained Class, the legendary album on which the song originally appeared. In addition to Crook, DevilStar's rendition of the song features performances by three former members of Judas Priest – vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, longtime guitarist K.K. Downing and drummer Les Binks, who co-wrote the track with Rob Halford – as well as bassist Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning).

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May 22nd, 2018

Only two weeks are left until KATAKLYSM release their new studio album »Meditations«, on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. With the first two singles 'Narcissist' and 'Guillotine' already out, the band has revealed some more song snippets in the form of the first track-by-track trailer. Watch the video below to learn more about the following songs from frontman Maurizio Iacono:
01. Guillotine
02. Outsider
03. The Last Breath I'll Take Is Yours
04. Narcissist
05. Born To Kill And Destined To Die
Catch the band live:
14.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
22.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
06.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
07.07. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
14.07. CDN Armstrong, BC - MetalFest
21.07. D Bertingen - Rock unter den Eichen
25.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
16.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
17./18.08. CZ Moravský Krumlov - Rock Heart
17./18.08. D Essen - Turock Open Air
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18.10. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
19.10. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
20.10. D Munich - Backstage
23.10. H Budapest - Barba Negra
24.10. A Vienna - Arena
25.10. PL Wrocław - Zaklęte Rewiry
26.10. D Geiselwind - MusicHall
27.10. I Milan - Live Music Club
28.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
29.10. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
31.10. E Madrid - Sala Mon
01.11. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
02.11. F Limoges - CC John Lennon
03.11. F Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
04.11. B Antwerp - Trix
05.11. D Hamburg - Docks
06.11. S Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
07.11. S Stockholm - Fryshuset
09.11. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
10.11. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
12.11. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
13.11. NL Leeuwarden - Neushoorn
14.11. D Berlin - Kesselhaus
15.11. D Dresden - Eventwerk
16.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2
17.11. D Leipzig - Hellraiser

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Ibanez guitars announced the release of the Nita Strauss signature model, the JIVA10. The JIVA10 is based on the S series and features Nita’s own personal touches, such as her signature pickups by DiMarzio and the special "Beaten Path" fingerboard inlay. The guitar’s finish was personally named by Nita as “Deep Space Blonde”, which is a gray burst on a natural Quilted Maple top. Nita named the guitar JIVA, which translates to one’s “soul”, a word found in Asian religions, and one that has a deep personal connection with Nita as well.
Says Nita: "I’ve been designing my signature guitar in my head since I started playing guitar- and the JIVA is that dream come to life. From the tone woods to the sleek design to the incredibly versatile sounds, this guitar is everything I've ever wanted!"
Neck Dimensions
Scale 648mm/25.5”
a : Width at Nut 43mm
b : Width at Last Fret 58mm
c : Thickness at 1st 19mm
d : Thickness at 12th 21mm
Radius 400mmR
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Neck type Nita 3pc Maple/Purpleheart neck
- Body Quilted Maple top/Mahogany body
- Fretboard Ebony fretboard w/ ”Beaten Path” Special inlay
- Fret Jumbo frets
- Bridge Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
- Neck pickup DiMarzio® Pandemonium(H) neck pickup
- Middle pickup DiMarzio® True Velvet™ (S) middle pickup
- Bridge pickup DiMarzio® Pandemonium (H) bridge pickup
- Hardware color Cosmo black

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RAZORBLADE MESSIAH has found a replacement vocalist. Earlier this month their current vocalist, Stas Verichev, decided to leave the ranks of RAZORBLADE MESSIAH. A replacement was found in Frans Wijnen. Frans is the former vocalist of The Devil's 3rd, which was disbanded earlier this year. RAZORBLADE MESSIAH will resume their Chaos over Holland Tour with Frans on vocals on the 2nd of June, when they will perform on WIJ-Land Festival in Wesepe. Later this year they will enter the studio for the follow-up EP for Ride the Razor (2017). The currently booked shows are.
02-06-2018: WIJ-land Festival te Wesepe
08-06-2018: Little Devil Tilburg samen met Degenerate en Corporal Shred (uit Duitsland)
09-06-2018: Saturnus Scheveningen samen met Resurrect Tomorrow
27-07-2018: Metal Pre-party Stonehenge in De Bult
08-09-2018: Trap Af in Papendrecht

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Rocktron’s newly released "Valvesonic Plexi guitar preamp" received its first honor, having been awarded a Guitar Player Magazine Editors’ Pick Award in the June (2018) issue of the magazine. Several years in the making, the Valvesonic Plexi all-tube preamp replicates the tones of British amps from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. Several years in the making, the Valvesonic Plexi all-tube preamp replicates the tones of British amps from the 1960’s to the 1990’s.

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Lost Domain have released their debut album '...In the Waiting Room of Death' worldwide via Violent Groove. The album features 10 songs, one of which features a guest vocal appearance by Björn Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra). Listen to '...In the Waiting Room of Death' on Spotify below.

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Last December, EPICA surprised their fans with a very special covers EP release entitled »EPICA vs. Attack On Titan«. The release, which was only available in Japan, featured metal versions of the theme songs from the highly successful manga series with 70 million copies in print turned worldwide aired anime "Attack On Titan". Today, the band announced the EP will be available outside of Japan on July 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. »EPICA vs. Attack On Titan« was recorded during the summer of 2017 at Sandlane Recording Facilities by Joost van den Broek (Ayreon).
»EPICA vs. Attack On Titan« track list:
01. Crimson Bow And Arrow
02. Wings Of Freedom
03. If Inside These Walls Was A House
04. Dedicate Your Heart!
05. Crimson Bow And Arrow (Instrumental)
06. Wings Of Freedom (Instrumental)
07. If Inside These Walls Was A House (Instrumental)
08. Dedicate Your Heart! (Instrumental)
Watch the band live:
15.06. ES Zamora - Z! Live Rock Fest
21.06. NO Halden - Tons of Rock
04.07. UA Atlas Weekend
05.07. CH Pratteln - Z7 Open Air (w/ ELUVEITIE, EXCELSIS)
07.07. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
25.07. HU Székesfehérvár - Fezen Festival
27.07. SL Tolmin - Metaldays
28.07. IT Vinci (FI) - Festa dell’Unicorno
03.08. DE Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08. BE Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
17.08. CZ Moravský Krumlov - Rock Heart Festival
18.08. AT Graz - Metal on the Hill

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In Vain released the video for the song 'The Void Inside', a song included on the fourth album of the spanish heavy metal band In Vain, 'IV'.

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SHYLMAGOGHNAR have just released the official music video for their new single "As All Must Come To Pass" taken from their upcoming album Transience. Transience is out June 29 on Napalm Records.

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Zimbabwe's Dividing The Element released the world's first "Shona Metal Album". Dividing The Element is a Zimbabwean metal band from the country's capital city, Harare. Their self-titled debut album was released on the 5th of May 2018 while participating in the Zimbabwean leg of one of the biggest underground metal movements to happen- Metal United World Wide. Recorded in Harare in a garage converted into a studio and produced by guitarist/vocalist Chris Van, it's the world's first metal album to have lyrics sung in Shona, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

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WINTERSUN played their first "by request" shows in Finland last month, where their fans could vote the set list for each concert. Due to their great reception, the band has now decided to play a couple of select "by request" headline shows outside of their home country in August and November (Austria, Germany & the Netherlands). All dates are below.
Of the upcoming "by request" shows the band comments:
"There's a separate setlist poll for each show and fans planning to attend the shows can vote for any songs from the first three WINTERSUN albums. To make it work, please follow the instructions below:
- Select the Facebook Event and go to the discussion for the poll.
- Vote only, if you are planning to attend the show.
- Give ONE vote for each song you'd like to hear.
- Give votes to 10 songs maximum
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23.08. A Vienna - Szene
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24.08. D Munich - Backstage
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03.11. NL Amersfoort - Fluor
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04.11. D Bochum - Matrix
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05.11. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
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Progressive power metal group NOVAREIGN unveils a lyric video for the track 'The Builder'. Watch it below.

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With the 8th June set for the release of "In Chaos Becrowned", the debut full-length album from Norwegian Occult Hard Rockers ACÂRASH, Dark Essence Records have released a video for the title track. The video, by drummer Sølve Sæther , can be seen below.

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May 18th, 2018

Relapse Records has announced three deluxe, anniversary vinyl reissues of DEATH's legendary albums "Leprosy" (30 years), "Individual Thought Patterns" (25 years) and "The Sound Of Perseverance" (20 years). DEATH's anniversary vinyl will be released in stores and online on July 20 and will contain expanded, gatefold packaging and bonus LPs of extra content previously only available on the long sold-out deluxe boxset editions. Watch the official trailer for DEATH's special anniversary reissues below.
"Leprosy" 2xLP 30th-anniversary edition: DEATH's legendary second album, featuring expanded packaging and a bonus LP featuring 10 "Leprosy" rehearsal recordings.
"Individual Thought Patterns" 2xLP 25th-anniversary edition: DEATH's classic fifth album, featuring expanded packaging and a bonus LP of a live concert from Germany in 1993.
"The Sound Of Perseverance" 3xLP 20th-anniversary edition: DEATH's seminal final album, featuring gorgeous expanded packaging and a third LP featuring 10 bonus tracks.

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German / Dutch thrash alliance DEW-SCENTED will split up by the end of this year. The long-running band, which released its 10th studio album, "Intermination", in 2015, will do some last shows and are not saying there will be no more shows after that, but the bands stops recording, promoting and touring activities. Reason for the split after 26 years, was there was no longer the dedication to sacrifice personal lives for the cause of the band.
DEW-SCENTED Live:
SA 23.06.2018 Protzen (Germany) - Protzen Open Air / Sold Out!
FR 24.08.2018 Nucknitz/Bautzen (Germany) - Nukstock Open Air
SA 25.08.2018 Wiernsheim (Germany) - Riedler Open Air
FR 05.10.2018 Paderborn (Germany) - Metal Inferno Festival
SA 06.10.2018 Walsrode (Germany) - JZ Mittendrin / Final Show!

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Spanish heavy metal band Evil Hunter have just revealed a new video for the track "Surf the Waves." The track (and second video) hails from the band's debut album, Evil Hunter, which was released last month via Fighter Records.

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Therapy? are back and they have signed a deal with Marshall Records (label owned by THE amp manufacturers!), and new music will follow really soon. Marshall Records and Eleven Seven recently announced a collaborating for a North American distribution deal.

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Noturnall releases the music video for "Mysterious", taken from their album '9'. Watch it below. Recently, Noturnall recorded a DVD with the participation of Alirio Netto and James LaBrie at Porto Seguro Theater (SP). To publicize this work, the group is preparing for an extensive tour throughout Brazil. In addition, Noturnall, in partnership with the team of "Super Metal Kart", Kartódromo Granja Viana and the site FuteRock, recently announced that it will promote a kart charity race with big names in Brazilian rock and heavy metal the next day June 16 (Saturday), starting at 1.30 pm, at the Granja Viana International Kart Center (Cotia / SP).

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»Queen Of Time«, the latest offering of AMORPHIS, is out TODAY via Nuclear Blast! In addition, the band unveils the music video of the third single 'Amongst Stars' featuring Anneke van Giersbergen. Watch it below. Anneke van Giersbergen adds: "When AMORPHIS asked me to participate in a song for their new album, I immediately said yes without having to listen to it first because I knew it would be good. But when they sent it to me to start working on it and I was totally blown away! It‘s such a powerful and melodic song, I am proud to be part of it. The video for this song is equally epic. The guys of AMORPHIS look and sound fantastic and I am truly happy to ride with them on this journey towards their new album."
AMORPHIS live:
08.06. FIN Hyvinkää - Rockfest
09.06. FIN Tampere - South Park Festival
13.06. J Tokyo - Shibuya Club Quattro
14.06. J Osaka - Umeda Club Quattro
23.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
05.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
06.07. FIN Lohja - Rantajamit
12.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
13.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
14.07. FIN Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
20.07. FIN Laukaa - John Smith Rock Festival
27.07. FIN Kuopio - RockCock
28.07. FIN Oulu - Qstock
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
10.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
11.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock
18.08. FIN Hämeenlinna - Tuuloksen Kapakanmäki (w/ support)

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Tallah released the high energy video for their single "Placenta". The band is currently on tour in the US in support of their single and video, which will be followed by their soon to be released 5 song EP. Tha band features in its ranks Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy.

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Fragments of Unbecoming reveal some new material with their new album „Perdition Portal – Chapter VI". Therefore, the official video for the title track is available now.



Finnish folk metal band Verikalpa released a new music video from their critically acclaimed debut album Taistelutahto. Watch video below

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Mortuorial Eclipse have released a video for 'The Secrets of the Revenants' from the new album "Urushdaur", due out in Europe on July 15th 2018 through Art Gates Records worldwide.



SOILWORK are currently in the studio, recording their 11th album, the follow-up to 2015's »The Ride Majestic«. SOILWORK is now a 5-piece, since former bassist Markus Wibom left in late 2016 because of other commitments. Ever since Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE) has filled in the position live.

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LURK have set August 5th, 2018 as the release date of their new effort, out on Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Night Demon announce the release of their double-live album, Live Darkness, on August 10, 2018, via SPV/Steamhammer in Europe as 2CD DigiPak, 3LP gatefold version, download and stream. Today also the first single "Evil Like A Knife" will be released. You can watch the video below.

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FINNR'S CANE announce that they will release their third album Elegy via Prophecy Productions on July 20th 2018. The album is the band's follow up to 2013's "A Portrait Painted By The Sun". In addition, the first single from the album "Strange Sun" has been officially released to coincide with the new album announcement. Watch the song below.



Tony Reed is MOS GENERATOR ’s mastermind and main songwriter and now releases a collection of cover songs entitled « The Lost Chronicles of Heavy Rock Vol 1 » as a Vinyl / CD bundle package on Listenable this July .
TRACKLISTING :
1) Battle (Boomerang ’72) 4:12
2) Ain’t No Lovin’ Left (Fanny Adams ’72) 06:09
3) Fifteen (Highway Robbery ’72) 03:01
4) Queen of Torture (Wishbone Ash ’70) 03:21
5) Nobody Else (Atomic Rooster ’70) 04:45
6) Garden Road (Rush ’74) 02:56
7) Still Born Beauty (Necromandus ’73) 04:04
8) Forever My Queen (Pentagram ’73) 02:20
9) Dier Not A Lover (Bloodrock ’70) 04:09
10) Court of The Crimson King (King Crimson ’69) 07:03
11) Much Too Young to Know (Pentagram ’78) 02:59 *
12) Need Your Love (Cheap Trick ’79) 07:40 *
13) Walk of The Bug (Poobah ’73) 03:41 *
14) Know Who You Are (Slade ’70) 02:52 *
15) Review Your Choices (Pentagram ’73) 02:56 *
16) Butterfly Bleu (Iron Butterfly ’70) 08:04 *
* Exclusive Bonus tracks on CD version

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SUOTANA have named their 2nd studio album "Land Of The Ending Time", which will be released on May 25th, 2018 via Reaper Entertainment Europe. Today, the band presents the second album trailer on Youtube. Check it out and get more info about the album:

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May 16th, 2018

Here's the premiere for the Acârash music video "In Chaos Becrowned"! Quoted vocalist/bassist Anlov P. Mathiesen:

"In Chaos Becrowned» embraces the constructive influence of chaos within the cosmic order. The track is also a portrayal of the absence of irrelevant and distasteful deities, coupled with the deeply personal process of releasing the forces often hidden beneath obsolete symbolism and ideas. In an occult sense, the song has a very positive outlook. As the title track for our upcoming album it also epitomizes the main themes on the record, dealing with personal esoterism, mythical liberation and profound opposition. Musically the song is a progressive and percussion-driven rhythmic hymn, focused on repetition, building slowly towards the more all out blackened heavy metal climax."

The music video is made by the drummer, Sølve Sæther.

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AURORA BOREALIS present the official video in support of new album "Apokalupsis". The song "Sarkikos" can be viewed below. The album was released in CD/Digital format on May 15, 2018 and will come out on LP format on June 15, 2018 by the alliance of BEVERINA and CASUS BELLI MUSICA.

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FOLLOW THE CIPHER have released the 'Winterfall' live video. Check out 'Winterfall', filmed at Masters of Rock 2017 (Vizovice, CZ), below. FOLLOW THE CIPHER's self-titled debut album was released last Friday.

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REVERENCE have released a new lyric video for 'Phoenix Rising', the track is taken from their latest EP 'Foreverence'. Watch it below. REVERENCE have recently singed a multi album deal for Europe, CIS and UK with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. REVERENCE is working in the moment on a live CD and writing on a new full length studio album for an release later this year. REVERENCE's debut album, 'When Darkness Calls' was released on Razar Ice Records on May 3rd 2012.

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The 3rd album by Distorted Harmony is scheduled to be officially released on July 19th, 2018 as a self-release. The album, titled "A Way Out", will consist of 11 tracks.

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Calgary, Alberta's melodic blackened death metal outfit, Plaguebringer, have launched a crowdfund campaign via Indiegogo to help finance their forthcoming debut album, 'Diabolos.' Plaguebringer's 2 previous releases, 2014's 'Hallowed' EP and 2017's 'Three Kings' EP were both entirely self financed and the band has also done 2 tours across Canada. A teaser of the new album can be seen below.

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ENTERFIRE have released a new lyric video / single for 'Upon Humanity'. The track is taken from the forthcoming debut album 'Slave Of Time', which will see the light in October.

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CAULDRON are to release their fifth album ’New Gods‘ on Dissonance Records, to which the band recently signed, in Europe in September 7th.

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Massacre Records announce the signing of HORSEMAN. The band is around since 2008 and can look back on two studio albums, with their third album entitled "... Of Hope, Freedom And Future" set to be released later this year on Massacre Records.

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CRAFT are releasing the second track taken from their forthcoming new album, 'White Noise and Black Metal', which will hit stores on June 22nd, 2018. The Swedish black metal underground veterans are now streaming "Darkness Falls" below.

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May 15th, 2018

LAMB OF GOD will release their full-length covers album as BURN THE PRIEST, »Legion: XX«, next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast [Epic Records in the US] in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST‘s upcoming 20th anniversary. »Legion: XX« is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with the band‘s signature modern sound. Listen to 'Kerosene' below.
The band will support Slayer live on their farewell tour on the following confirmed European dates:
w/ SLAYER, ANTHRAX, OBITUARY
01.11 IRL Dublin - 3Arena
03.11. UK London - Wembley Arena
05.11. UK Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
07.11. UK Birmingham - BCA
09.11. UK Manchester - Arena
10.11. UK Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
12.11. UK Glasgow - The Hydro SSE
14.11. D Dortmund - Westfalenhalle
15.11. NL Zwolle - IJsselhallen
17.11. E Madrid - Palacio Vistalegre
18.11. E Barcelona - Palau Sant Jordi
20.11. I Milan - Mediolanum Forum
21.11. CH Zurich - Halle 622
23.11. A Vienna - Stadthalle
24.11. D Freiburg - SICK-ARENA
26.11. D Hamburg - Barclaycard Arena
27.11. PL Lodz - Atlas Arena
29.11. D Munich - Olympiahalle
30.11. D Erfurt - Messehalle
02.12. D Berlin - Mercedes-Benz Arena
03.12. DK Copenhagen - Royal Arena
05.12. S Stockholm - Hovet
06.12. N Oslo - Spektrum
08.12. FIN Helsinki - Helsingin Jäähalli

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Serpent Lord, a new occult heavy metal band from Greece, have just released their first ever video clip, along with a new track. The video clip is directed by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud).

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UADA relased a new lyric video of the track "Snakes And Vultures" from upcoming new album "Cult Of A Dying Sun". The album will be released on 25. may via Eisenwald Prod.



THE FIVE HUNDRED's debut single 'Smoke and Mirrors' will be unveiled to the world on 1st June. The band have also announce the signing to Long Branch Records. Watch the trailer as a foretaste.

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Khasm began work on the compositions in April 2017 for their first full album entitled Trinity. As their former drummer had left to go his own way, Khasm decided to work on the album tracks with the well-known drummer, Kevin Talley. Trinity was mixed & mastered by Ronnie Björnstörm at The Enhanced Audio Productions studio in Sweden. Khasm's first full album contains 9 songs. It will be released on May 15th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records. Jeff Waters (Annihilator) is one of the guest solo guitarists on the record.

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AT THE GATES launch an introductory clip for upcoming album "To Drink From The Night Itself". Check out the clip, which features AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg giving you details for the upcoming album:



Luca Princiotta, guitarist of DORO, will release his new album "Rough Blue" on 25.05.2018 via Metalville . Right now you can watch his first single "Nothing But This Song" below.



TAD MOROSE are signing a new record deal with GMR Music, for they their tenth album, entitled Chapter X. Chapter X will be released on 15 June.

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CORONER's guitarist, composer and mastermind, Tommy Vetterli, will be ACID DEATH's co-producer on band's new album, "Primal Energies" that is being recorded this season. Tommy Vetterli owns the famous New Sound Studios in Zurich/Switzerland, founded in 1978.

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Paganland released a video for "Black Mountain".

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Alien Weaponry premiere the new video for 'Kai Tangata'. The title refers to the ancient Māori tradition of eating the flesh of their enemies after battle in order to insult them. It is also an ancient term for a war party. Check it out at this location.
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22.-28.07.18 SV - Tolmin / Metal Days Festival
02.-04.08.18 DE - Wacken / Wacken Festival
09.08.18 UK - Walton-on-Trent / Bloodstock Open Air
01.09.18 DE - Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage
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Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are now launching a video clip for the opening track "Standardization" off their special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs ", recently released via Century Media Records.



Here's the premiere of Mortuorial Eclipse's new video for "The Secrets of the Revenants", extracted from the new album "Urushdaur", due out in Europe on July 15th 2018 through Art Gates Records worldwide.

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May 14th, 2018

Europe announce the premiere of their new video for “The Siege” taken from their critically acclaimed album “Walk The Earth”, which was recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London during the spring of 2017. The album was released on October 20th 2017 via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music).
Europe is also set to embark on a massive world tour which leads them to the following European venues:
16.06.2018 POLAND, OSWIECIM – TAURON LIFE FESTIVAL
22.06.2018 FRANCE, CLISSON – HELLFEST
30.06.2018 SWEDEN, BORLANGE – DALECARLIA FESTIVAL 01.07.2018 FINLAND, SUVILAHTI - TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL
07.07.2018 FINLAND, KUOPIO, KUOPIO WINE FESTIVAL
11.07.2018 SPAIN, CORDOBA – FESTIVAL DE LA GUITARRA
12.07.2018 GERMANY, BALINGEN – BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL 14.07.2018 SWEDEN , KARLSKRONA - HASSLO FESTIVALEN
24.08.2018 NORWAY, MO I RANA – VERKET FESTIVAL
25.08.2018 NORWAY, ASKER – HVALSTRAND FESTIVAL 31.08.2018 SWEDEN , STOCKHOLM - GRÖNA LUND
01.09.2018 NORWAY, SARPSBORG - SARPSBORGFESTIVALALEN 11.09.2018 UK , BELFAST - ULSTER HALL 12.09.2018 IRELAND , DUBLIN - OLYMPIA THEATRE 14.09.2018 UK , MANCHESTER - ACADEMY 15.09.2018 UK , GLASGOW - BARROWLAND BALLROOM 17.09.2018 UK , NEWCASTLE - O2 ACADEMY 18.09.2018 UK , NOTTINGHAM - ROCK CITY 19.09.2018 UK , BIRMINGHAM - O2 INSTITUTE 21.09.2018 UK , CARDIFF - ST. DAVID'S HALL 22.09.2018 UK , PORTSMOUTH - PYRAMID CENTRE 23.09.2018 UK , LONDON - ROYAL ALBERT HALL 24.09.2018 UK , BRIGHTON - DOME 26.09.2018 NETHERLANDS , TILBURG - 013 27.09.2018 FRANCE , PARIS - LE TRIANON
29.09.2018 AUSTRIA, VIENNA – GASOMETER
01.10.2018 SWITZERLAND, ZURICH – KOMPLEX 457 02.10.2018 ITALY , BOLOGNA - ESTRAGON 03.10.2018 FRANCE, MARSEILLE - LE SILO
05.10.2018 SPAIN, BILBAO – SANTANA 27
06.10.2018 SPAIN, ZARAGOZA – MULTIUSOS
07.10.2018 SPAIN, MADRID – LA RIVIERA

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IMMORTAL unveils the title track 'Northern Chaos Gods' from their upcoming album which will be released on July 6th 2018 by Nuclear Blast Records. The song premiere comes in form of a first digital single, and limited 7'' vinyl singles of the title track will be out on May 25th. Stream the new track on Spotify, Deezer or Apple Music at this location. A lyric video made by Nuclear Blast can also be seen below.

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MONUMENT have released a new music video for 'The Chalice'. It's the third single off their upcoming album "Hellhound", to be out on May 25th, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. The video can be viewed below.

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Turkish band Edgeflame have released the lyric video for the song 'Feared Butcher'. Watch it below. The 3rd LP of Edgeflame, 'Beyond The Pale Carcass', which hosts this song, which was recorded at the Retro Yapım Studios in Ankara,TR has released through Russian label Narcoleptica Productions in January 2018.

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OVERKILL have announced that they will release their »Live In Overhausen« album on May 18, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the video clip for the third digital single "Second Son". The video can be seen below
OVERKILL's »Live In Overhausen« will be available in various formats:
- Blu-ray+2CD-Digipak
- DVD+2CD-Digipak
- Double Gatefold Vinyl (black)
OVERKILL live:
19.05. D Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
10.07. H Dunaújváros - Rock Maraton
12.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
13.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
14.07. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo Metalfest

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May 11th, 2018

Formed in 2010, on their second album ‘We Disappear’ Polish quartet HEGEMONE use an intensely personal interpretation of blackened post-metal to depict the never-ending process of change in all its terrifying beauty. To a weighty base of thematic widescreen riffs and ardent vocals, the band fuses modernist black metal with hardcore fury, chiming post-punk chords, throat singing and elements of folk mysticism, impeccably-placed mournful synth lines and encapsulating electronic textures. ‘We Disappear’ revels in a transfixing use of repetition, the players adjusting, settling, shifting as they move from moments of introspective delicacy to titanic pinnacles of hymnal quality. Listen to the entire album below!

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May 9th, 2018

GOATWHORE announce they will be supporting DYING FETUS on their summer campaign entitled 'European Annihilation Summer 2018' tour.

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w/ Special Guests at selected shows:
Carnifex *
Toxic Holocaust #
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Venom Prison ♦

06.08.18 Poland Warsaw @ Proxima #=
07.08.18 Germany Berlin @ Bi Nuu #=
12.08.18 Belgium Arlon @ L'Entrepôt *=
13.08.18 UK London @ Islington Academy *#=♦
14.08.18 UK Manchester @ Club Accademy *#=♦
15.08.18 Germany Oberhausen @ Kulttempel *#=♦
16.08.18 France Pagney-derrière-Barine @ Chez Paulette *#=♦
18.08.18 France Paris @ Petit Bain =♦
20.08.18 France Montpellier @ Secret Place #=♦
21.08.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff #=♦
22.08.18 Italy Milano @ Spazio Naif #=♦

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For the first time ever, GHOST BATH have released their debut album »Funeral« on all digital services. Download or stream »Funeral« at the Nuclear Blast webshop. The strictly limited vinyl edition of 500 copies as well as special bundles that the band offered are already sold out. Last year, GHOST BATH have released their album »Starmourner«. Listen to the latest single, 'Ambrosial', below.

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ASHES OF ARES featuring Matt Barlow (ex-Icead Earth), have signed with the label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The band is currently working on their second album which will be released in 2018. Watch Matt Barlow in the video below, sharing the news and some first-hand details on the upcoming release.

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FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and are currently finishing up writing music for their 5th full-length album, which is expected to be released sometime in early 2019. More details to follow in the coming months. Check out 'Black Mammoth' below.

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SLAUGHTERDAY released a video for the song 'PHANTASMAL DEATH'. Almost 2,5 weeks until unleashing the 'ABATTOIR' album. 'ABATTOIR' will be out May 25th. on CD, limited Digipak and download, and June 29th. on vinyl by FDA RECORDS / Soulfood Music



Mascot Label Group announce the signing of Jordan Rudess. He is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated Dream Theater.

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Svart Records sets June 1st as the international release date for Urarv's new mini-album, Argentum, on CD and vinyl LP formats. To get a preview of their sound, check them out on Soundcloud.

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SINK THE SHIP's new album »Persevere«, came out two weeks ago via SharpTone Records. Today the band has launched another brand new music video via YouTube. Watch it below.

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Forever Warriors, Forever United« - 100 days to go until the release of DORO's new studio album. 100 days of waiting until the metal queen unleashes 25 (!) brand new songs, her first double album ever, upon the music world. But »Forever Warriors, Forever United« isn't simply just a double album - it's two new DORO records as one, which will be released as premium 2CD set and vinyl formats on August 17th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.
DORO live:
09.06. D Berlin - Zitadelle Spandau (w/ SWEET)
Special guest appearance by Doro
16.06. D Hamminkeln - Thunderbike Jokerfest
21.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
07.07. RUS Novokuznisk - City Anniversary Open Air
12.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
13.07. D Jüterbog - Motorcycle Jamboree
15.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
20.07. D Fritzlar - Rock am Stück
21.07. D Wertheim - Burgrock
01.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
05.08. F Colmar - Foire aux Vins (Hard Rock Session)
10.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
11.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
31.08. D Dormagen - Zons rockt
01.09. D Hartenholm - Werner Rennen
14. - 21.10. E Mallorca - Full Metal Holiday
»European Tour 2018/19«
w/ special guests
16.11. D Bremen - Aladin
17.11. D Hamburg - Große Freiheit 36
18.11. D Berlin - Astra
20.11. D Görlitz - Kulturbrauerei
21.11. A Vienna - Simm City
23.11. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk
24.11. D Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
25.11. D Saarbrücken - Garage
27.11. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
28.11. D Erfurt - Stadtgarten
30.11. D Cologne - Live Music Hall
01.12. D Bochum - Zeche

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May 7thd, 2018

The newly announced "Locked N' Loaded" deluxe boxed set of GUNS N' ROSES' classic 1987 debut album, "Appetite For Destruction", also includes B-sides from the "Appetite" sessions, the 1986 "Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide" EP and three of the four songs from the band's 1988 acoustic EP "GN'R Lies". But one track from "Lies" has been left out of the new release, according to The Pulse Of Radio: "One In A Million", a song that was controversial at the time for lyrics containing racial and homophobic slurs. The song contained the words "n***a" and "f****t" as well as anti-immigrant sentiments. Singer Axl Rose said at the time that he based the lyrics on his first impressions of Los Angeles when he arrived from small-town Indiana. In a 1989 Rolling Stone interview, he described "black men selling stolen jewelry, crack, heroin and pot," as well as having "very bad experiences with homosexuals," including an attempted rape.



UNLEASHED have signed with Napalm Records. Johnny Hedlund on the signing:
"Warriors! Unleashed are proud to announce that we have signed a new recording deal with Napalm Records! Our 13th album is scheduled for recording in Chrome studios, in May 2018. We are very much looking forward to this new cooperation on our journey into the bands 30th anniversary (in 2019). Hail Odin!".
A new studio album is expected in late 2018.
Upcoming shows:
Sat. 26. May 2018 - Sun. 27. May 2018 Outch Extreme Festival France
Thu. 14. Jun 2018 - Fri. 15. Jun 2018 With Full Force Festival Germany
Fri. 29. Jun 2018 - Fri. 29. Jun 2018 Rock The Castle Italy
Fri. 10. Aug 2018 - Fri. 10. Aug 2018 Party-San Open Air Germany
Sat. 11. Aug 2018 - Sat. 11. Aug 2018 Brutal Assault Festival Czech Republic

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LELAHELL releases a new single and the lyric video 'Ignis Fatuus', the second track from the upcoming album named Alif. Watch the video below. The new album was recorded at Fermata Studio (Algiers), mixed and mastered at the famous Hertz Recording Studio (Biylystock, Poland) by Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Hate). Each LELAHELL album is conceptually linked to the main character of Abderrahmane. This new album is focusing on his first steps in his new life. It will be released on May 4th 2018.

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Mask of Judas released a guitar playthrough of the new track 'Alive' taken from 'The Mesmerist'. 'The Mesmerist' will be released this week, on 11th May 2018. In the video you see a playthrough by guitarist Sam Bell.

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Words of Concrete released a video for Negative Vibes / Still On Bottom. Both Songs are taken from the upcoming record "Negatve Vibes" which will be out on May 25 via BDHW Records.

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Metal Blade Records announce the signing of KISSIN' DYNAMITE, one of Germany's most promising rock bands. Sony Music label Columbia will handle affairs and releases of the group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. First on the agenda is the release of 'Ecstasy', KISSIN' DYNAMITE's new studio album, on July 6. It is the follow-up to 'Generation Goodbye', from 2016. Check out the song 'I've Got The Fire' below. Pre-order the album at the Metalblade webshop
KISSIN' DYNAMITE on tour with POWERWOLF:
26.10.2018 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (DE) 27.10.2018 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (DE)
29.10.2018 Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36 (DE)
31.10.2018 Berlin, Huxleys (DE)
01.11.2018 Warschau, Progresja (PL)
02.11.2018 Leipzig, Haus Auensee (DE)
06.11.2018 Wien, Arena (AT)
07.11.2018 Milan, Live Club (IT)
09.11.2018 München, Tonhalle (DE)
10.11.2018 Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena (DE)
11.11.2018 Eindhoven, Effenaar (NL)
12.11.2018 London, Koko (UK)
14.11.2018 Lausanne, Les Docks (CH)
15.11.2018 Zürich, Komplex 457 (CH)
16.11.2018 Geiselwind, Music Hall (DE)
17.11.2018 Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle (DE)

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KATAKLYSM are set to unleash their new studio album, »Meditations« on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Now the band released their music video for their second single off »Meditations«. Watch the video for "Narcissist" below. Catch the band out on tour with label mates HYPOCRISY on tour.
»Death... Is Just The Beginning«
KATAKLYSM + HYPOCRISY + The Spirit
18.10. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
19.10. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
20.10. D Munich - Backstage
23.10. H Budapest - Barba Negra
24.10. A Vienna - Arena
25.10. PL Wrocław - Zaklęte Rewiry
26.10. D Geiselwind - MusicHall
27.10. I Milan - Live Music Club
28.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
29.10. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
31.10. E Madrid - Sala Mon
01.11. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
02.11. F Limoges - CC John Lennon
03.11. F Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
04.11. B Antwerp - Trix
05.11. D Hamburg - Docks
06.11. S Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
07.11. S Stockholm - Fryshuset
09.11. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
10.11. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
12.11. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
13.11. NL Leeuwarden - Neushoorn
14.11. D Berlin - Kesselhaus
15.11. D Dresden - Eventwerk
16.11. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2
17.11. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
Festivals 2018:
01. - 03.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
14. - 16.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
21./22.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
06./07.07. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
20./21.07. D Bertingen - Rock unter den Eichen
15. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze

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Steve Venardo & Kostas Krikos left The Silent Rage. The Greek band states: “At this moment we would like to welcome to our clan Mr. Nick Sarbanis (ex-Damned Creed) as our new lead guitarist. A new era is about to begin and the band has already started working on new album. We are now in the process of looking for a new front man. Anyone who might be interested can contact us through our official Facebook page or via email at thesilentrageofficial@gmail.com “.

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FOLLOW THE CIPHER will release their self-titled debut album next Friday, on May 11th, through Nuclear Blast. After revealing a string of album trailers, it's time to unveil another track from »Follow The Cipher«. Check out 'A Mind's Escape' over on YouTube below.

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May 5thd, 2018

On June 1st, CANNIBAL CORPSE will release exclusive, limited LP re-issues of their classic albums, 'Bloodthirst' and 'Gallery of Suicide', via Metal Blade Records.
'Bloodthirst' LP re-issue:
--180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--opaque pale lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--viole(n)t marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--opaque red / white and purple splattered vinyl (Ebay exclusive - limited to 120 copies)
--opaque skin pink/red marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--red/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)

'Gallery of Suicide' LP re-issue:
--180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--clear grey-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--opaque "dead gold" marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--transparent / red splattered vinyl (Ebay exclusive - limited to 120 copies)
--ochre/clay-col marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--red/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)

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U.N.S.I.N., the female fronted Greek melodic metal band are strike back with their new single ´I Ain´t Sorry'Check it out below. It is out on The Leaders Records, since April 27th.

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Belgian's atmospheric Black metallers Soul Dissolution present their video for the track Stardust, streaming in its full below. Stardust is the second full-length album by the Belgian duo Soul Dissolution, which came out on Black Lion Records March 25th.

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ATROCITY's new album "OKKULT II" will be released on July 6, 2018 via Massacre Records. The production was once again handled by producer and ATROCITY main man Alex Krull (Mastersound Studio), LG Petrov of Entombed A.D. and Marc Grewe (ex-Morgoth) have contributed guest vocals to the album. ATROCITY's new album "OKKULT II" will also be available as a limited edition vinyl LP as well as a limited edition mediabook with a different artwork as well as a bonus CD that includes all songs as an instrumental version. A very special record release show is set to take place at the Sunstorm Open Air in Nordheim, Germany, on the 6th of July 2018.

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Phoenix Hard Rockers CO-OP have released the video for their single "N.O.W", from their forthcoming self-titled debut album in stores 6/15 from EMP LABEL GROUP. You can view the video below. Filmed and edited by Melody Myers (Escape The Fate, Asking Alexandria, Marc Rizzo, Combat Records), the video also features an intro and cameo from vocalist Dash Cooper's father, legendary Rock icon Alice Cooper, an actual song introduction from Cooper's nationally syndicated radio show NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER, where the song is in full rotation as a "Future Classic".
Alice has also recorded guest vocals for the song "Old Scratch", which will also be featured on CO-OP's debut. In 2017, the band signed to EMP LABEL GROUP, the label of David Ellefson of Megadeth, and released an EP while setting out to work on their full-length debut.

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DEATHSTORM come in with this new preview track from their third full length record REAPING WHAT IS LEFT out on May 25th via High Roller Records. Watch it below.

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German Hard Rock band FARGO releases with "Step Back" their second single and video out of their comeback album "Constellation" today. You can watch the video below. Constellation will be released on May 25th, 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digi version, LP gatefold version and digital.

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ETERNAL FLAME have released a lyric video for 'Got A Rock & Roll Fever', featuring Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on vocals. The song is taken from their third album 'Smoke On The Mountain', to be out on May 18th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records. The album includes 13 tracks, and featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire) on vocals. The video can be viewed here:
MICHAEL SCHINKEL'S ETERNAL FLAME is:
Michael Schinkel – Vocals & all Guitars
Helmut Kohlpaintner – Keyboards
Thomas Keller – Bass & Backing Vocals
Michael Hencky – Drums
Guests:
Mark Boals – Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire)
Göran Edman – Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum)
Ossy Pfeiffer – Keyboards (Ignore The Sign)
Christian Tatsek – Keyboards
Ritchie Kelly – Guitar Solo
Andy Dick – Drums (Bobby Kimball, Glenn Hughes, Ron Young)
Robert Lipp – Bass
Gerhard Blum – Bass
Markus Grüzner – Bass

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have released the new song "When The Seasons Change". Watch it below in a lyric video. It is taken from the new album 'AND JUSTICE FOR NONE'.

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