(28 juni 2016)

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Rock author/star photographer DAVID PHILLIPS is on the verge of successfully closing down his crowd funding campaign, aimed at drum-enthusiasts. With stunning pictures he prepares for the release of ‘From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II” and he is currently at 81% of the required pldges. Tell your friends about it and check David Phillip’s campaign. Check it out on Facebook too.

STONE SOUR will enter the studio in January 2017 to begin recording the follow-up to its last collection of original music, ‘House Of Gold And Bones’, a double concept album which was released in two parts in 2012 and 2013. The new CD will take two months to record and one month to mix, with plans to release the effort in the summer of 2017, just in time for the festival season.

‘Young Wicked’, a brand new song from CHEVELLE, can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, ‘The North Corridor’, which will be released on July 8 via Sony Music. ‘

EX DEO, the reactivated Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by Kataklysm singer Maurizio Iacono, has completed the writing process for its third album, "The Immortal Wars". The CD's main concept will deal with Punic Wars, a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 B.C. to 146 B.C. The epic legendary wars will come to life and bring the showdown between two of the greatest generals that ever walked the earth, Hannibal and Scipio Africanus, both of whom rewrote the rules of war and strategies. The album will also feature other unexplored subjects on Ancient Rome surely to raise the epic level to the maximum.

REVOCATION will release its new album, ‘Great Is Our Sin’, on July 22 via Metal Blade. The official lyric video for the song ‘Crumbling Imperium’ can be seen here:

A U.S. federal court jury decided Thursday (June 23) in LED ZEPPELIN’s favor in the copyright-infringement lawsuit over the band's 1971 classic ‘Stairway To Heaven’. The jury came to their decision on a second day of deliberations at a Los Angeles courtroom after Judge Gary Klausner had heard heated closing arguments from lawyers representing both parties. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were sued by Michael Skidmore, the trustee of the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, on behalf of the late Spirit guitarist. The lawsuit argued that the opening notes of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ were too similar to a few notes from a 2-minute, 37-second instrumental titled ‘Taurus’ from Spirit's 1968 album. The trust was hoping to not only win a monetary judgment, but also secure a writing credit for California on ‘Stairway To Heaven’.

EVERGREY are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new album, 'The Storm Within', to be released on September 9.

CROBOT has unveiled the official lyric video for its latest single,’Not For Sale’ as the first sneak peek to its upcoming album, ‘Welcome To Fat City’. Recorded with producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) and mixed by engineer Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Them Crooked Vultures, Led Zeppelin), the disc is due for release on September 23 via Wind-Up Records.

DECREBIT BIRTH have signed a European record deal with Agonia Records. The band is currently working on its fouth studio album, tentatively due in late 2016. DECREPIT BIRTH decided to move to Agonia after the expiration of the band's previous European deal with Nuclear Blast. The latter will continue its work with the band for the North American territory. DECREPIT BIRTH's current lineup includes founders Bill Robinson (ex-Suffocation) on vocals and Matt Sotelo on guitars, together with Sean Martinez (ex-Rings Of Saturn, ex-Decapitated) on bass and Sam Paulicelli (ex-Abigail Williams, ex-Goatwhore) on drums.

‘Innocence’, the new video from former Nightwish singer TARJA TURUNEN, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina with movie director Mariano Cattaneo. The song is taken from Tarja's forthcoming heavy rock album, ‘The Shadow Self’, which will be issued on August 5 via earMUSIC.

A guitar playthough video for ‘White Flag’, a brand new song from U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING, can be seen below. The clip features multi-angle cams of guitarist and songwriter Jim Matheos as well as guest lead guitar parts by longtime FATES WARNING member Frank Aresti and the band's current touring guitarist Mike Abdow. Matheos stated about the song: "With 'White Flag', I wanted to do something a bit heavier then what we've done in the recent past, but also to feature counterpoint type guitar parts, where the guitars are playing around and in between each other rather than in strict unison throughout. I also wanted to provide solo spots for Frank Aresti and Mike Abdow. Their contributions are one of the highlights in the song for me." ‘White Flag’ is taken from FATES WARNING's much-anticipated 12th studio album, ‘Theories Of Flight’, which will be released on July 1 via InsideOut Music.

Napalm Records has announced the signing of WARBRINGER. A release in 2017 is expected.

‘Shades Of Blue’, the new video from RINGWORM, can be seen here. The song is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, ‘Snake Church’, which will be released on July 29 via Relapse.

ACCEPT guitarist WOLF HOFFMANN will release his second solo album, titled ‘Headbangers Symphony’, on July 1 via Nuclear Blast. The second trailer for the CD is available here.

A trailer has been posted online for the authorized biography of TOOL and PUSCIFER frontman MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN (TOOL), which will be published on November 8 through Backbeat Books. Titled "A Perfect Union of Contrary Things", the 284-page tome was written by Keenan's longtime friend Sarah Jensen and Keenan himself was heavily involved in its creation. The trailer features Keenan watching scenes of his own life, done as a slideshow.

NE OBLIVISCARIS' drummer Dan Presland has released a stunning drum play-through video of the epic track "Painters of the Tempest", taken from the Australian dark progressive band's latest full-length 'Citadel'. The clip is streaming at the official Dan Presland YouTube video channel at the link below.

Dissonance Productions announces the worldwide signing of Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER. The recently launched rock/metal label will release the band’s new album, Walking In The Shadows, on September 23rd. It will be the band’s first new recording since 1987’s Rock You To Hell.

SHOW OF BEDLAM is teaming up once again with PRC MUSIC for the release of its second album.

FEATHERSTONE release their debut album “Northern Rumble” last week on the AOR Heaven label. The group around mastermind Rikard Quist (Gypsy Rose, Don Patrol, Last Autumn’s Dream, White Wolf and) also has finished a brand new clip – check out the video for the track “ I Need Myself The Most” here:

APOLLO UNDER FIRE has signed on with Seattle’s Cavigold Records, LLC, who released Apollo’s self-titled LP June 3rd in partnership with EMP LABEL GROUP, (distributed by eOne in North America, SPV GMBH in Europe) the label formed by (Megadeth bassist) David Ellefson with former Corporate Punishment Records President Thom Hazaert.

MOURN has changed its name to ONEGODLESS.

BLACK COBRA have announced a European tour in support of doom icons YOB. The heavy road trip of the American sludge metal act will kick off at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on September 11 and continues for over a month throughout Europe until the final curtain at Cafe Glocksee in Hanover, Germany on the 15th of October.
11 Sep 16 Tilburg (NL) Incubate Festival
12 Sep 16 Dortmund (DE) FZW
13 Sep 16 Aarhus (DK) Radar
14 Sep 16 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
15 Sep 16 Oslo (NO) Blå
16 Sep 16 København (SE) Pumpehuset
17 Sep 16 Athens (GR) Smoke the Fuzz Fest
19 Sep 16 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
20 Sep 16 München (DE) Feierwerk
21 Sep 16 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
22 Sep 16 Wroclaw (PL) Asymmetry Festival
23 Sep 16 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
24 Sep 16 Nürnberg (DE) Z-Bau
25 Sep 16 Wien (AT) Chelsea
26 Sep 16 Ljubljana (SI) Club Gromka
28 Sep 16 Zagreb (HR) Vintage Industrial
29 Sep 16 Linz (AT) Stadtwerkstatt
30 Sep 16 Milano (IT) Lo-Fi Club
01 Oct 16 Pratteln (CH) Z7 Up In Smoke Festival
02 Oct 16 Orleans (FR) Astrolabe
04 Oct 16 Belfort (FR) La Poudriere
05 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Glazart
06 Oct 16 Tourcoing (FR) Le Grand Mix
07 Oct 16 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
08 Oct 16 Glasgow (UK) G2 Garage
09 Oct 16 Birmingham (UK) The Rainbow Club
10 Oct 16 Manchester (UK) Ruby Lounge
11 Oct 16 Dublin (IE) Whelans
13 Oct 16 London (UK) The Scala
14 Oct 16 Antwerpen (BE) Desertfest
15 Oct 16 Hannover (DE) Cafe Glocksee

In conjunction with Mark of the Blade's release, WHITECHAPEL has launched a new video for the album track "Elitist Ones".

Forever Plagued Records sets August 28th as the international release date for NOX's Ancestral Arte Negro.

TEMPT released their debut album ‘Runaway’ on June 17 via Rock Candy Records/Cargo Records.

PRIMAL FEAR are planning to release new concert DVD and CD in 2017. The band's producer and bassist Mat Sinner told Roppongi Rocks: "We've recorded a concert for a DVD and live CD, and this will be the next project. When we stop touring, we will mix it and this will be released next year. Last time we recorded a live album in America, so this time we said we'll do it in Europe."

Season of Mist announce the signing of KONTINUUM.

VICIOUS RUMORS will release their new studio album, ‘Concussion Protocol’, on August 26 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as a digipak version (including a poster), on 2LP gatefold red vinyl and as a digital download. The lyric video for the song ‘Chasing The Priest’, is available below.

SONIC SYNDICATE has begun recording its new album, due later this year via Despotz Records.

BUSH has teamed with and the UN Refugee Agency for the premiere of ‘People At War’, a video that honors World Refugee Day. The video is available below.

"Lo Sound Desert", the video documentary about the Californian Desert music scene, which gave birth to bands like KYUSS, FU MANCHU, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and more, will be released worldwide on July 1 via Monoduo Films.

DELAIN will release its fifth studio album, ‘Moonbathers’, on August 26 via Napalm Records. Expect some serious surprises in the music.

AKANI - the metal/hardcore act feat. current and former members of MERAUDER, SOILWORK and DARK TRANQUILLITY – will release its debut full-length, ‘Through My Darkest Infernal’, on July 15 via Demons Run Amok. The video for the song ‘I Won’t Run’ is available below.

MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann released their new DENNER / SHERMANN album, ‘Masters Of Evil’, on June 24 via Metal Blade Records. The video for the song ‘Angel’s Blood’ is available below.

AIRBOURNE will release its new album, ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’, this fall via Spinefarm Records. The album's title track will also serve as the first single and video.

TESLA will release ‘Mechanical Resonance Live!’ on August 26. The effort is a live recording of their classic album, celebrating the original multi-platinum record's 30th anniversary. The effort will be made available via Tesla Electric Company Recordings/Mailboat.

NONPOINT will release its new album, ‘The Poison Red’, Spinefarm Records. The video for the song ‘Generation Idiot’, is available for below.

SEVENTH STATION are releasing a new single release from their debut album "Between Life and Dreams" which will be officially out on 7th of September 2016. Check it out at this Soundcloud location.

Nuclear Blast announces the signing of death metal band MEMORIAM. Founded in January 2016 by Karl Willetts (BOLT THROWER) and Frank Healy (BENEDICTION) the band will release their debut album in 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

ON BROKEN WINGS formed in early 2001 to create a mood of hostility and despair with their self-labeled brand of "mosh-metal." They have now signed to Artery Records.

SOILWORK have released one of the two brand new songs off their upcoming special collection of rarities, »Death Resonance« (out August 19, 2016 via Nuclear Blast). Watch the lyric video for 'Helsinki', created by well-known videographer Tommy Antonini, at this location:

TWILIGHT FORCE are set to release their new long-player »Heroes Of Mighty Magic« on August 26th through Nuclear Blast.

On July 29th, Blood Harvest Records present IMPURE CONSECRATION's vinyl debut, Succumb to Impurity Fire, on 7" EP format. Pre order information can be found at this location.

SACRED STEEL have announced the release of their new album “Heavy Metal Sacrifice” on October 14th, 2016 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

CARNIFEX have released the official lyric video for 'Six Feet Closer To Hell'.

NECROMANCING THE STONE declares war on "Breakdownicus Gratuitous" with their new album, "Jewel of the Vile". Due out August 5th worldwide via Metal Blade Records, Jewel Of The Vile is now available for pre-order in various formats at - where the first single, "The Siren's Call", is also streaming. If you've ever stolen music, now is the time to pay the piper: buy the album and support true heavy metal!

APOLLO UNDER FIRE has signed on with Seattle’s Cavigold Records, LLC, who released Apollo’s self-titled LP June 3rd in partnership with EMP LABEL GROUP, (distributed by eOne in North America, SPV GMBH in Europe) the label formed by (Megadeth bassist) David Ellefson with former Corporate Punishment Records President Thom Hazaert.

SKY OF FOREVER is a Helsinki-based melodic hard rock group featuring musicians from Stratovarius and Tracedawn. Their music is influenced by 1980’s hard rock and the masters of film music. The group is led by singer and songwriter Lauri Hannola. The album "Sky Of Forever" will be released worldwide on the 14th of October 2016. Check out the video for "Summer Rain" here:

BRUJERIA embark on a ten-country wide European summer tour. On this trek, the band will also hit the stage of the well-known Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain. Find all dates below!
28.06. D Osnabrück - Bastard Club
29.06. B Brüssel - Magasin 4
30.06. D Krefeld - Magnapop
01.07. NL Tilburg - Little Devil
05.07. SLO Kranj - Trainstation Subart
06.07. A Vienna - Escape Metal Corner
07.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
08.07. D München - Backstage
09.07. D Torgau-Entenfang - In Flammen Open Air
12.07. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
13.07. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme
14.07. CZ Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Fest

This September, and two years after the release of their Clearing The Path To Ascend full-length, YOB will return to Europe. The full dates with Black Cobra as main support are as follows:
YOB w/ Black Cobra:
9/11/2016 Incubate Festival - Tilburg, NL
9/12/2016 FZW - Dortmund, DE
9/13/2016 Radar - Arhus, DK
9/14/2016 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SE
9/15/2016 Bla - Oslo, NO
9/16/2016 Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, DK
9/17/2016 Smoke the Fuzz Fest - Athens, GR w/ Bongzilla, Dopenthrone
9/19/2016 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, DE
9/20/2016 Feierwerk - Munich, DE
9/21/2016 Musik & Eden - Berlin, DE
9/22/2016 Asymmetry Festival - Wroclaw, PL w/ Discharge
9/23/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
9/24/2016 Z-Bau - Nurnberg, DE
9/25/2016 Chelse - Vienna, AT
9/26/2016 Club Gromka - Ljubjana, SL
9/28/2016 Vintage Industrial - Zagreb, HR
9/29/2016 Stadtwerkstatt - Linz, AT
9/30/2016 Lo-Fi Club - Milan, IT
10/01/2016 Up In Smoke Festival @ Z7 - Pratteln, CH w/ Electric Wizard, Elder
10/02/2016 Astrolabe - Orleans, FR
10/04/2016 La Poudriere - Belfort, FR
10/05/2016 Glazart - Paris, FR
10/06/2016 Le Grand Mix - Tourcoing, FR
10/07/2016 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
10/08/2016 G2 Garage - Glasgow, UK
10/09/2016 The Rainbow Club - Birmingham, UK
10/10/2016 Ruby Lounge - Manchester, UK
10/11/2016 Whelans - Dublin, IRE
10/13/2016 The Scala - London, UK
10/14/2016 Desertfest - Antwerp, BE w/ Pentagram, Cough, Uncle Acid
10/15/2016 Cafe Glocksee - Hannover, DE

The EP of the English band CRYPTIC SHIFT, entitled “Beyond The Celestial Realms”,will be re-pressed during Summer 2016 in CD format by Nightbreaker Productions.

Forever Plagued Records sets August 28th as the international release date for UNBEGOTTEN's Proem Of The Unborn.

TANK released today the first video from their most recent and also one of their best-selling studio albums, “Valley of Tear”. “Make a Little Time” was filmed in the desert hills just outside the town of Mojacar in Southern Spain and the production was handled by MGV Productions. You can stream the video in THIS location

Following six successful studio albums, POWERWOLF will release their first DVD “The Metal Mass – Live” on July 29th! It contains almost 7 hours of material and features plenty of songs, old and new. Now the Wolves decided that they want to hear YOU play YOUR favourite Powerwolf track of all times! Grab your instrument (or microphone) and upload your cover version to Youtube. Submit your entry by posting the video publicly on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #PowerwolfCoverContest and tagging both the band and Napalm Records.

BURN AFTER ME to announce their return with a new release available in September.

EQUILIBRIUM will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album and this new opus called is »Armageddon«. The band has released the lyric video of the brand new track "Prey" via YouTube.