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(1 maart 2017)

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January 17th, 2017

IMMOLATION will release their new album »Atonement« on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released their third video trailer for »Atonement«, in which guitarist Robert Vigna discusses how he writes and prepares songs for the recording studio. Check out the clip, here:



Dying Breed" is the first single from the upcoming debut full-length from Dutch old school death metallers DAUTHUZ. For this song, the band reqruited Izegrim vocalist Marloes Voskuil on guest lead vocals.



January 13th, 2017

Five weeks are left until Finnish heavy metallers, BATTLE BEAST, will unleash their 4th studio album, »Bringer Of Pain«, through Nuclear Blast Records. After the release of the first single, 'King For A Day', and the first album trailer before Christmas, it's time for their first strike in 2017: Today, the band has launched another music video for 'Familiar Hell', the second single taken from »Bringer Of Pain«. Check out the clip, once again directed and produced by Markus Nieminen (Oy Routafilmi AB), over on YouTube:



January 12th, 2017

Norwegian Balkan metallers TROLLFEST are going to release their new Album "Helluva" on February 24th, 2017 via NoiseArt Records. And the seventh studio album promises to be a helluva album. The Trolls once more bring their mix of extreme metal and balkan influences to a new level with an added Brass section. Trollfest have revealed the first video trailer in which they are talking about the cover artwork.



OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album. Obituary is due out March 17th, 2017 on CD/LP/Digital. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now via Relapse at relapse.com/obituary-obituary.

Michael Kelly Guitar introduces the 3D Grand Auditorium. While Michael Kelly’s design team takes great pride in all of their instruments, they’ve never stepped back and declared a model their “best acoustic guitar ever”—but that’s exactly what they said once the 3D Grand Auditorium (MK3DG) was completed. The name “3D” highlights Michael Kelly’s focus on creating an instrument that delivers a new level of sonic dimension, and it’s also a nod to the three features that set this acoustic-electric apart from competitors: the torrefaction on the solid spruce top, the addition of a slight arch in the back to help direct and project the instrument’s tone, and the side-positioned sound port. This top-of-the-line model has impressed the team that knows acoustic guitars inside and out, and it’s bound to make an impression on everyday players who desire high-end quality at a reasonable price.michaelkellyguitars.com.

SEPULTURA will release their upcoming studio album, »Machine Messiah«, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band already unveils their second track-by-track trailer! If you want to know everything about the last five songs of the new record, don't miss to watch this new video below.
»Machine Messiah« - Tracklisting:
01. Machine Messiah
02. I Am The Enemy
03. Phantom Self
04. Alethea
05. Iceberg Dances
06. Sworn Oath
07. Resistant Parasites
08. Silent Violence
09. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God



AVERSIONS CROWN will unleash their third album, Xenocide on January 20th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released a music video for the track "Prismatic Abyss",



January 11th, 2017

Russian "rock goddess" Moscow is on a mission to take over the world of rock. With musical influences ranging from MÖTLEY CRÜE to ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Moscow strongly believes that it's time to reflect on the legacy of rock icons and integrate a post-hardcore twist to their sound. Quickly making a name for herself on the Sunset Strip with her go-getter attitude, she enlisted the help of Shawn McGhee of Las Vegas's The Hideout Recording Studio (HELLYEAH, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH) and Brian Steele-Medina (GEMINI SYNDROME) to produce her first single, "Queen Of Sin" and later recruited Dale "Rage" Resteghini (TRIVIUM, HATEBREED, ESCAPE THE FATE) to film the video at the infamous Whisky A Go Go. When asked about the meaning behind "Queen Of Sin", Moscow said: "The 'Queen Of Sin' idea was originally was based on the philosophy of Nietzsche, which basically says that you are your own god and your own devil, you are in charge of your morals, to decide what's good and what's bad. Listen to your own Queen Of Sin, which we all have deep inside.” Moscow will debut her live performance on February 6 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California with special guests.



IN FLAMES is nominated for the Swedish Grammis. Their recent album »Battles« has now been nominated for the Swedish Grammis as 'Hard Rock/Metal Album of the Year', marking the group's 8th nomination to date. The awards will take place in Stockholm on February 28th. Other bands nominated in this category include DARK TRANQUILLITY and GHOST.

Six Feet Under reveals details for new album, 'Torment', launches first single, "Sacrificial Kill".
On February 24th, ~ Six feet under ~ returns with their 12th studio album, Torment. To hear the first single, "Sacrificial Kill", please visit: metalblade.com/sixfeetunder - where Torment can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--Digipak (EU exclusive)
--180g black vinyl
--cannabis-green vinyl (limited to 420 copies - EU exclusive)
--clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--red/orange vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EMP exclusive)
--white vinyl (limited to 200 copies - USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt and hoodie, plus digital options are also available!

January 9th, 2017

MORBID ANGEL have recruited Scott Fuller (ANNIHILATED) to play drums on their new album. The disc is currently being recorded at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer — and former MORBID ANGEL guitarist — Erik Rutan for a mid-2017 release via UDR Music. MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth wrote on Facebook: "We have all the drums recorded for the new record, and will soon start on the guitars, vocals and bass. It has been awesome working with Erik Rutan and Mana Studios. We have a really cool collection of new material. There are also lots of touring plans for this new year so we hope to see you all on the road!!!!"
Azagthoth announced in June 2015 that MORBID ANGEL had reunited with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker and that they were working on material for the band's next record. For the originale message, check out Trey's Facebook Page

G.P. Putnam's Sons has set an April 25 release date for "There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch", the new memoir from Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne. In the book, the 32-year-old TV personality shares stories through a series of letters detailing everything from her mom Sharon's cancer to "The View" racism scandal. "The book isn't just a memoir," Kelly told The Wrap. "They're letters to the people, places, situations, circumstances, things I've been through, to make me who I am, so people stop asking me what my secret is, and hopefully with me going through what I went through in my life and sharing what I've learned can help other people. It's okay to be different."

January 7th, 2017

ELUVEITIE have presented new line-up and with the help of a countdown on their homepage they have presented little by little the new formation. On the 1st of January, they announced the last new band member - so the complete new line-up is set! This happened just right before the band's own festival, 'Eluveitie & Friends', will take place at Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland on the 6th/7th of January! At this festival, ELUVEITIE will perform with their new line-up for the first time/
The new ELUVEITIE is: Jonas Wolf (guitars), Matteo Sisti (whistles, bagpipes, mandola), Nicole Ansperger (fiddle), Alain Ackermann (drums), Chrigel Glanzmann (vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran), Fabienne Erni (vocals, celtic harp, Mandola), Kay Brem (bass), Michalina Malisz (hurdy gurdy) and Rafael Salzmann (guitars).

IMMOLATION will release their new album »Atonement« on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released their second video trailer for »Atonement«, in which Ross Dolan discusses how he became the singer and bass player of the band. Check out the clip, here:



January 6th, 2017

LANCER brand-new album trailer launched. Only one week left until Swedish LANCER will release their label debut, »Mastery«, on January 13th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. At the same time, LANCER will join forces with HAMMERFALL and space metallers GLORYHAMMER to present this forthcoming record on European stages. As the very last step before entering the stages, the band publishes a brand-new trailer today. Don't miss to watch it here via YouTube:



Pagan black metal act Sauron are re-releasing The Baltic Fog on vinyl via Wheelwright Productions. Originally recorded and released in 1995 at ZSE Studio in Radom, Poland, the new LP version will be limited to 200 copies. The LP is scheduled for a 3 March 2017 release.
The Baltic Fog track list:
1. In the Glare of the Black Candles
2. Klasztor
3. Hellish Requiem
4. The Baltic Fog
5. In the Shadow of Svantevit
6. Grave
7. Necromansy
8. The Deepest Night of Arkona

January 5th, 2017

ALPHA OMEGA Management announce that ELLEFSON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS (aka EMP Label Group) and ALPHA OMEGA Management have merged forces for a two-way partnership!
ALPHA OMEGA Management enters EMP Label Group creating a new sub-label for upcoming artists, and, furthermore DAVID ELLEFSON (MEGADETH bassist and founder of EMP Label Group) and THOM HAZAERT (Artist Manager, Music and Film Producer, A&R Director, Operations Manager at EMP Label Group) enter ALPHA OMEGA Management, to form a global partnership for management and booking.
ALPHA OMEGA Management states:
How to put in words the huge honor and joy to enter in this two-way partnership with Ellefson Music Productions and its two Gentlemen, David and Thom? Since our very first contacts and conversations we found out easily the mutual understanding about the way we want to collaborate for the future projects and how to bring them forward to the global music business! The common tone was right there, clear and harmonious for the both parties, following the new idea of the band managing which ALPHA OMEGA has as the leading principle since its founding. The team’s hard work has brought fruitful results in a short time, confirming the fact that the chosen road is right. With this collaboration with David and Thom, and with new projects which are already in the works, we’re looking forward to very interesting and busy times, in many areas, to give a new meaning and global target for so many great bands out there! So stay connected for next announcements, soon!”



VOLBEAT has just been confirmed for Wacken 2017. More details as they follow.

SEPULTURA will release their upcoming studio album, »Machine Messiah«, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveils their first track-by-track trailer, in which they talk about the first five songs. Watch it here via YouTube:



January 4th, 2017

OVERKILL have recently announced their upcoming eighteenth album, »The Grinding Wheel«, which will be released on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have revealed the first track-by-track trailer, which can be seen below. »The Grinding Wheel« was produced by the band and mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH...). Tracklisting:
01. Mean, Green, Killing Machine
02. Goddamn Trouble
03. Our Finest Hour
04. Shine On
05. The Long Road
06. Let's All Go To Hades
07. Come Heavy
08. Red White And Blue
09. The Wheel
10. The Grinding Wheel



NIGHTWISH enters worldwide charts with live DVD. Symphonic metal stars NIGHTWISH recently released their highly anticipated new DVD/BluRay set called »Vehicle Of Spirit«, which immortalizes the »Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015 - 2016« on film. It shows the trip through the discography and it witnesses two full shows from London and Tampere, as well as plenty of bonus material. In the first two weeks of its release, »Vehicle Of Spirit« already entered the charts worldwide and reached #1 three times! These are all chart results:
# 1 Finland
# 1 Germany
# 1 Sweden
# 2 Switzerland
# 3 Netherlands
# 5 Austria
# 9 Belgium
#10 Spain
#15 France



District 19 presents Vienna Metal Meeting & Stockholm Slaughter. The Vienna Metal Meeting will be launched as the little brother of the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, not coincidentally of the same father. Mayhem, Asphyx, Sodom, Flotsam & Jetsam, Izegrim (of course) and a couple of other very intersting names have already been announced. For more info, check out The Vienna Metal Meeting Facebook page.It'll take place in Vienna on April 8th 2017.
Stockholm Slaughter will see the light of day on April the 29th, 2017 and boasts acts like SOLSTAFIR, SHINING, PRIMORDIAL, DRACONIAN, NECROPHOBIC, MÅNEGARM, SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, URFAUST, ARCHGOAT, ENTRAILS, MORTUUS, PORTRAIT, HELLFIRE DEATHCULT and THE CURSE. For more infor, check out the Stockholm Slaughter Facebook page.

WINTERSUN announce new studio album for 2017. But, they will not give you the title just yet. In 2017, almost five years after the release of their album »Time I«, WINTERSUN will bring snow and storms all accross Europe again and announce the completion of the recording of their upcoming third studio album. Stay tuned for more details.

Dutch Psych Stoner Rockers DRIVE BY WIRE are now part of ARGONAUTA Records family. Already released 3 albums, playing numerous shows throughout Europe, touring with bands such as Mudhoney and Kyuss Lives), Drive By Wire shifted into highest gear last year through playing some bigger festivals, lots of headline shows and a special vinyl release. They didn't sit back and relax, but hit back hard in 2017 with the new single "Blood Red Moon", to be released on Jan 6th, 2017, recorded and produced by Guido Aalbers (QOTSA, Muse) and teasing here:



January 3rd, 2017

PAIN, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, LINDEMANN), just revealed a new video clip for the titletrack "Coming Home", out of their current record. The clip includes filmed material from PAIN's latest word tour, directed by Zoran Bihac. "He was following us for a few gigs on the Europe tour, filming and kept some great pics, enjoy", adds Peter Tägtgren. Watch it here:



After the great audience reaction and sales achieved by The Fifth Fury (the band's fifth album) released in 2014 via Sliptrick Records, Gory Blister have begun to work on the new album, scheduled to be released by the end of 2017.

Hailing from Rome, Italy, From The Dust Returned are a progressive rock/metal band born in 2015. Their debut EP Homecoming contains a combination of elements such as heavy metal, hard rock, progressive and psychedelic music seeping through the six songs that hark back to 70’s sounds using dark atmospheres and acoustic melodies. The EP’s focus is on the opposite duality represented by two opposing kind of voices – acoustic guitars against distorted ones with a constant changes of atmospheres. Look out for Homecoming’s release in early 2017 on Sliptrick Records.



On Saturday, symphonic death metal masters, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will kick off their first European headline run at Backstage, Munich (D)! The Italians will bring a brand-new show for this upcoming trek. Support will come from Dutch horror metallers CARACH ANGREN and also Italian-based symphonic death metallers in NIGHTLAND. This unique live experience shouldn't be missed - grab your tickets now! All dates can be found below!
Check out the tour trailer below.
»King« - European Tour 2017
w/ CARACH ANGREN, NIGHTLAND
07.01. D Munich - Backstage
08.01. A Graz - Explosiv
09.01. SLO Ljubljana - Orto Bar
10.01. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
11.01. A Vienna - Arena
12.01. CZ Prague - Futurum
13.01. D Cham - L.A.
14.01. CH Zurich - Dynamo
15.01. F Dunkerque - 4 Ecluses
16.01. NL Nijmegen - Doornroosje
17.01. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
18.01. F Paris - Le Petit Bain
19.01. UK London - Underworld
20.01. B Vosselaar - Biebob
21.01. D Lindau - Vaudeville
22.01. F Annecy - Le Brise Glace
24.01. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
25.01. E Madrid - Arena
26.01. E Bilbao - Stage Live
27.01. F Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
28.01. F Metz - Haunting The Chapel
More tour dates:
01./02.04. UK Edinburgh - Heavy Scotland Festival NEW!
14./15.07. S Gävle - Gefle Metal Festival