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July 21th, 2017

The brand new longform Craig Hooper-directed video for the song "Johnny's Band" from legendary rockers DEEP PURPL can be seen below. Following the four-minute video clip for the song, the thirteen-minute longform serves as a fictional documentary about JOHNNY'S BAND. Its title, "From Here To By There", is a clear reference to DEEP PURPLE's movie documentary "From Here To InFinite", which is part of the limited edition of the band's recent worldwide success, "InFinite".

The video (and song) is an in-depth, affectionate portrait of a fictional band that quickly gains success — and as quickly loses it. Having been scripted and directed by Craig Hooper and Collin Games, who are also responsible for the original DEEP PURPLE documentary, it gives a lot of attention to detail and doesn't take itself too seriously.



A special and limited anniversary version of "The Rack", the classic debut album from Dutch doom/death metallers ASPHYX, will be made available on November 17 as a double album, containing both the original LP as well as a special bonus version of the entire record covered by friends and peers of the group. More details and formats of this project will be unveiled soon.



VENOM INC. will unleash their upcoming full-length album, »Avé«, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, you can watch the third installment of the band's one-on-one video interview series describing behind-the-scenes details on »Avé«. This video discusses the album's intricate album art.



July 20th, 2017

CHESTER Bennington, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, has died aged 41.

TMZ is reporting that the star was found dead in a private residence in Palo Verdes Estates Los Angeles. His body was discovered this morning just before 9am and it is believed that he hanged himself. The singer is survived by his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, and six children – Jamie, 21, Isaiah, 19, Draven, 15, Tyler Lee, 11, and Lily and Lila, 7. He was previously married to Samantha Marie Olit from 1996 – 2005.

Chester, whose band Linkin Park spawned hit rock songs including Numb and Breaking the Habit, often focused his lyrics on personal struggle, depression and addiction. One of the band’s last singles, Heavy, released four months ago, focused on the topic of depression. It contained haunting lyrics including: “I don’t like my mind right now // Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary // Wish that I could slow things down” In the chorus, he talks about how he is dragging around issues that are bringing him down before chillingly adding: “If I just let go, I’d be set free.”

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French black metallers DIKTATUR have published a video for the track "Revanche". Featuring studio footage, the track is taken off "La Voie Du Sang", which is set to be reissued via Melancholia Records on August 15th, 2017.

Originally released in 2010, the band already had their sophomore album finished by the time "La Voie Du Sang" was out, so they turned their attention to the new record. The album ended up forgotten, never got promoted and Diktatur's sophomore album was never released as well due to a rupture on the band's line-up. Now, seven years later, the band is ready to show their work to the masses: they have created new artwork, changed the tracklist order, remastered all tracks and included two exclusive bonus tracks from that album that never saw daylight.



KORPIKLAANI will release their first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled »Live at Masters of Rock«, on August 25th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast. After releasing the first single 'Pilli on pajusta tehty (live)', the band has revealed the first trailer today. Watch accordionist Sami Perttula and fiddler Tuomas Rounakari talking about their special folk show with two additional musicians in 2016 and more, here:



WINTERSUN are set to unleash their long-awaited third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, tomorrow Nuclear Blast. Additionally, »Wintersun live at Tuska 2013« will be released on vinyl on the same day. Today sees the release of a new album trailer, in which Jari Mäenpää discusses the inspirations behind the artwork for the band's new album »The Forest Seasons«.

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Up to this point, the true Norwegian black avant-gardists ENSLAVED have only revealed dates for their European headline tour, starting in Germany on November 10th. It is time to announce two very special Norwegian release shows in support of their new album! Witness ENSLAVED live, performing songs from their upcoming studio release on the following dates:

AISA & Time Out Agency presents:
12.10 N Oslo - Blå
13.10 N Bergen – Garage

Support: SIBIIR

Both shows have their own uniquely designed posters, the price of which is included in the entry fee: Tor Ola Svennevig from Ihuda Tattoo designed the Oslo poster, while Jannicke Wiese-Hansen from Nidhogg Tattoo designed the poster for Bergen! In both cities you can meet the band at the merch stand, and for those attending the Oslo show you will have the chance to purchase the record the day before it officially comes out. These shows will be unique and intimate release shows; up close and personal!

Ivar says: "The making of this new album has been the most intense experience ever, from writing till completion. Now that it is finished, it just dawned on me that we will play these songs live in the near future. I cannot wait! This new record is such a big step for us a band and we are immensely proud of it! Playing it live will be like detonating 1400 firecrackers inside a wormhole! -Not really sure what that entails, but it sounds awesome, and so does the album."

ENSLAVED also recently announced a European tour:

10.11. D Hamburg - Logo
11.11. D Berlin - Nuke
12.11. D Cologne - Underground
13.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15.11 UK Manchester - o2 Ritz*
16.11 UK Glasgow - Barrowlands*
17.11. UK Belfast - The Limelight 1*
18.11. IRL Dublin - The Academy *
19.11. UK Nottingham - Rock City*
21.11 UK Bristol - o2 Academy*
22.11 UK Birmingham - o2 Institute*
24.11. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall
25.11. F Paris - Trabendo
26.11. B Vosselaar - Biebob
28.11. F Rezé - Barakason
29.11. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30.11. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
01.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
02.12. D Frankfurt - Das Bett
03.12. CZ Prague - Chelmnice
16.12. RU Moscow - Volta
17.12. RU St. Petersburg - Club Val
*supporting OPETH

Get tickets for the German shows here in our shop here. You can catch the band live before these tour dates at one of the following festival shows, and only last week, ENSLAVED announced their show at the legendary 70.000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

13.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24.08. N Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25.08. N Moss - Festivalen Sin
16.09. BR Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28.09. CN Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26.10. S Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21

1.-5.02. USA Miami - 70.000 Tons Of Metal

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The Austrian thrash metal outfit SILIUS is going to release its debut album "Hell Awakening" on September 8, 2017 via Massacre Records. The album was mixed and mastered by R.D. Liapakis and C. Schmid at The Prophecy Studios in Hegge, Germany. Anestis Goudas has created the cover artwork as well as the illustrations in the booklet. The album release show will take place on September 23rd at the Altes Kino in Landeck, Austria. The band about the album: "Hell Awakening is a wake-up call for everyone, who thinks that metal is a dying art!" SILIUS are soon going to release the official video for the single and album opener "Seven Demons".

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The German pirate metal horde THE PRIVATEER will release their upcoming third album
»The Goldsteen Lay« on July 28, 2017 via NoiseArt Records. THE PRIVATEER states: "Background info, statements and tales regarding all the tracks of our new LP (save the date: Piratefest 2017 Release Show Freiburg). Just for you, we took the effort to get respectably drunk, so you just get to watch us in our best state, because where would we be without you. in this spirit: Navigation means reaching the spot, noone ask's how. Your Crew." Today, the band has released the first track-by-track video for the upcoming album.



The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio RAGE seems to have no limits. 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! Today, they release their second track by track documentary, in which the trio talks about the songs 'Septic Bite', 'Walk Among The Dead' and 'All We Know Is Not'.



TRIPTYKON replace Morbid Angel at PARTY.SAN METAL OPEN AIR

Darkness in the skies – absolute darkness on stage! Triptykon (Official) will grace the Party.San Metal Open Air and take over the role of headliner from Morbid Angel! We are particularly proud of this to happen since Tom Gabriel Fischer and his fellow musicians have rarely performed extended headlining shows in recent times. TRIPTYKON have released two excellent albums (“Eparistera Daimones” und “Melana Chasmata”) as well as an EP (“Shatter”), which enabled them to win a prominent position in black/death metal. Yet the Swiss-German band furthermore represents the heritage of the Swiss black/avantgarde metal legend Celtic Frost in a worthy manner. Their main songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist is now the frontman and mastermind of TRYPTIKON. An unforgettable night is awaiting us and you!

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Los Angeles power trio SINICLE will release new album Angels & Demons on September 22. The band combines the groove of Heavy Metal, the angst of Rock, and the soul of Blues, setting them in a world of their own. The band has just released the official video for first single "Baltimore."

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BLACK STAR RIDERS are currently coming to the end of a run of well-received European summer festival dates with new drummer Chad Szeliga. Just prior to their "special guest" slot at the Ramblin' Man Fair on July 29th, BLACK STAR RIDERS are pleased to present the official lyric video for the track 'Cold War Love'. The song is a smouldering and reflective ballad, packed with the band's signature sound and soaring riffs. Check it out below.

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Fighter Records is proud to announce the sngning of one of Portugal's finest and most promising Heavy Metal act called LYZZÄRD, for the official release of their debut album "Savage", originally self-financed earlier this year on a limited CD-R pressing. Official release date for "Savage" will be 27th of September through Fighter Records on CD format. LYZZÄRD will re-launch an official video-clip of the song "Katana" next month, so watch out for it. IN the meantime , check out the band's official Facebook site here and listen to an advance song from the album below.



British Steel - The Rising Force Of British Heavy Metal

Dissonance Productions, the home to legendary British acts Diamond Head and Grim Reaper is putting it's money where it's mouth is and heralding a new dawn of British metal acts. Acts eager to follow in the size 12's of one-time hopefuls who struck out over the past decades, some of whom went stratospheric, some who didn't but command mega-cult status worldwide. Bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Raven, Girlschool, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Judas Priest and a host of others. Having breathed life back into seminal old favourites from the likes of Raven, Vardis, Onslaught, Samson, Venom, Girlschool, Marshall Law, Blitzkrieg, Cloven Hoof, Jaguar, Xentrix, Amebix, Slammer, Deathwish and more it's now time to unleash the ravenous new breed. On BRITISH STEEL you'll hear Amulet, Aggressive Perfector, Eliminator, Dungeon, Dark Forest, Toledo Steel, Vuil, Seven Sisters, Insurgency, Neuronspoiler and Wytch Hazel. Hits the streets running on August 22, 2017. Check out the album teaser below



"The Raven Eyes", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Five", which was released last September via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, 3 DOORS DOWN, FEAR FACTORY, FLYLEAF and SKILLET, among others.



July 19th, 2017

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE NEW MOBILE GAME, 'JUDAS PRIEST: ROAD TO VALHALLA' IS AVAILABLE TODAY

Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that "Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla," a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store. Game download link to App Store here:http://apple.co/2uG3i3n

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs "Halls of Valhalla," "Breaking the Law", "Turbo Lover", "Electric Eye", and "Painkiller" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming."

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 'Battle Cry' album available to players exclusively within the game. Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill "stem meters" to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.

"When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience" said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game.

"For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog."

"Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla" is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.

"Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla.....? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla...?"

Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott



On September 15th, ENSIFERUM will release their seventh full-length, 'Two Paths', worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. To hear the first single, 'For Those About to Fight for Metal', please visit this location. To view the vinyl master tape cutting, fans can watch a video by T. Ruotsalainen and A. Kippo below.



FALLUJAH have released the following statement:

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of our vocalist and friend, Alex Hofmann. A decade-long journey has just ended for one of our founding members, and now he begins a new path separate from our own. His dedication and creativity have been a vital part of FALLUJAH for the last ten years, but we respect his decision and support him wholeheartedly.

The Dreamless touring cycle has been our longest and most challenging yet; taking us across the planet with bands we respect and admire while molding this band into a brotherhood. These experiences have brought us together and proven that this is what we are meant for. Alex's departure will bring a new period of growth and we intend to come out of it with something groundbreaking for our fans.

We will have a special guest taking over vocals for our festival run in Europe as well as our North American tour with DECAPITATED and THY ART IS MURDER. When we return to California, we will continue writing our new album and begin our search for a new vocalist. We invite all of our local friends and fans to join us in sending Alex off at Bay Area Death Fest; his last show, but a new beginning for us in FALLUJAH."

Hofmann adds:
"The reasons for my departure are both complicated and difficult to summarize; but one thing I know now is that in order to begin a new chapter in life, you must inevitably close the previous one.

FALLUJAH is currently on a nonstop skyward trajectory and my departure will not compromise this in the slightest. I love my band mates to death and I will still be involved in a certain respect after my replacement is solidified. I have to also take the time to thank our manager and mentor EJ Johantgen, our A&R Monte Conner and everyone else at Nuclear Blast, our agents JJ Cassiere and Marco Walzel, Karim at Indiemerch and Florian at Impericon, as well as all the others who've ever worked with me behind the scenes keeping this band going.

Thank you to our fans for 10 years of wild nights, stage dives, bloody noses, circle pits and hangovers. To my friends in the touring world, I'm not going anywhere, you will all see me around still. My last show with the band will be Bay Area Death Fest in San Francisco, and I cannot think of a better way to go out!"

FALLUJAH live:

20.07. USA San Francisco, CA - Bay Area Death Fest
02.08. USA Reno, NV - Jub Jub's
05.08. USA Des Moines, IA - Lefty's Live
06.08. USA Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
07.08. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo

11.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
12.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
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

w/ THY ART IS MURDER, DECAPITATED, GHOST BATH
21.08. USA Richmond, VA - Canal Club
22.08. USA Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
23.08. USA Atlanta, GA - The New Masquerade
25.08. USA Houston, TX - Scout Bar
26.08. USA Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
27.08. USA Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
29.08. USA Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
30.08. USA Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
01.09. USA Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
02.09. CDN Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
03.09. USA Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
06.09. USA San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
07.09. USA West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
08.09. USA Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
09.09. USA Mesa, AZ - Club Red
10.09. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11.09. USA Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13.09. USA Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
14.09. USA Joliet, FL - The Forge
15.09. USA Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
16.09. CDN Toronto, ON - The Opera House
17.09. CDN Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
19.09. USA Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
20.09. USA Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
21.09. USA New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
22.09. USA Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23.09. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage

04.11. USA San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest



On August 25th Swedish Heavy Metallers PORTRAIT will release their new album 'Burn The World' worldwide via Metal Blade Records. PORTRAIT has now released the 2nd single taken off album 'Burn The World'. The new song is entitled 'Martyrs' and can be streamed 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. This will be the band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast and continues the tradition of its three predecessors - »Blood Of The Nations«, »Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage« - with grandeur and precision.

Today, the band releases their third album trailer in which Wolf Hoffmann explains the album title and why it fits so perfectly in today's world. If you want to find out about the connection between the new ACCEPT album and the rise of chaos in our world, watch the clip here:



NAILS have announced their live return to Europe with a headline tour scheduled for this November and a slot at Leeds' premier heavy metal festival Damnation. Renowned for the raw DIY energy of their live shows, these dates are not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now!

»Europe in Pain 2017 - Time to Die«

03.11. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
04.11. UK Leeds - Damnation Festival
05.11. UK London - The Underworld
06.11. B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
07.11. NL Utrecht - De Helling
08.11. D Cologne - Gebäude 9
09.11. D Hamburg - Hafenklang
10.11. D Berlin - Cassiopeia
11.11. RUS Moscow - Fassbinder

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Since May, AVATARIUM's latest storm »Hurricanes And Halos« rages through the world and after their highly anticipated show at Finland's Tuska Festival, the Swedish doom virtuosi can't wait to take the stage again and present their new songs live to their European fans on the "Hurricanes And Halos Tour" in September. The band now unveils a tour trailer that you can watch here:

HURRICANES AND HALOS TOUR 2017

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



Massacre Records is happy to welcome the French melodic death metal outfit TEMNEIN to its artist roster! The band is around since 2009, and has already released a demo ("Time To Avenge", 2010) as well as their debut "404B.C." (2014). The latter received great reviews, and allowed the band to share the stage with bands like Mors Principium Est, Primordial, Powerwolf or Eluveitie, among others. TEMNEIN are now ready to unleash their new album "White Stained Inferno" in late October via Massacre Records! The band stated that it will be darker and more atmospheric than the debut. Additional album details will be revealed soon.

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Italian black/doom metallers FORGOTTEN TOMB have finished recording their new album, "We Owe You Nothing". It will include 6 songs for approx. 40 minutes of music. The album recording-sessions started in December 2016 with drums being tracked at Big Pine Creek studio in Italy, but were abruptly interrupted when singer/guitarist Ferdinando "HM" M. was involved in a life-threatening car accident that left him unable to play for months. Recording-sessions were resumed and completed in May 2017 at SPVN Studio in Italy, while mix and mastering were done in June 2017 at Planet-Z studio (Hadley, Massachussets, USA) by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Rob Zombie, Six Feet Under, Crowbar, Soulfly, Hatebreed, etc.). The album is due in fall 2017 on Agonia Records.

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On September 1st, PARADISE LOST abruptly end summer with the release of their 15th studio album »Medusa«. And while winter is approaching, the band now presents their second interview trailer, in which bassist Steve Edmondson speaks about the work with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, the band's influences and how the music scene changed since the band's inception almost 3 decades ago. Watch the clip here:



Spanish modern melodeath metallers Rise To Fall just released the video of the song "Burning Signs".



Milwaukee's KHAZADDUM have released the official video for new single "The Deathless Crown," a track from forthcoming album Plagues Upon Arda. Get your Dwarven Death Metal fix below. KHAZADDUM will release sophomore album Plagues Upon Arda August 19. Following the 2015 In Dwarven Halls EP, the album offers a deeper glimpse into the tragic world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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July 18th, 2017

Eight years after melodic death/folk metal masters ELUVEITIE released their acoustic album »Evocation I«, the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. »Evocation II - Pantheon« will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, front man Chrigel and his eight loyal colleagues grant a look behind the scenes. In this new trailer, the band gives an insight into their studio routine and their new form of working, which has brought lots of fresh energy into the recording process.

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Morbid Angel Cancels European Summer Festival Appearances

MORBID ANGEL have been forced to cancel their European summer festival appearances slated for late July and August due to "unfortunate and last minute, unforeseen problems with a passport for one of the members of the band."

MORBID ANGEL's management, World Management, said in a statement: "In well over thirty years, we have never had an incident like this, nor have we ever canceled shows in our past. We have been advised by the U.S. State Department / passport agency that a new passport will not be forthcoming in time for any of the upcoming festivals.

"MORBID ANGEL are extremely unhappy about this loss of shows and want to apologize to all the fans, promoters, and vendors in Europe! We are working to have this issue remedied for the future and are looking forward to coming back to Europe and playing for all of our fans in November!"

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Italian Technical/Melodic Death Metal band INTEGRAL recently released debut album Resilience on Japanese label Ghastly Music. INTEGRAL's sound can be summarized as the merging point of melodic death metal riffing, brutal blast beats, harsh vocal lines, deathcore groovy breakdowns, and mellow fusion openings. That is exactly what one gets from the 10 tracks on Resilience, along with introspective and inner conflict-based lyrics. Mixed and mastered by Ettore Rigotti (Destrage, Disarmonia Mundi, Babymetal...), the album also features Steffen Kummerer from OBSCURA and Tommy Talamanca from SADIST.

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Fans that have seen METAL CHURCH live at their recent shows in the United States and Europe, may have noticed a new face on stage. The guy behind the kit has been none other than Stet Howland and now that the hazing process is complete, METAL CHURCH are happy to announce the addition of Stet Howland as the band's permanent new drummer!

Vocalist Mike Howe adds, "I am overwhelmed and grateful that Stet has found his way into the fold and I look forward to many successful and joyful performances together."

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof compliments Stet saying, "We are extremely happy to have Stet as our new engine. He is a fantastic drummer and a great guy to work with. But the hazing shall continue relentlessly!"

Stet Howland shares his excitement about joining METAL CHURCH: "After being home for only a few days from possibly the best tour of my life, I received a conference call from Kurdt and Mike, for a split second I thought to myself 'Oh shit, what did I do?' But my concern quickly turned to an un-removable smile when they asked if I would be interested in being a permanent member of METAL CHURCH.

It's no secret that METAL CHURCH have always been one of my favorite metal bands and that, in my opinion, they are on the strongest ascent of any band in their genre! And given that the band kicks ass live, has an incredible record label, amazing publicist, a rabid fan base, relevant new music, recent Billboard chart positions and first week CD sales that rival multi-platinum acts, my answer was an unwavering "YES"!

On my maiden journey I was blown away by Mike Howe's consistent crowd destruction, Kurdt's ridiculously heavy riffs, Rick Van Zandt's refusal to make even one mistake and my glue-like bond with Steve (it's a well known fact that METAL CHURCH bass player Steve Unger is one of my closest friends and it was Steve who initially suggested me to the band).

There is understanding, mutual respect and camaraderie present here that is missing in so many "famous" acts. I am honored to be a member of such a group of people and will do my best to deliver strong performances both live and in the studio."

METAL CHURCH - Summer 2017:

01.08. N Oslo - Sentrum Scene (w/ MEGADETH)
02.08. DK Copenhagen - Store Vega (w/ MEGADETH)
04.08. CH Zurich - Dynamo (w/ GONOREAS, BURNING WITCHES)
05.08. F Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans - Sylak Open Air
06.08. I Cusano Milanino - Blues Rose Fest Open Air
08.08. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
09.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
10.08. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
11.08. NL Leeuwarden - Into the Grave
12.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
07.09. USA Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA XVIII



On September 15th CRIPPER will release their new album 'Follow Me: Kill!' worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Surf now over to this location to check out the first single from 'Follow Me: Kill!' which is the album opener 'Pressure'!

CRIPPER live:
29/07/17 DE - Coburg - Summerblast Festival
02/09/17 DE - Kleinwenkheim - Bonebreaker Festival
15/09/17 DE - Hannover - Subkultur (Release Show 'Follow Me: Kill!')
20/10/17 DE - Greifswald - Jugendzentrum Klex
21/10/17 DE - Hannover - LUX
22/10/17 DE - Köln - MTC
27/10/17 DE - Markneukirchen - Music Hall
28/10/17 DE - Berlin - Cassiopeia
09/12/17 DE - Andernach - JUZ Andernach

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Today, EDGUY unveil a new live clip of the song 'Out Of Control', which is also part of the bonus DVD of »Monuments«. It was shot during the »Hellfire Club« tour at the Sao Paolo show in 2004.



With only a few days to go until the release of BLIND SEER's debut album "Apocalypse 2.0", the band now posted the official video for the single "Secrets Untold" - enjoy it below. The video was directed by Gael Maleux. Vocalist Wan about the video: "We did not want to have the usual band playing their instruments, instead we went for a short movie. The overall theme is eerie and dark, sometimes reminiscent of the Hellraiser movies. As for the story, we prefer each viewer to have his own interpretation of the real meaning of the story. As a writer, I like to let people decide what they think the story really is in the end."

BLIND SEER's debut album "Apocalypse 2.0" was mixed and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima, and will be released on July 21st via Massacre Records.

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THY ART IS MURDER will release their new album Dear Desolation on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released their first studio trailer detailing the making of the album, here.

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The new NUCLEAR WARFARE album, "Empowered By Hate", is set to be released on August 4th via MDD Records. A video for the track "Let The Hate Reign" is also available on YouTube which leaves no doubt that the motto for 2017 is nothing but "Thrash To The Bone"! "Empowered By Hate" features 10 tracks with a playing time of 40 minutes.

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Here's Tempting Fate's brand new music video for "Carousel" off their forthcoming album Catharsis, available July 21st, 2017.

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ACEPHALIX - featuring members ofVastum, Necrot, Depressor, and more - has completed their third LP, and is preparing to unleash Decreation upon the public masses in September. New label home 20 Buck Spin has unloaded a YouTube stream of the album's pummeling second track, "Suffer (Life In Fragments)," along with early preorders for the record.

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Victory Records is proud to announce the signing of Los Angeles rock outfit DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY. Ring leader and frontman Michael Orlando sheds his skin for the first time since the demise of his former outfit, Vampires Everywhere, with the debut song and video "I'll Find A Way." Seen through the eyes of an irredeemable soul, the video provokes an underlying acknowledgment about the obligation of revenge and the division of ones self. This winter will see the inauguration of rock's newest institution, DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY.

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Rise Records has signed Texas metalcore slingers Kublai Khan. The band will release its label debut album "Nomad" on 29th September. They also has rewarded fans with a tour promo and album announcement video teaser featuring the new song "Antpile". "We have been grinding for close to 10 years as a band" stated vocalist Matt Honeycutt "The ups and downs over the years have molded us into the band we are today, which brings us to a new chapter. We are more than excited to announce we are signing with Rise Records and releasing our new album Nomad. There is a lot of cool shit on the way, folks, so thank you for the never-ending love and support".

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM unveiled a music video for “BORN FROM THE SERPENT’S EYE”. The song appears on Thrice Woven, due out August 23rd on the band’s own Artemisia Records. Wolves in the Throne Room commented: "This is our first video. We lit a bonfire and blasted through the first part of 'Born from the Serpent’s Eye'. You’ll have to listen to the full track to hear Anna Von Hausswollf’s glory. This is the first time we’d played the song with Kody and it f*cking slayed. Peter and Nico captured the magic. May the good fires blaze!"

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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! Today, they release their first track by track documentary, in which the trio talks about the first four songs of the new album. If you want to get more info about 'Seasons Of The Black', 'Serpents In Disguise', 'Blackened Karma' and 'Time Will Tell', watch the clip, here.

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British death metal band SUBSERVIENCE have just released a lyric video for their song "Beneath the Earth". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album Forest of the Impaled, which will be released on August 11th via Black Bow Records.

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Dutch progressive rock band KAYAK has signed a worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic. The band's seventeenth studio album is entitled "Seventeen" and is set for release on January 12, 2018. Currently being busy mixing "Seventeen", the band's mastermind Ton Scherpenzeel comments: "KAYAK are excited about signing to IOM, and are looking forward to a long lasting and successful collaboration. The combination of the band with an almost complete new line up, and a new record company seems very promising and will hopefully open new doors for us!"

Originally, the album's release was already announced for October 2017 and a presale is available via KAYAK's official website. It remains valid but due to the new record deal, these pre-orders will be fulfilled in early 2018 when InsideOutMusic officially releases "Seventeen".

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Nuclear Blast Entertainment,‎ via a licensing deal with 20 Buck Spin, announced the worldwide (ex. North America) signing of Denver, Colorado based heavy metal quartet KHEMMIS. KHEMMIS are currently working on new material destined to be their third record, due to be released in 2018 via 20 Buck Spin in North America and via Nuclear Blast Entertainment elsewhere globally.

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ALTER BRIDGE just recently announced their special Royal Albert Hall shows for early October, which sold out extremely fast, followed by additional UK and Ireland shows subsequently. Due to the great demand to get them back to Europe's mainland as well, the band now can proudly announce "The Last Hero" tour all across Europe! Starting in wonderful Paris at the Elysee Montmartre, the tour leads ALTER BRIDGE from France to the Netherlands, from Germany over Austria to Poland, Hungary, Switzerland all the way down to sunny Spain and Portugal, where they also ended their last tour just a couple of days ago! In case you saw ALTER BRIDGE live on this past tour run or somewhere on the Summer festivals: don't think they won't add anything new to the set list! Quite the contrary! They will play a totally different set that differs very much to the shows they recently played over the Summer!

ALTER BRIDGE - "The Last Hero" Tour
Mon 02.10.17 UK - London / Royal Albert Hall - SOLD OUT
Tue 03.10.17UK - London / Royal Albert Hall - SOLD OUT
Thu 05.10.17 UK - Edinburgh / Usher Hall
Sat 07.10.17 IE - Dublin / Olympia
Sun 08.10.17 UK - Belfast / Ulster Hall
Tue 10.10.17 FR - Paris / Elysee Montmartre
Wed 11.10.17 NL - Groningen / Oosterpoort
Thu 12.10.17 DE - Stuttgart / Porsche Arena
Sun 15.10.17 DE - Hannover / Swiss Life Hall
Mon 16.10.17 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
Wed 18.10.17 AT - Vienna / Gasometer
Fri 20.10.17 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
Sun 22.10.17 HU - Budapest / Sport Arena
Tue 24.10.17 CH - Zurich / Samsung Hall
Thu 26.10.17 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1
Fri 27.10.17 ES - Madrid / La Riviera
Sun 29.10.17 PT - Lisbon / Coliseu

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THRESHOLD have announced their new album »Legends Of The Shires« will be released via Nuclear Blast on 8th September. Today the band unveiled the first single from the release, the ultra-prog epic 'Lost In Translation' which has a song length of over ten minutes! Commented THRESHOLD's Richard West: "We've made a monster of an album so we thought we should release a monster of a single! This epic really showcases the many sides of our sound and is a great prelude to our album release."

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THE QUILL are releasing the first teaser from the coming album „Born From Fire“ (out on Metalville/25.08).



Leading up to the release of Alice Cooper’s upcoming studio album in two weeks, the legendary shock rocker reveals the album’s title track today. The album “Paranormal” is going to be released on July 28th, 2017 on earMUSIC worldwide.

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25 years of EDGUY - a silver anniversary that demands celebration! This is why this autumn, Tobias Sammet and his band members will present their greatest hits on the »The Best Of The Best« tour. As a prelude to this, the upcoming double CD/DVD package »Monuments« is finally out now! Tobias Sammet comments: „I am extremely proud of »Monuments« and the journey that it portrays. 'Open Sesame' is a song I wrote after looking back at the journey and my attitude throughout our career. Painting a lyrical picture of the burning ambition that a young musician needs. Armed with a dream, a Casio keyboard and a large amount of Bugs Bunny's self-confidence. Stuck in the middle of nowhere in Germany but willing to tear down the gate to the magic world of the music business! Ready to sign the first record deal, no matter what the details are. I love this track, not only because I think it's got great energy, but also because it's a very autobiographic lyric and it says a lot about the determination you need to make things happen!"

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Avenged Sevenfold released a video for the track "Dose". The band comments: “Musically, ‘Dose’ was supposed to be a Part 2 to “Roman Sky” and had a very cinematic feel, but we turned it into more of a tripped-out metal song,” says vocalist M. Shadows. “The lyrics were inspired by an unsolved mystery that dates back to the 1950s about an airline traveler who, if you believe the story, supposedly fell into our dimension from another. According to reports, he showed up in a Tokyo airport with a passport from a country that didn’t exist anywhere on a map. He was detained for questioning, but mysteriously vanished from a room guarded by immigration officials, taking with him all evidence of his existence. It ties into the theory that there are infinite possibilities of our lives being played out across space and time. Don’t know if the story is true, but I’m fascinated by that kind of stuff and thought it’d be a fun idea for a song.”

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Finnish Post Metal ensemble Atlases are currently working on the final touches for their debut EP, Penumbra, scheduled to be released this Autumn via Pest Records. As an insight on what the band will be offering, a first single extract from the upcoming EP, the track Medusa, is now available as a lyric video below but also as audio streaming and free download here

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WINTERSUN are set to unleash their third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, this week through Nuclear Blast. Additionally, »Wintersun live at Tuska 2013« will be released on vinyl on the same day. To give their fans a taster of this live album, 'Beautiful Death (live)' has been launched today.

WINTERSUN live:
22.07. I Brescia - Colony Open Air
09.08. CZ Josefov - Brutal Assault
11.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
13.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina - More than Fest

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08.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
09.09. D Leipzig - Hellraiser (Extented Show)
10.09. D Hanover - Musikzentrum
11.09. PL Warsaw - Progresja
12.09. PL Gdansk - B90
14.09. EST Tallinn -Rockclub Tapper
15.09. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
16.09. LT Vilnius - Rock River Club
17.09. BY Minsk - Re:public
18.09. UA Kiev - Sentrum
20.09. PL Cracow - Kwadrat
21.09. A Graz - PPC
22.09. H Budapest - Barba Negra
23.09. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport
24.09. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
25.09. SLO Ljubljana - Cvetlicarna
27.09. F Colmar- Le Grillen
28.09. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
29.09. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
30.09. A Innsbruck - Hafen
04.10. GR Athens - Kyttaro
05.10. GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater
06.10. BG Sofia - Club Mixtape 5
07.10. RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane

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Black Metal outfit HALPHAS are the newest signing in the Folter Records roster. The band was founded in 2014 by drummer Tempestas (who also plays in NOCTURNAL and CROSS VAULT) Thustan (guitar), Forcas (bass) and vocalist Legatus. A first demo was released in 2015, and in 2016 the band started to record their debut album. "Dawn Of A Crimson Empire" is scheduled to be released this year.

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Entera, Thrash Metal from Nuremberg (Germany) have made a new video for the song "Cheating" From their current EP "The Pit Is Ours".

ENTERA LIVE:
05.08.17 Immerhin, Würzburg mit MACABRE !
16.09.17 Sternen, Auggen
23.09.17 Juz Poing
07.10.17 Jugendhaus Degerloch
28.10.17 Cube, Nürnberg
11.11.17 Passau, Tabakfabrik

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Greek Alternative Metallers Serenity Broken, have just released a brand new video from their second full length album "Redefine", entitled "Faint Slit".

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TRAVELIN JACK release a new digital single and video for the song "Keep On Running" today. The track is taken from their forthcoming album "Commencing Countdown". The video was produced by renowned film producer and cover designer Andreas Marschall. The band comments the song as follows: "This song is for all the dancing fools out there. Forget about this crazy world for a while and don't let your life be dictated by fear! You've got the power....so keep on running!"

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ANY GIVEN DAY from the heart of the German Ruhr area have inked a record deal with Arising Empire. After their successful tour with BURY TUMORROW, THE CHARM THE FURY and a lot of festivals, there is soon more to come! In the meantime, to get a first impression of ANY GIVEN DAY, please watch the recent music video, 'Arise'.

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According to band's schedule, Acid Death will enter studio in late autumn /2017 to start the pre-production and recording of the new album that will follow the successful "Hall Of Mirrors" (2015, 7hard/7us). This one -untitled yet- will be band's fifth album or 8th official release, keeping in mind that Acid Death's very first and lost album of 1992, "Balance Of Power", was released for first time on its original format in March/2017, after 25 years of its recording...

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July 5th, 2017

»Der Rote Reiter« (engl.: »The Red Rider«), the tenth studio album of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will be released August 25th, 2017. Today, the band has launched the first official album Trailer on YouTube, which you can see below.

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ELA will release its new album "Second Reality" on August 25, 2017 via Massacre Records. You can now watch the lyric video for the single "Deadly Sins", off the upcoming album below.

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ENSLAVED have finished the recording process of their 14th full-length album in the Fascination Street Studios, with Jens Bogren. More informaion on ENSLAVED's new record will be revealed on August 11th.

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Eight years after melodic death/folk metal masters ELUVEITIE released their acoustic album »Evocation I«, the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. »Evocation II - Pantheon« will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Recently, the band unleashed their first new song 'Epona'. Watch the music video of 'Epona' below

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COMEBACK KID have announced their next European run for late 2017 in support of their upcoming new album, »Outsider«.
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EVERY TIME I DIE
+ KNOCKED LOOSE
+ HIGHER POWER
16.11.17 Belgium Antwerp @ Trix
17.11.17 Germany Oberhausen @ Kulttempel
18.11.17 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
19.11.17 Germany Frankfurt @ Zoom
20.11.17 Germany München @ Backstage
21.11.17 Germany Berlin @ SO36
22.11.17 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
23.11.17 Netherlands Utrecht @ Helling
EVERY TIME I DIE (Headline)
COMEBACK KID
+ KNOCKED LOOSE
+ HIGHER POWER
24.11.17 UK London @ Koko
25.11.17 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
26.11.17 UK Bristol @ Bierkeller
27.11.17 UK Birmingham @ 02 Institute 2
28.11.17 UK Manchester @ Academy 2
COMEBACK KID (Headline)
+ KNOCKED LOOSE
+ HIGHER POWER
29.11.17 France Paris @ Gibus
30.11.17 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
01.12.17 Austria Vienna @ Flex
02.12.17 Hungary Budapest @ Akvarium
03.12.17 Czech Rep Prague @ Futurum
Outsider« is going to be released on September 8, 2017 via Nuclear Blast (world / on New Damage Records in Canada).

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CHASTAIN has released a new video for the song "All Hail". That song is on the album "We Bleed Metal 17", which will be release August 25th, 2017 via PURE STEEL RECORDS.

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Karisma Records reveals the new details of the upcoming album from psychedelic rockers Himmellegeme.Their debut full-length album, "Myth of Earth", is set for release on Karisma Records on the 6th October.

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Fresh from helping to resurrect In The Woods..., James Fogarty then immediately began to reconstruct his long-running solo effort Ewigkeit and record the new album Cosmic Man, which is set for international release on July 14th via Svart Records. And today, a lyric video for Cosmic Man track "Death is the Portal" has been revealed at Svart's official YouTube channel below.

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Spanish Power Metal band TALES OF GAIA, have just launched the 2nd advance single for their upcoming debut album "Hypernova", in form of a lyric video for the song "Flamma Ardet". The new TALES OF GAIA album "Hypernova" is scheduled for its release on 4th of September through Fighter Records.

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BLIND GUARDIAN will soon release their first live record in 14 years! The magical »Live Beyond The Spheres«, a package filled with 22 songs and available as a 3CD-DIGI or 4LP-BOX, will be released on July 7th and guides the fans not only through BLIND GUARDIAN's all-time classics such as 'The Bard's Song (In The Forest)' or 'Mirror Mirror', but also presents rarely performed songs like 'And Then There Was Silence'. If you want to know more about the development of the new album watch the first at full length album trailer which includes lots of interview sequences. Check it out below

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July 4th, 2017

PAIN, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, LINDEMANN), announce the final leg of their highly successful touring-cycle for their multi-chartbreaker album "Coming Home". They will be accompanied by their Swedish modern-rock-comrades from CORRODED and Italian thashers SAWTHIS.
»Coming Home again Tour «
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26.10.17 DE Münster, Sputnikhalle
27.10.17 FR Paris, Petit Bain
28.10.17 FR Lyon, CCO Villeurbanne
30.10.17 DE Siegburg, Kubana
31.10.17 AT Wörgl, Komma
01.11.17 FR Colmar, LE Grillen
02.11.17 DE Jena, F-Haus
03.11.17 DE Geiselwind, Music Hall
04.11.17 DE Mannheim, MS CONNEXION COMPLEX
05.11.17 DE Obertraubling, Eventhall Airport
06.11.17 DE Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
07.11.17 CH Luzern, Schüür
08.11.17 DE Stuttgart, Universum
09.11.17 DE Bremen, Tivoli
10.11.17 NL Hengelo, Metropool
11.11.17 BE Koksijde, Casino
More PAIN dates:
07.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
13.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
28.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
29.07. CH Lottstetten - Meet the Beat
04.08. FIN Mikkeli - Jurassic Rock
05.08. S Nynäshamn - Svandammsparken
17.08. S Falun - Sabaton Open Air
18.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina - More Than Fest

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FALLUJAH, in co-operation with Positive Grid, have released a guitar play-through for the song 'Prodigal Son'. In it, guitarists Brian James and Scott Carstairs faithfully recreate their tones from their latest album »Dreamless«, with Positive Grid's Bias FX amp modeling software. Check out the clip below.

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WRAITH are set to release their new album 'Revelation' on August 4th, 2017 via Ice Rain Records / Cargo Records. 'Revelation' is produced and mixed by legend Neil Kernon (Dokken, Qeensryche, Shy) and mastered by Andy Sneap (Accept, Kreator, Machine Head, Megadeth). Peter Way (UFO) is co-writer on 'Under The Hammer' and this song was mixed by Mike Fraser (Whitesnake, David Coverdale, Blue Murder).
Guests on the album:
Pete Way - Bass (UFO)
Kim Nielsen – Bass (Phantom Blue, Asia)
Steevi Jaimz - Backing Vocals (Tigertailz)
Tony Mills - Backing Vocals (SHY, T.N.T).

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SHINING have finished recording their tenth studio album, 'X - Varg Utan Flock' ("Wolf without a Pack"). Mastermind Niklas Kvarforth comments:" It has been an ordeal of gigantic proportions, but I am pleased to announce that the recording of our tenth album have now come to an end, and I am currently working on the final visual details before this aural nightmare can be sent off to our label and fuck up your lives.

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July 3rd, 2017

VENOM INC. will unleash their upcoming full-length opus, 'Avé' (click for review), out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Last week, the band revealed the first instalment in a new one-on-one video interview series discussing exclusive, behind-the-scenes details about »Avé« and the return of VENOM INC. You can now view part two - specifically detailing the writing process on »Avé«. Watch below.
VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming »Blood Stained Earth« headline tour, featuring support from GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and THE CONVALESCENCE, on September 1. Exclusive VENOM INC. meet & greet packages are available with limited availability - for details please visit: VenomincVIP.

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TESTAMENT's STEVE DI GIORGIO announces a new musical project With Tim "Ripper" Owens and Chris Caffery. Frontiers Music Srl has signed a handful of American metal musicians to collaborate on a new musical project, that remains unnamed just yet. The songs that will comprise the first album are being composed by guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED). Enlisted to help with the writing and to produce the entire venture, including recording and mixing, is Roy "Z" Ramirez (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD). Completing the lineup is the powerhouse rhythm section of bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH, SEBASTIAN BACH, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED) and drummer Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD).

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ANCST, from Berlin, Germany, have released a new official video (see below) for the song "Broken Oath" taken from their last album called "Furnance" which was released on the 19th of February 2017 on CD/Vinyl by Vendetta Records and Yehonala Tapes. The video is a collection of events and live performances from the tour promoting the "Furnance" album, tour that took place at the begining of this year. Also, ANCST announced the release of a new split LP with their long time friends KING APATHY, formerly known as THRÄNENKIND.
The release will be available with the following options:
- 100x ultra clear with purple splatter
- 100x white with black mix fx
- 300x clear
- 300x white
- 200x black"

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KORPIKLAANI are set to release »Live at Masters of Rock« on August 25th. Through Nuclear Blast. As a first taster, a live clip of 'Pilli on pajusta tehty' has been launched today.
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»Live at Masters of Rock« - Track Listing:

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2016:
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. A Man With A Plan
03. Journey Man
04. Pilli on pajusta tehty
05. Erämaan ärjyt
06. Lempo
07. Sahti
08. Ruumiinmultaa
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer
2014:
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. Tuonelan tuvilla
03. Ruumiinmultaa
04. Metsämies
05. Kantaiso
06. Juodaan viinaa
07. Petoeläimen kuola
08. Sumussa hämärän aamun
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

CD1 (2016)
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. A Man With A Plan
03. Journey Man
04. Pilli on pajusta tehty
05. Erämaan ärjyt
06. Lempo
07. Sahti
08. Ruumiinmultaa
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer

CD2 (2014)
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. Tuonelan tuvilla
03. Ruumiinmultaa
04. Metsämies
05. Kantaiso
06. Juodaan viinaa
07. Petoeläimen kuola
08. Sumussa hämärän aamun
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer
KORPIKLAANI live:

06.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
09.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
21.07. RUS Usabda Otrada - Folk Summer Fest
22.07. UA Dovzhanka - Faine Misto
11.08. RO Brasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
12.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
08./09.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
16.09. J Osaka - amHall
17.09. J Nagoya - Rad Hall
18.09. J Tokyo - Liquid Room
20.09. RC Shenzhen - Red Sugar Jar
21.09. RC Guangzhou - Tu Space
22.09. RC Chengdu - Little Bar Space
23.09. RC Beijing - Gawara-Tango Live
24.09. RC Shanghai - Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Future House
07.10. FIN Helsinki - Heavy Metal Heart Festival

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15.02. B Antwerp - Trix
16.02. D Hamburg - Markthalle*
17.02. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2*
18.02. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
19.02. D Saarbrücken - Roxy/Garage
20.02. F Paris - Elysée Montmartre
21.02. F Nantes - Stereolux
22.02. F Toulouse - Le Bikini
23.02. E Madrid - Sala But
24.02. E Barcelona - Salamandra 1
25.02. F Lyon - Transbordeur
26.02. CH Vevey - The Rocking Chair
27.02. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
28.02. D Berlin - Columbia Theater
01.03. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
02.03. D Munich - Backstage*
03.03. D Stuttgart - LKA*
04.03. CH Pratteln - Z7*
05.03. I Milan - Magazzini Generali
06.03. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
07.03. A Graz - Orpheum
08.03. A Vienna - Simm City
09.03. D Leipzig - Hellraiser*
10.03. D Geiselwind - Musichall*
11.03. D Hanover - Capitol
*extended shows - more info coming soon...!

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RAGE reveal 'Adoration', an old AVENGER classic, which was re-recorded in the current line-up for the bonus disc »Avenger Revisited«, which comes along with the limited edition of »Seasons Of The Black««, which will be released on July 28th. Watch the clip below.

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Napalm Records now presents the re-issues of "Spine Of God" and "Tab", the legendary musical beginnings of MONSTER MAGNET, that no doubt can be considered the founding fathers of Stoner Rock. Both classic albums "Tab" and "Spine Of God" will be released on September 1 worldwide and can be pre-ordered at this location. The albums will be available on vinyl and CD. MONSTER MAGNET will also release a brand new studio album later this year.

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On August 25th Finnish cinemascope metallers CRIMFALL will release their new album 'Amain' worldwide via Metal Blade Records.

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Anneke van Giersbergen's VUUR are pleased to announce the release of their debut album 'In This Moment We Are Free – Cities' for the 20th October 2017 worldwide through InsideOutMusic. Each track on the new album is named after a city that made an impression on Anneke while touring the world, and to celebrate the release they have launched a contest where fans can guess each of the locations featured on the album, and win exclusive and rare merchandise. Head to vuur.insideoutmusic.com to take part.
VUUR are:
Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) - vocals
Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) - drums
Jord Otto - guitars (My Propane, ex-ReVamp)
Ferry Duijsens - guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) - bass

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PYRAMAZE just released a lyric video for the track "Obsession" from their new album "Contingent". The album is available now through Inner Wound Recordings.

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TEN unveiled today the third single and first music video from their forthcoming 13th studio album entitled "Gothica", which will be released on the 7th of July, 2017 via Frontiers Records.

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FALLUJAH, in co-operation with Positive Grid, have released a guitar play-through for the song 'Prodigal Son'. In it, guitarists Brian James and Scott Carstairs faithfully recreate their tones from their latest album »Dreamless«, with Positive Grid's Bias FX amp modeling software. Check out the clip below.

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WRAITH are set to release their new album 'Revelation' on August 4th, 2017 via Ice Rain Records / Cargo Records. 'Revelation' is produced and mixed by legend Neil Kernon (Dokken, Qeensryche, Shy) and mastered by Andy Sneap (Accept, Kreator, Machine Head, Megadeth). Peter Way (UFO) is co-writer on 'Under The Hammer' and this song was mixed by Mike Fraser (Whitesnake, David Coverdale, Blue Murder).
Guests on the album:
Pete Way - Bass (UFO)
Kim Nielsen – Bass (Phantom Blue, Asia)
Steevi Jaimz - Backing Vocals (Tigertailz)
Tony Mills - Backing Vocals (SHY, T.N.T).

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SHINING have finished recording their tenth studio album, 'X - Varg Utan Flock' ("Wolf without a Pack"). Mastermind Niklas Kvarforth comments:" It has been an ordeal of gigantic proportions, but I am pleased to announce that the recording of our tenth album have now come to an end, and I am currently working on the final visual details before this aural nightmare can be sent off to our label and fuck up your lives.

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VENOM INC. will unleash their upcoming full-length opus, 'Avé' (click for review), out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Last week, the band revealed the first instalment in a new one-on-one video interview series discussing exclusive, behind-the-scenes details about »Avé« and the return of VENOM INC. You can now view part two - specifically detailing the writing process on »Avé«. Watch below.
VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming »Blood Stained Earth« headline tour, featuring support from GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and THE CONVALESCENCE, on September 1. Exclusive VENOM INC. meet & greet packages are available with limited availability - for details please visit: VenomincVIP.

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Watch the official video for 'Dein Fleish' (blocked in some cuntries) here:



TESTAMENT's STEVE DI GIORGIO announces a new musical project With Tim "Ripper" Owens and Chris Caffery. Frontiers Music Srl has signed a handful of American metal musicians to collaborate on a new musical project, that remains unnamed just yet. The songs that will comprise the first album are being composed by guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED). Enlisted to help with the writing and to produce the entire venture, including recording and mixing, is Roy "Z" Ramirez (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD). Completing the lineup is the powerhouse rhythm section of bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH, SEBASTIAN BACH, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED) and drummer Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD).

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ANCST, from Berlin, Germany, have released a new official video (see below) for the song "Broken Oath" taken from their last album called "Furnance" which was released on the 19th of February 2017 on CD/Vinyl by Vendetta Records and Yehonala Tapes. The video is a collection of events and live performances from the tour promoting the "Furnance" album, tour that took place at the begining of this year. Also, ANCST announced the release of a new split LP with their long time friends KING APATHY, formerly known as THRÄNENKIND.
The release will be available with the following options:
- 100x ultra clear with purple splatter
- 100x white with black mix fx
- 300x clear
- 300x white
- 200x black"

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KORPIKLAANI are set to release »Live at Masters of Rock« on August 25th. Through Nuclear Blast. As a first taster, a live clip of 'Pilli on pajusta tehty' has been launched today.
Check it out, below.
»Live at Masters of Rock« - Track Listing:

Blu-ray/DVD
2016:
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. A Man With A Plan
03. Journey Man
04. Pilli on pajusta tehty
05. Erämaan ärjyt
06. Lempo
07. Sahti
08. Ruumiinmultaa
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer
2014:
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. Tuonelan tuvilla
03. Ruumiinmultaa
04. Metsämies
05. Kantaiso
06. Juodaan viinaa
07. Petoeläimen kuola
08. Sumussa hämärän aamun
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer

CD1 (2016)
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. A Man With A Plan
03. Journey Man
04. Pilli on pajusta tehty
05. Erämaan ärjyt
06. Lempo
07. Sahti
08. Ruumiinmultaa
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Viima
11. Metsämies
12. Kultanainen
13. Kipumylly
14. Ämmänhauta
15. Rauta
16. Kylästä keväinen kehto
17. Wooden Pints
18. Vodka
19. Beer Beer

CD2 (2014)
01. Intro (Tanhuvaara)
02. Tuonelan tuvilla
03. Ruumiinmultaa
04. Metsämies
05. Kantaiso
06. Juodaan viinaa
07. Petoeläimen kuola
08. Sumussa hämärän aamun
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Kultanainen
11. Uniaika
12. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
13. Uni
14. Vodka
15. Ievan polkka
16. Rauta
17. Wooden Pints
18. Pellonpekko
19. Happy Little Boozer
KORPIKLAANI live:

06.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
09.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
21.07. RUS Usabda Otrada - Folk Summer Fest
22.07. UA Dovzhanka - Faine Misto
11.08. RO Brasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
12.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
08./09.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
16.09. J Osaka - amHall
17.09. J Nagoya - Rad Hall
18.09. J Tokyo - Liquid Room
20.09. RC Shenzhen - Red Sugar Jar
21.09. RC Guangzhou - Tu Space
22.09. RC Chengdu - Little Bar Space
23.09. RC Beijing - Gawara-Tango Live
24.09. RC Shanghai - Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Future House
07.10. FIN Helsinki - Heavy Metal Heart Festival

w/ ARKONA, HEIDEVOLK, TROLLFEST
15.02. B Antwerp - Trix
16.02. D Hamburg - Markthalle*
17.02. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2*
18.02. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
19.02. D Saarbrücken - Roxy/Garage
20.02. F Paris - Elysée Montmartre
21.02. F Nantes - Stereolux
22.02. F Toulouse - Le Bikini
23.02. E Madrid - Sala But
24.02. E Barcelona - Salamandra 1
25.02. F Lyon - Transbordeur
26.02. CH Vevey - The Rocking Chair
27.02. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
28.02. D Berlin - Columbia Theater
01.03. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
02.03. D Munich - Backstage*
03.03. D Stuttgart - LKA*
04.03. CH Pratteln - Z7*
05.03. I Milan - Magazzini Generali
06.03. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
07.03. A Graz - Orpheum
08.03. A Vienna - Simm City
09.03. D Leipzig - Hellraiser*
10.03. D Geiselwind - Musichall*
11.03. D Hanover - Capitol
*extended shows - more info coming soon...!

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RAGE reveal 'Adoration', an old AVENGER classic, which was re-recorded in the current line-up for the bonus disc »Avenger Revisited«, which comes along with the limited edition of »Seasons Of The Black««, which will be released on July 28th. Watch the clip below.

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Napalm Records now presents the re-issues of "Spine Of God" and "Tab", the legendary musical beginnings of MONSTER MAGNET, that no doubt can be considered the founding fathers of Stoner Rock. Both classic albums "Tab" and "Spine Of God" will be released on September 1 worldwide and can be pre-ordered at this location. The albums will be available on vinyl and CD. MONSTER MAGNET will also release a brand new studio album later this year.

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On August 25th Finnish cinemascope metallers CRIMFALL will release their new album 'Amain' worldwide via Metal Blade Records.

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Anneke van Giersbergen's VUUR are pleased to announce the release of their debut album 'In This Moment We Are Free – Cities' for the 20th October 2017 worldwide through InsideOutMusic. Each track on the new album is named after a city that made an impression on Anneke while touring the world, and to celebrate the release they have launched a contest where fans can guess each of the locations featured on the album, and win exclusive and rare merchandise. Head to vuur.insideoutmusic.com to take part.
VUUR are:
Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) - vocals
Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) - drums
Jord Otto - guitars (My Propane, ex-ReVamp)
Ferry Duijsens - guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) - bass

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PYRAMAZE just released a lyric video for the track "Obsession" from their new album "Contingent". The album is available now through Inner Wound Recordings.

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TEN unveiled today the third single and first music video from their forthcoming 13th studio album entitled "Gothica", which will be released on the 7th of July, 2017 via Frontiers Records.

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