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September 21sth, 2017
Warner Music will release IRON MAIDEN's "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter" on November 17 worldwide (through BMG in the USA). This live recording comprises fifteen songs captured during "The Book Of Souls World Tour", which covered thirty-nine countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter" will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD and vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download.
On October 27th, Ordo MCM will present the third and final album of Thy Serpent's Cult, 'Supremacy of Chaos'. In 2018 the band will celebrate its tenth Birthday by saying goodbye. In the leadup to the album's release, a special lyric video for "Into the Depths of Hell" can be viewed at Ordo MCM's official YouTube channel, or below.
On October 13th ENSLAVED will release their 14th album »E«. Now they unveil the third album trailer, in which guitarist and songwriter Ivar Bjørnson guides you through the recording studio where »E« was created, while singer and bassist Grutle Kjellson explains the band's working relationship with co-producer Iver Sandøy. Watch the trailer below.
No Remorse Records announced the release of the special 30th anniversary edition of "Blaze Of Glory", the third studio album of JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR. The reissue will be available on October 30, 2017, and will include thick booklet with a lot of previously unseen photos, lyrics, new liner notes, and 5 bonus tracks: 3 studio ones, and 2 live recordings. The album has been remastered by Bart Gabriel, who except producing last two BURNING STARR studio albums, recently mastered reissues of bands such as CIRITH UNGOL and SORTILEGE, as well as the new PAGAN ALTAR and CRYSTAL VIPER albums.
Belgian dark rock outfit DIABLO BLVD has just played their new single 'Summer Has Gone' live on Belgian national TV at the popular late-night talk show "Van Gils & Gasten". The song is taken from the highly anticipated new album »Zero Hour«, which is scheduled for September 22th, 2017 release worldwide, via Nuclear Blast. Earlier this year, the band released 3 music videos for 'Animal', 'Sing From The Gallows', and the aforementioned track, which can be watched below.
DIABLO BLVD live:
23.09. B Antwerp - Trix (Release Show)
14.10. UK Bournemouth - The Anvil
15.10. UK London - The Black Heart
17.10. CH Wetzikon - Hall of Fame
18.10. D Munich - Backstage Club
19.10. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
20.10. D Berlin - Privatclub
21.10. D Hamburg - Marx
24.10. NL Nijmegen - Merleyn
25.10. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
26.10. D Cologne - Jungle
27.10. D Stuttgart - Keller Klub
28.10. D Weinheim - Café Central
10.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise
ERDVE are releasing a live video for the track "Atraja", which is taken from their forthcoming debut full-length, 'Vaitojimas', which will be out in early 2018. The Lithuanian experimental hardcore collective was filmed at their live debut at the Armageddon Descends V festival in Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017, which is the biggest annual in-door event f the Baltic extreme metal scene. The clip can be viewed at the link below.
Heptaedium just revealed a new track named « Mara », from its new album « How Long Shall I Suffer Here ? », the third one in less than three years. « How Long Shall I Suffer Here ? » will be released on October 6th via Apathia Records. Check out the song on Bandcamp below.
On September 1st, PARADISE LOST released their 15th studio album in collaboration with Nuclear Blast and the reaction to the eagerly awaited »Medusa« were brilliant, both among fans and press. The full-length release entered the charts worldwide and here are the best results of the Gorgon's first week out:
#19 Czech Republic
#20 Belgium VL
#25 Belgium WA
#5 USA - Top Current Hard Music Albums
#7 USA - Top New Artists/Heatseekers
#32 USA - Top Current Rock Albums
#100 USA - Top Current Albums
At the end of this month, PARADISE LOST start their European tour supported by their label mates PALLBEARER and the Portuguese doomsters SINISTRO. To get an idea of what to expect from this massive return to the stages, you can now watch a 360° video snippet of the band's release show at the LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart:
"Don't Miss You Much", the new video from Kee Marcello (ex Europe), can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest studio album, "Scaling Up", which was released in October 2016 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd and his solo band have canceled their previously announced European tour. The trek, which was scheduled to run from September 14 through November 6, was called off because of a combination of "a key bandmember" coming down with a virus and "unforeseen key logistical and technical issues," according to a statement released by Rudd's management, Wave 365 Media Limited. "Both Phil Rudd and his band," who were "were fully rehearsed and ready to travel," were "very keen to perform again in Europe and hope this ambition can be fully realized in 2018," the statement adds.
DELAIN spent the last year celebrating their tenth anniversary — from the release of their fifth full-length album, "Moonbathers", and an anniversary edition of their debut disc, "Lucidity", to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world's biggest festival stages — and are about to cap it off with the release of their first-ever live DVD/Blu-ray package.
CD / DVD / Blu-ray:
01. Intro (The Monarch)
02. Hands Of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
04. The Glory And The Scum
05. Get The Devil Out Of Me
06. Army Of Dolls
07. The Hurricane
08. April Rain
09. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell)
10. Here Come The Vultures
11. Fire With Fire
12. The Tragedy Of The Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
13. Danse Macabre
14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens)
15. Your Body Is A Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala)
16. Stay Forever
17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat)
18. The Gathering
19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek)
20. Mother Machine
21. Sing To Me (featuring Marco Hietala)
22. Don't Let Go
23. We Are The Others
"Code Of The Slashers", the brand new video from CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Zev Deans, who previously worked on BEHEMOTH's "Messe Noire", GHOST's "Square Hammer" and PORTAL's "Curtain" videos.
September 19th, 2017
Italian 70's hard rockers WITCHWOOD just released "A Grave is the River" official video. The song is taken from their latest release "Handful of Stars" published by Jolly Roger Records in November 2016. Witchwood will perform live at next Hammer of Doom Festival (Germany) in November with Cirith Ungol, Lucifer's Friend, Count Raven & more and at Malta Doom Festival (Malta) in October, with Hell, Atlantean Kodex & more.
MACHINE HEAD have announced the first tour dates of their world tour in support of their upcoming album, "Catharsis". MACHINE HEAD's ninth full-length album, "Catharsis" was recorded with Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. A January 2018 release via Nuclear Blast is expected.
ARTILLERY releases a brand new video for 'When The Magic Is Gone'. The song is taken off the bands latest album 'Penalty By Perception'. Check it out below. Furthermore, a full European co-headline tour with ONLSAUGHT is kicking off this week.
Thrash Till Death Tour
23/09 - Helvete Club - Oberhausen (DE)
24/09 - Hedon Club - Zwolle (NL)
25/09 - De Verlichte Geest - Roeselare (BE)
26/09 - Roxy Concerts - Flensburg (DE)
27/09 - Garage Deluxe - München (DE)
28/09 - Moonlight Music Hall - Diest (BE)
29/09 - Fuizenfest - Riel (NL) (ONSLAUGHT)
30/09 - Kiehool Burgum - Burgum (NL)
01/10 - OFF DAY
02/10 - Schwarzer Adler - Tannheim-Egelsee (DE)
03/10 - Escape Metalcorner - Vienna (AT)
04/10 - 7er-Club - Mannheim (DE)
05/10 - Musigburg - Aarburg (CH)
06/10 - Dada Live Club - Pavia (IT)
07/10 - Revolver Music Hall - Venice (IT)
08/10 - Borderline - Pisa (IT)
09/10 - Sala Utopia - Zaragoza (SP)
10/10 - OFF DAY
11/10 - SMAC de La Gespe - Tarbes (FR)
12/10 - Sala Upload - Barcelona (SP)
On the 29th of September, the new ARROGANZ album 'Primitiv' will be released by FDA Records/ Soulfood Music on CD, LP and Digital Download. . Today whey present the new video for the song 'Pilgrim'.
Cort Guitars and Basses introduces the GB75JH model of electric bass guitar. This new addition to the GB7 series meets 21st century demand by combining a proven body and bridge design with enhanced electronics, machine heads and more. The tone, feel and look of the GB75JH centers around its Swamp Ash body. As one of the most popular and widely used woods for solid-body electric basses, Swamp Ash is lightweight but offers a surprisingly tight and punchy sound with a strong high-midrange. Find out more on their website.
Selfmadegod Records announce the signing of Scandinavian industrial duo LOBOTOMY DEPT. The band has signed a deal with the Polish label to release their debut material. Listen to the song "Endtimer" below. The album "New World Coma" is out now on Selfmadegod Records.
BELPHEGOR are premiering the official music video for 'Baphomet', taken off their unleashed new masterpiece »Totenritual«.
w/ DESTRÖYER 666, ENTHRONED, NERVOCHAOS
28.09. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
29.09. D Dresden - Puschkin
30.09. NL Amstelveen - P60
01.10. NL Apeldoorn - Gigant
03.10. D Erfurt - From Hell
04.10. D Berlin - SO36
05.10. D Oberhausen - Helvete
06.10. B Bruges - Het Entrepot
07.10. B Marbehan - Salle du Bois Isles
08.10. UK London - The Dome
10.10. UK Glasgow - Audio
11.10. UK Newcastle - The Riverside
12.10. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
13.10. IRL Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
15.10. F Paris - Gibus Live
16.10. F Grenoble - L'Ilyade
17.10. F Marseille - Jas' Rod
18.10. CH Lucerne - Schüür
19.10. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
20.10. A Graz - Explosiv
21.10. A Vienna - Szene
SAMAEL have returned and celebrate their 30th anniversary with “Hegemony” due for release on October 13 through Napalm Records. In anticipation of the upcoming release the band has premiered a brand new video for the song “Black Supremacy”. It is the band's first full-length since their 2011 album Lux Mundi, and the first to include new bassist Thomas Betrisey, replacing Christophe Mermod.
Belgian/Dutch modern metal outfit SPOIL ENGINE have released their official music video for 'Black Sails'. The song comes off of their new full length album »Stormsleeper« which came out in May this year. Watch 'Back Sails' below.
SPOIL ENGINE live:
23.09. GER Hamburg - Hamburg Metal Dayz
20.10. NL Hoofddorp - Duycker
22.10. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
27.10. FR Paris - tba
28.10. FR Bordeaux - tba
29.10. ES Bilbao - Stage Live
31.10. ES Madrid - Sala Lemon
01.11. PT Lissabon - Starway Club
02.11. ES Malaga - Sala Velvet
03.11. ES Castellon - Sala La Burbuja
04.11. ES Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
09.12 NL Tilburg - Little Devil
Sydney's Dreamers Crime are rolling out their videoclip for new track "I Believe in You." The 5-piece have brought a new sound to the table, this being the first taste of a forthcoming album entitled "No Compromises" that will see it's release before the end of 2017.
Osmose Productions announces the signing of Norway's Sjukdom. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's highly anticipated second album, Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer, which shall see release early next year. In the meantime, hear "Naervaer," the first track to be revealed from Stridshymner Og Dodssalmer at Osmose's official YouTube channel.
It’s a year to the day since David Phillips proudly launched his coffee table book From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II. Following in the footsteps of his first book A Drummers Perspective it continues to celebrate the world of drumming with incredible images of over one hundred and thirty legendary drummers. From The Riser features two hundred and seventy previously unseen photographs taken exclusively by the author, David Phillips.
Latin American death metal act Corpse Garden will be releasing their third album IAO 269 in November 2017 via Godz ov War Productions on CD, vinyl, cassette and digitally. A new track "Selenomantic Ecstasies" is streaming viaSoundCloud.]https://soundcloud.com/godzovwar/corpse-garden-selenomantic-ecstasies]SoundCloud[/url].[/url]
SEBASTIEN are back with a brand new song collection. As usual, SEBASTIEN is also cooperating with guest artists who’s names will be announced soon. Watch the first album-trailer (with a piece of a brand new song called "Evermore") below.
SATYRICON are set to release their highly anticipated ninth studio album, 'Deep calleth upon Deep', on September 22 via Napalm Records. Just recently the duo fronted by Satyr released the album title track, now SATYRICON unleash their second single for the track 'To your brethren in the dark'. Get SATYRICON's brand new single below.
DESTRUCTION will release their new "Best of Old School" album »Thrash Anthems II« on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order »Thrash Anthems II« at this location
»Thrash Anthems II« - Track Listing:
01. Confused Mind
02. Black Mass
04. Dissatisfied Existence
05. United By Hatred
06. The Ritual
07. Black Death
08. The Antichrist
09. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan's Vengeance
12. Holiday in Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS Cover)
IMMINENCE have released their new music video for »Up« today. The song comes off of their current record »This Is Goodbye« which was released via Arising Empire earlier this year. Watch 'Up' below. Their tour with ALAZKA and ACROSS THE ATLANTIC starts this weekend. ALAZKA PHOENIX TOUR 2017
Special Guests: IMMINENCE, ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
17.09.17 Germany Hannover @ Mephisto
18.09.17 Germany Dortmund @ FZW
19.09.17 UK Cardiff @ Fuel
20.09.17 UK London @ The Black Heart
21.09.17 NL Harlem @ Patronaat
22.09.17 Germany Trier @ Exhaus
23.09.17 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
24.09.17 Italy Milan @ Circolo Svolta
25.09.17 Austria Wien @ Chelsea
26.09.17 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
27.09.17 Poland Warsaw @ Hydrozagadka
28.09.17 Czech Rep Prague @ Rock Cafe
29.09.17 Germany Dresden @ Konk Klub
30.09.17 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
Folter Records has signed another band Finnish black metallers AUTHOR recently. Their debut album „Lopun Alku" has been released in Early 2017, and the successor and label debut shall follow in Spring / Summer 2018. The recordings will take place in the first quarter of 2018.
BLUES PILLS have announced to release their first ever DVD/Blu Ray, entitled »Lady In Gold Live In Paris«, on November 3, 2017. The release features the band sold out performance at Le Trianon in Paris, France on October 30, 2016 in front of 1.200 fans. Today the band release their performance of the song 'Little Boy Preacher' from said release. Surf to
ENSLAVED will embark on a big headline tour through mainland Europe. Their new album »E«, out on October 13th, will see them strive for a more progressive sound, while still honouring their roots, and this obviously screams for a unique new stage set up, a special light show and other surprises that the true avant-garde Norwegians will bring to the scenes of Europe in November and December. To stay loyal to the underground and support fresh insider tips, the members from ENSLAVED handpicked all their local opening acts. This will allow the fans to see a large variety of promising up-and-coming bands such as Germany's finest IMPERIUM DEKADENZ, post black metallers HERETOIR, atmospheric magicians DARKHER, post-rockers LOST IN KIEV and many more. See the new tour trailer below. Check them out on the following dates (support act mentioned when known)
10.11. D Hamburg - Logo (w/ IMPERIUM DEKADENZ & HERETOIR)
11.11. D Berlin - Nuke (w/ IMPERIUM DEKADENZ & HERETOIR)
12.11. D Cologne - Underground (w/ IMPERIUM DEKADENZ & HERETOIR)
13.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15.11 UK Manchester - o2 Ritz (supporting OPETH)
16.11 UK Glasgow - Barrowlands (supporting OPETH)
17.11. UK Belfast - The Limelight 1 (supporting OPETH)
18.11. IRL Dublin - The Academy (supporting OPETH) *sold out*
19.11. UK Nottingham - Rock City (supporting OPETH)
21.11 UK Bristol - o2 Academy (supporting OPETH)
22.11 UK Birmingham - o2 Institute (supporting OPETH)
24.11. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall (w/ DARKHER & SVALBARD)
25.11. F Paris - Trabendo (w/ LOST IN KIEV, WOLVE)
26.11. B Vosselaar - Biebob
28.11. F Rezé - Barakason (w/ LOST IN KIEV, WOLVE)
29.11. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne (w/ LOST IN KIEV, WOLVE)
30.11. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
01.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
02.12. D Frankfurt - Das Bett (w/ ZATOKREV)
03.12. CZ Prague - Chelmnice (w/ ZATOKREV)
16.12. RU Moscow - Volta
17.12. RU St. Petersburg - Club Zal
CROWSNEST reveals its newest clip "Snake Eyes, from their album" Rational Youth "to be released on October 7th.
CRAVING released a lyric video for a Game Of Thrones-Cover, which can be seen below.
The alternative rock metal band KLOGR have released the music video for their brand new single "Sleeping Through The Seasons". The song, as well as the other tracks of the album, have been recorded at Zeta Factory Studio and mixed at Mainstation Studio in Toronto, Canada, by David Bottrill who has previously worked with PETER GABRIEL, KID ROCK, SMASHING PUMPKINS and TOOL.
CRADLE OF FILTH have released the official lyric video for the venomous new song 'Achingly Beautiful'. The song comes off the band's upcoming album »Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay«. The album is now available for pre-order and will be release on September 22nd through Nuclear Blast.
CRADLE OF FILTH
CRYPTORIANA WORLD TOUR
UK & IRELAND TOUR w/ special guest SAVAGE MESSIAH
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church - Leeds
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol - Bierkeller
CONTINENTAL EUROPE TOUR w/ special guest MOONSPELL
18.01. CZ Prague, Roxy
19.01. CZ Ostrava, Garage
20.01. SK Bratislava, MMC
21.01. HU Budapest, A38
23.01. PL Krakow, Kwadrat
24.01. PL Warsaw, Progresja
25.01. PL Gdansk, B90
27.01. DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.01. DE Berlin, C-Club
29.01. DE Hamburg, Grünspan
30.01. DE Bremen, Schlachthof
01.02. NL Tilburg, 013
02.02. NL Haarlem, Patronaat
03.02. DE Osnabrück, Hyde Park
04.02. DE Cologne, Essigfabrik
06.02. DE Bochum, Zeche
07.02. DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.02. DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
09.02. DE Saarbrücken, Garage
10.02. CH Pratteln, Z7
12.02. IT Milano, Live Club
13.02. IT Bologna, Zona Roveri
14.02. FR St. Etienne, Le Fil
15.02. ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
16.02. ES Madrid, Mon Live (former Penelope)
18.02. FR Limoges, CC John Lennon
19.02. FR Paris, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
20.02. FR Lille, Le Metaphone
21.02. FR Besancon, La Rodia
23.02. DE Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
24.02. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
25.02. AT Dornbirn, Conrad Sohms
26.02. AT Wien, Simm City
27.02. DE München, Backstage Werk
01.03. BE Antwerp, Trix
02.03. DE Flensburg, Roxy
03.03. DK Odense, Posten
04.03. NO Oslo, Vulkan Arena
05.03. SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
07.03. FI Helsinki, Nosturi*
08.03. RU St. Petersburg, Aurora Concert Hall*
09.03. RU Moscow, Yotaspace*
* = without MOONSPELL
EVANESCENCE has released a new single called "Imperfection". Taken from the band's next album, "Synthesis", which is due on November 10, the song features full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell. "Synthesis" will feature two new EVANESCENCE songs — including "Imperfection" — in addition to fan favorites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica.
Today ENSIFERUM will release their seventh full-length, 'Two Paths', worldwide via Metal Blade Records. To celebrate this release the band has now launched a "making of" documentary video for the album, which can be viewed below
The record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
--Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
--180g black vinyl
--turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--golden yellow vinyl (Napalm exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--olive green-marbled vinyl (Levykauppa Finland exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (Yamiin China exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 250 copies)
--forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 250 copies)
--picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!
Fretmonkey Nation launches a guitar solo contest with huge prizes. To enter, you must complete the contest entry form at this location. They are accepting entries from both acoustic and electric guitar players in any genre residing in any country.
THREAT SIGNAL premiere the first single from their fourth studio album, "Disconnect", set to be released on November 10th worldwide via Agonia Records. The band's first new song in six years, "Exit The Matrix", is available in the form of a lyric video below.
Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records announce the worldwide signing of Brooklyn's doom metal trio EYES OF THE SUN. After releasing their self-titled EP in 2010, and debut full-length Chapter I in 2013, the band is now poised to release their second effort in 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.
VUUR (featuring Anneke van Giersbergen, Ed Warby and Johan van Stratum) are set to release their debut album, 'In This Moment We Are Free - Cities' on the 20th October 2017. Now they are pleased to reveal the official video for new single 'My Champion – Berlin', which you can watch now below.
HOODED MENACE are announcing changes in their line-up in advance of their next studio album, which will be released via Season of Mist early in 2018. Bassist Markus Makkonen will now be fully replaced by Antti Poutanen from CHURCH OF THE DEAD and DEVENIAL VERDICT. Furthermore KRYPTS drummer Otso Ukkonen takes over from Pekka Koskelo, who has already recorded all tracks for the forthcoming full-length.
Kartikeya have unveiled the very first track from their upcoming album "Samudra" in the form of a lyric video. You can discover the track « Kannada - Munjaaneddu Kumbaaranna » featuring Karl Sanders (Nile) and Sai Shankar below. "Samudra" will be released on October 19th, or 27 Ashvina 5119 of Kali Yuga, the holy day of Diwali, via Apathia Records.
RAM will release their new album 'Rod' November 3rd via Metal Blade Records. As of today you can watch the lyric video for the first single 'Gulag' at metalblade.com/ram. At the same location you can pre-order the album in the following formats:
--180g black vinyl
--orange red vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--flame splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--red brown marbled vinyl (ebay-exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on orange-brown/black-marbled vinyl and digipak CD, plus a flag, a back patch, a photo card (hand signed by all members), and the 'Monuments Of Masters' 7" featuring covers of VENOM ('In League With Satan') and EXCITER ('Beyond The Gates Of Doom').
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!
Dutch singer Dianne Van Giersbergen has announced her departure from German symphonic metallers XANDRIA. The news comes just one day after XANDRIA canceled its previously announced U.S. tour, which was scheduled to kick off on September 29 in Buffalo, New York and conclude on October 21 in Atlanta, Georgia. Listen to her statement, in which she addresses health issues as a touring musician, on this location.
AMORPHIS recently finished their successful 18-concert »Under The Red Cloud« summer tour where they played arena shows with Danish rockers VOLBEAT amongst others. But before the Finns close the touring cycle in support of their latest album, they announce they have signed another record deal with Nuclear Blast. Watch a statement below. To make the last »Under The Red Cloud« show even more special, the band has come up with a great idea: fans can "jump on stage" with AMORPHIS at The Circus, Helsinki on September 23rd - as part of a 360° experience! The gig will be streamed live, free of charge, but fans can still donate directly to the band on the streaming page. You can also win a limited edition of an AMORPHIS VR headset and enjoy the show to the max. check it out here.
The countdown is on as GWAR gets ready to release their bone-crushing, corpse-grinding new opus 'The Blood of Gods' out October 20th via Metal Blade Records. They now present 'El Presidente,' the second single from the album. Check it out below. Also available is their State Of the Union, on Facebook, presented by Beefcake The Mighty.
PÄNZER will unleash their sophomore record entitled »Fatal Command« on October 6th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records and today, the band unveils another new interview trailer. Watch and listen what frontman Schmier has to tell about the new band line-up and name as well as the members' impact below.
NIGHTWISH and PARKWAY DRIVE are the first confirmed names for the 2018 edition of the FORTAROCK FESTIVAL, held in Nijmegen on June 2nd. Both bands will appear exclisively at Fortarock. Ticket sales start on Friday, September 15th. The organisation is currently contemplating a festival camping. Nightwish is currently working on a new record, that might be ready before the festival season.
On September 15th, ENSIFERUM will release their seventh full-length, 'Two Paths', worldwide via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a new single, 'King of Storms'.
ENSIFERUM tour dates:
Sept. 26 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
Sept. 27 - Langen, Germany - Stadthalle
Sept. 28 - Arnhem, Netherlands - Luxor Live
Sept. 29 - Berlin, Germany - SO36
Sept. 30 - Osnabruck, Germany - Hyde Park
Oct. 1 - Paris, France - La Machine
ANNIHILATOR’S new album “FOR THE DEMENTED”, the Canadian thrash-metal heroes 16th studio album, is slated for a November 3rd 2017 release. The album will be released by Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music/ ADA
Annihilator on tour supporting Testament:
08.09.2017 FRA Torcy Fall Of Summer Festival 09.09.2017 SWI Hüttikon Meh Suff Festival 12.11.2017 BEL Antwerp Trix * 13.11.2017 GER Hannover Musikzentrum ** 14.11.2017 GER Berlin Astra * 15.11.2017 POL Warsaw Progresja * 16.11.2017 SVK Kosice Colloseum * 17.11.2017 POL Wroclaw A2 * 18.11.2017 HUN Budapest Barba Negra * 19.11.2017 CZE Brno Sono Centrum * 20.11.2017 AUT Vienna Arena * 22.11.2017 GER Wiesbaden Schlachthof * 23.11.2017 GER München Backstage * 24.11.2017 GER Saarbrücken Garage * 25.11.2017 GER Stuttgart LKA/Longhorn * 26.11.2017 SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska * 27.11.2017 GER Nürnberg Löwensaal * 28.11.2017 SWI Pratteln Z7 * 30.11.2017 ITA Bologna Estragon * 01.12.2017 ITA Milano Live Club * 02.12.2017 SWI Fribourg Fri-Son * 03.12.2017 FRA Toulouse Bikini * 04.12.2017 ESP Madrid Riviera * 06.12.2017 FRA Lyon Transbordeur * 07.12.2017 FRA Nantes Stereolux * 08.12.2017 FRA Paris Bataclan * 09.12.2017 GER Oberhausen Ruhrpott Metal Meeting * 10.12.2017 NED Haarlem Patronaat * Billing1: * / w Testament & Death Angel Billing2: ** /w Death Angel
UNREAL TERROR released a lyric-Video for the song "Time Bomb". The track is taken from the forthcoming new album entitled "The New Chapter" out on Jolly Roger Records on Cd, Lp (first 100 copies "bone" wax) and Digital, 6th October.
Hells Headbangers sets the release date for a special, long-overdue reissue of Black Death's self-titled debut album. The CD version will be released November 17th while the vinyl version - which includes a 12" and a 7" - will be released December 29th; the cassette tape version is out now. Highly sought after by collectors, not only is Black Death a crucial piece in the rich history of Cleveland heavy metal, its original 1984 release marks the first full-length by an all-African-American heavy metal band. More than that, with the band's origins dating back to 1977, Black Death are largely known to be the first African-American metal band. You can stream their song at Bandcamp.
CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION, featuring former members of Yngwie Malmsteen, Crimson Glory and Kamelot have released a new music video for their debut album due September 22th, 2017 via Sonic Night Music Club. CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION is drummer Patrick Johansson (W.A.S.P., Yngwie Malmsteen) singer Wade Black (Leatherwolf, Crimson Glory), bassist Dirk Van Tilborg (Alias, Kamelot), and guitarist Dewayne Hart (Kinlin).
Tethra have released the official video for the title track from the album Like Crows For The Earth. It is taken from the album: Like Crows For The Earth, released by Sliptrick Records earlier this year.
MOONSPELL are back with their new album, titled '1755', set to be released on November 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records. This album is sung in Portuguese. The album can be pre-orderd at the Napalm Records webshop. Now the the band released a first teaser for the track 'Todos os Santos' (Engl.: 'All Saints'), check this out below.
Nachtmystium has completed work on a new EP titled "Resilient", which will be released in early 2018 via Prophecy. Also, Prophecy will release the group's extensive back catalog, including the critically acclaimed releases “Eulogy IV” (2004), “Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I” (2008), “Worldfall” (2008), “Doomsday Derelicts” (2009), “Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II” (2010), “Silencing Machine” (2012) and the rare 7” EP “As Made” (2012).
WHITECHAPEL has just announced a full European run in support of HEAVEN SHALL BURN for March 2018! AUGUST BURNS RED and IN HEARTS WAKE complete the line-up for the 'The Final March' tour.
THE FINAL MARCH TOUR 2018
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
plus Special Guests:
AUGUST BURNS RED
IN HEARTS WAKE
08.03.2018 DE-Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
09.03.2018 DE-Hamburg, Sporthalle
10.03.2018 SE-Gothenburg, Trädgarn
11.03.2018 SE-Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
12.03.2018 DK-Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
14.03.2018 CZ-Prague, Roxy
15.03.2018 HUN-Budapest, BNMC
16.03.2018 DE-Munich, Zenith
17.03.2018 DE-Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
18.03.2018 BE-Brusseles, AB
19.03.2018 DE-Hannover, Capitol
20.03.2018 NL-Uetrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg
21.03.2018 DE-Saarbrücken, Garage
22.03.2018 CH-Geneve, Usine
23.03.2018 F-Toulouse, Le Metronum
24.03.2018 ES-Madrid, Sala But
25.03.2018 ES-Barcelona, Sala Razzmatazz
27.03.2018 F-Paris, La Machine
28.03.2018 CH-Zürich, Volkshaus
29.03.2018 AT-Vienna, Gasometer
30.03.2018 DE-Berlin, Huxleys Neue Welt
31.03.2018 DE-Cologne, Palladium
01.04.2018 DE-Erfurt, Thüringenhalle
On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release WHITECHAPEL's 'The Somatic Defilement' for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions:
--pale violet-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--dim gray-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--cool gray-marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
Pre order at this location.
"We Owe You Nothing", the ninth studio album from Italian black/doom metal band FORGOTTEN TOMB, is set to be released on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records. The album's title track & first single is available in the form of a lyric video below.
Belarusian doom/death metallers WOE UNTO ME will release their new double album, "Among The Lightened Skies The Voidness Flashed", on September 29 via Solitude Productions. Recently the band premiered the 360° Lyric Video for the new song "Triptych: Shiver, Shelter, Shatter" from the first CD of the album, with special guest vocalists: Daniel Neagoe (CLOUDS, EYE OF SOLITUDE, SHAPE OF DESPAIR), Patryk Zwoliński (PROGHMA-C, ex-BLINDEAD, ex-NEOLITHIC, ex-ANTIGAMA), Jón Aldará (HAMFERÐ, BARREN EARTH, CLOUDS). And now we have the premiere of another Woe Unto Me song called "A Year-Long Waiting". This time it's a track from the second CD which reveals a completely different side of the new album. Check it out below.
ENDSEEKER will release their debut album 'Flesh Hammer Prophecy' on October 20th. Now they present a video footage of the complete Summer Breeze show, recorded a month ago.
Janet Gardner's debut solo album, self-titled "Janet Gardner," is out now and available worldwide. Gardner was the lead singer of the renowned femalre rock band Vixen. Fans can pick up the album digitally on iTunes and Amazon. For those who want a hard copy, the album is at stores everywhere and can also be ordered from Pavement Entertainment. Check out the video for "Rat Hole" below
As just announced at ProgPower USA 2017 this past weekend (September 8th), REDEMPTION is confirmed to headline next year's edition of the festival, with new vocalist Tom Englund (Evergrey)! This new line-up including Englund, Nick van Dyk (guitars and keyboards), Sean Andrews (bass) and Chris Quirarte (drums) has finished recording REDEMPTION's seventh full-length album, 'Long Night's Journey into Day' - the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. Fans can anticipate this upcoming album in early 2018.
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are announcing a European tour in autumn which will be joined by hard rocking label mates EARTH ELECTRIC and Swedish multi-instrumentalist JONATHAN HULTÉN. The eclectic British rockers will kick off their road rage at the P60 in the Dutch city Amstelveen, The Netherlands on November 12th.
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX
+Earth Electric + Jonathan Hultén
12 Nov 17 Amstelveen (NL) P60
13 Nov 17 Münster (DE) Gleis 22
14 Nov 17 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
15 Nov 17 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
16 Nov 17 Wroclaw (PL) Pralnia
17 Nov 17 Dresden (DE) Scheune
18 Nov 17 Stuttgart (DE) Universum
19 Nov 17 Milano (IT) Santeria Social Club
20 Nov 17 Ljubljana (Sl) Orto Bar
22 Nov 17 Solothurn (CH) Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
23 Nov 17 Frankfurt (DE) Das Bett
24 Nov 17 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel
25 Nov 17 Tilburg (NL) 013
Wolves In The Throne Room are mere weeks away from the release of their sixth LP Thrice Woven, and they’ve revealed another track from the 5-track collection, “Mother Owl, Father Ocean”. Check it out below. Thrice Woven will be released on September 22 via the band’s own label, Artemisia Records.
This Friday, September 15th, German metal commando CRIPPER will release their new album 'Follow Me: Kill!' worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The band has now launched the 3rd and final single taken from that album which is 'Mother'! 'Mother' is being premiered as a full production video below.
On November 2, occult black metal legends MORTUARY DRAPE will release a DVD of their unique 30th-anniversary show. The show took place in Alessandria on November 12 2016, and some special guests shared the stage with the band, such as Erik Danielsson (WATAIN), AC Wild (BULLDOZER), Andy “Bull” Panigada (BULLDOZER), Al De Noble (DEATH SS and SECRET SPHERE), and Aphazel (ANCIENT). The DVD “30th Anniversary Show” will feature the entire gig - 2 hours and 20 mins.
Earlier this week, two more international drummers were announced for the upcoming DEMONSTEALER release - Krimh of SEPTICFLESH, ex-DECAPITATED and Romain of BENIGHTED, NECROPHAGIST. Prior to this, two other drummers namely Kevin Paradis and David Diepold were announced, who also have played with BENIGHTED. DEMONSTEALER is the solo project of Sahil Makhija who is the founding member of one of India's biggest bands, DEMONIC RESURRECTION. Release Date - March 26th, 2016.
Thirty years after introducing one of the biggest innovations in the guitar strings market, Dean Markley USA is taking cryogenics to a whole new level with Blue Steel Cables for instruments and speakers. Applying the same Blue Steel Treatment used to make industry-renowned Blue Steel strings, Dean Markley’s engineers have designed high-quality cables with many of the same benefits, including a wider and more dynamic range with smoother, more refined highs and deeper and more articulate bass. Players will immediately notice the super brilliant tone and in the long haul, they’ll benefit from the cables’ ultra-durability. When cold is hot, Blue Steel instrument speakers and cables are positioned to become the next big innovation in the category.
Season of Mist announce the signing of ERDVE. The Lithuanian experimental hardcore collective will release their debut full-length, 'Vaitojimas' through Season of Mist.'
ACT OF DEFIANCE - the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass - will return with their new album, 'Old Scars, New Wounds', on September 29th via Metal Blade Records. ACT OF DEFIANCE is back today with a second new music video/track, 'Overexposure'. Pre-roder at the Metal Blade Webshop, where you can also pre-order the album in the following formats:
-180g Black Vinyl
-Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
-Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
THRESHOLD release their colossal double concept album »Legends Of The Shires« today via Nuclear Blast. The 11th studio album by the band features old / new vocalist Glynn Morgan, who lent his vocals to the band's 1994 release, »Psychedelicatessen«. To celebrate the release, THRESHOLD have unleashed a lyric video for new track, 'Stars And Satellites'.
»Legends Of The Shires« Tour 2017
12.11. GR Athens - Kyttaro Live Club
17.11. UK Pwllheli - HRH Prog
18.11. UK Manchester - Rebellion
w/ DAMNATION ANGELS, DAY SIX
28.11. NL Weert - De Bosuil
29.11. D Hamburg - Markthalle
30.11. D Berlin - Lido
01.12. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
02.12. D Munich - Feierwerk
03.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
05.12. D Stuttgart - Club Cann
06.12. D Hanover - Musikzentrum
07.12. B Kortrijk - De Kreun
08.12. D Essen - Turock
09.12. NL Zoetermeer - Boerderij
10.12. UK London - o2 Islington Academy
Sweden based blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced to release their first ever DVD/Blu Ray, entitled »Lady In Gold Live In Paris«, on November 3, 2017. The release features the band sold out performance at Le Trianon in Paris, France on October 30, 2016 in front of 1.200 fans. More info on »Lady In Gold Live In Paris« is to be revealed soon. The band will soon embark on an extensive tour through Norway as well as tour the UK supporting label mates BLACK STAR RIDERS and Sweden supporting legendary rockers EUROPE.
BLUES PILLS - LADY IN GOLD SUMMER TOUR 2017
09.09. D Hamburg - Rockspektakel
w/ THE DEVIL AND THE ALMIGHTY BLUES
04.10. N Trondheim - Byscenen
05.10. N Oslo - Rockefeller
07.10. N Konsberg - Energimolla
12.10. N Bergen - Hulen
13.10. N Haugesund - Flytten
14.10. N Stavanger - Folken
09.12. N Porsgrunn - Rip/Sort & Bla Scene
»Coming Under Heavy Fire Tour 2017«
w/ BLACK STAR RIDERS, TAX THE HEAT, DIRTY THRILLS
08.11. UK Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
09.11. UK Edinburgh - Queen's Hall
10.11. UK Warrington - Parr Hall
12.11. UK Hull - University of Hull
14.11. UK Middlesborough - Empire
15.11. UK Sheffield - o2 Academy
16.11. UK Leicester - o2 Academy
18.11. UK Cambridge - The Junction
19.11. UK Portmouth - Pyramids
05.12. S Umea - Idun Teatern
06.12. S Stockholm - Annexet
07.12. S Gothenburg - Liseberghallen
Belgian dark rock outfit DIABLO BLVD announce the launch of a brand new music video for 'Summer Has Gone', taken from the new album, »Zero Hour«, which is worldwide scheduled for September 22th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The band features comedian Alex Agnew on vocals.
ALMANAC - the new band of Victor Smolski (ex-RAGE) - recently announced the release date of their new record titled »Kingslayer«. Today the group must inform their fans that the release date has been pushed back to November 24th, 2017. To bridge this long gap, ALMANAC have launched the very first album trailer over on YouTube, which gives the viewer some insight into the recording process of »Kingslayer«.
The Australian power metal outfit NIGHT LEGION is going to release its self-titled debut on October 20th via Massacre Records. Now they've released a promo video that features the new song "The Eye Of Hydra".
"Eosphoros" is the third track on the forthcoming DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS album "The I" (out September 22nd) and the latest single revealed from it.
Art Gates Records joins forces with Millenia Studios as record label and recording studio, where high-profile artists such as Billy Gibbons, Placido Domingo, Los Piratas or Presuntos Implicados recorded their music. From now on this will be also a place for Rock & Metal music. This has just begun with the latest recordings of Noctem, [IN MUTE], Deathproof and what is about to come.
Italy-based death metal group Diechotomy released the teaser video of the self-titled debut album. "Diechotomy" is available since August, 2nd in digital version on CD Baby and soon on other digital stores.
ORIGIN premiere a new music video for the track "Infinitesimal To The Infinite", taken from their recently released new album "Unparalleled Universe", available via Agonia Records in Europe / ROW and Nuclear Blast Records in North America.
Ice War premiere the new video "Falling Out". The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Ice War, set for international release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Ice War, set for international release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records.
Lostair reveal the premiere of the new album "Ad Jubilaeum", which will be out via Revalve records on October 20. Listen the premiere at this location. The first single off the album will be available on September 20th.
International heavy metallers BEAST IN BLACK recently announced that they have signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band with former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen presents the first music video from their 10-track debut album titled »Berserker«, which will be released on November 3rd, 2017! The video for 'Blind And Frozen', directed by Ville Lipiäinen (NIGHTWISH etc.), can be watched below.
Four years after Adrian Vandenberg made a spectacular comeback with Vandenberg's Moonkings the band returns with a new album, simply titled MK II. The release of MK II will be supported with club tours and appearances on festivals worldwide. It will be out on November 3rd via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Watch the Trailer below.
Three months ago, the German thrash metal legends TANKARD played the Eintracht Frankfurt club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' in front of over 30.000 enthusiastic Frankfurt supporters, a short time before the kick-off of the German cup final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Today, the band release the video clip of that performance. The clip was captured by the band, but also from many fans in the stadium. Check it out here:
The tracklist of the new EP:
1. Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee (Studioversion 2017)
2. Forza SGE
3. Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee (1999er Version)
4. One Foot in The Grave
5. A Girl Called Cerveza
6. (Empty) Tankard (live, 2016)
Testimony Records present their latest signing: Lithuanian death metallers CRYPTS OF DESPAIR. The band’s debut full-length "The Stench Of The Earth" will be released on 24th November 2017 on CD and LP (limited to 300 copies). A first track entitled "Dead Light" and pre-order options are available at this location
SORCERER will release their new album 'The Crowning Of The Fire King' October 20th via Metal Blade Records. As of today you can watch the video for the first single 'Sirens' at metalblade.com/sorcerer/.