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February 23rd, 2018

After more than seven years of silence, DIMMU BORGIR mark their return and unveil the first song of their new full-length album »Eonian«, due to be released on May 4th via Nuclear Blast. This first track off the new record, the symphonically charged 'Interdimensional Summit', comes with a music video shot by Patric Ullaeus, who had previously worked with the band for the clips of 'Progenies of the Great Apocalypse', 'Sorgens Kammer - Del II' and the award-winning 'The Serpentine Offering'. Watch the music video for 'Interdimensional Summit' below. The 7'' EP with the new track and 'Puritania (Live In Oslo)' is released today and available here or digitally here.
In addition, the pre-sale for the new album starts today, and »Eonian« will be available in the following formats:
-Limited digipak
-180g double vinyl (black, black&gold-splatter, gold, silver or black&white bicoloured)
-Boxset (Digipak, bonus demo CD in cardboard, 2LP splatter vinyl, poster)
-Boxset (Digipak, bonus demo CD in cardboard, 2LP picture vinyl, poster, photo card, sticker, silver mirror board box print - NB mailorder exclusive!)
-Digital
So far, DIMMU BORGIR have announced the following festival shows for 2018 - an extensive world tour will be announced soon:
22. - 24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
05. - 07.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
02. - 04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
10. - 12.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz
16. - 18.08. N Horten - Midgardsblot Metalfestival

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Skarlett Riot today released their 'Affliction' video in support of the UK Sumo Cyco Tour. Commented the band: "The video is expressing emotions of suffering behind closed doors. Affliction expresses the emotions of someone going through a dark time in life. The song is a roller coaster of emotions going through someone's head whilst they're experiencing suffering. With Affliction, I wanted to raise awareness of how important it is not to judge someone on their cover, because deep down you don't know what they're going through behind closed doors. Just because you can't physically see it, doesn't mean it's not there."



CULTUS PROFANO are streaming their imperial debut album "Sacramentum Obscurus", which comes out today in its entirety below. For more information check the Debemur Morti homepage.



PUNGENT STENCH records "Smut Kingdom" and "Ampeauty" will be out on CD as a reissue on Dissonance Productions on April 13, 2018. "Smut Kingdom" is the last and lost album the band did just before their final split in summer 2007. "Ampeauty" is the fifth album of the Austrian death metal band Pungent Stench. It was originally released in 2004 on Nuclear Blast Records.

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BLACK LIGHT DISCIPLINE released with "Deadlight" a new single end of January. Now you can stream the song below on SOundcloud and YouTube. The song is the second appatizer for their upcoming EP.

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NIGHT CROWNED present the first song of their upcoming EP 'Humanity Will Echo Out'. It is a lyric video for the song "No Room for Hope".

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TAX THE HEAT are gearing up for their new album »Change Your Position« to hit stores in just over 2 weeks, on March 9th, 2018. Today the band have released the fourth "Medicine Sessions" trailer, in which Jack and Alex discuss how recent political events such as Brexit influenced the writing of the new album's title track. Check it out below.

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Reprisal are back following up from the debut release Ichneumanity. This March 30th sees the release of a new album entitled 'None Survive The Sun' via Hostile Media. Today the band unveils the first single from the forthcoming album, a track entitled 'Nephila'. Watch it below.

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Recently Nuclear Blast announced the release of the upcoming first MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album. Along with co-producer Michael Voss-Schoen, the band recently completed the recordings for the album, entitled »Resurrection«, out on March 2, 2018. After releasing the second single 'Heart And Soul' recently, it's about time to learn more about Kirk Hammett's guest appearance. Check it below.

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Last Summer, TESTAMENT's Steve Di Giorgio teamed up with Tim "Ripper" Owens, Chris Caffery and Mark Zonder, to launch a new musical project, entitled SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs)! This outstanding supergroup is currently recording their debut album. Steve Di Giorgio has unleashed a small taster, tracking bass for the upcoming debut, watch it on Facebook

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MEMORIAM are set to unleash their second album, »The Silent Vigil«, on March 23rd, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. Just a year after the release of their debut album »For The Fallen«, the band returns. They now released the third album trailer.
MEMORIAM are:
Karl Willetts - ex-BOLT THROWER | vocals
Frank Healy - BENEDICTION, SACRILEGE | bass
Andy Whale - ex-BOLT THROWER | drums
Scott Fairfax - ex-LIFE DENIED, BENEDICTION (live) | guitars

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After wrapping up 2017 with their huge radio hit “Have Mercy On Me” and completing a successful co-headline tour playing to many sold out crowds throughout the UK and Europe with FOZZY, Hardcore Superstar are set to release their second single and video “Bring The House Down” on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment. The single is from their forthcoming full-length studio album “You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll” that is due to be released on 21st September. Click title to listen to 'BRING THE HOUSE DOWN'.
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24 feb Värmekyrkan, Norrköping *
9 mar Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad
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10 mar Annexet, Stockholm *
17 mar Folkparken, Skellefteå *
23 mar Slagthuset, Malmö
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24 mar Lisebergshallen, Göteborg *


29 mar Konsert & Kongress, Linköping *
30 mar Cinema, Enköping

31 mar Lokomotivet, Eskilstuna

1 apr Nöjespalatset, Kalmar *
6 apr Liljan, Borlänge

7 apr Domino, Nyköping

13 apr Aveny (Rockbaren), Sundsvall

14 apr Lilla Helfvetet, Mora

27 apr Katalin And All That Jazz, Uppsala
11 may Fabriken, Jönköping

12 may Halmstad Live, Halmstad

19-20 may Radio Rock Cruise, Finland
25 may Backstage Rockbar, Varberg
6 Jun Sweden Rock Festival, Norje Sweden
8 Jun Garage Sound Festival, Madrid Spain
27-28 July Q-Stock Festival, Oulu Finland
Tour De Saster co headline with Mustasch *


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Phantom Winter premieres their new album INTO DARK SCIENCE in full, live at Roadburn 2018. You can already check the album in full at this location. Into Dark Science will be released on 2nd March 2018 on LP, CD and digital.

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IHSAHN has today unveiled details of his upcoming studio album, titled Àmr. The nine track long player will be released via Candlelight/Spinefarm on May 4, 2018. The first track to be made available from the album is Arcana Imperii, which features a guitar solo by Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson. The accompanying music video (created by Richard Oakes of Dark Fable Media) can be seen below.



Crisix are presenting the video for the first single ‘Get out of my head’ from the new album Against the odds that will be released on March 23th. The video story is a parody of the reality talent shows. Crisix members act as all characters from the jury to all contestants, from Spice Girls, rappers, accapella group, to themselves and everything in between.
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Ltd O card with Exclusive bonus track' Hardwired' (Metallica cover)
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Very Ltd cassette with different Exclusive artwork and featuring an Exclusive bonus track' Hardwired' (Metallica cover)
* Vinyl :
- Ltd Purple vinyl of 200 copies worldwide !
Comes with 2 sided insert with lyrics and A2 poster !
- First pressing Virgin black vinyl edition of 300 copies
Comes with 2 sided insert with lyrics and A2 poster !

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Only one more week until the new ANCST album "Ghosts Of The Timeless Void" drops. They have now released their new video for 'Dying Embers'.
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March 9 • GER, Leipzig, Mörtelwerk
March 10 • GER, Zittau, Emil
March 11 • CZ, Prague, Underdog's
March 12 • AT, Vienna, EKH
March 13 • AT, Graz, SUB
March 14 • CRO, Zagreb , AKC Attack
March 16 • IT, Rimini, Grotta Rossa
March 17 • IT, Fontanafredda, Astro Club
March 18 • CH, Bern, Cafete
March 19 • CH, Thun, Akut
March 20 • CH, Geneva, La Makhno
March 21 • FR, Clermont Ferrand, Raymond Bar
March 22 • FR, Rennes, Mondo Bizarro
March 23 • FR, Paris, Le Klub
March 25 • UK, Manchester, Aatma
March 26 • UK, Bristol, Gryphon
March 27 • UK, London, Black Heart
March 28 • B, Antwerp, Music City
March 29 • NL, Amsterdam, tba
March 30 • NL, Arnhem, Willemen
March 31 • GER, Darmstadt, Oettinger Villa
April 1 • GER, Wolfsburg, Juha Ost
June 6 • DE, Berlin, Eastend w/ Deathrite, Dawn Rayd

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VOLSTER (feat. ex-members of Masquerade and House Of Heavy) will release their debut album 'Perfect Storm' on April 20th via Rock Of Angels Records. The album can be pre-ordered at this location. A video teaser of the album "Perfect Storm" can be viewed here:

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ART NATION have released the single and the video for INFECTED. Check them out on all music platforms here. You can watch the video for Infected below. The band will be releasing four more singles and tour Europe during 2018.



DUSK OF DELUSION present their very first official video clip. The song “White Words” is taken from the debut album (F)UNFAIR, release date on march 9th 2018.

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The single "Sweetest Emotions" from the upcoming new album "Viva La Rock" by Marco Mendoza is out now. Check it out below.
The album "Viva La Rock" will be released on the 2nd of March worldwide through Mighty Music on LP, CD and digital (ex. Japan by Ward). Marco Mendoza will support the "Viva La Rock" album with a European tour. Danish hard rock act Blended Brew will support except for GB where UK where female fronted rockers Nitroville will take care of the support duties.
16.2. GER-Zülpich, Live Proberaum
17.2. GER-Schwerin, Speicher
18.2. NI-Belfast, Vodoo
19.2. SCO-Edinburgh, Bannermans
20.2 GB-Real Live, Chesterfield
21.2 GB-Underworld, London
23.2. GER- Reichenbach, Die Halle
24.2. DK-Copenhagen, Halmtorvet 9
25.2. CZ-Broumov, Klub Eden
26.2. CZ-Prague, Klub Vagon
27.2. CZ-Olomouc, Bounty Rock Cafe
28.2. SK-Vrutky, Rock Club Mlyn
01.3. RO-Bukarest, Rock Club Quantic
02.3. RO-Sibiu, Club Vintage
03.3. RO-Timisoara, The Note Pub
04.3. HU-Budapest, Backstage
09.3. GER-Bückeburg, Schraub-Bar
10.3. GER-Isernhagen, Bluesgarage
13.3 GER-Hamburg, Hardrock Café
14.3. GER-Düsseldorf, Pitcher
16.3. GER-Viersen, Rockschicht

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BEHEMOTH have announced to release a brand new live DVD/Blu-ray entitled »Messe Noire« on April 13, 2018.
Commented singer, guitarist and mainman Nergal: "»Messe Noire«. Well, that is everything that the BEHEMOTH live magick represents, and we're stoked that we have a true representation on record for everyone out there to enjoy. 'Messe Noire' captures the true intensity of what we do as a band and the energy we share with our fans. This is also an exclamation mark, the perfect way to conclude »The Satanist« cycle which has been an overwhelming experience and amazing chapter in Behemoth's career and our lives so far! By the release of »Messe Noire« we would like to hail our legions all around the world for undying support! Now let the art speak....".
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Winterfylleth have announced details of their new album, titled The Hallowing of Heirdom, which will be released via Candlelight/ Spinefarm on April 6, 2018. The 12-track album is their sixth studio release, and pushes the boundaries of their sound into new territories. Elder Mother is the first track to be premiered from the album, which is presented via a lyric video. See the song below.

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February 22nd, 2018

TENGGER CAVALRY's new album 'Cian Bi' will be released on February 23rd, but here's a taste already with their new lyric video for the song 'You And I, Under The Same Sky'. You can order 'Cian Bi' through this location.



IZEGRIM are releasing a brand new EP entitled 'Beheaded By Trust' on March 23rd. The four stunning tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered at Kohlekeller Studio (ABORTED, BENIGHTED,..) in December 2017.
IZEGRIM's founding guitarist Jeroen comments: "A different studio, concept and a fresh approach on songwriting; this Digipak EP marks a new beginning for us! It will be launched as an old-school DIY-release: straight from us to the fans! However, this absolutely doesn’t mean that we have ended the collaboration with Listenable Records. On the contrary, it is just a taste of great things to come.."

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, led by American guitar icon Zakk Wylde, has released another brand new music video for the single 'A Love Unreal' from their latest LP, Grimmest Hits. Grimmest Hits is available to buy or stream at this location. Black Label Society have also announced that Monolord will be main support on the European tour. A month into their criss-crossing Europe through thirteen countries and 27 full-throttle live shows, BLS will play the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London, on April 5 2018. Check out all tour dates at this location.

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ATHEIST have signed a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. The band is expected to release a new studio album, the follow-up to 2010's "Jupiter" in mid to late 2018. Band co-founder & vocalist/songwriter Kelly Shaefer commented: "2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. Atheist will embark on a very important album with an important new label along with a great team behind us, including Extreme Management Group. I feel confident that together, and with their anticipated dedication to bringing Atheist to a new level, the band will be poised for a crushing, new record! We cannot wait to begin this new chapter".

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BLOOD TSUNAMI, featuring Ex-Emperor-Drummer Faust in their ranks, return with a new album. "Grave Condition", the band's fourth full-length offering, will be released on 27th April 2018 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and digitally. The opening track "Poison Tongue" is available now below.

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REACH have released a music video for the song 'Running On Empty'. The track is taken from the new album 'The Great Divine', out in Japan on February 21st and globally on February 23rd, 2018. The video can be viewed below.

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Finnish blackened death metal band Abhordium released two new live videos for At the Highest Temple and Plague Upon Plague.

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Today, Osmose Productions sets April 13th as the international release date for Ad Hominem's sixth album, 'Napalm For All'. ear for yourself with the title track, "Napalm For All," HERE at Osmose Productions' Bandcamp.

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This year will mark the 5th Studio Album “Abandon all Hope” from ENGEL. This album will be out on May 11th 2018 via Gain Music, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Sweden.

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AMORPHIS have finally finished recording their upcoming new studio album, entitled »Queen Of Time«. The record is scheduled for a May 18th release via Nuclear Blast. In comparison to its predecessor, »Under The Red Cloud« (2015), the album will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to hear their lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish. The album was once again produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, and many others).
AMORPHIS festival shows 2018:
12.05. N Kopervik - Karmoygeddon Metal Festival
08.06. FIN Hyvinkää - Rockfest
09.06. FIN Tampere - South Park Festival
13.06. J Tokyo - Shibuya Club Quattro
14.06. J Osaka - Umeda Club Quattro
21. - 23.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
05. - 07.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
06.07. FIN Lohja - Rantajamit
12. - 14.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
12. - 15.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
14.07. FIN Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
20.07. FIN Laukaa - John Smith Rock Festival
27.07. FIN Kuopio - RockCock
28.07. FIN Oulu - Qstock
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
08. - 11.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock
10.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival

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Floor Jansen and Jørn Viggo Lofstad's hard rock project NORTHWARD signs to Nuclear Blast and announces first album. It was during the 'All Star Jam' at Progpower USA Festival in 2007, when current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen and PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad spontaneously joined forces on stage for some cover songs and noticed the creative magic between them. Although the two musicians had never met before, they soon discovered their mutual love for stripped down hard rock and decided to write some songs together. In 2008 still barely knowing each other, they composed an entire album's worth of material in next to no time. But due to their tight schedules with their main bands, their new project named NORTHWARD never found its way into the spotlight - until this day.

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MACHINE HEAD have released their new album »Catharsis« on January 26 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. After entering the album charts in countless countries, the album has now made it's way into the top 20 of the overall world chart, entering at #15. Guitarist/Mainman Robb Flynn adds, "Number 15 on the World Chart is pretty freakin' mind-boggling when you think about it.... #15 on the World Chart...".
Recently the worldwide chart positions were revealed, including three Top5, two Top10 and five Top20 entries. »Catharsis« also holds the highest ever entries for the band in Germany, Switzerland, Scotland and Spain.
GERMANY #3
SWITZERLAND #4
SCOTLAND #5
AUSTRALIA #10
CANADA #10
FINLAND #11
PORTUGAL #11
UNITED KINGDOM #12
BELGIUM #16
USA #17
CZECH REPUBLIC #19
HUNGARY #21
POLAND #21
SPAIN #25
FRANCE #34
HOLLAND #41
JAPAN #50
ITALY #52
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February 20th, 2018

Musikmesse this year will present 'Amp World', where guitars amps and speakers be centralized. At the new ‘Amp World powered by Musik Produktiv’ area at Musikmesse 2018, amplifiers and cabinets from 16 companies are interconnected via a switching system. By simply pressing a button, it is possible to combine all stacks quickly and easily. Amp World is located in an acoustically separated area of Hall 9.0. In other news, the German Musical Instrument Award will be presented for the 28th time on the occasion of the Frankfurt Musikmesse. In this highly international setting, the competition draws attention to outstanding products made in Germany. This year, special attention is due not only to the instruments but also their makers who, with courage and innovativeness, have generated positive signals for the sector. The awards ceremony will be held for invited guests in the ‘Rotunde’ of the Festhalle on 13 April 2018. Musikmesse will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 14 April 2018. A private-visitor ticket is available for the Friday afternoon (from 14.00 hrs) and the Saturday, which is valid for the entire period (1.5 days). This ticket also entitles the holder to use local public-transport services operated by the RMV public-transport authority in Frankfurt and the region. Additionally, Musikmesse visitors receive a free Festival wristband with which they can attend Musikmesse Festival events at a reduced price or even free of charge.

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Matt Lynch has released a remarkable play-through video for the recently released Cynic single, "Humanoid". You can admire the progressive drummer demonstrating his art via Sick Drummer Magazine here:

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SONS OF APOLLO, with former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) release the Vicente Cordero-directed video today for 'Alive' from their debut album,'Psychotic Symphony'. Watch it below. The band have also added UK & European headline dates, in addition to the already announced Summer festivals plus extensive North American shows.
You can find the full list of confirmed European dates below:
Fri 6/22 - Clisson, France; Hellfest
Sat 6/23 - Dessel, Belgium; Graspop
Sun 6/24 - Milan, Italy; Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
Wed 6/27 - Leipzig, Germany; Hellraiser
Sat 6/30 - Barcelona, Spain; Be Prog My Friend
Sun 7/1 - Maidstone, England; Rambling Man Festival
Mon 7/2 - Motherwell, England; Motherwell Concert Hall
Tue 7/3 - Belfast, England; Limelight
Wed 7/4 - Dublin, Ireland; Tivoli Variety Theatre
Sun 7/14 - Eindhoven, Netherlands; Dynamo MetalFest
Fri 8/3 - Wacken, Germany; Wacken Open Air
Sat 8/18 - Warsaw, Poland; Prog In Park
Sun 8/19 - Budapest, Hungary; Barba Negra Track
Wed 9/19 - Moscow, Russia; Glavclub
Sat 9/22 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Roman Amphitheater*
Mon 9/24 - Athens, Greece; Fuzz Club
'Psychotic Symphony' is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as "The Del Fuvio Brothers," which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

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SENTIENT HORROR will be back with a new EP. "The Crypts Below" will be released on 30th March 2018 via Testimony Records on CD, limited vinyl and digitally. A first track, entitled "Bled Dry By The Night", and pre-order options are available at Bandcamp

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JADED HEART's new single "Wasteland" is out, accompanied by a video. Check it out below. The single is taken from the band's upcoming album "Devil's Gift", which was mixed and mastered by Erik Mårtensson, and will be released on March 30, 2018 via Massacre Records.
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31.03.2018 NL Landgraaf - Oefenbunker
01.04.2018 DE Monheim - Sojus 7
25.05.2018 DE Zweibrücken - ACH Eventhalle
26.05.2018 FR Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze/Grenoble - Salle Des Fêtes (Metalgresifest VIII)
28.07.2018 CH Röthenbach bei Herzogenbuchsee - Winkelgrube (Waldrock Open Air)
11.08.2018 CH Mannried - Turnplatz Mannried (Mannried Open Air)

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The HAWAII and DEUCE reissues, featuring Marty Friedman, are going to be released by No Remorse Records on March 30, 2018. The same titled Deuce album includes historic recordings of the legendary metal virtuoso Marty Friedman (solo artist, ex-Megadeth/ex-Cacophony), made together with the Tension members, Tom Gattis and Billy Giddings. The album includes tracks from 1978 and 1979, which are great example of well crafted early US heavy metal, but also tracks recorded during brief reunion of the band in 1993. Vinyl version of the album, as well as CD/LP/box set reissue of Vixen "Made In Hawaii" - another legendary release featuring Marty Friedman, will follow later this year. Both albums has been remastered by Bart Gabriel (Cirith Ungol, Hexx, Pagan Altar), and except bonus tracks, the CD packages include thick booklets with extended liner notes and a lot of previously unseen photos.

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KONIEC POLA reveal the trailer to their debut album "Cy". The album is going to come out via Devoted Art Propagandain March 2018. Check out the album trailer below.



NOCTURNAL GRAVES are getting ready to conquer the world with their highly anticipated forthcoming third full-length. 'Titan' is in every sense as big as the album's name implies. Release date: May 18th, 2018

Commented the band: "Our first single, 'Ecdysis, Shedding Weak Flesh' deals with tearing down boundaries and ridding oneself of the restraints that hinder the advancement of the individual. When removing weakness, one must march forward and abandon ways that are tried and tested. This is representative of the approach that we took to the album as a whole. 'Ecdysis' in particular forges a new path that we have previously left unexplored. Still revelling in darkness, yet twisting in ways we had not imagined. Here is the first offering, we are eager to unleash this upon you all!"

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February 20th, 2018

Gibson Guitars is going to be saved from an inpending bankruptcy. The company was founded over 100 years ago, in Michigan U.S.A.
As the Nashville Post report, “the situation facing the iconic Nashville-based music instrument maker, which has annual revenues of more than $1 billion, is far from normal. CFO Bill Lawrence recently left the company after less than a year on the job and just six months before $375 million of senior secured notes will mature… On top of that, another $145 million in bank loans will come due immediately if those notes, issued in 2013, are not refinanced by July 23rd".
Responding to the news, Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz says: "These bonds expire as all fixed income instruments do at the end of their term". He noted that, as previously disclosed, the company has been working with Jefferies investment bank in a process to manage the refinancing process. "While the musical instrument and pro audio segments have been profitable and growing, they are still below the level of success we saw several years ago," Mr. Juszkiewicz said. He said that the company continues to streamline and focus its Philips brand consumer audio business on those products that have greater growth potential, as well as eliminating product segments that do not perform to our expectations and have little upside in the future. Gibson expects this strategy will lead to the best financial results the company has seen in its history within the next year, and an ability to pay back the company's debt in whole within several years.

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Italian post-black/doom band Deadly Carnage will release their new album "Through the Void, Above the Suns" this March. It will be released through ATMF records and it will be the band's first concept album.

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Hells Headbangers sets April 20th as the international release date for Vomitor's fourth album, 'Pestilent Death', on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. In the meantime, the previously revealed track "Tremendous Insane" can be heard HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp, where the album can also be preordered.

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Classic Rock icon Adrian Vandenberg and his Vandenberg's MoonKings return with their brand new single 'Reputation' taken from their new album 'MK II' which was released in November 2017 on Mascot Records. Check out the lyric video to it below.



After releasing the lyric video of the song "Watching Atrocities", Jacobs Moor have just released a video of the next song of the new album, called "The Absence Of Me". The video contains live-video-footage from three concerts between 2015 and 2017 with the original studio sound from the new album "Self". Check it out on this location.



Elephants In Paradise's debut album "Wake Up" has been released last Friday, 16th of February. At the same time the band released their 3rd music video of the song "Love And Hate", showing front singer Cara Cole in a weird, self-centered and at times disturbing performance.



February 19th, 2018

It has been couple of years since the release of the "Graveyard Séance" EP, but now the Finnish black heavy metal cult FUNERARY BELL returns with their second full-length album aptly titled for "Undead Revelations" to redeem the dark promise given with predecessor! Check it out below!

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February 16th, 2018

Thundermother just released a video for 'Whatever', a song taken from their forthcoming self-titled album that was released earlier this month (read the review here).

"This video is about a girl who takes matters in to her own hands. The shooting was intense because of the freezing cold, but we had so much fun and love the result. The song is a high energy ego boost meant to kick you in the ass when you're feeling low. Don't take shit from anyone and don't let anyone decide for you!" //Thundermother



February 15th, 2018

After the spectacular reception of their debut MCD, Alzamento do Norte, the Galician pagan metallers Lóstregosare back with their full-length album Lendas Baixo o Luar, showing the great evolution the band has experimented in this last year towards a much more personal sound, a purest and primary pagan metal full of references to the ’80 and ’90 scenes, but always keeping true to their roots, to the myths and legends of the ever-green Galician mountains... In addition to its standard edition on jewelcase, you can also find a first Die-Hard print-run from Lendas Baixo o Luar on amazing oversized digifile pressed on exclusive felt-textured paper that also includes the 8-page booklet in pocket, limited to only 66 hand-numbered copies. Lendas Baixo o Luar has been proudly released in a collaboration between Darkwoods and Damnatio ad Bestias.

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Frankfurt Musikmesse is less than two months away now. Specialists retailers of musical instruments, equipment and sheet music can now register for the ‘Musikmesse Insider’ benefits programme, until March 14th. At Musikmesse, Europe’s leading fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, they have the opportunity to discover a huge range of new products from well-known and specialist manufacturing, to meet business acquaintances and to expand their professional network. With the ‘Business Area’ in Hall 11.1, Musikmesse offers room for trade and sales discussions. Musikmesse is held from 11 to 14 April 2018. Register below. Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With over 2,500 employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €661 million. Gino Vannelli will be the first headline act to appear in the new Musikmesse ‘Festival Arena’. Vannelli, now a legend as a singer-songwriter, will perform at his only show in Germany on 11 April

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FOLLOW THE CIPHER reveal their first album trailer, for their self-titled debut album, due out on Nuclear Blast Records. You can watch it below.

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We're only one month away from IMMOLATION's European live return with their »Atonement II - Europe Tour 2018« - and supporting them on the road will be FULL OF HELL plus MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY. The opening acts for this upcoming European run have now been unveiled; OMOPHAGIA will be accompanying them from March 15 until March 27, with STORTREGN joining them on the second half of the tour, from March 28 until April 8. Following this run, the NYC death squad will be hitting South America at the end of April. All details below.
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»Atonement II« - Europe Tour 2018
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, AZARATH, OMOPHAGIA
15.03. PL Warsaw - Proxima
16.03. PL Lodz - Magnetofon
17.03. PL Bielsko-Biala - Rude Boy
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, OMOPHAGIA
18.03. A Vienna - Viper Room
19.03. I Bologna - Freakout Club
21.03. E Bilbao - Santana 27
22.03. P Porto - Hard Club
23.03. E Madrid - Nazca Club
24.03. P Lisbon - RCA Club
25.03. E Seville - Sala Custom
26.03. E Valencia - Rock City
27.03. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, STORTREGN
28.03. F Marseille - Jas'Rod
29.03. F Paris - Petit Bain
30.03. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
31.03. DK Esbjerg - Konfus
02.04. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
04.04. D Essen - Turock
05.04. NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
06.04. UK London - The Dome
07.04. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
08.04. D Kassel - K19

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Italian Progressive Rock/Metal band Ypnos have released their first full official video, taken from their debut album Beholder. Parental advisory recommended. The track is titled State Of Grace. Check it out below. Beholder was released on September 19th, 2017.

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Paul Masvidal has released a remarkable play-through video for the recently released single, "Humanoid". Check it out below. "Humanoid" marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers Cynic since the Americans' 2014 full-length, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us'. "Humanoid" is now streaming at this location

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The new and 7th studio album of the melodic death/thrash band BURDEN OF GRIEF on May 4, 2018. The effort is dubbed "Eye Of The Storm" and will be released on Massacre Records, and will be available as a jewel case CD as well as a limited edition vinyl LP.

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DEMONICAL will release their new, fifth studio album titled "Chaos Manifesto", on March 23rd in Europe and April 27th in North America via Agonia Records. Listen to the first single "Towards Greater Gods" below.
Upcoming dates:
23.03.2018 - Hirschaid @ Braincrusher Festival, EST
19.04.2018 - Barcelona @ Sala Upload, ESP
20.04.2018 - Alicante @ Sala Babel, ESP
21.04.2018 - Madrid @ Sala Estudios, ESP
22.04.2018 - Zaragoza @ Utopia, ESP
27.04.2018 - Stockholm @ Stockholm Slaughter Festival, SWE
12.05.2018 - Vienna @ Vienna Metal Meeting, AT
22.06.2018 - Protzen @ Protzen Open Air, GER
27.07.2018 - Tolmin @ Metaldays Festival, SLO
28.07.2018 - Rohr @ Riedfest Open Air, GER
18.08.2018 - Helsinki @ Helsinki Death Fest, FIN

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CAST THE STONE resurface with a new record deal with Agonia Records. CAST THE STONE first began in 2002 as the original project between guitarist Mark Kloeppel of Misery Index, bassist Derek Engemann of Scour and Cattle Decapitation and drummer Jesse Schobel of Legend/ex-Scour, prior to their departure into their current metal-scene mainstays. Rounded out by vocalist Andrew Huskey, the band will release new music in their original line-up in 2018.

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Vöödöö are premiering their music video for their debut single "Lay Me To Rest" today. Watch it below.

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THY CATAFALQUE are unveiling the first track taken from their forthcoming new record, 'Geometria'. The album is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2018 through Season Of Mist. The Hungarian multi-instrumentalist is now streaming "Szamojéd freskó" via the link below, which is available below.

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ENTRAILS are announcing the departure of singer/bassist Tommy and drummer Martin from the band. Both have chosen to leave ENTRAILS to have more time for their jobs and other bands. The remaining members Jimmy and Penki have recruited new members to make sure not to miss any shows. The new members in the band are Freddy Ortscheid on drums and Marcus Brorsson on guitars and backing vocals.
ENTRAILS live:
12/05/18 AT - Wien -Vienna Metal Meeting
09/06/18 DE- Mühlteich Hauptmannsgrün- Chronical Moshers Open Air
06/07/18 CZ - Kolin - Symbolic Open Air
07/07/18 SK - Reviste - Gothoom Open Air
31/08/18 BE - Deinze - Elpee
01/09/18 NL - Schoonebeek - Deathfest

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MEMORIAM are set to unleash their second album, »The Silent Vigil«, on March 23rd, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. Just a year after the release of their debut album »For The Fallen«, the band returns with their second effort. Last week, the band revealed the first video trailer for the record, today publishing the follow-up! In this second trailer, the band discuss the cover artwork and the lyrics of the new album. If you don't want to miss this new video, check it out below.

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Nuclear Blast present the five girls from BURNING WITCHES and they have tied the. Burning Witches is an all-female heavy metal band from Switzerland.

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Liv Sin presents The Fall"as her new video. Check it out below. The video was recorded in Stockholm and at the festival Skogsröjet in Rejmyre, Sweden, during the summer of 2017 when the band livestreamed the whole show on Facebook.



February 13th, 2018

Founded 1992 in Steinkjer, Norway symphonic pagan black metal classicists WALLACHIA return with their fourth to date. Monumental Heresy is a wonderful culmination of years of heartfelt dedication to the craft by mastermind Lars Stavdal - a continuation of the rich hybrid experimentation of last full-length Shunya (2012) and a simultaneous backward glance towards the harshly beautiful atmosphere of the band’s earlier works. The rawness and energy within the music has been elevated on par with feelings of wistful solitude to create an album of propulsive splendour, both timeless and echoing the glorious mid-nineties epoch. The orchestral elements have been pushed a step further, with a male choir incorporated into the sound alongside pristine arrangements for violin, viola and cello, ornate synth and nostalgic folk-inflected lead guitar as evocative of sadly-missed compatriots WINDIR as it is the Hellenic pioneers. This is the first WALLACHIA album that has been recorded as a full band and also introduces guest musicians: Athelstan from the UK’s FOREFATHER arranged and performed the evocative album intro/outro and Italian female vocalist Aeterna (NAHABAT/XVARHNAH) provides a mellifluous lead on ‘The Parallel Fate of Dreams’. Thematically concerned with personal liberation from the strangling hands of theocracy and religious dogma, from the epic, bombastic opening track ‘Heathen Shores’ via the melancholic ‘The Parallel Fate of Dreams’ to the purely savage "Beasts of the Earth" never before have WALLACHIA pushed songcraft or the dynamics of their sound as far.

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On April 6, This Charming Man Records will release the second album by Heads, entitled 'Collider'. You can listen to the track 'Urges' below. Commented the band: "The initial idea for Urges came to us after we played some big reverb heavy rooms in Europe over the last couple of years. We wanted to write a song that would highlight these echoes, to turn up and play and enjoy the resonance that's created within the spaces in the music. The words came to me while walking through a particularly dark Berlin about 3am one night. I stood in a doorway out of the rain and scribbled down the lyrics before they were gone. Essentially, the song is about the repeated errors and mistakes we make as humans, the things we want to change but aren't able to."

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Season of Mist announce the signing of CIRCLES. The Australian progressive extremists will release their highly anticipated next album through the label in 2018. As an introduction, CIRCLES are releasing a brand new track below.

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Orange Amplification celebrates its golden anniversary, 1968 - 2018. CEO and Founder, Cliff Cooper said, “I am proud of Orange. We took a small idea and grew it into a global leading brand. We have stayed current and relevant, retained that personal touch and remained true to our identity. Today, Orange is renowned for its state of the art products and has been honoured by winning the Queens Award for Industry and Enterprise three times”. Check out the 50th Anniversary video at

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Mortis Cruentus have released a lyric video for the song "Hellthrone". You can watch it below.

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The original and founding members of Swedish/Finnish grindcore band AFGRUND, being Andy, Pat and long-time drummer Panu has just signed a deal to release their fourth full album on SELFMADEGOD RECORDS. The band is back after six years with new material including 11 songs. "The Dystopian" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Panu Posti at Mean Seed Labs during 2017. Released digitally by the band themselves January 5th 2018, CD version will be released through Selfmadegod Records on February 23th 2018. Check out "Archaic Plague" below.

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HEADLESS CROWN recently announced their new album "Century Of Decay", which is scheduled to be released on March 30, 2018 via Massacre Records. The band now posted the official video for the album's title track "Century Of Decay" - watch it belown

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Japanische Kampfhörspiele are set to release their new Album "Back To Ze Roots". To celebrate their 20th anniversary, JAKA not only re-recorded 15 tracks from the early days with the current line-up – they recorded them properly for the first time ever.

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POLARIS have released a new live video for 'Consume'. The footage from the video was filmed during Impericon Never Say Die! European Tour with EMMURE back in November 2017. Check out the video below.
POLARIS will return to Europe later this year alongside labelmates WE CAME AS ROMANS, ALAZKA and joining them, Ohio-based THE PLOT IN YOU. Dates as follows:
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24.04. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
25.04. D Hamburg - Logo
26.04. D Berlin - Musik & Frieden
27.04. D Munich - Impericon Festival @ Backstage
28.04. D Leipzig - Impericon Festival @ Messe
29.04. D Hanover - Faust
30.04. NL Sneek - Het Bolwerk

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WAYLANDER will once again enter Stone Circle studio to record the 5th full length album in April. This will be WAYLANDER’s first concept album which will bring the listener on a journey through the wheel of the Pagan year, beginning at Samhain and ending at the Autumn Equinox.The 8 songs will attempt to encapsulate the atmosphere of the changing seasons as well as the celebrationary, yet solemn, vibe of the four fire festivals, solstices and equinoxs. The new album will be released via Listenable Records during the second part of 2018. More infos shortly.

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HANGING GARDEN has released the latest video for 'Ennen' of the critically acclaimed album "I Am Become" which came out October last year. Watch it below.

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Noizr Productions announces the release of "On the Air", the debut album of the Kyiv-based prog metal band SLEEP IN HEADS, which comes out on March 1, 2018.

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CULTUS PROFANO are unveiling a brand new song taken from their forthcoming first album "Sacramentum Obscurus". Listen to the track on Bandcamp. CULTUS PROFANO is a Black Metal duo founded by Advorsus and Strzyga in 2016, hailing from Los Angeles.

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BEAST IN BLACK are pleased to announce their new permanent drummer Atte Palokangas today. He has been touring with them from the end of 2017 and is a worthy successor for former drummer Sami Hänninen who left the band recently. Watch Atte's video introduction below
BEAST IN BLACK live 2018:
w/ OCEANHOARSE
09.02. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko *SOLD OUT*
10.02. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi *SOLD OUT*
»20th Anniversary Farewell Tour«
w/ RHAPSODY, SCARLET AURA
17.02. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
18.02. I Treviso - New Age
19.02. I Rome - Orion
20.02. I Milan - Alcatraz
21.02. D Freiburg - Crash
23.02. NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
24.02. B Antwerp - Trix
26.02. UK London - Islington Academy
28.02. NL Leeuwarden - Neushoorn
01.03. D Bochum - Zeche
02.03. D Hamburg - Grünspan
04.03. S Stockholm - Fryshuset
06.03. PL Warsaw - Proxima
08.03. H Budapest - Barbra Negra Club
09.03. CZ Zlín - Masters of Rock Café
10.03. SK Zvolen - Rates Sports Hall
11.03. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Eventhall Airport
13.03. D Munich - Backstage
14.03. D Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
15.03. CH Pratteln - Z7
16.03. F Paris - Trabendo *SOLD OUT*
17.03. F Toulouse - Metronum *SOLD OUT*
18.03. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
20.03. E Madrid - La Riviera

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WOWS will release the video for their song "Chakpori" in March 2018. The song is taken from the band's album AION which was released in November 2015. Watch the video trailer below.



IGNORE THE SIGN, the band around vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ossy Pfeiffer, released their new single "Days Of Thunder" last week. The track is an instant taste of the upcoming SPV / Steamhammer debut album "A Line To Cross" out on February 23rd, 2018. You can watch the video below.

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February 9th, 2018

The Dutch online metal radio program Dood & Verderf (that's Death & Decay for you) has just released its February episode. In one hour, host Inge Janse plays the best new releases of the last month. The selection of February includes new tracks by Hooded Menace, Harakiri for the Sky, Watain, Oceans of Slumber and the much debated Machine Head.

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Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time.

Over the past couple years Metal Blade Records has re-issued RIOT albums on Digi-CD and vinyl. On February 23rd the next two titles will be added to the catalogue of the band. 'Nightbreaker' and 'The Brethren Of The Long House' have been re-issued as Digi-CDs before and are now available on vinyl for the first time ever.
RIOT - 'Nightbreaker' vinyl re-issue with the original Japanese front art and three bonus tracks:
• 180g black vinyl
• clear orange red vinyl (EU exclusive - ltd. 300)
• opaque pastel orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - ltd. 200)
• white vinyl (US exclusive - ltd. 100)
RIOT - 'The Brethren Of The Long House' vinyl re-issue including one bonus track:
• 180g black vinyl
• clear salmon pink vinyl (EU exclusive - ltd. 300)
• forrest green vinyl (EU exclusive - ltd. 200)
• clear vinyl (US exclusive - ltd. 100)
Both albums have been remastered by Patrick Engel. The vinyl versions include 350 g covers, an insert and a free poster each.

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USURPESS unveil a new song titled "The Iron Gates Will Melt". The track comes from the band's fourth studio album "Interregnum", set to be released on February 23rd in Europe and April 27th in North America on Agonia Records. Listen to the song below.

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Decline The Fall return with their new video for the track "Composing Madness". It is tTaken from the band's upcoming, untitled album. The quintet have stated they intend for the record to be out before the end of 2018.

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SALEMS LOTT will release their new full length album "Mask Of Morality" on April 6, 2018 via their own independent label Rēd Moon Rēcords. With their previous 3 song EP released as part one of their new two-part album series, "Mask Of Morality", the band delved into socially-conscious themes on individualism, values, morality and current politics. Check out the video for Enigma below.



Recently, Nuclear Blast announced the release of the upcoming first MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album. Along with producer Michael Voss-Schoen, the band recently completed the recordings for the record, entitled »Resurrection«, out on March 2, 2018. Besides Michael Schenker and the three M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, you can also hear Doogie White (Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK) as well as musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass). In addition, there are also some guest appearances from Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schoen included. Today the band presents another preview off the album in the form of a lyric video for the opening track, 'Heart And Soul'. The song can also be found on their brand new »Warrior« 10" single, which is out now! Order it at the Nuclear Blast webshop. Check out 'Heart And Soul' below.

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February 8th, 2018

EXODUS are coming to Europe this summer. But the band won't only be playing headline shows - appearances at some well-known festivals such as Copenhell (DK), Graspop Metal Meeting (B), Hellfest (F), and Bang Your Head!!! (D) will also be part of this upcoming EU trek.
05.06. F Paris - Petit Bain
06.06. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
07.06. D Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
09.06. D Hauptmannsgrün - Chronical Moshers Open Air
10.06. PL Katowice - MegaClub
12.06. D Berlin - Lido
13.06. D Hanover - Faust
16.06. S Norrköping - Metallsvenskan
17.06. S Sundsvall - Club Deströyer
18.06. S Stockholm - Gröna Lund
20.06. N Halden - Tons of Rock
22.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell
23.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
26.06. F Pagney - Chez Paulette
27.06. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
28.06. CH Zurich - Dynamo
30.06. I Verona - Rock the Castle
01.07. D Munich - Backstage
03.07. A Vienna - Szene
04.07. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
05.07. CZ Prague - Futurum
06.07. SK Revištske Podzamcie - Gothoom
07.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
09.07. D Kassel - K19
10.07. NL Utrecht - TivoliVredenburg
11.07. D Hamburg - Logo
12.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
13.07. D Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
14.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest

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GODTHRYMM have released "Sacred Soil," a new song from forthcoming Transcending Records EP A Grand Reclamation. The EP will be released April 6 on CD format. The 12" vinyl version will be released through Cosmic Key Creations. Stream "Sacred Soil" below. GODTHRYMM is a reconnection of old brothers with a shared musical past, to create crushing new apocalyptic metal that is a culmination of everything musical that has brought us to this present day. With Hamish Glencross (VALLENFYRE, ex-MY DYING BRIDE, ex-SOLSTICE) on lead vocals and guitar, rejoined with old partners Chaz Netherwood (ex-SOLSTICE) on guitar, and Shaun Taylor Steels (MY DYING BRIDE, ex-ANATHEMA, ex-SOLSTICE) on drums. The line-up was completed by the addition of Rich Mumford of MALEDICTION on bass.

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CRYSTAL BALL will release its new album "Crystallizer" on April 27, 2018 via Massacre Records. CRYSTAL BALL's new album was once again produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O). It will additionally be available as a limited edition Digipak CD with bonus tracks.

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Black Book Lodge will release their new effort "Steeple And Spire". "Steeple And Spire" is the third album from Black Book Lodge. Produced, recorded and mixed by Ronny Jønsson and Jakob Gundel. Vocal mix and mastered by Jacob Hansen. “Steeple And Spire"” will be released on black vinyl, CD and digital on the 18th of May.

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Iron Bonehead Productions sets May 4th as the international release date for Death. Void. Terror.'s debut album, To the Great Monolith I, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Check them out at Soundcloud below.

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THUNDERWAR have been added to the Lifeforce Records roster. Their 5 track "Wolfpack" will be out on May 18th on Lifeforce Records.

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GLORIOR BELLI are premiering the first single taken from their forthcoming new album, 'The Apostates', which will be released on Release date: April 6th, 2018. "Deserters of Eden" can be seen below.

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KILLING GANDHI have posted a lyric video for the new song "Art Of Silence", which is taken from the upcoming album "Aspirations Of Failure", that will be released on February 23rd via Massacre Records. Check it out below.

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Hells Headbangers announces the signing of cult American thrash metal band Destructor. The first fruit of this union shall be reissues of the band's classic debut album from 1985, Maximum Destruction, as well as their successive Sonic Bullet EP. A brand-new Destructor studio album shall follow this year, as well.

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With the 23rd February set for the release of "Coming Come", the new solo mini album from AIRBAG co-founder BJØRN RIIS, Karisma Records have today debuted the title track. Check it out on Souncloud. A video teaser for "Coming Home" can be seen below. As well as "Coming Home", the five-track album includes a newly recorded semi-acoustic version of the title track from Bjørn 's 2014 debut album "Lullabies in a Car Crash", and a duet with the Norwegian singer SICHELLE.

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The Amon Amarth records 'Deceiver Of The Gods' and 'Jomsviking' LP re-issues are now available for pre-order via Metal Blade Records. h 'Deceiver Of The Gods' and 'Jomsviking' will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts. Both are to be released on February 23rd. With this their re-issues series is now complete.
'Deceiver Of The Gods' "Originals-Series" 2-LP re-issue
• 180g black vinyl
• dusk-blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - ltd. 500)
• rusty marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive - ltd. 300)
• flame splattered vinyl (eBay excl. - ltd. 200)
• clear vinyl (US exclusive - ltd. 200)
• transparent blue/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive - ltd. 200)
• opaque steel blue marbled vinyl (US exclusive - ltd. 100)

'Jomsviking' "Originals-Series" 1-LP re-issue
• 180g black vinyl
• sky-blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - ltd. 500)
• clear grey-brown marbled vinyl (EMP excl. - ltd. 300)
• flame splattered vinyl (eBay excl. - ltd. 200)

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RINGWORM recently entered the studio to record the follow up to their 2016 album Snake Church. The new album is being tracked and recorded in the Cleveland area at Brainchild Recording Studio in with Noah Buchanan (Midnight, Embalmer) and Spider Studios with Ben Schigel, who recorded their past several releases. The album is planned to be released in late 2018 via Relapse Records.

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RawSilk release their fourth single and lyric video "The Road You've Taken", taken from the album "The Borders Of Light". It was released on April 2017 through Fame Of Poets Records. Watch it below.



This Friday (February 9th), HARM'S WAY will release their fourth full-length, 'Posthuman', via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the new single, 'Become A Machine'.
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--Highlighter red/orange vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies - USA exclusive)
--White vinyl + download card (limited to 1000 copies - USA exclusive)
--Translucent clear w/ white, blue and purple marble vinyl + download card (limited to 400 copies - USA exclusive)
--Marble green vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies via Closed Casket)
--Translucent purple/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies via Death Wish)
--White / black marble vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies - EU exclusive)
--Transparent violet vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--Clear "birthday cake" splattered vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--Milky-clear/blue-green-red splattered vinyl + download card (limited to 100 copies - EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available

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February 6th, 2018

“What if Jack the Ripper had played in a band? A heavy metal band?”

This is the question that formed and influenced WE SELL THE DEAD, this is the question that made the band. Revolving around Niclas Engelin (In Flames, Engel), Drömriket’s Jonas Slättung, Gas Lipstick (former HIM) and the voice of Apollo Papathanasio (Spiritual Beggars, Firewind), WE SELL THE DEAD go beyond the strains of conventional storytelling and create a multi-media experience of premium quality heavy metal music embedded in visually stimulating and atmospheric visuals.

WE SELL THE DEAD’s debut album “Heaven Doesn’t Want You And Hell Is Full” is going to be released on February 23rd, 2018 on earMUSIC.

Heavy, yet melodic sounds transport the listener into a Victorian inspired world that is defined by pompous manors and daunting luxury standing in deep contrast to the harshness and cruelty of the gutter. It is a world that reeks of hysteria, but above all a sense of mysticism and dark romanticism. WE SELL THE DEAD’s music rises above this, not merely pointing out this injustice, but expanding the narrative into the extreme, playing with themes of ghosts, death or religion.
But not only…

Despite a reference to Victorian times, We Sell The Dead maintains a very modern and ever-so-current approach that translates to the world we live in today.

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