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October 21th 2016

LAMB OF GOD will release a brand new EP, entitled »The Duke«, on November 18, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The EP will be released as a vinyl version the following week, on November 25. »The Duke« EP is titled after the new track 'The Duke', written in honor of the band's late friend and fan, Wayne Ford, who was named after "The Duke" John Wayne. "A little while ago I became friends with a fan named Wayne Ford - he was terminal - leukemia. I talked with him often, even video chatted him into the studio. He was very calm about his impending death, and we discussed it very openly. I learned a lot from him. This song is for him," dedicates vocalist Randy Blythe.

You can stream the new track 'The Duke' and read an in-depth, exclusive interview about »The Duke« EP with Randy Blythe now via Rolling Stone at this location.

After the successful release of ALTER BRIDGE's brand new record The Last Hero and already announced first chart entries in the UK and Germany – including the band's highest album chart positions in both countries ever - the story of success continues Please welcome The Last Hero on the following chart entries worldwide:

#1 UK Independent / #3 official / #2 Rock / #8 Vinyl
#6 Wordcharts
#1 New Zealand Heatseeker
#2 Scotland
#5 Germany
#5 Switzerland
#6 Austria
#6 Australia
#8 USA Billboards
#8 Italy
#10 Netherlands
#15 Canada
#15 Sweden physical / #5 Hard Rock
#21 Belgium
#24 Hungary
#30 Ireland official / #8 Independent
#44 Finland
#45 Norway
#53 CZ
#54 Poland
#56 France

NoiseArt Records announced the signing of the theatrical metal newcomers LOST IN GREY. LOST IN GREY shied the public so far. Founded back in 2013, the Finnish sextet around front man Harri Koskela entrenched themselves over the course of the last years to give their debut album the final polishing. Inspired by symphonic and folk Metal, but also by film soundtracks and the beautiful nature in Northern Finland and Norway, LOST IN GREY succeeded in creating a breathtaking work of art that keeps listeners under its spell from first to last second. The release of the debut album is planned for early 2017.


FLOTSAM & JETSAM (AFM RECORDS) have announced the 'Forbidden Territories of the World' European headliner tour with DEW-SCENTED (Metal Blade Records) & IZEGRIM (Listenable Records), presented by District 19 & Rock Hard. ​

The metal rampage will kick off on Thursday 23th of March at Plutonium in Strasskirchen, Germany, and will continue throughout Europe hitting Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary before concluding at Vienna Metal Meeting in Austria on Saturday 8th of April 2017. All currently announced tour dates are shown below.

Thu 23 March '17, Strasskirchen (DE) @ Plutonium
Fri 24 March '17, Bohinj (SI) @ Winter Days Of Metal
Sat 25 March '17, Cagliari (IT) @ Fabrik (only Flotsam And Jetsam)
Sat 25 March '17, Parma (IT) @ Titty Twister (only Dew Scented and Izegrim)
Sun 26 March '17, Zürich (CH) @ Dynamo
Mon 27 March '17, Paris (FR) @ Petit Bain
Tue 28 March '17, Nantes (FR) @ Ferrailleur
Wed 29 March '17, Deinze (BE) @ Elpee
Thu 30 March '17, Osnabrück (DE) @ Bastard Club
Fri 31 March '17, Arnhem (NL) @ Willemeen
Sat 01 April '17, Nijverdal (NL) @ Cult Art
Sun 02 April '17, Rotterdam (NL) @ Baroeg
Mon 03 April '17, Berlin (DE) @ Cassiopea
Tue 04 April '17, Ostrava (CZ) @ Barrak Music Club
Thu 06 April '17, Krakow (PL) @ Zascianek
Fri 07 April '17, Budapest (HU) @ Showbarlang
Sat 08 April '17, Vienna (AT) @ Vienna Metal Meeting

ACCEPT are returning with a bang! After three studio albums and several tours around the globe since their reunion in 2010, the time has come for the band to unleash a brand-new live document titled »Restless And Live«. This package will include the entire show ACCEPT played at Bang Your Head!!! Festival 2015 on Blu-ray/DVD plus two CDs and be available in stores from January 13th, 2017 (Nuclear Blast). To give their fans a taster of what to expect from this forthcoming live release and to make the waiting more tolerable, the live clip for 'Stampede' has been launched today.

ENDEMISE are streaming their latest track 'Come Serene Dark' from their upcoming album 'Anathema' due out on October 28th. The album follows their 2013 debut album 'Far From The Light' released on Maple Metal Records and their 2012 self-titled EP. The album was produced by ENDEMISE guitarist Dale Sauve along with Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) and features eight blistering tracks to burst your ear drums. Endemise's live brutality has also lead the band to be a favourite local support on the Ottawa metal scene for touring bands such as Abigail Williams, Cattle Decapitation, Alestorm, Battlecross, Beneath The Massacre, Crimson Shadows and Vesperia.

Former Sister Sin vocalist LIV SIN is currently working on her debut solo album for Swedish label Despotz Records. As previously reported, the album is being produced by longtime U.D.O. bassist, Fitty Wienhold. It can now be announced that the album is being co-produced by longtime Accept and U.D.O. member, Stefan Kaufmann. The as yet untitled album is expected to see a worldwide release in early 2017. More info can be found here.

AKASAVA are streaming the track "Assembly Of Fools", the second single to be taken off their upcoming album "Nothing At Dawn", out on November 11th via Triton's Orbit. You can listen to "Assembly Of Fools" below.

Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce that after a 9-year hiatus, the biggest indoor metal festival in Eastern Europe - Metalmania, comes back to life! The 23rd edition of this iconic festival will be held on April, 22nd 2017 in Spodek Hall, Katowice (Poland). Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 28th! Today, we reveal first bands that will perform during Metalmania 2017: MOONSPELL, SODOM and FURIA.

More info:
Official Website

Here is a new video from MELTDOWN. For more information about the band ccheck out their Facebook page.

THE LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE have unveiled their new video 'Little Black Line', taken from their upcoming new album The Violent Sound, released October 21st via Siege Music. The band are set to tour the UK and Europe for the first time with Within The Ruins and Fit For An Autopsy this autumn, make sure to catch them on one of the dates below:

26.11.16 DE Freiburg Crash
27.11.16 NL Eindhoven Dynamo
28.11.16 UK Plymouth The Hub
29.11.16 UK London Boston Music Room
30.11.16 UK Birmingham Mama Roux
01.12.16 UK Glasgow G2
02.12.16 UK Sheffield Corporation
04.12.16 NL Haarlem Patronaat
05.12.16 DE Hamburg Hafenklang
06.12.16 DE Weinheim Cafe Central
07.12.16 BE Liege Reflektor
08.12.16 DE Dessau Beat Club
09.12.16 DE Dresden Konk Club w/o PHINEHAS
10.12.16 CZ Prague Nová Chmelnice
11.12.16 AT Graz Explosiv
12.12.16 DE München Backstage
13.12.16 CH Aarau Kiff
14.12.16 AT Wien Viper Room
15.12.16 IT Goriza TBA
16.12.16 IT Milan Circolo Svolta
17.12.16 DE Schweinfurt Alter Stattbahnhof
18.12.16 DE Oberhausen Kulttempel

Up-and-coming Swedish heavy metallers, LANCER, recently announced that they have signed a contract with German metal giants Nuclear Blast. Today, the first taster of their forthcoming album titled »Mastery«, has been revealed. Check out the lyric video for 'Iscariot' beneath:

Werewolf Records, freshly in conspiracy with Hells Headbangers, sets January 6th, 2017 as international release date for the highly anticipated debut of Mexico's Mordskog, XIII. An appetizer for the album can be checked out at Bandcamp.

In exactly one week today Dark Essence Records will release the third full-length album from HAIL SPIRIT NOIR. Mixed by by Dimitris Douvras (ROTTING CHRIST etc) and mastered Alan Douches (CHELSEA WOLFE, MOTORHEAD etc), "Mayhem in Blue" will hit the streets on the 28th October in CD and Digital formats, whilst the 12" Vinyl edition will be available from the 16 December. Fans are being treated now to a second track from "Mayhem in Blue".

Skies Turn Black have released the video for their new single "Life Goes On". Released digitally on October 17th, bassist Dan Woodhead said this of the track: "The track is about falling for someone who is clearly bad news, but it just can't be helped and running back into a bad situation feels like the only option. Being so frustrated one moment then completely besotted. Hence the more aggressive verses and the sweeter chorus."

Mexico's Chaos Records has released a new song from forthcoming album Visions from Beyond by Russian Death Metal Band OLD CHAPEL. Stream opening track "Disastrous Rite" at this location. OLD CHAPEL will release Visions from Beyond November 7 on Chaos Records.

Shadecrown have released their debut album Agonia today. The band also released a brand new lyric video today from the track "The Ruins Of Me".

October 20th 2016

NECROPHAGIA have announced European headlining dates that will take place in the final days of this year. The American cult death metal pioneers will embark on their hellish road-trip at the Turock in Essen, Germany on December 2nd and continue to celebrate their horror shows throughout seven countries before a final curtain in London, UK at the Underworld on the 18th of December.
02/12/2016 Essen (DE) Turock
03/12/2016 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
04/12/2016 Berlin (DE) Bi Nuu
05/12/2016 Kassel (DE) Fiasco
06/12/2016 Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
08/12/2016 Ludwigsburg (DE) Rockfabrik
09/12/2016 München (DE) Feierwerk
10/12/2016 Brescia (IT) Circulo Colony
11/12/2016 Wien (AT) Viper Room
13/12/2016 Luynes (FR) Korigan
14/12/2016 Paris (FR) Backstage
15/12/2016 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
16/12/2016 Brighton (UK) The Haunt
17/12/2016 Norrköping (SE) Black Christmas
18/12/2016 London (UK) Underworld

October 19th 2016

ARCKANUM signs with Folter Records. The Berlin based label has signed Swedish Black Metal legend ARCKANUM. At the moment, band founder Shamaatae is working on new songs – a release is scheduled for Spring 2017.