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June 212nd, 2018

Today, Tarja reveals the second song from her brand new live-art-album & video “Act II”. The official live video can be seen below.



ENSLAVED announce a co-headline UK/EU tour with Californian HIGH ON FIRE, who are fronted by Matt Pike also of SLEEP. The string of dates set for this autumn will run from late September through to mid-October, and are set to include 14 shows across 7 countries.
ENSLAVED + HIGH ON FIRE
30.09. PL Poznań - u Bazyla
01.10. PL Warsaw - Proxima
02.10. D Leipzig - UT Connewitz
03.10. LUX Esch-sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
04.10. NL Breda - Mezz Jupiler Zaal
06.10. UK Milton Keynes - The Craufurd Arms*
07.10. UK Leeds - Brudenell Social Club*
08.10. UK Manchester - Academy 2
09.10. IRL Dublin - Tivoli Varietry Theatre
10.10. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
12.10. UK Birmingham - The Mill
14.10. UK Bristol - SWX
15.10. UK London - The Dome

*ENSLAVED only

More ENSLAVED dates:
22.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
02.08. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
17.08. I Abruzzo - Frantic Fest
19.08. USA Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Las Vegas
25.08. N Bergen - Beyond the Gates
16.10. F Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge

»Army Of The North Star Tour 2018«
w/ GAAHLS WYRD, VREID
02.11. DK Aalborg - Metal Festival*
03.11. N Oslo - Parkteatret
15.11. N Hamar - Gregers
16.11. S Gothenburg - Musikens Hus
17.11. S Stockholm - Klubben
23.11. N Kristiansand - Kick
24.11. N Stavanger - Folken
30.11. N Bergen - USF
01.12. N Trondheim - Byscenen
*ENSLAVED only
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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA are set to release their next album, »Sometimes The World Ain't Enough« on June 29 via Nuclear Blast. Now the band releases a teaser video for their next single/music video, 'Turn To Miami'. Watch it below. Just like 2017's »Amber Galactic« the album will feature two different cover artworks for the regular and limited editions.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA
- Sometimes The World Ain't Enough -
European Tour 2018
+ Special Guests BLACK MIRRORS
presented by: ROCK HARD, EMP, ROCKS, PIRANHA, START, STAR.FM HEAVY HOUR, STARK!STROM, METALNEWS.DE, METALTIX, MUSIX
01.11. SE Malmö KB*
02.11. DE Weissenhäuser Strand METAL HAMMER PARADISE*
03.11. SE Skövde Skövde in Rock*
08.11. SE Stockholm Kägelbanan*
09.11. SE Eskilstuna K100*
10.11. SE Göteborg Sticky Fingers*
11.11. NO Oslo John Dee*
15.11. FI Turku Gong*
16.11. FI Helsinki On The Rocks*
23.11. DE Cologne Luxor
24.11. DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
25.11. NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
26.11. NL Arnhem Willemeen
27.11. BE Vosselaar Biebob
28.11. FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur
30.11. UK London Underworld
01.12. FR Paris Petit Bain
02.12. FR Toulouse Le Rex
03.12. ES Madrid Caracol
04.12. ES Barcelona Bóveda
05.12. FR Lýon Warmaudio
06.12. IT Milano Legend Club
07.12. CH Meyrin (Genève) Undertown
08.12. CH Zurich Dynamo
09.12. DE Mannheim MS Connection
10.12. AT Salzburg Rockhouse
11.12. HU Budapest A38
12.12. AT Vienna Szene
13.12. AT Graz Dom im Berg
14.12. DE Munich Backstage
15.12. CZ Prague Nova Chmelnice
16.12. DE Nürnberg Hirsch
7.12. DE Saarbrücken Garage
18.12. DE Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
19.12. DE Berlin Bi Nuu
20.12. DE Jena F-Haus
21.12. DE Dresden Eventwerk Studio
22.12. DE Bochum Matrix
* = without BLACK MIRRORS

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VENUES have released the first webisode for their upcoming debut album, »Aspire«, which will drop July 27 via Arising Empire. Watch singer Nyves talk about the album title and its artwork below.
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+ VENUES
13.09. D Stuttgart - Juha West
14.09. D Munich - Backstage
15.09. D Cologne - Tsunami Club
16.09. D Hamburg - MarX

Furthermore the band has set up an exclusive release show for the album:

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28.07. D Stuttgart - Keller Klub

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Spanish HITTEN are back with a new album and a new singer. 'Twist Of Fate' will be released and distributed officialy by High Roller Records. Release date is set on 14th September. The album will be available in CD and vinyl (special edition will come with blue aqua vinyl).

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AETERNITAS' new single "The Raven" is here, and it's accompanied by a very special lyric video. Watch it below. It's the second single off the upcoming album "Tales Of The Grotesque", which will be released on June 29th.

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Today is the official releasedate of the new album by WOLFEN “Rise Of The Lycans". The album is now available as CD and Download.

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On September 14th 2018, Germany-based progressive power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will re-release their first 4 studio albums via Nuclear Blast! The back catalogue has been remixed and remastered, and will be available as 2CD-Digi and black vinyl formats, as well as individual coloured vinyl for each album. There will also be a vinyl box available, including all re-issues exclusively available via the Nuclear Blast Mailorder (see details below). The vinyl box can be also purchased separately as an empty slipcase without vinyls. At the end of this year and also in early 2019, more re-issues are due to follow, so in total there will be 10 BLIND GUARDIAN re-releases.
The re-releases are
1. »Battalions Of Fear« (1988), remixed 2007/remastered 2018
- 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD+original CD)
- black LP in gatefold
- NB MAILORDER ONLY violet LP in gatefold

2. »Follow The Blind« (1989), remixed 2007/remastered 2011
- 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD+original CD)
- black LP in gatefold
- NB MAILORDER ONLY green LP in gatefold

3. »Tales From The Twilight World« (1990), remixed 2012/remastered 2018
- 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD+original CD)
- black LP in gatefold
- NB MAILORDER ONLY gold LP in gatefold

4. »Somewhere Far Beyond« (1992), remixed 2012/remastered 2018
- 2CD-DIGI (remixed/remastered CD+original CD)
- black LP in gatefold
- NB MAILORDER ONLY blue LP in gatefold

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KONVENT signs with Napalm Records for a worldwide deal. The Danish all-female band is focusing on making new material to release. Be on the lookout for a brand new studio album in 2019. KONVENT also has joined the Napalm Events' artist roster.

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TIME, THE VALUATOR from Germany have signed with Long Branch Records. The band's as-yet-unnamed debut album will be released later in 2018.

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MAXXWELL have taken four years to produce their fourth release, "Metalized". The new album "Metalized" will be released on September 21, 2018. You can find a teaser to the forthcoming clip for the song Metalized".
Tourdates w/ Treshold:

10.10.2018 (DEU) Aachen, Musikbunker
11.10.2018 (CHE) Pratteln, Z7
12.10.2018 (DEU) Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
13.10.2018 (NLD) Zoetermeer, Boerderij
14.10.2018 (DEU) Hamburg, Markthalle
16.10.2018 (DEU) Jena, F-Haus
17.10.2018 (CZE) Prague, Nová Chmelnice
18.10.2018 (DEU) Munich, Feierwerk
19.10.2018 (DEU) Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
20.10.2018 (DEU) Essen, Turock
21.10.2018 (GBR) London, Islington Assembly Hall

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Berlin based alternative dark rock act VLAD IN TEARS, concluded their European Tour 2018, Pt II performing at 8Ball Club in Thessaloniki. The full concert video footage is now available, courtesy of Industry Kills Channel, watch it below. See more photos from the tour, here: on Facebook



Dorian Sorriaux, guitarist for BLUES PILLS (2016's »Lady In Gold« went #1 in Germany), has recently announced to release his first solo EP. The EP will be entitled »Hungry Ghost« and was produced by fellow BLUES PILLS bass player Zach Anderson at the band's own studio in Örebro, Sweden. »Hungry Ghost« will feature four psychedelic acoustic folk tracks with Sorriaux on guitar as well as on vocals. Today, Sorriaux releases another brand new song called 'Need To Love'. Watch the video below. »Hungry Ghost« is set for release on June 29, 2018 via Soulseller Records.
DORIAN SORRIAUX live
presented by: Classic Rock & Eclipsed
September 7, 2018 DE – Würzburg, Immerhin
September 8, 2018 DE – Nürnberg, Cult
September 9, 2018 DE – Mannheim, Kulturbrücken Jungbusch
September 11, 2018 DE – Stuttgart, Goldmarks
September 12, 2018 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse Bar
September 13, 2018 AT – Vienna, Arena
September 14, 2018 AT – Graz, Explosiv Bar
September 15, 2018 DE – München, Backstage Reitknecht
September 16, 2018 DE – Leipzig, Akko Hummus Bar
September 17, 2018 DE – Berlin, Lidolino
September 18, 2018 DE – Düsseldorf, The Tube
September 19, 2018 DE – Cologne, Blue Shell
September 20, 2018 DE – Osnabrück, Bastard Club Kneipe
September 21, 2018 FR – Paris, Les Étoiles

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American/Finnish TORNADO have returned with their third release, aptly titled "Commitment To Excellence". Formed in 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, TORNADO quickly released their Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy/Pain) produced debut album "Amsterdamn, Hellsinki". This time around, the band also brought along some friends to help out in certain places: Nile's Karl Sanders, Immolation's Ross Dolan and Pro-Pain's Adam Phillips, as well as Glen Drover (former Megadeth member). The first single "Global Pandemic" can be seen below.

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Ancient Lights shall be releasing their self-titled debut rite this summer, out on Ritual Productions. They now share a video for the 16-minute opus 'Against Nature'. The band's debut rite was recorded at Bonafide Studios, London under the spell of the 2017 summer solstice, by Dan Miller. Additional recording by Ben Carr and Adam Richardson in June 2017 at XL Recordings Studio. Mixing and mastering by Dan Miller and Adam Richardson in December 2017 at XL Recordings Studio, London.

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A SCAR FOR THE WICKED return with their third EP, The Unholy, set for release on June 29, 2018. A new music video for "The Unholy", the title track off their upcoming third EP, can be seen below.

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Axis Of Despair – formed by current and former members of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, Livet Som Insats, Nervgift, Overtorture, and more – are preparing to release their debut full-length, Contempt For Man (27th July, Southern Lord). Two new tracks have been shared alongside preorders for the record on Bandcamp.

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HOPELEZZ will release their new album "Stories Of A War Long Forgotten" on August 24, 2018 via Massacre Records. Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Kreator, Caliban) took care of the album's mix and mastering, Vagelis Petikas / Revolver Design created the cover artwork.

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METAL ALLEGIANCE announce the release of their second album »Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty« via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on September 7th, 2018. The list of musicians for »Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty« include Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Johan Hegg (AMON). It also marks the return of Mark Oseguesda (DEATH ANGEL) and Troy Sanders (MASTODON). Today, the band releases the first single "Mother of Sin" featuring Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth (OVERKILL). Watch the video below.
Trackist:
1. The Accuser (feat. Trevor Strnad)
2. Bound by Silence (feat. John Bush)
3. Mother of Sin (feat. Bobby Blitz)
4. Terminal Illusion (feat. Mark Tornillo)
5. King with a Paper Crown (feat. Johan Hegg)
6. Voodoo of the Godsend (feat. Max Cavalera)
7. Liars & Thieves (feat. Troy Sanders)
8. Impulse Control (feat. Mark Osegueda)
9. Power Drunk Majesty (Part I) (feat. Mark Osegueda)
10. Power Drunk Majesty (Part II) (feat. Floor Jansen)

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Allstar death metal band SIEGE OF POWER releases a limited 7" prior to their debut album, entitled 'The Cold Room', on August 10th via Metal Blade Records. Two of the three songs are non-albums songs. The 7" is strictly limited to 500 copies. 300 copies in black and 200 colored copies. The 200 colored copies will be sold exclusively via the official merch booth at the Party.San Open Air. Check out a video teaser for 'The Cold Room' below. The SIEGE OF POWER debut album 'Warning Blast' will drop in September and more information about it will be revealed shortly.
SIEGE OF POWER is:
Chris Reifert - Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll)
Paul Baayens - Guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos)
Theo van Eekelen - Bass (ex-Hail of Bullets, ex-Houwitser, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)
Bob Bagchus - Drums (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)

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Celebrating its 10 years of existence, PROMETHEE is back with a new album, 'Convalescence'. The new single/video 'Endless' is taken off the forthcoming album.

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June 21th, 2018

ACCEPT announce their upcoming live release »Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017«, which will be released on November 23rd via Nuclear Blast. Furthermore, the band have announced the follwing live shows.
ACCEPT live:
22.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
23.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
24.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
30.06. D Dischingen - Rock am Härtsfeldsee
05.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
06.07. N Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival
12.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
19.07. GR Malakása - Rockwave Festival
21.07. D Fritzlar - Rock am Stück
24.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
26.07. H Székesfehérvár - Fezen Festival
28.07. A Vienna - Stadthalle (w/ JUDAS PRIEST, BATTLE BEAST)
02.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise

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Chilean Thrashers HELLISH premiere the "The Screams Come from Inside," a track from forthcoming Unspeakable Axe Records album 'The Spectre of Lonely Souls'. 'The Spectre of Lonely Souls' will be out on July 27 on Unspeakable Axe Records (the album will be available through international distribution channels on August 31).

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MANTAR have released a teaser video hinting a brand new song called 'Age Of The Absurd'. Watch the video below. The track comes off the band's new album, »The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze«, which is set to be released on August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.
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Cold Summer 2018
22.06.2018 Tons of Rock Halden Norway
23.06.2018 Umbaubar, Oldenburg Germany
24.06.2018 Graspop Dessel Belgium
29.06.2018 Tuska Open Air Helsinki Finland
01.07.2018 Fusion Festival Lärz Germany
11.07.2018 Eistnaflug Neskaupstaður Iceland
13.07.2018 Eulenglück Braunschweig Germany
14.07.2018 Dong Open Air Neukirchen-Vluyn Germany
27.07.2018 Metaldays Tolmin Slovenia
03.08.2018 Wacken Open Air Wacken Germany
05.08.2018 Sylak Open Air Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans France
10.08.2018 Sonic Blast Moledo Moledo Portugal
12.08.2018 Bloodstock Derbyshire England
24.08.2018 Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany !!!NEW!!!
25.08.2018 Reload Festival Sulingen Germany

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KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album »Kulkija« ("Wanderer"), on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. After unveiling the first single 'Kotikonnut' a few days ago, the band present the first album trailer, in which they talk about their musical development over the years. Watch it below.
KORPIKLAANI live:
06.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
12.07. D Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
13.07. NL Amstelveen - P60 (w/ MYRKVAR)
15.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock (Special Show)
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
15.08. PL Straszęcin - Czad Festiwal
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
»Kulkija« - Release Tour
07.09. RUS St. Petersburg - Aurora (Release Show)
08.09. RUS Moscow - Glavclub (Release Show)
09.09. RUS Voronezh - Aura
11.09. RUS Rostov-on-Don - Arena
12.09. RUS Krasnodar - Arena Hall
13.09. RUS Samara - Zvezda
14.09. RUS Ufa - Ogni Ufy
15.09. RUS Ekaterinburg - Tele-Club
16.09. RUS Chelyabinsk - Galaktika
18.09. RUS Omsk - Angar
19.09. RUS Novosibirsk - Podzemka
21.09. RUS Irkutsk - Dikaya Loshad
22.09. RUS Vladivostok - San-Remo

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June 20th, 2018

Back for war... The German Melodic-Death-Newcomers Parasite Inc. are set to unleash their second album, »Dead And Alive« on August 17th, 2018 through Reaper Entertainment Europe. To celebrate the release of the new album the band confirmed an exclusive release show at the big Summer Breeze Open-Air in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The band has released the first single entitled 'Headfuck Rollercoaster' right on time for the pre-order start today. The song was can be heard and watched in form of a lyric video on YouTube.

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On June 29th, PARADISE LOST will release a remixed and remastered version of their eighth full-length album »Believe In Nothing«. Initially released back in 2000, the artwork and production of the album never lived up to the expectations of the band. The quintet now present a freshly reworked version of the album with more appropriate, gloomy artwork. Today, singer Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Mackintosh explain why they felt that they never had any creative control over the release and how they can now finally be at peace with »Believe in Nothing«. Watch the trailer below.
Paradise Lost live
24.06. PL Wroclaw - Eleven Bike Fest (w/ NOCNY KOCHANEK)
07.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
13.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
20./21.07. FIN Laukaa - John Smith Rock Festival
08. - 11.08. CZ Jaroměř - Brutal Assault
11.08. NL Leeuwarden - Into the Grave
15.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
w/ DANZIG
06.08. UK Glasgow - Barrowland Ballroom
07.08. UK London - O2 Academy Brixton

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NIGHT DEMON released the second offering from the band's upcoming live record 'Live Darkness' , which comes in the form of a new video for the track "Life On The Run". You can watch the video below. Night Demon proudly announced the release of their double-live album, Live Darkness, on August 10, 2018, via SPV/Steamhammer in Europe as 2CD DigiPak, 3LP gatefold version, download and stream.
13.07. DE-Balingen - Bang Your Head Festival
14.07. LT-Anyksciai - Devilstone
27.07. DE-Kassel - K-19
28.07. DE-Rengsdorf - Rock The Forrest Festival
29.07. DE-Munich - Free & Easy Festival
31.07. DE-Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
01.08. DE-Osnabrück - Bastard Club
04.08. DE-Wacken - Wacken Open Air
01.09. DE-Markneukirchen - Reeveland Festival
02.09. CZ-Ostrava - Barrack Music Club
03.09. CZ-Brno - Melodka Club
06.09. CZ-Prague - Modra Vopice
07.09. DE-Lünen - Lükaz
08.09. DE-Andernach - Iron Hammer Festival
9.09. BE-Genk - Colloseum
11.09. NL-Den Haag - Musicon
12.09. NL-Hengelo - Innocent
13.09. NL-Arnhem - Willemeen
14.09. DE-Berlin - Metal Hammer Awards
16.09. FR-Paris - Le Klub
18.09. ES-Santander - Escenario
19.09. ES-Barakaldo - El Mendigo
21.09. FR-Marseille - South Troopers Fest
22.09. DE-Schrobenhausen - Metal im Wald Festival
02.11. DE-Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise

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Heavy Psych Sounds Records & Booking are reissuing almost all of Brant Bjork's music back catalogue. The first two reissues will be 'Tres Dias' and 'Local Angel'. Tres Dias was produced, recorded, and mixed by Tony Mason at Back of the Moon Studios, Joshua Tree, CA in 2007. The original artwork has been designed by Bunker/Bjork, the re-issued artwork comes by Marcello “Rise Above” Crescenzi. The Pre-Order of Tres Dias will start on July 3rd, the re-release is set for September 21st 2018 on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
Brant Bjork live:
02.11.18 NO Drammen |Union Scene
03.11.18 SW Stockholm | Debaser Strand
04.11.18 SW Göteborg | Sticky Fingers
05.11.18 SW Malmö | Kulturbolaget
06.11.18 DE Hamburg | Fabrik
07.11.18 NL Amsterdam | Melkweg
08.11.18 BE Leuven | Het Depot
09.11.18 UK London | Garage
10.11.18 FR Paris | Petit Bain
11.11.18 NL Tilburg | O13
2.11.18 DE Wiesbaden | Schlachthof
13.11.18 CH Zürich | Rote Fabrik
14.11.18 CH Martigny | Caves Du Manoir
15.11.18 IT Turin | Spazio 211
16.11.18 AT Innsbruck | Hafen (Heavy Psych Sounds Festival)
17.11.18 DE Munich | Feierwerk
18.11.18 AT Vienna | Arena
19.11.18 DE Dresden | Beatpol
20.11.18 DE Berlin | Festsaal Kreuzberg

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THE HERETIC ORDER have released their new single "The Forest Of The Impaled". Check out the song's lyric video below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Evil Rising", mixed and mastered by Guillermo "Will" Maya, which will be released this Friday.
THE HERETIC ORDER Live
20.06.2018 UK Leicester - Firebug
21.06.2016 UK Folkestone - The Harp Restrung
23.06.2018 UK Birmingham - Academy 3
24.06.2018 UK Newcastle - Trillans
25.06.2018 UK Grimsby - Yardbirds
26.06.2018 UK Manchester - Rebellion
21-22.07.2018 UK Northwich - Lostock Sports & Social Club (Lostock Festival 2018)
10.08.2018 UK Walton On Trent - Catton Park (Bloodstock Open Air)
21.-24.03.2019 UK Pwllheli - Hafan y Môr Holiday Park (Hammerfest)

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Throat reveal the new video "No Hard Shoulder." The track hails from the band's second album, 'Bareback', set for international release on August 31st via Svart Records. See & hear Throat's "No Hard Shoulder" in its entirety below.

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Osada Vida have just released their six studio album entitled "Variomatic". The official video to the first single "In Circles" is still available at this location. Today you can check the second single, "Fire Up". It's available below.

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TALIA released its fourth EP, "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie", via Pavement Entertainment on May 4, 2018. "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" was recorded at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini. They now released a lyric video of the track "In The Evening", which can be seen below.



ART OF DECEPTION will release their forthcoming album 'Path of Trees', on June 22nd, via Rob Mules Records. The band has released an official music video for the song "Dark Psychosis", watch it below. The album will be available on LP, CD and on all digital stores.

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Set Before Us will release their upcoming debut full-length album entitled Vitae on August 31, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Dino Medanhodzic (Smash into Pieces, Adept, The Unguided) at Radionika Studios. The band have also revealed the first music video from the album for the first single "Ignite". Watch it below.

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After many years drummer Wilfried Broekman has decided to leave MARTYR. Wilfried will perform his last two MARTYR shows supporting Iced Earth on June 26th (Alkmaar, The Netherlands). and 27th (Hengelo, The Netherlands). Both shows are almost sold out. After a lot of auditions MARTYR announce Rick Valcon as their new drummer. "Classically schooled on snare drums and concert percussion from the age of 8, he made the transition to the drum kit at around the age of 16. Throughout the years Valcon has played in various hardrock- metal bands and played hundreds of gigs all over Europe".

Shane Embury has launched his own Extrinsic Recordings label by confirming details of his first release. Set up with the purpose of providing an outlet for his creative endeavours outside of his Napalm Death "day job", Extrinsic Recordings' first release will be BORN TO MURDER THE WORLD. The album is titled The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism, and it will be released digitally on August 24.

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BAEST launch the first single and video "CROSSWHORE" from their forthcoming debut album "Danse Macabre". Out August 17th, 2018 .



"Támsins likam", the 2018 release by Faroese doom band Hamferð has been nominated for the Nordic Council Music prize. Following their previous two albums (2010 and 2013) the release of "Támsins likam" completes a trilogy which has been almost a decade in the making. Although consisting of six tracks, "Támsins likam" is conceived as one whole, where each song complements and supports the others in various ways. The Music prize for creative and practical music was established in 1965 and was originally awarded every third year to a composer from one of the Nordic countries. Since 1990 the prize has been awarded every year alternately to a living composer and to individual artists or groups. In 2018 prize will be handed out to a living Nordic composer. The winner of the 350.000 DKK Music prize will be announced in Oslo on October 30th. 'Támsins likam' has been released in January via Metal Blade Records.
HAMFERÐ live:
13/07/18 - FO - Syðrugøta - G! Festival
18/08/18 - NO - Borre - Midgardsblot
05/10/18 - DE - Paderborn - Metal Inferno
06/10/18 - BE - Saint-Georges-Sur-Meuse - From Dusk Till Doom
16/05/19 - IS - Reykjavík - Metalfest

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Prog Ensemble 41POINT9 is premiering the first video and single from the band's forthcoming album "Mr. Astute Trousers." "Confessions At Midnight" is the new video that has been accepted into a service providing music to over 2500 strip clubs in the US making the single the first ever Prog Rock single and video to be accepted into this type of market. Watch 41POINT9's "Confessions At Midnight" below.

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KISSIN' DYNAMITE will release their new studio album, 'Ecstasy', on July 6th. Check the new single, 'You're Not Alone', now at Soundcloud.com.
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Oct. 26 - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof - Germany
Oct. 27 - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle - Germany
Oct. 29 - Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36 - Germany
Oct. 31 - Berlin, Huxleys - Germany
Nov. 1 - Warschau, Progresja - Poland
Nov. 2 - Leipzig, Haus Auensee - Germany
Nov. 6 - Wien, Arena - Austria
ov. 7 - Milan, Live Club - Italy
Nov. 9 - Munchen, Tonhalle - Germany
Nov. 10 - Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena - Germany
Nov. 11 - Eindhoven, Effenaar - Netherlands
Nov. 12 - London, Koko - UK
Nov. 14 - Lausanne, Les Docks - Switzerland
Nov. 15 - Zurich, Komplex 457 - Switzerland
Nov. 16 - Geiselwind, Music Hall - Germany
Nov. 17 - Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle - Germany

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Monster Truck present another new track from their brand new album 'True Rockers', which will be released on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 14th September 2018. The song features Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) on vocals. In other news, Monster Truck will be the main support for Black Stone Cherry on their Nov/Dec 2018 tour.

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Michael Romeo has announced the release of his solo album, 'War of the Worlds / Pt. 1', on July 27th via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. According to the press release, "the wildly ambitious 10-song disc sees the founder, chief songwriter and prime mover of the progressive titans Symphony X furthering his reputation as one of the world's preeminent axe slingers and composers of adventurous, multi-faceted orchestral metal". Check out the brand new lyric video for 'Black' below.



June 18th, 2018

Lions Pride Music announce the signing with the Italian Perfect View and the release of their third opus which is called "Timeless" on 29 October 2018 physically on CD and digitally in all digital platforms. We deliver to you the front cover and tracklist.

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Shotgun Rodeo just released a new single from their upcoming album. The single is entitled 'Fort Knox'. Watch it below.



DECLINE OF THE I premiere a new track "Enslaved By Existence" in the form of a lyric video. The track comes from the band's third studio album "Escape", due out on the 27th of July via Agonia Records. Listen to the song below.

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Inverse Records will release the new album 'Vagrant' from Italian post-apocalyptic thrashers REVOLUTIO on November 9th. To celebrate the announcement, the band has released a lyric video for the track 'Meek And The Bold', which you can view here. You can download Meek And The Bold digital single on iTunes and Amazon. The physical format of Vagrant is available for pre-order below.

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Profane Records announced the signing of Dutch band Reign Of Bullets for the release of their upcomming debut album. The album will be released in the beginning of 2019. Watch the song 'Spread My Wings' below.

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Metal Blade announce the signing of SKULL PIT, a new band featuring Mem V. Stein (EXUMER) and Tatsu Mikami (CHURCH OF MISERY). The debut album of SKULL PIT will drop in the fall of this year, stay tuned for more info to pop up in the next few months.

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IMPERIAL DOMAIN released a first single 'True Face of War' from their upcoming third album 'The Deluge'. The album is released August 10th 2018 by Finnish record label Inverse Records. Watch it below.
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EPICA are excited to release a covers EP for the highly successful »Attack On Titan« theme songs. With their legion of fans, »Attack On Titan« have conquered both the print world with over 70 million copies, and anime sector with an adaption that is currently airing worldwide. The EP entitled »EPICA vs. Attack On Titan« features metal covers of the anime's theme songs and will be released worldwide - outside of Japan - on July 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band releases the first trailer for the »EPICA vs. Attack On Titan« covers EP. Watch as guitarist Isaac Delahaye and keyboardist Coen Janssen discuss the journey of writing and adapting the theme songs to fit the EPICA sound, below.
EPICA live:
15.06. E Zamora - Z! Live Rock Fest
21.06. N Halden - Tons of Rock
04.07. UA Kiev - Atlas Weekend
05.07. CH Pratteln - Z7 Open Air (w/ ELUVEITIE, EXCELSIS)
07.07. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
25.07. H Székesfehérvár - Fezen Festival
27.07. SLO Tolmin - MetalDays
28.07. I Vinci (FI) - Festa dell'Unicorno
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
15.08. TN Bizerte - Festival International de Bizerte (w/ CARTHAGODS)
17.08. CZ Moravský Krumlov - Rock Heart
18.08. A Graz - Metal on the Hill

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June 17th, 2018

With the addition of Marduk, Valkyrja, Desaster, Carnation and Archgoat the line-up for
Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 is complete. Check here for all the info.

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June 15th, 2018

DEVILDRIVER will release their full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats at this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are also available at this location. Last week, DEVILDRIVER dropped the song cut from Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1 – their metallicized cover of the outlaw classic "Ghost Riders in the Sky" – featuring the talents of album guests John Carter Cash (son of country music legend Johnny Cash), Ana Cristina Cash, and Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe. Listen to it at this location. Watch it below.

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Minotauro Records sets August 10th as the international release date for Zero Down's fifth album, 'Larger Than Death'. In the meantime, check out the brand-new animated video for "High Priestess" below.

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The new single "Angels Or Demons" from the comeback album "Judge Not" from British NWOBHM legend BLITZKRIEG is out today. Watch "Angels Or Demons" below.

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OBSCURA have shared the second single from their impending full-length album 'Diluvium'. Watch the official visualizer video for "Emergent Evolution" below. Diluvium is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital on Relapse records.

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HIRAX have announced the European August 2018 tour dates. See the details below.
Thu 09.08 - Alicante (SPA) Leyandes Del Rock Fest
Fri 10.08 - Hamburg (GER) Hafenklang
Sat 11.08 - Jaromer (CZE) Brutal Assault
Sun 12.08 - Ypres (BEL) Ieperfest
Mon 13.08 - Mannheim (GER) MS Connexion Complex W/ Warbringer
Fri 17.08 - Abruzzo (ITA) Frantic Fest
Sat 18.08 - Parma (ITA) MU Club
Sun 19.08 - Nice (FRA) Altherax Music
Mon 20.08 - Toulouse (FRA) L'usine à musique
Tue 21.08 - Montpellier (FRA) Secret Place
Wed 22.08 - Lyon (FRA) Rock N Eat
Thu 23.08 - Aaburg (SUI) Musigburg
Fri 24.08 - Spital am Semmering (AUS) Kaltenbach Open Air
Sat 25.08 - Banska Bystrica (SVK) Rock klub Tartaros
Sun 26.08 - Dresden (GER) Chemiefabrik Dresden (Chemo)

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MADBALL release their new album »For The Cause« today via Nuclear Blast. In support of the release, they also unveil the brand new single, 'The Fog' featuring Tim Armstrong of RANCID, including the official music video for the song below. Get »For The Cause« in various formats now at the Nuclear Blast webshop. The record was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark. It was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on the album.
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15.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
16.06. D Frankfurt - Nachtleben
17.06. CZ Prague - Palác Akropolis (w/ HATEBREED)
18.06. D Stuttgart - Universum
19.06. D Dusseldorf - Stone im Ratinger Hof
20.06. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
21.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
30.06. E Madrid - Download Festival
07.07. DK Roskilde - Roskilde Festival
08.07. S Gothenburg - Pustervik
10.07. CZ Brno - Melodka
11.07. RO Cluj-Napoca - Form Space (w/ CROWBAR)
12.07. H Dunaújváros - Rockmaraton
13.07. SRB Novi Sad - Exit Festival
14.07. HR Pula - Uljanik
15.07. I Cordenons - Rock Town
03.08. D Rostock - M.A.U. Club
04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
05.08. D Weinheim - Café Central
06.08. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville (w/ COMEBACK KID a.o.)
07.08. CH Siebnen - District 28
08.08. I Bologna - Freakout Club
09.08. I Segrate (MI) - Circolo Magnolia
24.08. NL Deventer - Burgerweeshuis
25.08. D Sulingen - Reload Festival
26.08. D Nuremberg - Z-Bau
27.08. A Vienna - Arena
28.08. SK Kosice - Collosseum
29.08. PL Warsaw - Proxima
30.08. D Niedergörsdorf - Spirit Festival
31.08. D Obererbach - Pell-Mell Festival
01.09. D Primstal - Primsrock

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HANK ERIX, the frontman of the Swedish AOR band HOUSTON, has announced the release of his first solo album 'Nothing But Trouble' on October 5th, 2018 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK and released an audio teaser for the upcoming music video for 'Fortune Hunter', the first single from his new album. The audio teaser can be streamed below. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mats Ericsson at BoomBridge Studios.

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SERPENTS KISS released a lyric video for "Black Wizard", the song taken from the upcoming album 'Dragon Lord', to be released on 01/10/2018. Watch it below.

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Null'o'zero, have released a new music video for 'The Last One'. Watch it below. The track is taken of their new album 'Instructions To Dominate', due out on July 13, via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

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June 14th, 2018

WE ARE SENTINELS, composed of former Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow and keyboard genius Jonah Weingarten of Pyramaze present you a lyric video for the newest release from their upcoming (July 6th, 2018), self-titled album. Watch the video for 'Battle In Winter' below.
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Russian progressive death metal band Skyglow released a single 'Sacred Self-Deceit'. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Thousand Years of Terror' which is released by Inverse Records (digitally) & Grotesque Sounds (CD) on June 30th 2018. Watch it below.
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BIG CITY have released a music video for 'Running For Your Life'. Watch it below. Thetrack is taken of their second album 'Big City Life', due out as a double CD digipack including their 2013 debut album 'Wintersleep' on June 22nd, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

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After being out of print for quite some time, Gov't Mule's 'Dark Side of the Mule' and 'Shout!' will be repressed on vinyl. Each limited to only 2000 copies, they will be available from June 29, 2018.
Dark Side of the Mule features 90 minutes of Pink Floyd covers recorded during the band's Halloween 2008 show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. Now available again on limited transparant/green marble and brown/yellow marble vinyl.
Shout! features 11 tracks recorded by the band plus a bonus album featuring an all-star lineup of vocalists interpreting The Mule songs. Special guests Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Jim James, Myles Kennedy, Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor and Steve Winwood. Now available again on limited colored marble vinyl 4LP Boxset.



Having released their new EP entitled “Downfall” last month on May 18th, FALLEN LEGION premiere heir new music video "Way Out". "Downfall" features six tracks plus guest vocals and keyboard from Cradle of Filth's Lindsay Schoolcraft on "New Skin". "Downfall” is available on FALLEN LEGION's official website.

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June 13th, 2018

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR have released a video teaser, hinting a brand new song, called 'Here Comes The Boom'. Watch it below. The song comes off the band's as of yet untitled second album which is scheduled to drop this year. The album was recorded with GOJIRA's Joe Duplantier in his Brooklyn, NY-based Silver Cord Studios.
Make sure to catch ROTN on one of these upcoming shows:
15.06. D Weinheim - Café Central (w/ THE BUTCHER SISTERS)
16.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
26.06. F Biarritz - L'Atabal (w/ GOJIRA)
13.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
03.08. F Albi - Xtreme Fest
17.08. F Saillat-sur-Vienne - Les Cheminées du Rock Festival

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Maltese long-running death metallers BEHEADED have signed a record deal with Agonia Records. The band is currently gearing up to perform as a co-headliner at this year's Metalgate Czech Death Fest in Czech Republic, on the 16th of June. BEHEADED released its last album "Beast Incarnate" via Unique Leader Records in 2017. More news on its follow-up and Agonia Records debut will follow.

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Art of Deception releases its new album 'Path of Trees' on Rob Mules Records (LP, CD and digitally). Path of Trees will be out June 22.

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Justice Theory has released a new EP "When the Lights Are Fading" and a music video to the opening track "All for Nothing". Watch it below.

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Norway's SLEGEST have released a video for a track from "Lagnad i E", their upcoming Limited Edition 7", which will be released on RhinoRat Recordings on the 13th June. The video, for the track "Maler Lys I Mørketid", can be seen below.
Catch them live:
13.10: Night Fest Metal IX, Arlon, BE
14.10: Dynamo, Zurich, CH
15.10: Backstage, Munich, DE
17.10: A38, Budapest, HU
20.10: Viper Room, Vienna, AU

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NO RETURN have just delivered the video clip for the song « Despise your heroes » taken from the last album « The curse within ». Check it out below.



CRYSTAL VIPER's latest studio album "Queen Of The Witches" is still running, but the heavy metallers waste no time and strikes back with a special, limited edition EP entitled "At The Edge Of Time", which will be released on June 29, on AFM Records. The effort, which will be available as a 10" vinyl (!) and digital download, includes 5 new recordings.

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Siberian Meat Grinder have released a new music-video "Black Metal Rap". Their current album "Metal Bear Stomp" is released by Destiny Records.



SINISTRO are now premiering their new video for the track "Vento Sul", which is taken from the Portuguese Fado rockers' latest album 'Sangue Cássia'. Watch the video in full below.
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25 Jul 18 Tolmin (SI) Metal Days 2018
29 Sep 18 Madrid (ES) Okkvlt Session
03 Nov 18 Zaragoza (ES) Iberian Warriors Metal Fest
08 Dec 18 Lisboa (PT) Under the Doom Festival

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Vöödöö announces their debut album titled "Ashes", to be released on September 14th. The new single "THE SECRET" is out now.

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Wait Hell in Pain has released a new lyric video for the song "The Confession". Watch it below.
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Today, Living Temple Records sets August 11th as the international release date for the debut album of Chile's Pyreficativm, संसार का पथ. You read it right.
A statement from Melek R. N. reads: "I raise front of the great mysteries greater, spirits of the life and death. On this sacred night of blood together to you oneiric veil, the key to the eternal dream of the Dragon I invoke you...

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Sion Switserland based BLOODLOST releases their first single and video "Evil To The Cross". Watch the single below. Their new album "Diary Of Death" is out on July, 6.

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Step into a world where ruins are monuments, and where epic and soaring melodies blend seamlessly with the harshness of extreme metal with the release of the sophomore album from the Norwegian melodic extreme metal band Cor Scorpii. «Ruin», the result of a lengthy, and at time arduous, songwriting process, draws its inspiration from classical music, folk melodies and the soundscapes of Nordic extreme metal and is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut "Monument". This time the band also introduces instruments atypical in metal, such as the accordion and the mandolin, revealing hidden talents amongst the band members. Cor Scorpii was founded in 2004 as an offshoot from the legendary Windir, and during the 10 years since the release of their debut album, the band has seen the arrival of a new lead guitarist Erlend Nybø (Funeral).

"Ruin" was recorded at various locations over a period of three years. As with Cor Scorpii's debut album, Børge Finstad performed the mixing duties to perfection in his Toproom Studio. Mastering was done by Tom Kvålsvoll in the nefarious Kvalsonic Lab. The young and incredibly talented classical singer Annika Beinnes contributes guest vocals on three songs. The album also features the clean vocals and occasional growl of Mats Lerberg (I Swear Damnation, ex-Funeral) guesting on three songs. With this release, Cor Scorpii gives you an honest and unpretentious work of Norwegian metal. The road to ruin begins with the building of monuments!

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Erlend Nybø – Lead guitars
Gaute Refsnes – Keyboards
Inge Jonny Lomheim – Bass guitars, accordion, programming
Ole M. Nordsve – Drums
Rune Sjøthun – Rhythm guitars, mandolin, programming
Thomas S. Øvstedal - Vocals



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June 12th, 2018

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have announced the dates and support acts for this years winter tours through the UK and Germany.
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS + LEADER OF DOWN
09.11. UK Blackpool - Waterpool Music Venue
10.11. UK Stoke - Sugarmill
11.11. UK Glasgow - G2
13.11. UK Inverness - Ironworks
14.11. UK Newcastle - University
15.11. UK York - Fibbers
16.11. UK Manchester - Rebellion
17.11. UK London - Boston Music Room
19.11. UK Norwich - Waterfront Studio
20.11. UK Birmingham - Asylum
22.11. UK Cardiff - The Globe
23.11. UK Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
24.11. UK Plymouth - The Junction
+ TIM MCMILLAN & RACHEL SNOW
27.11. GER Cologne - Luxor
28.11. GER Bochum - Rockpalast
29.11. GER Leipzig - Hellraiser
30.11. GER Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
01.12. GER Stuttgart - ClubCann
03.12. GER Nuremberg - Hirsch
04.12. GER Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
05.12. GER Augsburg - Spectrum
07.12. GER Dresden - Beatpol
08.12. GER Weinheim - Café Central

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Indonesian progressive metal band GODDESS OF FATE are streaming a video for their song "Aromantic Part 1". The track is from their recently released album 'Spiral Orchard Part 1'. Order the album at this location

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NECANDI HOMINES are going to press a new EP in September following the debut album "Da'at", out last year. Third I Rex and Toten Schwan Records venture into a collaboration with a band both labels see as one of the most amazing examples of experimental Black Metal hailing from the Italy. "Black Hole" has been recorded in March 2018 by Apsychos. More news will follow over the next weeks.

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Tantara are ready to release their second full length album, "Sum Of Forces", coming September 7. The record's first single "Punish The Punisher" out now. Check it on this location.

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LIZZY BORDEN will issue his first album in 11 year on June 15th. The record 'My Midnight Things', will be released via Metal Blade Records. For another preview of 'My Midnight Things', the new single 'The Scar Across My Heart' is availavble below.
The record will be available in the following formats:
--limited 1st edition Digipak-CD (includes bonus tracks)
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--180g black vinyl
--clear pacific blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--clear burgundy marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--olive/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--opaque cool gray marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
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Swedish black metal trio Blood Worship, featuring current and former members of Astrophobos, Graveworm and Fleshgod Apocalypse, have just unleashed a new track from the band's debut EP "Death's Omnipotence", due out on June 15th. The song Shadows Etched In Stone" is available at Bandcamp.

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Bassist King Ov Hell has left the Norwegian black metal band ABBATH. King, whose real name is Tom Cato Visnes, announced his departure from ABBATH in a post on Facebook:
"King will no longer be part of ABBATH due to conflicting views on lyrical concepts of the upcoming album. The lyrics are inspired by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. King finds that Jung's connection to Christian mysticism is incompatible with the image of the band. I wish members of the actual band, label, and crew all the best for the upcoming shows and album. The music itself is nothing short of brilliant. However, I must maintain artistic integrity and respectfully step aside."
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Progressive groove metal band RUNESCARRED stream a video for their song "A Darker Man". The track is taken from their upcoming EP We Are, which will be released on June 29th.

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KONTINUUM are revealing the third song taken from their forthcoming new album, 'No Need to Reason', which will hit stores on July 6th, 2018. KONTINUUM is now streaming "Warm Blood" via the official Season of Mist YouTube below.

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Antipathic has just finished the recordings for the first full length entitled "Humanimals". The record will be published soon after the summer by DESPISE THE SUN RECORDS.

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June 11th, 2018

STEEL PROPHET has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records. The new Album "The God Machine" will be released in early 2019. A new singer to be announced soon. Check out the video teaser below.

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Helldprod Records announces August 7th as the international release date for a special EP from Japan's Abigail, 'Far East Black Metal Onslaught', on 7" vinyl format. Pre orders can be place at this location. A new track "Nuclear Hammer" can be seen below.

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"Except Love" is the first single recorded and released by Iranian avantgarde rock band DARK MATTER and published by My Kingdom Music. A video is presented below with Daniel Cavanagh from ANATHEMA on vocals and Fab Regmann (ANTIMATTER and DISBELIEF) on drums as special guests.

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MANTAR have announced the details for their upcoming third studio album. The band's new album will be entitled »The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze«, include 12 songs and is set to be released on August 24, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Watch the lyric video for 'The Spell' below.
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Cold Summer 2018
07.06.2018 Greenfield Festival Interlaken Switzerland
08.06.2018 Chronical Moshers Open Air Hauptmannsgrün Germany
09.06.2018 Scheune Dresden Germany
16.06.2018 Download Paris Brétigny-sur-Orge France
17.06.2018 Alter Schlachthof Lingen Germany
22.06.2018 Tons of Rock Halden Norway
23.06.2018 Umbaubar, Oldenburg Germany
24.06.2018 Graspop Dessel Belgium
29.06.2018 Tuska Open Air Helsinki Finland
01.07.2018 Fusion Festival Lärz Germany
11.07.2018 Eistnaflug Neskaupstaður Iceland
13.07.2018 Eulenglück Braunschweig Germany
14.07.2018 Dong Open Air Neukirchen-Vluyn Germany
27.07.2018 Metaldays Tolmin Slovenia
03.08.2018 Wacken Open Air Wacken Germany
05.08.2018 Sylak Open Air Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans France
10.08.2018 Sonic Blast Moledo Moledo Portugal
12.08.2018 Bloodstock Derbyshire England
24.08.2018 Kulturkombinat Bunker Rostock Germany !!!NEW!!!
25.08.2018 Reload Festival Sulingen Germany

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SMOKE THE SKY have their new record 'The Human Maze', mixed and mastered by Konst Fischer at the Frankin Studios, ready to be released on July 13rd 2018. The song "Skysuckers, Inc." can be seen below, to get a glimpse of the band's identity.

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June 8th, 2018

Today THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA releases the official music video for the brand new song, 'Lovers In The Rain'. Watch it below. It is taken from their next album, »Sometimes The World Ain't Enough«, set to be released on June 29 via Nuclear Blast. Sometimes The World Ain't Enough« was again produced by the band themselves and was recorded at Handsome Hard Music / Larsson Music Studio as well as Nordic Sound Lab in Skara, Sweden. Mixing duties were taken on by the band's guitarist/percussionist Sebastian Forslund and mastering was done by Thomas "Plec" Johansson at The Panic Room.
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presented by: ROCK HARD, EMP, ROCKS, PIRANHA, START, STAR.FM HEAVY HOUR, STARK!STROM, METALNEWS.DE, METALTIX, MUSIX
01.11. SE Malmö KB*
02.11. DE Weissenhäuser Strand METAL HAMMER PARADISE*
03.11. SE Skövde Skövde in Rock*
08.11. SE Stockholm Kägelbanan*
10.11. SE Göteborg Sticky Fingers*
11.11. NO Oslo John Dee*
15.11. FI Turku Gong*
16.11. FI Helsinki On The Rocks*
23.11. DE Cologne Luxor
24.11. DE Osnabrück Rosenhof
25.11. NL Zoetermeer Boerderij
26.11. NL Arnhem Willemeen
27.11. BE Vosselaar Biebob
28.11. FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur
30.11. UK London Underworld
01.12. FR Paris Petit Bain
02.12. FR Toulouse Le Rex
03.12. ES Madrid Caracol
04.12. ES Barcelona Bóveda
05.12. FR Lýon Warmaudio
06.12. IT Milano Legend Club
08.12. CH Zurich Dynamo
09.12. DE Mannheim MS Connection
10.12. AT Salzburg Rockhouse
11.12. HU Budapest A38
12.12. AT Vienna Szene
13.12. AT Graz Dom im Berg
14.12. DE Munich Backstage
15.12. CZ Prague Nova Chmelnice
16.12. DE Nürnberg Hirsch
17.12. DE Saarbrücken Garage
18.12. DE Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
19.12. DE Berlin Bi Nuu
20.12. DE Jena F-Haus
21.12. DE Dresden Eventwerk Studio
22.12. DE Bochum Matrix
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GET THE SHOT release a new video for the track "Faith Reaper" today on Hardcore Worldwide. The video can be seen below.
Futhermore the band will be playing European stages this summer for festivals and selected club shows:
23.06.2018 (FRA) Clisson, Hellfest
24.06.2018 (FRA) Paris, Le Gibus
25.06.2018 (FRA) Lyon, Warm Audio
26.06.2018 (FRA) Dijon, Deep Inside
28.06.2018 (DEU) Gardelegen, Metal Frenzy Open Air
29.06.2018 (NDL) Ysselsteijn, Jera On Air
30.06.2018 (DEU) Giebelstadt, Mission Ready Festival
01.07.2018 (DEU) Losheim, Reality Bites
02.07.2018 (DEU) Erfurt, Predigerkeller
03.07.2018 (POL) Warsaw, Pogłos
04.07.2018 (DEU) Hamburg, Fabrique (Gängeviertel)
05.07.2018 (DEU) Essen, Don't Panic
06.07.2018 (FRA) Tours, Riip Fest
07.07.2018 (FRA) Rennes, Summerbowl Of Hardcore
08.07.2018 (BEL) Namur, Belvedere
09.07.2018 (DEU) Chemnitz, AJZ
12.07.2018 (ESP) Viveiro, Resurrection Festival
13.07.2018 (CZE) Velke, Mezerici Fajtfest
14.07.2018 (CZE) Tabor, Mighty Sounds Festival
2.08.2018 (ROU) Rasnov, Rockstadt Extreme
03.08.2018 (DEU) Breitungen, Bretinga Open Air
04.08.2018 (CHE) Gränichen, Open Air Gränichen
05.08.2018 (FRA) Albi, Xtreme Fest
06.08.2018 (FRA) Nantes, Ferrailleur
07.08.2018 (DEU) Trier, Ex-Haus
08.08.2018 (DEU) Stuttgart, Juha West
09.08.2018 (DEU) Torgau, Endless Summer
10.08.2018 (BEL) Ieper, Ieper Hardcore Festival
11.08.2018 (DEU) Vilmar, Tells Bells Festival

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KREATOR and DIMMU BORGIR have teamed up for a big European co-headlining run in winter 2018. The tour will take place from November 30 - December 16 with support coming from HATEBREED and BLOODBATH.
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HATEBREED + BLOODBATH
November 30, 2018 NL – Tilburg, O13
December 01, 2018 DE – Hamburg, Sporthalle
December 02, 2018 DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
December 03, 2018 FR – Paris, L'Olympia
December 04, 2018 BE – Brussels, AB
December 06, 2018 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
December 07, 2018 DE – Munich, Zenith
December 08, 2018 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
December 09, 2018 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
December 10, 2018 CH – Zurich, Halle 622
December 12, 2018 AT – Vienna, Gasometer
December 13, 2018 PL – Warsaw, Kolo Hall
December 14, 2018 DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee
December 15, 2018 DE – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
December 16, 2018 UK – London, Roundhouse

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MOONSPELL Unveil the details Of their upcoming Live DVD/Blue Ray/3CD, 'Lisboa Under The Spell'. It was recorded when the band played a show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lisbon on February 4, 2017. "Lisboa Under The Spell" will be released on August 17 via Napalm Records. Watch the Lisboa Under The Spell trailer below.
Touring:
29.06.18 GR – Chania, Chania Rock Festival
13.07.18 DE – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dong Open Air
03.08.18 CZ – Ostrava, Ostrava Vplamenech

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Spanish death metal band WORMED have released a lyric video for the track 'Neomorph Mindkind'. The band has also announced the addition of their new drummer V-Kazar. The video for 'Neomorph Mindkind' is now streaming below. WORMED recently announced that V-Kazar (Gabriel Valcazar) has joined the ranks of the technical death metal formation as their permanent drummer, after the tragic passing of drummer G-Calero.

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HATEBREED will kick off this year's summer run tomorrow in Cologne, Germany. See tour dates below. The band are touring in support of their latest album, »The Concrete Confessional«, which was released two years ago, marking the band's highest chart entry in Germany (#17). Listen to 'Looking Down The Barrel Of Today' below.
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European Summer Tour 2018
08.06. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
09.06. NL Breda - Mezz
10.06. UK Donington - Download Festival
12.06. NL Sneek - Het Bolwerk
13.06. D Würzburg - Posthalle (w/ SUFFOCATION)
14.06. D Hamburg - Markthalle
15.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
16.06. PL Poznań - u Bazyla
17.06. CZ Prague - Palác Akropolis (w/ MADBALL)
19.06. D Herford - X
20.06. D Heidelberg - halle02
21.06. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville (w/ SUFFOCATION)
22.06. CH Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
26.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
27.07. D Essen - Nord Open Air
28.07. D Bausendorf - Riez Open Air
29.07. D Munich - Free & Easy (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE a.o.)
30.07. A Graz - Dom im Berg (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE)
01.08. D Rostock - M.A.U. Club
02.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
03.08. F Albi - Xtreme Fest
04.08. F Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans - Sylak Open Air
5.08. B Lokeren - Lokerse Feesten



Allstar death metal band SIEGE OF POWER signs to Metal Blade Records. SIEGE OF POWER started in 2013 as a project. In 2017 it was brought back.
SIEGE OF POWER is:
Chris Reifert - Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll)
Paul Baayens - Guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos)
Theo van Eekelen - Bass (ex-Hail of Bullets, ex-Houwitser, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)
Bob Bagchus - Drums (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)
The SIEGE OF POWER debut album 'Warning Blast' will drop in September and more information about it will be revealed shortly.

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Junkyard Drive are now ready with their new single and video for "Sweet Little Dreamer". Watch it below.

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CAST THE STONE premiere the first single "As The Dead Lie", taken from their recently announced six-track EP "Empyrean Atrophy", which is due for release on Agonia Records on the 31st of August. The track comes with a lyric video designed by Scott Rudd Film (Opeth, Rings Of Saturn). Listen to the track below.

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Belgian industrial metal / drum and bass combo Spankraght have released a video for the song 'Enjoy'. The track is taken from their recently released self-titled EP.

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Kambrium have released more details about their upcoming album. „DAWN OF THE FIVE SUNS" will be released via NoiseArt Records on November 9th, 2018. More info coming soon.

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MEAN STREAK have released a music video for 'Settle The Score', the track is taken from their fourth album, Blind Faith, wich was released 2017 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records in Europe and in Japan via Marquee/Avalon. Watch the video below.

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MADBALL will release their upcoming new album »For The Cause«, on June 15th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the brand new single, 'Rev Up', including the official music video for the song. Watch it below.
MADBALL live:
15.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
16.06. D Frankfurt - Nachtleben
17.06. CZ Prague - Palác Akropolis (w/ HATEBREED)
18.06. D Stuttgart - Universum
19.06. D Dusseldorf - Stone im Ratinger Hof
20.06. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
21.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
30.06. E Madrid - Download Festival
07.07. DK Roskilde - Roskilde Festival
08.07. SE Gothenburg - Pustervik
10.07. CZ Brno - Melodka Club
11.07. RO Cluj-Napoca - Form Space (w/ CROWBAR)
12.07. H Dunaújváros - Rock Maraton
13.07. SRB Novi Sad - Exit Festival
14.07. HR Pula - Uljanik
15.07. I Pordenone - Rock Town
03.08. D Rostock - M.A.U. Club
04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
05.08. D Weinheim - Café Central
06.08. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
07.08. CH Sibnen - District 28
08.08. I Bologna - Freakout Club
09.08. I Segrate (MI) - Circolo Magnolia
24.08. NL Deventer - Burgerweeshuis
25.08. D Sulingen - Reload Festival
26.08. D Nuremberg - Z-Bau
27.08. A Vienna - Arena
28.08. SK Kosice - Collosseum
29.08. PL Warsaw - Proxima
30.08. D Niedergörsdorf - Spirit Festival
31.08. D Obererbach - Pell-Mell Festival
01.09. D Primstal - Primsrock

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On August 17th, the new 2-CD studio album, »Forever Warriors, Forever United«, with 25 new DORO tracks will be released via Nuclear Blast. Watch the music video of 'All For Metal' feat. Mille (KREATOR), Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Warrel Dane (R.I.P.), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), SABATON, Ross The Boss, Rock‘n‘Rolf (RUNNING WILD), DETRAKTOR, Tommy Bolan (ex-WARLOCK), Andy Brings and The Ultimate Doro Clan, below this article.

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KORPIKLAANI recently announced the release of their new studio album entitled »Kulkija« ("Wanderer") for September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate the start of their summer festival tour, the band has revealed the first single, 'Kotikonnut', from their upcoming record. Watch the accompanying lyric video below.
KORPIKLAANI live:
09.06. CH Interlaken - Greenfield Festival
06.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
12.07. D Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
13.07. NL Amstelveen - P60 (w/ MYRKVAR) *NEW*
15.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock (Special Show)
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
15.08. PL Straszęcin - Czad Festiwal *NEW*
16. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze

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June 7th, 2018

Pitch Black Records welcomes Norway’s heavy metal act SINSID into its artist roster!

Formed in 2012 SINSID is now finally ready to reveal its debut album, “Mission From Hell”, to the world! The album’s recordings and mixing were completed in early 2018 at Studio Borealis in Norway and was mastered by Jaime Gomez at Orgone Studios in the UK.

Fronted by former pro wrestler Terje S. Sidhu, SINSID is influenced by several styles of music, from blues and rock to metal, as well as Viking and thrash just to mention a few. The band successfully manages to deliver a superb mix of “in your face” heavy metal, the kind that just might “KO” the listener! The catchy choruses are there, a somewhat nostalgic 80s metal sound with vocals that reek of denim and leather and plenty of fist-pumping, anthemic tunes!

SINSID is comprised of talented and passionate musicians who definitely know how to rock hard and “Mission from Hell” with its 10 tracks and over 50 minutes of music, is nothing short of a strong statement that the band is here to stay for good!

“Mission from Hell” is out on June 8th, on CD and Digital and the title track is now available for streaming and free download below. The album is also up for pre-order here or here as well as directly from the band.



Former DEATH, ICED EARTH, DEICIDE and OBITUARY guitarist Ralph Santolla died Wednesday night (June 6) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. The musician fell into a coma after suffering a heart attack on May 30 and was taken off life support last night around 11:00 p.m. He was 48 years old (and not 51, which is said in some reports). Santolla's friend, fellow guitarist Bill Hudson, confirmed Ralph's passing in a Facebook post, writing: "NOW It is official: I (and many other people) just lost my best friend, as well as one of the most underrated guitarists in all history.
He passed away peacefully with about 10 of his closest friends and family around him (myself included).
"Please keep his mother Sue Santolla-Rocha, his son Dorian Angelo Santolla and all the rest of us in your thoughts...
"Rest in peace, my brother, Ralph Santolla... You will be missed by A LOT of people...
"I love you, bro.
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Foredoomed released a new music video for track 'Dualism'. It's taken from their critically acclaimed debut album 'Ordeal'. Watch it below. Foredoomed is founded in 2009 and they are combining progressive metal and melodic death metal.

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Trauma, who once featured Cliff Burton in their ranks, present their new lyric video for 'THE RAGE'. Watch it below. The 'As The World Dies' album is set to be released later in the year.

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REVOCATION reveals the details about their upcoming album, 'The Outer Ones'. Due out September 28th via Metal Blade Records, 'The Outer Ones' is the follow up to 2016's 'Great is Our Sin'.

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BURNING WITCHES will head on an extensive tour throughout Europe as special guests on GRAVE DIGGER's »Tour Of The Living Dead«. All dates can be found below. The new, as of yet untitled album will be released this winter via Nuclear Blast.
»The Tour Of The Living Dead«
w/ GRAVE DIGGER - presented by Rock Hard (D)
11.01. D Hanover - MusikZentrum
12.01. D Andernach - JUZ Live Club
13.01. CH Pratteln - Z7
14.01. D Munich - Backstage
15.01. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
16.01. D Saarbrücken - Garage
17.01. D Bochum - Zeche
18.01. D Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
19.01. D Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
20.01. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
22.01. D Hamburg - Martkhalle
23.01. D Berlin - Lido
24.01. D Bamberg - Live-Club
25.01. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport-Eventhall
26.01. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk
27.01. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
28.01. F Paris - Petit Bain
29.01. UK London - Camden Underworld
30.01. B Vosselaar - Biebob
31.01. F TBA
01.02. E Bilbao - Santana 27
02.02. E Madrid - Sala Mon Live
03.02. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
More BURNING WITCHES dates:
30.06. CH Winterthur - Gaswerk (w/ ICED EARTH, GONOREAS)
06.07. HR Pula - Uljanik Open Air
12.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
30.08. CH Lucerne - Schüür (w/ NERVOSA, IRONY OF FATE)
01.09. A Satteins - Hard N' Heavy
»Metal Storm Tour 2018«
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05.10. E Madrid - Boveda
06.10. E Vitoria-Gasteiz - Urban Rock Concept
07.10. E Barcelona - Sala Bóveda
08.10. E Valencia - Paberse Club
09.10. E Puertollano (Ciudad Real) - Krater Rock City
10.10. E Zaragoza - Carpa Rock Interpeñas
14. - 21.10. E Mallorca - Full Metal Holiday

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GRAVE DIGGER in turn just unveiled the title of their upcoming studio album: It is entitled The Living Dead and will be released on September 14th via Napalm Records.

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CRAFT are releasing the third track taken from their forthcoming new album, 'White Noise and Black Metal', which will hit stores on June 22nd, 2018 through Season of Mist. The Swedish black metal veterans are now streaming "Again" via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the below.

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VOID have released their first Lyric video, featuring live footage from their recent show with SCUORN, for the song "The Wildebeest" from their self-released cassette EP, The Unsearchable Riches of Void. The video is a sneak peak at the band's new live show, featuring masks, feathered costumes and the crowd controlling presence of vocalist Levi LeBlanc.

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