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Y.O.C. new track exclusively on our pages
Posted by: Denis / 05.07.2015
New Y.O.C. track - a tribute to Jeff Hanneman - Slayer's cover song Skeletons of Society's done and the first version of this song appeared on our pages only!

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AFM Records / Danzig 'Skeletons' will be released in autumn 2015 via AFM Records
Posted by: Denis / 03.07.2015
It's exactly 5 years ago, when Danzig's latest studio album Deth Red Sabaoth was released.

Now Danzig and AFM Records both agreed to continue their successful collaboration, which already started in 2007 with The Lost Tracks.

The band finally returns in autumn 2015 with their long-awaited cover album Skeletons, which is a collection of Glenn's renditions of some of his favourite classic songs from ZZ Top and many more.

A new studio album is due in early 2016.

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Frontiers Records / Operation: Mindcrime - Geoff Tate is back!
Posted by: Denis / 03.07.2015
Frontiers Records are extremely pleased to announce the upcoming release of Operation: Mindcrime's debut album, THE KEY on September 18th! To hear a taste of four songs from the album, check out the trailer. The first full song from the album will be released in the coming weeks!

Geoff Tate's new band features Kelly Gray on guitars (Queensrÿche), Scott Moughton on guitars, John Moyer on bass (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob) Randy Gane on keyboards, Simon Wright on drums (AC/DC, Ronnie James Dio), Brian Tichy on Drums (Whitesnake / David Coverdale, Billy Idol) with special appearances from David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mark Daily, and Scott Mercado.
Punishment 18 Records / In Malice's Wake 'Eternal Nightfall' promotional videoclip
Posted by: Denis / 03.07.2015
Punishment 18 Records has reissued Australian thrashers In Malice's Wake debut album Eternal Nightfall. The new release will contain 2005 Blackened Skies (EP) as bonus material. You can see the promotional videoclip here.
Metal Blade / Armored Saint announce additional shows with Saxon
Posted by: Denis / 03.07.2015
Los Angeles, California's ARMORED SAINT will join back up with the legendary Saxon for some additional shows in the US this fall to continue touring in support of their highly acclaimed seventh studio album Win Hands Down. The disc is all things ARMORED, a vintage crush of classic power propelled by a cathartic blast of life in the year 2015.

The group will also only be performing one, very special headlining date in the US this year and it's in Las Vegas at Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar and Grill on July 11th, so don't miss out if you are in the area.

Joey Vera states: "We had such a great time playing these dates with Saxon last May, and now they've asked us to join them again in September? We're In! It's an honor sharing the stage with Saxon and we're super glad we get to bring this great package to other parts of the country. See you all soon."

Vocalist John Bush added: "What can we say? The first six shows with Saxon were so good, we added more! We're playing cities in the midwest that we haven't played in years: Cleveland, Detroit, D.C. among others. Plus, San Diego! It's been awhile, thanks for your patience! The guys in Saxon are extremely cool. We look forward to kicking ass throughout America with them. Let's do this. Win Hands Down!!!"
    ARMORED SAINT Tour w/ Saxon
  • 07/11 Las Vegas, NV Count's Vamp'd
    Supporting SAXON
  • 08/20 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
  • 09/10 Atlanta, GA Centerstage
  • 09/12 Stafford, CT Palace Theater
  • 09/13 Portland, ME Asylum
  • 09/15 Washington, DC Howard
  • 09/16 Westland, MI Token Lounge
  • 09/17 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
  • 09/18 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
  • 09/20 St Charles, IL Arcada Theater

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GlobMetal Promotions / Efpix released new video
Posted by: Denis / 02.07.2015
Russian Industrial/symphonic Metal band Efpix released new music video for the single Nothing Remains that will be part of the band new full-length album Evil Sides that will be released in in the end of 2015.
Nuclear Blast / CRADLE OF FILTH announce 'Inquisitional Tourture' dates this October/November
Posted by: Denis / 02.07.2015
CRADLE OF FILTH, one of the greatest and most influential British Metal bands of all time are pleased to announce their European tour in celebration of latest endeavour and opus nocturne entitled Hammer Of The Witches – out on 10th July via Nuclear Blast.

Fiendish main man and vocalist Dani Filth had to say regarding the announcement: "CRADLE Of FILTH are extremely pleased to be hitting the European road in support of our latest album, Hammer Of The Witches, even more so now that British dates have been indelibly grafted onto the beginning! The band is sounding better than ever and are exhilarated to be starting our world tour here in England, at Rottingham Knock City nonetheless, the proverbial hub of Heavy Metal!
We have an amazing setlist prepared already and everyone, including our infamous Crewdle Of Filth, are chomping at the bit to get out there and start levelling cities with our unique brand of raucous, Hellish music and stage production.
So, long live the 'Filth and see you out there on the open field of battle!
Wielding the Witch hammers,
Your fiend, Dani"


Coinciding with the release of Hammer Of The Witches, CRADLE OF FILTH will play release show at this year's ROCK HARZ Festival on Saturday, July 11, 2015! For those who cannot attend this special night, you'll have your chance at this year's SUMMER BREEZE Festival!
    Tour dates
  • 2015-07-09 Ballenstedt (Rockharz Festival) DE
  • 2015-08-01 Wacken (Wacken Open Air) DE
  • 2015-08-05 Josefov (Brutal Assault Festival) CZ
  • 2015-08-07 Oulu (Jalometalli Festival) FI
  • 2015-08-13 Dinkelsbühl (Summer Breeze) DE
  • 2015-10-16 Nottingham (Rock City) GB
  • 2015-10-17 Bristol (Motion) GB
  • 2015-10-18 Norwich (The Waterfront) GB
  • 2015-10-20 Wolverhampton (Wulfrun Hall) GB
  • 2015-10-21 Glasgow (The Garage) GB
  • 2015-10-22 Manchester (Manchester Academy 2) GB
  • 2015-10-23 London (Koko) GB
  • 2015-10-24 Köln (Essigfabrik) DE
  • 2015-10-26 München (Backstage) DE
  • 2015-10-27 Strasbourg (La Laiterie) FR
  • 2015-10-28 Paris (Caberet Sauvage) FR
  • 2015-10-29 Antwerp (Trix Muziekcentrum) BE
  • 2015-10-30 Hannover (Capitol) DE
  • 2015-10-31 Nürnberg (Hirsch) DE
  • 2015-11-02 Saarbrücken (Garage) DE
  • 2015-11-03 Lucerne (Schuur) CH
  • 2015-11-04 Treviso (New Age) IT
  • 2015-11-06 Rome (Orion) IT
  • 2015-11-07 Milan (Fabrique) IT
  • 2015-11-08 Dornbirn (Conrad Sohm) AT
  • 2015-11-09 Budapest (Barba Negra) HU
  • 2015-11-12 Katowice (Mega Club) PL
  • 2015-11-13 Brno (Klub Fleda) CZ
  • 2015-11-14 Berlin (C-Club) DE
  • 2015-11-15 Hamburg (Markthalle) DE
  • 2015-11-17 Copenhagen (Pumpehuset) DK
  • 2015-11-18 Oslo (John Dee) SE
  • 2015-11-19 Göteborg (Sticky Fingers) SE
  • 2015-11-23 Stockholm (Debaser) SE

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Metal Mind / Tank listen to the first track from 'Valley Of Tears'
Posted by: Denis / 02.07.2015
Valley Of Tears, the new album by the British Heavy Metal legend TANK, it scheduled for release on September, 18th. Now, the band reveal the title track Valley Of Tears!

Valley Of Tears is scheduled for worldwide release on September, 18th 2015.

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InsideOut Music / Spock's Beard reveal 'Tides of Time'; first track from 'The Oblivion Particle'
Posted by: Denis / 02.07.2015
Legendary progressive-rockers Spock's Beard recently announced that their brand new 12th studio album The Oblivion Particle is set for release on the 21st August 2015, and now they are pleased to reveal the first track to be taken from the record. Fans can listen to the song Tides of Time over at Soundcloud for 7 days.

Dave Meros previously said of the track: "I think the opening track Tides of Time is classic Spock's in terms of arrangement and style, but everything else is fairly different. That said, the whole album is still within the parameters of what people expect to hear from us."

As with the previous album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep, The Oblivion Particle was recorded at The Mouse House and produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold, a band collaborator of many years.

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InsideOut Music / Riverside reveal artwork, track listing and street date for 'Love, Fear and the Time Machine'
Posted by: Denis / 02.07.2015
Having just played a first post-studio live-show as part of the Metal Hammer Festival / Prog Edition in Kattowice, Poland together with Dream Theater this past weekend, polish Prog masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce the first details for their much anticipated upcoming studio album.

Entitled Love, Fear and the Time Machine, the band's sixth studio longplay album will be released via InsideOutMusic on September 4th, 2015, feature cover artwork by longtime design-partner Travis Smith / Seempieces (Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore, etc.) and contain the following track listing:
  1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)
  2. Under the Pillow
  3. #Addicted
  4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire
  5. Saturate Me
  6. Afloat
  7. Discard Your Fear
  8. Towards the Blue Horizon
  9. Time Travellers
  10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)
RIVERSIDE are additionally working on a musical bonus package entitled Day Session, the brighter companion of the Night Session presented on the band's previous album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves.

RIVERSIDE's Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment about Love, Fear and the Time Machine:
"On the new album I wanted to combine the 70s and the 80s. The 80s were a decade of musical growing up for me. On the new album we don't sound as retro and 70s as before, we moved forward, we sort of demolished the previous foundations and build new ones. Despite the huge dose of melancholy and nostalgia, there is a new space, the songs are arranged with more flow and at the same time they have never been so concise and to the point before. The lyrics on Love, Fear and the Time Machine talk about a transformation. About making an important, perhaps life changing, decision everyone has to make at some point in their lives. What happens to us when we have to make it? On the one hand we're excited by the change, we feel free, liberated, and on the other we fear the unknown, we are afraid of what might happen to us. We go back in time and we go forward in time in our heads. And all that happens when we have to decide something important. The first of the songs on the album is called Lost, the last one, Found. If we sometimes get lost in life, it is to go through something and be found again on the other side, to be reborn as someone better and more valuable. I would like this album to be one of those that one day simply becomes your best friend."

Here is an overview of the upcoming RIVERSIDE tourdates, on which the band will already showcase some of the new material as well:
    RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and 'An evening with' headline shows:
  • July 11 Spain, Barcelona, Be Prog! My Friend festival *
  • July 14 Italy, Milano, Lo-Fi
  • July 15 Italy, Bologna, Alchemica club
  • July 18 Germany, St Goarshausen, Night of the Prog festival *
  • July 21 Germany, Reichenbach, Bergkeller
  • July 23 Germany, Worpswede, Music Hall
  • July 24 The Netherlands, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
  • July 26 United Kingdom, Maidstone, Ramblin' Manfair
  • festival *
  • Aug 29 Poland, Olsztyn, Amfiteatr im. Czeslawa Niemena
  • Sept 5 Brazil, Sao Paulo, Via Marquês / Overload Music Festival *
  • Sept 7 Chile, Santiago, Teatro Cariola
  • Sept 10 Mexico, Mexico City, Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
    RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
  • Sep 12 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA Center stage
  • Sep 13 - Richmond, VA - The Canal club
  • Sep 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Bull Shooters Saloon
  • Sep 16 - New Brunswick, NJ - NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre
  • Sep 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
  • Sep 19 - Montreal, QC - Theatre La Tulipe
  • Sep 20 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
  • Sep 22 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
  • Sep 23 - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
  • Sep 24 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
  • More dates to be confirmed soon...
    RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:
  • Oct 15 Germany, Dresden, Tante Ju
  • Oct 16 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinen Halle 2
  • Oct 17 The Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon
  • Oct 18 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
  • Oct 20 UK, London, Islington Assembly Hall
  • Oct 21 UK, Bristol, Marble Factory
  • Oct 22 UK, Manchester, The Ritz
  • Oct 23 UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC2
  • Oct 24 UK, Northampton, The Roadmenders
  • Oct 26 UK, Southampton, The 1865
  • Oct 27 France, Paris, Divan Du Monde
  • Oct 30 Portugal, Lisbon, Paradise Garage
  • Oct 31 Spain, Madrid, Joy Eslava
  • Nov 1 Spain, Barcelona, Sala Apolo / Be Prog! The Madness Day festival
  • Nov 2 France, Lyon, Marche Gare
  • Nov 4 Switzerland, Pratteln, Z7
  • Nov 5 Germany, München, Strom
  • Nov 6 Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage
  • Nov 7 Germany, Berlin, C-Club
  • Nov 8 Poland, Krakow, Rotunda
  • Nov 10 Poland, Gdansk, B90
  • Nov 11 Poland, Warsaw, Stodola

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SPV / MAD MAX to release new album 'Thunder, Storm and Passion'
Posted by: Denis / 01.07.2015
MAD MAX will release the new album Thunder, Storm and Passion via Steamhammer / SPV shortly. The release dates are: Europe: August 28th, 2015; USA + Canada: September 4th, 2015

The album comes as a high class digipak and contains 12 re-recorded classics on CD 1 and a bonus CD Live at Bang Your Head Festival 2014.

As a new member of the band we welcome Mr. Thomas 'Hutch' Bauer on bass guitar!
    TRACKLISTING
    CD 1 (Re-Recorded Classics)
  1. Fly Fly Away 04:33
  2. Losing You 04:08
  3. Rollin`Thunder 04:24
  4. Thoughts Of A Dying Man 05:58
  5. Never Say Never 03:16
  6. Lonely Is The Hunter 05:40
  7. Stormchild 03:46
  8. Heroes Die Lonely 03:37
  9. Burning The Stage 05:35
  10. Wait For The Night 04:21
  11. Night Of Passion 03:52
  12. Hearts On Fire 03:45
    CD 2 (Bonus CD Live at Bang Your Head Festival 2014)
  13. Burning The Stage 05:23
  14. Night Of Passion 03:53
  15. Rolling Thunder 05:03
  16. Wait For The Night 04:40
  17. Lonely Is The Hunter 06:24
  18. Never Say Never 03:52
  19. Thoughts Of A Dying Man 06:19
  20. Fox On The Run 06:25

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SPV / HAMMERCULT to release new album in August; Artwork, Infos and Tracklisting
Posted by: Denis / 01.07.2015
Israels Thrash Metal flagship Hammercult will release their brand new studio album Built For War via Steamhammer / SPV shortly. Release dates are as follows: Europe and Germany: August 28th, 2015; USA + Canada: September 4th, 2015

Built For War will be available in 3 different physical formats:
  1. Jewelcase CD
  2. Ltd. Edition digipac CD + DVD (live in Tel Aviv)
  3. Ltd. Edition LP version – coloured 180gr. vinyl (red), printed innersleeve, 1 vinyl only bonus track, CD in papaersleeve included (Ltd. to 500 copies worldwide!)
Two years have passed since Israeli Thrash Metal act Hammercult released their album Steelcrusher. Two years during which not only the whole world but also the international metal scene have changed. Hammercult have stayed abreast of those changes: more than ever before, the band impress with their broad stylistic range, increasingly allowing – along with their unmistakable strengths – influences from the punk, hardcore and traditional Heavy Metal genres. The result is entitled Built For War, a true, intoxicating Thrash Metal manifesto with an inescapable knock-on effect. Hammercult's latest release will be out on Steamhammer/SPV on 28 August 2015 (US: 4 September 2015), so you'd better mark the date in your diary. Because one thing is certain: anybody who liked Steelcrusher is bound to be absolutely bowled over by Built For War. And all those who haven't got Hammercult on their metal menu yet will celebrate the group's latest offering as the discovery of the year.

Vocalist Yakir Von Hammer explains: "Every song on the album is the kind of pumping anthem which Hammercult are known for – but this time we've taken the songs to different places, with a more melodic and more original approach which really stands out. The vocals on Built For War are very unique and range from screams to growls, hardcore shouts to clean vocals – which I honestly believe has never been done before by a single performer. If I had to summarize Built For War in a single sentence it would be Destruction meets Manowar in an explosive mix of extreme music and true Metal."
    Tracklisting Digi
  1. From Parts Unknown (Intro) 01:37
  2. Rise Of The Hammer 04:07
  3. I Live For This Shit 03:52
  4. Spoils Of War 02:26
  5. Ready To Roll 02:41
  6. Raise Some Hell 03:10
  7. Blackened Blade 03:41
  8. Let It Roar 03:28
  9. Ode To Ares (Interlude) 01:23
  10. Altar Of Pain 03:42
  11. Blood And Fire 03:15
  12. Saturday Night Circle Pit Fight 03:12
  13. Road To Hell 03:42
    DVD (live in Tel Aviv 2014)
  14. Hymn To The Steel 1:32
  15. Steelcrusher 03:26
  16. Diabolic Overkill 03:05
  17. Metal Rules Tonight 03:23
  18. Into Hell 03:46
  19. Black Horseman 4:00
  20. We Are Hammercult 03:50
  21. Let The Angels Burn 03:09
  22. Stealer Of Souls 05:38

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SPV / BLACK TRIP release new album and announce tourdates
Posted by: Denis / 01.07.2015
"We are really excited about our second album coming out and are looking forward to finally getting some Black Trip dates in Europe under our belt!"Peter Stjärnvind
"Making this album was a real trip and to take it out on the road and finally play for our fans will be a blast"Joseph Tholl

Black Trip are back and they are on a mission! Their first all-killer-no-filler album Goin' Under released in 2014 (2013 in Scandinavia) was soaked in the true spirit of the NWOBHM and showed that great heavy metal music still can be made. With bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Thin Lizzy and 70's era Scorpions amongst their influences Black Trip really paid both homage and respect to the classic Metal sound that runs through the veins of every metalhead, and yet they have their own distinct sound and direction.
Now, two years on from that critically acclaimed debut they are about to release their second album Shadowline, which vocalist Joseph Tholl describes as "a bigger, more diverse and more personal album, but still dark, heavy metal rock". Guitarist Peter Stjärnvind adds "the album whilst heavy is also groovy and catchy and just makes you feel happy in a really good way".

Joseph"When Goin' Under was being shaped it was basically just me and Peter. But during that time we got offered gigs here in Sweden before we even had a band, so very quickly we had to get the other guys on board so we could play these gigs and record the album. Me and Jonas (Wikstrand – drums) didn't know the other guys that well so we've all been on this journey, getting to know each other and growing together as a band. We all love Heavy Metal, that's the common bond that binds us, but we all have our different tastes and different musical backgrounds because me and Jonas are from a different musical generation than Peter, Sebastian and Johan. With the writing and recording of Shadowline we have grown together and it really feels like we have become a band now. We've influenced each other and we've begun to understand what our potential is, what we can do and what we can't do. Every band member has contributed in one way or another to the shaping of this album and following on from what we did on Goin' Under this was a very natural step for us. With the first album we were establishing the foundations of our sound, now with Shadowline we have started to build the framework of the band."

Speaking about the influences for Shadowline it's clear the whole process isn't an exact science for Black Trip. Peter doesn't plan the songs, he just lets the mood take him and whatever comes out comes out. Two bands he has listened to constantly during this time are Geordie, particularly the album Don't Be Fooled by the Name and Blue Öyster Cult. "It's all about those little details and feelings that just blow you away!" says Peter enthusiastically.

Shadowline was recorded and mixed by Nicke Andersson (Entombed, Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric) at his studio The Honk Palace in February/March 2015. All being fans of his bands and his musical taste and approach to sound, they felt he was someone they could trust to get the very best in the studio. The recording went really smoothly and Andersson has definitely captured the sound and feel of the essence of what Black Trip are all about. Joseph"Nicke was totally on our wave-length from the start and during the recording process it felt like he was more or less one of us." Peter"His all round input was just great. He would suggest simple things like going from a 4/4 time to double time on the hi-hat to give that extra drive. He really brings the best out of you in the studio and recording guitar solos with him was a delight. He is always encouraging you to do your best."

The new album Shadowline will be released through Steamhammer/SPV on Aug 28th (USA September 04th) as a Digipak CD & Coloured Vinyl LP and Download.
    Tracklisting Digi:
  1. Die With Me 04:12
  2. Danger 04:56
  3. Shadowline 03:57
  4. Berlin Model 32 04:09
  5. Over The Worldly Walls 03:52
  6. Clockworks 03:54
  7. Rooms 00:46
  8. Subvisual Sleep 03:04
  9. Sceneries 03:28
  10. The Storm 05:23
  11. Coming Home 03:30
To coincide with the release of the new album Black Trip will finally hit the road for their first European tour dates outside of Sweden, something the band are hugely excited about.

    Deaf Forever and Rocks present BLACK TRIP live 2015
  • 18.09. DE – Flensburg – Roxy
  • 19.09. DE – Hamburg – Knust
  • 20.09. DE – Berlin – K17
  • 22.09. DE – Munich – Garage Deluxe
  • 23.09. DE – Tannheim – Schwarzer Adler
  • 24.09. DE – Mannheim – 7er Club
  • 25.09. DE – Rheine – Hypothalamus
  • 26.09. DE – Bochum – Matrix/Rockpalast
  • 27.09. BE – Vorselaar – Secrets Of Metal Festival
  • 28.09. DE – Cologne – Underground
The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT crowdfunding campaign is now running on PledgeMusic
Posted by: Denis / 30.06.2015
The Vivaldi Metal Project is an independent project, the staff is looking for supporters who can help in reaching the needed budget for the production (recordings, mixing, mastering, etc.) through a fundraising campaign.
There are 17 really unique and great exclusives!
Pledgers will be part of an exciting journey which only the pledgers will have access to, including EXCLUSIVE UPDATES, MUSIC and VIDEOS not available elsewhere!

The Vivaldi Metal Projects features all-Metal-stars such as: Mistheria, Alberto Rigoni, Rick Wakeman, Mark Boals, Michael Lepond, John Macaluso, Dani Loeble, Vitalij Kuprij, Mark Cross, Andreas Passmark, Rolf Munkes, Benjamin Lechuga, Andrea De Paoli, Atma Anur, Csaba Zvekan, Steve Di Giorgio, Armand Melnbardis, Nicolas Quinteros, Mirkko De Maio, Nicolas Waldo, Max Aguzzi, Maria Diese, Simone Mularoni, Dr. Viossy, Basak Ylva, Chris Adler, Tommy Denander, Douglas Docker, Pawel Penksa, Roger Staffelbach, Fabrizio Leo, Chity Somapala, Lars Lehmann, Pier Gonella, Emir Hot, Rick Renstrom, Maurizio Boco, Maria Diese, Giovanni Tomassucci, Dino Fiorenza, Keiko Kumagai, Goran Nystrom, Andy Basiola, Nicolas Quinteros, Ivan Mihaljevic, Gabriels Shiro, Francesco Dall'O', Iliour Griften, Tom Asvold, Neil Zaza, Srdjan Brankovic, Niels Vejlyt, Stefano Sbrignadello, Filippo Lui, Katerina Simeonova, Giorgia Gueglio, Dimitar Belchev, Milan Polak, Rachel Pedri, Leonardo Porcheddu, Tomas Varnagiris, Richard Marks, Tony Liotta, Roberto Scarpa Meylougan, and more to be announced...

ALSO, NOTE THAT PART OF INCOME WILL BE DONATED TO 'LEGA DEL FILO D'ORO' ORGANIZATION WHICH HELPS DEAFBLIND AND MULTISENSORY IMPAIRED PEOPLE.

Donate now and reserve your exclusives!
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC / MAGISTER TEMPLI announces new album 'Into Duat'
Posted by: Denis / 30.06.2015
After having deeply explored the different aspects of Crowley's philosophy on their previous releases Iao Sabao and Lucifer Leviathan Logos, Norwegian occult Heavy Metal band MAGISTER TEMPLI returns with its second full length, Into Duat, in which they focus thematically on some of the central myths and gods of the Egyptian Mythology ('Duat' is the realm of the God Osiris).

As in their 7" Nyarlathotep from 2014, the band has moved even further away from their Doom-inspired beginnings, towards a more open-minded musical experience strongly based on filthy traditional Heavy Metal. Heavy guitars, intense drumming and authoritarian, preaching vocals are key ingredients.

The album is recorded in Oslo between Evil Octopus and Sorcerer studios, with former band member Simon Aarset as technician. The cover painting is done by the German painter Stefan Bleyl.

Into Duat will be released by the end of August, followed by a strong live campaign which will bring the band to play at the No Sleep Til Dublin Festival 2015 and afterwards on an European tour with Christian Mistress.
    Tracklist:
  1. Creation
  2. The Lord of the Morning
  3. Osiris
  4. Horus the Avenger
  5. Anubis
  6. Sobek
  7. Slaying Apophis
  8. Destruction
Punishment 18 Records / Hyades 'The Wolves Are Getting Hungry' promo teaser posted on-line
Posted by: Denis / 30.06.2015
The official release date for the new expected Hyades thrashers full-length album, The Wolves Are Getting Hungry, was June 29th, 2015 by Italian label Punishment 18 Records!
You can see a video promo teaser here.
Punishment 18 Records / Prematory split up announced
Posted by: Denis / 30.06.2015
Belgium Thrash metallers Prematory ended with their Metal experience around the world. Band has just announced their definitive split up. From 2007 to 2015 they released two full-length album, the second one, titled Corrupting Influence, released by Italian label Punishment 18 Records.
Pure Steel Records / KROSSFIRE 'Fall From Grace' lyric video released
Posted by: Denis / 30.06.2015
The Bulgarian Prog/Power Metal band Krossfire has released a new video for Fall From Grace. The song will be on the upcoming album Shades Of The Darkness. The band made only for the single a cover.
AS DARKNESS DIES signed a worldwide Deal with Pure Steel Records
Posted by: Denis / 30.06.2015
As a further enhancement of the US division of PSR, they are proud to announce that As Darkness Dies (formerly Graven Image) have signed a worldwide deal with the label. The new album Life Incomplete will be released this year and was produced by Mike Vescera (Obsession, Ex-Y. Malmsteen).

Bandstatment:
"As Darkness Dies (ADD) are pleased to too have signed with Pure Steele Records from Germany. This culminates a lot of hard work and effort by the band and our producer Michael Veserra (Obsession, Loudness, Yngwie Malmsteen, Animetal USA) guiding us every step along the way. To go from local band to being a signed band is something every musician dreams of; we have been given that chance, and opportunity. Art is art regardless of the medium, and to have the chance to get it onto a world stage is something every artist hopes and dreams about. We are looking forward to the future, and looking back on the past, and how and where it all started, a couple of guys playing music just hoping they were good enough for people to like what it is that they are putting together.

Here's to all the possibilities, aspirations and dreams, and to giving people something they can hold on too. Music is more powerful than any other force in life because it sums up everything in life. And we all love that one song. Here's to music, here's to all it can bring out in each and every one of us."
Nuclear Blast / DEATH ANGEL release official live track from 'The Bay Calls for Blood'
Posted by: Denis / 29.06.2015
San Francisco Bay Area Thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have released a live rendition of the song Fallen.

The track comes from their upcoming The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco album, which will also be included with the release of their a Thrashumentary DVD.

The a Thrashumentary DVD release was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS, TESTAMENT) of Videohammer Studios will be released July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. The release will include a bonus full live album entitled The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco.

The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco will also be sold as a vinyl LP exclusively through Nuclear Blast mail-order and will be made available in the digital format as well. Artwork for the LP version was created by Joey James Hernandez.

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Limb Music / HEAVENS GATE Best For Sale! album trailer on YouTube and Facebook
Posted by: Denis / 29.06.2015
Here's the HEAVENS GATE - Best For Sale! album videotrailer and their new Facebook site.

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Limb Music / DRAGONY to reveal artwork
Posted by: Denis / 29.06.2015
The wait is over, the curtain is ready to be lifted; the dragons are back! DRAGONY are extremely happy and proud to announce that their new studio album will be titled SHADOWPLAY and is set for a worldwide release in September 2015 via our label Limb Music!

The band has been working very hard on this new album for the better part of one year in the studio now to deliver great new symphonic Power Metal anthems, and they feel that all the hard work has finally paid off – DRAGONY love the new material, and they are very much looking forward to sharing more details like collaborations, guest performances, and of course also the first audio snippets with you in the weeks to come!

For now, the band is thrilled to present the artwork for Shadowplay, designed by the talented Péter Sallai from Hungary, who has already provided amazing artworks for fantastic bands such as SABATON, CREMATORY and SATYRICON.

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First bands, destination and onsale dates announced for 70000TONS OF METAL 2016
Posted by: Denis / 26.06.2015
After five consecutive sellouts, 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, is gearing up for Round 6 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

There are many Oceans and many ships, but 70000TONS OF METAL always was and is the leading light of a new trend: They are truly The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. It's not enough that 70000TONS OF METAL 2016 will sail on one of the biggest cruise liners on the planet, the 154,000ton 'Independence Of The Seas': On 70000TONS OF METAL you get unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board, not just one show per band with assigned seating based on which cabin category you booked. On The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise you can come and go to any and all events as you please. With 60 Bands on board you get access to 120 shows, 70000TONS OF KARAOKE until sunrise, as well as Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians on board. Next year for the first time ever they are introducing #SuperMetalSunday: The last day of the cruise will coincide with the 2016 SuperBowl which will be screened live on board but it will also include JAMMING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS the 70000TONS All Star Jam that makes Metal history year after year, their infamous Belly Flop Contest and the last night of 70000TONS OF KARAOKE in a very special, yet to be revealed location! Did we mention they have bars on board that never close? Yes, you heard right: They have bars on board that never close!

Two full days at Sea and the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with your favorite artists on a floating luxury resort in the middle of the Caribbean. This event truly has no comparison and since there are no VIP areas it's like everyone has a backstage pass!

Back To Jamaica On A New Ship!

Moving The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise to Royal Caribbean's 'Independence Of The Seas' exemplifies 70000TONS OF METAL's continued dedication to constant improvement and on board innovation. This cruise liner, the younger sister ship of the 'Liberty Of The Seas' offers everything you could dream of having on your floating Heavy Metal Paradise including 4 Stages: The ALHAMBRA THEATER is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed PYRAMID lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in STUDIO B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The POOL DECK stage - The World's Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the POOL DECK stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

This year's sailors liked going to Jamaica so much that the organizers decided to go back. However, it wouldn't be 70000TONS OF METAL if they were simply sailing to the same destination. Next year's port of call will be Falmouth, Jamaica which offers a wider range of shore excursions than ever before.

60 Bands Representing Every Genre Of Metal!

70000TONS OF METAL has already announced the first 10 of 60 bands for their 2016 edition: AT THE GATES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DELAIN, DRAGONFORCE, FIREWIND, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ICED EARTH, LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL and TURISAS and promised the next 10 bands to be released next week!

Public Onsales Dates: 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail Thursday, February 4, 2016 aboard the Royal Caribbean 'Independence Of The Seas' from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale near Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Monday, February 8, 2016.
Ticket prices start at USD 666 plus USD 348 Taxes and Fees per person and include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service!
Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT (8PM EDT).
Punishment 18 Records / Harlott coming to Europe supporting Annihilator
Posted by: Denis / 26.06.2015
Annihilator will be headlining Europe this fall, supporting the new studio album Suicide Society on their “Europe In The Blood” tour 2015.
Tour dates will be opened by supporting Australian ensemble Harlott.
Punishment 18 Records / In Malice's Wake new full-length drum parts completed
Posted by: Denis / 26.06.2015
Recently, Punishment 18 Records have signed Australian thrashers In Malice's Wake for the release of Light Upon the Wicked, the new full-length album expected out in 2015. In Malice's Wake is Australia's premier Thrash band combining relentless speed, iconic riffs and haunting melodies. Underneath a public statement from the band:
"That's the smile of a drummer who has completed the performance of a lifetime. With all sincerity I can report that the drum tracks for Light Upon the Wicked have exceeded the highest expectations one could have. We are currently listening back to the mixes and the crushing, venomous energy that has been captured is incredible. A breathtaking combination of intensity, speed and originality!"
Envenomed signs for italian label Punishment 18 Records
Posted by: Denis / 26.06.2015
Australian melodic Thrash metallers Envenomed has just sign a record deal with Italian label Punishment 18 Records. Their first album, titled Evil Unseen, was released independently by the band in 2014 and now will be re-released and world distributed in this year.
SPV / EAT THE GUN release tracklisting and cover for new album
Posted by: Denis / 26.06.2015
EAT THE GUN up the ante: on August 28th, 2015 (USA September 04th) the band will release studio album No. 5 Howlinwood as digipak, LP and download and will once again collaborate with label partnerSteamhammer/SPV.

The musical reorientation on the 2013 release Stripped To The Bone was game-changing for Eat The Gun and rewarded by the European music press with tremendous praise of album and band. Starting 2015 the band was literally living in the studio, working nonstop to finish the songs for the much anticipated new album. Band and label were once again able to bring in Stephan 'Gudze' Hinz (H-Blockx) as producer, who already in 2013 helped the band redefine their sound. On the song Electric Life the band could win Tencious D / Kyle Gass Band guitar player John Konesky for a guest appearance.

One thing's for sure: captivating modern Alternative Rock, great songs and amazing live performances are on the menu for 2015. There isn't just one place for good music, Howlinwood is everywhere.

    Tracklisting Digipak
  1. Howlinwood 03:40
  2. Falling 03:22
  3. How Does It Feel 03:57
  4. Blood On Your Hands 02:44
  5. Old Friend 03:30
  6. Take It Away 04:07
  7. Electric Life 03:03 (feat. John Konesky)
  8. Unforgotten 03:45
  9. Trouble Magnetic 03:18
  10. The Drudge 03:30
  11. Anger 02:56
    Tracklisting LP
    Side 1
  1. Howlinwood 03:40
  2. Falling 03:22
  3. How Does It Feel 03:57
  4. Blood On Your Hands 02:44
  5. Old Friend 03:30
  6. Take It Away 04:07
    Side 2
  7. Electric Life 03:03 (feat. John Konesky)
  8. Unforgotten 03:40
  9. Trouble Magnetic 03:18
  10. The Drudge 03:30
  11. Anger 02:56
    EAT THE GUN – Live 2015
    Festivals 2015
  • 11.07. D-Bonn, Rockaue Festival
  • 31.07. D-Anröchte, Big Day Out Festival
  • 15.08. D-Brunsbüttel, Dith Rockt Festival
    'Howlinwood' – Tour 2015
  • 28.08. D-Münster, Sputnikhalle – Howlinwood Release Show!
  • 24.09. D-Essen, Turock
  • 25.09. D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben
  • 01.10. D-Munich, Backstage
  • 02.10. D-Geislingen, Seemühle
  • 04.10. D-Berlin, Comet
  • 15.10. D-Cologne, Underground
  • 16.10. D-Osnabrück, Westwerk
  • 17.10. D-Hamburg, Molotow
  • 18.10. D-Hannover, Lux
  • 30.10. D-Oldenburg, Cadillac

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My Kingdom Music / DRAGONHAMMER next live dates
Posted by: Denis / 25.06.2015
Dragonhammer are quite ready to record the successor of The X Experiment and they have already confirmed to share the stage together with German cult act FREEDOM CALL for their 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity Tour 2015.
    Here are the next band live shows.
  • Aug. 28 @ Fabrica – Rome (ITA – Beer Fest 2015 w/ Rhapsody)
  • Oct. 9 @ Audio – Glasgow (UK) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Oct. 10 @ South Sea – Sheffield (UK) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Oct. 11 @ The Borderline – London (UK) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Oct. 14 @ KB – Malmö (SWE) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Oct. 15 @ Sticky Fingers – Göteborg (SWE) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Oct. 16 @ Göta Källare – Stockholm (SWE) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Oct. 17 @ Hugos – Finspång (SWE) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Nov. 20 @ Jailbreak Rock Club – Rome (ITA) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Nov. 21 @ Cycle Club – Calenzano (ITA) – w/ Freedom Call
  • Nov. 22 @ Live 23 – Alessandria (ITA) – w/ Freedom Call
...more will come!!!

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InsideOut Music / Next To None release lyric video for 'Blood On My Hands'
Posted by: Denis / 25.06.2015
InsideOut teen prodigy band, Next To None, are a week away from the release of their debut album A Light in the Dark on 29th June, 2015. In advance of the album's release, the band are pleased to reveal a lyric video for the album's closing epic track, Blood on my Hands.

Vocalist/keyboardist Thomas Cuce had this to say about Blood On My Hands:
"At the time [I wrote the lyrics] it seemed like every day there was a different person going crazy somewhere and shooting up a building or whatever, and I would ask myself 'Why does this keep happening? What was that person thinking? What led them to do this?' So I tried to put myself in this person's head. I created a character and started from the aftermath of the event, which is where we first hear about it in the news." Of the song's extended arrangement, he says, "It took us months to write this song and then months to learn it. We had a big dry erase board that we used to chart out all the parts with the time signatures until we had them memorized."
Jolly Roger Records / MEMENTO WALTZ 'Division by Zero'
Posted by: Denis / 24.06.2015
Jolly Roger Records is pleased and excited to announce the signing of the contract with the Italian Prog-band Memento Waltz (featuring vocalist Marco Piu from Negacy), for the release of the debut album titled Division by Zero (self-released in September 2013) including Antithesis of Time as bonus tracks, coming out 14 September 2015 on CD and Digital.

Memento Waltz was born in 1994 in Tempio Pausania (Sardinia, Italy) by the mind of Gabriele Maciocco, Livio Poier and Giuseppe Deiana. After the release of an EP called Overcoming (quickly sold-out) in 2004 and the entry of the singer Marco Piu in 2006, thanks to the promo CD Antithesis of Time recorded in October 2010, the band played live in the prestigious Progpower Europe 2011 (The Netherlands), along with bands like Symphony X, Redemption, Mekong Delta. Year by year new influences and musical growth forged an unique sound, a perfect marriage of psychedelic melodies, dark and introspective atmospheres, polyhedral rhythms and lyrics of dreams and excited mind states, mainly inspired by bands like King Crimson, Ark, Watchtower, but also Spiral Architect and a great variety of Jazz-oriented genres.
earMUSIC / STRATOVARIUS ANNOUNCE FINAL RELEASE DATES & COVER FOR 'ETERNAL'
Posted by: Denis / 24.06.2015
Finnish symphonic Metal originators Stratovarius have set the release dates for their brand new studio album Eternal on September 11th, 2015 (Europe) and September 18th, 2015 (USA) on earMUSIC.

The album will be released in 3 formats: Standard CD Jewelcase, Limited Deluxe Edition (CD + DVD mediabook incl. live video tracks recorded at Loudpark Festival 2015 in Japan) and Double Vinyl Gatefold.

Stratovarius will be playing major summer festivals including Tuska Open Air (FI) Wacken Open Air (GER) and the Full Metal Cruise (GER, DK, SE) followed by a club tour in Finland. In October, they will kick off their Eternal World Tour 2015 with special guests Gloryhammer and Divine Ascension.
    STRATOVARIUS LIVE
  • 06/26 – Piestany – Top Fest (SL)
  • 06/27 Kokkola – Mustakari in Memories (FI)
  • 06/28 Helsinki – Tuska Open Air (FI)
  • 07/11 Vuokatti – Sotkamon Syke 2015 (FI)
  • 07/31 Wacken – Wacken Open Air (GER)
  • 08/01 Ostrava – Ostrava (CZ)
    Full Metal Cruise 2015
  • 08/27 Kiel – Full Metal Cruise (GER)
  • 8/28 Copenhagen – Full Metal Cruise (DK)
  • 8/29 Gothenburg – Full Metal Cruise (SWE)
  • 8/30 at sea – Full Metal Cruise (SWE)
  • 8/31 Hamburg – Full Metal Cruise (GER)
  • 09/16 Helsinki – Tavastia (FI)
  • 09/17 Tampere – Pakkahuone (FI)
  • 09/18 Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo (FI)
  • 09/19 Hämeenlinna – Verkatehdas (FI)
  • 09/23 Turku – Klubi (FI)
  • 09/24 Jyväskylö – Lutakko (FI)
  • 09/25 Joensuu – Kerubi (FI)
  • 09/26 Oulu – Jäähalli (FI)
  • 10/03 Scandic Lerkendal – Trondheim Metal Fest 2015 (NO)
    STRATOVARIUS ETERNAL WORLD TOUR 2015 with Special Guests Gloryhammer and Divine Ascension
  • 10/05 Tallinn – Factory (EST)
  • 10/06 Riga - Melna Piektdiena (LIT)
  • 10/07 Vilnius - Galaxy Event Hall (LIT)
  • 10/09 Cracov – Fabryka (PL)
  • 10/10 Warsaw – Progresja (PL)
  • 10/11 Berlin – C-Club (GER)
  • 10/13 Vienna – Szene (AT)
  • 10/14 Budapest – Club 202 or Barba Negra (HUN)
  • 10/16 Geiselwind – Musichall (GER)
  • 10/17 Lindau – Vaudeville (GER)
  • 10/20 Munich – Backstage (GER)
  • 10/21 Milano – Live Club (IT)
  • 10/23 Bilbao – Santana (ESP)
  • 10/24 Madrid – Sala BUT (ESP)
  • 10/25 Sevilla – Custom (ESP)
  • 10/27 Valencia – Koh-Tao (ESP)
  • 10/28 Barcelona – Razzmatazz (ESP)
  • 10/30 Pratteln – Z-7 (CH)
  • 10/31 Besancon – La Rodia (F)
  • 11/01 Paris – Trabendo (F)
  • 11/03 London – O2 Islington Academy (UK)
  • 11/04 Vosselaar – Biebob (BE)
  • 11/05 Eindhoven – Effenaar (NL)
  • 11/06 Cologne – Essigfabrik (GER)
  • 11/07 Bochum – Matrix (GER)
  • 11/09 Frankfurt – Batschkapp (GER)
  • 11/10 Stuttgart – LKA (GER)
  • 11/11 Hamburg – Gruenspan (GER)
  • 11/12 Karlsruhe – Substage (GER)
  • 11/13 Kufstein – Kulturfabrik (AT)

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Pure Steel Records / ZANDELLE 'Perseverance' cover, tracklist, release date: 24th July 2015
Posted by: Denis / 24.06.2015
The release date of the new ZANDELLE album Perseverance on CD is July 24th, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on July 10th, 2015 in label's webshop.

The US-American Power Metal band ZANDELLE now have worked together with Pure Steel for many years. Already the last studio album Flames Of Rage (2009) and the 2-CD-compilation Shadows From The Past has been released through Pure Steel Records.

After a few years the quintet got back to the studio again and still know, how to deliver the goods to the old fan base. With eleven new tracks ZANDELLE still deliver melodic, powerful Power Metal, which sometimes reminds back to HELLOWEEN. But still the typical US-American steel is driven by a powerful keyboard. Of course, the dynamic production is a typical brandmark of this 20-year old band.

With Perseverance George Tsalikis created another milestone in the history of ZANDELLE; the underground will appreciate it!
    TRACKLIST:
  1. Resurgence
  2. Unending Fortitude
  3. Lycanthrope
  4. Shadow Slaves
  5. End Game
  6. Beyond the Point
  7. Innocence Lost
  8. Midnight Reign
  9. Perseverance
  10. Avenger of the Fallen
  11. Revengeance (From the Ashes)
    Total Playing Time: 59:03 min

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ZIX signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS
Posted by: Denis / 24.06.2015
The Heavy Metal band ZIX from Beirut (Lebanon), which got big attention with the EP The WarWhore in 2012, have signed a worldwide deal with the label. The debut album is entitled Tides Of The Final War.

Bandstatment: "The band is very excited to be part of the Pure Steel Records roster specially that some of the major influences of ZiX are part of the Pure Steel family such as OMEN, EXXXPLORER, David Shankle, to name a few and we are looking forward to working with them."
    LINE-UP:
  • Ziad Bardawil – bass
  • Maya Khairallah – vocals
  • Juan Carrizo – guitars
Ulterium Records / SIGNUM REGIS 'COME AND TAKE IT' MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
Posted by: Denis / 24.06.2015
The Melodic Metal band SIGNUM REGIS just released a music video for the track Come And Take It online. Their new EP Through The Storm was released on May 8th in Europe and on May 12th in North America through Ulterium Records.

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Imperative PR / De Profundis release playthrough video for 'A Strange Awakening' from their 'Frequencies' EP
Posted by: Denis / 23.06.2015
De Profundis are releasing a new video clip – a guitar and bass play through to accompany the incredible track A Strange Awakening from their acclaimed Frequencies EP. Fans will be able to see for themselves the sort of skills that had bassist Arran McSporran named amongst the best in the world in last year's Zero Tolerance Magazine poll results.

De Profundis will be releasing their fourth full length album, Kingdom Of The Blind, through new label Wicker Man Recordings in September and the Frequencies EP is still available for free download from https://deprofundis.bandcamp.com/.
SPV / HIRAX second part of European tour confirmed
Posted by: Denis / 23.06.2015
Legendary Thrash Metal act HIRAX will start the second part of their European tour on July 09th at the Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic.

Singer Katon W. De Pena says about this tour:
"Because of the response to our new album Immortal Legacy which features songs such as: Hellion Rising and Black Smoke we are very excited to return to Europe for a run of summertime concerts/festivals. We know that our fans are ready for the HIRAX THRASH attack... It is time to raise your fist and bang your heads!!!"
    HIRAX European Tour 2015 – Pt. 2
  • 09.07. CZ-Trutnov – Obscene Extreme Festival
  • 10.07. PL-Zori – Ozi Pub
  • 11.07. PL-Gdansk – Atlantic Club
  • 12.07. PL-Szczecin – Slowianin Club
  • 13.07. PL-Warsaw – Progressja
  • 14.07. D-Berlin – SO36
  • 15.07. PL-Bielsko/Biala – Rudeboy
  • 16.07. SVK-Kosice – Colliseum Club
  • 17.07. CZ-Pohori – Agressive Fest
  • 18.07. D-Balingen – Bang Your Head Festival
  • 19.07. D-Egelsee – Schwarzer Adler
  • 20.07. CH-Olton – Coq d`Or
  • 21.07. SLO-Tolmin – Metal Days Festival
  • 22.07. A-Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
  • 24.07. D-Brande/Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air
  • 25.07. NL-Steenwijk – Stonehenge Festival
  • 26.07. B-Ostend – JH Ohk

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Scarlet Records / DARKTRIBE NEW SONG AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
Posted by: Denis / 23.06.2015
Darktribe have made available for streaming a new song from the band's upcoming album The Modern Age.
Listen to A Last Will here.

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BOYZ TYME RECORDS / Mark Slaughter and Kane Roberts rock with Sergeant Steel
Posted by: Denis / 22.06.2015
Earlier this year Austrian rockers Sergeant Steel travelled to Nashville/Tennessee once again. Top-producer Michael Wagener worked with them on an album for the second time. The group has announced on their website recently, that it's titled Riders Of The Worm, and that further music legends appear on it.

Linz/Austria, Nashville/Tennessee/USA – Michael Wagener made music history. The German-American produced and engineered for Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Skid Row among others. Sergeant Steel's mastermind Jack Power reports two more high-quality guest contributions on the band's website.

Mark Slaughter from melodic hard rockers Slaughter (5 million records sold worldwide) sings a duet with frontman Phil Vanderkill. Kane Roberts plays a guitar solo in his very own style. He was co-responsible for Alice Cooper's successful comeback in the eighties.

Jack Power states emotionally: "With Mark and Kane I combine wonderful hours of my youth. Especially the debut albums of Slaughter and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion as well as Alice's album Raise Your Fist And Yell and both Kane's solo albums represent true milestones for inspiration to little Jack." Riders Of The Worm is going to be released via the band's own label Boyz Tyme Records by the end of November.

Full interview with Jack Power.

About Sergeant Steel:
Sergeant Steel is a Hard Rock band from Upper Austria and was founded in 2007. The group has released the two albums Lovers & Maniacs (2010) and Men On A Mission (2013) internationally. Sergeant Steel were support act of Deep Purple on Clam Castle/Upper Austria in 2013 and supported The Sweet twice. Furthermore they produced the official anthem of Austria's first division hockey team 'EHC Black Wings Linz' in cooperation with the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
Nuclear Blast / SYMPHONY X release digital single 'Without You' + lyric video
Posted by: Denis / 22.06.2015
To support their upcoming record Underworld (out on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records), New Jersey-based kings of Progressive Metal, SYMPHONY X, release a digital single, called Without You.
Watch the fitting lyric video here.

Guitarist Michael Romeo comments on it:
"Without You is a bit mellower than the first single, Nevermore, with a big chorus and a sweeping feel. I don't know if I would call the track a ballad, but it's a little bit softer, not so much about riff, but more the acoustic and electric interplay. Those two are good single choices, if you will, because they represent what the record is: it's heavy, but at the same time, there are some of these soaring melodic parts."

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Nuclear Blast / Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY new album 'Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus' out now; second album excerpts trailer revealed
Posted by: Denis / 22.06.2015
The creators of Cinematic Metal, Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY, release their new cinematic album Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus via Nuclear Blast Records. As a result of this, the band releases a second album excerpts trailer, which can be watched here.

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Punishment 18 Records / Hyades 'The Decay of Humankind' available for streaming
Posted by: Denis / 22.06.2015
Punishment 18 Records has posted on-line the brand new song The Decay of Humankind from Italian thrasher masters Hyades. Track comes from their new full-length album titled The Wolves Are Getting Hungry that will be released on next June 29th by the label itself.
METALMESSAGE Promotion / NEW TENANTS (Catchy Crossover Rapcore) New album 'Unity By Collision'
Posted by: Denis / 19.06.2015
"Watch out, there's something really big headed your way!"

Oh, how many times one have heard that, read it or had that line thrown your way? Well, in this case the followers of the Crossover and Rap Metal division can definitely feel welcome, to listen in to this, uh, so totally kick-ass music by singer Marcus, 'Jimmy' Nelson & Co!

Because when these Bavarian genre enthusiasts threw together their music style in October 2013 that was as colorful as well as determined, everything was immediately pointing towards quality. And so NEW TENANTS could be put in a straight forward and independent class of their own.

In record-breaking time the four members raised their exceptional Crossover Rapcore output to new heights, which in fact, can be heard very well in their debut album Unity By Collision which released in May 2015.

The refreshingly crisp produced jumper sound of this exceptional band from Bavaria scores with a wonderfully rich sound. The whole thing is made up of punchy Rock and whipping Metal elements, while working up a relentless sweat. What? Not enough? Alright, old school Hip-Hop is also present with NEW TENANTS! Due to the considerably professional production the impressive differentiated display of drumming just fits perfectly any time. Accents are definitely set to really leave an impression.

Fans of Rage Against The Machine, lovers of Limp Bizkit and freaks who go through the roof at Deez Nuts with the volume turned to full blast, might just have found a new favorite band: NEW TENANTS!

Apart from enthralling catchy beats and massive stomping riffs, of this 4-pack from Buchloe, especially the vocalist has a lot to offer. His American roots ensure him a superior linguistic performance. Jimmy, definitely born to be a front man, celebrates his kickstarting ejections in slick exquisite special class of it's own. And he does this, in a way rarely heard and seen in bands of this style from Germany. Fact is: he's not just been in the game since yesterday. He's been shouting his lines for more than a decade now which made him even better. His vocal captivating soulfulness and fervency comes from a troublesome life, which has made this guy into a true fighter. And you can hear that in every word Jimmy phrases. It just gets deep under your skin. And goes to your heart from there!

Already at the beginning of 2014 the wild live set of these productive talented boys was standing on sturdy legs. And immediately NEW TENANTS went on to playing their first gigs, in which they successfully even shared the stage with the famous band Dog Eat Dog.

It's clear that something massive like this pushes a band even more. And so, after several preliminary rounds, the NEW TENANTS won the final of the 'Rising Heroes Band Contest' in January 2015 in Munich and thereby leaving behind at least 40 (!) other competing bands.

Got curious? Then get your hands on NEW TENANTS and Unity By Collision!Along the lines of JUMP DA FUCK UP!
RAGE announce new line-up
Posted by: Denis / 19.06.2015
An outcry went through the metal scene, when Peter 'Peavy' Wagner and Victor Smolski of RAGE declared the end of their musical collaboration in the beginning of February 2015. Since André Hilgers also had to leave his place behind the drums, rumors were running high quickly and there was even talk about RAGE would call it quits. Though Peavy made it clear over and over again in inter‐ views that the new line‐up of the band was already positioned, the names of his new band mates remained untold.

Now the wait has come to an end – the new line‐up of RAGE reads as follows:
  • Peter 'Peavy' Wagner – Vocals, Bass
  • Marcos Rodriguez – Guitars, Vocals
  • Vassilios 'Lucky' Maniatopoulos – Drums, Vocals
With his current line‐up, Peavy puts his trust in relative newcomers this time. "There were quite a couple of proposals from established musicians, but this wasn't what I was looking for", comments Wagner. "I wanted to have a real band again with all members pulling in the same direction."

Marcos Rodriguez was born in Venezuela and is living currently in Antwerpen, Belgium. The 36‐year old exceptional guitarist is a die‐hard fan of RAGE and met Peavy on RAGE's 30th anniversary tour, when he was supporting parts of the tour with his own band SOUNDCHASER.

Vassilios 'Lucky' Maniatopoulos has so far primarily made an appearance as the vocalist of the band TRI STATE CORNER. It's only surprising to those who haven't seen Lucky live yet with his 'Bouzouki‐Rock Band' that the former drum student and drum technician of ex‐RAGE and now TRI STATE CORNER / REFUGE drummer Christos Efthimiadis and also long‐time friend of Peavy and Chris is an excellent drummer himself.

"These two guys have literally inhaled RAGE their whole lives and can vividly feel it – I'm very much looking forward to herald a new era of RAGE together with them", says Peavy.

The new line‐up will be presented live to the public for the first time at Metal Hammer Paradise, Ferienpark Weissenhäuser Strand on November 14th, and thereafter on the RAGE – 'Black In Mind'‐ Tour this December, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the cult album Black In Mind.

The new studio album is about to be finalized and will be released in spring 2016.

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Pure Steel Records / SACRILEGE 'Six6Six' Cover, Tracklist, release date: 03th July 2015
Posted by: Denis / 19.06.2015
The release date of the SACRILEGE album Six6Six on CD is July 03th, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on June 19th, 2015 in label's webshop.

SACRILEGE and their Bandleader Bill Beadle since many years (1982) are active in the British Heavy Metal scene. In all these years the band never went away from the path of NWoBHM but always kept their unique style. Today, 30 years later, on their new album they convince again with extraordinary ideas and strong songwriting. Typical NWoBHM but with influences from Doom and European mystical music. For the first time an album from SACRILEGE is available in CD format. All their works before were only released as Demos although all was recorded professionally in studios.
    TRACKLISTING
  1. Death March Six6Six
  2. Welcome to the Dragons den
  3. Lucifer's Soldiers
  4. In Hell
  5. Sanctuary
  6. Forever After
  7. I Can't Die
  8. Paranoia
  9. Eyes of the Lord prologue
  10. Eyes of the Lord
  11. Death March Six6Six (reprise)
Pure Steel Records / ANCILLOTTI has signed a worldwide booking deal with Eternal Rock Booking Agency
Posted by: Denis / 19.06.2015
ANCILLOTTI are delighted to announce that has signed a new booking deal for the worldwide territory with Eternal Rock Booking Agency based in Netherlands, already known for their work with MOTORHEAD, SAXON, Y&T, THIN LIZZY, RAVEN, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, U.D.O, ACCEPT, and many other artists.

"We are looking forward to playing as many shows as possible and the new deal is for us a next step to the tours in any country where there is an interest in ANCILLOTTI. We would like to thank everybody at Eternal Rock for their welcome to the company... we rock!!!"
Punishment 18 Records / In Malice’s Wake title of the new album revealed
Posted by: Denis / 19.06.2015
Recently, Punishment 18 Records have signed Australian thrashers In Malice's Wake for the release of Light Upon the Wicked, the new full-length album expected out in 2015. In Malice's Wake is Australia's premier thrash band combining relentless speed, iconic riffs and haunting melodies.
Limb Music / HEAVENS GATE 'Best For Sale!' CD release postponed to July 10, 2015
Posted by: Denis / 19.06.2015
The CD version of Best For Sale! contains 17 tracks and will be released via Limb Music on July 10, 2015. The first pressing comes with a slipcase and contains a large poster and a sticker of the artwork.

The digital download version with 20 tracks will be available on June 19, 2015 via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc.

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Frontiers Music / Praying Mantis - The tenth studio album
Posted by: Denis / 19.06.2015
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present the tenth studio album from British rockers PRAYING MANTIS entitled Legacy to be released on August 21st.

The early reactions to the new songs have been outstanding and there is a real buzz beginning to emerge that this could arguably be the best album that Mantis have ever made! Bold words to be sure, but this is more than mere record label hyperbole...

Legacy is the first recording to feature the two new members from the Netherlands, John 'Jaycee' Cuijpers and Hans in't Zandt (vocals and drums respectively), who have truly provided a new dimension to the writing process and musical performances. Together with the prolific songwriting talents of Chris Troy and guitarists Tino Troy and Andy Burgess, they have been instrumental not only in the writing of the new songs, but in providing a new vision in terms of the sound engineering and production. The recording of the album was carried out in various recording studios in Belgium, Netherlands and UK.

As per the previous record, Sanctuary, the mixing of the new album was done by Andrew Reilly in his studio in Atlanta. The first single, Fight For Your Honour will be accompanied by a video shot while the band performed the song for the first time at their acclaimed performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival II in Milan, Italy.

One of the most influential and famous artists in the rock field, Rodney Matthews (Magnum, Diamond Head, Allen/Lande) has been commissioned to do the artwork for the album in the same style and stunning quality that so many fans loved on the original Mantis albums like Time Tells No Lies and the later album Predator In Disguise.

Praying Mantis are a well-established band of Melodic Hard rockers. They were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in 1973 and together with bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon, and others they spearheaded the NWOBHM movement. While they did not see the same dizzying heights of success as some of their contemporaries, Praying Mantis nonetheless became one of the most influential bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). The band has remained active over the years and still record and play live regularly.
ROYAL HUNT new album's title and artwork revealed
Posted by: Denis / 18.06.2015
The new Royal Hunt album's title/cover artwork has been revealed. Royal Hunt's 13th studio album – Devil's Dozen stays very true to the original, larger-than-life Royal Hunt sound: with imaginative instrumentation, intricate arrangements, soaring vocals and catchy, massive choruses.

The band holds tight to the format which defined rock – an album chockfull of carefully crafted songs, recorded and mixed by a team of professionals who know how to combine crystal clear sonics with a weighty punch. Royal Rock... no substitutes!

André Andersen: "We're very pleased to be able to present our new, thirteenth studio album. While staying on course with all traditional Royal Hunt's musical values this one contains quite a bit of variety – from an up-tempo, double kick driven May You Never (Walk Alone) to the bluesy Heart On A Platter and probably our best ballad to date – Until The Day. Counting in Royal Hunt's usual attention to details – playing wise as well as production wise – I´m sure that any fan of symphonic/melodic yet hard rocking music will be pleased with our latest offering."

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THE MURDER OF MY SWEET return on Frontiers with the brand new concept album 'Beth Out of Hell' - out in August
Posted by: Denis / 18.06.2015
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome back to the label Swedish Symphonic Metal band, THE MURDER OF MY SWEET with the hotly anticipated worldwide release of a fascinating new concept album entitled Beth Out of Hell on August 21st.

"Beth Out of Hell is an apocalyptic love story where Lucifer's Daughter falls in love with the Archangel Michael", says charming singer Angelica Rylin. "The story in the new album basically takes off right where we left you with the last three songs of Bye Bye Lullabye."

"It took us three years to record this album and the reason for that is that we wanted to give the fans an album they truly deserve," continues drummer and producer Daniel Flores. "We made a conscious effort to keep all the songs very interesting and diverse, much like in a film or a musical."

The Murder of My Sweet released their debut album, Divanity in 2009 with Italian label Frontiers Music Srl and received swift, genuine praise from media around the world. Much of the praise was directed at the heavy orchestrations and Angelica Rylin's strong, soaring vocals. Their first single, Bleed me Dry, reached a peak position of #14 on the Swedish international singles chart. In the summer of both 2010 and 2011, the band toured in Sweden, France and Germany and played at festivals like Sweden Rock, Rock Weekend, Baltic Festival, Raismes Fest and Wacken Open Air. The darker Nordic months were spent in the studio where Flores and Rylin worked on the follow up album Bye, Bye Lullaby which was released in 2012.

Now The Murder of My Sweet are back with their most ambitious and exciting album and will leave a definite mark in the current Symphonic Metal scene, with their unique and multi layered sound. The new album is definitely darker and heavier compared to their previous two records, but still features the trademark over-the-top symphonic arrangements, cinematic elements and riffs the band is known for. This release also marks the debut of the band's new bass player, Patrik Janson (Platitude).
InsideOut Music / Spock's Beard reveal release date and album art for 'The Oblivion Particle'
Posted by: Denis / 18.06.2015
Legendary progressive-rockers Spock's Beard are pleased to announce that their brand new 12th studio album The Oblivion Particle is set for release on the 21st August 2015.

According to bassist Dave Meros, it's not a matter of how much the new album recalls past Spock's material, but how much it differs. "I think the opening track Tides of Time is classic Spock's in terms of arrangement and style, but everything else is fairly different. That said, the whole album is still within the parameters of what people expect to hear from us."

The band also recently announced European tour dates in support of the album. The band will be joined by young UK act Synaesthesia and Hungarian band Special Providence.
    The full list of dates are as follows:
  • 16.09 - Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
  • 17.09 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • 18.09 - Framus & Warwick Music Hall, Markneukirchen, Germany
  • 19.09 - Progresja, Warschau, Poland
  • 20.09 - Metro Club, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 21.09 - Ship A38, Budapest, Hungary
  • 23.09 - Legend, Milan, Italy
  • 24.09 - Kantine, Augsburg, Germany
  • 25.09 - Sudhaus, Tübingen, Germany
  • 26.09 - Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany
  • 27.09 - Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
  • 29.09 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
  • 30.09 - Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
  • 1.10 - The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK
  • 2.10 - O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
  • 3.10 - Club Academy, Manchester, UK
Spock's Beard's forthcoming new studio album The Oblivion Particle is the follow-up to 2013's Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep. The album finds the band answering the needs of their creations by utilizing the considerable versatility of each member. In addition to Ted Leonard's soaring vocals and Dave Meros' distinctive bass, Alan Morse adds autoharp, banjolele, electric sitar and mandolin to his array of instruments, drummer Jimmy Keegan takes over lead vocals on Bennett Built a Time Machine and Ryo expands his arsenal of keyboard sounds throughout the album. In addition, virtuoso Kansas violinist David Ragsdale lends his touch to the album's majestic closer, Disappear.

As with the previous album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep, The Oblivion Particle was recorded at The Mouse House and produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse and John Boegehold, a band collaborator of many years.

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Metal Media / Zombie Cookbook: Brazilian living dead unleash new music video
Posted by: Denis / 17.06.2015
The Brazilian Dead Metal band Zombie Cookbook just released their new music video for the song Motel Hell.

The clip was directed by Charles da Silva and had the special effects and make-up by Brazilian filmmaker Rodrigo Aragão and Jorge Allen. The video contains inappropriate images for people under 18 years.

Motel Hell is the title track of the Split Vinyl 7" which includes the also Brazilian band Offal.
SOM DO DARMA / 'My Best', new Girlie Hell's video clip, already available
Posted by: Denis / 17.06.2015
The four Brazilian female metalheads are back! My Best, new Girlie Hell's video clip, is already available on Youtube. The video debuted on Brazilian TV on the last June 06th during the Rock/Metal show Stay Heavy.

My Best is Girlie Hell's new single and was recorded at Mr. Som Studio in Sao Paulo under the production of Marcello Pompeu and Heros Trench (Korzus). The mastering was made at West WestSide Music in USA by none other than Alan Douches (Mastodon, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide). The video footage took place in Atibaia, Sao Paulo, under the production of Movie 3 and direction by Mess Santos, that have already worked with Girlie Hell on previous videos (Winter and Gunpowder) and that also signed productions for artists like Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth, Angra), Richie Kotzen, Eminence, Project 46, etc.

Among other news, Girlie Hell keeps celebrating the good repercussion of press and public to its most recent effort, the red vinyl compact Hit And Run.

At the moment Girlie Hell also works on its already announced first DVD, Get Low - Girlie Hell Unplugged. As condemns the title, the work brings acoustic versions, with new arrangements, for songs of Girlie Hell's debut album, Get Hard from 2012, besides other surprises.

Recorded live in studio, the DVD is being produced by Natora Filmes with direction of the own drummer Carol Pasquali, and also counts with the special participations of Pedro Bernardi (DRY) and Junior Meomack (Faroeste). Get Low - Girlie Hell Unplugged will hit the stores in the second half of 2015.
SARASIN signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS
Posted by: Denis / 17.06.2015
The Canadian Metal band SARASIN from Hamilton signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS.

Bandstatment:
"Canadian Heavy Metal veterans SARASIN, are proud to announce the signing to Pure Steel Records! The bands first self-titled CD will be released worldwide with Pure Steel late summer 2016. We are proud to be affiliated to a label that is dedicated to keeping Hard Rock and Metal alive! Very special thank you to Andreas and Stefan at Pure Steel for their belief and enthusiasm! Cheers from the boys in SARASIN!!!"
Punihsment 18 Records / Raging Death: new song 'Space Invaders' available for streaming
Posted by: Denis / 17.06.2015
The new self titled album from Polish Thrash metallers Raging Death has been released on March 30th by Italian label Punihsment 18 Records. Available on-line on YouTube a new song titled Space Invaders. Raging Death play an old school Thrash Metal influenced by 80s Teutonic Thrash scene.
Nuclear Blast / METAL ALLEGIANCE to release self titled debut album on September, 18th
Posted by: Denis / 17.06.2015
After the recent announcement that METAL ALLEGIANCE will be releasing an album of original material, a date has been set for the debut album of the musical collective. The self-titled album is scheduled to be available worldwide on September, 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album features a collection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal's most notable performers. Brought together by principal partner Mark Menghi, METAL ALLEGIANCE contains appearances by Philip H. Anselmo, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, D. Randall Blythe, Rex Brown, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Phil Demmel, David Ellefson, Alissa White-Gluz, Matthew K. Heafy, Gary Holt, Jamey Jasta, Chris Jericho, Andreas Kisser, Misha Mansoor, Mark Osegueda, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Doug Pinnick, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Cristina Scabbia, Alex Skolnick, Steve 'Zetro' Souza and Ben Weinman.
    The tracklisting for METAL ALLEGIANCE is:
  1. Gift Of Pain
    (vocals: D. Randall Blythe; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Gary Holt)
  2. Let Darkness Fall
    (vocals: Troy Sanders; lead, rhythm & acoustic guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums & percussion: Mike Portnoy; additional bass: Mark Menghi & Rex Brown; additional screams: D. Randall Blythe)
  3. Can't Kill The Devil
    (vocals: Chuck Billy; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Phil Demmel & Andreas Kisser)
  4. Dying Song
    (vocals: Philip H. Anselmo; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: Mark Menghi; drums: Mike Portnoy)
  5. Scars
    (vocals: Mark Osegueda & Cristina Scabbia; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy)
  6. Destination: Nowhere
    (vocals: Matthew K. Heafy; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Matthew K. Heafy)
  7. Wait Until Tomorrow
    (vocals: Doug Pinnick & Jamey Jasta; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums, percussion & additional vocals: Mike Portnoy)
  8. Triangulum (I. Creation, II. Evolution, III. Destruction)
    (lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Charlie Benante, Phil Demmel, Matthew K. Heafy & Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal)
  9. Pledge Of Allegiance
    (vocals: Mark Osegueda; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Charlie Benante, Gary Holt & Andreas Kisser)
  10. We Rock (deluxe edition only)
    (vocals: Mark Osegueda, Chris Jericho, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Alissa White-Gluz, Chuck Billy & Steve 'Zetro' Souza; lead & rhythm guitars: Alex Skolnick; bass: David Ellefson; drums: Mike Portnoy; additional lead guitar: Andreas Kisser, Phil Demmel & Gary Holt)
Nuclear Blast / Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY reveal new trailer material
Posted by: Denis / 17.06.2015
The masters of Cinematic Metal, Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY, will release their new outstanding record Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus on June 19th (EU), June 22nd (UK) and June 29th (US) via Nuclear Blast.

In support of their new record, the band reveals two new studio trailers, named Please Cry More and Higher And Higher.

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Nuclear Blast / AMORPHIS to release new album 'Under The Red Cloud' on September, 4th
Posted by: Denis / 17.06.2015
Finnish masters of Melancholic Metal, AMORPHIS, are pleased to announce the release of their new upcoming album Under The Red Cloud. The worldwide release is scheduled for September, 04th via Nuclear Blast.

"The album is titled Under The Red Cloud and the artwork is done by Valnoir Mortasonge," guitarist Esa Holopainen states. "Valnoir is well known from his works for LAIBACH, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH and many more. It was a great pleasure to work with him as he catched the lyrical topics really well. Colors and details describe the music perfectly."
    The tracklist of Under The Red Cloud is as follows:
  1. Under The Red Cloud
  2. The Four Wise Ones
  3. Bad Blood
  4. The Skull
  5. Death Of A King
  6. Sacrifice
  7. Dark Path
  8. Enemy At The Gates
  9. Tree Of Ages
  10. White Night
Esa comments: "Under The Red Cloud is produced by Jens Bogren who did amazing job with the album. There's a lot's of elements in the songs but every note and element is in perfect harmony so that the result is fucking heavy and melodic. All I can say is that Under The Red Cloud will be in my personal Top 3 AMORPHIS albums that we've ever done."

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic Tales From The Thousand Lakes, AMORPHIS will play at some European festivals this summer. In September, they will start touring in support of their upcoming release Under The Red Cloud.
    AMORPHIS tour dates 2015: 'Tales From The Thousand Lakes 20th Anniversary Shows'
  • 16.06. BG Burgas - Summer Chaos Festival
  • 19.-21.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
  • 27.06. FIN Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
  • 03.07. FIN Turku - Ruisrock
  • 17.-19.07. FIN Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
  • 30.07.-01.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
  • 07.08. P Vagos - Vagos Open Air
  • 13.-15.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
  • 14.-16.08. CZ Hodonin - Made Of Metal Festival
  • 29.08. RUS Moscow - Moscow Metal Meeting
  • 19.09. FIN Helsinki-Tallinn - Radio Rock Cruise
  • 26.09. FIN Oulu - JaloTuska/Oulun Jäähalli
  • 09.10. FIN Lahti - Finlandia Klubi
  • 10.10. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
  • 16.10. FIN Turku - Logomo
  • 17.10. FIN Kouvola - House Of Rock
  • 22.10. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
  • 23.10. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
  • 24.10. FIN Joensuu - Kerubi
  • 30.10. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
  • 31.10. FIN Leppävirta - Vesileppis-Areena

    w/ NIGHTWISH, ARCH ENEMY
  • 16.11. DK Copenhagen - Falconer
  • 17.11. D Rostock - Mau (Headline Show)
  • 18.11. D Hamburg - O2 World
  • 19.11. NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
  • 21.11. D Oberhausen - Arena
  • 22.11. F Caen - Le Cargo (w/ ARCH ENEMY)
  • 23.11. F Lyon - Hall Tony Garnier
  • 25.11. F Paris - POPB
  • 26.11. F Toulouse - Le Zénith
  • 27.11. F Epinal - La Souris Verte (w/ ARCH ENEMY)
  • 28.11. CH Basel - St. Jakobshalle
  • 29.11. I Bologna - Unipol Arena
  • 30.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks (Headline Show)
  • 01.12. D Munich - Zenith
  • 02.12. A Wörgl - Komma (Headline Show)
  • 03.12. D Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle
  • 04.12. D Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
  • 05.12. D Nürnberg - Arena
  • 06.12. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk (Headline Show)
  • 07.12. CZ Prague - Tip Sport Arena Prague
  • 08.12. A Wien - Stadthalle
  • 10.12. RO Bucharest - Polivalenta Hall
  • 12.12. H Budapest - Arena
  • 13.12. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club (Headline Show)
  • 14.12. D Leipzig - Arena
  • 15.12. D Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle
  • 16.12. LUX Luxembourg - Rockhal
  • 17.12. B Antwerp - Lotto Arena
  • 19.12. UK London - Wembley SSE Arena *SOLD OUT*
  • 20.12. D Cologne - Essigfabrik (Headline Show)

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Waterland - Our Nation review
Posted by: Denis / 16.06.2015
We present our review for new Waterland album Our Nation.

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Francesco Jovino is the new Primal Fear drummer and Tom Naumann back in the band
Posted by: Denis / 15.06.2015
After 10 years behind the drums for U.D.O., Francesco is back! And also Primal Fear founding member Tom Naumann joins the band as an official member! After two years touring with Primal Fear, Tom is now back as a full member. Magnus Karlsson will remain a member of the band and will co-write the new album of the band.

The recordings of the new Primal Fear album will start in Mid-July @ Hansen Studio in Denmark with producer Mat Sinner & engineer Jacob Hansen. 12 songs are already written, in pre production. The new album will be released worldwide in January 2016 via Frontiers Music.

To all Primal Fear and Aquiles Priester FANS around the world! The band knew it would be a hard mission for them, but they've given it a try and unfortunately, to combine Primal Fear present obligations and future endeavors, it has become impossible to have a cohesive band together. Due to band's schedules and the distance between the continents they have decided to part ways. From both sides Primal Fear do not have any regrets at all and they are very happy that they have tried best to make it happen. They are all still good friends and the band wishes all the best for each other in the future.

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AFM Records / Iron Savior live clips from new DVD available
Posted by: Denis / 15.06.2015
It took German Power metallers IRON SAVIOR almost 20 years to release a Live album/DVD. But now it's finally here: Live At The Final Frontier, which includes the full concert recorded in their hometown Hamburg (in January 2015). Live At The Final Frontier comes as DVD/2CD-package in Digipak format and is available in Europe since May 29th (US relaese date is July 10th).

Three official live clip have been made available recently:

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AFM Records / U.D.O. 'Navy Metal Night' out on July 31st
Posted by: Denis / 15.06.2015
On July 31st (August 18th in the US), the new U.D.O. DVD/2CD Navy Metal Night will be released via AFM Records.

In February 2014, U.D.O. played a very special sold out show, accompanied by a German Navy Orchestra (Marinemusikkorps Nordsee). The symphonic sound of the orchestra and the choir merged with the songs of U.D.O. and made the evening a unique unforgettable experience for the audience.

This bombastic live event will now be made available for all fans of U.D.O., either on DVD or Blu Ray plus 2 CDs.

And at this year's WACKEN OPEN AIR, the unique musical collaboration can be seen live on stage again, this time with the German Federal Armed Forces Orchestra.

"I was simply overwhelmed by the whole event, it's like a dream came true," Udo Dirkschneider states. "It's really more than words can say. This DVD will be something special to me, definitely a highlight of my career."

Navy Metal Night is produced by Mattes & Björn Schlüter and co-produced by Udo Dirkschneider. Mixed by Mattes & Björn at Redhead Studio A, Wilhelmshaven and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark.

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Massacre Records / MYSTIC PROPHECY album pre-production
Posted by: Denis / 15.06.2015
It's been 2 years since the release of MYSTIC PROPHECY's latest album KillHammer. Everything takes its time - but Massacre Records've got great news for you: the pre-production of the band's upcoming album kicked off last week!

Vocalist Lia comments:
"It took us a while this time, because we all have jobs and other side projects. Lakis and I have released a new Devil's Train record, and Markus was often on the road with Souldrinker. We've set high standards for ourselves and want to deliver yet another kick-ass album, just like we've did in the past 15 years. Our fans can rely on us... we don't do any experiments and, above all, we take no prisoners! We are now completely focused on the upcoming MYSTIC PROPHECY album!"

Guitarist Markus Pohl adds:
"I think we've got some killer tracks in the pipeline and I believe that the break even made us stronger. We're absolutely looking forward to returning to the stage this year and we can't wait to paint the town red with you guys!"

Before entering the studio, the band is set to play 4 festivals in Germany and Switzerland throughout the summer:
  • 31.07.2015 DE Kierspe-Rönsahl - Gut Haarbecke (BÄÄÄM Festival)
  • 02.08.2015 DE München - Backstage Halle (Free and Easy Festival)
  • 04.09.2015 DE Katzenbach bei Rockenhausen - Metallergrillen
  • 05.09.2015 CH Tenwill - Rocknacht Tenwill

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Stormspell Records / BREITENHOLD
Posted by: Denis / 15.06.2015
New BREITENHOLD album The Inn of Sorrowing Souls is shaping up nicely and is slated to arrive in just few months. In addition to the pilot video The Inn Of Sorrowing Souls Stormspell Records revealed, here are couple more songs to tide you up until the album arrives:
Y.O.C. new song
Posted by: Denis / 12.06.2015
Y.O.C.'s mix of Slayer's Tribute is delayed but it's almost complete. It will appear on our band's page very soon.

Also you can download all other Y.O.C. songs for free from our band's page!

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Nuclear Blast / SEPULTURA lyric video + new tour dates revealed
Posted by: Denis / 11.06.2015
Last week, Brazilian Metal icons SEPULTURA released their vinyl EP SEPULTURA Under My Skin to celebrate their 30th anniversary by thanking their fans in a special way. The band has asked fans to contribute to the artwork for their EP. The artwork of this historical release is created by the tattoos of SEPULTURA fans all over the world.

The band just released a special lyric video, which contents other tattoos which can't be seen on the cover artwork of SEPULTURA Under My Skin. Watch the clip here.

In addition to their new lyric video, SEPULTURA announced more tour dates for their special '30th Anniversary Tour', on which they will play some songs, they usually don't perform live. Don't miss it!
  • 2015-11-20 London (Electric Ballroom) GB
  • 2015-11-19 Bristol (Marble Factory) GB
  • 2015-11-18 Glasgow (Classic Grand) GB
  • 2015-11-17 Manchester (Club Academy) GB
  • 2015-11-13 Weissenhäuser Strand (Metal Hammer Paradise) DE
  • 2015-08-19 Pagney (Chez Paulette) FR
  • 2015-08-16 St. Nolff (Motorcultor) FR
  • 2015-08-11 Chester (The Live Rooms) GB
  • 2015-07-19 Kosice (Collosseum) SK
  • 2015-08-07 Jaromer (Brutal Assault Festival) CZ
  • 2015-08-09 Derbyshire (Bloodstock Open Air) GB
  • 2015-08-22 Cham (L.A. Cham) DE
  • 2015-08-21 Essen (Turock Open Air) DE
  • 2015-08-20 Yverdon-Les-Bains (Amalgame) CH
  • 2015-08-15 Stutenbrock (Seregeti Festival) DE
  • 2015-08-14 Dinkelsbühl (Summer Breeze) DE
  • 2015-08-12 Hasselt (Muziekodrom) BE
  • 2015-08-10 Dublin (Academy) IE
  • 2015-08-08 Leeuwarden (Into The Grave) NL
  • 2015-08-06 Gävle (Gateway Rock) SE
  • 2015-08-05 Villena (Leyendas Del Rock) ES
  • 2015-07-24 Bertingen (Rock Unter Den Eichen) DE
  • 2015-08-03 Crakov (Fabryka Club) PL
  • 2015-08-02 Leipzig (Taeubchenthal) DE
  • 2015-08-01 Marktredwitz (Sticky Fingers Festival) DE
  • 2015-07-31 Wacken (Wacken Open Air) DE
  • 2015-07-30 Saarbrücken (Garage) DE
  • 2015-07-29 Lindau (Club Vaudeville) DE
  • 2015-07-27 Milano (Cirlolo Magnolia) IT
  • 2015-07-26 Cascina (The Jungle) IT
  • 2015-07-25 Lörrach (Baden In Blut) DE
  • 2015-07-23 München (Free & Easy) DE
  • 2015-07-22 Tolmin (Metal Days Festival) SI
  • 2015-07-21 Budapest (Barba Negra Track) HU
  • 2015-07-18 Wiesen (Two Days A Week) AT
  • 2015-07-17 Bruneck (UFO) IT
  • 2015-07-16 Luzern (Schüür) CH
  • 2015-07-15 Balingen (Bang Your Head Festival) DE

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LYNCH MOB RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM REBEL SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE AUGUST 21st VIA FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
Posted by: Denis / 11.06.2015
Rockers Lynch Mob are back this summer with their most-anticipated release to date. Rebel, the band's 8th studio release, is slated for worldwide release on August 21st via Frontiers Music SRL. The first song released from Rebel is the scorching Automatic Fix. The song features an exciting opening riff and vocal melody and Lynch burns on one of his best guitar solos. A video for the song can be seen here.

Talking about Automatic Fix, singer Oni Logan states, "This is an interesting song in that it was the last song that was recorded vocally. I initially thought that it might be best used as instrumental. I simply love this song because of its energy and attitude."

From the blistering album opener Automatic Fix to the album closer War, it is clear Lynch Mob is back to show fans why they are one of rock's most-loved bands. The Lynch Mob line-up on Rebel is comprised of namesake George Lynch on guitars, Oni Logan on vocals, Jeff Pilson on bass and Brian Tichy on drums. Songs like Testify, Sanctuary and Dirty Money showcase Oni Logan's trademark vocal ability while putting his diverse lyrical content on full display. The album was produced by George Lynch collaborator Chris 'the Wizard' Collier.

"With Rebel, we allowed ourselves to move outside our normally imposed self restraints and tread some forbidden sonic territories," recalls George Lynch. "What surprises me is no matter how far we attempt to stray away from the classic 'Lynch Mob formula', we can never really escape the chemistry between myself and Oni. There's just a thing that happens there that's unique to us and undeniable."
    The tracklisting for Rebel is:
  1. Automatic Fix
  2. Between The Truth And A Lie
  3. Testify
  4. Sanctuary
  5. Pine Tree Avenue
  6. Jelly Roll
  7. Dirty Money
  8. The Hollow Queen
  9. The Ledge
  10. Kingdom Of Slaves
  11. War

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Nuclear Blast / CHILDREN OF BODOM reveal new album 'I WORSHIP CHAOS', out October 2nd
Posted by: Denis / 09.06.2015
World renowned Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) are set to release their ninth studio album, I Worship Chaos, worldwide on October 2nd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi.

COB frontman, guitarist and mastermind Alexi Laiho commented on the new album:
"We are close to putting the finishing touches on the new COB record I Worship Chaos and as much fun (but most importantly raw, literally bloody knuckled hard work) it has been making it, I'm more than happy and even more anxious to share this chaos with the rest of the world. So people, put your shades and helmets on, it will get very dark and it might hurt, in a perfect COB fashion of course!"

Returning to Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to record I Worship Chaos, the album was produced by COB and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

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InsideOut Music / Next To None launch stream for 'You Are Not Me'
Posted by: Denis / 09.06.2015
Next To None, the teen prodigy band recently signed to InsideOut, are set to release their debut album A Light in the Dark on the 29th June 2015. Now they are pleased to reveal a stream of the track You Are Not Me in advance of the release and you can listen to that here.

The band had this to say about the track: "You Are Not Me is one of our heavier songs that shows more of a modern Metal side, it is also probably one of the first songs in Prog Metal history to feature a beer keg being hit with a bat!"
Massacre Records / HEVILAN Album Details
Posted by: Denis / 08.06.2015
HEVILAN will release their debut album soon!

It was produced by the band and co-produced by Brendan Duffey, Adair Daufembach and Adriano Daga. Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga also mixed and mastered it at the Norcal Studios.

Robson Piccin has created the cover artwork.

HEVILAN's debut features guest drummer Aquiles Priester (Primal Fear) on the whole album as well as guest vocalists Vitor Rodrigues (Torture Squad, Voodoo Priest) and Warrel Dane (Nevermore, Sanctuary) as well as a guitar solo by Eduardo Ardanuy (Dr. Sin) on selected songs.

HEVILAN's debut The End Of Time will be released on June 26, 2015 and is available for an attractive 'newcomer price'.
Nuclear Blast / HELLOWEEN reveal track video for 'Stay Crazy'
Posted by: Denis / 08.06.2015
HELLOWEEN are one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global Metal scene. With their current release My God-Given Right, which was released last week, the pumpkin heads further cement their title as the founding fathers of German Melodic Speed Metal.

Now, HELLOWEEN reveal a track video for Stay Crazy. Check it out here.

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SACRILEGE signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS
Posted by: Denis / 08.06.2015
The NWOBHM band SACRILEGE from Gillingham signed a worldwide deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS. The new album is entitled six6six and will be released on 3rd July 2015.

The album Ashes To Ashes will be released on 26th June 2015 by KARTHAGO RECORDS.

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Imperative PR / Designs Of Chaos tribute show for fallen comrade
Posted by: Denis / 05.06.2015
Imperative PR's recent signings, London based modern Thrash machine, DESIGNS OF CHAOS will be unleashing their new three track EP The Darkest Storm in June. This monstrous three track EP was written and partially recorded in early 2014, but in June of that year the band were stopped in their tracks by the tragic passing of their drummer, Chris Crammond.

On June the 28th the band will be playing a special gig at the Barfly in Camden, to both launch The Darkest Storm and pay tribute to their fallen comrade. Joining Designs Of Chaos for this night of rebirth and reminiscing will be Forged In Black and One Fell Down, who have reformed for one night only to honour their much missed friend.

Designs Of Chaos have issued this statement regarding the gig and the loss of their drummer, friend and comrade in arms...
"After a tragic year, Designs of Chaos, lost our friend and brother, Chris Crammond.
We have had a turbulent time, no one knew what the future held for Designs of Chaos, let alone the members themselves. Looking hard in the mirror and realising that a legacy had been built, the foundation of which Chris was a huge part of. Chris was a fundamental part of the band, we shared friendship, a passion for heavy music and a love of what we do and the music we make.
We are inviting you to help us launch our EP celebrating Chris' legacy as the last thing Chris worked on we want to honour him. Join us; raise a glass or two to the man himself.
Through the night, friends and family will be sharing words and memories they have of Chris. Prepare for some funny and touching stories.
Our friends from Distorted (DJ's Willow and Beefcake) will also be there spinning tracks through the night. This is going to be an emotional and hopefully joyful evening celebrating our dear friend. We hope you will join us."
earMUSIC / GAMMA RAY ANNOUNCE 25th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF DEBUT ALBUM 'HEADING FOR TOMORROW'
Posted by: Denis / 05.06.2015
It was with great surprise that in 1988 Kai Hansen decided to leave Helloween: the band he co-founded and that in a very few years reached a very high level of success, ending up influencing and challenging the bands that were once their original inspiration.

Hansen left Helloween just when the band had finally reached international stardom and after having won the appreciation of Metal giants such as Iron Maiden who often publicly championed the German band. Hansen, Gamma Ray and Helloween are now very good friends, often sharing the stage, but in 1987 the divorce was a proper rock and roll acrimonious one: a true shock for the Metal scene. The reasons that brought Kai Hansen to leave the band are still the subject of interviews and fan debates, despite listening to the forthcoming reissue of Heading For Tomorrow, 25 years after its original release, it looks very obvious that Kai Hansen destiny was to lead his own band.

Heading For Tomorrow (Anniversary Edition) will be released on July 24th, 2015 on earMUSIC.

25 years after the official debut, Gamma Ray and earMUSIC have started a monumental work to re-release the entire production by Gamma Ray in deluxe double CDs. The original albums will be re-presented in new shining, remastered version on the first disc (with the inclusions of all B-sides) while the second CD will be dedicated to old live recordings, demos digitalised for the first time from the original tapes saved by all members of the band, alternative versions and recent studio and live recordings.

Heading For Tomorrow was initially released as a Kai Hansen solo album. By extracting the LP out of its sleeve, Heading For Tomorrow revealed its 'secret intention' (it was still the days of LP, or is it again?) revealing a second cover, introducing Kai's new baby: GAMMA RAY.

After the global critical success of Empire Of The Undead, Kai Hansen has decided to continue the collaboration with Eike Freese and Alex Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn), the production team. Kai Hansen has spent hundred hours, digitalising and remastering hundreds of tapes, alternative versions and ideas that were so far jealously hidden in Gamma Ray's private archive.

Adds Hansen: "I am incredibly thankful that after 25 fantastic years of Gamma Ray, I am still standing here, making music and performing on stage. It's awesome to see that fans from the first days keep on supporting us and that we still make new friends. It's something you can't take for granted. After my departure from Helloween, it all could have gone the other way as well. Instead, we continue to make albums and tour the world. That's close to unbelievable!
Working on the first reissue for Heading For Tomorrow brought back so many great memories and Ralf and I dug out some funny stories. Two years ago, our studio, our harbour in Hamburg, burnt down and a lot of memorabilia and original tapes were lost, but we all searched our private archives and managed to find some great rarities and hopefully some highlights for the fans. We are proud to release our little babies in a new style with a brand new cover artwork done by Hervé Monjeaud and a new sound, a fantastic remastering done by Eike Freese and Alex Dietz."


Kai Hansen is today the voice of Gamma Ray but it is important to remember that in the beginning of Gamma Ray's history Kai had planned to focus on his role of songwriter and guitar player. If the original album still shines also thanks to the vocals of Ralf Scheepers, the second CD offers real treasures for all Gamma Ray fans, like the original demos of songs like Money, Sail on, Heaven Can Wait or The Silence featuring Hansen on vocals.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary in style, Gamma Ray is touring in Europe this autumn.
    BEST OF THE BEST - PARTY TOUR 2015
    with special guest Serious Black
  • 28.10. Wilhelsmhaven – Pumpwerk (GER)
  • 30.10. Hamburg – Markthalle (GER)
  • 31.10. Berlin – C-Club (GER)
  • 01.11. Bochum – Zeche (GER)
  • 03.11. München – Backstage Werk (GER)
  • 07.11. Lucenec – Sports Hall (SK)
  • 08.11. Budapest – Club 202 (HUN)
  • 10.11. Graz – Explosiv (CH)
  • 11.11. Milano - special guest to Scorpions - Mediolanum Forum (ESP)
  • 13.11. Pamplona – Totem (ESP)
  • 14.11. Santiago de Compostela – Capitol
  • 15.11. Porto – Hard Club (PT)
  • 17.11. Lissabon – Paradis Garaje (PT)
  • 18.11. Sevilla – Custom (ESP)
  • 20.11. Murcia – Gamma (ESP)
  • 21.11. Madrid – San Miguel (ESP)
  • 22.11. Barcelona – Razz 1 (ESP)
  • 24.11. Lyon – Ninkasi Kao (FR)
  • 25.11. Pratteln – Z7 (CH)
  • 27.11. Memmingen – Kaminwerk (GER)
  • 04.12. Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal (GER)
  • 05.12. Paris – Trabendo (FR)
  • 08.12. London – Islington (UK)
  • 09.12. Tilburg – 013 (NL)
  • 11.12. Gothenburg – Musikens Hus (SWE)
  • 12.12. Stockholm – Klubben (SWE)

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Century Media / Warbringer announce North American co-headline with ENFORCER in Jan/Feb 2016
Posted by: Denis / 05.06.2015
Southern California Thrash Metal five piece, WARBRINGER have built a reputation for themselves over the past five years having recorded four albums and touring the planet with relentless drive and passion. Now after a year long hiatus, a tour of Asia, a small run of California shows and a few line up changes, they are writing this summer and plan to record in the fall. They have also just announced a full North American tour in early 2016 with Enforcer and a South American Tour in July.

Warbringer frontman John Kevill had this to say about the North American tour, "We are excited to announce the return of Warbringer to the road across North America. It looks to be a completely excellent lineup, with heavy metal warriors Enforcer and Cauldron, and longtime friends/total shredders Exmortus. Looking forward to firing up the engines again and getting back out there on the warpath, hell, it's about time!"
    WARBRINGER 2016:
  • 1/5/16 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
  • 1/6/16 - Championship - Trenton, NJ
  • 1/7/16 - Trickshots - Clifton Park, NY
  • 1/8/16 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
  • 1/9/16 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
  • 1/10/16 - Foufounes - Montreal, QC
  • 1/11/16 - Salle Multi - Quebec City, QC
  • 1/12/16 - Ritual - Ottawa, ON
  • 1/13/16 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
  • 1/14/16 - The Apk - London, ON
  • 1/15/16 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
  • 1/16/16 - Agora - Cleveland, OH
  • 1/17/16 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1/18/16 - Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
  • 1/20/16 - Token Lounge - Westland, MI
  • 1/21/16 - Fubar - St. Louis, MO
  • 1/22/16 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL
  • 1/23/16 - The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI
  • 1/24/16 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
  • 1/25/16 - Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
  • 1/27/16 - Nite Owl - Calgary, AL
  • 1/28/16 - Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AL
  • 1/30/16 - Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
  • 1/31/16 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
  • 2/1/16 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
  • 2/2/16 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
  • 2/3/16 - Whisky - W. Hollywood, CA
  • 2/4/16 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
  • 2/5/16 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
  • 2/6/16 - LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
  • 2/8/16 - In the Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2/9/16 - Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
  • 2/10/16 - Aftershock - Merrriam, KS
  • 2/11/16 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
  • 2/12/16 - 210 Kapones - San Antonio, TX
  • 2/13/16 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
  • 2/14/16 - Trees - Dallas, TX
  • 2/15/16 - Siberia - New Orleans, LA
  • 2/16/16 - Orpheum - Tampa, FL
  • 2/17/16 - Haven - Orlando, FL
  • 2/18/16 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
  • 2/19/16 - Expo Five - Louisville, KY
  • 2/20/16 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA

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GRYP news
Posted by: Denis / 04.06.2015
Fresno, CA. Rock band, GRYP (Pronounced grip) releases their new 2015 single, Take Some More, through Flesh and Blood Records. The label will release GRYP's 1st new CD, I Wanna Be God, in over 10 years this summer! GRYP had a few #1 singles on several FM Rock Stations across the U.S. through the years, toured the country several times over and played shows with bands like P.O.D., 311, Finger Eleven, Motograter, Drowning Pool, Adema, Living Sacrifice, Norma Jean, Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple, and more. GRYP is now going for adds with their new single and will be touring the west coast in July and August and across the country in September. You can listen to the song on YouTube.
earMUSIC / THE WINERY DOGS RECORD FOLLOW-UP TO SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
Posted by: Denis / 04.06.2015
THE WINERY DOGS (Richie Kotzen - lead vocals/guitar, Mike Portnoy - drums, Billy Sheehan - bass) has entered a Los Angeles recording studio to start work on the follow-up to their debut album, which will be self-produced and released this fall on earMUSIC in collaboration with Loud & Proud Records. Details will be announced in the coming months, although fans are already getting news about the band's fall U.S. tour, which is set to kick off October 3 in Ridgefield, CT at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

The trio exploded onto the Rock scene with their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album and a sold-out worldwide tour. The Winery Dogs debuted on Billboard's 'Top Alternative Albums' chart at #3, 'Top Independent Albums' chart at #4, 'Top Rock Albums' chart at #5, 'Top Internet Albums' at #8 and 'Top 200 Albums' chart at #27.

"I am thrilled to be back in the studio with Mike and Billy recording the second Winery Dogs record," proclaims Richie Kotzen. "I mentioned in an interview months ago that I thought based on how we've grown as a band, that this record could expand creatively beyond what we did on record one. After only two weeks of recording, I am convinced this sentiment is true. I can't wait to see where this all goes and share it with our listeners."

On May 23, 2014, The Winery Dogs released their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album in Europe on earMUSIC as two very special editions. The Winery Dogs Special Edition is comprised of two-CDs. Disc 1 is entitled Unleashed In Japan 2013, comprised of 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their July '13 tour, including Criminal, a track previously unavailable, along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics. Disc 2 is the standard album which was made available in Europe for the first time as part of the Special Edition. Dog Treats: The Winery Dogs Deluxe Special Edition, a limited edition release, is being sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, and includes the Special Edition collection of music, a DVD featuring four music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a 'studio diary' written by Mike Portnoy, as well as some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere.
Nuclear Blast / NIGHTWISH kick-off European tour in Finland on Saturday; tour trailer revealed
Posted by: Denis / 03.06.2015
After the release of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, NIGHTWISH will enter the European stages in support of their current masterpiece for the first time. The first gig of the masters of symphonic Metal will take place in Joensuu, in their homeland Finland.

Bass player Marco Hietala looks forward to it: "It's really nice to present Endless Forms Most Beautiful finally in our homeland. We will bring one of the biggest stage buildings we've ever had with us. So the fans can be excited for a spectacular experience for all senses!"

Watch the tour trailer here.

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Intromental Worldwide / Kingcrow
Posted by: Denis / 03.06.2015
With the street date for Italian Progressive Metal sextet KINGCROW's sixth album, Eidos, rapidly approaching, a new single from the record has been released through an exclusive premiere of At The Same Pace at BraveWords.com.

Boasting over an hour of material which closes the path-of-life saga of their prior two albums - Phlegethon dealing with childhood, and In Crescendo about the end of youth - Eidos carries a more foreboding, ominous edge than KINGCROW's other releases. At The Same Pace is the eighth of the ten brand new movements on the album, and after leading off with a somber, clean intro, the track lifts off into a nearly eight-minute endeavor, which is as heavily motivated by synth-soaked atmospheres as it is a mid-paced, thundering, drive.

Listen to KINGCROW's At The Same Pace via BraveWords now at THIS LOCATION.

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Imperative PR / MY SILENT WAKE - Damnation Memoriae
Posted by: Denis / 02.06.2015
It's been ten years now since Ian Arkley breathed life into the creative entity that is My Silent Wake. Over the course of that decade members have come and gone and the band have explored a diverse palette of sounds - from Doom Metal to ambient and acoustic releases - but an incredible consistency of quality has always been maintained. Following on from the 2014 ambient album, Eye Of The Needle, the band are now ready to unveil a new album of darkly atmospheric, breathtakingly powerful Doom Metal.

Damnatio Memoriae is perhaps the most spectacular release of My Silent Wake's career, standing tall over a back catalogue already overflowing with class and majesty. Recorded at The Priory studios, under the watchful eye of Esoteric man Greg Chandler (who also adds some of his impressive vocals to the mix), Damnatio Memoriae surges with tides of emotion, envelops the listener completely in its world of shadows and melancholy. There are melodies to touch the heart, solos that sear the soul, riffs that reduce stone to dust, drums like thunder and vocals infused with passion and sorrow. My Silent Wake have achieved something majestic, something magical, something the world needs to hear.

Attrition's Martin Bowes has added touches of synths to the songs, adding the perfect finishing touches where required and the package is completed with the haunting album artwork, created by renowned Finnish artist Juha Vuorma (Autopsy / Whiplash / Edge Of Sanity). Every detail has been addressed making Damnatio Memoriae the most complete My Silent Wake release to date and the undoubted pinnacle of their career so far.

For fans of: Paradise Lost | My Dying Bride | Indesinence
    Line-up:
  • Ian Arkley - Vocals and Guitar
  • Addam Westlake - Bass
  • Gareth Arlett - Drums
    Track Listing:
  1. Of Fury
  2. Highwire
  3. Now It Destroys
  4. Black Oil
  5. And So It Comes to an End
  6. The Innocent
  7. The Empty Unknown
Metal Media / Luís Kalil: Song featuring Edu Falaschi and Iuri Sanson duet available for listening
Posted by: Denis / 02.06.2015
With the new album just released, Brazilian 15-year-old guitarist Luís Kalil releases a new track for listening, this time as a lyric video.

The chosen song is Mr. Fire, which includes the participation of singers Edu Falaschi (former Angra, Almah), and Iuri Sanson (Hibria). The Lyric video was produced and edited by Dudu Oliveira.

The song was taken from musician's debut album, Insight. The material had the production by Renato Osorio, mixing and mastering by Benhur Lima, both of Hibria.
Nuclear Blast / SLAYER announce the limited 'Repentless' Metal Eagle Edition
Posted by: Denis / 02.06.2015
With the title and release date just announced for SLAYER's Repentless, due out September 11, 2015 (Nuclear Blast), now the Thrash icons announce their heaviest release ever - literally - Repentless Metal Eagle Edition. Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15" X 17" X 3" and weighing in at a hefty seven pounds, the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digipak of the new Repentless CD plus exclusive bonus content to be detailed soon. The limited (only 3,000 copies worldwide) and numbered Metal Eagle Edition will be a direct-to-consumer item and available exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mailorder online stores.

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Kontra news
Posted by: Denis / 01.06.2015
After the news of band's reunion, Kontra officially present their new line up.

Next to the only original member Marco Barraco, singer and rhythm guitar, now there are: Luigi Di Meglio on lead guitar, Luca Buonanno on bass guitar and Francesco Verrazzo on drums (former drummer of Manach Seherath).

The band is currently rearranging all the old songs and has in store for the next months a surprise for the fans.

Stay tuned via Kontra official Facebook profile.
CHASTAIN signed a vinyl deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS
Posted by: Denis / 01.06.2015
The US Metal legends CHASTAIN around shred guitarist David T. Chastain and exceptional singer Leather Leone signed a vinyl deal with PURE STEEL RECORDS. The last CHASTAIN – album Surrender To No One will be released in 2015 as 'limited vinyl edition'.

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Nuclear Blast / Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY release new single & lyric video for 'Prometheus'
Posted by: Denis / 01.06.2015
Luca Turilli's RHAPSODY, the masters of cinematic Metal, will release their new outstanding album Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus on June 19th (EU), June 22nd (UK) and June 30th (US) via Nuclear Blast.

Now the band presents the second single of the new opus - Prometheus (incl. Ralf Scheepers of PRIMAL FEAR as part of the choir). Watch the lyric video here.

Mastermind Luca comments: "With my band I like to dedicate a few songs to well-known myths and legends in every album. But what I really like is to take these subjects and 'dig' into them revealing new interpretations often related with deeper spiritual meanings. So I surely start from the tale of Prometheus everybody knows, but soon transposing it in a timeless dimension where the Ignis Divinus, the divine fire given by him to the men, represents nothing else than a quantum gate revealed to a mortal soul on its journey to the immortal cosmic truth."

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Massacre Records / STORMHAMMER album Track List
Posted by: Denis / 01.06.2015
STORMHAMMER's 5th album will be released soon!

Echoes Of A Lost Paradise was mixed by Mario Lochert and mastered by Jan Vacik at Munich's Dreamsound Studio.

Jan Yrlund has created the stunning cover artwork.

The band has now revealed the complete tracklisting.

You have the chance to see STORMHAMMER live this year at the Out & Loud Festival, the Aaargh Festival as well as the Bonebreaker Festival, among others.

STORMHAMMER's new album Echoes Of A Lost Paradise will be released on June 12, 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited vinyl LP.

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Massacre Records / new signing: JADED HEART
Posted by: Denis / 01.06.2015
JADED HEART was originally formed by Michael Müller, Axel Kruse, Dirk Bormann as well as the former vocalist Michael Bormann in 1990 and has meanwhile released 12 albums.

The band went through quite some line-up changes in the past and is now alive and kicking with a total of 5 band members.

JADED HEART are keen on playing live, having supported bands like Rage, Doro, Axel Rudi Pell or Shinedown in the past.

They also recently wrapped up the so called 'Fight The System Over Spain 2015' tour, where they promoted their latest album Fight The System.

Fans of heavy rock with a strong focus on melodies will surely love JADED HEART!

The band's currently working on a new, yet untitled album that's expected to be released next year via Massacre Records.
    JADED HEART Live
  • 18.07.2015 SE Upplands-Väsby - Väsby Rock Festival
  • 24.10.2015 DE Hechingen - Discothek WOM (The Ranch Festival)

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25 albums entered into our database lately are:
1. Liesegang
"No Strings Attached"

2. Black Crowes, The
"Before the Frost... Until the Freeze"

3. Lethal Guest
"Suicide by the Other Side"

4. Chaotic Order
"new album"

5. Left Hand Solution
"Light Shines Black"

6. Left Hand Solution
"Fevered"

7. In Extremo
"Sængerkrieg"

8. Law of the Plague
"The War Inside"

9. Caffery, Chris
"Your Heaven Is Real"

10. Late Nite Romeo
"Horrible Lust"

11. Late Nite Romeo
"Adrenalized"

12. Dragony
"Shadowplay"

13. Last Autumn's Dream
"Level Eleven"

14. Kruger
"Zov"

15. Commandment
"Law of the Streets"

16. Commandment
"Engraved in Stone / Oriental Maiden"

17. Krokus
"Krokus"

18. Paradise Lost
"Paradise Lost"

19. KOB
"Close to Dawn"

20. KOB
"Strafe the Underdogs"

21. Hjallarhorn
"MercyfulMotorDeth"

22. Hjallarhorn
"New Wave of Classic Heavy Metal"

23. Hjallarhorn
"Trilogy of Lightning"

24. Hjallarhorn
"Six Track Metal Attack"

25. Killer
"Monsters of Rock"


15 bands entered into our database lately are:
1. Gasoline Guns
2. Staryy Sklep
3. Commandment
4. Valkyrie's Cry
5. Deja Vu
6. Fallen Angels (US)
7. Wishdoom
8. Arkham Witch
9. Enchanter
10. Arion
11. Zephaniah
12. Yawarhiem
13. Winter's Verge
14. We Are Legend
15. Scintilla Project, The

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