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Y.O.C. new song
Posted by: Denis / 01.06.2017
New original song BORN TO A NEW DAY will appear on our Y.O.C.'s page very soon!

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METALMESSAGE / KALEDON 'THE EVIL WITCH' 2nd OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASED
Posted by: Denis / 15.05.2017
The new video The Evil Witch has been filmed near the city of Rimini, by famous video director Matteo Ermeti. These story about happens in the year 1376. The big space conception of these video is therefore without without modern elements. The lyric talks about the evil witch Elisabeth. The future wife of king Antillius after her return to the good:
Prophecy of revenge, 
Enemy of the light, 
Witch controlled by a spell
Bringer of doom for the good:
She was the evil witch!
The Evil Witch is KALEDON's new single from the forthcoming album Carnagus: Emperor Of The Darkness.

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AFM Records / Rhapsody Of Fire new single
Posted by: Denis / 15.05.2017
Rhapsody Of Fire premiere new single Land Of Immortals (re-recorded version)! One of the fan favorites from the Legendary Tales album, originally released in 1997, Land Of Immortals of course was an obvious choice to be re-recorded for RHAPSODY OF FIRE's Legendary Years (out May 26).

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ROSAE CRUCIS SIGN WITH CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Posted by: Denis / 15.05.2017
ROSAE CRUCIS started working on the new songs for their next album that will be out on Cruz Del Sur Music.

Named after an ancient, esoteric order, this band from Rome is well known to Italian metalheads. ROSAE CRUCIS in fact have been active since 1989 and always followed their own artistic path, playing epic Heavy Metal during the 90s, a decade plagued by fashions, composing a very personal style of music and, last but not least, singing in Italian language.

Courage and coherence usually pay off: throughout the years ROSAE CRUCIS have been constantly improving their song writing. They gained a wide fan base, also thanks to their outstanding live performances. And kept the flame of Heavy Metal burning in Italy, a country usually pretty cold towards this style of music.

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InsideOut Music / Next To None announce second studio album 'Phases'
Posted by: Denis / 15.05.2017
Rising young metallers Next To None have announced the release of their forthcoming second album Phases through InsideOutMusic in Europe on the 7th July 2017. This comes off the back of the band's first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, as well as forthcoming dates supporting Mike Portnoy's much anticipated Shattered Fortress show.

The band comments: "We're so excited to finally be releasing our new album. We feel it's a huge step forward for the band and shows a much heavier and much more technical side.
This album is very special to us because it's the first time we recorded and self-produced our entire album. We were able to create music that it completely our own. Every note, every sound, every word, came from us and we can't wait for you all to hear it.
Working with Adam Nolly Getgood on the mix has been one of the highlights of this recording for us. He captured the exact sound we wanted right from the start.
Doing this upcoming tour with The Shattered Fortress will be a great opportunity to premiere this new material to an audience that will surely get where we're coming from."
    Tracklist
  1. 13
  2. Answer Me
  3. The Apple
  4. Beg
  5. Alone
  6. Kek
  7. Clarity
  8. Pause
  9. Mr. Mime
  10. Isolation
  11. Denial
  12. The Wanderer
    The full list of upcoming tour dates alongside Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress are as follows:
  • 28th June - Koko, London, UK
  • 1st July - Trianon, Paris, France
  • 2nd July - Slagthuset, Malmo, Sweden
  • 3rd July - Kulturfabrik, Esch Sur Alzette, Sweden
  • 4th July - Teatro Della Luna, Milan, Italy
  • 5th July - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
  • 6th July - 013, Tilburg, Holland
  • 8th September - Prog Power USA, Atlanta GA, USA
  • 10th September - El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 24th September - Irving Plaza, New York City NY, USA
Nuclear Blast / ACCEPT unveil the cover artwork of 'The Rise Of Chaos'
Posted by: Denis / 15.05.2017
Heavy Metal pioneers ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled The Rise Of Chaos, will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. The band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors - Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad, Blind Rage - with grandeur and precision.

Now the band has unveiled the cover artwork of the new record, which was created by the Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák.

"THE RISE OF CHAOS is something I have been thinking about often. Wherever we go - there is some hidden as well as some visible destruction and it kind of changes the world we know. What was there today - can be gone tomorrow and it’s somehow irritating, because it happens on so many levels and no one knows what comes next. The cover is our last stage set - but now clearly 'destroyed' - like... after a catastrophe", explains Wolf Hoffmann.

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Y.O.C. new page on Twitter
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
For the attention of rockers/metalheads: please check new Y.O.C.'s page on Twitter and follow it.

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METALMESSAGE / RUNNING DEATH - DressAge
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
With their 2015 debut album Overdrive they triggered a positive as well as far-reaching surprise-effect as a vertical starter, which attracted a multitude of worldwide fans. Countless reviews attested the band around guitarist and singer Simon Bihlmayer with their 'dancing from the row' material, a very own, upscale class. Encouraged by this, the songwriting became even more hungry, but also more settled and determined. And now RUNNING DEATH are back with a new work: DressAge titled, the second longplayer presents the crisp rocking THRASH METAL of the Bavarians in so far unheard freshness and dynamics!

Official release date for DressAge is May 26th, 2017.

Whoever, as a new listener wants to get a route for orientation in advance - many sorts of references to Megadeth lead in the correct direction. For friends of such stylistics, it should be difficult in any case to resist ultra-melodic and discreetly progressive rhythm-grenades like Heroes Of The Hour. Similar to the aforementioned US giants, RUNNING DEATH also let all classic, grippy Rock elements flow in homogeneously manner into their partly hit-suspicious staged Thrash alarm. Even on the textual level, there is deliberately thought-through content. Often written with a pinched eye, the quartet's punctual lyrics are definitely the most readable in the genre. With tracks like Duty Of Beauty for example, RUNNING DEATH humorously relate to the ever-dehumanizing fashion madness of today.

The natural, striking singing of frontman Simon, who already caused lively discussions with the successful debut-disk, breaks out of the ten new songs even more individual and uncompromising. Even in the balladesque passages, the guitarist, as a convinced 100 % guy, simply inverts his innermost outwards with full emotion, instead of following the standards of the metier.

The detailed front cover for DressAge was created by the Mexican graphic artist Joel Sánchez Rosales, which was the perfect match for the lyrical relationship to the delicious dressage theme of the title song.
Imperative PR / Maxdmyz play with ex-W.A.S.P. mean man Chris Holmes and headline new festival
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
First, the band have been confirmed as the Saturday night headliners for Apocalyptica: Road To Ruin 2017, a post-apocalypse themed festival to be held at a disused airfield in Buckinghamshire on September 22nd – 24th. Apocalyptica and Maxdmyz were made for each other; a unique band for a unique event, which the organisers have summed up as follows...

"There will be bands, DJs, food, beer and mad motorised vehicles, driven by Warboys and TankGirls, Post-Apocalyptic dress code will be expected to be adopted by ALL attendees... There will be trade stalls, entertainers, music, beer, wine, food and relentless survival games all afternoon with live bands for evening entertainment."

Then, on Saturday November 11th Maxdmyz will be heading to Kettering, for the Day Of Rock 2017, where they will share the stage with notorious ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, who headlines the show with his Mean Man band. This two stage, all day rock event is being held in aid of the British Biker Relief Foundation and the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
Pride & Joy Music / Angelwings - The Edge Of Innocence
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
ANGELWINGS were born in April 2013 out of a group of experienced musicians that had been in the Gibraltar local music scene for some time and who had played in different bands a wide variety of musical genres. Initially, to get together as a band it was decided to perform a number of covers from Finnish symphonic Metal sensation Nightwish. Soon it became clear to all that original music would have a very considerable element of orchestration. Thus, ANGELWINGS became the first symphonic Metal band from Gibraltar.

It is in October 2014 when the band starts to write their original material. The first (demo) track titled Wonderland was posted on YouTube in January 2015 and attracted attention from local media and internationally on social media. Two more demos have followed since, Memories and Forbidden Love. These have enjoyed wide acceptance and support, and have increased the band's exposure. These tracks have had air time on radio stations in Argentina, Spain and the UK. The Fallen and Lilith also premiered in Argentina.

In June 2015 ANGELWINGS supported Heavy metal legends Saxon at the 'Hard n Heavy' festival in Gibraltar. In September 2015 they performed at the Gibraltar Music Festival where Kings of Leon and Duran Duran were headliners.

These ANGELWINGS tracks have been on air by genre specialized radio stations throughout Europe, North and South America and elsewhere. After numerous offers from record labels from around the world, the group signed with Pride & Joy Music from Germany. The debut album titled The Edge of Innocence was recorded at Angelwings Studios in Gibraltar and produced by ANGELWINGS. Album cover concept idea Darren Fa; graphic designer Thomas Ewerhard; band logo design Paul P Cano.

ANGELWINGS will release its debut album The Edge Of Innocence on June 23rd 2017.
    Line-up:
  • Divi Cano – vocals
  • Mark Brooks – drums
  • Glenn Cano – keyboards
  • Darren Fa – bass
  • Paul P. Cano - guitar
SPV / Bay Area Metal legends VICIOUS RUMORS start a new chapter in 2017
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
If you don't know by now, VICIOUS RUMORS is indeed a living entity; always progressing and evolving with time. 38 years and 16 albums later... the band promised some major announcements and here they are: VICIOUS RUMORS is proud to welcome back lead singer Brian Allen, who left the band in 2013 for family reasons returns to the band with full force and power. Geoff Thorpe says: "We're so excited to have Brian back! Life really does have a funny way of coming full circle!" VICIOUS RUMORS is already working on a killer new studio album.

On another note, singer Nick Holleman left the band to pursue other projects. He may be leaving 'the band', but he's definitely not leaving 'the family'. Thorpe says: "With no bad feelings at all we wish Nick all the best and thank him for 4 great years of recording and touring!"

Well, VICIOUS RUMORS turns up the heat big time as we introduce our new lead guitarist from Portland, OR Gunnar DüGrey. At only 18 years old, Gunnar is a world-class guitar player along the lines of virtuosos like Jeff Loomis, Vinnie Moore, Mark McGee etc. Thorpe comments: "His style, feel and general playing ability is out of this world!"

In the summer of 2017, the band will perform an exclusive German Open Air concert at the prestigious Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen as well as club shows. VICIOUS RUMORS returns to the legendary Dynamo Club in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) Zoom Nightclub inFrankfurt (Germany) with fellow bay area legends Death Angel! The band will also perform German headline shows in Munich at the Backstage and in Marburg. The only North American appearance is scheduled at Bossanova Ballroom in Portland,OR on June 24th. A full European headline tour is being booked by EAM booking agency for November (exact dates and support bands will be announced in July) with much more to be announced soon!

With power and strength the VICIOUS RUMORS ball rolls into the future... the best is yet to come!
    VICIOUS RUMORS Live 2017
  • 24.06.US-Portland, Oregon – Bossanova Ballroom
  • 07.07.D-Munich – Backstage
  • 08.07.NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo Club (with Death Angel)
  • 09.07.D-Marburg – Knubbel
  • 15.07.D-Balingen – Bang Your Head Festival
  • 16.07.D-Frankfurt - Zoom (with Death Angel)

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SPV / NITROGODS to release first single from upcoming album and video
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
The first single Rancid Rock taken from the upcoming NITROGODS album Roadkill BBQ is available. Rancid Rock is the opening track of the album and makes clear what to expect from this true Rock n Roll 3-piece. Nitrogods have recorded 14 haunting tracks, starting with the programmatic opener Rancid Rock, playing a boogie on the title track, which is dedicated to Rick Parfitt (Wolter: "The song sounds like Lemmy singing a Status Quo number") and giving the slide guitar extravaganza My Love's A Wirebrush a bluesrock feel that brings to mind Rose Tattoo. Nitrogods dig deep into music history on Where Have The Years Gone, their unashamed homage to The Who. "Oimel and Klaus saw the band during their final tour and where absolutely awed", Wolter explains, "that's why we simply had to record this number". The same applies to The Price Of Liberty which the three musicians intentionally wrote in the tradition of great Ted Nugent classics, even shifting down to halftime tempo.
    ROADKILL BBQ will be released on May 26th, 2017. The album will be available in 3 different physical formats:
  1. Digipack CD
  2. Ltd. Edition Vinyl version (transparent red 180gr. vinyl with black streaks + CD)
  3. Ltd. Edition Box Set (High-quality 3-D embossed metal box, incl. Digipack CD, plus Bonus CD Tribute to Lemmy, plus Stainless Steel Flask 177 ml with lasered Nitrogods Skull and Band logo, Sticker)

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Scarlet Records / DEATHLESS LEGACY 'JOIN THE SABBATH' VIDEO RELEASED
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
Horror Metal band Deathless Legacy have released a video of the song Join The Sabbath, the new single taken from their new album Dance With Devils out now on Scarlet Records.

Dance With Devils gives voice to the witches who over the centuries have been mistreated, humiliated, even burned. With its eleven tracks, the album collects the most horrific stories of black magic rituals, stories that are lost in the mists of time, a Sabbath of pure horror and black emotions, dealing with ignorance, superstition, religion.
Pure Steel Records / DESTRUCTOR 'Decibel Casualties' cover, tracklist, release date: 9th June 2017
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
The release date of the new album Decibel Casualties by the US titans DESTRCUTOR on CD is June 9th, 2017. The pre-order phase will start on May 26th, 2017 in label's webshop.

The two Metal titans Dave Overkill (v/g) and Matt Flammalbe (d) from the Ohio legend DESTRUCTOR have returned with sharpened steel! After the 2016 release, Back in Bondage, now the brand new album is ready!

Via Pure Steel Records this year the flaming inferno Decibel Casualties will come and you have many reasons to be extremely excited about waiting for it. High Speed and energy like in their early twenties is the one and only basis for the guys. Nick Annihilator (g) and Tim Hammer (b) joined the legends and you can be sure that DESTRUCTOR sound more fresh than ever before.

In 2017 DESTRUCTOR's Decibel casualties will bring the fire of true old school Metal they have kept burning for more than 30 years! HEAVY METAL FOR LIFE, HEAVY METAL TIL DEATH!
    TRACKLIST:
  1. RESTORE CHAOS
  2. KEEP THE FAITH
  3. METAL SPIKE DEEP
  4. WE ARE READY
  5. THE LAST DAYS
  6. FIREY WINDS
  7. METAL TILL DEATH
  8. IN HELL

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POSSESSED - death metal originators sign to Nuclear Blast
Posted by: Denis / 12.05.2017
Nuclear Blast is proud to finally announce the worldwide signing and return of POSSESSED! Few bands have done more to push the boundaries of extreme Metal than the legendary POSSESSED. Even fewer can create a unique style, which continues to set them apart from all others by being the very first in a genre they laid the foundation for. POSSESSED are by definition, the creators of Death Metal. Ever since they stormed onto the San Francisco Metal scene in the early 1980's, POSSESSED has been redefining and breaking the rules for Metal. Nuclear Blast is very excited to be a part of that continued legacy.

Comments vocalist and founding member Jeff Becerra:
"POSSESSED are pleased and honored to announce our joining the Nuclear Blast family. Currently, we are hard at work writing new material for our upcoming first full-length release on Nuclear Blast. I want to give special thanks to everybody at Nuclear Blast, and to all of our supporters. This has been a long time coming and this is a very exciting time for us."
Watch a short teaser video announcing the signing that includes a short snippet of demo of a new song.

Fans can expect POSSESSED's first a full-length release in 31 years, sometime in 2018.

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Frontiers Music / Mr. Big - Defying Gravity
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut Open Your Eyes to the harmony-laden wonderment of Damn I'm in Love Again to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of 1992 (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash To Be With You) to the barnburning slide-blues closer, Be Kind. Overall, DEFYING GRAVITY is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band's 1989 self-titled debut, 1991's LEAN INTO IT and 1993's BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

"It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer, Kevin Elson", says guitarist Paul Gilbert. "Kevin recorded all of our original classic albums from the '80s and '90s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry with him on DEFYING GRAVITY. We basically played live in the studio. Over the years, we've all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but it's still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. I've worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this record... both melodically, and on the face-melting stuff."

MR. BIG is gearing up for the launch their latest worldwide tour which starts May 31 in Milwaukee, WI at the Potowatami Casino.

"2017 is filling up quickly with tour dates all around the world", proclaims Gilbert. "I can't wait to play the new songs, and of course our favorites from the old days like Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy; Just Take My Heart; Green Tinted Sixties Mind; Wild World and To Be With You."
    Here's the complete track listing for DEFYING GRAVITY:
  1. Open Your Eyes
  2. Defying Gravity
  3. Everybody Needs a Little Trouble
  4. Damn I'm In Love Again
  5. Mean to Me
  6. Nothing Bad (About Feeling Good)
  7. Forever and Back
  8. She's All Coming Back to Me Now
  9. 1992
  10. Nothing At All
  11. Be Kind
    Check out MR. BIG at any of the following tour stops (MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED):
    Leg 1:
  • 5/31 Milwaukee, WI Potowatami Casino
  • 6/2 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
  • 6/3 Wetland, MI The Token Lounge
  • 6/6 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
  • 6/7 Newton, NJ Newton Theatre
  • 6/9 Uncasville, CT The Wolf Den/Mohegan Sun
  • 6/10 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
  • 6/12 Nashville, TN Basement East
  • 6/14 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
  • 6/16 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
  • 6/17 Houston, TX Scout Bar
  • 6/19 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
  • 6/22 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
  • 6/23 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
  • 6/24 Pasadena, CA The Rose

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Massacre Records / New signing - SILIUS
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
The Austrian Thrash quintet SILIUS is going to release its debut album later this year!

Some of you might've already seen drummer Ralph, lead guitarist Haui, rhythm guitarist Mex, bassist Martin and vocalist Matthias live at Wacken Open Air & MetalDays or as a support for Arch Enemy and Biohazard, among others!

The band now inked a deal with Massacre Records, where SILIUS' debut album is scheduled to be released this fall!
Mighty Music / Trespass
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
First Tygers Of Pan Tang, then Blitzkrieg and now we welcome NWOBHM legends Trespass to Mighty Music. New studio album out in late 2017.

Trespass formed back in 1978 and is considered one of the founding bands of the NWOBHM genre.
SATYRICON sign worldwide deal with Napalm Records
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
Norwegian Black Metal legends SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and entered the studio to begin recording a brand new album!

Formed in 1991 in Oslo, SATYRICON reinvented the world of extreme music. With their third album Nemesis Divina released back in 1996, their status as one of the most significant and creatively vital bands in Norwegian Black Metal was already beyond dispute. When this most illustrious and influential piece of dark art was successfully re-released with Napalm Records in the Spring of 2016 and in celebration of the band's 20th anniversary, it marked a cornerstone to extend the relationship to a worldwide record deal between the Austrian label and pioneers of Black Metal in SATYRICON.

Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records:
"We are proud to announce the signing of one of this most influential Extreme Metal act and pioneer of a whole genre. This upcoming album will surely set another mile stone in heavy music and we are honoured to release it this fall!"

SATYRICON are already hard at work in the studio and are currently recording their highly anticipated new studio album that is set for a September 22 release. A European tour in support of the upcoming record will kick off the same weekend.

SATYRICON have not just inspired entire genres and beyond, the band has also always excelled live. Their powerful and evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary, Satyr as well as drummer extraordinaire Frost, will always be a memorable special event you will never forget. In support of the band's upcoming album, SATYRICON will heavily hit the road this Fall! Make sure to catch them live on the following dates:
  • 24.09.17 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan
  • 25.09.17 DE - Essen / Turock
  • 26.09.17 NL - Tilburg - 013
  • 27.09.17 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
  • 29.09.17 UK - London / Heaven
  • 30.09.17 FR - Paris / La Maroquinerie
  • 01.10.17 FR - Nantes - MJC De Reze
  • 02.10.17 FR - Toulouse / Le Metronum
  • 04.10.17 ES – Madrid / Sala But
  • 05.10.17 ES - Barcelona / Razzamatazz
  • 06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
  • 07.10.17 IT - Bologna / Zona Roveri
  • 09.10.17 CH - Zurich / Dynamo
  • 10.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
  • 11.10.17 AT - Vienna / Szene
  • 12.10.17 CZ – Prague / Akropolis
  • 14.10.17 PL - Krakow / Kwadrat
  • 15.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
  • 16.10.17 DE – Berlin / SO36
  • 17.10.17 DK - Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
  • 19.10.17 DK - Aarhus Train
  • 20.10.17 SE - Gotherburg / Pustervik
  • 21.10.17 SE – Stockholm / Klubben

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Napalm Records / ALESTORM release brand new video for 'Mexico'
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
A pirate's life is simple; they drink, steal and kill. But lead by the one & only Heavy Metal pirates, ALESTORM will be also killing it with their new and 5th studio album No Grave But The Sea, which is set to be released on May 26th on Napalm Records!

With their just recently and first premiered video from the band's upcoming album for the track Alestorm, the pirates now strike back and unleash another appetizer with a brand new video for Mexico! Or in the words of ALESTORM:
"Oh wow! It's Cinco de Mayo, so let's celebrate with a song dedicated to our favorite country in the world - MEXICO! Like most of our music, this song is about drinking, pirates, and explosions. And don't worry, it's not a real donkey, it's just Bobo and Elliot in a donkey costume."

So put on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely for the unstoppable international party machine, and watch ALESTORM's new video for Mexico.

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Nuclear Blast / MUNICIPAL WASTE second album trailer released
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
Equipped with a crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, Richmond Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE barrel back onto the scene with their latest piece of toxic detritus, Slime And Punishment. The sixth album will be released on June 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

Watch the second video trailer where Ryan Waste and Tony Foresta share how the album title materialized.

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Nuclear Blast / TANKARD '35 years of TANKARD' trailer online
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
In 1982, when four longhaired Metal maniacs from Frankfurt am Main, Germany decided to found a band named TANKARD, nobody expected them to still be going three decades later. Not to mention being at the top of the German Thrash Metal scene! But they are still alive and kicking, and throughout these years there's barely been a blip in their path! Now, when the routine of breaking-up, making a 'reunion' and disappearing again seems to be the order of play, TANKARD never joined this course of action - instead they kept flying the flag of Thrash Metal high: a very respectable effort! NOT ONE DAY DEAD!

This is why the founders of 'alcoholic Metal' can now celebrate their 35th anniversary in 2017 with their 17th studio album entitled One Foot In The Grave - cheers!

Check out the new video trailer, in which Gerre and Frank talk about 35 years of TANKARD.

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Nuclear Blast / RAGE second studio trailer launched
Posted by: Denis / 11.05.2017
The creativity and productivity of the German Heavy Metal trio RAGE seems to have no limits. Only 14 months after the successful The Devil Strikes Again neckbreaker, RAGE deliver their new, 23rd studio album called Seasons Of The Black, which will be released on July 28th!

To provide you a first taste from the studio recordings, the band recently revealed their first trailer. Now they already publish the second one!

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Imperative PR / De Profundis to tour Europe with I Am Morbid & Necrophagia
Posted by: Denis / 10.05.2017
The band have just completed a successful UK tour with Taake and Fen and now Imperative PR are able to announce that in June they will be heading to Europe, as part of one of the biggest extreme Metal touring packages of the summer. De Profundis will be joining forces with I Am Morbid, Necrophagist, Helsott for ten dates that will see them bringing the thunder to Italy, Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands. The Heretic Order will also be joining this stunning line-up for the last week of shows.
  • June 2nd - Venice (ITA) Revolver
  • June 3rd - Lyss (SUI) Kulturfabrik
  • June 4th - Hamburg (GER) Logo
  • June 5th - Kassel (GER) Fiasco
  • June 6th - Munich (GER) Feierwerk
  • June 7th - Erfurt (GER) From Hell
  • June 8th -Flensburg (GER) Roxy
  • June 9th -Den Haag (NLD) Paard Van Troje
  • June 10th - Tilburg (NLD) 013
  • June 11th - Leipzig (GER) Hellraiser
I Am Morbid are comprised of extreme Metal royalty, being fronted by David Vincent of Morbid Angel fame, accompanied by Tim Yeung (ex-Morbid Angel, ex-Hate Eternal)on drums and Ira Black (ex-Heathen, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Vicious Rumors) and Bill Hudson (U.D.O., Jon Oliva's Pain) on guitars. The band will be performing classic Morbid Angel material, taken exclusively from the Death Metal legends' four peerless albums, Altars Of Madness, Blessed Are The Sick, Covenant, Domination.

This tour forms another part of De Profundis' 10th anniversary celebrations since the release of their first album, Beyond Redemption.

The band are also working on a very special celebratory release, for which renowned artist Gary Ronaldson (Kreator, Napalm Death, Benighted etc) will be creating the artwork. Meanwhile, work is now complete on the fifth De Profundis album, which we hope to see released late 2017/early 2018.
Violent Life Violent ink management deal with GlobMetal Promotions
Posted by: Denis / 10.05.2017
American Hardcore/Metalcore band Violent Life Violent has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions. Last year the band released their debut EP V-EP. The EP was recored, mixed, and mastered at Rareform Studio by Kyle Dameron and Joey Park.

Violent Life Violent was officially formed in 2016 at Charlotte, USA. The band features former members of A Stained Glass Romance (Torque/Victory Records) and Aria (Tribunal Records).
Imperative PR / Thus Defiled celebrate their 25th Anniversary with new EP, featuring Mike Browning (Nocturnus/Morbid Angel)
Posted by: Denis / 10.05.2017
A year ago, the archdemons of British Black Metal, Thus Defiled, chose Imperative to promote their An Unhallowed Legacy release – and now they're back. It's twenty five years, a quarter of a century, since Thus Defiled first came screaming into the world, drunk on sacrificial blood and aflame with blasphemy and that's an anniversary that's well worth celebrating. Hence, Imperative PR have been entrusted with the promotion of a new EP – A Return To The Shadows. Featuring one previously unheard original track and four vicious cover versions of songs that the band hold dear, this is a release of breathtaking savagery and demonic fury.

Two special guests have contributed their talents to the recordings; first, Donn Donni (Vesperian Sorrow) adds his wicked backing vocals to the heaviest version of Metallica's Creeping Death you will ever hear. Then, Mike Browning (Nocturnus, ex-Morbid Angel) takes over vocal duties for a brutal recreation of Morbid Angel's classic Demon Seed. In addition Thus Defiled have desecrated Death's Evil Dead and W.A.S.P.'s Hellion.

Speaking about this release, frontman Paul C commented: "25 years in. Where did the time go? This recording has been in the pipeline for a while, but now with the band turning 25 it seemed the right time to finally drag it out into the light. When we flew to Texas to record this EP, once again re-uniting the band with Daemonspawn producer Tim Bartlett at Noise Farm Studio, we had one new track written and had decided to cover a few songs that made a huge impression on us as kids. The only rule: no Black Metal covers!
So, over many beers, many suggestions and many arguments we ended up with this varied selection of Metal classics. An eclectic mix from different corners of the '80s, all given a Thus Defiled interpretation. You can never improve on an original, only pay tribute. And this is ours.
Rather than asking for any payment, or doing a crowdfunding campaign so we can get a new sauna, all we ask is that if you have time and a spare Pound/Euro/Dollar or whatever your local currency is, you make a donation, however big or small, to Sweet Relief, the very worthy charity that Chuck Schuldiner was involved with."


Having left this offering of pure darkness in our hands Thus Defiled have vanished once more into the shadow realms. Will they ever pass this way again? We can only hope and give thanks for A Return To The Shadows... and a quarter of a century of blazing British Black Metal!
Blind Guardian - 'Live Beyond the Spheres' 3CD/4LP to be released on July 7th
Posted by: Denis / 10.05.2017
There's big news for Blind Guardian: the Progressive Power Metal pioneers announce the release of a new 3-CD package entitled, Live Beyond the Spheres! This will include material recorded from various shows during the European tour leg in 2015, among old classics, new tracks as well as songs that are played very rarely during live shows.

Vocalist Hansi Kürsch speaks about the difficulties to create such an ambitious album: "In general I would say that we've had a really good run on this tour and that nearly every show was perfect. But, at the end of the day, after every band member has checked each and every song and concert of those 30 shows again and again, there were only like two or three versions of each song being suitable to be used for an album. We then had to decide between those last remaining versions, which would have been the most impressive one. This was a nearly endless task!"

But as we all know, Blind Guardian stands for perfectionism in any way.

"The songs finally chosen reveal such an energy, that possible smaller mistakes appeared to be totally unimportant for the evaluation. As soon as you have listened to the songs, you will know what I mean, they feel alive", the vocalist continues.

But in the end, the effort was all worth it. Hansi sums up: "There is always something happening at each show, let's call it 'MAGIC', that is giving us all the creeps. We are really satisfied when the people sing with us, have a good time and go back home happy."

Live Beyond the Spheres is scheduled to be released on July 7th as 3-CD and 4-LP Box.

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Scarlet Records / FAKE IDOLS - ‘I’M A FAKE’ LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED
Posted by: Denis / 05.05.2017
Fake Idols have released a lyric video for the song I'm A Fake, the second single taken from the band's latest album Witness, available now on Scarlet Records.

Witness has been described as an adrenaline bomb charged up with great Rock/Metal tunes and plenty of attitude. The album features a very special guest appearance by Motörhead legend Phil Campbell on the song Mad Fall. Also charismatic singer Damna (Elvenking / Hell In The Club) guests in one song.
Nuclear Blast / EPICA release 'Dancing In A Hurricane' live video
Posted by: Denis / 05.05.2017
Dutch symphonic Metal giants EPICA are proud to announce the launch of their brand new live video Dancing In A Hurricane! The track has been taken from the band's latest output The Holographic Principle, which was released via Nuclear Blast in September 2016 and charted worldwide. The video was captured and edited by the video production team 'Panda Productions' during EPICA's SOLD OUT show at The Zenith in Paris last February where the band closed their most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of 5.000 fans! This live video perfectly mirrors the band's craving for non-stop innovation and for continuously improving their live performance. Dancing In A Hurricane, Live at The Zenith will show you how the live EPICA experience has reached new dimensions once again!

Coen Janssen comments on the video: "When you are in the midst of touring, you tend to forget how special it is and how privileged we are to be able to perform every night. The show in Zenith Paris is an absolute highlight in our career and therefore I am extra happy we decided to shoot some live-videos of this show. This first one, featuring one of my favourite songs on The Holographic Principle takes me back to this night instantly so I can relive the moment again and again. The video shows me in retrospect what an awesome tour this was!!! Thank you all again for joining us that night and for making our days brighter all the time!!! Enjoy!!!" . You can check out this stunning video through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1qRwjqjurQ

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Napalm Records / SEVEN KINGDOMS release official music video for track 'Kingslayer'
Posted by: Denis / 05.05.2017
This is not only for fans of Game Of Thrones! 'Rebellion is coming, soon the gates will fall' state the lyrics of SEVEN KINGDOMS' latest track & music video Kingslayer.

SEVEN KINGDOMS are blazing a wild passion through every millisecond of their monstrous music. Welcome Decennium, their furious 10th anniversary. Be sure: This fast'n'heavy Thrash and Power Metal is always uptempo, fierce and epic. Songstress Sabrina Valentine sings with full force and her charismatic voice flirts insanely with heavy twin guitars.

See and hear it for yourself with the official music video premiere for Kingslayer!

The band states:
"Kingslayer is a song about Jaime Lannister's betrayal of his oath, which earned him that very nickname across the Seven Kingdoms. The Mad King was ready to blow up all of Kings Landing with stocks of wildfire hidden under the streets, rather than face defeat to Robert's rebellion. Having already seen enough atrocities committed by the king, Jaime could not stand by any longer with the lives of the entire city at stake. He murdered the Mad King, the one his life was sworn to protect. Instead of becoming a hero, this betrayal would be how history remembered Jaime Lannister."

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My Kingdom Music / DRAGONHAMMER new deal. The Dragon is coming back!
Posted by: Denis / 05.05.2017
Latest album The X Experiment was a great success and marked DRAGONHAMMER's return to the scene after 9 years of silence. It permitted to the band to touring Europe with great shows and great festivals together with fantastic bands and above all with an amazing audience's feedback.

Now it's time to come back more powerful than ever and they'll do it with a new album titled Obscurity that is going to be ultimated in these days and that will be released at the end of September via My Kingdom Music with which the band has signed a new deal confirming the great brotherhood with the label.

Max and Gaetano, historical founders of the band commented: "We have spent the last couple of years refining our sound, and playing as many shows as we can, and without any doubt we can say that DRAGONHAMMER is now a band poised to blow some minds and help re-shape a genre!
Power and epicity describe well the sound of the new album and soon we'll reveal more about recordings, mastering (a great name will be behind it) and the cover artwork! In Obscurity there is all our experience and the energy gathered during the last two years!
Dear friends the Dragon is coming back and wait for something really shattering!"


You'll ride the DRAGON flying on their music!

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Mighty Music / Tygers Of Pan Tang video
Posted by: Denis / 05.05.2017
New music video out now from Tygers Of Pan Tang for the killer song Never Give In, the song is taken from the album Tygers Of Pan Tang released world wide on Mighty Music.

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AFM Records / Evergrey new lyric video 'My Allied Ocean'; North American tour to kick off May 6th
Posted by: Denis / 05.05.2017
Enjoy this brand new lyric video for My Allied Ocean, taken from Evergrey's latest masterpiece The Storm Within.
    WATCH OUT: the storm will hit U.S. shores soon! Have a look at the tour dates:
  • 5/6: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
  • 5/7: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
  • 5/8: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
  • 5/9: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
  • 5/10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
  • 5/11: San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
  • 5/13: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
  • 5/14: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
  • 5/15: Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Bar
  • 5/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
  • 5/19: Portland, OR @ TBA
  • 5/20: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
  • 5/21: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
  • 5/22: Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
  • 5/23: Regina, SK @ Exchange
  • 5/24: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
  • 5/25: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
  • 5/26: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
  • 5/27: Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
  • 5/28: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
  • 5/30: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
  • 5/31: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electrique
  • 6/1: New York, NY @ The Marlin Room
  • 6/3: Manchester, NH @ Jewel

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Frontiers Music / Ten - Gothica
Posted by: Denis / 04.05.2017
British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN has announced they will release their new album, Gothica on July 7, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.

The highly anticipated new album promises to be one of their strongest collection of songs to date. It is full of all the trademark textures and flavors we have come to expect from TEN, arguably one of the best and most consistent Melodic Hard Rock bands in the genre. Gothica renews TEN's longstanding association with the Frontiers label and proudly displays all the hallmarks of classic TEN albums and will surely continue to build upon the rich legacy that the great British rockers have forged over a career spanning 22 years and counting.

Gothica emerges as their darkest album to date. Embracing history, romance and erotic horror in equal measure as it does, the title proves to be a fitting name. As listeners, we are transported from the darker side of human nature to the nocturnal supernatural, a dramatic realm of nightmares and the forbidden. Gothica is cinematic in every sense of the word. A web of musically elaborate spells, evoking embers that spark the imagination courtesy of the classic song writing of vocalist Gary Hughes.

Of the album, Gary says, "I am extremely pleased with the collection of songs on Gothica as they feel like they belong together. The band are firing on all cylinders once again and it is a gift to the army of fans everywhere who have relentlessly supported us over the years. It is ironically fitting that our 13th studio album should be a little more sinister, at the same time retaining all the commercial traits usually associated with a Ten album."

Following their success on the recent albums Albion and Isla De Muerta, Hughes is joined once again by guitarists Dann Rosingana, Steve Grocott, John Halliwell along with bass player Steve McKenna, keyboard maestro Darrel Treece-Birch, and drummer Max Yates. On their third outing as a collective unit, the musicians in TEN have raised the bar even higher than they had previously. The album is full of stunning guitar work over a rich keyboard, bass, and drum tapestry with Hughes' vocals once again bringing the nuances of the intricate lyrics to life.

Gothica was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward. TEN's longstanding professional association with Dennis has been ongoing since he mixed their 2011 album, Stormwarning.

Additionally, the album features stunning original artwork by Stan W. Decker, depicting a beautiful enchantress reading incantations from a book whilst summoning shadowy characters from its pages. Stan has cleverly illustrated the piece in order to portray the characters emerging from the books pages as the actual characters from the songs on the album. The atmospheric sleeve photography is once again provided by the remarkably talented Adrian Ashworth.

Frontiers is proud to be working with the legendary TEN again and looks forward to sharing this stunning new album with the band's fans around the globe!
    Tracklisting:
  1. The Grail
  2. Jekyll And Hyde
  3. Travellers
  4. Man For All Seasons
  5. In My Dreams
  6. The Wild King Of Winter
  7. Paragon
  8. Welcome To The Freak Show
  9. La Luna Dra-cu-la
  10. Into Darkness

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InsideOut Music / Riverside European tour starts this weekend
Posted by: Denis / 04.05.2017
After a string of shows in their Polish home, Progressive Rock masters RIVERSIDE will be starting a European tour this coming weekend. The band has therefore checked in with the following comment about the upcoming shows and their live line-up:
"It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that for all the concerts in 2017 we will be joined by our friend Maciej Meller, the guitarist thanks to whom our music will sound the way it should, not only because he's a very good musician, but most of all, because he's got a modesty and humility about him, and these have always been important to us on stage.
We are now more experienced, more mature, more serious and we're starting another chapter in our music career. We'd like to play our best gigs yet this year and we know that this tour will be exceptional and one of a kind because each gig will be filled with different kinds of emotions. We'd like to invite all of you who would like to experience them with us to the following venues..."
    RIVERSIDE 'Towards The Blue Horizon' Tour 2017:
  • 05.05. Berlin (Germany) - Columbia Theater
  • 06.05. Worpswede (Germany) - Music Hall
  • 07.05. Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
  • 09.05. Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
  • 10.05. Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
  • 12.05. Lyon (France) - MJC Ô Totem
  • 13.05. Barcelona (Spain) - Salamandra 1
  • 14.05. Madrid (Spain) - Teatro Barcelo
  • 16.05. Bordeaux (France) - Krakatoa
  • 17.05. Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
  • 19.05. Edinburgh (UK) - Liquid Room
  • 20.05. Bristol (UK) - Marble Factory
  • 21.05. Leamington Spa (UK) - Assembly
  • 22.05. London (UK) - Islington Assembly Hall
  • 24.05. Maastricht, (The Netherlands) - Muziekgieterij
  • 25.05. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
  • 26.05. Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
  • 27.05. Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
  • 28.05. Cologne (Germany) - Die Kantine
  • 30.05. Kraków (Poland) - Laznia
RIVERSIDE had taken a longer break from any live performances due to the tragic passing of founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudzinski on February 21st, 2016.

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Nuclear Blast / RAGE first studio trailer launched
Posted by: Denis / 04.05.2017
The creativity and productivity of the German Heavy Metal trio RAGE seems to have no limits. Only 14 months after the successful The Devil Strikes Again neckbreaker, RAGE deliver their new, 23rd studio album called Seasons Of The Black, which will be released on July 28th!

"Our fans are getting RAGE Metal of the very first grade. We've been able to bring the band's typical trademarks into eleven new songs, and we're sticking to the course that we forged on the last album! This means hard and very catchy compositions that also sound Thrash, aggressive and epic"", tells band leader Peavy.

To provide you a first taste from the studio recordings, the band reveals their first trailer. This video also includes a song snippet of the first single Blackened Karma.

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Nuclear Blast / TANKARD fourth album trailer released
Posted by: Denis / 04.05.2017
It is their jubilee year! 35 years of TANKARD! And, of course, a suitable soundtrack cannot be neglected for the occasion. The band's 17th studio album entitled One Foot In The Grave, will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Now the band have revealed the fourth video trailer in which they are talking about the musical direction of the new album.

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Punishment 18 Records / Running Death 'Dressage' cover unveiled
Posted by: Denis / 03.05.2017
You can see the artwork of the new full-length album from German thrashers Running Death, Dressage. The new effort will be released on 26th May by Punishment 18 Records.
Punishment 18 Records / Beyond Description 'Castle' streaming available on-line
Posted by: Denis / 03.05.2017
Japanese Thrash Metal/Crossover band Beyond Description posted on-line, in streaming on YouTube, the new song Castle. It was taken from their 5th full-length album called The Robotized World, out via Punishment 18 Records.
Napalm Records / KOBRA AND THE LOTUS premiere video for 'You Don’t Know'
Posted by: Denis / 03.05.2017
You've already heard the aural masterpiece that is the song You Don't Know. Now it's time to see the stunning visual masterpiece for yourself with the video for You Don't Know.

Says vocalist Kobra Paige:
"WHEW!!! I'm beyond the universe excited for us to release our first brand new video for Prevail I!!! We poured the essence of all of our years of growing pains, playing shows, touring, recording, and wholehearted passion, into this video. You Don't Know truly captures our energy to it's fullest authentic potential like never before. Every action in our life comes down to this exact moment and sharing it with all of you. This time it's playing full throttle in the rain and I feel like I've been waiting my whole life for this. Check it out as we firmly set the precedent for what you can expect to see from us as we hit the road with the new material!!!"

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Rage release new studio album 'Seasons Of The Black' in July
Posted by: Denis / 02.05.2017
The creativity and productivity of the German Heavy Metal trio RAGE seems to have no limits. Only 14 months after the successful The Devil Strikes Again neckbreaker, RAGE deliver their new, 23rd studio album called Seasons Of The Black, which will be released on July 28th!

The stylistic connection between The Devil Strikes Again and Seasons Of The Black is also visually reflected in the artwork, once again created by graphic artist Karim König.

The title song Seasons Of The Black will be the opener of the 11 track-album.

Seasons Of The Black was recorded in February / March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by RAGE, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, KATATONIA) took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany).
    RAGE – Live 2017
  • 29.04. E Oviedo – Discoteca Sir Laurens
  • 05.05. S Stockholm – Pub Anchor
  • 06.05. N Oslo – Hard Rock Cafe
  • 07.05. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
  • 12.05. I Borgo Priolo (Pavia) – Rockland Festival
  • 03.06. D Eichstätt – Open Air am Berg
  • 10.06. D Starnberg – Food Rock Festival, Schlossberghalle
  • 17.06. D Duisburg – Rage Against Racism (RAGE meets REFUGE)
  • 29.06. D Gardelegen – Metal Frenzy
  • 02.07. E Barcelona – Rock Fest
  • 06.07. D Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Open Air
  • 16.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters of Rock
  • 21.07. UA Ternopil – Faine Misto Festival
  • 03.-05.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
  • 10.08. E Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
  • 12.08. B Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
  • 13.08. D Königs Wusterhausen – Zombie Rock Festival
  • 02.09. D Dormagen – Zons Rockt (RAGE meets REFUGE)
  • 23.12. D Burglengenfeld – VAZ, X-Mas Dynamite Night

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Limb Music / FIREFORCE announce new album title
Posted by: Denis / 02.05.2017
The new FIREFORCE album will be called ANNIHILATE THE EVIL and is slated to be unleashed on mankind on September 1st, 2017.

The album was recorded and produced by the same team (producer RD LIAPAKIS and engineer CHRISTIAN SCHMID) and in the same studio (THE PROPHECY STUDIOS) as the previous releases. The cover artwork was done by UWE JARLING and the booklet design by ANESTIS GOUDAS, who also did the DEATHBRINGER cover.

JONAS SANDERS, the drummer for PROPAIN, and a good friend of the band, was enlisted to play the drum tracks for this new album.

Be prepared for 12 COMBAT METAL tracks that will get you in their grip!

Enjoy a sneak peek of the fantastic new artwork!

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Metal Blade Records / Sacred Reich announces “30 Years of Ignorance” USA tour with Byzantine as support
Posted by: Denis / 02.05.2017
This year, Arizona thrashers Sacred Reich are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album, Ignorance. To commemorate this incredible milestone, the band is bringing their '30 Years of Ignorance' tour around the world, which kicks off in Europe in July. Following the European run, the trek will make its way to the USA in September, featuring Byzantine as support.
    Sacred Reich '30 Years of Ignorance' EU tour dates
  • Jul. 26 – London, United Kingdom – The Underworld
  • Jul. 27 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Birmingham
  • Jul. 28 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – The Cathouse
  • Jul. 29 – Belfast, Ireland – The Limelight 2
  • Jul. 30 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge Dublin
  • Aug. 2 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
  • Aug. 3 – Osnabruck, Germany – Bastard Club
  • Aug. 4 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
  • Aug. 5 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo Metal Fest
  • Aug. 6 – Drachten, Netherlands – Into the Grave Fest
  • Aug. 9 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
  • Aug. 11 – Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
  • Aug. 13 – Kortruk, Belgium – Alcatraz Festival
  • Aug. 16 – Dornbirn, Austria – Dornbirn Conrad Sohm
  • Aug. 17 – Innsbruck, Austria – Innsbruck Hafen
  • Aug. 18 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze
  • Aug. 19 – Essen, Germany – Turock Open Air
  • Aug. 21 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Eightball Club
  • Aug. 22 – Athens, Greece – Kyttaro Club
    Sacred Reich '30 Years of Ignorance' USA tour dates w/ Byzantine
  • Sept. 14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory w/ Hirax, Yidhra
  • Sept. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre w/ Hirax, Yidhra
  • Sept. 16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s w/ Yidhra
  • Sept. 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
  • Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
  • Sept. 21 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
  • Sept. 22 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
  • Sept. 23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
  • Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
  • Sept. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
  • Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
  • Sept. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
  • Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
  • Sept. 30 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar w/ Slim
  • Oct. 1 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
  • Oct. 2 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls *
  • Oct. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
    * = no Byzantine
Formed in 1986, Sacred Reich is part of the second wave of Thrash, along with Testament, Death Angel, Destruction, Dark Angel. Over the years, Sacred Reich has produced a catalog of politically charged aggressive music that has stood the test of time.

Byzantine will be touring in support of their upcoming album, The Cicada Tree, due out summer 2017. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, Byzantine recently launched a PledgeMusic campaign for The Cicada Tree, with every 'pledge'/purchase receiving a digital download of the tracks, plus exclusive content.

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Nuclear Blast / MUNICIPAL WASTE announce new album
Posted by: Denis / 02.05.2017
Equipped with a crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, Richmond Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE barrel back onto the scene with their latest piece of toxic detritus, Slime And Punishment. The sixth album will be released on June 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

Ryan Waste states: "We've been getting punished for the last five years by people asking for a new album. Now we're here to return the favor with an aural onslaught of speed Metal punk. Enjoy a taste of slime courtesy of the WASTE."

"We're sorry this took so long", comments vocalist Tony Foresta. "That was our bad. It feels good to be back musically kicking you in the balls... and or titties."

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25 albums entered into our database lately are:
1. Rosae Crucis
"new album"

2. Cancer
"Death Shall Rise"

3. Cancer
"To the Gory End"

4. Vicious Rumors
"new album"

5. Eternal Champion
"The Armor of Ire"

6. Eternal Idol
"The Unrevealed Secret"

7. Snider, Dee
"We Are the Ones"

8. Blind Guardian
"Live Beyond the Spheres"

9. Tygers of Pan Tang
"Tygers of Pan Tang"

10. Hammer King
"King Is Rising"

11. Demon
"Cemetery Junction"

12. Fireforce
"Annihilate the Evil"

13. Rage
"Seasons of the Black"

14. Bon Jovi
"This House Is Not for Sale"

15. Testament
"Brotherhood of the Snake"

16. Civil War
"The Last Full Measure"

17. Lightning Strikes
"Lightning Strikes"

18. Hensley, Ken
"A Glimpse of Glory"

19. Them
"Sweet Hollow"

20. In Flames
"Battles"

21. DGM
"Passing Stages"

22. Orden Ogan
"Gunmen"

23. Hardline
"Human Nature"

24. Custard
"A Realm of Tales"

25. Asphyxia
"Exit: Reality"


15 bands entered into our database lately are:
1. Cancer
2. Eternal Champion
3. Eternal Idol
4. Hammer King
5. Lightning Strikes
6. Them
7. Asphyxia
8. Zheleznyy Potok
9. Lithium
10. Winterstorm
11. Hammerschmitt (Germany)
12. Hammers of Misfortune
13. Desperado
14. Vivaldi Metal Project
15. Senat

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