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Divebomb / VERMITHRAX
Posted by: Denis / 20.09.2018
Striving to resuscitate the aggressive, driving Metal of the mid-'80s Thrash scene, VERMITHRAX was forged in 'Steel City' Pittsburgh, PA during 2012 by vocalist Chris 'Croy' Roy (Reading Zero, Emancipation) and drummer J.R. Jameson (Nunslaughter, Icarus Witch, Mercenary). Joined by guitarist Scott 'Hagz' Haggerty and bassist Tom Donaldson (Mercenary, Eye) to round out the lineup, the quartet issued its debut EP, Volume 1, which was met with immediate praise—the metal press hailing the band's deft blend of progressive and thrash elements, thundering drums, shredding solos, as well as Croy's multi-faceted vocals.

Sharing the stage with such heavy-hitters as Iced Earth, Metal Church, Queensrÿche, Fates Warning, Overkill, Sabaton, Lizzy Borden, While Heaven Wept, Evergrey has aided VERMITHRAX in sharpening their skills in preparation for their sophomore outing, Imperium Draconus—recorded at the band's personal studio, The Lair, and mixed in part by Christopher Lee Simmonds (Thought Industry, Filter, Emancipation Syndicate) and Jim Dofka (Dofka, Psycho Scream, etc.).

The anthemically epic vibe of Enoch and brooding chug of Crucified by Hate are definitive emblems of VERMITHRAX's balanced yet varied approach—their classic metal-inspired sound featuring an array of blistering guitar solos and animated, identifiable vocals. Road to Athkatla emerges as the album's razor-sharp foray into the adventurous worlds of progressive and power metal; while River Crour immediately breathes thrashing mad fire. Written as an homage to Slayer's Jeff Hanneman on the day he passed, it lends the perfect counterbalance to the intricately nuanced yet powerful Spellbound and the pummeling, prog-tinged driver, Calling My Name. The disc closes with a steamrolling thrasher that combines VERMITHRAX's unique approach branded deep into a medley of two Flotsam and Jetsam staples — Hammerhead and Hard on You — as a heartfelt tribute to one of their favorite classic Thrash influences. With Imperium Draconus, Divebomb Records is proud to assist VERMITHRAX in igniting the world with their fiery brand of Progressive-and Power Metal-infused Thrash!

FOR FANS OF: SANCTUARY, FORBIDDEN, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, VICIOUS RUMORS, TESTAMENT
    TRACK LIST:
  1. Sacred Keys Of...
  2. Enoch
  3. Crucified By Hate
  4. Road To Athkatla
  5. River Cruor
  6. Spellbound
  7. Calling My Name
  8. Hammerhead/Hard On You
Sonic Night Music / CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION new music video 'Test My Pride'
Posted by: Denis / 20.09.2018
CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION, featuring former members of Yngwie Malmsteen, Crimson Glory, Kamelot have released a new music video Test My Pride from their debut album which was released via Sonic Night Music Club.
Imperative PR / The Drowning hit the road with death metal titans Vader and Entombed A.D.
Posted by: Denis / 20.09.2018
There's going to be all sorts of exciting news to come from The Drowning between now and the end of the year and Imperative PR are starting with the announcement of three massive live dates. The Welsh Doom Death kings will be joining Death Metal royalty on the UK leg of the huge European Chaos Tour. Co-headlined by Vader and Entombed A.D., this tour is sure to be one of the biggest underground Metal events of 2018.
Back in 2017 The Drowning joined Vader and Immolation for their UK run and this time the venues are bigger and the buzz surrounding the tour is even more intense. Catch the heaviest tour of the Autumn at the following venues...
  • November 2nd Cardiff The Globe
  • November 4th Coventry Empire
  • November 5th London The Dome
These three fantastic shows will form the opening barrage in a campaign that will see The Drowning march out from their Welsh stronghold, with conquest on their minds. In the silent shadows the band have been working tirelessly, building on the foundations laid down by the majestic Senescent Signs album and now the time is nigh for a new era to begin, a new chapter in their tale of sorrow and inevitable mortality to be written. Be prepared, your doom is nigh!
GlobMetal Promotions / Resurrection of Fetal Remains released debut EP
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
South African Death Metal band Resurrection of Fetal Remains released their debut EP Lords of Gore. The EP was recorded in Sadistic Embrace Studio and mixed/mastered by Theo Durand and Johan van Zyl.

Resurrection of Fetal Remains was formed in 2016 in Middelburg, South Africa by Theo Durand (vocals), Desmond Cook (drums) and Wean van Vreden (Guitar). Soon after Karienus Janse van Vuuren joined the band as the second guitarist and the lineup was completed.
Imperative PR / Forged In Black release new play through video and join the bill of Chris Tsangarides tribute concert
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
Imperative PR are excited to unveil a new play through video from Forged In Black. This up close and personal recording of the band playing in their rehearsal space reveals every note that makes up the epic Crimson Echoes track, taken from the Sinner Sanctorum EP. With work on a new full length album nearing completion this should tide fans over until the first tasters of the band's next grand Metal extravaganza can be revealed.

In other news Forged In Black have been invited to join the bill of a special concert being held in memory of legendary producer Chris Tsangarides who sadly passed away earlier this year. The band became great friends with Chris when they worked together on both the Sinner Sanctorum and Fear Reflecting Fear EPs.
Som do Darma / New international project Holy Tide to release debut album Aquila with rock 'n' roll legends as special guests
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
Hailing from Salerno, Italy, Holy Tide is a new international Metal supergroup formed by the bass player Joe Caputo, Maestrick's vocalist Fabio Caldeira and the British drummer Michael Brush.

The band's debut album is going to be titled Aquila, which means 'Eagle' in Italian, and it's an apocalyptic concept album. Aquila will bring 13 tracks:
  1. The Age Of Darkness
  2. Chains Of Enoch
  3. Godincidence
  4. Curse And Ecstasy
  5. Exodus
  6. Eagle Eye
  7. The Crack Of Dawn
  8. Lord Of The Armies
  9. Sunk Into The Ground
  10. The Shepherd’s Stone
  11. Lamentation
  12. Return From Babylon
  13. The Name Of Blasphemy
According to the bass player, main composer and mastermind of the band, Joe Caputo, the idea of creating Holy Tide came on the spring of 2017. "Back then, I decided to quit the band I was working with, to achieve something more. I wanted to be able to express my creativity with no limits", says the musician that mentions, as Holy Tide's influences, names from Iron Maiden and Slayer to Bach and Wagner.

All guitars on Aquila were recorded at Rroarrr Sound Studio in Sassari, Italy, by Kris Laurent (ex-Cadaveria) who also signs the production of the album. Basses and vocals were recorded at Studio 35 Live in Salerno, Italy, while drums at CapsaArx Studios, in Birmingham, England. "Holy Tide is a very ambitious project, that reflects the power of music", Caputo says. "This is the result of twenty years of studying, struggling, suffering, dreaming and so on. There is a very strong team, working hard 'behind the scenes', that allowed me to gather an amazing line-up, divided between two continents, and everyone has been working really hard to give their best in this record, embracing my vision about the music in this concept album."

Aquila is expected to bring some very special guests. The band won't reveal the names right now, but at least two of the guests had already recorded their contributions to the album. "Trust me, they are real rock 'n' roll legends! That's all I can say right now", ends Caputo.

Holy Tide's Aquila is expected to reach the stores before the end of 2018. The first single will soon be announced and available on digital platforms.
Sonic Night Music Club / KINLIN have announced a new music video for 'Stand Or Fall'
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
KINLIN featuring former Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Patrick Johansson have released a new music video for the track Stand Or Fall off their latest album The Last Stand released via Sonic Night Music Club.
GlobMetal Promotions / Age of Reborn released debut EP
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
Colombian Speed/Thrash Metal band Age of Reborn released their debut self-titled EP.

Age of Reborn was formed in 2015 in Bogota, Colombia by JD Reborn (Guitarist, Composer & ex-member of BARBARIAN), Johan Zummon (Composer, Vocalist, Guitarist and member of CHAINSAW KILLER) and Rafa Zummon (Drummer, Composer and member of CHAINSAW KILLER, ROTTING BLOOD). In 2016 David Bustos (bass player, composer & ex-member of OF WHAT) joined the band and the lineup was completed.
    Tracklist:
  1. Stupid Minds 04:14
  2. Desire of Vengance 03:03
  3. Promotors of Violence 05:04
  4. Labyrinth (Maze and Cobweb) 04:17
  5. Age of Reborn 05:08
  6. World of Lies 04:27
Avantegarde MNGT / New Mecanica sign with Italian label Wormhole Death Records, Lost Paradise video streaming
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
Portuguese Metallers NEW MECANICA signed a deal with Wormhole Death Records, a sub-label of the Italian Aural Music Group, for the international release of their brand new and 3rd album VEHEMENT, later this year. Japanese release will be done by Wormholedeath Japan / Space Shower; Usa: Wormholedeath Usa; Digital: The Orchard (Sony Music Ent.).

Vehement was produced by the band and mix & mastered at Wrecords Studio, Lisbon by Wilson Silva (MORE THAN A THOUSAND).
    It features the following 10 songs:
  1. A Second
  2. Chronophobia
  3. Lost Paradise
  4. Two Worlds
  5. Reflect
  6. Written
  7. Clouded
  8. Vehement
  9. Never Fade
  10. Journey
The official music video for Lost Paradise, the second single from VEHEMENT, is already streaming online.
GlobMetal Promotions / Rognir released debut album
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
American Black Metal band Rognir released their debut album Skull of Gold. The album was recorded in Mayday productions by Derek May, and mixed and mastered by him.

Rognir was created in 2012 by Los Angeles musician Derek Thomas May. In 2017 Derek brought his long time friend Ross Rocco to the band as the lead guitarist/back up vocalist, and the lineup was complete.
    Tracklist:
  1. Eruption 03:37
  2. Path to Survival 03:10
  3. Personal Warpath 03:36
  4. Arise 03:44
  5. Mass Burning 03:28
  6. The Hateful Warrior 03:38
  7. The Climb 03:10
  8. Colossal Encounter 02:36
  9. Bloodthirst Initiates 03:08
  10. Decipher 04:15
  11. Goddess Demoness 03:24
  12. For Lacey Weitz 02:59
Sonic Night Music Club / Nashville Metal band KILLING GRACE announce new music video 'Say My Name'
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
Nashville's award-winning Metal band KILLING GRACE have released a new music video, Say My Name, for their new album Speak With A Fist.

Killing Grace is not afraid to genre bend with straight-up Southern Rock like One Finger Salute or something more hard-core as Screaming In Silence. From the slamming and revved-up track Say My Name and groove anthem Living Like A Suicide, to the melodic and progressive Take Me With You, this new release has something for everyone.
GlobMetal Promotions / Terrorize released self-titled EP
Posted by: Denis / 13.09.2018
Canadian Death Metal band Terrorize released their debut self-titled EP. The release was recorded at Vomit Studios and mixed/mastered by the band members themselves.

Terrorize was formed in 2017 at Toronto, Canada by Gabe Vassellucci (vocals) and Greg Seberras (guitars). In the beginning of 2018 Ben Blue from his solo band Transmundane joined the band on the drums, and the lineup was complete.
VIVALDI METAL PROJECT to play electric show world premiere at the Roman theater in Bulgaria
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
Vivaldi Metal Project is extremely proud and excited to announce the ELECTRIC SHOW WORLD PREMIERE! The show will take place on September 23, 2018 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and will be part of the eighth 'Sounds Of The Ages' festival.

The antique Roman amphitheater will be the magical location of Vivaldi Metal Project's THE FOUR SEASONS exclusive event!

This will be the eight edition of the 'Sounds of The Ages' annual musical event, promoted by Bulgarian independent radio TANGRA MEGA ROCK.

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DIRK VAN TILBORG / WAR OF THRONES announce new music video for 'Savior'
Posted by: Juliette / 24.08.2018
WAR OF THRONES, featuring former members of Crimson Glory and Rob Rock, have released a new music video, Savior, from their debut album. The album, Conflict In Creation, hit stores worldwide on March 9th, 2018 via Sonic Night Music Club.

Forged in steel, WAR OF THRONES was formed when iconic vocalist Wade Black and virtuoso guitarist Rick Renstrom joined forces in 2012. Previously, the two had worked together in LEASH LAW releasing Dogface in 2005.

Wade is no stranger to Metal. For more than two decades, Wade has thrilled audiences worldwide fronting such legendary Metal bands as Crimson Glory, Seven Witches, Leatherwolf. Rick entered the scene in 2000, joining legendary vocalist Rob Rock's touring and recording band. Having toured around the world, hundreds of thousands have witnessed Rick's incredible and inspiring guitar playing. Joining Wade and Rick is bass player Rich Marks (Vivaldi Metal Project) who delivers a booming low end and virtuosic moving lines along with former Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Patrick Johansson behind the drumkit.

WAR OF THRONES continues to thrill audiences live as they share the stage with bands such as Kamelot, Drowning Pool, Marty Friedman, Anvil, Mushroomhead.

The album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Armored Saint, Faith No More) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California – USA, recorded and mixed by James Fox at Sweet Spot Studio in Seminole FL.
Imperative PR / KRAANIUM release savage new album Slamchosis through Comatose Music
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
Be warned - things are about to get nasty... On October 26th Comatose Music will release the latest and greatest album from the kings of slamming, brutal Death Metal – Kraanium! Slamchosis features ten tracks of bludgeoning brutality that take everything to the next level of sickness. Featuring vocals that dredge the sewers of disease with their utter inhumanity, riffs that will crack foundations and disturb the long dead and a twisted lyrical edge that'll have you choking with laughter, or choking on vomit depending on the depravity of your humour, this album sees Kraanium hitting new peaks of precision delivery at the same time as they plumb new depths of horror.

It's nearly two decades now since Kraanium erupted from their maggot infested womb and from their first demo, No Respect For The Dead, all the way to 2015s Chronicles Of Perversion they have shocked, outraged and entertained as they cracked skulls and shattered spines in the pit. Slamchosis goes one step further than Kraanium have ever gone before; one step further beyond the boundaries of good taste, one step further on the Richter scale with their earthshaking heaviness.

A new lyric video for the ruthless album track, Blob Of Inhuman Metamorphic Transfusion, is being unleashed at Slam Worldwide, a fitting taster of the carnage that is to come. Pick your target, kill or be killed, because on October 26th all hell will be unleashed – the ultimate in crushing, pulverising, slamming, brutal Death Metal is about to arrive.
    Line-up:
  • Jack Papp Fahlberg Christensen - Vocals
  • Mikael Da Costa - Bass
  • Jason Varlamos - Guitar
  • Mats Funderud - Guitar
  • Erhan Karaca - Drums
  • Genre: slamming brutal Death Metal
  • For fans of: Devourment, Skinless, Disentomb
  1. Bound to Kill
  2. Blob of Inhuman Metamorphic Transfusion
  3. Gratification Through Annihilation
  4. Forced Rectal Exhumation
  5. Slamchosis
  6. Larva Infested Cum Sluts
  7. Midget Fucker
  8. Slam Her Guts Out
  9. Face Fucked with a Brick
  10. Putrecent Indulgence
AXEMASTER honored with music award
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
AXEMASTER has just received a 'Music Award of Excellence' from THE AKADEMIA for the song '10,000 Pound Hammer' from their current album Crawling Chaos. The Akademia award recognition program is a formal A&R review process in which every music submission is heard, discussed, debated, and rated by their executive team which is comprised of artists, producers, and record executives.

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GlobMetal Promotions / Villmark released debut album
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
Norwegian blackened Death/Folk Metal band Villmark released their debut self-titled album. The album was recorded, mix and mastered by Grzegorz Mukanowski in Ignu Studio.

Villmark was formed in 2016 at Trondheim, Norway by Erik Bjornestad (vocals), Oliver Visnes (guitar/bass) and Jonas Lund (drums), seeking inspiration in how brutal but yet beautiful nature is, and how lost but yet calm we keep in the middle of chaos. Right now the band touring Norway and work on their first European tour.
Imperative PR / Forged In Black to support NWOBHM legends Demon and celebrate completing work on their latest album
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
Imperative PR are bringing you all the latest news from Forged In Black. The Metal warriors have just finished work on a new album, which will be out in 2019 and have decided to celebrate with two special gigs.

First, on September 15th the band will be headlining a special hometown show at Chinnerys in Southend. Speaking about what promises to be a riotous night of Metal, bassist Kieron had this to say: "Forged In Black are returning to Chinnerys for our first and only local show of 2018. We are bringing three fantastic bands with us who all happen to be good friends of ours. It's also our vocalist, Stoz's birthday and we'll be celebrating in style with him. Get yourself down, bang your head and we'll see you at the bar!"

The three bands that are joining Forged In Black for their homecoming are Neverworld, Colina Pearl, Elysium Sky.

Later in September, on the 29th, Forged In Black will be heading to London to play the legendary Camden Underworld with Power metallers Dendera and NWOBHM heroes Demon. Demon will be performing their classic Unexpected Guest album in its entirety making this a night not to be missed.
Punishment 18 Records / Razgate 'Welcome Mass Hysteria' will be released in October
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
The new album from Italian thrashers Razgate, Welcome Mass Hysteria, will be officially released on next October 27th by Punishment 18 Records. Mixing and mastering were completed by Tai Fronzaroli at 7studio (New Horizons, Fall as Leap).
Punishment 18 Records / Ibridoma: release date announced
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
City of Ruins, the new album from Italian metallers Ibridoma is set to be released on October 27th by Punishment 18 Records. The full-length was mixed at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Elvenking, Injury, Bulldozer, Labÿrinth).

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Nuclear Blast / FIFTH ANGEL 'The Third Secret'
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
FIFTH ANGEL recently put the finishing touches on their first new album in almost 30 years The Third Secret, which will be released on October 26th. The album features the incredible talents of guitarist and lead vocalist Kendall Bechtel, bassist John Macko and drummer and backing vocalist Ken Mary. Says bassist John Macko, "When we began this process, we always were mindful to write songs that moved us as a band first. We felt that if we achieved that, then the music will most likely touch our fans as well." Adds lead vocalist and guitarist Kendall Bechtel, "We are very proud of the new album! We hope the fans will hear the classic threads of the FIFTH ANGEL they know and love, along with the growth and maturity the individuals of the band have gone through over the years. We hope they love the new songs as much as we do!"

Now the band reveals the album cover artwork, created by Zsofia Dankova (POWERWOLF a.o.) as well as the tracklist:
  1. Stars Are Falling
  2. We Will Rise
  3. Queen Of Thieves
  4. Dust To Dust
  5. Can You Hear Me
  6. This Is War
  7. Fatima
  8. Third Secret
  9. Shame On You
  10. Hearts Of Stone

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Nuclear Blast / BURNING WITCHES 'Hexenhammer' cover artwork released
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
BURNING WITCHES are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers in old school Heavy Metal spanning the last few years - globally! The new album Hexenhammer will be released on November 9th, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Now the band presents the cover artwork for their second studio album. This stunning was visualisation created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for DESTRUCTION, ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.

The band states: "We are very proud to present you our new album cover for HEXENHAMMER. The topic is the Malleus Maleficarum book, that legalized the extermination of the so called 'Witches' in the medieval times. The justification of murder against the weak, is still a sad subject nowadays! So we wanna pay respect and remember - most of the lyrics are dealing with this dark chapter of our history as well. Of course we also wanted a classic & mystical Metal layout, that reflects our music perfectly - so it is a great mix! We hope the fans will enjoy it!"

Gyula adds: "It is not too easy to make a 'Metal' cover when the main character and focus is an attractive woman. It is much easier to create gory images with monsters or devils for me. But I remembered that my first original casette was the Warlock 'Triumph and Agony' album, so I felt very motivated to incorporate both of those aspects: some black magic & some beautiful ladies! I got some instructions and a sketch from the band - so I painted the witch and the altar first as a main focus and everybody loved the character and the feeling of the image. When I added the ghost images of the girls, it all aligned into a dark magic artwork with beautiful ladies."
    The tracklist of Hexenhammer
  1. The Witch Circle
  2. Executed
  3. Lords Of War
  4. Open Your Mind
  5. Don't Cry My Tears
  6. Maiden Of Steel
  7. Dungeon Of Infamy
  8. Dead Ender
  9. Hexenhammer
  10. Possession
  11. Maneater
  12. Holy Diver
    Bonus(es):
  13. Self Sacrifice
  14. Don't Cry My Tears (acoustic)
The forthcoming record was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant Heavy Metal album, which will take away the breath of headbangers worldwide, and of course make people bang their heads!
Nuclear Blast / HELLOWEEN announce new live release, new studio album and more live shows
Posted by: Denis / 24.08.2018
Helloween statement:
"A very special summer season, not only due to the tropical heat, is slowly coming to an end: Festivals have been rocked so hard that we would've been sweating even if mercury hadn't been on a permanent high. Among the massive PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR's open air highlights were, of course, the headline slots at Wacken, Barcelona's Rock Fest and Masters of Rock – but also the mega gigs with IRON MAIDEN at Sweden Rock Festival and Florence's Firenze Rocks in June were definitely shows we'll remember for all eternity. Thanks to everyone who has been with us until now!

Fortunately the tour is by no means over, and dates in the US and Canada are next on the schedule – there will also be, due to the tremendous demand, additional dates in Latin America to follow: And as first class support, no other than KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY will be firing up the stages for the Pumpkins! Final shows with the full UNITED cast will take place at the end of 2018 with a right royal farewell blast: In Hamburg, right where all the madness started in 1984, PUMPKINS UNITED will burn down the house with the tour's last show in the legendary Sporthalle on December 22nd.

For those, who mysteriously missed the tour – but also for everyone, who has been a part of it and would love to revisit those unique nights, the boys have recorded the very best moments. Goose bump inducing footage of the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR, which has been reveled as 'tour of the year' by fans and press everywhere, will be released as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray at the beginning of 2019, so that those nights can be celebrated over and over without even having to leave the sofa. For now, you can make the wait a bit more bearable with a stream of the full Wacken show at Magenta Music 360.

As we are reeling from Wacken and preparing for the upcoming show in Bamberg, those maniacs are already launching the next sensation: For starters, Nuclear Blast has insisted to keep the band on their roster for a few more years, and – double bass drum roll – there will be a brand-new STUDIO ALBUM with KISKE AND HANSEN. With the band's songwriting trio of Weikath, Hansen and Deris retreating to the studio together with these two exceptional singers in 2019, it's clear that the album scheduled for 2020 will be no less than epic. If this news doesn't get your blood pumping then maybe your proper rock baptism hasn't happened yet – the rest of us are over the moon, because: THE PUMPKINS UNITED DREAM CONTINUES!"
    Tour dates
  • 2018-09-07 Las Vegas, NV (House Of Blues) US
  • 2018-09-08 Los Angeles, CA (Palladium) US
  • 2018-09-10 Chicago, IL (Concord Music Hall) US
  • 2018-09-12 Montreal, QC (Metropolis) CA
  • 2018-09-14 Worcester, MA (Palladium) US
  • 2018-09-15 New York, NY (Irving Plaza) US
  • 2018-09-16 New York City, NY (Irving Plaza) US
  • 2018-10-26 Bogotá (Knotfest) CO
  • 2018-10-28 San Salvador (Cifco) SV
  • 2018-10-31 Santiago (Movistar Arena) CL
  • 2018-11-02 Mexico City (Arena) MX
  • 2018-11-04 Guadalajara (Foro Alterno) MX
  • 2018-11-08 Buenos Aires (Luna Park) AR
  • 2018-12-06 Lisbon (Sala Tejo) PT
  • 2018-12-08 Santiago de Compostela (Fontes do Sar) ES
  • 2018-12-14 Ravensburg (Oberschwabenhalle) DE
  • 2018-12-15 Karlsruhe (Knock Out Festival) DE
  • 2018-12-18 Stockholm (Fryshuset Arenan) SE
  • 2018-12-21 Bamberg (Brose Arena) DE
  • 2018-12-22 Hamburg (Sporthalle) DE

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Vivaldi Metal Project / TRAGIC SERENADE - World Premiere! Live in Kitee (Finland) 2018
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
TRAGIC SERENADE world premiere at 'Kitee International Music and Art Festival' (Kitee, Finland) on July 15th 2018. A new song by Vivaldi Metal Project based on Franz Schubert's Serenade arranged and composed by Mistheria.

Concept and production by Mistheria. Lyrics by Douglas R. Docker. Digital artwork by Adrian Olebinski. Production assistance by Zhivko Koev.

Performers: Angel Wolf - Black, Dimitar Belchev, Tsena Stefanova (vocals) - Abigail Stahlschmidt (violin) - Mistheria (piano) - Quentin Cornet (guitar) - Joonas Tuuri (contrabass).

Staff: Samppa Hirvonen (audio), Joonas Tarkkonen (lights), Ukko Torni (video), Zhivko Koev (digital artwork live sync), Plamen Dimov (management).

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Imperative PR / De Profundis release powerful new video for 'Martyrs' and announce gig with Vallenfyre
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
De Profundis' incredible visual realisation of their latest album, The Blinding Light Of Faith continues with the release of the powerful video that portrays the song Martyrs. As the band have explained, this album confronts head on the power of the three Abrahamic religions and with Martyrs they take an unflinching stand against Islamic extremism. Guitarist Paul Nazarkardeh explains the band’s stance on what can be a controversial subject... "Martyrs continues The Blinding Light of Faith's exploration of the evils committed in the name of Abrahamic religion. We invite people from ALL nations, creeds, colours, origins and walks of life to unite in condemnation against those who justify the cold blooded murder of the innocent with a perverted vision of sexual conquests in the afterlife. For those upset by the nature of the song or the video... You should be. It's an upsetting subject."

Together with the creator of the unfolding series of videos, Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art, De Profundis have created a brave and powerful artistic statement that tackles an issue which impacts on all of our lives.

The Martyrs video is being hosted exclusively by the band's record label, the Indian powerhouse of extreme Metal, Transcending Obscurity.

In other exciting news De Profundis have been announced as special guests at Vallenfyre's last ever show! On the 29th of September at Nambucca in London, Vallenfyre will say a fond farewell to their fans with De Profundis and Hex Morbidity in support - definitely a show not to be missed!
GlobMetal Promotions / Karmian released debut album
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
Italian Melodic Death Metal band Karmian released their debut album Surgere et Cadere. The album was recorded at ZetaFactory Studio and Dysfunction Studio. Recorded, mixed, engineered by Giuseppe Bassi of Dysfunction Productions and mastered by Giuseppe Bassi.

Karmian was formed in 2005 under the name of When the Storm Broke at Modena, Italy. The first songs are written, but many line-up changes make the band split up in 2009, after a demo. In 2011 the founding members Andrea Baraldi, Mauro Leone, Nicholas Badiali asked Andrea Bertolazzi, former Bad To The Bone Singer, to join the band. The four restart the project under the name Karmian. In 2012 the band released their debut EP Ways of Death and after the band start touring Italy and Europe.
Imperative PR / Solitary release an expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of their renowned debut album, Nothing Changes, through Doc Records
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
Back in the '90s Thrash Metal was on its last legs, hearts and minds turning away from its high energy approach and crisp, crunching riffs. The old bands were slipping from the magazine covers, back into the shadows and even the gods of the scene were struggling and second guessing themselves. It was into this environment that Rich Sherrington launched his new band, Solitary – a pure, heads-down Thrash Metal unit. The scene might be trying to dictate otherwise, but as far as Rich was concerned Thrash Metal was never going to die.

In 1998 the first Solitary album was released on Holier Than Thou Records and against all the odds, Nothing Changes was greeted with cautious approval from the Metal press. Even major magazines like Terrorizer couldn't deny the power and potency that this new band, flying in the face of public opinion, had achieved. Buoyed by the positive reaction to their debut Solitary hit the road and began a relentless touring schedule around the UK which continues to this day. Subsequent albums like Requiem and The Diseased Heart Of Society have cemented Solitary's position at the top of the UK Thrash scene and while their music has become, nothing has changed when it comes to their fierce determination and total dedication to Thrash. Now, twenty years on from its original release, with the backing of new label Doc Records, Solitary have revisited the album that announced their arrival on the battlefield. Nothing Changes has returned with new artwork, a host of bonus tracks drawn from their early demos and just a little injection of modern studio wizardry. Sounding heavier and more aggressive than ever before this is one battle scarred veteran that has lost none of his venom and fighting spirit. In a nod to the past this special 20th Anniversary edition of Nothing Changes will only be available on CD, not on any digital platform, so pick up a copy while they're around or miss out forever. Celebrate the true spirit of Thrash, raise a glass to the unbowed and unbroken and pledge your allegiance to the band that promised to Thrash forever.
  1. Within Temptation
  2. The Downward Spiral
  3. A Second Chance
  4. Bitterness
  5. Nothing Changes
  6. Clutching Straws
  7. No Reason
  8. Twisted
  9. Fear
  10. A Second Chance - 1996 Demo
  11. The Bottom Line - 1996 Demo
  12. What Price - 1996 Demo
  13. No Reason - 1996 Demo
  14. Fear - 1996 Demo
GlobMetal Promotions / Santtu Niemelä update from the studio
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
Finnish Power/Progressive Metal musician Santtu Niemelä entered the studio few month ago to record his new album Road To Hell that will be released this autumn. The album is recorded in Flying Camel Studio, and mixing/mastering will be done by Riku Jaakkola.
    Also the new album tracklist was revealed:
  1. Brave At Heart (instrumental)
  2. Towards The Avalon
  3. I Am Alone
  4. Mega City One
  5. Thanatos (instrumental)
  6. The Moorhill Witch
  7. Tolling Of The Bell
  8. Power Of The Night
  9. This Is My World (instrumental)
  10. Road To Hell
Santtu Niemelä is a Heavy Metal artist from Loimaa, Finland. In December of 2016 he released his first cover album Boat on the River of Blood, where he made Metal covers of some old pop/rock songs and songs from popular games and movies. In August 2017 Santtu released his second album Forgotten Souls.
Imperative PR / Kill Everything premiere crushing new video at Slam Worldwide
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
Kill Everything have unveiled the second video in support of their forthcoming debut album, Scorched Earth. Laid To Waste is a brutal assault on the senses and a perfect example of the inhuman bludgeoning to be found throughout the Scorched Earth album - surely destined to be one of the heaviest releases of this or any other year.

The video is premiering on the Slam Worldwide channel, notorious for promoting the most skull crushing Metal around and is sure to whet the appetite of the death obsessed worldwide.

Scorched Earth will be released on August 17th through Comatose Music and preorders are open now at the label website.

There's not long to wait now until Scorched Earth is let loose upon the world, but for now head to Slam Worldwide and bathe in the bloody brilliance of Laid To Waste!
Imperative PR / De Profundis release deluxe vinyl version of their monumental The Blinding Light Of Faith album through Lusitanian Music
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
Imperative PR are delighted to announce a further chapter in one of their great success stories of 2018. Having achieved worldwide critical acclaim for their magnificent The Blinding Light Of Faith album, released through Transcending Obscurity Records in May, De Profundis have signed a deal for a limited edition vinyl release of their greatest ever album.

On September 7th Lusitanian Music will unveil a stunning new version of The Blinding Light Of Faith, on luxurious red and black marbled vinyl (limited to just 100 copies) and brilliant, rich orange vinyl (limited to 200 copies). The album has been completely remastered for the ultimate vinyl listening experience – a treat for audiophiles, vinyl collectors and Death Metal junkies alike.

The intricate, nightmarish album artwork created by Alex Tartsus (Sinister, Depravity etc.) comes to grotesque life, spread across the 12" vinyl sleeve, allowing full appreciation of De Profundis' hammer blow attack on the corrupt organised religions of the world, while the band's new logo, designed by Gary Ronaldson (Napalm Death, Misery Index, Kreator etc.) stands proud against the burning sky.
VARG MEDIA GROUP / War of Shards debut single available for streaming
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
Russian Metal opera War of Shards?released their debut single from the upcoming album.

The band was formed in 2018 at Moscow by Anton Razdorov. The music was created and recorded by Roman Levin.?War of Shards tell us the story of an alternative world where there are a fight for rule the galaxy.
Imperative PR / Furious Portuguese Death Metallers Cronaxia release their debut, Collapsing The Outer Structure, through Lusitanian Music
Posted by: Denis / 15.08.2018
Imperative PR herald the release of a maelstrom of wickedly intense Death Metal, in the form of Cronaxia's debut full length album, the staggering Collapsing The Outer Structure. Cronaxia have been stalwarts of the Portuguese Death Metal underground for twenty years, with previously just one EP release to their name, 2008s The Solution Above Continuity. The sheer stamina, dexterity and technical skill required to perform Cronaxia's music has left band members burnt out and used up, hindering their progress.

Refusing to be delayed any further, band members Felipe (guitarist and founder member), Renato (guitars) and Sergio (vocals) enlisted the help of a session rhythm section, both from the band Grog - drummer Rolando Barros and bassist Alex Ribeiro – to help bring their complex creations to life. The result of this alliance is an album of blistering, hyperactive death metal that goes by the name of Collapsing The Outer Structure.

On September 7th Lusitanian Music will release this collection consisting of eight pieces of wild, inventive, planet-crushing force. Mixed and mastered by Paulo Viera, known for his production work with Ironsword and Ravensire, Collapsing The Outer Structure is a work that walks the tightrope between genius and insanity. With a lyrical concept as brain melting as the music, Cronaxia's first album is bewildering yet incredible, almost too much to comprehend.

The countdown has begun to that September 7th launch date. Prepare to be consumed, to be undone, to have your brain restructured. This is Death Metal from beyond the event horizon, from the unfathomable heart of darkness.

This release represents the first step in a new working relationship between Imperative PR and Lusitanian Music. Great things lie ahead!
  1. Collapsing The Outer Structure
  2. Logarithmic Cavitation
  3. The Core Condition
  4. Dimension Ratio
  5. Continuous Signal
  6. Embryonic Reanimation
  7. Plasmatech
  8. Tangential Threshold
25 albums entered into our database lately are:
1. Operation: Mindcrime
"The New Reality"

2. Vyper
"Afraid of the Dark"

3. Vyper
"Prepared to Strike"

4. Apokalyptischen Reiter, Die
"Der Rote Reiter"

5. Adagio
"Life"

6. Alpha Tiger
"Alpha Tiger"

7. Leprous
"Malina"

8. Paradise Lost
"Medusa"

9. Great White
"Full Circle"

10. Venom Inc.
"Avé"

11. Hell in the Club
"See You on the Dark Side"

12. Satyricon
"Deep Calleth Upon Deep"

13. Septic Flesh
"Codex Omega"

14. FB1964
"Störtebeker"

15. Air Raid
"Across the Line"

16. Panzer (Germany)
"Fatal Command"

17. Section A
"Wall of Silence"

18. Accept
"The Rise of Chaos"

19. Steelheart
"Through Worlds of Stardust"

20. Vivaldi Metal Project
"The Extended Sessions"

21. Penna, David
"SubLevels"

22. Unity, The
"The Unity"

23. Elvenking
"Secrets of the Magick Grimoire"

24. Desperados
"Call of the Wild"

25. Heavy Load
"Metal Conquest"


15 bands entered into our database lately are:
1. Vulture
2. Glory Bell's Band
3. Thunderstick
4. Pentakill
5. Silent Assassins
6. Keldian
7. Tower of Babel
8. Riddlemaster
9. Phantom V
10. Beast in Black
11. Joker
12. Vyper
13. Venom Inc.
14. Hell in the Club
15. FB1964

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