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Monday, 5 January 2015

Singer-Songwriter Joel Poe Releasing Debut Album 'Drowkid' on Jan 13, 2015 via Standby Storytellers



Standby Storytellers, the new imprint from Standby Records, will release the debut album from Bloomington, IN singer-songwriter and internet phenomenon, Joel Poe, on January 13, 2015.

Pre-order the album here.

Poe says, "This is my first ever album and it's kind of a big deal to me- so I'm both, super excited and nervous at the same time. The music in it is really personal; songs about my self-harm story as well as songs about love and friendship. But overall it's an album full of positive music. I know how hard it is being a teenager and our generation is a really sad one. My only goal is to touch some hearts and connect with my generation throughout my music. To spread a message of hope and love. I'm looking forward to my new adventure as one of Standby Record's Storytellers and I'm really happy to be pioneering in this new project with art and music as a premise."

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Tracks:

1. A Wish For Something More 2. Let It Out 3. Starcall 4. Annabel 5. Wonderland 6. Broken Hearted 7. You're Dead, Go Away 8. Hold On 9. Best Friends Forever 10. Ode To Childhood

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Final Confession Releases New Single “Succubus”



Independent Michigan outfit Final Confession is excited to unleash their first new material since their debut EP entitled Ascension was released in March of 2014 on iTunes and Bandcamp. “Succubus” is the band’s lead single off their forthcoming April 20th yet to be titled EP. The new EP will mark the Flint, MI quartet’s second release in as any years as they have already exploded in their local scene and are currently looking to expand quickly in the next year with their dedication and energy setting them apart from the rest.

About Final Confession: Everything happens for a reason. And for Final Confession, this is destiny. Overcoming obstacles that would have destroyed the weak willed, Final Confession has emerged from the ashes as an unstoppable force. The band has focused on solidifying a unique sound and becoming the entity it is today, since their inception in early 2013. Their energy, powerful message, and commanding stage presence has a way of captivating the most diverse of audiences.

Ascension, Final Confession's debut EP, was the first step into their musical journey. The band has grown in style, skill, and experience since this 2014 release. And now, with the December 2014 release of the band's new single, "Succubus," and with performances that are both aesthetically and musically mind blowing, this charismatic metalcore band is taking the music scene by storm. Final Confession is dedicated to their fans, giving them the inspiration that they crave. More than a fan base, more than a band, this family is here to stay.



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MAXXXWELL CARLISLE signs with Germany's Killer Metal Records for release of upcoming solo CD, "Visions of Speed and Thunder"



MAXXXWELL CARLISLE (Solo artist, HELLION guitarist) has signed with Germany's Killer Metal Records for the European release of his upcoming solo CD, "Visions of Speed and Thunder".

The full-length album, which is the follow-up to Maxxxwell's well received 2013 "Full Metal Thunder" EP, features key tracks from each of Carlisle’s previous releases, fully remixed and remastered, plus several brand new bonus tracks (US version only).

The album features guest vocal performances by Fang VonWrathenstein (LORDS OF THE TRIDENT), Frank Casciato (SHADES OF CRIMSON, JUST LIKE PRIEST); in addition to mainstay vocalists Michael Yancy and Caro Lion.

Other guest performances include guitarist Michael Angelo Batio (Solo artist, NITRO), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, FEMME FATALE, THE IRON MAIDENS) and electric cellist Tina Guo.

Release dates are set for February 13th in Europe and February 20th for all other territories.

In addition to the new album, Maxxxwell has also announced the upcoming release of his "Maxxxwell Carlisle's Ultimate Mohawk" instructional video, a step-by-step guide to how he styles his hair.

Regarding the video, Carlisle says, "people are constantly asking me about it and there has been a huge positive response from fans....so I say, give the people what they want. Mohawks. "

The video will be available February 1st on DVD and as a download.



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BATTLE BEAST – Third 'Unholy Savior' Trailer revealed



BATTLE BEAST are about to release their third, upcoming new record Unholy Savior on January 12th via Nuclear Blast.

The international media result is already overwhelming. Among others, Unholy Savior won the soundchecks of German Metal Hammer and Sweden Rock Magazine, and even made it on the cover of Inferno Magazine from Finland.

Today BATTLE BEAST reveal their third album trailer with some details about the new record, like challenges, development and…. well, watch it yourself here:



The Track listing for Unholy Savior will be as follows:

Lionheart
Unholy Savior
I Want The World.And Everything In It
Madness
Sea Of Dreams
Speed And Danger
Touch In The Night
The Black Swordsman
Hero’s Quest
Far Far Away
Angel Cry


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AMON AMARTH European tour



Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.

The band comments: "UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We'll be making an extensive UK expedition where we'll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We're also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we're bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don't miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!"

AMON AMARTH
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+ Savage Messiah


15/01/15 FR - Lille - Le Splendid 16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2 17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub 18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka 19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms 21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront 22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center 23/01/15 UK - Oxford - O2 Academy 2 24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill 25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy 2 27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand 28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus 29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Newcastle University 30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - The Assembly 31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865 02/02/15 FR - Rouen - Le Cargo 03/02/15 FR - Reims - La Cartonnerie 04/02/15 FR - Nancy - L'autre Canal 05/02/15 FR - Nimes - La Paloma 06/02/15 ES - Bilbao - Santana 27 07/02/15 ES - Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 08/02/15 ES - Madrid - La Riviera 10/02/15 PT - Lisboa - Paradise Garage 11/02/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club 12/02/15 ES - Santiago - Captol 14/02/15 FR - Clermont-Ferrand - La Cooperative De Mai 15/02/15 FR - Strasbourg - La Laiterie

AMON AMARTH just recently launched their new music video, the title track to their 2013 album, "Deceiver of the Gods." The video features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen - A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli. The film is scheduled for release this autumn. It's no surprise, given the level of talent and eye-catching visuals of the film that this will be the most remarkable AMON AMARTH video to date.



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PORTRAIT switch London date to support Primordial



PORTRAIT recently announced a seven date tour of the UK and Ireland, in support of their recent, critically acclaimed third album "Crossroads". As there London date was going to clash with PRIMORDIAL's show the same night the Swede's have now been added to that show at Islington Academy on February 2, 2015.

Commencing in early 2015, the band will lay waste to venues the length and breadth of the country in a blaze of twin-guitar fuelled metal mayhem! Entitled "Seven Ageless Rites UK and Ireland" these shows will see PORTRAIT take their brand glorious, galloping, honest Heavy Metal to a whole new audience, and ensure that their reputation for delivering the goods in fine style will be cemented, and indeed enhanced, in the hearts and minds of UK and Irish metal fans nationwide!

Support on this tour comes in the form of Northern Ireland's RABID BITCH OF THE NORTH.

PORTRAIT
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"The Seven Ageless Rites UK and Ireland tour"

30/01/14 IE - Limerick - Dolan's Warehouse
31/01/14 IE - Dublin - Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar
01/02/14 UK - Belfast - Voodoo
03/02/14 UK - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
04/02/14 UK - Lancaster - The Yorkshire House
06/02/14 UK - Birmingham - The Asylum
07/02/14 UK - London - Islington Academy with Primordial


In support of these dates and the "Crossroads" album, the band have just released a split album entitled "Under Command" on Metal Blade, together with brothers-in-arms RAM. Consisting of six songs (three from each band), the three PORTRAIT songs on offer will feature an exclusive, brand-new tune entitled "Martial Lead", a cover of the RAM song "Blessed to be Cursed" and the bands unique take on the classic Exciter song "Aggressor"!

Surf over to the landing page at metalblade.com/undercommand to check out RAM's version of "Welcome To My Funeral", originally performed by PORTRAIT. At the same location you can pre-order your copy of the split which will be available on CD and vinyl in different colours. There is also a shape available!

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ENFORCER – new album 'From Beyond', first details revealed



Swedish Heavy Metal act ENFORCER has finished the recordings of their upcoming new album, called From Beyond. This fourth ENFORCER record will contain ten new songs, produced, mixed and mastered by the band on their own. The album will be out on March 2nd (UK) . Pre-sales start today.

Vocalist and guitar player Olof Wikstrand comments: "From Beyond is faster, heavier, louder, darker and more vicious all at the same time without losing a tiny bit of what ENFORCER stand for. A fist in the face of all current trends and a stake through the throat of modernity. Total metal!"

From Beyond will be released on a limited edition digipak, as well as on vinyl in different colours.

01. Destroyer 02. Undying Evil 03. From Beyond 04. One With Fire 05. Below The Slumber 06. Hungry They Will Come 07. The Banshee 08. Farewell 09. Hell Will Follow 10. Mask Of Red Death

Pre-order From Beyond here: EnforcerFromBeyond. Every sound wave you hear on From Beyond is 100% ENFORCER!

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