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Monday, 23 February 2015

Mass Hypnosis Releases Official Music Video "Codex Alimentarius"

Zagreb, Croatia - Mass Hypnosis has released a music video for their track "Codex Alimentarius" bringing attention to the corrupt pay for sickness profit corporations of the world.

You probably never heard about the place where this guy is coming from, and is really doesn't matter. If that place is dark, cold and vicious like their music, would you want to go there? -L

About Mass Hypnosis: Mass Hypnosis is the best kept secret of the South East European underground music scene. Hailing from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia this 3-piece Industrial/Groove Metal outfit is aggressively forging their path to world domination. Mass Hypnosis is known for using sociopolitical lyrics and subjects like modern-age slavery, conspiracy facts, media manipulation, religion and war. Developing their sound even more into dark and cold direction they shifted towards industrial metal using heavy distortion, electronics, pounding bass riffs and fast-paced, aggressive vocals. Their new full length album ''Sanctimonious'' demonstrates where Mass Hypnosis is heading. This is the new industrial revolution!

KAMELOT Announce Release Date for new Album Haven! Artwork and Track Listing Revealed

Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT return after 2 years of touring the globe and 12 months of intense writing and recording. In mid-2014 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Silverthorn. The new album titled HAVEN will make KAMELOT history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world) and will showcase KAMELOT at their finest!

Today the breathtaking artwork, track listing and official release dates have been unveiled. HAVEN will be available to pre-order in multiple exclusive and limited bundle packages at the Napalm Records American & European Webstore - starting Thursday, February 26, 2015.

It's time to step into the cinematic, epic and emotionally dynamic world of HAVEN. The new album features all the signature elements of KAMELOT but the band steps out to add new and modern elements along with bringing some amazing emotions that harken to the band's earlier days. KAMELOT’s artsy music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization.

"The HAVEN album has an undertone of a world going insane. There is a grey cloud that is forming over our world. We are here to find that silver lining with an album that is both dark and melancholy yet uplifting and giving the listener a HAVEN in a world gone mad. We are really proud of the song elements and diversity on HAVEN” adds guitarist Thomas Youngblood. “The songs run the gambit of dark and melancholy to uplifting and melodic elements.” states vocalist Tommy Karevik.

"Haven has an aggressive edge to it that is the representation of the band as The Revolutionary Change in the storyline," Kamelot's Oliver Palotai tells us.

Produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen, HAVEN is a massive album that is sure to please critics and fans alike. Additional guests include Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). The breath-taking cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann and additional art/layout was done by Gustavo Sazes.

Following the release of HAVEN, Kamelot will embarque on a massive WORLD TOUR, starting with North America in April/May 2015 followed by European shows in the Summer 2015 and with The Haven European Tour in September/October 2015 the band will return to Europe for their biggest headliner tour to date.

HAVEN release dates:

North America: May 5, 2015 Europe & Rest of the World: May 8, 2015 Australia/New Zealand: May 8, 2015

HAVEN Track Listing: Fallen Star Insomnia Citizen Zero Veil of Elysium Under Grey Skies My Therapy Ecclesia End of Innocence Beautiful Apocalypse Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) Here's To The Fall Revolution Haven


Available only with the LTD Mediabook and Deluxe Earbook!

End Of Innocence Piano Version Veil of Elysium Acoustic Version Fallen Star Orchestral Version Here's To The Fall Orchestral Version My Therapy Orchestral Version Fallen Star Instrumental Insomnia Instrumental Citizen Zero Instrumental Veil of Elysium Instrumental Under Grey Skies Instrumental My Therapy Instrumental End of Innocence Instrumental Beautiful Apocalypse Instrumental Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) Instrumental Revolution Instrumental

Catch KAMELOT live on their upcoming shows:

12.03.2015 IRL – Dublin / Button Factory 13.03.2015 UK – Pwllheli / HammerFest VII Festival 14.03.2015 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington 25.04.2015 MX – Mexico D.F. / José Cuervo Salón 09.07.2015 CZ – Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival

HAMMERFALL announce exclusive London show for 2015

Swedish power metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are pleased to announce a one off exclusive London show for 2015. The band will play the O2 Islington Academy on the 9th May.

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak had this to say about the event: “We’re pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores, and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production. This is our opportunity to show all our UK fans what a full HammerFall production feels like, and we are super excited about returning to London once again in this fashion! Hammer High!”

Tickets go Thursday 26th February @ 9am for O2 customers and will on general sale from Saturday 28th.

HAMMERFALL released their latest album ‘(r)Evolution’ last year via Nuclear Blast.

GRAVEYARD - Band announces new bass player + hilarious update video

Groove-laden Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD have acquired themselves a new bass player - the band are pleased to announce that Truls Mörck will replace Rikard Edlund moving forward.

The band commented: "A wise women once said: he who hesitates, masturbates. That's why we haven't wasted any time getting ready for the future. Take a look here to see what's going on with the GRAVEYARD."

The guys have also released this quirky video to accompany todays announcement:

Mörck originally helped found the band back in 2006 and played guitar on GRAVEYARD's self-titled debut album that was released in 2007.

The band has also announced that they are currently working on a brand new album. The successor to 2012's highly successful Lights Out will be released later this year.


Joakim Nillson - guitar & vocals Jonathan Ramm - guitar Axel Sjöberg - drums Truls Mörck - bass


Melodic hardcore outfit DEAREST ENEMY will release a digital EP titled, These Streets, Those Ghosts, on April 6th.

Produced and mastered by Defeater guitarist Jay Maas (Getaway Recording), this 6-track offering is the gut wrenching, nerves exposed, turn me inside-out truth for people trying to deal with this sick, cold world.

Check out their first single Blight Town here:

A UK run of shows are currently in the planning stages for the Spring, in support of the EP release.

STAGES Premiere "New War" (ft. Steven McCorry of Exotype) Single And Lyric Video

Feb. 23, 2015 Jacksonville, Florida-based metal newcomers STAGES have dropped their gripping debut single via BryanStars. The song, which comes to listeners in the form of an artistically abrasive lyric video, is undeniably heavy — a powerful debut from a band ready to take the metal and hardcore scene by storm.

"'New War' is about anybody who has left me behind," said frontman Aaron Berkshire on the lyrically transparent track. The song, which was produced by internationally-renowned music producer Joey Sturigs (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria), is the first to come off of the band's debut EP of the same name. The song features a dynamic guest vocal spot from Steven McCorry of Rise Records band Exotype.

STAGES frontman Aaron Berkshire on "New War": "I truly believe there is so much out in the world besides the normal. I have fought a lot of my own demons over my dreams and the heart and knowledge it takes to succeed. "New War" is about anyone who has left me have only made me want to fight a battle to prove myself. This is "forever our war" to fulfill what we feel we are born to do. It lives and burns inside everyone of us. Forget about the past and remember. It is time to move on. This is a new war."


Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band THE DARKNESS. A new track ‘Barbarian’ is currently manfully straddling the information super highway and is a palate cleanser for their fourth album ‘Last Of Our Kind’, produced by guitarist Dan Hawkins. Penned in Ireland, where the band play a small but perfectly formed tour next month, the record is bursting with the very finest rock-based music available to mankind, as one might expect.

Out 1st June 2015, ‘Last of Our Kind’ will be released in partnership with Kobalt Label Services and is the first album to feature new drummer Emily Dolan Davies. She replaces original drummer Ed Graham who departed in mysterious circumstances. Having been drumming since 1999, Emily has played with everybody from the likes of Bono, Bryan Ferry and Tricky. Now she has shown herself to be equal to the ultimate music challenge.

Emily's ability is face-shatteringly evident in 'Barbarian’ – described by vocalist Justin Hawkins as having “not one but two dramatic monologues, a guitar solo that has been declared 'irresponsible', a riff that weakens lady-knees and a chorus that makes grown men shit directly into their pants." Justin goes on to point out that "The lyrics describe the Viking invasion of East Anglia which culminated in the decapitation of Edmund the Martyr. So yeah, classic Darkness.”

'Last of Our Kind' is the meaty and impassioned follow-up to 2012’s ‘Hot Cakes’ which saw the band reunited having enjoyed a well-publicized and well-deserved hiatus. As distinguished guests of Def Leppard, The Darkness destroyed Download Festival in 2011, then waved goodbye to their loved ones and toured planet Earth for over 18 months. They rounded off 2013 with a celebratory tour marking the 10th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album. 'Permission to Land' featured the classics ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’, 'Love is Only a Feeling', 'Love on the Rocks with No Ice' and 'Love is a Many Splendoured Thing'; it was the fastest selling debut album by a British band in America since that of The Spice Girls.

'Last of Our Kind' will be released on limited edition colour vinyl, Compact Disc and downloadable computer files. The Darkness will be announcing more touring plans for later this year very, very soon.

New album: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ – 1st June 2015

Track Listing:

Barbarian * Open Fire * Last of Our Kind * Roaring Waters * Wheels of the Machine *Mighty Wings * Mudslide * Sarah O’Sarah * Hammer & Tongs * Conquerors

Irish Tour:

6 March DUNDALK, The Spirit Store 7 March DERRY, The Nerve Centre 8 March DUBLIN, Whelan’s 10 March DUBLIN, DCU 11 March MAYNOOTH, NUIM 13 March GALWAY, Monroe’s 14 March LIMERICK, Dolan’s Warehouse 15 March TULLAMORE, The Bridge House 17 March CORK, Cyprus Avenue 18 March CLONMEL, O’Keefe’s 19 March NEWBRIDGE, Judge Roy Bean's

THE DARKNESS: JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/lead guitar), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass/backing vocals) and EMILY DOLAN DAVIES (drums/backing vocals).