Saturday, 23 January 2016
Detroit based electronic-rock artist/producer Celldweller has just announced a new remix competition for the title track of his most recent album "End of an Empire" in association with FiXT Remix. The contest is free to enter and open for submissions until March 1st, 2016.
Prizes include a a 1-on-1 music production Skype chat with Klayton (Celldweller), first access to Klayton's upcoming Kontakt instrument 'Solaris' and prizes from Joey Sturgis Tones, the FiXT Store and clothing from Outland Industries.
Klayton, the solo member of Celldweller, and owner of FiXT, is no newcomer to remix contests, having held more than a dozen previous remix contest through FiXT Remix in the past. Celldweller songs have been remixed thousands of times through the FiXT Remix community, which boasted over 17,000 members in 2012. Many artists who have participated in Celldweller remix contests have launched their careers based on the notoriety they received from their participation, including artists signing to the FiXT label. Important Contest Dates:
▪ Remix Contest Entries are due Tuesday, March 1st, 2016. ▪ Finalists will be announced Friday, March 4th, 2016. ▪ Winners will be announced Monday, March 14th, 2016.
View complete details at fixtremix.com.
Boston, MA - Rock quintet LIONS LIONS has debuted a new music video for their song "Winter" via Alternative Press. The song was produced by Chris Piquette of the band Trophy Wives at No Boundaries Studios, and the dance-fueled video was directed by Julian Mazzola and Lions Lions guitarist Brandon Davis.
"In comparison to some of our older material, 'Winter' is quite different," says Davis. "As the primary song writer for Lions Lions, I tend to focus on writing energetic yet melodic chord progressions to allow Josh to sing catchy melodies over. With "Winter", Although the song carries some decent energy, that was not my ultimate goal. I went into creating this song with one thing in mind, being as groovy as possible. I am very happy how it came out. I feel that I successfully reached my inner groove."
Pick up "Winter" today on iTunes.
Watch the video HERE.
Northern Irish death metallers Rex Shachath have posted a new video for 'Colossus Rise', a track taken from their latest opus Revocation Of The Blood Elect, which was released via French label Great Dane Records last November.
Watch 'Colossus Rise' here:
'Colossus Rise' is the final track on Revocation Of The Blood Elect and was inspired by Hindu deities Shiva and Brahma. Vocalist Dave Connolly comments, "I wanted to tell a story from a creators viewpoint looking at the world today and how everything created can also be destroyed. The underlying message is that humanity is plundering resources above and beyond what can be sustained... and ultimately, unless things change, we may be creating things to benefit life today but it comes at an even greater cost. Creation will be our own demise. Earth will remain as it has done for many, many years, but we are quickly creating mankind's end."
Artwork (as seen above), was completed by UK artist Godmachine famed for his work with bands such as Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon, Cannibal Corpse and Job For A Cowboy to name a few. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Thompson at Sonic Forge Studio, Cardiff, Wales.
Greenville, NC - Finnish EHM outfit One Morning Left has partnered with Revolver to premiere their third album, entitled Metalcore Superstars, that was released today in the North America and Oceania territories on Imminence Records. The album, which is the follow-up to their 2013 sophomore release Our Sceneration, may be purchased in those territories on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, and Bandcamp.
"With our new album Metalcore Superstars, I'm so glad to announce that we have finally managed to find a professional label to handle our business in North America & Oceania. We built this new album for years and with Imminence Records the album will get the attention it deserves. Can't wait for everyone to hear what we have created this time!” - Mika Lahti (Vocals)
About One Morning Left:
One Morning Left is gearing up to release their third full-length album, entitled Metalcore Superstars, after making their fans wait for almost three years from their 2013 album Our Sceneration. Time hasn’t changed or matured the band too much since One Morning Left is still what fans are used to; melodic metalcore with a hint of electronic dance music and a tongue-in-cheek feel. However, this time the members are a bit more aggressive.
After the release of Our Sceneration, One Morning Left pretty much continued where they left before entering the studio. The band toured around Europe a quite bit playing shows with bands like Adept, F*ckface Unstoppable (Bam Margera), Protect The Hero, and We Butter The Bread With Butter. This helped One Morning Left to gain lots of new fans, drunken tour stories, and bruises. The band took time off from the road and entered a song writing mode in early 2014. Ultimately it took two years of hard work to get the new album written, recorded, and finished. In 2016, they will return to the stages with a brand new album that will definitely please their old fans and confuse the new ones. One Morning Left is the most "Heavy Metal Finland” as it gets.
1. OML_KVLT 2. Heavy Metal Finland 3. ¡Derailed! 4. You’re Dead! Let’s Disco! 5. The Recipe 6. Kings and Queens 7. Fast and Furious 6.66 8. Devil’s Nest 9. Metalcore Superstars 10. Eternity 11. Sticks and Stones
Italian symphonic death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have released a captivating lyric video for the brand new track, 'Gravity', at this location:
The song comes from the band's forthcoming opus King, which will be released worldwide on February 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
To bridge the gap until album release, the band has also launched a series of in-studio trailers.
King track list:
01. Marche Royale 02. In Aeternum 03. Healing Through War 04. The Fool 05. Cold As Perfection 06. Mitra 07. Paramour (Die Leidenschaft bringt Leiden) 08. And The Vulture Beholds 09. Gravity 10. A Million Deaths 11. Syphilis 12. King
Bonus Orchestral CD (digipack only)
01. Marche Royale 02. In Aeternum 03. Healing Through War 04. The Fool 05. Cold As Perfection 06. Mitra 07. And The Vulture Beholds 08. Gravity 09. A Million Deaths 10. Syphilis
The band will tour extensively in support of their forthcoming album. Catch FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE live:
10.03. UK Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms 11.03. UK Gwynedd - Hammerfest 12.03. UK Leeds - The Key Club 13.03. UK Glasgow - Audio 15.03. UK Manchester - Sound Countrol 16.03. UK Bristol - Fleece 18.03. UK London - Underworld
Greenville, NC - After a recent lineup change, Imminence Records’ Argentinean EHM outfit Digitalife will see their proper label debut finally released January 29th. Uroboros, which is the follow up to 2012’s Nemesis, features twelve tracks with one of them the just released Robert Miles Cover.
“We now have a heavier sound and deeper lyrics which all accumulates into the arrival of a crushing new Digitalife.” - Victor Varela (Keyboards/Vocals)
UROBOROS (January 29th)
1. Antares 2. Uroboros 3. False Utopia 4. Legion 5. Requiem 6. Betelgeuse 7. Post-Apocalypse 8. The Price Of Your Soul 9. My Way To The Sun 10. The End Of The Cycle 11. Children (Robert Miles Cover) 12. I Give You My Heart
Digitalife was formed August 2007 as an industrial metalcore project founded by brothers Martin and Gabriel before new members Joel and Victor Hugo joined. After a good reception from their local scene, the band was almost ended when three of the members left at the end of 2011 to start their own projects. Victor Hugo, the only member left, quickly went to work recruiting new members Tazz, Core, Nico, Decay, and Cliff. In the middle of 2012, the band had a very soft release of Nemesis. The EP marked the first material with the band's new electronica metalcore style, that the band kept fine tuning while playing many shows throughout 2013 and the first part of 2014. On July 17th, 2014 it was announced that the band signed to Imminence Records to give Nemesis a proper release. After a member change during the middle of 2015, the band is set to release their new album in early 2016.
RAGNAROK reveal details for new studio album "Psychopathology" and announce plans for a compilation release
Iconic Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have announced album details of their eagerly anticipated eighth studio installment, "Psychopathology". The record is set for release on 25th of March on Agonia Records and is now available to pre-order via the label's webshop. The band that has been active for over twenty years on the metal scene, have completed work on their new album in Endarker Studio (Sweden) with MARDUK's bassist Devo behind the console. Cover artwork made by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head, Dimmu Borgir) and track listing are available below.
RAGNAROK took everyone by surprise announcing a bold role-swap in their line-up. "Psychopathology" will be the first album in RAGNAROK's history that doesn't feature founder Jontho on drums. Having taken over the role of frontman, his place behind the drum kit is taken by DAUDEN drummer Malignant, who joined the band in 2014. Bolverk, is on guitars, and DezeptiCunt makes his swansong appearance with the band on bass as he leaves to concentrate on new projects.
Founder and frontman Jontho had this to say about fans can expect from the album: "Your wait will finally come to an end in 2016 when we release "Psychopathology", our eighth full-length album. I can say with absolute certainty that this album will be the best in RAGNAROK's career to date. It is the result of dedication, hard work, and the musical skills of our lineup, and is the next stage in the band's development, both musically and lyrically. "Psychopathology" is about to unleash total chaos upon you as it invites you to dive deeper into the dark recesses of the human mind".
"Psychopathology" track listing:
1. Dominance and Submission 2. I Hate 3. Psychopathology 4. My Creator 5. Infernal Majesty 6. Heretic 7. Into The Abyss 8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues 9. Lies 10. Blood 11. Where Dreams Come To Die
- Jewelcase CD. - Limited black vinyl. - Limited to 133 handnumbrered copies transparent brown vinyl with red, yellow, white and blue splatter. - Limited to 666 numbered copies CD BOX including the new album in CD format, a pin with a logo, poster, booklet with rare footage and old interview, and a bonus compilation CD "Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004" (featuring all of the band's early demos and EP's). - T-shirt.
On March 25th RAGNAROK will also release a special compilation album titled "Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004", featuring a rare collection of the band's early demos and EPs.
"Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004" track listing:
I.Pagan Land demo 1994* 1. Intro 2. Pagan Land 3. From The Darkest Deep 4. Et Vinterland I Nord 5. Hammerens Slag 6. Ragnarok II.Various Unreleased tracks: 7. Et Vinterland I Nord** 8 .Under The Wings of Satan (demo)*** 9. Fainted Eyes**** 10. Live 2004*****
*Recorded in Haga audio in October 1994; **Recorded in Sarpsborg , September 1994 and taken from the compilation cd called Ørevox; ***Pre-production for the album In Nomine Satanas, recorded in Attic studio in Sarpsborg in 2001; ****Celtic Frost cover taken from the tribute album Order of The Tyrants 2003, Black Lotus Records; *****Live is from the Blackdoor Miracle Tour in 2004 with Behemoth, Krisiun and Incantation somewhere in Europe. Included only in the CD version.
"Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004" formats: - Limited to 666 copies CD BOX (including a pin with a logo, poster, booklet with rare footage and old interview, and the band's new album, "Psychopathology"). - Limited black vinyl. - Limited to 133 handnumbered copies red vinyl. - T-shirt.
RAGNAROK's next shows:
05.03.2016 - Sequane Fest VIII, France 20-21.05.2016 - Steelfest Open Air, Finland 01-03.07.2016 - With Full Force Festival, Germany
"Don't mess with the wolfpack!" That’s the message and this message is pretty clear.
German wolf metallers VARG have recently premiered a brand new music video for the track “Achtung” taken from their latest album Das Ende aller Lügen that is out now on Napalm Records.
Watch it here:
VARG will hit the road on the Wolfsfest-Tour in March & April 2016. Catch this chance to see the wolves live on the road together with their label mates in NACHTBLUT, EISREGEN, WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER & many more!
04.03.16 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser 05.03.16 DE – Berlin / K17 17.03.16 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp 18.03.16 DE – Geiselwind / Musichall 19.03.16 DE - München / Backstage 01.04.16 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle 08.04.16 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 09.04.16 DE – Stuttgart / LKA 10.04.16 CH – Pratteln / Z7
Finnish grindcore extremists ROTTEN SOUND are premiering the first short sharp crusher taken form their forthcoming album 'Abuse to Suffer', which has been scheduled for worldwide release on March 18th.
ROTTEN SOUND comment: "Our first track starts with an intro by our friend Heikki Järvi, who also did the samples for 'Exit' in 2004. We did not ask for anything specific, but somehow the disturbing sounds he created are setting the exactly right mood for this song, which is one of the most aggressive tracks on our new album. Even by our standards, 'Lazy Asses' kicks in pretty explosively: fast guitars, blasting drums and an opening grunt, which was strongly influenced by the beginning of the 'Brain Corrosion' album by Dead Infection. It is Sami's song, who openly admits that the idea for this grunting stems from our Polish friends, and I recall that he used their scream on the original demo. Everything about 'Lazy Asses' revolves around grind and that is the reason why we placed it at the start although there are other ingredients on this album. The title is pointing a finger at the ultimate waste of money and time: free-riders in the politics. I am sure everyone can easily name a few of them."
ROTTEN SOUND are furthermore revealing the artwork and tracklist of 'Abuse to Suffer', which can both be viewed below.
1. Lazy Asses 2. Intellect 3. Fear of Shadows 4. Trashmonger 5. Crooked 6. Time for the Fix 7. Slave to the Rats 8. Brainwashed 9. Cannon Fodder 10. Yellow Pain 11. Machine 12. The Clerk 13. Caged 14. Retaliation 15. Inhumane Treatment 16. Extortion and Blackmail
ROTTEN SOUND are back and angrier than ever. Grindcore is not for the faint of heart and these Finns do not subscribe to the idea of compromise. 'Abuse to Suffer' remains true to the band's resilient roots, while not falling into the traps of chewing endlessly on an old formula gone stale or not daring to add an element of surprise when fitting the style. What sets ROTTEN SOUND apart from other protagonists in the field is an obvious intelligence that shows in their to-the-point songwriting, arrangements, and subtle inclusion of choice death metal elements in their massive sound.
ROTTEN SOUND were conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist Keijo Niinimaa. This duo remains in place as the only original members – yet drummer Sami Latva and Kristian Toivainen on bass have meanwhile been steady members for many years as well. The Finns can proudly look back at an impressive catalogue of six highly acclaimed studio albums, seven EPs, three split singles, a single and a live DVD. Furthermore ROTTEN SOUND hit the stages of major metal and hardcore oriented festivals and toured in regular intervals alongside such renowned acts as NASUM, PHOBIA, DISFEAR, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED, NAPALM DEATH, and PIG DESTROYER among many others.
With 'Abuse to Suffer', ROTTEN SOUND are hammering out an album that equally acknowledges the band's celebrated past as well as breaking into some new harsh ground that keeps the fire burning.
Mika Aalto: guitars Sami Latva: drums Kristian Toivainen: bass Keijo Niinimaa: vocals
Raleigh, NC) - Raleigh based record label Revival Recordings (owned by Shawn Milke of Alesana) has recently announced they will release an acoustic compilation album featuring it's entire roster on January 29th called It's All Acoustic. The second single was released today and is a new track from Alesana called "Hiatus", which premiered with Revolver Magazine. It is a follow-up to the first single off the compilation that was released earlier this month by the label's newest signing Famous Last Words.
"Shane (bassist) and I wrote 'Hiatus' together as a way to examine where we are as friends and bandmates," says Milke. "It is a song about change and the emotions attached to the experience. We wanted the song to be raw, to feel raw. No bells and whistles. Alesana has been a band for eleven years. Most of us were teenagers when we started this band and now we are grown men with families and new desires to explore fresh pursuits and challenges. Alesana is such a large part of who and what we are and this song is a recognition that all things, no matter how wonderful, eventually change and transform; but we can't allow ourselves to forget the journey and how important, and fun, it was getting here."
It's All Acoustic will be released on January 29th, but pre-orders are available now at the Revival website.
1. I'll Be Home Soon - Famous Last Words 2. Broken Maiden - Cabaret Runaway 3. Hiatus - Alesana 4. Casanova (C'est La Vie) - The Funeral Portrait 5. Winona - Megosh 6. Natural Born Thriller - Uh Huh Baby Yeah! 7. Stand Up - Tempting Paris 8. Nightingale - The Things They Carried 9. Long Nights, Stupid Fights - The Legitimate Excuse 10. Dancing Alone - Alesana
CURSE THE WICKED Announce Their COLDCOCK Whiskey Sponsorship with Their New Music Video for the Track "Eons of Existence"
"Curse The Wicked is STOKED to be a part of the COLDCOCK Family!! We are blown away by the relentless support with helping us in our quest for success!! COLDCOCK ROCKS!!"( Drummer Mike DiNardo)
About CURSE THE WICKED:
Hailing from Wheeling, WV, CURSE THE WICKED is an American Thrash/Groove Metal Band that combines both Traditional and Modern Metal Influences. CURSE THE WICKED established a strong local following with their 2012 self- titled EP debut. Founding members, Michael DiNardo (Drums), along with Anthony DiNardo (Lead/Rhythm Guitar) and John Crow (Lead/Rhythm Guitar), then added Ryan Yanok (Vocalist/Bass) to bring the lineup full circle.
Shortly after their 2014 release of "The Vultures Wait", the band started touring and landing many opening spots for National Acts: Battlecross, Huntress, and Kobra and The Lotus.
Releasing their third EP, "Eons Of Existence", over the summer of 2015, they continued to tour and soon had sponsorship from New Heavyweights, COLDCOCK Whiskey. CURSE THE WICKED also released their first OFFICIAL Video for "Eons Of Existence".
CURSE THE WICKED is scheduled to return to the studio in early 2016.
CURSE THE WICKED is:
Mike Dinardo - drums Anthony Dinardo - lead guitar/rhythm guitar Ryan Yanok - bass guitar/vocals John Crow - lead guitar/rhythm guitar
Exeter, England - Metalcore quintet Reign Eternal has released a new music video single, "The Amendment" off their debut EP Premonitions. The UK based band released Premonitions last month which also featured their popular single, "Bloodwater".
"Off the back bone of our first video "Fighting Blind feat. Matt Stuart" we shot the second music video for another track on our Premonitions EP called "The Amendment". Because of the lyrical theme of Bullying and Discrimination this is a song which a lot of our fans and new listeners can relate to. For us "The Amendment" is a stand out track on the EP and we wanted to give it the video it deserves," comments vocalist Ellis Jones.
Watch Reign Eternal's "The Amendement" music video below.
About Reign Eternal:
Reign Eternal is a five piece metalcore outfit based in Exeter Devon UK. Fresh onto the scene with their formation in 2014, they combine a mix of catchy, melodic choruses and heavy riffs. This band are destined for a bright future ahead, releasing their first single "Bloodwater" mid year with a follow up of their debut music video "Fighting Blind Feat. Matt Stuart" which immediately had an impact through the likes of social media and started to attract interest not just in the UK, but also overseas.
Reign Eternal is an easy listening mash up of all things heavy including powerful lyrics and a groove that will leave you no choice but to move your heads up and down.
As this young band started a little over a year ago they have come far and still aim to climb through the ranks and pursue their interests, love and passion for the genre and the live aspect of the scene.
OCEANS OF SLUMBER, the genre defying Texan quintet have delivered yet another dose of dark, boundless progressive metal with the release of their brand new video for the track, 'Suffer The Last Bridge', which is taken off their forthcoming Century Media debut, Winter.
Plunge head first into the unimaginable depths of self awareness in all its gloom and beauty here:
Living is an imperfect consequence of being born. We are fallible creatures and we must adapt and learn to overcome our fear of living. Suffer the Last Bridge is the call to embrace your imperfections and walk away from the things you can't change. The video follows Cammie on a contemplative journey through the beautiful Texas landscapes we call home. It's her journey to a place of realization and the acceptance of change and loss. And eventually finds her walking away from the unavoidable consequence of being alive. Musically we wanted to write a huge arena style melodic metal song. Combining all the elements of what we do into this brief glimpse of a larger story. An Etude. A picture. We have many directions to take and many more surprises for you.” Describes OCEANS OF SLUMBER drummer Dobber Beverly on the meaning behind the music.
Winter is slated for a worldwide release on March 4, 2016, however digital pre-orders are now available.
Physical pre-orders for Winterwill begin shortly.
OCEANS OF SLUMBER is:
Cammie Gilbert – Vocals Anthony Contreras – Guitar Sean Gary – Guitar Keegan Kelly – Bass Uaeb Yelsaeb - Synthesizers Dobber - Drums
"Starless" out January, 29th!
Set to release their new full-length, 'Starless', on January 29th via Metal Blade Records, Germany's KETZER has just launched the 2nd making of video via their landing page.
Surf over to metalblade.com/ketzer where you can check out the new video as well as the first one and an audio of the title track 'Starless'! You can also pre-order your copies of the album through the landing page.
KETZER (German for "heretic") spent two months in the studio during the summer of 2015, recording their third album, 'Starless'. From sounds of raging fury, to the echoes of calm and cleansing waves, 'Starless' is a record that will take you on a journey that is unexpected, yet familiar at the same time. Thematically, the band explores the idea of religion v. reality-- is there a truth in between? KETZER explains, "Centuries ago, humankind looked up into the star-filled night skies, questioning the universe and their lives within it. In order to find answers, mythology was born. But religion and myths cannot connect to the world we live in today. They have blinded the night skies - hence, we have become 'starless'."
1. Starless 2. When Milk Runs Dry 3. Godface 4. Count To Ten 5. The Hunger 6. White Eyes 7. Shaman's Dance 8. Silence And Sound 9. Earthborn 10. Limbo
Gerrit - Vocals Marius - Guitars Chris - Guitars David - Bass Soren - Drums
BURY TOMORROW - DANIEL WINTER-BATES DISCUSSES THE BAND'S 'TOP 5 THINGS OF 2016' IN NEW ALBUM TRAILER
BURY TOMORROW will release their fourth studio album Earthbound on January 29th and in anticipation of the new album, the band have been releasing a series of trailers via their YouTube channel. Today sees the release of the second trailer featuring vocalist Dani discussing the band's 'Top 5 things of 2016'. Watch here:
Dani commented about the album:
"With Earthbound, it's each individual track is a stand alone track. We did it on purpose to a point where we wanted to hit home so hard. With each each individual theme, with each individual riff, to the point of a snare hit - we wanted people to feel what we felt when we wrote each song. We were on the road when we wrote the songs. We were traveling around and we wanted people to feel that; we wanted people to almost emulate exactly what we do live into a record."
The Earthbound track list racks up as follows:
01. The Eternal 02. Last Light 03. Earthbound 04. The Burden 05. Cemetery 06. Restless & Cold 07. 301 (featuring HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta) 08. Memories 09. For Us 10. Bloodline
Earthbound certainly finds BT on a more concise form than ever before: ten tracks that get in, batter you across the face, and get out again with precious little time for respite or caught breath. Hardcore mentality for a metalcore generation.
“A big thing for us this time around was to get down to the real nitty gritty of what our fans wanted from us and how to give them without wasting a single second”, continues Dani. “With Earthbound we wanted pace, we wanted heaviness, and for me, personally, I wanted to write a record which was the sonic embodiment of a circle pit. I think we’ve done that.”
With notable influences ranging from axe-slinging new wave of American heavy metallers UNEARTH and DARKEST HOUR to the apoplectic fury of TERROR and MADBALL, this is one that will get the pit spinning with such ease.
Fans of the heavy stuff will still find plenty to grasp onto here, it’s the now trademark interplay between Dani and guitarist and vocalist Jason Cameron which sets Earthbound apart. “It’s much more mature in the interplay between me and Jason,” Dani notes. “We’ve been playing together for ten years now and it feels like we have an almost telepathic understanding of one another. We’ve always wanted to be like one vocalist in two parts and I think we’ve achieved that here.”
One listen to the sky-scraping euphoria of 'Last Light' or the call-to-arms swagger of the title track will tell you that Dani isn’t lying: monstrous anthems from a band who is coming of age as a truly astonishing force of musical nature. Elsewhere, the chastising punch of '301' sees HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta lending his iron lungs the shattering event.
“More than anything that song is about how our music belongs to our fans first, those first 301 people who run to Youtube who want to check it out and are excited about it. It’s kind of a "fuck you" to all those people who go ‘Bury Tomorrow aren’t proper metal’ or whatever. It’s Jamey fucking Jasta and I know our fans are going to love it.”
It’s that focus on their fan base which has made BT not only one of the best, but one of the most well-loved bands working in the UK today, and, in Dani, one of the most charismatic frontmen imaginable.
With Earthbound looming on the horizon, BURY TOMORROW’s fortunes look set to go through the roof and all the hard work pay off in spades..
“Where we are now is where we’ve always wanted to be”, smiles Dani. “And now we’re in the position to truly deliver on what we’ve promised so far. We aren’t going to let anyone down."
Belphegor began their first rehearsal sessions for their new album last Tuesday in Abtenau, Salzburg (Austria).
Front man Helmuth Lehner commented:
"Magnificent nature covered in snow that has arrived in the mountains with -11 degrees [12 ºF] here and we're freezing our asses off. Just perfect for creating brutal sound collages. With this currently untitled album we will try to develop and bring everything to a new level, since I have the feeling this is the strongest recording line-up we've ever had. Regards to blood brother Barth Resch for the photo shoot."
Check out this exclusive clip of Belphegor playing 'Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration' recorded live inside their ‘rehearsal bunker’. This scorching death/black metal track will be included on the upcoming album, scheduled for a late 2016, early 2017 release. Watch here:
Belphegor's new project will commence two-and-a-half years after the highly-acclaimed ‘Conjuring The Dead’ album, which was released via Nuclear Blast records in August 2014.
Since the release of Belphegor’s now legendary debut ‘The Last Supper’ in 1995, band founder Helmuth and his henchmen have relentlessly worked their way to the top with their technical proficiency, sophisticated song writing and truly blasphemous lyrics. Having now risen to iconic status in the art of supreme death/black metal, Belphegor continue to strengthen their craft as one of the most extreme line ups to ever come out of that scene.
The band members describing their hellride as ‘Supreme Death/ Black Metal Art‘.
Belphegor released their tenth studio album ‘Conjuring The Dead‘ in August 2014 – it is an opus that sees the band possessed, on fire and ready to conquer. Their ten latest song compositions unleashed a state of brutality that were yet unknown to mankind as soundscapes of a melodic monstrosity; forceful and fierce with razor sharp precision. The record has been described as a straight in-your-face onslaught with devastating string-slaughtering, blazing machine gun drums and the sickest vocals which exceeded even the sickness of any other Belphegor release to date.
World Management and SYMPHONY X announced the complete line up for the Underworld Europe Tour 2016 last year, confirming support from Tunisia’s prog rockers MYRATH and France's MELTED SPACE. The touring package will kick off the tour at Wolverhampton's Robin 2 on February 12th.
SYMPHONY X commented: “Together we are excited to offer what we feel will be a great night of live music for the fans and we hope to see all of you at these shows.“
In support of the forthcoming live dates, the band have launched a new track video for a song off their current album, Underworld. Listen to 'In My Darkest Hour' here:
SYMPHONY X will bring their Underworld to the following cities:
w/ MYRATH, MELTED SPACE
12.02. UK Wolverhampton - Robin 2 13.02. UK Manchester - Club Academy 15.02. UK Sheffield - Corporation 16.02. UK Glasgow - Garage 18.02. UK Bristol - Bierkeller 19.02. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall
New Jersey’s progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X released their ninth studio album 'Underworld' on 24 July 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Underworld track list:
01. Overture 02. Nevermore 03. Underworld 04. Without You 05. Kiss Of Fire 06. Charon 07. Hell And Back 08. In My Darkest Hour 09. Run With The Devil 10. Swansong 11. Legend
Three classic releases from The Birthday Massacre, now on vinyl and available for pre-order: Nothing & Nowhere, Walking With Strangers, and Pins And Needles. These are limited edition pressings and will sell out fast! Pre-order each one at Metropolis Mail Order Now!
Street date: March 25, 2016.
EXUMER launches 'Catatonic', their final single before album release, via website of Deaf Forever magazine
Gerrman Thrash Metallers EXUMER releases today their final single before album release next week Friday via the website of Deaf Forever magazine.
Please surf over to Deaf Forever now at deaf-forever.de to check out 'Catatonic'!
Comments singer Mem von Stein on 'Catatonic': "We wanted to display the entire scope of our thrash and traditional heavy metal roots on the new album. CATATONIC is a prime example when we used a mid tempo track, on an otherwise fast paced record to sonically create some variety without losing any momentum."
"The Raging Tides" is due for release next week Friday, January, 29th via Metal Blade Records! Make sure to visit metalblade.com/exumer to check out the title track "The Raging Tides"! Click on the pre-order section, the album will be available as a Digi-CD with two bonus tracks. The bonus tracks also appear on the vinyl version!
"The Raging Tides" marks the 4th output in the band's 30 year history and was recorded with with producer/engineer Waldemar Sorychta at Waldstreet Sound in Dortmund, Germany. The result is a del iberate and violent thrash attack that stays entirely true to the band's origins.
"The Raging Tides" track listing:
1 The Raging Tides 2 Brand Of Evil 3 Catatonic 4 Sacred Defense 5 Welcome To Hellfire 6 Sinister Souls 7 Shadow Walker 8 There Will Always Be Blood 9 Dark Reflections 10 Death Factory 11 Forever My Queen (Pentagram cover, bonus track) 12 Hostage To Heaven (Grip Inc. cover, bonus track feat. Rob Dukes, Waldemar Sorychta, Markus Freiwald)
EXUMER will start their European "Road Rage 2016" a day prior release of "The Raging Tides". Spread like plague!
European ROAD RAGE 2016 EXUMER + EXARSIS + COMA 7
28.01.16 ES - Barcelona - Boveda 29.01.16 ES - Zaragoza - Centro Civicio Delicias 30.01.16 ES - Granada - El Tren 31.01.16 ES - Madrid - Lemon 04.02.16 NL - Leiden - Club Gebr. De Nabel 05.02.16 DE - Pfarrkirchen - Club Bogaloo 06.02.16 AT - Dornbirn - Schlachthaus 07.02.16 IT - Mailand - Blue Rose Saloon 08.02.16 IT - Rom - Traffic Live Club 10.02.16 DE - Berlin - Comet 11.02.16 PL - Warschau - Progresja 12.02.16 PL - Lodz - LDK 13.02.16 DE - Hameln - Sumpfblume 14.02.16 DE - Lünen - Lükaz
LOS ANGELES - Formed in San Diego in the early 90's Unwritten Law has undeniably paved the way for Rock/Alternative musicians around the world with staple Multi-Platinum releases like Elva, Unwritten Law, and Live and Lawless. Today, the band is thrilled to announce their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Acoustic due out April 1, 2016 via Cyber Tracks, owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta.
Acoustic is a masterful 13-track record filled with newly re-recorded Unwritten Law hits from Unwritten Law, Elva, Here's To The Mourning, Swan, and The Hit List into flawless acoustic renditions. The emotionally rich album will also feature two brand new tracks including "Huartbreaker" a cover originally performed by John Legend and MSTRKRFT and "Belongs To You," written by Scott Russo. The album features Scott Russo (Vocals/Guitar), Chris Lewis (Guitar, currently in Fenix TX), Jonny Grill (Bass), and original drummer Wade Youman; produced by Jim Perkins and Scott Russo, Additional production by Chris Lewis and Joe Marlett, Mixed by Joe Marlett, and Mastered by Tom Baker of Baker Mastering.
1. "Celebration" (Originally "Celebration Song" Here's to the Mourning, 2005) 2. "Nevermind" (Swan, 2011) 3. "Oblivion" (Originally "Welcome to Oblivion" The Hit List, 2007 (also on Live and Lawless, 2008)) 4. "Huartbreaker" (Originally performed by John Legend and MSTRKRFT) 5. "Up All Night" (Elva, 2002) 6. "Seeing Red" (Elva, 2002) 7. "Teenage" (Originally "Teenage Suicide" Unwritten Law, 1998) 8. "Starships" (Originally"Starships and Apocalypse" Swan, 2011) 9. "Shoulda" (Originally "I Shoulda Known Better" Live and Lawless, 2008) 10. "I Like The Way" (Here's To The Mourning, 2005) 11. "Save Me" (Originally "Save Me (Wake Up Call)" Here's To The Mourning, 2005) 12. "Cailin" (Unwritten Law, 1998) 13. "Belongs To You"
Unwritten Law will be hitting the road with Fenix TX this March kicking off their tour in Pomona, CA at The Glass House and hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, and Las Vegas to name a few. In addition, the band has two VIP options for fans: (1) Band Hangout (ticket not included): includes early entry, first access to merchandise, exclusive CD featuring tracks by both bands, intimate soundcheck performance, M&G with Unwritten Law and Fenix TX, photo opportunity, signings, and VIP Laminate. (2) Band Hangout & Access (ticket not included): includes early entry, first access to merchandise, exclusive CD featuring tracks by both bands, intimate soundcheck performance, M&G with Unwritten Law and Fenix TX, photo opportunity, signings, VIP Laminate and watch the show from the stage (NOTE only 2 available per show)! VIP ticket packages can be ordered here: ticketspin.com
Unwritten Law Tour Dates
All dates are with Fenix TX except for the shows marked
9 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House 10 - Los Angeles, CA. @ The Palladium (with Pennywise) 11 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live 13 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room (No Fenix TX) 15 - Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room (No Fenix TX) 16 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery (No Fenix TX) 18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW 19 - Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival 20 - San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar 22 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio 24 - St. Petersburg, FL. @ The State Theatre 25 - Cape Canaveral, FL. @ Millikens Reef 26 - Fort Pierce, FL @ The Inlet 27 - Cape Coral, FL @ Dixie Roadhouse 28 - Jacksonville, FL. @ Freebird Live 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
1 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs 2 - New York City, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall) 4 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 5 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop 6 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar 7 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 8 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 9 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre 10 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep 11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue 12 - Reno, NV. @ PB & J's 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar 14 - Long Beach, CA @ The Federal (No Fenix TX) 15 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Ritz (No Fenix TX) 16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (No Fenix TX)
Formed in San Diego in the early 90's, Unwritten Law was a major part of the pop-punk movement that swept the decade with staple releases like Blue Room, Oz Factor, and Unwritten Law. It was in the late 90's that the band would tour the world on The Vans Warped Tour and spring them into their biggest release to date Elva. As the band developed through the early 00's they began honing in on the ever growing punk energy while featuring more of a rock sound which still remains present in their live shows to date. Today, the band has released seven full-length studio albums which sold over 2 million copies and released half-a-dozen radio hits including, "Seein' Red," and "Save Me (Wake Up Call)," both of which entered the top 5 in the US Modern Rock Charts.
Cyber Tracks is a Los Angeles based record label founded by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. Cyber Tracks has the mentality "for artists, by artists" which promises to empower bands by allowing them to share control, revenue, master ownership, and decision making equally. Cyber Track's roster currently consists of Margate, Implants (featuring members of Strung Out, Ten Foot Pole, Pulley, and Death By Stereo), Warner Drive, Counterpunch, and most recently, This Legend.
London based agro mob Hiraeth are set to hit the road in support of the stunning Lost In Despair for a fiery five date run, set to start in Cardiff on Feb 19th.
The band are set to play the following dates:
Feb 19th - The Bunker - Cardiff Feb 20th - Cobblestones - Bridgewater Feb 21st - The Lemon Factory - Swansea Feb 22nd - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar - Brighton Feb 23rd - The Unicorn - London
Hailing from the suburbs of London, Hiraeth wasted no time erupting onto the scene in 2015 with their stunning debut EP “The World Ends With You”. Quickly building a name for themselves in the underground Melodic Hardcore scene, and scoring solid reviews from the likes of Metal Hammer & Terrorizer.
Combining high energy onslaughts in the vain of Gallows, and infectious melodies, that stand beside bands such as While She Sleeps and Defeater; Hiraeth are certainly on the brink of captivating a deprived audience across the UK with their sonic battery.
With a new EP firmly in the wings, and more shows booked across the year, Hiraeth are looking to make even bigger waves in 2016. Watch this space.
MORTIIS will be returning to our shores for a run of 7 headline shows in May - the tour kicks off at Newcastle’s Cluny venue on 23rd May and commences at Bristol’s Fleece on 29th May. The tour will follow hot on the heels of the forthcoming release of Mortiis’ new album ‘The Great Deceiver’, which is out on 4th March via Omnipresence.
The band comments: ”It´s about time we came back to the UK for some shows. See you in May, you bastards.”
MORTIIS 'demons are back' UK TOUR
May 23rd NEWCASTLE Cluny May 24th GLASGOW Audio May 25th MANCHESTER Ruby May 26th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute May 27th BRIGHTON Haunt May 28th LONDON Garage May 29th BRISTOL Fleece
Tickets are on sale now at:
www.ticketweb.co.u | www.stargreen.com
Check out the recently released videos for the tracks ‘Doppelgänger’ & ‘The Shining Lamp of God’, both are taken from the forthcoming Mortiis album ’The Great Deceiver: ‘Doppelganger’
Free single download available available from: www.mortiis.com