Wednesday, 29 June 2016

MESHUGGAH Ireland show venue upgraded!


The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal messiah's MESHUGGAH have upgraded their announced January 18th show at The Academy in Dublin as this venue is already close to sold out. The show will now take place at Vicar Street to meet the demand. Original tickets bought for the Academy remain valid.


Full UK & IRL tour-dates for January 2017:
12th January - Bristol (UK) O2 Academy
13th January - Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
14th January - Nottingham (UK) Rock City
15th January - Glasgow (UK) O2 ABC
17th January - Belfast (UK) Limelight
18th January - Dublin (IRL) Vicar Street (UPGRADED from Academy)
19th January - Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz
20th January - London (UK) O2 Forum

MESHUGGAH have announced a new album will be coming later this year, check out the teaser: 

Meshuggah are releasing the ultimate collectors piece, 25 Years Of Musical Deviance box set, which will be released on July 29. 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The set is limited to 1,000 units worldwide - exclusively via the Nuclear Blast Webshop. 

Visit MESHUGGAH online at www.MESHUGGAH.net

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

CARNIFEX release 'Drown Me In Blood' playthrough


San Diego, California-based metal outfit CARNIFEX have released the official playthrough video for 'Drown Me In Blood'. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album Slow Death, set for release on August 5th via Nuclear Blast.


Watch the lyric video for "Six Feet Closer to Hell" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_e1zaJGQz8 

Check out the official video for the first single, 'Drown Me In Blood': https://youtu.be/AQXuq5-638g 

The record was produced and recorded by CARNIFEX and Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, BLEEDING THROUGH), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A COWBOY). 'Slow Death' was mixed by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine.

"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalistScott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is." 

Slow Death track listing:
1. "Dark Heart Ceremony" 
2. "Slow Death"
3. "Drown Me in Blood"
4. "Pale Ghost" 
5. "Black Candles Burning" 
6. "Six Feet Closer to Hell" 
7. "Necrotoxic" 
8. "Life Fades to a Funeral" 
9. "Countess of the Crescent Moon" 
10. "Servants to the Horde"

Singer Scott Ian Lewis unpacked the details and meaning behind the artwork for their new album Slow Death. Watch the video interview here: https://youtu.be/jYO48Py8xRE 

Check out the official video for "Drown Me In Blood": https://youtu.be/AQXuq5-638g 

REVISIT CARNIFEX'S LAST ALBUM DIE WITHOUT HOPE:
Die Without Hope music video https://youtu.be/kOtgze9J708
Studio Blog Part 1 http://youtu.be/oNyT0_Q7cG0
Studio Blog Part 2 http://youtu.be/91DHvXWzMRw
Studio Blog Part 3 http://youtu.be/3cyIXTg7CfE
Dark Days Lyric Video: http://youtu.be/By0LmL9aPG0
Dragged Into The Grave Lyric Video http://youtu.be/b1hafyakGXE
Dragged Into the Grave guitar lesson h ttp://youtu.be/Jifp1Cal8Jk
Condemned to Decay guitar lesson http://youtu.be/sSz5kAnHsTg

CARNIFEX is:
Scott Lewis – Vocals
Shawn Cameron – Drums
Jordan Lockrey – Guitar
Cory Arford – Guitar
Fred Calderon - Bass

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

Blackfoot Announce New Album "SOUTHERN NATIVE" Out On August 5th


ORIGINALLY FORMED IN THE ‘70S BY RICKEY MEDLOCKE OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE NEXT GENERATION OF BLACKFOOT CONTINUES ITS STRONG SOUTHERN ROCK TRADITION

Blackfoot, the Southern American rock band who were originally formed in 1970’s by current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlocke, are back with a new line-up and will release Southern Native on Loud & Proud Records, August 5, 2016. Over the last two years, Medlocke wrote, performed on and produced Southern Native.

Blackfoot has always been defined by their hard rock edge as evident on their most successful singles “Train, Train” and “Highway Song.” In 2012, under Medlocke’s sturdy guidance, he recruited a completely new ensemble. The Jacksonville, Florida-based foursome, including lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi, are carrying the torch for the next generation with their hard-driving sound.

"This record is head to head old school meets new school, classic to new rock for a brand new generation!" says Medlocke, “Turn it up loud!”

“Rickey bridged the generations by having his grandfather Shorty Medlocke play on those early Blackfoot records,” said lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi “so having Rickey play slide and other guitar with us on this record bridges the modern gap. It’s a full-circle kind of thing.” That forward-moving proof can be found deep within the music of Southern Native, from the proud heritage callbacks of the title track to the tasty slide-driven travelogue of “Take Me Home” to the harmonic ramrod-riffage twist on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s powerful “Ohio” (which includes quite a shrewd lyrical shout-out at the end).

Blackfoot have toured extensively over the past few years re-igniting their fanbase while introducing the new Blackfoot music and its members to fans of other Southern rock artists such as Skynyrd. Blackfoot will be touring all summer in support of Southern Native.

Track Listing:
1. Need My Ride
2. Southern Native
3. Everyman
4. Call Of A Hero
5. Take Me Home
6. Whiskey Train
7. Satisfied Man
8. Ohio
9. Love This Town
10. Diablo Loves Guitar

USA Tour Dates:
June 15 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
June 16 - Saint Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
June 18 - Brooklyn, MI @ Jerry’s Pub
June 19 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
July 2 - Guntersville, AL @ Lake City Amusement Park
July 8 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd)
July 9 – Fremont, NE @ John C Fremont Days
July 15 - Mebane, NC @ Whiskey Sours
July 16 - Greenville, SC @ Gottrocks
July 21 – Salisbury, MD @ Headquarters Live
July 22 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
July 24 - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
Aug 13 - Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo
Aug 19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Aug 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Cadillac Bar
Aug 27 - Oxford, AL @ Rumble Motorcycle Rally
Sept 7 - Tazewell, TN @ Smoke In The Valley
Sept 17 - Bainbridge, GA @ Flint River Jam
Sept 23 - Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater
Sept 24 - Kent Narrows, ND @ Island Bay Day

Blackfoot 

Loud & Proud Records

ANIMALS AS LEADERS announce UK/EU tour and festival run with support from INTERVALS and PLINI


ANIMALS AS LEADERS return to Europe for a two-month festival run and tour with support from Canadian technical metal mavericks INTERVALS, and rising talent PLINI. This showcase of some of the world's greatest musical talents kicks off 8 July and includes dates at Tech Fest, 2000 Trees and Rockpalast.

Boundary breaking 3-piece Animals As Leaders released their defining album "The Joy of Motion" in 2014, which further raised the bar of musical creativity and technicality to unprecedented levels. They return to the UK and Europe this summer having just completed their soon-to-be announced follow up album, out this autumn. Tosin Abasi is considered by many as one of the greatest guitarists or our time and was recently voted one of the top 7/8 string guitarists in the world by Guitar World, and his talent is matched by his phenomenal co-guitarist Javier Reyes (also of MESTIS) and drummer Matthew Garstka.

Check out the video to Physical Education, taken from 'The Joy of Motion', here:

Tour dates:
7/08/2016 UK Tech-Fest Winthorpe, United Kingdom
7/11/2016 Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom
7/12/2016 O2 Academy 2 Newcastle Newcastle, United Kingdom
7/13/2016 SOUND CONTROL Manchester, United Kingdom
7/14/2016 The Rainbow Courtyard Birmingham, United Kingdom
7/15/2016 THE GLOBE Cardiff, United Kingdom
7/16/2016 The Hub Plymouth, United Kingdom
7/17/2016 Sub 89 Reading, United Kingdom
7/18/2016 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
7/20/2016 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
7/21/2016 Valkhof Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/22/2016 ROCKPALAST Bochum, Germany
7/23/2016 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
7/24/2016 Free & Easy Munuch, Germany
7/25/2016 Wizemann Stutgart, Germany
7/26/2016 GRILLEN Colmar, France
7/28/2016 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
7/29/2016 Centre Culturel Oecuménique Lyon, France
7/30/2016 CONNEXION Toulouse, France
8/01/2016 BUT Madrid, Spain
8/02/2016 RAZZ2 Barcelona, Spain
8/03/2016 Rats Puget Sur Argens, France
8/04/2016 Phenomenon Fontaneto D'agogna, Italy
8/05/2016 Il Deposito Pordenone, Italy
8/09/2016 Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
8/10/2016 A38 Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2016 Brutal Assault Josefov Fortress, Czech Republic
8/12/2016 Musik & Freiden Berlin, Germany
8/13/2016 Knust Hamburg, Germany
8/14/2016 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. Wiesbaden, Germany
8/15/2016 GARAGE Saarbrücken, Germany
8/16/2016 DIVAN DU MONDE Paris, France
8/18/2016 The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
8/19/2016 Arctangent Festival Bristole, United Kingdom
8/20/2016 Key Club Leeds, United Kingdom
8/21/2016 GARAGE London, United Kingdom

"Live At Wacken 2015 26 Years Louder Than Hell" - 2 DVD / 2 CD Release Date - 5th August 2016/ UDR


Louder Than Hell and also Rain or Shine, both are W:O:A slogans and true it is, a great festival that will enlighten also in 2016 again 75.000 Metalheads having the best time of their summer.

Just in time for this year’s festival
Live At Wacken 2015 – 26 Years Louder Than Hell 
will be released and everyone can reminisce and indulge oneself with this fabulous line up. So many highlights and the heart of every fans is gonna beat faster. Where else do you get such load of springing charge and concentrated passion of the coolest heavy and rock bands? And with this release you are not only enjoying the CD you can also watch the bands again on the double DVD. Just to drop some names: Judas Priest, In Flames, Annihilator, Danko Jones, Uli Jon Roth, Europe, Cradle Of Filth, and newcomers like Beyond The Black and many, many more. 
On 8 stages, more than 120 bands were performing. Gigantic!
This DVD can only cover an excerpt of all the performances , otherwise it would go far beyond the scope but be sure that everything you want is on there!
This double live DVD / CD is a must have for all fans!

Formats:
 2 DVD/2 CD DVD Digipack
2 Blu-Ray / 2CD BR-Digipack
Standard Digital Audio (35 tracks)
Longform Video

Technical details for DVD and Blu-Ray: 
NTSC/Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0/ Stereo PCM/ Region Code 0/
FSK 12/ total running time: ca. 261 minutes

Tracklisting:
DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST – Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES – Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything’s Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ – Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin’ Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day

DVD2 / Blu-ray2:
01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is
02. BIOHAZARD – Punishment
03. KATAKLYSM - As I Slither
04. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Scourge Of Iron
06. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague
07. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown
08. CRADLE OF FILTH - Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
09. ANAAL NATHRAKH – Idol
10. SKINDRED - Kill The Power
11. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution
12. OOMPH! - Augen auf
13. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar
14. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein
15. SANTIANO - Lieder der Freiheit
16. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle
17. IN EXTREMO – Feuertaufe
18. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu
19. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell
20. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell
21. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans
22. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss
23. SAVAGE MACHINE - Prisoners Of War (METAL BATTLE)
24. BLAAKYUM - Baal Adon (METAL BATTLE)
25. METAPRISM - Reload (METAL BATTLE)
26. WALKWAYS - Half The Man I Am (METAL BATTLE)
27. VESPERIA - Iron Saga (METAL BATTLE)

CD1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
04. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
05. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
06. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
07. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
08. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
09. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
10. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
11. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
12. SABATON - To Hell And Back
13. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
14. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
15. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
16. EUROPE - War Of Kings

CD2:
01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is
02. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again
03. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague
04. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown
05. ANAAL NATHRAKH – Idol
06. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution
07. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar
08. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein
09. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle
10. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu
11. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell
12. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell
13. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans
14. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss
15. SAVAGE MACHINE - Prisoners Of War (METAL BATTLE)
16. BLAAKYUM - Baal Adon (METAL BATTLE)
17. METAPRISM - Reload (METAL BATTLE)
18. WALKWAYS - Half The Man I Am (METAL BATTLE)
19. VESPERIA - Iron Saga (METAL BATTLE)

SABATON reveal first album trailer for "The Last Stand"


Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, 'The Last Stand' out on August 19th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have revealed the first trailer, giving fans a small glimpse of what is to come on the new album. 

Two weeks ago, SABATON released the first single entitled, 'The Lost Battalion'. Check out the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jTgkTEDDog 

The story behind 'The Lost Battalion':
'The Lost Battalion' is the name given to nine companies of the United States' 77th Division during the battle of the Argonne in 1918. Even though these 550-575 brave men were completely surrounded by the German Army and subjected to friendly artillery fire, they kept on fighting for a week until they were relieved. Of the over 500-plus soldiers who entered the Argonne Forest, only 194 walked out unscathed. The rest were killed, missing, captured, or wounded.

'The Last Stand' Tracklisting:
CD
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke's Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
Bonus:
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing

DVD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France)
01. Intro (The March To War)
02. Ghost Division
03. Far From The Fame
04. Uprising
05. Midway
06. Gott Mit Uns
07. Resist And Bite
08. Wolfpack
09. Dominium Maris Baltici
10. Carolus Rex
11. Swedish Pagans
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. Wind Of Change
16. To Hell And Back
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe

CD
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke's Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle

EARBOOK
CD
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke's Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
Bonus:
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing
14. Afraid To Shoot Strangers

DVD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France)
01. Intro (The March To War)
02. Ghost Division
03. Far From The Fame
04. Uprising
05. Midway
06. Gott Mit Uns
07. Resist And Bite
08. Wolfpack
09. Dominium Maris Baltici
10. Carolus Rex
11. Swedish Pagans
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. Wind Of Change
16. To Hell And Back
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe

Live CD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France)
01. Intro (The March To War)
02. Ghost Division
03. Far From The Fame
04. Uprising
05. Midway
06. Gott Mit Uns
07. Resist And Bite
08. Wolfpack
09. Dominium Maris Baltici
10. Carolus Rex
11. Swedish Pagans
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. Wind Of Change
16. To Hell And Back
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe

2LP - 45 RPM
Side A
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
Side B
01. Rorke's Drift
02. The Last Stand
03. Hill 3234
04. Shiroyama
Side C
01. Winged Hussars
02. The Last Battle
Side D (Bonus)
01. Camouflage
02. All Guns Blazing

SABATON live:
The Last Tour - Europe 2017
w/ ACCEPT
07.01. D Oberhausen - König Pilsener Arena
08.01. B Antwerp - Lotto Arena
10.01. IRL Dublin - Vicar Street
11.01. UK Glasgow - o2 Academy
13.01. UK Manchester - o2 Apollo
14.01. UK London - o2 Brixton Academy
15.01. F Lille - Aeronef
16.01. F Paris - Olympia
18.01. F Toulouse - Le Bikini
24.01. F Lyon - Transbordeur
27.01. A Vienna - Gasometer
28.01. D Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
29.01. NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
31.01. D Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
01.02. D Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
03.02. CH Basel - St. Jakobshalle
04.02. D Bamberg - Brose Arena
05.02. D München - Zenith
04.03. CZ Prague - Tip Sport Arena
05.03. H Budapest - Barba Negra
08.03. GR Athens - Peiraios Academy
09.03. GR Thessaloniki - Fix Factory Of Sound
10.03. BG Sofia - Universiada Hall
11.03. RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane
15.03. D Berlin - Columbiahalle
More dates to follow...


NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

CARCASS 'Choice Cuts' double vinyl available to pre-order now


'Choice Cuts', the 2004 compilation album from British extreme metal legends CARCASS, is due to be released on double vinyl LP on July 22nd.

The album features songs from the band's first five albums - 'Reek of Putrefaction', 'Symphonies of Sickness', 'Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious', 'Heartwork' and 'Swansong', along with a selection of EP tracks and a number of live BBC Radio sessions recorded by the late John Peel in 1989 and 1990.

'Choice Cuts' is available to pre-order now on limited edition coloured double vinyl in Rotting Green (limited to 300), Blood Red (limited to 500), and Black.

Reserve your copy now in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/carcass or in North America at http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass

'Choice Cuts' track listing:
1. Genital Grinder
2. Maggot Colony
3. Exhume to Consume
4. Swarming Vulgar Mass of Infected Virulency
5. Tools of the Trade
6. Corporal Jigsore Quandary
7. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
8. Buried Dreams
9. No Love Lost
10. Heartwork
11. Keep On Rotting in the Free World
12. R**k the Vote
13. This Is Your Life
14. Crepitating Bowel Erosion

Get more CARCASS news and info:

A NEW ERA OF MUSIC BEGINS... SHARPTONE RECORDS


SharpTone Records launches as a label and will encompass many multitude of genres and subgenres in rock music. SharpTone is cofounded by Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger and Shawn Keith. The new music company’s headquarters are located in Los Angeles with satellite offices in the UK, Germany and Australia. 

The label’s roster is quickly taking shape and expect new releases from these artists in the upcoming months:
Attila - new album 2016. 
We Came As Romans - new music 2016. 
Miss May I - new album 2017. 
Loathe - releasing “Prepare Consume Proceed.” July 8th. https://youtu.be/JBsijrAFpVM
World War Me - new music available now. - https://youtu.be/tymjskB6At0

Fronz (vocals) from ATTILA states: 
"We are REALLY excited to announce that we have officially signed to SharpTone! We are at an amazing point in our career and we know that these guys have the power that we need to take things to the next level. We're ready to dominate the planet with our brand new album. SharpTone is a label that shares our enthusiasm and understands who we are and what our vision is. So let's fucking crush the world and spread party metal to the masses!”

Keith states 
“Developing this label has been very exciting for me. The opportunity to partner and cultivate new and established artist working towards broadening their global potential is thrilling. SharpTone will continue to diversify and evolve as a brand for music fans to truly identify with. We are not just another record label, we are new music company, allowing artists to be as creative and passionate as they choose to be.” 

For news and music visit: sharptonerecords.co

Monday, 27 June 2016

EQUILIBRIUM reveal lyric video for new song "Prey"


German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called 'Armageddon'. The result is rather dark, while retaining the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

Today, the band has released the lyric video of the brand new track "Prey" via YouTube:

"Prey" will be available as a digital single on July 1st, 2016.

René states:
"The songs on "Armageddon" have become quite diverse. Every song sounds different.
As a first foretaste we chose the dark track "Prey". Have fun with it!"

'Armageddon' track listing:
01. Sehnsucht
02. Erwachen
03. Katharsis
04. Heimat
05. Born To Be Epic
06. Zum Horizont
07. Rise Again
08. Prey
09. Helden
10. Koyaaniskatsi
11. Eternal Destination
The limited Digipak Edition includes a bonus CD with the instrumental version of the whole album.

The album was recorded, mixed and produced by René himself and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

'Armageddon' will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

BLUES PILLS release third video trailer for 'Lady In Gold'


Up and coming multi-national rock act BLUES PILLS have released the third video trailer for their forthcoming album, 'Lady In Gold' (out August 5), in which the band talks about how things have changed since the release of their globally praised debut album:

Catch up on trailers 1 & 2 here: 

The band recently released the official music video for the first single, and title track of their upcoming second album. The video was directed by Johan Bååth (AVATARIUM, DREGEN) who is best known for his work with cult director Jonas Åkerlund (THE ROLLING STONES, U2, MADONNA, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA) and shot by well known BACKYARD BABIES drummer Peder Carlsson.

Watch 'Lady In Gold' here: https://youtu.be/W-1hn87q9_8 

Singer Elin Larsson commented: "We shot the video for 'Lady in Gold' in Stockholm's Skärgård (what is like an old castle) with the amazing team around Johan Bååth. The idea behind the video is to visualise the Lady in Gold in all the different ways she can come. She can be that beautiful young woman or a scary old witch. It was a lot of fun and super exciting to jump into these different roles and characters. The whole team did a great job and it was a pleasure to work with all these talented people. Clothes and design was made by Anna Bonnevier and make up and hair by Cecilia Lidén. We all hope you will enjoy the video."

Download the single now: http://bit.ly/BPsingle

Just as it's highly successful predecessor, 'Lady In Gold' was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS). The cover art for Lady In Gold was created by Marijke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM).

'Lady In Gold' tracklisting as follows:
01. Lady In Gold
02. Little Boy Preacher
03. Burned Out
04. I Felt A Change
05. Gone So Long
06. Bad Talkers
07. You Gotta Try
08. Won't Go Back
09. Rejection
10. Elements And Things

'Lady In Gold' Tour 2016
+ KADAVAR
+ special guest
30.09.2016 SE – Stockholm, Debaser
01.10.2016 SE – Gothenburg, Pustervik
03.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
04.10.2016 DK – Aarhus, Voxhall
05.10.2016 DE – Hannover, Capitol
07.10.2016 DE – Nürnberg, Löwensaal
08.10.2016 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
09.10.2016 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
11.10.2016 CH – Yverdon-les-Bains, L´Amalgame
12.10.2016 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
14.10.2016 DE – München, Tonhalle
15.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
17.10.2016 AT – Linz, Posthof
18.10.2016 AT – Wien, Gasometer
19.10.2016 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
21.10.2016 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
22.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z7
23.10.2016 FR – Nimes, La Paloma
25.10.2016 ES – Madrid, Joy Eslava
26.10.2016 ES – Barcelona, Apolo
28.10.2016 FR – Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer
29.10.2016 FR – Rouen, Le 106
01.11.2016 UK – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
02.11.2016 UK – Glasgow, Classic Grand
04.11.2016 IR – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
05.11.2016 UK – Manchester, Club Academy
06.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
08.11.2016 UK – Bristol, Marble Factory
09.11.2016 FR – Nancy, L´Autre Canal

Festivals 2016
23.06.2016 NO Halden -Tons Of Rock
24.06.2016 DE Neuhausen ob Eck -Southside
25.06.2016 DE Eichenring bei Scheeßel - Hurricane
30.06.2016 DK Roskilde -Roskilde Festival
01.07.2016 SE Norrköping -Bravalla Festival
02.07.2016 NO Skanevik -Skanevik Blues Festival
07.07.2016 SE Börlange -Peace & Love Festival
08.07.2016 PL Suwalki -Suwalki Blues Festival
09.07.2016 LU Differdange -Blues Express
16.07.2016 AT Bludenz -Woodrock
23.07.2016 UK Gwent -Steelhouse Festival
28.07.2016 DE Breitenbach am Herzberg -Burg Herzberg Festival
30.07.2016 DE Bornich -Loreley
31.07.2016 DE Mosbach -Großer Elzpark
12.08.2016 AT Bildein -Picture On festival
18.08.2016 BE Hasselt -Pukkelpop Festival
19.08.2016 DE Torgau -Rock & Blues Nacht
20.08.2016 DE Dinkelsbühl -Summer Breeze
28.08.2016 FR Paris -Rock En Seine
11.11.2016 DE Weissenhäuser Strand -Metal Hammer Paradise

Club Shows
12.07.2016 DE Heidelberg -Halle 02
13.07.2016 AT Salzburg -Rockhouse
15.07.2016 DE Regensburg –Airport Obertraubling
17.07.2016 DE Augsburg -Musikkantine
19.07.2016 FR Colmar -Grillen
20.07.2016 DE Worpswede -Music Hall
24.07.2016 NL Amsterdam -Melkweg
26.07.2016 DE Siegburg -Kubana

More on BLUES PILLS:
'High Class Woman' music video: https://youtu.be/I9y9fCZGHk4
'No Hope Left For Me' music video: https://youtu.be/iV9XFldAi7w
'Gypsy' music video: https://youtu.be/AFaqK1VShtk
'Devil Man' lyric video: https://youtu.be/g6p2R8jaUW0
'Jupiter' lyric video: https://youtu.be/R5Evh8E3_oI

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SOILWORK release brand new song, lyric video available!


Visionary swedish metallers SOILWORK have released one of the two brand new songs off their upcoming special collection of rarities, 'Death Resonance' (out August 19, 2016 via Nuclear Blast).

Watch the lyric video for 'Helsinki', created by well known videographer Tommy Antonini ( facebook.com/tommyantoninivideography), here:

Guitar player David Andersson comments: 
"Death. It's a word that might be used too often, but it can still be interpreted in a myriad different ways. It's not just the soma being deprived of its lifeforce; it's also the end of infinity, the birth of new possibilities and the acceptance of inevitable change. This song was written soon after the recording of our live album in Finland, making new friends and making sure that the old ones stay with us forever, despite the fact that everything is finite."

The gloomy cover art (see below) was created by MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (VOLBEAT, CARCASS, SCAR SYMMTERY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD)

'Death Resonance':
01. Helsinki (new song)
02. Death Resonance (new song)
03. The End Begins Below The Surface (»The Ride Majestic« Japan bonus track)
04. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
05. These Absent Eyes (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
06. Resisting The Current (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
07. When Sound Collides (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
08. Forever Lost In Vain (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
09. Sweet Demise (»The Panic Broadcast« Japan bonus track)
10. Sadistic Lullabye (re-recorded, »The Panic Broadcast« Japan bonus track)
11. Overclocked (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
12. Martyr (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
13. Sovereign (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
14. Wherever Thorns May Grow (2016 mix, »Stabbing The Drama« Japan bonus track)
15. Killed By Ignition (2016 mix, »Stabbing The Drama« Japan bonus track)​

Singer Björn "Speed" Strid comments: 
"The cover for 'Death Resonance' is made by Mircea Eftemie and in many ways he managed to capture what we went through while recording »The Ride Majestic«: the sorrow, the close encounter with death, the aftermath and also the existential cogitation that came with it. It links those albums together, even though 'Death Resonance' contains unreleased material from 2005 and forward. The cover almost seems like a link between life and death and not only captures where the band is right now, but also where we've been and what lies ahead."

The band is currently touring in support of their current album 'The Ride Majestic'. See list of dates below.

THE SUMMER MAJESTIC TOUR
24.06. NL Dokkum - Dokk’em Open Air
25.06. D Dischingen - Rock am Härtsfeldsee
26.06. I San Donà di Piave - Revolver Club
28.06. A Vienna - Szena
29.06. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
30.06. I Cassinone Di Seriate - Sottozero Summer Fest
01.07. CH Pratteln - Z7
03.07. BG Kavarna - Kavarna Festival
07.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
14.08. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Open Air
19.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
20.08. FR Saint-Nolff - Motorcultor
25.08. UK London - Underworld

w/ ARCH ENEMY
21.08. UK Norwich - Waterfront
22.08. UK Sheffield - Corporation
23.08. UK Cardiff - Tramshed
24.08. UK Southampton - Engine Room

w/ KREATOR, SEPULTURA & ABORTED
01.02.2017 FR – Metz, B.A.M.
02.02.2017 NL – Tilburg, 013
03.02.2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
06.02.2017 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2017 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
10.02.2017 FI – Helsinki, Black Box
11.02.2017 FI – Tampere, Pakkahuone
12.02.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
13.02.2017 LT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
15.02.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
16.02.2017 AT – Vienna, Gasometer
17.02.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.02.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
21.02.2017 IT – Trezzo, Live Club
22.02.2017 FR – Grenoble, Summum
23.02.2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
24.02.2017 ES – Madrid, Riviera
25.02.2017 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2017 FR – Paris, Bataclan
28.02.2017 UK – Manchester, Academy
01.03.2017 IR – Dublin, Vicar Street
02.03.2017 UK – London, O2 Forum
03.03.2017 BE – Torhout, De Mast
04.03.2017 DE – Essen, Grugahalle

PRE-ORDER 'DEATH RESONANCE'
Limited Edition Digipack CD -http://bit.ly/SoilworkAmzCD
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl -http://bit.ly/SoilworkVinyl

MORE ON SOILWORK:
'Death In General' music video: https://youtu.be/kme-sxY2pAQ
'Enemies In Fidelity' music video: https://youtu.be/5aCvJWyeGnA
'The Ride Majestic' lyric video: https://youtu.be/0wLXeWKGRpM

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