Sunday, 31 July 2016

EPICA release first lyric video for single 'Universal Death Squad'

Today, Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA release the lyric video for their first single entitled "Universal Death Squad". The song comes from the upcoming album The Holographic Principle and is an impressive first demonstration of what fans can expect from EPICA's sound in the year 2016.
Watch the clip here: 

"The first song we unleash upon you is 'Universal Death Squad'," states guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen. "This track is representative for The Holographic Principle, as it's a heavy and melodic album. The lyrics are dealing about advanced robotic legions with a self-determination to kill. We have chosen for a different kind of lyric-video concept in which EPICA plays the track in a rehearsal room. The song is very much fun to play and I expect this one will do very well on stage. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did creating it!"

EPICA's new masterpiece The Holographic Principle will be released via Nuclear Blast on September 30th, but you can already pre-order your version here and choose from the different available formats - including many special bonus features for fans:

Pre-order here:
Limited Edition Earbook, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl, Limited Edition Bi-Coloured Vinyl, Limited Edition Mail Order Boxset from the Nuclear Blast UK store:
iTunes + 'Universal Death Squad' instant grat:
Listen in the NB Novelties playlist:
2CD Digipack, CD & Vinyl (inc signed insert) from :

Track listing as follows:
01. Eidola
02. Edge Of The Blade
03. A Phantasmic Parade
04. Universal Death Squad
05. Divide And Conquer
06. Beyond The Matrix
07. Once Upon A Nightmare
08. The Cosmic Algorithm
09. Ascension - Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle - A Profound Understanding Of Reality

Don't miss EPICA on tour!
Epica will be back in the UK next year playing a one-off London show at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire alongside German Power Metallers Powerwolf. The event will take place on Friday 3rd February 2017.

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

EQUILIBRIUM release new song "Born To Be Epic"

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 entitled, '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 for the brand new track "Born To Be Epic". Check it out here:

The track-by-track trailers can be seen here:

The lyric video of the brand new track "Prey" is also available via YouTube:

'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.


BRUJERIA release 'No Aceptan Imitaciones' lyric video + album pre order

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA will release their fourth full length album, entitled Pocho Aztlan, on Mexican Independence Day (September 16) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released the first single from that release in the form of a lyric video. 
Check out the song "No Aceptan Imitaciones" here:

Pocho Aztlan is now available for pre-order on Limited Edition Neon Yellow Vinyl, Limited Edition Orange Vinyl and CD/T-Shirt bundle (images below) from the Nuclear Blast UK web shop:

Fans can also pre-order the album digitally via iTunes and receive the song "No Aceptan Imitaciones" instantly:

Pocho Aztlan track list:
1. Pocho Aztlan
2. No Aceptan Imitaciones
3. Profecia Del Anticristo
4. Angel De La Frontera
5. Plato O Plomo
6. Satongo
7. Isla De La Fantasia
8. Bruja-
9. Mexico Campeon
10. Codigos
11. Debilador
12. California Über Aztlan (DEAD KENNEDYS cover)

Pocho Aztlan is the band's first release since Brujerizmo was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE EXPLOITED).

BRUJERIA's legend has proliferated for nearly three decades. When the band first emerged from the sunbaked hellscape of Los Angeles in 1989, the city was on the brink of chaos. Daryl Gates ruled the LAPD with an iron fist, overseeing a legion of blue-suited stormtroopers who cracked brown and black skulls at every opportunity. Rodney King, the ’92 riots, and CA governor Pete “Pito” Wilson’s anti-immigrant Prop 187 were all on the bleak horizon. The Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the city’s minorities with the band’s infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Güeros (“Killing White People”), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH. Led by lyricist and mastermind Juan Brujo, BRUJERIA were alternately rumored to be satanic drug lords and members of well-established metal bands. The truth, as always, lay somewhere in between.

Fast forward to right about now: Pocho Aztlan is BRUJERIA’s first new album in 16 years. The title translates to “Wasted Promised Land,” a combination of Aztlán, the fabled ancestral home of the Aztecs, and the term pocho, which native Mexicans use to refer—not always kindly—to their counterparts born in the States. Brujohimself is pocho, a man caught between two worlds. Many pochos are not exactly accepted with open arms in Mexico. Meanwhile, they’re too often regarded as second-class citizens in their adopted US home. Brujo has transcended both scenarios through the power of BRUJERIA’s uncompromising grindcore and death metal. His all-Spanish lyrics are as vivid as they are effective: Bona fide tales from the frontlines of the drug war, the racial divide, and the battle for the border. “A lot of BRUJERIA songs are true stories,” Brujo says. “And if they haven’t happened yet, they will happen.”
Juan Brujo (John Lepe) - Vocals
Fantasma (Pat Hoed) - Vocals, Bass
El Cynico (Jeffrey Walker) - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Hongo (Shane Embury) - Guitar, Drum Programming
Hongo Jr. (Nick Barker) - Drums Auxiliary
Pinche Peach - Vocals, Samples
Pititis (Gaby Dominguez) - Female Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar
A Kuerno (Chris Paccou) - Guitar
Baby Brujo III

Watch the teaser video for 'Viva Presidente Trump!' here: 

BRUJERIA's current touring lineup includes CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar.

Visit BRUJERIA online:


Iron Maiden stream live performance of the last night of 'The Book Of Souls' World Tour - August 4th



Iron Maiden’s The Book of Souls World Tour has been on the road since late February, playing to over 1.5 million fans with 72 shows in 36 counties and six continents. They will play the final show on Thursday, 4th August in Germany at Wacken Open Air Festival. ARTE Concert is going to feature the entire iconic performance on Livestream. The spectacular gig will get lavish camera attention and can be accessed anywhere in the world – a sensational experience for anyone who cannot get to show.

Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says:
“We decided to finish the tour at Wacken as it is the ideal way to end this magical tour playing to 80,000 core metal fans at this legendary Metal festival. Wacken has become such as international event with many thousands of fans from many other countries around the world joining and celebrating with the German fans so it is perfect for the final show of a memorable tour. Everywhere we’ve played the fans have been amazing and the reaction to the new songs and stage show has been phenomenal. The band has loved every minute on stage.

“So when Wacken and ARTE asked us to consider a live stream of our performance there we jumped at the chance to give our fans an end of tour gift. Streaming this final show live globally allows us to thank the many fans we played to so far, and, for those who couldn’t get to see us this time round, a chance to see just how spectacular the live concert is and what they missed!”

Wolfgang Bergmann (ARTE): “The festival summer by ARTE concert is heading for an exceptional highlight, showing a live stream of British legends Iron Maiden performing their final show of an incredible tour at the Wacken Open Air. An audience of millions, in Europe and for the first time worldwide, know by now that ARTE is taking the festivals to anywhere you are.” 

Holger Hübner/Thomas Jensen (ICS/Wacken): “We are incredibly happy to be able to give all these Iron Maiden and Wacken Open Air fans, worldwide, this highlight at the close of the spectacular ‘Book of Souls’ Tour. Heavy Metal fans are the best fans in the world, and Iron Maiden fans are unparalleled. It is so brilliant that everybody who could not get a ticket for the W:O:A, will be able to enjoy this ‘Night To Remember’.”

Iron Maiden at Wacken Open Air with The Book Of Souls World Tour 2016 on Thursday, 4th August, from 9.30 pm CET. Exclusive and worldwide on Livestream at and

Friday, 29 July 2016

My Chemical Romance release 10 year anniversary 'Black Parade' reissue with brand new tracks on Sep 23rd

Plus Instant Grat track ‘The Five Of Us Are Dying’

My Chemical Romance will release ‘The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition)’ on September 23rd on Warner Bros. Records.

The set contains a reissue of My Chemical Romance’s genre-defining, Platinum-selling album ‘The Black Parade’ which was originally released by Reprise in October 2006. ‘The Black Parade’ debuted at #2 in the UK and subsequently spent over a year on the Official Charts.

The album’s string of hit singles commenced with the #1 classic ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ and was followed by‘Famous Last Words’ (#8), ‘I Don’t Love You’ (#13) and ‘Teenagers’ (#9).

The new edition also includes 11 previously unreleased demos and outtakes from the original recording session with producerRob Cavallo. Among them are ‘The Five of Us Are Dying’, an early version of ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’; demos of the album tracks ‘Mama’ and ‘Disenchanted’; and two versions of ‘House of Wolves’. Five tracks – ‘Party At The End Of The World’, ‘My Way Home Is Through You’, ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, ‘Emily’ and ‘All The Angels’ – have never been released in any form.

Digital and physical versions of ‘The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts’ are available for pre-order as of today via all DSPs and at the band’s webstore at

Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of ‘The Five Of Us Are Dying’, which is also available for streaming and purchase. 

The tracklisting for ‘The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts’ is as follows:
The End
This Is How I Disappear
The Sharpest Lives
Welcome to the Black Parade
I Don’t Love You
House of Wolves
Famous Last Words
The Five of Us Are Dying (rough mix)*
Kill All Your Friends (live demo)
Party At The End Of The World (live demo)
Mama (live demo)
My Way Home Is Through You (live demo)
Not That Kind Of Girl (live demo)
House of Wolves, Version 1 (live demo)
House of Wolves, Version 2 (live demo)
Emily (rough mix)*
Disenchanted (live demo)
All The Angels (live demo)

NIGHTWISH Will release a live DVD package 'Vehicle Of Spirit' in November

After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalise their ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.

"The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy's, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined NIGHTWISH as 'A vehicle of spirit that defies category'. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.

Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of courseNIGHTWISH's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as 'Élan' and the majestic 'The Greatest Show On Earth' to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’. Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and NIGHTWISH had never before had such an immense stage production with them.

"I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognisability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."

When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, NIGHTWISH decided to walk a different path this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains:
"We didn`t want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime’. So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."

Order NIGHTWISH's current record, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, here:

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“I’m gonna hit the highway and never look back” is the line that launches Airbourne’s latest, tarmac-trashin’ single, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, 
and the lyric video to accompany the song (created by Richard Oakes from Dark Fable Media) may have implications for those with easy access to open roads. Watch the clip from start to finish, and you might just get the urge to open the throttle…

“We get a lot of feedback from our fans saying how much they love the faster tracks,” says Airbourne front-man Joel O’ Keeffe, “but when they play them in the car… well, it can be tough on their pocket with all the speeding fines! ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ is definitely one of THOSE numbers… even the guys who filmed the lyric video were stopped by the police and given a fine. For us, these visuals really sum up the feeling behind the song, and the album, too – the whole message is right there. Put on the single, or the album, and it’s fuck the boss and fuck all the tax I owe. I’m going out, I’m getting pissed and I’m going to listen to some hard rock ‘n’ roll. No ballads, no bullshit. I’m breaking out of hell!”

‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ is the title track of Airbourne’s fourth studio album, set for release via Spinefarm Records on September 23rd; produced by Bob Marlette and engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser, this 11 track release sees the Australian band driving their party-startin’ prowess to even greater heights, supported by a World Tour taking in both major headline shows and festival appearances, plus an October / November European run with global heavy-hitters Volbeat.

Airbourne are brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe, vocalist / lead guitarist & drummer, respectively, plus guitarist David Roads & bassist Justin Street.

Raise the Flag for Rock 'n' Roll and check out the video here.

Avenged Sevenfold Add Dublin Date For January 2017 Tour

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced a major UK tour earlier this week for January 2017 which includes their first ever show at London’s 02 Arena. They have now added an extra date in Dublin on January 7th 2017 which goes on sale Thursday, 8/4 at 9am (Dublin)

The remainder of the dates go on sale on Friday July 29th 9 a.m. priced £45/£37.50 regionally and £45/£37.50/£30 for London (subject to booking fee) via and

The band will have Disturbed as Special Guests on the whole tour, with In Flames opening (except Dublin).

January 2017
Saturday 7th Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 10th Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Thursday 12th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 15th Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th Manchester Arena
Wed 18th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st London O2 Arena

In December 2013 AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated their No. 1 album ‘Hail To The King’ with a sold out arena tour taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London’s Wembley Arena. They followed that with an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 cementing their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007’s Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart,Nightmare (2010) and their most recent, Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including “Bat Country,” “Almost Easy,” “Scream,” “Nightmare,” “Welcome To The Family,” “So Far Away,” and “Hail To The King,” and their latest, “Shepherd of Fire.” The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band’s performance of “Carry On,” written specifically for the game.
Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. Avenged Sevenfold appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015’s Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

ARCH ENEMY announce press conference at WACKEN OPEN AIR

ARCH ENEMY will play the biggest stage production of their career at next week’s WACKEN OPEN AIR on Saturday, August 6th around midnight, making this the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign. It all started in March 2014 when the band announced the new singer Alissa White-Gluz and the video for the album title track 'War Eternal', which became the most successful video in the band’s career and reached close to 20 million YouTube views.

The album reached the highest US and German chart positions in the band’s career and ARCH ENEMY played over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014 Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined ARCH ENEMY during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support of Nightwish.

WACKEN OPEN AIR won’t be the last 'War Eternal' show - see further show dates below, including a run of 4 UK headline shows next month - but it’s going to be something very special. Therefore, don’t miss their press conference at 

WACKEN on Friday August 5th at 5:00pm – 5:45pm CET in the press tent / VIP area.

Fans can follow the press conference on an online live stream at:

04.08.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany 
06.08.2016 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
07.08.2016 RheinRiot 2016, Cologne, Germany (with Devildriver, Aborted and more)
10.08.2016 Foir Aux Vins Festival, Colmar, France
11.08.2016 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
12.08.2016 Brutal Assault Festival, Josefov, Czech Republic
13.08.2016 Metal on the Hill, Graz, Austria
15.08.2016 Klub B90, Danzig, Poland
17.08.2016 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary
19.08.2016 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
20.08.2016 Himos Park, Jämsä, Finland (with Nightwish)
21.08.2016 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
22.08.2016 Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
23.08.2016 Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
24.08.2016 Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
26.08.2016 Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany
27.08.2016 Neuborn Open Air Festival, Wörrstadt, Germany
22.09.2016 La Belle Électrique, Grenoble, France
23.09.2016 LA BAM, Metz, France
24.09.2016 Wuennstock Herbst Festival, Bad Wuennenberg, Germany
25.09.2016 Femme Metal Event, Eindhoven, Netherlands

ARCH ENEMY online: 

NAPALM RECORDS Expands Global Endeavours & Opens UK Office In London!

Leading independent rock label Napalm Records announces opening of UK office in August 2016 which will be headed by international music industry executive Wally van Middendorp. Van Middendorp will help expand global initiatives, develop artists and further cement the footprint for Napalm Records in the UK, as well as serve in an A&R / Licensing capacity. He will be responsible for marketing, sales, promotion and brand development of Napalm Records releases and artists in the UK, Andy Turner and Will Palmer as in-house promoters complete the Napalm Records UK Team. 

Managing Director Thomas Caser commented,
 “We are thrilled to have Wally on our European / global team. He is revered by artists, managers, and his peers.” 

Van Middendorp said, 
“I am very pleased to be working with Thomas and his team and further develop the Napalm Records label in the UK.” 

Van Middendorp brings his expertise to Napalm Records from previous record label posts in Europe including Managing Director of Eleven Seven Music Group Europe and SVP International at Roadrunner Records where he oversaw global marketing and sales for all ex-North American territories and was instrumental in breaking and developing artists such as Trivium, Machine Head, Black Stone Cherry, Airbourne, Alter Bridge and Slash. Van Middendorp has also worked as the General Manager for International Artist Labels Sony Music Netherlands and was the General Manager for Play It Again Sam in Benelux where he worked with artists such as The Prodigy, Depeche Mode and The Pixies. 

About Napalm Records:
Since 1992, Napalm Records has provided comprehensive full and global work as an independent label (global marketing, distribution, promotion, publicity) to renowned artists across the Rock and Metal genre, with a roster including genre staples such as ALTER BRIDGE, DEVILDRIVER, W.A.S.P, MONSTER MAGNET, KAMELOT, HAMMERFALL, POWERWOLF and many more. With well over 600 releases up until now the label has grown from a humble independent into an international powerhouse, utilizing in-house teams as well as renowned partners of music business professionals and operating offices in Eisenerz/Austria, Berlin/Germany, London/UK, as well as two US offices in Austin and New York to provide album release campaigns on a global scale to their clientele. Centring their process around an ever-growing core fan-base, Napalm has stayed true to their roots distributing crowd-pleasing premium physical products, while never failing to push the company into the future through their use of digital and social media innovation. Having achieved global recognition and two number one album chart entries in Germany, it is clear that Napalm Records will continue to bring Rock and Metal to the masses with the blazing fervour of its namesake. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016



Following a blistering performance at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Festival, Airbourne can now reveal a full list of headline UK tour dates for November this year, including two appearances in London due to high demand.

This UK run is part of a world tour in support of the band’s latest studio album, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, which features 11 brand new songs produced by Bob Marlette & engineered / mixed by Mike Fraser.

Airbourne returned to the road in mainland Europe earlier this month, and – as a taster of what’s to come – have included headline dates in the UK & Ireland as part of this initial European visit; the main UK shows then follow inNovember.

Better get your tickets, as Airbourne is going to take you to a place where you’ll have the best Friday/Saturday nightever – no matter where you are or what day of the week it actually is!

Tue July 26 2016 - EDINBURGH Liquid Room
Wed July 27 2016 - CARDIFF Y Plas
Tue August 23 2016 - DUBLIN Academy
Wed August 24 2016 - BELFAST Limelight
Thu November 17 2016 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
Fri November 18 2016 - NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
Sat November 19 2016 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Mon November 21 2016 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Tue November 22 2016 - LEEDS O2 Academy
Wed November 23 2016 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy
Thu November 24 2016 - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat November 26 2016 - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sun November 27 2016 - LONDON Electric Ballroom
Mon November 28 2016 - LONDON Electric Ballroom

Tickets are available HERE

Meanwhile, Airbourne have shared the first song from new album, ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’; the title track heralds this, the band’s 4th studio outing, their first for Spinefarm Records.

Listen to ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’ HERE.

‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, the album, is set for worldwide release through Spinefarm on September 23rd.

Airbourne is brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe, vocalist / lead guitarist & drummer, respectively, plus guitarist David Roads & bassist Justin Street.

Raise the Flag for Rock 'n' Roll.

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OPETH release first studio blog for "Sorceress"

Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers OPETH have released a new video blog, “Studio Report - Episode 1” ahead of their upcoming release of 'Sorceress', which will debut on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Watch “Studio Report - Episode 1” here:

In the new video, OPETH vocalist and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt gives an in-depth tour of Rockfield Studios in Wales during the recording/production process of their 12th studio album, 'Sorceress'. Subsequent videos will be released in the coming weeks and will give fans an inside looking at the making of one of the year’s most dynamic and anticipated heavy rock releases.

'Sorceress' track list:
1. Persephone
2. Sorceress
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)

OPETH will return to the UK for a headline show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 19th November. Tickets are on sale now from

Full tour dates as follows:
05.11. S Stockholm - Annexet
06.11. N Oslo - Konserthus
07.11. DK Copenhagen - DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen
08.11. D Hamburg - Docks
10.11. A Vienna - Arena
11.11. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
12.11. D Munich - Theaterfabrik
13.11. CH Zurich - Volkshaus
14.11. I Milan - Alcatraz
16.11. D Cologne - E-Werk
17.11. B Brussels - AB
18.11. NL Tilburg - 013
19.11. UK London - SSE Arena Wembley
21.11. F Paris - Le Trianon
23.11. LUX Luxemburg - Den Atelier
24.11. D Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus

Or catch the band on the following festivals, before they embark on a US headline tour together with THE SWORD:
30.07. FIN Oulu - Qstock Festival
05.08. P Corroios - Vagos Open Air Festival
19.08. B Hasselt - Pukkelpop Festival
24.09. USA San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest

29.09. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
30.09. USA Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
01.10. USA New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
02.10. USA Boston, MA - House Of Blues
04.10. CDN Montreal, QC - Metropolis
05.10. CDN Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
07.10. USA Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
08.10. USA Akron, OH - Good Year Theater @ East End
09.10. USA Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
10.10. USA Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
12.10. USA Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
13.10. USA Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
14.10. USA Austin, TX - Emo‘s
15.10. USA Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
18.10. USA Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
19.10. USA Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
21.10. USA Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
22.10. USA San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
24.10. USA Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
25.10. USA Seattle, WA - The Moore
26.10. CDN Vancouver, BC - Orpheum



DEVILMENT Announce extensive UK tour for December + Working on new album

Witch County malignant frights Devilment – led by fiery frontman Dani Filth, are very pleased to announce an extensive UK tour which will commence this December.

The run will kick off on December 6th in Colchester, taking the band through 11 UK cities – before wrapping up at eminent Southampton venue, the Engine Rooms on December 19th.

Tickets for Devilment’s tour will go on sale Friday 29th July @ 10.00 am.

Support act to be announced shortly.
Tickets will be available to purchase here:

Devilment have been working hard over the past few months on the follow up to their debut album ‘The Great And Secret Show’ – which was released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment in 2014.

Dani had this to say on the subject of the new album and subsequent UK tour...
"Everybody in DEVILMENT is very excited about the prospect of releasing our latest album, which we have worked extremely hard on (te-he! He said 'hard-on')... The album is definitely a step-up from our debut, featuring a more mature, dissonant presence coupled with a darker edge, yet at the same time utilising our better musical assets to deliver a unique metal hybrid. I don't even know what to classify it! And of course, it's going to be awesome touring this in our home nation just before Xmas. We literally can't wait; the shows are going to be insane!"

Stayed tuned for more news about the amazing new album over the next few weeks...

Devilment were originally formed in 2011 - Dani Filth joining the ranks whilst his day job Cradle Of Filth took a brief hiatus, adding his vocal talents to their original studio demo known as 'Grotescapology' – an eight track provocative taster.

In September 2013 the band entered Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with Producer Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Sylosis and Gama Bomb) to record their debut album ‘The Great And Secret Show’, having been signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment by infamous A&R guru Monte Conner, the very same talent scout who discovered Slipknot.

The 13 track tour de force is a monolith of pure unadulterated metal madness - and unlike anything that you would expect to come from the craw of Dani Filth. Classic heavy and groove-laden riffs combined with a soundtrack ripped from a Hitchcock flick, are infused with insane melodies and a roaming evil-eye for the avant-garde. The record also features a cover of Midnight Oil's classic ‘Beds Are Burning’, with guest vocals coming courtesy of Dani's long-term friend Bam Margera of MTV's Jackass and Viva La Bam.

2016 is lining up to be an exciting year for the Suffolk band, so stay tuned for more details on their new album, which promises to be something rather frightfully delicious indeed.

You can purchase their debut record ‘The Great And Secret Show’ here:

More on ‘The Great And Secret Show’:
‘Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero’ Official Video:
‘Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me’ Official Video:
‘Mother Kali’ Official Lyric Video:

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February 2016; Enter Shikari head out on a tour of the UK, taking in some of the biggest venues they have ever headlined in their decade-long career. 

In the DIY fashion that the band have become synonymous with, the video screen content and programming for the front of house quadrophonic audio system has all been created and slaved over for months by the band themselves. Wary of the potential disaster / glorious victory that lies ahead, but never ones to shy away from lifting the curtain to show the inner-workings of their endeavours, the band consider it a wise move to ensure someone is on hand to capture it all on video.

Enter Shikari met photographer / videographer Alexey Makhov on one of their now regular trips to Russia; so when he mentioned his availability prior to the tour, it struck everyone as a no-brainer. 

The resulting 30 minute mini-documentary mixes beautifully shot & edited live footage, behind the scenes access, and candid interviews with the band; following them from the tour’s production rehearsals right through to its conclusion at a sold out show at London’s 9000 capacity Alexandra Palace. 

The full film can be viewed here :

Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject ; 
“It was great to have Alexy along to document the biggest tour of our lives. He captured both the tension behind the scenes and the emotional release on stage perfectly! "

The band recently released the only usable surviving full live track footage from the Alexandra Palace show (don’t ask. technical issues) in the form of a live version of Redshift, edited by Rou and with audio mixed by guitarist Rory C. you can see that here :

A full audio recording of the Alexandra Palace show, however, DOES exist, and has now been mixed and mastered. 
Details of what will be happening with that will be forthcoming shortly. 

Enter Shikari have a small number of European festival dates remaining this summer, along with an outdoor headline show at Budapest’s Barba Nagra Track, before heading to Japan and finally rounding off their live 2016 with a short Australian run. 

30th - Amber Beach Party Festival - Russia
11th - Kubana Festival - Latvia 
19th - Zaxidfest Festival - Ukraine
20th - Rock Am See festival - Germany
22nd - Here Come The Wolves Festival - Austria
24th - Barba Negra Track, Budapest - Hungary 
25th - Czad Festival - Poland 
3rd - Home Festival - Italy 
6th - Tokyo, Japan 
8th - Osaka, Japan
9th - Nagoya, Japan
10th - Tokyo, Japan
19th - Melbourne, Australia
20th - Brisbane, Australia
21st - Sydney, Australia
22nd - Adelaide, Australia
24th - Fremantle, Australia

IN FLAMES Preview music from forthcoming album; announce UK tour dates!

Sweden's finest modern heavy music institution, IN FLAMES, have announced the first tour dates for their upcoming studio release. In January 2017, the band will embark on a tour of major UK arenas together with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and DISTURBED, to destroy England, Scotland and Wales and give a demonstration of their impressive live abilities, that their fans will witness on the next DVD 'Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg', scheduled for release on September 23rd.

The band also premiered an exclusive preview of new music from the forthcoming album today. Check it out here:

Catch IN FLAMES on the following UK dates early next year:
Tuesday 10th - GLASGOW, HYDRO
Sunday 15th - SHEFFIELD, ARENA
Saturday 21st - LONDON, 02 ARENA

​Check out a message from the band about the UK tour here:

The pre-sales for these shows will start this Wednesday, July 27th at 9am and the general ticket on-sale begins on Friday, July 29th at 9am so be quick and save your tickets here:

They break the rules, reinvent themselves with every album and are considered to be Sweden's brightest pearl in modern heavy music - since the early 90’s, IN FLAMES have delivered a spectacular band progression which has seen them transform their sound from classic melodic death metal to their current modern and unique style. The Swedes never cease to challenge their artistic boundaries, never looking back and taking every possible risk. After 11 successful studio albums, they are now back to haunt the planet not only with their upcoming DVD 'Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg' (September 23th), but also with a fresh brew from the studio.

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