Monday, 31 October 2016

DEVILMENT Dani Filth takes on the ultimate horror movie quiz for Halloween


Witch County nefarious frights DEVILMENT – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, will release their forthcoming masterpiece ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ on 18th November via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band have released a new trailer in celebration of Halloween, in which Dani puts his knowledge of Horror movies to the test. 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/BAdSKPyAOXA

The video was directed by Sam Scott Hunter with a skeleton crew of academic students, with thanks to Film Suffolk. It features actress Leanne Joyce as the Hitchcock Blonde, who has appeared on Britain's Next Top Model, Call The Midwife and The Royals to name a few.

Dani comments: 
"This is all about the legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock's infatuation with his on-screen heroines; cool, controlled, aloof and sophisticated blondes. The song even name-checks ten of his favourite actresses.
As ever there is a psychotic bend to the lyrics and the accompanying video, which was shot in a derelict, haunted hotel in the middle of Ipswich (the band’s home town) where Lord Nelson was said to have stayed on numerable occasions. The various hideous frights throughout the video were past denizens of the hotel captured on camera." 

The Witch County wicked wanderers are set to embark on a tour of the UK in December. They will be joined by special guests SHE MUST BURN, who were last seen opening up for Cradle of Filth last October. A slew of local acts will begin the evening each night (one per venue) and a list of these will be presented shortly. Full dates can be seen below and tickets are available here: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/devilment

Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes tracklisting as follows: 
Limited Edition CD
1. JudasStein
2. Hitchcock Blonde
3. Under The Thunder
4. Full Dark, No Stars
5. Shine On Sophie Moone
6. Life Is What You Keep From The Reaper
7. Dea Della Morte
8. Entangled In Our Pride
9. Hell At My Back
Bonus tracks:
10.The Seductive Poison
11. Father Dali

Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl
Side A
1. JudasStein
2. Hitchcock Blonde
3. Under The Thunder
Side B
1. Full Dark, No Stars
2. Shine On Sophie Moone
3. Life Is What You Keep From The Reaper
Side C
1. Dea Della Morte
2. Entangled In Our Pride
3. Hell At My Back
Side D (bonus tracks)
1. The Seductive Poison
2. Father Dali

Dani’s crew have meticulously pieced together a second blood-spattered batch of deranged anthems that brings vastly more colour, intensity and lyrical versatility to this band’s spectral palate. The second DEVILMENTrecord makes no splintered bones about its nefarious intent, offering a bewildering torrent of disparate and demented ideas and delivering them with refined, ultra-gothic panache and several jolting doses of Dani’s trademark verbal subterfuge. Assisted by long-time collaborators Lauren Francis (keys and vocals), Colin Parks (guitar), Nick Johnson (bass) and new drummer Matt Alston, Dani has arrived at the telling moment where DEVILMENT become a genuine force to be reckoned with.


More on Devilment:
'Under The Thunder' official lyric video: https://youtu.be/B2P-FtGAayw
Trailer #1: Lauren and Dani discuss the album's concept and artwork: https://youtu.be/dSfKj0MGrLk
Alternative track-by-track #1: https://youtu.be/OshJqWXSaac

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TESTAMENT releases music video for "The Pale King"

Photo Credit: Gene Ambo

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT released their 11th album, Brotherhood Of The Snake, this past Friday via Nuclear Blast. Today, they have released a music video for the brand new song "The Pale King", here. The hi-tech clip was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (SLAYER, DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM) for Videohammer Studios.

"Secret societies, unknown other worlds, and superstitions mark this our 13th music video," comments guitarist Eric Peterson. "We wanted to do a band performance video with abstract ancient alien visuals, which we are set in. I think it's easily one of our best so far, and it was a lot of fun to make and work with Nuclear Bast recently newcomer Tommy Jones! Hails!"

Brotherhood Of The Snake was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH). Artwork was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, whom the band worked with for The Dark Roots Of Earth.

Brotherhood Of The Snake track list:
01. Brotherhood Of The Snake
02. The Pale King
03. Stronghold
04. Seven Seals
05. Born In A Rut
06. Centuries Of Suffering
07. Neptune’s Spear
08. Black Jack
09. Canna Business
10. The Number Game

TESTAMENT will support 'The Brotherhood Of The Snake' on their European run with AMON AMARTH this autumn.

​TESTAMENT live
+ AMON AMARTH & GRAND MAGUS
31/10/16 Manchester, England @ Academy
01/11/16 Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC
02/11/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
04/11/16 London, England @ Roundhouse
05/11/16 Birmingham, England @ Academy
06/11/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13
07/11/16 Paris, France @ Casino de Paris
09/11/16 Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27
10/11/16 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu do Porto
11/11/16 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
12/11/16 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
13/11/16 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
15/11/16 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metropole
16/11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
17/11/16 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
18/11/16 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena
19/11/16 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
21/11/16 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
22/11/16 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
23/11/16 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
25/11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
26/11/16 Geiselwind, Germany @ Eventhall
27/11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
29/11/16 Athens, Greece @ Gagarin 205
30/11/16 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principle Club Theatre
02/11/16 Fort Lauderdale, USA @ 70.000 Tons Of Metal

More on Brotherhood Of The Snake:
'Brotherhood Of The Snake' lyric video: https://youtu.be/OeIgFsU0x4I
'Stronghold' 360° VISUALISER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvUcLcqwSzw
Watch all trailers via the »Brotherhood Of The Snake« playlist!

Play the official Brotherhood Of The Snake game at this location. Earn up to 666 points to prove you're a worthy prospect for the brotherhood, and keep on playing to get inducted and claim your spot with the global high-score!


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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sepultura new album `Machine Messiah` out Jan + 4th part of documentary

Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, released the title of their upcoming studio album, 'Machine Messiah'. Inspired by robotisation of our society, the album will be released on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. 

The album was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

The stunning cover artwork of ‘Machine Messiah’ was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.

Andreas Kisser states:
"I found the work of Camille Della Rosa during some research I was doing to look for alternative artists to work on the cover of our new album. I had the concept in my mind and the name of the album, ‘Machine Messiah’, but that didn’t matter much since I was looking for different styles and ideas, different artists. When I saw her paintings I was really impressed by her style, full of colours and meaning, very unique and alive! She comes from the Philippines, a place where we performed some years ago and we could feel the intensity of their culture, very powerful! She has that power in her paintings and drawings!
The main inspiration around ‘Machine Messiah’ is the robotisation of our society nowadays. The concept of a God Machine who created humanity and now it seems that this cycle is closing itself, returning to the starting point. We came from machines and we are going back to where we came from. The messiah, when he returns, will be a robot, or a humanoid, our bio-mechanical saviour.

The painting ‘Deus Ex-Machina’ is a masterpiece! I was really shocked to see how her concept of the painting was a perfect fit to our concept! The cover was done 6 years ago for our new album and she didn’t know it! Neither did I but I’m glad we crossed each other’s paths. Camille’s work is intense and in your face. We are lucky to have such a great artist working with us; she’s kind and very talented. She brings something new and exciting to a career of 32 years during which amazing artists have created memorable and iconic album covers. 
I’m very happy with everything about Machine Messiah, it is a Sepultura album but with a new direction and intensity, a new musical challenge, a step forward! I can’t wait to show the world our music for the new Messiah coming." 

The tracklisting of the new album ‘Machine Messiah’:
1. Machine Messiah
2. I Am The Enemy
3. Phantom Self
4. Alethea
5. Iceberg Dances
6. Sworn Oath
7. Resistant Parasites
8. Silent Violence
9. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God

SEPULTURA released a special EP titled ‘Sepultura Under My Skin’ last year. Its cover was created around images of different tattoos that the band's fans sent in. To show their fan base more about the emergence of this release, the fourth part of ‘Sepultura Under My Skin - The Mediator UK Tour 2015’, edited and directed by D.O. Blackley (Her Name Is Murder Productions), has been launched today.



More on SEPULTURA's upcoming album:

SEPULTURA will be touring the UK/Ireland in February/March 2017 alongside Kreator, Soilwork and Abortedas part of a larger European tour. UK tour dates below:
w/ KREATOR, SOILWORK, ABORTED
01.02. F Metz - B.A.M.
02.02. NL Tilburg - 013
03.02. D Munich - Tonhalle
04.02. D Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
06.02. DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio
07.02. N Oslo - Rockefeller
08.02. S Stockholm - Fryshuset
10.02. FIN Helsinki - Black Box
11.02. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
12.02. EST Tallinn - Rock Cafe
13.02. LT Vilnius - Siemens Arena
15.02. PL Warsaw - Progresja
16.02. A Vienna - Gasometer
17.02. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
18.02. D Berlin - Columbiahalle
19.02. CH Pratteln - Z7
21.02. I Trezzo - Live Club
22.02. F Grenoble - Summum
23.02. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz
24.02. E Madrid - Riviera
25.02. F Toulouse - Bikini
26.02. F Paris - Bataclan
28.02. UK Manchester - Academy
01.03. IRL Dublin - Vicar Street
02.03. UK London - o2 Forum
03.03. B Torhout - De Mast
04.03. D Essen - Grugahalle
07.03. RUS Moscow - Bud Arena*
* no ABORTED

SEPULTURA are:
Andreas Kisser - guitars
Derrick Green - vocals
Eloy Casagrande - drums
Paulo Jr. - bass

More info:

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VADER release 'Angels of Steel' lyric video


The longest living and most resilient tank of Poland’s Death Metal fleet, VADER, are set to unleash another sonic attack with The Empire, to be launched to the masses on November 4th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band are pleased to present their brand new lyric video and track 'Angels of Steel'. 


Piotr Wiwczarek states:
"RISE of The Empire! The clock is ticking… We are counting the days 'til November 4th. To make you all even more hungry, we have a treat to present you 'Angels of Steel' - the opening track for the new VADER album »The Empire«. ENJOY!
We also want to remind you of our tour, which starts in Bad Oeynhausen (Germany) on album release day."

You can catch VADER live on these dates:
The Empire Rising Europe 2016 pt. ONE 
(w/ Hate Eternal , Threat Signal)
04.11. D Bad Oeynhausen - Druckerei
05.11. D Andernach - Juz-Live-Club
06.11. B Arlon - L’Entrepo
07.11. D Jena - F-Haus
08.11. D Weinheim - Cafe Central
09.11. CH Zurich - Dynamo
10.11. FR Puget - Le Rat's
11.11. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
12.11. D Munich - Backstage
13.11. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
14.11. UK London - The Dome
15.11. UK Birmingham - The Courtyard
16.11. D Bremen - Tiboli
17.11. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
18.11. D Berlin - Nuke
19.11. D Essem - Turock
20.11. D Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik

w/ INFERNAL WAR, INCIDIUS
22.11. PL Poznan - Blue Note
23.11. PL Torun - Od Nowa
24.11. PL Zabrze - Wiatrak
25.11. PL Wroclaw - Alibi
26.11. PL Katowice - Mega Club
27.11. PL Rzeszow - Life House
29.11. PL Krakow - Kwadrat
30.11. PL Bialystok - Zmiana Klimatu
01.12. PL Lublin - Graffiti
02.12. PL Warszawa - Progresja
03.12. PL Gdansk - B90
04.12. PL Olsztyn - Andergrant

Check out the track video for the song "Parabellum". Check it out here: https://youtu.be/bmNgG3fqQaw

The lyric video of the track "Prayer To The God Of War" has already been released via YouTube here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7evx_AQy0jI

The stunning cover artwork of The Empire was created by acclaimed artist Joe Petagno who has also created artwork for PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN, MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK, ILLDISPOSED and SODOM.

Mastermind Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek states:
"Here is the cover art for 'The Empire' created by Joe Petagno himself! The whole design includes many details connected to the main theme influencing me before and during the process of recording: war and the "cold crisis" around us today... There are also links to couple of famous movie series, which influence the generations and erupt with violence, hate and "imperial tendencies"... Is this just a fantasy or maybe a sign of the 21st century generation? You have to answer that yourself... and the future will show us, how real that feeling is? Enjoy »The Empire« and... join us on tour soon!"

The Empire - Tracklisting:
01. Angels Of Steel
02. Tempest
03. Prayer To The God Of War (Album Version)
04. Iron Reign
05. No Gravity
06. Genocidius
07. The Army-Geddon
08. Feel My Pain
09. Parabellum (Album Version)
10. Send Me Back To Hell

Without doubt, »The Empire« falls under the category of VADER’s classic albums. The impressive monument that they have built with their 13th studio album will immediately find its place in metal history. And it will also prove that VADER don’t need to make their peace with the world; they never did, and they certainly don’t now – especially after writing more than 30 years’ worth of Death Metal history.

The globally conquering weapon was produced, mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. »The Empire« was completed within the secret bunkers of Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland. The weapon is going to be unleashed upon the world on November 4th, 2016 by commanders in chief, Nuclear Blast.

More info:

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Friday, 28 October 2016

TESTAMENT "Brotherhood of the Snake" out now, Tour kicks off today!


Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT, release their brand new album, 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' today via Nuclear Blast. The band also kicks off their European tour with AMON AMARTH and label mates GRAND MAGUS today. See dates below.

As part of the album countdown the band had released another video trailer yesterday in which singer Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson discuss the last two tracks on the album, 'Canna Business' and 'The Number Game'. 

Chuck recently sat down to talk about returning to the UK and playing the new tracks live, watch the interview here: 

'Brotherhood Of The Snake' was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH).

Brotherhood Of The Snake track list:
01. Brotherhood Of The Snake
02. The Pale King
03. Stronghold
04. Seven Seals
05. Born In A Rut
06. Centuries Of Suffering
07. Neptune’s Spear
08. Black Jack
09. Canna Business
10. The Number Game

TESTAMENT will support 'The Brotherhood Of The Snake' on their European run with AMON AMARTH this autumn.

​TESTAMENT live
+ AMON AMARTH & GRAND MAGUS
28/10/16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
29/10/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
30/10/16 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
31/10/16 Manchester, England @ Academy
01/11/16 Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC
02/11/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
04/11/16 London, England @ Roundhouse
05/11/16 Birmingham, England @ Academy
06/11/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13
07/11/16 Paris, France @ Casino de Paris
09/11/16 Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27
10/11/16 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu do Porto
11/11/16 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
12/11/16 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
13/11/16 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
15/11/16 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metropole
16/11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
17/11/16 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
18/11/16 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena
19/11/16 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
21/11/16 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
22/11/16 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
23/11/16 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
25/11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
26/11/16 Geiselwind, Germany @ Eventhall
27/11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
29/11/16 Athens, Greece @ Gagarin 205
30/11/16 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principle Club Theatre
02/11/16 Fort Lauderdale, USA @ 70.000 Tons Of Metal

More on Brotherhood Of The Snake:
'Brotherhood Of The Snake' lyric video: https://youtu.be/OeIgFsU0x4I
'Stronghold' 360° VISUALISER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvUcLcqwSzw
Watch all trailers via the »Brotherhood Of The Snake« playlist!
Play the official Brotherhood Of The Snake game at this location. Earn up to 666 points to prove you're a worthy prospect for the brotherhood, and keep on playing to get inducted and claim your spot with the global high-score!


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KREATOR Reveal 'Gods Of Violence' cover artwork and details


German thrash titans KREATOR have revealed the cover artwork and release details for their upcoming album, ‘Gods Of Violence’. 

The 14th KREATOR album is set to be released on January 27th, 2017 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. 

The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also made the limited edition artwork for KREATOR's last album, ‘Phantom Antichrist’ (2012) and has lent his talents to bands like Bolt Thrower, Accept and Overkill in the past. View the intimidating artwork above.

Commented KREATOR mastermind Mille Petrozza: 
"'Gods Of Violence' was the very first song that I wrote for this album, and it stuck to me as the title track. It contains everything that KREATOR is known for and it will blow your minds. I promise!" 

Regarding the artwork Petrozza added: 
"The cover of is a perfect reflection of my lyrical vision. I think this is Jan Meininghaus' best work so far."

The album will contain 11 tracks with a total running time of approx. 52 minutes. The tracklisting reads as follows:
01.Apocalypticon
02. World War Now
03. Satan Is Real
04. Totalitarian Terror
05. Gods Of Violence
06. Army Of Storms
07. Hail To The Hordes
08. Lion With Eagle Wings
09. Fallen Brother
10. Side By Side
11. Death Becomes My Light

‘Gods Of Violence’ was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia) who also mixed the record at renowned Fascination Street Studios. Mastering was done by Tony Lindgren, also at Fascination Street Studios.

KERATOR will be touring the UK/Ireland in February/March 2017 alongside label mates Sepultura and Soilwork, they will also be joined by Aborted. The dates are part of a larger European tour.

UK tour dates 2017:

KREATOR Links:

AVENGED SEVENFOLD “SURPRISE-RELEASE” NEW ALBUM ‘THE STAGE’


AVENGED SEVENFOLD IS FIRST-EVER ROCK BAND TO DROP UNANNOUNCED ALBUM AS BOTH A DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL RELEASE

BAND ANNOUNCES ALBUM RELEASE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING GROUNDBREAKING GLOBAL VIRTUAL REALITY EVENT

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has “surprise-released” THE STAGE, becoming the first-ever rock band to drop an unannounced album in both digital and physical form. THE STAGE, is the band’s 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records.

The Southern California-based quintet (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) revealed the news at midnight eastern, surprising the millions of fans who were watching their live-streamed performance from the rooftop of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, CA.

The groundbreaking event saw the band give a 3D/360-degree live-streamed virtual reality performance, enabling fans around the globe to view the show on Universal Music Group’s newly released VRTGO VR platform, powered by VRLIVE’s advanced technology, and experience Avenged Sevenfold’s electrifying set as if they were there for this first-of-its-kind immersive event.

Fans attended the event in-person, flooding the streets and sidewalks around the tower to experience a concert amplified by augmented reality (AR) technology, which intensifies real-world environmental elements with computer-generated sensory input such as graphics, video and sound to enhance the live experience. VRLIVE streamed the event to 50 Samsung Gear VR headsets on the ground level of the event for fans to virtually transport themselves to the stage. Afterward, the band celebrated with fans, taking photos and sharing stories about the secretive release.

THE STAGE is the follow-up to Avenged Sevenfold’s 2013 release, Hail To The King, which entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. Co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), THE STAGE is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. While the term “AI” conjures up images of robots and fantasy films, the band steers clear of a science fiction storyline. Instead, the album sees them taking a futurist’s look at the accelerated rate at which technology’s intelligence is expanding and what that means—good and bad—for the future.

The album’s epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.

Working with new label Capitol Records, the band’s plans for a stealth release were months in the making, and kicked off a few weeks ago with a guerilla campaign that saw projections of their deathbat symbol mysteriously appearing on landmarks around the world. Fans and media reported sightings and shared images from Paris, Sydney, London, Japan and Berlin, to name but a few. Anticipation and conspiracy theories reached fever pitch when rumors regarding supposed album titles and a December release date began to spread.

Two weeks ago, the band released a companion video for lead single/title track “The Stage.” https://youtu.be/fBYVlFXsEME Directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead, The Killers), the clip has already amassed well over six million YouTube views. The album also marks the band’s first release with acclaimed drummer Brooks Wackerman, known for his work with Bad Religion and whose discography also includes albums from Tenacious D and Suicidal Tendencies.

This weekend, fans can pick up exclusive band merch at Avenged Sevenfold pop-up shops in New York City and Los Angeles. The New York store (located at 68 Greene St., NY, NY 10012) will be open Friday from 11am – 9pm and Sat/Sun from 11am – 8pm. The Los Angeles shop (located at 6615 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028) will be open Fri-Sun from 11am -8pm. Both locations will be carrying limited-edition items created specifically for these events.


About AVENGED SEVENFOLD
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 Hail To The King (2013)— achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They’ve 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 “Shepherd of Fire.” The group, which hails from Huntington Beach, CA., 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, 27 October 2016

WHITECHAPEL launches 'Bring Me Home' video!


Ready to kick off 'Impericion Never Say Die headline tour in Europe!

WHITECHAPEL are ready to fly over to Europe to kickstart the IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR 2016 where the band will headline a plus 3-week run through 13 countries.

Just one week away until the first show it's the perfect time to premiere a brand new video. Surf over to tour sponsors Impericon at impericon-mag.com to check out the intense clip for 'Bring Me Home'!

Comments singer Phil Bozeman:
"This video means more to me than any video we've ever done. It portrays my struggle through dealing with my dad's death at the age of 10. The shots of me show me at my darkest moments. Suicidal thoughts, suicide note and feeling alone. The atmosphere of the room we shot this is nailed exactly how I was feeling at the time. Dark, depressed and suicidal. The shots of the man and young boy portray my bond I had with my dad and how devastated I was when he left. They are presented to be in a dream like state of me remembering him. The last shot is from my dad and mom's actual gravesite. It's really awesome to have that authenticity to the video. The final scene is showing that I came out of it alive but no matter what, I will push forward and not give up."

Do not miss WHITECHAPEL on the IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR 2016, the band is massively looking forward to this trip! "We are excited to return to Europe shortly with our new record and headline Never Say Die! 2016. We love Impericon and the Never Say Die! Tour so we've been looking forward to this since it was offered to us. The line up is solid and heavy so don't miss this tour!" says Alex Wade from WHITECHAPEL!

IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR 2016
WHITECHAPEL
+ THY ART IS MURDER
+ CARNIFEX
+ OBEY THE BRAVE
+ FALLUJAH
+ MAKE THEM SUFFER
+ POLAR

03/11/16 DE - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
04/11/16 DE - Hamburg @ Markthalle
05/11/16 BE - Antwerp @ Trix
06/11/16 UK - London @ The Electric Ballroom
07/11/16 UK - Manchester @ Club Academy
08/11/16 UK - Glasgow @ Garage
09/11/16 UK - Bristol @ Marble Factory
10/11/16 NL - Haarlem @ Patronaat
11/11/16 DE - Berlin @ SO36
12/11/16 PL - Wroclaw @ Albi
13/11/16 CZ - Prague @ Futurum
14/11/16 SK - Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
15/11/16 AT - Wien @ Arena
16/11/16 IT - Milan @ Circolo Magnolia
17/11/16 DE - München @ Backstage
18/11/16 CH - Pratteln @ Z7
19/11/16 FR - Lyon @ CCO
20/11/16 ES - Barcelona @ Razzmatazz
21/11/16 ES - Madrid @ Caracol
22/11/16 FR - Toulouse @ Metronum
23/11/16 FR - Paris @ Trabendo
24/11/16 LU - Luxembourg @ de Atellier
25/11/16 DE - Köln @ Essigfabrik
26/11/16 DE - Leipzig @ Felsenkeller


You can listen to songs and watch videos from 'Mark of the Blade' at:metalblade.com/whitechapel - where the record can also be ordered in various formats.

Reunited with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse), WHITECHAPEL has redefined who they are and what they are capable of with their new album, 'Mark of the Blade'. Kicking off with 'The Void' - which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band's three-guitar attack - the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on 'Decennium' bring the record to a close, it's impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear.

WHITECHAPEL line-up:
Phil Bozeman - Vocals
Ben Savage - Guitar
Zach Householder - Guitar 
Alex Wade - Guitar
Ben Harclerode - Drums
Gabe Crisp - Bass