Thursday, 22 December 2016

BATTLE BEAST first album trailer launched!


Finnish heavy metallers, BATTLE BEAST, announced the release of their 4th studio album, Bringer Of Painon February 17th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has launched the first album trailer, which shows vocalist Noora and guitarist Joona talking about the album's title and artwork, today. 
Watch it over on YouTube: 

Also check out the brand-new music video for 'King For A Day,' directed by Markus Nieminen (Oy Routafilmi AB): 

Bringer Of Pain - Tracklisting:
DIGI / CD
01. Straight To The Heart
02. Bringer Of Pain
03. King For A Day
04. Beyond The Burning Skies
05. Familiar Hell
06. Lost In Wars
07. Bastard Son Of Odin
08. We Will Fight
09. Dancing With The Beast
10. Far From Heaven
Bonus (DIGI only)
11. God Of War
12. The Eclipse
13. Rock Trash

2LP
Side A
01. Straight To The Heart
02. Bringer Of Pain
03. King For A Day
04. Beyond The Burning Skies
Side B
01. Familiar Hell
02. Lost In Wars
03. Bastard Son Of Odin
Side C
01. We Will Fight
02. Dancing With The Beast
03. Far From Heaven
Side D (Bonus)
01. God Of War
02. The Eclipse
03. Rock Trash

Recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Bringer Of Pain was also mixed by him alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The cover artwork was crafted by Jan Yrlund. Additionally, Bringer Of Pain is BATTLE BEAST's first album recorded with guitarist Joona Björkroth.

BATTLE BEAST live:
27.12. D Crailsheim - Dynamite Night
03.02. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
04.02. FIN Helsinki - Radio Rock Cruise
18.02. FIN Eura - Osmantupa
24.02. FIN Helsinki - Virgin Oil
25.02. FIN Turku - Gong

BATTLE BEAST - »Bringer Of Pain Over Europe 2017«
w/ MAJESTY + guest
02.03. D Mannheim - 7er Club
03.03. D Essen - Turock
04.03. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
06.03. A Vienna - Chelsea
08.03. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
09.03. F Puget-Sur-Argent - Le Rat's
10.03. E Barcelona - Bikini
11.03. E Madrid - Penelope
12.03. P Lisbon - RCA Club
13.03. P Porto - Hard Club
14.03. E Pamplona - Totem
16.03. F Nantes - Ferrailleur
17.03. F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
18.03. D Marsberg - Metal Diver Festival (Schützenhalle)
19.03. B Vosselaar - Biebob
20.03. NL Tilburg - Little Devil
22.03. UK Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
23.03. UK Manchester - Ruby Lounge
24.03. UK London - Underworld
25.03. F Paris - Petit Bain
26.03. D Saarbrücken - Garage
27.03. D Berlin - Bi Nuu
28.03. D Hamburg - Logo
29.03. D Würzburg - Posthalle
30.03. D Siegburg - Kubana
31.03. D Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
01.04. CH Wetzikon - Hall Of Fame
02.04. D Regensburg (Obertraubling) - Eventhall Airport
05.04. H Budapest - Barba Negra
06.04. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
07.04. D Lindau - Vaudeville
08.04. D Munich - Backstage
09.04. D Münster - Sputnikhalle

w/ SABATON, LEAVES’ EYES
20.04. USA Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
21.04. USA New York, NY - Playstation Theatre
23.04. USA Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
25.04. CDN Montreal, QC - Club Soda
26.04. CDN Quebec City, QC - Imperial De Quebec
27.04. CDN Toronto, ON - Opera House
28.04. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
30.04. USA Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub And Billiards
01.05. USA Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
02.05. USA Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
03.05. CDN Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
05.05. CDN Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
06.05. CDN Calgary, AB - The Palace
07.05. CDN Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
08.05. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10.05. USA San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
11.05. USA Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
12.05. USA Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
14.05. USA Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
16.05. USA Dallas, TX - Trees
17.05. USA San Antonio, TX - Alamo Music Hall
18.05. USA Houston, TX - Scout Bar
20.05. USA Tampa, FL - Orpheum
21.05. USA Charlotte, NC - The Underground
22.05. USA Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore

22. - 24.06. FIN Nummijärvi - Nummirock NEW!
30.06. - 02.07. FIN Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
13. - 16.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
21./22.07. D Fritzlar - Rock am Stück
01.09. D Katzenbach - Metallergrillen NEW!

BATTLE BEAST is:
Noora Louhimo | vocals
Joona Björkroth | guitars
Juuso Soinio | guitars
Eero Sipilä | bass
Janne Björkroth | keyboards
Pyry Vikki | drums

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KORPIKLAANI RELEASE 'FC LAHTI' LYRIC VIDEO


In September, Finnish folk metal superstars, KORPIKLAANI, released their single titled 'FC Lahti,' to show their support for their local football team. After touring Europe and Russia extensively during the last months, the band presents the lyric video for the track today. 

Watch the clip which bases on material from KORPIKLAANI's appearance at this year's Masters Of Rock (CZ), here: 

Get their latest album »Noita«, here: http://smarturl.it/KORPIKLAANI-NoitaNB

More on 'Noita':
'A Man With A Plan' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc0sJvtKrRM
'Ämmänhauta' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvZMFmbdue8
'Pilli On Pajusta Tehty' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCGlO2Ssqwk
'Lempo' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/GWCowljfU0s

KORPIKLAANI live:
V***u Soikoon! Tour
w/ METSATÖLL*
17.03. FIN Tampere - Yo-Talo*
18.03. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi*
24.03. FIN Oulu - Hevimesta*
25.03. FIN Kuopio - Rauhalahden Kylpylä*
31.03. FIN Vaasa - WS-Arena
01.04. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
14. - 16.04. B Mons - Trolls & Légendes NEW!
02. - 04.06. CZ Plzen - Metalfest Open Air NEW!
22. - 24.06. FIN Nummijärvi - Nummirock NEW!
05. - 08.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
05. - 08.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
20. - 23.07. UA Dovzhanka - Faine Misto
12.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

OVERKILL release lyric video for 'Mean, Green, Killing Machine'


Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, recently announced their upcoming eighteenth album, The Grinding Wheel, which will be released on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. 
Today the band unleash their new lyric video for 'Mean, Green, Killing Machine': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tN-70ESO3A

And listen to the wise words of lead vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth:
"Lets keep this rolling, 'Mean, Green, Killing Machine', the opening track - brand new, from us to you! Bang thy head."

Catch up on the interview trailers here:

The band recently released 'Our Finest Hour' - check out the lyric video here and prepare yourself for more Overkill in 2017!: 

The Grinding Wheel was produced by the band and mixed by Andy Sneap (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ACCEPT). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH...).

Below is the tracklisting for The Grinding Wheel:
1. Mean Green Killing Machine
2. Goddamn Trouble
3. Our Finest Hour
4. Shine On
5. The Long Road
6. Let's All Go To Hades
7. Come Heavy
8. Red White And Blue
9. The Wheel
10. The Grinding Wheel

OVERKILL live:
w/ NILE
14.02. USA Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
15.02. USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom (w/ LORDI)
16.02. USA Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
17.02. USA Chicago, IL - Concorde Music Hall
18.02. USA Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
19.02. USA Lawrence, KS - Granada
20.02. USA Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
22.02. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon
23.02. USA Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
25.02. USA Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
26.02. USA Tempe, AZ - Club Red
27.02. USA Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
28.02. USA Dallas, TX - Trees
01.03. USA Houston, TX - Scout Bar
02.03. USA San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
03.03. USA New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall
04.03. USA Ybor City, FL - The Ritz Ybor
05.03. USA Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

w/ NILE, AMORPHIS, SWALLOW THE SUN
06.03. USA Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
07.03. USA Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
08.03. USA Washington, DC - Howard Theatre
09.03. USA Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
10.03. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium*
11.03. USA Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
* with NILE only

22. - 24.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell
09. - 12.08. E Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
10. - 12.08. D Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
01./02.12 D Geiselwind - Christmas Bash
08./09.12. D Oberhausen - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting NEW!

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QUEENSRŸCHE release new music video for 'Bulletproof'!


Having just completed their year-long Condition Hüman world tour, heavy metal icons QUEENSRYCHE are proud to release a new music video for their song "Bulletproof".

Speaking about the story behind the track as well as the new video, vocalist Todd La Torre comments:
"Bulletproof is a journey through a relationship gone bad, however painful the relationship is you still find a way to persevere. We elected to present the song in a live setting as a sharp contrast to the videos we've done for the "Condition Hüman" album to help bring this chapter to a close and start the next journey."

You can watch the video here: 

QUEENSRŸCHE is
Todd La Torre
Michael Wilton
Eddie Jackson
Scott Rockenfield
Parker Lundgren

QUEENSRŸCHE online

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

DANNY WORSNOP REVEALS PLANS FOR DEBUT SOLO ALBUM & ANNOUNCES UK SHOW & INSTORES


Danny Worsnop, has signed a worldwide record deal with U.K.based independent label Earache Records for his upcoming debut solo album ‘The Long Road Home’.

"The Long Road Home", is Danny's first solo release and sees a musical departure from his previous work. It now forges a deeper and often darker path through the British-born, Nashville-based musician's mind. Longtime fans will see a much more personal and reflective side to Worsnop, with brutally honest lyrical themes ranging from loss and heartache to his (often public) struggles with drugs and alcohol.

Worsnop comments: 
"With the help of some incredible and very talented people, I am pleased to announce that in 2017 I will be releasing my first album as a solo artist. It has been an emotional roller-coaster creating these songs, but the end result has left me humbled, proud, and more excited about a project than I ever have been in my life”.

Worsnop has also just announced a one-off special album launch show on Tuesday February 14th 2017 at London’s Lexington. Tickets will go on sale TUESDAY 20th December at 10am, priced at £15 plus booking fee. Doors are 7pm. http://www.seetickets.com/event/danny. worsnop/the-lexington/1057744/ He will also be one of the first artists to play a live streamed show from You Tube's new Curator space on February 13th. 

In addition, UK fans will be able to celebrate the upcoming release with Danny himself at two exclusive, intimate performances in Leeds and Kingston-upon-Thames shortly before the album's launch.
Sunday, 12th February - Crash Records, Leeds 6 pm
Wednesday, 15th February - Banquet Records, Kingston-upon-Thames 6 pm

"The Long Road Home" is due to be released on February 17 2017, with the album's first single, "Mexico" already at No 10 on the iTunes Hot Songs list, view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UlYFIx5nRw

"The Long Road Home" track listing:
01. Prozac
02. Mexico
03. I Feel Like Shit
04. Anyone But Me
05. High
06. I Got Bones
07. Quite A While
08. Don't Overdrink It
09. I'll Hold On
10. Midnight Woman
11. Same Old Ending
12. The Man

"The Long Road Home" is available to pre-order now on limited-edition signed CD and coloured vinyl, along with a range of merch bundles.



IMMOLATION release first "Atonement" video trailer


New York death metal giants IMMOLATION will release their new album Atonement on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released their first video trailer discussing the release of that record. Check out vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan and guitarist Bob Vigna discussing what lead up to the creation of Atonement, here:

IMMOLATION are also pleased to join Max & Iggor Cavalera on their upcoming second leg of their RETURN TO ROOTS TOUR, next February/March in North America.

"We are really excited to be a part of this tour! It is no secret that SEPULTURA was one of our earliest influences, and Max and Iggor were the force behind it all! From Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions to Schizophrenia, SEPULTURA was one of the classic metal acts that is responsible for inspiring us to do what we do!

"To be able to join these guys around the US is definitely something special for us and we feel this whole package is going to have a lot to offer for the entire extreme metal scene! We look forward to seeing the metal masses out there in February!"

Confirmed dates are as follows:
2017 RETURN TO ROOTS Second Leg Tour Dates
MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA, IMMOLATION, FULL OF HELL
02/09 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/10 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
02/11 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sports Cafe
02/12 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
02/14 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
02/15 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
02/16 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
02/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
02/18 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
02/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
02/20 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
02/21 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
02/22 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
02/23 - Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
02/25 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
02/27 - Billings, MT @ Pub Station
03/01 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
03/02 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
03/03 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
03/04 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

IMMOLATION recently launched the single for Atonement, "Destructive Currents", via a 360º video, here: 

Atonement was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION). Cover art was created by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, EXODUS, ABYSMAL DAWN), along with additional artwork by the very talented Zbigniew Bielak (GHOST, ENSLAVED, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN).

Atonement track listing:
01. The Distorting Light 
02. When The Jackals Come 
03. Fostering The Divide 
04. Rise The Heretics 
05. Thrown To The Fire 
06. Destructive Currents 
07. Lower
08. Atonement
09. Above All
10. The Power Of Gods 
11. Epiphany
Bonus Track (CD only):
12. Immolation (re-recorded)

IMMOLATION will be co-headlining Bristol Deathfest on April 15th 2017 - you can purchase tickets here: 

IMMOLATION is a name long synonymous with the extreme music scene, delivering some of the most unique and creatively dark death metal the underground has witnessed over the past 28 years. 2017 will mark 29 years for Immolation and in February “Atonement” will prove that this is one band that does not look back, continuing to push the limits and remaining a vibrant force for the future of a genre they helped define.

IMMOLATION is:
Ross Dolan – bass/vocals
Robert Vigna – guitar
Steve Shalaty – Drums
Alex Bouks - guitar


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RHCP’s CHAD SMITH JOINS BABYMETAL ON STAGE

BABYMETAL were joined by a very special guest during their last show supporting RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS at the O2 Arena on December 18th – none other than RHCP drummer Chad Smith!

After a high-octane performance of “Gimme Chocolate!!”, BABYMETAL exited the stage and darkness quickly descended upon the arena. Unnoticed by the crowd, Chad Smith replaced BABYMETAL drummer Hideki Aoyama behind the kit and performed a spectacular drum solo, disguised as a member of the Kami Band wearing corpse paint and white clothing.

Joined by their new “God Of Drums”, BABYMETAL closed their final support set of the tour with a show-stopping Judas Priest medley of “Painkiller” and “Breaking The Law”, with SU-METAL performing lead vocals.

At the end of the show there came another surprise, as Chad Smith reappeared with a birthday cake for SU-METAL, who celebrates her 19th birthday on 20th December. The audience joined with cheering and singing “Happy Birthday”, marking a very special end to a phenomenal tour and an incredible 2016 for BABYMETAL.

BABYMETAL recently announced that they will appear as special guests to METALLICA at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea on January 11th 2017 as part of their WORLDWIRED world tour, as well as supporting GUNS N’ ROSES in Japan in January.

BABYMETAL released their new “Live At Wembley” album on December 9th via earMUSIC, which debuted at #32 in the UK Rock and Metal chart with just physical copies alone. With a carefully selected tracklisting, the CD captures the spectacular performance recorded at BABYMETAL’s first ever UK Arena show, ‘BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016 kicks off at THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY’. The KKKK rated album was described by Kerrang! Magazine, who last week gave the band their first Kerrang! cover, “proof of what a devastating live force they are”

Sunday, 18 December 2016

KREATOR release brand new single, 'Satan Is Real', music video available!


German thrash titans KREATOR have released the second single off of their upcoming album, Gods Of Violence.

Check out the brutal video for 'Satan Is Real' here:

Commented band leader Mille Petrozza: 
"Hordes! Here is the second video of the demon trilogy we have come up with with the great people from Grupa13. Enjoy our new single 'Satan Is Real'!"

The band recently announced an exclusive release show on January 26 at Musik & Frieden in Berlin, Germany. Tickets for the show can't be purchased but won. All you have to do is mail to godsofviolence@kreator-terrorzone.de and send us a pic or video of you and your ticket for one of the shows of the Gods of Violence Tour, hitting Europe from Feb 2nd till Mar 7th! The best contributions will be rewarded with an exclusive invitation!

Deadline is January 10th, 2017.

More on Gods Of Violence:
Album trailer #1: https://youtu.be/3kI7FNoH1Bw
'Gods Of Violence' music video: https://youtu.be/xeUBJ2Ha-FM or https://vimeo.com/191641401 *uncut*

The cover art was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also did the limited edition artwork for KREATOR's last album, Phantom Antichrist (2012) and lent his talents to band like BOLT THROWER, ACCEPT or OVERKILL in the past. Find the intimidating artwork below.

The album will contain 11 tracks with a total running time of approx. 52 minutes.
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.

KREATOR will embark on an extensive European headlining tour in early 2017 with support from label mates SEPULTURA and SOILWORK.

KREATOR
+ SEPULTURA
+ 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

17.06. FR Clisson, Hellfest
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air


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AVERSIONS CROWN release new track, "Soulless Acolyte"


Australian metal destroyers AVERSIONS CROWN will release their sophomore album, Xenocide on January 20th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released a brand new song from that album in the form of a track video. 

"The Soulless Acolyte' is one of my favourite tracks off the album, and another big piece of the Xenocide puzzle to decipher," comments vocalist Mark Poida. "The dudes ripped it on this song; the drums shred and it totally slams!" 

Check out "The Soulless Acolyte", here: 

Xenocide was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) from Audio Hammer.

Xenocide track listing:
01. Void
02. Prismatic Abyss
03. The Soulless Acolyte
04. Hybridization
05. Erebus
06. Ophiophagy
07. The Oracles Of Existence
08. Cynical Entity
09. Stillborn Existence
10. Cycles of Haruspex
11. Misery
12. Odium

More on Xenocide:
Album trailer #2: https://youtu.be/lWVIwBKKUzs
"Ophiophagy" lyric video: https://youtu.be/DhZfRGRPNQg
"Erebus" lyric video: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw

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HEAVY SCOTLAND adds Finntroll, Destruction, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Ingested


HEAVY SCOTLAND just got all the heavier with the addition of Finntroll, Destruction, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Ingested.

Held at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange between the 1st-2nd April, they join the already hard hitting line-up that's set to make this the go-to Scottish metal festival in 2017.

They join:
Behemoth (UK/EIRE Exclusive)
Arch Enemy
Grave
Havok
Blaze Bayley
Dyscarnate
Sodomized Cadaver
Shiraz Lane
Disposable
Centrilia

Conducting the affairs of the festival and hosting the event is alternative tattoo model Femke Fatale.

To help add to the line-up, the festival have launched a Battle of the Bands for an unsigned act to join the world-class billing. Three battles, eight bands, and one winner. The three events are to be held on 28th January, 11th February and 25th February [for more information see the poster below.]

Tickets are now available to purchase from here: http://www.ticketor.com/heavyscotland

Includes:
VIP bundles: £115 (selling out)
Standard: £80
Standard bundle (with festival t-shirt): £92

Early bird tickets now sold out!

The festival are also delighted to announce hotel discounts in partnership with Tune Hotel. Use the discount code HEAVYSCOT when booking to receive a 15% discount, valid from 30 March - 3 April inclusive. 

Set to be the biggest and best new festival dedicated to all things dark, heavy, and vicious, Heavy Scotland is borne out of a love of metal. Aimed at supporting a famously dedicated metal scene but until now without a big festival, Heavy Scotland looks set to put Scotland on the map.

Stay tuned for news of pre- and after-parties as they come.

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FIREWIND release 'Ode To Leonidas' video


Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., are releasing their 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, on January 20th, 2017 via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe.

In order to give you a next preview teaser for the upcoming album, a bombastic video clip, which was produced by the iCODE Team (Kamelot, Devin Townsend Project, Moonsorrow, etc.), as well as a digital single for the album track “Ode To Leonidas” are being launched today.

Check out the video here: 

And the digital single (also as next instant grat track via iTunes) is available here:

FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked in with the following comment about the track and its video:

“As many of you have found out by now, our new album "Immortals" is a concept and focusing on the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. The song "Ode To Leonidas" is obviously about the legendary warrior King of Sparta and his heroic battle with his 300 brave men against the massive Persian army invaders. 

For the production of the clip we traveled to Belgrade, Serbia and filmed with iCode team (same team that directed my solo video "The Quest" and so many other great bands) and we're really amazed by the end result. It's truly epic! We hope you will enjoy too. Heavy Metal fans - unite!”

Most recently, a comprehensive EPK for “Immortals” was made available here:

The album’s first single and opening track “Hands Of Time” can still be heard here:

The tracklisting for the “Immortals” album reads as follows:
FIREWIND – “Immortals”:
1. Hands Of Time
2. We Defy
3. Ode To Leonidas
4. Back On The Throne
5. Live And Die By The Sword
6. Wars Of Ages
7. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
8. Immortals
9. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes

“Immortals” marks the first time FIREWIND used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, but also co-wrote it together with Gus G. Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, “Immortals” will also be released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there will also be a limited edition Mediabook CD with expanded booklet, a bonus track and 3 stickers.

You can additionally already check out a few sample riffs off “Immortals” in a play-through clip that Gus G. recorded in co-operation with Toontrack’s EZmix 2 and the Metal Guitar Gods 4 EZmix Pack expansion here:

Gus G. and Toontrack also launched a "Metal Month Masterclass" series of video guitar lessons here:

In order to support the release of “Immortals”, FIREWIND are set to hit the road across Europe and the UK. Those dates as well as some first festival dates confirmed for 2017 and also a string of GUS G. solo shows in Asia are as follows:

FIREWIND – Europe & UK Tour 2017
Special Guests: Manimal & Scar Of The Sun
15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
19.02.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms
22.02.2017 Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
23.02.2017 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie
25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
27.02.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

FIREWIND – European Festivals 2017:
02.06.2017 Pilsen (Czech Republic) - Metalfest Open Air
16.06.2017 Duisburg (Germany) - Rage Against Racism
13-15.07.2017 Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head
09-12.08.2017 Villena (Spain) - Leyendas del Rock
08.09.2017 Olen (Belgium) - Olensfest

GUS G – Live 2016/2017:
20.01.2017 Anaheim, CA (USA) - The Grove (w/ Metal Allegiance, Marty Friedman)
22.03.2017 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
23.03.2017 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
25.03.2017 Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall

In related news, Century Media Records will be re-releasing FIREWIND’s albums number three, “Forged By Fire” (2005), and four, “Allegiance” (2006), for the first time ever on LP format on January 20th, 2017 as well. Both records will be available each on 180 gr. vinyl and will include the full album on CD as bonus. The pre-order will start on Friday, December 23rd here: www.cmdistro.de

FIREWIND Line-Up
Henning Basse - Vocals
Gus G. - Guitar
Petros Christo - Bass
Bob Katsionis - Keyboards
Jo Nunez - Drums

FIREWIND Discography
Between Heaven And Hell (CD, 2002)
Burning Earth (CD, 2003)
Forged By Fire (CD, 2005)
Allegiance (CD, 2006)
The Premonition (CD/LP, 2008)
Live Premonition (CD/DVD, 2008)
Days Of Defiance (CD/LP, 2010)
Few Against Many (CD/LP, 2012)
Apotheosis - Live 2012 (CD, 2013)
Immortals (CD/LP, 2017)

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