Tuesday, 28 February 2017

VADER & IMMOLATION Announce UK/IRE shows in April!


Polish death metal legends Vader and Yonkers NY’s unique death metal masters Immolation, are very pleased to announce that they will both be touring the UK and playing a show in Dublin, this coming April.
Vader will be headlining the six shows, with Immolation performing as main support. Also supporting will be Austrian brutal death metal troupe Monument Of Misanthropy, more supports to be announced in due course.

The death metal onslaught will commence on 11th April with a performance at Manchester’s Rebellion venue, taking the extreme package to Dublin, Glasgow and London, before concluding at Bristol Death Fest and Brighton’s Mammothfest Death Metal All Dayer. 

Tour dates are as follows:

Vader will be touring in celebration of their latest studio album, ‘The Empire’, which was released in November of last year. 

You can purchase ‘The Empire’ here: 

There is some contention as to the beginnings of Vader, but the truth is that they began in the autumn of 1983 by Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek (‘Bardast’ and later ‘Behemoth’ back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek ‘Vika’ Wroblewski. Extreme metal was about to be born in Poland and Vader were among the pioneers of that genre in the newly emerging underground – and the only band from that era still reigning! The first crucial point in the band’s history was their participation in the first Polish heavy metal festival – Metalmania in 1986, where they played to an audience of around 5000 persons.

Immolation will be touring in honour of their hugely successful new record, ‘Atonement’, which was released only a handful of days ago.

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 ever witnessed. 2017 marks 29 years for Immolation – the band continue to push the boundaries and remain a vibrant force for the future of a genre that they helped define. Ever since their debut album ‘Dawn of Possession’ (Roadrunner) was released in in 1991, they have continued album after album to refine and hone their most identifiable style, creating some of the darkest and most adventurous death metal the scene has ever heard.

Vader Links:

Immolation Links:

MADBALL announce UK tour-dates


NYHC Legends Madball have announced a UK tour for this summer, Frontman Freddy Cricien commented:
'We look forward to our return to the U.K. this summer - We had a great time on the arena tour with Korn and Limp Bizkit - we were treated respectfully and I think we gained some new supporters! That said, we look forward to returning to the clubs, a more intimate environment, that's the world we come from! The more packed the more chaotic.. see you in the pit! '

Tickets on sale now. Dates as follows:
MADBALL
25th June: London -The Underworld
26th June: Cardiff -Clwb Ifor Bach
27th June: Huddersfield - The Parish
28th June: Glasgow - The Garage G2
29th June: Birmingham - Mama Roux

Madball have earnt their stripes as one of the true veterans of the hardcore scene, with a career that's spanned more than a quarter of a decade so far. Madball are currently working on their ninth studio album. Stay tuned for more info.
The hardcore veterans released their last album 'Hardcore Lives' in 2014.

More on Hardcore Lives:
"Doc Marten Stomp" music video https://youtu.be/b5RQhAPygXE
"Born Strong" music video http://youtu.be/lLes0J8AwDY
'DNA' lyric video: https://youtu.be/wwfBjZ24Hvo

Visit Madball online: 

SHORES OF NULL ANNOUNCE 'BLACK DRAPES FOR TOMORROW¹


NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON 14 APRIL VIA CANDLELIGHT / SPINEFARM RECORDS

Rome-based metal band Shores Of Null have announced their second album, ‘Black Drapes For Tomorrow’, which will be released via Candlelight / Spinefarm Records on April 14th, 2017.

Following their highly acclaimed debut “Quiescence”, the gloom maestros are back with an album full of wistful-yet-powerful riffs, blackened aggression and epic melancholy-ridden vocals.

Produced by Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance), ‘Black Drapes For Tomorrow’ is a profoundly dark outing both musically and lyrically, forging a seamless and overflowing blend of genres into a boiling pot of multi-layered sounds.

Tracklisting:
1. Tributary Waters
2. Donau
3. Tide Against Us
4. House Of Cries
5. Black Drapes For Tomorrow
6. The Enemy Within
7. Carry On, My Tiny Hope
8. We Ain’t Ashes
9. A Thousand Storms
10. The Kolyma Route
11. Death Of A River


An intense live schedule in support of this release sees them embarking upon a European tour with Harakiri For The Sky and Sylvaine; they are also set to make several Italian appearances opening for Candlemass, with more shows still to be announced.

The album title leaves no room for misinterpretation; Shores Of Null are back with a burden of gloom and darkness.

Monday, 27 February 2017

GHOST BATH announce London headline show


Depressive black metal merchants GHOST BATH, have announced their first ever UK headline show, an intimate gig at London's Sebright Arms on Tuesday 16th May.

Limited Tickets available now, get yours from:

Ghost Bath recently announced details of their new album Starmourner to be released on April 21st via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. 
Stream the first single from that record, entitled "Thrones", 

Starmourner was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Josh Schroeder and features impressive cover artwork by Luciana Nedelea. 
The album features an intense concept, building on last year's acclaimed Moonlover release, Starmourner is set on a higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), the cosmos (instead of earth), and paradise (instead of purgatory.) But most importantly, it explores ecstasy -instead of tragedy- as its basic human emotion. With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is GHOST BATH's most ambitious undertaking yet.

The album takes its listener on a journey in a variety of ways; Each track is accompanied by a beautifully crafted painting as well as a "parable" to read alongside. This allows the listener to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but a visual and imaginative experience through as they delve into the album. "The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts," says vocalist/ mastermind Nameless. "Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorrow, as any true GHOST BATH record should be." 

GHOST BATH embark on a UK tour in May supporting Katatonia and also playing a London headline show. 
Dates as follows:
GHOST BATH (support to KATATONIA)
7th May – Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
8th May – Bristol – The Marble Factory
9th May – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
10th May – Southampton – Engine Rooms
11th May – Manchester – Sound Control
12th May – Glasgow – Garage
13th May – Belfast – Limelight 2
14th May – Dublin – Academy
GHOST BATH - HEADLINE
16th May - London -Sebright Arms 

GHOST BATH began in October of 2013 with the release of their self-titled EP on Solitude Productions (China). This was followed by their debut LP titled, Funeral, which was released on Pest Productions (China) in June of 2014. Moonlover, their latest LP was released originally on Northern Silence Productions (Germany) and then re-released with a bonus track through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced by Josh Schroeder and Nameless and mixed by Josh Schroeder.

More on GHOST BATH:
"Golden Number" music video https://youtu.be/3jLVH1J3xmk
"Ascension" visualizer https://youtu.be/FpmWRFzdLb0
"Happyhouse" music video https://youtu.be/18ZxQ_x3JFk

Visit GHOST BATH online: 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

DEEZ NUTS announced to support Suicide Silence on UK tour; release new single "Discord"


After just wrapping up their highly successful “You Are Part Of This Tour 2017” including a sold out show in Hamburg, Gruenspan and a packed Essigfabrik, Cologne, DEEZ NUTS are confirmed as main support for the upcoming Suicide Silence UK dates in March.

DEEZ NUTS
supporting: Suicide Silence, support: Venom Prison
19.03.17 (UK) Southampton - Engine Rooms
20.03.17 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
21.03.17 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
22.03.17 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
23.03.17 (UK) Bristol Marble - Factory
24.03.17 (UK) London - KOKO

The tour is just a few days prior to the release of DEEZ NUTS' upcoming album which is set for a worldwide release on April 7, 2017.

“Binge & Purgatory” was produced by Deez Nuts and Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid), engineered by Shane Frisby (The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead) and mixed and mastered by Pete Rutcho (Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside).

The track listing reads as follows:
1. Binge
2. Purgatory
3. Antidote
4. Commas & Zeros
5. Break Out
6. Discord
7. Lessons Learned
8. Carried By Six
9. Cakewalk
10. For What It's Worth
11. Hedonistic Wasteland
12. Remedy
13. Do Not As I Do

The unique artwork was created by a group of creative individuals with Pat Fox taking care of the design and layout, James Hartley supplying the photos and Tyrrell Winston actualising the compositions.

“Binge & Purgatory” is the follow up to their highly successful album “Word Is Bond” which landed on #34 in the German album charts and on #20 in their native Australia.

DEEZ NUTS
25.02.17 (GR) Athens - Modu
26.02.17 (BG) Sofia - Mixtape 5

Summer festivals:
16.-18.06.17 (FR) Clisson - Hellfest
22.-24.06.17 (DE) Gräfenhainichen - With Full Force Festival
04.-06.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Králové - Rock For People
06.-08.07.17 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
22.07.2017 (DE) Lindau - Umsonst & Draussen

DEEZ NUTS online:

DEATH ANGEL Announce UK shows for August!


San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel, who seemingly never slow down, are very pleased to announce that they will be playing four UK headline shows this August.
Supports to be announced shortly.

Fiery front man Mark Osegueda checked in with the following comment:
“I am extremely proud to announce that DEATH ANGEL will finally be returning to the UK for a string of headlining shows in August of 2017.
These will be the first Death Angel shows in the UK since the release of our album ‘The Evil Divide’!! And we have been biting at the bit to get back there!
Expect nothing less than a special in your face set that will leave exhausted, and satisfied! Yet! Wanting for more!
See you on stage, in the pit, and at the bar”

The Death Angel dates are as follows:

In May of last year, Death Angel released their latest masterpiece ‘The Evil Divide’ – their eighth studio album.
'The Evil Divide' was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010's 'Relentless Retribution' and 2013's 'The Dream Calls For Blood'. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.

Not every band can rise up to be musical legends, but every once in a while a group is able to exceed all expectations and define the boundaries of a genre. Among one of the youngest bands ever to storm the metal world, Death Angel have come to be known as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the 80s Bay Area Thrash Metal scene. Death Angel weren’t just a band, they were family! Originally formed in 1982 by five cousins, including current members guitarists Rob Cavestany and vocalist Mark Osegueda.

Three decades into their celebrated career, Death Angel remain as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album ‘The Evil Divide’. The group - Mark Osegueda (vocals), Rob Cavestany (lead guitar), Ted Aguilar (guitar), Will Carroll (drums), and Damien Sisson (bass) - satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems. 'The Evil Divide' stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music.

Their career kicked off with legendary debut, 'The Ultra-Violence', in 1987. The classic 'Frolic Through The Park' began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the ‘Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4’. The group broke up following 1990’s 'Act III' only to reunite in 2004 on 'The Art of Dying' for the next generation.

In 2008, Death Angel teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon) for 'Killing Season' recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, 'Relentless Retribution' boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s 'The Dream Calls For Blood' bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to 'Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III'.

Death Angel are:
Mark Osegueda // Vocals
Damien Sisson // Bass
Will Carroll // Drums
Rob Cavestany // Guitars
Ted Aguilar // Guitars

Death Angel Links:

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

AVATARIUM announce new album 'Hurricanes And Halos'


Sweden's doom darlings AVATARIUM are back with their third studio album and once again, singer Jennie-Ann Smith and her gentlemen cast a spell over you with a truly magical sound experience - 'Hurricanes And Halos' will take the world by storm on May 26th and contains eight majestic new tracks.

Once again, AVATARIUM rely on beauty and darkness, heavy guitars and fragile sounds, unique female vocals and the mystic vintage blues sound from the 60s, while still staying on modern ground and trusting into the haunting soul of doom rock. Six out of the eight new tracks were forged by CANDLEMASS wizard Leif Edling, but guitar master Marcus Jidell and singer Jennie-Ann Smith also contributed to the songwriting and formed a worthy successor to 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' - an album that topped multiple soundchecks in 2015 and brought them the 'Up And Coming'-award from German Metal Hammer.

The new album was produced by Marcus Jidell himself, while David Castillo (KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, OPETH) recorded and mixed it in the famous Ghost Ward Studios and the mastering was done by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, SEPULTURA). Together they created an organic and warm sound that sets 'Hurricanes And Halos' apart from the over bred, electronically optimized mass.

"Recording Hurricanes And Halos has truly been an emotional roller coaster for me and I do think that has contributed to a pure and vibrating energy on the album. I am deeply proud of what we have achieved together," states lead singer Jennie-Ann Smith and guitar wizard Marcus Jidell adds: "It feels like the two previous albums and the EPs lead us to this one, it's been a natural flow to where we are today, musical and emotional wise"

More on 'The Girl With The Raven Mask':
'Pearls & Coffins' official music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYWC6ZlRmjA
'Girl With The Raven Mask' official track & lyrics:
'Hypnotized' official track & lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzr21X90eTY

More info:

UK TECH-FEST Announces Next Batch of Bands for 2017 Festival including Chelsea Grin and The Faceless


UK TECH-FEST has revealed 15 more bands for this year’s festival which takes place at the Newark Showground from 6 to 10 July 2017.

Salt Lake City deathcore maestros CHELSEA GRIN will make their debut appearance at the festival, as will Californian death wizards THE FACELESS and Montreal prog outfit BEYOND CREATION in UK exclusive appearances, meaning Tech-Fest will certainly be one of the heaviest festivals in the UK in 2017.

This also features the exclusive final UK show from EXIVIOUS, who recently announced the band was to be going their separate ways.

Other exclusive appearances come from Munich progressive mavericks PANZERBALLET, Swedish ominous-death outfit HUMANITY’S LAST BREATH and Zurich death metallers VIRVUM.

Full announcement below:
Chelsea Grin
The Faceless (UK Exclusive)
Beyond Creation (UK Exclusive)
Igorrr
Uneven Structure
Humanity’s Last Breath (UK Exclusive)
Exivious (UK Exclusive – Final UK Show)
Panzerballett (UK Exclusive)
Persefone
DSME (Drewsif Stalin’s Musical Endeavors)
Virvum (UK Exclusive)
Ghost Iris
James Norbert Ivanyi
Sleep Token
Dreamwaves

The bands join an already stacked Tech-Fest line-up featuring the likes of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, OBSCURA, ABORTED, THE ARUSHA ACCORD, HACKTIVIST and so much more.

Full line-up so far:
The Black Dahlia Murder - UK EXCLUSIVE
Chelsea Grin 
The Faceless - UK EXCLUSIVE
Obscura - UK EXCLUSIVE 
Aborted 
Beyond Creation – UK EXCLUSIVE
Igorrr
The Arusha Accord 
Hacktivist
Uneven Structure
Ingested 
The Algorithm
Humanities Last Breath - UK EXCLUSIVE
Oceans Ate Alaska
Exivious – UK EXCLUSIVE FINAL SHOW
Panzerballett
Dyscarnate 
Carcer City 
Persefone
Drewsif Stalins Musical Endeavours
Exist Immortal
Sarah Longfield
Alaska
Virvum (UK EXCLUSIVE)
The Fine Constant
Within Destruction 
Aenimus
Toska
Ghost Iris
James Norbert Ivanyi
The Royal
Hieroglyph
Sleep Token
FRCTRD
Fraktions
Nycosia
Dreamwaves

Full weekend tickets currently available at a price of £74.99 + £20 Camping.
Purchase tickets here: http://uktechfest.gigantic.com

Venue address:
Newark Showground
Lincoln Rd
Newark-on-Trent
Winthorpe
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG24 2NY

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.uktechfest.com

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY release new track from upcoming album


New album The Great Collapse will be released on 17 March via Long Branch Records. 

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have released brand new track 'Iron Moon' from their upcoming new album The Great Collapse.

Featuring a guest performance from Kevin McCaughey (Ion Dissonance), stream the track here: https://youtu.be/AFAMEIAMvGs

"Iron Moon's one of our more aggressive songs, lyrically it's sort of an attack on the complacent and routine life," says guitarist and producer Will Putney. "The world is full of people stuck in these dead end paths, just accepting a world that's handed to you, a world where you have no voice or no opportunity to even get ahead. It's a song written in defiance of that and is a reminder that you don't have to settle for being exploited or controlled by anyone."

The new single is released on the heels of the band's music video for 'Heads Will Hang' premiered last month via Alternative Press and directed by Max Moore (Code Orange, Of Mice And Men).

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY will release The Great Collapse on 17 March via Long Branch Records (Europe) and Entertainment One (Rest of the world). 

European live dates:
03.08.17 DE - Wacken - Wacken Open-Air
16.08.17 DE - Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
18.08.17 DE - Allstedt - Destruction Derby
with more to be announced.


The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it’s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soap-boxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fuelled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullsh*t or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore. 

“When I write a song, I’m trying to feel emotionally connected to it. I really don’t like saying things that don’t matter over music that I want to matter,” says Putney, guitarist, principal songwriter and cofounder. “We’ve always addressed serious topics going back to our first album. We aren’t a politically charged band up on a podium yelling at people – anybody can relate to the aggression, anger, frustration, and sadness often communicated in our music. But we absolutely raise important questions in the lyrics. Those themes are there to discover.”

Putney’s fellow guitarist/cofounder, Patrick Sheridan, strongly agrees. He emphasises that while the music of Fit For An Autopsy may evolve it will always be aggressive and will always have purpose. “We think it's important to carry that torch. Somebody's got to say something about the shit that's going on. If you're not using your music, which is a great platform, for something meaningful that you care about on some level, then you're kind of wasting it.” 

The six-men of the New Jersey based group - which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta - put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.

BATTLE BEAST release 'Bringer Of Pain' music video!


Finnish heavy metallers, BATTLE BEAST, released their fourth studio record titled Bringer Of Pain, last Friday through Nuclear Blast. Check out the brand new video for the title track, produced by Dark Noise Productions ( www.darknoiseproductions.com), 
over on YouTube: 

Bassist Eero Sipilä commented on the video:
"Short story: We wanted to do a video which was simply about thrashing around. 'Bringer Of Pain' is the fastest and probably the least "commercial"-sounding song on the album, displaying a completely different side as opposed to the previous singles so it seemed like a perfect choice. Empty industrial hall, tons of smoke, tight jeans and lot's of headbanging – the classic metal video!"

ICYMI:

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 FinnvoxStudios. 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 will embark on an extensive touring cycle in support of Bringer Of Pain (Nuclear Blast), check out the tour trailer here: 

More on Bringer Of Pain:
'King For A Day' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lKYdrL-AAw
Making-of 'King For A Day' music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAH4aY7FO7k
'Familiar Hell' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3k7r_U8b40

BATTLE BEAST - Bringer Of Pain Over Europe 2017
w/ MAJESTY, GYZE
02.03. D Mannheim - 7er Club
03.03. D Essen - Turock
04.03. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
05.03. PL Wroclaw - Firlej NEW VENUE!
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. E Vigo - Sala Master NEW!
14.03. E Pamplona - Totem
16.03. F Nantes - Ferrailleur
17.03. F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
18.03. D Marsberg - Metal Diver Festival (Schützenhalle) *SOLD OUT*
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
04.04. A Graz - Explosiv NEW!
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

More BATTLE BEAST dates:
18.02. FIN Eura - Osmantupa
24.02. FIN Helsinki - Virgin Oil
25.02. FIN Turku - Gong

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 Concert Hall
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
30.06. FIN Puolanka - Lankafest
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
16. - 19.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
01.09. D Katzenbach - Metallergrillen
02.09. D Markneukirchen - ReeveLand Festival
01.11. S Stockholm - Klubben
02.11. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
03.11. S Huskvarna - Folkets Park
04.11. S Linköping - The Crypt

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

More info:

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Papa Roach Premiere Video For New Track 'Help'


Papa Roach have given fans a taste of their forthcoming ninth album with a video for their new single ‘Help’. The track dropped earlier today, Friday 15th February and is available across all digital streaming platforms via Eleven Seven Music. The new album is expected to be released in May.

“Help” was produced by Nicholas “Ras” Furlong and Colin Brittian, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired the band to revisit some of their early influences. “We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven,” explains Furlong. “We ended up morphing the band’s best ‘old school’ traits into a courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach in the 21st Century.” Lyrically the new offering, touches on the personal, yet relatable, theme that surrounds the universal struggle of surviving mental health issues.

Papa Roach teased fans late last year with the viral release of “Crooked Teeth”(LISTEN HERE), which is nearing 2M streams on Spotify. Featuring one of the album’s more unorthodox moments—the 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown, “Crooked Teeth” hit the online community, exciting fans all over the world who are expecting an album as dynamic as their classics INFEST and Getting Away with Murder.

Papa Roach will be heading out on a Canadian tour with Sum 41 during April, followed by a handful of US festival dates. More dates will be announced soon via their website: www.paparoach.com/tour

Papa Roach are Jacoby Shaddix (vox), Jerry Horton (Guitars), Tobin Esperance (Bass) and Tony Palermo (Drums).

THE CHARM THE FURY Release Second Video Trailer For The Sick, Dumb & Happy


Amsterdam based metal band THE CHARM THE FURY have announced their sophomore album, The Sick, Dumb & Happy, will be released on March 17th via Nuclear Blast (worldwide) and Arising Empire (Europe).

Today, vocalist Caroline Westendorp and drummer Mathijs Tieken discuss how the band have progressed since their 2012 EP. In addition, offering some insight on the moments leading up to their signing with Nuclear Blast Records. 

Watch the clip here: 

More on The Sick, Dumb & Happy
"Down On the Ropes" music video: https://youtu.be/erFbMpFFyww
"Down On the Ropes" behind the scenes: https://youtu.be/tkX-eGGbXWY
Caroline and Mathijs autograph posters for pre-order: https://youtu.be/GZKOdE0Tjl0

The album was recorded at Wisseloord, ICP Belgium. The mixing was completed by Josh Wilbur (MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED) with additional mixing by Stefan Glaumann (WITHIN TEMPTATION, RAMMSTEIN, PARADISE LOST). Ted Jensen (MACHINE HEAD, DEATH ANGEL, THY ART IS MURDER). of Sterling Sound in New York City and Brian 'Big Bass' Gardner (DAVID BOWIE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, GEMINI SYNDROME) handled the mastering of The Sick, Dumb & Happy..

Below is the track list for The Sick, Dumb & Happy:
1. Down On The Ropes
2. Echoes
3. Weaponized
4. No End In Sight
5. Blood And Salt
6. Corner Office Maniacs
7. The Future Need Us Not
8. Silent War
9. The Hell In Me
10. Songs Of Obscenity
11. Break And Dominate

Be sure to check out the teaser trailer on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!: https://youtu.be/IXStMbLMLng

THE CHARM THE FURY have matured since their debut. With several of Europe's biggest festivals under their belt, they have transformed their sound into a startling slab of ultra-modern but utterly distinctive metal that shrewdly and honestly redefines what THE CHARM THE FURY is all about. Driven by a collective distaste for the state of the world in the 21st century, the band recorded an angry album underpinned by ferocious intelligence and a heartfelt desire to wake people out of their digital stupors.

With more details about the band’s new album, The Sick, Dumb & Happy, to come, the critical moment has arrived: THE CHARM THE FURY are armed, ready and hungry for the next big push. When it explodes in 2017, the smart money is on these die-hard noisemakers claiming their rightful place among the new metal elite. They have the songs, the determination and the charisma to make it happen.

The band:
Caroline Westendorp - Vocals
Mathijs Tieken - Drums
Rolf Perdok - Guitars
Martijn Slegtenhorst - Guitars
Lucas Arnoldussen - Bass

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Reveal New Album Details, “Prevail I”

Explosive Canadian Hard Rockers, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have completed work on their new album and Napalm Records debut “Prevail I”. The album is set for release on May 12th! Today the band reveals the artwork, track listing and has unleashed their brand new single “Gotham”. 

Listen to a stream of the new aurally enticing single “Gotham”
HERE

Beginning today, “Prevail I” is available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages via the Napalm Records Webstore HERE

Frontwoman KOBRA PAIGE on the story of “Prevail I” the band’s most ambitious effort to date:
“When we are born, we are innocent, pure, and unshaped. This mandala signifies a human at the beginning of it’s journey. Unscathed and beautiful, the mandala is each and every one of us. As this album unfolds, you will notice it’s more than just music. ‘Prevail I’ is a story of visceral truth and I believe, if we’re really being honest with ourselves, everyone will find their story within it. After all, the battles may differ, but we all started as the same mandala and we are more relatable than we’d like to admit. Our only wish is that you may enjoy the freaking crap out of this album and find comfort in realizing you’re not alone.”

“Prevail I” Track Listing:
Gotham
TriggerPulse
You Don’t Know
Specimen X (Mortal Chamber)
Light Me Up
Manifest Destiny
Victim
Check The Phyrg
Hell On Earth

PrevailLed by frontwoman and vocal powerhouse KOBRA PAIGE, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have been making a name for themselves worldwide since 2010 with extensive touring and three well-received albums. 

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS is loaded with exquisite precision, heavy emotion, vocal brilliance and grand-scale dynamics, highlighting the glories of Classic heavy metal and rock. Known for their exceptionally strong live shows, they proudly carry the flag for all metal/hard rock fans. 

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS is: 
Kobra Paige (vocals)
Jasio Kulakowski (guitars)
Brad Kennedy (bass)
Marcus Lee (drums)

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ONCE HUMAN Unveil Video for 'Dark Matter'


Once Human have released their new studio album ‘Evolution’ today. While the video for their first single “Eye Of Chaos” now exceeds the 2.5 million views, a new video for their song “Dark Matter” is now available on YouTube.


Evolution is not just the title of Once Human’s sophomore release, it’s an armor-plated declaration. Having made waves with their 2015 debut, The Life I Remember, the band have dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy.

“Having been focused on recording, producing and developing bands, I had not picked up the guitar out of passion for twelve years but as soon as I started writing with Lauren (Hart, vocals) I fell in love with what we were making, and I wanted to play in the band and get back on stage,” states guitarist Logan Mader, whose name will be familiar to metalheads not only for his production and/or mixing work on records from the likes of Gojira, Fear Factory and Devildriver, but also as the original guitarist in Machine Head, and his late 90s stint in Soulfly.

With the lineup rounded out by drummer Dillon Trollope, bassist Damien Rainaud and guitarists Skyler Howren and recent recruit Max Karon, everything about Evolutionmakes it clear that this is a band pushing itself to deliver something that truly stands apart. “Our first record was getting the ball rolling, but now it’s as if we’re a totally different band. We really found our sound and our identity, it’s quite unique and I think what we’re doing is really on fire.”

With the intensity and range of Hart’s roar having drastically increased, she unleashes it across complex and constantly shifting time signatures, and thick, contorted riffs that land with sledgehammer force. However, this is not only about bludgeoning the listener into submission, the violence often juxtaposed with eerie atmospherics and dark melodies to create something with great depth.

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Tracklisting:
Flock Of Flesh
Eye Of Chaos
Mass Murder Frenzy
Gravity
Dark Matter
Paragon
Drain
Killers For The Cure
Passenger

Friday, 17 February 2017

DIMMU BOGIR unveil 'Mourning Palace' live clip + launch pre-order


As 2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, they will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night on April 28th. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals:
Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.

Today, the Norwegians unveil their first video from the Wacken show - see the raging black metal hymn 'Mourning Palace' live with the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra here: https://youtu.be/Cg6n3ZhKwt4

Both the show in Oslo and the show at Wacken contain the following live tracks:
01. Xibir (orchestra)
02. Born Treacherous
03. Gateways
04. Dimmu Borgir (orchestra)
05. Dimmu Borgir
06. Chess With The Abyss
07. Ritualist
08. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
09. Eradication Instincts Defined (orchestra)
10. Vredesbyrd
11. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
12. The Serpentine Offering
13. Fear And Wonder (orchestra)
14. Kings Of The Carnival Creation
15. Puritania
16. Mourning Palace
17. Perfection Or Vanity (orchestra)

This unique combination of elegance and extravagance has long seemed like a natural evolution for fans, but much time, arrangements and commitment were necessary to put this gigantic production into reality and fill the stage with 90 minutes of mindblowing sets per night. The shows guide the fans through classics from the band's discography - from the majestic finisher 'Mourning Palace' to the stomping manifesto 'Puritania' and the haunting 'Gateways'... Norway's DIMMU BORGIR know how to leave nothing behind but pure ashes.

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