FAROOQ brings their new release HEAT to the musically starved; plus an exclusive interview

       Every once in a while there comes a band that’ll put out an album that will just blown your mind and get you pumped for the pit.  FAROOQ are that band. On Aug 24, 2018 they will be releasing their new album HEAT on Glacier Recordings.        At the start of pushing play, the entire album sparks the violent reaction of energy and emotion that I have sorely missed from music these days.  Being a fan of hardcore and metal music, Farooq effortlessly blends these two genres to perfection while also being unique in their sound, by adding elements of hip hop and guitar wizardry.  The album is simple, but yet it isn’t which is hard t explain. The groove and balls to the wall attitude are genuine and forefront. Yet there are layers of complexity in terms of lyrics and musicianship.         Their latest single titled  Stone Cold Steve Hawking  is a perfect example of just how thought invoking they can be; tackling topics of religion using metaphorical scientific references. All the while you get pummeled by metallic riff driven guitars, down trodden bass and arm flinging drumming.        Their precious single happens to one of my favorite song off this release.   Owning It  has the speed, anger, beat downs and chaos that makes me want to get in the pit and lose my mind, not giving a fuck how old I am.         This album easily makes my top ten in recent memory. I can’t thank FAROOQ enough for making an album that just blows my mind and makes me hopeful that the music I love is left in good and capable hands.      https://youtu.be/kHIz01qSt7g     Tracklisting:    1. Owning It    2. Get 2 Work    3. T.O.T.W. 2018    4. Mall Metal    5. The Story    6. Clown Clocks    7. One Nation Under    8. E-Male    9. It’s 2AM Somewhere    10. Stone Cold Steve Hawking    You can find Faroog online at the following:     https://www.instagram.com/farooqmosh      https://www.facebook.com/farooqmosh      https://farooqmosh.bandcamp.com      http://www.glacierrecordings.com      https://www.facebook.com/glacierrecordings    CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW WITH  VOCALIST DANIEL DOMINGUEZ III BELOW:  First, thank you for taking time out to talk with us today.                  Thank you for having us.          •       You are able to blend different elements in your music, mainly hardcore and metal, and have made a melting pot of energy for fans to go crazy with; was this your intent in your musical direction?    Daniel- Yes. When Phil (Guitar) and I started writing music together we decided to not get bogged down under all of the pretentious sub-genre trash and just write what we like. Once we added Eric (drums) I knew we were going to have a style of our own. Eric has written some of our coolest guitar parts over the years. Whenever I personally put songs together, write riffs, or lyrics; I’m doing it with the goal of getting a reaction out of the rest of the guys. Our only criteria is that we all enjoy playing it and listening to it. If we can enjoy doing this, it should not be hard for people watching us to enjoy it as well.          •       Your newest single  Stone Cold Steve Hawking  just premiered this last week, in which the topic is pretty bleak, is this a cumulation of where you think the human race is heading? Or a reflection of where we came from and will continue towards?      Daniel- The subject matter stems from conversations Eric would lead us in during long drives. He always has some interesting things to talk about.  The instrumental we made for this song called for something different. I wanted to tell a story. We always need to have more to it than just riffs and aggression, so I asked Eric for some suggestions and he sends me this long wild text about humanity being at this critical stage of evolution and how the sun will eventually die leaving no trace of life at all. He expressed to me how small humanity, history, religion and politics on earth really are because there will be no trace we ever existed when the sun finally dies. When I read “the sun will die” I thought about how in religious texts there was a rather famous son that died for his followers lives. I decided to tie them together to show how even the most powerful organized religion will not be able to withstand the power of the true giant, the red giant that the sun will become.          •       Your new album   Heat   will be released on Aug 24, how were you able to turn out a new album so fast, since you just released your last album July 2017?    Daniel-  We love to write music. Phil, Eric and I all enjoy writing guitar riffs and expanding on what we’re able to do. We started writing new songs for “The Faction” as soon as our first album “The Truth” was released in 2013. By the end of 2014 we had another 12 songs written and were ready to record by late 2015. The Faction was recorded in December of 2015 but didn’t see release until 2017 because we wanted to make sure we put out the best quality songs and beautiful physical copies within our budget.  We had been itching to write new songs since 2015. When Keith Glacier asked in August 2017 if we could have an album ready to record by April of 2018 we jumped at the challenge. I was confident in the technical, organizational and creative skills Phil posses, the ability Eric has to create and collaborate on drum parts as well as my passion and mind for composition, lyrics and overall creativity.           •       Did you change anything in particular on   Heat   compared to   The Faction  ?    Daniel-  I feel like musically we continued our evolution, rather than made any particular changes. Brandon, who had been our first official bass player moved to guitar, which is his first instrument and we were also able to add Adam as our new bass player. We recorded The Faction on our own, at home as a 4 piece with Brandon on bass. Heat was recorded in studio with Zack Ohren as a 5 piece and because of that, the quality has definitely evolved as well.           •       Listening to your music feels like a sonic boom, your sound encapsulates a live pulsating feel, when you write songs, do you think of how it will translate live?    Daniel-  Absolutely. Once we start playing what we wrote together, we are able to feel which parts may benefit from change in order to engage a live crowd more. We also have parts in our set where we may change how a song is played on the fly based on how the crowd is reacting, so parts may get slowed down, pauses might be longer, Phil, or Eric might address the crowd without a mic in front of them, anything can happen! The reaction from a live crowd is a big part of what Farooq and Heat is all about.          •       Also, with this new record, do you feel like you have harnessed the sound you have been aiming for?     Daniel-  Zack and Keith were amazing guides when it came to the proper tones to bring our guitar and bass parts to another level. The quality Zack brings to the table is exactly why he’s done work on our last two consecutive albums. We are all very happy with how this new record sounds and can’t wait to start writing another one. As for the musicality, we definitely have cemented our style and process.  However, part of our whole energy revolves around questioning the status quo and pushing the creative envelope. I know for myself, vocally, I’m better than I’ve ever been, but I still feel like there's so much more to learn and master.           •       You have a short tour coming up, is there any plans that you can talk about for after that?    Daniel- We plan to do as many weekend runs to the surrounding states as possible after we get back from this 11 day/8 state tour. We have music videos in the works as well.  There are other things we have our eyes on, but those will be for a future conversation.          •       What has been your favorite part of being a musician and playing music?     Daniel- The guys love to travel, see new places, eat and judge the inferior Mexican food from all the other states that aren’t California.   My personal favorite thing is meeting people who our music has helped or inspired.          •       What would you want people to know about Farooq that they might not be aware of?     Daniel-  We get asked a lot about the name. The 3 original members (Phil, Eric and I) grew up watching WWF Wrestling during the Attitude Era. The name was inspired by Ron Simmons AKA “Faarooq”. The dude is a total badass all around and he brought such an aggressive and strong energy to the name. We chose the spelling “Farooq” after learning that translated from an Arabic it means things like “the redeemer” and “one who discerns the truth from falsehood”. The name fit the theme of the lyrics and was an homage to one of the greatest to ever compete in the squared circle.          •       Any last parting words for the fans?    Daniel- Thank you for your support and for growing this Faction we call Farooq.   

     Every once in a while there comes a band that’ll put out an album that will just blown your mind and get you pumped for the pit.  FAROOQ are that band. On Aug 24, 2018 they will be releasing their new album HEAT on Glacier Recordings.

    At the start of pushing play, the entire album sparks the violent reaction of energy and emotion that I have sorely missed from music these days.  Being a fan of hardcore and metal music, Farooq effortlessly blends these two genres to perfection while also being unique in their sound, by adding elements of hip hop and guitar wizardry.  The album is simple, but yet it isn’t which is hard t explain. The groove and balls to the wall attitude are genuine and forefront. Yet there are layers of complexity in terms of lyrics and musicianship.

    Their latest single titled Stone Cold Steve Hawking is a perfect example of just how thought invoking they can be; tackling topics of religion using metaphorical scientific references. All the while you get pummeled by metallic riff driven guitars, down trodden bass and arm flinging drumming.

    Their precious single happens to one of my favorite song off this release.  Owning It has the speed, anger, beat downs and chaos that makes me want to get in the pit and lose my mind, not giving a fuck how old I am.

    This album easily makes my top ten in recent memory. I can’t thank FAROOQ enough for making an album that just blows my mind and makes me hopeful that the music I love is left in good and capable hands.

https://youtu.be/kHIz01qSt7g

Tracklisting:

1. Owning It

2. Get 2 Work

3. T.O.T.W. 2018

4. Mall Metal

5. The Story

6. Clown Clocks

7. One Nation Under

8. E-Male

9. It’s 2AM Somewhere

10. Stone Cold Steve Hawking

You can find Faroog online at the following:

https://www.instagram.com/farooqmosh

https://www.facebook.com/farooqmosh

https://farooqmosh.bandcamp.com

http://www.glacierrecordings.com

https://www.facebook.com/glacierrecordings

CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW WITH  VOCALIST DANIEL DOMINGUEZ III BELOW:

First, thank you for taking time out to talk with us today.

                Thank you for having us.

        •       You are able to blend different elements in your music, mainly hardcore and metal, and have made a melting pot of energy for fans to go crazy with; was this your intent in your musical direction?

  Daniel- Yes. When Phil (Guitar) and I started writing music together we decided to not get bogged down under all of the pretentious sub-genre trash and just write what we like. Once we added Eric (drums) I knew we were going to have a style of our own. Eric has written some of our coolest guitar parts over the years. Whenever I personally put songs together, write riffs, or lyrics; I’m doing it with the goal of getting a reaction out of the rest of the guys. Our only criteria is that we all enjoy playing it and listening to it. If we can enjoy doing this, it should not be hard for people watching us to enjoy it as well.

        •       Your newest single Stone Cold Steve Hawking just premiered this last week, in which the topic is pretty bleak, is this a cumulation of where you think the human race is heading? Or a reflection of where we came from and will continue towards?

    Daniel- The subject matter stems from conversations Eric would lead us in during long drives. He always has some interesting things to talk about.  The instrumental we made for this song called for something different. I wanted to tell a story. We always need to have more to it than just riffs and aggression, so I asked Eric for some suggestions and he sends me this long wild text about humanity being at this critical stage of evolution and how the sun will eventually die leaving no trace of life at all. He expressed to me how small humanity, history, religion and politics on earth really are because there will be no trace we ever existed when the sun finally dies. When I read “the sun will die” I thought about how in religious texts there was a rather famous son that died for his followers lives. I decided to tie them together to show how even the most powerful organized religion will not be able to withstand the power of the true giant, the red giant that the sun will become.

        •       Your new album Heat will be released on Aug 24, how were you able to turn out a new album so fast, since you just released your last album July 2017?

  Daniel-  We love to write music. Phil, Eric and I all enjoy writing guitar riffs and expanding on what we’re able to do. We started writing new songs for “The Faction” as soon as our first album “The Truth” was released in 2013. By the end of 2014 we had another 12 songs written and were ready to record by late 2015. The Faction was recorded in December of 2015 but didn’t see release until 2017 because we wanted to make sure we put out the best quality songs and beautiful physical copies within our budget.

We had been itching to write new songs since 2015. When Keith Glacier asked in August 2017 if we could have an album ready to record by April of 2018 we jumped at the challenge. I was confident in the technical, organizational and creative skills Phil posses, the ability Eric has to create and collaborate on drum parts as well as my passion and mind for composition, lyrics and overall creativity. 

        •       Did you change anything in particular on Heat compared to The Faction?

  Daniel-  I feel like musically we continued our evolution, rather than made any particular changes. Brandon, who had been our first official bass player moved to guitar, which is his first instrument and we were also able to add Adam as our new bass player. We recorded The Faction on our own, at home as a 4 piece with Brandon on bass. Heat was recorded in studio with Zack Ohren as a 5 piece and because of that, the quality has definitely evolved as well. 

        •       Listening to your music feels like a sonic boom, your sound encapsulates a live pulsating feel, when you write songs, do you think of how it will translate live?

  Daniel-  Absolutely. Once we start playing what we wrote together, we are able to feel which parts may benefit from change in order to engage a live crowd more. We also have parts in our set where we may change how a song is played on the fly based on how the crowd is reacting, so parts may get slowed down, pauses might be longer, Phil, or Eric might address the crowd without a mic in front of them, anything can happen! The reaction from a live crowd is a big part of what Farooq and Heat is all about.

        •       Also, with this new record, do you feel like you have harnessed the sound you have been aiming for?

   Daniel-  Zack and Keith were amazing guides when it came to the proper tones to bring our guitar and bass parts to another level. The quality Zack brings to the table is exactly why he’s done work on our last two consecutive albums. We are all very happy with how this new record sounds and can’t wait to start writing another one. As for the musicality, we definitely have cemented our style and process.  However, part of our whole energy revolves around questioning the status quo and pushing the creative envelope. I know for myself, vocally, I’m better than I’ve ever been, but I still feel like there's so much more to learn and master. 

        •       You have a short tour coming up, is there any plans that you can talk about for after that?

  Daniel- We plan to do as many weekend runs to the surrounding states as possible after we get back from this 11 day/8 state tour. We have music videos in the works as well.

There are other things we have our eyes on, but those will be for a future conversation.

        •       What has been your favorite part of being a musician and playing music?

   Daniel- The guys love to travel, see new places, eat and judge the inferior Mexican food from all the other states that aren’t California. 

My personal favorite thing is meeting people who our music has helped or inspired.

        •       What would you want people to know about Farooq that they might not be aware of?

   Daniel-  We get asked a lot about the name. The 3 original members (Phil, Eric and I) grew up watching WWF Wrestling during the Attitude Era. The name was inspired by Ron Simmons AKA “Faarooq”. The dude is a total badass all around and he brought such an aggressive and strong energy to the name. We chose the spelling “Farooq” after learning that translated from an Arabic it means things like “the redeemer” and “one who discerns the truth from falsehood”. The name fit the theme of the lyrics and was an homage to one of the greatest to ever compete in the squared circle.

        •       Any last parting words for the fans?

  Daniel- Thank you for your support and for growing this Faction we call Farooq.

 

JESUS PIECE Issues "Punish" At Cvlt Nation

Only Self Debut LP Nears Release Through Southern Lord

                                                            [photo by Amy Ha]  Philadelphia's  JESUS PIECE  premieres their new single "Punish" through Cvlt Nation, as the band's Only Self  debut LP nears release later this month via Southern Lord.   Only Self  was recorded in Chicago at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Dead In The Dirt) mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba), and completed with artwork by Dom Pabon.  With the premiere of "Punish," Cvlt Nation declares, "It was a long wait for a full length from  JESUS  PIECE . This record was absolutely worth the wait.  Only Self  is hardcore music at its finest. The songwriting, the metallic production, the lyrical content - it's all so cohesive. When I first learned who JP was, I was glued to the internet for a few weeks watching live videos of a band that is uncompromisingly heavy. It's a beautiful thing when a band's live reputation stacks up to their album. This release is the next chapter in what will hopefully be a reign of unending terror for years to come."   JESUS PIECE  vocalist Aaron Heard simply offers, "'Punish' is aggression."   Stream "Punish" from JESUS PIECE at  THIS LOCATION .   Southern Lord will release  Only Self  on CD, LP, and digital formats on Friday, August 24th. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp where "Curse Of The Serpent" and "Neuroprison" are streaming  HERE  , and find physical preorder options   HERE  .  A band which works tirelessly to play to everyone they can, the anthems of  JESUS PIECE  tackle topics of personal struggle and loss, to socio-political matters including racism, police brutality, and other injustices. The band formed in 2015 and self-released their first demo/EP in the same year, followed by a self-released EP in the Summer of 2016. Bridge Nine Records released a split 7" between  JESUS PIECE  and Malice At The Palace in early 2017. The band has paved their own way into the national scene by booking multiple headlining coast-to-coast tours among many bouts of regional touring and performances at notable festivals including This Is Hardcore, Nature World Fest, Sound And Fury, FYA Fest, and others.   JESUS PIECE  is quickly developing a reputation as one of the heaviest, most uncompromising acts both on record and on the stage. With the brutalizing grooves of Disembodied, Turmoil, Harm's Way, and labelmates Xibalba, the band incorporates elements of noise, ominous tones, and haunting atmospheres into their dynamic songwriting. With crushing, modern production, the eleven new tracks on their  Only Self  debut LP place  JESUS PIECE  among the scene's darkest and heaviest acts and delivers one of the most anxiously-awaited albums of the hardcore/metal underground this year with  Only Self , a record which proves itself as one of the year's most vicious releases.   JESUS PIECE  has toured mercilessly alongside Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Burn, Knocked Loose, Terror, Vein, Year Of The Knife, and many more across North America and Europe over the past year, and just made their vicious return to This Is Hardcore. Watch for new tour dates for  JESUS PIECE  to continually to be announced throughout the year in support of  Only Self .   https://twitter.com/jesuspiecehc    https://www.instagram.com/jesuspiecehc    https://jesuspiecehc.bandcamp.com    http://www.southernlord.com    http://southernlord.bandcamp.com    http://twitter.com/twatterlord    https://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

                                                           [photo by Amy Ha]

Philadelphia's JESUS PIECE premieres their new single "Punish" through Cvlt Nation, as the band'sOnly Self debut LP nears release later this month via Southern Lord.

Only Self was recorded in Chicago at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Dead In The Dirt) mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba), and completed with artwork by Dom Pabon.

With the premiere of "Punish," Cvlt Nation declares, "It was a long wait for a full length from JESUSPIECE. This record was absolutely worth the wait. Only Self is hardcore music at its finest. The songwriting, the metallic production, the lyrical content - it's all so cohesive. When I first learned who JP was, I was glued to the internet for a few weeks watching live videos of a band that is uncompromisingly heavy. It's a beautiful thing when a band's live reputation stacks up to their album. This release is the next chapter in what will hopefully be a reign of unending terror for years to come."

JESUS PIECE vocalist Aaron Heard simply offers, "'Punish' is aggression."

Stream "Punish" from JESUS PIECE at THIS LOCATION.

Southern Lord will release Only Self on CD, LP, and digital formats on Friday, August 24th. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp where "Curse Of The Serpent" and "Neuroprison" are streamingHERE, and find physical preorder options HERE.

A band which works tirelessly to play to everyone they can, the anthems of JESUS PIECE tackle topics of personal struggle and loss, to socio-political matters including racism, police brutality, and other injustices. The band formed in 2015 and self-released their first demo/EP in the same year, followed by a self-released EP in the Summer of 2016. Bridge Nine Records released a split 7" between JESUS PIECE and Malice At The Palace in early 2017. The band has paved their own way into the national scene by booking multiple headlining coast-to-coast tours among many bouts of regional touring and performances at notable festivals including This Is Hardcore, Nature World Fest, Sound And Fury, FYA Fest, and others.

JESUS PIECE is quickly developing a reputation as one of the heaviest, most uncompromising acts both on record and on the stage. With the brutalizing grooves of Disembodied, Turmoil, Harm's Way, and labelmates Xibalba, the band incorporates elements of noise, ominous tones, and haunting atmospheres into their dynamic songwriting. With crushing, modern production, the eleven new tracks on their Only Self debut LP place JESUS PIECE among the scene's darkest and heaviest acts and delivers one of the most anxiously-awaited albums of the hardcore/metal underground this year with Only Self, a record which proves itself as one of the year's most vicious releases.

JESUS PIECE has toured mercilessly alongside Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Burn, Knocked Loose, Terror, Vein, Year Of The Knife, and many more across North America and Europe over the past year, and just made their vicious return to This Is Hardcore. Watch for new tour dates for JESUS PIECE to continually to be announced throughout the year in support of Only Self.

https://twitter.com/jesuspiecehc

https://www.instagram.com/jesuspiecehc

https://jesuspiecehc.bandcamp.com

http://www.southernlord.com

http://southernlord.bandcamp.com

http://twitter.com/twatterlord

https://www.facebook.com/SLadmin

ACCIDENT PRONE: "Spring Loaded To Self Destruct" Streaming At New Noise

Virginia Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Deep Wound Red EP This Month

                                                          [photo by Jordan Wall]  As Virginia Beach metallic hardcore outfit  ACCIDENT PRONE  prepares to release their  Deep Wound Red  EP in less than two weeks, New Noise Magazine is now streaming the track "Spring Loaded To Self Destruct."   ACCIDENT PRONE 's  Deep Wound Red  was produced by Lee Dyess (Against Me!, From First to Last, Evergreen Terrace), mastered by Brad Boatright (Oathbreaker, Code Orange, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by Rusty Painter.  With the release of "Spring Loaded To Self Destruct,"  ACCIDENT PRONE  vocalist David P. offers, "It's about somebody thinking that they can be wishy-washy with you but deciding it's not worth your time." Bassist James B. adds, "I remember our guitarist James D. first demoing this track and having some of the riffs stuck in my head; it's catchy. This song is fun to play live to me mostly because it's the least technical, so we can comfortably get into it and move around a little bit when we play it."   Stream ACCIDENT PRONE's   "Spring Loaded To Self Destruct" at New Noise Magazine  RIGHT HERE .    ACCIDENT PRONE  will independently release  Deep Wound Red  on CD and digital August 23rd. Find digital preorders where "Despairado" is also streaming   HERE   and watch for CD preorders shortly.  Having just returned from an extensive summer tour,  ACCIDENT PRONE  is booking new tour dates in conjunction with  Deep Wound Red , with several dates preceding its release already booked, and more being confirmed.   ACCIDENT PRONE   Tour Dates:   8/11/2018 Spinelli's Downtown - Louisville, KY 8/12/2018 The Raven Inn - Baltimore, MD 8/14/2018 The Art Center - Butler, PA  Formed in late 2011 by a group of high school friends,  ACCIDENT PRONE  began their journey by traveling out of town to play shows as often as possible soon after their local debut. After a string of EPs, a split, a full-length record, and several lineup changes, the band fully honed-in on their blend of modern hardcore and spastic metalcore, culminating with the release of their 2016 EP,  Love. Hate. , produced by Andreas Magnusson (Oh, Sleeper, The Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet).   ACCIDENT PRONE  has continued to develop as musicians and songwriters by reaching a new apex on their new release,  Deep Wound Red , exhibiting the band's savagely unique guitar riffs and seething, aggressive vocals layered on top of the technical, crushing rhythm section. Even as they've strayed into new territory with a refreshing display harmonious melodic sections,  ACCIDENT PRONE has continued to stay true to their hardcore roots with an attitude and intensity matched by few in the current DIY scene.   https://accidentproneva.bandcamp.com    https://www.facebook.com/accidentproneva    https://www.instagram.com/accidentproneva    https://twitter.com/accidentproneva    https://www.youtube.com/accidentproneva

                                                         [photo by Jordan Wall]

As Virginia Beach metallic hardcore outfit ACCIDENT PRONE prepares to release their Deep Wound Red EP in less than two weeks, New Noise Magazine is now streaming the track "Spring Loaded To Self Destruct."

ACCIDENT PRONE's Deep Wound Red was produced by Lee Dyess (Against Me!, From First to Last, Evergreen Terrace), mastered by Brad Boatright (Oathbreaker, Code Orange, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by Rusty Painter.

With the release of "Spring Loaded To Self Destruct," ACCIDENT PRONE vocalist David P. offers, "It's about somebody thinking that they can be wishy-washy with you but deciding it's not worth your time." Bassist James B. adds, "I remember our guitarist James D. first demoing this track and having some of the riffs stuck in my head; it's catchy. This song is fun to play live to me mostly because it's the least technical, so we can comfortably get into it and move around a little bit when we play it."

Stream ACCIDENT PRONE's "Spring Loaded To Self Destruct" at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

ACCIDENT PRONE will independently release Deep Wound Red on CD and digital August 23rd. Find digital preorders where "Despairado" is also streaming HERE and watch for CD preorders shortly.

Having just returned from an extensive summer tour, ACCIDENT PRONE is booking new tour dates in conjunction with Deep Wound Red, with several dates preceding its release already booked, and more being confirmed.

ACCIDENT PRONE Tour Dates:

8/11/2018 Spinelli's Downtown - Louisville, KY
8/12/2018 The Raven Inn - Baltimore, MD
8/14/2018 The Art Center - Butler, PA

Formed in late 2011 by a group of high school friends, ACCIDENT PRONE began their journey by traveling out of town to play shows as often as possible soon after their local debut. After a string of EPs, a split, a full-length record, and several lineup changes, the band fully honed-in on their blend of modern hardcore and spastic metalcore, culminating with the release of their 2016 EP, Love. Hate., produced by Andreas Magnusson (Oh, Sleeper, The Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet).

ACCIDENT PRONE has continued to develop as musicians and songwriters by reaching a new apex on their new release, Deep Wound Red, exhibiting the band's savagely unique guitar riffs and seething, aggressive vocals layered on top of the technical, crushing rhythm section. Even as they've strayed into new territory with a refreshing display harmonious melodic sections, ACCIDENT PRONEhas continued to stay true to their hardcore roots with an attitude and intensity matched by few in the current DIY scene.

https://accidentproneva.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/accidentproneva

https://www.instagram.com/accidentproneva

https://twitter.com/accidentproneva

https://www.youtube.com/accidentproneva

SOULFLY reveal new album details and release new single

Pre-order now available in multiple formats!

 Metal icons  SOULFLY  are set to release their devastating new album   Ritual,   on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band is pleased to reveal the first single from that soon to be landmark release. Check out "Evil Empowered", here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB7gYzoVUQw ).  Comments guitarist/vocalist  Max Cavalera : “I am really stoked to be working again with two of my favorite artists,  Eliran Kantor  and  Marcelo Vasco ! The   Ritual   artwork is very mystic and captures the vibe of the album perfectly. For this one, we really tried to retain the groove of early  SOULFLY  as well as my love for the heavy, fast stuff I’m into: like death and black metal and some hardcore. Working with  Josh Wilbur  for  SOULFLY  this time around has been amazing. He’s a huge fan and added a lot to the record. I would fight for the fast songs and he would always push me to add more groove. I think in the end we created a really cool mix of songs that covers a lot of ground in my career. Let the   Ritual   begin!”  Producer  Josh Wilbur  adds:  "Before I had ever recorded a record, in my formidable years,  Max  released the holy trinity that was (at least to me)   Chaos A.D.  ,  Roots , and   Soulfly 1  . I wanted to make a record that captured what I loved about those when I was growing up! Those records inspired me and introduced me to heavy metal. Fast forward to now and I was given the opportunity to make the record I wanted as an fan! So I set up some mics, recorded some riffs, we banged on some galvanized metal, roto toms, djembes, and anything else we could get, then I told Max to 'BRING DA SHIT'!"      Ritual   was produced, recorded and mixed by  Josh Wilbur  ( KILLER BE KILLED ,  LAMB OF GOD ,  GOJIRA).  Cover artwork was painted by artist  Eliran Kantor  ( TESTAMENT ,  ICED EARTH ,  SODOM ). Additional booklet art was handled by  Marcelo Vasco  ( SLAYER ,  HATEBREED ,  KREATOR ), who also handled the package design. The album features multiple guests including  Randy Blythe  ( LAMB OF GOD ) and  Ross Dolan ( IMMOLATION ).  Pre-order  SOULFLY 's eleventh studio album   Ritual,   in various physical and digital formats, here ( www.nuclearblast.com/soulfly-ritual ).    Ritual   track listing: 1.  Ritual 2.  Dead Behind The Eyes (feat.  Randy Blythe ) 3.  The Summoning 4.  Evil Empowered 5.  Under Rapture (feat.  Ross Dolan ) 6.  Demonized 7.  Blood On The Street 8.  Bite The Bullet 9.  Feedback! 10.  Soulfly XI  Visit  SOULFLY  online at  www.soulfly.com .  Like:   www.facebook.com/soulflyofficial   Follow:   https://twitter.com/TheSoulflyTribe   Watch :  www.youtube.com/soulflyband

Metal icons SOULFLY are set to release their devastating new album Ritual, on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band is pleased to reveal the first single from that soon to be landmark release. Check out "Evil Empowered", here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB7gYzoVUQw).

Comments guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera:
“I am really stoked to be working again with two of my favorite artists, Eliran Kantor and Marcelo Vasco! The Ritual artwork is very mystic and captures the vibe of the album perfectly. For this one, we really tried to retain the groove of early SOULFLY as well as my love for the heavy, fast stuff I’m into: like death and black metal and some hardcore. Working with Josh Wilbur for SOULFLY this time around has been amazing. He’s a huge fan and added a lot to the record. I would fight for the fast songs and he would always push me to add more groove. I think in the end we created a really cool mix of songs that covers a lot of ground in my career. Let the Ritual begin!”

Producer Josh Wilbur adds: 
"Before I had ever recorded a record, in my formidable years, Max released the holy trinity that was (at least to me) Chaos A.D.Roots, and Soulfly 1. I wanted to make a record that captured what I loved about those when I was growing up! Those records inspired me and introduced me to heavy metal. Fast forward to now and I was given the opportunity to make the record I wanted as an fan! So I set up some mics, recorded some riffs, we banged on some galvanized metal, roto toms, djembes, and anything else we could get, then I told Max to 'BRING DA SHIT'!"  

Ritual was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (KILLER BE KILLEDLAMB OF GODGOJIRA). Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENTICED EARTHSODOM). Additional booklet art was handled by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYERHATEBREEDKREATOR), who also handled the package design. The album features multiple guests including Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD) and Ross Dolan(IMMOLATION).

Pre-order SOULFLY's eleventh studio album Ritual, in various physical and digital formats, here (www.nuclearblast.com/soulfly-ritual).

Ritual track listing:
1.  Ritual
2.  Dead Behind The Eyes (feat. Randy Blythe)
3.  The Summoning
4.  Evil Empowered
5.  Under Rapture (feat. Ross Dolan)
6.  Demonized
7.  Blood On The Street
8.  Bite The Bullet
9.  Feedback!
10.  Soulfly XI

Visit SOULFLY online at www.soulfly.com.
Like: www.facebook.com/soulflyofficial
Follow: https://twitter.com/TheSoulflyTribe
Watchwww.youtube.com/soulflyband

DEE SNIDER – Storms Worldwide Charts with For The Love Of Metal!

                                                         Photo by Stephanie Cabral   Dee Snider ’s   For The Love Of Metal ,  released on July 27 via Napalm Records, garnered high chart positions worldwide!   Dee , his team and the Napalm Records crew are very excited to announce the following chart positions:   USA:  #1 Top New Artist Albums #2 Top Hard Music Albums (2nd to Halestorm) #3 Record Label Independent Current Albums #8 Top Current Rock Albums #13 Top Internet #20 Top Current Albums #22 Top Albums By Strata #26 Overall Digital Albums    Canada:   #9 Top Hard Music Albums #42 Top Current Albums #53 Top Albums      UK:  #12 Metal #32 Independent    Germany:  #26    Switzerland:  #16    Austria:  #65   Press on  For The Love Of Metal :     "Round off a disc that might be among the best in the heavy metal genre 2018. Awesome.“  ~  Metal Hammer, DE   " Dee Snider  is back, and my god, it feels good!"  ~  Metallian, FR   "But for God's sake, what a return of the New Yorker destroyer“  ~  RockHard, FR   "One thing has remained the same, and that is that striking and rebellious voice, which has not lost strength"  ~  Aarschok, NL   "This  "  For The Love Of Metal  ", bashes, pops and strikes wildly around. Not only because  Snider  sings everything perfectly, but also because the musicians deliver more than excellent work here.“  ~  Rock Tribune, BE   "Impressive!“   ~ World Of Metal Magazine, ES   “He is the quintessential metal frontman and commands respect as such.” ~  Metal Wani    “Jamey Jasta is an adept producer and absolutely succeeds in restoring Snider to his previously known Metal God status.”  ~ Metal Wani    “...hands down and horns up, the metal album of the year so far.”  ~ Maximum Volume Music    “I haven’t headbanged this much in a long time and I loved it. This is an exceptional album that fans of any genre should pick up. It has everything – great riffs, killer drums, heavy bass, and one of the greatest vocalists of all time.”   ~ Metal Nexus   “  For The Love Of Metal   is a sanctuary of crushing Heavy Metal ecstasy, proving Snider’s immortal staying power and lust for the greatest music genre mankind has ever seen.”  ~ Cryptic Rock    “A blisteringly heavy, catchy and contemporary metal record which, largely due to his performance, also manages to capture the dirty, raw energy of early 1980s Twisted Sister.”  ~ Ghost Cult Magazine    “ Dee Snider ’s love of metal is real, and timeless.”  ~ Bravewords    “It is heavy, infectious and full of energy from start to finish and  Dee Snider  definitely has plenty of gas left in the tank.”  ~ Shockwave Magazine    “ Dee Snider ’s   For The Love of Metal   shows that the mastermind is back with a vengeance. The new album brings him back as the beast is still reigning terror.”  ~ Echoes and Dust    “A true modern classic”  ~ My Global Mind    “ Dee  seemingly lets go of his considerable '80s legacy, saying he doesn't need it because he's got today well in hand.”  ~ Associated Press   Order   For The Love Of Metal    HERE !  Watch the video for the latest single “ I Am The Hurrricane ”  HERE  !   Watch  DEE SNIDER s Official Music Video for “ Become The Storm ”  HERE  !    Watch the Lyric Video for “ Tomorrow’s No Concern ”  HERE  !    Watch  DEE SNIDER s video statement on   For The Love Of Metal   right  HERE !  The album was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).    DEE SNIDER  on the release:“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”    Jamey Jasta  comments:“I’m so happy and proud to have been a part of this project, Dee Snider is an American original, there is no other voice like his on earth, his power and passion really shine through on this album. Metal brings us all together and with Dee still at the forefront, it’s a great time to be a fan of heavy music!”    Howard Jones  states:“To be given the chance to write for AND sing with Dee Snider, one of the men responsible for shaping heavy music as it is today, is an absolute honor. The voice, the mind, the swagger...the man is one of a kind.”    Alissa White-Gluz  comments:“I am honored and humbled to sing alongside such a truly unique and talented soul. I love that Dee Snider has continued to shock people for decades just by being himself. I can’t wait for everyone to hear our duet! It was no easy task matching up to Dee’s level of vocal prowess but I washappy to accept the challenge and I’m in love with the results!”   Track listing:   Lies Are A Business  Tomorrow's No Concern  I am The Hurricane  American Made  Roll Over You  I'm Ready  Running Mazes  Mask  Become The Storm  The Hardest Way  Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)  For The Love of Metal   Dee Snider Live:   8/10 - Alcatraz Festival - Belgium 8/25 - Rose Music Center - Dayton, OH 8/26 - Jergels - Warrendale, PA 8/28 - Looney Tunes Instore - Long Island, NY 8/31 - 9/02 - Dead Mans Curve Con - Mahwah, NJ 9/12 - Space Westbury Theatre - Long Island NY  9/13 - Purchase Street Records Instore - New Bedford MA 9/14 - Mixx360 - Malden, MA 9/15 - Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival - East Durham, NY 9/21 - 9/23 - Horror Con - Atlantic City, NJ 10/7 - Forcefest - Mexico, City, Mexico 10/18 - Rocktopia at Bergen PAC - Englewood, NJ 10/20 - Rocktopia at Tiles Center - Greenvale, NY 10/24 - Rocktopia at The Palace Theatre - Greensburg, PA 10/25 - Rocktopia at Akron Civic Theatre - Akron, OH 10/26 - Rocktopia at Power Memorial Auditorium - Youngstown, PA 10/27 - Rocktopia at Playhouse Square - Cleveland, OH 11/2 - 11/4 - Rhode Island Comicon - Providence, RI 11/9 - 11/11 - Ottawa Tattoo Convention - Ottawa, ON 11/17 - La Generala Biker Fest 2018 - Guadalajara, MX 12/1 - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center - El Paso, TX 12/4 - Special Guest Christmas Show - Rauma, Finland 12/5 - Pakkahuone -Tempere, Finland 12/7 - TBA - Oulo, Finland 12/8 - TBA - Helsinki, Finland    2019   3/2 - 3/9 - The 80’s Cruise to Ft. Lauderdale, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, Key West   For more info on DEE SNIDER go to:   www.deesnider.com   www.facebook.com/facedeesnider   napalmrecords.com

                                                        Photo by Stephanie Cabral

Dee Snider’s For The Love Of Metalreleased on July 27 via Napalm Records, garnered high chart positions worldwide! 
Dee, his team and the Napalm Records crew are very excited to announce the following chart positions:

USA:
#1 Top New Artist Albums
#2 Top Hard Music Albums (2nd to Halestorm)
#3 Record Label Independent Current Albums
#8 Top Current Rock Albums
#13 Top Internet
#20 Top Current Albums
#22 Top Albums By Strata
#26 Overall Digital Albums

Canada: 
#9 Top Hard Music Albums
#42 Top Current Albums
#53 Top Albums 

UK:
#12 Metal
#32 Independent

Germany:
#26

Switzerland:
#16

Austria:
#65

Press on For The Love Of Metal 

"Round off a disc that might be among the best in the heavy metal genre 2018. Awesome.“ 
Metal Hammer, DE

"Dee Snider is back, and my god, it feels good!" 
Metallian, FR

"But for God's sake, what a return of the New Yorker destroyer“ 
RockHard, FR

"One thing has remained the same, and that is that striking and rebellious voice, which has not lost strength" 
Aarschok, NL

"This  "For The Love Of Metal", bashes, pops and strikes wildly around. Not only because Snider sings everything perfectly, but also because the musicians deliver more than excellent work here.“ 
Rock Tribune, BE

"Impressive!“ 
~ World Of Metal Magazine, ES


“He is the quintessential metal frontman and commands respect as such.”
Metal Wani 

“Jamey Jasta is an adept producer and absolutely succeeds in restoring Snider to his previously known Metal God status.”
~ Metal Wani 

“...hands down and horns up, the metal album of the year so far.”
~ Maximum Volume Music 

“I haven’t headbanged this much in a long time and I loved it. This is an exceptional album that fans of any genre should pick up. It has everything – great riffs, killer drums, heavy bass, and one of the greatest vocalists of all time.” 
~ Metal Nexus

For The Love Of Metal is a sanctuary of crushing Heavy Metal ecstasy, proving Snider’s immortal staying power and lust for the greatest music genre mankind has ever seen.”
~ Cryptic Rock

“A blisteringly heavy, catchy and contemporary metal record which, largely due to his performance, also manages to capture the dirty, raw energy of early 1980s Twisted Sister.”
~ Ghost Cult Magazine

Dee Snider’s love of metal is real, and timeless.”
~ Bravewords

“It is heavy, infectious and full of energy from start to finish and Dee Snider definitely has plenty of gas left in the tank.”
~ Shockwave Magazine

Dee Snider’s For The Love of Metal shows that the mastermind is back with a vengeance. The new album brings him back as the beast is still reigning terror.”
~ Echoes and Dust

“A true modern classic”
~ My Global Mind

Dee seemingly lets go of his considerable '80s legacy, saying he doesn't need it because he's got today well in hand.”
~ Associated Press

Order For The Love Of Metal HERE!

Watch the video for the latest single “I Am The Hurrricane” HERE!

Watch DEE SNIDERs Official Music Video for “Become The Storm” HERE! 

Watch the Lyric Video for “Tomorrow’s No Concern” HERE! 

Watch DEE SNIDERs video statement on For The Love Of Metal right HERE!

The album was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow). 

DEE SNIDER on the release:“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!” 

Jamey Jasta comments:“I’m so happy and proud to have been a part of this project, Dee Snider is an American original, there is no other voice like his on earth, his power and passion really shine through on this album. Metal brings us all together and with Dee still at the forefront, it’s a great time to be a fan of heavy music!” 

Howard Jones states:“To be given the chance to write for AND sing with Dee Snider, one of the men responsible for shaping heavy music as it is today, is an absolute honor. The voice, the mind, the swagger...the man is one of a kind.” 

Alissa White-Gluz comments:“I am honored and humbled to sing alongside such a truly unique and talented soul. I love that Dee Snider has continued to shock people for decades just by being himself. I can’t wait for everyone to hear our duet! It was no easy task matching up to Dee’s level of vocal prowess but I washappy to accept the challenge and I’m in love with the results!”

Track listing:

Lies Are A Business

Tomorrow's No Concern

I am The Hurricane

American Made

Roll Over You

I'm Ready

Running Mazes

Mask

Become The Storm

The Hardest Way

Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)

For The Love of Metal

Dee Snider Live:

8/10 - Alcatraz Festival - Belgium
8/25 - Rose Music Center - Dayton, OH
8/26 - Jergels - Warrendale, PA
8/28 - Looney Tunes Instore - Long Island, NY
8/31 - 9/02 - Dead Mans Curve Con - Mahwah, NJ
9/12 - Space Westbury Theatre - Long Island NY
9/13 - Purchase Street Records Instore - New Bedford MA
9/14 - Mixx360 - Malden, MA
9/15 - Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival - East Durham, NY
9/21 - 9/23 - Horror Con - Atlantic City, NJ
10/7 - Forcefest - Mexico, City, Mexico
10/18 - Rocktopia at Bergen PAC - Englewood, NJ
10/20 - Rocktopia at Tiles Center - Greenvale, NY
10/24 - Rocktopia at The Palace Theatre - Greensburg, PA
10/25 - Rocktopia at Akron Civic Theatre - Akron, OH
10/26 - Rocktopia at Power Memorial Auditorium - Youngstown, PA
10/27 - Rocktopia at Playhouse Square - Cleveland, OH
11/2 - 11/4 - Rhode Island Comicon - Providence, RI
11/9 - 11/11 - Ottawa Tattoo Convention - Ottawa, ON
11/17 - La Generala Biker Fest 2018 - Guadalajara, MX
12/1 - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center - El Paso, TX
12/4 - Special Guest Christmas Show - Rauma, Finland
12/5 - Pakkahuone -Tempere, Finland
12/7 - TBA - Oulo, Finland
12/8 - TBA - Helsinki, Finland

2019

3/2 - 3/9 - The 80’s Cruise to Ft. Lauderdale, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, Key West

For more info on DEE SNIDER go to:
www.deesnider.com
www.facebook.com/facedeesnider
napalmrecords.com

MELODIC METAL TRAILBLAZERS AMARANTHE RELEASE "365" SINGLE + VIDEO

NEW STUDIO ALBUM HELIX OUT OCTOBER 19 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

BAND REVEALS SINGLE + ALBUM ARTWORK

 Four albums into their career,  Amaranthe  have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half-a-billion song streams, have landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike.  With their electrifying fifth album   Helix   due out  October 19  through  Spinefarm Records  and armed with new singer  Nils Molin ,  Amaranthe  take another leap forward in their sonic evolution.    Helix   proves the band has refined its melodic sensibilities ever further while retaining a cutting-edge metal assault. The band is as massively aggressive as ever and the first single " 365 " is the perfect example of such - its seductively velvety mix of contemporary pop and modern metal will take up residence in your brain for days.  Watch the " 365 " video which was exclusively premiered by  Loudwire   HERE .  Stream + download " 365 "  HERE .  "And so the time is finally NOW! We have been itching to release this monster of a track - '365' represents the  Amaranthe  sound in every conceivable way," commented guitarist  Olof Mörck . "The foundation is the heaviest and most down-tuned soundscape we have produced to date, from the bone-crunching guitars and drums, all the way to the juggernaut keyboards kicking off the song. The '365' video was shot with Patric Ulleaus to perfectly counterpoint the take-no-prisoners approach of the song, undeniably demonstrating the unity and chemistry of the  Amaranthe  lineup."  He added, "The   Helix   album itself is a statement, a declaration and an assertion that we are here to stay, and that the songwriting and musicianship has been honed and maximized to the highest level yet on an  Amaranthe  record. The process of composing this album with Elize [Ryd] was as inspiring as it was smooth, and from a composer's and arranger's perspective, a dream collaboration. The time is nigh, the die is cast, and all the stars are right: the   Helix   will steamroll across the globe, and in its wake, the touring machine that is  Amaranthe  will conquer all!"  Vocalist and composer  Elize Ryd  offered her take, saying, "  Helix   describes the concept of how the past forms us and how life makes us become. No excuses, no regrets. We express the challenges and the uplifting moments in time, and all that in between with the sounds that we love. We want to dedicate this album to all the fighters and friends out there."    HELIX    TRACK LISTING:   "The Score"  "365"  "Inferno"  "Countdown"  "Helix"  "Dream"  "GG6"  "Breakthrough Stardust"  "My Haven"  "Iconic"  "Unified"  "Momentum"  In support of the new album,  Amaranthe  will embark on a European Tour with Powerwolf in October and November. All tour dates  HERE .   AMARANTHE ARE:   Elize Ryd - Vocals  Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson - Screams  Nils Molin - Vocals  Olof Mörck - Guitar, Keys  Johan Andreassen - Bass  Morten Løve Sørensen - Drums   

Four albums into their career, Amaranthe have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half-a-billion song streams, have landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike.

With their electrifying fifth album Helix due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records and armed with new singer Nils MolinAmaranthe take another leap forward in their sonic evolution.

Helix proves the band has refined its melodic sensibilities ever further while retaining a cutting-edge metal assault. The band is as massively aggressive as ever and the first single "365" is the perfect example of such - its seductively velvety mix of contemporary pop and modern metal will take up residence in your brain for days.

Watch the "365" video which was exclusively premiered by Loudwire HERE.

Stream + download "365HERE.

"And so the time is finally NOW! We have been itching to release this monster of a track - '365' represents the Amaranthe sound in every conceivable way," commented guitarist Olof Mörck. "The foundation is the heaviest and most down-tuned soundscape we have produced to date, from the bone-crunching guitars and drums, all the way to the juggernaut keyboards kicking off the song. The '365' video was shot with Patric Ulleaus to perfectly counterpoint the take-no-prisoners approach of the song, undeniably demonstrating the unity and chemistry of the Amaranthe lineup."

He added, "The Helix album itself is a statement, a declaration and an assertion that we are here to stay, and that the songwriting and musicianship has been honed and maximized to the highest level yet on an Amaranthe record. The process of composing this album with Elize [Ryd] was as inspiring as it was smooth, and from a composer's and arranger's perspective, a dream collaboration. The time is nigh, the die is cast, and all the stars are right: the Helix will steamroll across the globe, and in its wake, the touring machine that is Amaranthe will conquer all!"

Vocalist and composer Elize Ryd offered her take, saying, "Helix describes the concept of how the past forms us and how life makes us become. No excuses, no regrets. We express the challenges and the uplifting moments in time, and all that in between with the sounds that we love. We want to dedicate this album to all the fighters and friends out there."

HELIX TRACK LISTING:

"The Score"

"365"

"Inferno"

"Countdown"

"Helix"

"Dream"

"GG6"

"Breakthrough Stardust"

"My Haven"

"Iconic"

"Unified"

"Momentum"

In support of the new album, Amaranthe will embark on a European Tour with Powerwolf in October and November. All tour dates HERE.

AMARANTHE ARE:

Elize Ryd - Vocals

Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson - Screams

Nils Molin - Vocals

Olof Mörck - Guitar, Keys

Johan Andreassen - Bass

Morten Løve Sørensen - Drums

 

Primal Fear Release New Album "Apocalypse" Today Via Frontiers Music Srl

   "Primal Fear knows how to make great albums and "Apocalypse" is no exception. Every part of this album is a joy to listen to."      -Overdrive Mag         "Apocalypse is yet another quality release from the masters of the Teutonic heavy/power metal. [B]uckle up and fly once more with the eagle towards the beautiful realm of German heavy metal, because it never disappoints."      -Metal Wani         "Tried and true, Primal Fear stick with the Power Metal formula which has consistently worked for the band over the years. Eleven brand new, ear-piercing tracks."      -Cryptic Rock         "The album fits seamlessly into Primal Fear's musical success story and will help the band the manifest themselves even more in the Champion's League of European heavy metal."      -My Global Mind         "Apocalypse is Primal Fear's most diversified album to date, taking the listener on a musical journey from beginning to end."      -Metal Master Kingdom         "thunderous, absolutely crushing stuff..."      -Maximum Volume Music     Frontiers Music Srl  has released another monster heavy metal album from Germany's  Primal Fear  in the form of their new studio release,  "Apocalypse" .    The album is available for purchase and streaming here:  http://radi.al/PrimalFearApocalypse   Available in the following formats:   - CD    - CD/DVD    - Box Set (includes CD/DVD + T-Shirt)    - Standard 180g Vinyl    - 180g RED COLORED VINYL (Exclusive to U.S. indie retail stores. Fans can visit  www.recordstoreday.com  to find their local store or an indie store they can order album online from.)    - 180g LP BLUE COLORED VINYL (Exclusive to Frontiers' EU webstore. Fans can visit  www.frontiers.shop  to order.)   Watch  Primal Fear's  latest videos from  "Apocalypse"  below:  " The Ritual "  " King of Madness "  " Hounds of Justice (Lyric Video) "   "Apocalypse"  is  Primal Fear's  12th studio album and another milestone release in keeping with the consistent growth the band has shown through their career.  Primal Fear , through years of hard work and a steady stream of increasingly powerful albums, have become one of the most beloved and respected heavy metal bands around the globe, a true metal institution. Their last two studio albums,  "Delivering The Black"  and  "Rulebreaker",  saw them climbing the charts in several territories and receiving even more critical praise than previous releases. Truly, especially in recent years, the band has continued to raise the bar in terms of quality and musicianship with each release, constantly pushing to find new ways to best themselves.   TRACK LISTING:   CD  1. Apocalypse  2. New Rise  3. The Ritual  4. King Of Madness  5. Blood, Sweat, & Fear  6. Supernova  7. Hail To The Fear  8. Hounds Of Justice  9. The Beast  10. Eye Of The Storm  11. Cannonball  12. Fight Against Evil (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)  13. Into The Fire (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)  14. My War Is Over (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)  BONUS DVD (Deluxe Edition & Limited Edition Box Set ONLY)  +King Of Madness (video)  +The Ritual (video)  +Making of Apocalypse Mini-Documentary    BAND MEMBERS:   Ralf Scheepers - Lead Vocals  Tom Naumann - Guitars  Alex Beyrodt - Guitars  Magnus Karlsson - Guitars & Keyboards  Francesco Jovino - Drums  Mat Sinner - Bass & Vocals  Links:  * Official Website:  www.primalfear.de   * Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PrimalFearOfficial   * Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/primalfearofficial/   * Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Matsinner1  /  https://twitter.com/RalfScheepers1

"Primal Fear knows how to make great albums and "Apocalypse" is no exception. Every part of this album is a joy to listen to."

-Overdrive Mag

 "Apocalypse is yet another quality release from the masters of the Teutonic heavy/power metal. [B]uckle up and fly once more with the eagle towards the beautiful realm of German heavy metal, because it never disappoints."

-Metal Wani

 "Tried and true, Primal Fear stick with the Power Metal formula which has consistently worked for the band over the years. Eleven brand new, ear-piercing tracks."

-Cryptic Rock

 "The album fits seamlessly into Primal Fear's musical success story and will help the band the manifest themselves even more in the Champion's League of European heavy metal."

-My Global Mind

 "Apocalypse is Primal Fear's most diversified album to date, taking the listener on a musical journey from beginning to end."

-Metal Master Kingdom

 "thunderous, absolutely crushing stuff..."

-Maximum Volume Music

Frontiers Music Srl has released another monster heavy metal album from Germany's Primal Fear in the form of their new studio release, "Apocalypse".  

The album is available for purchase and streaming here: http://radi.al/PrimalFearApocalypse

Available in the following formats:

- CD

- CD/DVD

- Box Set (includes CD/DVD + T-Shirt)

- Standard 180g Vinyl

- 180g RED COLORED VINYL (Exclusive to U.S. indie retail stores. Fans can visit www.recordstoreday.com to find their local store or an indie store they can order album online from.)

- 180g LP BLUE COLORED VINYL (Exclusive to Frontiers' EU webstore. Fans can visit www.frontiers.shop to order.)

Watch Primal Fear's latest videos from "Apocalypse" below:

"The Ritual"

"King of Madness"

"Hounds of Justice (Lyric Video)"

"Apocalypse" is Primal Fear's 12th studio album and another milestone release in keeping with the consistent growth the band has shown through their career. Primal Fear, through years of hard work and a steady stream of increasingly powerful albums, have become one of the most beloved and respected heavy metal bands around the globe, a true metal institution. Their last two studio albums, "Delivering The Black" and "Rulebreaker", saw them climbing the charts in several territories and receiving even more critical praise than previous releases. Truly, especially in recent years, the band has continued to raise the bar in terms of quality and musicianship with each release, constantly pushing to find new ways to best themselves.

TRACK LISTING:

CD

1. Apocalypse

2. New Rise

3. The Ritual

4. King Of Madness

5. Blood, Sweat, & Fear

6. Supernova

7. Hail To The Fear

8. Hounds Of Justice

9. The Beast

10. Eye Of The Storm

11. Cannonball

12. Fight Against Evil (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)

13. Into The Fire (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)

14. My War Is Over (Bonus Track - Deluxe Version)

BONUS DVD (Deluxe Edition & Limited Edition Box Set ONLY)

+King Of Madness (video)

+The Ritual (video)

+Making of Apocalypse Mini-Documentary 

BAND MEMBERS:

Ralf Scheepers - Lead Vocals

Tom Naumann - Guitars

Alex Beyrodt - Guitars

Magnus Karlsson - Guitars & Keyboards

Francesco Jovino - Drums

Mat Sinner - Bass & Vocals

Links:

* Official Website: www.primalfear.de

* Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrimalFearOfficial

* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/primalfearofficial/

* Twitter: https://twitter.com/Matsinner1 / https://twitter.com/RalfScheepers1

SUFFOCATION announce Frank Mullen farewell tour for North America

 New York death metal pioneers  SUFFOCATION  have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist  Frank Mullen . This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders  CATTLE DECAPITATION , Brazilian death metal legends  KRISIUN , and Swedish tech-death sensations  SOREPTION .   Mullen  went on to  i ssue the following statement: "Hello my friends -  so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time - I bid you a farewell.  "I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in  SUFFOCATION  who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.  "But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including  CATTLE DECAPITATION ,  KRISIUN , and  SOREPTION ! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal."   Tickets go on sale everywhere Friday, August 10th via  www.suffocationofficial.com . Confirmed dates are as follows:   SUFFOCATION ,  CATTLE DECAPITATION ,  KRISIUN ,  SOREPTION  10.21: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's Concert Hall 10.22: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down 10.23: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques 10.24: Toronto, ON @ Lee's Place 10.25: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick 10.26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge 10.27: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill 10.29: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room 10.30: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre 10.31: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall 11.01: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center 11.02: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks 11.03: Portland, OR @ Dante's 11.04: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro 11.05: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go ** 11.06: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ** 11.07: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 11.09: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 11.10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill 11.11: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 11.13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 11.14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground 11.15: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar 11.16: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre 11.17: Reading, PA @ Reverb ** - No Cattle Decapitation   SUFFOCATION  's  latest album   ...Of The Dark Light     was produced by  SUFFOCATION  and tracked at  Full Force Studios  with longtime engineer  Joe Cincotta  ( OBITUARY ). Mixing and mastering was handled by world renowned producer/engineer  Zeuss  ( HATEBREED ,  ARSIS ,  SUICIDE   SILENCE ).   Cover artwork was created by Colin Marks  ( ORIGIN ,  FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE ,  KATAKLYSM ).    More on   ...Of The Dark Light  : "Return To The Abyss" lyric video  https://youtu.be/iiSvg6SVZvs  "Your Last Breaths" 360º track video  http://www.suffocationofficial.com  "Your Last Breaths" drum play-through  https://youtu.be/SDsJzWieSlw  "Return to the Abyss" guitar play-through  https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/suffocation-premiere-return-to-the-abyss-playthrough-video  1st album trailer  https://youtu.be/Q_397KEEp4Q  2nd album trailer  https://youtu.be/5TuYnHLXjPA    

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION.

Mullen went on to issue the following statement:
"Hello my friends -  so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time - I bid you a farewell.

"I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.

"But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including CATTLE DECAPITATIONKRISIUN, and SOREPTION! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal."
 
Tickets go on sale everywhere Friday, August 10th via www.suffocationofficial.com. Confirmed dates are as follows:

SUFFOCATIONCATTLE DECAPITATIONKRISIUNSOREPTION
10.21: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's Concert Hall
10.22: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down
10.23: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10.24: Toronto, ON @ Lee's Place
10.25: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10.26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10.27: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill
10.29: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10.30: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11.01: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
11.02: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
11.03: Portland, OR @ Dante's
11.04: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
11.05: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go **
11.06: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick **
11.07: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11.09: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11.10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
11.11: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11.13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11.14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11.15: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11.16: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11.17: Reading, PA @ Reverb
** - No Cattle Decapitation

SUFFOCATION's latest album ...Of The Dark Light was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREEDARSISSUICIDE SILENCE). Cover artwork was created byColin Marks (ORIGINFLESHGOD APOCALYPSEKATAKLYSM).
 

More on ...Of The Dark Light:
"Return To The Abyss" lyric video https://youtu.be/iiSvg6SVZvs
"Your Last Breaths" 360º track video http://www.suffocationofficial.com
"Your Last Breaths" drum play-through https://youtu.be/SDsJzWieSlw
"Return to the Abyss" guitar play-through https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/suffocation-premiere-return-to-the-abyss-playthrough-video
1st album trailer https://youtu.be/Q_397KEEp4Q
2nd album trailer https://youtu.be/5TuYnHLXjPA

 

 Order your copy   ...Of The Dark Light   now: http://nuclearblast.com/suffocation-ofthedarklight

Order your copy ...Of The Dark Light now:http://nuclearblast.com/suffocation-ofthedarklight

PIG DESTROYER: Share "The Torture Fields" Video via Consequence of Sound

                                                          Photo Credit: Joey Wharton                                                              https://youtu.be/ZDn084oMsL4     PIG DESTROYER  have premiered the second single from their highly anticipated sixth full-length album   Head Cage   entitled The Torture Fields". Watch the spastic new video via  Consequence of Sound  &  Heavy Consequence   HERE  and listen on all streaming services  AT THIS LOCATION .  "The Torture Fields" was directed and edited by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and features live footage from Decibel Metal & Beer Fest and Southwest Terror Fest, and live photos by Mark Valentino. Additional Live Footage by Jeff Grindstopher.   PIG DESTROYER  have begun announcing live appearances beginning with the official Head Cage album release on September 22 at Gramercy Theatre. Additional confirmed concerts include appearances at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, Crucialfest 8 & Masters Of Grind.  PIG DESTROYER  will also perform two exclusive West Coast concerts with The Black Dahlia Murder leading to Decibel Metal & Fest Fest.   Physical pre-order packages are available via Relapse.com  HERE  and the album pre-save and new single are available via Streaming Services  AT THIS LOCATION .  Watch the previously released music video for "Army of Cops", directed by David Brodsky and featuring guest vocals from Richard Johnson (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Enemy Soil, Drugs of Faith),  AT THIS LOCATION .   

                                                       Photo Credit: Joey Wharton

 

                                                   https://youtu.be/ZDn084oMsL4

PIG DESTROYER have premiered the second single from their highly anticipated sixth full-length album Head Cage entitled The Torture Fields". Watch the spastic new video via Consequence of Sound Heavy Consequence HERE and listen on all streaming services AT THIS LOCATION.

"The Torture Fields" was directed and edited by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) and features live footage from Decibel Metal & Beer Fest and Southwest Terror Fest, and live photos by Mark Valentino. Additional Live Footage by Jeff Grindstopher.

PIG DESTROYER have begun announcing live appearances beginning with the official Head Cage album release on September 22 at Gramercy Theatre. Additional confirmed concerts include appearances at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, Crucialfest 8 & Masters Of Grind. PIG DESTROYER will also perform two exclusive West Coast concerts with The Black Dahlia Murder leading to Decibel Metal & Fest Fest. 

Physical pre-order packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and the album pre-save and new single are available via Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.

Watch the previously released music video for "Army of Cops", directed by David Brodsky and featuring guest vocals from Richard Johnson (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Enemy Soil, Drugs of Faith), AT THIS LOCATION.

 

                                                   Album Art Credit: Mark McCoy    Head Cage    Tracklist:   1. Tunnel Under The Tracks  2. Dark Train  3. Army of Cops  4. Circle River  5. The Torture Fields  6. Terminal Itch  7. Concrete Beast  8. The Adventures of Jason and JR  9. Mt. Skull  10. Trap Door Man  11. The Last Song  12. House of Snakes  A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance,   Head Cage   is a true work of extreme metal art, that with the addition of a bass player, is hands down their most dynamic and heaviest recording to date. Across twelve tracks,  PIG DESTROYER  weave together harrowing tales of philosophical dualities,touching on mortality and depression, fear and violence, and the darkest complexities of the human condition, all told through the distorted lens of delightfully transgressive vocalist/lyricist JR Hayes. Musically, the band continues to push the boundaries of metal, grindcore, noise and punk, ramping up the intensity and leaving you bludgeoned in a state of utter shock, all in less than 33 minutes.    Head Cage   was recorded by guitarist Scott Hull at Visceral Sound Studios, mixed and mastered by Will Putney (Exhumed, Every Time I Die, Body Count) and features striking artwork by Mark McCoy (Full of Hell, Nothing) along with guest vocal appearances by  Agoraphobic Nosebleed's  Richard Johnson and Kat Katz plus  Full Of Hell's  Dylan Walker.  PLAY AT MAXIMUM VOLUME!       PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:   Sep 22                 Manhattan, NY              Gramercy Theatre (Record Release Show)  Sep 28-29             Salt Lake City, UT        Crucialfest 8  Nov 03                 Sint-Niklaas, BE            Masters Of Grind  Nov 29                 Portland, OR                  Bossanova (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)  Nov 30                 Berkeley, CA                 The UC Theatre (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)  Dec 01-02             Los Angeles, CA           Decibel Metal & Beer Fest   OFFICIAL LINKS:    Pig Destroyer on Facebook    Pig Destroyer on Instagram    Pig Destroyer on Bandcamp

                                                  Album Art Credit: Mark McCoy

Head Cage Tracklist:

1. Tunnel Under The Tracks

2. Dark Train

3. Army of Cops

4. Circle River

5. The Torture Fields

6. Terminal Itch

7. Concrete Beast

8. The Adventures of Jason and JR

9. Mt. Skull

10. Trap Door Man

11. The Last Song

12. House of Snakes

A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, Head Cage is a true work of extreme metal art, that with the addition of a bass player, is hands down their most dynamic and heaviest recording to date. Across twelve tracks, PIG DESTROYER weave together harrowing tales of philosophical dualities,touching on mortality and depression, fear and violence, and the darkest complexities of the human condition, all told through the distorted lens of delightfully transgressive vocalist/lyricist JR Hayes. Musically, the band continues to push the boundaries of metal, grindcore, noise and punk, ramping up the intensity and leaving you bludgeoned in a state of utter shock, all in less than 33 minutes.

Head Cage was recorded by guitarist Scott Hull at Visceral Sound Studios, mixed and mastered by Will Putney (Exhumed, Every Time I Die, Body Count) and features striking artwork by Mark McCoy (Full of Hell, Nothing) along with guest vocal appearances by Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Richard Johnson and Kat Katz plus Full Of Hell's Dylan Walker. PLAY AT MAXIMUM VOLUME!

 PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

Sep 22                 Manhattan, NY              Gramercy Theatre (Record Release Show)

Sep 28-29             Salt Lake City, UT        Crucialfest 8

Nov 03                 Sint-Niklaas, BE            Masters Of Grind

Nov 29                 Portland, OR                  Bossanova (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)

Nov 30                 Berkeley, CA                 The UC Theatre (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)

Dec 01-02             Los Angeles, CA           Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Pig Destroyer on Facebook

Pig Destroyer on Instagram

Pig Destroyer on Bandcamp

THY ANTICHRIST Announce U.S. Tour Dates and Mexican Festival Appearance

Premiere New Lyric Video For "The Great Beast" Via Metal Injection

  THY ANTICHRIST  is a Black Metal band based in Texas, showcasing extreme elements that's been making tidal waves in the underground metal community since 1998 and has been building an important fan base around the world.  Following the release of their Napalm Records debut   "Wrath of the Beast",    THY ANTICHRIST  devastated North America on tour alongside Septic Flesh and Dark Funeral.  Now the band is ready to return state side, for a handful of U.S. shows, and festival appearances including  Full Terror Assault Open Air  in Cave In Rock, Illinois and  Force Fest  in Mexico.  Headline shows will see support provided by Nevalra.  All dates are listed below:

THY ANTICHRIST is a Black Metal band based in Texas, showcasing extreme elements that's been making tidal waves in the underground metal community since 1998 and has been building an important fan base around the world.

Following the release of their Napalm Records debut "Wrath of the Beast", THY ANTICHRIST devastated North America on tour alongside Septic Flesh and Dark Funeral.  Now the band is ready to return state side, for a handful of U.S. shows, and festival appearances including Full Terror Assault Open Air in Cave In Rock, Illinois and Force Fest in Mexico.  Headline shows will see support provided by Nevalra.  All dates are listed below:

  THY ANTICHRIST Live:    9/6: St. Louis. MO @ Fubar (Full Terror Assault Pre-Party    9/7: Cave-In-Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault Festival *   9/8: Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall    9/9: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Roomie     10/6 - 10/7: Teotihuacan, Mexico @ Forcefest*    *Festival Appearance   In more  THY ANTICHRIST  news, the band has released a brand new lyric video for their song  "The Great Beast".   Watch it courtesy of  Metal Injection   HERE .  Watch the video for  "Metal To The Bone"   HERE .   More info on THY ANTICHRIST:    THY ANTICHRIST  has handcrafted a sui generis style into their live performance and music respecting the old traditional metal influence of different metal genres such as thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal and of course the Black Metal touch. The band has taken to the masses with notable festival appearances with some of metal biggest names.  THY ANTICHRIST  has tremendous potential for further growth going with the recent worldwide signing with Napalm Records. The band has without a doubt connected with fans and created a loyal fan base eager to see what's coming next.   THY ANTICHRIST Line-up:   Antichrist 666:  Vocals.  Abyssus: Guitars  Frost Giant: Bass  Oricuss: Drums  Wicked One: Guest Live Guitar   THY ANTICHRIST online:    www.facebook.com/THYANTICHRIST    www.artistecard.com/thyantichrist    www.youtube.com/tragicthyantichrist

THY ANTICHRIST Live:

9/6: St. Louis. MO @ Fubar (Full Terror Assault Pre-Party

9/7: Cave-In-Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault Festival*

9/8: Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall

9/9: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Roomie

10/6 - 10/7: Teotihuacan, Mexico @ Forcefest*

*Festival Appearance

In more THY ANTICHRIST news, the band has released a brand new lyric video for their song "The Great Beast".  Watch it courtesy of Metal Injection HERE.

Watch the video for "Metal To The Bone" HERE.

More info on THY ANTICHRIST:

THY ANTICHRIST has handcrafted a sui generis style into their live performance and music respecting the old traditional metal influence of different metal genres such as thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal and of course the Black Metal touch. The band has taken to the masses with notable festival appearances with some of metal biggest names. THY ANTICHRIST has tremendous potential for further growth going with the recent worldwide signing with Napalm Records. The band has without a doubt connected with fans and created a loyal fan base eager to see what's coming next.

THY ANTICHRIST Line-up:

Antichrist 666:  Vocals.

Abyssus: Guitars

Frost Giant: Bass

Oricuss: Drums

Wicked One: Guest Live Guitar

THY ANTICHRIST online:

www.facebook.com/THYANTICHRIST

www.artistecard.com/thyantichrist

www.youtube.com/tragicthyantichrist

CHTHONIC Announce Release of New Album, "Battlefields of Asura"

Joined by Iconic Hong Kong Singer Denise Ho, Album Due October 10

  CHTHONIC , the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, " Battlefields of Asura ", on October 10, the first new music since  2013's full-length album, "Butik".  Formed in 1995,  CHTHONIC  has hit the road touring over forty countries with hundreds of concerts and festivals.  CHTHONIC  has become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international publicity.  In the past five years, all five members of  CHTHONIC  have turned a new page in their lives respectively.  The frontman of band formed a new political party but also got elected into the Parliament while the others established their families. Nevertheless, they have not forgot the promise to release new material to the fans.  This year,  CHTHONIC  has  Randy Blythe , frontman of Grammy-nominated metal band Lamb of God, and  Denise Ho , iconic freedom fighter and singer from Hong Kong collaborating with the creation of the album and appearing in the preview of title track which has raised huge resonance in the music circle.   To tease the album, a secretive promotion plan saw the debut track in new album, "Millennia’s Faith Undone", remixed and published by five new bands and artists with their own distinctive styles-- Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country, and Angry Youth, which raised the speculation and attention among fans and people in music industry about the song and the series of remixes.   Listen  HERE  . The speculation even hinted the possibility of renaissance of lyrics in Taiwanese.  Days ago, Denise Ho, the iconic Hong Kong singer, published her version of "Millennia’s Faith Undone", as her first Taiwanese song mixed with the voice of Freddy Lim, the frontman of  CHTHONIC , throughout the song, which has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  As the talks about the relations between the song and  CHTHONIC  continues, the answer finally reveals today that the 60-second preview of original version of "Millenia’s Faith Undone"  can be heard below and the full version will be out on September 4.    According to  CHTHONIC , the new album "Battlefields of Asura" depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums.  This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album "Battlefields of Asura", Doris, the spokesperson of  CHTHONIC , states, " This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s."    Pre-orders on CD & Vinyl are available now! The album marks the first vinyl released by  CHTHONIC since its formation.  Pre-order of album box set is also available in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong  which includes the album, T-shirt and caps, thematic candle glass, rosary plus 7" vinyl collaboration single of  CHTHONIC  and Denise Ho.  Get yours now at:   https://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/chthonic  - North America  https://www.omerch.eu/shop/chthonic   - Europe  The exclusive box set is also available at: Howling Bull(Japan):  http://www.howling-bull.co.jp/  Ciongzo(Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore):  https://ciongzo.com/   Stay in touch with  CHTHONIC  online !    http://www.chthonic.tw/   https://www.facebook.com/chthonictw/   https://www.instagram.com/chthonictw/

CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, "Battlefields of Asura", on October 10, the first new music since  2013's full-length album, "Butik".

Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC has hit the road touring over forty countries with hundreds of concerts and festivals. CHTHONIC has become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international publicity.  In the past five years, all five members of CHTHONIC have turned a new page in their lives respectively.  The frontman of band formed a new political party but also got elected into the Parliament while the others established their families. Nevertheless, they have not forgot the promise to release new material to the fans.  This year, CHTHONIC has Randy Blythe, frontman of Grammy-nominated metal band Lamb of God, and Denise Ho, iconic freedom fighter and singer from Hong Kong collaborating with the creation of the album and appearing in the preview of title track which has raised huge resonance in the music circle.
 
To tease the album, a secretive promotion plan saw the debut track in new album, "Millennia’s Faith Undone", remixed and published by five new bands and artists with their own distinctive styles-- Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country, and Angry Youth, which raised the speculation and attention among fans and people in music industry about the song and the series of remixes.  Listen HERE. The speculation even hinted the possibility of renaissance of lyrics in Taiwanese.  Days ago, Denise Ho, the iconic Hong Kong singer, published her version of "Millennia’s Faith Undone", as her first Taiwanese song mixed with the voice of Freddy Lim, the frontman of CHTHONIC, throughout the song, which has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  As the talks about the relations between the song and CHTHONIC continues, the answer finally reveals today that the 60-second preview of original version of "Millenia’s Faith Undone"  can be heard below and the full version will be out on September 4. 
 
According to CHTHONIC, the new album "Battlefields of Asura" depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums.  This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album "Battlefields of Asura", Doris, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states, "This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s."
 

Pre-orders on CD & Vinyl are available now! The album marks the first vinyl released by CHTHONICsince its formation.  Pre-order of album box set is also available in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong  which includes the album, T-shirt and caps, thematic candle glass, rosary plus 7" vinyl collaboration single of CHTHONIC and Denise Ho.

Get yours now at: 
https://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/chthonic - North America
https://www.omerch.eu/shop/chthonic  - Europe

The exclusive box set is also available at:
Howling Bull(Japan): http://www.howling-bull.co.jp/
Ciongzo(Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore): https://ciongzo.com/

Stay in touch with CHTHONIC online! 
http://www.chthonic.tw/
https://www.facebook.com/chthonictw/
https://www.instagram.com/chthonictw/

HEADS.: Noise Rock/Post-Punk Trio To Kick Off US Summer Tour

Collider Full-Length Out Now In North America Via Corpse Flower Records

                                                         [Photo by Mark Kraemer]  German-Australian noise rock/post-punk unit  HEADS.  will bring their hymns to US stages later this month on a two-week live excursion with Maryland's Multicult. The journey will commence August 19th and run through September 1st. See all confirmed dates below.   HEADS.  will be touring in support of their  Collider  full-length, released earlier this year. Available in North America via Corpse Flower Records, with  Collider ,  HEADS.  carries an atmosphere of restrained anger and maturity, capturing a somber narrative that continues to resonate and leave its listener pondering long after the record's conclusion.  Collider  listens like a trudge through inhospitable badlands with each song starting as if it was always there, and you just walk into the music at hearing distance.   HEADS.'  Collider  is out now in North America digitally and on limited edition vinyl via Corpse Flower Records. For orders and to stream the record in full, go to  THIS LOCATION  .        If you missed it, view the band's "Wolves At The Door" video as well as "  Smile" (featuring Kevin Whitley of Cherubs)  HERE .       HEADS.:  8/19/2018 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Vincas, Motherfucker 8/20/2018 The Caledonia - Athens, GA w/ Vincas, Motherfucker 8/21/2018 Slim's - Raleigh, NC w/ Vincas  w/ Multicult:  8/22/2018 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA 8/23/2018 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD 8/24/2018 Ortlieb's - Philadelphia, PA 8/25/2018 Gorman Brothers Music - Syracuse, NY  8/26/2018 Brooklyn Bazaar - Brooklyn, NY  8/27/2018 Pauly's Hotel - Albany, NY 8/28/2018 Cellarmen's Brewery - Detroit, MI 8/29/2018 Kaiju - Louisville, KY 8/30/2018 Nightshop - Bloomington, IL 8/31/2018 The Burlington - Chicago, IL 9/01/2018 Mortimer's - Minneapolis, MN  Having members spread out over the globe, the  HEADS.  collective adjusted their writing and recording process of  Collider  to accommodate work schedules and extended family visits. In addition, the record features a string of guest musicians who infuse the record with extra fresh sounds. Kevin Whitley (Cherubs) joins the band on "Smile," while Luc Hess (Kunz, Closet Disco Queen, ex-The Ocean) lends his incredible drumming to "Youth" and "To Call And Let It Ring." Emilie Zoë (solo, Autisti) and Fabian Bremer (Radare) bring the haunting qualities of their musicianship to "Wolves At The Door." All of this is held together by an impeccable mix and mastering of the one and only Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna). Fans of Bitch Magnet, Slint, The Melvins, Codeine, and The Jesus Lizard, pay heed.   "...an expansive set of anthems that are simultaneously depressive and serene; with an ever-present bubbling of anger and resentment underneath. You'll bob your head to the grooves like you're floating on a sea of Lithium."  - Metal Trenches    "Collider proves  HEADS.  to be masters at bending noise into narrative and heavy riffing into images of vast wastelands. Collider is art rock meeting sludge in a carefully arranged interplay of grave digging and marble sculpting. A bleak redefinition of heartland rock that's situated on the verge of the savage and the sophisticated." - Arctic Drones    "The title track sounds like an intimate and whiskey-fueled acoustic session with a young Leonard Cohen. Their reverence to various greats is obvious even within a single song. They might start a track as NIN, throw in a Chris Cornell-esque chorus, then go full Sonic Youth, all with an underlying doom/sludge cadence. But rather than ending up with a carelessly compiled Frankenstein, they've managed to string a common thread between the genre's forefathers that we previously hadn't noticed." - Schmutz    "While there are at times a relative calm on moments on Collider ,  their sound is not quite relaxed; it's dark and expansive but allows more stripped-down moments to come in, creating this sort of immersive and intense experience." - Music & Riot    " HEADS.  have captured tangible feelings of gloom and depression with their video for 'Wolves At The Door.' The song and related video feel expansive and lonely, shots of expansive fields, rooms, and highways matching the restrained vocal delivery and slow, slightly sludgy guitars." - Decibel on "Wolves At The Door."       "Pleasant and rarely challenging in tone  HEADS.  offer some of the easiest listening sludge rock so far this year and a listening experience that'll appeal to fans of post-metal/atmosludge as much as devotees to the artsy noise/alt rock of the early '90s." -- Grizzly Butts       "...a monument to what a compromise between attention to detail and raw sound can deliver." - Itdjents    https://www.facebook.com/headsnoise/   http://www.corpseflowerrecords.com   http://www.facebook.com/corpseflowerrecords   http://corpseflowerrecords.bandcamp.com   http://www.corpseflowerrecords.storenvy.com

                                                        [Photo by Mark Kraemer]

German-Australian noise rock/post-punk unit HEADS. will bring their hymns to US stages later this month on a two-week live excursion with Maryland's Multicult. The journey will commence August 19th and run through September 1st. See all confirmed dates below.

HEADS. will be touring in support of their Collider full-length, released earlier this year. Available in North America via Corpse Flower Records, with ColliderHEADS. carries an atmosphere of restrained anger and maturity, capturing a somber narrative that continues to resonate and leave its listener pondering long after the record's conclusion. Collider listens like a trudge through inhospitable badlands with each song starting as if it was always there, and you just walk into the music at hearing distance.

HEADS.' Collider is out now in North America digitally and on limited edition vinyl via Corpse Flower Records. For orders and to stream the record in full, go to THIS LOCATION.

 If you missed it, view the band's "Wolves At The Door" video as well as "Smile" (featuring Kevin Whitley of Cherubs) HERE.

 HEADS.:
8/19/2018 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Vincas, Motherfucker
8/20/2018 The Caledonia - Athens, GA w/ Vincas, Motherfucker
8/21/2018 Slim's - Raleigh, NC w/ Vincas
w/ Multicult:
8/22/2018 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
8/23/2018 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
8/24/2018 Ortlieb's - Philadelphia, PA
8/25/2018 Gorman Brothers Music - Syracuse, NY

8/26/2018 Brooklyn Bazaar - Brooklyn, NY

8/27/2018 Pauly's Hotel - Albany, NY
8/28/2018 Cellarmen's Brewery - Detroit, MI
8/29/2018 Kaiju - Louisville, KY
8/30/2018 Nightshop - Bloomington, IL
8/31/2018 The Burlington - Chicago, IL
9/01/2018 Mortimer's - Minneapolis, MN

Having members spread out over the globe, the HEADS. collective adjusted their writing and recording process of Collider to accommodate work schedules and extended family visits. In addition, the record features a string of guest musicians who infuse the record with extra fresh sounds. Kevin Whitley (Cherubs) joins the band on "Smile," while Luc Hess (Kunz, Closet Disco Queen, ex-The Ocean) lends his incredible drumming to "Youth" and "To Call And Let It Ring." Emilie Zoë (solo, Autisti) and Fabian Bremer (Radare) bring the haunting qualities of their musicianship to "Wolves At The Door." All of this is held together by an impeccable mix and mastering of the one and only Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna). Fans of Bitch Magnet, Slint, The Melvins, Codeine, and The Jesus Lizard, pay heed.

"...an expansive set of anthems that are simultaneously depressive and serene; with an ever-present bubbling of anger and resentment underneath. You'll bob your head to the grooves like you're floating on a sea of Lithium."  - Metal Trenches

"Collider proves HEADS. to be masters at bending noise into narrative and heavy riffing into images of vast wastelands. Collider is art rock meeting sludge in a carefully arranged interplay of grave digging and marble sculpting. A bleak redefinition of heartland rock that's situated on the verge of the savage and the sophisticated." - Arctic Drones

"The title track sounds like an intimate and whiskey-fueled acoustic session with a young Leonard Cohen. Their reverence to various greats is obvious even within a single song. They might start a track as NIN, throw in a Chris Cornell-esque chorus, then go full Sonic Youth, all with an underlying doom/sludge cadence. But rather than ending up with a carelessly compiled Frankenstein, they've managed to string a common thread between the genre's forefathers that we previously hadn't noticed." - Schmutz

"While there are at times a relative calm on moments on Collider, their sound is not quite relaxed; it's dark and expansive but allows more stripped-down moments to come in, creating this sort of immersive and intense experience." - Music & Riot

"HEADS. have captured tangible feelings of gloom and depression with their video for 'Wolves At The Door.' The song and related video feel expansive and lonely, shots of expansive fields, rooms, and highways matching the restrained vocal delivery and slow, slightly sludgy guitars." - Decibel on "Wolves At The Door."

 "Pleasant and rarely challenging in tone HEADS. offer some of the easiest listening sludge rock so far this year and a listening experience that'll appeal to fans of post-metal/atmosludge as much as devotees to the artsy noise/alt rock of the early '90s." -- Grizzly Butts

 "...a monument to what a compromise between attention to detail and raw sound can deliver." - Itdjents

https://www.facebook.com/headsnoise/
http://www.corpseflowerrecords.com
http://www.facebook.com/corpseflowerrecords
http://corpseflowerrecords.bandcamp.com
http://www.corpseflowerrecords.storenvy.com

OUTER HEAVEN: Announce Debut Full-Length Album Realms of Eternal Decay Coming October 2018

Share New Song "Bloodspire" on Decibel

                                                       Photo Credit: Dante Torrieri      Please Post and Share:        https://youtu.be/7hcRuY9N4WQ     Conjured in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, Death Metal newcomers  OUTER HEAVEN  spew forth their long-awaited debut album  Realms of Eternal Decay . Listen to the album's first audio offering  "Bloodspire"  on  Decibel Magazine   HERE  and all streaming services  AT THIS LOCATION .   OUTER HEAVEN's  debut album   Realms of Eternal Decay   is due out October 12th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com  HERE  and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services  AT THIS LOCATION .  Additionally,  OUTER HEAVEN  will tour with labelmates  FULL OF HELL  in October throughout the East Coast. The band will also perform at select upcoming concerts with Mortician, Eternal Champion & Metal Punk Death Fest 3. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.  Across 10 tracks and 30+ minutes of grotesque, groove-laden old-school Death Metal,  OUTER HEAVEN  immediately raise the bar for the new generation of extreme bands.   Realms of Eternal Decay   was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Skeletonwitch, Full of Hell, Integrity) at Developing Nations Studios mixedand mastered by Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Inquisition, Pissgrave). Features sickening cover artwork by Matthew Stikker (Power Trip).

                                                    Photo Credit: Dante Torrieri

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Conjured in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, Death Metal newcomers OUTER HEAVEN spew forth their long-awaited debut album Realms of Eternal Decay. Listen to the album's first audio offering "Bloodspire" on Decibel Magazine HERE and all streaming services AT THIS LOCATION.

OUTER HEAVEN's debut album Realms of Eternal Decay is due out October 12th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, OUTER HEAVEN will tour with labelmates FULL OF HELL in October throughout the East Coast. The band will also perform at select upcoming concerts with Mortician, Eternal Champion & Metal Punk Death Fest 3. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.

Across 10 tracks and 30+ minutes of grotesque, groove-laden old-school Death Metal, OUTER HEAVEN immediately raise the bar for the new generation of extreme bands. Realms of Eternal Decay was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Skeletonwitch, Full of Hell, Integrity) at Developing Nations Studios mixedand mastered by Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Inquisition, Pissgrave). Features sickening cover artwork by Matthew Stikker (Power Trip).

 Art Credit: Matthew Stikker    Realms of Eternal  Decay Tracklist:   1.   Vortex Of Thought  2.   What Lies Beneath  3.   Pulsating Swarm  4.   Multicellular Savagery  5.   Echoes From Beyond  6.   Tortured Winds  7.   Bloodspire  8.   Sacrificial Evolution  9.   Putrid Dwelling  10.Decaying Realms   OUTER HEAVEN Tour Dates:   Aug 21                Philadelphia, PA   Boot & Saddle (w/ Eternal Champion)  Sep 02                 Philadelphia, PA    Voltage Lounge (w/ Mortician)  Sep 28                 Brooklyn, NY       Metal Punk Death Fest 111 @ Saint Vitus   --- All Dates Oct 10 - 21 w/ Full of Hell ---   Oct 10                  Philadelphia, PA             Voltage Lounge  Oct 11                  Montclair, NJ                 Meatlocker  Oct 12                  Washington, DC              Atlas Brew Works  Oct 13                  Chapel Hill, NC             Local 506  Oct 14                  West Columbia, SC        Radio Room  Oct 15                  Jacksonville, FL             Nighthawks  Oct 16                  Tampa, FL                     Crowbar  Oct 17                  Miami, FL                     Gramp's  Oct 18                  Orlando, FL                   Will's Pub  Oct 19                  Atlanta, GA                   529  Oct 20                  Charlotte, NC                 Skylark Social Club  Oct 21                  Chesapeake, VA             Riffhouse Pub   OUTER HEAVEN is:   Austin Haines - Vocals  Jon Kunz - Guitar  Zak Carter - Guitar  Raymond Figueroa - Bass  Paul Chrismer - Drums   OFFICIAL LINKS    Outer Heaven on Facebook    Outer Heaven on Instagram    Outer Heaven on Bandcamp

Art Credit: Matthew Stikker

Realms of Eternal Decay Tracklist:

1.   Vortex Of Thought

2.   What Lies Beneath

3.   Pulsating Swarm

4.   Multicellular Savagery

5.   Echoes From Beyond

6.   Tortured Winds

7.   Bloodspire

8.   Sacrificial Evolution

9.   Putrid Dwelling

10.Decaying Realms

OUTER HEAVEN Tour Dates:

Aug 21                Philadelphia, PA   Boot & Saddle (w/ Eternal Champion)

Sep 02                 Philadelphia, PA    Voltage Lounge (w/ Mortician)

Sep 28                 Brooklyn, NY       Metal Punk Death Fest 111 @ Saint Vitus

--- All Dates Oct 10 - 21 w/ Full of Hell ---

Oct 10                  Philadelphia, PA             Voltage Lounge

Oct 11                  Montclair, NJ                 Meatlocker

Oct 12                  Washington, DC              Atlas Brew Works

Oct 13                  Chapel Hill, NC             Local 506

Oct 14                  West Columbia, SC        Radio Room

Oct 15                  Jacksonville, FL             Nighthawks

Oct 16                  Tampa, FL                     Crowbar

Oct 17                  Miami, FL                     Gramp's

Oct 18                  Orlando, FL                   Will's Pub

Oct 19                  Atlanta, GA                   529

Oct 20                  Charlotte, NC                 Skylark Social Club

Oct 21                  Chesapeake, VA             Riffhouse Pub

OUTER HEAVEN is:

Austin Haines - Vocals

Jon Kunz - Guitar

Zak Carter - Guitar

Raymond Figueroa - Bass

Paul Chrismer - Drums

OFFICIAL LINKS

Outer Heaven on Facebook

Outer Heaven on Instagram

Outer Heaven on Bandcamp

MOONSPELL - Release "Herr Spiegelmann" Live Video!

 The inimitable bond between  MOONSPELL  and 4.000 of their fans in a sold-out venue is pure electricity, captured for all eternity on the massive Live DVD/Blue Ray/3CD package named   Lisboa Under The Spell   which will be released on August 17thvia Napalm Records. It wasn't just a usual concert.  MOONSPELL  played their first two full length studio albums   Wolfheart   and   Irreligious   plus their 2015 album   Extinct   all on one evening. As a plus, they were filmed during the whole day from the early morning until the middle of the night. All this was put together as a Rockumentary on this DVD set. It's a must have for every  MOONSPELL  fan!   Today the band releases a second new live clip of their song  "Herr Spiegelmann" .   The band on the video:  "Herr Spiegelmann, or Mr. Mirrorman, is a song inspired by the amazing book of Patrick Suskind, The Perfume. I guess everybody knows that book, if not shame on you. I wrote the lyrics to the "execution scene" where people start seeing on the tortured, beaten down man on the stake, everything wonderful they want to see. Like a mirror man, reflecting their fears and ambitions and most secret wishes. I really love this song and the visual part of it was specially designed for this show, with the laser gloves and the mirror jacket, in a tentative to convey the eerie and psychedelic atmosphere of the song. I hope you guys enjoy this advance from Lisboa Under the Spell, as it does reflect the struggle for an original and emotional cut of the songs, just like a Moonspell show should be, add magic."     It was definitely about time, since  MOONSPELL  aficionados have been thirsting for a new live release ever since   Lusitanian Metal   (2008)! Thus,   Lisboa Under The Spell   is not simply a visual testimony to the success of Portugal`s biggest metal band - it is a celebration of the unbound creativity and pure magic that is  MOONSPELL .        Watch the " Herr Spiegelmann"  live video right  HERE !    Pre-order  Lisboa Under The Spell   HERE !    

The inimitable bond between MOONSPELL and 4.000 of their fans in a sold-out venue is pure electricity, captured for all eternity on the massive Live DVD/Blue Ray/3CD package named Lisboa Under The Spell which will be released on August 17thvia Napalm Records. It wasn't just a usual concert. MOONSPELL played their first two full length studio albums Wolfheart and Irreligious plus their 2015 album Extinct all on one evening. As a plus, they were filmed during the whole day from the early morning until the middle of the night. All this was put together as a Rockumentary on this DVD set. It's a must have for every MOONSPELL fan! 

Today the band releases a second new live clip of their song "Herr Spiegelmann".

The band on the video:
"Herr Spiegelmann, or Mr. Mirrorman, is a song inspired by the amazing book of Patrick Suskind, The Perfume. I guess everybody knows that book, if not shame on you. I wrote the lyrics to the "execution scene" where people start seeing on the tortured, beaten down man on the stake, everything wonderful they want to see. Like a mirror man, reflecting their fears and ambitions and most secret wishes. I really love this song and the visual part of it was specially designed for this show, with the laser gloves and the mirror jacket, in a tentative to convey the eerie and psychedelic atmosphere of the song. I hope you guys enjoy this advance from Lisboa Under the Spell, as it does reflect the struggle for an original and emotional cut of the songs, just like a Moonspell show should be, add magic."

It was definitely about time, since MOONSPELL aficionados have been thirsting for a new live release ever since Lusitanian Metal (2008)! Thus, Lisboa Under The Spell is not simply a visual testimony to the success of Portugal`s biggest metal band - it is a celebration of the unbound creativity and pure magic that is MOONSPELL

 Watch the "Herr Spiegelmann" live video right HERE!

Pre-order Lisboa Under The Spell HERE!

 

   Track listing:         I  ROCKUMENTARY - band documentary by Victor Castro     II WOLFHEART SHOW - full album played live     1.     Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)    2.      Love Crimes    3.      Of Dream And Drama    4.      Lua D'inverno    5.     Trebaruna    6.      Ataegina    7.      Vampiria    8.      An Erotic Alchemy    9.      Alma Mater            III IRRELIGIOUS SHOW - full album played live     1.       Perverse Almost Religious    2.        Opium    3.        Awake!    4.        For A Taste Of Eternity    5.        Ruin & Misery    6.        A Poisoned Gift    7.        Raven Claws (Feat. Mariangela Demurtas)    8.       Mephisto    9.        Herr Spiegelmann    10.     Fullmoon Madness            IV EXTINCT SHOW - full album played live     1.      All Gone From The Wild (Intro)    2.      Breathe (Until We Are No More)    3.      Extinct (Feat. Carolina Torres)    4.      Medusalem    5.      Domina    6.      The Last Of Us    7.      Malignia    8.      Funeral Bloom    9.      A Dying Breed    10.    The Future Is Dark          V  MAKING OF - show day          VI GALLERY - live and backstage pics         Lisboa Under The Spell   will be available in the following formats:        BD/DVD/3-CD DVDPac (6 pages Digipack, 28 pages booklet, 29 tracks + Rockumentary, 3 full length filmed shows, behind the scenes & making of videos, Gallery)       3LP Gatefold (29 tracks) Black/Gold/Blue Vinyl       LTD Deluxe Fanbox incl.    -       BD/DVD/3-CD DVDPac    -       Coverflag    -       Lanyard & Pass    -       Pendant     -    Patch     Touring:  29.06.18 GR - Chania, Chania Rock Festival 13.07.18 DE - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dong Open Air 03.08.18 CZ - Ostrava, Ostrava Vplamenech     NORTH AMERICAN TOUR   w/ Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Omnium Gatherum  9/7: New York, NY - Gramercy Theater    9/8: Montreal, QUE - Cafe Campus    9/9: Quebec City, QUE - Imperial de Quebec    9/10: Toronto, ONT - Opera House    9/11: Ft Wayne, IN - Pierre's    9/12: Detroit, MI - Harpo's    9/13: Joliet, Il - The Forge    9/14: Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze    9/15:  Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre    9/17: Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room    9/18: Calgary, AB - Dickens    9/19: Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater    9/20: Seattle, WA - El Corazon    9/22: Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre    9/23: Anaheim, CA - City National Grove    9/24: West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go    9/25: San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick    9/26:  Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre    9/27:  Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues    9/28: Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid joe's    9/29: Denver, CO - Herman's Hideaway    10/1: Dallas, TX - Trees    10/2: San Antonio, TX - Rock Box    10/3: Houston, TX - Scout Bar    10/5:  Tampa, FL - Orpheum    10/6: West Palm Beach, FL - Kelsey Theater    10/7: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade    10/9: Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub and Billiards    10/10: Durham, NC - Motorco    10/11: Baltimore, MD - Soundstage    10/12: Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero    10/14: Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall     Line-up:  Fernando Ribeiro - Vocals Ricardo Amorim - Guitar Pedro Paixão - Guitar, Keyboard Aires Pereira - Drums Mike Gaspar - Bass     For More Info On MOONSPELL:   www.moonspell.com   www.facebook.com/moonspellband   www.moonspell.rastilho.com   www.napalmrecords.com

Track listing:

 I  ROCKUMENTARY- band documentary by Victor Castro

II WOLFHEART SHOW - full album played live

1.     Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)

2.      Love Crimes

3.      Of Dream And Drama

4.      Lua D'inverno

5.     Trebaruna

6.      Ataegina

7.      Vampiria

8.      An Erotic Alchemy

9.      Alma Mater

 

III IRRELIGIOUS SHOW - full album played live

1.       Perverse Almost Religious

2.        Opium

3.        Awake!

4.        For A Taste Of Eternity

5.        Ruin & Misery

6.        A Poisoned Gift

7.        Raven Claws (Feat. Mariangela Demurtas)

8.       Mephisto

9.        Herr Spiegelmann

10.     Fullmoon Madness

 

IV EXTINCT SHOW - full album played live

1.      All Gone From The Wild (Intro)

2.      Breathe (Until We Are No More)

3.      Extinct (Feat. Carolina Torres)

4.      Medusalem

5.      Domina

6.      The Last Of Us

7.      Malignia

8.      Funeral Bloom

9.      A Dying Breed

10.    The Future Is Dark

 V  MAKING OF- show day

 VI GALLERY- live and backstage pics

 Lisboa Under The Spellwill be available in the following formats:

 BD/DVD/3-CD DVDPac (6 pages Digipack, 28 pages booklet, 29 tracks + Rockumentary, 3 full length filmed shows, behind the scenes & making of videos, Gallery)

 3LP Gatefold (29 tracks) Black/Gold/Blue Vinyl

 LTD Deluxe Fanbox incl.

-       BD/DVD/3-CD DVDPac

-       Coverflag

-       Lanyard & Pass

-       Pendant

-   Patch

Touring:
29.06.18 GR - Chania, Chania Rock Festival
13.07.18 DE - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dong Open Air
03.08.18 CZ - Ostrava, Ostrava Vplamenech

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
w/ Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Omnium Gatherum
9/7: New York, NY - Gramercy Theater

9/8: Montreal, QUE - Cafe Campus

9/9: Quebec City, QUE - Imperial de Quebec

9/10: Toronto, ONT - Opera House

9/11: Ft Wayne, IN - Pierre's

9/12: Detroit, MI - Harpo's

9/13: Joliet, Il - The Forge

9/14: Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze

9/15:  Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre

9/17: Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room

9/18: Calgary, AB - Dickens

9/19: Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater

9/20: Seattle, WA - El Corazon

9/22: Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre

9/23: Anaheim, CA - City National Grove

9/24: West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go

9/25: San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick

9/26:  Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

9/27:  Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

9/28: Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid joe's

9/29: Denver, CO - Herman's Hideaway

10/1: Dallas, TX - Trees

10/2: San Antonio, TX - Rock Box

10/3: Houston, TX - Scout Bar

10/5:  Tampa, FL - Orpheum

10/6: West Palm Beach, FL - Kelsey Theater

10/7: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

10/9: Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/10: Durham, NC - Motorco

10/11: Baltimore, MD - Soundstage

10/12: Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero

10/14: Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall

Line-up:
Fernando Ribeiro - Vocals
Ricardo Amorim - Guitar
Pedro Paixão - Guitar, Keyboard
Aires Pereira - Drums
Mike Gaspar - Bass

For More Info On MOONSPELL:
www.moonspell.com
www.facebook.com/moonspellband
www.moonspell.rastilho.com
www.napalmrecords.com

BEYOND THE BLACK - Release Official Music Video For "Million Lightyears"!

                                                                    Photo Credit: Heilemania             Just one month remains until  BEYOND THE BLACK  will release their brand-new album   Heart Of The Hurricane   out on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1).    BEYOND THE BLACK   celebrate a true story of success!Their debut album   Songs Of Love And Death   (2015) immediately scored #12 on the German album charts. Only one year later their latest release,   Lost In Forever   (2016) stormed the charts again and a top 5 ranking catapulted the band even further forward! We can't wait for their promising new release   Heart Of The Hurricane  !  Today the band reveals their official music video for the song " Million Lightyears ". With this heartfelt and powerful song about being stranded away from oneself and each other, the vocal duo of  BEYOND THE BLACK  shine in the new video for  "Million Lightyears "!  Dive into  "   Million Lightyears   "    HERE!     BEYOND THE BLACK  is pure symphonic metal full of energy, straightforward and without any compromises! Their engines are hot, and roaring straight into the   Heart Of The Hurricane  . The title of the third album is not just a catchy phrase, it's a promise. It's the result of two years of hard work skyrocketing the band to the next level.

                                                         Photo Credit: Heilemania 

Just one month remains until BEYOND THE BLACK will release their brand-new album Heart Of The Hurricane out on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1).

BEYOND THE BLACK celebrate a true story of success!Their debut album Songs Of Love And Death (2015) immediately scored #12 on the German album charts. Only one year later their latest release, Lost In Forever (2016) stormed the charts again and a top 5 ranking catapulted the band even further forward! We can't wait for their promising new release Heart Of The Hurricane!

Today the band reveals their official music video for the song "Million Lightyears". With this heartfelt and powerful song about being stranded away from oneself and each other, the vocal duo of BEYOND THE BLACK shine in the new video for "Million Lightyears"!

Dive into "Million LightyearsHERE!

BEYOND THE BLACK is pure symphonic metal full of energy, straightforward and without any compromises! Their engines are hot, and roaring straight into the Heart Of The Hurricane. The title of the third album is not just a catchy phrase, it's a promise. It's the result of two years of hard work skyrocketing the band to the next level.

 Pre-order   Heart Of The Hurricane   HERE !    Full    Heart Of The Hurricane    track listing:   1. Hysteria 2. Heart of the Hurricane 3. Through the Mirror 4. Million Lightyears 5. Song for the Godless 6. Escape from the Earth 7. Beneath a Blackened Sky 8. Fairytale of Doom 9. My God is Dead 10. Dear Death 11. Scream for Me 12. Freedom 13.Breeze   Bonus Tracks:  14. Echo from the Past 15. Parade   Heart Of The Hurricane  will be available in the following formats   HERE  :  1 CD Jewelcase 1 CD Digipack Digital Album 2LP Gatefold BLACK 2LP Gatefold GOLD Limited Deluxe Box   

Pre-order Heart Of The Hurricane HERE!

Full Heart Of The Hurricane track listing:

1. Hysteria
2. Heart of the Hurricane
3. Through the Mirror
4. Million Lightyears
5. Song for the Godless
6. Escape from the Earth
7. Beneath a Blackened Sky
8. Fairytale of Doom
9. My God is Dead
10. Dear Death
11. Scream for Me
12. Freedom
13.Breeze

Bonus Tracks:
14. Echo from the Past
15. Parade

Heart Of The Hurricane will be available in the following formats HERE:

1 CD Jewelcase
1 CD Digipack
Digital Album
2LP Gatefold BLACK
2LP Gatefold GOLD
Limited Deluxe Box

 

 Check out the official lyric video for the first singl e    "Heart Of The Hurricane"     HERE!    Check out the second single  "   My God Is Dead"       HERE!     BEYOND THE BLACK  have already played countless shows in Germany and the near foreign countries, with the British heavy metal legend SAXON, one of Germany's most successful bands POWERWOLF and the Dutch symphonic metal masters EPICA. They also appeared as support for the SCORPIONS 50th anniversary tour! They have also appeared at festivals including Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze or the Wave-Gothic-Meeting. Now it's time to catch them on tour near you this summer & autumn:     Meet  BEYOND THE BLACK  on tour: 03.08.18 DE - Saarbrücken / Saarspektake l30.08.18 DE - Hartenholm / Werner Rennen 02.09. - 07.09.18 DE - Bremerhaven / Full Metal Cruise 20.09.18 DE - Munich / Backstage Werk  21.09.18 DE - Hamburg / Metal Dayz  22.09.18 DE - Cologne / Live Music Hall  23.09.18 DE - Berlin / Kesselhaus 12.10.18 NL - Eindhoven / FEMME 14.10.18 ES - Mallorca / Full Metal Holiday  More dates tba!      BEYOND THE BLACK online:    www.beyondtheblack.de    www.beyondtheblack-shop.com   www.facebook.com/beyondtheblackofficial   www.napalmrecords.com   www.airforce1.tv

Check out the official lyric video for the first single "Heart Of The Hurricane" HERE!

Check out the second single "My God Is Dead" HERE!

BEYOND THE BLACK have already played countless shows in Germany and the near foreign countries, with the British heavy metal legend SAXON, one of Germany's most successful bands POWERWOLF and the Dutch symphonic metal masters EPICA. They also appeared as support for the SCORPIONS 50th anniversary tour! They have also appeared at festivals including Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze or the Wave-Gothic-Meeting. Now it's time to catch them on tour near you this summer & autumn: 
 

Meet BEYOND THE BLACK on tour:
03.08.18 DE - Saarbrücken / Saarspektake
l30.08.18 DE - Hartenholm / Werner Rennen
02.09. - 07.09.18 DE - Bremerhaven / Full Metal Cruise
20.09.18 DE - Munich / Backstage Werk
21.09.18 DE - Hamburg / Metal Dayz
22.09.18 DE - Cologne / Live Music Hall
23.09.18 DE - Berlin / Kesselhaus
12.10.18 NL - Eindhoven / FEMME
14.10.18 ES - Mallorca / Full Metal Holiday
More dates tba!


BEYOND THE BLACK online:
www.beyondtheblack.de

www.beyondtheblack-shop.com
www.facebook.com/beyondtheblackofficial
www.napalmrecords.com
www.airforce1.tv

ALTER BRIDGE RELEASE LIVE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE FIRST PERFORMANCE EVER OF “WORDS DARKER THAN THEIR WINGS” FROM THEIR CAREER-DEFINING CONCERT

FEATURING THE PARALLAX ORCHESTRA LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL                                                                             https://youtu.be/fTvJ1TYORJg

  Performance Taken From The Complete Concert Event Scheduled For Release Worldwide On September 7 Via Napalm Records    Now Available for Pre-Order In Various Audio And Video Configurations at http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH  &  www.alterbridge.com      Coming on the heels of the announcement of  Alter Bridge’s  career-defining live release Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring the Parallax Orchestra, the band is releasing another video from the live performance. The latest track being released, “Words Darker Than Their Wings,” is a song from the band’s 2010 ABIII album that, until those two shows in October 2017, had never been previously performed live. The longtime crowd favorite showcases the first time that Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti share lead vocal duties, something that would be repeated on “Waters Rising” from the Fortress release. The video for the track can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/fTvJ1TYORJg  and the audio is available via all streaming partners.   “’Words Darker Than Their Wings’ was a song that we never played before ever and its been one of our favorites, especially me and Scott Phillips. That’s been one of our top 3 Alter Bridge songs since we wrote it and its just one of those songs that we have been trying and trying and trying to play live and Myles is always kind of pushing back about it and finally, you know with this orchestra he [Myles] said this is the perfect time to do it. We did and it was the biggest reaction of both nights,” explains Mark Tremonti in the full-length movie of the concert.   After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe,  Alter Bridge  is releasing the epic  Live At The Royal Albert Hall  on September 7th via Napalm Records. The live album and DVD was recorded in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson.  Live At The Royal Albert Hall  is a 21-song collection that features some of  Alter Bridge’s  biggest hits, fan favorites and even a couple of rarities. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing with the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. The pre-order is currently live here:  http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH  and at  www.alterbridge.com . A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organization that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. 

Performance Taken From The Complete Concert Event Scheduled For Release Worldwide On September 7 Via Napalm Records


Now Available for Pre-Order In Various Audio And Video Configurations athttp://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH & www.alterbridge.com  

Coming on the heels of the announcement of Alter Bridge’s career-defining live release Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring the Parallax Orchestra, the band is releasing another video from the live performance. The latest track being released, “Words Darker Than Their Wings,” is a song from the band’s 2010 ABIII album that, until those two shows in October 2017, had never been previously performed live. The longtime crowd favorite showcases the first time that Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti share lead vocal duties, something that would be repeated on “Waters Rising” from the Fortress release. The video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/fTvJ1TYORJg and the audio is available via all streaming partners. 

“’Words Darker Than Their Wings’ was a song that we never played before ever and its been one of our favorites, especially me and Scott Phillips. That’s been one of our top 3 Alter Bridge songs since we wrote it and its just one of those songs that we have been trying and trying and trying to play live and Myles is always kind of pushing back about it and finally, you know with this orchestra he [Myles] said this is the perfect time to do it. We did and it was the biggest reaction of both nights,” explains Mark Tremonti in the full-length movie of the concert. 

After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, Alter Bridge is releasing the epic Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th via Napalm Records. The live album and DVD was recorded in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’s biggest hits, fan favorites and even a couple of rarities. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing with the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. The pre-order is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organization that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. 

 The track listing for  Live At The Royal Albert Hall  is:  1)    Slip To The Void                 2)    Addicted To Pain                 3)    Before Tomorrow Comes             4)    The Writing On The Wall             5)    Cry Of Achilles                 6)    In Loving Memory               7)    Fortress                    8)    Ties That Bind                9)    The Other Side                 10)  Brand New Start                 11)  Ghost Of Days Gone By 12)   The Last Hero 13)   The End Is Here 14)   Words Darker Than Their Wings  15)   Waters Rising 16)   Lover 17)   Wonderful Life/Watch Over You 18)   This Side Of Fate 19)   Broken Wings 20)   Blackbird 21)   Open Your Eyes     Alter Bridge  burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released  Blackbird , the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine.  ABIII  was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with  Fortress . It bowed at #12 on the  Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from  Total Guitar  and  KERRANG!  as well as acclaim from  Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar,  and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of  Classic Rock Magazine  who labeled  Fortress , “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s  The Last Hero  gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut.  Alter Bridge  has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few.  

The track listing for Live At The Royal Albert Hall is:

1)    Slip To The Void                
2)    Addicted To Pain                
3)    Before Tomorrow Comes            
4)    The Writing On The Wall            
5)    Cry Of Achilles                
6)    In Loving Memory              
7)    Fortress                   
8)    Ties That Bind               
9)    The Other Side                
10)  Brand New Start                
11)  Ghost Of Days Gone By
12)   The Last Hero
13)   The End Is Here
14)   Words Darker Than Their Wings
15)   Waters Rising
16)   Lover
17)   Wonderful Life/Watch Over You
18)   This Side Of Fate
19)   Broken Wings
20)   Blackbird
21)   Open Your Eyes
 

Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the BillboardTop 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few.  

   ALTER BRIDGE line-up:  Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals Brian Marshall on bassScott  Phillips on drums    For more info visit:   www.alterbridge.com   www.facebook.com/alterbridge  Twitter: @alterbridge 


ALTER BRIDGE line-up:
Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars
Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals
Brian Marshall on bassScott
Phillips on drums


For more info visit:
www.alterbridge.com
www.facebook.com/alterbridge
Twitter: @alterbridge 

TAKE OFFENSE: European Tour Begins Next Week

Band Confirmed For Persistence Tour 2019

 As Southern California hardcore/crossover outfit  TAKE   OFFENSE  prepares to embark on their European summer tour next week, the band has been announced as part of the Persistence Tour 2019 booked for early next year.  Drawing from Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, DRI, and the '80s hardcore visionaries who pioneered hardcore and metal's earliest experiments,  TAKE OFFENSE  pushes their sound to dizzying heights on their  Tensions On High  EP, released earlier this year through Flatspot Records. Forging a sound that's as familiar as it is fresh,  Tensions On High  was recorded at Jet To Mars Studios by Nick Jett (Terror), mixed and mastered at Casa Sonido by Jett, and finished with cover art by Gera Vega with layout and design by Jose Gonzales.  Following short bursts of East and West Coast US tours earlier this year,  TAKE OFFENSE  now takes the new tunes to European fans, touring across the continent. Running from August 9th through 27th, the tour includes sets at Ieper Fest in Ieper, Belgium alongside Converge, Ramallah, Death Threat, Conflict, and many others, and Still Cold BBQ in Hannover, Germany with Risk, Harm/Shelter, Scope, and more.   TAKE OFFENSE  has also just been confirmed to take part in The Persistence Tour 2019 with Sick Of It All, Municipal Waste, Walls Of Jericho, and others. New East Coast tour dates are also in the works; watch for updates in the coming weeks.   Tensions On High  is available on cassette and digital platforms via Flatspot Records; stream the EP at Bandcamp   HERE   and find physical options   HERE  .   https://twitter.com/takeoffensecvhc    https://www.instagram.com/takeoffensecvhc    https://www.facebook.com/takeoffensecvhc    https://takeoffensecvhc.bandcamp.com    http://www.flatspotrecords.com    http://www.facebook.com/flatspotrecords    https://flatspotrecords.bandcamp.com

As Southern California hardcore/crossover outfit TAKE OFFENSE prepares to embark on their European summer tour next week, the band has been announced as part of the Persistence Tour 2019 booked for early next year.

Drawing from Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, DRI, and the '80s hardcore visionaries who pioneered hardcore and metal's earliest experiments, TAKE OFFENSE pushes their sound to dizzying heights on their Tensions On High EP, released earlier this year through Flatspot Records. Forging a sound that's as familiar as it is fresh, Tensions On High was recorded at Jet To Mars Studios by Nick Jett (Terror), mixed and mastered at Casa Sonido by Jett, and finished with cover art by Gera Vega with layout and design by Jose Gonzales.

Following short bursts of East and West Coast US tours earlier this year, TAKE OFFENSE now takes the new tunes to European fans, touring across the continent. Running from August 9th through 27th, the tour includes sets at Ieper Fest in Ieper, Belgium alongside Converge, Ramallah, Death Threat, Conflict, and many others, and Still Cold BBQ in Hannover, Germany with Risk, Harm/Shelter, Scope, and more.

TAKE OFFENSE has also just been confirmed to take part in The Persistence Tour 2019 with Sick Of It All, Municipal Waste, Walls Of Jericho, and others. New East Coast tour dates are also in the works; watch for updates in the coming weeks.

Tensions On High is available on cassette and digital platforms via Flatspot Records; stream the EP at Bandcamp HERE and find physical options HERE.

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Doom Trio THE WHITE SWAN Release Title Track, "Touch Taste Destroy"

                                                                    LISTEN HERE

 Photo Credit: Whitney South  With Decibel Magazine praising their upcoming EP, "Touch Taste Destroy", as "three tracks of hefty doom brimming with psychedelia and melody",  THE WHITE SWAN  are pleased to share the first listen with the debut of the EP's title track.     Take a listen below or via YouTube!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIaVwdso0rA     Founder and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), gave us a deeper look into the meaning behind the song, stating:  “ ‘Touch Taste Destroy’ is about experiencing real romantic love for the first time. The kind of love that completely consumes you and ruins any idea of what you thought real love was like. The main riff came together very easily for me and was written on an Alvarez baritone acoustic on my couch in about 5 minutes. We had the middle part tucked away in our bank of riffs and it fit very well with the main bit of music. Lyrically, the song is quite sappy, which is an underlying theme with The White Swan in general, but I really wanted to keep the verses very dark sounding, to contrast the lyrical content, and the choruses a bit more intense but in the same dark vein as the verses. "  Scheduled for release on September 7, 2018, pre-orders are available on digital download as well as   on special limited-edition gold variant vinyl via War Crime Recordings. Pre-order your copy now at   http://smarturl.it/TheWhiteSwan .    See  THE WHITE SWAN  live this Fall as they embark on a series of headlining dates across Canada and the U.S.! 8/31    Windsor, ON - Phog Bar 9/5      Champaign, IL - Blips & Chitz (w/StagHorn & Close The Hatch) 9/6      Dayton, OH - Blind Bob’s (w/Close The Hatch) 9/7      Decatur, AL - The Jam Shop (w/Close The Hatch & I Am The Law)  9/8     Murfreesboro, TN - Autograph Rehearsal Studio (w/Close The Hatch & I Am The Law) 9/29    Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar  Stay in touch with  THE WHITE SWAN  online for new music, shows and more at:  http://www.thewhiteswanband.com/   https://www.facebook.com/thewhiteswanband/   https://www.instagram.com/thewhiteswanband/

Photo Credit: Whitney South

With Decibel Magazine praising their upcoming EP, "Touch Taste Destroy", as "three tracks of hefty doom brimming with psychedelia and melody", THE WHITE SWAN are pleased to share the first listen with the debut of the EP's title track.
 

Take a listen below or via YouTube!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIaVwdso0rA


Founder and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), gave us a deeper look into the meaning behind the song, stating: 
‘Touch Taste Destroy’ is about experiencing real romantic love for the first time. The kind of love that completely consumes you and ruins any idea of what you thought real love was like. The main riff came together very easily for me and was written on an Alvarez baritone acoustic on my couch in about 5 minutes. We had the middle part tucked away in our bank of riffs and it fit very well with the main bit of music. Lyrically, the song is quite sappy, which is an underlying theme with The White Swan in general, but I really wanted to keep the verses very dark sounding, to contrast the lyrical content, and the choruses a bit more intense but in the same dark vein as the verses."

Scheduled for release on September 7, 2018, pre-orders are available on digital download as well as on special limited-edition gold variant vinyl via War Crime Recordings. Pre-order your copy now at http://smarturl.it/TheWhiteSwan.


See THE WHITE SWAN live this Fall as they embark on a series of headlining dates across Canada and the U.S.!
8/31    Windsor, ON - Phog Bar
9/5      Champaign, IL - Blips & Chitz (w/StagHorn & Close The Hatch)
9/6      Dayton, OH - Blind Bob’s (w/Close The Hatch)
9/7      Decatur, AL - The Jam Shop (w/Close The Hatch & I Am The Law) 
9/8     Murfreesboro, TN - Autograph Rehearsal Studio (w/Close The Hatch & I Am The Law)
9/29    Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar

Stay in touch with THE WHITE SWAN online for new music, shows and more at:
http://www.thewhiteswanband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thewhiteswanband/
https://www.instagram.com/thewhiteswanband/

INTEGRITY: Share Cover of "Document One" by G.I.S.M

Split LP with KRIEG is Out Now and Begin Summer European Tour

       Please Post and Share:    https://youtu.be/Tl5lRYOZaJ8         Metallic horror trailblazers  INTEGRITY  share a cover of "Document One" by G.I.S.M. to celebrate to the release of their split LP with  KRIEG . Watch the full video on  Consequence of Sound/Heavy Consequence   HERE .   "G.I.S.M. has been one of my favorite bands since I was 13 years old, growing up in the Louisville punk scene. It feels great to be able to pay tribute to this amazing Japanese band by covering one of their songs. Hopefully, our cover reflects some of the intensity and savagery that G.I.S.M. stands for", explains Dwid Hellion    INTEGRITY  return to Europe tonight featuring performances at Brutal Assault, Roadkill, Sylak and Vagos Metal Fest before returning to the states for Psycho Las Vegas. All confirmed tour dates are available below.   INTEGRITY  &  KRIEG's  Split LP is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com  HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services  AT THIS LOCATION .  A full collection of  INTEGRITY  music videos is available  AT THIS LOCATION .   INTEGRITY  is celebrating their 30 year anniversary as a band in 2018. Since 1988,  INTEGRITY  has been known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history.  Festering beneath forests of debauched illusion,  INTEGRITY  infects its prey through unconventional auditory means. Inflicting and dispensing their nightmares through cavernous faith and conjuring a new gospel for those neglected and forgotten apparitions.  KRIEG  contributes their only song written and recorded since 2014's  Transient  as well as more obscure older material set to create a miserable sonic experience for the listener. This is another page in a book written over two decades.   INTEGRITY Tour Dates:   Aug 03                 Waarschoot, BE                                Roadkill Festival  Aug 04                 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR      Sylak Festival  Aug 05                 Blieskastel, DE                                 P-Werk   Aug 06                 Zurich, CH                                        Werk 21  Aug 08                 Budapest, HU                                    Durer Kert  Aug 09                 Vienna, AT                                        Wien Arena  Aug 10                 Warsaw, PL                                        Poglos  Aug 11                 Jaromer, CZ                                       Brutal Assault 2018  Aug 12                 Vagos, PT                                           Vagos Metal Fest   Aug 17                 Las Vegas, NV                                Psycho Las Vegas 2018   OFFICIAL LINKS    INTEGRITY on Facebook    INTEGRITY on Instagram    INTEGRITY on Twitter    INTEGRITY on Bandcamp    KRIEG on Facebook

Please Post and Share: https://youtu.be/Tl5lRYOZaJ8

Metallic horror trailblazers INTEGRITY share a cover of "Document One" by G.I.S.M. to celebrate to the release of their split LP with KRIEG. Watch the full video on Consequence of Sound/Heavy Consequence HERE

"G.I.S.M. has been one of my favorite bands since I was 13 years old, growing up in the Louisville punk scene. It feels great to be able to pay tribute to this amazing Japanese band by covering one of their songs. Hopefully, our cover reflects some of the intensity and savagery that G.I.S.M. stands for", explains Dwid Hellion 

INTEGRITY return to Europe tonight featuring performances at Brutal Assault, Roadkill, Sylak and Vagos Metal Fest before returning to the states for Psycho Las Vegas. All confirmed tour dates are available below.

INTEGRITY KRIEG's Split LP is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HEREand Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.

A full collection of INTEGRITY music videos is available AT THIS LOCATION.

INTEGRITY is celebrating their 30 year anniversary as a band in 2018. Since 1988, INTEGRITY has been known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history.

Festering beneath forests of debauched illusion, INTEGRITY infects its prey through unconventional auditory means. Inflicting and dispensing their nightmares through cavernous faith and conjuring a new gospel for those neglected and forgotten apparitions. KRIEG contributes their only song written and recorded since 2014's Transient as well as more obscure older material set to create a miserable sonic experience for the listener. This is another page in a book written over two decades.

INTEGRITY Tour Dates:

Aug 03                 Waarschoot, BE                                Roadkill Festival

Aug 04                 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR      Sylak Festival

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SPOOK THE HORSES: New Noise Debuts "Following Trails" Video From New Zealand-Based Atmospheric Metal Ensemble

People Used To Live Here Out Now On Pelagic

                                                               [Photo by Alex Ross]  New Zealand-based atmospheric metal ensemble  SPOOK THE HORSES  today debuts the visual accompaniment to "Following Trails." Now playing courtesy of New Noise Magazine, the hymn comes by way of the band's  People Used To Live Here  full-length released last year via Pelagic Records.  Issues the band, "The video is based upon a recollection of a dream, filmed within the house that the record  People Used To Live Here  was originally written, and is intended as both a literal and metaphorical reflection on ideas relating to the subjective limits of self, perspicacity, and self-determinism."   View "Following Trails," courtesy of New Noise, at  THIS LOCATION .   If you missed it, view  SPOOK THE HORSES'  interactive video for "Made Shapeless" and stream     People Used To Live Here  in full  HERE .   People Used To Live Here  is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Pelagic Records. See all ordering info below.  North America:  http://bit.ly/sthputlhNA , Europe:  http://bit.ly/sthputlhEU  Australia:  http://bit.ly/sthputlhAUS  Digital:  http://goo.gl/gHdfnS   Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of.  SPOOK THE HORSES , from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.  Perhaps it's this multi instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band's three albums: while 2011's debut album  Brighter  was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015's  Rainmaker  was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. The band's forthcoming  People Used To Live Here , in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.  The band's most daring effort to date,  People Used To Live Here  explores the natural and immediate. Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters,  SPOOK THE HORSES  is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.  Fans of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Mogwai ( Come On Die Young ), and Amenra (acoustic), pay heed.   "People Used To Live Here shows the band opting for a stripped-down, slow-burning approach that results in songs reminiscent to the moody jazz of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, the desert doom of Earth, and the melancholic 'slowcore' of Codeine and the like. The record is a prime example of when big sonic risks pay off." - Svbterranean    "...gentle and warm, a mature and well-rounded effort and an example of a band drawing a wide range of influences without losing coherency. They're also just off-putting enough to be a little frightening; consider the horses spooked indeed." - The Monolith    "The disparate feelings pull at the listener as the guitars lilt slowly through the songs main melody. An ever-present hesitation from the instruments helps build anticipation, setting an uneasiness to the music, and petering out in much the same way it came in." - It Djents on "Lurch"     "Off kilter (not off time) harmony and a touch of downtrodden progressive song writing style fuse with a sound that is morose in tone but doesn't leave listeners reaching for misery. More of a slightly glum understanding of the human condition and the connective tissue that binds us to music that is not just heard but experienced as a release and is somewhat therapeutic." - Echoes And Dust    "...without ever breaking into a race, the band are skilled at building tension and changing moods, bringing the music to emotional crescendos but also plumbing the quiet depths of abandonment and desolation." - No Clean Singing    http://www.facebook.com/spookthehorses   http://www.pelagic-records.com   http://www.facebook.com/pelagicrecords

                                                              [Photo by Alex Ross]

New Zealand-based atmospheric metal ensemble SPOOK THE HORSES today debuts the visual accompaniment to "Following Trails." Now playing courtesy of New Noise Magazine, the hymn comes by way of the band's People Used To Live Here full-length released last year via Pelagic Records.

Issues the band, "The video is based upon a recollection of a dream, filmed within the house that the record People Used To Live Here was originally written, and is intended as both a literal and metaphorical reflection on ideas relating to the subjective limits of self, perspicacity, and self-determinism."

View "Following Trails," courtesy of New Noise, at THIS LOCATION.

If you missed it, view SPOOK THE HORSES' interactive video for "Made Shapeless" and stream  

People Used To Live Here in full HERE.

People Used To Live Here is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Pelagic Records. See all ordering info below.

North America: http://bit.ly/sthputlhNA,
Europe: http://bit.ly/sthputlhEU
Australia: http://bit.ly/sthputlhAUS
Digital: http://goo.gl/gHdfnS

Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of. SPOOK THE HORSES, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.

Perhaps it's this multi instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band's three albums: while 2011's debut album Brighter was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015's Rainmaker was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. The band's forthcoming People Used To Live Here, in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.

The band's most daring effort to date, People Used To Live Here explores the natural and immediate. Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, SPOOK THE HORSES is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.

Fans of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Mogwai (Come On Die Young), and Amenra (acoustic), pay heed.

"People Used To Live Here shows the band opting for a stripped-down, slow-burning approach that results in songs reminiscent to the moody jazz of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, the desert doom of Earth, and the melancholic 'slowcore' of Codeine and the like. The record is a prime example of when big sonic risks pay off." - Svbterranean

"...gentle and warm, a mature and well-rounded effort and an example of a band drawing a wide range of influences without losing coherency. They're also just off-putting enough to be a little frightening; consider the horses spooked indeed." - The Monolith

"The disparate feelings pull at the listener as the guitars lilt slowly through the songs main melody. An ever-present hesitation from the instruments helps build anticipation, setting an uneasiness to the music, and petering out in much the same way it came in." - It Djents on "Lurch"

 "Off kilter (not off time) harmony and a touch of downtrodden progressive song writing style fuse with a sound that is morose in tone but doesn't leave listeners reaching for misery. More of a slightly glum understanding of the human condition and the connective tissue that binds us to music that is not just heard but experienced as a release and is somewhat therapeutic." - Echoes And Dust

"...without ever breaking into a race, the band are skilled at building tension and changing moods, bringing the music to emotional crescendos but also plumbing the quiet depths of abandonment and desolation." - No Clean Singing

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