DEVILMENT - sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, release first single!
 

Nuclear Blast Entertainment are excited to announce the signing of DEVILMENT, the East Anglian frightfest, fronted by Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), with plans to release the band’s first full length »The Great And Secret Show« this autumn. 


The band consists of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals).

Dani Filth had this to say about the signing, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Nuclear Blast family with my other band, the Witch County fiends DEVILMENT. Our debut album »The Great And Secret Show« is a horror-metal fuelled slay ride of maleficent proportions and deserves some deep infernal love from a label that has dominated the metal market for aeons.

 

 And we have found that unconditional love at Nuclear Blast. All of us in the band are really looking forward to the forthcoming months, as the proverbial war machine kicks into gear and the album surfaces like some sub-aquatic monster hellbent on smashing stuff. Until then keep a cyclopean eye out for regular social media updates, videos and the announcement of live shows to further whet your appetite...”


»The Great And Secret Show« was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTHBEHEMOTHAMON AMARTHSYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork (see below/attached) was created by legendary Drake Mefestta

Adds Filth"
The album cover depicts an intended escape by one of Jack The Ripper's victims, (followed as she is down a moonlit Victorian alley) into another enchanted realm. 

 

Some might read it as an imagined release from the horrible pain to follow, but the artist Drake Mefestta and I thought it served to show the lure of the mystical, amid a sea of debauch.


The artwork that follows in the booklet is a stunning articulate walk-through of that enchanted realm. The album is entitled »The Great And Secret Show« and concerns itself with the occult pulse behind the world, a land of imagination that can be slipped into at will. Like a generator buzzing behind everything. The truth behind the Wizards curtain. A phantasmagorical nightscape. A wonderland. A midnight playground. The fertile land of the dead."

 

The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITEDani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8 

LACUNA COIL / MOTIONLESS IN WHITE / DEVILMENT

31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.14 LUX Esch/Alzette - Rockhal

08.11.14 D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

09.11.14 NL Utrecht - Tivoli

10.11.14 B Hasselt - Muziekodroom

12.11.14 D Hamburg - Gruenspan

13.11.14 D Cologne - Essigfabrik

14.11.14 D Berlin - C-Club

15.11.14 D Herford - Club X

17.11.14 D Munich - Backstage

18.11.14 CH Pratteln - Z7

20.11.14 I Bologna - Zona Roveri

21.11.14 I Treviso - New Age

22.11.14 I Rome - Orion

23.11.14 I Milan - Live Club

You have been warned.

 

Quite Possibly The Coolest Ice-Bucket Challenge Video 

NONPOINT release 'The Return' behind the scenes video

"Breaking Skin" streaming on-line now!

NONPOINT are set to release their eighth studio album, "The Return," on September 29th via Metal Blade Records in Europe. The band will be releasing a series of behind the scenes studio videos; the first video is streaming now here: 
http://loudwire.com/nonpoint-in-studio-preview-part-1-exclusive-video-premiere/  
Additional episodes will be posted in the coming weeks.

After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals rapidly recount stories of pain and perseverance. "The Return" remains as raw, ripping, and real as these musicians-Elias Soriano [vocals], Robb Rivera [drums], Rasheed Thomas [guitar], Adam Woloszyn [bass], and B.C. Kochmit [guitar]-get.

Pre-order "The Return" and stream "Breaking Skin" now at 
metalblade.com/nonpoint.

Elias explains the meaning behind the first single: "It's about addiction, whether it be food, drugs, sex, lying, or anything, that tends to turn into an itch. You can't stop scratching it so you break skin. Then, you're bleeding. You need to get help at that point and deal with it."

In February 2014, NONPOINT entered Groovemaster Studios with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth) and engineer Daniel Salcidoto. It marked their second collaboration together, and this time, the band had already amassed an arsenal of tight and tough material. Vocalist Elias Soriano elaborates: "I wanted to play with vocal patterns and tell longer stories in some places, while saying very little in others. The record has its own DNA because each song respectively does as well." Drummer Robb Rivera goes on, "Johnny is like the sixth member of our band at this point! He works us, and he pulls no punches. It was such a natural thing that we only needed to track for three weeks. Johnny understands the band and what we are, and he encourages us to be ourselves."

A vital energy has coursed through NONPOINT's music since day one. As a result, they've sold over 800,000 albums in North America alone, yielding hits including "What A Day", "Bullet With A Name", and a cover of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight"-which appeared in Miami Vice. They've also crisscrossed the country with everybody from Stone Sour, Disturbed, and Papa Roach to Sevendust, All That Remains, and Device, also appearing at festivals including OZZfest, Rock on the Range, and Summerfest.

http://www.nonpoint.com
http://www.facebook.com/nonpointworld
http://twitter.com/nonpoint 

 

DOWNFALL OF GAIA completes work on upcoming new album "Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay"!

Downfall of Gaia have just finished the recordings for their new album "Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay" to be released in the fall of 2014!

Downfall of Gaia comments: "All of us are pretty satisfied with the result of the new record and we are excited to share this new piece of music with the audience! The writing process itself became a bit more complex just because of the fact that our new drummer Michael Kadnar is living in New York and all of us are based in Germany. But in the end we were able to manage all of this in a good way, hit the studio and recorded our most aggressive sounding record till today."

"Once again we recorded at the '79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel and we couldn't ask for a better guy! Mixing job one more time by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and master by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. Anytime again, guys!"

"The recording itself went pretty smooth just besides the annoying fact that all of us became pretty sick in the last few days of the studio and right before our European tour with Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk, sitting there with a cold, fever and hardly able to talk, everything went just as planned! Definitely a funny pic to see! But for now we are happy to be done with the studio and can't wait to play the new material live!"

Check out Downfall of Gaia videos and music at http://www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia

https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv 

Rock Science - Saxon Booster Pack

Download the Rock Science mobile game and get the new Saxon Booster pack.

Challenge metal fans all over the world and earn unique awards!

 

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhQiFR0z2P4




 

Trioscapes release new album, debut video via PROG Magazine

Progressive/fusion trio, Trioscapes, have released their sophomore album worldwide on Metal Blade Records! To celebrate the release, the band has partnered with PROG Magazine in the UK to premiere their video for the title track from "Digital Dream Sequence." The Chuck Johnson-directed performance video is streaming now at http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-19/trioscapes-play-out-dream-sequence

 

Dan Briggs comments on the video: "We shot this video on the last day of our two week recording session at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, NC and I feel like it perfectly captures the raw intensity we were trying to capture. No bullshit, live in the studio."

To capture the raw and dynamic mood the band has become accustomed to at their live shows, Trioscapes enlisted the expertise of Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business in Greensboro, NC to record "Digital Dream Sequence." Those studio facilities offered the band the flexibility to track individually, or as an entire band, which was done for certain parts on the album. In a brand new studio video, Dan Briggs (bass, Between the Buried and Me), Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute), and Matt Lynch (drums/percussion) take us behind the scenes and show us a glimpse of what the writing and recording process was like - watch the video now at metalblade.com/trioscapes. While there, fans can also listen to "Stab Wounds" and order a copy of the album!
 
Trioscapes have evolved since their debut, and "Digital Dream Sequence" can be accurately described as much more deliberate. Walter Fancourt explained that "after hearing the debut album that was the first time I felt like I knew what we sounded like." Briggs added, "for the first record, the three of us came together just to write music for that album, not even really knowing we were writing for an album." Writing for "Digital Dream Sequence" drew on the experiences from the previous two years, both from touring and from having the time to just jam out songs together in a rehearsal space. Briggs continued, "After two years of touring, playing together, and casually working on new music, we really gelled and established more of a sound." That time together as a band has fortified the already formidable lineup into a much more self-aware and in-tune machine.

The completed songs were sent to Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Scale the Summit, Devin Townsend) for mixing and mastering. The final touch provided by the longtime Between the Buried and Me producer added a polish to the sound without sacrificing the raw and aggressive sound achieved in the studio. "Digital Dream Sequence" stands to be one of the most accomplished and inspired releases, regardless of genre, in 2014.

"prog-jazz mania with relentless, wailing saxophones and off-kilter drum fills that would make most fans of Between The Buried And Me wonder what the fuck was put into their orange juice this morning." Alternative Press Magazine

"Dynamically charged and musically gifted, these three plow through a colorful array of punchy grooves and extravagant jamming." ThePRP.com

"Prog dorks like us are in for a real treat. It's jazzy, it's fusiony, it's technical, it's catchy…It's barely metal at all, but boy is it awesome." MetalSucks.net

Trioscapes started in the summer of 2011 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me) contacted Fancourt and Lynch about working up a rendition of the Mahavishnu Orchestra classic "Celestial Terrestrial Commuters". The group also messed around with a few original ideas with the intent of playing a one-off live show. However, after rehearsing the material and playing the show, the group decided the music was so demanding and fun to perform that there should be more of a future for the project. A few more songs were written near the end of the summer and a full length album was recorded the first week of October with Jamie King in Winston-Salem, NC. Trioscapes combines elements of 70s fusion with progressive rock, dark syncopated grooves, a flare for the psychedelic, and an unabashed love for both quirky Zappa-ish melodies and thunderous abrasive trade-off lines.

http://www.metalblade.com/trioscapes

VERAS INK DEAL WITH Z RECORDS

 

Z Records welcome Veras to the label, fronted by gifted Spanish song writer/ vocalist [now residing in Florida] Danny Veras. The bands debut Never Give up was produced by Paul Sabu and features a host of names from the Melodic Hard Rock world including Eric Ragno, Pete Newdeck, Thorsten Koehne and Al Edwards.

Veras – Never Give Up will be release September 22nd

 

ACCEPT blast out their new album ‘Blind Rage’!

 

Get your copy at the Nuclear Blast online shop:

• Mailorder edition: Box with metal grafting inkl. CD-/Blu-ray-Digipak, Bonus-DVD, Posterflag (100 x 150 cm), Metal Pin, 5 photo cards and two Live Picture-7"EPs http://bit.ly/ACCEPT--Mailorder

• CD-Boxset:http://bit.ly/ACCEPT-Boxset

• CD-Digi incl. DVD: http://bit.ly/ACCEPT--CDDVD

• CD-Digi incl. Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/ACCEPT-CDBLU--RAY

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• CD: http://bit.ly/ACCEPT-CD

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Vocalist For Gus G's Debut US Solo Shows Announced

 

Very happy to announce that Jeff Scott Soto will be singing on my debut US solo shows this October!

Me and Jeff collaborated on a couple of songs last year - one for my album and one for his. We're gonna bring a kickass show to the West Coast, don't miss it!

Tickets: www.bandsintown.com/gusg


VOLBEAT DRUMMER JON LARSEN SUFFERS RELAPSE OF SLIPPED DISC AND IS FORCED TO REST

 

Unfortunately Jon has had a relapse of a slipped disc condition, that has forced him to rest fully for the next weeks. Therefore Volbeat are forced to cancel the remaining 3 shows of the European summer tour; Kubana in Russia, Rock en Seine and Cabaret Verte in France. Jon is currently getting proper treatment for this and is expected to recover fully soon. Jon Larsen elaborates: “Over the last weekend my back had ached severely and after yesterday’s performance in Holland i could hardly walk to the bus. I’m forced to rest for the time being, but we have to cancel the last 3 shows of our European tour. I’m gutted to have to cancel our first trip to Russia ever and 2 great festivals in France. We will come back and make it up to our fans!”

Photo: Volbeat obligé d'annuler la fin de sa tournée en Europe

VOLBEAT DRUMMER JON LARSEN SUFFERS RELAPSE OF SLIPPED DISC AND IS FORCED TO REST
 
Unfortunately Jon has had a relapse of a slipped disc condition, that has forced him to rest fully for the next weeks. Therefore Volbeat are forced to cancel the remaining 3 shows of the European summer tour; Kubana in Russia, Rock en Seine and Cabaret Verte in France. Jon is currently getting proper treatment for this and is expected to recover fully soon. Jon Larsen elaborates: “Over the last weekend my back had ached severely and after yesterday’s performance in Holland i could hardly walk to the bus. I’m forced to rest for the time being, but we have to cancel the last 3 shows of our European tour. I’m gutted to have to cancel our first trip to Russia ever and 2 great festivals in France. We will come back and make it up to our fans!”

 

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