sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, release first single!
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
band consists of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel
& samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead
guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron
Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards
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.
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...”
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 FILTH, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, SYLOSIS 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.
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
be touring for the first time later this year and have announced
a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS
IN WHITE. Dani Filth also makes a guest
appearance on the latest MOTIONLESS IN WHITE single
‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard
COIL / MOTIONLESS IN WHITE / DEVILMENT
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
D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
NL Utrecht - Tivoli
B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
D Hamburg - Gruenspan
D Cologne - Essigfabrik
D Berlin - C-Club
D Herford - Club X
D Munich - Backstage
CH Pratteln - Z7
I Bologna - Zona Roveri
I Treviso - New Age
I Milan - Live Club
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release 'The Return' behind the scenes video
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/
episodes will be posted in the coming weeks.
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
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.
DOWNFALL OF GAIA
completes work on upcoming new album "Aeon Unveils The
Thrones Of Decay"!
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
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release new album, debut video via PROG Magazine
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
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
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
"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
INK DEAL WITH Z RECORDS
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.
– Never Give Up will be release September 22nd
blast out their new album ‘Blind Rage’!
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-Digi incl. DVD: http://bit.ly/ACCEPT--CDDVD
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• ALL FORMATS: http://bit.ly/ACCEPT-BLIND--RAGE
For Gus G's Debut US Solo Shows Announced
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!
DRUMMER JON LARSEN SUFFERS RELAPSE OF SLIPPED DISC AND IS FORCED
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