STUDIO ALBUM MAXIMALISM DUE OUT OCTOBER 21 VIA Spinefarm
the cutting edge rock band with the triple lead vocal attack,
have dropped "That Song" from their upcoming album
Maximalism, out October 21 via Spinefarm.
and preorder the album HERE ; http://smarturl.it/AM_MAXIMALISM
time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said
guitarist Olof Morck. "Showcasing a new side of Amaranthe,
the song combines an anthemic arena riff with an irresistibly
groovy flow, creating maybe the most unique Amaranthe track yet!
Describing the strife and hardships that follow with trying to
pursue your dreams, 'That Song' embodies the turning point in
your life when your direction becomes clear. So stomp your feet
and clap your hands to 'That Song'!"
is the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough MASSIVE ADDICTIVE.
to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have
consistently pursued the less-travelled path, blending different
sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach.
Maximalism sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with
greater skill and conviction than ever before.
European tour begins on 25.Oct.
MAXIMALISM TRACK LISTING
On the Rocks
Break Down and Cry
More Info on AMARANTHE Visit: http://www.amaranthe.se
Planning New Album With Roland Grapow
were last August 19 at the Slovak festival More Than Fest
resulting in a rewarding experience for the band which has led
them to an injection of energy and renewed encouragement to
continue working and offering the best of themselves.
band had the opportunity to visit with Roland Grapow who have
worked in their last two albums to date, "Don't Fear The
Wolf" and "Love Songs And Other Nightmares"
formalizing and specifying details to repeat the experience again
and record under the orders of Roland Grapow in what
will become their fourth album.
will be working on Roland Grapow's Studios during the first
quarter of 2017 so this will be the year when a promising new band album
will see the light.
DOMINION's Adam Dutkiewicz launches guitar play-through for new
track, 'On the Brink of Devastation'!
Engage at their heaviest, with the immediately recognizable
guitar playing of Adam Dutkiewicz, the precision drumming of
former The Black Dahlia Murder member Shannon Lucas, and
the legendary death metal growl of Cannibal Corpse's George
"Corpsegrinder" Fisher - the result is SERPENTINE
DOMINION. After 7 years in the making, this highly anticipated
project will finally be releasing their self-titled debut on
October 28th via Metal Blade Records.
For a preview of the album, fans can check out a guitar
play-through by Adam Dutkiewicz for the new track, 'On the Brink
of Devastation', now: youtube.com | vimeo.com
The first single, 'The Vengeance in Me', can be heard at metalblade.com/serpentinedominion -
at the same URL you can pre-order the album on Digi-CD, LP and as
an exclusive bundle!
The origins of SERPENTINE DOMINION can be traced back to
2009's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which boasted a
line-up that included Killswitch Engage, Cannibal
Corpse, andThe Black Dahlia Murder. During that fateful summer, Killswitch
Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz made a proposition to Cannibal
Corpse vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher:
"George, I want to write you a record." On the Mayhem
Fest tour, Shannon Lucas, who performed with The Black Dahlia
Murder through 2012, was tapped to record drums on the album.
Between 2009 and 2016, Cannibal Corpse and Killswitch
Engage released three albums each, so scheduling time to work
on Serpentine Dominion was no easy feat - but when their
rigorous schedules allowed, 'Serpentine Dominion' began to come
together, with Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach
penning the lyrics, which touch on corruption within the
government, religion, big business, and other timely issues.
Ultimately, though, this debut is a pure passion project; it was
written and recorded simply for why musicians get into music in
the first place: fun.
See below for the official track-listing, and stay tuned for more
news coming soon!
'Serpentine Dominion' track-listing
2. The Vengeance in Me
3. Vanquished Unto Thee
4. Divide, Conquer, Burn, and Destroy
5. Sovereign Hate
6. On the Brink of Devastation
7. Jagged Cross Legions
9. This Endless War
SERPENTINE DOMINION line-up:
Adam Dutkiewicz - guitars
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - vocals
Shannon Lucas - drums
Blade to re-issue MERCYFUL FATE albums 'Into The Unknown', 'Dead
Again' and '9' as part of their Originals-series!
re-issuing the MERCYFUL FATE albums 'In The Shadows' and
'Time' last month, it's about time to announce the next batch of
On October, 7th Metal Blade Records will make the MERCYFUL
FATE albums 'Into The Unknown', 'Dead Again' and '9'
'Into The Unknown' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well
as on dawn-red-sky colored vinyl (ltd. 300) and orange-red marbled
vinyl (ltd. 200). 'Dead Again' will be released on 180 g black
vinyl as well as on blue-black marled vinyl (ltd. 300) and brown
marbled vinyl (ltd. 200). '9' will be released on 180 g black
vinyl as well as on burnt-orange-brown vinyl (ltd. 300) and
melting-point-yellow vinyl (ltd. 200).
The vinyls are part of the Metal Blade Originals series that
started earlier this year with the re-issues of the SLAYER titles
'Show No Mercy', 'Hell Awaits', 'Haunting The Chapel' and 'Live
'Into The Unknown' and '9' will be released with 400g heavy
cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided
artwork posters and 250g inserts.
'Dead Again' will be released on 2-LP with 350g heavy cardboard
gatefold sleeve (inside out print) and 60x60cm two-sided artwork
Available titles in the Metal Blade Originals series:
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer - Live Undead
Slayer - Haunting The Chapel
Nasty Savage - Nasty Savage
Nasty Savage - Indulgence
Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
Fates Warning - Night On Bröcken
Six Feet Under - Haunted
Six Feet Under - Warpath
Mercyful Fate - In The Shadows
Mercyful Fate - Time
Blade to release 15th anniversary edition of BRAINSTORM's 'Metus
Mortis' for the first time ever on vinyl!
been 15 years since the initial release of BRAINSTORM's
milestone album 'Metus Mortis'. About time for a vinyl release,
the first ever vinyl release for this album!
The vinyl edition includes four bonus tracks and will be released
as a gatefold 2-LP in 180 g, olive/black marbled (ltd. 200) and
white/black marbled (ltd. 100; available only on tour, dates
below). The album features a gatefold-sleeve, printed inner
sleeves and a poster.
Pre-order your copies now at EMP or our ebay-store!
Tracklist "Metus Mortis":
01. Metus Mortis
02. Blind Suffering
04. Checkmate in Red
05. Hollow Hideaway
06. Weakness Sows Its Seed
07. Into the Never
08. Under Lights
11. Meet Me in the Dark
12. Strength of Will
13. Face Down (Bonus)
14. (E.O.C.) Cross Gods Face (Bonus)
15. Don't Wait for Me (Bonus)
16. Savage (Bonus)
Nights Of The Storm: Brainstorm, Winterstorm
23.09.16 Burglengenfeld (D) - VAZ Pfarrheim
24.09.16 Lindau (D) - Club Vaudeville
30.09.16 Mannheim (D) - 7er Club
01.10.16 Hirschaid (D) - Jahnhalle
14.10.16 Aalen (D) - Rock It
15.10.16 Rheine (D) - Hypothalamus
16.10.16 Bochum (D) - Matrix
21.10.16 The Ranch Festival, Hechingen (D)
11.-12.11.2016 Metal Hammer Paradise, Ferienpark Weissenhäuser
Blade Records launches new edition of "6 Bands in 60
conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new
edition of the "6 Bands in 60 Seconds" campaign, where
CEO Brian Slagel spotlights six artists from the label's roster
every three months. The goal of the promotion is to help fans
discover new music from some of the most promising acts in the
scene. The latest installment of the series features Serpentine
Dominion, Allegaeon, Destrage, Necromancing The Stone, If These
Trees Could Talk, and Hammers Of Misfortune; to watch the
video clip, and to learn more about the artists, please visit:
Imagine Killswitch Engage at their heaviest, with the
immediately recognizable guitar playing of Adam Dutkiewicz, the
precision drumming of formerThe Black Dahlia Murder member
Shannon Lucas, and the legendary death metal growl of Cannibal
Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - the result is Serpentine
Dominion. After 7 years in the making, this highly anticipated
project will finally be releasing their self-titled debut on
October 28th. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/serpentinedominion
Due out September 23rd, Allegaeon's Proponent for
Sentience is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing
concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats
of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet
uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it
captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most
ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further
than on their three previous critically acclaimed full-lengths.
For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never
succeed. Words such as "progressive",
"cinematic", "mathcore", "technical"
and "groove-laden", could be thrown at them, but really
the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category
of their own making. This has never been more true than on A
Means To No End, the fourth full-length from the Milan,
Italy-based 5-piece, due out October 21st. Riveting from start to
finish, it leads the listener through an emotionally-charged
labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following
nobody's rules, and it stands out as one of the truly unique
releases of 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/destrage
If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden "metal" is the
disease, Necromancing The Stone's recently released debut
full-length, Jewel of the Vile, is the cure. Featuring
current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The
Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan
"Bart" Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist
Justin Wood and vocalist "Big" John Williams), Necromancing
The Stone "has brought back the glory days [of '80s
heavy metal] with unbridled spirit" (Loudwire.com). For
more information, please visit:https://www.facebook.com/necromancingthestone
After four years of fine-tuning audio and visual components,
instrumental post-rock outfit If These Trees Could Talk released
their Metal Blade Records debut upon the music world this past
June. The response was once again overwhelmingly positive, with MetalSucks.net declaring: "the
music If These Trees Could Talk are putting out now is
some of the finest they've ever written." For more
information, please visit:http://www.facebook.com/treescouldtalk
For their recently released sixth full-length, Dead
Revolution, progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune enlisted
Nick Dumitriu (Vhol, Ritual Chamber) to produce the record,
utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing digital
processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back to
productions like John Leckie's treatment of Pink Floyd's Meddle or
David Hitchcock's master work in Camel's Mirage. For
more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/hammersofmisfortune
To view the previous installments of "6 Bands in 60
Seconds", be sure to check out the following videos:
--Part 1 (Act of Defiance, Rivers of Nihil, Twitching Tongues,
Culture Killer, Visigoth, Harlott): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07bXkEq4Mtg
--Part 2 (Brimstone Coven, Ketzer, Gehennah, Accuser, Artillery,
--Part 3 (Abnormality, Exumer, Redemption, Native Construct, Good
Tiger, Mother Feather): https://youtu.be/krKMjCq0N8I
Metal Blade Records online: http://metalblade.com
is the Age
'This Is The Age'
Says Chron Gen
on from their sell-out tour of California and Las Vegas CHRON GEN
will release a new album "This Is The Age". It has been
32 years since their last studio album Nowhere to Run" as the
second wave UK punk movement gave way to the New romantics. Chron
Gen were never typical of the bands they shared the stage with in
the early 80's - their sound was always different - more melodic,
powerful and considered, although it would be fair to say that the
promise for much more was never realised; expectations never
met....until now. The latest album "This Is The Age" is
well titled - it is Chron Gens coming of age. The contemporary
production combines a diverse collection of thought provoking
lyrics and classic song structures to create an audio experience
that matches the energy of their live performances, as recently
demonstrated on their southern California and Nevada dates in May
This album isn't reserved for the old punk guard. Far from it - it
is 21st century rock that will appeal to music fans of all
generations and genres. It is fresh, different and exciting. Every
song deserves it's place on the album, although there are many
stand out numbers, such as Maybe Baby, Jump and Love this City.
Civil War Return
With 'The Last Full Measure
third studio album by Sweden's Generals CIVIL WAR! Giant anthems
full of power enforcing Heavy Metal-groove and epic
an eruption of Sweden's landmass! Fear the fire, creaking steel
and scattered mud!
WAR are back and shooting martial anthems into the darkened sky.
On November 4th the proud Heavy Metal-hitmakers are releasing
their third epic The Last Full Measure. The quintet with former
Sabaton-members present twin guitars, keyboard-fanfares and
doublebass-marches. Full of honor they are flying the flag as
high as possible. Astral Doors-singer Nils Patrik Johansson
proves that his powerful voice was marked by destiny. It offers
guts for more. It's the call of duty. "Heaven can wait
'cause we have so many more battles to win", shouts the
opening track 'Road To Victory'. Their debut album The Killer
Angels was purified with gold already - their triumph is
inevitable. If you hear the bloodcurdling barking of the dogs
from CIVIL WAR you will pray that you are not standing on the
other side of the battlefield.
of Nils Patrik Johannson:
The Killer Angels and Gods & Generals, we are extremely
proud and can´t wait to share the last part of the trilogy!
This is our best work so far, at least this is what we think,
but I´m sure you won´t be disappointed!"
Last Full Measure will be released worldwide on November 4th
sure to grab your copy and get the full dose of Metal: Napalm
A Tale That Never Should Be Told
The Last Full Measure
Strike Hard Strike Sure (Bonus Track)
Aftermath (Bonus Track)
announces crowdfunding campaign to record EP in 2016
metal band Stone Circle (UK) has set up a crowdfunding campaign to
aid their next recording, to be done at Bandit Studios (with
producer Jonny Renshaw - guitarist for Devil Sold His Soul, ex
Mahumodo). The EP will be their 5th release to date and Stone
Circle are calling on fans to help contribute towards the
recording, including limited edition signed copies of the EP upon
its release on pre-order. The band are hoping to raise £1500 to
cover the full cost of recording and mastering.
Stone Circle has had several accolades from the press, including
Terrorizer Magazine stating: “What with Opeth going all 'full-prog'
on us, the time couldn’t be better for a new band to take up the
mantle of king purveyors of intelligent, melodic and
progressively-minded death metal.” Metal Hammer gave the group
8/10 for their performance at UKTechfest “...Their Opeth and
Enslaved-inspired metal is a welcome change for the bill and
expertly executed.” Their next release promises to maintain
their Progressive Metal edge while staying true to the nature of
About the band:
Circle formed in 2004 with Joe Ashwin (Lead Guitar/Vocals), James
Pearce (Bass) & Sam Hill (drums), the line-up became complete
in 2005 with the addition of Tom Skelton (Rhythm Guitars). Over
this time the band developed their sound into the progressive
metal that they play today, inspired by Opeth, Katatonia, Morbid
Angel, Gojira, Amorphis and more.
In 2006 Stone Circle recorded their first EP - Parchment - with
Dominic Young (well known for being the live sound technician for
Sikth). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release.
After a relocation to Brighton to study music, the band then
worked on their first full-length album, also recorded with
Dominic Young, in October of 2009. The album “Myth” was
released at the end of 2010 through Glasstone Records.
Additionally, Stone Circle featured on the Brighton Institute of
Modern Music album “Whats in your head: Volume II”, becoming
the first band of the genre to be included in the institution's
Stone Circle released their fourth (self-titled) release in
Terrorizer Magazine at the end of 2014 and are currently working
on material for their next EP, scheduled for recording in 2016.
Stone Circle has had several notable performances, including
supporting: Orange Goblin, Evil Scarecrow, Fleshgod Apocalypse,
Breed 77, Ill Nino, Sylosis, Abhorrent Decimation and festival
appearances at Bloodstock Festival, Download Festival, UKTechfest
if you like: Opeth, Gojira, Morbid Angel, Katatonia,
Enslaved, Mastodon, Porcupine Tree, Cult of Luna, Bloodbath,
Leaves Eyes Unveil
EYES have unveiled details for their upcoming release, the
"Fires In The North" EP.
The title track is a brand new song, featured in both a regular and
an acoustic version. In addition, the EP includes three songs
from the band's latest album "King Of Kings" in new
versions (feat. Elina on vocals). The cover artwork was created by Stefan
1. FIRES IN THE NORTH
2. FIRES IN THE NORTH (Acoustic Version)
3. EDGE OF STEEL (2016 Version)
4. SACRED VOW (2016 Version)
5. SWORDS IN ROCK (2016 Version)
Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio
Elina Siirala – Vocals
Alexander Krull – Vocals
Thorsten Bauer – Guitar, Bass
Pete Streit – Guitar
Joris Nijenhuis – Drums
EYES - "FIRES IN THE NORTH" EP (Digipak)
EUR / ROW: 07.10.2016
USA / CAN: 04.11.2016