BEHEMOTH’s long-awaited new album, “The Satanist,” is now available for pre-order. Pre-order bundles, include: CD, LP, t-shirt, as well as the deluxe box set, and are available at metalblade.com/behemoth in North America, nuclearblast.de/behemoth in Europe, and on behemoth-store.com ( digibook and box). “The Satanist” will be unleashed on February 3rd in the UK, February 4th in North America and Poland, February 5th in Japan, and February 7th in Europe and the rest of the world. Also, “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” has been released on iTunes and can be purchased HERE.
Three new bands confirmed for next year’s UNDER THE BLACK SUN.
INQUISITION There aren’t many words needed to introduce the infernal duo. Dagon and Incubus once again drew upon their status in the Black Metal scene with their sixth full-length album “Obscure Verses for the Multiverse”. And the band’s excellent live-shows aren’t a secret either. We are really happy to announce that INQUISITION will visit the UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2014!
SO MUCH FOR NOTHING
SO MUCH FOR NOTHING released their first sign of life in form of the split-EP with ANGST SKVADRON “III (Instruments) / Sublife Warranty” in 2011. The impressive mixture of Black Metal, Depressive Rock and Psychedelic, which the duo Erik Unsgaard (SARKOM) and Uruz (URGEHAL, and others) plays, achieved the attention of an exquisite listenership. SO MUCH FOR NOTHING have further outlined their qualities on the debut album “Livsgnist” in 2012. We are really glad to welcome the two Norwegians at the UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2014. Don’t miss them!
The Australian have to face a long journey but it shall be worth it. The band from Sydney has left their first marks in the scene in 2011 with their first full-length album “Night’s Black Angel”. On the menu: Traditional Black Metal at its best! Next week the band will release new material via Pagan Records in form of the 10″ MLP “Accession of Fire” together with BLAZE OF PERDITION. EREBUS ENTHRONED will play their first show in Germany ever at UNDER THE BLACK SUN 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
German/Danish HardRockers MIRACLE MASTER signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s ROCK’N’GROWL Management. The new band featuring Oliver Weers (Oliver Weers Band) on vocals, was formed out of the ashes of PUMP.
Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, have posted the title-track to their new album with an accompanying lyric video here http://goo.gl/DEm9yq . The track comes from their upcoming seventh studio album Triumph and Power, which is set to be released on January 31 (Europe), February 3 (UK) and February 4, 2014 (N. America) via Nuclear Blast.
Two years ago Swedish Heavy Metal Templars HAMMERFALL announced a creative break after celebrating their 15th anniversary of their legendary debut ‘Glory To The Brave’. At the time Oscar Dronjak commented: “We are taking a pause to ensure that we have another 15 years ahead of us” Singer Joacim Cans added: “The plan is to use the year off to recharge our batteries and come back more vital than ever with a new album in 2014″ HAMMERFALL’s anniversary show in Dalhalla was recorded and released afterwards on DVD, followed by the final show at the Wacken Open Air. The German festival was the first show HAMMERFALL ever did outside of Sweden, and marked the beginning of the long and passionate relationship the band has enjoyed with the German metal fans. After the story started and the first chapter ended, there will also be the return: HAMMERFALL are proud to announce their performance at the 25th anniversary of the 2014 Wacken Open Air. This show won’t be a standard one! Oscar Dronjak explains: “It’s very fitting that, when Wacken celebrates its 25th anniversary, they will get a proper “Glory To The Brave” anniversary show. This will be a throwback show to the European gig that launched it all for us: Wacken Open Air 1997. The set list will consist of all the songs from the first album and we’ll of course add some newer songs at the end. We will do this very unique show at Wacken and nowhere else, so if you miss it, you missed it.”
Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band that was formed in 1984 by guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters. The band has sold over two million albums worldwide. Their debut album, ALICE IN HELL, is considered to be one of true classics of the thrash metal genre and Waters’ “extraordinary guitar playing skills” are widely recognized. Since formation, Annihilator has released thirteen studio albums and gone through many line-up changes. The band now consists of two official members, with Waters and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Dave Padden, who joined band ranks in 2003. The line-up is now completed with touring bassist Alberto Campuzano and drummer Mike Harshaw who also performed on the band’s latest album FEAST. Annihilator has enjoyed a strong upswing in Europe during the last few years. FEAST is their best-selling album since the late 80’s glory days and Annihilator concerts have been mainly sold out. Tonight’s show in Helsinki made no exception when over 600 metalheads find their way to witness Canadian’s finest performing in Club Nosturi. Welcome to the show!
Today, Australian black metal stronghold SEANCE RECORDS announces January 20th, 2014 as the international release date for GRAVEBORNE’s Through the Window of the Night. The Finnish horde’s second album, Through the Window of the Night displays GRAVEBORNE as a black metal Leviathan rising from the darkness to reduce divinity to ashes and unleash pure evil in the form of nine deadly psalms to Satan: ferocious and uncompromising black metal in pure ’90s style that will shake the heavenly spheres, joining destructive melody with unrelenting heaviness. Beware this ungodly wrath in the vein of early Immortal, Marduk, Dark Funeral, and Dawn, which features a collaboration with K-2T4-S of ..And Oceans. Read the rest of this entry »
Marko Syrjala of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with ALICE COOPER sticksman Glen Sobel (IMPELLITTERI, ORIANTHI, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, PAUL GILBERT). In the interview, Sobel discusses how he came to tour and record with the legendary shock rocker, working with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, JANE’S ADDICTION), and the many other records and bands he has been a part of over the years. The Q&A is posted at this location http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2013/11/24/glen-sobel/
Sobel finished drum tracks for the forthcoming Alice Cooper covers record in August. Due out in 2014, the collection of classic tunes will feature a variety of special guests. Alice Cooper and band have just wrapped up the 2013 “Raise The Dead” tour with several dates on the West Coast, with the final show taking place at Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas on November 27. Afterwards, Sobel, along with Cooper band mates Ryan Roxie, Chuck Garric, and Tommy Henriksen, joined local all-stars SIN CITY SINNERS at The Lounge at the Palms to perform several songs, including “20th Century Boy” by T-REX and “Sedated” by THE RAMONES, among others. Video of the jam can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQkLhFdnGcs
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY are pleased to announce their new single and video ‘SAMARAH NEVER SLEEPS’ from their new album ‘SECONDS OUT’. The single is now on general release from all popular download sites including iTunes and Amazon.
The new album promises more huge melodies and anthem-like choruses coupled with high levels of musicianship, and will be the first album to feature the bands new keyboard player – David Billingham, and the return of the bands original drummer – Chris Miller.
This release is the first since their critically acclaimed debut album ‘CROSS YOUR HEART’ hit the shelves exactly two years ago and launched the band into the public eye with supports slots to rock legends URIAH HEEP and progressive rock giants IT-BITES….cumulating with a legendary performance on the main stage at the inaugural HRH/AOR festival alongside TESLA and FM. The single and video ‘CROSSING THE GREAT DIVIDE’ was subsequently released with the accompanying video documenting the bands HRH/AOR performance. The release went on to beat new songs from Queensryche, FM and Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) in a Classic Rock Magazine readers poll earlier this year.
Metal-Queen DORO is celebrating her 30th Anniversary throughout 2013/2014 with a series of special performances worldwide. Following the enormous success of this year’s European tour DORO will bring her “30 Years Strong & Proud” show to the Islington Academy London on Monday19th May 2014. Special guests will be announced soon.