Rare albums from Illdisposed, Invocator and HateSphere out on vinyl in April

February 10th, 2015
by EvilG
3 Danish metal classics to be released on vinyl

3 Danish metal classics to be released on vinyl

“For Depressive Seasons” by Illdisposed, “Through the Flesh to the Soul” by Invocator and “The Sickness Within” by HateSphere will come out on limited vinyl for the first time ever released by Heartburn Music in April.

Albums by three of Denmarks most respected and well known metal acts that now will come out on vinyl. Danish death metallers Illdisposed is the biggest Danish death metal band ever and their debut album “Four Depressive Seasons”, released in 1993, is rated a true classic in the genre. The cd version with the original artwork has been a rare and sought after release through out the years and now it’s finally gonna be available on vinyl with official license through the band. Since 1993 Illdisposed has never looked back and has only gained more and more attention. This release will for sure be a long awaited item for true Illdisposed fans.

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FAITH NO MORE To Release SOL INVICTUS On May 19th

February 10th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

Dustin Rabin Photography, Faith No More, FNM, Dustin Rabin

Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to Album of the Year, arrives on May 19 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.

“What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch,” explained Bill Gould in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of “space.” Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us. It’s just what we do, that makes us feel good. “

Sol Invictus was produced by Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, Calif. studio.

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Winter Warmer 2015 @ The Windmill, London 16/01/15

February 10th, 2015
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Winter Warmer 2015

@ The Windmill, London

16th January 2015
Review and Photography by Ashlinn Nash

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As a standard winter and summer tradition most metal and stoner fans take the pilgrimage to the far end of Brixton to enjoy a sweating, breathing room glazed with honey roasted tunes for two days solid. When Planets Collide this year have put together a third instalment of this all out good times fest with the likes of XII boar, Trippy wicked and the cosmic Children of the knight, Mother Corona among others. Due to illness I was only able to make one of the nights, but my, it was a cracking one.

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INTERVIEW WITH RABID BITCH OF THE NORTH

February 9th, 2015
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Rabid Bitch of the North

INTERVIEW WITH JOE, GERRY AND CHRIS OF RABID BITCH OF THE NORTH

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015

BY MELANIE BREHAUT

PHOTOS BY PAUL VERNER OF http://www.livei.co.uk/

Before Rabid Bitch of the North tore Voodoo Belfast a new one last weekend, we sat down with the trio to talk about their recent flurry of activity, signing to a record label and death-defying gigs!

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Crocell reveal album artwork for “Prophet’s Breath”

February 9th, 2015
by EvilG

The Danish blackened death metal outfit Crocell will release their fourth album, “Prophet’s Breath”, through Deepsend Records in the spring 2015.

Like on Crocell’s previous album, “Come Forth Plague” (2013), the artwork is painted by the tattoo artist Odin Roar Uldall, and the layout has been done by Tue Rislund.

“Prophet’s Breath” will be Crocell’s first album with guitarist Rasmus “Hexen” Henriksen (Seed of Heresy, ex-Panzerchrist, ex-Die, etc.) on board and as the cover suggests, the album is a dark and destructive affair.

No exact release date has been set yet, but the album is released this spring.

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Rock Legends EUROPE Launch North American Premiere of “War of Kings” Music Video

February 9th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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Swedish rock legends EUROPE will release their 10th studio album, War of Kings, on March 10, 2015 in the United States via Hell & Back Recordings. In celebration of the release, the band has launched the official worldwide premiere of their new music video for the title track “War of Kings”, directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (In Flames, At The Gates, Arch Enemy).

UltimateClassicRock.com is hosting the North American premiere of the video. Watch the official video here: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/europe-war-of-kings-video/

Stay tuned for more tracks and teasers coming soon from EUROPE in anticipation of War of Kings!

War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format.

Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience.

War of Kings tracklisting:

1) War Of Kings
2) Hole In My Pocket
3) Second Day
4) Praise You
5) Nothin’ To Ya
6) California 405
7) Days Of Rock n Roll
8) Children Of The Mind
9) Rainbow Bridge
10) Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11) Light Me Up
Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

EUROPE’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They reunited and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw EUROPE hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts.

War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork EUROPE have put in over the last few years.

EUROPE is:
Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards
John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
John Leven – bass, backing vocals
Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals

For more information on EUROPE, please visit www.udr-music.com/index.php/europe-band, www.facebook.com/europetheband and www.europetheband.com.

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Neat & Tidy: The Story Of Neat Records Coming March 31st

February 9th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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Author John Tucker is set to release Neat & Tidy: The Story Of Neat Records on March 31st. Tucker has written several books over the past decade, his first being Suzie Smiled which is a book on the NWOBHM. Tucker was also involved in Sanctuary Records’ compilation CD’s of Neat Records Singles. More info can be found on his personal website about this and his other writings.

http://www.johntuckeronline.co.uk/

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A cover song wins “Best Metal Performance” at the Grammy Awads

February 8th, 2015
by EvilG

Tenacious D’s cover of the Dio classic “The Last In Line” has won the Best Metal Performance category at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, which was handed out earlier today (Sunday, February 8th) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. “Music’s Biggest Night” will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The period of eligibility for this year’s awards cover recordings released between October 1st, 2013 and September 30th, 2014.

Nominees in the Best Metal Performance category (for new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings) included:

“Neon Knights” – Anthrax
Track from: Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life (Rhino)

“High Road” – Mastodon
Track from: Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise)

“Heartbreaker” – Motörhead
Track from: Aftershock (UDR)

“The Negative One” – Slipknot (Roadrunner Records)

“The Last In Line” – Tenacious D
Track from: Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life (Rhino)

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Roadburn 2015

February 8th, 2015
by Arto Lehtinen

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The legendary and prestigious Roadburn festival offers a wide range of musical sonic torment of the different genres breaking the boundaries on 9-12th of April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands

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PORTRAIT @ VOODOO BELFAST, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015

February 7th, 2015
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

PORTRAIT

@VOODOO BELFAST, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015
WITH TERMINUS AND RABID BITCH OF THE NORTH

Review by Melanie Brehaut

Photography by Paul Verner @ http://www.livei.co.uk/

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Interview with Amon Amarth bassist Ted Lundström

February 7th, 2015
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Amon Amarth bassist Ted Lundström

Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth

Interviewed by Mia Metall

REAL FIRE BREATHING DRAGONS? BRITNEY SPEARS? Mia Metall grabs 12 minutes with Ted Lundström from Amon Amarth.

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Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah, Manchester Academy 2 – 25/01/15

February 7th, 2015
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah

Manchester Academy 2,25/01/15

Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah, Manchester Academy 2 – 25/01/15

Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah, Manchester Academy 2 – 25/01/15

Review by Nick Adamson
Photography by Mia Metall

On a cold January night in Manchester it’s awesome see many people pouring through the doors of Academy 2 to see three of the most exciting metal bands touring today. Savage Messiah are an up and coming British thrash band carving themselves reputation, Huntress are no strangers to our fair isles building on an already pretty firm fan base, and Amon Amarth, who have been Viking their way across Europe and the United States for years leaving hordes of loyal warriors in their wake.

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CHASTAIN reissues The 7th of Never and The Voice of Cult on Deluxe Cds

February 7th, 2015
by EvilG

David T. Chastain has gained a reputation over the last 25 years as a powerful, progressive guitarist whose music has been centered around his melodic and technically fluent fret board mastery. Besides David’s virtuoso style the other major attribute to CHASTAIN’s instantly distinct sound is vocalist Leather Leone’s superior and ultimately commanding presence. Divebomb Records is excited to announce it has teamed up once again with CHASTAIN to reissue two more critically acclaimed albums – The 7th Of Never (1987) & The Voice Of The Cult (1988) from their catalog.

Chastain: The 7th Of Never (1987) & The Voice Of The Cult (1988).

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Chastain

Chastain

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RAGE & REFUGE – Peavy Speaks

February 6th, 2015
by EvilG

To dispel the rumors about the future of RAGE after the announcement of a
line-up change a couple of days ago, Peavy Wagner decided to talk straight in the following statement:

Hi Rageheads,

due to misleading rumors in the past few days, referring to the future of
RAGE and LMO, I would like to give some more clarity.

My split from Victor and André does NOT implicate the end of RAGE! On the
contrary, soon we will set sails again with a new Line-Up. More news to
follow.

REFUGE is a blessing for me and my two friends and bandmates, and will
continue to exist. We are looking forward to the festival summer of 2015
(and beyond)

Both bands, RAGE and REFUGE are going to be present alongside and will even
complement each other. With REFUGE we are serving all the oldschool
metalheads out there, whilst RAGE is covering the whole musical spectrum
that I have built up in the past 30 years.

LINGUA MORTIS (LMO) I created in the early 90’s and we celebrated our first
release in 1996. Equals to RAGE, LMO is an important part of me and I will
put in the same amount of passion and creative energy as I have done in the
past.

I promise that I will go ahead with RAGE in a high musical quality. With
REFUGE we will travel back to the early days and with LINGUA MORTIS
ORCHESTRA I will continue the Metal meets Classic part of me.

I can’t wait for what will happen in the near future, I feel freed and I am
full of creative energy. In that respect I want to say
THANK YOU for your trust and support.

See you soon.

Yours Peavy

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EASTERN FRONT – DESCENT INTO GENOCIDE DRUM VIDEO

February 6th, 2015
by EvilG

Check out the new drum video below for the title track of Eastern Front’s latest album “Descent Into Genocide”. Out now on Candlelight Records!

Recorded & Edited by Danny B at HVR Recording Studio/HVR Video.

Upcoming live shows:

13/02/15 – The Rat Infestation Festival 2015 – Bristol (Headline Show)
14/02/15 – The Garage – London w/ Tsjuder

Eastern Front

Eastern Front

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