Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the digital release today of “Enshrined in my Memory”, the first single off the TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON new Metal Opera “The Land of New Hope”. The song is available for download and legal streaming through all fine shops such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify all over the World. It is also possible to enjoy the videoclip of the song, shot by Patric Ullaeus (EUROPE, AMARANTHE, KAMELOT etc.):
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with Tommy Dahlström (vocals)
By Mark Ashby
Following the release of their fourth album, and their recent trip around the UK and Ireland, Metal-Rules catches up with Tommy Dahlström, vocalist with workaholic Swedish death metal mob Aeon, in a rare moment of down time.
Interview with Ross “The Boss” Friedman
Conducted By Robert Williams
Videography courtesy of Sandra Torres
Ross “The Boss” Friedman has returned alongside an all-star cast of seasoned metal veterans with the new band Death Dealer. Joining Ross in this new super-group are Sean Peck (Cage) on vocals, Stu Marshall (UDO, Steve Grimmett) also on guitar, bassist Mike Davis (Halford, Lizzy Borden) and fellow Manowar alumni Kenny “Rhino” Earl pounding the drums. The band has already recorded an explosive, over the top, scorching, powerhouse of a debut entitled “Warmaster” whose release imminently awaits. Ross “The Boss” recently took the time to speak with Metal-Rules.com about all of the current excitement surrounding Death Dealer and the forthcoming debut album as well as his recent involvement with Manitoba, the progress on the third Ross The Boss album and of course, the thirtieth anniversary of Manowar’s classic “Into Glory Ride” album.
Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal, which grew out of the hard rock of the 1970s, exploded commercially in the 1980s, and then petered out in the 1990s as grunge took over, only to rise to prominence once again in the new millennium.
The road to Canadian musical glory is not lined with the palm trees and top-down convertibles of the Sunset Strip. It is a road slick with black ice, obscured by blizzards, and littered with moose and deer that could cause peril for a cube van thundering down a Canadian highway.
Drawing on interviews with original artists such as HELIX, ANVIL, CONEY HATCH, KILLER DWARFS, HAREM SCAREM, and HONEYMOON SUITE, as well as prominent journalists, VJs, and industry insiders, we relive their experiences, motivations, and lifestyles as they strove for that most alluring of brass rings — the coveted record deal. It’s a new perspective on the dreams of musicians shooting for an American ideal of success and discovering a uniquely Canadian voice in the process.
Written by SEAN KELLY of CRASH KELLY and GILBY CLARKE fame, Metal On Ice will come with an album by Sean Kelly (more details on that to follow).
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/MetalOnIce
Irish Extreme Metallers CHOSEN Premiere New Track ‘Defective Prospection’ From Upcoming Album ‘Resolution
Irish Extreme Metallers CHOSEN Premiere New Track ‘Defective Prospection’ From Upcoming Album ‘Resolution’ - http://
SINGLE ‘Engines of Belief’
- AUDIO STREAM - http://youtu.be/_3yh5QitXjY
- AUDIO STREAM + FREE DOWNLOAD - http://
- AUDIO STREAM + FREE DOWNLOAD - http://chosen.
ABOUT THE ALBUM: Produced by Alwyn Walker, ‘Resolution’ is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work. Read the rest of this entry »
ADRENALINE MOB and Loudwire.com are unveiling the second series of Coverta tracking session videos, this time for the track ‘Barracuda’ (originally performed by Heart). The first new tracking video is available for viewing now at this location. More ‘Barracuda’ tracking sessions are coming soon, so stay tuned to Loudwire.com in the coming weeks. Also, make sure to vote for ADRENALINE MOB in this week’s Loudwire cage match – VOTE NOW. Read the rest of this entry »
Ohio blackened death metal vets ACHERON will enter the studio next month to begin the recording process for Kult Des Hasses, the follow up to 2009′s The Final Conflict: The Last Days of God. The band has also announced that guitarist Ricktor Ravensbruck (WOLFPACK 44, ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB, WOLFEN SOCIETY) will be a special guest to add some of his lead guitar work to the album.
Band founder Vincent Crowley commented, “Things have been going very well in the ACHERON camp. We plan to hit the studio and start recording on April 12th. We are all very pleased with the songs and know our fans will enjoy ‘Kult Des Hasses. We have also hired artist Timo Wuerz to do the artwork for the new album. I promise all of you that this album is going to be pure old school Satanic underground music! Ave Satanas!” Read the rest of this entry »
Multinational melodic metallers EDEN’S CURSE have released the second episode from their fourth album studio video diaries. Featuring bassist Paul Logue in his home studio in Scotland recording the bass tracks for the brand new album and in particular the new track called “Evil & Divine” which was featured in episode one.
The nine-minute video can be viewed here.
Israel’s very own ORPHANED LAND is in the final stages of recording their long awaited 6th full length album. The name of the new album will be All Is One, and it will see the light of day on June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records.
Vocalist Kobi Farhi comments about the new album and the progressive evolution of the band’s music since their last full length, The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR:
“I’ll say it plain and simple – ‘All Is One’ is ORPHANED LAND’s best album so far, I feel that we took all aspects to a new level – the way we write, arrange, play and produce. We recorded the album in 3 countries (Turkey, Sweden & Israel) and it turned out so strong, we can’t stop listening to it. The album is very rich with more than 40 people participating (singer choirs, many violins, and many traditional instruments too). Our secret in the band was always the fact that unlike many other bands, ORPHANED LAND doesn’t follow ONE master mind that writes everything, we work in a way that All Is One. We create our music in a perfect blend of synergy and harmony and all the band members are a part of this process, we translate the album’s title and message exactly in the way we work, and we always hope we could give a bit of an inspiration to the people in the tragic Middle Eastern lands. We have fans all over the Middle East, we live in a place where huge amounts of people who consider themselves to be enemies still share one thing in common, they are all fans of ORPHANED LAND, and in these lands of orphans and bloody holy wars our only weapon is music, and hopefully we will grow to understand that All Is One.” Read the rest of this entry »
Last Chance To Reason Vocalist To Fill In On Tour Now!
(NEW YORK, NY) – THE CONTORTIONIST have announced the departure of their frontman Jonathan Carpenter today with his interim replacement in one fell swoop. Jonathan and his long-time girlfriend will be expecting their first child and Carpenter has made the decision to focus on his personal life. Mike Lessard of LAST CHANCE TO REASON will be taking on vocal duties while the band finds a permanent replacement.
Statements from each of the parties can be found below. Read the rest of this entry »
To commemorate today’s official release of Seven Billion Slaves, the first of three volumes to begin VON’s long-anticipated Dark Gods trilogy, the band is currently streaming the offering in its apocalyptic, malformed entirety. Unleashed via Von Records, Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves was mixed by Andrew Ragin of The Atlas Moth and features nine new blackened movements by the legendary purveyors of audio contamination.
Go forth and suffer at THIS LOCATION.
Multinational heavy metallers RAVEN LORD celebrate their second anniversary. As a birthday present a gift is made to the fans and the supporters in the form of a new song called “Perish” as FREE DOWNLOAD. RAVEN LORD present their very first metal ballad and thank all their friends, fans, press and supporters who gave such a great momentum after the release of their debut album “Descent to the Underworld“. The new song “Perish” can be downloaded here: http://soundcloud.com/
The singer of the band CSABA ZVEKAN comments: “I am thankful to you all who helped us the past few months to achieve such a great success. We want to give something back to our fans so we can all celebrate together. Let’s enjoy our first ballade together with a rather dramatic topic called “Perish”. Thank you so much!” Read the rest of this entry »
BELPHEGOR´s highly anticipated as-of-yet-untitled album has been postponed for a worldwide release sometime in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be band’s first album since founding member Helmuth Lehner‘s near death experience (detailed here and here), which caused the band to cancel several tours in 2011/2012.
“Drums, bass and guitars are all tracked. It sounds brutal, more aggressive and more death than what was heard on the last LPs,” commented Lehner. “The soundwall is massive – just as expected. Thanks to Erik Rutan for the extra motivation and forcing us to nail down tight as fukk performances. Furthermore I am set to lay down the vocals in June/ July, the mix down and mastering will be done in September. A tough call, but it was the best for the record to decide to delay the release date again, to unleash the album in early 2014. Be prepared for Diabolical Death Musick!”
Song titles so far include “Gasmask Terror”, “Rex Tremendae Majestatis”, “Take Her, Lucifer!” and “The Inverted Cross”. Keep an eye-out for the in-studio trailer of the rhythm guitar tracking sometime in April!
Austria’s kings of non-repentant supreme death-black metal art, BELPHEGOR, released the first studio report for their as of yet untitled 10th studio album a while back. The trailer provides a glimpse into the recording process which took place at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL). Watch the band tracking the bass and drums here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
BELPHEGOR’s most recent masterpiece Blood Magick Necromance was produced by the legendary Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) at his Abyss Studios (IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, DARK FUNERAL etc.) in Pärlby, Sweden and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. The album was released on January 14th, 2011 in Europe and on February 8th, 2011 in North America.
Belgium’s Black Metal legends ENTHRONED, that will soon be celebrating 20 years of existence, will play live for the first time ever in Poland. After successfully invading UK and Ireland in late February / early March, the band will be back on stage on two selected shows on the Polish soil in Wrocław And Kraków:
ENTHRONED / with Emptiness + support
26.04 – Wroclaw – Club Liverpool
27.04 – Kraków – Club Studencki Kwadrat
The band will be touring in support of their latest full-length album entitled “Obsidium”, released in March 2012 on Agonia Records, and quoted as one the best 2012 metal releases by PopMatters. Premier track off the album is available at this location.
More news on the band: https://www.facebook.com/Frater.Silurian
Houston, Texas dark heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has signed to Napalm Records. The independent record label will issue the band’s critically acclaimed new album Beg Upon the Light for the first time in Europe this summer while the band prepares music for its next full length recording, slated for an early 2014 release. Read the rest of this entry »