TIMO TOLKKI (ex Stratovarius) – 2017 TOUR: Songs from my Career / First Dates Announced

March 6th, 2017
by EvilG

Timo Tolkki is a well known and highly revered musician with hundreds of thousand of fans across the world. Best known as the creative force, behind some 17 Stratovarius releases and a member of super groups such as Revolution Renaissance (members of Helloween, Edguy/Avantasia and Thunderstone) and Symfonia (members of Helloween,  Sonata Arctica, Angra and Avantasia).

Timo is also highly regarded for his two Avalonalbums, where he really gathered the crème de la crème, of international metal talent including : Michael Kiske (Helloween, UnisonicAvantasia), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe, Kamelot), Rob Rock (Solo, Impelliterri, Avantasia),Russell Allen (Symphony X), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Jens Johansson (Dio, Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Solo) and Alex Holzwarth (Sieges Even, Rhapsody) to participate, receiving great commercial and popular acclaim.

In 2011, Guitar World magazine, included Tolkki in theall-time top 50 list of fastest guitar players in the worldas well as counting him among the 100 most influential ever!

Timo Tolkki in now embarking on a 2017 tour where he will be exclusively performing ‘Songs from his Career’ including Stratovarius favourites “Black Diamond” , “Hunting high and Low” , “Father Time” , “Against the Wind” … This “best of show” should bring back fond memories to all those who were there during Visions of Europe, but will also include a few deeper cuts for good measure..

Joining him on stage will be Keyboard playerMikko Harkin (ex Sonata Arctica, Symfonia) following their collaboration on Symphonia albums; Santtu Lehtiniemi on Bass, a highly skilled professional player and academic; Alex Landenburg (Rhapsody and many others) – one of the most exciting new drummers; and finally vocalist Mike Livas, well known for covering Angra and Queensryche. Timo handpicked Mike having discovered his faithful but also quite passionate renditions of some old Strato favourites.

First Confirmed Shows:

Madrid: Thursday 27 April:  Lemon Music Live
Event Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1048243301946239/
Tickets: https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-concierto-timo-tolkkis-s/?published=true
Price:  In Advance – 20€ (+expenses) /  Box Office 25€
Tickets in shops and pubs:
Escridiscos​ / Rebel Yell Rock Bar​ / Bar On Rock

Zaragoza: Friday 28 April:  Centro Cívico Delicias
Event Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1254812447937125/
Price:  In Advance – 20€ /  Box Office 24€
Tickets in shops and pubs: Infiernos Rock Sisters,PubUtopia, Pub Trilogy, Leyenda Rock.

Valencia: Sunday 30 April: Valencia – Paberse Club
Booking tickets online: xmasmetalfest@hotmail.com
Price: In advance 18€ – 20€ (Box Office)
Tickets in shops and pubs: HARMONY DISCOS, HOUSE OF ROCK – METAL SHOP

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THEM – Tour Dates & “Sweet Hollow” album released in Japan

March 6th, 2017
by EvilG

THEM, the international theatrical heavy metal band have released their debut album “Sweet Hollow” in Japan via SPIRITUAL BEAST records.

Them – “Sweet Hollow” track listing:

1. Rebirth
2. Forever Burns
3. Down The Road To Misery
4. Ghost In The Graveyard
5. The Quiet Room
6. Dead of Night
7. FestEvil
8. The Crimson Corpse
9. Blood From Blood
10. The Harrowing Path To Hollow
11. Salve
12. When The Clock Struck Twelve

3 Bonus Tracks (1 alternate version of the intro Rebirth and 2 additional demo tracks)

Them Band Line-Up:

Mike LePond – Bass – (Symphony X)
Kevin Talley – Drums – (Suffocation)
Markus Ullrich – Guitars – (Lanfear)
Markus Johansson – Guitars – (Sylencer)
Richie Seibel – Keyboards – (Lanfear)
Troy Norr “KK Fossor” – Vocals – (Coldsteel)

THEM recently announced their first tour of 2017 which will take the band throughout Europe during May and followed by September / October dates with stops at metal festivals in Germany and Austria.

Vocalist Troy Norr “KK Fossor” has checked in with the following comment:

“In May 2017, THEM will tour various parts of Europe bringing their theatrical horror metal show to the masses for the first time. In full force first time out, THEM will perform their debut concept record “Sweet Hollow” in it’s entirety! Don’t miss the opportunity to see THEM perform live. Some critics have categorized THEM as a Heavy Metal Opera. See you in May 2017! “

Tour dates:

May
12 – Live Music Hall – Mörlenbach-Weiher, Germany
13 – MTS – Oldenburg, Germany
18 – Bambi Galore – Hamburg, Germany
19 – Heavy Agger Festival – Agger, Denmark
20 – Roxy – Flensburg, Germany
21 – Little Devil – Tilburg, Netherlands
24 – Club RCA – Lisbon, Portugal
25 – Sala Gruta 77 – Madrid, Spain
26 – Sala Paberse Matao – Valencia, Spain
27 – C. C. Valdefierro – Zaragoza, Spain
28 – Salamandra 2 – Barcelona, Spain

September
29 – Night of the Banging Heads V – Frankenthal, Germany
30 – Harder Than Steel Festival – Dittigheim, Germany

October
1 – De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, Belgium
20 – Mountains Of Madness – Innsbruck, Austria

For the latest Them news, visit their official website and Facebook page:

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Emperor Contest: DO YOU LIKE IT BLACK?

March 6th, 2017
by Metal Rules

The following titles have reissued on CD digipak by Candlelight Records:
Note: These are the CD’s , not the vinyl.

  • Emperor/Wrath Of The Tyrant (1992/1993)
  • In The Nightside Eclipse (with As Shadows Rise EP) (1994)
  • Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk (with Reverence EP) (1997)
  • IX Equilibrium (1999)
  • Emperial Live Ceremony (2000)
  • Prometheus:The Discipline Of Fire & Demise. (2001)
  • Live Inferno 2CD (2009)

Courtesy of the good people at Candlelight and Universal Music Canada we have a full set to give-away! If you want your chance to win a set of all seven (7) digipaks of this reissue campaign, you can enter METAL-RULES.COM contest DO YOU LIKE IT BLACK? We want these to go to a true Emperor fan so you must answer the following question.

Q: Who designed the Emperor logo?

A: Artist: Christophe Szpajdel

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered, the randomly selected winner is U. Lachance from Montreal. Congrats!

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Firewind – Interview with Gus G.

March 4th, 2017
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Firewind

Interview with guitarist Gus G.

@ Firewind tour bus, The Underworld, London

February 19, 2017

Interview by Oliver M.

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WEST OF HELL announces Canadian Vengeance in Hell Tour with REVENGER

March 4th, 2017
by EvilG

Vancouver’s West Of Hell is pleased to announce the dates of their upcoming Vengeance in Hell Tour, which will see them playing ten dates between Calgary and Vancouver in the company of fellow BC shredders Revenger. The Vancouver date will see West of Hell sharing the stage with Delain and Hammerfall.

West Of Hell’s all-star touring lineup will comprise frontman Chris “The Heathen” Valagao (Zimmer’s Hole), Jordan Kemp (Neck of the Woods), Sean Parkinson (Revenger), Bryan Newbury (Into Eternity, Untimely Demise), and guitarist Kris Schulz (Mechanism).

VENGEANCE IN HELL TOUR DATES

April 27 – Calgary, AB – Lord Nelson’s
April 28 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat
April 29 – Edmonton, AB – DV8
April 30 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours Corner Pub
May 1 – Lethbridge, AB – The Smokehouse
May 2 – Banff, AB – TBA
May 3 – Revelstoke, BC – Big Eddy Pub
May 4 – Kelowna, BC – Munnin’s Post
May 5 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
May 6 – Abbotsford, BC – Brothers Bowling

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Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and D.A.D Double feature concert 2017 at Royal Arena Copenhagen, Denmark

March 4th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
D.A.D.
Double feature concert 2017

Royal Arena
Copenhagen
Denmark
17/2 2017

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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REVERENCE Guitarist Pete Rossi Passes

March 4th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Just taken from the Reverence Facebook page.

Our hearts are broken, Pete Rossi, one of the best guitarist, and our brother has passed away today.
Reverence will honor him by keeping his music alive as we keep moving forward. May you RIP Pete. Our horns are up for you!!

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METAL CHURCH Classic Live Double LP Coming From Rat Pak Records

March 3rd, 2017
by Celtic Bob

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records on April 28, 2017. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic Metal Church songs recorded live on their 2016 tour and also includes a special bonus track; a powerful new studio version of “Fake Healer” that features a duet with Queensryche vocalist Todd La Torre.

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike and the band, but it also pays tribute to some of the more popular songs of that era. It’s really cool to see so many old fans and new fans of all ages enjoying these classics as we perform them live, so it only made sense to release this”. Mike Howe adds “It’s an honor to be back and it makes me very happy to see that almost 3 decades later, fans are still enjoying these songs!”

On the subject of the “Fake Healer” duet with Todd, Mike Howe comments, “The idea came from the owner of our label Rat Pak Records (Joe). It was his idea to record this as a duet with Todd. It’s an amazing version and I think fans will be very surprised at how good it sounds!”

Queensryche singer Todd La Torre further comments, “Having been a fan of Metal Church since my early teens, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined that the great Mike Howe would re-join the band! Getting the opportunity to record a duet to the track Fake Healer was beyond amazing!”

Metal Church Classic Live is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including vinyl, signed CD’s and t-shirts and can be found at: www.ratpakrecords.com/metal-church

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CHONTARAZ Video Premiere For “Rondamauh”

March 3rd, 2017
by Celtic Bob

From Norway, in a city called Hell (Yes, it’s true. Google it.), comes a new
and epic metal project that will take you on a journey into the future.
Welcome to the world of Chontaraz.

The year is 2068 and people are suffering from The Great War, that
destroyed our world as we know it. But from the remains rises a prophecy.
Led by frontman Chontaraz himself and accompanied by his band of rogue
soldiers, he travels the world to preach his message to the people, a
message of hope. A message of perseverance.

Take the Norwegian aggression from Dimmu Borgir, the German industrial
grooves from Rammstein and the Swedish epic anthems of Sabaton, then
you’re starting to get a sense of what we’re dealing with here.

The debut album “Rondamauh” will be released March 24th. (Mighty Music)
and was produced by the legendary Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In
Flames, Meshuggah).

2017 will see the band touring and playing European festivals. First
confirmed festival appearance is at Metal Days in Slovenia, Thursday 27
th. July on the second stage. Other bands confirmed are Marilyn Manson,
Opeth, Amon Amarth, Venom, Katatonia and more.

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QUIET RIOT Drop New Single “The Seeker”

March 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of QUIET RIOT’s eagerly anticipated new studio album entitled “Road Rage” on April 21, 2017.

“The songs on ‘Road Rage’ are very diversified and ‘The Seeker’ harkens back to the music of the 70’s while still retaining the 80’s grooves that I love to play. It is akin to taking a journey back in time through the future. It’s a trip!” says drummer Frankie Banali.

“Road Rage” can be pre-ordered here: http://radi.al/RoadRage

Amazon: http://radi.al/RoadRageAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/RoadRageiTunes
Google Play: http://radi.al/RoadRageGooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “The Seeker”.

Famously known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit 1983 album, “Metal Health.” The band now continues their historic journey in 2017 with founding member of the 1983 Metal Health era of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali who, on this new release is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of QUIET RIOT since 1982) and guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been handling his duties since 2004).

“I’m very excited about the release of ‘Road Rage’ on Frontiers Music Srl which is the first official QUIET RIOT release in eleven years.  It contains all newly written and recorded original songs. We stayed true to the great tradition and sound of QUIET RIOT while at the same time always moving musically forward”, says Frankie Banali.

Frankie Banali’s history with QUIET RIOT spans over 34 years and he has the distinction of being the only member of QUIET RIOT to have recorded on every single QUIET RIOT release from 1983’s METAL HEALTH through 2017’s “Road Rage”. After nearly ten years since the loss of his friend and co-founding member and bandmate Kevin DuBrow, and with careful consideration, soul searching and with the blessings and support of Kevin DuBrow’s family, Frankie has moved forward with the band to bring the fans “Road Rage.”

Musically, “Road Rage” offers exactly what you would expect from QUIET RIOT. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer.

QUIET RIOT are back stronger than ever, in perfect METAL HEALTH with the new album, “Road Rage”! Catch them on the road this summer!

Road Rage Track Listing:
1. Nothing But Trouble
2. Let It Go
3. Snake Charmer
4. Hey Lil’ Sister
5. I Don’t Need You Anymore
6. Sledge Hammer
7. Never You Mind
8. Empty Rooms
9. Dirty Money
10. The Seeker
11. Road Rage

QUIET RIOT
Frankie Banali – drums
Alex Grossi – guitars
Chuck Wright – bass guitar

QUIET RIOT Live:
March 18, 2017 -w- The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
March 24, 2017 -w- The Music Vault, Hardeeville, SC
March 25, 2017 -w- John F. Savage Arena, Toledo, OH
March 30, 2017 -w- The Machine Shop, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

April 7, 2017 -w- Bowery Live, West Palm Beach, FL
April 23, 2017 -w- The Rainbow Bar & Grill, West Hollywood, CA
April 28, 2017 -w-AVI Main Ballroom, Laughlin, NV

June 2, 2017 -w- City of Lincolnton, Lincolton, NC
June 11, 2017 -w- Motorcity Harley Davidson Festival, Farmington Hills, MI
June 23, 2017 -w- Phase 2, Lynchburg, VA
June 24, 2017 -w- 15th Annual Funstatic Festival, Big Spring, TX

July 1, 2017 -w- Sundown Salute, Junction City, KS
July 15, 2017 -w- The Horny Toad, Lake Ozark, MO

August 11, 2017 -w- The Texan Theater, Greenville, TX
August 12, 2017 -w- Maude Cobb Event Center, Longview, TX
August 18, 2017 -w- Chase Co. Fairgrounds, Imperial, NE
August 26, 2017 -w- Cruisers Stateline, Port Falls, ID

October 28, 2017 -w- Rock The Park Festival @ Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX
October 29, 2017 -w- The Avanti’s Dome, Pekin, IL

For More Info Visit:
www.quietriot.band
www.facebook.com/quietriot

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NIGHT RANGER Release “Cover Me” From Upcoming Album

March 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Frontiers Music Srl will release “Don’t Let Up”, the new studio album from Night Ranger on March 24th. The album will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD – physical format only).

“Cover Me” is the third single to be released from “Don’t Let Up”

“The “Don’t Let Up” album is the result of five musicians living and breathing rock ‘n roll 24 hours a day. 35 years on and Night Ranger is once again ready to let the fans know “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I like it,” says bassist/vocalist Jack Blades of the new album.

Pre-order “Don’t Let Up” here: http://radi.al/NightRangerDontLetUp
or at the links below:

– Amazon: http://radi.al/DontLetUpAmazon
– iTunes: http://radi.al/DontLetUpiTunes
– Google Play: http://radi.al/DontLetUpGooglePlay

Stream the current singles on Spotify: http://radi.al/DontLetUpSpotify

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80’s, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity.

“Don’t Let Up” Track Listing:
1. Somehow Someway
2. Running Out Of Time
3. Truth
4. Day And Night*
5. Don’t Let Up
6. Won’t Be Your Fool Again
7. Say What You Want
8. We Can Work It Out
9. Comfort Me
10. Jamie
11. Nothing Left Of Yesterday

*Bonus audio track on Deluxe Edition

*Bonus DVD: Band Interviews; “Running Out Of Time” (video); “Day And Night” (Video)

For More Info Visit:
http://www.nightranger.com
https://www.facebook.com/nightranger

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David Ellefson Holds Grand Opening For ELLEFSON COFFEE Co. in Jackson, Minnesota

March 1st, 2017
by Celtic Bob

David Ellefson’S ELLEFSON COFFEE Co. Holds Grand Opening in Jackson, Minnesota April 7-9, Featuring ELLEFSON Himself And Special Guest DON JAMIESON And More!

April 7-9, Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique Coffee brand of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist and EMP Label Group‘s President DAVID ELLEFSON will hold a Grand Opening for its first brick and mortar ELLEFSON COFFEE CO shop in David’s hometown of Jackson, MN. In addition to Ellefson himself, who will be in attendance, the event will be co-hosted by special guest comedian, and THAT METAL SHOW co-host, Don Jamieson.

Says Jamieson, “He’s (Ellefson) a Grammy-winning musician, thrash metal legend and now… Mega Barista! When David and I spoke about this event I was immediately excited to jump on board. In fact, after a few cups of his Kenya Thrash blend I may just run all the way to Jackson, MN! So come raise a glass of java, and join us for this celebration of Ellefson Coffee.”

Also on display is the “Museum of Deth” featuring permanently displayed artifacts and memorabilia from Ellefson’s personal collection, including highlights such as David’s Jackson High marching band uniform, as well as memorabilia from other artists including Machine Head, Max Cavalera, Coal Chamber, and fellow 2017 Grammy Nominees KORN.

In addition to serving a variety of custom blends of Ellefson Coffee Co brands, including ROAST IN PEACE, SHE WOLF, KENYA THRASH, and URBAN LEGEND, ECC will also be a retail outlet for Ellefson Coffee products and memorabilia, as well as a satellite retail outlet for titles and merchandise from Ellefson’s EMP LABEL GROUP.

Adds Ellefson, “This is our heavy metal spring break in Jackson! We look forward to hosting some really fun events centering around my career’s roots and history in the area, as well as a chance to see some amazing memorabilia from my friends in music, film and TV”.

Ellefson Coffee Co Marketing Director Thom Hazaert adds, “Not only will Ellefson Coffee Co. now have a permanent face in David’s hometown, but being able to tie in EMP, and everything else we do, and with the huge sense of Megadeth history in Jackson, we are excited to be able to create a really unique and amazing fan (and Coffee) experience, that we are sure will not only be a highlight for the people of Jackson, but a destination for Megadeth fans from around the World.”

Additionally, on Saturday, Ellefson, Hazaert, and Jamieson will be joined by author Adrian Lee as they take visitors on a paranormal exploration of the nearby Loon Lake Cemetery, where Mary Jane Terwilliger was purportedly buried as a youth, and inspired the story of “Mary Jane” from MEGADETH’s ‘So Far, So Good…So What’ album. (And you might want to stop by the Jackson County Historical Society and pay Mary Jane’s headstone a visit, as well.)

Join us at Ellefson Coffee Co. April 7-9th (or drop in before!) at 404 Second St, Jackson, MN, 56143.

More information at:
ELLEFSON COFFEE COMPANY: www.facebook.com/ellefsoncoffeecojacksonwww.facebook.com/ellefsoncoffeecowww.ellefsoncoffeeco.com
EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com

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FAMOUS UNDERGROUND Release The New Digital 45 “Corrupted”

February 28th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


Famous Underground is excited to officially announce the release of their brand new Digital 45, “Corrupted”. The Digital 45 has 2 singles, side-A features their brand new song ‘Corrupted’ and the B-side is a mash up of Megadeth’s ‘Peace Sells’ with Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up, Stand Up’. “Corrupted” delivers energy and power; it’s definitely a track that gets the fists pumping. If you are listening to Corrupted while driving, ‘Warning’ keep your eye on the speedometer.

The tracks were mastered by Harry Hess of HBomb Mastering (Three Days Grace, Monster Truck, Madonna) and mixed by Daniel Tsourounis (Skullfist, MOXY).

Famous Underground decided to release “Corrupted” as a Digital 45 as a way to engage with fans and new listeners on a more frequent basis. Like in the 50’s and 60’s, bands, like the Beatles and Stones released singles regularly before even packaging it as an album.  Since people are not buying CDs as much these days, Famous Underground wanted to embrace the traditional and release two new tracks every couple of months.

Famous Underground chose to release Megadeth’s ‘Peace sells’ since they were already performing this at their live shows. The idea to meld ‘Get Up, Stand Up” with this track came to Nick while he was listening to Bob Marley. He felt the two songs would work well together because of their lyrical points of view.

The Digital 45 – “Corrupted” is available on February 24, 2017 worldwide on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, iHeartRadio and Slacker to name a few.

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AIRBOURNE Premiere Motörhead Tribute Video

February 28th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

AIRBOURNE have revealed a rip-roaring video for “It’s All For Rock N’ Roll,” the climactic track on their current studio album, Breakin’ Outta Hell – their first for Spinefarm Records.

“It’s All For Rock N’ Roll” was written about Lemmy, a man the band looked up to, befriended and loved, having shared stages with Motörhead on numerous occasions over their decade-plus career, both in Europe and Australia. When they needed someone to drive a large truck (recklessly, of course) in their “Runnin’ Wild” video (2007), Lemmy was the first name on the list, and he duly obliged with a memorable, authority-baitin’ cameo.

Motörhead’s famous “bomber” lighting rig, a noted part of ‘Head history since the late ’70s, was enthusiastically lent to Airbourne by the Motörhead camp, adding real emotional weight to both the “It’s All For Rock N’ Roll” clip and the song itself – an anthemic number recorded to honour one of rock’s most revered and influential figures, and also to celebrate the hard rock genre as a whole, the loyalty and the legacy.

“When Motörhead played, Lemmy was there for the fans and the fans were there for him. It didn’t matter what was happening in the world at that point, because Motörhead was onstage; the crew had everything dialled in, and the crowd were there and lovin’ it – all for rock n’ roll,” said Airbourne frontman Joel O’Keeffe. “Whenever we were on tour, we looked forward to seeing the festival posters with the big Motörhead logo on there, and now there’s just a big black hole. ‘We are Motörhead, and we play rock ‘n’ roll,’ we were so used to hearing that, and when it’s not there anymore, it hits you hard. Lemmy meant so much to us, and so much to rock ‘n’ roll itself…”

Airbourne will play at the Download Festival this June, taking to the main stage for the first time.

For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/airbournerock

http://www.airbournerock.com/

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Finnish cinemascopic metal band Crimfall signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records; launches video trailer for upcoming album, ‘Amain’

February 27th, 2017
by EvilG

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish cinemascopic metallers Crimfall to its ranks!

Crimfall comments: “We are beyond excited for this opportunity to work with the legendary Metal Blade. It makes all these years we wrestled with the third album worthwhile as we can finally share the fruits of our labor through the most dedicated and respected label. Crimfall never does anything half-assed so be sure we go all in with this album as we see this as a massive opportunity to raise the stakes to the sky-high level.”

Crimfall took its shape in 2007 from the mind of Jakke Viitala. He gathered talented musicians to drive forth his lifelong vision of music that would respect no boundaries. Crimfall has released two albums since then, 2009’s As The Path Unfolds… and 2011’s The Writ Of Sword. Wearing many a mask, Crimfall‘s movie metal eludes easy descriptions. The influence of ancient grim-frost North and its traditional roots meet echoes of black metal, but it is all iced with massive orchestration and epic movie soundtrack atmosphere. The melodies convey atmospheres of majesty, adventure and times long forgotten, as the interplay of Mikko’s demonic screams and Helena’s heavenly vocals bring forth the raw, natural feelings and underline the cycle of seasons and the contrast of ascending lights and falling shadows.

With their third album, Amain, Crimfall has combined the best of the first two albums with new elements. Set to be released in summer 2017, a first teaser for Amain can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1CCBkqWCX0

Crimfall line-up:
Mikko Hakkinen – Vocals
Helena Haaparanta – Vocals
Jakke Viitala – Guitars
Miska Sipilainen – Bass
Janne Jukarainen – Drums

Crimfall online:
http://www.crimfall.com/site/
https://www.facebook.com/crimfall/
https://www.youtube.com/user/CrimfallOfficial

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