Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED have revealed Blood Mantra as the title to their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011’s Billboard-charting release Carnival Is Forever.
“Extreme and groove – I think that’s the best way to describe our new album,” states guitarist / songwriter / founding memberWacek “Vogg” Kiełtyka. “This time, we feel that we have something totally crushing and huge. Blood Mantra is the most heavy and mature album we’ve ever made in our career. I cannot wait to start playing these songs live because the riffs are sooo deep and powerful.”
Once again featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak,Blood Mantra was recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland Studio – where DECAPITATED recorded 2002’s Nihility, 2004’s The Negation, and2006’s Organic Hallucinosis – and will be released this fall, marking the studio debut of new drummer Michal Lysejko.
Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, have announced tour dates for their North American headlining tour following their appearance on Summer Slaughter!
“We are excited to announce our first headlining tour in North America since 2012, in full support of our new album Omnipresent,” commented vocalist Jason Keyser. “We will be taking our signature brand of technical death metal savagery to some new cities, as well as some areas neglected by the Summer Slaughter tour, in order to ensure that everyone has a chance to experience the insanity that is a live ORIGIN performance! Joining us on this journey into bedlam will be our brothers in tech-death wizardry, Montreal’s BEYOND CREATION, and the hard thrashin’ metal maniacs in Melbourne’s KING PARROT, as well as ABOLISHMENT OF FLESH and YOUR CHANCE TO DIE on select dates. A line up like this will be a nonstop aural and visual assault from beginning to end, and our goal is to have you remembering it as the show of the summer! See you in the pit! Hail Space!”
“Super excited to present some new material on our ‘All Things Dead’ tour as well as some old favorites,” adds guitarist Paul Ryan. “Plus mix it up with some bands that ‘bring it’ live as well! It will be great to see our friends of old and meet some new faces as well! We will be omnipresent for the rest of 2014 so let’s make a party of it before all things are dead!”
North American Thrash Invasion 2014 Tour Dates Announced with ONSLAUGHT, ARTILLERY, STRIKER (Canada with ECLIPSE PROPHECY)
The Tour Dates for the North American Thrash Invasion Tour 2014 featuring
ONSLAUGHT (AFM Records) from U.K., ARTILLERY (Metal Blade Records) from Denmark, and STRIKER (Napalm Records) from Canada, have been announced by Distilled Entertainment of California, USA.
Joining the Tour for All ten Canadian dates in November are Montreal, CA power-thrashers ECLIPSE PROPHECY (Maple Metal Records).
North American Thrash Invasion Tour 2014: (October 23 – November 26)
23-oct Brooklyn, New York – Saint Vitus
24-oct Cambridge, Massachusetts – Middle East Club
25-oct Long Branch, New Jersey – The Brighton Bar
26-oct Peterborough, New Hampshire – The Wreck Room
28-oct Chicago, Illinois – Reggie’s
29-oct Indianapolis, Indiana – The Headquarters
30-oct Lakewood, Ohio -The Foundry
31-oct Columbus, Ohio – The Alrosa Villa
01-nov Rochester, New York – The Bug Jar
02-nov Trenton, New Jersey – The Backstage at The Championship Bar
03-nov Springfield, Virginia – Empire
04-nov Hartford, Connecticut – Webster Underground
05-nov Albany, New York – Bogie’s
06-nov Quebec City, Quebec Canada – La Salle Multi
07-nov Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Hard Luck
08-nov Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Mavericks
09-nov Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Le Petit Campus
11-nov Kingston, Canada – Mansion
12-nov Detroit, Michigan – The Token Lounge
13-nov Cudahy, Wisconsin – The Metal Grill
14-nov Spring Lake Park, Minnesota – Pov’s 65
15-nov Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada – Zoo Cabaret
16-nov Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Palomino’s
17-nov Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – The Pawn Shop
18-nov Vancouver, B.C., Canada – Red Room
19-nov Seattle, Washington – Studio Seven
20-nov Spokane, Washington – The Hop
21-nov Victoria, B.C., Canada – The V-Lounge
22-nov Portland, Oregon – Tonic Lounge
23-nov San Francisco, California – The DNA Lounge
24-nov Anaheim, California Orange – County Music Hall
25-nov Mesa, Arizona – Club Red
26-nov Hollywood, California – Whisky a Go Go
KURGAALL, the Italian Satanic Black Metal Cult released it’s new album entitled VOLUNTAS LUCIFERI through Deathstorm Records. The band also released the first video for the single “Night of the Satanist” which can be streamed below:
1. Lucifer will Reign Again
2. Domination of Satan
3. Raping the Corpse of the Holy Virgin
4. King of Blasphemy
5. Infernal War
6. Ego Promitto Domino
7. Night of Satanist
8. Demon Seal
9. Skull Throne of Satan
Chicago metal trio DIAMOND PLATE have announced two very special shows with thrash metal legends MEGADETH.
DIAMOND PLATE will be supporting MEGADETH at Artpark in Lewiston, New York on July 15th, and at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on July 18th. DIAMOND PLATE have also revealed that they are currently working on the follow-up to their 2013 album, PULSE. Read the rest of this entry »
Kirk Von Hammett Toys is proud to present the Famous Zombies Jr. limited edition toy at the year’s San Diego Comic Con. The very limited edition green Hammett figure will be available exclusively at San Diego Comic Con, and Kirk will be signing the toy itself at the Nuclear Blast Records/Stern Pinball/JSR merch SDCC booth 503 on Friday July 25th from 1pm to 2pm, and on Saturday July 26thfrom 2pm to 3pm.
Fans will be able to purchase tickets starting on Wednesday July 23rd for the Friday appearance. Once Friday’s tickets are sold-out, Saturday tickets will be released. Tickets are available at the Nuclear Blast Records/Stern Pinball/JSR merch booth (503).
“I’m stoked to be bringing more exclusive wares to the San Diego Comic Con,” says Kirk Von Hammett himself, “Nuclear Blast have been friends for quite some time, so I’m happy to be able to bring one of my exclusives to their booth. Being a fan of comics and movies since I was a kid, it’s just a huge honor to be at Comic Con on both sides, selling and buying!”
Be warned, only a strict 300 of these Nuclear Blast Green collectible classics will be available, so act fast to make sure you’re in line for yours!
2014 has been a very special year for Doro and her band. Celebrating 30 Years of Rock & Metal with fans from all over the world…and the response has been absolutely fantastic. After a massive 2-night stand in Düsseldorf, Germany and shows in Latin America, Europe and the UK…the time has come to rock North America.
“I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada – looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends and Metalheads again” -Doro says.
“To make things extra-special we want the fans to get involved in picking the set lists for the tour. We’ll be running a poll on our Facebook page. We hope you’ll check that out and cast your vote”.
“The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to. So we are planning an additional second US tour leg in spring 2015″.
To accompany the tour, Nuclear Blast America will release “Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition”, containing the re-release of the great “Raise Your Fist” record and a bonus CD, “Powerful Passionate Favorites”, featuring Doro and the band’s versions of songs by some of their favorite artists, such as LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and DIO. Also some new and rare tracks as well. The release date in North America is scheduled for October 14th.
“See you soon..Metalheads. Raise Your Fist”!
Doro will offer VIP meet greet tickets for each show which include a preshow meet and greet with the band.. early entry
Oct 10 Rt 20 Racine , WI 11 POV’s Spring Lake , MN 12 Mojoes Joliet , ILL 14 Peabodys Cleveland , OH 15 Altar Bar Pitt , PA 16 Hard Luck Toronto , ON 18 Salle Multi Quebec City , QC 19 Petit Campus Montreal 20 Grammercy Theater NYC
The official video will be released July 23, 2014. The track comes from the upcoming BELPHEGOR record, Conjuring the Dead; the tenth studio album from one of metal’s most bizarre and authentic bands. Conjuring the Dead will be unleashed on August 5th(North America) August 8th (EU) and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast. Fans can pre-order the album in several formats here.
ELUVEITIE: Announce North American Tour for Fall 2014
Swiss folk-metal pioneers, ELUVEITIE, have released a brand new song from their upcoming masterpiece Origins. “The Call Of The Mountains” is the second single off the album and the band has recorded it in all four of Switzerland’s beautiful national languages.Check out the multilingual track video (incl. all versions) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTrT93gOzA
“This one’s long overdue,” states the band. “Another Origins song you say? Well, yes indeed. Finally, a song about our beautiful mountains? That, too. But also an idea we’ve considered for a number of years now: a song released not just in English and/or Gaulish, but in all four of Switzerland’s beautiful national languages! So we present to you: ‘The Call Of The Mountains’! A song about the long searched for destination at the end of the epic journey of the Celts, who were to become the Helvetians – a song about our mystical and unparalleled alps. Besides the English album version, you will find the full song in Swiss German, French, Italian and of course Romansh both on Nuclear Blast’s mail-order edition and on iTunes, where you will of course be able to get them separately, too. We can’t wait to hear how you like it!”
Oakland-based metal icons, MACHINE HEAD, have posted the fourth installment in their ongoing video blog documenting the creation of the band’s upcoming Nuclear Blast debut. The video can be seen at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbjnwFtpn8
The band also recently launched their brand new homepage this week. Head over to www.machinehead1.com and check it out!
Singer and guitarist Robb Flynn recently posted a new entry on his ongoing online journal “The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman… And Other Ramblings”. In the newest posting entitled “Is it me you’re lookin’ for…”, the legendary frontman talks about his favorite beer, the new album artwork and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Paul Di’Anno, legendary vocalist, returned to Poland in April to play a string of live shows. One of the shows – at Lizard Club in Kraków on April, 9th – was recorded for the purposes of a live DVD release and today we reveal its title and release date. “The Beast Arises” DVD has been set for release on October, 6th in Europe and October, 7th in North America (via MVD). Other formats available: CD DG and 2LP.
The material from the DVD captures a sensational live show in a club full of audience that would not let Di’Anno leave the stage for a long time. The setlist included the best Iron Maiden’s tracks (from the period when Di’Anno was the band’s lead singer), as well as Killers’ and Paul Di’Anno’s solo tracks. The DVD also includes bonus features such as an interview with the Artist, a photo gallery and more! Full details to be revealed soon!
You can now see a short preview of the DVD on Metal Mind Productions’ YouTube channel:
LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 – Rock and Heavy Metal radio and TV personality Eddie Trunkpremiered the Eddie Trunk Podcast today on PodcastOne.com, the leader in audio on-demand programing and a division of Courtside Entertainment Group. Trunk’s weekly podcast debuted with English Heavy Metal band, Judas Priest. Eddie Trunk, the most well known name in hard rock and metal music, brings his insight, commentary, reviews and in-depth, unfiltered interviews to the podcast world in a way like never before!
“I’ve been asked for many years by fans about adding a podcast to my platforms. Really excited to finally launch one with PodcastOne and see where this new adventure takes me. Look forward to connecting with everyone on this exciting new outlet,” says Trunk.
PodcastOne’s current lineup is downloaded over 120 million times per month and includes many of the industries most listened to podcasts, Adam Carolla, Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Nerdist, Dan Patrick, Freakonomics, Radiolab, Jim Ross, Jay Mohr, Roddy Piper, Dr. Drew, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dennis Miller, Jillian Michaels, NPR New York and Los Angeles, just to mention a few.
Thanks to Tom Hack for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pictures
Live pictures of the band taken by: Thierry Loustauneau a.k.a Lolito de Palermo
Silent Opera is a melodic metal act from France and I hooked up with singer Laure Laborde a while ago in order to talk to her about the brand new album REFLECTIONS. We talked of course about the album, the band and what the future has in store for Silent Opera. Enjoy.
INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA AND ARTO LEHTINEN
When former and current members of various metal bands (Cage, Manowar, Lizzy Borden etc) forms a new band, what is the result? It is pounding powerful metal with the fast and furious riff with the vocals in the upper register. The band is called Death Dealer. The five piece went throughout Europe supporting the Metal All Stars. Therefore Metal-Rules.com sat down with the whole band before the show to talk about the band, their debut and above all, what the future holds for Death Dealer.Read the rest of this entry »
INTERVIEW WITH ERIC A.K. KNUTSON
OF FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen
Flotsam And Jetsam returned to the summer festival tour with the re-recorded classic NO PLACE FOR DISGRACE album. Metal-Rules.com sat down with frontman vocalist Eric A.K. to talk about the re-recorded classic album and of course the touring life now and then.