Metal Alliance 5 Live Stream

May 27th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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The Metal Alliance Tour and DEICIDE have teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their June 3rd concert live from Denver, CO.  This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen.  Fans can tune in on June 3rd at 11:15PM ET here: https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/deicide. Fans will also have the freedom to stream the concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.

The Metal Alliance Tour is proud to celebrating its 5th year anniversary as being of being one of the most anticipated metal tours of the year. Each year this touring festival assembles a package that celebrates the various genres of Metal.  The tour will be rounded out by Stockholm, Sweden  natives ENTOMBED AD, Tampa’s own HATE ETERNAL, BLACK CROWN INITIATE, LORNA SHORE  and newly added French Extreme Metal band SVART CROWN.

You can order your Pre-Sale & VIP Tickets NOW at: http://ma.soundrink.com

Date                Venue                          City/State
May 28                                 Al Rosa Villa                        Columbus, OH
May 30                                 Emerson Theater             Indianapolis, IN
May 31                                 Metro                                   Chicago, IL
Jun 01                   Amsterdam Bar & Hall    Saint Paul, MN
Jun 02                   The Riot Room                 Kansas City, MO
Jun 03                   Summit Music Hall           Denver, CO
Jun 05                   The Pin!                               Spokane, WA
Jun 06                   Studio Seven                     Seattle, WA
Jun 07                   Tonic Lounge                     Portland, OR
Jun 08                   Oakland Metro                                 Oakland, CA
Jun 09                   The Regent Theater        Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11                   LVCS                                      Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12                   Club Red                              Mesa, AZ
Jun 13                   Mesa Music Hall               El Paso, TX
Jun 14                   Depot “O” Bar Live          Lubbock, TX
Jun 15                   Empire Garage                 Austin, TX
Jun 16                   Gas Monkey Live!            Dallas, TX
Jun 18                   The Gramercy Theater New York, NY
Jun 19                   The Otto Bar                      Baltimore, MD
Jun 20                   Tremont Music Hall         Charlotte, NC

For more information please visit the Metal Alliance Tour website: www.MetalAllainceTour.com or www.facebook.com/metalalliancetour

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SOILWORK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS

May 26th, 2015
by EvilG
Soilwork - The Ride Majestic

Soilwork – The Ride Majestic

Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK have announced details regarding their forthcoming 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic. The new album will hit stores worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The Ride Majestic was recorded by David Castillo at Studio Gröndal, and was produced and mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The cover art was illustrated by Róbert Borbás (Grinddesign / www.theartofgrinddesign.com).

 

SOILWORK vocalist Björn Speed Strid comments, “We just put the final touches on our new album, The Ride Majestic, and all we can say is that it’s going to be massive. It definitely picks up where we left off with The Living Infinite, but slightly darker, atmospheric and almost anthemic, with some really interesting twists and turns. Can’t wait to play this epic beast live!  Await The Ride Majestic ladies n’ gents!”

 

In celebration of The Ride Majestic’s impending release, SOILWORK have released a live video of their hit song “Let This River Flow” featuring Nightwish/Revamp singer Floor Jansen, which comes off SOILWORK’s most recent DVD/Blu Ray output, Live In The Heart Of Helsinki!

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NILE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WHAT SHOULD NOT BE UNEARTHED

May 26th, 2015
by EvilG
NILE - WHAT SHOULD NOT BE UNEARTHED

NILE – WHAT SHOULD NOT BE UNEARTHED

The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed.

Produced by NILE and mixed by Neil Kernon. The album will be released late summer via Nuclear Blast Records.

 

Mastermind Karl Sanders states:

“All of us in NILE are happy to announce our newest album What Should Not Be Unearthed. It’s our 8th official album, and this time we believe we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. The focus this time around is on brutally heavy metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an Annihilation Of The Wicked approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. Our last record, At The Gates Of Sethu, was super surgically clean and very “musicianship oriented” whereas the new disc is a polar opposite; Unearthed is aimed straight at utter metal heaviness and memorable songwriting. Although Unearthed is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from NILEover the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around. These songs will be a blast to play live, and we are stoked at the opportunity to bring these songs to metal fans everywhere. See you on tour!”

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Leah

May 25th, 2015
by Anders Sandvall

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Leah

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Inner Wound Recordings for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Inner Wound Recordings for the promo pictures of the band.

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From British Columbia Canada comes Leah, a singer that released her second album KINGS AND QUEENS early this year. Her music is best described as symphonic metal influenced by world, Celtic, and middle eastern music. A few of the topics we handled include: the new album, her new label, the guest musicians (Tim Somers, Sander Zoer and Barend Courbois), her background, and why she hasn’t toured. Leah has gained a big fanbase with huge internet support from fans and I’m sure that the fans wants to see her live. Leah’s label has also re-released her debut album OF EARTH AND ANGELS. Enjoy.

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Wacken 2015 (Preview)

May 24th, 2015
by Arto Lehtinen

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The Wacken Open Air festival is held nearby Hamburg in a village simply called Wacken every year in the end of July and beginning of August. Every year about 100,000 metal maniacs gather to witness great performances by several metal bands in the festival. Booked bands on the bill present a wide range of metal, from extreme metal to symphonic power metal.

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SABATON – BRAZILIAN MILITARY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS “SMOKING SNAKES”

May 23rd, 2015
by EvilG

‘Smoking Snakes’ from SABATON’s current release, Heroes, deals with three Brazilian soldiers who were separated from their group in Italy in WW2. Refusing to surrender, the three soldiers fought against the German forces, which had more of soldiers than the Brazilians, until the bitter end.

On Brazil’s National Military Day, the Swedish heavy metal band was thanked by the military with a performance of their track “Smoking Snakes” by the orchestra of the 14th infantry brigade who are based in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina.

Watch the orchestra of the 14th infantry brigade’s performance of “Smoking Snakes” here:

SABATON’s bass player Pär Sundström commented about the performance: “This is one of those moments we are happy that we sing about history and not fiction. It’s absolutely fantastic to see that our music being performed like this!“

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FEAR FACTORY: “Genexus” Coming This August

May 23rd, 2015
by EvilG

[GIG] Fear Factory @ KoKo (3)

[GIG] Fear Factory @ KoKo (3)

FEAR FACTORY, the pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, have issued the following update regarding their upcoming 9th studio release, Genexus:

“The sensation of finalizing our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a massive whirlwind of excitement,” commented founding guitarist Dino Cazares. “We really feel this is a very special FEAR FACTORY album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic FEAR FACTORY vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans. The aggressive, melodic and industrial elements are all intact and shine more than ever.

Burt and I produced the album with Rhys Fulber co-producing. Damien Rainuad and Giuseppe Bassi handled most of the keys and pre-production. We also enlisted the masterful metallic skills of Andy Sneap for an amazing mixing job!
“We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can’t wait for everybody to hear it.”

Genexus will be released on August 7th worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record was co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD).

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HELLOWEEN: First Track-By-Track Trailer for “My God-Given Right” Released

May 23rd, 2015
by EvilG

HELLOWEEN are one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global metal scene. With the release of their 15thstudio album My God-Given Right (May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US)) the pumpkin heads are set to further cement their title as the founding fathers of German melodic speed metal.

Today, HELLOWEEN has revealed the first out of four track-by-track trailers. Listen to song snippets and comments on the tracks ‘Heroes‘, ‘Battle’s Won’, ‘My God-Given Right’ and ‘Stay Crazy’ here:

Watch the new video-clip for “My God-Given Right” here:

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SYMPHONY X – FIRST TRACK AND LYRIC VIDEO FOR “NEVERMORE” REVEALED

May 23rd, 2015
by EvilG

New Jersey’s progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X are set to release their brand new, ninth studio album called Underworld on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.

SYMPHONY X revealed a lyric video for the opening track “Nevermore.” 

Watch the lyric video for “Nevermore”  on the Nuclear Blast Youtube channel:

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HammerFall – Interview with Pontus Norgren & Fredrik Larsson

May 23rd, 2015
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

HammerFall

Interview with Pontus Norgren (guitars) & Fredrik Larsson (bass)

9th May 2015 @ O2 Academy Islington, London

Interviewed by Oliver M.

Photos by Graham Hilling

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Sonata Arctica + Freedom Call + Twilight Force @ O2 Academy Islington, London

May 23rd, 2015
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Sonata Arctica + Freedom Call + Twilight Force

@ O2 Academy Islington, London

1st May 2015

Review & videos by Oliver M.
Photography by Taya Uddin

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From Hell’s Heart: Top 5 Current Metal Drummers

May 22nd, 2015
by Metal Rules

From Hells Heart

From Hell’s Heart:
Top 5 current metal drummers

Drummers are the driving force of the metal engine. As most focus is on a band’s front-person, we thought it would be nice to look at the skin-pounders and round up a list of our favs. For our purposes this time, the constraint is that they have to be a drummer that is currently active in METAL….that means the drummer has to actually still play in a current recording/touring metal band! We asked our staff to try and not make it a list of their top 5 fav bands, and to actually think about what they believe great drumming to be. It’s doubtful that everyone’s top 5 bands actually contain the best drummers…it’s possible, if you’re a drummer and listen to bands based on deadly drumming. Otherwise, each staffers list focuses on great drummers, regardless of the band(s) they are in.

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CHILDREN OF BODOM – CHECK IN FROM THE STUDIO

May 21st, 2015
by EvilG
Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom

Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are currently busy recording ten new tracks for the band’s forthcoming 9th album release in their own studio in Helsinki.

The band took some time out to report from the recording desk and give fans an update on the sessions.

 

Watch the update here: https://goo.gl/kQm0Uq

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CRADLE OF FILTH – MAKING OF THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘RIGHT WING OF THE GARDEN TRIPTYCH’

May 21st, 2015
by EvilG
CRADLE OF FILTH unveil cover artwork for forthcoming album ‘Hammer Of The Witches’

CRADLE OF FILTH – ‘Hammer Of The Witches’

Barbarous hellhounds Cradle Of Filth recently premiered the first track from their forthcoming album ‘Hammer Of The Witches’. The official video for ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’ was filmed in an old jet-engine testing hangar at a former military base and was directed by Sam Scott-Hunter (Devilment, Slipknot, The 69 Eyes), who also took the band’s promotional photos. As well as featuring Dani and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalt a also makes an appearance. Watch how the idea came about and what the band had to say about the video, here: https://youtu.be/LU_Rv9AUUCY

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NIGHTWISH – NEW ALBUM EPISODE “THE TOUR STARTS” FOR ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL REVEALED

May 21st, 2015
by EvilG
Nightwish - Dec 2014 promo pic

Nightwish – Dec 2014 promo pic

Finland-based symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH just released their second single, for the title-track Endless Forms Most Beautiful.”

The four track single is available as a limited edition MCD and 10“ Vinyl which can be ordered here: http://smarturl.it/NIGHTWISH-Endless

Today NIGHTWISH reveal the 18th episode from the album-making-of-series, talking about the North American and Canadian shows during the first part of their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful world tour.

Watch the 18th episode here: https://goo.gl/1rM8a8

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