U.S. tour with Forty Winters to kick-off next month
DALLAS, TX – DIY heavy metal act on the rise, Seeker, has announced a headlining U.S. tour, “The Rise of Darkness Tour,” set to commence next month. Fla. metal outfit, Forty Winters, will accompany Seeker on the two-week escapade, beginning April 5 in Seeker’s hometown of Dallas, Texas. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below. Read the rest of this entry »
“With OKKULT we want to start a very special album trilogy! OKKULT will be heavy, bombastic, but also bleak at the same time. The trilogy will not only consist of the most brutal and heaviest ATROCITY albums in years, but also the darkest longplayers in our history”, explains frontman Alex Krull. On the one hand the band utilizes lots of bombast and big choirs, while on the other hand ATROCITY offers pure, heavy, and authentic Metal songs that will get under the listeners skin. All elements of the sound are in perfect harmony. The fulminant production has a sweeping quality and gives the songs the necessary power, atmosphere and brutality. Thus, it is possible to dive right into the lyrical concept. The concept is more than one-dimensional: The lyrics concern itself with occult magic, mysterious places, to conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries. John Milton’s visions of “Pandæmonium” become reality. “Death By Metal”, a mysterious story of long gone times, is ATROCITY’s homage to their musical roots and at the same time their band hymn. The finishing touches for the gloomy atmosphere of OKKULT were provided by the Canadian sound designer Katie Halliday (known for acclaimed work on movies like “Saw V”, “Saw VI”, “Saw 3D (VII)”, “The Devil´s Carnival” or “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil”. She received numerous awards for her outstanding craft. The orchestral parts were recorded in Minsk with the “LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA” with Victor Smolski (RAGE) as the conductor. Besides all the heaviness and bombast, ATROCITY are demonstrating their excellent intuition for nice and catchy songs and wrote a real club hit with the catchy “Satans Braut”. Check out the band’s website for more details about the upcoming album and details about the first global treasure hunt in the Metal world!
The Swedish Horror Metal Mosh band are about to paint the town red with their latest offering. Over the course of a very intense hour, the listener will be haunted by rapid tracks and razor-sharp riffs. There’s no chance to take a breather, when the bloodthirsty bunch revolving around Larry Lethal are calling to mosh! Even fans of other genres will immediately be transformed into Die-Hard Moshoholics and will crave for more songs just like zombies will crave for the brains of the living. With a perfect grasp for heavy grooves and lethal melodies, F.K.Ü. puts the pedal to the metal from the very first to the last second! Are you ready to get moshed?
Dutch Symphonic Metallers DELAIN thank their loyal supporters by presenting them with a special release. Interlude is a fantastic blend of brand-new songs, special versions and mixes of popular DELAIN tracks, covers (e.g. “Smalltown Boy” or “Such A Shame”) and the beautiful single “Are You Done With Me”. Thanks to the new mix, the well-known anthem shines with a new-found splendor. The album includes a special bonus DVD featuring exclusive live footage and all clips from the band’s career. Interlude is not only a must for loyal DELAIN fans, but also for those who have not experienced the music by Charlotte Wessels and her bandmembers so far. It is the perfect introduction to the world of DELAIN and the starting point to an emotional and bombastic journey!
03.05.2013 G/A/S/FIN & Benelux
06.05.2013 Rest of Europe
1. Breathe On Me
2. Collars And Suits
3. Are You Done With Me (new single mix)
4. Such A Shame
6. Smalltown Boy
7. We Are The Others (new ballad version)
8. Mother Machine (live)
9. Get The Devil Out Of Me (live)
10. Milk And Honey (live)
11. Invidia (live)
12. Electricity (live)
13. Not Enough (live)
1. Invidia (Video Live @ MFVFestival)
2. Electricity (Video Live @ MFVFestival)
3. We Are The Others (Video Live @ MFVFestival)
4. Milk and Honey (Video Live @ MFVFestival)
5. Not Enough (Video Live @ MFVFestival)
6. Backstage footage
7. Get The Devil Out Of Me (Videoclip)
8. We Are The Others (Videoclip with Album Version)
9. April Rain (Videoclip)
10. Frozen (Videoclip)
LIVE LINE UP – L-R – Andrew Fullerton – Guitar | Tom Emmans – Vocals | Joe Mullen – Drums | Jake Fortney – Bass | Bo Luther – Guitar (photo credit – Lana Nimmons – feinics.com)
Melodic death metallers ODIUM who have aggressively toured across Ontario and Quebec over the last year in support of their latest emotionally charged and ripping album ‘Burning The Bridges To Nowhere’are proud to announce they will be hitting the road once again for their headlining Ontario Alliance tour with Deathpoint and Aquila for the following dates in April.
Telergy new album due featuring members of Porcupine Tree, Spock’s Beard, Hawkwind, King’s X, Magellan, Twisted Sister, Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Coming soon, more info as we have it.
Composer, Producer, multi-instrumentalist Robert McClung formed Telergy in 2009 with the goal of bringing amazing musicians from all over the world together to tell the stories behind historical events through a wild blend of progressive rock, classical, jazz and world music.
The project’s first album “The Exodus” was released in 2011 to world wide acclaim. The album featured many incredible musicians from a wide range of genres.
The album won the hearts of fans and critics around the globe, and soon numerous notable musicians from all over the progressive rock world and beyond were on board to be involved with the next Telergy album “The Legend of Goody Cole”. Artist’s such as……
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree)
Ryo Okumoto (Spock’s Beard)
Nik Turner (Hawkwind)
Ty Tabor (King’s X)
Trent Gardner (Magellan)
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
Emmanuel De Saint Méen (Delusion Squared)
Joe Cairney (Comedy of Errors)
Joel Hoekstra (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Night Ranger)
Laura Sanscartier (Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Taylor)
Mattan Klein (world renowned jazz flutist)
Andy Reiner (The Earth Stringband)
Rory Makem (the Makem Brothers)
Tim Nunes (The Nero Complex)
Adam Nunes (The Nero Complex)
And many, many more…..
“The Legend of Goody Cole” tells the true story of Eunice “Goody” Cole, who was convicted of witchcraft in the small New England town of Hampton, New Hampshire in the year 1656.
After serving the better part of fifteen years in a Boston Jail, Eunice returned to Hampton to find that her husband had died and the town had seized their forty acre farm. Frail and elderly, she was given a small shack on the marshland outside of town to live out her final days.
Upon her death she was hurriedly buried in a shallow, unmarked grave, with a stake through her heart to keep the evil spirits from escaping. Her ghost has been reported to wander the town at night searching for her grave stone.
This captivating tale is brought to life through the powerful, lush, energy filled music that Telergy creates, and transports the listener on a journey they will never forget.
Telergy is a completely independent project that recieves no support from a major record label. Crowd funding is the only way to cover the large costs of mastering and duplication.
A portion of the profits from this album will be donated to the Hampton New Hampshire Historical Society in an effort to update and restore Goody Cole’s currently unmarked memorial stone.
Donate today and become a part of Progressive Rock history!!
After signing with Relapse Records in late 2011, this week Auckland, New Zealand-based death metal horde ULCERATE will enter hometown MCA Studios to harness their anticipated fourth LP.
ULCERATE’s founding drummer Jamie Saint Merat states, “After almost exactly twelve months of exhaustive work we are now in the final stages of preparation for our fourth album. This week we enter the studio to track what has become a violent, monolithic piece of work.”
No question that Scorpions, Germany’s loudest and proudest rock band ever, have done much for heavy metal over the years, and it’s high time a book on them hit the shelves. Well, the wait is over with the arrival of Scorpions: Top Of The Bill, which looks at every song on every album the Teutonic tone-masters ever crafted, beginning with Lonesome Crow back in ‘72 through to the band’s triumphant “retirement” album Sting In The Tail (and beyond into Comeblack – long story!).
Speedy’s Coming, Dark Lady, Catch Your Train, Virgin Killer, Another Piece Of Meat, Animal Magnetism, Lovedrive, Holiday, The Zoo, Blackout, No One Like You, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Still Loving You, Wind Of Change… these are hits and deep album tracks built into the very fabric of heavy metal, and the stories of their making are all here.
Come join Martin as he embarks on conversation and analysis with all of the principals and beyond, including Klaus Meine, Uli Jon Roth, Herman Rarebell, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, along with the likes of David Krebs, Ralph Rieckermann, Francis Buchholz and legendary manager David Krebs.
Price including shipping:
US orders: $33.00 US funds
Int’l orders (all books go air): $44.00 Cdn. funds
Canadian orders: $36.00 Cdn. funds
PayPal happily accepted. Ask if you’d like a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to email@example.com
Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything). Two is definitely the magic number for Europe.
Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:
Italian progressive metal outfit KINGCROW today unveils a newly completed video for the song “Morning Rain,” the third single to be released from their recently released fifth album, In Crescendo.
Released on February 12th via Sensory Records, In Crescendo has been reaping acclaim from rock and metal critics worldwide, and exposing countless new fans throughout the scene to KINGCROW’s massive sounds. The vibrant visual depiction of “Morning Rain” — the most melodic and emotional track to be found on the nearly hour-long In Crescendo — was written by Devilnax and KINGCROW’s Diego Cafolla, and filmed and directed by Mauro Marani Studio and Devilnax.
Purchase “Death By Fire” online via Amazon.com or iTunes
SWEDEN – Death By Fire, the third full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut from Swedish high-energy heavy/speed metal band, Enforcer, has released today in North America. Death By Fire can be purchased online on Amazon.com at: http://smarturl.it/enfdbfamz, or digitally through iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/EnfDBFiTun.
Enforcer’s latest music video for “Mesmerized By Fire,” taken from the new record, can be streamed on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/PYUJkg2SiZA.
French death/black metal outfit SVART CROWN has set May 21st as the North American release date for their third full-length, Profane.
SVART CROWN is a that band has been willing to break the genre boundaries enhancing lethal grooves in a sadistic manner that won’t leave any listener in a safe and comfy world. The main theme on Profane is full-introspection about humanity sickness and SVART CROWN deliver the soundtrack of a bleak world that has already ended to their eyes with this album. Album artwork was made by designer Stefan Thanneur (RUINS). Profane was recorded, mixed, mastered by Francis Caste (Kickback, Arkhon Infaustus, Phazm) at St Marthe studio in Paris.
Intern . Virus . Human
In Utero: A Place Of Hatred And Threat
Until The Last Breath
The Therapy Of Flesh
Revelatio: Down Here Stillborn
Profane is the follow up the band’s 2010 release, Witnessing the Fall. The album was met with a roaring response from fans and the media around the world. Since then, SVART CROWN shared stages with Shining, Enthroned, Melechesh , Ulcerate , Septic Flesh and more across Europe and North America.
Watch SVARTCROWN’s video for “Into a Demential Sea” from Witnessing the Fall at:
The Heathen Crusade Metalfest 4, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 9th at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN has been canceled.
The following statement was issued by the organizers of the fest:
“Do to unforeseen issues on both sides, the Heathen Crusade Metalfest is canceled. We are extremely sorry for any in convinces this may have caused. For those who have purchased tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or log into the vitaltickets.com website and cancel your order. We wish you all the best and all the bands that were supposed to be on the bill. For those who already bought tickets, I will be sending out CDs that we have received from labels and bands personally. Again if you have any questions for me personally you may email me at: email@example.com.”
On the 15th of February we were given the opportunity to spend a Friday night watching Orange Goblin headline the O2 Academy Islington in London. It was the last show of their UK & Ireland 2013 tour in support of their latest album A Eulogy for the Damned. We knew it is going to be an epic night of brutal riffage, giant grooves and quite a lot of beer, but still the show turned out to be full of great surprises and lived up to our every expectation.
KAMELOT Announces 2013 North American Headline Tour!
Symphonic metallers KAMELOT will be touring North America this fall in support of their latest disc Silverthorn. The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. Tickets for all shows are now available at www.enterthevault.com
“We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, this tour will be something very special.” adds KAMELOT’s Thomas Youngblood.
On a recent KAMELOT European Tour, Delain proved to be a great addition as special guests, Delain’s Charlotte Wessels added, “It has been way too long since our last tour with our friends in KAMELOT! We’re hugely looking forward to joining them on tour this Fall, and we’re hugely looking forward to meeting YOU on the road rocking the US!”
In addition to Delain comes the German quartet Eklipse, whose unique style and musical approach rounds out a very diverse and stunning line-up.
For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster.
KAMELOT North American Headline Tour With Delain and Eklipse:
9/2: Columbus, OH
9/3: Baltimore, MD
9/5: Philadelphia, PA
9/6: New York, NY
9/7: Worcester, MA
9/8: Montreal, QUE
9/10: Toronto, ON
9/12: Chicago, IL
9/13: Kansas City, KS
9/14: Denver, CO
9/15: Salt Lake City, UT
9/17: Seattle, WA
9/18: Portland, OR
9/20: San Francisco, CA
9/21: Anaheim, CA
9/22: Phoenix, AZ
9/24: Dallas, TX
9/25: San Antonio, TX
9/27: Louisville, KY
9/28: Atlanta, GA
9/29: Orlando, FL
Canadian metal band ANVIL will release their new album, Hope In Hell, on May 28th in North America, May 27th in Europe, and May 24th in Germany via SPV / Steamhammer. The 13-song effort will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP, and as a download.
The artwork and tracklisting can be found below:
‘Hope In Hell’
‘Eat Your Words’
‘Through With You’
‘The Fight Is Never Won’
‘Pay The Toll’
‘Call Of Duty’
‘Badass Rock N Roll’
‘Time Shows No Mercy’
‘Shut The Fuck Up’
‘Hard Wired’ (bonus track)
‘Fire At Will’ (bonus track)
These are the first cuts featuring Anvil‘s new bassist Sal Italiano. “We’re really happy with Sal, his style is powerful and amazingly imaginative. It’s a little as if we’d enlisted Steve Harris,” enthuses guitarist/vocalist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, who composed the whole album together with drummer Robb Reiner.
“What we do is totally timeless,” says Anvil’s frontman. “We’ve never tried to change our sound or experiment with trends and fashions. We live in our own world and have maintained our individuality and own identity.”
Hope In Hell was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, ALICE COOPER) at the NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SEPULTURA).
In live news, Anvil will play the Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ on May 11th.