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Saturday, 19 August 2017

PREY DRIVE Announce September UK/EU Tour







Norwich Rockers PREY DRIVE Announce September UK/EU Tour




For fans of Circa Survive and Thrice, we introduce Norwich born rock quartet PREY DRIVE, who are set to tour the UK and Europe this September.

The band recently revealed their video for single 'More Than Magic', taken from their EP 'Tabula Rasa'. Check out the video here below:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44FUXQi27qA



In 2016, two members of PREY DRIVE played as session musicians for Jonny Craig's project SLAVES (US), taking them around the UK and Europe playing to huge crowds. This gave them a taste of what a career in music could potentially give them, so they then went on to form PREY DRIVE in late 2016. Debut single release 'More Than Magic' gained support from BBC Introducing in Norfolk and they then went on to play their debut show in Norwich which sold out.

The band are now in the process of rehearsing for their European tour in September with a handful of UK dates in the build up.

Debut EP 'Tabula Rasa' is a collection of songs the band are all very proud of. They combine dynamic guitars with soaring vocals that are sure to entice its listener. If you like guitar music with epic vocals but none of the bubblegum pop influence: give PREY DRIVE a listen! They mix heavy music with angelic vocals and promise to be fun for all the family.

Tour dates:
September
1st - Verve Bar, Leeds (UK)
7th - The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich (UK)
8th - Café De Speeltuin, Breda (NL)
9th - JH Zigzag, Merksplas (BE)
10th - Innocent, Hengelo (NL)
11th – Volt, Sittard (NL)
13th - Kulturfabrik Löseke, Hildesheim (DE)
14th - Treffpunkt 13drei, Emsdetten (DE)
15th - Rare Guitar, Munster (DE)
16th - Rock Café, Leuven (BE)


'Tabula Rasa' (EP) is out now.

PREY DRIVE are
Brad Smith – Vocals & Keys
Steve Larke – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Paul Gaul – Bass Guitar and Synth
Christian Kett – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/preydriveband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/preydriveband
Instagram: www.instagram.com/preydriveband

NEURONSPOILER Announce London Album Release Show


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NEURONSPOLIER Announce Special Album Launch Event In London 


British heavy metal band Neuronspoiler will release their second full length album with a special launch event on Saturday 21st October at Boston Music Rooms in Tufnell Park, London.
Joining them for this event will be heavy metal purists Seven Sisters.

There will be a special signing session following the live performances and all are invited. Mark the date in your calendars, stretch those neck muscles and prepare your detox regimes...this one promises to be a belter!

NEURONSPOILER + SEVEN SISTERS
October 2017
21st LONDON – Boston Music Room
More info / tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/136048946987102

Neuronspoiler recently announced their upcoming sophomore album ‘Second Sight’ will be released on October 20, 2017 on Dissonance Productions, the label created by Plastic Head Distribution’s Steve Beatty and former Motörhead manager Tom Doherty.

The album entitled “Second Sight” will see Londoners Neuronspoiler release brand new material since the critically acclaimed “Emergence” in 2013.

Neuronspolier and Seven Sisters feature on the upcoming BRITISH STEEL album out on Dissonance Productions on September 22, 2017

www.facebook.com/Neuronspoiler


NEURONSPOILER - SECOND SIGHT. RELEASED 20-10-17
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OHHMS Announce Fall European Tour!




OHHMS Announce European Tour!


UK's most fire-driven progressive metal quintet OHHMS have announced a significant batch of festival and club shows to take place in Europe this fall.

This European tour is in line with the widely acclaimed release of their debut album "The Fool" this spring on Holy Roar Records. Praised across the globe as "the real deal" (Metal Hammer), "a ultra-heavy, emotionally-charged debut album" (Kerrang) or "the kind of album that elevates a band to greatness" (Terrorizer), it has elevated the UK five piece to a whole new level since their 2014 beginnings.

After a long run of UK dates alongside Hark and Bossk, OHHMS are set to mesmerize European crowds for the first time in 2017, as well as thousands of metal connaisseurs at the likes of Desertfest Belgium and Into The Void Festival. 


See full list of shows below:


OHHMS European tour
08.10 - Brighton (UK) Mammothfest
14.10 - Antwerpen (BE) Desertfest Belgium
15.10 - Copenhagen (DK) KB18
17.10 - Dusseldorf (DE) Pitcher
18.10 - Stuttgart (DE) Jugendhaus West
19.10 - Oberhausen (DE) Druckluft
20.10 - Leeuwarden (NL) Into The Void Festival
21.10 - Haarlen (NL) Patronaat

If you missed out on their video for "The World" directed by Daniel Waverley Gray, then it is time to catch up now. Debut album "The Fool" is still available on Holy Roar Records and Bandcamp.





Armed with the thickest riffs and fieriest will, OHHMS formed in 2014 in Kent, UK. It didn't take long for the five-piece to come up with two stellar EPs "Bloom" (2014) and "Cold" (2015), both released on London-based extreme music powerhouse Holy Roar Records. Clocking in at over thirthy minutes, each EP unfolds with two monolithic, angst-ridden tracks, blending the downtuned approach of doom metal with more progressive, eerier landscapes. On top of this distinctive approach in songwriting, vocalist Paul Waller maintains maximum adrenaline levels by alternating sumptuously deep gravelly singing, his warrior bellows and roar-is-war call to arms.

As fearless explorers of the heavy music scope, OHHMS quickly built a strong reputation among the UK’s underground scene, which led them to play major events such as Desertfest, ArcTanGent, Bloodstock, Damnation, Incubate and many others. Three years after their thunderous beginnings, the band is back in March 2017 with their debut full-length "The Fool" on Holy Roar Records. True to themselves, OHHMS continue their boundary-free ascension in quest of the sonic panacea, more determined than ever to brand minds with their cathartic, transcending creations. 


SNAKEFARM RECORDS Announces Global Launch With Signing TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN



                                                   
                                                       





Snakefarm Records Announces Launch With Siging Of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown



Nashville rockers become first band on fresh imprint under the Spinefarm Records banner. Self-titled album to be SNAKEFARM’s premiere release on November 3rd, 2017.

SNAKEFARM to focus on new and recognized names in the worlds of roots rock music with blues & country inflections.


SNAKEFARM RECORDS is delighted to confirm Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown as the first act to join the label following a freshly-inked worldwide deal.


Housed within the global infrastructure of Spinefarm Records (a UMG label), the Snakefarm brand will provide a supportive home for international artists, both established and new, from the increasingly buoyant roots rock world – music based on authenticity and emotion, under-pinned by a core set of values and beliefs.


In this respect, Nashville-based Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – fresh from guesting with Guns n’ Roses – stand as a flagship representation, ticking all of the available boxes.


Comprised of Caleb Crosby on drums, Graham Whitford on guitar, Noah Denney on bass and backing vocals, and Texas-born Tyler on guitar and vocals, the quartet released six-track EP ‘The Wayside’ in 2015, produced by Grammy Award-winner Vance Powell and released via Spinefarm in the UK and Europe. This six-track outing made it clear that here was a group with the skill and the knowledge to draw from the glories of the past whilst simultaneously keeping a clear eye on the future, mixing history with a youthful, energetic heartbeat.


Due to be released on November 3rd, 2017, the new self-titled TBSD album (and debut Snakefarm release) was crafted in Nashville by the band and mixed by producer / engineer / multi-instrumentalist John Fields (Soul Asylum, Paul Westerberg), featuring a brand new set of infectious and varied songs, some of which – including epic rocker ‘Aftershock’– have become staples of the live set.


In 2016, TBSD joined friends and Nashville neighbors The Cadillac Three for a tour of the UK, sharing the stage with the headliners on a nightly basis – the start of an on-the-road, ‘round-the-world adventure that has seen them guesting with some of rock’s foremost legends (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, G n’ R), appearing at the Download and Ramblin’ Manfestivals in the UK, and generally becoming as comfortable projecting their passion into stadiums as rockin’ out in theaters and clubs…





It’s been a whirlwind run that is set to continue through 2017-18, with headline shows and festivals already announced, and being added to, on both sides of the Atlantic. However, it’s the new Snakefarm Records release that’s first on the agenda.


Says Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown:-


“We’re beyond excited to be teaming up with Snakefarm to release our new self-titled album. We’ve become close with their team, and have learned that their passion for real music is not rivalled by many. That’s something we both share. Together, we’re gonna take our brand of rock ‘n’ roll to as many people as we possibly can.”

Adds Snakefarm/Spinefarm UK Head of A & R / King Cobra Dante Bonutto:-

“There’s so much great activity in rootsy guitar music right now, and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are the perfect group to both showcase and celebrate everything that’s going on. They’re young, they’re dedicated to their craft, they’ve got barrel-loads of attitude, and they rock hard… and when they get onto a stage, and they’ve already occupied some of the biggest stages there is, they know how to entertain. Snakefarm and The Shakedown, The Snake and The Shake, it feels completely right…”




Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown Tour Dates 2017 (so far):-



Aug 18 – Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mt. Pocono, PA

Aug 19 – The Palladium, Worcester, MA

Aug 20 – Wolf Den At Mohegan Sun Casino, Monteville, CT

Aug 22 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

Aug 30 – The Maquerade, Atlanta, GA

Aug 31 – Lava Cantina Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA

Sep 01 – Rockefellers, Houston, TX

Sep 02 – Heritage Hall, Paris, TX

Sep 03 – Lava Cantina The Colony, The Colony, TX

Sep 09 – Chinook Fest, Naches, WA

Sep 29 – STGO Rock City, Santiago, Chile (with GN’R & The Who)

Oct 01 – Estadio Unico De La Plata, Buenas Aires, Argentina (with GN’R & The Who)

Oct 07 – Mother Of All Fest – Monterrey, Mexico


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Friday, 18 August 2017

THY ART IS MURDER "Dear Desolation" Album Out Now, Release New Video "Puppet Master"







THY ART IS MURDER RELEASE 'DEAR DESOLATION' TODAY (18th August) WITH NEW VIDEO FOR 'PUPPET MASTER'



THY ART IS MURDER have released Dear Desolation today via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

To celebrate the release, the band has dropped the video for "Puppet Master," Watch it here and below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9K-dIPNjY
The clip was directed by Third Eye Visuals






ICYMI:
"The Son of Misery" guitar playthrough: https://youtu.be/3FD6Vhs9mMw
"The Son of Misery": https://youtu.be/_XY9NobTtFg
"Slaves Beyond Death": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvPK0qKB8m4

Order Dear Desolation
Digitally from iTunes
Black/Orange Marble Vinyl, here
CD , here
Clear/Black/White Splatter Vinyl , here


THY ART IS MURDER live
w/ AFTER THE BURIAL, OCEANO, JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED
03.10. UK Cardiff - Uni
04.10. UK Leeds - Key Club
05.10. UK Glasgow - Garage
06.10. UK Manchester - Club Academy
07.10. UK Birmingham - o2 Academy2
08.10. UK London - The Electric Ballroom
09.10. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms

For more info visit: facebook.com/thyartismurder | twitter.com/thyartismurder

MOONSPELL Unveil First Details About Upcoming Album!





MOONSPELL Unveil First Details About Upcoming Album'1755' To Be Released This November!


Portugal's Dark Metal pioneers in MOONSPELL are finally back with a brand new and hotly anticipated album, titled '1755'. Set to be released on November 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records, this record will outclass all standards you have ever heard from MOONSPELL before!

From the first second the conceptual dramaturgy MOONSPELL have created feels like a detonation of the mind. '1755' is more than just the band's new magnum opus: It's the musical version of the year of horror where a giant earthquake wrecked their home Lisbon. Naturally this album comes and is sung in Portuguese. The album, produced by Tue Madsen ( (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, Dir En Grey, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter ) also features Paulo Bragança, supplying a hauntingly voice of a Fado fallen angel who is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured in "In Tremor Dei" (eng.: "Fear Of God").
Now the band fronted by the soul of dark art and visionary Fernando Ribeiro unveiled first details about '1755' and unleash the stunning cover artwork as well as the album track list!

Says Fernando:
“I have been fascinated with Portuguese history since I can remember. The year of 1755 marked the birth of a new Portugal. Much more than just the greatest natural disaster ever to occur on European soil, the great Lisbon Quake, shockwaves can not be reduced to a dramatic death toll. From absolute tragedy, a new city was born, giving way to a new time where Portuguese relied more on themselves than on the crown or the cross, granting us, much of the city, the lay country, the free will that we enjoy today. This is not just another album from us. It’s a musical and lyrical History document, a homage we pay to our legacy and to the amazing skills and resilience of our fellow Portuguese back then, of all mankind when brought down to the knees by the violent forces of Nature and Reason. Whatever is, is right... yet the earth shakes."



[ cover artwork by: João Diogo]



The track list of '1755' will read as follows:

1. Em Nome Do Medo
2. 1755
3. In Tremor Dei ( featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança! )
4. Desastre
5. Abanão
6. Evento
7. 1 De Novembro
8. Ruínas
9. Todos Os Santos
10. Lanterna Dos Afogados

'1755' is a dark adventure in medieval landscapes - emotionally, technically and completely earthshaking! The album will be available for pre-order soon.


In support of MOONSPELL's upcoming release, the band will be heavily hitting the road this year!
Make sure to catch the masters of dark art on the following dates:



17.08.17 DE - Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze
19.08.17 PT - Góis / Concentração Internacional de Motos de Góis

23.08.17 PT - Corroios / Festas de Corroios

02.09.17 DE - Markneuenkirchen / ReeveLand Festival
09.09.17 DE - Santarém / Parque da Ribeira
10.09.17 IT - Milano / Metalitalia Festival 2017
30.10.17 PT - Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
31.10.17 PT - Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
01.11.17 PT - Porto / Hard Club (Special album release show)
03.11.17 ES - Santiago / Malatesta
04.11.17 ES - Bilbao / Santana 27
05.11.17 ES - Valencia / Rock City
06.11.17 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra
07.11.17 ES - Zaragoza / CC Delicias
08.11.17 ES - Madrid / Sala Caracol

More dates to be announced soon!


For More Info On MOONSPELL Visit:
www.moonspell.com
www.facebook.com/moonspellband
https://twitter.com/moonspell
www.facebook.com/almamaterrecords/
www.moonspell.rastilho.com
www.napalmrecords.com


SONS Confirmed To Play the 'Jack Rocks' This Feeling Stage at Reading Festival 2017







SONS Confirmed To Play the 'Jack Rocks' This Feeling Stage at Reading Festival 2017 & new single ‘Zealot’ is out on 25th August



Fusing face melting noise and relentless attitude, with influences spanning from Slaves, Blood Red Shoes and No Age to Death From Above 1979 and Lighting Bolt, the Brighton duo take the timeless but sometimes limited power duo dynamic and throw away the rulebook, adding an amount of sheer velocity, energy and volume to an already towering sound.

Following on highly-praised singles; the Radio X and Virgin Radio playlisted ‘Reptiles’ and ‘A Love Song?’, anticipation has been steadily building for their upcoming EP due for release in Autumn. Fresh from playing this year’s Great Escape Festival and Camden Rocks, the duo has seen growing support across key radio shows including Radio X’s John Kennedy, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, Kerrang Radio and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson culminating with a live session on John Kennedy’s X-Posure.

Talking about the song, the band explains: “is about rising up and pushing for changes using your voice. Stand up to the powers that be, don’t just take it, shout at them, whatever you know is right, don't give up until you're heard.” Their anti-establishment underscores the raw nature of UK grassroots post-punk and the new wave of youth discontent that the group’s music was born from.

Comprised of brothers Lee on guitars and vocals and Nick Meldrum on drums, SONS are known for their high-octane live shows; an electrifying two-man jam of satisfying noise, combining monstrous guitars riffs drenched in distortion with explosive drums. The exact method of achieving such a full force of sound is closely guarded, but is obvious the duo to give the two-piece format their own unique slant.

Having already notched up memorable live performances including Tramlines Festival opening party in Sheffield, Mark Beaumont Presents, Camden Rocks and The Great Escape, the band will play the 'Jack Rocks' This Feeling stage at Reading Festival 2017.

Built around direct lyrics, and a DIY attitude, ‘Zealot’ is a fitting example of the new generation of UK rock bands, proving their output is as refined and relevant as it is rough and ready.




Watch the video for 'Zealot' Below!




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Preorder for the tote bag and DL bundle is here: http://tilldeafdouspartyrecords.bigcartel.com/product/sons-zealot-preorder-bundle



Their new single ‘Zealot’ is out on 25th August via London DIY label Till Deaf Do Us Party.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

BELPHEGOR Unveil Fifth Studio Trailer





BELPHEGOR Release Fifth Studio Trailer




BELPHEGOR has conjured forth the most vicious release of their 24 year band-career so far. Today, the band release another studio trailer showing founding member, front man and guitarist Helmuth Lehner and bass player Serpenth during the recording process of the vocals. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/1DnKeyxeDlM

Also check out the recently released opening track 'Baphomet': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugX0T2yi20s

Pre-order the album now: nuclearblast.com/belphegor-totenritual

Totenritual - Track Listing:

I. Baphomet
II. The Devil's Son
III. Swinefever - Regent Of Pigs
IV. Apophis - Black Dragon
V. Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration
VI. Totenbeschwörer [Instrumental]
VII. Spell Of Reflection
VIII. Embracing A Star
IX. Totenritual
Bonus (Digipak):
X. Stigma Diabolicum (live)
XI. Gasmask Terror (live)

Totenritual was recorded at Stage One Studios, Germany and Studio Mischmaschine, Austria. Over three years have passed since the Conjuring The Dead album was released. The new album will be mixed by Jason Suecof and mastering done by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios, Florida.

The artwork will once again be created by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton, who also painted the cover artwork for Pestokalypse VI in 2006 and Conjuring The Dead in 2014.


ICYMI:
Drum recording trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TALTwCqLtHU
'Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration' recorded live inside their "rehearsal bunker":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMT9xxBpFK4
Studiotrailer #1 - Drums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TALTwCqLtHU
Studiotrailer #2 - Bass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH6wXO4MvOQ
Studio Trailer #3 - Rhythm Guitars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ck7DwKZ5_Y

BELPHEGOR Live:
w/ DETRÖYER 666, ENTHRONED, NERVOCHAOS, NORDJEVEL
08.10. UK London - The Dome
10.10. UK Glasgow - Audio
11.10. UK Newcastle - The Riverside
12.10. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
13.10. IRL Dublin - Voodoo Lounge



CRADLE OF FILTH Release New Album Video Trailer Plus Live Q&A Tonight!





CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman DANI FILTH Talks Writing & Recording 'CRYPTORIANA - THE SEDUCTIVENESS OF DECAY'Plus Facebook Live Q&A TODAY (17th August)!



UK's legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released a brand new video in which singer Dani Filth talks about the writing and recording process of their eagerly awaited 12th album Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/ISzbo8KFOfk

Also today (17th August 2017), between 8-9pm BST the band's guitarist Richard Shaw will host a live Q&A over at the official CRADLE OF FILTH Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth


ICYMI:
'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw': https://youtu.be/s8r6DoD83ok
'Heartbreak And Seance' the making of: https://youtu.be/FJwqiLOuF3o
Watch the music video here: https://vimeo.com/224915782
Watch the first album trailer here: https://youtu.be/cNN8SjyehUI

The album is also available for pre-order: http://nblast.de/CoFCryptoriana
Get 'Heartbreak And Seance' and 'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw' as instant grat tracks when you buy the album digitally.

Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast.

Also below is the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR:
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church - Leeds
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol - Bierkeller

Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

www.cradleoffilth.com | www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth | www.nuclearblast.de/cradleoffilth

MUTATION UK Tour Is Confirmed To Go Ahead




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MUTATION UK Tour Is Confirmed To Go Ahead Following Ginger Wildheart's Hospitalisation 



While Ginger Wildheart currently remains hospitalized due to his on-going mental health issues and has postponed his current solo shows, the singer has confirmed he intends to be ready for action for the forthcoming debut Mutation tour this autumn.

Says Ginger: “I am fully committed to the Mutation tour in October, and all other Mutation activity to come. I consider this music a catharsis, a way of channeling the aggression and desperation that I'm currently experiencing.
“These shows will act as essential therapy in keeping me focused and providing a goal to strive for in my mental health well-being. I'm maintaining my fitness and keeping my eye on the prize. “When I say that we will rid ourselves of our demons on every date of this tour in mean it 100 per cent. This will not be a drill.”



Mutation Live:


The Mutation shows will be in support of the recently released and critically acclaimed ‘Mutation III: Dark Black’ album which was released in June on undergroove. The band is completed by co-writer Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International) and drummer Denzel (Vennart/ Young Legionnaire).

October 27 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
October 29 Manchester Deaf Institute
October 30 Glasgow Stereo
October 31 Newcastle Riverside
November 1 London Underworld
November 2 Cardiff The Globe
November 3 Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
November 4 Damnation Festival

http://mutation.seetickets.com/tour/mutation

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

EPICA Unveil "Behind The Music" Trailer #1






EPICA BEHIND THE MUSIC OF 'THE SOLACE SYSTEM'PART #1


Recently, EPICA announced their long-awaited EP, The Solace System. This record will include six brand-new numbers, which were written and recorded during the process of their latest album The Holographic Principle, which came out in late 2016 and charted worldwide. The EP release is due for September 1st, 2017 via NuclearBlast.

To give you all an understanding of the content and the concept of this EP, EPICA will release some "behind the music" videos! Today, they unveil part 1 of the trailer series, which you can see here:https://youtu.be/LmQHfDT8dsY

The band comments: "Here's our view on the new upcoming EP 'The Solace System'. We talk about the music and the lyrics of all the songs you can find on this record. Enjoy watching!"

Track list of The Solace System:
01. The Solace System
02. Fight Your Demons
03. Architect Of Light
04. Wheel Of Destiny
05. Immortal Melancholy
06. Decoded Poetry

Watch the music video of the title track 'The Solace System', here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2b3V0VJdW0

The Solace System was recorded, mixed & mastered by team Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen. It was produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni. The stunning artwork is once again by the hand of Stefan Heilemann.

Simone Simons (vocalist) comments on the EP:
"During the early writing process of 'The Holographic Principle' we found out that we were blessed with a huge amount of songs. The songs that didn't fit on our album are now available for you on this special EP! I hope you guys will enjoy these songs as much as we do!"

Pre-order now:
The box set The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition as well as the EP The Solace System are now available for pre-order.

Nuclear Blast will also be re-release two classic albums from EPICA, Design Your Universe and The Divine Conspiracy on vinyl on August 18th. Each album is available in two different colours:
Physical: http://nblast.de/EpicaAnniversaryGreen
Or get the digital version and get the title track 'The Solace System' instantly: http://nblast.de/EpicaSystemIT

The United Principle Tour - UK & Ireland 2018
06.04. UK Nottingham - Rock City
07.04. UK Glasgow - ABC1
08.04. UK Bristol - o2 Academy
10.04. IRL Dublin - Tivoli
12.04. UK Manchester - o2 Ritz
13.04. UK London - o2 Forum





Tickets and VIP upgrades are available through: http://www.epica.nl/tour

More on EPICA:
'Edge Of The Blade' OFFICIAL VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_QLQHkj1XU
'Universal Death Squad' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Ys_W7ySkM
'Beyond The M
atrix' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhGgb1E3HpQ
Europe tour 2017 aftermovie: https://youtu.be/0z4JVKs7aOA
'Dancing In A Hurricane' - Live at The Zenith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1qRwjqjurQ


www.epica.nl
www.facebook.com/epica
www.nuclearblast.de/epica

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

THY ART IS MURDER Release 'Stories Of Desolation': Chapter 3





THY ART IS MURDER Release The Third Part Of The Making Of The Album Series - 'Stories Of Desolation': Chapter 3



THY ART IS MURDER will release their punishing new album 'Dear Desolation' on August 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In the lead up to the anticipated release, the Australian band has released the third part of the making of the album, 'Stories Of Desolation'. See the video here and below:  https://youtu.be/Y_A446dCRX4








ICYMI:
"The Son of Misery" guitar playthrough: https://youtu.be/3FD6Vhs9mMw
"The Son of Misery": https://youtu.be/_XY9NobTtFg
"Slaves Beyond Death": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvPK0qKB8m4

Pre-order Dear Desolation digitally now from iTunes and receive the song "Slaves Beyond Death" and "The Son Of Misery" instantly.
Pre-order an array of physical formats:
Black/Orange Marble Vinyl, here
CD , here
Clear/Black/White Splatter Vinyl , here


THY ART IS MURDER live:


w/ AFTER THE BURIAL, OCEANO, JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED
03.10. UK Cardiff - Uni
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ANTI-FLAG Release New Song "Racists" In Wake Of Charlottesville Violence






ANTI-FLAG Release New Song "Racists" In Wake Of Charlottesville Violence



Anti-Flag have released the new song "Racists" in wake of the violence that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Listen to "Racists" via the lyric video here and below.






Below is the band's statement:

"We stand in solidarity with those fighting racism and fascism in the streets of Charlottesville and beyond. We believe it is time for the removal of all monuments to the confederacy and the racism for which they stand. We must put these symbols of white supremacy into places where the proper context can be provided for what they actually are; outdated, backwards, and antithetical to what we believe the values of humanity should be. It is past time to have real conversations on systemic racism and America's history of it. There are museums memorializing the Holocaust all across Europe, while America continues to try to hide from its racist and murderous past and present." — Anti-Flag

"Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living." — Mother Jones


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Monday, 14 August 2017

STARSET Break 1 Billion On YouTube & Set To Release Original Marvel Comic In September!






STARSET Reach 1 Billion Views On YouTube & Set To Release Original Marvel 'The PROX Transmissions' Comic In September! Plus 2 UK Shows With Breaking Benjamin This Month!



Starset recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined. The band’s cinematic sound and rabid fan-base have driven huge numbers at the video streaming service with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music, giving the band led by singer Dustin Bates an unparalleled digital foothold. Starset’s stronghold at radio has added to this ascension with the band’s first single from new album Vessels, “Monster”, currently the number 2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock (US).


Check out the video for the hit single "Monster" below:





Starset tapped into powerful YouTube communities including anime and gaming which are much larger than that of music on the platform. Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day. With only two albums released to date, Starset has exceeded the total view counts of most other contemporary rock bands and have views in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse and Bring Me the Horizon.


Last year Billboard reported on the band’s streaming phenomenon, “Starset has had success with their own uploads to the platform: the band's two YouTube accounts, which host official music and lyric videos, cryptic Starset Society-related teasers and audio-only streams . . . take into account fan-uploaded videos and the number of views explodes . . . six times larger and global.”


Setting the band apart from their contemporaries is the unique vision and goal of founder and front man Dustin Bates, who is also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France. Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicising emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society. Bates and crews’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.


The Marvel Comics unique collaboration with Bates and Marvel fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, “The PROX Transmissions” will be released on September 27th.


Starset is Front-man Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert.



Listen to Starset’s new single “Satellite” below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCbdQNGBw9E






Starset UK Appearances with Breaking Benjamin

AUG 24 2017 O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN

AUG 28 2017 O2 ABC GLAS
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

VENOM INC. Discuss The Band's History And Evolution







VENOM INC Release New Video Trailer Discussing The Band's Evolution



Black metal originators VENOM INC. will unleash their upcoming full-length opus, Avé, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Watch the fifth instalment of the band's one-on-one video interview series. Find out more about the band's history and evolution through time - the dark and twisted roots of VENOM INC. Watch here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzcH-OkQ5Vo

ICYMI:
Part 1 – signing to Nuclear Blast: https://youtu.be/y8hD3hMpRqQ
Part 2 – writing Avé: https://youtu.be/hv6AQ_wLvWY
Part 3 - about the album artwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wjvEfqiffQ
Part 4 - recording the album: https://youtu.be/iOSDsJeseLs

More on Avé:
'Dein Fleisch' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKBb24JaLXM
'Avé Satanas' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt_yGt0ET0U

Pre-order Avé now: http://nblast.de/VenomIncAve

Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers VENOM, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray have returned with a monster of an album.

VENOM INC. was born during an impromptu live set at 2015's Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst VENOM fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for VENOMINC. from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate VENOM's legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. The rest is history.

Going in to writing Avé, VENOM INC. realized their live performance was the key to creating an album that would be a metal classic. It was clear that any songs the trio came up with had to have the intensity, the honesty and the aggression that was happening for VENOM INC. in a live situation. Simply put, they needed to translate what they do on stage onto a record. Not once did they look back on the VENOM catalogue and think, "We have to write another 'Black Metal' or another 'Schizo'…" The focus is on VENOM INC. and everything the rejuvenated three-piece do in the here and now.

While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true VENOM fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists.

Avé - Track Listing:

01. Ave Satanas
02. Forged In Hell
03. Metal We Bleed
04. Dein Fleisch
05. Blood Stained
06. Time To Die
07. The Evil Dead
08. Preacher Man
09. War
10. I Kneel To No God
11. Black N Roll



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