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Mammothfest Kicks Off This Friday - Stage Times Revealed

Mammothfest 2018 kicks off this Friday the 5th October with headliners Bleed From Within, so with the festival so close now is time to start planning your schedules!

Saturday the 6th October sees Polish death metallers Decapitated playing a not to missed UK exclusive headliner set. Find out all the bands performing and times below in this handy clashfinder:
https://clashfinder.com/s/mammothfest2018

The clashfinder doesn't contain the Sunday battle of the bands running order but this was revealed in a live-streamed video on the 30/9/18 on Mammothfest's Facebook page with the director Steve Dickson, pulling out the names at random to form the schedule for Sunday. The result was:

19:00 - 19:30 NORTHAMPTON - Prognosis
18:15 - 18:45 CHESTER - In Depths
17:30 - 18:00 BRIGHTON - Tales of Autumn
16:45 - 17:15 CORK Ireland - GOD ALONE
16:00 - 16:30 CHESTER - Callus
15:15 - 15:45 CHELTENHAM - Heriot
14:30 - 15:00 WOLVERHAMPTON - Recall the remains
13:45 - 14:15 LONDON - Jackknife seizure
13:00 - 13…

Public Sales Date For 70000TONS OF METAL 2019 Cruise Announced

70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, has announced the Public Sales date and the first 28 of 60 bands for their ninth voyage, sailing January 31 - February 4, 2019, from Miami / Fort Lauderdale to beautiful Labadee and back.

Public Sales will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 12:00 PM EDT.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Prices start at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all performances, meals, and numerous special events including meet and greets with all bands on board.

Sales for 70000TONS OF METAL Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) began on September 5, 2018, so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com/booking to book your cabin before they are gone.

The first 28 of 60 bands that have been announced are: ACCEPT, ARKONA, CORONER, DARK FUNERAL, DELAIN, ELUVEITIE, ENSIFERUM, GLORYHAMMER, GOD DETHRONED, GRIM REAPER, HEIDEVOLK, IN VAIN, KALMAH, NE OBLIVISCARIS, N…

Metallica Announce Huge European 2019 Tour With Ghost

Metallica have announced a massive European tour including 2 UK dates at London and Manchester.

The metal legends will play Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 18 next year, before heading to London’s Twickenham Stadium on June 20.

Support comes in the form of Ghost and Bokassa.


See the full European dates and details below:




Tickets will go on sale on September 28.


Visit Metallica.com for more information.

PALLBEARER RELEASE COVER OF THE PINK FLOYD CLASSIC 'RUN LIKE HELL'

After a triumphant live set at Saint Vitus Bar that was streamed across Kerrang! Magazine's social media, ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer have released a sublime cover of the Pink Floyd classic, 'Run Like Hell'. The track is part of a compilation in tribute to the iconic album, The Wall. Compiled by Magnetic Eye, the collection is called THE WALL [REDUX] and joining Pallbearer areMelvins, Mark Lanegan, Ruby the Hatchet and Mars Red Sky to name a few. Listen to the track, over on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/6SBDtPZIxl4aqkKYPUE2fu

Purchase the compilation, here: reduxrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-wall-redux-3

The band recently teamed up with Audiotree to record a special live video for new track, 'Dropout', which can be viewed online, here: https://youtu.be/Qq1pWl-ObjE

Order 'Dropout' digitally, here:https://apple.co/2K9lVDW
Pallbearer's latest album HEARTLESS was released in March 2017. Order your copy below:
CD or Vinyl - nblast.d…

NORTHWARD Release lyric video for 'Get What You Give'

NORTHWARD, the hard rock project from masterminds Floor Jansen and Jorn ViggoLofstad, will release its debut self-titled album on October 19th, 2018. After recently releasing their first single 'While Love Died', the duo unleash their second powerful single 'Get What You Give' today, including a lyric video.

Watch the video via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q-Tsd8vF94




You can get the single here: http://nblast.de/NWGetWhatYouGive
You can also find 'Get What You Give' in Novelties playlists: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties
http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties
Pre-Safe at Spotify: http://nblast.de/NORTHWARDpreSav

In case you missed NORTHWARD's first single, 'While Love Died', check it out here:
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/bAiPeSsqD-4
Get the single: http://nblast.de/NWWhileLoveDied
Pre-save on Spotify: http://nblast.de/NORTHWARDpreSav

The album is now available for pre-order via this link: http://nblast.de/NWNorthward

Tracklist:

01. While Lo…

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Last UK Tour With Judas Priest

Ozzy Osbourne has announced his last ever UK headline tour in 2019.

The iconic rockstar that is Ozzy Osbourne who is also dubbed as ‘the Godfather of heavy metal’ is best known for being the lead vocalist of the legendary Black Sabbath who disbanded last year in 2017. He will celebrate an impressive five decades in the music industry, performing his final UK show at the O2 in London in February.

Tickets for the shows go on general sale at 9am on September 7. They can be bought here.

The full list of shows is below:

February 1, 2019 — Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

February 3, 2019 — Manchester Arena

February 5, 2019 — Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

February 7, 2019 — Glasgow, the SSE Hydro

February 9, 2019 — Birmingham, Genting Arena

February 11, 2019 — London, the O2


Judas Priest will act as tour support on select dates.

"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," Osbourne said of the tour.

"I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebrat…

EX-HIM Frontman Ville Valo Reveals New Band & Album

Ex-HIM Frontman Ville Valo has announced his return to music with his new band, Ville Valo & Agents, with their debut single, a cover of Rauli Badding Somerjoki's 'Orpolapsi Kiurun'(‘Orphan Child Of The Skylark’) to drop later this month on the 21st September, with an album to follow in 2019.


Ville has teamed up with Esa Pulliainen, guitarist with veteran Finnish band Agents, to record an album of songs inspired by late Finnish rock’n’roll singer Rauli Badding Somerjoki.

“This story begins three years ago,” says Pulliainen, whose band played with Badding in the 80s. “Upon finding three demo cassettes in my drawer which had been sent to me by Badding back in the day, I knew I had to contact Ville right from the get-go. I was aware he knows his Badding inside out. I'm really happy that we were able to finalize this project. Badding meant for these songs to be recorded and even if it took us 30 years to make that happen, I feel I've kept my promise."

Badding is…

Mammothfest Announce UK Exclusive Set From Decapitated, Final Show From King Leviathan & More!

Mammothfest are proud to announce that Decapitated will now be doing a UK exclusive headline set on Saturday the 6th October in Brighton. So make sure you come down and witness the death metal carnage that ensues from the Polish act.

The festival also has some other line-up changes, as unfortunately Cypecore who were due to headline on Sunday can now longer attend but Mammothfest local legends King Leviathan are taking the headline slot which is actually also their last ever local performance, so don't miss this momentous goodbye for the blackened thrash metallers. See the updated new Sunday line-up poster below!With the festival now fast approaching, the MAMMOTHFEST 2018 limited edition tees now available to pre-order!

Order here: https://www.mammothfest.uk/store/MAMMOTHFEST-2018-Ltd-edition-tees-p113441071



For more on Mammothfest:

https://www.mammothfest.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/MammothfestUK


ANTI-FLAG Announce UK/ EURO Tour W/ SILVERSTEIN & CANCER BATS + Release Video For ‘TROUBLE FINDS ME’

Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have just announced a UK/Euro tour this fall with Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers. Tickets are on sale now.

"Anti-Flag have always seen punk rock as a vehicle for change; community leads to recognizing commonality, which leads to a recognition of our collective power, which leads to us knowing we have the power to create the future we want to see.

This tour, this line-up, eclectic in sonics but all bands believe in sharing empathy over apathy, optimism over cynicism. The goal is to bring people from all walks of life through the door. Introducing them to new people, new friendships, new ideas.

Silverstein: a band we have done countless Warped Tours with... have been comrades in arms for years (hell, Chris #2 and Paul Marc play ice hockey together). They’re a powerful band, we’ve shared stages all over the world, but this will be our first club tour together.

Cancer Bats: some of our oldest friends... we’ve toured together in Canada, the…

DREAM STATE Release New Video 'New Waves' + Announce European/UK Tour With Amity Affliction

Welsh 5 piece and Kerrang! Awards 2018 'Best British Breakthrough' winners DREAM STATE can now reveal the video for their huge single, and recent Radio 1 Annie Mac exclusive first play, 'New Waves'. The track is taken from the bands new 'recovery' EP which is out now through UNFD.

Watch 'New Waves' - HERE and below!




From DREAM STATE vocalist CJ on the single/video - "I wanted to show our fans, as I know a lot of them are going through their own troubles, that they have it in them to push through it. Sometimes we have to face our battles alone, but there is always going to be that inner voice that tells you that you've got this and that is the one you need to be listening to. We had so many amazing quotes sent through that any weak moment I had during the filming process, I had all these amazing, positive quotes surrounding me that brought a tear to my eye and it helped me perform better than I ever have. I hope our listeners can take from this an…

STEVE HEWITT Releases Free Download Of Live Album Tracks & Live Video Footage

British singer/songwriter 'Steve Hewitt' presents a taste of things to come from his debut LP, with the release of his free-download album sampler and live video single.


Recorded as 'live' renditions of tracks selected to feature on the highly anticipated 'Bigger Than Words' set for release later in 2018, the songs 'Healing & Hurt', 'Move On' and 'Holding Me Back' showcases Steve at his most intimate and organic; allowing his songwriting & performance abilities to carry his soul-bearing honesty and desire to emotionally connect with his audience. A formula that has enabled Hewitt to share stages with artists such as Newton Faulkner, Emma Stevens, Toploader, StarSailor plus many more. In addition to this generous download EP offer, Steve has also released live video footage of his fan-favoured track 'Sad Sad Old World'.


Sad Sad Ole World (Live)

https://youtu.be/RKp0QVco_So


The Kent (UK) native has been collaborating with local…

DECAPITATED Release 'Kill The Cult' Music Video

Polish death metal masters DECAPITATED have released a music video for the song 'Kill The Cult', here: https://youtu.be/kQUTQTNChbE



The track comes from their latest album Anticult, which was released July 7, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video was directed by Łukasz Jaszak, who previously directed the music video for 'Never' and created the cover art for DECAPITATED's three most recent albums.

Order Anticult:
Limited Edition Vinyl (inc signed insert): http://nblast.de/DecapAnticultRS
Limited Edition Digipack CD: http://nblast.de/AnticultDigCDAMZ

DECAPITATED festival appearances:

10.08. NL Leeuwarden - Into the Grave
16.08. CZ Litomerice - Death Coffee Party
18.08. PL Cieszanow - Rock Festiwal
25.08. PL Walbrzych - Metal Mine
31.08. PL Lyski - Magia Rocka
01.09. PL Szczecinek - Materiafest
02.09. UK Edinburgh - Heavy Scotland
07/08.09. RL Beirut - Beirut Metal Fest
06.10. UK Brighton - Mammothfest
03.11. DK Aalborg - Metal Festival
16/17.02.2019 UK Birmingham - HRH Metal

An…

Mammothfest Summer Sale, Day Splits & Best Band Competition

Mammothfest are offering a one-off summer sale which ends 31st July, which will be your last chance to secure savings! The festival wants to continue to bring you the finest and up and coming talent to Brighton, UK and to help this they are offering some deals to cater for your needs of what you can afford and to help support the local scene and the event...

Below are 3 ticket links... 0% discount (full price), 25% discount and 33% discount. If full price is too much for you, get a cheaper ticket if you want!

Full price: https://www.gigantic.com/mammothfest-2018-tickets
25% discount: https://www.gigantic.com/mammothfest-2018-various-brighton-venues-2018-10-05-00-00-27664
33% discount: https://www.gigantic.com/mammothfest-2018-various-brighton-venues-2018-10-05-00-00-27664

The future of the festival is unclear but one thing is for certain that 2018 is going to be a blast, so come and be a part of this awesome weekend!

Find out more about what bands are appearing across the weekend below an…

MIDNATTSOL Release Lyric Video For 'THE AFTERMATH'

Nordic symphonic metal masters MIDNATTSOL have just released the official lyric video for the title track of their upcoming new album “The Aftermath” which will be released on May 25th via Napalm Records.

MIDNATTSOL now has true full sister power featuring Liv Kristine and Carmen Elise! The name "Espenæs“ rightfully makes a lot of people swoon – as both sisters have been a vital part of a magnitude of gothic / symphonic / folk metal milestones. Until this point a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff only dreams were made of. Now it is a reality!

The band comments on the track:
“As a huge thank you for waiting for us all these years, here is another song for you before the release of our new album! It contains a message that we want to reach out with; What do you think it is?”

“The Aftermath” relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. A sumptuous and sensual affair a…

REVIEW: Spiricom - Hammer Of Witches EP

Spiricom is a instrumental act comprised of duo Steven K. Smith (percussion,keyboards and synths) and Marc Cody (Guitarist) from Ohio. This new EP consists of three companion pieces which evoke how men wielded pain, fire, and unyielding conviction in the pursuit of holy purification. So join them on their enlightening discover...

The opening song 'Strappado' which translates as a form of torture is tense with hush voices and alarming synth noises which seems fitting but it quickly progresses into something more calming and ethereal yet keeps an underlying sense of sorrow. It features more layers and tunefulness as it goes on and the ending cleverly picks up where the beginning started and ends with some eerie spoken words making for a captivating start.

'The Burn' is the shortest offering and is ambient, hopeful and depthful, making for a great and pleasant track and one to let wash over you and reflect upon life.

The final song 'The Witch Hammer' has a more omino…

SERENE DARK (formerly Endemise) Unleash A Brutal “Dualitatem”

Like a blackened metallic phoenix rising from the ashes of their previous band Endemise; Ottawa’s SERENE DARK intends to take their extreme metal to new heights. Recently morphing from Endemise to SERENE DARK, these demons have joined forces for the premiere of their debut track “Dualitatem”, which will be featured on the band’s 2018 album.

Guitarist Dale Sauve explains:“We have been making metal with our current line-up for the past 7 years and decided a new name and fresh start was in order. Our former band Endemise formed over 12 years ago and it went through so many line-up changes and musical directions, we decided to put that band to rest and create Serene Dark as a fresh start.”

Inspired by Septicflesh, Behemoth, Watain, Dark Funeral and Dissection, SERENE DARK‘s sound is dark, heavy, entrancing, emotional, and orchestral.

Sauve adds:

“It will be received as a new, but familiar sound for any previous fans of our last band…We want our fans to get lost in the music. We want to peak s…

THE BUDDZ Release Official Music Video for "CRAZY"

Bristol, TN Alternative Hard Rock Band THE BUDDZ has released the official music video for "CRAZY," off of their newest album, BURN DOWN. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Dave Fortman, BURN DOWN is out now.




"This album represents everything we are as a band; a spark ready to ignite burning down everything around it. We will make our mark!" - The Buddz


Track List:
1. Burn Down
2. Better
3. Home Is On My Mind
4. Crazy
5. Monster
6. Bring Me Down
7. Wrong
8. In Your Head
9. Ticket
10. Let It Die

http://www.thebuddz.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheBuddz
https://twitter.com/The_Buddz


Mammothfest Add More Acts To Line-up Including INGESTED

Mammothfest UK has announced new additions to the 2018 line-up:

INGESTED, DEAD WITCHES, CYPERCORE, FORGOTTEN REMAINS and more join already announced headliners DECAPITATED, BLEED FROM WITHIN, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, CYTOTOXIN and more, making up another utterly devastating line up for the festival.

DECAPITATED headline MAMMOTHFEST 2018 and are now joined by an arsenal of stunning other live bands!



World Wide Slam Kings INGESTED are firm favourites in Brighton obliterating their crowds to bits every time while holding the throats of all sceptics, proving time and time again they lead the way in British extreme metal, getting stronger and more devastating with every offering.

Focused brutality at its best, their fourth chapter, THE LEVEL ABOVE HUMAN available via Unique Leader records sees the band tour the world extensively and so it was only right we got them back as main support to DECAPITATED on Saturday 6th October 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/ingesteduk/



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The Blinders Perform New Upcoming Single 'L'etat C'est Moi' Live

Alternative Rock trio, The Blinders from Manchester UK are unleashing their new single 'L'etat C'est Moi' on May 3rd 2018. The band recently performed this massive track on BBC's Music Introducing session.
Check out the brilliant live video below:



You can catch The Blinders on these UK headline dates:





For more on The Blinders visit:

https://www.facebook.com/theblindersband/

https://blinders.bigcartel.com/

Rock Duo SONS Release Video Single 'Marco' Raising Awareness Of Mental Health & Gun Control

Brighton punk rockers are back and hitting hard once again with their new video single 'Marco'. They have released a powerful video to accompany the song which was directed by Graham Cullis.

Check out the video for 'Marco' below:




The band states that: "The Message in this video is primarily to promote mental health illness awareness and how we need to cure the mind to help prevent tragedy that often occurs due to ignorance of others dismissing the people that need help." 

Although ‘Marco’ was inspired by shootings in the USA such as the Stoneman Douglas High School incident and the YouTube attack in this video shows that gun control is something that needs to be addressed globally. As well as some cases in the US the video also shows footage of the Nairobi mall massacre in Kenya and the aftermath of the Dunblane Primary School in Scotland. SONS are fully behind any campaign aimed at tightening gun laws and making people more responsible with their firearms so th…

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Release Video For Cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”

"Prevail II" is the proverbial yang to the yin and continues right where KOBRA AND THE LOTUS left off in 2017. The album will be released this Friday via Napalm Records and is available for pre-order HERE!


The band is pleased to unveil their video for a cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic "The Chain". Watch the video HERE!




"We couldn't be more stoked to release the final closer to our "Prevail" album series!! We've chosen a classic, recorded in 1976, and we hope to connect and carry the magic forward from that musical era.Here it is, "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, in full Kobra and the Lotus spirit. Can you recognize it?" says Kobra about the video and song.


The band is currently on the road in support of "Prevail II", alongside Texas Hippie Coalition. The tour stops tonight in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade and runs through June 3rd in Austin, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below.


Kobra and the rest of the…

WITCHSORROW Announce UK Headline Shows In Support of Upcoming Album 'HEXENHAMMER'

Hampshire doom metal maniacs Witchsorrow are confirmed to play three UK headline shows to celebrate the release of fourth studio album, Hexenhammer. Starting in Glasgow on May 25th (album release day) Witchsorrow will then appear in Leeds & Birmingham with local bands playing in support.

Guitarist and vocalist Necroskull says; "We're thrilled to mark the first strike of the Hexenhammer with these special shows. While we are immensely proud of the record, these songs were written to bang heads and crush skulls live. Join us, maniacs, at the dawn of your own doom."

Additionally, WS are now confirmed to play Doomline Festival in Sheffield on July 23rd.


Recorded at Skyhammer studio in Cheshire with long-time co-conspirator Chris Fielding (Conan, Primordial, Electric Wizard), and mastered at the legendary Orgone studios by Jaime ‘Gomez’ Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost), Hexenhammer finds WS continuing to explore the darker corners of doom, illuminating them with the blinding …