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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

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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.

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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:





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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 …

Greybeards Premiere New Video Ahead Of Bonafide UK Tour & Album

Greybeards have premiered a music video for their single ‘One In A Billion’ ahead of May’s UK Tour with Bonafide and new album release ‘For The Wilder Minds’.

The Swedish rock band's new album was recorded at Studio Sound Society and Sound Control Swede, in Gaevle, Sweden, and was produced by Chips Kiesby (The Hellacopters, Crucified Barbara, Bonafide) and co-produced by Regina Wallmark.

Watch ‘One In A Billion’’ (official music video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsmNQXHmxYk



The song’s inspiration is a reflection on modern day society in a fast evolving digital age. “What are we trying to prove? What is fame? And what is fame if the reason is fake? We say: Stay true, listen to yourself and follow your dreams”, comments vocalist / guitarist Olle Westlund.

‘One In A Billion’ is taken from Greybeards forthcoming studio album,’For The Wilder Minds’, which will be released on 4th May via Attitude Recordings.

Bonafide UK Tour with special guests Greybeards:

11 May - LONDON, The Und…

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Release Official Video For First Single ‘OVER IT’

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have revealed an official music video for ‘Over It’, the first single from forthcoming opus, ‘Gravity’.

Watch the video for ‘Over It’ here: http://vevo.ly/jX49e7 or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4K0JLU6FKE






‘Gravity’- due for release on June 29th - marks BFMV’s first album release under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.


The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axemanMichael ‘Padge’ Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.


Pre-orders for ‘Gravity’ will be live imminently, along with special bu…

NIGHT CLUB Joining COMBICHRIST & WEDNESDAY 13 on EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU Tour

Los Angeles based electronic duo NIGHT CLUB has announced that they will be joining industrial legends COMBICHRIST and WEDNESDAY 13 on the upcoming US and European dates of the EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU Tour in advance of their highly anticipated new album, Scary World. Due out August 24, 2018, Scary World will be made available for pre-order with the debut single / video for "Candy Coated Suicide" on the first day of the tour, May 18, 2018.





"We're excited to get back on the road with our friends in Combichrist and play some songs from our upcoming album which is set for a Fall 2018 release. We're releasing the first single, 'Candy Coated Suicide,' on May 18th in conjunction with the start of the tour." - NIGHT CLUB


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EMMURE Release New Video For "Ice Man Confessions" Ahead Of European Tour

EMMURE have delivered one of their most conceptualised and intriguing, yet somewhat disturbing, new music video for the scathing track "Ice Man Confessions," which can be viewed now at the link below. Also, don‘t miss out on them touring across Europe this Summer. For tickets go to emmurecult.com 


“Ice Man Confessions” Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/oGJXIuoB2Ug




Frankie Palmeri (vocals) states: "I just want to thank all the great people involved with the filming and production of the video. The label, film crew, and actors and were nothing but cool to work with on this. Hopefully, our fans look forward to hearing this track on our upcoming Summer Tour all across Europe.

European Summer- selected shows with PARKWAY DRIVE (PD), THY ART IS MURDER (TAIM), MISS MAY I (MMI), KNOCKED LOOSE (KL)!

05.06. F Lyon - Le Radiant (w/ PD, TAIM, MMI)
06.06. A Dornbirn - Kultursommer Open Air (w/ PD, TAIM, MMI, KL)
08./09.06. UK Donington - Download Festival
10.06. D Oberhausen - Kultte…

PRIMITAI Release “Overdrive” Video; New Album “The Calling” Out May 25

Get ready as something special is about to be unleashed, heed “The Calling”, it‘s a killer slab of high quality melodic metal mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer) and contains the following tracks:



1.Possess Me
2.Demons Inside
3.Overdrive
4.Curse Of Olympus
5.No Survivors
6.Memories Lost
7.Into The Light
8.Into The Dark
9.Tempest Returns
10.The Calling


The album cover was designed by Claudio Bergamin (Judas Priest, Battle Beast).

Check out the video for the brand new track “Overdrive” below:




Here‘s what the band had to say about it:

"This was the first song we wrote for this album, it's about how it feels to be firing on all cylinders again. We tell this through the tale of a Mad Max style character, knocking down everyone who stands in his way, settling old scores before carrying on his journey.
The song has all that euphoria and drive chanelled into it, alternating between fast, slamming riffs and big melodic chord progressions topped with soaring guitar and vocal…

Noise Punk Trio WOORMS & Hardcore/Thrashers A HANGING Join Forces For 7" Split Release

Louisiana based doomy noise punk trio WOORMS are in league with their fellow anger fueled hardcore thrashers A HANGING for a 7” split release. The A side of the split consists of the hypnotic track “The Math Says Yes”, where WOORMS have brought forth an abnormal illustration of heavy sound. The B side is filled with 03 short, but super-fast and dynamic exhibitions of fast-paced crossover thrash metal. A release show will be taking place during the release date on June 16 at Babylon Sportsbar in Metairie, Louisiana.

Woorms / A Hanging Split:

Side A
1. Woorms – The Math Says, Yes
Side B
1. A Hanging – Graft
2. A Hanging – Document
3. A Hanging – Winter

STREAM/ PRE-ORDER:
https://ahanging504.bandcamp.com/album/woorms-a-hanging-split
https://woorms.bandcamp.com/album/split-7-w-a-hanging-digital




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TRAGUL Release Lyric Music Video For 'Before I Say Goodbye'

Symphonic power metal act TRAGUL created by composer Adrian Benegas (Pergana) features a powerhouse of guest musicians that includes vocalist Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), guitarist Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), bassist Oliver Holzwarth (ex Blind Guardian, ex Rhapsody of Fire, ex Tarja) and drummer Sander Zoer (ex Delain). Having unleashed four singles last year, the band now presents the official lyric video of its first single of 2018, titled "BEFORE I SAY GOODBYE".

Check out the lyric video below for the extremely melodic and must hear power metal single 'Before I Say Goodbye':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf3Pk0Rn2YU






This new single presents an undeniably renewed TRAGUL, which returns with an easily remembered melodic music, with a rhythm halfway between the modern sound and the traditional power metal.

"Before I say Goodbye" starts with a bass introduction accompanied by a bright sound on the keyboards. The calm vocal passage with guitars i…

ANTHRAX Release Epic Live Version Of 'Indians'

ANTHRAX's forthcoming live release Kings Among Scotland is due to hit shelves on April 27th. The new release showcases the band's live performance of their legendary album Among The Living, as well as a mixed live set including a raft of ANTHRAX classics. The band have premiered an epic - almost 11 minute long - live version of 'Indians', which is included on the DVD. Watch here: https://youtu.be/ttV7zifrI_Y






Pre-order the album on CD, DVD, Vinyl and as part of a Limited Edition bundle, here: http://nblast.de/AnthraxKingsScotland

The two-hour long live DVD was filmed February 15, 2017 at the band's sold out show at the historic venue Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. The release incorporates the band's entire live show - which includes gems like 'Madhouse,' 'I Am The Law,' 'Breathing Lightning' and 'Indians' - as well as interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage hotels etc. Ther…

THE FINGER GUNS Announce Vinyl Release 'SASQUATCH' LP

Following the strength of their inaugural music video, "The Claw," Seattle, WA based Punk Rockers The Finger Guns have announced the pre-order of their fourth album and debut vinyl release, Sasquatch.

“As a working band, We have drawn a line and are in this to win this. We have thrown down a great sounding album, wrapped up in some amazing hand-drawn artwork, and pressed on rad antifreeze green vinyl and we are really excited to share it with you.” - THE FINGER GUNS


Check out the video for 'Sasquatch' below:








The Finger Guns have released three albums to date: A Double EP, The Bigfoot EP, and Yeti. The band is eagerly awaiting the release of their vinyl debut, “Sasquatch”, which is launching April 21st, 2018.

Pressed on beautiful antifreeze green colored vinyl, and hand numbered and limited to a run of 300, the album will be available in various retail stores across the Pacific Northwest as well as online. Pre-orders for the album can be made at https://thefingerguns.band…

RAZORWIRE HALO Release Official Music Video for "Sweat"

Kansas City, MO based electro-rock band Razorwire Halo has released the official music video for “Sweat,” from their March 27th released EP, Retaliate. “Sweat” was filmed on site in downtown Kansas City, MO by Kenn Little of “A Ghost in Every Room”

“Sweat is a powerfully rhythmic track that is very sexual by design. It focuses on the pure unrestrained sexual urges between two entities and we felt the video should continue on with that feeling. We wanted to show the entities crossing each other throughout the video without ever being able to interact. As though they were worlds apart but could still sense each other.” - Tak Kitara(Vocalist)

Tak and Kenn have a history of working with each other on videos and artwork for RWH releases. They shared the director role on their latest collaboration. Magen Killz signed on to the project to play the lead role early on during the development of the concept.

Check out the video below:


RWH will begin to tour across the U.S. this Spring and Summer wit…

DEVILDRIVER Reveals Part One of New “Outlaws ‘Til The End” Interview Series

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER recently announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End. The monstrous collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018, and pre-orders are available now in multiple formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd-NPR with more format options coming soon.

This week, DEVILDRIVER is pleased to reveal the first of several segments of a new interview commentary series supporting the release of Outlaws 'Til The End. The first segment, titled "Intro to Outlaw Country", features members of DEVILDRIVER as well as album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Lee Ving of Fear, Hank3, Wednesday 13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists discussing their personal introductions to the outlaw country genre and how it has influenced them as musicians.

In the video, Fafara detai…

VALYRIA Release "Steel Inquisition"; New EP "Into The Dying of Time" Out May 18th

With the world becoming a darker place by the day, we need more metal bands that deal in Realistic Escapism; that is escapism that draws from events in the real world (see Joseph Campbell’s seminal ‘Hero With A Thousand Faces’ for more) and helps the listeners cope heroically with their own daily battles. The aural equivalent of the work of George R.R. Martin!

Indeed, Alberta power-influenced progressive death metal band VALYRIA take their name from the works of the aforementioned Martin.

As the band explains. “Valyria is a ruined city in the world of Essos, the world in which George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ takes place. Valyria is a city of wonderment, magic and untold power. The aesthetic Martin creates within his novels is a similar atmosphere to that we as a band try to conjure with our music.”

Influenced by Wintersun, The Faceless, Dragonforce, Blind Guardian and Omnium Gatherum, VALYRIA describes their sound as “dramatic, complex, uplifting, emotional, technical” some…

THE CARTOGRAPHER Release New Single & Announce April UK Tour Dates

Derby born metal quartet THE CARTOGRAPHER are pleased to reveal the new video for their band new single release 'Hyde'. Watch the video below:






For fans of Northlane, Architects and Heart Of A Coward, THE CARTOGRAPHER's new single is taken from their forthcoming debut album, due for release this summer, and new single 'Hyde' is the first single to be revealed from it. "The single is quite a bit heavier than our previous material and has some pretty intense meaning behind it. It's about mental health and a split personality getting the best of some people. Basically, the 'Hyde' to your 'Jekyll' so to speak." explains Dan Gorman, THE CARTOGRAPHER guitarist.


With hard hitting riffs, grooves and such powerful lyrics, 'Hyde' is without a doubt the next big single to get the band heading in the right direction.

THE CARTOGRAPHER will head out on tour this month to showcase their new material at the following shows with Miscreant.

Live da…

LANDMRVKS Release New Single 'Scars' + EU Tour With NOVELISTS Under Way

Marseilles, France based metalcore newcomers LANDMVRKS have kicked off their European tour with their labelmates NOVELISTS. To mark the occasion, the band has revealed a new single, 'Scars', featuring a guest solo by NOVELISTS guitarist Florestan Durand. The music video can be viewed over on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ3JUAAPwBg

Get the song now, here: https://LANDMVRKS.lnk.to/Scars

The band commented:
"'Scars' is probably our freshest and most exciting new song yet, it's a different flavour added to our sound without compromising what LANDMVRKS is.

We are also finally doing a tour with our good friends NOVELISTS. We have a lot of fans in common who have been waiting for it to happen! We are really excited to bring it all over Europe and to play our new singles 'Scars' and 'Fantasy' on these shows.”


European Spring Tour 2018
w/ NOVELISTS
12.04. F Marseille - Le Molotov
13.04. I Venice - Argo16
14.04. I Pisa - Punte Parti
15.04. I Reg…