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Legendary Ex-Misfits Frontman Michale Graves Is Touring Europe

The non-stop power of Michale Graves' Beginning of The End World Tour marches on. Graves announces his return to Europe this April with a string of European dates.

On the heels of sold out shows and rave reviews across the UK, Michale promises not to let up on immersing his audience in classic Misfits favourites blended with original songs performed only as he can.

The Skeleton and all his misfits return to Europe in April.


Beginning of the End Tour 2018 Dates:

Thu 19.04 - Rostock (GER) “Alte Zuckerfabrik”

Fri 20.04 - Dresden (GER) “Event Werk”

Sat 21.04 - Wroclaw (POL) “Liverpool Music Club”

Sun 22.04 - Ostrava (CZE) “Barrack Club”

Mon 23.04 - Kosice (SVK) “Collosseum”

Tue 24.04 - Budapest (HUN) “Robot”

Wed 25.05 - Vienna (AUT) “Viper Room”

Thu 26.04 - Zagreb (CRO) “Boogaloo”

Fri 27.04 - Bellinzona (SUI) “Peter Pan”

Sat 28.04 - Vercelli (ITA) “Officine Sonore”

Sun 29.04 - Dornbirn (AUT) “Kulturcafe Schlachthaus”

Mon 30.04 - Nuremberg (GER) “Paunchy Cats”

Tue 01.05 - TBA

Wed 02.05 - Leige (BEL) “L…

EARTHLESS Release Title Track From Forthcoming Album 'Black Heaven'

San Diego-based trio Earthless return with their new full-length album Black Heaven on March 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band are sharing the album's title track, ahead of kicking off their eagerly-anticipated US and EU tour: 

https://youtu.be/0QvV3J5buvk



“A whirlwind ride through dark clouds and muddy waters, hi-energy sludge that rolls and heavy riffage that rocks”, is how drummer Mario Rubalcaba describes 'Black Heaven'. “Psychedelic sprinkles all over the place make me wanna turn this sucker up loud as hell only to howl at the heavens!"

“The main riff for ‘Black Heaven’ came about during a soundcheck in Australia in 2015”, adds bass player Mike Eginton. “I think we sort of played that riff a little bit several times on that tour while we were setting up. Other parts came in over the following years, but it wasn’t ever worked on very seriously until we started working on Black Heaven. Then it came together pretty quickly when we started jamming it out.”

Bla…

The Alpha Fire Release Official Video For Debut Single, "Trail of Tears"

Syracuse rock band The Alpha Fire has released the official music video for their single, "Trail of Tears." Filmed by Wade Spencer (Imagen Records) at the abandoned Seneca Army Depot in Upstate NY, "Trail of Tears" is a third person narrative which journeys inside the mindset of a lost soul. It is a dark and brooding representation of the seriousness of the current mental health crisis in America.

Check out the video below:


"'Trail of Tears' is the debut single from the The Alpha Fire. The song itself is a representation of the struggles that we face every day, and the strength and determination that it takes to overcome them. " - The Alpha Fire
Download / Stream "Trail of Tears" Online:
https://squareup.com/store/thealphafire/
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Alpha_Fire_Embers?id=Bi5vbo4uqjkyl4sscvzrje5nmwm
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-alpha-fire/1104681775
https://open.spotify.com/album/1CdH08798CSu2UZKFdjSWo

For more in…

RIOT V Release Single & Lyric Video For "Victory"

Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Light, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast.

Today sees the release of the first single off the new album, 'Victory'. Check it out the lyric video here:https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs




Pre-order the record here: http://areyoureadytoriot.com/order

Mastermind Donnie van Stavern (bass) states:
"'Victory' is the first song on the new album "Armor of Light" and the first song I wrote for it! I'm taking it back to my writing roots of "Thundersteel"/"Privilege of Power" style, a fast no holds barred face melting assault on your ears! Although it is about a victorious battle of Thunder Bay it also means a victory of sorts for us and the fans for keeping the torch burning! Rise up your voices strong and scream along cry out...Victory!"

The album was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & JETS…

DIMMU BORGIR Release Music Video For 'Interdimensional Summit'

The time has finally come! After more than seven years of silence, DIMMU BORGIR mark their epic return and unveil the first song of their new full-length album Eonian, due to be released on May 4th via Nuclear Blast.

This first track off the new record, the symphonically charged 'Interdimensional Summit', comes with a music video shot by Patric Ullaeus, who had previously worked with the band for the clips of 'Progenies of the Great Apocalypse', 'Sorgens Kammer - Del II' and the award-winning 'The Serpentine Offering'.

The song represents the more epic side of a devilish and diverse album, which pays tribute to all eras of the band's 25-years-long history. Watch the music video for 'Interdimensional Summit' here:https://youtu.be/P7vg7ir8jyc




The 7'' EP with the new track and 'Puritania (Live In Oslo)' is released today and available here:http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirSummit

In addition, the pre-sale for the new album starts today: h…

45 To Argos Spotlight The Tragedy Of Mental Illness With Release Of Official Music Video for “Dementia”

Southwest Michigan based, Alternative Rock trio 45 To Argos has released the Official Music Video for their single, "Dementia." The video was directed by front-man Brandon Garrett and filmed by Chase Krueger

Check out the video below:


"We wrote 'Dementia' with the mindset that every mental battle or illness matters, no matter how big or small. Depression, anxiety, and even stress can wreak havoc on everyone's sanity. It makes day to day life so much more difficult, and we wanted to illustrate that sort of decaying state of mind with this song. The inspiration and name for the song came from a medical help billboard our singer saw on his way home from work one day and it just really made sense to us once we finished writing the song." - 45 To Argos
http://45toargos.com/
https://www.facebook.com/45ToArgos/
https://twitter.com/45toargos

LIGHT THE TORCH (ex-DEVIL YOU KNOW) Talk Album Recording In New Trailer

LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly known as DEVIL YOU KNOW) have released the second video trailer for their upcoming new album Revival. In the trailer, the band talk about the album recording process. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMxC2bS6FW0

Revival will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on March 30. The band recently shared the song 'Die Alone', which opens the album. Watch the video and listen: https://youtu.be/jAMqqtkwVeg

"'Die Alone' is basically a note I had written to myself a couple years ago, and it seemed to really fit the music,"said frontman Howard Jones. "We are more than excited to release our album "Revival", and we all feel it's been worth every bit of the struggle to get it done. See you all soon on the road."

The Los Angeles, CA trio — the aforementioned Jones, Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — drew from five years together as DEVIL YOU KNOW to forge a wholly distinct path. Amids…

ALL GOOD THINGS Drop New Video For 'BREAK THROUGH THIS WALL' Made By Their Fans

All Good Things have released a new video for Break Through This Wall and it has been created with a unique concept that captures exactly what this band are about!

Last year Classic Rock Magazine dubbed them as "The band created by their own fans". This has inspired the concept of creating a video, made by their fans too!

AGT started posting on their pages about wanting fan videos singing / miming to their track 'Break Through This Wall'. Initially the response was slow but after a few brave souls made the first moves demonstrating their 'Shower power vocals', the videos started flooding in.

Check out the new video below!


"After writing and recording epic rock songs for 5 years purely for the fun of it, people from all over the world started streaming. Buying. Commenting and making fan videos with our music. In early 2017 we decided to commit to becoming a real live band, releasing our album ‘Machines’ in October, and bringing on Miles Franco on Guitar to ge…

COME THE SPRING Set To Release 'ECHOES' Album

Brighton (UK) based outfit Come The Spring follow up from their recent 'For What It's Worth' single release with official news of their first full length album.

Entitled 'Echoes', the new collection of tracks from the emotionally charged alt-rock act shall be available on digital & CD formats from 9th March 2018 via Engineer Records. Having released the album's first single 'For What Its Worth' as a perfect snap shot of their affinity for ear catching post-hard core exuberance, 'Echoes' as a body of work, delves much deeper into the British rock band's creative universe and diversity. Delivering a clear statement to produce music with anthemic vocals, articulate song dynamics, soaring guitar riffs and emotive hook lines, Come The Spring will resonate with fans of The Promise Ring, Chamerlain, Frank Turner, Hundred Reasons, Touche Amore, Hot Water Music and Texas Is The Reason.


For What Its Worth Video Single:

https://youtu.be/Zf54m9YJ6-U




Wit…

SINK THE SHIP Unveil New Music Video For “Domestic Dispute"

Cleveland‘s own, SINK THE SHIP, are very excited to announce their signing with SharpTone Records. The band have just unveiled their awesome, new song and music video for “Domestic Dispute,” which can be viewed below. The track also features Bert Poncet (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!) on guest vocals. Look for more details on the band‘s SharpTone Records debut to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Check out the official video below!



Markus Staiger (Nuclear Blast CEO / SharpTone Records Co-Founder) states: "SINK THE SHIP just delivered the best melodic metalcore debut! They created an epic album with an exceptional mixture of metalcore, pop punk and post-hardcore!"

Colton Ulery (Vocals) further adds: “SINK THE SHIP took a break in 2017 to re-group and solidify what we wanted the band to be. During that time, SharpTone had made contact with me and we began sending them new material. We‘re so excited to be coming back and in partnership with them. The experience with the label has def…

Razorwire Halo Releases New Single "Sweat" & Announces US Tour Dates

Kansas City, MO based electro-rock band Razorwire Halo has released their single, “Sweat,” from their upcoming EP Retaliate, due out March 27th, 2018.

“In the last couple years each one of us have had major hardships in our lives that have hit us deeply in various ways. Physically and emotionally we have been beat down and broken. The upcoming EP focuses on some of these experiences and the emotions involved. ‘Sweat’ is a sexually charged track that focuses on pure unrestrained passion between two people.” - Tak Kitara (Vocalist)





RWH will begin to tour across the U.S. this Spring and Summer with their stand out enhanced live show that brings a large full scale production to the small stage.
Razorwire Halo Enhanced Live Performances:
03/30 @ Shooter's - Fort Smith, AR
03/31 @ Orileys - Dallas, TX
05/11 @ @ Cafe Acoustic Concert Hall - St. Joseph, MO
05/12 @ The Outland Bar - Springfield, MO
05/26 @ The Rusty Needle - Hutchinson, KS
06/01 @ Aftershock - Merriam, KS
06/03 @ The Rail Clu…

SKINDRED Release First Music Video For Track “Machine"

"Machine" is the first single from SKINDRED’s upcoming album entitled “Big Tings” – out on April 27th 2018 via Napalm Records.


The band has already released a first album appetizer in the form of a teaser for the track “Machine”. Now it’s time to unleash the full music video which features actor and stunt man Neil Chapelhow best known for his work in new films Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, The Commuter, King Arthur and many more.


The band states:
“When we were told we were doing a video with the stunt team thats be behind the marvel films, James Bond and the Bourne films we knew we were in for a good time on the shoot! Throw in Gary from Reef and one of our fav bars in London (Big Red) and you have the ingredients for a really fun video! The idea is don’t judge a book by its cover. Skindred is inclusive. Not Exclusive. So when someone in a rock bar is being teased by some “rockers” for not being the same as them, he hits back! In a big way!“


Watch the n…

Weesp Release New Video Single 'Not Over'

Alt Rockers Weesp from Minsk have released their new single “Not Over” taken from their upcoming “Black Sails” album. The band is performing alternative post-metal, with clean vocals (not this time as we can see). Even though we’ve already got the taste of their new music with the band’s latest release “illumination”, ‘Not Over” turned out to be a real surprise for Weesp fans-sailors.

“Not Over” is about the endless struggle with darkness. With the darkness that lives inside each of us. And in the end it’s about accepting that darkness, coexisting with it, controlling it, making friends with it. That is what gives us strength not to get crazy in that world. That is what makes us black sails.

“Not Over” is one of the most heavy-sounding songs from all their discography and is a sign of what's to come. Its focused and powerful sound adds new vibes to band’s music and makes you believe that nothing is over yet. 


The new album “Black Sails” will be released at the end of February and, ju…

LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE Releases Official Music Video For "Absence"

Dark electronic act LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE has released the official music video for their single, "Absence."

Check out the video below:



To find out more:

https://www.facebook.com/LudoTechnique/

https://twitter.com/LudoTechnique

EMMURE Release Official Live Video For 'Natural Born Killer'

Almost one year ago, EMMURE released their blistering new record Look At Yourself under their belts, a brutal self-examination and observation, balancing hate, bile and perseverance, with the tempered experience of a life spent in pursuit of self-reliance and respect. It‘s beautifully expressed in a crushing barrage of riffs that never fail to push the forward-motion groove.

The band has now released the official live video to the song 'Natural Born Killer', which is also part of their latest record. Watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiM7zN0fmwQ




Pick up the album here: http://smarturl.it/EMMURE2K17

Look At Yourself represents a coming of age for EMMURE, a new chapter in an aggressive autobiography that stretches back to the band‘s very first album, released when Palmeri was barely out of his teens. It‘s infused with a brutal self-examination and observation, balancing hate, bile and perseverance, with the tempered experience of a life spent in pursuit of se…

NIGHTWISH Release First 'Decades' Trailer

Tuomas Holopainen's 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold - NIGHTWISH are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018.

The band have released their first trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about the songs that made the cut for Decades. Watch the clip here and below: https://youtu.be/CeWMrytEH7I



Tuomas comments: "Actually, for me personally, it's not a 'best of' because I think the more correct term would be 'the most essential ones' [...] If a person who has never heard of NIGHTWISH before would like to get an idea of what this band is about and has been about for the past 20 years, he would get the perfect picture on 'Decades'! That was like my philosophy in g…

Low Standards,High Fives Release 'Silent Décor' Video Single

Showcasing their flair for raucous post-punk guitar assaults infused with an inescapable melodic sensibility, Turin (Italy) based rockers 'Low Standards, High Fives' voraciously unleash their 'Silent Decor' video single.


Taken from their debut full length album 'Are We Doing The Best We Can?' to be available by UK/US label Engineer Records from 31st March 2018, the alt-rock crew offer 'Silent Decor' as a pay what you want offer via their bandcamp page. Originally forming in 2012, the band have continually evolved to shape their sound and musical direction. Expanding to a 5 piece in 2015/2016 proved to be a catalyst for creating a formula that would propel their popularity and enable them to open stages for the likes of Ratboys, Foxing, Fine Before You Came, Dowsing and many more.


Having completed their debut album throughout 2017, Low Standard, High Fives are gearing up to bring their music to a wider universal audience of music fans who like their grit…

CONAN Announce Brand New Album & More Tour Dates

While constantly touring all over Europe and the United States, CONAN are currently putting the final touches on the follow up to their latest 2016-studio record 'Revengeance'! Now the band unveiled first details about their upcoming full length, titled 'Existential Void Guardian' and which will see the light of day on August 31st 2018 with Napalm Records!

Says guitarist & vocalist Jon Paul Davis: “Existential Void Guardian expands upon our previous lyrical and conceptual ideas. Bringing the listener’s focus from the screens of our favourite arcade machines to the minds of the characters through who’s eyes we view the 2 dimensional plane. Chris Fielding produced this album at Skyhammer Studio and we had audio wizard James Plotkin handle the mastering again. Artwork will be by Tony Roberts.”

Beside a heavy UK-touring schedule with MONOLORD this Spring, CONAN are currently on tour in North America. Make sure to catch these doom heavyweights and their massive wall of so…

DOYLE Announces AS WE DIE WORLD ABOMINATION TOUR 2018

DOYLE to Play 20th ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FEST!
Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be launching the As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018 this Spring. Beginning February 21st in Clifton, NJ, the tour winds through North America before crossing to the UK March 26th in Birmingham, England, and will later move through Russia before finishing up April 9th in St. Petersburg, Russia; KILLUS and DeadXll will be joining on the UK and Russia run. Upon his stateside return, Doyle will also be performing at the 20th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on April 21st at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018 US Dates:
02/21 @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
02/22 @ Diesel - Pittsburgh, PA
02/23 @ Buffalo Iron Works
02/24 @ The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
02/25 @ Blackthorn 51 - Elmhurst, NY
02/26 @ Voltage Lounge - Pkiladelphia, PA
02/28 @ Shaka's - Virginia Beach, VA
03/01 @ The Calico Room - Wilmington, NC
03/02 @ Dr…

Blacklite District Announces Tour With Flaw

Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District has announced that they will be joining FLAW as direct support on their North American tour run. Launching Valentine's Day in Colorado Springs, the tour winds through the Midwest and West Coast, winding up in Omaha on March 3rd.

We are excited to join FLAW and THE CROWNED on this upcoming tour. We’re going to be debuting a brand new show and it’s going to be our biggest production to date. We thrive on making sure what we do is different and something that stands out from the pack. In terms of rock music, there is no other show on the planet like a BLD show, and that’s not me just saying something cliche. There’s a reason we’re the kings of new age, and we hope you’ll come see why. - Blacklite District



Tour Dates:
02/14 @ Sunshine Studios - Colorado Springs, CO
02/15 @ Moxi THeater - Greeley, CO
02/16 @ Liquid Joes - Salt Lake City, UT
02/17 @ The Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV
02/19 @ Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, …

DESERTFEST LONDON: Day Splits & Day Tickets Now Available

The day you’ve all been waiting for with bated breath has arrived. DESERTFEST LONDON have announced those all important day splits and put individual day tickets on sale, which means you can finally start planning your Desertfest weekend.

FRIDAY sees KOKO back in the Desertfest fold and, as the largest venue of the day, it plays host to our retro rocking headliners Graveyard, making their long awaited UK return. Speaking of returns, they’ll be supported at KOKO by doom royalty The Obsessed, with the punk infusedZeke and Greece’s Planet of Zeus joining them. The Old Empire stage invades The Electric Ballroom with their brutal assault headlined by crust punk progenators Napalm Death, who are joined by sludge survivors Eyehategod, doom game-changers Warning and more, followed by a late night set from ASG. The Black Heart gets experimental with The Quietus stage, bringing the psych freakout inducing White Hills, the heavy and atmospheric Ghold, the positively insane Snapped Ankles and oth…

THERION Release New Track & Kick Off UK Tour

THERION | NEW ALBUM 'BELOVED ANTICHRIST' OUT NOW CHRISTOFER DISCUSSES HIS VISION FOR THE STAGE PERFORMANCE OF THE OPERA IN LAST ALBUM TRAILER
The wait is over! Symphonic metal titans THERION finally release their new opera Beloved Antichrist today. The three-hour-long opera, conceived for the stage, is loosely based on the Russian novel 'Short Tale of the Antichrist', which was brought to life with the help of 27 different vocal roles. Watch as Christofer Johnsson speaks about the stage performance that he envisions for his larger than life project in the last album trailer:https://youtu.be/7mdqCwyETdw




Order Beloved Antichrist on a variety of formats, here: http://nuclearblast.com/therion-belovedantichrist

THERION are currently working on the possibility of bringing the entire production to the stage - and while this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour taking them to 25 different countries, where t…