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EQUILIBRIUM discuss line-up in second album trailer

Progress without estrangement is a rare craft that very few bands truly master. All too often, a band ventures so far from its roots that it loses its trademark sound. And every so often, a band’s stagnation drains all of its charm. Finding that rare balance between the two is a huge task not easily accomplished. And yet there is a band that has been coming close to that perfect balance more and more over the course of the past few years. A band that, ironically, already bears that balance in its well-known name: EQUILIBRIUM.

Their latest, sixth record 'Renegades' (out: August 16th via Nuclear Blast) is heralding a watershed, the turn of an era for this genre. This is metal at its most epic and most monumental, bearing huge songs, resting firmly in the Zeitgeist with massive, modern production and sporting quite a number of eclectic influences. Above all, it’s still Equilibrium - quite possibly more than ever.

The band presents the second album trailer. Find out more about the n…

The Fell release new video ‘Dancing On A Glass Floor’

Following the success of their debut single, The Fell have returned with their new video ‘Dancing On A Glass Floor’ which boasts catchy riffs, soaring vocals and strong hooks.

Check out the video below:




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IN SEARCH OF SUN release new video for 'IN THE GARDEN' released under SPINEFARM RECORDS

UK based hard rockers In Search Of Sun have released their new video for In The Garden which will be their third video release under iconic record label, Spinefarm Records. The track comes from their 2017 album Virgin Funk Mother which boasts heavy riffs, funky grooves and huge choruses! Since signing to Spinefarm early last year, In Search of Sun have gone on to support Nothing More on the EU leg of their tour, legendary Korn frontman Jonathan Davis on his solo tour.

Check out their new video below:




“There are plenty of leeches in this world that have no other intentions but to suck the life out of you for their own selfish reasons, especially when they choose to not understand the importance of the ones closest to them striving to achieve something creative and worthwhile, which we all know takes years of mental, physical and financial sacrifice.
‘In The Garden’ is a massive ‘f##k you’ statement to every single self-absorbed individual out there unwilling to let the people closest to …

SUICIDE SILENCE Announce new live album 'Live & Mental' + release music video for first single & KORN cover, 'Blind'

On December 4, 2015, California based extreme metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE headlined a special benefit show in support of Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHLA) at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Now the band has announced that the live recordings from the night will be released under the album 'Live & Mental' on July 12th via Nuclear Blast.

SUICIDE SILENCE comments, "Although this benefit show was recorded way back in 2015, with mental health issues as relevant as ever in society today, we felt the desire to further propel the conversation throughout the metal scene, while also allowing fans to share in this special night of unreleased material with us."

In celebration of the announcement, the band released a cover of 'Blind'. Watch the live video here: https://youtu.be/C2VHB1DHU4E



'Live & Mental' was produced by the band while mixing was handled by Josh Gilbert (Producer, WOVENWAR, AS I LAY DYING). The cover photos were shot by Jerry Joh…

Indian Folk Metal band Bloodywood are bringing the "Raj Against The Machine Tour" to the UK this month

New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band Bloodywood will be bringing their "Raj Against The Machine Tour" to the United Kingdom for several shows in July.

United Kingdom Dates:
The Lanes in Bristol, UK on Wednesday, July 24th
Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, UK on Thursday, July 25th
Rebellion in Manchester, UK on Friday, July 26th
o2 Academy Islington in London, UK on Saturday, July 27th
Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes, UK on Monday, July 29th

The band is touring in support of their current viral video "Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)" (over 1.5 million combined views).

Check out the video below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsy5sJy5_34&feature=youtu.be




https://www.facebook.com/bloodywood.delhi/

REVIEW: Spreading The Disease - Mindcell EP

Modern UK metal band Spreading The Disease start a new chapter with latest EP ‘Mindcell’ which was released via Rock Surgery Records.

Opener ‘Obsession’ is fierce yet melodic throughout, with a stand out chorus and immediately hooks you in and leaves you eager for more…

‘Voices’ starts with effective clean vocals before the brutality kicks. It is dynamic from start to finish with plenty of hard-hitting riffs and varied vocals which give it a frantic and intense feel, this is a must hear track.

‘The Anger Inside’ opens with alarming sirens and then goes on a full-blown rampaging assault. This will certainly get your blood pumping and boiling, a good one to let loose too. Offering something a bit different, being the most melodic and optimistic track is ‘Waves’ which is ambient and serene yet progressive which seems fitting. Another well-rounded and vibrant track with intelligible riffs.

Final track ‘Conflicted’ opens with crunchy riffs and goes on to display fierce vocals and goo…

CELLAR DARLING Announce European tour dates and new video for 'Pain'

Witness CELLAR DARLING's haunting progressive concept album 'The Spell' live on their newly announced European shows in October and November 2019.

CELLAR DARLING’s concept album, 'The Spell', saw the light of day on March 22nd and immediately catapulted the Swiss trio into ‘album of the year’ candidate territory. Now they are bringing this tale of a girl who falls in love with death on tour! Unmissable shows carried by Ivo Henzi’s groovy riffs, the energy of Merlin Sutter’s powerhouse drumming, and the unforgettable voice of Anna Murphy who takes you through enormous highs and deepest lows as she sings the chapters of 'The Spell'. Experience the new tracks as well as your favourites from the debut album “This Is The Sound” live!

Tickets are available at https://www.cellardarling.com/shows

17.10. F Paris - Les Etoiles
18.10. D Dusseldorf - The Tube
19.10. D Hameln - Autumn Moon Festival
20.10. D Frankfurt - Nachtleben
23…

Icon For Hire Announce Summer Tour Dates

Even as they continue to create more music to reveal over the coming months, Nashville, TN based Alternative Rock Duo ICON FOR HIRE has revealed Summer dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR. Launching July 19th in Atlanta, GA, the tour winds through the Mid and Southwest before finishing up on August 25th in Nashville, TN. Tickets and VIP Packages will be available at iconforhire.net on Friday, 5/17.



"We decided to name this The Icon Army Tour because we want to show our fans how much their continued support and encouragement means to us. We can’t wait to get back on the road and share the new music we’ve been working on this year, because getting to interact with our fans through the live show is one of the best parts about making music! We are so excited to showcase both new and old songs on this upcoming tour, as well as reconnect with our amazing tribe." - ICON FOR HIRE

Tour Dates:
07/19 @ Hell - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
07/20 @ The Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
07/21 @ Otto…

VADER Release first single from their forthcoming EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will be releasing a new EP titled 'Thy Messenger' on May 31st this year. Today, the band has revealed the lyric video for new track and digital single 'Grand Deceiver'. Check it out here: youtu.be/2a2zpFGUm-M



The band states: "We are so excited to give you new Vader song from our fresh record! GRAND DECEIVER is the opening track on Thy Messenger EP and perfect explanation of what you all may expect with the upcoming releases. Sharp as razor and brutal as Hell track is just an appetizer before the new Vader album to come. Chris of Nuclear Blast created this brilliant lyric video, which you can watch while waiting for Thy Messenger. Sit comfortably, play it LOUD and…ENJOY!!!"

Pre-order the EP here: nblast.de/VaderThyMessenger




The release will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. T…

Bloodywood Releases Official Music Video For "Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)"; "Raj Against The Machine Tour" Dates Announced

New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, "Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)."




"Originally created for the upcoming Ubisoft game "Beyond Good and Evil 2", Machi Bhasad is a track with a political message that celebrates the power of a new generation and its potential to be better than the last. Outside the context of the game, this song is intended as both a tribute and a call to action. It's a tribute to musicians and leaders who inspired people like ourselves to think and act in a way that'll benefit everyone. To question an unjust system that serves a few at the cost of the many. It's a call to action for our generation to finish the work started by all those who came before us. To Become the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back, and change the world for the better."

Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/13 @ Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
07/14 @ Chez H…

ELUVEITIE Release New Lyric Video For 'Worship' [feat. Randy Blythe]

After triumphantly storming the worldwide charts with new album 'Ategnatos', the Swiss folk metal superstars ELUVEITIE are premiering an official lyric video for the track 'Worship' today.

Watch the new lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubhf4AAL5Hc



Chrigel Glanzmann comments:
"Here you go with our second lyric video for a song from our brand new album ATEGNATOS! It's the second part of the two-song cycle of THE SLUMBER and WORSHIP! A radical song with drastic lyrics on a severe topic: the ancient Celtic Sesroneos myth, in which our modern societies can and probably should reflect themselves as much as the people in ancient times could! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and find some food for thought in it! Special thanks to Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD for an excellent performance!"

'Ategnatos' has entered the charts all over the world, including a #3 position in their home country, Switzerland and #11 in Germany.

Worldwide char…

Bleed Again Release New Video For "The Awakening" Taken From Upcoming EP 'Transition'

Times are changing in the Bleed Again camp and they are showing it by releasing a brand new EP named "Transition" as a message about such changes. "Transition" is being self-released on a 100 physical copy run and digitally on April 19th. The Worthing metal outfit have also released a video for their lead single "The Awakening".

Check out the new video:


Towards the end of 2018 and start of 2019, long-time bassist Jonathan Liffen left the band on good terms to focus on family life. Bleed Again have since appointed Sam Jones on bass.

Vocalist James Dawson says "Jonathan hadn't featured on any of the EP. All bass and clean singing is done by Sam Jones who officially joined the band in January.

This EP is about the band transitioning in our personal lives over the past two years and transitioning as a band in general with losing Jon and soon to be losing Russell and looking to the future. Three of us have become parents since "Momentum" was…

ELUVEITIE First track-by-track video released

Swiss folk metal stars ELUVEITIE are going to release their new studio album 'Ategnatos' on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The band presents the first track-by-track video. Check it and find out more about the songs 'Ategnatos', 'Deathwalker', 'Black Water Down' and 'A Cry In The Wilderness':https://youtu.be/JWFXaCAnCu4

Last week, ELUVEITIE released the brand new single 'Ambiramus'
The song can be heard and watched in the form of a music video over on YouTube. The music video was produced by the Polish company Grupa13 in January 2019 and can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/hFa2M1QW6UI

Chrigel Glanzmann states:
"Here you go - the next single off our upcoming album: 'AMBIRAMUS'!
It's definitely one of the most exceptional songs from our discography! 'AMBIRAMUS' comes in quite groovy and with a light-hearted, yet racing folk reel in the chorus and a very accessible overall appearance; easily the brightest song we’ve eve…

JINJER Release New Music Video & Announce European Tour Dates

One of the hardest working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut JINJER have released a 4th video single “Teacher, Teacher!” taken from their critically acclaimed 5 track EP entitled Micro, released via Napalm Records in January 2019.

Filmed in various concert venues throughout Europe on their last tour with Amorphis and Soilwork,“Teacher, Teacher!” is a visually stunning portrayal of JINJER's exciting and energetic live show mixed over the unique Progressive Groove Metal sound that sets them apart from the rest of the pack.

The band comments on the new track & video "Teacher, Teacher!":
"The idea behind the song is about people that dictate their agenda by means of their status, position, or just their internet claim to fame in order to impose their opinion onto others but those opinions aren’t based on experience nor knowledge."


JINJER are currently booking more tours on their quest for world domination with dates already an…

CELLAR DARLING New Album 'The Spell' Out Now

The storytellers of CELLAR DARLING released their sophomore studio album 'The Spell' on the 22nd March 2019 and carry you away into the tale of an unnamed girl who is birthed into a world that is full of pain, damaged and debilitated by the human beings that inhabit it. We follow her as she searches for meaning in life when suddenly she meets and falls in love with death. This haunting concept album sees the band taking a turn towards heavy progressive rock while still not neglecting their folk roots.

The band states: "Today we release 'The Spell' - a concept album based on the old motif of "Death and the Maiden", but with our own unique story of a girl who falls in love with the personification of Death. For the first time we wrote music according to a lyrical concept, we let the words of the story guide our melodies and rhythms and fully immersed ourselves in this fictional world. Now we invite you to do the same - dream, interpret, make it your own.

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Spreading The Disease - Voices (Single Review)

'Voices' starts on an effective soft clean vocal intro before the aggressive fierce vocals kick in and features varied vocals throughout keeping it dynamic. The guitar work is hard-hitting especially with ambient and heavy chugging riffs. The delivery and transitions it goes through aided by the vocals add to its frantic vibes which seem appropriate given the nature of the track. This is an intense and killer track which leaves you hungry for the upcoming EP 'Mindcell'.




'Voices' has just been released worldwide through Surgery Records, taken from our forthcoming new EP 'MINDCELL' which is out on April 11th 2019.



Listen to the new single below:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/voices-single/1455944515

https://open.spotify.com/album/0ZR9BJZluu4anwlb3ejLz8

Voices (Mindcell): https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=nupIyZr_pyI




For more on Spreading The Disease:


https://www.stdband.com

https://www.facebook.com/spreadingthedisease.official/

ELUVEITIE Release brand new single & music video for 'Ambiramus'

Swiss folk metal stars ELUVEITIE are going to release their new studio album 'Ategnatos' on April 5th2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band proudly present a brand new single 'Ambiramus'.

The song can be heard and watched in the form of a music video over on YouTube. The music video was produced by the Polish company Grupa13 in January 2019 and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/hFa2M1QW6UI






Chrigel Glanzmann states:
"Here you go - the next single off our upcoming album: 'AMBIRAMUS'!
It's definitely one of the most exceptional songs from our discography! 'AMBIRAMUS' comes in quite groovy and with a light-hearted, yet racing folk reel in the chorus and a very accessible overall appearance; easily the brightest song we’ve ever written. Yet at the same time it goes to where the actual magic of traditional Celtic folk music exists: a place where cheerfulness and melancholy, hardship and hope, glee and deep mysticism meet to become one! And this deep, …

BLACKGUARD Unleash Single "By My Hand" ft. Kittie's Morgan Lander + New Album "STORM" Coming 2019

The northern lords of symphonic melodic-death metal are back!

8 years since the release of their last album "Firefight", BLACKGUARD have released “By My Hand”(featuring Morgan Lander of Kittie), the first single for their upcoming album "Storm".

“This has a been a very long time coming, but we’re all elated to finally share with you our first single from 'Storm'. We have no shame in saying this album is by far our best/heaviest/fastest/bla bla bla, you’ve heard it all before, but sooner than later everyone is going to know why we feel this way. We’d like to send a huge thank you to Morgan Lander of Kittie for doing an amazing job on the chorus of this song, hopefully, she can make it out to a show or two to perform it with us.”

Listen to the new single here: 



Track download and album pre-order available on Bandcamp here.



The band recently broke their long hiatus to announce their first show in four years on March 22nd in Toronto with longtime friends Crimson Sha…

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE releases video for brand new single, 'Sugar' taken from new album "Veleno" out on May 24th

Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their 5th studio album, 'Veleno', on May 24th with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the record's debut single, 'Sugar,' via a music video, the album artwork and track listing. Watch the new video here:






Purchase the track here: http://nblast.de/FA-Sugar
Listen to 'Sugar' in the NB Novelties Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties

Francesco Paoli on working with director Giovanni Bucci: "I met Giovanni Bucci a couple of years ago,while collaborating on his own band ODDKO. We soon became good friends, so we started talking about having him as director for FLESHGOD’s new videos. He is a true visionary, with amazing directing and production skills. He’s been making music videos for bands like KORN, and he also has a shining career in the movie industry. We al…

CHILDREN OF BODOM unleash official lyric video to celebrate the release of new album 'Hexed'

Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have unleashed their tenth album, Hexed a few days ago on the 8th March via Nuclear Blast Records. In celebration of the event, the band has released the official lyric video for 'Hecate's Nightmare'. Check it out here:







"So finally the day has arrived", states COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho. "The 10th COB record has finally been released!!! It took an insane amount of hard work to put all this together but at this point it feels like it’s been more waiting anxiously than anything else so I'm both excited and relieved that the damn thing is out. So thank you for your patience my friends, I hope the waiting has been worthwhile and that you’ll like the album. Either way I’ll see you on the road soon. Horns up!"


Hexed is out now - order your copy here:
All formats: nblast.de/COBHexed
CD: nblast.de/HexedCD
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/HexedDigipack
Limited Edition White & Black…