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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…

CELLAR DARLING Unveil music video for fan-voted single 'Drown'

On March 22nd, Switzerland's CELLAR DARLING will release their new concept masterpiece 'The Spell', which tells the story of a girl who falls in love with death and to get their loyal fans involved, the band had decided to let their online followers cast votes on which song from the tracklist they would like to see released as next single. The winner was the 7-minute long 'Drown' and today, you'll get to see the hauntingly beautiful music video that was once again animated by Costin Chioreanu.

"For this single, we wanted to do something different", the band states. "And we felt that our striking one-word tracklist is perfect for a fan vote. To let people decide which song they want to hear next based on only the title and length of the song, and to take us out of the decision process for once. To our surprise -- and joy -- the song that is probably the least "commercial" of all of them was chosen and we think that is kind of cool… we are…

CHILDREN OF BODOM Release Official Video For New Track 'Platitudes And Barren Words'

With only one week to go until Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM release their tenth album, Hexed, the band are teasing fans by releasing another new track. Watch the official video for 'Platitudes and Barren Words' over on YouTube: youtu.be/8F_ws83QcSQ



COB frontman, guitarist and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments, "This one has been a lot of people’s favorite song since day one and when you think about it, every single part of it is catchy as hell so it makes sense. Can’t wait to play it live."


Hexed will be in stores on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order your copy here:
All formats: nblast.de/COBHexed
CD: nblast.de/HexedCD
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/HexedDigipack
Limited Edition White & Black Splatter Vinyl: nblast.de/HexedSplatter
Limited Edition Pink Vinyl: nblast.de/HexedPinkVinyl
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: nblast.de/HexedBlkVinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc: nblast.de/HexedPicDisc
Limited Edition Mail Order Edition inc Reap…

ELUVEITIE Release First Album Trailer

We all wade through archetypes. We all ARE archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind. ELUVEITIE call it 'Ategnatos'. And by using their longest ever gap between albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it. 'Ategnatos' will be released on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

The band presents the first album trailer on YouTube. Check it and find out more about the concept and the lyrics of the upcoming album: https://youtu.be/JcoOZjwss0c


Recently, the band has released the title track as the debut single. 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/BG6en2WyAsw
Stream or download the new single here: http://nblast.de/EluAtegnatosSingle

WORLDWIDE PANIC Release Lyric Video for Cover of Alanis Morrisette's "You Oughta Know" & Announce Tour With Mushroomhead

WORLDWIDE PANIC have released the lyric video for their cover of Alanis Morrisette's 90's hit “You Oughta Know." The track was mixed by legendary producer and engineer, Mike Plotnikoff (Chris Cornell, The Cranberries, KISS, Fear Factory, Aerosmith) and mastered by Joshua Wickman (KING 810, Within the Ruins, Motograter). The single has been released on all digital platforms. In addition, the band will hit the road with Mushroomhead, Hellzapoppin and Ventanaon the Madness & Mayhem tour that begins on February 15th in Detroit, MI at Harpos Concert Theatre.

Check out the lyric video cover below:



Worldwide Panic U.S. tour dates w/ Mushroomhead, Hellzapoppin & Ventana:

2.19 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
2.20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
2.21 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
2.22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal
2.23 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
2.24 – Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage
2.27 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
2.28 – San Diego, CA @ B…

Swedish symphonic extreme metallers MEADOWS END unleashes video "Svept i Sorgepläd"

MEADOWS END has kept creating waves in the metal world with the previews of their highly anticipated album, The Grand Antiquation, due for release on CD & LP via Black Lion Records this March 08th.

After the video of the single Non-Dreaming Eye and the lyric video of the single Devilution,the Swedish symphonic death squad offers another monumental video "Svept i Sorgepläd" as the third single of the album.

Check out the new video below:






MEADOWS END channels orchestrated atmospheres, mesmerizing melodies and heavy grooves, backed up by the aggressive vocals, to create their own blend of modern extreme metal music. Hailing from Örnsköldsvik, MEADOWS END was born in 1997 by a group of childhood friends. Their over-two decades of journey encountered many lineup changes, currently only having Jan Dahlberg (guitars) and Mats Helli (bass) from the original lineup. MEADOWS END previously worked as a six-piece act, but most recently they converted to a quintet.

This March 08, 2019, …

AENIMUS release official lyric video for 'Eternal' featuring Sims Cashion

With an arsenal of technical skills ready to unleash upon the world, Bay Area natives AENIMUS are proud to release their sophomore album, Dreamcatcher, via Nuclear Blast Records which released yesterday 22/2/19. To celebrate, the band has unleashed an official lyric video for new track 'Eternal' featuring Sims Cashion. Watch and listen here: youtu.be/1ILEiHOGiSo




AENIMUS comments, "We are so excited to finally release our sophomore album Dreamcatcher for everyone to experience. It's been a long wait for everyone since our debut album Transcend Reality back in 2013 and the fact we can share this work of art we created for you all is an incredible feeling. We are very proud of Dreamcatcher and what we accomplished with this record and hope that you all will cherish it as well. Enjoy our latest single and lyric video for 'Eternal' and come see us on the road these next two months."

Dreamcatcher is available on jewelcase CD, black vinyl LP and digitally. Order y…

Third Lung Release Video For 'Sooner Or Later' From Upcoming EP

Third Lung are set to push on into the next stages of their ‘Sooner Or Later’ campaign with the second single and full EP ready to go. Having released the first track ‘Sister Sinner’ back in November, they’ve managed to prick the ears and turn the heads of industry heavyweights, including huge support from Classic Rock Magazine who described it as “A mix of crunchy grunge-laced chops, atmospheric harmonies and contemporary production qualities that drive the soaring, pensive qualities of the Reading-based rockers.” Title track ‘Sooner Or Later’ landed on the 25th January whilst the full EP will follow on the 1st March.

Check out the video for 'Sooner Or Later' below:




Tracklist

1. Sister Sinner
2. Can’t Be Taken Back
3. Sooner Or Later
4. While You Sleep


Known for their incredible ability to project emotional tales and whirlwind stories through the growling, stadium-worthy vocals of Tom Farrelly, Third Lung can pull on both your heartstrings and your head-banging muscle at exactly th…

IN FLAMES Discuss the mixing, artwork and lyrics in second album webisode

We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of IN FLAMES thirteenth studio album, 'I, The Mask' out March 1st, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America).

In this second webisode, singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the production and mixing of their new full-length release and how they managed to make the songs sound more aggressive without sacrificing the big melodies. Furthermore, they speak about the artwork and how social media has influenced their lyrics. Watch the clip here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV407e12H80

'I, The Mask' is now available for pre-order and the first limited vinyl colours have already sold out. Get your format of choice here and have a look at the NB exclusive limited edition including the digipak and a special jesterhead mask: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMask
Pre-order the album digitally, here: https://inflames.ffm.to/themask

On August 2nd and 3rd, I…

KORPIKLAANI Release Lyric Video For 'Øl Øl' feat. TROLLFEST Plus 'Kulkija [Tour Edition]' Out Now

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI recently kicked off 2019 with a bunch of successful Finnish shows. Next week, the group will embark on their highly anticipated European run with TURISAS and TROLLFEST. What better way to celebrate this tour than by revealing a brand new song? There's none, that's why KORPIKLAANI are happy to present a lyric video for 'Øl Øl', which features their longtime tour mates TROLLFEST. The track is taken from the band's 'Kulkija [Tour Edition]', which is out now. Order now: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkijaTE

Check out the single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_9YqRRcuMY
Purchase it here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniOlOl

KORPIKLAANI's Jonne states, "Beer, sax & violins! What more do we need to say? We hope you enjoy this as much as we did with friends we love to drink and tour with."

TROLLFEST add, "We got super excited when one of our alltime favourite bands asked us to do a TROLLFEST version of thi…

Alexisonfire Release First New Song In Nearly A Decade 'Familiar Drugs'

Canadian hardcore melodic act Alexisonfire have released their first new song in nearly ten years called 'Familiar Drugs'.

This is the first new music from the band following the announcement of their breakup in 2011 after 10 years together. They have since reunited and have been playing sporadic shows since 2015 but have not played or released anything new.

Check out the new song and video below for 'Familiar Drugs':





The track, Familiar Drugs, is available for pre-order as a single-sided 7-inch vinyl as well as some special limited edition vinyl.


As well as a new song they have announced just four headlining shows in June, taking place in London, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. Tickets for all show dates go on sale Friday 22nd February.


Jun 1: Alexandra Palace, London
Jun 8: Terminal 5, New York
Jun 13: The Wiltern, Los Angeles
Jun 15: The Budweiser Stage, Toronto

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https://www.facebook.com/AOFofficial/

CELLAR DARLING Release New Music Video For 'Death'

On March 22nd, Switzerland's CELLAR DARLING will release their new concept masterpiece 'The Spell', which tells the story of a girl who falls in love with death. With the two previous singles, 'Insomnia' and 'The Spell', the fans could already see the band taking a turn towards heavy progressive rock while still not neglecting their folk roots.

The new video for the epic track 'Death' was once again created by Costin Chioreanu. Check it out below:


And stay tuned, Darlings: On March 8th, the band will unveil their 4th single, 'Drown', which has been chosen by hundreds of fans in an online voting.

Pre-orders for CELLAR DARLING's sophomore concept album 'The Spell' are available now and you can get the album as 2 CD-digibook (featuring 13 songs + an audiobook of Anna Murphy telling the story behind the concept), black vinyl or digitally via this link:
http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell

The first two music videos, created by Costin Chioreanu, ca…

FEATURE: HIM TOP 5 VIDEOS

December 2017 saw the creators of love metal, Finnish band HIM calling it a day. It hasn't been long but they are missed dearly already so we decided to be nostalgic and look back at some of their best music videos especially in aid of Valentine's day on the 14th February and them being the creators of 'love metal'. So let's take a look at 5 essential HIM videos to check out...



Funeral Of Hearts

This is a very scenic and beautifully gothic video in the snowy setting with decorative fire and with symbolism throughout. It captures their Finnish and love metal essence. An essential masterful video from the band.





Wings Of A Butterfly

It is very atmospheric, dark and cinematic video and well produced, making it one of their best and most stand out videos. The song is ridiculously catchy also, again another must-see video in their releases.





Buried Alive By Love

This was one of their best and most popular songs and videos. Set in an old picturesque gothic theatre and starrin…