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ELUVEITIE: Exclusive Album World Live Premiere on 70000TONS OF METAL

From January 31st (today) to February 4th, 2019, 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will host the exclusive World Live Premiere of Swiss Folk Metal band ELUVEITIE’s new album, “Ategnatos”.

To celebrate the upcoming release of their full-length album, ELUVEITIE will perform songs from “Ategnatos” live for the first time ever on board 70000TONS OF METAL. The festival will also host an exclusive listening party for festival attendees who will be the first and only people from around the Globe to hear the new album in its entirety before its official Worldwide release on April 5th, 2019.

ELUVEITIE mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann remarks, "We are happy and proud to give the first live impression from our upcoming album 'Ategnatos' on board 70000TONS OF METAL. We are also excited to present songs from our first metal album in five years before anyone else has heard it! We hope that you like the songs as much as we do."

ELUVEITIE will also p…

KORPIKLAANI release lyric video for 'Beer Beer' feat Klamydia vocalist Vesku Joskinen

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are about to kick off an extensive run of dates that will see them travelling across the globe throughout 2019. Kicking off with an 8 date Finnish tour on which they'll be joined on stage by a brass section from Lahti Sinfonia and with support from WALTARI, TROLLFEST and PROFANE OMEN, the band will then hit the road across Europe alongside TURISAS and TROLLFEST. To celebrate their epic trek, KORPIKLAANI has launched another track from their Beer Beer album, which will be included exclusively in the forthcoming Kulkija [Tour Edition], out February 15, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today's version features guest vocals by Vesku of Finnish punk rock band KLAMYDIA. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/3ASMLds26m4

Pre-order Kulkija [Tour Edition] now: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkijaTE
Get the single here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKaljaa

Jonne states, "KLAMYDIA is one of the biggest and best selling rock bands in Finland, but just like POP…

IN FLAMES Discuss Writing & Recording Process In First Album Trailer

On March 1st, Swedish legends IN FLAMES will unleash ther thirteenth studio album, I, The Mask, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). After rave reactions from their fans for the first singles, the band unleashes the first album webisode, in which singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the writing and recording process in Los Angeles and why they once again decided to work with multi-grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson. Watch the trailer, here: youtube.com/watch?v=U5yFhH9SArU

In addition, IN FLAMES have announced the first raft of names for their own annual festival, BORGHOLM BRINNER, that is due to take place on the isle of Öland in Sweden on August 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Prog masters OPETH as well as melodeath pioneers AT THE GATES and California's OF MICE AND MEN have confirmed their appearance at the two day festival. IN FLAMES will headline both nights.

The pre-order for I, The Mask as well as several exclus…

CELLAR DARLING Release Second Single 'The Spell' & Announce Album Release Date

After surprising their fans with 'Insomnia', the proggy and mad first single from their upcoming album, the Swiss progressive folk rockers CELLAR DARLING have dropped a brand new song and have finally announced long-awaited details about their new release. Their second studio album will be a concept album entitled 'The Spell' and it is set to release on March 22nd. Pre-orders 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

Along with this big news, CELLAR DARLING unveiled the title track of the album.

"As some of you have discovered already, over the past 13 days we have revealed the tracklist of our new album, along with amazing artwork created by Costin Chioreanu, who is also behind all of the beautiful animated videos for the new songs.

The 13 tracks of 'The Spell' invite you to witness the…

DEVILMENT Band Release Official Live Video For 'Hell At My Back'

Witch County nefarious frights DEVILMENT - led by vehement frontman Dani Filth - have released an official live music video for the track 'Hell At My Back', which was shot during the band's storming set at Bloodstock Open Air Festival last year. Watch here: youtu.be/EOIWkEuz1sg
The band states: "The live video for 'Hell At My Back’ was taken from Devilment’s performance at Bloodstock 2017, which was an awesome show played at an awesome festival. We had quite a riot at Bloodstock that year, with some truly unforgettable moments courtesy of meeting bands and friends amid many alcoholic beverages. This was actually the last show for both Lauren and Nick, who left the band amicably not long after the show for commitments in the real world.

'Hell At My Back’ is a precursor to our forthcoming appearance at this year’s HRH Metal III. Lyrically, the protagonist of the song is constantly haunted by his past, hunted by the horrors he has confronted since time immemorial. …

BLOODYWOOD Releases Official Music Video for "Endurant"

New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their single, "Endurant." The viral metal trio first caught their US fans' attention with their metal rendition of the Indian folk song "Ari Ari," but has developed a sustained base of hard core followers with blistering original tracks fusing traditional Indian instrumentation with brutal guitars and mixed vocal stylings.

Check out the new video below:



"'Endurant' is a song for those who've faced or continue to face bullying in any aspect of life. We wanted to be as realistic and practical as possible with our message, which is why the song urges to endure and come out stronger rather than retaliate or fight back with force. The video, while maintaining the message of the song, also tries to establish that bullies are not another breed." - Karan Katiyar

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DELAIN Release Official Video For “Masters Of Destiny”

The dramatic and cinematic track “Masters Of Destiny” is the first single from DELAIN’s upcoming releaseHunter’s Moon. It is one of the four brand new studio tracks that are part of the stunning live album + BluRay, which will be released on February 22nd via Napalm Records.

DELAIN travelled to Iceland to underline the mystic that lies within the brand new single accompanied by a breathtaking video “Masters Of Destiny”.

Watch the video below:





DELAIN on the new video:
“This is an exciting release for us, and a special one too on account of the fact that we chose one of our more elaborate and unconventional compositions for our first single, showcasing another side of ourselves as a band. We wanted to make the video like an extension to the music; to match the orchestral, instrumental and vocal bombast of the song with visuals of nature in all its grandeur, and we found the perfect backdrop for this in beautiful Iceland. We are very proud to present to you the music video for our brand new…

Dream Theater Release Second New Single 'Fall Into The Light'

Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the forthcoming worldwide release of their 14th studio album, 'Distance Over Time' on February 22, 2019. 'Distance Over Time' showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band's new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). 'Distance Over Time' was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse, and mastered by Tom Baker.

The band have unleashed their crushing new second new single from the upcoming album 'Fall Into The Light'. Check out the brilliant new track below:



You can order the new album here: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/DistanceOverTimeID

Dream Theater is also planning to hit the road in support of the new album. The Distance Over …

IN FLAMES Drop Lyric Video For 'I, The Mask' & Start Pre-order For New Album

After recently announcing the release of their upcoming album 'I, The Mask', out on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America), Swedish legends IN FLAMES are ready to unleash the third single off their 13th studio piece. 

The title track, 'I, The Mask' is another heavy anthem accompanied by a visually stimulating lyric video that gives us the first look into the album’s intricate artwork. Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/x0sujFluBlE.
Stream or download the new anthem, here: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMaskSingle




The pre-order for 'I, The Mask' as well as several exclusive album pre-order bundles are live NOW. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of 'I Am Above', '(This Is Our) House' and 'I, The Mask'.

Digital pre-orders: https://inflames.ffm.to/themask.
Nuclear Blast bundles with vinyl available in black, white or light blue: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheM…

SOILWORK New Album 'Verkligheten' Out Now, 'Witan' Music Video Released & Tour Kicks Off

Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released their long-awaited new album, "Verkligheten".

In celebration of the release, the band has also released the music video for crushing song 'Witan'. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/IvBlRpVLTQU



Coinciding with the release of the globally praised new album (Album of the month in METAL HAMMER, ROCK HARD, AARDSCHOK and SCREAM), the band also kicks off their European co-headlining tour with label mates AMORPHIS today in Oberhausen, Germany. See all dates below.

Watch the official music video for 'Full Moon Shoals' and pre-order the album here: http://nuclearblast.com/soilwork-verkligheten
Get/listen to the song here: http://nblast.de/SoilworkFullMoonShoals

'Verkligheten' is out now via Nuclear Blast. The first edition digipack, as well as the vinyl versions, also contain the exclusive 'Underworld' EP, carrying 4 more songs (see tracklist below).

The digipack version also features special artwork with lavis…

CHILDREN OF BODOM Discuss The Lyrical Themes Of 'Hexed'

Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, 'Hexed', on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Alexi Laiho discusses the lyrical themes of 'Hexed'.

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments:
"They just come from real life, real feelings. Anything that is negative that is happening inside my head that I need to get out some how.. I need to vent all the negative stuff that is going on inside my head, it is the best and safest way for me to do it. I channel my shit feelings to the music and at least try to turn it into something positive."

Watch the second album trailer here: https://youtu.be/X2JULD9l1oo

The first trailer about the album title and cover can be seen here:
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/9pWTQpmuKzo

If you missed the release of the music video for 'Under Grass And Clover,' it can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/1gpfzCxiQ-A

Pre-order Hexed now digitally and receive 'Under…

KORPIKLAANI Release Lyric Video For 'Beer Beer' Feat. ALESTORM's Chris Bowes

2018 will go down in the history as an important year for KORPIKLAANI. The band celebrated its 15th anniversary, released their 10th album 'Kulkija' and finally wrapped up the year with a successful North American tour in December.

2019 will be just as busy. The Finnish Folk Metal Superstars will start the year with an 8-date Finnish tour and will be joined on stage with a brass section from Lahti Sinfonia. With KORPIKLAANI attracting a wide and varied audience, it is especially nice that the tour includes also two all-ages shows at Nosturi in Helsinki and Finlandia Klubi in Lahti. The show in Helsinki will be opened by WALTARI and the Norwegian TROLLFEST, while all Finnish shows will also be supported by PROFANE OMEN who recently released their latest album 'Ooka'.

After the Finnish tour, KORPIKLAANI will continue their worldwide 'Kulkija' -tour with a month-long European run with TURISAS and TROLLFEST and in May, the band will once again head down to Australia …

SOILWORK Release Teaser For New Single 'Witan'

Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released a short teaser for the upcoming music video for the next single, 'Witan.' Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xiMtx37vW0

The song is taken from their impatiently awaited 11th album,'Verkligheten', which marks their first in more than three years and also the first to feature Thusgaard on drums, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016.

Watch the official music video for 'Full Moon Shoals' and pre-order the album here: http://nuclearblast.com/soilwork-verkligheten
Get/listen to the song here: http://nblast.de/SoilworkFullMoonShoals

'Verkligheten' is set to be released on January 11, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The first edition digipack, as well as the vinyl versions, will also contain the exclusive 'Underworld' EP, containing 4 more songs (see tracklist below).

The digipack version will also feature special artwork with lavish foil print.

The album as well as accompanying merchandise is now available …

Rock/Metal Albums To Look Forward To In 2019

As its the start of a new year, time to look ahead to some the upcoming metal and rock album releases that Mad About Rock is particularly looking forward to throughout the year...


Within Temptation new album 'Resist' is out 1st February 2019 and will mark the Dutch symphonic metallers seventh album. The band have already graced us with some massive and hard-hitting singles featuring brilliant guests with singer Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Anders Fridén (In Flames), leaving us very eager to hear more in what sounds like some of their best and most dynamic songs yet.



Children Of Bodom
 upcoming 'Hexed' album will be the melodic death metallers tenth album due for release March 8th via Nuclear Blast. New single 'Under Grass and Clover' is a good sign of what is to come, being extremely catchy and memorable.




Slipknot unleased the crushing new single 'All Out War' in 2018 and the upcoming sixth release is being worked on. The follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray…