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ALCEST Unveil studio documentary 'La lumière autant que l'ombre' + new album 'Spiritual Instinct' out now

ALCEST release their 6th studio album and Nuclear Blast debut 'Spiritual Instinct' upon the world. To celebrate, the band has unveiled a studio documentary titled 'La lumière autant que l'ombre,' accompanied with the acoustic instrumental version of their new track 'Protection,' which was recorded by Neige and can also be found exclusively as a bonus track on select versions of the album. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3xF4YZeV6k

Frontman Neige states, "We are happy to release 'La lumière autant que l'ombre,' the making-of 'Spiritual Instinct,' filmed by the talented William Lacalmontie. William spent a lot of time with Benoît Roux and the band at Drudenhaus Studio in order to capture our moods, as well as glimpses from the long journey that was this recording process. Hope you guys will enjoy it."

Order 'Spiritual Instinct' now: https://nblast.de/AlcestSpiritInstinct
Listen to the band's new tr…

SOILWORK Release brand new song + new version of single 'Stålfågel' feat. Alissa White-Gluz

Swedish visionary metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called 'Feverish'. The song is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single, 'Stålfågel', featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz.

Watch the official music video for 'Feverish' here: https://youtu.be/004nwbT--H8



Stream 'Feverish' and 'Stålfågel' feat. Alissa White-Gluz here: https://nblast.de/Soilwork-Feverish

Commented the band:
We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of us, being ridden by a ghost that made us do things we didn’t want to do, but it somehow felt good afterwards, like a purging of the mortal organism that confines us.

Some people say that our bodies were originally designed to have a higher temperature. That when humanity first evolved our bodies were constantly feverish, the warmth subduing our control mechanisms and the neurotic, nervous behaviour we seem to b…

STATIC-X announces new support for select dates of the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour / Memorial to Wayne Static

In wake of the recent news that DevilDriver front man Dez Fafaras wife, Anastasia Fafara, has been diagnosed with cancer, Devildriver has been forced to withdraw from the tour, so that Dez may remain home to care for her and his family.

Static-X sends the Fafara family our prayers and support.

Drowning Pool and Musroomhead will now appear on select dates, while Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black will remain part of the tour as originally scheduled.



“Hello everyone ,

My wife has been diagnosed with cancer .

I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments .

Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work.

We thank you for all your well wishes at this time .”
Dez Fafara


Static x recently announced the official release date for their new album project regeneration. A teaser for the new song hollow can be seen here.


STATIC-X North American Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary To…

70000TONS OF METAL: first 10 bands for Round X of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise

70000TONS OF METAL
The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise:
First 10 bands and public sales date for Round X!


If you follow 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise on social media, you may have noticed that they are notorious for using the term “SOON” when it comes to their festival announcements. This year, they really stretched the meaning of “SOON”, with fans waiting in anticipation for the lineup and sale dates. Well, the new “SOON” is NOW...

The phrase “coming home” always has some emotional elements attached to it. Since 2011, for thousands of Metalheads, it means joining the 70000TONS OF METAL cruise, sailing out of South Florida, USA. It’s where they meet their Heavy Metal family and make new friends when the United Nations of Heavy Metal reunites every year. In 2020, “coming home” will have another meaning to go with it, as Round X of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will bring Sailors to C…

JULIET RUIN Release 'Fight To Win' Lyric Video + Show Dates w/ Jinjer In Calgary & Edmonton

Edmonton, AB's JULIET RUIN recently released their first full-length album "Old Stardust, Love and Chaos" on September 6, 2019 to follow their 2017 debut self titled EP. The release promises to be more technical with heavy instrumentation, including some dabbling in low tuned 7 string guitars to create an original sound chock full of catchy hooks that convey a fresh and emotive feel to their heavy music. Lead vocalist Jess Ruin has added more screams, but also more clean techniques with her pop-esque power vocals. Fans of forward-thinking modern metal such as Evanescence, System of a Down, and Killswitch Engage should take special note of this powerful and emotive Canadian band.

Check out their latest lyric video for the track 'Fight To Win' at the following link HERE.





The band adds:

"'Fight to Win' is probably one of the more unique tracks on the album. It begins softly and quickly changes pace, flowing into our most experimental vocals in the verses. …

REVIEW: A Killer's Confession - 'The Indifference Of Good Men'

A Killer's Confession, the band led by vocalist Waylon Reavis (former vocalist of Mushroomhead) have just released their new sophomore album ‘The Indifference Of Good Men’ yesterday the 18th October 2019 via Wake Up! Music Group. This album is the follow up to the bands critically acclaimed debut album ‘Unbroken’. The album sees a new direction in sound for the band whilst maintaining their signature sound created in their debut.
Opening song ‘It’s Not Too Late’ features a fast crushing guitar intro with demanding spoken vocals that keep you captivated before the fiercer vocals come in. This is very dynamic, melodic, unpredictable and exciting, making for a perfect way to kick things off and leaves you hungry for more…
New single ‘Numb’ follows which begins with an atmospheric sorrowful intro paired with soothing clean vocals, later it goes on to feature an infectiously catchy powerful chorus. This is a soaring and high impact lead track which is extremely slick and well-executed.
Of…

MASS WORSHIP Release New Video + Debut Album Out Now

Upon the release of their self-titled debut-album MASS WORSHIP from Stockholm are unleashing a brand new video clip that was directed by their close friend Jakob Arevärn, check out “Proleptic Decay” here: https://youtu.be/LQDpRiKwNdg



The band comments: “’Proleptic Decay’ deals with the arrogant, collective tendency to exploit everything and everyone to the point of destruction — a behavior as absurd and meaningless as the world around us.”

The band previously released a video for the opener of the album, “Celestial”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0tosWrWkBE&list=RDU0tosWrWkBE&index=1

Before heading out for a European tour with Brutality Will Prevail and Dagger Threat MASS WORSHIP are playing two shows in Sweden:

25.10.19 (SE) Skövde - In Rock Festival
27.10.19 (SE) Stockholm - Hus 7 (Realeseparty w/ Harakiri for the sky)






“Mass Worship” is available in the following formats:
Ltd. CD Digipak
black LP+CD
light blue LP+CD (100) - available only via Evil Greed and CM Distro
Digital a…

A KILLER’S CONFESSION Release Sophomore Album “THE INDIFFERENCE OF GOOD MEN”

A Killer's Confession, the band led by vocalist Waylon Reavis has released its brand new album The Indifference Of Good Men yesterday the 18th October 2019 via Wake Up! Music Group. The first single “Numb” is at radio now. The video for the song can be found at this location: https://youtu.be/aWSQ43g_X7E.

The Indifference Of Good Men is the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed debut album Unbroken. The album was produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Starset, Sevendust) in Los Angeles, CA.

"The Indifference of Good Men is a step in a new direction for AKC and myself," states Reavis. "This time around, I held no boundaries where I could go artistically. I feel with this album, I drew a line in the sand, and you have to ask yourself, 'Am I willing to step over the line?' I myself have stepped over this line. I'll see you on the other side."

The Indifference Of Good Men track listing:

1. It's Not Too Late
2. Numb
3. Trust Me
4. Angel On The Outside
5. …

ALCEST Discuss the songwriting and recording in new trailer

It's less than two weeks to go until ALCEST release their 6th studio album 'Spiritual Instinct!' Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful 'Kodama', the new and very cathartic album is leading the blackgaze pioneers into dark soundscapes and will be released on October 25th.

The band leader Neige speaks about the studio recordings of the new album with Benoit Roux and explains how lengthy and difficult the writing process can sometimes be. He also sheds light on his working process with his bandmate Winterhalter and how they complement each other. Watch the full trailer, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZOZzjMMYd8

Pre-order your copy of 'Spiritual Instinct' in various collector's formats, here: https://nblast.de/AlcestSpiritInstinct

The album is now available for pre-order in the following formats:
- digipak in O-card
- 36 pages earbook incl…

Lightning In A Bottle How To Be The Best Band In The World UK Tour

One of the UK’s leading lights in music industry innovation; Lightning In A Bottle has announced a unique opportunity for music artists and bands to have industry professionals Toby Jepson and Rob Town spend dedicated time with them, in person, for a limited number of workshops this December. Drawing on decades of experience being involved in the music industry as artists and businesses, collectively Toby and Rob have shared stages and worked with some of the biggest and most influential rock/metal artists in the world.

“This is an amazing opportunity to work with two of the most talented and generous people in rock. With Toby and Rob you get the complete package – a deep understanding of machinery that drives the music industry along with tried and tested ability to write hit songs and produce career defining records. It you were looking for a leg up and you’re prepared to listen, take constructive criticism and work hard, then this is it. The real thing!”
- Bruce John Dickinson (Wate…

CELLAR DARLING Kick off European Tour + release new lyric video 'Hang'

Tomorrow, the Swiss Prog Metallers CELLAR DARLING kick off their European tour bringing their concept album 'The Spell' as well as their previously released sound tales to the European stages! They also announce an additional show, on which they will be supporting OPETH on October 27th in Norwich, UK.

As a bonus, the band unveil the new video for 'Hang' from their latest album 'The Spell', which you can see here:https://youtu.be/_8ANMbIZ5z4



The band comment: "We welcome the beautiful colours of autumn with 'Hang', yet another animated video from our concept album 'The Spell', once again created by Costin Chioreanu. This is the 8th video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin. We hope you enjoy it!

We are also pleased to announce that we'll be joining the one and only OPETH at their upcoming show on 27 October 2019 at the Nick Rayns LCR UEA in Norwich, England! We…

NOVELISTS FR Release new single 'Head Rush' & launch pre-orders for their upcoming album 'C'est La Vie'

Modern progressive metal outfit NOVELISTS FR released their brand new single 'Head Rush' and launched pre-orders for their new upcoming album 'C'est La Vie', which will be available on the 24th of January 2020 via Arising Empire!

Watch the music video for the brand new single 'Head Rush' here: https://youtu.be/uK73Q22Ncuw
Buy and/or stream the new single 'Head Rush' here: https://Novelists.lnk.to/HeadRush

Pre-order the upcoming album 'C'est La Vie' here: https://Novelists.lnk.to/CestLaVie

'C'est La Vie' tracklist:
01. Somebody Else
02. Deep Blue
03. Lilly
04. Modern Slave
05. C’est La Vie
06. Head Rush
07. Kings Of Ignorance
08. Rain
09. Human Condition

More of NOVELISTS FR:
'Eyes Wide Shut' here: https://youtu.be/eQyXKsUQSn8
'L'appel Du Vide': https://youtu.be/1mQx85jewBo
'A Bitter End': https://youtu.be/gOwSdDh1NsE
'Under Different Welkins': https://youtu.be/HvuVrWucEdI
'The Light, The Fire': https:…

EDSEL DOPE Confronts Static-X Rumors: Calls Photo of Neck Tattoo “Click Bait & Hilarious”

DOPE front-man EDSEL DOPE, in the midst of a flurry of online speculation, has broken his silence to address the claims of photographic evidence attempting to prove his role as the masked vocalist, named Xer0, on the current STATIC-X Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour / Memorial for WAYNE STATIC.

Hello world.

I have quietly sat through all of this speculation and have thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
Yesterday’s internet eruption reminded me of an episode of Scooby-Doo.
It’s incredible how far some people will go to get attention or clicks, so let me remind you how easy it is to slap a little tribal neck tattoo onto someone in photoshop.


I’m honored for myself and for my band DOPE to be part of this 20th anniversary celebration, along with this unbelievable, traveling memorial to our old friend Wayne Static.
Wayne is currently on the minds and in the hearts of the metal community in a very unique and special way. His memory / legacy is more celebrated than it has ever been before.
I pers…

AENIMUS release drum playthrough video for 'Between Iron And Silver'

Bay Area natives AENIMUS are proud to present drummer Cody Pulliam's new playthrough for the song 'Between Iron And Silver', taken from their sophomore album Dreamcatcher. Watch the video here: youtu.be/pFdcDBGSGhI



Cody Pulliam comments, “Real stoked to present my playthrough for one of our favorite songs off of Dreamcatcher, “Between Iron and Silver”! This song challenged me to focus on when it’s appropriate, to be fast and flashy as a drummer, and when to sit back and compliment the song and let the other instruments speak. Thank you to Chris P. Billz and Jeremy Klein at Abyssal Lair Studios for helping me track and film this playthrough. Hope you all enjoy it"

Get your tickets now to watch AENIMUS perform this song every night on their upcoming tour with ENSIFERUM, KALMAH & ABIGAIL WILLIAMS this Fall: aenimusofficial.com/tour-dates

Catch AENIMUS on the Path To Victory Tour 2019 with headliners ENSIFERUM and special guests KALMAH & ABIGAIL WILLIAMS:
11/14/2…

STATIC-X Releases Video Teaser for New Song, "HOLLOW" & Announce Official Release Date for Long Awaited, 7th Studio Album, ‘PROJECT REGENERATION’

STATIC-X has released a video teaser for their new song, "HOLLOW," off of their highly anticipated 7th studio album, PROJECT REGENERATION. The album is scheduled to release May 29, 2020 with all pre-ordered merchandise associated with the new album to begin shipping October 15th.

Check out the promo video for 'Hollow' below:






Originally scheduled for release in Spring of 2019, the new STATIC-X album, PROJECT REGENERATION was first intended to feature several guests vocalists, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip band line up of Tony Campos, Ken Jay, and Koichi Fukuda.

During the recording sessions for PROJECT REGENERATION, one of the bands producers uncovered several additional unreleased / unfinished STATIC-X tracks, many of which contained isolated vocal performances by Wayne Static.

Because of this incredible find, the new STATIC-X album will now feature lead vocals by Wayne Static on virtually every song.

“It was very surreal” says Tony Campos. “Our producer w…

BLIND GUARDIAN's TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA release new single & video for 'This Storm'

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, BLIND GUARDIAN's forthcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990's when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. The monumental project started to take shape over recent years, and mirroring its epic sound cascades, the lyrical concept was developed. To create the concept, Andrè and Hansi worked alongside German bestselling author Markus Heitz, whose latest novel Die dunklen Lande was released on March 1st, 2019. The book is set in 1629 and contains the prequel to BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA's opus Legacy Of The Dark Lands, which will be out on November 8th, 2019.

The band unleash their 7" vinyl single titled 'This Storm', which can be ordered on vario…