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Necktwister to re-release AxamentA’s “Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture” on vinyl and new EP “Spires”

Necktwister is thrilled to announce the addition of Symphonic Death/black metal legends Axamenta to the family! AxamentA is a Belgian Symphonic blackened progressive metal band that gained an underground cult status with the release of their widely praised album “Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture” in 2006, an intricate concept album containing 13 tracks of blackened progressive metal, substantiated by a massive sounding symphonic orchestra, giving the entire album its eerie, cinematic atmosphere. Sparing no effort, the album was recorded at Jacob Hansen Studio, mixed and mastered at Studio Fredman and featured none other than Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw on guest vocals. The commitment of the band paid off. The album was re-released in Japan, the famous Dutch “Aardschok” magazine proclaimed “Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture” as the first ever Belgian “Album of the month”, AxamentA played Graspop Metal Meeting twice, pulled crowded venues everywhere and share the stage with all the legends of metal. B

Align The Tide Release Blistering New Album "Hollow"

Maltese Metal Heads – ‘ALIGN THE TIDE’ release HOLLOW, the much anticipated follow up album from the 2019 ‘Dead Religion’ which earlier premiered via Metal Injection. Band Statement: “Hollow” is a perfect transition into our new style as Align the Tide, still keeping the main elements but with a refined sound. Expect heaviness, catchy choruses and in your face riffs that will make you dance. We decided to go with a topic such as ‘Mental Health’, in which most people go through on a daily basis. Each song has its own story that most people will relate to as some tracks are based on real life experiences as well as having concepts and stories. Check out the album premiere here: In case it was missed, check out ALIGN THE TIDE’s first video from the ‘HOLLOW’ album ‘Judgment’ here: And the second video - "Unbreakable" her

Demolition 23. (feat. Michael Monroe etc) Self-Titled Album To Be Released Digitally For The First Time Ever on October 14 with Bonus Demo Tracks

  Stevie Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records has announced plans to reissue the sole album from Demolition 23., digitally for the first time ever, and on CD + 'Blue Smoke' vinyl, on October 14. The band, which formed in NYC in 1993, consisted of former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe, ex-Star Star guitarist Jay Hening, Monroe's Hanoi Rocks bandmate Sami Yaffa on bass, and Jimmy Clark on drums. 'Demolition 23.' (which had a limited release in 1994, but has since been out of print for years) was produced by Van Zandt, and features collaborative songwriting efforts between Monroe, Van Zandt, and Jude Wilder, and one track (“Deadtime Stories”) co-written by Monroe/Stiv Bators. The album, a return to the members' punk roots, also includes covers by Monroe’s influences and friends, including Stiv Bators ("Ain’t Nothin’ To Do") and Johnny Thunders ("I Wanna Be Loved"). Many of the songs from the record have become staples in Monroe’s live sets,

ANTROPOFAGUS Reveals New Album Details

  "Origin" is the title of ANTROPOFAGUS' long-awaited fourth studio album. The Italian brutal death metal quartet will have the album released via Agonia Records on October 28th. A new single and music video is to follow in September. Featuring ten new compositions, "Origin" was recorded, engineered and mixed at MK2 Recording Studio by the band's drummer, Davide Billia (ex-Hour Of Penance, Beheaded), and mastered at Hertz Studio by Wojtek Wieslawski (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated). The cover artwork and layout was designed by Stefano Mattioni. The album features guest appearances from Mick Montaguti (Electrocution), Matt Sotelo (Decrepit Birth) and Dallas Toler-Wade (Narcotic Wasteland, ex-Nile). ANTROPOFAGUS plays complex, technical and brutal death metal, and made its first steps onto the scene in the late nineties, heavily inspired by band's such as Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse and Deeds Of Flesh. Until the unveiling of "Origin", "No Wa

Vancouver Punks REST EASY (Members of Daggermouth, Shook Ones) Announce New Album 'Hope You're Okay' Out October 28 + Release First Single/Video "The Hill"

  Vancouver punk rock 4-piece Rest Easy (consisting of members of Daggermouth and Shook Ones) have announced a new album titled 'Hope You're Okay,' set for release on October 28 on Mutant League Records. The band has unveiled the first single "The Hill" along with a music video. Check them out below. Video: Of the track, vocalist Dylan Hossack explains, "I feel like everyone over the last few years has lost touch with a friend or family member because of different views or beliefs, whatever they may be. I wrote this song about how, even when we think we are so in the right- we are all a product of our own echo chambers." Vinyl/merch pre-orders have launched at: Pre-save the album and stream the single here: 'Hope You're Okay" was produced by Tim Creviston (Spiritbox, Misery Signals) and mixed by Brett Romnes (Br

The Quireboys Announce Beautiful Curse Tour to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary

  After multiple successful appearances in the US, Sweden, Portugal, France, Switzerland and the UK, not to forget about The Monsters Of Rock Cruise, The Quireboys are currently enjoying a regeneration phase of the band with the end result being a tighter and stronger outfit which is growing daily. With imminent dates in Norway , Spain plus next weeks Epic Orchestral performance at the 02 Forum , it’s with great pleasure we can announce our next tranche of dates to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beautiful Curse release which hit a mark with Quireboys fans worldwide . On this run The Quireboys will be selecting the very best from this iconic release plus the classics as well as the new material from the imminent release of The All star album “The Band Rolls On..."! After all, it’s all just Rock n Roll! Guy, Paul, Keith, Pip & Nick aka The Quireboys BEAUTIFUL CURSE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES 2023: April 20th - Coventry HMV Empire 2 April 21st - Brighton Patterns April 22

Belgian modern/nu-metal band Mantah release second new single "The Enemy"

  In 2018, Bart Vandeportaele left Spoil Engine after an eight year run. During his time in Spoil Engine he performed at Wacken, Graspop, Summer Breeze, Pukkelpop, AB and many more. In the years since, he has been focused on writing songs in his home studio without any limitations. Vandeportaele began working with vocalist Sven Herssens (Fields of Troy) to find the distinct sound they were aiming for: heavy, pounding music with catchy, diverse vocals and melodies. In the fall of 2020, Bert Nauwynck (Diecast Unit), Lothar Ryheul (Fields of Troy) and Dennis Wyffels (Lethal Injury / Bloodrocuted) joined the project and pushed the songs to a higher level. As they were writing and rehearsing this new project, the monster became real, and it was clear that they would be able to take these songs into the recording studio and on stage! MANTAH was born! This grouping of skilled musicians grew up on bands like Korn, Linkin Park, and Slipknot. The influence of 90’s nu-metal is heard throughout th

Hei’An Present New Video Single + Raja Meissner Drum Cover

  After the two successful and well received singles inferno and in the cold it’s time to hear more tunes from the progressive, Slovenian metal quartet Hei’An – their third single can’t get out of my skin is a dreamy combination of gracefully captured clean vocals and solidly put-together-screams. The simplicity in the cinematically melodic sound is mesmerizing as the band is delivering their flawless instrumentals. The video for "can’t get out of my skin" is full of beautiful misty effects and the well established display of despair in the execution of the vocals gives you the chills: The song’s important message is represented with vigorous screams and huge-sounding choruses, which the band describes as their heaviest segment on the album with metalcore-esque breakdowns. Lead singer Matic Blagonič explains the story behind can’t get out of my skin more closely: “(It’s) a very emotional song about battling with addiction – addiction to being around the wrong kinds of people,


  UK’s heaviest metal festival, Bloodstock, returned to Catton Park during a heatwave, but that didn’t stop thousands of metal heads clad in primarily black clothing. The festival keeps getting bigger and better, initially starting as an indoor event, and now it’s an open-air event with a capacity of 20,000. 2022 was hot as hell, both in terms of the impressive line-up of big well-known acts to upcoming rising stars of metal and, of course, the scorching temperatures. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to the opening day of the festival on Thursday 11th, which saw Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquility headline the Sophie Lancaster stage. Friday 12th August I Fight Bears - Photo Credit: Leigh van der Byl The first band of the day for me was the Welsh modern metalcore act I Fight Bears on the New Blood Stage, who won the South Wales Grand Final of the Metal 2 The Masses competition, earning the prestigious slot. Anticipation for this rising act was high as they had an excellen

The Damned share ‘Plan 9, Channel 7’ video from A Night of A Thousand Vampires

  Today The Damned share the first official video from upcoming film A Night of A Thousand Vampires – watch ‘Plan 9, Channel 7’ here . They’ve also dropped digital single ‘Wait for the Blackout’ – listen here . A Night of A Thousand Vampires: Live in London is due for release on October 28th. Back in October 2019, The Damned took the stage at London’s prestigious Palladium for a very special, immersive musical and theatrical experience. Now, three years later, this unique event will be released as a live album and also a concert film. Watch the ‘60s classic horror-style film trailer here A Night of A Thousand Vampires teams the band with the cast of The Circus of Horrors for an evening of shock, awe, and a fierce live rampage through their 40-year rich catalogue. A true event from showmen supreme, it was a historic night in the history of a storied band and a special evening for fans and band alike. It was also a fond farewell for drummer Pinch, his final gig with The Damned after 20


  Canada's metal hope is back: After releasing their critically acclaimed EP Foundations as well as a polished re-issue of their beloved effort Kingsbane, Osyron herald a new era with their latest single DOMINION DAY. Beautifully blending the versatile edges of both clean, almost siren-like, and growling vocals, the renowned collective from the heart of Canada once again impressively proves their capability of thoughtfully planting straight-up hits with vivid characteristics into complex, symphonic soundscapes – while never losing their roots in the progressive fields of metal music. Osyron have never backed out from the conflict-guarded past of their heritage, which they have already dealt with on their 2020 release Foundations. The EP’s blend of heaviness, soul and deep atmosphere fitted the band’s aspiration to delve into sensitive topics of Canadian culture, telling “the story of those who have been ignored for too long” – from Canadian troops in WW1 to the assimilation of the

Brazilian metal veterans pay tribute to Entombed with cover of "Out of Hand"

  A quartet of Brazilian metal veterans teamed up to celebrate Entombed, the Swedish death metal giant formed in the late 80s featuring the iconic singer L-G Petrov. The idea of ​​recording "Out of Hand", originally released in "Wolverine Blues" back in 1993, came from guitarist Elizeu Hainzenreder (ex-Desolate Ways) in 2021, the same year Petrov died after a long battle with cancer. The musician invited vocalist Eduardo "Clark" Monteiro (ex-A Sorrowful Dream, ex-Unmaker), bassist Fabrício Bertolozi (Dyingbreed, ex-Horror Chamber) and drummer Paulo Wilges (Mortal Touch, Aterro, ex-Baal Hamon). The production was handled by Roger "Earth" Fingle (Seduced by Suicide, Blood Tears), who has been producing rock and metal bands for over twenty years. "The idea came up in 2021, but being a perfectionist I only do something if I can fully dedicate myself, it ended up taking a little longer to happen", commented Elizeu. He added, praising his col

FAUSTIAN Join Black Lion Records + Release Debut Single "Birth of Apparitions"

  Louisiana black/death trio FAUSTIAN have inked a deal with Black Lion Records and have released their first single "Birth of Apparitions" via the band's YouTubewill release their self-titled debut EP on Oct. 7 via the Swedish extreme metal label. LISTEN TO "BIRTH OF APPARITIONS" HERE   Recorded by James Whitten (Thou, High on Fire, Eyehategod), the four-track EP delivers a unique style of blackened death that seemlessly shifts from razor-sharp maelstrom to dirge-like grime as the three-piece meld violent urgency and claustrophobic atmosphere into a frenzied sonic catharsis. "We are happy to announce the release of the newly-signed FAUSTIAN," says Black Lion Records founder Oliver Dahlback. "Having found this young band through a mutual friend, I was truly blown away by the quality and sound that Faustian delivers." Faustian will be released Oct. 7 on CD and digital via Black Lion Records. More info will be released in the weeks to come re