AUGUST 1st 2017 
ARCH ENEMY UNVEIL SECOND LEG OF "WILL TO POWER" TOUR 2018

Melodic metal masters ARCH ENEMY are ready to conquer fans worldwide as they embark on their headlining international "Will To Power Tour" this Fall in support of their highly anticipated new release, "Will To Power", out September 8 via Century Media Records. The first leg of the tour will trek across Eastern Europe from 9/15 - 10/11 with special guest Jinjer. The band are excited to announce the second round of dates for the "Will to Power Tour" will take place in early 2018 from 1/12 - 2/7 across Western Europe and feature support from Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer.



ARCH ENEMY bandleader and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “Very happy to already announce our “Will To Power" European headline tour for early 2018. We can't wait to get back out there with a new fresh ARCH ENEMY show full of cool surprises! And what a lineup! We have assembled a killer tour package with some amazing bands for you. Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer are all bands with their own unique and impressive live performances. This all adds up to an epic night of Metal that should not be missed!"

PRE-ORDER "WILL TO POWER" NOW @ http://willtopower.centurymedia.com
 
ARCH ENEMY - "The World Is Yours" Music Video
ARCH ENEMY live:
 
ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK
 
ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer
15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *
*without Jinjer

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” with support from Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer
12.01.2018 DE - Munich, Tonhalle
13.01.2018 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
15.01.2018 CH - Zurich, Komplex
17.01.2018 IT - Milano, Alcatraz
18.01.2018 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
22.01.2018 FR - Toulouse, Le Bikini
23.01.2018 FR - Paris, Bataclan
24.01.2018 BE - Antwerp, Trix
26.01.2018 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
29.01.2018 DE - Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE - Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO - Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE - Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE - Gothenburg, Trädgarn
05.02.2018 DE - Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage

Tickets for all shows are available here: www.archenemy.net

 

AUGUST 1st 2017 
CHESTER BENNINGTON PRIVATE FAN BASED MEMORIAL

This past weekend, family and close friends celebrated the life of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington at a private service in Los Angeles, while fans worldwide organized over 300 band-endorsed memorials to pay homage to his legacy.
 
On Saturday, July 29, the private service at South Coast Botanical Garden in Palos Verdes Estates hosted more than 500 family members and close friends - including not only his Linkin Park bandmates but countless musicians with whom he has shared the stage alongside over the past two decades. Ted Stryker of KROQ led the service. Chester's Stone Temple Pilots bandmates Robert & Dean DeLeo, Kings of Chaos drummer Matt Sorum, Damon Fox, and Jimmy Gnecco teamed up for a powerful and poignant rendition of "Amazing Grace." Ryan Shuck - who comprised Dead By Sunrise with Chester - and Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn were among the friends who gave heartfelt eulogies.
 
The outpouring of support from the Linkin Park community continues to echo around the globe just as loudly as the frontman's immortal voice does. One fan started a Google Doc, collating and collecting all of the global memorials to share with other fans around the world. From Africa and Asia to across Europe, Oceania, and South America, LP Ambassadors and fan sites honored Chester's memory with their own touching tributes. Throughout these countries, thousands have created artwork, videos, social media posts, and more about the singer, honoring him forever.

Music For Relief, the non-profit organization Linkin Park founded in 2005, has launched the One More Light Fund in honor of Chester Bennington. Donations can be made at www.musicforrelief.org. In addition, the band shared the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK.
 
Chester.LinkinPark.com

#RIPChester
JULY 28th 2017
 

ELUVEITIE RELEASE NEW VIDEO

"Lvgvs", the new video from Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's next album, the long-awaited second part of their acoustic concept effort "Evocation", which will be released on August 18 via Nuclear Blast.




ELUVEITIE mainman Chrigel Glanzmann states: "We're excited to present to you the second single and video clip of our upcoming acoustic album: 'Lvgvs'! Lugus is one of the most enigmatic, fascinating and mystical deities in the Celtic pantheon and occupies an important place in 'Evocation II'! And so is our brand new single: 'Lvgvs'. It comes with playful lightness, but is still very deep at the same time, full of mysticism, eclectic details, deepness and emotion. And furthermore we're also happy to have our good, old buddy Netta Skog from ENSIFERUM and her accordion on board in this song!"

"Evocation II" conjures another time travel to eras long gone. As the title already reveals, the concept of the first opus will continue and is entirely dedicated to the Celtic mythology. Even more, "Evocation II" takes you into the Gallic pantheon and bows down to the Celtic Gods after which the song titles are named. Anyone who will join ELUVEITIE on this journey will quickly notice that the character of each song is equal to the one of the god the song is about — and there is a lot more to discover!

Glanzmann stated about the new CD: "'Evocation II' is a journey back to the source of it all: Antumnos, the otherworld. Join us on this wayfare through the Celtic pantheon, the world of the gods of our ancestors! The album cover expresses nothing less but exactly this! It's full of symbolism and meaning and depicts things of deepest meaning and importance in Celtic mythology. The symbol contains the 'great wheel', symbolizing the wheel of the year with the four seasons and the equinoxes — forming the foundations of Celtic mythology. The great wheel is framed by a tripartite Enneagram; while three is an important number in Celtic mythology in general, we also face trinity in the Celtic pantheon! While the inner circle contains the initials of the names of the deities revered on this album — arranged tripartitedly according to their relations within the pantheon and place in the mythology — the outer circle utters an invitation as well as a blessing, a magical benediction for the one to dare to enter and set forth on this journey. The core of the symbol implies triune symbolism. The depiction shows the god Lugus, who was sometimes also adressed in the plural — Lugoves — since he's a triune god, as well as a tricephalos. The 'one with the skillful hand' and 'artisan of all skills' is depicted and a combination of two important symbols: On the one hand he's shown as 'high king' (and druid of druids), a typical gallic symbolism of an essential meaning and sigificance. On the other hand, he's framed by the gallic 'lord of the animals/lord of life' symbolism: The character surrounded with diverse animals, but being strongly connected with all of them at the same time. So after all, the album cover vibrantly and mystically expresses the content of 'Evocation II'! Join and let the journey begin!"

ELUVEITIE in May 2016 announced the departure of drummer Merlin Sutter, vocalist Anna Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi.

The band's last album, "Origins", was released in August 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.

ELUVEITIE is:

* Jonas Wolf (guitar)
* Matteo Sisti (whistles, bagpipes, mandola)
* Nicole Ansperger (fiddle)
* Alain Ackermann (drums)
* Chrigel Glanzmann (vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran)
* Fabienne Erni (vocals, celtic harp, mandola)
* Kay Brem (bass)
* Michalina Malisz (hurdy gurdy)
* Rafael Salzmann (guitar)

The new lineup of ELUVEITIE made its live debut at the Eluveitie & Friends festival in January at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland


JULY 28th 2017
 

NE OBLIVISCARIS UNVEIL FIRST TRACK FROM NEW RECORD

NE OBLIVISCARIS are unveiling the first amazing track taken from their forthcoming masterpiece, 'Urn', which has been scheduled for release on October 27th. The Australian progressive extremists are available for interviews.

The song "Intra Venus" is presented by the band in the shape of a fascinating video clip at the link below, which can be freely published.

Link
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgUn4EKLMnU

NE OBLIVISCARIS frontman Tim Charles comments on behalf of the band: "After almost three years of honing our craft in every way that we possibly could, we finally present to you the first track from an album of which we could not be more proud of. 'Urn' feels like the culmination of all our years of hard work; the delivery of everything that we have wanted to create. Music and art as our imaginations see it fit to be. 'Intra Venus' is more concise than much of our work and is in fact the only song on 'Urn' under ten minutes, but one that we feel is a great introduction to the record. We hope that you will enjoy it."

Below you can view the uncensored European 'Urn' cover, which has been created by vocalist Xenoyr.


JULY 28th 2017
 

ANIMALS AS LEADERS/PERIPHERY ANNOUNCE TOUR

Periphery and Animals As Leaders team up for what is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about tours, launching a North American trek, dubbed The Convergence Tour, on Oct. 31.

“This tour is a long time coming,” said Animals As Leaders’ guitar player Tosin Abasi. “Beyond being some of our favorite musicians, the guys in Periphery are some of our favorite people! Our careers share common roots and at times, common members. We can’t wait to bring this show to you all.”

“We are incredibly excited to hit the road with our good friends in Animals as Leaders this fall,” adds Periphery guitar player Mark Holcomb. “While we've done some short runs and one-off shows with AAL over the years, the idea to do a full-scale, co-headlining tour of North America has been something both our camps have discussed for the better part of seven years. Unfortunately, we were never able to line things up. Until now. We were also able to snag two amazing bands for portions of this tour as well, Car Bomb for the first half and Astronoid for the second half. ”


The Convergence Tour:

October 31 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
November 1 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
November 3 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
November 4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
November 5 London, ON London Music Hall
November 7 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
November 9 New York, NY Playstation Theater
Novembr 10 Providence, RI Lupo’s
November 11 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
November 12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
November 14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
November 15 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
November 17 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
November 18 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
November 19 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
November 21 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
November 22 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
November 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
November 25 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
November 27 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
November 28 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
November 29 Seattle, WA The Showbox
December 1 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (The Grand)
December 2 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

Car Bomb opens Oct. 31 – Nov. 15 while Astronoid supports Nov. 17 to Dec. 2.



JULY 24th 2017 
SLAYER TO PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW

Two-time Grammy-winning thrash/metal legend Slayer will make its 11:35PM late-night television debut on Thursday, July 27 when the band performs its iconic "Raining Blood" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."  The show airs at 11:35PM ET/PT and 10:35PM CT on NBC.

Immediately following Thursday's taping of "The Tonight Show," Slayer will head over to New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden where the band will headline as part of its summer U.S. tour. Remaining tour dates are below.

JULY
20   Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
21   St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
23   Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
25   Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27   Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28   Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

AUGUST
  1   Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
  2   1stBank Center, Denver, CO
  4   The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
  5   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  8   Vina Robles Amphitheater, Paso Robles, CA
  9   Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11   The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12   WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14   Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC  CANADA
15   SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB  CANADA
17   KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
19   Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
20   Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ


JULY 24th 2017
 

CANNIBAL CORPSE ANNOUNCE US HEADLINE TOUR

This November, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a US tour in support of their upcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length, due out this fall. The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th. Support will be provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below.  
 
CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper:
11/03/2017 Mavericks - Jacksonville, FL
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
11/05/2017 Saturn - Birmingham, AL
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater - Memphis, TN
11/08/2017 Trees - Dallas, TX
11/09/2017 White Oak - Houston, TX
11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival - Austin, TX
11/12/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2017 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/14/2017 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/17/2017 Neumos - Seattle, WA
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
11/20/2017 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
11/22/2017 Summit - Denver, CO          
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
11/28/2017 Royale - Boston, MA
11/29/2017 Stage 48 - New York, NY
11/30/2017 TLA - Philadelphia, PA
12/01/2017 Broadberry - Richmond, VA
12/02/2017 The Throne Theater - Wilmington, NC
12/03/2017 Pete's - Greensboro, NC
12/05/2017 Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
12/06/2017 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
12/07/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/08/2017 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL

JULY 20th 2017 
CHESTER BENNINGTON OF LINKIN PARK PASSES AWAY

The members of LINKIN PARK have released the following statement regarding the passing of their lead singer, Chester Bennington:

"Dear Chester,

"Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.

"You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we've seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.

"Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled — a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. We're trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.

"Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don't know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.

"Until we see you again, LP."

 

Bennington was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles by one of his employees shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 20.

A Los Angeles County coroner said on Friday that Bennington's "death is confirmed to be suicide by hanging." He added that "a bottle of alcohol was found in the room, but it wasn't close to the body and was not full."

Bennington had been candid about mental health battles in numerous interviews over the years. He was an open book when it came to the darkness he wrestled with, from talking about depression, anxiety and substance abuse, to revealing that he was molested when he was seven years old


JULY 20th 2017
 

ARCH ENEMY RELEASE NEW VIDEO FROM UPCOMING RELEASE

ARCH ENEMY have risen once again and are ready to accelerate at full force as they unleash the masterful new single, "The World Is Yours", taken from their forthcoming album, "Will To Power", due out on September 8 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS worldwide.



Mastermind Michael Amott comments, "We've been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we're proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, 'The World Is Yours'! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming 'Will To Power' album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering - in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, 'War Eternal'. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it's got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that... Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!"

The massive debut track, which can be heard and seen in their rousing music video HERE or streaming below, will be offered as an instant download with all digital pre-orders and is also available on all streaming platforms.
 
Head to http://willtopower.centurymedia.com to find all digital and physical pre-order options.
 
ARCH ENEMY - "The World Is Yours" Music Video
"Will To Power" promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy and will mark the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up -- ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D'ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums).  The album was co-produced by AMOTT and ERLANDSSON, while being mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir).

Following the immense critical acclaim from their anthem-laden triumph of 2014, "War Eternal", ARCH ENEMY will continue to bring their thunderous live performances to fans worldwide on the "Will To Power 2017 International Tour" this Fall following a busy summer making appearances across the European festival market. The first leg of the tour will stretch across Eastern Europe from September 15 to October 11 with direct support from Jinjer. Further dates across Europe and North America are soon to be revealed. See below for a full listing of upcoming shows!

ARCH ENEMY live:
 
ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017
06.07.2017 Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
08.07.2017 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
12.07.2017 Rockmarathon, Dunaújváros, Hungary
15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK
 
ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer
15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *
*without Jinjer
 
Tickets for all shows are available here: www.archenemy.net

JULY 19th 2017 
JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE MOBILE GAME
Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla,” a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store.

Game download link to App Store here: http://apple.co/2uG3i3n

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs “Halls of Valhalla,” “Breaking the Law”, “Turbo Lover”, “Electric Eye”, and “Painkiller” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”  

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 ‘Battle Cry’ album available to players exclusively within the game. Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill “stem meters” to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.  

“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience” said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game. “For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog.”  

Video trailer for game here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ6bjtdH5s4

“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.  
 
“Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla.....? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla...?”
 
Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott

JULY 13th 2017 
AMON AMARTH RELEASE VIDEO FOR "THE WAY OF VIKINGS"

After releasing the visually stunning videos for "First Kill"  and "At Dawn's First Light" last year, in support of their latest album, Jomsviking, Amon Amarth is now ready to debut a new video from the record: "The Way Of Vikings" - which was once again directed by Grupa 13 (http://www.grupa13.com). To watch the video - featuring the full band as Peaky Blinders inspired characters at a brutal underground gambling hall and boxing match - please visit: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth - where the video will be streaming live at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 8pm CEST. Fans can also view "The Way Of Vikings" now below:




Starting tomorrow (July 14), Amon Amarth will head back out on the road for their worldwide summer tour, which includes an appearance at the renowned Chicago Open Air on July 16. See below for all dates!

Amon Amarth tour dates
July 14 - Gavle, Sweden - Gefle Metal Festival
July 16 - Chicago, USA - Chicago Open Air
July 25 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays Festival
July 27 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Theatre Club
July 29 - Istanbul, Turkey - Rock Off Festival
Aug. 2 - Vienna, Austria - Jolly Roger Festival
Aug. 4 - Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland - Przystanek Woodstock
Aug. 5 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
Aug. 6 - Colmar, France - Foire Aux Vins
Aug. 7 - Majano (Udine), Italy - City Festival
Aug. 9 - Villena, Spain - Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 11 - Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into The Grave
Aug. 13 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Festival
Aug. 17 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summer Breeze
Aug. 18 - Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic - Rock Heart Festival
Aug. 19 - Zvolen, Slovakia - More Than Fest
Aug. 21 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Earshaker Day
Aug. 23 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra Open Air Show
Aug. 25 - Giessen, Germany - Kultursommer
Aug. 26 - Sulingen, Germany - Reload Festival
Aug. 28 - Kiev, Russia - Sentrum
Aug. 29 - Minsk, Russia - Re:Public
Aug. 30 - St. Petersburg, Russia - A2
Aug. 31 - Krasnodar, Russia - Arena Hall
Sept. 2 - Yekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club
Sept. 4 - Samara, Russia - Zvezda
Sept. 5 - Moscow, Russia - Yotaspace

As the band's first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal - which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, Amon Amarth landed on the global charts (including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart!). To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit http://www.amonamarth.com

JULY 13th 2017 
SEPTICFLESH REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK

Gods of orchestral extreme metal, SEPTICFLESH, will release their unrelenting new opus, Codex Omega, on September 1, 2017 in North America via Prosthetic Records. As a follow up to the release of their first single, "Dante's Inferno", SEPTICFLESH have just dropped the colossal new track "3rd Testament (Codex Omega)". Grab ahold of your seat and listen here via new lyric video:



 
The video was created by Cloud Music Typography. Guitarist Sotiris V. comments on the track, "As the release date of our new album is getting closer, it is appropriate to introduce you to the song that revolves around the main theme, "3rd Testament (Codex Omega)". So, behold the anti-bible. Listen to the sutras of the 3rd and final book in the divine drama series..."
 
Codex Omega will be available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a US indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl, and on all digital outlets. Preorders are up now and available at http://smarturl.it/SepticfleshCO.
 
Codex Omega was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of their trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, Codex Omega is by far the most infernal release from SEPTICFLESH to date. As a bonus, the CD and vinyl LP will come with an extra disc comprised of three orchestral tracks, once again featuring the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague.
 
Codex Omega official track listing:
DISC ONE
Dante's Inferno
3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
Portrait of a Headless Man
Martyr
Enemy of Truth
Dark Art
Our Church, Below the Sea
Faceless Queen
The Gospels of Fear
Trinity
 
DISC TWO
Martyr of Truth
Dark Testament
Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version)
 
SEPTICFLESH is:
Seth (brutal vocals, bass)
Christos Antoniou (guitars, orchestral)
Sotiris V. (guitars, clean vocals)
Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (drums)
 
SEPTICFLESH online:
www.septicflesh.com
www.facebook.com/septicfleshband

JULY 11th 2017 
CHILDREN OF BODOM/CARACH ANGREN UNVEIL FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Finland's melodic death metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM are returning to the states this fall for a mind-blowing celebration of 20 years since the debut of "Something Wild" and the beginning of the Hate Crew.


The 24-date tour will kick off on October 31 in Dallas, Texas with appearances at this year's Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, seven Canadian dates before concluding in Montreal on December 1. Joining the band on the momentous occasion are Dutch masters of horror CARACH ANGREN, Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY and New Jersey progressive, technical death metallers UNCURED.

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho comments: "So my friends, after rolling through Europe doing the 20th-year-anniversary tour, we were honestly pretty bummed out to find out that we wouldn't have enough time to bring the tour to America since it was absolutely a blast for both the crowd and the band. But now I’m stoked to announce that, as it turns out, we indeed will be able to do this on the other side of the pond so I'm over-the-top happy about that!!

"Remember, guys, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience seeing us playing all kinds of obscure tracks off the first album, stuff from the second and third albums that we ain't played in over 15 years and the general rule, really, is that there will not be a single song newer than the 'Hate Crew Deathroll' tracks so it's all about old-school COB! So even if 'Something Wild' isn't your favorite album, I can guarantee that it will be entertaining, nostalgic and flat-out funny as hell to be a part of this madness so that's one party you just cannot miss! I hope to see you there, ladies and gents!"

Tour dates:

Oct. 31 - Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas TX
Nov. 01 - Come and Take It Live, Austin TX
Nov. 03 - Marquee Theatre, Phoenix AZ
Nov. 04 - Ozzfest, San Bernardino CA
Nov. 05 - UC Theatre, San Francisco CA
Nov. 07 - El Corazon, Seattle WA
Nov. 08 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Nov. 10 - Macewan Ballroom, Calgary AB
Nov. 11 - The Ranch Roadhouse, Edmonton AB
Nov. 13 - The Grand @ The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Nov. 14 - Summit Music Hall, Denver CO
Nov. 15 - The Truman, Kansas City MO
Nov. 17 - The Cabooze, Minneapolis MN
Nov. 18 - The Forge, Chicago IL
Nov. 19 - The Majestic, Detroit MI
Nov. 21 - Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
Nov. 22 - The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia PA
Nov. 24 - PlayStation Theater, New York NY
Nov. 25 - The Palladium, Worcester MA
Nov. 26 - Anthology, Rochester NY
Nov. 28 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON
Nov. 29 - Bronson Centre, Ottawa ON
Nov. 30 - Imperial, Quebec City QC
Dec. 01 - Corona Theatre, Montreal QC

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 14

JULY 11th 2017 
70,000 TONS RELEASES PARTIAL LINE-UP FOR 2018 SAILING

70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, has announced ticket sales dates for Survivors and the first 16 of 60 bands to perform on board. The much-anticipated 8th edition sails from Miami / Fort Lauderdale, FL to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back between the dates of February 1- 5th, 2018.



The first 16 bands announced are: AETERNAM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ENSLAVED, GOATWHORE, IN EXTREMO, INSOMNIUM, KORPIKLAANI, MESHUGGAH, NECROPHOBIC, OBSCURA, OCTOBER TIDE, RHAPSODY, SEPTICFLESH, SEPULTURA and SONATA ARCTICA.

70000TONS OF METAL GOLD Survivors (festival goers who have attended three or more times) will be able to purchase tickets starting Friday July 7, 2017 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST and respectively 17:00 GMT+1).

SILVER Survivors (festival goers who have attended one or two times) will be able to purchase tickets starting Monday July 17, 2017 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST and respectively 17:00 GMT+1).

The Public Sales date will be announced in the coming weeks across all @70000tons social media pages and on the official 70000TONS OF METAL website.

Ticket prices for the 2018 cruise start at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and include on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service as well as port and service charges.

"Every year I book a very diverse line-up trying to cover all sub-genres of Heavy Metal," says Andy Piller, The Skipper of 70000TONS OF METAL. "The only thing that's even more diverse are our Survivors. Last year we welcomed Metalheads from 74 (seventy-four!) different Nations on board, making 70000TONS OF METAL truly feel like the United Nations of Heavy Metal... at Sea! Just imagine having people from all over the Globe on the same ship. Origin, race, language, religion, lifestyle, all of that does not matter anymore. You can feel the vibe on board that everyone is equal. That's what makes me most proud about 70000TONS OF METAL."

About 70000TONS OF METAL

70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, which features 60 Heavy Metal bands on board a luxury cruise ship performing across four stages, including The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to Sail the Seas.

The Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships in the World, offers guests complimentary fine dining, 22 bars and lounges, 24 hour room service, and a host of activities and on board amenities.

With seven consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3,000 Metalheads a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world class Heavy Metal bands.

Every band plays twice and you get unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances, including the Jamming with Waters in International Waters All-Star Jam, Meet & Greets with every band, intimate Artist Clinics & Workshops, exclusive Album Premiere Listening Sessions and much more. All of this with no VIP areas on board makes it feel like everyone has a Backstage Pass. If that's not enough, festival goers even get a chance to explore their Caribbean dream destination with Artist escorted shore excursions.

For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2018, including photos, FAQs (for booking, travel documents, payment, etc.), vessel amenities, events details and more, please visit 70000tons.com.

Guests and fans are also invited to join the 70000TONS OF METAL community on Facebook facebook.com/70000tons and Twitter twitter.com/70000tons.

JULY 11th 2017 
ORPHANED LAND UNVEIL NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN THE WORKS

Oriental metal pioneers ORPHANED LAND have just announced they will release a brand new studio album on January 26, 2018 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. The album, which will be titled “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs”, is mostly recorded and has been sent, once again, to Jens Bogren who will take over mixing and mastering duties of what is to be destined to become the band’s best and biggest production so far. “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs” will feature a guest appearance from guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett and more special additions will be announced soon.
 
Singer and frontman Kobi Farhi comments: “Hails from the recording studio! We are so thrilled and impatient for you all to hear 'Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs'. I wish to inform our old-school fans, growls are back, as well as killer melodies that will break your hearts! On a personal note, It's such a great feeling after a career of 25 years to know that we are still at our bests by all means. Prepare for something strong! Count the days with us till Jan 26, 2018!”
 
Following the release of “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs”, ORPHANED LAND will embark on an extensive European Tour throughout early 2018. Prior to this, the band will be seen touring North America later this year surrounding their featured set at the prestigious ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

ORPHANED LAND Live Dates:
9/6    Atlanta, GA - Prog Power USA
9/7    Tampa, FL - Crowbar #
9/8    Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero #
9/9    Cincinnati, OH - Madfrog #
9/10    Frederick, MD - Cafe 611 ^  
9/11    New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre ^
9/12    Montreal, QC - Katacombes ^
9/13    Toronto, ON - Garrison ^
9/15    Chicago, IL - Wire ^
9/18    Seattle, WA - Studio Seven ^
9/20    Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House ^
9/21    Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go-Go ^
# with Voodoo Kungfu
^ with Pain & Voodoo Kungfu


JULY 11th 2017

OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, a combination of the two hard rock and metal events that first took place last September in San Bernardino, California, will return to Glen Helen Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in early November.


Tickets go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) at Ozzfest.com and Knotfest.com. Early ticket prices range from $29.00 for a single-day GA lawn ticket to $239.00 for two-day GA pit passes; a variety of VIP packages are also available for each day.

Said Ozzy Osbourne: "Last year's show with BLACK SABBATH was just incredible and I'm thrilled to be coming back this year with Zakk, Tommy, Blasko and Adam to headline the 21st anniversary of Ozzfest."

Added SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan: "It's that incredible time again where Ozzfest and Knotfest meet up to bring all music fans together for two days of rock and roll. Let's not forget the beautiful culture we are involved in and the history that is being written. Join the true passion of our concepts. I'll see you there. Stay (sic)."

Stated Sharon Osbourne: "Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is coming back for another round. Last year we had over 75,000 people attend and we have another great lineup this year with Ozzy's first solo show in L.A. in more than six years. This is not just another show… it's Ozzfest Meets Knotfest! And this year's event means the world to me as we'll be amongst friends like PROPHETS OF RAGE, ROB ZOMBIE, DEFTONES, MARILYN MANSON and STONE SOUR... It's going to be another amazing weekend.”

Said SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR's Corey Taylor: "Knotfest was never supposed to be exclusively about SLIPKNOT. It was always about the things that fueled the spirit of SLIPKNOT: music, art, passion, insanity, and the tribes that give it power. So it would make sense for Knotfest to carry on these ideas, even without SLIPKNOT. Because these things are the gasoline of creativity, and there's plenty to go around, with plenty of great bands, acts and things to see. Teaming up again with Ozzfest means another weekend of the biggest, baddest, loudest and best. I hope you all will join us; it's going to be (sic)."

The multi-stage, two-day weekend camping event will include more than 40 acts.

Ozzfest - Saturday, November 4

Main Stage
OZZY OSBOURNE
PROPHETS OF RAGE
DEFTONES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
ORANGE GOBLIN

Second Stage
KREATOR
BARONESS
HIGH ON FIRE
IRON REAGAN
1349
HAVOK
KYNG
TOMBS
NIGHT DEMON
THROWN INTO EXILE

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage

POSSESSED
SUFFOCATION
FALLUJAH
RINGS OF SATURN

Knotfest - Sunday, November 5


Main Stage
ROB ZOMBIE
MARILYN MANSON
STONE SOUR
EIGHTEEN VISIONS
PRAYERS

Second Stage

TESTAMENT
LIFE OF AGONY
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
UPON A BURNING BODY
GOATWHORE
DEATH ANGEL
CODE ORANGE
ONI
STITCHED UP HEART
DED

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage
REPULSION
EXHUMED
WARBRINGER
GHOUL

 

JULY 11th 2017
BEHEMOTH'S INFERNO TO SIT OUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have tapped former JOB FOR A COWBOY and SCORPION CHILD drummer Jon Rice for their summer North American tour with SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD. Rice will be filling in for longtime BEHEMOTH drummer Inferno (real name: Zbigniew Robert Promiński).

Comments Inferno: "I am going to be a father for the second time in my life and it's going to happen in July of 2017. I therefore must apologize to all our fans for not being able to participate in the 2017 summer North American tour. I believe that Jon Rice, an amazing drummer, a truly experienced musician, and a good friend of ours, will flawlessly take over my drum throne for this short period and will set the stage on fire!"

One of extreme metal's most in-demand young drummers, Rice got his start with Pittsburgh thrashers CROWN THE LOST before joining JOB FOR A COWBOY in 2006. Rice played on JOB FOR A COWBOY's "Ruination" and "Demonocracy" albums before leaving to join Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD in 2013, where he provided drums on 2016's "Acid Roulette". Rice has also done touring stints with 1349, THE RED CHORD, REVOCATION and SIRENIA.



The six-week SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota, winding up in Phoenix, Arizona on August 20. SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD will also play Wisconsin's Rock Fest (July 13) and Rock USA (July 15) festivals, and then meet up with BEHEMOTH at the Chicago Open Air festival on July 16.

BEHEMOTH is continuing work on the follow-up to 2014's "The Satanist" album for a tentative fall 2018 release.

 

JULY 11th 2017
ARCH ENEMY REVEAL NEW COVER ART AND ALBUM DETAILS

Metal powerhouse ARCH ENEMY are ready to bring their fierce brand of metal to audiences worldwide as they announce details on their upcoming album, "Will To Power", out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records. The band are excited to reveal the album's captivating cover artwork, as shown above, designed by Alex Reisfar.
 
Guitarist Michael Amott commented on the artwork:


"It was a pleasure working with Alex Reisfar on the 'Will to Power' cover artwork, he immediately grasped the concept and atmosphere we were looking for with this album. We talked about the double edged sword that is human ambition, how it can be outstandingly creative and beautiful but can also be turned into something dark and powerful. Alex proceeded to masterfully paint a strong image that evokes a lot of feelings. The human skull as a central focal point, the flesh sort of falling off into the circular pattern. The snake ouroboros weaving in and out of the mouths and throats of the severed heads of a wolf, a goat and a vampire bat... All representing self determination and a predatory, almost parasitic will to power"
 
Co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, the album was sent to long time collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (Nevermore) first recording with the band.
 
Following in the steps of their most acclaimed album to date, "War Eternal", which saw the band reach their highest charts in the US and Germany to date, "Will To Power" will continue to smash records worldwide.
 
While full details and pre-order information on "Will To Power" will be made available in the coming weeks, fans can currently take part in a special campaign which will allow them to sign up and have their name featured in the "Will To Power" Deluxe Box Set Edition. For further details and to have your name included, please visit: http://willtopower.centurymedia.com/
 
Having performed over 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their previous effort, ARCH ENEMY will continue fervently bringing their show to ever-growing audiences worldwide across the European festival market this summer. They are also excited to announce the first leg of their international "Will To Power Tour 2017" which will commence from September 15 through October 11 across Eastern Europe and will feature special guests, Jinjer. A full list of their upcoming appearances can be found below. There will be a US tour coming this fall as well. Stay tuned for further tour dates!

ARCH ENEMY live:
 
ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017
06.07.2017 Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
08.07.2017 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
12.07.2017 Rockmarathon, Dunaújváros, Hungary
15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK
 
ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer
15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *
*without Jinjer
 
Tickets for all shows are available here: www.archenemy.net

 

JULY 11th 2017
SHIPROCKED 2018 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED AND MORE

Fewer than 20 staterooms remain for ShipRocked 2018 – “A ShipRocked Odyssey” -- January 21-25, 2018 onboard Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau and the private island of Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas. But the music lineup continues to grow. P.O.D., Otherwise, Like A Storm, Adelitas Way, and The Letter Black join an already stellar roster, including Stone Sour, Seether, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Nothing More, Starset, Beartooth, Red Sun Rising, Shaman’s Harvest, Aranda, Badflower, DED, He Is Legend, Royal Republic, Palisades, Doll Skin, Kaleido, and featuring special guests The Stowaways.



The ninth edition of the annual vacation experience includes the return of resident all-star band The Stowaways for a pair of special shows with its revolving cast of special guests and surprise performers, bringing a mix of classic hits, unexpected surprises, and a roster of performers that can't be seen anywhere else. The initial list of band members for The Stowaways on ShipRocked 2018 is as follows: Phil Buckman (Fuel), Joey Duenas (Drowning Pool), Shannon Larkin (Godsmack), Brendan Maier (Facelift), John Moyer (Disturbed), Tony Palermo (Papa Roach), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Erin Porter, Lukas Rossi, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal         (Art Of Anarchy), and Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), with more to be announced.
 
Blasting off from Port Canaveral, FL, ShipRocked 2018 is a once-in-a-lifetime getaway featuring over a dozen bands and gravity defying live performances, out of this world artist hosted events and activities, meet & greets, crazy theme nights, after hours parties and more.  Loudwire calls ShipRocked “…a staple of the hard rock and metal event calendar [March 1, 2017].”
 
Website: www.ShipRocked.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GetShipRocked
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ShipRocked


JULY 11th 2017

MARDUK UNVEIL FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Legendary Swedish Black Metal outfit MARDUK will return to North America once again as they have revealed dates this fall for the "Frontschwein North America Tour: Part 2"!



Featuring support from death metal troupes Incantation and Abysmal Dawn, the tour will kick-off in Los Angeles on August 18, traveling southeast across the U.S., before voyaging across the border to Canada and making their final stop in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec on September 3.

"Frontschwein North America Part 2" Dates:
8/18    Los Angeles, CA - Union #
8/20    San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick #
8/21    El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar #
8/22    San Antonio, TX - Korova #
8/23    Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey #
8/24    Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room #
8/25    Joliet, IL - The Forge #
8/26    Detroit, MI - Harpos #
8/27    Reading, PA - Reverb #
8/28    Frederick, MD - Cafe 611 #
8/29    New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre #
8/30    Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall #
8/31    Quebec City, QC - Salle Multi #
9/1    Ottawa, ON - Maverick’s #
9/2    Toronto, ON - The Garrison  #
9/3    Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Petit Theatre #
# with Incantation & Abysmal Dawn

MARDUK will continue to support their 13th studio album to date, "Frontschwein", their first solely war-themed album since 1999's legendary release, "Panzer Division Marduk", which "continues to polish their raw and to-the-point style of black metal" (CVLT Nation) while "positively brimming with evil hooks and virulently infectious harmonies" (No Clean Singing).


JUNE 20th 2017

TRIBULATION START WORK ON NEW RECORD

With the release of “The Children Of The Night” in April 2015, Sweden’s TRIBULATION have made a massive impact on the worldwide metal scene. After excessive touring in North America and Europe TRIBULATION took a well-deserved break not only to recover from the intense album campaign, but also to focus on what lies ahead: A change of drummer and a new album!


 
TRIBULATION recently published the following statement about the departure of drummer Jakob Ljungberg, who had been with the group since the album “The Formulas Of Death”:
“As the summer in the year of their lord 2017 draws near and the world in the north is again fully starting to wake from its slumber we, on the other hand, are forced to face an inevitable end in the departure of our drummer Jakob Ljungberg who has decided to leave the band. We have spent the last five years together through pain to heaven, in chaos to bliss! It’s been such a strange, wonderful, tiring and inspiring time and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this time the most important in the history of the band. We surely couldn’t have done it without you. We were like brothers even before the time of Tribulation and we certainly will be in the time after! Make sure to check out Jakob’s unique and most excellent band Second Sun (https://www.facebook.com/Secondsunswe/) where he sings and plays guitar!”
 
Jakob Ljungberg also commented as follows: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Tribulation. These last years have been among the best in my life, but they wore me out and now I have to continue life on different paths. Thanks to everyone involved - you made this journey spectacular, thanks to everyone that came up and said hi - it meant the world to me, thanks to everyone who believed in me - you made me believe in myself. Jonathan, Adam and Johannes: I love you. "The end of nights we tried to die - this is the end.””
 
But as every end is also a new beginning, TRIBULATION have already secured a new drummer in Oscar Leander and have further good news to spread: “After this period of silence, renewal and contemplation the time has now come to give you the new Tribulation! We have now fully immersed ourselves in the making of a new album that will be recorded at summer's end. We are very pleased to announce that Oscar Leander (previously in Deathstars) is our new drummer. He will make his first appearance with us on Muskelrock now on Thursday, June 1st! Are you ready? We are!”
 
Stay alert for TRIBULATION’s new studio album which is planned to be released early 2018.
 
TRIBULATION – Live 2017
6/1      Alvesta, SE - Muskelrock Festival
6/16    Dessel, BE - Graspop Metal Meeting
7/7      Idraetsvej, DK - Metal Magic Festival
8/25    Siegen, DE - Jomsviking Open Air
9/28    Hultsfred, SE - Mörkaste Småland Festzival
10/7    Hoogeveen, NL - Graveland Festival
 
* Please note that TRIBULATION’s previously announced appearance at Germany’s Bang Your Head festival has unfortunately been cancelled for 2017.
 
TRIBULATION line-up (from left to right in the above picture)
Adam Zaars – guitars
Johannes Andersson – vocals, bass
Oscar Leander – drums
Jonathan Hultén – guitars

 

JUNE 20th 2017
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED AND MORE

The highly-anticipated music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Aftershock--California’s biggest rock festival--Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA.


 
Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages. .
 
Maynard James Keenan says, "I’m delighted to be completing my musical trifecta by returning to the Aftershock festival with A Perfect Circle. Join us for a celebratory glass or three at the Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden all weekend long.”
 
Marilyn Manson says, “A perfect time in the world to share a stage with Ozzy. Here comes the storm.”
 
The daily music lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows:
 
Saturday, October 21: Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Gojira, Highly Suspect, Eagles of Death Metal, Tech N9ne, August Burns Red, Anti-Flag, Nothing More, Deap Vally, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Code Orange, Greta Van Fleet, While She Sleeps, Bleeker
 
Sunday, October 22: Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies, Steel Panther, Beartooth, Starset, Fozzy, Power Trip, New Years Day, DED, Black Map, Them Evils
 
Monster Energy Aftershock founder Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents explains,  “Over the past five years, Aftershock has continued to grow as one of the most diverse rock experiences in America. We continue to push the limits this year with Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne, along with artists like A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Highly Suspect, Gojira and more.” He adds, "After the success we had with Caduceus wine at last year’s Aftershock, we continued the partnership with Maynard earlier this year at all of our spring festivals. I couldn’t be more excited to bring Caduceus Wine Garden back to Aftershock where it all began."
 
Single day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock will be available at aftershockconcert.com starting on Friday, June 9 at Noon PT. Tickets and VIP packages start at the following prices. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.
 
Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge: VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue; shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining and video screens featuring live feed from main stages; VIP-only viewing area of main stage; upgraded food and drink selections (for additional purchase); dedicated VIP restrooms; and commemorative Aftershock laminate.
 
Eats: Food vendors at Monster Energy Aftershock include Angry Bird Grill • Bacon Mania Truck • Barrett’s Burgers • Barrett’s Sliders • Big Joe’s BBQ • Bubba’s BBQ • Cousins Maine Lobster Truck • Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream • Dog Town Dog Truck • Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches Truck • Florez Mexican Restaurant • La Mex Taqueria Truck • Mac Attack • Monster Fries • Mt. Olympus • Sausage King • Smokin Hot Pizza • Spicy Pie Pizza • Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant.
 
Caduceus Wine Garden: This wine garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, "Spirito" Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venaus, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.
https://caduceus.org/
 
The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.
Website: http://themusicexperience.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMusicExp
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tmexp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/themusicxp
 
Take Me Home: Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.
Website: www.takemehome.tv
 
Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live: The Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try and enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives. In doing this, we hope it can help give them a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day what they are battling. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and affiliates, we are able to reach out to individuals and present them with one of a kind experiences and opportunities that arise. We feel a Dyin 2 Live Dream can offer a source of inspiration for those undergoing difficult medical treatments and be a positive force that offers a life-changing impact not only on them, but also the family to overcome their obstacles. If you are currently fighting cancer or know of someone in the fight who could benefit from a Dyin 2 Live Dream, please submit your story and tell us why and how a Dyin 2 Live day would help. Also, anyone interested in being a supporter, volunteer, or donor, please contact us at mywish@dyin2live.org.
Website: www.Dyin2Live.org
Facebook: facebook.com/Dyin2LiveDreams or facebook.com/FxckCancerUSA
 
Monster Energy Aftershock’s economic impact to the Sacramento region exceeds $10 million. As part of its commitment to the Sacramento community, last year Monster Energy Aftershock made a $10,000 donation to Stanford Settlement in the Natomas area to support youth programs and other neighborhood services. In addition, festivalgoers contributed approximately $40,000 to charities including Take Me Home Animal Rescue and Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live. Aftershock partnered with Sacramento Parks to create awareness about water safety via the 2016 “Life Looks Good On You” campaign as well.
 
Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion, Houston Open Air, and more.
 
Sponsors for Monster Energy Aftershock include: Monster Energy, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Thunder Valley, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Heavy Grass, BlackCraft Cult, El Jimador, Ace of Spades, Roadrunner Records, Century Media, Razor & Tie, Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, and Juxtapoz.
 
Website: http://aftershockconcert.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aftershocksac
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aftershockconcert/

JUNE 20th 2017
NITRO RELEASE PRODUCER FOR UPCOMING RECORD

NITRO makes its next move and this revelation is just as impressive as last week's when the band
revealed that VICTOR WOOTEN will be the bass player on the new NITRO album and a previous
announcement that drummer, CHRIS ADLER (Lamb of God), has joined the band.

Joining 'Team NITRO' is multi-GRAMMY Award nominee, KANE CHURKO, who's songwriting,
producing and engineering credentials are second-to-none. CHURKO has worked with Ozzy
Osborne, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Papa Roach and more. In
addition to producing the new NITRO album, CHURKO will also be contributing his songwriting
talents.



"It's exciting to be part of NITRO's evolution and the opportunity to record a legendary vocalist such
as JIM GILLETTE was not one I wanted to pass up. We've had a lot of fun working on new music
together at The Hideout Recording Studio. I really think it's going to please old and new fans alike.
With such a phenomenal lineup, it should be evident that NITRO is back and ready to compete with
the best-of-the-best.", said CHURKO.

A release date for the new NITRO album, currently being recorded, is forthcoming. The band plans to debut a single from the new record along with a promotional video. Those, and other exciting announcements, are forthcoming.

JUNE 20th 2017
DAVID VINCENT RELEASES NEW VIDEO OF "DRINKIN' WITH THE DEVIL"

For the DRINKIN' WITH THE DEVIL official music video, VINCENT wanted the style to be similar to a
1960's / 1970's western movie. Filmed on location at J. LORRAINE GHOST TOWN in Manor, TX, a
true ghost town just a short drive from Austin which his publicist, SUZANNE PENLEY, discovered
after a month-long search.

Featuring: DAVID VINCENT (vocals & guitar), DANNY B. HARVEY (guitar), CHRIS BARNES
(upright bass), J.W. WADE (steel pedal guitar) and TOM LEWIS (drums).



The official music video was filmed, directed, edited and produced by JOSHUA ALLAN VARGAS
and co-produced by JVSTIN WHITNEY. An independent filmmaker who has directed/filmed over 40
music videos, VARGAS made national headlines in 2012 for his true crime biopic, "In A Madman's
World", a film detailing the life of Elmer Wayne Henley, the teenage accomplice of Houston's most
famous serial killer Dean Corll. While going through Henley's personal effects, VARGAS uncovered
not-yet-discovered evidence of another Corll victim. VARGAS also filmed and directed the soon-tobe-released heavy metal horror splattermovie, "HAIRMETAL SHOTGUN ZOMBIE MASSACRE: THE
MOVIE" in which VINCENT, TOM ARAYA (Slayer) and RANDY BLYTHE (Lamb of God) have
cameos in.

 

JUNE 20th 2017
MASTODON UNVEIL UPCOMING TOUR SCHEDULE

Internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon have extended their U.S. headline tour starting on September 26 in Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live with continued support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The tour also includes stops at several festivals, including the High Elevation Fest in Denver, CO and Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. Mastodon will also be playing a series of headline shows in the U.K. this December including Brixton Academy in London, England on December 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 16 at 10:00 am local time. Tickets can be purchased at mastodonrocks.com/tour.


 
"Show Yourself," from the new album Emperor of Sand, remains in the Top 5 Active Rock Chart after several consecutive weeks. The album continues its ascent towards greater heights and is catching the attention of a new legion of fans:
"Emperor Of Sand... a further evolution of the band's fusion of metal and prog-rock interests. It's music of complexity and feeling." - The Los Angeles Times
 
"Deeply personal...There's immediacy to it, something intimate in the way it approaches life and death. Emperor Of Sand sees Mastodon laying their rock roots on the table. Mastodon's strength is in their ability to harness musical madness into a cohesive vision." - Nerdist
 
"There is only one band that can go from extreme metal to classic rock and somehow make it all sound seamless, and that band is Mastodon." - Alternative Press
 
Mastodon Fall Tour Dates:
# indicates festival date. All other dates are headline shows.
*w/o Eagles of Death Metal
 
#08/20              Las Vegas, NV                         Psycho Las Vegas Festival
#09/23              Denver, CO                              High Elevation Fest
09/26                Orlando, FL                              Hard Rock Live
09/27                Charleston, SC                         North Charleston Performance Arts Center
09/29                Knoxville, TN                            Civic Auditorium
#09/30              Louisville, KY                            Louder Than Life Festival
10/03                Raleigh, NC                              The Ritz
10/04                Charlotte, NC                            The Fillmore
10/06                Atlanta, GA                               The Fox Theater
#10/07              Camden, NJ                             Rock Allegiance Festival
10/09                Montreal, QC                            Metropolis
10/10                Rochester, NY                          The Armory
10/11                Grand Rapids, MI                      20 Monroe Live
*10/13              Oklahoma City, OK                   Diamond Ballroom
10/14                San Antonio, TX                        Aztec Theater
#10/15              Houston, TX                             Houston Open Air
10/17                Albuquerque, NM                      Historic El Rey Theater
10/19                San Diego, CA                          House of Blues
#10/21              Sacramento, CA                       Aftershock Festival
10/23                Boise, ID                                  Revolution Center
10/24                Spokane, WA                            Knitting Factory
10/25                Vancouver, BC                         Orpheum Theatre
 
UK December Tour Dates:
 
12/02                Cardiff, Wales                           Great Hall
12/04                Wolverhampton, England          Civic Hall
12/05                Nottingham, England                 Rock City
12/06                Newcastle, England                  Northumbria University
12/07                Glasgow, Scotland                    Barrowland
12/09                Manchester, England                Academy
12/10                London, England                       Brixton Academy


JUNE 20th 2017

A PERFECT CIRCLE ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR

A Perfect Circle, who recently wrapped up a sold out U.S. tour, return to the road this fall, kicking off a North American trek at the Aftershock festival on Oct. 21.

The band’s spring outing, their first U.S. tour in six years, began with a three-night stand at The Pearl in Las Vegas. “It was as if they never left, both in terms of the sharpness of their performance and the contemporary relevancy… of their catalog,” said the Las Vegas Review Journal in their review of the opening evening. As the band worked their way through the month of U.S. dates, Keenan dubbed the outing the “get to know ya/re-get to know ya” tour, a nod to the band’s hiatus and news of their forthcoming album. A Perfect Circle headlined Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion before concluding the tour with an “enthralling” (Orange County Register), “rapturous” (Buzzbands) sold out, debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Tour dates:
October 21 Sacramento, CA  Aftershock Festival
October 23 Colorado Springs, CO  Broadmoor World Arena
October 25 Albuquerque, NM  Tingley Coliseum
October 26 El Paso, TX  Don Haskins Center
October 30 Knoxville, TN  Thompson-Boling Arena
November 1 Fairfax, VA  EagleBank Arena
November 2 Brooklyn, NY  Tidal Theater @ Barclays Center
November 4 Reading, PA  Santander Arena
November 5 Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun Arena
November 7 Camden, NJ  BB&T Pavilion
November 8 Boston, MA   Agganis Arena
November 10 Portland, ME  Cross Insurance Center
November 11 Albany, NY  Times Union Center
November 12 Syracuse, NY  The OnCenter Arena
November 14 Montreal, QC  Laval Centre
November 15 Toronto, ON  Air Canada Centre
November 17 Pittsburgh, PA  Petersen Events Center
November 18 Cleveland, OH  Wolstein Center
November 19 Highland Heights, KY  BB&T Arena
November 21 Detroit, MI  Fox Theatre
November 22 Grand Rapids, MI  The DeltaPlex Arena
November 24 Chicago, IL  UIC Pavilion
November 25 St. Paul, MN  Xcel EnergyCenter
November 28 Spokane, WA  Spokane Arena
November 30 Vancouver, BC  PNE Coliseum
December 1 Seattle, WA  Key Arena
December 2 Portland, OR  Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
December 4 Eugene, OR  Matthew Knight Center



Tickets for all non-festival shows are on-sale this Friday, June 23 at 10 am local time. VIP packages will be available simultaneously, for more details visit aperfectcircle.com. The Beta Machine opens on all dates.

The band’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine)

 

JUNE 17th 2017
PAIN/ORPHANED LAND ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

ORPHANED LAND are excited to reveal plans for a headlining North American tour later this fall following their featured performance at the prestigious ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA on September 6. The tour will feature support from Swedish industrial metal outfit PAIN and Chinese metallists' Voodoo Kungfu on select dates. See the above tour admat or find full dates listed at the bottom of this page. Tickets are on sale now!

Vocalist and founding member Kobi Farhi comments, "After 6 years of absence we are thrilled to be back and tour North America!we've missed all our fans all over the states and can't wait to rock you all. Let's all get ready for some Oriental Metal party!"

ORPHANED LAND recently celebrated their 25th year anniversary with a digital compilation featuring special versions of some of their most popular songs and previously unreleased material titled, "Orphaned Land & Friends".

PAIN release the following statement on their facebook page for fans to read:

"NORTH AMERICA! Finally!!!
This might be your only chance to see PAIN in North America ... ever..."


ORPHANED LAND/PAIN Live:
9/6    Atlanta, GA - Prog Power USA
9/7    Tampa, FL - Crowbar #
9/8    Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero #
9/9    Cincinnati, OH - Madfrog #
9/10    Frederick, MD - Cafe 611 ^  
9/11    New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre ^
9/12    Montreal, QC - Katacombes ^
9/13    Toronto, ON - Garrison ^
9/15    Chicago, IL - Wire ^
9/18    Seattle, WA - Studio Seven ^
9/20    Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House ^
9/21    Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go-Go ^
# with Voodoo Kungfu
^ with Pain & Voodoo Kungfu



JUNE 16th 2017

SHIPROCK 2018 WITH STONE SOUR, SEETHER,
IN THIS MOMENT AND MORE

The initial band lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2018, set for January 21-25, 2018 onboard Carnival Liberty. STONE SOUR, SEETHER, IN THIS MOMENT and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY lead a lineup of over a dozen bands slated to play the ninth edition of the annual vacation experience as it sails from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau and the private island of Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas.

STONE SOUR's Corey Taylor said: "Finally. We've been trying to make this happen for a long time. Now STONE SOUR is joining the ShipRocked party — and we hope you're all as excited as we are!! There's gonna be music, excitement, craziness and maybe — just maybe...somebody's goin' to get naked. Come join us on ShipRocked!!"

Adds SEETHER's Shaun Morgan: "We're really looking forward to being back on ShipRocked! We had a blast in 2016 and we intend to go even bigger on the next one!"

In addition to STONE SOUR, SEETHER, IN THIS MOMENT and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, the otherworldly lineup for ShipRocked 2018 includes THE STOWAWAYS, NOTHING MORE, STARSET, BEARTOOTH, NONPOINT, RED SUN RISING, SHAMAN'S HARVEST, ARANDA, BADFLOWER, DED, HE IS LEGEND, ROYAL REPUBLIC, PALISADES, DOLL SKIN and KALEIDO, with more to be announced.


ShipRocked's resident all-star band THE STOWAWAYS returns in 2018 for a pair of special shows with its revolving cast of special guests, bringing a mix of classic hits, unexpected surprises, and a roster of performers that can't be seen anywhere else.

ShipRocked producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment says: "We are very proud that the ShipRocked experience continues to grow, and gets better and better with each sailing. This year, we're primed and ready to take our ninth voyage to infinity and beyond, combining two of our favorite things, space and great live rock music! Blasting off from Port Canaveral with an incredible lineup, 2018's mission will continue to push the limits and promises to be the most out of this world vacation yet, taking one small step for man, one giant leap for ShipRocker-kind!"

The ShipRocked 2018 pre-sale is sold out. Remaining staterooms for ShipRocked 2018 will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 20 at noon ET at ShipRocked.com.

 

JUNE 16th 2017
CARACH ANGREN RELEASE NEW VIDEO FROM NEW ALBUM

 

OFFICIAL HORROR VIDEO "CHARLES FRANCIS COGHLAN"



After months of incredible hard work, we are extremely proud to present our official horror video for 'Charles Francis Coghlan'. Together with director Rick Jacops, we have relentlessly pushed all creative limits to transport the viewer into another terrifying dimension. Everything you see is real and produced as well as co-directed by us. Prepare to be obsessed and possessed!

Video Credits
Produced by Carach Angren & Backstage Film Productions
Directed by Rick Jacops & Carach Angren
Actress: Amber Delahaye
Sound Design by Clemens Wijers Music Productions & Backstage Film Productions
Team: Brendan Gijzen, Stefan Wijers, Julien Wijers
Special thanks: Paul Kops, Ria Hendriks, Transportbedrijf Chris Wijers, Rick Simons, Het Leukermeer, Merith Rooden

ORDER NEW ALBUM HERE: www.carachangrenstore.com

JUNE 15th 2017
SEPTICFLESH UNVEIL NEW TRACK FROM UPCOMING NEW RECORD

SEPTICFLESH are now revealing the first monumental song taken from their forthcoming tenth full-length, 'Codex Omega', which has been scheduled for release on the 1st of September.



SEPTICFLESH comment: "We are proud to present the first track from the upcoming album 'Codex Omega'. The song is appropriately entitled 'Dante's Inferno', acting as a gateway to hell... As it was inscribed on the top of the Hellgate in the famous poem by Dante Alighieri, 'Through me you pass into the city of woe; Through me you pass into eternal pain; Through me among the people lost for aye'. This is just the first glimpse, the entrance to our new album. Stay tuned as more will gradually be revealed with the release date of our new album getting closer... "

SEPTICFLESH are furthermore revealing the artwork, which has been created by frontman Seth and track-list of 'Codex Omega'. Both can be viewed below.


 1. Dante's Inferno (5:34)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega) (4:08)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (5:00)
4. Martyr (5:07)
5. Enemy of Truth (4:55)
6. Dark Art (5:24)
7. Our Church, Below the Sea (3:59)
8. Faceless Queen (5:20)
9. The Gospels of Fear (3:41)
10. Trinity (4:07)

SEPTICFLESH are painting an apocalyptic vision and make full use of their impressive musical palette consisting of death metal and orchestral colours on their tenth full-length, 'Codex Omega'.

From their alpha EP 'Temple of the Lost Race' that was released one year after their founding in 1990, the Greek musicians have pushed the limits of the metal genre and continued to explore new sonic path with every following release from their debut album 'Mystic Places of Dawn' (1994) to the stunning 'Sumerian Daemons' (2003), which have in the meantime all been re-issued by Season of Mist.

Yet SEPTICFLESH had clearly come into their own sound when they unleashed their celebrated comeback album after a five-year hiatus that re-charged their artistic batteries. 'Communion' (2008) offered a well-balanced amalgamation of metal elements that were freely drawn from the darker side of the genre including death, black, and gothic metal with epic orchestral arrangements. This symphonic excellence was based on guitarist Christos Antoniou bringing to bear the fruits of his academic studies of classical composition, which he passed with honours and distinction.

With a clear musical compass to navigate, SEPTICFLESH continued to explore their sound and the compositional possibilities of this new-found metal continent. 'The Great Mass' (2011) and 'Titan' (2014) saw the Greeks evolving at fast speed and at the same time gathering adherents as well as critical praise in ever growing numbers. Extended touring on both sides of the Atlantic and performances at about every important festival further consolidated the bands burgeoning status.

Although the biblical omega marks the end, SEPTICFLESH on the contrary are reaching their current peak with 'Codex Omega', an album that clearly witnesses the Greek visionaries having come to maturity and expert craftsmanship in every sense.

SEPTICFLESH are the undisputable masters of symphonic death metal and 'Codex Omega' is the perfect proof for this bold statement.

www.facebook.com/septicfleshband
www.septicflesh.com
 
Line-up
Seth Siro Anton: vocals, bass
Christos Antoniou: guitar, orchestration
Sotiris Anunnaki V: clear vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar
Kerim "Krimh" Lechner: drums

Guest musicians
Giannis Poupoulis: oud (on "Martyr" and "Faceless Queen")
Vahan Galstyan: duduk (on "Portrait of a Headless Man")

Orchestra
FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague conducted by Adam Klemens

Choir
Soprani: Flora Tzini, Christina Alexiou, Margarita Papadimitriou
Alti: Antonia Despouli, Kandia Bouzioti, Kiriaki Trohani
Tenors: Michalis Platanias, Romanos Papadimitriou
Basses: Nikos Tsachalinas, Romanos Papadimitriou
Conducted by Margarita Papadimitriou

Recording
Zero Gravity Studios (Athens, Greece)
Smecky Studios (Prague, Czech Republic)
Fascination Street Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)

Production:
Produced by Jens Bogren and SEPTICFLESH
Sound engineer: Terry Nikas
Sound engineer for the orchestra recordings: Jan Holzner

Mix
Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios assisted by Linus Corneliusson
Mastering:
Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios
Style: Symphonic Death Metal
Cover art: Seth Siro Anton
Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/SepticfleshCodex

Available formats
Collectors Box
Digipak CD
Gatefold double LP in various colours


 

JUNE 13th 2017
NITRO ANNOUNCES GUEST BASS PLAYER

After months of public speculation on who will be playing bass on the new NITRO album, the band releases the following statement:

NITRO is proud, humbled and honored to finally tell fans and friends that VICTOR WOOTEN will be the guest bass player on the new NITRO album.  A five time GRAMMY Award winner and widely-recognized as the greatest living bass player in the world, WOOTEN is also a Resident Scholar of Performance at the prestigious BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC and has been running his own music retreat located near Nashville, TN for 18 years called VIX CAMPS.



CHRIS ADLER, states: "I have been in awe of Victor for many, many years. His musical gifts, which are second to none, are matched by his ability to inspire. I am giddy, humbled and amazed to have the chance to share music with, and learn from, him.  Hearing him play music - or even speak about playing music for that matter, is truly a gift.  Playing this material with him is mind blowing, listening to what he brings to this is game-changing."

"Victor is the best-of-the-best! He is a legendary musician and the most amazing bass player I've ever heard. Beyond excited is an understatement. We can't wait for everyone to hear what we're coming up with.", says MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO.

JIM GILLETTE adds: "To have Victor on board is a dream come true. The caliber of musicianship is beyond anything the metal community has ever experienced. This takes the term 'Super Group' to a whole new level. The metal gods are definitely watching over us."

A release date for the new NITRO album, currently being recorded, is forthcoming. The band plans to debut a single from the new record, along with a promotional video, within the next two weeks. Those, and other exciting announcements, are upcoming.


JUNE 7th 2017

SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2017 ANNOUNCE LINEUP
The line-up is finally here! American Satan presents The Summer Slaughter Tour 2017 featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail, Origin, Rings of Saturn, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, Lorna Shore and The Faceless!