Saturday, 16 February 2019

BEAST IN BLACK Unleash music video for "From Hell With Love" title track!

Up and coming metallers BEAST IN BLACK recently unleashed their sophomore record titled 'From Hell With Love', through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the group with former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen has launched a brand new music video for the album's title track, 'From Hell With Love', which was once again directed by Ville Lipiäinen. 

Watch now: 

The band comments, "We thought we should prepare something special for our fans for Valentine's Day. So please welcome our new music video delivered with Love from the deepest pits of Hell."
Order the album in various formats:

More on 'From Hell With Love':
'Sweet True Lies' OFFICIAL VIDEO:

'From Hell With Love' - Track Listing:
01. Cry Out For A Hero
02. From Hell With Love
03. Sweet True Lies
04. Repentless
05. Die By The Blade
06. Oceandeep
07. Unlimited Sin
08. True Believer
09. This Is War
10. Heart Of Steel
11. No Surrender
Bonus Tracks (DIGI and 2LP only!)
12. Killed By Death (MOTÖRHEAD Cover)
13. No Easy Way Out (ROBERT TEPPER Cover)

The album was once again recorded in Anton's own Sound Request Studio, and true to the motto "Never change a winning team", the cover artwork was created by Roman Ismailov who worked on 'Berserker' as well as the first record Kabanen wrote under the banner of BATTLE BEAST, 'Steel' (2012). 'From Hell With Love' delivers everything that made fans love Anton's work in the first place. A slew of fast-paced tracks like the opener 'Cry Out For A Hero' and 'Repentless and one of the band's specialties, mid-tempo smashers that 'This Is War' and 'Unlimited Sin', hymnic songs 'only BEAST IN BLACK can deliver are back and represented on the new disc by the lead single 'Sweet True Lies' and the album's title track. There's one thing that all of these tracks have in common - each and every song catches the listener with irresistible melodies, taking residence in the listener's mind from the moment they hear it.

'From Hell With Love Tour 2019'

20.02. FIN Turku - Apollo
21.02. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko *SOLD OUT*
22.02. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone (w/ SHIRAZ LANE) *SOLD OUT*
23.02. FIN Helsinki - The Circus (w/ SHIRAZ LANE) *SOLD OUT*

27.02. D Hamburg - Markthalle
28.02. D Bochum - Zeche *SOLD OUT*
01.03. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg (OZ)
02.03. B Vosselaar - Biebob
03.03. F Paris - La Maroquinerie *SOLD OUT*
04.03. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
05.03. D Saarbrücken - Garage
06.03. CH Pratteln - Z7
07.03. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
08.03. D Munich - Backstage (Werk)
09.03. D Stuttgart -Im Wizemann *SOLD OUT*
10.03. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
11.03. D Berlin - Columbia Theater
29.03. S Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
30.03. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers

Tickets for the German shows:

05.04. FIN Laukaa - Laukaanhovi
06.04. FIN Nivala - Tuiskula
10.04. FIN Kuopio - Henry's Pub
11.04. FIN Kajaani - Rock House Kulma *SOLD OUT*
12.04. FIN Kempele - ZRock
13.04. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (w/ SHIRAZ LANE)
17.04. FIN Kouvola - House of Rock Bar
18.04. FIN Joensuu - Kerubi *SOLD OUT*
19.04. FIN Hämeenlinna - Aulanko Areena
20.04. FIN Lahti - Finlandia-klubi
21.04. FIN Helsinki - Tavastia-klubi
26.04. FIN Vuokatti - Naapurivaaran Lomakylä 

31.05. - 02.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
08.06. S Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock
22.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
11. - 13.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
26. - 27.07. FIN Oulu - Qstock
27. - 28.07. CDN Montréal, QC - Heavy Montréal *NEW*
02.08. FIN Pori - Porispere
07. - 10.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock *NEW*

More dates to be announced soon...!

Yannis Papadopoulos | vocals
Mate Molnar | bass
Atte Palokangas | drums
Kasperi Heikkinen | guitars
Anton Kabanen | guitars, vocals

ABORTED post up video for 'Deep Red'

Brutal death metal maniacs ABORTED have released a brand-new video clip for the song 'Deep Red', taken from their latest album “TerrorVision”.

Watch the video here:

After the very successful Hell Over Europe tour last year, ABORTED is now bringing the “TerrorVision” to North America. Fans have the chance to win a nice fan package, including free entrance, when they follow this link: 

Sven De Caluwe comments: “Since Hell over Europe was such a good time we decided to bring the line up as complete as possible to North America where we will spread the TerrorVision for the first time. We are beyond stoked to be touring again with our good friends in Cryptopsy and Benighted, as well to have Stefano suffer through two sets a day. So you can come on over, enjoy some blastbeats, place your bets on how many kg's or pounds Stefano will weigh at the end, and come have a chat with us all. On top of that we brutalised the fine people from Panda Productions once more for the 3rd video for TerrorVision, this time for the lovely chanson d'amour called Deep Red. This rattling tale of romance enfolds in fields adorned with unicorns and many more politically correct settings. Go live a little people, listen to death metal and bang your damn heads to the power of the Blast! Praise the scroll!”

ABORTED LIVE with Cryptopsy, Benighted, Hideous Divinity

21.03 Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary
22.03 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
23.03 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
24.03 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
27.03 Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
28.03 Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House
30.03 Los Angeles, CA - 1720 
31.03 San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick

01.04 Mesa, AZ - Club Red
02.04 El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar & Grill
03.04 Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live!
04.04 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
08.04 Atlanta, GA - 529*
09.04 Margate, FL - O’Malley's*
10.04 Orlando, FL - The Haven*
13.04 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery*
14.04 Providence, RI - Alchemy*
15.04 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory*
16.04 Quebec City, QC - Salle Multi*
17.04 Montreal, QC - L’Astral*
18.04 Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Scène Évolu-Son*
19.04 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
20.04 Indianapolis, IN - The Citadel*

*no Benighted

Furthermore, ABORTED are already confirmed for the following festival shows: 

ABORTED Summer 2019
14.06 - 15.06.2019 Rock The Coast, Malaga (ES)
20.06 - 23.06.2019 Graspop, Dessel (BE)
13.07.2019 Rock Marathon, Balaton (HU)
19.07.2019 Baden In Blut, Weil am Rhein (DE)
20.07.2019 Circolo Svolta, Milano (IT)
27.07.2019 Stonehenge, Steenwijk (NL)
07.08 - 10.08.2019 Brutal Assault, Jaromer (CZ)
09.08 - 11.08.2019 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos (PT)
09.08 - 11.08.2019 Bloodstock, Derbyshire (UK)
15.08 - 17.08.2019 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl (DE)
16.08 - 17.08.2019 Frantic Fest, Abruzzo (IT)
16.08 - 18.08.2019 Motocultor, Saint Nollf (FR)
22.08 - 24.08.2019 DEATHFEST Open Air, Andernach (DE)
07.09.2019 Meh Suff, Huttikon (CH)
14.09.2019 Bloodshed Fest, Eindhoven (NL)

Get “TerrorVision” here:

Sven De Caluwe – Vocals
Mendel Bij De Leij – Guitar
Ian Jekelis – Guitar
Ken Bedene – Drums
Stefano Franceschini – Bass

ABORTED online:

Monday, 11 February 2019



Papa Roach are set to play 12 dates in the UK as part of their Who Do You Trust world tour. The London O2 Forum show on 17th April has now sold out and due to huge demand the band have added a second London show on 18th April. In addition to Nothing More, who are support for the whole tour, British rock band A have been added as special guests for this extra date. 

 Tickets go on sale now HERE

Papa Roach have collaborated with the charity Young Minds for the 18th April, and £1 from each ticket will go to the charity. There will be an option to donate more during the booking process. Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered whatever the challenges.

Always supporters of new upcoming bands, Papa Roach have also added Manchester’s Hot Milk to the 17th April London show. 

Papa Roach released their tenth studio album last month. Who Do You Trust?via Eleven Seven Music, is available to stream HERE (DIGI, CD and Vinyl). Lauded as an “audacious triumph” by Rock Sound, and the Sunday Times who noted that “(Papa Roach) have broadened their sound to appeal to a new generation of rock fans”, Who Do You Trust marks a paradigm career shift. Rare is the band that holds their mettle, that take the time to grow, that use those moments when fame’s fickle finger is pointing elsewhere to take risks and to try new things. Rarer still is the band that goes through this process and comes out the other end making the best music of their career, and ready to change the world’s perception of them, and Papa Roach is exactly this band.

Check out the soaring pop of latest single “NOT THE ONLY ONE”. 

Papa Roach have just finished a headline stint on Shiprocked and join Shinedown and Asking Alexandria on the 2019 North American leg of the Attention! Attention! World Tour later this month. For VIP packages and more information, visit

w/ Nothing More
April 2019
Sat 13 Southampton, O2 Guildhall (LOW TICKET ALERT)
Sun 14 Exeter, Great Hall
Mon 15 Bristol, O2 Academy (LOW TICKET ALERT)
Wed 17 London, O2 Forum *with Hot Milk opening (SOLD OUT)
Thurs 18 London O2 Forum * with special guests A
Sat 20 Manchester, O2 Academy
Sun 21 Leeds, O2 Academy
Tues 23 Newcastle, O2 Academy
Wed 24 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Thurs 25 Aberdeen, Music Hall
Sat 27 Norwich, UEA (LOW TICKET ALERT)
Sun 28 Nottingham, Rock City (SOLD OUT)
Mon 29 Birmingham, O2 Academy

European Festivals: (more dates to be added)
June 2019
Thurs 13th Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
Thurs 20th Clisson, France – Knotfest Meets Hellfest
21st -23rd Neuhausen OB Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
22nd – 23rd ScheeBel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
Sat 29th Madrid, Download Festival



IN FLAMES unveil a fourth song from their upcoming album, adding to the over 10 million streams accumulated from the first three new tracks. 

Watch the lyric video accompanying the new anthem 'Burn', here: 

'I, The Mask' is now available for pre-order and the first limited vinyl colours have already sold out. Get your format of choice here and have a look at the NB exclusive limited edition including the digipak and a special jesterhead mask:

Pre-order the album digitally, here:

Stream or download the new IN FLAMES single via this link:

“We hope you enjoy 'Burn' as much as we did writing it. It’s one of our favorites from the new album and the last song you’ll hear until the release date. We can’t wait to see you soon on the road and playing these new songs live. In Jesterheads We Trust!”, vocalist Anders Fridén says.

In addition, IN FLAMES have announced more names for their second annual festival, BORGHOLMBRINNER, that will once again take place in the Borgholm Castle on the Isle of Öland in Sweden on August 2nd and 3rd, 2019. The internationally renowned force that is UK’s ARCHITECTS will join this year's line-up, as well as Sweden’s own WITCHCRAFT. Both bands join the already impressive lineup to perform next to prog masters OPETH, as well as melodeath pioneers AT THE GATES and California's OF MICE AND MEN - and of course the festival hosts IN FLAMES, who will perform two different special sets on each night.

In case you missed the first three singles from the new record, make sure to watch the videos here:
'I, The Mask' lyric video:
'(This Is Our) House' lyric video:
Trailer #1 - about the songwriting:

IN FLAMES — guitarist Björn Gelotte, vocalist Anders Fridén, guitarist Niclas Engelin, bassist Bryce Paul Newman and drummer Tanner Wayne — brought some major names on board for 'I, The Mask', including multi-Grammy nominated and winning industry staples such as: Howard Benson for production, Chris Lord-Alge for mixing and Ted Jensen for mastering. Artist Blake Armstrong created the album’s artwork, which is an interpretation of IN FLAMES’ mascot, The Jesterhead.

'I, The Mask' Track Listing:
1. Voices
2. I, The Mask
3. Call My Name
4. I Am Above
5. Follow Me 
6. (This is Our) House
7. We Will Remember
8. In This Life
9. Burn
10. Deep Inside
11. All The Pain
12. Stay With Me

Tickets for IN FLAMES’ UK + Europe headline tour that kicks off on April 3 in Glasgow can be found @ and VIP packages and upgrades can be purchased here: For the full European tour routing, see below.

IN FLAMES European headline tour:
03.04. UK Glasgow - SWG3
04.04. UK Manchester - O2 Ritz
05.04. UK London - The Roundhouse
06.04. UK Nottingham - Rock City
07.04. UK Bristol - SWX
09.04. UK Norwich - UEA
10.04. B Antwerp - Trix
12.04. F Nancy - L’Autre Canal
13.04. F Cambrai - Betizfest
15.04. F Lyon - Le Transbordeur
16.04. F Toulouse - Le Bikini
17.04. F Nîmes - Paloma
18.04. CH Zurich - Komplex 457

Other shows & festivals 2019
23.04. RUS St. Petersburg - A2
25.04. RUS Moscow - Glavclub
27.04. BY Minsk - Prime Hall
29.04. UA Kiev - Stereo Plaza

08.06. FIN Hyvinkää - Rockfest
13. - 16.06. A Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
23.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
25.06. PL Krakow - Mystic Festival
27.06. N Trondheim - Trondheim Rocks
29.06. N Sagene - Tons of Rock
02.08. S Öland - Borgholm Brinner
03.08. S Öland - Borgholm Brinner

'I, The Mask' will undoubtedly showcase why IN FLAMES are one of the biggest metal bands in the world - never shying away from pushing their artistic boundaries, crafting music that's as catchy as it is crushing. Formed in 1990, the band are considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the ‘Gothenburg sound’. With thirteen studio albums under their belt, countless successful tours around the globe playing with the likes of METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH and DEEP PURPLE - with millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, In Flames have proven to be an unstoppable force. From their 1994 debut 'Lunar Strain' onwards, the band's intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

SABATON History Channel launches with '40:1'

The new SABATON History Channel has launched with an episode about one of the band’s best-loved songs – the Polish anthem '40:1'.

The first episode, which tells the story of the Battle of Wizna in World War II, when a few hundred Polish soldiers stood against more than 40,000 German invaders, is available to view on the YouTube channel now.

SABATON History is a unique collaboration between the band themselves and multimedia historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost, capturing the power of social media to tell the stories behind SABATON’s songs.

Music and history fans have been talking about the channel ever since it was first trailed on 8 January, and more than 30,000 advance subscribers were ready and waiting for the first episode.

Bass player Pär Sundström, who co-presents the episode, explained why '40:1' was chosen first: “Not only is this one of our most popular songs, the chorus actually starts with the line ‘baptised in fire’. Nobody in the world of metal has ever done a project like this before, so we knew this was the right choice for our own baptism of fire!
A lot of people tell us this was the song that got them listening to Sabaton, and it’s been a regular part of our live show for over 10 years, so we’re sure subscribers will enjoy the story behind it.
Filming has been amazing and the episodes will be fun to watch, but the history team also take their research very seriously and we think even we will learn something from SABATON History.”

A new episode will air at 3.30pm CET every Thursday, telling the true-life stories behind every SABATON song – including those from the highly-anticipated new album – meaning the channel is committed to run for the next year and beyond.

Each story is researched by historians, who will use exclusive footage from the PA archives, original graphics, and of course SABATON music, to bring it to life in a fast-paced 15-minute episode.

Every week they will be joined in the specially-designed studio by a member of SABATON, who will share the band’s own stories about the song, including insights into the writing process and tales from the recording studio.

Channel presenter and writer Indy Neidell, the face of ambitious Youtube history projectsThe Great War, Between Two Wars, and World War II, said:
“This is going to be historical! We’ve got a rock band working with a bunch of history nerds to use the power of Youtube, music and storytelling to bring history to life in a way nobody’s seen before.
Studying history can tell us so much about our own lives and our own world, so for me as a historian, having this amazingly cool way to get these stories out there – and having tons of fun in the process – feels like we’re making our own piece of history right here.”

SABATON live 2019:
04.05. CZ Pilsen - Liberation Festival
07. - 09.06. D Nuremberg - Rock im Park
07. - 09.06. D Nürburg - Rock am Ring
13. - 15.06. CH Interlaken - Greenfield Festival
13. - 16.06. A Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
20.06. F Clisson - Knotfest meets Hellfest
23.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
26.06. PL Krakow - Mystic Festival
28. - 30.06. E Madrid - Download Festival
11. - 14.07. E Lleida - Doctor Music Festival
01. - 03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
17.08. S Falun - Sabaton Open Air
22. - 24.08. D Sulingen - Reload Festival

More info:

GRAND MAGUS to release Wolf God on April 19th!

The riff gods are back! A little more than two years have passed since the great Sword Songs« album was released, but GRAND MAGUS can never quench their thirst for action. Accordingly, the Heavy Metal giants started to develop new songs as fast as possible after their last record.

The new album "Wolf God" will be released on April 19th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast!

Wolf God rises over the Heavy Metal scene majestically and lets the guitar riffs speak for themselves. The groove and heaviness that were featured on the successful predecessor can also be found on the new, ninth studio album which once again holds a number of future classics.

This stunning new cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts.

The band comments:
"For the third time, the magic skill and imagination of Anthony Roberts has given birth to the cover artwork for a Grand Magus album. This time the forest, the moon and obviously the wolf take center stage. Not just any wolf though… beware his fury. This is the WOLF GOD!"

Recorded in Sweetspot Studio in Sweden, together with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), the corner stone was laid for another triumphal procession. As the majority of the songs were recorded on the first take, they have an honest, diverse and yet down-to-earth sound that envelops the trio’s true power.

More info coming soon. Stay tuned!


FOREVER STILL chats about the dystopian concept of 'Breathe In Colours'

After recently presenting the first single off their upcoming album 'Breathe In Colours', out on March 29th via Nuclear Blast, Denmark's highflyers FOREVER STILL unveil further details about their sophomore full-length release. In this new trailer - once again created by band with their long-established DIY ethic - frontwoman Maja Shining explains why the band developed the concept of a dystopian future for 'Breathe In Colours' and decided to focus the musical content on the problems of the modern world instead of writing songs with a very introspective point of view like they did on their predecessor 'Tied Down'.

Watch the first album trailer here: 

On March 29th, the album will be available both physically and digitally. Pre-order your version now: 

In case you missed the first music video, make sure to watch 'Rew1nd', here:

The 'Breathe In Colours' tracklist reads as follows:
01. Rewind
02. Fight!
03. Breathe In Colours
04. Is It Gone?
05. Survive
06. Do Your Worst
07. Pieces
08. Rising Over You
09. Say Your Goodbyes
10. Embrace The Tide
11. Is It Gone? (Acoustic Version)
12. Perfect Day

RED DEATH sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records

Century Media Records are proud to announce that Washington DC Crossover Thrashers RED DEATH are the latest addition to the label’s roster, after having recently signed the group to a worldwide multi-album deal. 

Having played shows across North America with the likes of Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste, Exodus, Obituary, Terror and also a European tour with Foreseen last year, RED DEATH are looking forward to a busy year 2019 which will see the group continue their relentless live-crusade, but also finalize work on their third full-length album and Century Media Records debut for release later in 2019.

RED DEATH comment the signing to Century Media Records as follows: “We are honored to join the Century Media family! We have been fans of the label and its roster long before this band existed. From artists like Merauder to Morgoth, it’s been a name that we’ve always paid much attention to. We are currently preparing our third LP and releasing it via Century Media makes perfect sense. We have dedicated ourselves and put forth a large amount of hard work into this band and we plan on channeling that drive and energy into our upcoming record. Above all we’re very honored to be apart of the label and to add to its history!”

Commenting the signing of RED DEATH, Philipp Schulte, Director Century Media Records Europe, says: “With RED DEATH we welcome one of the most promising bands from the very vital US crossover scene on the label. RED DEATH impressed me with their two albums “Permanent Exile” (2015) and “Formidable Darkness” (2017), both of which offer fast and straight-forward crossover thrash in its most ferocious form, as well as with their intense live shows and total dedication to what they are doing. In times of short-lived hypes, few bands stand out and actually do make a difference. RED DEATH is one of them!”

Mike Gitter, Vice President Of A&R Century Media Records USA added: “From their earliest days, RED DEATH have played with a grip on the hooks of classic metal, the ferocity and speed of vintage thrash and the intense energy and rawness of a DIY gig. Right now, they’re on the verge of serious contender status. Century Media is excited to join forces with this formidable Washington DC powerhouse.”

United by a love for “Master Of Puppets“-era Metallica, “Animosity“-era Corrosion of Conformity, Discharge and the best of 80’s Thrash Metal, RED DEATH was born out of a 2013 basement jam session between drummer Connor Donegan (also of Genocide Pact), guitarist Ace Mendoza and frontman Chad Troncale. RED DEATH became an underground favorite with the release of 2015’s “Permanent Exile“ followed by US gigs and tours with the likes of Power Trip and Obituary. With 2017’s “Formidable Darkness“ album and a line-up that saw Troncale assume bass and vocal duties as well as the addition of Enforced guitarist Will Wagstaff, RED DEATH proved themselves a force to be reckoned with as they blasted stages around the world. 2019 promises the band’s third full-length as they take up serious contender status with new label Century Media Records.

A first string of US live-shows for 2019, among others with Power Trip, has already been announced as follows:

RED DEATH live 2019
April 20 - Harrisonburg, VA @ Golden Pony 
April 21 - Nashville, TN @ TBA
April 22 - Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Magestic Lounge *
April 23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St *
April 24 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *
April 25 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
April 26 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
April 28 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room *
April 29 - Louisville, KY @ Spinellis
April 30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA

* = w/ Power Trip

More shows to be announced soon…

RED DEATH line-up
(From left to right – Photo by Angela Owens)
Chad Troncale – vocals, bass
Ace Mendoza – guitar
Will Wagstaff – guitar
Connor Donegan – drums

RED DEATH online