Friday, 31 October 2014

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS announce EU/UK tour with Texas In July, Upon This Dawning and Make Them Suffer

Chaos is upon us as French deathcore giants BETRAYING THE MARTYRS have announced an extensive European tour for 2015, which sees them play a whopping 31 shows in support of their latest album Phantom. The band will be joined by special guests Texas In July, Upon This Dawning and Make Them Suffer. 

Dates are as follows:

01/30 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
01/31 Holland Utrecht, NET – Helling
02/01 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
02/02 London, UK – Underworld
02/03 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
02/04 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/05 Southampton, UK – Joiners
02/06 Brighton, UK – Audio
02/07 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/08 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
02/09 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
02/10 Angouleme, FRA – La Nef
02/11 Madrid, SPA – Sala Lemon
02/12 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Razzmatazz 3
02/13 Lyon, FRA – Warm Audio
02/14 Esch/Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
02/15 Geneve, SWI – L’Usine
02/16 Zürich, SWI – Komplex Klub
02/17 Bologna, ITA – Alchemica
02/18 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/19 München, GER – Backstage
02/20 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/21 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
02/22 Prague, CZE – Podnik
02/23 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
02/24 Berlin, GER – Magnet
02/25 Hamburg, GER – Logo
02/26 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
02/27 Oslo, NOR – Sub Scene
02/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
03/01 Cologne, GER – Underground

Check out Betraying The Martyrs' video for Where The World Ends:

Bursting out of the seams with an unabashed and unrivaled intensity, the sextet turned the metal world on its axis with their much anticipated full-length album Phantom earlier this year, which perfectly showcases the group's musical proficiency and evolved songwriting prowess. This Paris, France based unit is a venerable freight-train of aggression with blazing harmonies, captivating hooks and bombastic off-time precision. Phantom is the band's second full-length album and this will also be the offering that puts them over and legitimizes them as one of metal's elite artists.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

NAPALM DEATH announce new album title and release date 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise

Following South American touring as well as appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest in Austin as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest in San Bernadino this past weekend, British Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are ready to reveal the first details for their much anticipated new, 15th studio album release. The album will be entitled “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” and will be released via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America.

Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway chimed in as follows in regards to the album’s title and concept:
"Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an expose of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).

Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms - it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the 'Apex Predator' represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the 'Easy Meat' is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.

Fittingly, the music on 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' is punishing. We feel it's more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect - both musically and lyrically - this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation."

Some song titles already revealed are "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What Is Past Is Prologue" and "Stunt Your Growth".

Additionally, NAPALM DEATH have recently been announced to appear at 2015’s edition of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in the Caribbean (Florida / Jamaica) from January 22nd to 26th alongside bands like Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Blind Guardian, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste and many more. Check here for details: or here:

Here are all upcoming dates confirmed so far and more are to follow soon for 2015:

07.11.2014 Wroclaw (Poland) - Alibi
08.11.2014 Chemnitz (Germany) - Arena + Hatebreed
09.11.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Capitol + Hatebreed
10.11.2014 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof + Hatebreed
11.11.2014 Genf (Switzerland) - L’ Usine + Hatebreed
12.11.2014 Ludwigsburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
13.11.2014 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
14.11.2014 Oldenburg (Germany) - Amadeus + Morser * Sold out!
15.11.2014 Weissenhauser Strand (Germany) - Metal Hammer Paradise 
21.11.2014 Paris (France) - Le Trabendo
22.11.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Speedfest
26.11.2014 Tokyo (Japan) - Liquidroom + Brutal Truth 
27.11.2014 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro + Brutal Truth
28.11.2014 Nagoya (Japan) - Electric Lady Land + Brutal Truth
30.11. 2014 Tokyo (Japan) - Earthdom + Brutal Truth
22.-26.01.2015 Florida/Jamaica - 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

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NAPALM DEATH’s cover version of ”To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs is still available as charity download here:

More details about the upcoming NAPALM DEATH album “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” will be revealed soon…


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Deep Purple today announce a one-off London show at The O2 on Thursday 3rd December 2015. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 31st October 2014 priced £50 and £54 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available or

With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operate on fresh cycles of adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple have released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band members.

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.

The latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.

Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans. But Deep Purple have been more than in synch with fans’ tastes to remain a powerful drawing force since their formation in 1968.

These days, happy faces reside from both the stage and audience. When the music is this good, smiles reign supreme.

Devil You Know pull out of UK and European Machine Head Tour

Bad news for Devil You Know fans, unfortunately the band have had to pull out of their support slot on the Machine Head European and UK dates.

The band explain it is due to reasons beyond their control but hope to perform in Europe soon.
"It is with much regret that we are forced to announce the cancellation of our upcoming UK and European dates supporting Machine Head due to business issues far beyond our control. We want to personally extend our apologies to the Machine Head guys and their entire camp, and thank them for offering us such a great opportunity. To our fans, the last thing we want to do is let you down and we are devastated that we can't perform for you all and be part of an amazing tour with one of our favorite bands. As musicians the 5 of us have a job we love to do and we are ready to get onstage and do it, but unfortunately the cancellation of this tour is completely unavoidable despite every attempt by us to make it happen. The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer. To put it mildly we are extremely agitated by this situation, right now our hands are tied but we are going to deal with it and forge on! We WILL tour Europe and the UK as soon as we possibly can and make it up to you all. Sincerely,Howard, Francesco, John, Ryan, Roy."

Devil You Know released their debut album 'The Beauty Of Destruction' earlier this year on Nuclear Blast. They performed their UK live debut at Sonisphere Festival this summer with Metal Hammer hailing the band as 'sending everyone into a frenzy, the calibre of these musicians and their ability to put on a great show is undoubtable.' Metal Hammer 

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ENSLAVED Studio Of Mad Men, part II

Checking in from Duper Studios in Bergen, members of Norwegian progressive extreme metallersENSLAVED offer the second installment in the seven-part “Studio Of Mad Men” series shedding insight into the band’s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album, set for an early 2015 release.

“It has been something like 10 months since the first song was written for this album, but it feels like an eternity with all the touring and normal & special shows!” explains ENSLAVED guitarist & composer Ivar Bjørnson. “Now time is back to normal time, and things are going really well from the get-go: Cato [Bekkevold, drummer] laid down something like one-third of the drums for the album just during the first day!”

ENSLAVED drummer Cato Bekkevold adds: “This album is very complex and challenging to record, and I guess the same words will be frequently used both by the critics and the listening audience. But rest assured that it - as always - is 100% pure ENSLAVED.”

Main recordings for the new album are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studio in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings done at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios.

Additional experimentation and sonic exploration will be conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where the band took a mobile studio to record the infamous ‘Thorn’ 7” single in 2012. 

Album number thirteen is being produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing will be done by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. 

Artwork will be illustrated by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal, who has painted all seven album covers since 2001’s Monumension.

A very special hometown show in Bergen, Norway awaits fans on November 1st, whereENSLAVED’s live set will include songs never previously performed in front of an audience, including “Havenless” from 2003’s Below The Lights album. The show’s pre-sale ticket link is available on the band’s official Facebook page.

2012’s studio release, ‘RIITIIR’, garnered ENSLAVED a seventh nomination for a Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of the American Grammy) in the category of “Best Metal Album.” They have won a Spellemann Award four consecutive times for the following four studio albums:‘Axioma Ethica Odini’ (2010), ‘Vertebrae’ (2008), ‘Ruun’ (2006), and ‘Isa’ (2004).

ENSLAVED’s latest album ‘RIITIIR’ can be purchased here:



MTV today announced that legendary rock guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and one of the UK’s biggest rock bands Biffy Clyro will play an intimate show for fans at Glasgow’s iconic O2 Academy on Friday 7 November ahead of the 2014 MTV EMA, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world. The intimate gig will be filmed for MTV and broadcast as part of the popular MTV World Stage franchise in more than 160 countries internationally. The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast live to MTV channels around the world from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, 9 November at 9:00pm CET*.

“Can't wait to bring the rock back to MTV and World Stage in Glasgow on Nov 7!” – Slash
“Four words : Biffy!! Slash!! MTV!! Glasgow!! Three words : dream come true!!” – Biffy Clyro
Tickets will only be available to Slash and Biffy Clyro fans this Friday via TicketWeb. Members of Team Biffy and Slash's mailing list will receive an email with a priority code and full details of how to book. Tickets will be priced at £10 plus booking fee. No tickets will go on general sale.
This event will be part of MTV Music Week – a series of events that will be staged by MTV throughout Glasgow in the week leading up to the 2014 MTV EMA.

“World Stage: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators” and “World Stage: Biffy Clyro” will premiere on MTV channels internationally early next year*.
MTV World Stage is MTV’s weekly, global live music series that airs across its international network of over 70 channels. Recorded live at the most exclusive gigs, world-renowned music festivals and unique concert locations around the world, MTV World Stage is the front row seat for music lovers to experience the biggest artists without leaving the comfort of their sofas.
Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Kiesza, Royal Blood, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj have been previously confirmed to perform at the 2014 MTV EMA.
British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honoured with the Global Icon Award and will be in Glasgow to accept his award.

Fans can vote now for their favourite artists across all other 2014 MTV EMA categories at Voting closes on 8 November 2014 at 11:59pm CET.
For artwork, press assets and further information please visit

The 2014 MTV EMA sponsored by essence, Europe's No.1 cosmetics brand** and Someone Like Me, a global sex education campaign partnership between Durex and MTV Staying Alive Foundation, will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast on Sunday, November 9th at 9:00PM CET* from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

The MTV EMA – one of the biggest global music events of the year – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2014 MTV EMA. The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland. Follow @MTVEMA and check #MTVEMA on Twitter and find us on Instagram or Facebook. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit or follow us @VIMN_PR
*Check local listings.

SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) SLASH and his band released WORLD ON FIRE on 15 September to worldwide acclaim. SLASH’s third straight Top Ten debut album, in major territories across the world - some notable chart entries being #1 in Sweden and Switzerland, #2 in Germany and Australia, #3 Japan; #7 in UK and France and #10 in the USA. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators' last album, Apocalyptic Love went Gold in Australia and Poland, and Silver in the UK. This release marked the third time Slash did a cooperation in the UK with Classic Rock to release an album as a Fanpack.

About Biffy Clyro
Formed in 1995, Biffy Clyro have evolved to become a band who can top album charts, fill arenas and headline festivals such as T in the Park, Reading and Leeds. After releasing three underground albums, Biffy Clyro broke through when 2007’s Puzzle hit #2 on the UK charts and reached Platinum status. Their next album, the Mercury Prize-nominated Only Revolutions (2009), saw Biffy Clyro make a stellar leap forwards into rock’s major leagues. 2013 saw Biffy Clyro step up a gear in terms of both ambition and success. Opposites, a twenty-track double-album, debuted at #1 in the UK as it emerged to the best reviews of the band’s career. The band subsequently embarked upon a UK and Ireland arena and festival tour. Biffy Clyro’s award highlights have included Classic Songwriter (Kerrang!), Best Live Band (NME and Q), Best British Band (NME) and Best Album for ‘Opposites’ (Q and Kerrang!).

About MTV
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

Karnivool Announce UK Shows in 2015 - And Vinyl Versions Of Catalogue

KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2015.

The band will embark on a full European and UK tour in March 2015, crossing Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and the UK. The UK tour will see the band play their largest shows to date, starting in Glasgow and finishing in the legendary Camden Roundhouse. KARNIVOOL, renowned for their breathtaking live shows, will bring their full Australian set up for the first time to Europe for what will be a streak of more unforgettable performances.

2014 saw the Australian five piece promoting the critically lauded “Asymmetry” (4 years after the groundbreaking “Sound Awake”) and touring throughout Europe and Australia, playing some of the world’s largest festivals (including a sold out show at London’s Koko and Sonisphere UK). The album’s vast soundscapes, complex rhythms and emotive melodies are the latest chapter in the development of this extraordinary band.

To tie in to the European dates, KARNIVOOL are set to release their entire catalogue on vinyl, including their latest masterpiece ‘Asymmetry’, in addition to first two albums “Themata” and “Sound Awake”. This will be an unmissable milestone for all the KARNIVOOL fans and vinyl collectors alike.

Full UK dates are as follows.
Mon 23rd March 2015 Glasgow, ABC Ballroom
Tue 24th March 2015 Manchester, Ritz Theathre
Wed 25th March 2015 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 26th March 2015 Bristol, Academy
Fri 27th March 2015 Southampton, 1865
Sat 28th March 2015 London, Roundhouse

Support comes from Monuments
Tickets will be priced £14 (£17.50 London) - subject to booking fee - and are available from or local box offices
Tickets go onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 31st October 2014


Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS' recent appearance on the UK's flagship music TV show, 'Later... with Jools Holland', is due to air in the USA this Thursday, October 30th.

The band's phenomenal performance was filmed in front of a live studio audience and features three tracks from their new studio album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE. The show is due to premiere on Palladia this Thursday at 10:00pm EST, with a repeat showing later that night at 1:00am.

For more information about Palladia, go to

'Later... with Jools Holland' wasn't RIVAL SONS' only big recent TV appearance, as the band also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman just a week prior. Watch their stunning rendition of the single "Open My Eyes" now at

RIVAL SONS' new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE, is available now and went straight to number 1 in the Heatseekers Albums chart on its release. Get the album now on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at

The album is also available now on iTunes at

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

OTHERWISE launch video for 'Darker Side Of The Moon'

Peace comes through struggle. It’s a reward that’s earned rather than simply given. It’s the product of tireless work and an unbreakable spirit against all odds and opposition. OTHERWISE are no strangers to that struggle, rising up to become rock ‘n’ roll contenders in the face of a tumultuous musical climate and a series of personal hardships. The Las Vegas hard rock quintet catalog the next chapter of this journey on their second full-length upcoming album “Peace At All Costs”, due January 19th in Europe, which was produced by the acclaimed David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Staind, Stone Sour).

OTHERWISE have now launched a video for the track “Darker Side Of The Moon.” Check it out here:

Adrian Patrick (vocals) states: “The 'Darker Side Of The Moon' video is the first step in our journey behind our new album “Peace At All Costs”. Where we come from, the bright neon lights make the darkness even deeper and we want everyone to join us in the light on the other side. Growing up down the desert road in Las Vegas, it was a huge milestone to finally be able to shoot a music video on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles. The City of Angels has been a second home to us Devil Boys. We hope our supporters enjoy watching this video, as much as we did making it."


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AT THE GATES “At War With Reality” out now more tour dates added

The release of “At War With Reality”, the much anticipated new studio album by Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES, is happening now or coming up soon for the following territories: Italy / Spain / Poland - Tuesday, October 28, Sweden / Japan - Wednesday, October 29 and Australia / New Zealand - Friday, October 31.

“At War With Reality” is available in the following versions:

- Jewelcase CD (20 page booklet)
- Ltd. mediabook CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch, CM Europe) 
- Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch, CM USA)
- Ltd. 3-disc artbook (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) - limited to 3000 copies
- Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
- Digital download
- Ltd. 2x10" vinyl boxset (20 page booklet; poster) - limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro
- Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)

The 12" LP format is available in the following colored vinyl editions: 

- Black (unlimited)
- Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Webshop EU) *sold out*
- Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Clear (limited to 500 copies) ***
- Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA) 
- Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)
- Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)
- White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)
- Solid red (limited to 500 copies in Sweden) ***

*** Attention*** 

Due to unforeseen logistical complications with the clear vinyl, this one could no longer be the “Swedish exclusive” version and the 500 manufactured copies will also be available in other territories. Instead, a new solid red coloured version in a limited pressing of 500 hand numbered copies will be the new “Swedish exclusive” LP format (via Universal distribution) for the release. 

And finally the cassette tape version of “At War With Reality” can also be ordered within Europe here:

Pre-order your format of choice from CM Distro here:

An online-teaser for the Artbook 3-disc format can be seen here:

The digital download format pre-order for the album gives you instant grat access to the songs “At War With Reality” and “Death And The Labyrinth”. Get it here: or here:

The tracklisting for the standard album version is as follows:

AT THE GATES - “At War With Reality”:
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido 
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality 
4. The Circular Ruins 
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal

The limited edition Mediabook and also the Digipak format include the bonus tracks “Language Of The Dead” and “The Skin Of A Fire” as well as a vintage ATG-logo patch. The 3-disc Artbook format includes the patch and those same two bonus tracks as well as a cover version of Canadian cult Thrash Metallers Sacrifice with the track “Re-Animation” and a demo version of “Eater Of Gods”. The 3rd disc is an exclusive bonus DVD featuring a special 5.1 surround mix of the album.

With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, “Slaughter Of The Soul” (1995), AT THE GATES recorded “At War With Reality” with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator). Never compromising their vision, this is an album that once again captures the honesty and integrity that has defined AT THE GATES, making them one of the most significant extreme metal names of the past 25 years. True devotees have always been excited by the band’s willingness to be diverse; “At War With Reality” continues that tradition after 19 years of anticipation. With this long-awaited album, “the greatest Swedish Death Metal band ever reclaims their rightful throne” (Decibel Magazine).

The album’s first promotional video clip for the song “Death And The Labyrinth” was directed by Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, etc.) and can be seen here:

The audio version of the track can now also be streamed via SoundCloud here:

“At War With Reality”, the album’s title track and an initial sample of the first new music in 19 years by AT THE GATES, was previously debuted as promotional stream here:

On the live-front, AT THE GATES have recently announced to be headlining the next installment of the Decibel Magazine tour through North America in March 2015 together with Converge and labelmates Vallenfyre. Additionally, some new shows (Spain, Romania) and other updates have been mentioned for Europe as well. Here is a list of all upcoming AT THE GATES live-shows:

20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB

04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - The Oobleck
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - The Globe
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Garajistanbul
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Fuzz Music Club * New venue!
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
16.01.2015 - Bologna (Italy) - Estragon + Hour Of Penance
17.01.2015 - Rome (Italy) - Orion + Hour Of Penance
18.01.2015 - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Milano (Italy) - Live Club + Hour Of Penance
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
21.02.2015 - Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest 
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 - Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal
06.03.2015 - Madrid (Spain) - Penelope
07.03.2015 - Bilbao (Spain) - Sala Santana
08.03.2015 - Barcelona (Spain) - Sala Razzmatazz
27.03.2015 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
28.03.2015 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
29.03.2015 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
30.03.2015 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
31.03.2015 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
02.04.2015 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
03.04.2015 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
04.04.2015 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Street / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
05.04.2015 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
06.04.2015 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre 
08.04.2015 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
09.04.2015 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
10.04.2015 - Boston, MA - Royale / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
11.04.2015 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
12.04.2015 - New York, NY - Webster Hall / Decibel Tour + Converge & Vallenfyre
01.05.2015 - Örebro (Sweden) - Ritz
02.05.2015 - Sundsvall (Sweden) - Pipeline
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
30.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax
15.08.2015 - Cetatea Rasnov (Romania) - Rockstadt Extreme Fest

A special European tour trailer can be seen here:

AT THE GATES have also scheduled a special signing session in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday October 31st, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Bengans record store.

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals 
Anders Björler - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums

AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014

AT THE GATES online:

Century Media online:

Century Media Webshop:

Devilment ' The Great and Secret Show ' review by Mistress of Metal

One and half minutes in to opening track 'Summer Arteries' and Dani Filth owns the show. The twisted Circus Master of Cradle Of Filth and Temple Of The Black Moon cracks his whip of a tongue over the first flaming track 'Summer Arteries' And there is no doubt that this particular tour of twisted tales is no Cradle Of Filth trip. . . 
Playfully wicked track 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me' is a foot stomping and head nodding tune with playful lyrics. Bringing Dani's well known love of wordplay, often seen in his communications with the press and public, but not so in his lyrics for Cradle Of Filth. 'Girl From The Mystery Island' showcases Lauren Francis' additional vocals. As they add a haunted feminine undertone to the tale. She and Dani move in bewitching and hypnotic waves of mythical metal. The show is a variety one with songs like 'The Stake In My Heart' offering a heavier performance. Which, I imagine, is what die hard Cradle fans were after. 'Living With The Fungus' is another, unashamedly, tongue-in-cheek fast paced track. Whereas 'Mother Kali' is an intoxicating, exotic, mixed blend with metal. The perfect choice for the first Devilment single. Track seven creeps in with strings and strains of symphonic disturbance tearing into the tale of 'Staring At The Werewolf' As the curtains creep to a close the finale begins with 'Laudanum Skull' a murky, grindy,doomy, smoky, track with female whisperings. As the curtains close the album's namesake 'The Great and Secret Show' closes with dramatic, atomospheric, vaudevillian panache! Dani Filth's calling card. 

Track listing
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
--- Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Devilment ' The Great and Secret Show ' 
Album - Debut
Release Date - Halloween 2014
Label - Nucelar Blast
Producer - Scot Atkins
Rating - 8/10
Reviewer - Mistress Of Metal (Sarah Angelise)

Devilment are -
Dani Filth - Vocals
Lauren Francis - Vocals and Keys
Daniel Finch - Guitar
Nich Johnson - Bass
Colin Parks - Guitar
Aaron Boast - Drums

Monday, 27 October 2014

Turbowolf unleash brand new single 'Rabbits Foot'

The brand new single – out NOW
Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Two Hands’

Special Guests to ROYAL BLOOD – on tour now

Bristolian alt-rockers Turbowolf return to the fray with their brand new single ‘Rabbits Foot’, which premiered last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show. ‘Rabbits Foot’ is a gargantuan blast of brilliance, oozing with groove-infested bass lines, incisive signature riffs and eccentric electronics, all topped off with Chris Georgiadis sexy-yet-sinister vocals, howling “I need some kind of voodoo…”

You can hear it HERE

It follows the gloriously mind-bending track ‘Solid Gold’ which Turbowolf unveiled earlier this year and both tracks feature on the band’s hugely-anticipated second album, ‘Two Hands’, which is co-produced with Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Band of Skulls, Opeth) and will be released in 2015.

‘Rabbits Foot’ is available as a FREE download with all pre-orders for Turbowolf’s new album via The single is also available to buy now from iTunes.

The band have just hit the road on a 13-date stint as Special Guests on the sold-out Royal Blood tour and then return less than a month later for their very own headline run as part of the ‘Download Freezes Over’ series of tours, finishing off in the capital at Camden’s Dingwalls. 

Watch Turbowolf in action at Download this summer in this brilliant
montage – click HERE

On tour with Royal Blood – all dates SOLD OUT

27th October – The Academy, Dublin 
28th October – Riverside, Newcastle
30th October – O2 ABC, Glasgow
31st October – Leadmill, Sheffield
2nd November – The Ritz, Manchester
3rd November – O2 Academy, Liverpool
4th November – Birmingham, The Institute
6th November – Electric Ballroom, London
7th November – Electric Ballroom, London 
8th November – The Junction, Cambridge
10th November – Pyramid, Portsmouth
11th November – O2 Academy, Oxford
12th November – The Bierkeller, Bristol

Headline Tour - ‘Download Freezes Over’
Support from Empress AD and God Damn

1st December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 
2nd December – Deaf Institute, Manchester
4th December – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
5th December – Sound Circus, Bournemouth
6th December – Institute Temple, Birmingham
8th December – Waterfront Studio, Norwich 
9th December – Dingwalls, London

SUICIDE SILENCE – unveil new mobile band app

Many believe the future of the music industry rests in the hands of music’s most committed fans. Southern California’s SUICIDE SILENCE are among those who foresee this future.

Powered by DiscipleMedia, the new, exclusive SUICIDE SILENCE mobile app – compatible with all handheld iOS and Android devices – has been unveiled on October 24th. 

Get yours here:
· iOS/Apple users -
· Android/Google users -

SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist & songwriter Mark Heylmun shares the following about the band’s newest endeavor: “This new SUICIDE SILENCE app is a game changer - and I hate that term. This isn't the same old band app with the same old crap. This gets you guys - our fans! - closer to us and us closer to you. My favorite thing about it is live streaming where we can show you what we’re doing wherever we are, either playing a show or just hanging out. This app is everything SUICIDE SILENCE. Check it out!”

A one-stop destination for all things SUICIDE SILENCE, the app is a direct, two-way channel of communication between the members of the band and their dedicated fan base. App users will receive all breaking SUICIDE SILENCE news first, listen to exclusive music, watch live video streams, see exclusive photos, have access to upcoming pre-sale tour tickets & special band merchandise, and enter app-only contests.

"We’re really excited to work with SUICIDE SILENCE on their new app, it’s going to be great! They’re such a forward-thinking band who want to share exclusive content and get closer to their fans via mobile. We can’t wait for the app to be out there for SUICIDE SILENCE fans to experience,”states Benjamin Vaughan, CEO of Disciple Media.

In addition to accessing all of SUICIDE SILENCE’s existing social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram), fans can also join the band’s exclusive community to friend, message, chat, comment, and like with other SUICIDE SILENCE fans, in one-to-one or group messaging.
“We have tons of exclusive content for you to check out,” adds lead vocalist Eddie Hermida. “I hope you are all ready to tune into our day to day lives, everyone… we will be waiting for you!”

The free, five-week trial launches today, October 24th. Come December 1st, fans can subscribe for $2.99 / £1.99 / €2.69 per month to retain the exclusive features or opt out to use its basic functions for no charge.

Suicide Silence tour the UK next month 

More on You Can’t Stop Me:

‘You Can’t Stop Me’ music video:
‘Don’t Die’ lyric video:
‘Cease To Exist’ lyric video -
Making-of »You Can’t Stop Me« trailer:
Bonus DVD trailer:
Video lesson for the song 'Cease To Exist' with Mark Heylmun and Chris Garza:

Order the new album in CD, digi-pak, or vinyl versions from the You Can’t Stop Me Landing Page:

Eluveitie Tour starts in a few weeks - Glasgow show upgraded!

Swiss Folk Metal pioneers ELUVEITIE are soon to embark on their UK Tour which starts 11th November in London.
Tickets are selling well with Glasgow now upgraded from Audio to Classic Grand - make sure to grab tickets whilst you still can!

Eluveitie UK Tourdates

These shows are the first chance for UK fans to hear live tracks off their brand new album 'Origins' which was released in August.
Origins was recorded at the New Sound Studios in Switzerland with producer Tommy Vetterli (KREATOR, CORONER).
The album features album artwork by Glanzmann and is the follow-up to 2012’s Helvetios.

Order the album:
Limited Edition CD + DVD -

Visit ELUVEITIE online at


Crossfaith have today announced plans to film their eagerly awaited headline performance at London’s legendary KOKO venue to create the band’s first ever live DVD.

The 1500 capacity show is one of the many dates on what will be the Crossfaith’s biggest UK headline tour to date. A full list of the ‘Apocalyze Now’ tour dates can be seen below. 

For a taste of what to expect, the band have revealed a live video taken from this years exhilarating main stage Download Festival performance.

Check out the live video for Monolith here:

Vocalist Kenta Koie comments:

"We're really excited to shoot our very first concert DVD at the legendary venue 'KOKO' in London. Why did we choose this place and this country? For the last 2 years we've done so many tours all around the World, but actually toured the UK 8 times. It was also the first place we toured outside of Japan also. Every time, we experienced so many things, and the UK became second home. Everything is ready for the show, we'll bring all of you guys to the next level! It's gonna be.....I can't explain with words! Don't think - feel.... and make sure you're wearing funny clothes. 
See you there!“

Tickets are available now from and

Europe Announce Worldwide Deal With UDR - New Studio Record Due Early 2015. Co-Headline Tour with Black Star Riders March 2015

German-based label delighted to announce signing of Swedish rock legends

Swedish rock group Europe have signed with UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm.

Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR. A very credible label and I am impressed with their work building a future and a solid foundation for their Artists”

UDR President/owner Ulrike Rudolph expressed her delight in capturing the band for the label.
“We are always looking to expand the label’s stable of bands with quality, not quantity, and Europe represent the finest in supremely written hard rock music,” said Rudolph. “They are a group who refuse to rest on their past and continue to grow as artists and musicians, so we are absolutely delighted they have come to us.”

Production on the new material will be handled by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons). 
“He is one of few producers out there who is saving rock ‘n’ roll,” said Joey Tempest, “when we first heard Pressure and Time by Rival Sons, we just went ‘who the hell produced this stuff? It’s got tons of heart and soul, it’s cocky, it’s got that swagger, it’s alive and real.’ That’s the journey we’re on with Europe, trying to dig deeper to find more soulful expressions and play straight from the core! So we’re extremely excited to bring this guy into our team.”

The multi-platinum, 20-million-plus selling quintet, recorded 1986’s smash-hit The Final Countdown and toured the World playing sold-out concerts while cementing their place as one of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s. 
After re-grouping in 2004 with the ‘classic’ line-up, the band continued their success into the 21st century with Classic Rock Magazine stating upon the release of their last album in 2012, ‘Europe are one of the greatest rock bands on the planet right now.’

In 2015, Europe will once again take to the road as they begin a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd(their first visit to Ireland in 25 years). More dates to coincide with the albums cycle will be announced shortly including territories the band has not visited in some time.

Europe are:
Joey Tempest – Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
John Leven – Bass
Mic Michaeli – Keyboards 
Ian Haugland – Drums

Co Headline Tour with Black Star Riders 
March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London 


'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge' is the first taste from Marilyn Manson's forthcoming album set to arrive in early 2015. 

Listen and download now at


Spider Kitten `Behold Mountain. Hail Sea. Venerate Sky. Bow Before Tree.’ EP Review

Cat’s and Kitten’s, everyone seems to have gone cat shit crazy; the internet is crawling with those little critters. But have you noticed the huge influx of Spider stories too? Invading homes, getting larger, and did you see the one particular spider sounding like a horse.

Well Welsh doom metallers have combined the two, creating the Spider Kitten, mixing the sounds of doom metal with Norse tales and awesome beards.

The EP is only 3 tracks so shouldn’t take up too much of your precious Facebook time or from tweeting, especially if you like doom metal laden with slow fuzzy guitars, where you can almost taste the slow decay of death this one is for you. 

Mixing themes of Norse mythology with the slow riffs of Doom Metal mirroring bands like Cathedral but with extra fuzz attached, the first track `Bearded Axe’ begins in the traditional Doom manner slow riffs fill the soundscape giving the track a sense of foreboding of things to come and the vocals have an airy tone giving it a distant feel and echoing almost like they’ve actually been singing in the Golden Hall. 

Don’t fret about the 15 minute long song it’s not a snooze fest by any stretch, with the varied use of different instruments coupled the use of crows screeching at the beginning of the track that sense of foreboding encroaches that conjures up images of graveyards and funerals. 

Finally, `Lindisfarena’ has a faster approach, still with that doom groove but is perhaps more likely the stand out track of this EP, the vocals capture a little touch of Mastodon with that gritty and airy tone that Troy has made his own, there’s a nice solo on this one that keeps with the more blues based tradition that doom metal has carried.

Stand out Track:


Track Listing:

Bearded Axe

Gore SwanI Of the LandII Of the SeaIII Of the Sky


8/10- A cool prequel to what’s yet to come from Spider Kitten.