Saturday, 27 May 2017

BLIND GUARDIAN Release 'Mirror Mirror' live track video; start pre-order!

Krefeld, Germany-based progressive power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN announced the release of their first live record in 14 years, just a few weeks ago. 

Guitarist André Olbrich reveals why the time has come for ‘Live Beyond The Spheres’:
"There's several different reasons why it's about time to release a live album. We've had a new rhythm section in the band - Frederik and Bahrend - for a couple of years now. Our interaction improved a lot by their joining and our songs developed a better groove and became more dynamic. The appearance of digital amp profilers and digital recording techniques also made it possible to create a fairly similar sonic image in different venues and to fulfil our image of what a perfect live album should be. Last but not least; we released three studio albums since our previous live album, and we didn't have any live recordings from our relatively current studio material. By compiling a 3-disc package, we were able to create a very extensive and varied set list to reflect our 30-year career with an optimal performances."

The 22-song package entitled ‘Live Beyond The Spheres’, will be purchasable as a 3CD-DIGI as well as a 4LP-BOX. Besides all-time classics such as 'The Bard's Song (In The Forest)', 'Valhalla' and 'Mirror Mirror', rather rarely performed songs like 'And Then There Was Silence' are also a part of this live record.

"We compiled one "show" out of the best tracks from more than 40 live performances, recorded during our European tour in 2015. That's how we pinned down the most beautiful and atmospheric moments on this medium," he added.

With the live version of 'Mirror Mirror', BLIND GUARDIAN releases one of the above-mentioned classics from ‘Live Beyond The Spheres’ today. The track plus video material from the past tour can be watched over on YouTube.

André comments on the track:
"'Mirror Mirror' is one of the biggest classics from BLIND GUARDIAN; known for being celebrated by both, band and fans, at the end of every live show."

Check out the clip, here:

‘Live Beyond The Spheres’ - TrackListing:
01. The Ninth Wave
02. Banish From Sanctuary
03. Nightfall
04. Prophecies
05. Tanelorn
06. The Last Candle
07. And Then There Was Silence

01. The Lord Of The Rings
02. Fly
03. Bright Eyes
04. Lost In The Twilight Hall
05. Imaginations From The Other Side
06. Into The Storm
07. Twilight Of The Gods
08. A Past And Future Secret
09. And The Story Ends

01. Sacred Worlds
02. The Bard's Song (In The Forest)
03. Valhalla
04. Wheel Of Time
05. Majesty
06. Mirror Mirror

16.06. DE - St. Goarshausen, RockFels
28.06. IL - Tel Aviv, Reading 3
30.06. GR – Chania, Chania Rock Festival
02.07. IT – Milan, Battlefield Metal Fest
08.07. DE – Ballenstedt, Rockharz Open Air
02.08. HU – Székesfehérvár, Fezen Fesztivál
03.08. SK – Bratislava, Majestic Club
05.08. SWE – Rejmyre, Skogsröjet Festival
10.08. ES – Villena, Leyendas del Rock
12.08. A – Graz, Metal on the Hill
25.08. PL – Straszecin, Czad Festival
26.08. DE – Dresden, Alter Schlachthof

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Europe - The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show: Live at the Roundhouse


ON JULY 21st 2017, Swedish rock ‘n’ roll legends, Europe, will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse.

The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live at the Roundhouse celebrates the multi-platinum album’s triple decade success. The band played the album in its sequential entirety at a series of selected cities in 2016, with London’s most historically venerated venue playing host to an exceptionally special night on November 12th 2016, which was captured by Patric Ullaeus from  Revolver Film Company AB.

Preceding the landmark event, fans were also treated to a live performance of Europe’s latest album War of Kings, a release which re-established Europe as one of the top classic rock bands in the world.

“What an awesome night! 
It was more enjoyable than we thought to revisit the whole Final Countdown album live! On top of that, to be able to share our whole War Of Kings album with this amazing audience the same night just made this show one of the most memorable nights of our career!” 
Joey Tempest / Europe

The limited edition release will arrive in the following formats and available to pre-order very soon:
DVD/2CD – full concert on all discs (1 visual, 2 audio) packaged in an 8 panel CD-sized digipack, including a 24 pg booklet

BluRay/2CD – full concert on all discs (1 visual, 2 audio) packaged in an 8 panel CD-sized digipack, including a 24 pg booklet

A Digital audio only release

A 12” sized Boxset, limited to 1,000 units will also be available in September. 
It will contain the BluRay/2CD configuration, a double gatefold vinyl with only The Final Countdown portion of the concert, a 40 pg 12” sized hardcover photo book, a vintage replica scarf and a laminate/guest-pass.

…Live At The Roundhouse will conclude an exciting and emotional revisiting of The Final Countdown, with the band recording at the legendary Abbey Road Studios a brand new album to follow up War of Kings, which was released in 2015.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS Released 2nd June 2017

Hot on the heels of a SOLD OUT KISS European Tour through May 2017, Universal Music On Demand are set to release “KISSWORLD – The Best Of Kiss” on the 2nd June 2017.

KISS, America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category, have a stunning catalogue of rock n roll classics. “KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS” brings 20 of their best loved tracks together on one album. Iconic fan favourites such as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City” alongside top 5 UK chart hits “Crazy Crazy Nights” and “God Gave Rock ‘N’ To You II” on one huge collection.

KISS are one of the most iconic and influential rock acts of all time. The band have released 44 albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Consummate live performers, the band’s illustrious career is marked by record breaking global tours. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer slayed the USA across July, August and September 2016 with a SOLD OUT Arena tour. They heard the calls from their European fans and they returned in May 2017 for the first time since 2015’s series of SOLD OUT Festival and Arena shows across Europe. The 19 date / 11 country tour culminates in a show at London’s iconic o2 Arena on the 31st May 2017.

Pre-order the album here -

Tracklisting of “KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS”
1 Crazy Crazy Nights
2 Rock And Roll All Nite
3 I Was Made For Lovin' You
4 God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II
5 Detroit Rock City
6 Beth
7 Lick It Up
8 Heaven's On Fire
9 Tears Are Falling
10 Unholy
11 Hard Luck Woman
12 Psycho Circus
13 Shout It Out Loud
14 Calling Dr. Love
15 Christine Sixteen
16 Love Gun
17 Shandi
18 I'm A Legend Tonight
19 Modern Day Delilah
20 Hell Or Hallelujah

KISSWORLD - The Best OF KISS is released through Universal Music On Demand on the 2nd June 2017

As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category (RIAA), KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 “Samurai Son” with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z. Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia. Additionally, once a year the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (2017 will mark their 7th voyage). KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin' The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales. KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews. KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: Vet Tix, The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hiring Our Heroes” program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundation.

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Massive - Announce Festival Dates & UK Tour New Single: “Calm Before The Storm” Out On 2nd June 2017

Australian rockers Massive return with multiple festival dates and a headline tour across the UK in June and July 2017. The band will also release a new single “Calm Before The Storm” on the 2nd June 2017.
Taken from their forthcoming album, “Calm Before The Storm” is a big rock tune. Powerful riffs overlaid with the unique vocals of Brad Marr. It’s a perfect showcase for this band who are quickly establishing themselves at the forefront of the next wave of hard rock acts.

Massive are Brad Marrs (lead vocal and guitar), Brendan Forward (backing vocal and lead guitar), Mick Quee (backing vocal and bass) and Jarrod Medwin (backing vocal and drums). Hailing from the land of Oz the one thing these four have in common is a love for all thing rock and lager. Combined they come together to form a true rock ‘n roll band with a sound that is reminiscent of classic era Guns ‘N Roses and AC/DC. A stunning live act, these shows are not to be missed.

An accomplished live act. Having toured with the likes of Blackberry Smoke and The Treatment. With sixteen headline shows and four festivals across June and July 2017, Massive is set to bring their mayhem to the UK this summer. The band is ecstatic to be heading back out on the road in the UK.

Massive UK dates in 2017 as follows:
June 17 - Stone Free Festival, London
June 23 - Wildfire Festival, Wiston
July 14 – Proud, London headline
July 15 – Wheatsheaf, Oxford headline
July 16 - Retro Bar, Manchester headline
July 18 – Trillians, Newcastle headline
July 19 – Bannermans, Edinburgh headline
July 20 - Wool Pack Live, Doncaster headline
July 21 – Krazyhouse, Liverpool headline
July 22 - The Station, Cannock headline
July 23 - Amplified Music Fest, Gloucester
July 25 - Talking Heads, Southampton headline
July 26 - The Exchange, Bristol headline
July 27 - The Scene, Swansea headline
July 28 - Two Pigs Rock Club, Cheltenham headline
July 30 – Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone

Tickets for headline dates available from and all other usual outlets


The Cavalera brothers are back! Max and Iggor Cavalera, who created some of the most influential metal records in music history with SEPULTURA and inspiring the heavy and extreme music scene over decades, are currently hard at work in the studio in Phoenix, Arizona, to record the fourth album of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY!

Set to be released in the Fall of 2017 on Napalm Records, Max and Iggor have now left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right HERE!

Produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, the recordings of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's upcoming album will be documented by Horns Up Rocks, titled 'The Conspiracy Diaries'. These exciting studio episodes will be released over the next months and will share an in-depth view behind the scene's of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's work in the studio. 

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band SEPULTURA as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains, Arise and Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre's horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left SEPULTURA and meanwhile released seven successfull records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, as the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!

Max Cavalera – Vocals, Guitar 
Iggor Cavalera – Drums, Percussion 
Marc Rizzo – Lead Guitar 
Johny Chow – Bass

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ADRENALINE MOB reveal new lyric video for 'Chasing Dragons'

Hard rock icons ADRENALINE MOB have revealed a lyric video for their new single, 'Chasing Dragons', taken from their upcoming album, 'We The People' which is out on 2nd June 2017 via Century Media Records.

Check out the song here: 

ADRENALINE MOB was formed by guitar aficionado Mike Orlando and iconic vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Star One, Allen-Lande) in 2012 with support from acclaimed drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and bassist John Moyer on their critically-acclaimed debut, "Omertá". Due to scheduling conflicts, Portnoy departed the band and was replaced by drum legend A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister) for their following releases ("Men of Honor" & "Dearly Departed") until his untimely death in 2015. Orlando and Allen took a break to process the loss of their friend and band mate while focusing on their respective side projects. The pair reformed in early 2016 for their upcoming release, 'We The People', with a new line-up featuring acclaimed bassist Dave Z. (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and drummer Jordan Cannata.

'We The People' was self-recorded, mixed and mastered at Orlando's Sonic Stomp Studios and features 13 energetic, fist-raising and foot-stomping tracks that put the hard back in hard rock and the heavy back in heavy metal.

Track Listing
1. King Of The Ring
2. We The People
3. The Killer's Inside
4. Bleeding Hands
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Til the Head Explodes
7. What You're Made Of
8. Raise 'Em Up
9. Ignorance & Greed
10. Blind Leading The Blind
11. Violent State Of Mind
12. Lords Of Thunder
13. Rebel Yell


Monday, 22 May 2017

ARCH ENEMY announce new album `Will To Power`

In March 2017, extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY finished the 'War Eternal' album cycle with the highly successful 'As The Stages Burn!' live release, which was filmed and recorded at the band’s massive headlining show at Wacken Open Air 2016:

Now, it is time for the next chapter in the band’s history as ARCH ENEMY hereby announce the title and release date of their forthcoming tenth studio album! 'Will To Power' will celebrate its worldwide release on September 8th 2017 through Century Media Records.

Michael Amott comments: "After many months of writing and recording in the studio we are delighted to have finally completed work on our 10th studio album, ‘Will To Power’. We are looking forward to sharing new music with you soon.

We are equally excited to announce the first leg of our 'Will To Power' world tour... Can't wait to play new and old songs for our fans, see you all soon!" 

‘Will To Power’ is a bold sonic statement that ARCH ENEMY in this day and age is virtually unstoppable. UK fans will get a chance to see the band perform this Summer at Bloodstock on 13th August.

13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

ARCH ENEMY line-up:
Michael Amott - Guitar
Daniel Erlandsson - Drums
Sharlee D'Angelo - Bass
Jeff Loomis - Guitar
Alissa White-Gluz - Vocals 

ARCH ENEMY online:

Amplified Festival announces Phil Campbell plus custom Iron Man Harley Davidson to be won

Amplified Open Air Festival has confirmed its final line-up with the announcement that legendary Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell and his band The Bastard Sons will headline the Red Stripe Main Stage on Saturday night, 22nd July 2017. The group joins other stage headline acts including Puddle Of Mudd, Reef, Acid Reign, Diamond Head, Evil Scarecrow, Raging Speedhorn, Astroid Boys and Milk Teeth.

"It's great to be headlining this brand new festival showcasing the best in U.K. Rock and Metal. See you guys there!" – Phil Campbell

Amplified is also excited to announce that they will be giving away in conjunction with Blade Harley-Davidson, Cheltenham a unique one-off motorcycle to one lucky ticket holder at this year's festival. The 'Iron Man' themed Sportster XL833N custom built for the Harley Davidson 'Battle Of The Kings' event with paint livery by Reborn To Be Wild along with the special blue light-up Iron Man chest piece could be yours.

At a cost value of £10,000 with an approximate £2,000 worth of customisation, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A UNIQUE ONE-OFF! 

Full details about this amazing opportunity plus terms and conditions can be found at The winner will be announced on the main stage on Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Tickets on sale now:
Adult weekend £80 (includes camping and free parking)
VIP weekend £125 (includes camping and free parking + backstage access)
Day tickets £45
Discounted group saver offers are also available

Check out Amplified's event poster for the final line up.
Instagram: amplifiedrocks 

VALLENFYRE launch 'An Apathetic Grave' lyric video!

Vallenfyre have launched a second song from their forthcoming third album, 'Fear Those Who Fear Him', 
check out the new track 'An Apathetic Grave' here: 

Guitarist/vocalist Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) comments:
“By total contrast to the previously released track ‘Kill All Your Masters,’ this one is an extremely miserable, crushing doom song about a man reaching the end of his life and reflecting on the futility of it all.”

Scheduled for worldwide release via Century Media Records on June 2, 2017, 'Fear Those Who Fear Him' is an unforgiving musical mixture of death, doom, grind, and crust offering 12 ferocious new tracks.

"Fear Those Who Fear Him" track list:
1. Born To Decay 
2. Messiah 
3. Degeneration 
4. An Apathetic Grave
5. Nihilist
6. Amongst The Filth
7. Kill All Your Masters 
8. The Merciless Tide
9. Dead World Breathes
10. Soldier Of Christ
11. Cursed From The Womb
12. Temple Of Rats

Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) - vocals / guitars
Hamish Glencross (ex My Dying Bride) - guitars / bass
Walterri Väyrnen (Paradise Lost) - drums
Sam Kelly-Wallace - guitar (LIVE)
Chris Casket - bass (LIVE)



German legends visit the capital to greet fans and sign copies of audio / visual extravaganza, ‘Rammstein: Paris’, out this week via Spinefarm Records in the UK.

Rammstein will mark the launch of ‘Rammstein: Paris’ with a visit to London to meet fans and sign copies of this long-awaited concert film, first shown theatrically and now available as a multi-format, lavishly-packaged release via Spinefarm Records.

This rare event – only the second time Rammstein have undertaken a signing session of this type in the UK – will take place at the historic Café De Paris in London’s West End…

Café de Paris
3 Coventry St.

Signing times:
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Closest tube stations:
Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square

Fans will be able to queue outside the venue from 5pm on the 24th, and wrist-bands will be distributed to ensure entry.

In March 2012, during the ‘Made in Germany’ tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimedRammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 rabid fans. Featuring 22 songs (128 mins) from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Simply, ‘Rammstein: Paris’ – available on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, LP & DL – is one of the best rock concert films of all time. Absolument.


Saturday, 20 May 2017

ICED EARTH drop new song 'Great Heathen Army'

Just one month to go until the release of ICED EARTH’s eagerly awaited new studio album “Incorruptible”. You have had the chance to check out the previously released album tracks “Raven Wing” and “Seven Headed Whore”, and today we bring you the album opening track “Great Heathen Army”. Check out the song and pre-order “Incorruptible” here:

Youtube (lyric video): 

“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats: 
Deluxe CD Digipak
with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)
CD Digipak (only available in the USA)
Strictly limited artbook
with 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10” vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies
Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colours (see below for exact colour split)

With gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180 g vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs
Standard CD Jewelcase
Digital download / stream

The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colours:
Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the UK
Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:
Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro --- SOLD OUT
Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour 

“Incorruptible” tracklist:
Great Heathen Army (5:21)
Black Flag (4:56)
Raven Wing (6:25) --- watch lyric video here
The Veil (4:47)
Seven Headed Whore (3.00) --- watch lyric video here
The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
Brothers (4:45)
Defiance (4:08)
Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30)

ICED EARTH line-up
Jon Schaffer – Rhythm, Lead, and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards/MIDI, Vocals
Stu Block – Lead Vocals
Brent Smedley – Drums, Percussion
Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jake Dreyer – Lead Guitar

Summer festival appearances 2017
07.06 Sweden Rock Festival – Norje – Sweden
23.06. Saarmageddon Festival- Saarbrücken – Germany
05.07. Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt – Germany
08.07 Burning Ruins Metal Fest – Terni – Italy
13.-15-07. Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn – Germany 
23.-29.07. Metal Days – Tolmin – Slovenia


DREAM EVIL launch new track 'Creature Of The Night'

Swedish powerhouse Heavy Metal outfit DREAM EVIL are getting closer to the release of their sixth album, aptly titled “SIX”, coming out next week, more precisely on Friday May 26th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

The band have just launched a third single, the melodic and epic 'Creature Of The Night' - check it out here: 

Or also here:

DREAM EVIL comment as follows:
 “When we chose from all recorded songs the ones to be released on the main album, we summoned a Heavy Metal Jury which ranked the songs. From this ranking the top 12 songs were set for SIX. The song “Creature Of The Night” got the highest ranking from the H.M.J., so it was a no-brainer to have this song as a single.”

Previously, the album’s opening track “Dream Evil” and the song “Antidote” were debuted with videos by Patric Ullaeus / (In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, etc.) here:
“Dream Evil”:

A brief album trailer for “SIX” can be seen here:

The album’s standard tracklisting is as follows:
1. Dream Evil
2. Antidote
3. Sin City
4. Creature Of The Night
5. Hellride
6. Six Hundred And 66
7. How To Start A War
8. The Murdered Mind
9. Too Loud
10. 44 Riders
11. Broken Wings
12. We Are Forever

Succeeding 2010’s “In The Night” release, “SIX” has been once again produced by DREAM EVIL guitarist Fredrik Nordström at his own Studio Fredman facilities, which is obviously the birth place of many modern Metal masterpieces by bands such as In Flames, Arch Enemy, HammerFall, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Powerwolf or also Architects and Bring Me The Horizon.

The album’s front cover, which can be seen above, has once again been created by Gustavo Sazes / (Arch Enemy, Amaranthe, Firewind, etc.).

DREAM EVIL have also announced their return to the stage. Here are the currently announced shows, with more coming up soon:

September 23rd, 2017 Amsteelven (The Netherlands) - HMM Festival
January 6th, 2018 Wasen Im Emmental (Switzerland) - Icerock Festival

Stay tuned for more news on DREAM EVIL and “SIX” soon…

Niklas Isfeldt – Lead vocals
Fredrik Nordström – Lead rhythm guitars
Mark U Black – Lead lead guitars
Peter Stålfors – Lead bass
Patrik Jerksten – Lead drums

Dragonslayer – CD 2002
Evilized – CD 2003
Children Of The Night – Mini-CD 2003
The First Chapter – CD-Single 2004
The Book Of Heavy Metal – CD 2004
United – CD 2006
Gold Medal In Metal – DVD/2CD 2008
In The Night – CD 2010
SIX – CD/LP 2017


Friday, 19 May 2017

LORD OF THE LOST SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS! New Ensemble Album Coming In Fall 2017!

[Lord of the Lost with senior product manager Billie Klein @ the Napalm Records Berlin Office]

Napalm Records is proud to welcome a new family member to their ever-expanding artist roster, as LORD OF THE LOST have signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian rock & metal empire!

Founded in 2007 by Chris Harms, over the last decade this Hamburg-based dark metal group has become one of the most well-established and exciting acts the international scene has to offer. The band's sound has always been a heavy ride traveling through many diverse dark genres, while never standing still and constantly in the process of reinvention. 

LORD OF THE LOST features big melodies, aggression and emotions, fronted by Chris Harms' impressive vocal range of styles that can abruptly leap from a sonorous clear voice to brutal death growls and wild screams. With effortless grace, LORD OF THE LOST have managed to establish their unique trademark sound while they create a contrast of musical extremes: Catchy ballads with hit-potential meet harsh metalcore-attacks, with no fear for excursions into the symphonic, industrial metal and heavy rock that goes straight into your heart and face!

With their relentless energy on stage LORD OF THE LOST always deliver lots of sweat, sex and rock ’n’ roll making every single show a memorable and special event for their constantly growing fan base all over the world. 

After their previous 2015 acoustic release 'Swan Songs', the quintet from the heart of St. Pauli, Hamburg, has now signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and will release a brand new acoustic and ensemble album titled 'Swan Songs II' in the Fall of 2017!

Says Chris Harms:
"Progress means movement; and for us any movement can only head forward and upward. It's been an important step for us to continue our path of success together with a new, strong partner and we are proud that we have found this partner in Napalm Records! It could not be better for us!"

To celebrate the band's upcoming release, LORD OF THE LOST will heavily hit the road this Fall for an ensemble album release tour as well as in support of KMFDM in the UK and United States! Make sure to catch LORD OF THE LOST live and on the following dates:

Supporting legendary KMFDM!
UK Shows:
05.09. Newcastle – Think Thank 
06.09. Glasgow – St. Lukes
07.09. Manchester – Ruby Lounge 
08.09. Birmingham – O2 Institute
09.09. London – O2 Academy Islington 
10.10. Bristol – Fleece 

US Shows:
10/01Chicago, IL – Metro (Cold Waves VI Festival)
10/02 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
10/03 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10/04 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/05 Falls Church (Washington, DC), VA – The State Theatre
10/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/08 Allston (Boston), MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/09 Baltimore, MD
10/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
10/12 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
10/13 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/14 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
10/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/17 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
10/18 Tempe (Phoenix), AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
10/20 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/21 Los Angeles, CA – tbd
10/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/25 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/26 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
10/27 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
10/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II 

'Ensemble Tour' 2017:
18.11.17 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
21.11.17 DE - Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
23.11.17 DE - Berlin / Huxleys
24.11.17 DE - Bochum / Christuskirche
25.11.17 DE - Munich / Backstage
26.11.17 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp

Chris Harms - vocals, guitar, cello
π - guitar
Class Grenayde - bass
Gared Dirge - piano, synths, percussion, guitar
Tobias Mertens - drums

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WEDNESDAY 13 presents music video 'Cruel To You'

The Duke of Spook, WEDNESDAY 13, has premiered a new video clip for 'Cruel To You', another new track taken from his forthcoming album, Condolences, which is set for release on 2nd June via Nuclear Blast. 

Check out the clip here:

Wednesday tells us:
"I'm really excited for everyone to see our new video for 'Cruel To You'. Making this one turned out to be so much fun and director Tommy Jones made my comic book dream come to life. Running around sunny Los Angeles chasing a girl and her dog with an axe was certainly a first for me, haha! This song and video is definitely a throw back to the more fun, campy side of Wednesday 13."

'Blood Sick' music video:
What The Night Brings' music video:
Trailer #1 - signing to Nuclear Blast:
Trailer #2 - behind the scenes:
Trailer #3 - monsters, bad guys and horror villains:
Trailer #4 - On his favourite B horror movie:

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris 'Zeuss' Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) and the sleeve artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia).

WEDNESDAY 13 is also confirmed to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday 10th June with his full electric set, as well as two additional shows in Dublin (Thu 8th Jun at Voodoo Lounge) and Belfast (Fri 9th June at Limelight 2). Download tickets are available from and Irish tickets from

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THY ART IS MURDER announce UK Tour

Aussie Metal Titans THY ART IS MURDER have announced a UK Tour for this October.

Guitarist Andrew Marsh commented:
"We are super stoked to return to Europe, and this time with more UK dates than we have played in a very long time. For too long we have neglected the UK and we are going to make up for it in style.
Joining us on our album headlining tour will be our great friends and ridiculously heavy bands, After The Burial, Oceano, and Australian blackened hardcore juggernauts Justice For The Damned.
We can’t wait to bring our new record to the road, and this will mark the very first leg of the Dear Desolation world tour." - Andrew Marsh THY ART IS MURDER

The band; freshly reunited with original frontman CJ McMahon will release their fourth album later this Summer. Stay tuned for more details to be unveiled very soon!

Tickets for all dates go on sale Monday at 10am, full dates and ticket links as follows:
3rd October – Cardiff – Cardiff Uni
4th October – Leeds – Key Club
5th October – Glasgow – Garage
6th October – Manchester – Club Academy
7th October – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
8th October – London – The Electric Ballroom
9th October – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

LACUNA COIL release video for 'You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You'

After previously launching a video clip for the song “Blood, Tears, Dust” (

LACUNA COIL are now revealing the full story of their two conceptual videos with their latest clip for the song “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You”. Like “Blood, Tears, Dust” the video was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà and produced by the production company Borotalco.

Check out the new video here: 

Cristina Scabbia (vocals): “The videos we shot with Cosimo Alemà are exactly what we wanted to deliver visually, especially if connected with a record like ’Delirium’. The darkness, the intensity, the script itself are taking the viewer to the dimension we wanted to be transported to. ‘You Love Me 'Cause I Hate You’ and ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ are tightened together in a twisted story that I like a lot as there is so much that can be defined with each one’s imagination. Interpreting different characters was also exciting, an interesting challenge I hadn’t faced until then. I hope the viewers can capture the magic we breathed while we shot them.”

Andrea Ferro (vocals): “Every age has its form of storytelling, and video clips have been a huge part of our culture. Talking with Cosimo (Alemà/director) and our label we decided to create something to bring back the artistic quality video clips used to have. We put our love for cinema into our video for the song ‘You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You’, as you will see there is a clear inspiration from TV series like ‘True Detective’ and also a certain ‘Twin Peaks’/’Resident Evil’ vibe. We wanted the viewers to contemplate the story and question what it really means. There is also a tight connection with the previous video for the song ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ as both clips should be considered almost as one single piece. The videos clearly explore the main theme of our latest album, ‘Delirium’, and all its madness and symbols. It's been a really great and challenging experience to be on the set for several days and work in ‘cinema style’ for the very first time to create something completely new for LACUNA COIL.”

Both songs are taken from LACUNA COIL’s latest album: Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe “Delirium”, which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. The band hasn’t finished their extensive touring cycle, so catch LACUNA COIL live at one of the following shows and festivals:

19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey - Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv - Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere - Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow - Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari - Arena Sant'Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) - Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice - Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen - Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu - Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso - Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago - Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) - South's Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

LACUNA COIL recently announced that they will be joining Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band's "Ultimate Principal" Tour. The month-long September trek marks LACUNA COIL's first US tour dates in over a year, as the band continues to support their latest full length studio album, “Delirium”. Joining LACUNA COIL and Epica on the Ultimate Principal Tour are INSOMNIUM & Elantris.

LACUNA COIL North America tour dates with Epica, INSOMNIUM & Elantris
31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA - Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC - Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON - Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL - The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA - The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR - The Hawthorne Theater 
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA - The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX - Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY - Playstation Theater



DRAGONFORCE have released a new music video for their song “Ashes Of The Dawn”. With their brand new album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ hitting the shops this Friday, the international metal superstars help their fans to pass the time and treat them with the release of the third single that comes along with a spectacular music video.

Watch the video here:

‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be released on earMUSIC on May 19th and will be available as standard edition, special edition including two bonus tracks and a multi-angle bonus DVD as well as vinyl.

Album pre orders are available from:

The UK leg of the Reaching Into Infinity World Tour will kick off on 4th October at Glasgow's Garage.

04 Oct Glasgow - The Garage
05 Oct Newcastle - Riverside
06 Oct York - Fibbers
07 Oct Sheffield - Corporation
08 Oct Manchester - Sound Control
11 Oct Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
12 Oct Cardiff - Globe
13 Oct London - Electric Ballroom
14 Oct Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
15 Oct Tunbridge Wells - Forum
16 Oct Dover - The Booking Hall

Monday, 15 May 2017

SikTH release video for 'Golden Cufflinks'


Taken from forthcoming new studio album

Ahead of the release, of their highly anticipated new album The Future In Whose Eyes?, the band have released their new single “Golden Cufflinks”.

Introducing the new song vocalist & lyricist Mikee W Goodman states “The song is very melodic and is a very different type of song for SikTh fans to hear . Even though there are extremely aggressive moments on the new album. This song has a real epic and melodic feel to it. “


Produced and directed by the band’s own Mikee W Goodman he talks about how the video acts as a commentary to and the causation of the ongoing sanitisation of many towns and cities, something many music fans around the world will be able to relate to.

“When I wrote the lyrics for Golden Cufflinks they were initially inspired by the amount of live music venues that are being closed and a feeling that rock culture is in decline. The venue which sticks out to me the most is the famous London Astoria. Some of the best SikTh shows were in the LA2 and main Astoria. I went a lot as a fan as well. So when that was closed and knocked down to make way for Crossrail it really was a sad & defining moment in rock history for me and many others.

I think places of such rich history and cultural importance should be protected and preserved. I see this happening across the country and world – so many other venues being shut down and how scenes and golden eras come and go. How we have to move along or do it seems.

You see the business men buying up cities to turn them into the most profitable and bland form. It follows a similar theme from our song ‘Bland Street Bloom’ from Death of a Dead Day. This happens in many cities, it is not just about London, Golden Cufflinks is a reflection and commentary of this kind of happening. 

The track is also available as an instant download with all digital pre-orders of The Future In Whose Eyes?

CD featuring:
• The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks

Gatefold 180g heavy weight LP featuring:
• The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks on black vinyl (with MP3 download code)
• Also available as Limited Edition Purple Splatter vinyl and Orange Splatter vinyl (with MP3 download code)

Digital download featuring:
• The Future In Whose Eyes? 12 original album tracks with the tracks “Vivid” and “No Wishbones” available as instant downloads with pre-orders

SikTh are:
Mikee W Goodman – vocals & lyrics
Dan Weller – guitar
Dan Foord – drums
James Leach – bass
Pin – guitar
Joe Rosser – vocals 

SikTh Live
07/06/17 – UK, Bournemouth, Sound Circus
10/06/17 – UK, Donington, Download festival (Main Stage) ( )
9-12/08/17 – CZ - Brutal Assault Festival ( )
17-19/08/17 – UK – Bristol, Arctangent Festival ( )