Tuesday, 29 September 2015

NIGHTWISH | Endless Forms Most Beautiful Tour Edition trailer


Suomi-Metal-Heroes NIGHTWISH based their eighth studio album Endless Forms Most Beautiful on a quotation by Charles Darwin, as well as drawing inspiration from other famous scientists like Richard Dawkins and Carl Sagan. The album comprises of eleven epic, immensely diverse compositions and was released back in March of this year. Having delivered the band's highest UK chart position to date (#12 in UK National Album Charts), 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' has been repackaged and expanded to co-incide with the band's largest UK show to date at Wembley Arena in December. The special tour edition includes a CD version of the album and a bonus DVD of live performances, documentary footage and promo videos. 
Watch a trailer covering the forthcoming release over on YouTube:

Endless Forms Most Beautiful Tour Edition track list:
CD
1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

DVD
1. Yours Is An Empty Hope (Live)
2. Stargazers (Live)
3. Planet Hell (Live)
4. Last Of The Wilds (Live)
5. Storytime (Live)
6. Arabesque (Live)
7. Last Ride Of The Day (Live)
8. Making Of 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' documentary (21 episodes!)
9. Elan (Official Video)
10. Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Official Video)
11. Photo Gallery

Order the album here: http://bit.ly/EFMBTourEdition​

Nightwish will be bringing their Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour to London on the 19th of December 2015, with label mates Amorphis supporting them. The band are the very first Finnish act to headline Wembley Arena and tickets are almost all gone! Be sure not to miss out on this special event and buy tickets for the show here: http://bit.ly/NightwishWembley.
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VALIENT THORR The Baddest Band In The Land 15 Years Running Signs With Napalm Records!


VALIENT THORR are the baddest band on the planet (from another planet). They have been rocking their adopted home of Earth since arriving here from Venus over fifteen years ago. With six albums under their belt they have now joined forces with Napalm Records for the release of their seventh! This MC5/James Brown inspired quintuplet have stood the test of time morphing in and out of what Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister calls simply- Rock N’Roll. 

"After wandering around space last year contemplating all the wild things that are going on in the universe... we are proud and super excited to announce that we have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. So get ready for a new album (our seventh) in TWO THORRSAND SIXTEEN," says frontman Valient Himself. 

Napalm Records A&R Demetri Benoist said about the signing of VALIENT THORR: 
"Who doesn’t like good time Rock N’ Roll, getting a chance to work with VALIENT THORR means one thing, we are all in for one hell of a ride.” 

VALIENT THORR will be heading into the studio this November to begin recording their new album that will be released in spring 2016! Before VALIENT THORR make their way to the studio, they are going to fly over to Europe for the ‘Intergalactic Roadwarriors Tour” with special guests Black Bone and Child. With their Thorriors in tow, check them out when they roll through your town, and soon you'll be letting your freak flag fly too. 

Intergalactic Roadwarriors Pt 1 Tour 
w/ Black Bone, Child 
02.10.2015 CH - Pratteln, Z7 Up in Smoke Festival 2015
03.10.2015 I - Milano, Lo Fi Club
04.10.2015 I - Roma, Init
05.10.2015 I - Bologna, Freakout Club
06.10.2015 A - Innsbruck, PMK
07.10.2015 A - Vienna, Viper Room
08.10.2015 GER - Berlin, Urban Spree
09.10.2015 GER - Giessen, Dietrich
10.10.2015 NL - Haarlem, Patroonaat
11.10 2015 B - Antwerp, Trix, Desertfest Belgium 2015
12.10.2015 UK - London, The Dome
13.10.2015 F - Paris, Glazart
14.10.2015 F - Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
17.10.2015 GER - München, Feierwerk, Keep It Low Festival 2015
18.10.2015 GER - Nürnberg, KV
19.10.2015 GER - Jena, Rosenkeller
20.10.2015 GER - Osnabrück, Bastard
21.10.2015 DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen
22.10.2015 GER - Kiel, Schaubude


Valient Thorr:
Valient Himself
Eidan Thorr
Storm Thorr
Daimos Thorr 
Iggy Thorr

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CARCASS Announce 'Surgical Steel - Complete Edition'



British extreme metal icons CARCASS have just announced the release of a special edition version of their latest album ‘Surgical Steel’. The ‘Complete Edition’ includes the whole album ‘Surgical Steel’, which comes packaged with the entire ‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel’ EP.

The ‘Complete Edition’ will be available on CD and digitally on October 30th & on vinyl November 20th via Nuclear Blast. 

You can pre-order the 'Surgical Steel - Complete Edition' - Limited Edition Double Gatefold Silver Vinyl HERE.

Track listing:
01. 1985
02. Thrasher’s Abbatoir
03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood
05. The Master Butcher's Apron
06. Noncompliance to ASTM F899-12 Standard
07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
08. Unfit For Human Consumption
09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel
10. Captive Bolt Pistol
11. Mount Of Execution
Bonus:
12. A Wraith In The Apparatus
13. Intensive Battery Brooding
14. Zochrot
15. Livestock Marketplace
16. 1985 (Reprise)

All the songs were recorded during the ‘Surgical Steel’ sessions, which was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse, Sinister, Rodrigo Y Gabriela) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament).


You can see CARCASS live in the UK this October when they headline the highly anticipated ‘Deathcrusher Tour 2015’ alongside Napalm Death, Obituary, Voivod and Herod. 

CARCASS front man Jeff Walker had to say on the upcoming tour:

"Off the back of touring the U.S. with OBITUARY and Australia and New Zealand with NAPALM DEATH we thought it would be cool to combine both tours into something special… and given that NAPALM DEATH had just toured the US with VOIVOD why not invite them also along for the ride? CARCASS has wanted to do a Euro Tour for a while now, we’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity and this is IT! Save your pennies for the heaviest tour of the fall and see it LIVE before it gets uploaded to YouTube on low quality camera phones!!!!!!"

You can see CARCASS & the entire Death Crusher line up at the below dates;
(inc. ticket links)

CARCASS have released several classic albums over the years, including the Decibel Magazine US ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees ‘Heartwork’ and ‘Necroticism’ – ‘Descanting the Insalubrious’. Their influence has changed the face of extreme metal with every consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind (i.e. ‘Reek of Putrefaction’, ‘Symphonies of Sickness’) or creating the template for melodic death metal (i.e. ‘Heartwork’), CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon the band’s dismantling in 1996, fans mourned the loss of the seminal act and longed that the group would return again one day. In 2007, the metal world got its’ wish as CARCASS reformed to play several sold-out reunion shows around the globe. Once again re-motivated to administer a shot of cynicism and infectious riffs into the arm of a sickly metal scene, founding members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker began writing what would become the latest output of their highly influential career, ‘Surgical Steel’. Only the choicest of cuts were made, and blood sweat and tears were shed to bring us a record worthy of the CARCASS legacy. In short, ‘Surgical Steel’ was just what the doctor ordered.

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Motley Crue Finalise Line Up For European Tour


Mötley Crüe, one of the most legendary and iconic rock bands in the world, recently revealed which European cities would be included on their Final Tour. The European dates are part of the band’s 2-year ‘Final Tour’ cycle that will culminate at Staples Centre on December 31st in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA.

With Alice Cooper as their very special guest, the full line-up has now been finalised with the addition of SΔINT ΔSONIΔ appearing on all tour dates except Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle which will have UK band The One Hundred opening. SΔINT ΔSONIΔ is a Canadian-American rock band consisting of ex-3 Days Grace singer Adam Gontier, Staind guitarist and writer, Mike Muskok with Corey Lowery (bass), and Rich Beddoe (drums). Their self-titled debut album charted at #2 on the Billboard Rock Chart and is due to be released in Europe via Century Media/Sony on October 23rd (pre-order available at Apple iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/SaintAsoniaEU). The band’s debut single, “Better Place,” has been in the Top 10 U.S. Rock Radio Chart for 8 weeks and counting. Of the band, Loudwire recently wrote, “Saint Asonia — put that name in your memory bank! Why? Because it appears to be the moniker for rock’s next super group with an impressive resume to boot.”

The November tour dates will be the ultimate farewell to the European continent as Mötley Crüe bring their biggest production and pyro show to date, including Nikki Sixx's flame throwing bass and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, as well as the “Crüesnest” where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show. Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe’s show here: http://bit.ly/1G2uGFC

Bassist Nikki Sixx commented:
"We're excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles and say goodbye during The Final Tour to the greatest fans in rock n roll."

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe recently finished touring in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the European festival circuit which included a fantastic Download appearance in the UK.

Mötley Crüe originally announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career as December 31st2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.“Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper*, who already joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

THE FINAL TOUR – EUROPE 
NOVEMBER 2015 

Monday 2 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK*+
Tuesday 3 Manchester Arena, UK*+
Wednesday 4 Birmingham Genting Arena, UK*+
Friday 6 London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK*^
Sunday 8 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany*^
Monday 9 Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland^
Tuesday 10 Medoplanum Forum, Milan,Italy*^
Thursday 12 Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco^
Friday 13 Munich, Zenith, Germany*^
Saturday 14 Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany*^
Monday 16 Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden*^
Wednesday 18 Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland*^
Friday 20 Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates^

*With Alice Cooper
^ With Saint Asonia
+ With The One Hundred 

Tickets are £47.50.00 / £35.00 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

About MÖTLEY CRÜE
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum

or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans.Mötley Crüe was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s drum roller coaster. Mötley Crüewas featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial and their music was used extensively in Dodge’s 2014 Challenger and Charger ad campaigns.

About Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name. These European shows will include his 15th performance at London's legendary Wembley Arena since 1972, and mark 40 years since he brought his historic "Welcome To My Nightmare" show there in 1975. Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album being Welcome 2 My Nightmare. Alice's catalog of hits and anthems, including "I'm Eighteen," "No More Mr Nice Guy," School's Out," "Elected," "Poison," and others, are included in his live show. Currently, Alice's touring band features the three guitar attack of Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel. Additionally, "Nights With Alice Cooper," Alice’s nightly radio show, is available in nearly 100 cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists.

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AMORPHIS | Official video for 'Death Of A King' posted online


Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, have premiered the official video for 'Death Of A King' online. The track is taken from the band's recently released album Under The Red Cloud. 

Under The Red Cloud was produced by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH)and features artwork by the extraordinary Valnoir Mortasonge (LAIBACH, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH). The album also includes special guest appearances from Chrigel Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE) and Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH). 

Under The Red Cloud will be released worldwide on September 4th via Nuclear Blast. 

The track list for Under The Red Cloud racks up as follows:
Under The Red Cloud
The Four Wise Ones
Bad Blood
The Skull
Death Of A King
Sacrifice
Dark Path
Enemy At The Gates
Tree Of Ages
White Night
BONUS TRACKS:
Come The Spring
Winter’s Sleep

Order the Limited Edition Digipack CD, Standard CD or Double Vinyl from Recordstore.co.uk to receive a hand signed insert with your order: http://bit.ly/REDSIGNED

Catch AMORPHIS live supporting NIGHTWISH with ARCH ENEMY on Dec 19th at Wembley SSE Arena...but hurry as tickets are almost sold out! Buy tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venueartist/451730/874704.

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Monday, 28 September 2015

Deezer's masterfully filmed GHOST session online!


Ghost‘s entire session for streaming music service Deezer has been posted. It finds the band performing three songs from their latest album, “Meliora”. The songs include “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”, “Cirice” and “Absolution”.Enjoy, click here to watch!

Deezer: "Behold our first ever Metal Deezer session with Ghost. AMEN.”

Papa Emeritus III and his Nameless Ghouls return to Europe and North America to deliver their satanic melodies to audiences across the globe starting this Autumn with their 'Black To The Future' headlining tour, reaching the UK in December.

Black To The Future Tour (UK dates)
December 12 – Beckett University – Leeds (UK)
December 14 – Rock City – Nottingham (UK)
December 15 – Institute – Birmingham (UK)
December 16 – Academy – Newcastle (UK)
December 18 – ABC – Glasgow (SCO)
December 19 – Ritz – Manchester (UK)
December 20 – Academy – Bristol (UK)
December 21 – Koko – London (UK)

CARNIFEX | 'Decade of Despair' documentary released ahead of UK tour


Death metal outfit CARNIFEX will celebrate their 10 year anniversary this autumn/winter with a massive North American and European headlining tour! Today, the band has released a short documentary chronicling the preparation that went into this ambitious trek, 
which can be viewed here: 

The film was directed by Alex Wohleber for Press Play Creative and vocalist Scott Lewis commented on why the band decided to create the short: “The reality that CARNIFEX has been a band for ten years is still something I can't quite grasp. I've felt we've always been outsiders from the start, even in the metal world. But what separates CARNIFEX from everyone else is all of you have joined us on the outside, keeping each other alive and stronger than ever. This tour is our way of directly connecting with our fans, giving you the biggest headlining tour we've ever put together and personally saying thank you to each and every one of you for your die hard support. We look forward to seeing all of you and sharing this once in a lifetime experience.” 

THE DECADE OF DESPAIR UK TOUR 2015
CARNIFEX, WITHIN THE RUINS, FALLUJAH, THE LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE
Dec 5th CARDIFF (UK) - CF10 UNI
Dec 6th GLASGOW (UK) - CATHOUSE
Dec 7th MANCHESTER (UK) - SOUND CONTROL
Dec 8th LONDON (UK) - UNDERWORLD


CARNIFEX’s latest release, Die Without Hope was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey. Order the album here: http://bit.ly/BASE-DWH​.

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HANG THE BASTARD – premiere video for 'Hornfel' and announce tour dates


London sludge-doom metal five-piece HANG THE BASTARD are happy to announce details of their last UK shows of 2015 and this will include dates with Sylosis as well as select headline shows and a headline appearance at Mammothfest in Brighton. 

Ahead of the tour, the band has released a music video for the song 'Hornfel'. A true riff laden, beer swilling anthem that has become a fan favourite on the critically acclaimed album and was filmed at The Underworld, a venue that the band has played many times over their career.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/YqmZ_aZg-TM

In support of their latest album “Sex In The Seventh Circle”, the band will be out on the road for a short headline tour and will also be joining their friends Sylosis for select shows in October and November.

Joe Nally (Bass/Vocals) in Hang comments: “These shows will be our last until next year as we are off to write album number 3! We will be playing some songs we haven't played in a few years, so make sure you don't miss out!”

HANG THE BASTARD live:
Oct 4: Mammothfest Brighton (Onslaught, Slabdragger, Feed The Rhino)
Oct 21: Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes (with Sylosis)
Oct 22: Sub89 Reading (with Sylosis)
Oct 23: Sound Circus Bournemouth (with Sylosis)
Nov 9: The Black Heart London (headline)
Nov 10: Hobos Bridgend (with Sylosis)
Nov 11: The Key Club Leeds (headline)
Nov 12: Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
Nov 13: Live Rooms Chester (with Sylosis)
Nov 14: The Wheatsheaf Oxford (headline)

HANG THE BASTARD online:

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

HUNTRESS Unleashes New Album STATIC on Napalm Records! Unveils Music Video For “Sorrow”!


HUNTRESS have released their third studio album STATIC via Napalm Records. The highly-anticipated record was produced by Paul Fig (Grammy nominated engineer, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Trivium, Ghost BC) and Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Emmy winning Executive Producer of the Sonic Highways series, Producer Sound City Movie), Engineered and Mixed by Paul Fig.

Coinciding with the release of STATIC is the world premiere of the band’s new video for the song“Sorrow” on Loudwire. The video was written and directed by Phil Mucci (Disturbed, Stone Sour, High on Fire), produced by Phil Mucci and Ian Mackay of Diabolik. 
Watch “Sorrow” HERE!

HUNTRESS storms the high seas September 28th – October 2nd as part of the Mötorboat Cruise. The band will appear alongside heavyweights Mötorhead, Slayer, and Anthrax just to name a few. Expect high-energy sets from HUNTRESS featuring favorites off the first two albums and new head bangers fromSTATIC.

In addition to the Mötorboat Cruise HUNTRESS have announced that they will be providing direct support for Black Label Society as they go “doomtrooping” into 2016. This run of dates kicks off December 26th in Phoenix, AZ and runs through New Year’s Eve in Marksville, LA. 

HUNTRESS has extended their successful pre-order Pledge Music campaign after raising $25,000 to fund their new music video. The band will offer fans unique props from the “Sorrow” shoot, limited-edition signed vinyl, CDs and posters until October 9th. Check it out here

HUNTRESS with Black Label Society and The Shrine:
12/26: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
12/27: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/28: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
12/29: Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
12/30: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/31: Marksville, LA @ Paragon Casino Resort

HUNTRESS:
Jill Janus – Vocals
Blake Meahl – Guitars
Eli Santana – Guitars (appears courtesy of Prosthetic Records)
Tyler Meahl – Drums (appears courtesy of Prosthetic Records)
Spencer Jacob Grau – Bass

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THE AGONIST – launch 'Follow the Crossed Line' video


THE AGONIST have premiered the official music video for 'Follow the Crossed Line', taken from their latest album 'Eye of Providence'. The video, which was directed by bassist Chris Kells, features live, pro-shot footage of THE AGONIST’s recent Heavy MTL performance.

Use this link to check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WEycITU9p4

THE AGONIST are currently on the road supporting ELUVEITIE as part of the Revolver Magazine North American Tour.

THE AGONIST is:
Vicky Psarakis - Vocals
Danny Marino - Guitar
Chris Kells - Bass
Simon McKay- Drums
Pascal "Paco" Jobin - Guitar

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Sylosis announce intimate UK headline dates


In advance of their upcoming UK-wide arena shows supporting Lamb Of God and Megadeth in November, British metallers SYLOSIS have announced they will also play a bunch of UK headline dates with support from Hang The Bastard.

Frontman Josh Middleton comments "We're really pleased to be adding some intimate warm up shows to our schedule before the tours with Megadeth, Lamb of God and Children of Bodom begin. We obviously love playing in the UK as it's our home and our UK fans have been really patient waiting for some homeland shows since Dormant Heart was released. Our good friends in Hang The Bastard will be supporting on all of our headline dates so it's going to be pretty crushing"

Tickets go on sale this Monday 28th September at 9am:

Dates as follows:
21st October - Milton Keynes - The Craufurd Arms
22nd October - Reading - Sub 89
23rd October - Bournemouth - Sound Circus
10th November - Bridgend - Hobos
13th November - Chester - The Live Rooms

Tickets for the Megadeth and Lamb Of God co-headline tour with supports from Children Of Bodom and Sylosis are also available now from www.livenation.co.uk/artist/megadeth-tickets
Tickets for Dublin are available from www.ticketmaster.ie

The dates for those are as follows:
MONDAY 9th November 3 ARENA, DUBLIN EIRE
WEDNESDAY 11th November BREAHEAD ARENA, GLASGOW UK
THURSDAY 12th November O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER UK
SATURDAY 14th November THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY UK
SUNDAY 15th November O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM UK

Josh also gave his thoughts on this mammoth tour:
"We're really honoured to be part of such an awesome package. This is one of the most exciting tours we'll have been a part of. We're also extremely looking forward to finally touring in the UK again which we've not had a chance to do since the release of Dormant Heart. The UK is our home and we really appreciate our UK fans' patience. Getting to play some prestigious such as Wembley arena is also a bit of a dream come true. Looking forward to seeing everyone in November!"

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THRESHOLD | 'Watchtower On The Moon' live video


British progressive metal protagonists THRESHOLD announced the release of their new live album European Journey recently and today the band are presenting the first track from the forthcoming release. Shot by fans across various venues in Europe, the video for Watchtower on The Moon draws a perfect parallel with the new live album. 
Watch the video, here: https://youtu.be/s8QN-lU4QbI

Keyboardist Richard West commented: "It's so cool to have a video compiling some of our performances from the last tour. It was stitched together from fan footage of various shows across Europe, so it has good parallels with the live album which was also recorded at a number of shows during the tour. 'Watchtower On The Moon' is one of our favourites from the last studio album, it's full of energy and great to play live. I think 'European Journey' does a wonderful job of capturing the power and atmosphere of a Threshold show, it just makes me want to get out there and do it again!"

The double-live-album European Journey was recorded during the November 2014 'For The Journey' tour. The album consists of 15 live tracks and will be released as a 2-CD digipack on November, 13th. Pre-order the live CD now, which includes a hand-signed insert, from Recordstore: http://bit.ly/ThresholdSigned.

Explaining the experience of recording the live shows, Richard West states: "We had a fantastic tour playing so many fan favourites going back to '97 with 'Part Of The Chaos' through 'Mission Profile', 'Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams' to the present day with 'The Box'. We recorded some shows along the way and it's turned into this really powerful double album" - with guitarist Karl Groom adding: "Threshold continue to enjoy fantastic support from our loyal fans. The band have always enjoyed mixing with the people who listen to our music and this tour was no exception”.

European Journey track list:
CD1
01. Slipstream
02. The Hours
03. Liberty Complacency Dependency
04. Ground Control
05. Unforgiven
06. Long Way Home
07. Part Of The Chaos
08. Coda
CD2:
01. Watchtower On The Moon
02. Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams
03. Lost In Your Memory
04. Mission Profile
05. The Box
06. Turned To Dust
07. Ashes

THRESHOLD will be performing a special headline date at London's Islington Academy on 24 January 2016as part of a European Tour titled 'The Journey Continues'. The band will perform their latest studio album, the acclaimed For The Journey in its entirety, including a selection of classics and old favourites. Buy tickets here:http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/YDH2401Y

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Baroness launch new video for 'Chlorine & Wine' and announce US dates



After playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend, BARONESS have announced details of their first new album since 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Yellow & Green’. ‘PURPLE’ will be released on DECEMBER 18TH on the band’s newly formed label Abraxan Hymns, and has been previewed by the new track ‘Chlorine & Wine’. ‘PURPLE’ was produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York.

After over 200,000 views of ‘Chlorine & Wine’’s animated illustrated video, the track’s official video has now been unveiled via their website (www.baroness.com). The video, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including footage of BARONESS writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.

Pre-order packages for ‘PURPLE’, which feature an instant download of ‘Chlorine & Wine’, include a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now from PledgeMusic, iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay. The first quadrant of the album’s cover artwork has also been unveiled at the band’s official site.

‘PURPLE’ tracklisting is:
Morningstar
Shock Me
Try to Disappear
Kerosene
Fugue
Chlorine & Wine
The Iron Bell
Desperation Burns
If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain)
Crossroads of Infinity

BARONESS have just announced their first US club tour in support of the album:
November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
November 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
November 29 Madison, WI Frequency
December 1 St. Louis, MO The Demo
December 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
December 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
December 5 Dallas, TX Double Wide
December 6 Austin, TX Mohawk
December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s
December 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
December 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT Bar
December 12 Savannah, GA The Jinx
December 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
December 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
December 16 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
December 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
December 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
December 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said John Baizley. “It’s time for Baroness to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”

BARONESS is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).

Thursday, 24 September 2015

QUEENSRYCHE – launch track-by-track video with Michael Wilton


QUEENSRŸCHE has posted part one of an in-depth, track-by-track album commentary with founding member, Michael Wilton (guitars) explaining the meaning behind each song on the group’s highly anticipated new, full-length offering, Condition Hüman, set for a release via Century Media Records on Oct 2nd. Click on the link below now to check it out.

Track-By-Track Video (Part One):

Head over now to CM Distro to pre-order “Condition Hüman”:

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.

The much-anticipated new offering, Condition Hüman, sees LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Hüman is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape.

QUEENSRŸCHE is:
Todd La Torre
Michael Wilton
Eddie Jackson
Scott Rockenfield
Parker Lundgren

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MORBID ANGEL: 'Entangled in Chaos' to Be Released On Vinyl for the First Time


Earache is pleased to announce the release of 'Entangled in Chaos', the classic live album from extreme metal legends MORBID ANGEL, on vinyl for the first time ever.

Due to be released on October 2nd, 'Entangled in Chaos' is part of Earache's "First Time On Vinyl" campaign, which looks back at some of the label's classic albums which have never before been released on vinyl.

Originally released in 1996, 'Entangled in Chaos' was MORBID ANGEL's fifth official record and the band's first live release. The album is available to pre-order now on black or clear and red splatter vinyl, which is limited to just 300 copies. A special "Black Series" is also available, featuring a rare black and white album sleeve and limited to just 100 copies.

Pre-order 'Entangled in Chaos' now on vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/morbid-angel or in the USA at http://uswebstore.earache.com/morbid-angel

Track listing:
Side A
1. Immortal Rites
2. Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost
3. Sworn to the Black
4. Lord of All Fevers and Plague
5. Blessed Are the Sick
6. Day of Suffering

Side B
1. Chapel of Ghouls
2. Maze of Torment
3. Rapture
4. Blood On My Hands
5. Dominate

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CHILDREN OF BODOM | Official video for new track 'Morrigan' posted online


Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM have just released the official video for new track 'Morrigan' over on 

The video was produced by legendary Swedish director Patric Ullaueus (EUROPE, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY and many more...) in August of this year. Patric commented on the video: "The last time I worked with COB we did great stuff together. Trashed, Lost and Strungout was Gold awarded and the Chaos Ridden Years Stockholm Knockout Live DVD was also Gold awarded. So after all these years it was a great pleasure to get to do their video again. The band decided not to be in the video. They wanted to tell the story about The Warrior Goddess Morrigan and together with the band we made this tale about a man fighting his inner demons."

The band are set to release their new album on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. Returning to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to record I Worship Chaos, the album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki and the artwork was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi (tuomaskorpi.com).

I Worship Chaos track list:
01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
03. Morrigan
04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
10. Widdershins
Bonus tracks (digibook only):
11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover)
12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover)
13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)
Bonus DVD (digibook only):
01. Making Of

CATCH CHILDREN OF BODOM LIVE IN THE UK:
CHILDREN OF BODOM will be heading to UK shores with MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD and SYLOSIS this November:

09.11. IRL Dublin - 3Arena
11.11. UK Glasgow - Braehead Arena
12.11. UK Manchester - O2 Apollo Manchester
14.11. UK London - The SSE Arena Wembley
15.11. UK Birmingham - Birmingham o2 Academy


NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK