Monday, 29 February 2016

RAGE bonus live CD of "The Devil Strikes Again" revealed!


Iconic German metal trio RAGE are set to release their brand-new studio album called 'The Devil Strikes Again', on June 10th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band revealed the tracklisting of the bonus live CD, which is featured on the limited 3CD DIGI.

Bonus live CD tracklisting as follows:
01. Black In Mind
02. Sent By The Devil
03. End Of All Days
04. Back In Time
05. Down
06. My Way
07. Until I Die
08. Don't Fear The Winter
09. Higher Than The Sky


More on The Devil Strikes Again:

The Devil Strikes Again« was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, whilst renowned the Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, DISSECTION, KATATONIA) took care of the mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany). The stunning cover artwork was created by Karim König (photo credit: Ivan K. Maras, director of the 'My Way' music video).

It will be available as a 3CD DIGI (limited to 1,000 copies; Nuclear Blast Mailorder-exclusive), 2CD DIGI, and 2LP (black, white). All editions contain six bonus tracks (incl. three cover versions of RUSH, SKID ROW, and Y&T). The 3CD DIGI also features a bonus live CD from the latest European tour with HELLOWEEN and C.O.P. UK.

The Devil Strikes Again - Tracklisting:
3CD DIGI
CD1
01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
06. Ocean Full Of Tears
07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
08. Spirits Of The Night
09. Times Of Darkness
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun
Bonus CD
01. Bring Me Down
02. Requiem
03. Into The Fire
04. Slave To The Grind (SKID ROW Cover)
05. Bravado (RUSH Cover)
06. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)
Bonus Live CD
01. Black In Mind
02. Sent By The Devil
03. End Of All Days
04. Back In Time
05. Down
06. My Way
07. Until I Die
08. Don't Fear The Winter
09. Higher Than The Sky

2CD DIGI
CD1
01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
06. Ocean Full Of Tears
07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
08. Spirits Of The Night
09. Times Of Darkness
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun
Bonus CD
01. Bring Me Down
02. Requiem
03. Into The Fire
04. Slave To The Grind (SKID ROW Cover)
05. Bravado (RUSH Cover)
06. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)

2LP (Bonus Vinyl 45 RPM!)
Side A
01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
Side B
01. Ocean Full Of Tears
02. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
03. Spirits Of The Night
04. Times Of Darkness
05. The Dark Side Of The Sun
Side C (Bonus)
01. Bring Me Down
02. Requiem
03. Into The Fire
Side D (Bonus)
01. Slave To The Grind (SKID ROW Cover)
02. Bravado (RUSH Cover)
03. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)

RAGE are:
Peter "Peavy" Wagner - lead vocals, bass
Marcos Rodriguez - guitars, vocals
Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos - drums, vocals

More info:

Sylosis unveil new track 'Different Masks On The Same Face' and kick off UK Tour


Sylosis have unveiled a brand new track titled 'Different Masks On The Same Face'.
The song is the first new material since 2015's acclaimed album 'Dormant Heart' it's also the first recording to feature new drummer Ali Richardson and it sounds intense, listen here:

Comments vocalist and guitarist Josh Middleton: "The track was sort of leftover from the Dormant Heart writing period. It's a little bit different for us and isn't necessarily a new direction we're heading in by any means. We figured instead of that track going to waste that we would release it as a kind of one-off single. For me it's one of the heaviest songs we've done. It's got a sort of punky black metal vibe to it. Really dark and aggressive sounding. It's really straight to the point and ended up being the shortest song we've ever released but it's still a riff fest. The title of the track came from watching hours of David Icke lectures last summer!" 

The UK will soon be treated to an onslaught of heavy metal technical prowess as two of the genre's finest bands; Sylosis and Decapitated embark on a co-headline tour of blasting drum beats, complex bass lines, shredding riffs and drilling death metal vocals.

Widely hailed as “One of the UK’s finest modern metal bands” Reading’s Sylosisreleased their fourth album “Dormant Heart” via Nuclear Blast back in January 2015, which was widely applauded for meshing fast-paced thrash and death metal sounds with a more doom-driven sludge creating melodic metal songs that garnered them an opening spot on an arena tour with Lamb Of God and Megadeth and a packed out crowd at Download Festival that summer.

 Sylosis frontman Josh Middleton comments on the upcoming tour:
"We're extremely excited about this tour. It's great to finally be playing a full length set for our very patient UK fans! With this package I think it's really worth the wait. We've been huge Decapitated fans since the time Nihility came out so just getting to watch them every night is going to be awesome.” 

Formed in 1996, Polish tech death masters Decapitated have built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, Decapitated have released six studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century. They are widely respected as one of the finest exponents of technical death metal and an innovating act in the modern death metal genre – with emphasis on inventive songwriting and technical prowess.

Their latest studio album ‘Blood Mantra’ was released in 2014 to wide spread critical acclaim. The record cross-bred various styles, mixing death metal with grindcore, a black metal atmosphere with more groove laden beats and stoner rock vibes. 

Vocalist Rasta states of the upcoming tour with label mates Sylosis:
"We are very pleased to announce our return to the United Kingdom in a co-headlining act with Sylosis! After some great and unforgettable memories from last time, we simply can't wait to see our UK fans again!!!” 

Guitarist Vogg adds:"’I’ve said it many times before and I must say it again, WE LOVE TO PLAY IN THE UK. After the last two tours with Lamb of God and Behemoth, it's now time to finally play a full set for you guys. We’re visiting 10 cities across the country. Also we feel really pleased to share the stage with Sylosis who are a wicked band. Check out the dates and we will see you on the road!".

Ticket links and full tour dates below: 
Tourdates rack up as follows :
2nd March: Bristol Marble Factory 
3rd March: Birmingham Rainbow Warehouse 
4th March: Glasgow Garage 
5th March: Manchester Academy 3 
7th March: London Electric Ballroom
8th March: Colchester Arts Centre 
9th March: Plymouth The Hub 
10th March: Nottingham Rescue Rooms 
11th March: Brighton Concorde 2 
12th March: Norwich The Waterfront

Saturday, 27 February 2016

AL JOURGENSEN New SMM track streaming online


MINISTRY main man Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their debut album recently. The self-titled offering, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso, will be released on April 15th worldwide. In support of the forthcoming album, Al has revealed a lyric video for new track, 'Tragic Alert'. 
Watch and listen over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ljgs9Bbe_wU

Al commented: "I hope you enjoy this soundtrack to the New World Order...you should, y'all helped create it!"

Pre-order Surgical Meth Machine on Limited Edition Neon Pink Vinyl exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store: http://bit.ly/SurgicalMethVinyl

The track list for 'Surgical Meth Machine' racks up as follows:
01. I'm Sensitive
02. Tragic Alert
03. I Want More
04. Rich People Problems
05. I Don't Wanna
06. Smash And Grab
07. Unlistenable
08. Gates Of Steel
09. Spudnik
10. Just Go Home
11. Just Keep Going
12. I'm Invisible

In an October 2015 interview with In The Loop magazine, Jourgensen stated about how the idea for SURGICAL METH MACHINE came about: "You know, [guitarist] Mikey [Scaccia] died a couple of years ago, from MINISTRY, and I just figured, like, nah, it's time to quit. I don't want to have John Bonham's kid playing drums for us and having replacement parts forever; that's just not my scene. So I just figured, 'All right, let's stop this. Let's do some other stuff.' And not only that. I found that it was really unburdensome to not have the MINISTRY moniker or expectations and just do something like whatever the fuck we want. I mean, the band's name is SURGICAL METH MACHINE. It's not like we're gonna be on Top 40 radio and on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. [Laughs]"

He continued: "I understand it's not a real commercial project for us, it's not gonna put bank in my wallet, but it was a lot of fun to do, in that sense — of just not having the constraints of the expectations of what you've done for twenty years. So this is… It's kind of new stuff. It's pretty cool. It sounds like kind of MINISTRY, but it's a different level. It's like I literally just put my foot on the gas pedal for this record."

According to Jourgensen, the sound of SURGICAL METH MACHINE's debut release leans heavily on the aggressive side, but fans can also expect to hear a few surprises. "There's a couple of real poppy things on there, which brings me full circle, because, literally, I don't give a fuck anymore", he said. "So I'm actually almost acknowledging that first horrible pop record I did in 1983. I'm crooning on some songs, I've got some pop songs on there, and then there's just brutal assault for the rest of it. It's a very dichotomous record, but it's me, and I'm acknowledging everything that's been me through, like, the last 35 years. Let's just throw my balls on the table and hope somebody doesn't have a meat cleaver running."

PRE-ORDER 'SURGICAL METH MACHINE':
Limited Edition Vinyl - http://bit.ly/SurgicalMethVinyl

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

Friday, 26 February 2016

MASSIVE Release 'Destination Somewhere' Album Preview Clip


Aussie hard rockers MASSIVE have released a video offering fans a sneak preview of their upcoming new album, 'Destination Somewhere'.

Due to be released on April 22nd, the follow-up to the band's 2013 debut album 'Full Throttle' features ten new balls-to-the-wall hard rock anthems, written during and drawing inspiration from the thousands of miles the band has spent on the road.

MASSIVE frontman Brad Marr recently commented:
"When it was time to write our second album, we were touring non-stop. Destination Somewhere was written everywhere from hotel rooms in Europe to the tour van in outback Australia, so going back to Lighthill studios with Ricki Rae was a way to bring all our experiences home to a familiar place. We couldn't be more pumped about the end result. It's an album we're proud to put our name to, and we're sure you're gonna fucking love it. This album is a snapshot of who we are at this point in time. It's high-energy rock 'n' roll best served loud with an ice cold beer."

Listen to clips from every track on 'Destination Somewhere' now at https://youtu.be/10vR9L_WKXQ

Watch the video for the first single, "One for the Road", at https://youtu.be/3xupfMb6bu8

'Destination Somewhere' is available to pre-order now on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl, including a very limited number of exclusive signed editions. Reserve your copy now at http://www.earache.com/massive

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track plus an instant download of "One for the Road", at http://bit.ly/destination-itunes

Full track list:
1. One for the Road
2. Blood Money Blues
3. Sinking Ship
4. The Fall
5. Made of Stone
6. Destination Somewhere
7. Up in Smoke
8. Circus
9. The Way It's Always Been
10. Beaten Dog

Get more MASSIVE news and info:
Official site - http://www.massiveoz.com

SABATON Watch the official video for 'Swedish Pagans'


Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their brand new live Blu-Ray / CD/DVD / CD package entitled Heroes On Tour next month. The release contains two breathtaking shows - one filmed at Wacken 2015 and the other in their home town of Falun at Sabaton Open Air 2015. To give their loyal fans a taster of what to expect, the band have released another official live video.
 Watch 'Swedish Pagans', filmed at Wacken 2015, here: https://youtu.be/ASnCgiVOQ5k

The band will be heading to our shores in support of their new live release and have posted a message online for their UK fans. Pär Sundström dons his best pirate gear for the message, here: https://youtu.be/Pktkazdl4KA

Watch the official live video for 'Resist And Bite': https://youtu.be/3LKvyUtb8f8

Watch the official live video for 'Carolus Rex': https://youtu.be/WhA9BkOBrTE 

Bassist Pär commented on the release:
"We have always aimed to be a band people love to see live, for the simple reason we love to play live. With this DVD / BluRay release we hope to share some of that feeling with you. We recorded two shows in case one is not enough for you!"

Order 'Heroes On Tour' on Limited Edition formats exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store:http://bit.ly/SabatonStore - or alternatively, you can order it from Recordstore.co.uk to receive a free 'Heroes On Tour' poster: http://bit.ly/SabatonPoster

Heroes On Tour track list:
DVD/Blu-ray1 - Live @ Wacken Open Air 2015
01. Final Countdown
02. The March To War
03. Ghost Division
04. To Hell And Back
05. Carolus Rex
06. No Bullets Fly
07. Resist And Bite
08. Far From The Fame
09. Panzerkampf
10. Gott Mit Uns
11. The Art Of War
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Swedish Pagans
14. Screaming Eagles
15. Night Witches
16. Primo Victoria
17. Metal Crüe
BONUS MATERIAL
- Noch ein Bier
- SABATON With Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague
01. The Art Of War
02. The Final Solution

DVD/Blu-ray2 - Live @ Sabaton Open Air 2015
01. Final Countdown
02. The March To War
03. Ghost Division
04. To Hell And Back
05. Carolus Rex
06. Panzer Battalion
07. Wolfpack
08. Attero Dominatus
09. 7734
10. Union
11. The Art Of War
12. Saboteurs
13. Coat Of Arms
14. En Livstid I Krig
15. Resist And Bite
16. Swedish Pagans
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe

CD - Live @ Wacken Open Air 2015
01. The March To War
02. Ghost Division
03. To Hell And Back
04. Carolus Rex
05. No Bullets Fly
06. Resist And Bite
07. Far From The Fame
08. Panzerkampf
09. Gott Mit Uns
10. The Art Of War
11. Soldier Of 3 Armies
12. Swedish Pagans
13. Screaming Eagles
14. Night Witches
15. Primo Victoria
16. Metal Crüe

SABATON UK TOUR DATES 2016:
26.02. UK Norwich - UEA
27.02. UK Manchester - Academy
28.02. UK Birmingham - o2 Academy
29.02. UK Southampton - o2 Guildhall
02.03. UK Aberdeen - Music Hall
03.03. UK Glasgow - Barrowlands
04.03. UK Belfast - Limelight 1
06.03. IRL Dublin - Vicar Street
07.03. UK Cardiff - Tramshed
08.03. UK Bristol - o2 Academy
10.03. UK London - The Forum


NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE to kick off UK headline tour in few weeks!

Italian Symphonic Death Metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are just about to embark on a UK headline Tour throughout March. Support for all shows comes from British metallers Xerath.

Comments vocalist Tommaso Riccardi:
"After the great success at Bloodstock Open Air last summer, we are proud to announce that UK will be one of the first destinations of our world tour in support of our upcoming album "King".
It's always extremely exciting to play in the same places where tons of the most inspirational Rock and Metal bands of all times were born and we are sure that the result will be killer, as usual.
Also, we can't wait to play the new songs and bring our new show on stage!!!"

Tickets are on sale now, full dates below:
March 10th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
March 12th – Leeds, The Key Club
March 13th – Glasgow, Audio
March 15th – Manchester, Sound Control
March 16th – Bristol, Fleece
March 17th – London, Underworld

The band have also recently released their masterpiece new album ‘King’.

Recorded across two studios—Kick Recording Studios and 16th Cellar Studios—King is easily Fleshgod Apocalypse’s most forceful yet.

Pre-production was handled by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios, whereas the full production was completed at Kick Recording Studios with Marco Mastrobuono (Hour of Penance) and the album was mixed and mastered by world renowned producer Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY) at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden.

Comments Tommaso: “We are extremely satisfied about the work we did on the album sound, both during the recordings with Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio and of course during mixing and mastering with the almighty Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.”

Formed only in 2007, Fleshgod Apocalypse are at the vanguard of Italy’s extreme metal movement. Inspired by greats Morbid Angel, Deicide, and Cannibal Corpse as well as renowned composers Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fleshgod Apocalypse have fused disparate genres and crafted a sound that’s powerful, impressive, and unique. 

Acclaimed contemporary artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH,KATAKLYSM, HATEBREED) did the magnificent artwork.

CATTLE DECAPITATION resigns with Metal Blade!

European tour with SUFFOCATION and ABIOTIC kicking off next week! Golden vinyl tour edition!

CATTLE DECAPITATION are happy to announce the extension of their record contract with Metal Blade Records: "Very proud to have fulfilled our initial contract with Metal Blade Records and seeing this band rocketing into the future! We're happy to announce that we've re-signed with Metal Blade Records for a few more albums and that we'll be continuing this awesome relationship we've built up with the most important heavy metal record label on planet Earth over the last 14 years! LOTS of worldwide touring coming up, see you all soon as we continue our campaign ushering in The Anthropocene Extinction!"

CATTLE DECAPITAITON will join SUFFOCATION on their European run and this tour is about to kick off next week! ABIOTIC completes the line-up that will destroy Europe under the banner of "The Tyrants Of Death".

This will be the first European tour of CATTLE DECAPITATION in support of their latest masterpiece "The Anthropocene Extinction"!

SUFFOCATION
+ CATTLE DECAPITATION
+ ABIOTIC
02/03/16 PL - Warsaw - Progresja
03/03/16 CZ - Prague - Futurum
04/03/16 DE - Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
05/03/16 CZ - Ostrava - Barrack
06/03/16 AT - Wien - Viper Room
07/03/16 SI - Ljubljana - Gala Hala
08/03/16 IT - Brescia - Circolo Colony
09/03/16 FR - Luynes/Aix - Le Korigan
10/03/16 IT - Bologna - Alchemica
11/03/16 IT - Erba (CO) - Centrale
12/03/16 DE - Heidelberg - Deathfest
13/03/16 NL - Utrecht - De Helling
14/03/16 DE - Kassel - K19
16/03/16 CH - Aarau - Kiff
17/03/16 CH - Sion - Le Port Franc
18/03/16 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete
19/03/16 DE - Rheine - Hypothalamus
20/03/16 NL - Nijmegen - Doornroosje
21/03/16 DK - Esbjerg - Tobakken
22/03/16 DK - Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
23/03/16 SE - Malmö-Moriska - Paviljongen
24/03/16 NO - Oslo - Inferno Festival (Cattle only)
25/03/16 NO - Oslo - Inferno Festival (Suffocation only)

There will be a golden vinyl tour edition of "The Anthropocene Extinction" available, limited to 300 copies. Get your copies while stock lasts!

Order your copies of CATTLE DECAPITATION's "The Anthropocene Extinction" now atmetalblade.com/cattledecapitation. Go online and check out music and videos at the same location!

LOST SOCIETY post official live video for 'I Am The Antidote'


Braindead, the third album by Finnish thrash metallers LOST SOCIETY, was released a few weeks ago and the band will soon be heading to the UK supporting thrash icons, Exodus. In celebration of the new album and forthcoming tour, the band have revealed a new live video for 'I Am The Antidote'. 
Watch over on YouTube:

Braindead track list:
01. I Am The Antidote
02. Riot
03. Mad Torture
04. Hollow Eyes
05. Rage Me Up
06. Hangover Activator
07. Only (My) Death Is Certain
08. P.S.T.88
Bonus track:
09. Terror Hungry (Californian Easy Listening Version)

Order the album:
Limited Edition Vinyl - http://bit.ly/BraindeadVinyl

LOST SOCIETY will be playing as main support alongside Exodus on their forthcoming 2016 UK & Ireland tour. Front man Samy Elbanna said regarding the announcement: "We can't even begin to tell you all how stoked we are to announce that we'll be hitting the road with the almighty EXODUS at the end of February! We're so happy to finally return to the UK and hit our other favourite countries and cities. We'll be playing some tracks off of ‘BRAINDEAD’ for the first time ever, and of course songs off of the first two records. One thing is for sure, Exodus and Lost Society will tear down every single venue, and we expect you all to go crazy and scream your lungs out!! Make sure you get your tickets right away, this is gonna be legendary!

Europe BEWARE: Lost Society and Exodus comin' atcha!!”

The tour which will take the bands across Europe as well as the UK & Ireland:
25th February – Birmingham, Asylum
26th February – Newcastle, Riverside
27th February – Aberdeen, The Tunnels
28th February – Glasgow, The Cathouse
29th February – Belfast, Limelight
1st March – Dublin, Button Factory
2nd March – Liverpool, O2 Academy
3rd March – York, Fibbers
4th March – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
5th March – London, Underworld
6th March – Brighton, The Haunt
8th March – Southampton – Talking Heads
9th March – Bristol, The Fleece
10th March - Plymouth, The Hub
11th March – Cardiff, The Globe
13th March – Southend, Chinnerys


Exodus and Lost Society are keen to disperse their thrashing annihilation across the UK, this is a tour not to be missed!

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

BABYMETAL UNLEASH BRAND NEW SONG ‘KARATE’


New song “KARATE” from metal dance unit BABYMETAL’s new album “METAL RESISTANCE”, was last night premièred on Radio One’s Annie Mac show and has now been made via iTunes. Pre-orders of the album, with ‘KARATE’ as an instant grat track, are available here:

The new album “METAL RESISTANCE”, which features songs that have already been performed live, as well as many never-been-heard-before new songs, will be released via EarMUSIC on April 1st, now known as ‘FOX DAY’. First heard at last year’s Yokohama Arena shows, the infectiously hooky new single “KARATE”, sees the girls singing “Seiya, soiya”, and is accompanied by a karate style choreography. 
A teaser of the upcoming video for “KARATE” is available here:

Following their previous album, ‘METAL RESISTANCE’ features both songs performed as solo songs, and as a group. “Amore -Aoboshi-” and “No Rain, No Rainbow” is performed by SU-METAL, and “GJ!” “Sis. Anger” are performed by YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL.

The UK version of the album also sees the girl’s first full-English song “THE ONE”, a song which had also been performed for the first time last year at Yokohama Arena.

BABYMETAL will kick off the “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016” with a headline show at the world-famous Wembley Arena, UK on Saturday, April 2nd, making history by becoming the first Japanese artist to headline the legendary venue. Their World Tour will come to an end back in Japan at the legendary TOKYO DOME.

The album will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:

CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever
4. YAVA!
5. Amore
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
8. GJ!
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver. -

2LP : 
Side 1
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever

Side 2
1. YAVA!
2. Amore
3. Meta Taro

Side 3
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
2. GJ!
3. Sis. Anger

Side 4
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver. –

Tickets for the Wembley show are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com

Pre-order bundles of the new album, featuring special, exclusive merchandise, are available here: http://www.mflstores.com/mfl/babymetal.html

Thursday, 25 February 2016

As Lions announce live plans for 2016


LIVE IN LONDON - 27TH FEBRUARY
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TATTOO STORE 

ALSO APPEARING AT
THE GREAT ESCAPE, CAMDEN ROCKS, DOWNLOAD 

BRAND NEW EP COMING SOON!

London five-piece As Lions have revealed the first details of their 2016 live onslaught with a special headline show at the grand opening of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Tattoo Store in Leyton this weekend, on Saturday 27th February.

Rock ‘n Roll Tattoo Store Address…
203 Lea Bridge Road
Leyton
E10 7PN

As Lions will also be bringing their explosive live show to various UK festivals including The Great Escape and Camden Rocks in May and Download in June. However, the blitz does not stop there with further touring news to be announced very shortly including a major UK and European tour this Spring with some VERY well known bands.

Frontman Austin Dickinson says; “We're very excited to announce that we'll be playing and sharing the stage with some incredible bands at Download, The Great Escape and many fantastic festivals over the summer. This goes hand in hand with even more news we have to reveal over the coming months for touring, as well as our debut release. Keep your eyes on the horizon and your ear to the ground, it's gonna be loud!”

After signing with Better Noise Records at the end of last year – part of the Eleven Seven roster - the band will be releasing new music in conjunction with their live shows. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for further details soon.

Comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson, guitarists Conor O’Keefe and Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave Fee, As Lions formed in late 2014. Having played various shows throughout 2015, they have also been hard at work recording their debut album, news of which will be announced later this year.

Cultivating inspiration from bands that encompass a wide range of rock and metal (Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, Bring Me The Horizon), fans can expect a blistering record that will both fuel the mosh pit and encourage crowd sing-a-longs. This was witnessed in full when As Lions performed at the legendary Wembley SSE Arena alongside Five Finger Death Punch on November 28th to celebrate their new label home. 

TOUR DATES
May 19th-21st – The Great Escape, Brighton
June 4th – Camden Rocks Festival, London
June 11th – Download Festival, Donington

Follow the band:

ZAKK WYLDE DEBUTS "SLEEPING DOGS" + EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUCED


Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new single titled "Sleeping Dogs" from his forthcoming solo LP. Artwork, created by Wylde and long-time collaborator John Irwin, is being revealed today along with 14-song track listing. "Sleeping Dogs" will also be available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately.

Pre-order Book Of Shadows II here.
Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II in UK/Europe/Australia/NZ on April 8th, 2016 via Spinefarm Records, his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favourite.

The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.

Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humour, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.

Keeping up with his road dog reputation Wylde has accumulated over the decades, he is treating 2016 no differently. Having just wrapped up a successful stint on the 2016 Axes and Anchors Cruise, Wylde wasted no time in announcing a run of European dates for May 25th through June 19th in support of Book of Shadows II. The tour – including headline shows & festival appearances – will see Wylde perform music from his extensive catalogue and vast spectrum of hits, with full band accompaniment.

Tour dates:
05.25 UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
05.26 France, Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
05.27 Netherlands, Haarlem, Philharmonium
05.28 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier
05.29 Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex 457
05.31 Germany, Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
06.01 Austria, Linz, Posthof
06.03 Poland, Lodz, Wytwornia
06.04 Czech Republic, Plzen, Metalfest Open Air
06.06 Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Siska
06.07 Croatia, Zagreb, Tvornica Club
06.09 Italy, Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
06.10 France, Grenoble, La Belle Electrique
06.11 France, Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer
06.13 Spain, Madrid, La Riviera
06.14 Spain, Barcelona, Sala Barts
06.15 Spain, Bilbao, Santana 27
06.17 Belgium, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
06.18 Germany, Munich, Circus Krone
06.19 Germany, Nuremberg, Serenadenhof

Photo Credit: Justin Reich

RAGE new album 'The Devil Strikes Again' on June 10th


Iconic German metal trio RAGE have just completed a hugely successful tour of Europe as special guests to their label matesHelloween. A few days before the tour started, ‘My Way’, the band's brand new EP was released via Nuclear Blast. Now the long wait is over - RAGE are very happy to announce that their brand-new studio album titled ‘The Devil Strikes Again’ will be released on June 10th.

RAGE Bassist/Vocalist Peavy Wagner commented:
"Here comes RAGE's hardest record in years! The title says it all and we have captured the band's unique spirit of our classic works. The cover reflects the music - hard and straight!"

The album was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios(Zandhoven, Belgium). The production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, whilst Dan Swanö (Marduk, Opeth,Dissection, Katatonia) took care of the mixing and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany). The stunning cover artwork was created by Karim König.

It will be available as a 3CD Digi (limited to 1,000 copies), 2CD Digi, and 2LP (black, white). All editions contain six bonus tracks (incl. three cover versions of Rush, Skid Row, and Y&T). The 3CD Digi also features a bonus live CD from their latest European tour withHelloween and C.O.P. UK.


‘The Devil Strikes Again’ Tracklisting reads as follows:
3CD DIGI
CD1
01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
06. Ocean Full Of Tears
07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
08. Spirits Of The Night
09. Times Of Darkness
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun
Bonus CD
01. Bring Me Down
02. Into The Fire
03. Requiem
04. Bravado (Rush Cover)
05. Slave To The Grind (Skid Row Cover)
06. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)
Bonus Live CD
TBA

2CD DIGI
CD1
01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
06. Ocean Full Of Tears
07. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
08. Spirits Of The Night
09. Times Of Darkness
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun
Bonus CD
01. Bring Me Down
02. Into The Fire
03. Requiem
04. Bravado (Rush Cover)
05. Slave To The Grind (Skid Row Cover)
06. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)

2LP (Bonus Vinyl 45 RPM!)
Side A
01. The Devil Strikes Again
02. My Way
03. Back On Track
04. The Final Curtain
05. War
Side B
01. Ocean Full Of Tears
02. Deaf, Dumb And Blind
03. Spirits Of The Night
04. Times Of Darkness
05. The Dark Side Of The Sun
Side C (Bonus)
01. Bring Me Down
02. Into The Fire
03. Requiem
Side D (Bonus)
01. Bravado (Rush Cover)
02. Slave To The Grind (Skid Row Cover)
03. Open Fire (Y&T Cover)

RAGE are:
Peter ‘Peavy’ Wagner - lead vocals, bass
Marcos Rodriguez - guitars, vocals
Vassilios ‘Lucky’ Maniatopoulos - drums, vocals

RAGE info:

DEVIL YOU KNOW |release live video for 'Consume The Damned'


DEVIL YOU KNOW have posted an official live video for the track 'Consume the Damned' online. The track is taken from the band's latest album They Bleed Red and was filmed during their tour with Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch last year. 
Watch over on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/1MeTOFsWzyQ 

The band were recently added to the line up for this years Download Festival on June 12th. Speaking about their appearance, guitarist Francesco Artusato commented: “DEVIL YOU KNOW are beyond excited to be kicking off our European summer tour with a performance at the legendary Download Festival. This is the very first time we have had the honour to perform there and we are coming with an arsenal of many new songs from our latest album, They Bleed Red, along with a few classics. It’s going to be intense, hot and sweaty so we hope to see you all there and want to meet each and every one of you. Lets party."

Howard Jones (vocals), Francesco Artusato (guitars), John Sankey (drums) and Ryan Wombacher (bass/backing vocals) deliver a dense monstrosity of technical prowess and angst-ridden passion. A deep interpersonal understanding and an evolving camaraderie set the stage for the unique confidence behind They Bleed Red, the band’s ferocious follow-up which extinguishes any so-called 'sophomore slump' without mercy. It’s the sound of primal bloodlust. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Killer Be Killed), They Bleed Red is a breakneck paced trip through DEVIL YOU KNOW’s broken psyche, struggles with anxiety, and ultimate triumph against adversity, all laid upon a foundation of high-level artistic achievement and vitriolic full throttle heavy metal fury. 

They Bleed Red Official Track Listing:
1. Consume The Damned
2. The Way We Die
3. Your Last Breath
4. Stay of Execution
5. Break The Ties
6. Shattered Silence
7. Let The Pain Take Hold
8. Master of None
9. Searching For The Sun
10. How The End Shall Be
11. Broken By The Cold
Bonus Tracks
12. Eye of The Tiger (Cover Track)
13. I Am Alive
14. We Live

'They Bleed Red' is available to order from Amazon Music UK and iTunes now - get your copy below:

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK