Archive for September, 2013

Nuclear Blast streams new tracks from Sepultura and Kataklysm

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 30th September 2013 by Pieni

Nuclear Blast YouTube channel has recently made available a new track from two of their strongest bands.

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From their upcoming album “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, Brazilian Sepultura unveiled the track “The Age Of The Atheist”. The album will be released on October 28th.

Sepultura online:

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As for Canadian Kataklysm, after releasing “Kill The Elite”, it’s now time for the title-track of “Waiting For The End To Come”, which will be out also on October 28th.

Kataklysm online:

Glittertind signs with Indie Recordings

Posted in News with tags , , , on 28th September 2013 by Pieni

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For the first time in their 12-year-old career, folk metal Glittertind sign with a label from their homecountry Norway. Indie Recordings will release the band’s third album, “Djevelsvart”, on November 22nd in Norway, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the rest of the world having to wait 3 more days.

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1: Inngang
2: Djevelsvart
3: Sundriven
4: Sprekk for sol
5: Kvilelaus
6: Trollbunden
7: Nymåne
8: Tåketanker
9: Stjerneslør
10: Utgang

Glittertind online:

New video by Balance And Composure

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 28th September 2013 by Pieni

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Alternative rockers Balance And Composure have filmed a video for a track featured in their recently released second album “The Things We Think We’re Missing”. The chosen song is “Reflection”, which singer/guitarist Jon Simmons says being “about seeing the world how you want to see it and not letting anyone else’s views sway you. I always struggle with just accepting happiness. It’s about letting a moment of being content stay with you”.

Watch the video here:

Balance And Composure online:

Sondura announce new single and UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 28th September 2013 by Pieni

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Heavy rockers Sondura have been working on the successor of their debut “Live Before You Die” and are now ready to let the world take a glimpse of it through the single “We’re Here Now”. The single will be released on October 21st via Hardsound Records, while the album “Undivided” should see the light of day early next year.

An acoustic version of “We’re Here Now” is already available for free download at  or streaming at

To promote the new single, Sondura will be playing live at the following locations:

11.10.13 SHEFFIELD Corporation
12.12.13 ANDOVER George
14.10.13 GUILDFORD Boileroom
19.10.13 BIRMINGHAM Scruffy Murphys
23.10.13 STOURBRIDGE Moochers
24.10.13 STOKE Rigger
25.10.13 PRESTON Rampage
26.10.13 REDHILL Hellfire Club
27.10.13 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

Sondura online:

Escape The Fate announce shows in Europe

Posted in News with tags , , , on 28th September 2013 by Pieni

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Currently touring the USA with Five Finger Death Punch, post-hardcore Escape The Fate will head to Europe afterwards. With the return of original bass player Max Green and Thomas “TJ” Bell resuming his duties on the rhythm guitar, the band will continue promoting the “Ungrateful” album on the following dates (including the Vans Warped Tour):

Nov. 9, Arena (Vans Warped Tour), Berlin, Germany
Nov. 10, Klokgebouw (Vans Warped Tour), Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nov. 11, Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom
Nov. 13, Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov. 14, 02 Academy 2, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov. 15, Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov. 16, Alexandria Palace (Vans Warped Tour), London, United Kingdom
Nov. 17, Trix, Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov. 18, Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
Nov. 19, Strom Linienclub, Münich, Germany
Nov. 21, Cycle Club, Calenzano, Italy
Nov. 22, New Age, Treviso, Italy
Nov. 23, Festhalle (Vans Warped Tour), Berne, Switzerland
Nov. 24,Stadthalle (Vans Warped Tour), Vienna, Austria

Meanwhile, a video for the song “One For The Money” has been released:

Escape The Fate online:

Narcotic Death part ways with guitarist

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 28th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

The grim bastards of the north, Narcotic Death, recently announced their split with guitarist Mass. The band have made it clear that Mass‘ departure from the band was on good terms and that they appreciate his contributions to the band. Narcotic Death also stated that they will commit to all their upcoming shows as a four piece outfit and as such, they are also on the scout for a new guitarist.

Applicants must be willing to commit to two rehearsals a week, have an interest in the music and a willingness to contribute towards songwriting. Applicants must also have competence and confidence with regards to playing rhythm and lead guitar within the death metal genre and must own their own cab and head. Further details can be found here.

Narcotic Death online:

Gloryhammer announced for Hammerfest VI

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 28th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Gloryhammer – the new power metal band spearheaded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes – have been announced for Hammerfest VI next year in Wales. They will be joining a host of other bands that includes KreatorOverkillSoilwork and Unleashed.

Hammerfest VI takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th March 2014. Further details can be found at the Hammerfest official website.

Gloryhammer online:

“Ho Som Haustar Aleine”, from Slegest debut album, available for streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 27th September 2013 by Pieni

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After departing from Vreid, guitarist Ese engaged on a solo project which he named Slegest. Dark Essence Records is proud to release his debut album “Løyndom” (Secret) on October 15th, but until then one can take a listen to the first track “Ho Som Haustar Aleine” on the label’s Soundcloud

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1. Ho Som Haustar Aleine
2. Rooted In Knowledge
3. I Slike Stunder
4. Løgna Sin Fiende
5. The Path Of No Return
6. Faceless Queen
7. Dirt Life Death
8. Past Burden Strength

Slegest online:

Sepultura announce UK & Irish shows

Posted in News with tags , , on 27th September 2013 by Pieni

In support of their upcoming album, “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”, which should be released on the 28th of October, Brazilian legends Sepultura have announced a 6-show UK/Ire tour for February 2014. Dates/venues on the following flyer:

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More info on the album, trailers included, can be read here.

Sepultura online:

Paradise Lost to release limited 10″ vinyl of “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)”

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 27th September 2013 by Pieni

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In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Paradise Lost will release a compilation album called “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)”. As the title says, it gathers a bunch of rare tracks, even though they’ve been previously released. The exception will happen in a limited 10″ vinyl of the album, which will include the brand new track “Loneliness Remains” and new recordings of “Gothic” and “Our Saviour”. Here’s the full track-list:

1. Loneliness Remains (exclusive track of the limited 10″)
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version) – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Ltd. Edition
3. Ending Through Changes – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Japan Edition
4. The Last Fallen Saviour – Decibel Exclusive “Tragic Idol”
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
6. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
7. Cardinal Zero – Faith Devides Us – Death Unites Us Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Japan Edition
8. Back On Disaster – Faith Devides Us – Death Unites Us – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”, Japan Edition
9. Sons Of Perdition – Bonus Track “In Requiem”
10. Godless – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. 7″ Vinyl Box
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Cover Version) – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
12. Silent In Heart – Bonus Track ”In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
13. Gothic 2013 (exclusive track of the limited 10″)
14. Our Saviour 2013 (exclusive track of the limited 10″)

“Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” will be released on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir. You can pre-order it at CM Distro:

Also, the band is pleased to announce an European tour in support of this comemorative date/release. Supported by Lacuna Coil and Katatonia (who will play “Viva Emptiness” in full, as this album has its own 10th anniversary to celebrate), the 25th anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour will hit the following cities:

Oct. 30th – Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Hall
Oct. 31st – Glasgow, UK – ABC
Nov. 1st – Manchester, UK – Ritz
Nov. 3rd – London, UK – Roundhouse
Nov. 4th – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Nov. 6th – Herford, Germany – Club X
Nov. 7th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
Nov. 8th – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot
Nov. 10th – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht
Nov. 11th – Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch
Nov. 12th – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Nov. 13th – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl

Paradise Lost online:

Century Media Records online:

Another video from Soulfly-Max Cavalera interview with Nuclear Blast

Posted in News with tags , , on 27th September 2013 by Pieni

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After the trailers for the new album (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5) and a small chat about the Cavalera family, Nuclear Blast has now revealed another part of that conversation with Max Cavalera, where the frontman talks about attending and being expelled from a religious school, the death of his father and rocking with his grandchildren:

“Savages”, Soulfly‘s 8th album, will be out next Monday.

Soulfly online:


Turisas post making-of video for “Ten More Miles”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 27th September 2013 by Pieni

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Four weeks ago, Turisas released the official video for “Ten More Miles”, taken from their latest album “Turisas 2013”. Now they let the fans to go into the backstage of that filming, posting a making-of video on their label Century Media‘s YouTube channel:

Currently touring Europe as part of the Heidenfest 2013, they will go on a 5-show headlining tour through the UK on the following dates:

08.10.2013 Bristol – Fleece
09.10.2013 London – O2 Academy Islington
10.10.2013 Nottingham – Rock City
11.10.2013 Glasgow – Cathouse
12.10.2013 Manchester – Club Academy

Turisas online:

Century Media Records online:

Castles’ “Fiction Or Truth?” details revealed

Posted in News with tags , , , on 26th September 2013 by Pieni

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After releasing their debut album “You, The Organ Grinder”, barely one year ago, Belgian hard rockers Castles are about to introduce you their second full-length, “Fiction Or Truth?”, with the following track-list:

1. Palm Reader
2. Bask in the Slimelight
3. Long Distance Runner
4. We Are Fascinated
5. Untame
6. Fiction or Truth
7. Chew the Roots
8. Boneshaker
9. Followed by 100 Rats
10. The Great Rot

Quoting guitarist and singer Edward Godby: “I think that being taken out of our habitual environment and having the pressure of knowing that we had to work intensively in order to achieve what we wanted, gave the studio session a little something extra, something that the record wouldn’t have had if we’d recorded it bit by bit, over a longer period of time. It was a good time!”

“Fiction or Truth?” will be released on November 25th in two colours on gatefold vinyl via Palm Reader Records, and pre-orders are available now at this location. It will also be available as a download on a “pay what you want” basis via the band’s bandcamp page until the 1st of January, when it will be sold for a fixed price of 4,99 €.

Here’s a teaser of the upcoming album:

Epica reveal details on live DVD “Retrospect”

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 26th September 2013 by Pieni

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In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Epica played a very special 3-hour concert at Klokgebouw, Eindhoven (NL), on March 23rd. New songs (“Retrospect”), never-performed tracks (“Twin Flames”), covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi and John Williams, special guest appearances by Floor Jansen (ReVamp, Nightwish) and former members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter and Yves Huts, and the participation of the 70-piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, all wrapped-up in a shower of special effects and the warmth of nearly five thousand fans.

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Quoting Mark Jansen: “Retrospect” was both our 10th anniversary party and a highlight of our career. The trailer shows it all: our loyal fans, the orchestra and choir from Hungary, an energetic band! When I watch the trailer my thoughts go back to this special day and the great team-spirit of everyone involved in this project!”

The aforemention trailer can be seen here:

“Retrospect” will be released on the 11th of November via Nuclear Blast as 2 DVDs + 3 CDs pack, delivered in a deluxe hardcover book with 36 pagesThere will also be a Blu-ray version available. Pre-order it here:

Epica online:

Track-list and cover artwork revealed for Generation Kill’s new album

Posted in News with tags , , , on 26th September 2013 by Pieni

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New York thrashers Generation Kill, who named themselves after Evan Wright‘s book, have revealed the track-list and cover for the successor of “Red, White And Blood”, which Nuclear Blast will release on November 18th. The new album will be called “We’re All Gonna Die”, “because for the most part the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet”, says frontman Rob Dukes.

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01. Born To Serve
02. Prophets Of War
03. Self Destruction
04. Friendly Fire
05. Carny Love
06. Vegas
07. There Is No Hope
08. We’re All Gonna Die

Generation Kill online:

Vulture Industries new album available for streaming

Posted in News with tags , on 26th September 2013 by Pieni

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Vulture Industries‘ third album “The Tower” will be on European stores tomorrow and North-American ones on October 1st, but you can already listen to it fully on the following sites:







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The Browning: new lyric video & UK shows

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 26th September 2013 by Pieni

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In anticipation of their second album, “Hypernova”, electronic metal band The Browning have released a lyric video for the track “Industry”. “Hypernova” will first be released in the band’s homecountry USA on October 1st and then in Europe on the 7th, via Earache Records.

This is the second track revealed, after the previous lyric video for “Gravedigger”:

The album is already available on iTunes, with an instant free track once you place the pre-order:

Currently touring the US, The Browning will hit the UK in late November with Shoot The Girl First and Upon This Dawning:

Nov 25 – London – Borderline
Nov 26 – Leeds – Cockpit
Nov 27 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio
Nov 28 – Glasgow – Classic Grand
Nov 29 – Bournemouth – The Anvil
Nov 30 – Bridgend – Hobos

The Browning online:

Deicide announce release date for new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 26th September 2013 by Pieni

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The release date for Deicide‘s 11th studio album “In The Minds Of Evil” has been set for November 25th. Produced by Jason Suecoff and using Simon Cowell‘s painting “Power Of The Mind” as cover , it gives you eleven new tracks of what frontman Glen Benton claims to be “like King Kong taking a shit on a daisy”.

1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God

Deicide online:

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Hell reveal cover artwork and track list for “Curse And Chapter”

Posted in News with tags , , , on 25th September 2013 by Pieni

“Curse And Chapter”, Hell‘s second full-length, will see the light of day on November 25th via Nuclear Blast. It is now known the full track list (DVD included) and cover artwork:

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01. Gehennae Incendiis
02. The Age Of Nefarious
03. The Disposer Supreme
04. Darkhangel
05. Harbinger Of Death
06. End Ov Days
07. Deathsquad
08. Something Wicked This Way Comes
09. Faith Will Fall
10. Land Of The Living Dead
11. Deliver Us From Evil
12. A Vespertine Legacy

1. Let Battle Commence
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes
3. Plague And Fyre
4. The Devil’s Deadly Weapon
5. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
6. Darkhangel
7. The Quest
8. Blasphemy And The Master

Singer/guitarist/keyboard player Kev Bower has something to say about the artwork and its concept: » The artwork for “Curse And Chapter” is once again the result of our collaboration with artist Dan Goldsworthy and photographer Nigel Crane, who we first worked with on the “Human Remains” album cover in 2011. The digipak for this is one of the most complex pieces of CD/DVD packaging ever attempted by Nuclear Blast, and the concept for this was dreamed up by myself and Andy Sneap whilst staggering back from the local pub late one night, after a ‘heavy creativity session’. It was inspired by the rise in spiritualism in England during the 19th century, during which time séances and attempts to communicate with the dead became commonplace – along with the establishment of numerous secret cults and aristocratic organizations who would meet in secret, attempting to raise spirits and reach ‘the other side’.

We also wished to explore the phenomenon known as ‘post-mortem photography’. Because photography was very costly at the time, the only time ordinary families could justify the expense was after the subject was already dead. We became gripped by these macabre Victorian images of deceased family members and children being posed alongside their living families, often being supported in a standing position by equally macabre mechanical devices designed specifically for this gruesome purpose. The other major issue with spirit communication is that you never know who (or what) will ‘come through’ – and it was common for malevolent entities to create havoc in the séance room.

Dan‘s done a superb job of rendering our dark imaginings into reality, using his vision and skill to generate an entire art platform based around the existence of such a secret aristocratic spiritual cult. The cover image shows the cult’s symbol, and his manipulation of the additional photography shows a set of disturbing images which could easily have been shot at the turn of the century in some dark, dangerous English country house, during an exchange with the dead which should not happen… «

Death Angel release lyric video for “The Dream Calls For Blood”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 25th September 2013 by Pieni

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Thrashers Death Angel will release their seventh studio album on October 14th and have released its title-track “The Dream Calls For Blood” as a lyric video on the YouTube channel of their label, Nuclear Blast:

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Recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof, track-list is as follows:

01. Left for Dead
02. Son of the Morning
03. Fallen
04. The Dream Calls for Blood
05. Succubus
06. Execution / Don’t Save Me
07. Caster of Shame
08. Detonate
09. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust
11. Heaven and Hell (digipack bonus track)
The Making Of The Dream Calls for Blood (digipack bonus DVD)

Watch the trailer here:

The band will be touring Europe, supported by Dew Scented in the following dates/locations:

26 NOV Mega Club, Katowice, Poland
27 NOV Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
28 NOV Substage, Karlshruhe, Germany
29 NOV Brescia, Arci Colony, Italy
30 NOV Temprock Club, Gualtieri, Italy
02 DEC Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
04 DEC Backstage, Munich, Germany
06 DEC Centrum, Erfurt, Germany
07 DEC Kubiek, Eeklo, Belgium
08 DEC La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
10 DEC Underworld, London, United Kingdom
11 DEC Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
12 DEC Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Netherlands
13 DEC X-Mas Metal Festival – Stadthalle Dietikon, Zurich, Switzerland
14 DEC Chasing Venue, Alsfeld, Germany
15 DEC X-Mas Metal Festival, Geislewind Event Hall, Germany

Pre-order The Dream Calls for Blood on iTunes to receive the title track as an instant grat:

Death Angel online: