Archive for September, 2013

“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.

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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: