Archive for Century Media

Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , on 5th November 2016 by Pieni

Dark Tranquillity
“Atoma”
Melodic death metal
Released: 4th November 2016
Via Century Media

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I’m all pro-change and moving forward in a different direction, but when a band manages to keep doing the same and still sound awesome, said band gets kudos from me. So congrats, Dark Tranquillity, you’ve just earned a ton of them.

“Atoma” is their 11th album and still features all the traits that Swedish melodeath fans love. So if the title-track and “Our Proof Of Life” both bear some upbeat melodies and can still sound pretty somber, you’ll face straightforward ominous and obscure vibes in songs like “Forward Momentum” or “A Force Of Hand”“Merciless Fate” even borders the goth metal zone.

Or those fast outbursts in “The Pitiless” and “When The World Screams” and then the catchy choruses in “Clearing Skies” and “Neutrality”. And the epic grand finale in the form of “Caves And Embers”.

It’s such a rich combination of vocals, guitars (bass included) and keyboards – so Dark Tranquillity – that the outcome could only be 5/5. In fact, those are the key-words here: Dark Tranquillity style. ‘Nuff said.

5/5

Renata “Pieni” Lino

New Queensrÿche album in October

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 4th August 2015 by Pieni

Queensrÿche have revealed the details of their upcoming studio album. Scheduled to be released on October 2nd, via Century Media Records, and produced by Zeuss, “Condition Hüman” will feature the following 12 tracks:

1. Arrow of Time
2. Guardian
3. Hellfire
4. Toxic Remedy
5. Selfish Lives
6. Eye9
7. Bulletproof
8. Hourglass
9. Just Us
10. All There Was
11. The Aftermath
12. Condition Hüman

“The artwork depicts a beautiful innocence surrounded by the darkness of a jaded unpredictable world”, says singer Todd La Torre:

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The opening track, “Arrow Of Time”, is available for streaming on the label’s Soundcloud account here.

www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial

Dr. Living Dead – Crush The Sublime Gods

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 16th February 2015 by Paul Macmillan

Dr. Living Dead
Crush The Sublime Gods
Release: 23rd February 2015
Thrash / crossover
Released via Century Media Records

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More thrash!?!?! Looks like 2015 is going to be a year of it, and, yet again, this is a solid release for the genre. Dr Living Dead’s third album, Crush The Sublime Gods, is 99% pure, unrelenting, high-speed thrash riff-worship. The opening moments of first track Final Broadcast may lead listeners to believe they are about to witness the second coming of Megadeth’s last true great, Count Down To Extinction, but the mid-paced chug of developed thrash is left to the minimum throughout.

Far more prevalent is this employment of the Slayer style chainsaw attack, albeit to the accompaniment of nicer vocals and Annihilator’s slightly dark tongue-in-check sense of humour. I don’t think Araya and co. ever really got how inseparable some riffing is from a comical feel, or if they did, they never embraced it. Not that Dr Living Dead are a joke band. Far from it. Some people might not even get the ‘laughs’ herein. I might even be imagining them, but if I’m not, it’s nice to see a non-native English speaking band manage it so well.

It seems all the more likely that it is the case when hearing such invitations to stomp as on the intro to Triggerkiller, instantly bringing Stormtroopers Of Death to the mind of the connoisseur. There are plenty of these moments spattered throughout Crush The Sublime Gods, but they quickly subside and give way to rapid-fire, precision guitar work, which overflows with the spirit of old-school thrash.

As a whole, most other sub-genres of metal could learn a lot from the production values on many recent thrash releases – such as ‘things sound heavier when they’re clearer and played well’ – and this is no exception. Crisp and raw, with a sweet bottom shelf, all at the same time, the producer has done sterling work here. It helps that the band themselves are on fire, and if there is even half the amount of energy involved in their live shows as there is captured on record, they are going to destroy when they go out this March with Suicidal Angels. I’m thinking they may well be interested in all things fast, so the autobahn should keep them entertained for a bit.

Wrapping up, this is a peach of a release, and with just a tiny little bit more originality/diversity, it would have been a 5/5 from me. Hopefully, if there is a change, that’s all it is, because the rest of the mix is perfect, and Dr Living Dead appear to be on to something really special.

4.5/5

Paul Macmillan

Vallenfyre tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th August 2014 by Pieni

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Super-group Vallenfyre – featuring Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Scoot (Doom), Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride) and Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, Paradise Lost, The Haunted) – will finally go on a proper tour to promote thier latest album “Splinters”. So far they’ve only played a few selected shows, but this Autumn they’ll start by supporting Bolt Thrower and Morgoth, before headlining their own show. Here are the dates:

Vallenfyre with Bolt Thrower & Morgoth
30.09.2014 Le Trabendo , Paris, France
01.10.2014 Garage, Saarbruecken, Germany
02.10.2014 Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany
03.10.2014 LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
04.10.2014 JUZ, Andernach, Germany
05.10.2014 Muziekodroom, Hasselt, Belgium

Vallenfyre + support
06.10.2014 Merleyn, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
07.10.2014 Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
09.10.2014 Turock, Essen, Germany
10.10.2014 MTC, Cologne, Germany
11.10.2014 Kranhalle, Muenchen, Germany
12.10.2014 Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
13.10.2014 Magnet, Berlin, Germany
15.10.2014 Exchange, Bristol, UK
16.10.2014 Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
18.10.2014 Best Buy Theater, New York, USA (Decibel 10th Anniversary Show w/ Amon Amarth & Sabaton)
20.10.2014 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
21.10.2014 The Dome, London, UK

Quoting Mackintosh: “The upcoming shows will be something new for us as a band. So far we have only done one club gig in Finland and that was our first ever show. Every other show we have played has been as part of a festival so this will be our first proper club tour together. With equal parts excitement and trepidation we will venture into the unknown and spread some unspeakable filth over Europe.”

Vallenfyre online
www.facebook.com/vallenfyre

Century Media online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia

Century Media Webshop:
http://www.cmdistro.com

Terror present new video for Shot Of Reality

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 14th July 2014 by Nico Davidson

LA’s hardcore heroes Terror have recently presented their new video for the song Shot Of Reality. The track is taken from their current album Live by the Code, which was released in April 2013 via Century Media Records. The video can be seen below.

 

Terror online:

http://terrorlahc.com/
http://facebook.com/terrorhardcore
http://twitter.com/terrorhardcore

Dark Fortress announce seventh studio album plus Euro tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 1st July 2014 by Nico Davidson

Dark Fortress frontman and lyricist Morean asks:

What happens to life on earth if the fragile laws of nature are altered even by a little bit? How can the human psyche deal with the perspective of inevitable extinction? How far can the human soul be stripped before its essence vanishes completely? Can we contain the implications of forced and radical evolution and the insanity it brings?

These questions are raised by the band’s seventh studio alum Venereal Dawn, which like most previous Dark Fortress albums will be a concept album, focusing on the themes of survival, betrayal and sacrifice in an extremely hostile environment. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Venereal Dawn
2. Lloigor
3. Betrayal And Vengeance
4. Chrysalis
5. I Am The Jigsaw Of A Mad God
6. The Deep
7. Odem
8. Luciform
9. On Fever’s Wings

Venereal Dawn is scheduled for a release on the following dates:

Europe, Australia / NZ: 1st September 2014
USA, Canada: 2nd September 2014

To spill the coming vicious blackness that is Venereal Dawn, an album which has been three years in the making, Dark Fortress have also announced their unholy campaign across Europe with Secrets of the Moon and Schammasch in October. The dates of this unholy campaign across the European continent are as follow:

16.10.14 (DE) Munich – Feierwerk
17.10.14 (CH) Vevey – Rocking Chair
18.10.14 (DE) Trier – Exhaus
19.10.14 (FR) Paris – Point Ephemere
20.10.14 (UK) London – Underworld
21.10.14 (NL) Nijmegen – Doornroosje
22.10.14 (DE) Essen – Turock
23.10.14 (DE) Berlin – Magnet
24.10.14 (AT) Vienna – Viper Room
25.10.14 (CH) Winterthur –  Gaswerk
26.10.14 (DE) Nürnberg – Rockfabrik

Dark Fortress online:

http://www.darkfortress.org/
http://www.facebook.com/officialdarkfortress

Aborted launch lyric video for Coffin Upon Coffin

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 15th April 2014 by Nico Davidson

The Necrotic Manifesto, the long awaited album from Aborted, is set for release on 28th April 2014 in Europe and the day after in North America. Production for the album was handled by Jacob Hansen, who had already sharpened his skills on 2003’s gore-classic Goremageddon and 2011’s much lauded Global Flatline. Visually, the album’s concept was congenially transformed by Par Olofsson, who has gained fame by working with acts such as The Faceless, Exodus, Immolation, Pathology, Immortal and many more.

To give fans another taste of the band’s eviscerating brand of brutality, Aborted have launched the lyric video for Coffin Upon Coffin which can be viewed below.

The tracklisting for The Necrotic Manifesto is as follows:

1.     Six Feet Of Foreplay
2.     The Extirpation Agenda
3.     Necrotic Manifesto
4.     An Enumeration Of Cadavers
5.     Your Entitlement Means Nothing
6.     The Davidian Deceit
7.     Coffin Upon Coffin
8.     Chronicles Of Detruncation
9.     Sade & Libertine Lunacy
10.  Die Verzweiflung
11.  Excremental Veracity
12.  Purity Of Perversion
13.  Of Dead Skin & Decay
14.  Cenobites

Aborted online:

http://www.goremageddon.be/
http://www.facebook.com/Abortedofficial
http://instagram.com/abortedmetal#
http://twitter.com/abortedmetal
http://www.youtube.com/user/abortedbelgium

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Arch Enemy unveil artwork and tracklist for War Eternal

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Following the recent replacement of Angela Gossow with Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist), Arch Enemy has become a hot topic on the metal scene. The band will be releasing their ninth studio album, War Eternal, via Century Media in June later this year. The band have now officially unveiled the artwork, as seen above, for the album. The artwork for War Eternal was created by Costin Chioreanu, who previously worked with Michael Amott on Spiritual Beggars’ re-issue of their self-titled debut. Chief song-writer, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott comments:

I was looking for a hand-drawn feel with a unique atmosphere, something that would complement the music that we’ve been working so hard on these last couple of years. In the end my choice fell upon Romanian artist Chioreanu Costin, who’s work I’ve admired for some time. Costin really grasped my vision for the artwork and layout, he’s delivered some of the coolest artwork elements we’ve ever had with Arch Enemy!

Arch Enemy’s upcoming album, War Eternal, was recorded in various studios during winter 2013/2014 and produced by the band themselves with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Kreator) mixing and mastering the album at Fascination Street Studio. For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the official video for the album’s title track down below, created by Patric Ullaeus.

The tracklisting for war Eternal is as follows:

1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget
3. War Eternal
4. As The Pages Burn
5. No More Regrets
6. You Will Know My Name
7. Graveyard Of Dreams
8. Stolen Life
9. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World

Arch Enemy will start their War Eternal world tour in May with an extensive run through Europe. A US tour is planned for fall 2014. Tour dates are as follow:

23.05.2014 Turbohalle, Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 Metal Summer Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 Mixtape 5, Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
29.05.2014 Rock and Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
30.05.2014 New Age Club, Roncade, Italy
02.06.2014 L’Etage, Rennes, France
03.06.2014 Le 106, Rouen, France
04.06.2014 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
05.06.2014 Rosenhof, Osnabruck, Germany
07.06.2014 Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden
09.06.2014 Studio USF, Bergen, Norway
10.06.2014 John Dee, Oslo, Norway
11.06.2014 Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
13.06.2014 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
14.06.2014 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
15.06.2014 Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 Rock am Hartsfeldsee, Dischingen, Germany
09.07.2014 RockMaraton, Pecs, Hungary
11.07.2014 Rock Harz Open Air, Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 Masters Of Rock, Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 Seven Festival, Wegorzewo, Poland
19.07.2014 Dong Open Air, Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 Getaway Rock, G�vle, Sweden
08.08.2014 Leyendas Del Rock, Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 Alcatraz Metal Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
17.08.2014 Alt-Fest, Kettering, UK
22.09.2014 Re:Republic, Minsk, Belarus
23.09.2014 Yunost’, Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 Glav Club, Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 Zal Ozhidaniya, Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 Otdykh Club, Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 Angar Club, Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Arch Enemy online:

http://archenemy.net
http://facebook.com/archenemyofficial
http://youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
http://twitter.com/archenemymetal

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Martyr Defiled unleash new video and announce album launch show

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

The heavy hitting Martyr Defiled are set to release their new album, No Hope No Morality, on 28th April, via Siege Of Armada Records and Century Media, and to celebrate its release, the band will be playing an intimate FREE entry show at The Garage in London on 23rd April.

The band have also just unleashed a brutal video for new single 616, which is the second track to come from the forthcoming release. The video can be viewed down below.

The tracklisting for No Hope No Morality is as follows:

1. LVCIFER
2. Demons In The Mist
3. Sineater
4. 616
5. No Hope
6. Neverender
7. Under The Influence
8. The Taste Of Iron
9. Of Sheep & Swine
10. Deathstare
11. No Morality
12. BONUS – Infidels
13. BONUS – Redneck (Lamb Of God Cover)

Martyr Defiled online:

http://facebook.com/martyrdefiled
http://martyrdefiled.tumblr.com

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The Agonist launch lyric video for Disconnect Me

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 27th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Canadian death metallers The Agonist have released their first band photo with new vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who has replaced Alissa White-Gluz, who departed from the band to focus on her new duties as the vocalist for Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy. The band tapped acclaimed photographer Von Wong to bring their new single Disconnect Me to life. The Agonist guitarist Danny Marino says:

After working with Von Wong on our Prisoners photo shoot we knew he was the only one that could realise our vision for Disconnect Me. It was an 18 hour shoot but at the end of the day it was more than we could have hoped for.

With a new album in the works, The Agonist have launched the official lyric video for their latest single Disconnect Me. The video can be viewed below.

The agonist online:

http://facebook.com/theagonistofficial
http://youtube.com/theagonistofficial
http://myspace.com/theagonist
http://twitter.com/theagonist

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Gus G.’s debut solo album out now in Europe

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 19th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

I Am The Fire, the debut solo release from guitar wizard Gus G., who is well known throughout the rock and metal world as the driving force behind Firewind and lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, is out now in Europe.

Fans can get the details of each track from the album in the below video.

I Am The Fire is available as digipak CD, LP on black 180gr vinyl as well as digital download. The strictly limited red vinyl and exclusive t-shirt bundle can be found at CM Distro at this location.

The tracklist for I Am The Fire is as follows:

1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén)

The I Am The Fire album sees Gus G. handling guitar, bass and keyboard duties and showcases a long list of highly skilled instrumentalist peers as well as several remarkable vocalists joining Gus to stress the versatile stylistic approach of the 12 featured songs. The roster of friends and guests that help bring Gus G.’s vision to fruition include drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen) as well as Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther). Plus Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (TSO, ex-Journey) as guest vocalists.

I Am The Fire was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing.

Gus G. will be touring Europe in May 2014, so check out the dates below:

Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2” Co-Headline Tour:

1st May – Tampere (Finnland) – Klubi
2nd May – Helsinki (Finnland) – Nosturi
3rd May – Stockholm (Schweden) – Stockholm Rocks Festival
5th May – Gothenburg (Schweden) – Trädgårn
6th May – Malmö (Schweden) – KB
9th May – Krakow (Polen) – Lizzard King
10th May – Warsaw (Polen) – Progresja
12th May – München (Deutschland) – Backstage
14th May – Hannover (Deutschlandy) – Musikzentrum * New Show!
15th May – Essen (Deutschland) – Turock
16th May – Zoetermeer (Holland) – De Boerderij
17th May – Hasselt (Belgien) – MuziekoDroom
18th May – Uden (Holland) – De Pul
20th May – Savigny Le Temple (Frankreich) – L’ Impreinte
21st May – London (UK) – O2 Islington Academy
22nd May – Nuneaton (UK) – Queens Hall

Gus G. online:

http://gusgofficial.com
http://facebook.com/officialgusg
http://twitter.com/gusgofficial
http://youtube.com/firetv

 

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Brutality Will Prevail announce new album details

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 27th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

British hardcore mob Brutality Will Prevail will be releasing their new album Suspension Of Consciousness on 7th April via Siege Of Amida Records and Century Media. The album, the band’s fourth full length, will mark the recorded debuts of frontman Louis Gauthier and drummer Craig Reynolds, who joined Brutality Will Prevail during the international touring cycle for the band’s 2012 release Scatter The Ashes.

Despite their bludgeoning live schedule which saw the band exporting their brand of down-tempo heaviness as far afield as Japan, Australia and Indonesia, Brutality Will Prevail spent the majority of 2013 developing new material, eager to fully showcase the fresh blood in their ranks. As drummer Reynolds recalls:

We recorded through amazing vintage equipment. The entire album was tracked in just 6 days with the intensity of a live show; there was none of this computer reliant, digi-fix-this-fix-that shit that today’s heavy scene has become so polluted with.

Once BWP’s kinetic tracking session was complete, Converge’s Kurt Ballou was tasked with mixing duties, the veteran producer bringing his unique, inimitable snarl to a recording already bursting with feral aggression. Though brute force is far from all that Suspension has to offer, BWP draw on a varied spectrum of influences this time around, from Slayer and Slipknot to Baroness and Cave In, to bring new layers of depth and creativity to their sonic forge. Guitarist Ash Gray comments:

This album is the first time we haven’t held ourselves back in any way. It still has some hallmarks of the classic BWP sound, but we also really pushed ourselves to progress and try new things, and no one more so than Louis (Gauthier, vocals) – his performance really shines, and there are definitely some surprises throughout the record. The past year, culminating in this album, has been about much more than just a line up change, this is a fresh start.

Brutality Will Prevail online:

http://facebook.com/brutalitywillprevail
http://twitter.com/bwpcult

 

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Iced Earth post Among The Dead online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 16th December 2013 by Nico Davidson

American metal band Iced Earth have posted a new song, titled Among The Dead, taken from their upcoming album Plagues Of Babylon, online. The album is due for release in early 2014 via Century Media and will feature guest appearances from Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, Symphony X frontman Russell Allen and Blind Guardian frontman Hansi Kürsch. The song, Among The Dead, can heard below.

Iced Earth will also be touring Europe in 2014 inluding two UK dates and one Irish date, followed by North America as part of their Worldwide Plagues tour. Tour dates are as follow:

09 Jan: GER Saarbrücken Garage
10 Jan: NED Hengelo Metropol
11 Jan: BEL Antwerp Trix
12 Jan: GBR Birmingham O2 Academy
13 Jan: IRE Dublin Button Factory
14 Jan: GBR London O2 Academy Islington
15 Jan: FRA Paris Le Trabendo
17 Jan: ESP Madrid Sala Caracol
19 Jan: ESP Valencia Rock City
20 Jan: ESP Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
22 Jan: SWI Pratteln Z7
23 Jan: ITA Romagnano Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena
24 Jan: SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska
25 Jan: CRO Zagreb Pogon Jedinstvo
26 Jan: BIH Sarajevo Club Sloga
28 Jan: ROM Bucarest Juke Box
29 Jan: TUR Istanbul Kucukciftlik Park
31 Jan: GRE Athens Gagarin 205
01 Feb: GRE Thessaloniki Principal Club
02 Feb: BUL Sofia Mixtape 5
04 Feb: SER Belgrade Dom Omladine
05 Feb: HUN Budapest Club 202
07 Feb: GER Nürnberg Rockfabrik
08 Feb: TCH Zlin Masters Of Rock
09 Feb: GER München Backstage Werk
11 Feb: GER Berlin Astra
12 Feb: GER Köln Essigfabrik
13 Feb: GER Bochum Zeche
14 Feb: GER Osnabrück Rosenhof
15 Feb: GER Hamburg Markthalle
16 Feb: DEN Copenhagen Vega
18 Feb: SWE Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
19 Feb: SWE Stockholm Debaser Medis
22 Feb: ISR Tel Aviv Reading 3

04 April: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05 April: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06 April: Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07 April: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09 April: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10 April: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11 April: Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
12 April: Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
14 April: Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre
15 April: Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
16 April: Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
17 April: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
18 April: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
19 April: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
21 April: West Springfield, VA – Empire
23 April: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
24 April: Orlando, FL – House Of Blues Orlando
25 April: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
26 April: Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
28 April: Houston, TX – Scout Bar
29 April: Dallas, TX – Trees
01 May: Tempe, AZ – Club Red
02 May: West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues Sunset
03 May: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05 May: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
06 May: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07 May: Vancouver, BC – The Venue
09 May: Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10 May: Calgary, AB – Republik
11 May: Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
12 May: Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
14 May: Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
15 May: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
16 May: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

Iced Earth online:

http://icedearth.com
http://facebook.om/OfficialIcedEarth

Watain release first video for Outlaw; UK tour in process

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 5th December 2013 by Nico Davidson

Swedish black metal titans Watain have released the first music video for their song Outlaw. The song is taken from the band’s recent musical opus The Wild Hunt, which was released in August earlier this year through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise via Century Media. The video is produced by Watain and Johan Bååth who already directed the band’s Opus Diaboli DVD in 2012. The video can be viewed below. Watain comment:

The Outlaw video is a knife stab in the face of today’s clean and witty metal scene and yet another step for us to bring back something real and extreme into this limping music movement.

The band also started their UK tour earlier tonight and can be caught live at the following dates:

Dec 06 Glasgow, Garage, UK
Dec 07 Birmingham, The Library, UK
Dec 08 London, Electric Ballroom, UK

Dec 13 Eindhoven Metal Meeting, NL
Dec 14 Paris, Le Trabendo, FRA

09.01.2014 Amplifier Bra, Perth, Australia (Watain only)
10.10.2014 The HiFi, Melbourne, Australia
11.01.2014 The Factory Theater, Sydney, Australia
12.01.2014 The HiFi, Brisbane, Australia
23.01.2014 Fryshuset
25.01.2014 Lille Vega, Vesterbro, Denmark
20.06.2014 Hellfest, Clisson, France
07.-09.08.2014 Party-San Open Air, Schlotheim, Germany

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Watain online:

http://templeofwatain.com
http://facebook.com/watainofficial

Century Media to release Dawn’s entire discography in 2014

Posted in Misc., News with tags , on 4th December 2013 by izaforestspirit

Century Media Records have acquired a license for the entire discography of the Swedish melodic death metal band Dawn and plan to release all the albums via their label in 2014.

In the first half of 2014 everything the band has ever recorded will be made available again, carefully remastered by Dan Swanö, accompanied by reworked artworks and more – done in full cooperation with the band.

Dawn was originally formed as a pure death metal act back in 1990 before changing their style towards a more melodic and atmospheric direction in the same vein as their fellow countrymen Dissection. Their last album ‘Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)’ was released in 1998. Since then the only Dawn material available was a rare compilation album on Necropolis Records which was released in 2004.

Next year will see a release of the following:

Demos 1991 – 1993 (title tba) CD/LP
‘Nær Sólen Gar Niþer For Evogher’ (originally released in 1994) CD/LP
‘Sorgh På Svarte Vingar Fløgh’ (originally released in 1996) MCD/MLP
‘Slaughtersun – Crown Of The Triarchy’ (originally released in 1998) CD/2LP

http://www.dawnband.com
https://www.facebook.com/DAWNOFFICIALBANDPAGE

http://www.centurymedia.com

Crowbar are in the studio

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 21st November 2013 by Pieni

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Now that frontman Kirk Windstein left Down, he’s more than ready to focus 100% on Crowbar, whose last album, “Sever The Wicked Hand”, was released in early 2011. Its successor is finally in the making, as the New Orleans finest sludge band has entered the OCD Recording Studio with engineer Duane Simoneaux and Zeuss in charge of the mixing. This album, the band’s 10th, is the first to feature bass player Jeff Golden and it’s expected to hit the stores somewhere in 2014.

There are a few live dates planned already, with the promise of more to come:

05.04.2014 München – Backstage, Germany
06.04.2014 Roma – Traffic Live Club, Italy
07.04.2014 Milano – Lo Fi Club, Italy
08.04.2014 Aarau -Kiff, Switzerland
09.04.2014 Weinheim – Café Central, Germany
10.04.2014 Tilburg – Roadburn Festival, Netherlands
11.04.2014 Cambrai – Betizfestival, France
12.04.2014 Durbuy – Durbuy Rock Festival, Belgium
13.04.2014 Köln -Underground, Germany
22.06.2014 Clisson – Hellfest, France

Crowbar online:

https://www.facebook.com/crowbarmusic

Angelus Apatrida’s Evil Unleashed/Give ‘Em War 2CD set details unveiled

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 4th November 2013 by Nico Davidson

Thrash metal band Angelus Apatrida will soon release a 2CD set, dubbed Evil Unleashed/Give ‘Em War, which will feature their first two albums Evil Unleashed (2006) and Give ‘Em War (2007). The 2CD set will also contain plenty of bonus material. The CD set will be released on 18th November throughout Europe, via Century Media, making this the first time that these two albums are properly available outside the band’s home turf of Spain.

The 2CD set will be available for the price of a standard album and boasts new artwork (as can be seen above) by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind), linear notes and a grand total of 13 pre-production demo tracks as a special bonus. In total, there will be 37 tracks on the set, equating to over 2.5 hours of thrashtastic listening for your pleasure.

In order to celebrate the release of this upcoming release, the title track Angelus Apatrida’s Give ‘Em Hell album has been launched online and can be heard below.

Here is the complete tracklisting (for both the 2CD and the Digital Download formats) of this special re-release:

CD1 / “Evil Unleashed”:
1. Overture: The Dictate (0:54)
2. Versus The World (5:10)
3. Fuck You (4:24)
4. Backbone Crusher (4:17)
5. Gone Away (5:14)
6. Time To Rise Hell (4:03)
7. Negotiating The Clowns (4:08)
8. The Thornmaker (3:51)
9. Sons Of Revolution (4:55)
10. Hereditary Genius (4:08)
11. Killers And Killed (4:45)
12. Domination (5:04) – Pantera Cover Version

Bonus Tracks:

13. Backbone Crusher (Demo 2003) (4:31)
14. Supremacy In Chaos (Demo 2003) (3:32)
15. Sons Of Revolution (Demo 2003) (4:34)
16. Unknown Human Being (Demo 2003) (4:33)
17. Give ’Em War (Demo 2006) (3:00)
18. Energy (Demo 2006) (2:34)

CD2 / “Give ‘Em War”:

1. Vomitive (3:59)
2. So Unjustly (3:15)
3. Corruption (3:09)
4. Free Your Soul (4:23)
5. Never Forget (5:28)
6. Energy (4:40)
7. Give ’Em War (2:57)
8. Collateral Damage (4:23)
9. Room 237 (3:41)
10. Thrash Attack (4:22)
11. In The Heart Of Nations (4:09)
12. The Calm (4:31)

Bonus Tracks:

13. Vomitive (Demo 2006) (4:07)
14. Collateral Damage (Demo 2006) (4:25)
15. Room 237 (Demo 2006) (2:41)
16. Free Your Soul (Demo 2006) (4:31)
17. In The Heart Of Nations (Demo 2006) (4:28)
18. The Calm (Demo 2006) (4:58)
19. So Unjustly (Demo 2006) (3:10)

In order to support this special re-release but also to continue promoting Angelus Apatrida’s most recent studio album, The Call, the band will be embarking on a next European tour in November-December together with Havok and Savage Messiah. Here is a full list of upcoming dates:

HAVOK, ANGELUS APATRIDA, SAVAGE MESSIAH:

23.11.13 Edegem (Belgium) – JH Nootuitgang
24.11.13 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Distortion Fest *
25.11.13 London (England) – Underworld
26.11.13 Cardiff (England) – Clwb Ifor Bach
27.11.13 Norwich (England) – Epic Studios
28.11.13 Glasgow (Scotland) – Cathouse
29.11.13 Plymouth (UK) – White Rabbit
30.11.13 Châlons en Champagne (France) – Contre Point
01.12.13 Nantes (France) – Le Ferrailleur
02.12.13 Toulouse (France) – Le Saint des Seins
03.12.13 Bilbao (Spain) – Kafe Antzokia
04.12.13 Madrid (Spain) – Sala Caracol
05.12.13 Valencia (Spain) – Rock City
06.12.13 Barcelona (Spain) – Music Hall
07.12.13 Bresso/Milan (Italy) – Blue Rose Saloon
08.12.13 München (Germany) – Feierwerk
09.12.13 Wien (Austria) – Arena
10.12.13 Salzburg (Austria) – Rockhouse
11.12.13 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
12.12.13 Borkovany (Czech Republic) – Republica San Bonigo
13.12.13 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
14.12.13 Essen (Germany) – Cafe Nova
15.12.13 Berlin (Germany) – Magnet

* Havok and Angelus Apatrida only!

Angelus Apatrida online:

http://www.angelusapatrida.com
http://www.facebook.com/angelusapatrida
http://twitter.com/angelusapatrida

 

Marduk, Grave, Death Wolf and Valkyrja to tour Europe together

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 17th October 2013 by Pieni

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After such an intense worldwide tour in support of their “Serpent Sermon” album, Marduk aren’t ready to leave the stage yet. They intend to march over Europe and play “Panzer Division Marduk” in full. Also, as “Those Of The Unlight” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Marduk have decided to play that entire album as well..

They invited Grave, Valkyrja and Death Wolf to storm the following cities in this back-to-the-past ride:

28.11.2013 (GER) Erfurt / Club From Hell
29.11.2013 (GER) Berlin / K17
30.11.2013 (GER) Bad Oeynhausen / Druckerei
01.12.2013 (DEN) Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
02.12.2013 (DEN) Aarhus / Voxhall
04.12.2013 (HOL) Utrecht / Tivoli De Helling
05.12.2013 (UK) London / Underworld
06.12.2013 (BEL) Leffinge / Devil’s Corner
07.12.2013 (GER) Essen / Turock
08.12.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater
09.12.2013 (FR) Paris / Nouveau Casino
10.12.2013 (FR) Lyon / CCO
11.12.2013 (ITA) Turin / United
12.12.2013 (CH) Yverdon / L’Amalgame
13.12.2013 (CH) Dietikon / Stadthalle
14.12.2013 (ITA) Brescia / Circolo Colony
15.12.2013 (ITA) Bologna / Zona Roveri
16.12.2013 (SLO) Ljubljana / Gala Hala
17.12.2013 (A) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
18.12.2013 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club
19.12.2013 (POL) Wrocław / Firlej
20.12.2013 (POL) Gdynia / Ucho
21.12.2013 (POL) Warszawa / Progresja

Marduk online:
www.marduk.nu
www.facebook.com/mardukofficial

Grave online:
www.grave.se
http://www.facebook.com/GraveOfficial

Death Wolf online:
www.deathwolf.net
http://www.facebook.com/deathwolfcult

Valkyrja online:
https://www.facebook.com/valkyrjaswe

Deicide post “In The Minds Of Evil” track on YouTube

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 4th October 2013 by Pieni

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Deicide have released on YouTube the title-track of their upcoming album, “In The Minds Of Evil”. The album will be out on November 25th via Century Media Records (more details here).

Deicide online:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeicide

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia

New video by Periphery

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 3rd October 2013 by Pieni

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During the Summer Slaughter tour, Periphery had their cameraman on duty and now several of their best live moments have been gathered in a video for the song “Ragnarok”:

The song is featured in the band’s current album, “Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal”, released July last year.

Periphery online:
http://www.facebook.com/PeripheryBand
https://twitter.com/PeripheryBand

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia