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Protest The Hero release video for Tilting Against The Windmills

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 6th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Protest The Hero have revealed a video for the track Tilting Against Windmills. This is the fourth video and single released from Volition. The video was filmed throughout the band’s most recent UK and European tour in January. The video can be viewed below.

The band have also been confirmed to play at this year’s Sonisphere Festival in the UK. Further details of the festival can be found at this location.

Protest The Hero will also be appearing at other festivals around Europe this year including Hellfest in France and Germany’s With Full Force Festival and many more to be announced.

Protest The Hero online:


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Cradle of Filth confirmed for Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 3rd February 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

UK extreme gothic band Cradle of Filth have been confirmed for Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival on 28th April in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event is described as the “Biggest Metal Festival” in Southeast Asia. More details on the festival can be found at this location.

The band will also be touring North America with The Agonist, The Faceless and Decapitated throughout March. The full North American tour schedule is as follows:

1 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
3 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
4 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
6 – W. Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
7 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
8 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
9 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
12 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
13 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
14 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
16 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
17 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre:
19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave:
20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
21 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
22 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
23 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
25 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
26 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre

Cradle of Filth will also be playing both NovaRock and HellFest in June. The band’s festival schedule is as follows:

28 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival

15 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – NovaRock
23 – Clisson, France – HellFest


Marduk and Moonspell Announce North American Tour for 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 23rd December 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

After the release of their newest album Serpent Sermon this last year, black metal band Marduk has announced that they will be coming back to North American for their Voices of the Dark tour with Moonspell as a co-headliner. With them will be Inquisition, The Foreshadowing, and Death Wolf as supporting bands. Below are a list of dates:

2/20 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/21 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/24 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
2/25 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
2/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
2/27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
2/28 – Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
3/02 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
3/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
3/04 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
3/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/06 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/07 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/08 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House
3/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
3/10 – Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
3/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBC
3/12 – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats West
3/13 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3/15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

Before this tour, Marduk will be playing a few shows in Australia and New Zealand. They will also be headlining Deathkult Open Air in Germany and will also be playing Hellfest, With Full Force Open Air Festival, Brutal Assault Festival, and Summer Breeze Open Air Festival in the summer of 2013.

Victory Records signs Parisian progcore band

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 4th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Victory Records is proud to welcome French progressive metalcore outfit As They Burn to their roster.

Emerging from the streets of Paris, France, As They Burn was formed by bassist Ronald Pastor, guitarist Fabio Meschini and drummer Milton Bakech in 2007. Vocalist Kévin Traore, known for his chillingly aggressive vocals, was enlisted shortly thereafter along with guitarist Hoby Arinosy. As They Burn was complete and ready to bring their music to the masses.


Bakech comments “Being part of the Victory Records family is such a great pleasure and honor. We’ve been giving it our best for a long time trying to make our dreams come true. We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years. This means the people behind, on and in front of the stage, you are a part of this and it is just the beginning! Love is the law.

Their first album Aeon’s War was digitally released on June 20, 2011 and was the start to a colourful beginning. The band recently added Bastien Jacquesson on keys and machines, finalising their line-up as they prepare for their Victory Records’ debut album, due out in early 2013.  They’ve honed in on their skills and sound to bring fans a powerful and intense album that demonstrates fierce vocals, insane rhythms and catchy melodies that will captivate the metal community worldwide.

As They Burn recently toured France, Belgium and Switzerland with their good friends Betraying The Martyrs, shared the stage with Emmure at Hellfest and successfully completed their first European headliner tour. They will head back out on The Age of Horus tour in October and November that will take them throughout Europe before making their way to the US in 2013. Check for updates here.

Leo Stivala to feature on the next Arkham Witch release

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 8th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Leo Stivala, the vocalist of the Maltese doom metal veterans Forsaken, has recently recorded additional vocals for the title track of the upcoming Arkham Witch album Legions Of The Deep (to be released on October 1st on Metal On Metal Records). The recording took place in the home studio of Chris Grech (guitarist of Nomad Son) in Mellieha, Malta. Present at this event were also Simon, Emily and Aldo of Arkham Witch, as well as Jowita and Simone of Metal On Metal Records.

Leo Stivala commented: "After the awesome time passed last year at the third edition of the Malta Doom Metal fest, I was contacted by Aldo from Arkham Witch to see if I was interested in performing in one of their songs for their new album. My answer was an immediate YES… taking into consideration the great sense of friendship I have with band and the fact that I like their music so much. So after a few months we talked again, agreed about the song "Legions of the Deep", and that the recordings will be done at Chris Grech’s studio in Mellieha, Malta. We met in Mellieha a day after I got back from Hellfest and went straight to the studio… Bammm, there we go… first take was already awesome!!! I really had a great time singing this song, as I felt that I really gave it a live feeling… we were all headbanging and having a good time… things sounded so great!!! Simon also gave a very solid performance re-recording his vocal parts. Some touches from Chris on the desk to get everything together and it was ready. It is an honor for me to be part of this album from Arkham Witch and I want to thank the band, Jowita and Simone from Metal on Metal Records for showing trust in my vocal capabilities and for showing such a great sense of friendship for so many years and through this recording!!! YOU RULE!!! Metal till the End!!!"

Simon Iff?, Arkham Witch vocalist, added: "We just wanted Leo to sing on our album because he is a true doom metal legend! Aldo "Dodo" Doom has a long history and friendship with Forsaken and Leo, and it is an honour for us that a vocalist from a band that has been a big inspiration to Arkham Witch, both in terms of their music and the passion with which they go about delivering it, should consent to sharing a mic with us! Singing with Leo was a blast and I really hope that someday we get to perform this song together live! The man’s molecular structure is composed from particles of pure heavy metal!"