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Vintersong premiere 1st video ever

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 20th May 2014 by Pieni

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Vintersorg and Metal Hammer proudly present the first video ever in the career of the Swedish folk black metal band (see it here). According to Mr. V: “We’re actually doing a video for the new Vintersorg album ”Naturbål” and the track chosen is called ”Lågornas rov”. It’s our first professional video ever and I feel it has a great potential to show what the song and the album is all about. The album is the “Fire” album in our four-element-cycle and there are some things that I think can be nice for you to learn about, regarding this important step in the Vintersorg history.”

“Naturbål” will be released on June 30th 2014 via Napalm Records, as well as the re-release of their very first album “Till Fjälls” on vinyl.

“Naturbål” track list:

1. Ur aska och sot
2. Överallt och ingenstans
3. En blixt från klar himmel
4. Lågornas rov
5. Rymdens brinnande öar
6. Natten visste vad skymningen såg
7. Elddraken
8. Urdarmåne
9. Själ i flamma

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DevilDriver premier lyric video for Sail

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 3rd March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Groove metallers DevilDriver premiered the lyric video for their new single Sail, taken from their most recent release Winter Kills, via Metal Hammer. The video can be viewed at this location or down below.

DevilDriver are returning to Europe in Spring 2014 for a headline tour that will bring the legendary Metal institution to major cities on the old continent. Along for the ride are support bands Sylosis and Bleed From Within. The tour will kick off on 27th March in Cologne, Germany.

DevilDrivers’s sixth studio album Winter Kills was released in late August 2013 via Napalm Records and was met with overwhelming praise from fans and critics alike. Winter Kills debuted at position No. 32 at the US Billboard 200 chart and entered numerous charts in Europe (e.g. No. 24 in Germany, No. 26 in Austria, etc.).

DevilDriver European tour dates are as follow:

27.03.14 DE – Cologne / Underground
28.03.14 CH – Fribourg / Fri-Son
29.03.14 CH – Aarau / Kiff
31.03.14 DE – Munich / Backstage
01.04.14 FR – Paris / Le Trabendo
03.04.14 UK – Cardiff / Solus
04.04.14 UK – London / Electric Ballroom
05.04.14 UK – Wolverhampton / Wulfrun Hall
06.04.14 UK – Glasgow / Garage
08.04.14 IR – Dublin / The Academy
09.04.14 UK – Manchester / O2 Academy 2
10.04.14 UK – Southampton / Mo Club
11.04.14 FR – Cambrai / Betiz Fest
12.04.14 DE – Herford / CLub X
13.04.14 DK – Aarhus / VoxHall
15.04.14 SE – Stockholm / Klubben
16.04.14 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
17.04.14 SE – Hamburg / Grünspan
18.04.14 BE – Antwerp / Trix

DevilDriver online:

https://www.facebook.com/DevilDriverOfficial1

 

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Doro set to bring 30 Years Strong And Proud tour to London in May 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 3rd December 2013 by Nico Davidson

The queen of all things metal, Doro, is touring in celebration of her 30 years  on the metal scene throughout 2013 and 2014 – Making each show a special celebration. Following the enormous success of this year’s European tour Doro will bring her 30 Years Strong & Proud show to the Islington Academy London on Monday 19th May 2014. Special guests will be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale at this location this Friday (6th December).

The phenomenal kick-off to this concert run took place at the largest Metal-Festival in the world, Wacken, where 80,000 fans gave Doro an overwhelming welcome and stars such as Motorhead, Biff Byford (Saxon) and Uli Jon Roth (Ex-Scorpions) joined Doro on stage.
On 13th September she received the “Legend” award during the Metal Hammer Germany 2013 awards ceremony, and only three months earlier she received the same honour at the The Golden Gods by Metal Hammer UK. Her latest album Raise Your Fist was released on 19th October 2012 through Nuclear Blast.

Doro online:

http://doro.de
http://facebook.com/doroofficial

 

Five Finger Death Punch on the cover of the 250th special edition of Metal Hammer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 19th October 2013 by Pieni

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“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell – vol. 2” (read our review of vol.1 here) will be released on November 18th, but a career-spanning compilation album is now exclusively available with the 250th special edition of Metal Hammer.

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As done with volume 1, Five Finger Death Punch will also release track-by-track videos regarding volume 2 and a couple of them are already online:

The Animals‘ cover “House Of The Rising Sun”:

“Weight Beneath My Sin”:

5FDP online:
http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com
https://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch
https://twitter.com/ffdp
http://www.youtube.com/user/5fdp
https://myspace.com/ffdp:

Sweden’s Shining debut track from new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 28th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Sweden’s Shining, who are fronted by the infamous Niklas Kvarforth, have debuted a track from their upcoming album 8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd which is due for release through Dark Essence Records. The album features tracks that date back to the band’s Livets Ändhållplats and Angst era. 8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd is described as a rare foray for the band, in that all the tracks bar one, feature vocalists hand picked by Shining founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth. Some of the tracks are sung in the native language of the guest vocalists that have taken part in the album. The fourth track, Selvdestruktivitetens Emissarie, of the six track release features Gaahl (God Seed, Wardruna, ex-Gorgoroth) on vocals and is currently being streamed by Metal Hammer at this location.

The tracks on 8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd are still in their original pre-production format to which have been added newly recorded bass and guitars, as well as keyboards by  Lars Fredrik Fröslie (Angst), whose sound is a relatively new addition to Shining‘s releases. , having not being used before the sixth album. The track listing plus guest vocalists are as follow:

  • 1. Terres Des Anonymes featuring Famine of Peste Noire
  • 2. Szabadulj Meg Önmagadtól featuring Attila Csihar of Mayhem and Tormentor
  • 3. Ett Liv Utan Mening featuring Pehr Larsson of Alfahanne
  • 4. Selvdestruktivitetens Emissarie featuring Gaahl of God Seed, Wardruna, Trelldom, ex-Gorgoroth
  • 5. Black Industrial Misery featuring  Maniac of Skitliv, ex-Mayhem
  • 6. Through Corridors Of Oppression featuring Niklas Kvarforth himself

Shining online:

http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

New Behemoth album postponed until 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 7th August 2013 by izaforestspirit

The legendary Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth have just announced that their upcoming tenth studio album The Satanist, which was previously scheduled for release this fall/autumn, has now been postponed to early 2014. It will be accompanied by an extensive headlining tour – further information including the exact dates to follow soon!

Until then, you have two chances to catch the band live in Europe: their forthcoming show at Brutal Assault Festival in Czech Repulic on August 10 and their exclusive show at the German Metal Hammer Paradise from November 15 to November 16. For further information, check out www.metal-hammer-paradise.de.

Behemoth online:

http://www.behemoth.pl
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

 

Fleshgod Apocalypse release new video for The Forsaking!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 22nd December 2012 by Nico Davidson

Fleshgod Apocalypse have released their new video for The Forsaking, taken from their most recent album Agony.

The video was originally meant to premiere on Metal Hammer’s website but  the band released the video via Nuclear Blast’s YouTube channel. The video can be viewed below. The band stated the following on their official Facebook regarding the change of plans for the video’s release: “Folks! Apparently we must fix this Fleshgod Apocalypse style. The wait is enough for everybody. Since nothing seems to move on Metal Hammer, we decided to release the video through the Nuclear Blast channel! It’ll be featured on many zines and portals. We want to thank you all for being patient and for keeping on supporting us. We’re sure the wait has been worthy. Now it’s up to you: SHARE AND MAKE SURE ALL THE FUCKING PEOPLE YOU KNOW SHARE IT!!! \,,/”

 

Video for Five Finger Death Punch’s The Pride premiers today on Vevo

Posted in News with tags , , on 17th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Five Finger Death Punch‘s  video for The Pride premieres on Vevo TODAY, and can be viewed here.  The clip is the first wherein the band has presented live footage from the road within the short-form music video medium.  Footage was selected from the band’s successful Metal Hammer Presents Trespass America Tour over this past summer, and the band’s critically acclaimed set at Rock On The Range.

Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody shares, “One of the best parts of being in this band is that we have the chance to design and build bigger and bigger live shows. Our concerts became spectacular gatherings of our extended family and we wanted to share this amazing experience with everyone. So we wrote & designed this video in dedication of our loyal, dedicated, militant fan base known as Knuckleheads who deserve the best experience we can give them.  You’ve all stood by us & diligently helped us introduce the world to Five Finger Death Punch and this is our way of saying THANK YOU ! We couldn’t have done any of this without all of you. WELCOME TO THE PRIDE !

 

DreamCatcher set for double appearance at Bloodstock

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 17th July 2012 by Nico Davidson

Leeds power-riffing atmospheric metallers DreamCatcher ready themselves for their double appearance at this year’s Bloodstock with the release of the new single, ‘Never Look Back’, taken from their stunning EP, ‘SoulDesign’, out now on Rising Records.

The single features brand new instrumental track ‘Foresight’ as a b-side, and will be made available free to download on the 13th August via the band’s bandcamp for a Facebook post or tweet.

The sextet will play two sets at Bloodstock 2012; first off an unplugged performance on the  Acoustic Stage on Saturday 11th August at 5:20 PM demonstrating their versatility, with the full blown metal assault on the New Blood Stage at 2:15 PM on Sunday 12th.

Having made fans of their idols, Nightwish, Anubis Gate, PowerQuest and Epica, DreamCatcher are proving to be devastating metal force from the north, and having twice sold out the Leeds Cockpit, they are most certainly becoming Leeds’ best kept secret. Their balance of skillful dual guitars, pounding rhythms, atmospheric synths and extraordinarily powerful vocals captured on The SoulDesign EP has earned the band support from the likes Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Big Cheese and Rock Hard Germany.

With shows supporting Delain, After Forever, PowerQuest and Pythia already under their belts and Bloodstock on the horizon, the band are primed to take their sound nationwide and will soon be announcing UK tour dates for the autumn.

Malefice Announce New Guitarist!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 17th October 2011 by Nico Davidson

After standing in for Alex Vuskans on the band’s recent UK tour with Sylosis, Malefice have announced that Andy Wilson will take over on a permanent basis.

Andy Wilson had the following to say: “I am very excited to be taking on the Malefice slot full time, the Sylosis tour couldn’t have gone any better and the musical chemistry is undeniable. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the band.”

Frontman Dale Butler also added: “There’s always controversy surrounding a band member leaving in any band. But I can’t stress enough how there is none in this situation. Alex felt he could no longer continue to give 100% to Malefice, and between us we decided that it would be better for him to leave. Alex is closer to me than most of my family, he’ll always be my brother no matter what and nothing will change between us all on a personal level.

Those of you that saw us on the Sylosis tour will have seen Andy at work. The guy is a fucking machine, and I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have as my lead guitarist! Andy has already brought new ideas to this band that we’ll be working on together in the future!”

Upon his departure from the band Alex Vuskans bows out with this: “I just want to say a massive massive thank you to everyone that’s come to the shows, bought our albums and supported myself and the boys over the last 10 years that I’ve been in Malefice. You guys are awesome and have helped create memories that last with me for a lifetime. I also want to go on record and state that there is NO bad blood between myself and the other members in the band; they still and always will be my brothers no matter what. I simply feel that now is the time for me to try new things in my life, whatever they may be. I wish nothing but success to the guys for the future and look forward to following their continued journey as a fan and not an active member. It’s been emotional!”

Malefice have announced they will play two very special shows in October. Having just finished up a monstrous tour with Sylosis and label mates Anterior the Reading outfit have been added to the bill of the Metal Hammer 25th birthday party in London along with Orange Goblin, Dirty DC and more to be announced. Tickets are at a 1986 price of £2.50!

A week later they will join Skindred, Therapy?, Rolo Tomassi, Yashin and The Treatment at the Jagermeister ‘Ice Cold In Birmingham’ special on the 31st.