<![CDATA[Global Metal Apocalypse - Metal News]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:57:20 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[The Order Of Apollyon sign with Agonia Records‏]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:02 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/the-order-of-apollyon-sign-with-agonia-records

French Black / Death metal masters The Order Of Apollyon, also referred to as TOOA, have inked a record deal with Agonia Records, with plans to record a new EP in 2016.

Formed in 2008 by BST (Aosoth, ex-Aborted) and then-drummer Daniel Wilding (Carcass), The Order Of Apollyon is an artistic and spiritual concept. With lyrics based on "the Divine nature of Death, and the prophecy carried on by Death's ultimate servant, man, and a music between death metal and black metal, with martial ambient influences" (as commented by the band themselves), TOOA have developed their personal sound through two full length albums: "The Flesh" (2010) and "The Sword And The Dagger" (2015). 

Accompanied by a line-up consisting of members of the elite of the French Black Metal scene (Hell Militia, Aosoth, Temple of Baal), and starting a new international collaboration with Agonia Records, the band is now focusing on their next release, to be recorded at the infamous Bst Studios.

Upcoming shows:

March 5th 2016 - Venom Fest III - Nantes, France



<![CDATA[Boris announces US tour dates‏]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:09 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/boris-announces-us-tour-dates

Japanese Drone / Stoner / Experimental veterans Boris have announced a run of US tour dates this coming April surrounding "Gensho", their new collaborative Relapse release with noise legend Merzbow. The tour will see the band playing eight shows across the American Southwest and West Coast. A full itinerary is available below.

4/29/2016 Levitation Fest - Austin, TX
4/30/2016 Carson Creek - Austin, TX
5/01/2016 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
5/02/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/03/2016 Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ
5/05/2016 The New Parish - Oakland, CA
5/06/2016 Strummers - Fresno, CA
5/07/2016 The Glass House - Pomona, CA

Boris with Merzbow's forthcoming collaboration is due out March 18th via Relapse Records. Named after the Japanese word for "phenomenon," Gensho is a unique release featuring over one-hundred-fiifty minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate 2XLP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The Boris songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band's storied catalog, while Merzbow's songs are entirely new compositions.
You can now stream Boris's "Heavy Rain" alongside Merzbow's "Goloka Pt. 2" via Rolling Stone here. The tracks are also available for streaming separately. Additionally, a trailer of new music and a live music video of the two artists performing the songs "Huge" and "Planet Of The Cows" together can be viewed HERE and HERE respectively.
Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse at THIS LOCATION, and digital pre-orders can be found at Bandcamp HERE.


<![CDATA[Textures announced as main support on Amorphis UK dates‏]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:30:02 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/textures-announced-as-main-support-on-amorphis-uk-dates

Dutch polyrhythmic metallers Textures are very pleased to announce that they will be supporting Amorphis on most of their upcoming UK tour in March.   

Compelling front-man Daniël de Jongh said of the announcement:

It's a great honour to tour the UK as main support for one of the biggest quality metal bands in Europe; Amorphis. The Finnish metallers are touring in support of their latest album ‘Under The Red Cloud’ (2015). We will be hitting the road to present material from our new record ‘Phenotype’ (out tomorrow!). See you on the road!”

You can purchase tickets for the Amorphis / Textures shows here:

March 18th – Bristol, The Fleece
March 19th – Manchester, Sound Control
March 20th – Dublin, Button Factory
March 22nd – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
March 24th – Glasgow, Cathouse
March 25th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Textures will also play the London Underworld this month as part of their larger European Tour entitled the Oceans Collide Tour 2016.

You can purchase tickets here:

25th February 2016 – London, The Underworld

<![CDATA[Hungarian Metallers Wisdom release title track "Rise Of The Wise"]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:30:02 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/hungarian-metallers-wisdom-release-title-track-rise-of-the-wise
Hungary-based power metal heroes Wisdom have just released the title track from their upcoming new album "Rise Of The Wise". Check out the song, featuring Joakim Brodén from Sabaton, here:


The band states:

"Now it's a tradition in Wisdom to invite our idols to do guest vocals in the title tracks of our albums. We proudly announce that Joakim Brodén from Sabaton accepted our request and did a great job in Rise Of The Wise! It was amazing to do the recordings together in the studio, something what we will never forget!"

Joakim Brodén adds:

"On our first tour together in 2012 these guys impressed me so much with their professionalism and great songs that I still to this day find  myself singing along to their song ”Live Forevermore”.  A bunch of amazing guys making amazing music, so when they asked me to sing on a track on their new album it was an obvious choice!"

"Rise Of The Wise" will be released on February 26th, 2016 via NoiseArt Records!

Pre-Order "Rise Of The Wise" here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0195R4QDU
Napalm Records: http://bit.ly/1T1HH7v
Media Markt: http://bit.ly/1UztU9p
Saturn: http://bit.ly/1Mh0YfN

"Rise Of The Wise" Tracklist:

1. Over The Wall
2. Ravens‘ Night
3. My Heart Is Alive
4. Hunting The Night
5. Hero
6. Through The Fire
7. Nightmare Of The Seas
8. Believe In Me
9. Secret Life
10. Welcome To My Story
11. Rise Of The Wise


<![CDATA[Chilean Groove Thrashers Lefutray release second official video]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:00:02 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/chilean-groove-thrashers-lefutray-release-second-official-video

Chilean Groove / Thrash Metallers Lefutray have released the second official video from 2015 Sick Bangers album Oath. Check out "Sounds Kill" above.

The video was directed and edited by Nicolas Iriarte, with assistance from Felipe Vergara and Nicolas Vergara.  Illumination by Huge Tejo.

Stream "Oath" in its entirety at this location. "Oath" is also available at these fine establishments: SickBangersiTunes and CD Baby.

The fabulous artwork is by renowned artist Costin Chioreanu (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Arcturus). The artist had this to say about it:

"The illustration which I crafted for Lefutray's album "Oath" is telling the story of the moribund society we are living in front of human nature. At the same is a straight message to all people out there: is time to leave all our garbage behind, all our rules, all our masks, all our standards, all our hypocrisy and all the nonsense of this illusion which we created and named "society". Is time to rediscover what we really are, no matter how painful can be the price for that, no matter how tough will be for our mind to learn a new system of values and to understand the existence of explainable which can be analyzed with the soul and instinct. Inside ourselves is the key, and the prison around needs to be eliminated.
This is the story behind this front cover."

"It's fast, intense, and just a well rounded album." - Head-Banger Reviews

 "Oath bashes from start to end, and will resonate with those who desire a more abrasive juggernaut of thrash that still keeps groove in mind." - Eternal-Terror

 "Lefutray have done a great job of cultivating a sound that is their very own. Though they certainly fit into the thrash metal polemic, Oath proves that they can do so much more."

- Two Guys Metal Reviews

"Oath offers fast, powerful guitar runs, raging drums, dominant bass, and intoxicating groove."
 - Metalinside.de

 "Eleven songs of a modern Thrash Metal with much groove. Pure adrenaline almost from start to finish." -  Queens of Steel

"Deathy groove metal!"WORT Mosh Pit Radio



<![CDATA[February 09th, 2016]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:30:02 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/february-09th-2016

“Ancient Forces” is the debut studio album of Russian Symphonic Power Metal band Antillia. The sound of this record combines the vigor of Power metal and the sonority of symphonic orchestrations made by the Belgian composer Maliki Ramia. The whole epic sound is complimented with Alexander Kolesov’s forceful tenor and Elena Belova’s delicate soprano.

The album is dedicated to the fantasy themes. Stories of magic, love and epic battles will take the listener to a whole new world, where the Ancient Forces, woken up by the narrators, might bring the salvation as well as the devastation.

For fans of: Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica, Therion, Catharsis, Эпидемия.

ANTILLIA - Ancient Forces (Official Teaser) 2015


ANTILLIA - Loneliness 2015

ANTILLIA - The shaman 2015

<![CDATA[The Defiled announce rescheduled UK May Headline tour]]>Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:00:01 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/the-defiled-announce-rescheduled-uk-may-headline-tour

Over a year since their last headline UK tour, The Defiled planned to grace our shores once more this January with a run of headline shows in January and February 2016 following a short run of dates as main support to In This Moment.  Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control, the In This Moment tour was postponed and so The Defiled's headline dates also became delayed. 

Both the headline shows and the support shows with In This Moment have now been announced to take place in May.  Full dates are below.  
The AvD comments:

“After our '
Running in Circles' tour getting postponed earlier this year we are proud to announce that we are hitting the road with our brothers Forever Never. These are off dates that coincide with our In This Moment UK tour so get ready for some intimate drunken shenanigans.  Can't wait to see all your pretty faces, let's party!
2016 will also be a record breaking year for the band when the four piece are officially added to the Guinness Book Of World Records.  Braving arctic conditions, The Defiled became the first band to play a gig on an iceberg last year as part of Jagermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series.  The stunt will be immortalised forever in the 2016 Guinness Book Of World Records. 
Watch a video filmed whilst the band were in Greenland for ‘Five Minutes’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YvCnMfXxqE


Tickets for the tour are on sale now www.thedefiled.net
Catch THE DEFILED at the following shows.

** Headline with support from FOREVER NEVER 
Tue 03 May    Norwich - Waterfont Studio**
Wed 04 May
    Swansea - The Scene**

Thu 05 May
    Chester - Live Rooms**

Fri 06 May
    Newcastle - Think Tank**

Sat 07 May
    Sheffield - Corporation**

Sun 08 May
    Nottingham - Rescue Rooms**

Tue 10 May
    York -  The Duchess**

Wed 11 May
    Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms**

Thu 12 May
    Oxford - The Bullingdon**

Wed 25 May   London - The Forum*

Thu 26 May     Birmingham - O2 Institute *

Fri 27 May      Manchester - Academy*

Sat 28 May    Glasgow - Academy *

<![CDATA[Boris with Merzbow: Rolling Stone Premieres "Heavy Rain" and "Goloka Pt. 2" from forthcoming Gensho Collaboration‏]]>Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:30:02 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/boris-with-merzbow-rolling-stone-premieres-heavy-rain-and-goloka-pt-2-from-forthcoming-gensho-collaboration

Boris with Merzbow today offer up a first-time premiere a two new tunes from their forthcoming collaborative release, Gensho, set for unveiling March 18th via Relapse Records. Both artists' contributions to the album are intended to be played simultaneously, and you can now stream Boris' "Heavy Rain" alongside Merzbow's "Goloka Pt. 2" via Rolling Stone at THIS LOCATION. The tracks are also available for streaming separately.
Named after the Japanese word for "phenomenon", Gensho is a unique release featuring over one-hundred-fifty minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate double LP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The BORIS songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band's storied catalog, while Merzbow's songs are entirely new compositions.

Boris will also be performing live at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas this coming April. More info on upcoming live dates coming soon.


4/29 - 5/01/2016 Levitation Fest - Austin, TX






<![CDATA[After The Burial stream new song, "Collapse".]]>Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:00:01 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/after-the-burial-stream-new-song-collapse

After The Burial, the Minneapolis outfit who have “garnered a reputation from their techy, eight-stringed, djent riff wizardry” (Rock Sound), share new song, “Collapse” (watch the above) from the band’s forthcoming album, "Dig Deep" (Feb. 19, Sumerian Records).

“When you think you don’t have anything left in you, you have to rely on that inner strength,” says guitar player Trent Hafdahl. “That’s where we are as a band. So many things beyond our control went wrong, but we started to dig deep as brothers.”

“We went through hell to finish this record, and the music translates that,” singer Anthony Notarmaso agrees. “Trent worked his ass off, and it shows. It’s crazy because I think it brought us closer as band. Justin wrote some riffs that ended up on the, but after a couple of days in the studio he left. He obviously wasn’t okay, and we wanted him to get well. I arrived a few days after the guys had gotten there. I never got to see him.” Notarmaso is referring to the untimely death of the band mate Justin Lowe in July.

Pre-orders for the nine-song album are available now with instant downloads of “Lost in the Static” (https://youtu.be/hUNAX1UYeAE) and “Collapse” available with digital downloads via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/DigDeep-iTunes) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/DigDeep-GooglePlay). 

Physical bundles are available via Sumerian Records (http://sumerianmerch.com).

"Dig Deep" was recorded at Graphic Nature Audio in New Jersey with producer Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, Upon A Burning Body). The album is the first where the band partnered with a producer.  “We had not tried it before,” explains Hafdahl. “It felt like a fresh idea to do something new. We were still running the show obviously, but he brought a good ear for tone and melody. He encouraged us to explore more. To have that perspective was helpful.”

After The Burial join label mates Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Bad Omens and ERRA for Sumerian Records’ 10 Year Tour:

February 19  Minneapolis, MN  Skyway Theatre
February 20  Chicago, IL  The Bottom Lounge
February 21  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre
February 22  Indianapolis, IN  The Emerson Theater
February 23  Pontiac, MI  The Crofoot Ballroom
February 24  Cleveland, OH  Agora Theatre
February 25  Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer
February 26  Worcester, MA  The Palladium
February 27  New York, NY  The Gramercy Theatre
February 28  Baltimore, MD  Baltimore Sound Stage
February 29  Greensboro, NC  Greene Street Club

March 2  Tampa, FL  The Orpheum
March 4  San Antonio, TX  Korova
March 5  Houston, TX  Walters Downtown
March 6  Austin, TX  Dirty Dog Bar
March 7  El Paso, TX  Tricky Falls
March 8  Mesa, AZ  Nile Theater
March 9  Hollywood, CA  The Roxy Theatre
March 10  Sacramento, CA  Ace of Spades
March 11  Fresno, CA  Strummer’s (w/Veil of Maya only)
March 12  San Diego, CA  Soma
March 13  Pomona, CA  The Glasshouse
March 14  Las Vegas, NV  Eagle Aerie Hall (headlining date)
March 15  Albuquerque, NM  Sunshine Theatre (w/Born of Osiris only)
March 16  Denver, CO  The Summit Music Hall
March 17  Lawrence, KS  Granada Theater
March 18  St. Louis, MO  Fubar

Tickets are available via http://sumerian10year.com.


<![CDATA[Aversions Crown - "Erebus" digital single out now‏]]>Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:30:02 GMThttp://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-news/aversions-crown-erebus-digital-single-out-now

Brisbane metal destroyers Aversions Crown have released had their new digital single "Erebus" available via iTunes.


Fans can also check the visualizer / lyric video, here:

“’Erebus’ is the first taste of what's to come from AVERSIONS CROWN in 2016,” comments guitarist Chris Cougan. “We've written over 20 songs for our next record, we're really excited about Mark's vocals, he is killing it. We couldn't wait to share some of it with you so head bang to 'Erebus' and we'll see you on the road soon with more new music!”

'Erebus' will appear on Aversions Crown’s next monstrous slab of brutality, which they will be tracking this month. The new year is set to get even more oppressive as the band delve further into their extraterrestrial dystopian nightmare.

The band’s latest album, Tyrant, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with Thy Art Is Murder’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Carnifex) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage Aversions Crown churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion.

Watch the music video for “Earth Sterilizer” as well as “Hollow Planet,” “Vectors,” and “The Glass Sentiment” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: 

Order 'Tyrant' online:

Base.com -  http://bit.ly/avercrobase
Amazon -  http://bit.ly/AvCroTyrantCD