From the gutters of south Sweden, Liv “Sin” Jagrell emerged as a major force as the vocalist for hard rockers Sister Sin. Throughout their 13 year career, Sister Sin sold thousands of albums and toured the world with high profile tours supporting the likes of Slayer and King Diamond on the Rockstar Mayhem festival tour, as well as being a part of the Revolver Magazine ”Hottest Chicks in Metal” tour. Sister Sin toured relentlessly for over a decade across Europe and North America garnering an intensely loyal following of rockers that craved the band’s aggressive and melodic brand of hard rock.
When Sister Sin called it quits at the end of 2015, Liv knew that she had much more to give to her fans. From this, Liv SIn was born. Liv is currently working on a new music that shows the power, sexiness, and attitude that she is known for. Liv says ”for me it has never been an option to stop singing. I live for the stage and for my fans. I still miss Sister Sin, but I am very excited to work on my own project, and I can promise it will not be some soft pop rock. This is going to be metal deluxe, because that’s who I am!" Liv SIn offers a modernized hard rock sound to take Liv into her next phase, a sound that is destined to please both new fans and her long-time fans of Sister Sin.
American Power Metallers Kamelot have just returned from some exclusive and SOLD OUT European shows and they are now ready to unleash their brand new music video for the track “My Therapy” taken from their latest masterpiece "Haven". (2015, Napalm Records / Universal / ADA / Warner).
Kamelot's new video “My Therapy” serves to put a spotlight on social anxiety that effects up to 20% of adults worldwide.
Kamelot vocalist Tommy Karevik adds:
"The original idea of the song was based on experiments done years ago on children where they would be clinically taken care of, but never held, loved or nurtured. The outcome was disastrous and proves that in this sometimes complicated world spinning faster and faster, the very foundation of our health and well being really rests upon something very simple and uncomplicated... The human touch...."
Watch “My Therapy” HERE!
Signal Rex - in conjunction with Atavism Records - is proud to present a limited digipak version of Invehertex's debut album, "Hacia el Vórtice". And today, heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com premieres the new track "Naufragio" here. Originally released last year in limited quantities, "Hacia el Vórtice" became an instant classic with those lucky souls who it easily bewitched, and Signal Rex strongly felt this special record needed a new lease on life. Grim and hideous, yet evoking an atmosphere simultaneously aeons old and far off into the future, "Hacia el Vórtice" is a staggering work of black metal magic. It is staggering not just in length - nine tracks in 78 minutes, with two tracks even topping 20 minutes - but in its vision, encompassing wild 'n' windswept black metal to amorphous ambient, from the harshest of contours to the most shimmering depths, all seamlessly threaded together with alchemical ease. That it is merely Invehertex's debut recording boggles the mind, but the monument they've delivered here is one for the ages: boundless, brave, and brilliant in every sense of the word.
Hailing from Chile, Invehertex was born in the year 2013. It came into existence after the previous bands of Patricio Kusnir and Daniel Hermosilla ceased, leading to the decision to create a black metal project with a raw, cold sound – an influence borrowed from the old glories of the early '90s. In the beginning, the duo started with a plethora of ideas, but most of them were discarded until two tracks forced their way into the repertoire, "Naufragio" and "Encuentro con el Ave Negra" - both were capture in early but unfruitful recording sessions. After that, Mauricio Hernández joined their ranks, completing the Invehertex lineup. Some time later, two new tracks which would be an important landmark in the process of defining the band's musical horizons saw the night: "Aurora Magna" and "Hacia el Vórtice."
The themes with which Invehertex deal point to the cognitive architecture that connect the band's points of view regarding the mystery of the relation between the self and the universe according to ancient philosophies. They are in opposition, according to their perception of the synarchy of Judeo-Christian principles and all their variables that manage to camouflage themselves in the life codes imposed by universal hegemony. Thus, critical thinking, introspection, and the study of the mysteries of nature that precede us come forth.
The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Fireball has brought together rock behemoths, Saxon, with Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee of Motörhead, to play a special one-off set of Lemmy’s favourite Saxon songs and Motörhead classics in a unique Salute To Lemmy.
Lemmy was, and will always be, one of the godfathers of rock. A renegade, an innovator, an icon and an inspiration, there is no doubt that the world of rock would look very different today if it wasn’t for him. A Salute To Lemmy is a unique celebration of the man himself. Saxon, one of Britain's greatest rock bands - who in their own right have sculpted and inspired the world of rock today and have influenced generations of bands - will perform a one-off live set with guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee of Motörhead.
The Eventim Apollo (formerly Hammersmith Apollo) is a new venue for the Golden God Awards and the perfect venue for Britain’s salute to Lemmy. The venue is staunchly part of Motörhead’s history - the band’s ‘No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith’ live album reached Number 1 in June 1981, 35 years to the month of this year's awards.
Biff Byford of Saxon says, “Lemmy was a great friend and he always supported our band - as we did Motörhead - through ups and downs. We were touring with them until he died, so to be able to honour him at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is a great opportunity to say goodbye."
This year, TeamRock and the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards are teaming up with Pinewood Live to film the event. Pinewood Live, is part of the Pinewood Studio Group, a leading provider of studio and related services to the global creative industries, synonymous with world class British and international film and television productions.
Billy Watson, Director of Pinewood Live, says, “Pinewood Live is delighted to be involved with this momentous anniversary for the Golden God Awards. Capturing the event for posterity and distributing the show around the world is a great way to celebrate Lemmy’s music and contribution to rock.”
"The Metal Hammer Golden Gods are about more than those who we honour on the night," says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer Magazine and TeamRock Executive Director. "It's about letting the proverbial hair down and partying with the readers who've supported us for all these years, and the first act we're announcing for the night is sure to be emotional. A salute to Lemmy Kilmister with Saxon and Motörhead's members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee is going to bring the house down, and means that June 13th will be one for the history books."
"Any movie fan will know that Pinewood is a mark of quality," says Milas, "and Pinewood Studios have hosted some of the greatest films of our time, from Star Wars to Superman the list goes on and on. To be working with Pinewood Live in their latest venture to immortalise the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is more than an honour. It's two institutions working together to break new ground and we guarantee you won't see anything like it."
Tickets are available in two ways:
Simply vote for this year's winners at www.metalhammer.com/awards to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets - voting is open NOW.
Alternatively, tickets are available to buy now for £6.66 at www.eventim.co.uk/goldengods.
Each Golden God Awards ticket includes a FREE 3-month TeamRock+ membership worth £11.97, giving unlimited access to full magazine content online from Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog and The Blues Magazine as well as exclusive content, events and offers.
This was also covered on the BBC show: "Have I Got News For You".
Veteran British comedian and entertainer Bernie Clifton was recently left "fuming" when his new album "To Dream the Impossible Dream" went to press with the track listing for Abhorrent Decimation's "Miasmic Mutation".
Inspired by the public reaction to his recent performance on BBC’s The Voice, where he sang a moving rendition of ‘The Impossible Dream’, the impossible to extinguish Bernie Clifton has released a collection of his favourite songs. But it was only when the singer was packing orders that he noticed the printing bungle. “What a cock-up. It has been a nightmare to sort out and has cost me a fortune to reprint the 1,000 CD's. My act has never been described as an Abhorrent Decimation and I’m too scared to even listen to their songs."
However, despite his initial reaction Bernie has taken it light heartedly telling a BBC reporter, “We could go on the road, me and the lads. We could do To Dream the Impossible Miasmic Mutation.” Abhorrent Decimation vocalist Ashley Scott was then heard saying, “I definitely want to talk to Bernie about working together on something... it would be amazing.”
Bernie has since invited the band to his home in Sheffield for tea and bacon butties, to have a laugh about the whole thing and both parties were happy to pose for some pictures. Copies of the misprinted CD have also been signed and will be auctioned off in due course to raise money for a charity.
"What a wonderful blunder," Ashley said. "We can't control many things in this weird and wonderful life; fancy a Death Metal band getting such exposure from a national treasure in an ostrich suit." Bernie commented, ''Suddenly I feel my life is changing. If only my Auntie Nora was still around to see it."
Listen to Miasmic Mutation in full here: https://abhorrentdecimation.bandcamp.com/
Catch Abhorrent Decimation LIVE at one of the following dates!
27/05 The Fire House | Southampton
16/06 The Scream Lounge | Croydon
17/06 Maguires | Liverpool
18/06 Club 85 | Hitchin
The Voice of Bernie Clifton: The Impossible Dream’ is only available to buy from
www.bernieclifton.co.uk. £9.99 (+£2 p+p)
Periphery, the D.C.-based Djent / prog innovators return this summer with a new album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is set for a release via Century Media Records outside of North America, Australia / NZ and Japan on July 22nd, 2016.
“’Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ is finally complete and we’re extremely excited to show everyone,” said guitar player Jake Bowen. “For the past couple of years we’ve been refining our collaborative process as a band and we feel that it’s only getting better with the completion of this album. We spent two months writing songs that are not only representative of the Periphery sound but also reflect where all of us are as musicians, working together has helped us tread new ground musically and creatively. In support of ‘Periphery III’ you’ll see us hit the road in the States this summer with SikTh, Chon, and Toothgrinder on the Sonic Unrest tour, it’s going to be a blast! See you on the road!”
Ahead of the release of 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty', the band will head over to the UK to play the prestigious Download Festival on June 12.
Periphery’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood oversaw production for the album as he did with the “Juggernaut” releases. Nolly will no longer be a touring member of Periphery, as he will be expanding his production work in his native UK. He remains an integral part, and a member, of Periphery. At this time no decision has been made about a touring bassist.
“Touring with Periphery has shown me some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined, to meet amazing people all over the world and to create friendships for life; it has truly been an honour to perform in front of every audience who has watched us play over the years. However the touring life isn’t something that everyone can continue doing indefinitely, and for me, the time has come where I want to settle into a more normal existence, be able to make plans further into the future than the touring life enables, and to be able to focus more on the studio side of my music career,” explained Nolly. “I will, however, be remaining as a band member and contributing in any way that I can while the band is off the road; I love all of my fellow bandmates like brothers and I’m so grateful for the incredible support they’ve shown as I make this huge life change. I know they are going to be taking the music and performances to the next level when they hit the road later this year.”
The band will host a four-day, immersive summer camp dubbed the “Periphery Summer Jam” on July 25 to 29 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Registration and further information can be found here: www.peripherysummerjam.com.
12 June - Download Festival, Donington (UK)
25 - 28 July - Periphery, Summer Jam in New York (US)
Combining a heavenly destruction of heavy riffs with beautiful melodies, Vancouver, BC's European influenced symphonic metal band Celestial Ruin create catchy, singable and epic tunes that draw on lyrical themes of fantasy and horror, plus sometimes implying deeper meanings or just celebrating the subject matter at hand. Their new EP 'Pandora' is set for release on May 20th to follow their 2012 debut album 'The Awakening' and before it drops they have teamed up with New Noise Magazine for the premiere of their second single 'Firestorm' which can be heard at the following link: http://newnoisemagazine.com/song-premiere-celestial-ruin-firestorm/
Vocalist Larissa Dawn comments on the track:
“‘Firestorm is one of my favourite songs on the album! I still get goosebumps when I hear the ending. The song is about being trapped in a destructive relationship/life. Feeling caged and being continuously wounded yet still finding a reason to stay. Think of how it would feel to be in a cage. No sunlight, no fresh air and knowing that no matter what you did you could never be free again. That feeling of captivity and acceptance, that everyday you would die over and over again. But if you listen close to the lyrics, you will realize that the only thing holding this person in that cage... is themselves.”
Digital and CD pre-order of the EP is available on iTunes and CD at www.celestialruin.com.
Actor Emilio Rivera ("Marcus Alvarez" on the "Sons of Anarchy" television series) will lead the 2nd Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Following Rivera at the front of this year's Ride will be a VIP pack comprising of "Sons of Anarchy" actors Michael Beach ("Taddarius Orwell 'T.O.' Cross") and Sean McNabb ("Tacoma-VP") as well as Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio's widow and co-founder-president of the Dio Cancer Fund, rocker Lita Ford, who will also perform at the concert following the RIDE, Frank Kramer of KLOS Radio's popular "Heidi and Frank" morning show, and "Boston" Tom Foresteire. Forestiere will ride the one-of-a-kind "Holy Diver" Harley-Davidson motorcycle he won at the recent Street Party that launched this year's Ride. It is custom-painted with the illustration from the cover of Ronnie James Dio's iconic "Holy Diver" album.
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM. The Ride will take them through the streets of Los Angeles County to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle and live auction, various food and merchandise vendors and more. The Inaugural Ride, held in May 2015 as part of a weekend of events commemorating the 5th anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio, contributed to raising $155,000 for the cancer charity from that weekend's events.
Festivities at Los Encinos Park will commence at 11:30AM with live entertainment provided by rockers Great White, Lita Ford, Dio Disciples, Gabbie Rae, Budderside, Sonia Harley and Doctors Of The Earth. The concert will be hosted by DJ Will.
The "Sons of Anarchy" cast members will also participate in a Meet & Greet at Los Encinos Park during the afternoon events. Rivera, Beach and McNabb will be joined for the Meet & Greet by actress Natalie Skyy, who played Kiki on the popular series. Emilio Rivera, whose acting career spans some 25 years of roles on television and in films, including the Oscar-winning "Traffic," is an avid motorcyclist and supporter of charitable motorcycle events. His upcoming projects include the films "Badsville," "Better Criminal," "Fade Away" and "Smartass." Michael Beach is also a familiar face on television, with appearances on "The Blacklist," "Secrets and Lies," "Blue Bloods" and a pivotal role on the critically-acclaimed series "ER."
In addition to his string of acting credits, which include theatrical productions and appearances on television's "NCIS Los Angeles" and "Community" as well as "Sons of Anarchy," Sean McNabb is well-known as a rock musician who has played bass guitar with Quiet Riot, Dokken and Lynch Mob, among others. Natalie Skyy made her pro Mixed Martial Arts debut as a ring girl with Strikeforce in 2008, which led her to serve at her 2nd MMA fight night collaboration with the Texas-based MMA show, "Shark Fights." Her new film "3 Days" is slated for a 2016 release.
Rocker Gabbie Rae will host another Meet & Greet following her set at the Park to promote Free2Luv, the Anti-Bullying initiative for which she is a spokesperson.
Gourmet food trucks will be on site at the Park throughout the afternoon. Among the participating food trucks will be Slammin Sliders, G's Taco Spot and Archie's Ice Cream. Premium beer sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing Company will be available as well as wine, soft drinks and water courtesy of Solar Rain.
An array of merchandise-t-shirts, caps, CDs, wristbands, event souvenirs, etc.-will be available for purchase, and a "Jumble Sale" booth featuring gently-used items and collectibles benefiting the Dio Cancer Fund will be also on site at the Park. Additional vendors are being finalized.
A live auction will be held during the concert that will include a B.C. Rich guitar signed by Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), King Diamond and Geoff Tate and a custom-made "Cut" leather motorcycle vest with a set of specially-embroidered Dio Cancer Fund patches. Additionally, there will be a raffle for a special limited edition ASG Vision Motörhead white-body guitar with the "Ace of Spades" graphic and other items.
Additional Ride For Ronnie sponsors who are helping to make this year's event possible include Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Bigg Time Entertainment, Production Resource Group (PRG), Law Tigers, Mates Studios, Clair Global Audio, Monster Energy Drink, Brittany Foundation, Western Bagel and Starbucks (San Fernando Road, Glendale), among others.
100% of the net proceeds from the Ride For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org).
Both riders and concert-goers can purchase their tickets by visiting: www.diocancerfund.org/events.
$30/rider (includes concert admission)
$10/passenger (includes concert admission)
$20 concert admission only
Day of Event Prices:
$35/rider (includes concert admission)
$15/passenger (includes concert admission)
$25 concert admission only
2016 Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert Schedule - Sunday, May 22, 2016
9:00am - 10:45am: Rider Check-In & On-Site Registration
9:00am - 10:30am Continental Breakfast
Kickstands up at 11:00am
Harley Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204
11:30AM - Gates open
11:45AM- 5PM Concert
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street Encino, CA 91436
Swedish Heavy Metal heroes Sabaton are currently working on their new studio album, entitled "The Last Stand", which is going to be released worldwide on August 19th through Nuclear Blast.
"We once work again with Peter Tägtgren in his newly upgraded and top class Abyss studio in Sweden to record, produce and mix the album. The mastering will be done by Jonas Kjellgren who also works in the same building in nice Pärlby on the countryside of Sweden. Both 'Carolus Rex' and 'Heroes' were done in the same way and we feel very comfortable to return to the same place and people again. Fans will recognize the sound of the album as Sabaton, but we really feel we took it a step forward this time", says Pär Sundström.
The artwork on the album is made by Peter Sallaí who has been with Sabaton since 'Carolus Rex'. Pär Sundström explains:
"We had the idea to make an image reflecting soldiers of different times representing the different historical battles we sing about on the new album. This only reveals a small part of the album topics though".
"The concept of a last stand has always fascinated me, and both me and Pär were ”all in excited” about the subject so it was an easy choice to make", says vocalist Joakim Broden about the album title 'The Last Stand'.
"We always have several ideas for albums to work with. Since there are countless different views and angles of war, we will unfortunately never run out of ideas. We kinda felt that the last stand was something perfect for Sabaton. Something we really wanted to do. Heroes was a perfect theme and The Last Stand is right down our alley too. It was exciting to do the research", adds Sundstöm.
Few more weeks until the final work is done. But everyone in the Sabaton camp is more than satisfied. Joakim Broden sums it up: "Did any other artist ever say ”Our new album is the best we ever made”? That’s not for us to decide, that’s up to our fans..."
the GazettE, one of Japan’s leading heavy rock bands, will release three track maxi-single 'Undying' via JPU Records on 27 April 2016, the same day as they perform in Canada as part of their world tour.
'Undying' is the 6th movement of 'Project:Dark Age', an artistic venture involving 18 creative professionals spanning Japan’s fashion, design, photography, sound, film and stage industries, with the GazettE’s five members at its centre. 'Dogma', the GazettE’s latest album, was the first movement, and the current world tour makes up movements 7, 8 and 9.
''Undying' is mastered exclusively for iTunes and features crystal clear 24-bit audio. A video preview of all three tracks from the single have been made available from the band’s official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XCBA9GzXtA
Since 2002, the GazettE has risen to become one of Japan’s most successful rock bands. They’ve refined and redefined the boundaries of rock music, achieving continual chart success despite their often heavy, ominous sound.
In the last decade, the GazettE have earned top-ten chart success with all 20 of their major label albums and singles. Their music has taken them all over Japan on massive, sold-out tours and seen them perform at some of the country’s most prestigious venues. Highlights include sold-out “one man lives” (a Japanese term for shows with a single band on the line-up) at the mighty Nippon Budokan, Saitama Super Arena and Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome – not to mention packed-out tours across the globe. The band even managed to bring Shinjuku Station – the world’s busiest transport hub – to a halt when a guerrilla gig got out of hand and tens of thousands of fans arrived within minutes of the news breaking on social media.
the GazettE emerged from the depths of “Visual Kei”, a Japanese cultural music and fashion phenomenon. Originally part of its underground scene, performing at tiny venues and self-releasing CDs, they now fill stadiums and have become known as one of the most significant names of the genre, effortlessly rewriting its rulebook with every release.
See the GazettE live
USA / Canada:
25 April – Bomb Factory – Dallas
27 April – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto
29 April – Playstation Theatre – New York
1 May – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
3 May – Wilterm Theatre – Los Angeles
5 May – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver
3 June – Le Zenith – Paris
5 June – E-Werk – Cologne
8 June – Tonhalle – Munich
10 June – The Circus – Helsinki
12 June – Izvestia Hall – Moscow
Please consider a small donation to continue the running of the site
Global Metal Apocalypse