“The main inspiration for the story behind the song lies with the famous World War 1 story called "The Christmas Truce". We were simply blown away from that story. From the way that those holy day songs were the trigger to bring the enemies to co-exist and celebrate together as brothers for one night in No Man’s Land. The next day they just got back to bomb and kill each other. It is an outstanding story that shows us the eternal hope of mankind, the power of music and the tragedy that despite all of that - evil still prevails.” - Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land) on the story behind 'Let The Truce Be Known'
In anticipation of their upcoming release, Israeli Oriental Metallers Orphaned Land have premiered a new lyrical video for the song 'Let The Truce Be Known', taken from the band's new 6th studio album, 'All Is One', which will surface on June 24th via Century Media Records.
'Let The Truce Be Known' can be heard on the Century Media YouTube channel here
'All Is One' was mixed by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Amon Amarth, James LaBrie, Devin Townsend Project, Opeth) and was recorded in three different countries: Israel, Turkey and Sweden. Ironically, these countries are Jewish, Muslim and Christian respectively, which strengthens the Orphaned Land message of unity through music. Over 40 musicians were used to flesh out the sound of All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
Further to that the band have announced tour dates across Europe from September to November and will visit France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and will finish in the UK then Ireland, so see if they are coming to a venue near you!
All Is One European Tour 2013:
20.09. Colmar - Le Grillen / Fr
21.09. Lille - Le Splendid / Fr
22.09. Tongeren - Sodom Klub / Be
24.09. Aschaffenburg - Colossal / Ger
25.09. Bochum - Matrix / Ger
26.09. Hamburg - Rock N Roll Warehouse / Ger
27.09. Kobenhavn - Amager Bio Uniting The Powers Of Metal / Dk
28.09. Gera - Sachsischer Bahnof / Ger
29.09. Nuernberg - Hirsch / Ger
01.10. Praha - Exit us / Cz
02.10. Warsaw - Proxima club / Pl
03.10. Krakow – Lizard King club / Pl
04.10. Budapest - Club 202 / Hg
05.10. Vienna - Reigen Club / At
06.10. Bratislava - Randal Club / Sk
11.10. Sofia - Mix Tape 5 / Bg
12.10. Tessaloniki - Eight Ball Club / Gr
13.10. Athen - Kyttaro Live / Gr
15.10. Ankara - Jolly Joker Balans / Tk
16.10. Istanbul - Kucukciftkik Park / Tk
18.10. Belgrad - Dom Omladine / Srb
19.10. Zagreb - TBA / Ct
20.10. Maribor - Mc Pekarna Klub / Slov
23.10. Milan - Rock N Roll Arena / It
24.10. Prateln - Z7 / Ch
26.10. Lyon - o Totem Rillieux Mjc / Fr
27.10. Toulon - Le Vox / Fr
28.10. Toulouse - Connexion Live / Fr
29.10. Bilbao - Rock Star / Sp
31.10. Porto - Hard Club / Pt
01.11. Lisbon - Music Box / Pt
02.11. Madrid - Ramdall / Sp
03.11. Barcelona - Apolo 2 / Sp
04.11. Montpellier - L'antirouille / Fr
06.11. Nantes - Le Ferrailleur / Fr
07.11. Paris - Divan Du Monde / Fr
08.11. Zoetermeer - Boerderij / Nl
09.11. Apeldoorn - Gigant / Nl
11.11. Norwich - Waterfront / UK
12.11. Bilston - Robin 2 / UK
13.11. London - The Garage / UK
14.11. Manchester - Sound Control / UK
15.11. Dublin - The Pint / IRE
Seattle metal quintet Into The Flood have almost completed work on a brand new video for the title track of their upcoming Century Media debut album 'Vices' due out June 17th (digital only). The video was directed by Kyle Bishop and will be premiering soon. The band have also released a lyric video for their track 'Your Judgment Is What Condemns You' which is taken from their forthcoming album.
Check out the album video teaser right here
Watch the lyric video here
2. The Destroyer
3. David Scheinost
4. Sacrificing The Worm
10. Your Judgment is What Condemns You
12. Eye For An Eye
13. By Way of the Snake
"A show with Suicidal Tendencies? Yes please! Really looking forward to this one. We have played a couple of festivals with ST, and watched on as they tear stages apart. Such a great, influential and groundbreaking band. We jumped at the chance to play with them at this only UK show." - Joel Graham (Evile Bassist)
Evile will be supporting Suicidal Tendencies at the Camden Electric Ballroom in London on Sunday, 7th July. Evile's new album, "Skull", is due to be released on Monday 27th May in Europe via Earache Records, and on June 11th in the USA via Century Media / Earache Records.
Tickets for the show are available now from Alt Tickets here
Evile's new album, "Skull", was recorded with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Hatebreed).
"Skull" is available to pre-order now in a huge selection of formats and bundles from the Earache Webstore in Europe here and in North America here.
"Skull" is also available on iTunes, including an instant track which you receive as soon as you pre-order the album. Pre-order "Skull" now on iTunes here.
Jun. 14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
Jun. 28 - Lesmahagow, UK - Les Fest
Jul. 07 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom (w/ SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)
Aug. 24 - Werrington, UK - Scar Fest
Sep. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University
Sep. 27 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
Sep. 28 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Sep. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Audio
Finnish metal superstars Children of Bodom have just released the lyric video to the single 'Transference', which is taken from their upcoming album 'Halo Of Blood'. It can be viewed here.
Mastermind Alexi Laiho states that "Transference is a straight up CHILDREN OF BODOM to the core type song and therefore was a good pick for a video and obviously is one of our favorite tracks.
It always had an evil vibe to it which I wish I knew how to explain because it still gives me chills… Enjoy!”
The band have also released the first part of a series of track-by-track videos! Let them give you further information on the idea behind the first three songs:
Check out the video here
Pre-order the album (incl. bonus track + digital booklet) now and get the single 'Transference' now instantly here.
Children of Bodom recorded 'Halo Of Blood' at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the 'Hatebreeder' (1999), 'Follow the Reaper' (2000), and 'Hate Crew Deathroll' (2003) albums.
The album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, Keyboards recorded by Janne Wirman and vocal production by Peter Tägtgren.
'Halo Of Blood' was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios.
Track listing for COB’s Halo Of Blood is:
01 - Waste Of Skin
02 - Halo Of Blood
03 - Scream For Silence
04 - Transference
05 - Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06 - Your Days Are Numbered
07 - Dead Man's Hand On You
08 - Damage Beyond Repair
09 - All Twisted
10 - One Bottle and a Knee Deep
The new album 'Halo Of Blood' will be released June 10, 2013 via Nuclear Blast:
Earache Records' Heavy Metal Artists White Wizzard are proud to announce the release of a new song off of their upcoming full length record "Devil's Cut".
This will be the first single from their third full-length album, "The Devils Cut", which is due for release on 3rd June in Europe via Earache Records and on 25th June in the USA via Century Media / Earache Records.
"The Devils Cu"t features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as the lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series.
The track titled "Kings of the Highway" can be streamed here:
Black metal cult Arckanum is pleased to announce streaming of another new song from the forthcoming record, "Fenris Kindir". The new track, titled "Hatarnir" is premiering via Wormgear and the forthcoming album is slated for a worldwide release on 10th May (14th May in North America).
Regarding ""Fenris Kindir", Arckanum mastermind Shamaatae (ex-Grotesque) acknowledged that "This album is a dedication to the flaming giant-wolf, son of Loki; created from the Chaos-fires of Múspellsheimr. It is a tribute to the wrathful giant-wolf, son of Angrboða, found in the Ironwood where he is breeding hordes of giant monstrous wolves with Angrboða. His victorious name is Fenrir, also called Tungls Tjúgari! Hail Fenrir!"
Shamaatae continues; "The sounds and music on this album are my auditory vision of the march of Fenrir convoyed with his hordes of giant wolves from the depths of the underworld to face Ragna Rök with warlike glory – deformed giant-wolves swarming in thousands. This is my tribute to the wrathful, harsh and untamed anti-nature of Fenrir’s mighty essence! The anti-cosmic enemy of the worlds! Heill Tungls Tjúgari! Heilir Fenris Synir!"
1. Fenris Kindir Grúa
2. Tungls Tjúgari
6. Fenris Gangr
11. Sólbøls Sigr
12. Lycanthropia [Necromantia cover, bonus track on digital and LP editions]
"Fenris Kindir" is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist E-shop and is available as a CD and a limited LP in two different colors: yellow (limited to 450 copies) and black (limited to 700).
Extreme Electro / Industrial metallers Aborym have revealed the first track from the second CD of the upcoming "Dirty" double-album. While the first CD will feature completely new material, the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track. The brand-new double-album which will be available in jewel case, double digipack, and gate-fold double LP formats - is set for release via Agonia Records on 28th May in Europe and the 11th June in North America.
Iron Maiden's heavy metal classic "Hallowed Be Thy Name," covered by legendary industrial troops Aborym, can be streamed here
The band has also unveiled the second video teaser for Dirty which can be streamed here.
"Dirty" was recorded at the Fear No One Studios in Italy with Emiliano Natali, reprising his role of sound engineers from the band’s "Psychogrotesque" album, and it is helped by Marc Urselli of New York’s Eastside Sound Studio, who has worked with the likes of Mike Patton and Lou Reed. The electronic part of the album is engineered by D. Loop (Kebabtraume, Limbo). R.G. Narchost (Stormcrow, Demon's Shade, Drowning Ashes) created "The Spiral shaped chamber" custom sounds library for the band. Artwork for the album was designed by Aborym’s Fabban.
With "Dirty" being the band’s first release since 2010’s "Psychogrotesque", all three musicians have something to say about it:
Guitarist Paolo Pieri acknowledged that: "This is definitely the most schizoid and experimental Aborym work so far. This time we focused on pushing the boundaries of electronic music one step forward while retaining the ruthless brutality of extreme metal in a way totally ahead of the times".
Drummer Bard “Faust” Eithun added: “This time around Aborym push everything further; the electronic and industrial elements have never been so present. Rest assured, no matter how sick, twisted and beyond everything it sounds, it is still Aborym.”
The last word falls to founder Fabban:
“I believe that Dirty represents the best material ever written by Aborymfrom 1992 until today. Given that it wasn’t that easy to go beyond an album such as "Psychogrotesque", I strongly believe that this time we did exceed every limit and every concept of experimentation - manipulating all the cliches of extreme metal, industrial or electronic music and pushing together elements that are so far away from each other. As a result, we achieved something really innovative, powerful, refined and of a really high standard. The quality of sounds, the nuances, the details passing through the recording quality; the quality of the machines that we used and abused, the quality of the lyrics, the artwork and the performances of each of us and of all the people who have worked with us, are definitely all at the top. Dirty is a record that simply expands the range of our listeners, it’s an album that everyone can enjoy and really appreciate. I am personally very excited and, at the same time, really proud of what you’ll soon be able to listen to. We worked so hard for the past two years on this double album that we have no words to really explain how excited we are to finally see it released. It’s an album that will further change the history of extreme music. Of that I have no doubt.”
Across the Universe
Raped by Daddy
I don’t Know
The Factory of Death
Helter Skelter Youth
Face the Reptile
The Day the Sun Stopped Shining
Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on “Fire Walk With Us”)
Roma Divina Urbs (new version originally released on “Kali Yuga Bizarre”)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden Cover)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)
Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
Need for limited loss (new track)
"Dirty" is now available for retail pre-orders in all formats here.
The 6th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this year features the likes of:
Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Behemoth and many more.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour Starts June 29th in San Bernardino, CA
Get your Tickets NOW at www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com
There’s more being added each week when it comes to cool things going on at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this year, including the Sumerian records Unsigned Band Competition, the Metal Injection ticket giveaways in each market, the Metal Mulisha being back again this year, and more!
For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing right now
Rob Zombie’s latest feature film, "Lords of Salem", is out today, April 19! Head on over to www.fandango.com for movie showtimes, to purchase movie tickets, and to take a look at the official site, www.lordsofsalem.com. Be sure to keep an eye out for Rob Zombie’'s new album, "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor" dropping Tuesday, 23rd April 23.
Five Finger Death Punch will be performing at the Revolver's Golden Gods on May 2 which will be broadcast live on AXS TV & Xbox Live. News about their new album will be released very soon.
Amon Amarth are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album titled "Deceiver of the Gods". The new full-length album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records 25th June — fans can check out the title track and first single, "Deceiver of the Gods" at the band's official Metal Blade page: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth where you'll also find special pre-order info.
Behemoth have been holed up in Hertz Studios working on their tenth full-length album. As the band continues to record, they have been posting images and what appear to be lyrics for portions of new songs. More updates will be posted as they are made available. Fans can stay up to date with the absolute latest at facebook.com/behemoth and twitter.com/behemothband.
Butcher Babies rocked the Whiskey A Go Go for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Press Conference back on March 18. They performed Mr. Slowdeath (Live). Be sure to check them out this summer on the Jagermeister Stage!
Tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sponsors for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival include title sponsor Rockstar Energy Drink and stage sponsors Jagermeister, Musicians Institute, and Sumerian Records.
Festival sponsors include Ibanez Guitars, Zippo, Metal Blade Records, Napalm records, Squatch Snack Sticks, Fuck Cancer and Keep A Breast.
Media partners include Revolver Magazine and Zus.
Evile are celebrating this year's Record Store Day with a number of treats for fans, including an intimate live show at Crash Records in Leeds tomorrow - Saturday, 20th April.
The band will be performing live in the store at 4pm, giving fans the chance to see them in a unique, up-close and personal setting. Evile are also releasing a split 7" picture disc with Swedish death metal legends Entombed, featuring the classic 1990 track, "Drowned", along with Evile's incredible 2012 cover version.
Drummer Ben Carter admitted that:
"Evile are looking forward to making some stupidly heavy noise at Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday, 20th April in support of Record Store Day! We're going to start destroying ears at 4pm, so make sure to get in early as space will be very limited! We guarantee this show will be utter carnage and something very different than the norm. We can't wait to see how a circle pit will work in a record store and need our fans there to show us!!! To mark the occasion, we'll be selling our new exclusive 7" split of our cover of Entombed's 'Drowned', with Entombed's original on the flipside. All this is to show support to indie retailers, so get yer asses down to Crash and show your support for the old school!!!"
Space for the show is limited, but fans who buy the 7" from Crash Records on the day will get free entry to the show (space permitting).
Record Store Day takes place each year on the third Saturday of April, bringing together artists and independently-owned record stores around the world to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and sold in independent stores.
For more information and to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day in the UK, head to http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk
Evile's new album, "Skull", is due to be released in Europe on Earache Records on 27th May, and in the USA via Century Media / Earache Records on 11th June.
Pre-order the album now from the Earache Webstore in Europe here or in North America here.
"Skull" is also available on iTunes, including an instant track which you receive as soon as you pre-order the album. Pre-order here
See Evile live at the following shows:
Apr. 20 - Leeds, UK - Crash Records (Record Store Day UK show)
Apr. 26 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy *
Apr. 27 - Manchester, UK - HMV Ritz *
Apr. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum *
Jun. 14 - Wervik, Belgium - SkullFest
Jun. 28 - Lesmahagow, UK - Les Fest
Aug. 24 - Werrington, UK - Scar Fest
* with Kreator
Autopsy announce release date, track list and cover art for their upcoming release 'The Headless Ritual'
American Death Metal lords Autopsy are planning to unleash hell on 24th June (2nd July US) marks with their sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, titled ‘The Headless Ritual’, via Peaceville Records. Featuring the returning quartet of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, and Joe Trevisano, ‘The Headless Ritual’ is a relentless monster of violent and brutal death metal mastery delivered in the unmistakable Autopsy style of chaotic riffing, insane solos and doom-filled interludes, all served with the band’s unhinged brand of vocal sickness. The album was recorded and mixed April 2013 at Fantasy Studios in California with Adam Munoz, and features cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin).
As the band warns:
“Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await.....”
01. SLAUGHTER AT BEAST HOUSE
02. MANGLED FAR BELOW
03. SHE IS A FUNERAL
04. COFFIN CRAWLERS
05. WHEN HAMMER MEETS BONE
06. THORNS AND ASHES
07. ARCH CADAVER
08. FLESH TURNS TO DUST
09. RUNNING FROM THE GOATHEAD
10. THE HEADLESS RITUAL