The eighth album from the leading Hungarian Folk metal band Dalriada was released on September 7th 2015 by Nail Records / Hammer Music, which follows the group’s tradition as it carries the traditional name of the month July. “Áldás” was available at "Rock On! Fest” one day before the official release date. The album release show was at FolkFest in the company of Korpiklaani, Arkona and Kylfingar on November 6th 2015.
“Áldás” opened at the second place in its release week on the main Hungarian album chart Mahasz and kept itself in the TOP40 ever since. There was also one week when all of Dalriada’s CDs so far were in the TOP30.
The crème of the Hungarian rock / metal scene was featured on “Áldás”. Famous vocals guests were: Schrott Péter (Tűzmadár), Nagy Gábor (Wisdom) and Szebényi Dániel (ex-Avatar, ex-Hard, ex-Kard, ex-Phoenix Files, Atilla Fiai Társulat). In the song called "Úri toborzó” Cserfalvi Zoltán solo guitarist (Iron Maidnem, Chronology, ex-Ossian, ex-Eclipse, ex-Euphoria, ex-Lady Macbeth/Machbeth, ex-Rémkoppantók, etc.) plays. Boross Béla (Iron Maidnem, Chronology, ex-Tequila Sunrise) featured in „Moldvageddon”The new video of Dalriada has arrived. The first short movie from Áldás album was recorded by Mihaszna Film and it has two main characters. The story goes back to the folk tale times.
Ficzek András vocalist, guitarist and band leader tells the following about the new video and Dalriada’s future plans:
“Our new album was released in September 2015 and at the same time entered the MAHASZ charts. During that autumn / winter we recorded our new video as well for the title song “Áldás”. The crew was Mihaszna Film. They also made our previous video, “A Dudás”.
You should see this multi-actor video several times to fully understand. Both concept and design are the work of Nagy Viktor who brought nothing less than wonderful professionalism and creativity to the co-operation.
We are planning a new video, to be shot this spring for the song “Moldvageddon”. We are going to use mainly snapshots and short video scenes recorded on tour in 2015. This will be a “backstage” kind of video.
The beginning of 2016 is about preparing and recording our long planned acoustic album. The expected release date will be around May. Besides 11 well-known Dalriada songs it will contain two famous Hungarian and one international song cover. Finally we will set a poem from a Hungarian poet to music. That is the structure of our upcoming album, featuring 15 songs. The studio work is already in progress.
Our next big event will be on May 13th as we are going to give a big show at Barba Negra Music Club in Budapest. This will be a special night as guests and friends of ours will take part in it as well. The show will be separated in two sections: there will be an acoustic session as the premiere of the acoustic album. The other part will be a pure metal set - containing mainly songs of “Áldás”.
Orange County, CA-based rock band Of Mice & Men and Rise Records have announced the release of “The Full Circle Story,” a stunning 5-part documentary series that will stream on the band’s website every Monday beginning today. “The Full Circle Story” will only be visible to those who sign up for Of Mice & Men's all new fan club, The Ampersand. A trailer for the series can be viewed at HERE.
"It's been an extreme past half year of broken ribs, head, hips, and tour dates. After initial surgeries, followed by more medical exams & tests, and physical therapy multiple times a week, the last few months have been a real hurdle for me, mentally and physically. Now that we've reached the other side, I'm ready to get the relentless machine that is Of Mice & Men back on track. It will start in March with two and a half months in the studio recording our new album. Then a UK / European festival run (taking in Slamdunk and Rock Am Ring/rock Im Park). Next up we will be opening for Slipknot & MM all Summer long in America, playing various American rock radio festivals along the way, including Chicago Open Air Festival. We hope our new documentary series "The Full Circle Story" will hold you over for now. We put a lot of time and energy into it and hope you enjoy watching part of our Artemis journey and just how it all came Full Circle. See you on the road. Tell everyone you know, Of mice & men is back.“ says Austin Carlile.
Directed by Jon Stone, “The Full Circle Story” was shot over the course of the past year, following the band as they traveled around the world performing sold-out shows for an international fan-base whose members number in the millions. Along the way, the quintet (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) released Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts, shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.
“The Full Circle Story” places fans on both sides of the stage: capturing electrifying concert footage, then going behind the scenes for a rare glimpse at the inner workings of the band that’s being hailed as "the leaders of metal's new revolution.” Stone previously worked with Of Mice & Men on last year's “Identity Disorder” video.
"’The Full Circle Story’ offers the viewer an incredibly unique perspective—our perspective,” says Pauley. “The 5-part series takes the viewer on a wild international journey through our past few years, as seen through our eyes. It also showcases some of our favourite moments since the release of Restoring Force, complete with live footage from shows played around the world and interviews from the band. With the help of our friend Jon Stone, ‘The Full Circle Story’ captures what it's like to be in Of Mice & Men, and we can't wait to share that experience with our fans in a way we never have before."
Italian psychedelic ritual sludge quartet Nibiru are ready to unleash a preview of the upcoming EP "Teloch" which can be viewed here.
The white vinyl 12” EP will be released on March 25th via Argonauta Records in collaboration with Doommabbestia “Doom’n’Heavy Psych ‘zine”.
Pre-orders are available here
Hell or Highwater, the rock band featuring Atreyu drummer / vocalist Brandon Saller on lead vocals, have signed to Search & Destroy / Spinefarm Records. They will release "Vista" via the label in 2016.
"We're so incredibly excited to be a part of the Spinefarm/Search & Destroy family. We've been crafting this album for two years and can't wait to share it with the world," Saller enthused.
Since their inception, Hell or Highwater have earned comparisons to acts like Foo Fighters and Muse, thanks to their knack for crafting unforgettable and uplifting rock songs.
Hell or Highwater honed their live chops by securing a spot on the annual Uproar Tour in 2013 and also toured the world with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, whose frontman M. Shadows contributed vocals on the song "Go Alone," as well as Stone Sour and The Used.
They've survived van wrecks and line-up changes but they've emerged stronger than ever and are eager to start their next chapter and deliver new material to fans.
Hell or High-water resurfaced last year with a new song and video for "I'll Be Waiting," which you can watch here.
Metallica announced on Friday that they will reissue their first two albums "Kill ‘Em All" and "Ride The Lightning" on April 15th. Both albums have been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in three formats – CD, vinyl, and Deluxe Box set. Both Deluxe Box sets include original source material from the band’s personal collection with many never before heard OR seen recordings, along with a book including rare photos and essays from those who were there.
The deluxe numbered box set of Kill ‘Em All includes four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a deluxe book including rare photos and a patch while the deluxe numbered box set of Ride the Lightning includes four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a deluxe book including more of those unseen photos, a mini-book of lyrics handwritten by James Hetfield and a set of three posters. The Deluxe Box sets are limited edition collectors’ items. Check out metallica.com for the full package details and track listing.
Fans can pre-order both Deluxe Box sets at the Met Store now and all six new items will, of course, also be available at your local record store on Friday April 15th, just in time for Record Store Day.
Babymetal have revealed the cover artwork of forthcoming new album ‘Metal Resistance’. Set for release via earMUSIC on April 1st – also known as Fox Day – the band’s second album comes just one day ahead of their biggest ever show outside of Japan at London’s Wembley Arena on 2nd April.
The album will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:
CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
3. Awadama Fever
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver. -
1. Road Of Resistance
3. Awadama Fever
3. Meta Taro
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
3. Sis. Anger
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver. –
The first single from the album, ‘Karate, will be available as an instant grat from 25th February.
On the new album, band mastermind Kobametal stated:
“As prophesied by the Fox God, a new album will be released on April 1st, 2016, also known as the Fox Day. Since the release of Babymetal’s debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our World Tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via Babymetal. Our new song "The One” contains lyrics that speak of uniting the world, or a crowd favorite at concerts “Road of Resistance” that never fails to bring our fans together, every Babymetal song makes up this extraordinary story. I continue to believe that the songs of Babymetal continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the Fox Day.”
Tickets for the Wembley show are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com
Hot on the heels of their much lauded second release "Cauterize", Tremonti returns with companion album "Dust". "Dust" is scheduled for release on April 29th via Fret 12 Records. The album, which was recorded during same sessions as "Cauterize", features Mark Tremonti on vocals / guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass, and Garrett Whitlock on drums. Long-time friend and collaborator, Michael “Elvis” Baskette, produced "Dust".
To coincide with the announcement of "Dust", several exclusive fan bundle pre-orders are now available at https://fret12.com/store/tremonti-dust. These bundles include autographed CD’s, t-shirts, hoodies, and other exciting experiences for the Tremonti fan.
The track listing for Dust is:
1) My Last Mistake
2) The Cage
3) Once Dead
5) Betray Me
6) Tore My Heart Out
7) Catching Fire
8) Never Wrong
9) Rising Storm
10) Unable To See
Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the internationally renowned bands Alter Bridge and Creed. Having sold over 40 million records worldwide, this is the man behind massive hits like "My Own Prison", “Higher", "Isolation" and “Addicted To Pain.” His recognizable sound has garnered him a loyal fan base across the globe. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist of the Year" three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" in Total Guitar.
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Korpiklaani are very pleased to announce that they are currently working on their first ever DVD release! The DVD will contain exclusive live footage filmed across two shows in 2015, with more live footage due to be filmed this year. A sensational live CD will also accompany the release.
Korpiklaani frontman Jonne Järvelä said of the announcement:
“Finally we can release our first ever DVD, with not just one show but from some of our favourite cities and festivals. We are also recording all shows on our upcoming tour for a bonus live CD, along with the recent tours in 2015. This will be the first of many more to come in the future!”
Part of the DVD footage has been filmed at their Volta, Moscow show (Apr 2015) and their Teatro Vorterix, Buenos Aires show (Dec 2015). Further footage is due to be filmed throughout their upcoming performances at Melkweg, Amsterdam (10 April) and at Masters of Rock Festival, Czech Republic (14-17 July) this year.
Lucky UK fans will have a chance to be a part of the live CD! Part of the audio for the CD will be recorded throughout Korpiklaani’s upcoming UK tour alongside Moonsorrow this April.
Korpiklaani’s DVD & Live CD release will be due out late 2016 / early 2017.
Stay tuned for more information.
Korpiklaani and Moonsorrow will be embarking on a UK co-headline tour this April entitled the "Finnish Folk Metal Mafia Tour".
The tour (which is part of a larger EU tour) will take the bands though 7 different European countries, hitting the UK on 20th April at the O2 Islington Academy, London – culminating on 28th April at 1865 in Southampton. This is a tour not to be missed!
You can catch Korpiklaani & Moonsorrow at the following UK & Ireland shows:
20th April – O2 Islington Academy, London
21st April – Club Academy, Manchester
22nd April – The Button Factory, Dublin
23rd April – Limelight 2, Belfast
24th April – Classic Grand, Glasgow
25th April – Stylus, Leeds
26th April – Academy 2, Birmingham
27th April – The Fleece, Bristol
28th April – 1865, Southampton
Swedish riff lords Grand Magus have announced their new studio album will be titled: 'Sword Songs'.
The 8th studio album will be released on May 13th through Nuclear Blast. This stunning new cover artwork (above) was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts.
Mastermind JB commented:
“We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think that you can hear that. For me, "Sword Songs" is the best Grand Magus album ever! The new songs are faster and more aggressive than on "Triumph And Power” - and we have also included some more extreme and harder stuff. I’m convinced that there are some future classics on the disc!"
"Sword Songs" was produced by Nico Elgstrand at Studio Supa in Stockholm, Sweden. Guitars, vocals and bass were recorded at Studio Supa, too. Drums were recorded with Roberto Laghi at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The album was mixed by Roberto Laghi (Oral Majority Records, Gothenburg) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers, Helsinki).
Pre-order 'Sword Songs' now on limited gatefold gold vinyl from the UK store here:
The tracklists are as follows:
01. Freja's Choice
03. Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel
04. Born For Battle (Black Dog Of Brocéliande)
05. Master Of The Land
06. Last One To Fall
07. Frost And Fire
09. Everyday There's A Battle To Fight
Bonus Tracks (digipak only)
10. In For The Kill
11. Stormbringer (Deep Purple Cover)
01. Freja's Choice
03. Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel
04. Born For Battle (Black Dog Of Brocéliande)
05. Master Of The Land
01. Last One To Fall
02. Frost And Fire
04. Everyday There's A Battle To Fight
05. In For The Kill
06. Stormbringer (Deep Purple Cover)
Grand Magus will play festivals throughout Europe this summer including the UK's Download Festival!
07.05. - S - Medis - Stora Scenen
13. - 15.05. - D - Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
03. - 05.06. - CZ - Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
12.06. - UK - Donington Park - Download Festival
19.06. - F - Clisson - Hellfest
06. - 09.07. - D - Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
17.08. - D - Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
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