Sad to say that it is true, Aaron Curse is no longer a member of The Defiled. Everyone at the GMA Team wishes him a bright and prosperous future, he will always be a Defiled musician. x
Gearing up to open the main stage at this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House (headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica), London metallers The Defiled have released the video for their latest single “Infected”.
Featuring stunning 3D animation from the London based Smoke And Guns Productions, the video tells a twisted tale of epidemic infection, while the band rock out in a fire and stripper filled morgue.
Stitch D explains that the band has "done performance videos, we’ve tried our hand at acting, and our last video did not even have us in it", naturally they wanted to do something unique and so what better way to achieve this than by using Lego, as he explains "With animation, anything is possible – if we want a helicopter, no problem, if we want a massive machine gun mounted on a jeep, ditto". Of course he is disappointed that the real thing did not happen, no strippers nor pyrotechnics.
Keyboardist The AvD adds: "Fuck yeah! Suicide, murder, disease, fire, helicopters, machine guns, strippers and lego – this has got it all".
Regarding Aaron Curse's departure (as seen in the video), he admits that the band "are sad to see him go, but you can’t fuck with fate. He is probably down there in hell right now, creeping out Satan and his minions. He will be missed".
To see the video in full and find out what happened to Curse, click here
The Defiled open the main stage of Sonisphere Festival Friday 4th July 2014, their first show as a four piece..For more information check www.sonisphere.co.uk
Rising female-fronted metal crew ‘Zoltar Speaks’ have just set loose their new video single ‘Nothing In The World’ today.
Pulling from everyone from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold and Iron Maiden to Coheed and Cambria, Zoltar Speaks are here to shake your world with a sound that merges both fiery and majestic vocals with hearty riffs and elephantine choruses.
View the video below!!
Formed in 2009 and bursting out of the rural plains of Somerset, Zoltar Speaks are fronted by enigmatic vocalist Louise Body, with Ben Dean hammering at the drums, Simon Roocroft providing the backbone on bass, and Daniel Pratt and Jason Coles shredding it up on the guitars. The unstoppable five-piece have built up an army of dedicated followers fuelled by extensive touring throughout Southern England and Wales where they notched up supports with Idiom and Malefice. The release of the band’s debut EP ‘Treatment’ further increased their national profile, and now with the launch of their new full length album ‘Save As I Save’, the ascending metal crew are set to soar.
The south west melodic metal crew’s debut album ‘Save As I Save’ features twelve stunning slabs of cutting metal and has already racked up critical acclaim from Big Cheese, Metal Hammer, Rocksound and Powerplay. Metal Hammer in particular have been very supportive of the band by placing a track from the record on their cover CD. The band now surge forward with the release of the video single ‘Nothing In The World’, out this May and the cut is destined to grace TV screens.
English Melodic Extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as-of-yet untitled album.
Check It out right here.
On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below.
Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona
Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas
Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas
More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans
New Orleans riff lords Crowbar will release an all new full length album entitled 'Symmetry In Black' on May 26, 2014 via Century Media Records in Europe and May 27, 2014 via eOne Records in North America.
Founding vocalist & guitarist Kirk Windstein provides the following comment:
"We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all time high. We are 100% ready to get this Juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again. Crowbar will not be stopped!"
'Symmetry In Black' was produced by Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur. The new effort will be the latest material from Crowbar since 'Sever The Wicked Hand' was released in 2011 and will be the tenth studio LP which also marks the 25th anniversary of the inception of Crowbar.
Windstein continues:"Crowbar is my heart and soul. The music is a part of me that I am extremely proud of. It's an amazing feeling to be putting all of my energy and focus into something that I created 25 years ago! We are extremely excited to release our 10th full length and to bring the riffs to as many people as possible on tour. See you on the road!"
Now that the band has finished recording, a U.K. headline run for a handful of dates with Dripback is kicking off tonight in Manchester.
CROWBAR LIVE supported by Dripback and Hang The Bastard (London only)
28.02.2014 Sound Control, Manchester, UK
01.03.2014 Corporation, Sheffield, UK
02.03.2014 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham , UK
03.03.2014 Thekla Bristol, UK
04.03.2014 The Garage, London, UK
05.03.2014 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
06.03.2014 O2 Academy 2, Liverpool, UK
07.03.2014 The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
08.03.2014 Black Country Metal Fest III @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
09.03.2014 King Tut's, Glasgow, UK
After more than two decades, "Total Fucking Darkness", the infamous third demo from notorious UK extreme metal magicians, Cradle Of Filth, will be unleashed on gate-fold double LP and digi-pack CD via Mordgrimm this Spring.
The undertaking was helmed by vocalist Dani Filth, former guitarist Paul Ryan (currently of The King Is Blind) and Cacophonous Records founder Frater Nihil, who first signed Cradle Of Filth, in an effort to bring fans old and new a remastered version of the demo along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for twenty years.
Given new life at Turan Studio in Oxford with the aid of engineer Tim Turan (who has worked on everything from Emperor to Thin Lizzy), "Total Fucking Darkness" commences with "Spattered In Faeces," the only surviving track from the now mythical "Goetia" sessions, followed on Side A and the rest of Side B with the recordings from the "Total Fucking Darkness" demo. Side C offers up another previously unreleased hymn with "Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli)," recorded in a rehearsal studio on Samhain 1992, followed by three more tracks from the same session, a further hint of the material that would have featured on the aborted "Goetia" album. Two short instrumental movements from former Cradle Of Filth keyboardist Ben Ryan are also included.
Housed in a heavy gatefold sleeve with paintings featuring the perverse visions of Radio 1 Presenter and occult artist, Daniel Carter, the legendary recording will be released in an initial mail-order edition of 666 copies, unleashed in an unholy trinity of three two-color, 180-gram vinyl variants limited to 222 copies each; orange / black, blue / grey and grey / black. Each copy includes a limited edition booklet with a foreword by Dani Filth and formerly unseen photos from the band archives. A retail version in blue vinyl with insert, and a digipak CD, will be available from Amazon and other outlets on May 5, 2014, with the limited edition version slated for release two weeks earlier.
"Total Fucking Darkness" Track Listing:
1. Spattered In Faeces
2. The Black Goddess Rises
3. As Deep As Any Burial
1. Unbridled at Dusk
2. The Raping Of Faith
3. Fraternally Yours, 666
1. Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli)
2. The Black Goddess Rises
3. Seance And Mandrake (Instrumental)
1. The Raping Of Faith
2. Unbridled At Dusk
3. Hekate Enthroned (Instrumental)
Cradle Of Filth's "Total Fucking Darkness" will drop on May 5, 2014 via Mordgrimm. Pre-orders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
Martyr Defiled have revealed their video for the single 'Demons In The Mist'. View the video online here:
'Demons In The Mist' is the first track to be taken from the punishing new full length 'No Hope No Morality' which is set for release April 29th via Siege Of Amida Records.
Catch the band on tour in the UK from tomorrow. Dates below.
UKEM Records are very pleased to announce the signing of London based Progressive Brutal Death Metal band ‘Days of Perversion’.
Seasoned UK underground veterans, and featuring ex-members of Crepitation and Blasphtized, the band combine a mix of crushing Death Metal with more melodic and progressive elements which makes for a truly unique sound.
Set for a late 2014 / early 2015 UKEM Records will release the band’s debut E.P. which will include their 2007 demo as bonus material. Head over to the bands Facebook page and support! https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfPerversion?fref=ts
Have a listen as to what you can expect from the release here:
The band has promised more of the same, but on a higher level!
Funeral Doom / Death goliaths, Eye Of Solitude, have teamed with MetalInjection.net for the exclusive premiere of the music video for "Act II: Where the Descent Began". The song comes off the band's newest masterpiece, "Canto III", which is now available worldwide on Kaotoxin Records. The album is being sold as a digital download or limited-edition, hand-numbered double digi-CD that features six bonus tracks taken from the band's 2012 & 2013 EPs - "Awoken By Crows" and "The Deceit".
The video for "Act II: Where the Decent Began" is now playing at this location.
Music and movies news / reviews hub TheLairOfFilth.com has declared "Canto III" their Album of the Year for 2013. Stating that "the depths of despair, that this album reaches, is only matched by the beauty of the music," TheLairOfFilth.com placed the newest Eye Of Solitude masterpiece atop a list of 20 of this year's most acclaimed releases. Check out the list at this location.
Purchase "Canto III" at the following links:
Digital - listen.kaotoxin.com
Digi-CD & Merch - shop.kaotoxin.com
In support of "Canto III", Eye Of Solitude will embark upon their first-ever tour early next year. A brief, yet devastating, trek across the UK that includes stops in London, Liverpool and Manchester, the "Chants Of Grief" tour will finally give doom fans the opportunity to experience one of the genre's most massive-sounding acts in the flesh. The tour, featuring direct support from Belgian Doom / Death unit Marche Funèbre, is sponsored by Zero Tolerance Magazine.
Chants of Grief UK 2014 Tour Dates:
January 28 - FR - Lille - Le Biplan (No Eye Of Solitude)
January 29 - UK - London - The Blackheart
January 30 - UK - Manchester - Satan's Hollow
January 31 - UK - Liverpool - The Lomax
February 1 - UK - TBA*
*Parties interested in booking this date, get in touch at email@example.com
"Canto III destroys on just about every level, and is an absolute masterpiece of an album."
- The Lair of Filth
"I honestly don't consider Canto III just a new great release, Canto III is THE release that will definitely make Eye Of Solitude a bigger name in their scene, and no doubt, one of the best Funeral Doom Metal materials you'll encounter this year." [10/10] - Destructive Music
"Showcasing some of the most emotionally driven music ever written, Eye of Solitude gives us pure metal gold with Canto III." [5/5] - HeadbangOrGTFO.com
Eye Of Solitude is a Doom / Death band from London UK, formed in April 2010.
Daniel Neagoe - vocals (Unfathomable Ruination)
Indee Rehal-Sagoo - guitars
Mark Antoniades - guitars (Sidious)
Chris Davies - bass (Sidious)
Pedro Caballero-Clemente - keyboards
Adriano Ferraro - drums
Kent's most fabled Symphonic Black Metallers The Furious Horde are proud to announce the unveiling of their latest music video "For The Horde"
GMA spoke to Rachael Gater, guitarist of The Furious Horde to get the low down behind this sensational masterpiece:
"We at The Furious Horde are incredibly excited about "For The Horde", our new track and music video. The track / video is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the band and the friendships surrounding it.
We filmed in two separate sessions; the first day, we filmed the band shots at the Red Lion in Gravesend. They have a bunker at the back of the beer garden which was perfect! There was water dripping from the ceiling and walls, and it was freezing. If you look hard at the video, you can see Ruptured_Souls' cold breath! (He wears the least out of the members, too!) The second day, we filmed with the incredible zombie (Colin Stubbs) and Ruptured_Souls in the basement of our friend Ryan Wigley (bassist / vocalist of Dark Theory - also another Kent band, who plays Symphonic Black / Gothic Metal). Filming was a lot of fun. There were a lot of shenanigans involved, but we worked very hard too!
Luke Foxwell (Alienated Films) was a pleasure to work with, and we are incredibly thankful to him for his great work. He captured our fabulous and sexy appeal superbly, haha! This new track is very special to us; a landmark of the distance we have travelled and a taster of what is to follow. We believe that our next album will be our strongest!
Thank you for taking the time to talk to us, GMA!"
"Just finished listening to "Aftershock". It’s incredible... they never fail to deliver! If you love Rock and Roll, you must get this album!!!” - Triple H, 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE
“The new Motörhead album 'Aftershock' is so ridiculously good. If u don't buy it Lemmy will personally come to your house & defile your sister!” - Don Jamieson "That Metal Show"
“All [Lemmy] and his mates have done is put together one of their best albums in the last 20 years.” – MSN.com
“WOW! The new Motörhead record is one of the best, start to finish, they have ever done. LOST WOMAN BLUES is da bomb.” - Classic Rock Revisited
Today, Motörhead is releasing another brand new track from their upcoming 21st studio album, "Aftershock", entitled ‘Queen Of The Damned’. The track is streaming exclusively via Loudwire.com now, and is a fast head-banger full of killer riffage– just what Motörhead is known for being best at! Listen here.
And damned you will be if you do not pick up "Aftershock" — at least in the eyes of guitarist Phil Campbell, who offers up his sentiments to those who ignore the band’s new album, saying, “If you don't check out our new record, you're a wanker!”
Drummer Mikkey Dee adds, “Finally everyone! "Aftershock" in da house! I think we have a very special new Motörhead album for you to hear, a great step forward from the last few albums! I just FUCKIN love it!”
Motörhead recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18th from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs. Come listen to the brand new Motörhead album "Aftershock" before it's released on October 22nd, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win Motörhead prizes! The first 100 Motörhead fans get in free!
"Aftershock", Motörhead’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything Motörhead stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see Motörhead in perhaps their best writing form for years.
You can pre-order the next chapter of Motörhead’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).
Motörhead’s single ‘Heartbreaker’ is spinning now on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels.
All of the bands involved in the Noisecreep.com ‘Most Anticipated Release of October’ Poll were great sports, but Motörhead’s "Aftershock" came out on top! Thanks to all who voted.