From deep in the age of prehistoric dinosaurs comes Victorius - saving the world from an alien invasion. Alongside the holy dinoforce these five madmen play Jurassic Power Metal, using lots of high end technology and laser cannons.
SLAY THE ALIEN SCUM!
The time has come to join forces with Napalm Records and free the world from all aliens! Welcome to the family, Victorius! We are proud to stand side by side in this battle of the German Power-Metal heroes!
Victorius on the signing:
“We are more than proud to announce that we have joined forces with one of the world´s leading record companies for metal music: Napalm Records! With almost three decades in the business, the team around CEO Thomas Caser is one of the most professional you can work with! We´re happy that we finally found a partner who shares the same vision and goals as we have for Victorius! With that said, a new album is nearly completed and ready to be unleashed! Power Metal is alive! And it will shine brighter than ever before!”
Napalm Records on the signing:
“We are delighted that Victorius signed with Napalm Records. They are one of Germany’s most promising Power Metal bands, currently recording their next record which is set to be released early 2020 via Napalm Records.”
Get a glimpse of Victorius and watch "Twilight Skies" HERE
Forming in Leipzig, Germany, Victorius played their first shows on a quest with epic battles against demons and dragons, forming touring alliances with bands like Grave Digger, Van Canto or Freedom Call. From 2004 on they gathered thousands of supporters all over the planet in preparation for the most epic showdown in modern prehistoric history: dinosaurs versus aliens. They kept advancing their skills and their music grew with them over the years, so they continued to develop their style, which is a combination of German and Scandinavian Power-Metal.
2010: Unleash the Titans
2012: The Awakening
2017: Heart of the Phoenix
David - Vocals
Dirk - Guitars
Andreas - Bass
Flo - Guitars
Frank – Drums
Finland's Korpiklaani release 'Bír Bír' lyric video in support of 2019 festival season + kick off AUS/NZ tour tomorrow!
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani don't seem to need any rest! After playing an extensive European tour with Turisas and Trollfest in support of their latest studio album 'Kulkija' ('Wanderer'), the band is about to kick off an 8-show Australian & New Zealand run (w/ Troldhaugen) tomorrow. But before the sextet continues their current touring cycle with a North American co-headline tour with their label mates in Eluveitie in September/October, Korpiklaani will perform a string of European festival gigs. In anticipation of these upcoming summer dates - starting at Metalfest Open Air, Pilsen (CZ) on June 2nd - the band has unleashed a brand new lyric video for the Czech version of their all-time favourite 'Beer Beer', which can also be found on the tour edition of 'Kulkija'. Check out 'Bír Bír' [ft. Fleret] over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drIAMzV7qg
"The cooperation with Korpiklaani on the Czech version of their hit song 'Beer Beer (Bír Bír)' convinced us that even folk metal superstars like them can be nice guys with stellar manners. Not only did they prove this during the rehearsal at the Masters Of Rock Café in Zlín but also on the Masters Of Rock 2018 festival stage where we played with them after only one rehearsal of their song 'Vodka', our song 'Vizovice' and then - we believe we can say - our common song 'Beer Beer (Bír Bír)' with the Czech lyrics of our lyricist Jan Mrlík. That was a remarkable and exciting experience for us and hopefully for Korpiklaani as well. Korpiklaani, thanks to all of you!"
The track will be available digitally from Friday, May 24!
'The Wayfarers Australia & New Zealand Tour 2019' w/ TROLDHAUGEN
18.05. NZ Wellington - Valhalla *SOLD OUT*
19.05. NZ Auckland - Whammy Bar
21.05. AUS Brisbane - The Triffid
22.05. AUS Sydney - Manning Bar
23.05. AUS Canberra - The Basement
24.05. AUS Melbourne - Max Watt's
25.05. AUS Adelaide - Enigma Bar
26.05. AUS Perth - Amplifier
02.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
21. - 23.06. LT Varniai - Kilkim Žaibu
05.07. F Colombier-Saugnieu - Plane ‘R Fest
06.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
12.07. UA Kiev - Atlas Weekend
26.07. SLO Tolmin - MetalDays
01. - 04.08. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
02. - 03.08. FIN Tampere - SaariHelvetti
17.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
'Wanderers Towards Rebirth - Kulkija Ad Ategnatos' w/ ELUVEITIE, GONE IN APRIL
19.09. USA Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
20.09. USA Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
21.09. USA New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
22.09. USA Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
23.09. USA Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
24.09. USA Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
26.09. USA Mesa, AZ - Club Red
27.09. USA Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
28.09. USA Oakland, CA - Metro Operahouse
29.09. USA Portland, OR - The Bossanova Ballroom
30.09. CDN Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
01.10. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon
03.10. USA Denver, CO - Summit
04.10. USA Lincoln, NE - The Royal Grove
05.10. USA Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
06.10. USA Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
07.10. CDN Toronto, ON - The Opera House
08.10. CDN Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
09.10. CDN Montréal, QC - Théâtre Corona
10.10. CDN Québec, QC - Impérial Bell
11.10. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium
12.10. USA Reading, PA - Reverb
13.10. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
14.10. USA New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
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Hamburg-based Sludge Metal unit High Fighter returns with their sophomore, brand new album this summer on Argonauta Records. Today the band is sharing with us not only the hotly anticipated release details, but also a first single taken from their upcoming record titled Champain!
After the group's debut EP The Goat Ritual released end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe & the UK, including festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Desertfest Berlin, London and Antwerp, SonicBlast Moledo, Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke, Keep It Low, Red Smoke Festival and many more, as well as countless gigs on tour with bands alike Ahab, Conan, Elder, Downfall of Gaia, Crowbar, Mantar, Corrosion of Conformity, Mammoth Storm, Brant Bjork, The Midnight Ghost Train and Earth Ship to name just a few, High Fighter released their first full-length and critically acclaimed album Scars & Crosses in June 2016 on Svart Records. The band's second studio album, Champain, is set for a release on July 26th 2019 with powerhouse label Argonauta Records.
It seems life on the road has impacted High Fighterin a huge way. As their new album has a heavier and fast-paced sound compared to their first records. The best way to describe High Fighter in 2019 is pissed off! This is a different band that announced their arrival in 2014 with their debut EP followed by Scars & Crosses. Champain isn’t for the faint hearted and the band may actually surprise a lot of their established fan-base with this album.
Vocalist Mona Miluski explains:-
"We finally present you the cover art and details for our second album, we have named Champain. This album tells an anti-hero story, and we have probably never sounded that focussed and brutal on a record before. Champain has been recorded, mixed and mastered by our dear friend Jan Oberg at Hidden Planet Studio in Berlin, and the clear, classy but epic album artwork has been designed by the talented Johnny Doe. This record is definitely not Scars & Crosses part 2, we tried to evolve our sound to a new level and this time, introducing the even more heavier side of High Fighter."
Opening songs such as Before I Disappear, Shine Equal Dark and Dead Gift, create an eerie and gloomy atmosphere where the mood can be pitch-black in places. The soaring and brutal riffs on this album allow Mona to show her impressive vocal range, from Death Metal growls, mean screams to her Stoner Rock, Soul and Blues roots.
Stream the album opening track, Before I Disappear, just exclusively premiered with Outlaws of the Sun, HERE!
Champain will be coming out July 26th in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, with a pre-order and many more news to follow soon.
High Fighter is:
Mona Miluski – vocals
Christian Pappas – guitar
Ingwer Boysen – guitar
Constantin Wüst – bass
Thomas Wildelau – drums & backing vocals
HIGH FIGHTER live:
14.06.19 DE – Hannover / Café Glocksee, w/ Monolord
22.06.19 DE – Freak Valley Festival
03.08.19 DE – Gössnitz Open Air
08.-10.08.19 PT – SonicBlast Moledo
18.10.19 DE – Metal Inferno Paderborn
+ many more shows to be announced soon
Dying Victims Productions announces July 8th as the international release date for The Night Eternal's striking debut EP, The Night Eternal, on 12" vinyl and cassette tape formats.
Although The Night Eternal's first public recording, already, these Germans are evincing the mastery of veterans. Across their three original compositions and a reverentially poignant cover of Judas Priest's "(Take These) Chains," the quintet concoct a supremely powerful and stirringly moody sort of heavy metal, both traditionally pure-steel in their dynamics yet also brimming with epicness and a sort of forlorn heroism. In fact, early '80s Judas Priest is an apt reference for The Night Eternal's night-prowling style, all gleaming chrome and classy, but bespeaking an ever-present darkness beneath that alluring exterior. Of course, hooks are massive as are the commanding vocals of frontman Ricardo, but it's the chemistry among all five members of The Night Eternal that puts this beyond most other debut recordings: truly, their fire and fluidity are magic to behold!
Behold the first magic with the new track "Eternal Night" HERE at Dying Victims' official YouTube channel. Appropriately moody cover art courtesy of Brouemaster Visual Decay as well as tracklisting are as above.
New Zealand Thrashers Alien Weaponry release "Ahi Kā" music video; currently touring North America, European tour this summer
Alien Weaponry have released the music video for their new single, "Ahi Kā", which premiered last week over at Billboard. The song represents the first new material from the New Zealand based metal trio since releasing their 2018 debut album, Tū. Fans can check out the music video for "Ahi Kā" via the link below. The track is also featured on Adult Swim's new, streaming-only compilation record Metal Swim 2.
Alien Weaponry's singer-guitarist Lewis de Jong talks about "Ahi Ka" (Which, like many of the band's songs, is sung in New Zealand's indigenous language of Te Reo Māori):-
"Ahi Kā was inspired by the Auckland city council's decision to burn down what was considered to be the unsightly indigenous Maori village of Okahu Bay in advance of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 visit. The eviction sparked a 40-year battle for the native Ngati Whatua to reclaim their land, including protests and battles with the police. Amid worldwide criticism, a small portion of the original land was ultimately returned with an apology and some compensation."
Watch "Ahi Ka" HERE
"Ahi Kā" is available for streaming and purchase through Spotify and iTunes (respectively) over HERE!
Fans and music critics alike have applauded the band's approach to unifying Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal sensibilities; ultimately creating a sound that is driven by emotionally and politically charged conflict while boasting youthful, warrior-like resilience.
Both Lewis and Henry are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa (Māori tribal) descent, and began their schooling at a kura kaupapa Māori (full immersion Māori language school) where singing waiata (songs) and performing haka were a daily routine. Also ingrained in their early education were stories of New Zealand history told to them by their father, who would also introduce them to the music of Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.
Alien Weaponry was formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis (vocals & guitar) and Henry de Jong (drums), who were 8 and 10 years old at the time. The two would later move to the small town of Waipu in 2012, and went on to meet Ethan Trembath (bass) there in 2013. The de Jong brothers came up with the name Alien Weaponry after watching the film District 9.
Alien Weaponry have also been nominated for "Best International Breakthrough Band" at the 2019 Heavy Music Awards (UK). The event takes place on August 22nd at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London. Fan voting is now open at https://vote.heavymusicawards.com/ until June 27th.
ALIEN WEAPONRY On Tour:
North American Headlining Tour
11.05.2019 US - Rockingham, NC / Epicenter*
12.05.2019 US - Washington, DC / DC9
13.05.2019 US - Boston, MA / Middle East
15.05.2019 US - New York, NY / Saint Vitus
16.05.2019 CA - Montreal, QC / L'Esco
17.05.2019 CA - Toronto, ON / Velvet Underground
19.05.2019 US - Chicago, IL / Chicago Open Air*
22.05.2019 US - Minneapolis, MN / 7th St Entry
24.05.2019 US - Pryor, OK / Rocklahoma*
26.05.2019 US - Denver, CO / Bluebird Theater
28.05.2019 US - San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill
29.05.2019 US - Los Angeles, CA / The Roxy
TOUR DATES EU
07.06.2019 DE - Berlin / Musik & Frieden
08.06.2019 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
10.06.2019 UK - Cardiff / Fuel Rock Club
11.06.2019 UK - Bristol / The Exchange
12.06.2019 UK - Dublin / Vodoo Lounge
13.06.2019 UK - Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
15.06.2019 UK - Donington / DE74 2RP Castle Donington
16.06.2019 UK - London / The Underground Camden
18.06.2019 LX - Belval / Rockhal
19.06.2019 DE - Köln / Luxor
20.06.2019 DE - Hamburg / Uebel & Gefährlich
21.06.2019 DK - Kobenhavn / Copenhell Festival 2019
23.03.2019 FR - Clisson / Hellfest Open Air 2019
25.06.2019 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
26.06.2019 DE - Hannover / Capitol
28.06.2019 FI - Helsinki / Tuska Festival 2019
03.07.2019 FR - Paris / Les Etoiles 61 rue du Chateau d´Eu
04.07.2019 FR - Toulouse / Rue Louis Bonin
06.07.2019 ES - Galicia / Resurrection Fest 2019
07.07.2019 PT - Lisbon / RCA Club
09.07.2019 ES - Sevilla / Sala Even
10.07.2019 ES - Madrid / Nasca Music Live
12.07.2019 ES - Barcelona / Sala Boveda
15.07.2019 IT - Milan / Circolo Magnolia
16.07.2019 IT - Padova / Parco Della Musica
20.07.2019 NL - Eindhoven / Dynamo Metalfest 2019
22.07.2019 SL - Tolmin / MetalDays Festival 2019
24.07.2019 HU - Budapest / Dürer Kert
27.07.2019 PL - Warsaw / klub Stodola Batorego
03.08.2019 DE - Stuttgart / Hanns-Matin-Schleyer-halle
06.08.2019 DE - München / Backstage Werk
07.08.2019 DE - Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
08.08.2019 CZ - Josefov / Brutal Assault 2019
10.08.2019 NL - Leewarden / Into The Grave Festival 2019
11.08.2019 BE - Kortrijk / Alcatraz 2019
16.08.2019 AT - Graz / Metal On The Hill Festival 2019
Official Website: www.alienweaponry.com
One of the pioneering acts of the fertile European goth metal scene in the 1990s, Crematory began as a strict death metal unit in 1991 before adding goth and industrial elements into their arsenal. In their 28 year long career, the band, centred around original members Markus Jüllich and Felix Stass, released 14 studio albums, three live albums, various compilations and splits, played hundreds of shows around the globe and they are still hungry for more.
Napalm Records is proud to announce the partnership with Crematory, one of the most influential bands of the last several decades and to work on their next studio album, which will be out in spring 2020.
Crematory also partnered up with Napalm Events Booking as their new worldwide booking agency, which will organize a massive tour in spring 2020, next to the release of the new studio album!
Crematory on the signing:
“We are looking forward to the cooperation with Napalm Records and Napalm Events Booking and we are happy to announce the release of our new studio album and tour in spring/summer 2020.
After 28 years of Crematory it`s great to be a part of Napalm Records and Napalm Events Booking, with their worldwide connections, distribution and their great promotion department. They are one of the leading metal labels in the world.”
28.06.19 DE - Erfurt / Club from Hell
27.07.19 PT - Rua Comendador Costa e Sá / Vila Nova de Famalicão
03.08.19 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
17.08.19 CZ - Moravský Krumlov / Rock Heart Festival
30.08.19 DE - Mannheim / Black Castle Festival
German melodic death metallers Psychotool have published a lyric video for the track "Rotten Paradise", which is the title-track of the band's upcoming debut full-length, set to be released on May 17th via Black Sunset/MDD. Watch the lyric video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mFlNhtCMGI&feature=youtu.be The album features 10 tracks and was mastered by Andy Classen at StageOne. The final tracklist can be found below. The album is also now available in the MDD Shop as a pre-order together with a shirt as a bundle!
Germany's Beyond The Black to release Heart Of The Hurricane / Black edition; including brand new songs and bonus album
Energetic, straight forward, uncompromising symphonic metal – with bonus tracks!
After the great success of 2018’s Heart Of The Hurricane, BEYOND THE BLACK deliver a special gift for their fans worldwide, by re-releasing Heart Of The Hurricane as Black Edition with 3 bonus tracks and a Best Of CD compromising the best songs from their previous two albums. The three bonus tracks are no leftovers from some old recording session – they are consequent beacons leading into the future and all that is to come for BEYOND THE BLACK.
Pre-Order Heart Of The Hurricane / Black Edition HERE!
The album is available as 2CD Digipack and Digital Album.
Already tomorrow, the first single and official video “Through the Mirror” will be released on the Napalm Records YouTube Channel.
Together with Heart Of The Hurricane / Black Edition, BEYOND THE BLACK’s first two albums Lost In Forever and Songs Of Love And Death will be physically released for the first time outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland on June 7th (Europe) and June 28th (North America).
Heart of The Hurricane, the third album of the band, entered the German album charts at #5 last summer. Crossing all musical borders singer Jennifer Haben scored a slot at the current season for German TV series “Sing meinen Song” (sing my song): starting may 7th she will be starring weekly at TV channel Vox besides other well-known artists like host Michael Patrick Kelly. At the same time Heart Of The Hurricane will be re-released; the new Black Edition includes a double-CD with the original record as well as three brand new songs and a best of from their first two releases. The combination of their biggest hits, the actual album and three new songs, Beyond The Black release a record that leaves nobody unsatisfied.
With the release of their debut record 2015 the band and their singer Jennifer Haben blew up like a bomb. Songs Of Love And Death has been hold in the charts for weeks and the band received a prestigious “Metal Hammer” award in the category “Newcomer of the year”. The following album Lost In Forever drew on that success, charted at #4 in the German charts and led the band on a mammoth tour across Germany and the UK straight to Russia and Japan.
Since 2014 the band delights their fans regularly at the Wacken Open Air as well as support act for Aerosmith, Korn, Scorpions, Saxon, Within Temptation and many other established international acts.
German death metallers Abythic have just signed a contract with Xtreem Music for the release of their next album, the second in their career, which is currently being mixed and will be released after this summer.
Abythic's new album will be titled Conjuring the Obscure and was recorded at the Flashback Recordings studios under the direction of T.S. (who is also drummer in Suffocate Bastard).
This is what Abythic guitarist MDB says about Conjuring the Obscure:
"This new album is divided into four chapters. For each chapter, a different singer sings; with each chapter, the whole equipment was changed; with each chapter, we play a different style. In chapter 1, we play more classic Swedish-styled death metal very inspired by old Grave (You'll Never See… era); in chapter 2, we play more Finnish-styled death metal like old Belial, Demigod etc; in chapter 3, we switch back to Sweden…but this time, more into death/black metal very inspired by Necrophobic; and on the 4th chapter, we are very inspired by US death metal like old Deicide and Malevolent Creation (The Fine Art of Murder era). So, we have a very dynamic album with a lot of surprises.
I think we created something unique in this genre, especially by changing the styles and productions within the album. T.S. is also the drummer on this Abythic album. Normally, I played drums in the past, but this time, I'm playing all guitars on this. On the previous releases, I also wrote the whole material for the band. On this new Abythic album, you will find members from bands like Reckless Manslaughter, Selfdevoured, Anam, ex-Ingurgitating Oblivion, and Suffocate Bastard."
The new Abythic logo has been made by the legendary Belgian artist Christophe Szpajdel, while the cover art has been painted by Jenglot Hitam.
More details about the album will be revealed when the mixing is finished during this summer. In the meantime, you can hear their previous album HERE. For more info, consult the links blow.
New Zealand's Melodic Death / Doom duo Lysithea release new album via German label Naturmacht Prods.
The New Zealand melodic death/doom based duo Lysithea return with their new full-length opus 'Star-Crossed' and releasing it today via the German sub-label, Naturmacht Productions.
The follow up to 2015's 'Realms', Star-Crossed tells a dark tale of love, loss and mortality. Weaving soaring leads, punishing roars and a dense, unearthly atmosphere, Star-Crossed finds the band at its most pensive and powerful.
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