It's their jubilee year! 35 years of Tankard!
And a suitable soundtrack can’t be neglected for the occasion. The band's 17th studio album entitled ‘One Foot In The Grave’ will be released on June 2nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
But one week before its release, the iconic Frankfurt-based thrashers will celebrate another remarkable milestone in their career; all of Frankfurt are currently looking forward to the German cup final against Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on May 27th. 30,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans will be there following their team, and everyone able to watch the match will see Tankard's performance of the club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' about 30 minutes before kick-off, in front of the Frankfurt stands!
The band has launched an official trailer for this special event over on YouTube here.
The club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' was recorded and released on a Tankard EP in 2006; the band already had the chance to perform the song in the stadium of the German cup final against Bayern Munich that same year. Since that day, the track can be heard before every Eintracht Frankfurt home game. A re-release of the previously mentioned sold-out EP is tentatively scheduled for autumn 2017.
The German pirate metal horde The Privateer, have announced their upcoming third album "The Goldsteen Lay". The album will be released on July 28, 2017 via NoiseArt Records.
The band states:
"Ahoy bloody landlubbers! Finally the work of the last few years will pay off. Our new album "The Goldsteen Lay" will be released on 28 July 2017 under the flag of NoiseArt Records!You can expect an outstanding concept-album with eleven chapters full of madness, eternal life and treasures which won’t let any privateer sleep peacefully ever again! The next weeks we will publish further details about the album!"
Recorded in the safe harbours of the Iguana Studios in March-Burchheim under the control of experienced captain Christoph Brandes who also kicked the gangway of mix & mastering, "The Goldsteen Lay" is an overwhelming adventure in terms of sound engineering as well.
The Privateer travel the seven seas since 2007 and they are looking back onto two successful albums and dozens of landing parties in their homeland as well as foreign and exotic countries. Their Heavy Folk Metal dispersed dust right from their first prey on, and they've found accommodation with the lubbers of NoiseArt Records just in time for their third album. NoiseArt can't get enough from "The Goldsteen Lay" and will on their part make sure that this adventure will be available worldwide. We have set sails already... will you join us on this epic and adventurous journey?
German death metallers Ingurgitating Oblivion have released their third full-length, "Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light", on April 21st via Willowtip Records.
Abundant in unexpected turns and shifts in direction that explore elements that are obscure, brutal and complex, as well as progressive and genre defying, "Vision Wallows In Symphonies Of Light" is the embodiment of an auditory labyrinth. With the recruitment of Lille Gruber from Defeated Sanity on drums, Ingurgitating Oblivion have brought forth thought provoking audio works that are drenched in soul crushing dissonance, and merged with a variety of atypical elements such as pianos, vibraphones, and jazz guitars.
Long-running German death metal legion Stillbirth is the latest addition to Unique Leader Records' expansive family of brutality.
The band will unleash their fifth full-length, Annihilation Of Mankind, through the label later this year. The follow-up to their 2015-issued Global Error full-length (Rising Nemesis Records/Deafground Records) finds vocalist Lukas Swiaczny at his most versatile blasting a monstrous mix of aggressive growls, shouts, bestial gutturals, hellish screams and repulsive Grunts. "It's a perfect mix of brutal, slamming death metal, head-splitting grindcore and mosh pit-inducing grooves," issues the band of their latest offering. "The riffs are heavier than ever.... It's the heaviest output in STILLBIRTH's history."
Additional info on Annihilation Of Mankind to be unveiled in the coming months. In the meantime, check out the band's official video for "Chainsaw Throatcut" from their Global Error release at THIS LOCATION.
On Friday 24th March, the official pre-sale for the concert film "Rammstein: Paris" began ahead of its worldwide release on May 19. The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the "Made in Germany" tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators. Featuring 22 songs from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.
Åkerlund is notorious for his radical, pioneering video clips for bands such as The Prodigy, Metallica, the Rolling Stones and also Rammstein. Absurd details, upended perspectives, shocks of contrast and sensory confusion flicker through his music productions, and in "Rammstein: Paris", he celebrates this from the very first minute. Rammstein play 22 songs (128 mins), ranging from "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?", the first song from the very first album, to "Frühling in Paris" from the last studio album "Liebe ist für alle da".
Artistically and dramaturgically ingeniously staged, like an overwhelming video clip, "Rammstein: Paris" is one of the best rock concert films of all time. “Absolument“
A first impression of this masterpiece can be seen HERE.
German black metal cult Entartung are streaming the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, via EchoesAndDust.com. Released last week via W.T.C. Productions, Baptised into the Faith of Lust is a work of timeless black metal traditionalism given flight by flawless songwriting and emotive execution: THE album where Entartung ascend the throne and rule over all they survey, in a kingdom where the genre's aesthetics have become diluted by modernity (or worse) but one which will be righted by their righteous conviction. Hear Entartung's Baptised into the Faith of Lust in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Entartung was founded in 2011 by Lykormas and Vulfolaic. As veterans of the old-school black metal scene, they set out to make music true to the original vibe of the genre, void of commercialism and modern trends. The duo skipped the usual demo phase and independently wrote and recorded their debut album, Krypteia. Entartung immediately got signed by W.T.C. Productions, who released Krypteia in the spring of 2012 on compact disc.
One year later, Entartung started writing and recording their sophomore album. The internal tensions and conflicts that arose during this process were successfully channelled into violent and aggressive renditions of the actual material. Contrary to the previous album, which exclusively featured German lyrics, Peccata Mortalia predominantly focuses on English as the main language. Peccata Mortalia was again released by World Terror Committee in May 2014, this time on both compact disc and vinyl. Simultaneously, Krypteia also saw a vinyl release.
In late 2014, Entartung was invited to play an exclusive show at the 2015 edition of the Veneration of the Dead festival in the Netherlands. For the purpose of this festival, Entartung recruited skinsman Haistulf and started working on a set consisting of both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia material.
Continuing as a three-piece, Entartung then recorded their third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, throughout the winter of 2015-2016. The new compositions build further upon the style which was established on both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia and successfully push the boundaries of the genre, focusing on both feel and detail as well as atmosphere and aggression. Lyrically, Baptised into the Faith of Lust explores the more obscure side of history, religious mass delusions, and the writings of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Selma Lagerlöf, Charles Baudelaire, and Hermann Löns.
Baptised into the Faith of Lust was mixed by Entartung and was subsequently mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. Once again, the band entrusts World Terror Committee with the release of the third Entartung opus, both on compact disc and vinyl. The album's artwork is a twisted and bizarre take on orthodox iconography, further elucidated by its musical/lyrical contents. Become Baptised into the Faith of Lust with Entartung entirely HERE, courtesy of EchoesAndDust.com!
German Metalcore quintet Cry My Name will release new album Reflections April 21 on Bastardized Recordings. And the group sounds fresher and more dynamic than ever! On Reflections, the band's traditional style is bolstered by a fat production, angry riffs, roller-grooves and hard chorus hooks.
Cry My Name fuels its sound with aggressive hardcore beats without anchoring themselves to the past. Most importantly, the Kiel boys demonstrate a unique flair for writing great songs! Reflections was recorded at Blastbeat Productions and mastered a Pitchback Studios.
Ebony Wall, Germany's finalist at the Wacken Metal Battle 2016, have teamed up with Stephan Dietrich (former Alpha Tiger) for their new song "Nightfall". For the exceptional singer, it is the first musical sign of life, two years after his departure at Alpha Tiger.
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