Missouri thrash band Degrave have teamed up with New Noise Magazine to reveal "All You Need", which is the first single from their upcoming self-titled album.
You can listen to the song here: https://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-degrave-all-you-need/
Degrave will be released on July 27th 2018.
Jordan Roedel - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Clyde Daniels - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Dylan Volmert - Guitars, Vocals (lead)
Jeff Kearney - Drums (2017-present)
New York doom band Witchkiss have teamed up with Echoes & Dust to stream a lyric video for their song "A Crippling Wind". The song is taken from their album The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes which will be released this Friday via Argonauta Records.
Watch the video here: https://www.echoesanddust.com/2018/07/video-stream-witchkiss-a-crippling-wind/
Pre-order the album here: https://witchkiss.bandcamp.com/album/the-austere-curtains-of-our-eyes
The New York based industrial metal duo Hanzel und Gretyl mark their 25th anniversary with a
brand new studio album. ’Satanik Germanik’ is HuG’s darkest, heaviest sounding record to date -
more evil, menacing yet fun than ever. It continues their progression towards a harder, more metal
based sound that marked their previous release, 2014’s ‘Black Forest Metal’.
Formed in New York in 1993, the HuG duo of Kaizer von Loopy and Vas Kallas released their debut
album, ‘Ausgeflippt’, two years later and embarked on consecutive US tours with Marilyn Manson after playing just a handful of local shows.
Its follow-up, 1997’s ‘Transmissions From Uranus’, was praised for its progressive musical stylings and groundbreaking technological advances. Promoted via a tour with Prong, further live commitments saw HuG headline a Halloween show in Des Moines, Iowa with local band Slipknot as their support act, while in 1998 they themselves supported Rammstein on their first US trek.
HuG began a long association with Metropolis Records in 2003 when the label issued their third album, ‘Über Alles’. Described as a "futuristic Wagnerian rock opera", it marked a stylistic change for the band, favouring heavy guitar riffs and Germanic themes over their proven electro-metal sound. It got great reviews from publications as diverse as Kerrang! (UK) and The Village Voice (US).
Next up was 2005’s controversially titled ‘Scheissmessiah’. Memorably reviewed as ‘Handel’s
Messiah from Hell’, HuG grew harder and heavier and toured with Ministry and My Life With The
Thrill Kill Kult. An EP, ‘Oktötenfest 2006’, led to UK dates with Cradle Of Filth.
Their fifth album, ’2012: Zwanzig Zwölf’ (2008), was a concept record based on the Mayan theory that
the world would end in 2012 (but with a fantastical twist on proceedings) and saw death and black
metal elements incorporated into HuG’s musical make-up. The duo’s cult following continued to grow
and they played their first extensive headlining world tour in 2009.
After the world failed to end, 2012 saw the release of ‘Born To Be Heiled’, an eclectic blend of death,
black and doom metal, classic rock, electronic and industrial elements tied together with HuG’s
unmistakable ersatz German affectations coupled with strong outlaw biker motifs. A companion piece entitled ‘Hanzel und Gretyl Für Immer’, comprised entirely of remixes by KyzrWölf (Loopy's electronic side-project), was made available in autumn 2013 to coincide with a European tour.
Late 2014 saw HuG's seventh album, ‘Black Forest Metal’, which marked the beginning of a new era
for the band. Their darkest and most metal sounding effort to date, it employed satanic themes
cross-referenced with forest motifs from the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale. US and two European
tours followed the release.
2015 saw Hanzel und Gretyl appearing in the DVD/BluRay release ‘Rammstein In Amerika’, where
the duo were interviewed alongside the likes of Steven Tyler, Kiss, Marilyn Manson, Iggy Pop, Korn,
Slash and more discussing Rammstein’s first shows in the USA almost twenty years earlier.
A long awaited new album by Hanzel und Gretyl entitled ‘Satanik Germanik’ will mark their
25th anniversary in 2018.
HANZEL UND GRETYL
Kaizer Von Loopy/KyzrWölf - guitars, programming, vocals
Vas Kallas - vocals, bass
Death metal primitivists Mutilate stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Tormentium, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on June 29th via Iron Bonehead Productions, hear Mutilate's Tormentium in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from New York, Mutilate are literally a blast from the past. Sounding as if time stopped some 30 years ago, this quartet create crude 'n' rude black-cum-death metal that was only brewed in the darkest dungeons of the underground circa 1987. As such, they aesthetically nod to the likes of Death Strike, Helllhammer, Nunslaughter, and Goatlord (U.S.) as well as the torchbearers that came after those pioneers during the '90s like Acheron, Usurper, Gravewürm, and Sathanas. It's stripped-down and simple, and unapologetically so, and done with absolute belief and total authenticity. Trend-mongers likely can't tolerate Tormentium, but Mutilate never made this kind of record - or any record, really - for them. Theirs is a cult, and unselfconsciously so since their Fortress of Suffering debut demo last year. Tormentium is simply a longer/stronger consolidation of their sound, as it should be.
"Vinnie Paul Abbott wasn’t just a drummer, he was an iconic fixture in the metal and hard rock community, a pioneer, and an absolute legend. He was a self taught drummer who went on to win many awards for his impeccable skills throughout his career.
A founding member of Pantera, DamagePlan and his current band HellYeah, Vinnie was a vital force for bands and millions of fans worldwide. Whether fans were turning their volume to 11 or headbanging their hearts out at live shows, Vinnie was an inspiration.
His most recent release, Hellyeah’s 'Undeniable' contained three hit singles, thanks to support from Sirius XM’s Octane. “All of us at Octane are so broken hearted to hear of the passing of our brother Vinnie Paul. We sent love to his family, band members and fans. You will be missed. Thinking of you reunited and rockin’ with Dime… Rest in Peace, Vinnie Paul Abbott”, Octane released in a statement.
Today, the world not only lost a legend, but also a genuine human being who lived to put a smile on the faces of everyone he met. May he be reunited with his brother as we all strive to continue his legacy.
Eleven Seven Music is heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, bandmates, friends, and fans through this difficult time."
Shadow Kingdom Records sets October 26th as the worldwide release date for Alms' highly anticipated debut album, Act One, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from Baltimore, Alms honours Maryland's rich heritage of doom metal with a swaggering, soulful sound that unselfconsciously spans decades and idioms. They made their first, grand steps with a two-song demo released at the beginning of 2017. Having already made waves in their local scene, this demo would soon spread like wildfire amongst doom fanatics, and soon the Alms name was on many a tongue. But alas, with the full-length Act One, that name will be on tongues worldwide.
Stomping forward across six BIG songs in a judiciously concise 34 minutes, Alms quickly establish a mood of both merriment and portent. Theirs is a sound which culls the bluesy ruminations of classic Deep Purple, the wild excursions of equally classic Uriah Heep, and the dark thunder of Maryland forebears The Obsessed. And yet, that aforementioned soul and swagger soon take centre stage, both allowing the doom chunder to loosely lumber whilst putting a particularly pleading-for-deliverance aspect upon proceedings. It's that eternal fire of the greatest rock music, especially in that pre-metal era of the 1970s, where fire and brimstone often coursed through rock 'n' roll, but near-equally pays homage to the heavy developments at the turn of the '80s. But all of this would be for naught if Alms didn't have the songs to back it up, and indeed does Act One have SONGS.
Head to the void or to the pub, or both: Alms will take you there (and back) with Act One! Hear all of it for yourself HERE at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
New Hampshire's Begat The Nephilim have teamed up with Decibel to stream their entire new album Begat the Nephilim I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy which will be released on June 15th via Unholy Anarchy.
Listen to the album here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/06/12/full-album-stream-begat-the-nephilim-i-the-surreptitious-prophecy-mother-of-the-blasphemy/
In addition, the band have announced a number of shows to coincide with the release. Check out all dates below.
15th - Bungalow - Manchester, NH
16th - Cooks Cafe - Naugatuck, CT
29th - The Tank - Agawam, MA
30th - 212 - Westbrook, ME
12th - Century Bar - Philadelphia, PA
13th - Lakeside Tavern - Richmond, VA
14th - Grove - Knoxville, TN
15th - Springwater Supper Club - Nashville, TN
16th - Highlands Taproom - Louisville, KY
17th - The Estate - Columbus, GA
18th - Verona - Port Richey, FL
19th - Warrior on the river - Tallahassee, FL
20th - Slims - Raleigh, NC
21st - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (W/ Summer Slaughter)
Pre-order the album here: https://unholyanarchy.aisamerch.com
Begat The Nephilim is an American blackened melodic death metal band based out of Southern New Hampshire that has a sound comparable to acts such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, Cattle Decapitation and Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Since the bands inception in August 2012 Begat The Nephilim have shared the stage with high profile acts such as Soulfly, Suicide Silence, Napalm Death, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Morbid Angel, Job For A Cowboy, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more as well as participating in tours/festivals across the US such as Summer Slaughter and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.
Begat The Nephilim have a heavy yet melodic sound and bring a frenetic and chaotic live performance to the stage which has left a lasting impression on crowds across the US with the band undertaking several nationwide tours and resulted in them being picked up by Unholy Anarchy Records.
American Symphonic Gothic Metallers Beyond Forgiveness sign with Sliptrick Records.
Beyond Forgiveness is a Symphonic Metal band from Colorado Springs, US. Reformed in 2014, the group is on a focused quest to embody the full meaning of the label “symphonic”, through the composition of lush classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals colliding with heavy and aggressive metal.
After a period of composing original music and working through the process of finding the right line-up, the band found traction in 2016 with the current line-up including founding members Greg Witwer and Richard Marcus on guitars and heavy vocals, Sean Rogers on Drums, and Talia Hoit as lead vocalist and orchestral composer.
The band released its debut EP, The Ferryman’s Shore, in February 2016. Boosted by favourable reviews from reputable critics and airplay on internet radio stations, Beyond Forgiveness produced an intro video for YouTube and an official music video for the song, Dust to Dust. Right on the heels of the EP, the band performed a short tour in Europe as well as in the Colorado area an the band’s full length album, The Great Wall followed, with a release in the fall of 2017 and another music video for the song, Sanctuary.
In the spring of 2018, the band added bassist Jim Lasselle to the line-up, and Beyond Forgiveness is currently composing their second full-length album for an expected worldwide release in the spring of 2019 via Sliptrick Records.
Beyond Forgiveness are:
Talia Hoit – Vocals/Orchestration
Greg Witwer – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Richard Marcus – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
Sean Rogers – Drums/Percussion
Jim Lasselle – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | VK | On Sliptrick
Maynard James Keenan received the Icon Award at Monday night’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods’ ceremony.
The award was presented to Keenan by Daniel P. Carter, host of BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, recognizing a lifetime of contributions to heavy music, with past lifetime achievement winners including Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Lemmy and Alice in Chains. Keenan was celebrated for his work with his trio of bands: A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and Tool.
Keenan is in the midst of a European tour with A Perfect Circle, supporting the band’s recently released album, Eat The Elephant. A Perfect Circle kicks off the first of three consecutive, sold out shows in the UK beginning this evening at the O2 Apollo in Manchester followed by back-to-back performances at the O2 Academy Brixton.
A Perfect Circle tour dates:
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 16 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle SOLD OUT
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Kastelsedijk
June 22 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle
October 20 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
October 22 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
October 24 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
October 26 – 28 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
October 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
October 30 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
November 1 Charlotte, NC Bojangles’ Coliseum
November 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
November 3 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena *
November 6 New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 7 Baltimore, MD UMBC Events Center
November 9 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre (WRIF Radio Show)
November 11 Minneapolis, MN Armory (93X Radio Show)
November 13 Cedar Rapids, IA U.S. Cellular Center
November 14 Park City, KS Hartman Arena
November 17 Anaheim, CA The Theatre at Honda Center
November 18 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
November 20 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
December 2 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Academy
December 3 Manchester, UK Victoria Warehouse
December 5 London, UK Wembley Arena Pavilion
December 7 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
December 12 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Copenhagen
December 13 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
December 15 Kraków, Poland Tauron Arena Kraków
December 16 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle
December 18 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
December 19 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica
Metallica to receive Polar Music Prize; Swedish award given in recognition of excellence in the world of music
On Thursday, June 14th Metallica – along with fellow laureate Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) – will be awarded the Polar Music Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
How to Watch: If you live in Sweden, you can tune in to TV4 or stream the ceremony on TV4 Play beginning at 18.00 CEST.
If you live or are stationed in Afghanistan, you can catch the ceremony broadcast on TOLOnews.
For fans outside of the Polar Music Prize broadcast regions, fans can follow Metallica’s socials as they explore Stockholm on Tuesday, watch Lars participating in the “Meet the Laureates” Polar Talk on Wednesday, and for the ceremony itself on Thursday.
Metallica commented "We are truly humbled and inspired to be recognized in this manner and hope you will follow along with us throughout the whole experience."
For more information about the Polar Music Prize visit polarmusicprize.org.
Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and in the nearly 37 years since, they’ve pretty much done it all. If you need to know more, loads of facts can be found on Wikipedia…and some of them are even true. The band recently wound up the European leg of their WorldWired tour and will be taking their in-the-round production to the US kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI.
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