Pure Steel Records are excited to announce the world wide signing of Florida based Heavy Metal band Attika!
First off will be the re-release of the critically acclaimed album "When Heroes Fall" which was originally released in 1993 by Massacre Records. It was, at that point in time, the 2nd full length album by the band. This re-issue could possibly include bonus tracks of never before released music.
The re-issue will be followed by the bands first album of all new music in 26 years! The new Attika album will be titled "Metal Lands". This anticipated new album will drop in 2019.
Founding member and vocalist Rob Van War has issued a statement with regards to the re-birth of Attika:
"We are very excited to have this opportunity to work with PSR. Attika will be bringing you new music in 2019 called "Metal Lands". The new album will feature Rob Van War on vocals, Glenn Anthony on bass, Bill Kraweski on guitar and Jeff Patelski on drums. Until then, we know you will enjoy the re-release of "When Heroes Fall".
Attika are also confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air Festival in Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany in July 2019!
Of course more details will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming and congratulating, Attika to the Pure Steel Roster.
Rob Van War - vocals
Bill Kraweski - guitars
Glenn Anthony - bass
Jeff Patelski - drums
Heat Of Damage is a four-piece Metal band from Sacramento, California. Originating in a state that has brought the metal world countless legendary bands, Heat Of Damage’s genesis is rooted in a place incredibly ripe for the development of something new. Bay Area Thrash, with groups like Metallica and Exodus; home-town heroes Deftones and Papa Roach; and an extensive list of other influences all laid the foundation upon which Heat Of Damage continues to build. Dynamics and energy dominate the band’s live performances and not a fraction of these elements is lost in their recorded productions.
From humble beginnings in the suburbs of Sacramento, years of dedication and a drive to constantly refine their craft have brought Heat Of Damage to the forefront of the Northern Californian metal scene. They, just like the genre of metal itself, stay true to their roots while never losing sight of what’s before them: something new. Something special waiting to be realized. Heat Of Damage aspires to take their brand of heavy music to the masses, one metalhead at a time.
The group forthcoming album, Cataclysm, is due for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records in 2019.
Heat Of Damage are:
Julian Bohland – Drums
Jared Easter – Bass/Hardcore Vocals
David Haug – Vocals
Nick Lassalette – Guitar
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Memphis May Fire have released a brand new video for track The Old Me. The track is taken from the bands upcoming new album Broken, out 16th November 2018 via Rise Records.
You can watch The Old Me here.
Talking about the new cinematic video singer Matty Mullins said:-
'[Director] Caleb Mallery always goes above and beyond to bring our songs to life visually. The 'Me vs. Me' concept of this video represents my inner battle with anxiety and depression. [It's] the two versions of myself that are constantly at war with each other. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out!'
On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their 7th full-length, 'The Valley', via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder) and featuring artwork by Branca Studio, 'The Valley' is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it.
"Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that," says guitarist Alex Wade, who alongside his bandmates, stands 100% behind everything their vocalist has to say. "I feel our music is Phil's release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well."
For a preview of 'The Valley', the first single, "Brimstone", can be heard now at: metalblade.com/whitechapel - where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
Anyone throwing 'The Valley' on for the first time will immediately recognize it as the work of Whitechapel, yet as has been the case with each release, there is also evolution in play. "Sound-wise, it's all over the place," Bozeman states plainly. "There's aggression, and then you're hit with ominous and emotional guitar riffs. It's mean, but then transfers to soft and inviting. It's a whirlwind of emotions throughout."
Fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings Mac Sabbath are about to kick off another North American tour, beginning October 27 in Pomona, CA at Lagunitas Beer Circus! In celebration of the tour, the band have released their second recorded song, "Sweet Beef", along with a brand new, zany music video for the track. The music video features maniacal marionettes in the image of the band members themselves!
Watch the "Sweet Beef" video now via premier comedy site The Laugh Button: https://thelaughbutton.com/music/watch-the-exclusive-premiere-of-mac-sabbaths-trippy-video-sweet-beef/
This video is so psychedelic, it will leave you with the munchies! Deranged vocalist Ronald Osbourne says: "Mac Sabbath 'meats' marionettes! There will be blood!"
The "Sweet Beef" video concept was created by Mac Sabbath, Michael Serwich and Matt Scott, with maroniettes managed by Matt Scott and Rasputin's Marionettes and editing and effects by Joe Seafus.
See below for all confirmed tour dates! Tickets are available via each venue. Learn more here: http://www.officialmacsabbath.com/
MAC SABBATH Confirmed U.S. Tour Dates:
10/27 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex - Lagunitas Beer Circus
10/28 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
10/29 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/1 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
11/2 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Crown Room at Crystal Bay Casino
11/3 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
11/4 - Tacoma, WA @ Jazzbones
11/07 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens
11/08 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room
11/09 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
11/10 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
11/11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
11/14 - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood
11/15 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
11/16 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
11/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
11/18 - Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
11/19 - Hobart, IN @ Hobart Art Theater
11/21 - Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon
11/22 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
11/24 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Blk Live
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a Mac Sabbath show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun - Mac Sabbath puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show - complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises... basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. Named by Buzzfeed as one of the "13 Metal Bands You Didn't Know How to React To" + Named as LA's "Best Tribute Band" by LA Weekly.
Veteran Industrialists Static-X return with original band line-up; announce new album and world tour
Static-X is back! Featuring the band's original line-up introduced on their 1999 platinum-selling debut full-length album, Wisconsin Death Trip, bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay have joined forces once again to release a new album, Project Regeneration. The album, set for release in spring 2019, will be released in conjunction with a world tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip. The band plans to perform the majority of their debut album at each show. Headline dates will serve as memorial events to honour late frontman Wayne Static, who passed away on November 1, 2014. More information on the world tour and other dates will be coming soon.
The band has cultivated a treasure chest of vocal performances and musical compositions left behind by Wayne. Along with the help of Static-X 's long-time producer Ulrich Wild, the band is in the process of completing their seventh studio album, which will feature between 12 and 15 brand new Static-X tracks.
"With the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip quickly approaching, it feels like the right time to pay our respects to the band, to Wayne, and to all the fans who have been with us right from the start. We had a lot of material to work with... several demos that Wayne left behind, as well as some really great isolated vocal performances from some nearly finished songs. Together, we have been writing and crafting something very special!" says bassist Tony Campos
Check out a new teaser featuring clips from a brand new music video, as well as five new Static-X tracks - "Road To Hell", "Something Of My Own", "Terminator Oscillator", "Hollow" and "Disco Otsego" - along with a personal message from bassist Tony Campos about the inspiration behind Project Regeneration now at www.static-x.org.
For the unfinished tracks, the band is inviting several of their friends to lend their voices for the completion of this very personal project.
"We have confirmed interest from our friends David Draiman, Ivan Moody, Al Jorgensen, Dez Fafara, Edsel Dope, Burton C Bell, and a few others," says Campos. "Unfortunately, due to everyone's crazy schedules, it is a little early to know how things will shake out. We are more than confident that the album will have some incredible guest vocalists, but it should be noted that it is still too early to count anyone in 100%."
The guest vocalist curation process is being led by none other than SiriusXM programming pioneer Jose Mangin, who is working alongside the band as one of the executive producers for Project Regeneration.
Static-X has created a pre-order campaign allowing fans who purchase Project Regeneration in advance to have their name appear in the liner notes of the new album. Additional special pre-order package options are also available, including Project Regeneration merch bundles and several old school Static-X merch items to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip. Pre-orders are available via www.static-x.org.
"This is a celebration of Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip, Wayne Static, and all of our fans," adds Campos. "We are very excited about what we have created, so we wanted to involve the fans early, and in a campaign sort of way, so that they can participate with us and help to dictate some of the things that we do."
"Reuniting with the guys has been an amazing experience," says drummer Ken Jay. "It's been so much fun sharing stories and working on new music together. Obviously, it is bittersweet because we all miss Wayne and we wish that he was here with us, doing what he did best... Evil Disco..."
"I am so excited to play Static-X songs live again," says guitarist Koichi Fukuda. "The Static-X sound is so big and powerful live! I can't wait to play songs like "Bled For Days", "Push It" and "I'm With Stupid" again."
Static-X plans to do multiple video updates and a series of Facebook Live chats over the next few months in order to keep the fans involved as the process continues to unfold.
"We feel very grateful that we have such a loyal fan base that misses the band, and misses Wayne, and I know that Wayne would appreciate all the heart and effort that we are putting into this," says Tony Campos. "I've had some very heartfelt discussions with Wayne's family about doing this. They were very touched by the amount of love and effort that we have put into this new album and they have given us their full support. Having the blessing of Wayne's family means the world to us! I know in my heart that Wayne would be very proud!
Stay tuned for more Project Regeneration and world tour details coming soon!
Black Lion Records are proud to welcome Texas Melodic Doom Death metallers Hinayana into Black Lion,
Casey Hurd - Guitar/Vocals
Erik Shtaygrud - Guitar
Joseph Maniscalco - Bass
Daniel Vieira - Drums
Michael Anstice - Keyboard
We’re thrilled and proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with Hinayana.
Originally created as a one man project by Casey Hurd, who solely wrote and recorded the "Endless" demo/EP. Casey and crew has moulded Hinayana into the full fledge Death/Doom monster it is today and it now ranks as the hardest hitting band around the thrash lands of Texas.
With a fresh album out, Hinayana took the world with storm with their debut album “Order Divine” that was released earlier this summer.
Constantly playing live and opening for great acts such as Carach Angren, Wolfheart, Mors Principium Est and many more, together with a successful debut album that quickly spread through the scene like fire, the band is now getting ready to take over the world.
Black Lion will be reissuing their debut album “Order Divine” (CD/Digital and other secret formats) in 2018 and 2019 , the band is currently working on a new EP expected to see the light sometime in next year. More exciting new shows and a first European festival already on the way, ready to be announced shortly.
Black Lion comments:
“We are beyond excited to be able to work together with Hinayana! Upon discovering the band in early 2018, we were blown away by the massive sound and the professionalism that the band presented, both visually and sonically.
“We are proud to announce partnership with Black Lion Records of Sweden! We are very proud to be a part of the Black Lion family and to be working so closely with people who believe in us. We’d like to thank Oliver Dahlback for giving us this opportunity, we look forward to the many amazing things that will inevitably follow from this partnership!”
After getting to know the band and having the opportunity to talk things through over the summer, we are pleased to finally be able to announce the collaboration between Hinayana and Black Lion.
Heavy/Traditional Metal artists The Distinguished Order Of Disobedience (The D.O.O.D.) announce their new album "Buttercup!!!"
Following up on The D.O.O.D.'s EP Beautiful Ride, comes their second studio album "Buttercup!!!" Vocalist Brian Monkeyboy DOOD Amoroso explains what went into writing Buttercup!!!:- "We wanted this album to embrace what we felt was the feeling of a traditional heavy metal album with some twists and turns, this album runs a broad spectrum of the metal genres but remains true to our own sound."
Buttercup!!! was recorded over a period of months at three excellent studios, A/V Productions in Clearwater Fl., Master Sound Tampa, Fl. ,and Redline Studios in Osprey, Fl. Ultimately the Album was mixed by Jason Schmidt at Redline Studios. Buttercup!!! will be out October 27th worldwide. The first single Brothers is premiering on New Noise Magazine and can be seen HERE
The D.O.O.D. is a heavy metal band out of Sarasota Florida. They are currently releasing their second full length album “BUTTERCUP!!!” and are planning the next year of touring. The Distinguished Order Of Disobedience (The DOOD) are a stand out in the Florida metal Scene. Originally put together by Raynus and Jonzey DOOD, this band is making its niche among the many great independent metal acts not only in Southwest Florida, but nationally as well. Whether they are crushing shows and winning.
On 12 October 2018, Evanescence will be releasing ‘Synthesis Live’ on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD + CD, Blu-Ray + CD set and digital video via Eagle Vision.
Recorded late last Autumn during the band’s critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.
The songs span Evanescence’s 20-year history to date, reinvented with a full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape. Synthesis is a soulful and sweepingly grandiose event to witness live. Seated at the piano, Amy Lee opens the set with a single note that builds into the instrumental Overture, seamlessly leading into the crushing wave that is Never Go Back.
Bring Me To Life, the anthem that lead many people to discover Evanescence, reaches a new level of power and emotion with a pounding, electric heartbeat and soaring orchestral accompaniment, while songs like My Immortal, Lithium and Lost in Paradise evoke heartbreaking scenes from a beautiful, timeless film.
Amy Lee’s incredible vocal range and the group’s expressive, multi-layered music naturally lends itself to orchestral accompaniment, shining a light on the singular beauty of the arrangements by composer David Campbell and conductor Susie Seiter creating a truly dynamic, cinematic sound. Lee has called this, ‘a passion project’, which undoubtedly shines through. The sense of occasion is not lost on the band or audience alike in this unique and highly emotive show.
Evanescence recently took their Synthesis live tour around the world, delivering highly-acclaimed performances throughout Europe, North America and Australia. This summer, the band teamed with violinist Lindsey Stirling on a tour of North American amphitheatres - one of Live Nation’s Top 10 tours of the summer.
“The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell’s arrangements was undeniable.”
– Wall Street Journal
“Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra.” – Variety
“A fresh symphonic approach to Evanescence’s lauded music…genuinely immersive” – Kerrang
“Synthesis works magnificently live” - Metal Hammer
2. Never Go Back
4. End of the Dream
5. My Heart is Broken
7. Bring Me To Life
8. Unravelling (Interlude)
10. Secret Door
12. Lost in Paradise
13. Your Star
14. My Immortal
15. The In-between (Piano Solo)
17. Speak to Me
18. Good Enough
19. Swimming Home
30 Second Trailer: https://youtu.be/hOUgavMJ2js
Ministry's Al Jourgensen turns 60 as "The Land Of Rape and Honey" celebrates 30 years; new tour kicks off November 21st
It’s a feat few thought could happen, perhaps most shocking to Al Jourgensen himself. The industrial godfather and founder of noise provocateurs Ministry turns 60 years old on October 9, surviving 12 American presidents, 37 years in the music industry and a whole lot of well-documented raucous behaviour in between.
The landmark birthday comes just two days before another Ministry milestone-the 30th anniversary of the band’s pioneering album, “The Land Of Rape And Honey,” which was originally released on October 11, 1988 and produced the hit single “Stigmata.” It went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1996 and remains one of the band’s best selling albums.
A stylistic breakthrough for Ministry, “Land Of Rape And Honey” took a steep departure from the synthpop elements of the band’s previous albums, 1983’s “With Sympathy” and 1986’s “Twitch,” and incorporated heavier, more aggressive sounds showcasing Jourgensen’s studio prowess that married metal-inspired guitar riffs with heavy sampling, as well as chugging bass lines from then new member Paul Barker. The album is considered as setting the precedent of the industrial music genre and influenced a number of bands that would come out of the scene thereafter.
“Really, 30 years ago? It was the half-way point of my life, and as much as I like this record, it’s kind of a shame that some of the same topics I was railing about then (fascism) are still pertinent now,” says Jourgensen. “Time flies, but nothing changes.”
Hear Jourgensen talk more about the anniversary on an upcoming radio appearance on Dave Navarro’s Dark Matter Radio—his first interview as a 60-year-old! The program airs October 17 from 9-11 pm PST. Listen live on DashRadio.Com ALT-X station
Ministry continues to remain active in 2018, with the release of its latest album “AmeriKKKant” in March, decrying the current state of America’s political system and its mad man in charge. "This album provides FEMA-type relief for the devastation 'Hurricane Cheeto' has brought upon us,” says Jourgensen. Ministry will embark on the second leg of its North American tour beginning November 21 and continuing through December 21 with support from Carpenter Brut.
Confirmed tour dates include:
11/21/2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
11/23/2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
11/24/2018 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
11/27/2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
11/29/2018 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
11/30/2018 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
12/01/2018 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
12/02/2018 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
12/04/2018 - Rochester, NY - Anthology
12/05/2018 - Washington, DC - Fillmore
12/06/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
12/07/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
12/08/2018 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12/10/2018 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
12/11/2018 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
12/12/2018 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
12/13/2018 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
12/14/2018 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
12/16/2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
12/18/2018 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego
12/20/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
12/21/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
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