Recently, Dutch thrash metallers Overruled has signed for Punishment 18 Records that will release their new album in studio. Mastering was handled by Jeff Waters, well known as mastermind of legendary technical thrash metal band Annihilator. New information will follow soon.
"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."
American/Finnish sensations Tornado have returned with their third release, aptly titled "Commitment To Excellence", 11 songs of highly catchy and in-your-face Thrash Metal!
Formed in 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tornado quickly released their Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy/Pain) produced debut album "Amsterdamn, Hellsinki". 2016 saw the release of the sophomore album "Black President" as well as the video for the anti-bullying song "David and Goliath" which caught the attention of several anti-bullying agencies, one of which used singer Superstar Joey Severance in a country wide advertising campaign.
With "Commitment To Excellent", Tornado continue to do what they do best: writing songs that you can actually remember, with their own original recipe consisting in a blend of thrash, sleazy and glam!
This time around, the band also brought along some friends to help out in certain places: Nile’s Karl Sanders, Immolation’s Ross Dolan and Pro-Pain’s Adam Phillips, as well as Glen Drover (former Megadeth member).
You can taste some new stuff by checking out the first single and video "Global Pandemic" on YouTube ➤ https://youtu.be/o9g-fjYIpRU
Produced by Ben Varon (ex-Amoral/Oceanhoarse), mixed/mastered and engineered by AK, Chris Paccou (FOH Engineer of Slayer) “Commitment to Excellence” is set to be released via Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records on August 31, 2018 and it's already available for pre-order at the Rockshots Shop ➤ http://bit.ly/Tornado_PREORDER
Be sure to catch the band on their European tour in December supporting Six Feet Under!
Swiss metal band, Maxxwell, have announced the release of their fourth album 'Metalized' on September 21, 2018. Metalized says it all - many concerts have left their mark. On the new record, the band rocks harder, catchier and a lot more edgier than on their earlier releases. The lyric video for the title track 'Metalized' will be released on June 29, 2018. The song is a homage to the band's big influences, with a bit of a wink. A video teaser can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/40vwMxI7DP4
Sometimes it takes a little longer for a work to reach completion. This is what happened with Maxxwell, who have taken a full four years to produce their fourth release, "Metalized". Thanks to the strength of the band's last album, "Tabula Rasa", they played support on tours with Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Doro, Kissin' Dynamite, Rage & Shakra and support slots for Within Temptation, Extreme, Gloryhammer - just to name a few. In the almost 10-year career of Maxxwell, they have performed a total of over two hundred shows.
The band is ready to conquer the stages of this world, and all signs point to a storm. The band's new self-confidence is also the completely autonomous way things are being done this time round. The band is overseeing the label, management, booking and production all in one. A tour has already been confirmed. Maxxwell will be accompanying "Threshold" on their "Legends Of The Shires" tour as a special guest. More to come soon...
10.10. Musikbunker – Aachen, DE
11.10. Z7 - Pratteln, CH
12.10. Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, DE
13.10. Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL
14.10. Markthalle - Hamburg, DE
16.10. F-Haus - Jena, DE
17.10. Nová Chmelnice - Prague, CZ
18.10. Feierwerk - Munich, DE
19.10. MS Connexion Complex - Mannheim, DE
20.10. Turock - Essen, DE
21.10. Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
Revolver Magazine is now streaming "The Sorrowful Void," the first song to be revealed from The Secret's scathing EP, Lux Tenebris, their first new material in six years, due out in August via Southern Lord.
The Secret ends the extensive period of decay since their 2012-released Agnus Dei LP, emerging with their first studio material in almost six years. Following three years without communication between members, the band regrouped under the same roof for the first time since 2015 to record Lux Tenebris, a three-song act in sonic exploration of the theme of the sepulchre.
The band offers with the new song's debut:-
"The Sorrowful Void' is a song that develops from the obsession for a riff and its repetition. It's the very first riff that has been written for this new EP and that single riff constitutes the majority of the song. This type of density and repetition makes the riff turn almost into a texture that my mind visualizes as a sort of vortex or a magmatic eruption. It's a riff that is meant to get lost into. The writing process for this song influenced the overall sound of the rest of the EP."
Expose The Secret's "The Sorrowful Void" at Revolver HERE.
Southern Lord will issue The Secret's Lux Tenebris as part of the label's special twentieth anniversary subscription series on August 31st with a small portion of the pressing to be available via label direct mail-order. The 12" vinyl pressing bears the three tracks on the A-side, with a silk-screened B-side; the EP will also be released on all digital platforms. Find pre-orders at the label webstore HERE, European store HERE, and Bandcamp HERE.
THE SECRET Tour Dates:
8/12/2018 Cudi Purci Festival - Budapest, HU w/ High On Fire, Pillorian
8/18/2018 Frantic Festival - Francavilla al Mare, IT w/ Sadistic Intent, Bolzer, Enslaved
Wormholedeath are proud to announce the re-release of Kliodna's album "The Dark Side of The Stories" on all digital stores via Wormholedeath / The Orchard worldwide.
"The Dark Side of The Stories"
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Kliodna is a 5 member melodic-symphonic metal band from Minsk, Belarus.
Like most bands, Kliodna has made some line-up changes, notably the departure of lead singer Helena Wild in the summer of 2016 due to health concerns. But she was quickly replaced by the outstanding operatic soloist Natalia Senko who has helped the band carry on with a smooth transition! Kliodna has ranked number 1 on Reverbnation’s Metal Charts for their country of Belarus for many months now! Kliodna signed a distribution contract with the label WormHoleDeath Records and have released their debut album called: “The Dark Side of the Stories“ with them along with their latest single: "Fly Far Away" in September 2017. Kliodna are going to perform at various Metal Fests during the summer of 2018 and are also in the process of recording their second album, hopefully to be released in 2019 !
Famined Records are proud to be announcing the addition of Sails of Serenity to their roster. The Turkish progressive metal/djent act will be releasing their debut album The Crossing full of killer tracks like "Castaway" or "The Ghost Ship." The ten song LP will drop on August 17th.
In addition to the signing, we are also very excited to reveal the band's latest music video for the new "Left Behind" single. The track features guest vocalist Başer Çelebi of Furtherial. If you're a fan of other progressive and metalcore acts alike Erra, Tesseract, or Architects, you won't want to miss this one. The exclusive premiere of the single was hosted by Metal Injection and SpaceUntravel.
Regarding the new single, the band stated:-
"Inspired by Captain Ahab's story from Moby Dick, 'Left Behind' tells us about a man, estranged to himself by his convictions; a man left behind in a sense. This is symbolized in the music video as a man left alone in an island." They continued: "Being a part of the Famined Records family is a new and exciting step for us. With 'Left Behind' and our upcoming album The Crossing, we believe that we will achieve our main goal to make our music heard by people all around the world."
Sails of Serenity is a group from Istanbul, Turkey consisting of vocalist Selim Devirek, guitarist Sercan Alkin, guitarist Harun Sekmen, and drummer Alter Güven. Their musical style merges djenty grooves with catchy vocal melodies all packaged together in an aggressive metalcore package. The band has previously released the Gold to Rust EP and "The Bitter End" single in 2016.
Their upcoming LP, The Crossing, was mixed and mastered by Gabor Toth (Harmed) at Ghostship Recordings (Beyond Deviation, Swallowed Alive, Bloodbather). In addition to the guest appearance by Furtherial's Başer Çelebi on "Left Behind," the opening piece on the album will include orchestration by Eren Başbuğ (Dream Theater). The record will be available worldwide through Famined Records on August 17th, 2018.
You can stream the new single on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify.
Finnish melodic metallers SoulHealer ink a worldwide deal with Rockshots Records for the release of the new album!
Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of the Finnish metal combo SoulHealer, coming out with the 4th album in their career! "Up from the Ashes" is the symbolic title of their new album, since the band is now back stronger than ever after a difficult period.
SoulHealer play traditional heavy and power metal with no compromises, with an old fashioned attitude to the 80's blended with a modern metal sound.
Catchy lyrics and unforgettable guitar riffs will deliver a perfect record to both the 80's lovers and the new listeners looking for great melodies and easy-to-remember songs.
Scandinavian death metal band makes death metal history in Denmark as their come-back album "Blasphemy Awakes" enters the Danish charts at an amazing no. 2 on the vinyl chart and at no. 7 on the physical album chart.
"Anything is possible, but nothing is real or atleast this is surreal. A hellish greeting to those who made this possible, and between you and me, God is not included", says vocalist MHA.
The comeback album "Blasphemy Awakes" was recorded and mixed in late 2017 by Jakob Gundel (Invocator) in Copenhagen at Gain Factory. The new line-up features Perra Karlsson (Destroyer 666, Nominon) on drums, Kræn Meier (Sacrificial, Atomkraft) on guitars and JP Storm (ex. Dominus) on guitars and bass on this recording is handled by KB Larsen (Volbeat). Artwork is done by Roberto Toderico.
Thorium will perform at this year's Metal Magic Festival on the 14th of July and currently a European tour is being booked.
MHA – Vokills
Kræn Meier - Guitars
JP Storm - Guitars
Perra Karlsson - Drums
Claus Krans - Bass (Bass on the "Blasphemy Awakes" album by KB Larsen)
Australian death metallers Eskhaton will unleash hell this week with the release of Omegalitheos. Lavadome Productions will release Omegalitheos June 20.
Stream the album in full at lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/omegalitheos.
A promo video for album track "Nusku Etu Genii" is now playing at https://youtu.be/ekN0Kz8WgWM.
Purchase Omegalitheos at:
Omegalitheos is the third full-length manifestation from Australia's Eskhaton. The Omegalitheos phenomenon features 14 songs of psychotic Death Metal violence and has brought the vast capacities of its two predecessors to even higher levels.
Eskhaton's frenzied style will resonate with those who crave something more extreme than the standard death metal formula. This is where the status quo stops and the extraordinary ones rise to push the genre beyond its boundaries. Morbid, psychotic, violent, raw, unique, and above all else, uncompromising.
With Omegalitheos, Eskhaton takes its place among the mightiest, most violent Death Metal forces out there today. This is Omegalitheos, Total Death!
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