The Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA are ready to release the second studio trailer for their upcoming masterpiece The Holographic Principle. In this new clip, the band shows its work and experimentation with many new instruments and how it affected the depth and diversity of their new sound: https://youtu.be/HzqHyRu1oSc
"Recording this album felt like being a kid in a candystore", states Keyboarder Coen Janssen. "Never before have we used more live-instruments. Recording them ourselves and hearing the music come 'alive' like that is an indescribable feeling! I'm sure these efforts make this album our best yet!"
In case you missed the first trailer, where EPICA spoke about their songwriting process and revealed their first song snippets, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/LSlEVPjG7rg
EPICA's new masterpiece The Holographic Principle will be released via Nuclear Blast on September 30th, but you can already see the track-list here:
Don't miss EPICA on tour!
06.08. LT Zarasai City - Roko Naktys
The band's own EPIC METAL FEST:
01.10. NL Tilburg - Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
15.10. BR Sao Paulo - Epic Metal Fest Brazil
EPICA + POWERWOLF
12.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
13.01. D Cologne - Palladium
14.01. D Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
16.01. CH Geneve - Salle Des Fetes De Thonex
17.01. CH Zurich - Volkshaus
18.01. IT Milan - Live Club
20.01. D Munich - Tonhalle
21.01. A Vienna - Gasometer
24.01. PL Warsaw - Progresja
25.01. D Berlin - Huxley's
27.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
28.01. CZ Prague - Forum Karlin
01.02. BE Brussels- Ancienne Belgique
03.02. UK London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
04.02. F Paris - Le Zénith
More dates coming soon...!
Get your tickets here: www.epica.nl/tour
EPICA VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.soundrink.com
Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe Lacuna Coil’s latest opus 'Delirium', which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. Now, the group proudly presents the album’s first official music video for its gripping title track 'Delirium' which was directed by Michael Winkler (iconographic).
Cristina Scabbia states: "We filmed our parts for this video in one evening while we were on the US tour this past May. We used a Go-Pro against a black backdrop and we wanted something that would be purposely rough, something that could remind some weird lost videos found after years and years.
The whole video edited together with the parts filmed by the director with an actress turned out as a very strange sort of a trip, where a girl tries to tight up memories and details together to try to find her sanity back, somehow. I really like some of the scenes as they reminded me some kind of Korean horror movies vibe and it is totally fitting the ‘Delirium' vibe and concept. It also leaves a lot to the imagination, so thanks for checking it out and enjoy."
Catch Lacuna Coil on one of their many shows in 2016:
22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
29.07.2016 (IT) Rapallo (GE) - Beer "Art" Rock Summer Festival
05.08.2016 (IT) San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) - Maremoto Festival (free entry)
13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival
09.09.26 (NO) Bergen - Edge: Nordic
08.-09.10.16 (J) Tokyo - Loudpark Festival
12.10.16 (AUS) Perth - Amplifier Bar
13.10.16 (AUS) Melbourne - Max Watt’s
14.10.16 (AUS) Sydney - The Metro Theatre
15.10.16 (AUS) Brisbane - Max Watt’s
20.10.16 (FR) Paris - Cabaret Sauvage
21.10.16 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
22.10.16 (NL) Tilburg - 013
24.10.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground
25.10.16 (DE) Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
26.10.16 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
28.10.16 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega (Small Hall)
29.10.16 (SE) Malmo - KB
30.10.16 (NO) Oslo - John Dee
31.10.16 (SE) Stockholm - Nalen
02.11.16 (DE) Essen - Zeche Carl
03.11.16 (DE) Munich - Strom
04.11.16 (CZ) Prague - Rock Café
07.11.16 (CH) Pratteln - Konzertfabrik Z7
08.11.16 (FR) Strasbourg - La Laiterie
10.11.16 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory
11.11.16 (UK) London - Koko
13.11.16 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Institute2
14.11.16 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside
15.11.16 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
16.11.16 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
18.11.16 (UK) Southampton - 1865
20.11.16 (FR) Cognac - West Rock
22.11.16 (ES) Madrid - But
23.11.16 (ES) Granada - El Tren
24.11.16 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz
26.11.16 (IT) Pordenone - Il Deposito
27.11.16 (IT) Rome - Orion
28.11.16 (IT) Milan - Live Club
29.11.16 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.12.16 (TR) Istanbul - KucukCiftlik Park
03.12.16 (TR) Izmir - Container Hall
04.12.16 (TR) Ankara - Jolly Joker Ankara
Swiss Melodic Death Metal band Xaon will release its debut EP "Face of Balaam" on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single "Discrowned," featuring vocals by Soilwork's Björn "Speed" Strid, can be viewed at here.
Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout "Face of Balaam", yet that description doesn't quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of Xaon. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like Anathema, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, Soilwork, Demonical, Ulver, and even Finnish act Disgrace's early-to-mid 90s output, and you'll get the picture.
Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except "Discrowned," by were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on "How we become Ephemeral Birds" and "Discrowned" by J.-P. Lana. The album artwork was created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.
In other news, Xaon be touring Europe with Sirenia, Tyr, Unleash The Archers, and Relicseed in November. Tour dates below:
Nov 10 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Nov 11 Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfrabrik
Nov 12 Aalborg, Denmark @ Aalborg Metal Fest
Nov 13 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 14 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
Nov 15 Erfurt, Germany @ From Hell
Nov 16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 17 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room
Nov 18 Zug, Switzerland @ Galvanik
Nov 19 Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge
Nov 20 Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
Nov 21 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov 22 Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr, de Nobel
Nov 23 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Nov 24 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemmen
Nov 25 Roeselare, Belgium @ De Verlichte Geest
Nov 26 TBA
Nov 27 London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
Belgian black death metal veterans Insanity Reigns Supreme have revealed a new lyric video for the track 'Throne of One', which is taken from their latest studio album "Unorthodox" (out on Shiver Records).
The song can be streamed through YouTube below. The artwork for the single was made by Néstor Avalos (Rotting Christ, Bloodbath) and the video was created by Cloud Music Typography (Caliban, Arch Enemy).
Insanity Reigns Supreme had the following to say about 'Throne of One' and its artwork: "Throne of One is a true declaration of self: the statement of the individual setting himself apart from the herd, leaving behind his limiting flesh to become his own living God. On that Path, there can be only one ruler on the throne.
The art by Néstor Avalos shows this in multiple layers based around the archetype of Death. The main art shows this in 3 steps:
- the Skull, a long-time symbol for death
- Omega representing the end
- and XIII the tarot card for Death
Do not mistake this as a glorification of Death, the destroyer of Life. Rather it is the symbol for change"
International supergroup Oracles (feat. members of Aborted, System Divide, Abigail Williams) set to release debut album
This came out of nowhere. Members of Aborted, System Divide and Abigail Williams get together to release a mind-blowing output. This includes guest contributions from Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Ryan Knight (The Black Dahlia Murder, Arsis), as well as Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore).
Members of Aborted, Abigail Williams and System Divide unite to create a sensational form of extreme metal that defies categorization. With two vocalists, scintillating atmosphere and cutting-edge musicianship, Oracles redefine contemporary metal as we know it. The soothing and dramatic vocals of Sanna go hand in hand with the undulating music and complexity of 'Miserycorde' as Sven of Aborted does what he is best known for. Together they create a jaw-dropping vocal contrast of epic proportions, while the music seethes with unmitigated fury, employing a plethora of influences and merging it all impeccably. With guest contributions from members of Black Dahlia Murder, Scar Symmetry, Nevermore and Arch Enemy, it's one of the most significant releases to come out this year. Deadlight Entertainment from France has delivered something special once again.
Sven De Caluwé (Aborted) - vocals
Sanna Salou (ex-Dimlight) - vocals
Mendel Bij de Leij (Aborted) - guitar
Steve Miller (ex-System Divide, Loculus) - guitar
Andrei Aframov (ex-System Divide) - bass
Ken Bedene (Aborted, ex-Abigail Williams) - drums
Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Volbeat)
Artwork done by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design (Nevermore, Exodus)
Deadlight Entertainment Official Site
Deadlight Entertainment Facebook
In support of Aborted’s latest studio album 'Retrogore' - which is out now via Century Media Records - the band will be hitting the road for a run of European dates next February / March alongside Kreator, Sepultura & Soilwork.
The band comments:
“Retrogore over Europe... After the festival season this will be our main trek throughout Europe to bring you some of that delicious gory 80's horror sauce known as Retrogore! And what a line up it is! We are beyond happy to be sharing the stage with giants like Kreator, Sepultura (arise anyone?) and our friends in Soilwork. Prepare for a very diverse bill of pummelling and kick ass metal! Get ready for a few surprises from our side as well! See you all then!“
Order your copy of at CM Distro or the dealer of your choice:
2017 tour with Kreator, Sepultura and Soilwork
02.02.2017 NL – Tilburg, 013
03.02.2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
06.02.2017 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2017 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
12.02.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
13.02.2017 LT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
15.02.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
17.02.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.02.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
21.02.2017 IT – Trezzo, Live Club
22.02.2017 FR – Grenoble, Summum
23.02.2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
24.02.2017 ES – Madrid, Riviera
25.02.2017 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2017 FR – Paris, Bataclan
28.02.2017 UK – Manchester, Academy
01.03.2017 IR – Dublin, Vicar Street
02.03.2017 UK – London, O2 Forum
03.03.2017 BE – Torhout, De Mast
04.03.2017 DE – Essen, Grugahalle
Worldwide festival appearances 2016:
02.07.2016 Rock Al Parque – Bogota, Colombia
09.07.2016 Antwerp Metal Fest – Merksem, Belgium
16.07.2016 Gefle Metal Fest – Gavle, Sweden
27.07.2016 Metaldays – Tolmin, Slovenia
30.07.2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, Germany
06.08.2016 Le Stock – La Louviere, Belgium
07.08.2016 Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
11.08.2016 Brutal Assault – Josefov, Czech Republic
01.09.2016 Deathfest Open Air – Andernach, Germany
07.10.2016 Trondheim Metal Fest – Trondheim, Norway
08.10.2016 Hell Over Vellach – Sachsenburg, Austria
Aborted are proud to let-loose on the world yet another brand new track off their upcoming album, 'Retrogore' out on 22 April via Century Media Records. This time the sonic offerings come in the shape of a video for the track 'Divine Impediment'!
Check out the video below:-
Pre-Sale options for “Retrogore”are now up and running worldwide with various options available.
Get your copy at CM Distro here
Or order one of many limited bundles directly from the band here.
'Retrogore' will be released in the following versions:
With the album as limited CD Digipak plus 2 bonus tracks, an additional CD Digipak of the “Termination Redux” EP (previously unreleased on CD) as well as a big size poster flag of the cover artwork.
With the entire album on CD (plus 2 bonus tracks) and a square size poster of the cover artwork
The standard CD edition offered for a fan-friendly price
Digital download including instant access to the track 'Retrogore':
Aborted have launched a drum play through video for the new track 'Bit By Bit'. This track is the second offering from the forthcoming new album 'Retrogore' out on 22 April via Century Media Records.
Check out "Bit By Bit" here.
The man behind the kit commented the following regarding the play through video:
"Hey guys, this is Ken from the band Aborted with the track Bit by Bit. While we were in the studio recording Retrogore I had a lot of fun messing around with this song and figured it would be a cool song to do a video for. I hope you all enjoy the video! P.s. Don't mind my grumpy face."
Aborted's 9th full length crusher 'Retrogore' will be hauled from the grave on April 22nd, 2016. Pre-orders are available now for what is expected to be one of thee most relentless albums from Belgium's favourite gore-mongers to date!
Click here now to pre-order the album in the following formats:
'Retrogore' will be released in the following versions:
Digital download including instant access to the track 'Retrogore':
1. Dellamorte Dellamore (00:51)
2. Retrogore (04:17)
3. Cadaverous Banquet (04:12)
4. Whoremageddon (03:29)
5. Termination Redux (alternate version) (03:27)
6. Bit By Bit (04:03)
7. Divine Impediment (04:18)
8. Coven Of Ignorance (03:42)
9. The Mephitic Conundrum (03:18)
10. Forged For Decrepitude (02:41)
11. From Beyond (The Grave) (04:22)
12. In Avernus (04:36)
13. Slasher Hysteria * (03:27)
14. Les Miserables * (03:57)
* bonus tracks featured on the Digipak CD version of “Retrogore” (included in the limited box set) and on the CD included in the LP
'Termination Redux' tracklist (as part of the limited “Retrogore” box set):
1. Liberate Me Ex Inferis (00:31)
2. Termination Redux (03:27)
3. Vestal Disfigurement Upon The Sacred Chantry (03:45)
4. Bound In Acrimony (02:12)
5. The Holocaust Re-Incarnate (05:22)
Track selections from "Brute Force Lobotomy", the latest full-length from Belgian death metal horde Serial Butcher will be included in the soundtrack for Troma Entertainment's upcoming "Return To Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 2" by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma and creator of "The Toxic Avenger".
Serial Butcher, a band that forged in 1995, continues to create powerful testaments to homicidal rage and unrepentant hostility. In a collective description of the inspiration behind "Brute Force Lobotomy", the band notes: "Sometimes you just want to stab Uncle Lloydie in the eye with a blunt, rusty knife. Until he's dead. And then you stab some more... just to be sure..." It's a fitting theme for "Return To Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 2" which, keeping in the Troma tradition, is sure to relentlessly assault the audience with scenes of graphic, yet Magritteian scenes of horror, eroticism and hilarity.
Troma Entertainment is a legendary, forty-two-year-old independent movie studio responsible for such world-renowned cult classic films as The Toxic Avenger, Class Of Nuke 'Em High, Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead, and Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 1, as well as many other iconic films that have cultivated their reputation as long-standing leaders of independent cinema.
Troma and Belgium have a long-time relationship. Troma released the very first Belgian horror film, Rabid Grannies, in 1987. Additionally, Lloyd Kaufman was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award and was made Knight Of The Order Of The Raven, at the Belgian International Fantasy Film Festival.
The entire score and soundtrack for "Return To Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 2" is injected throughout with skull crushing thrash and death metal. The movie is the long-awaited sequel to "Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 1", and it is currently in the post-production stage, scheduled to be released in the Summer of 2016.
Serial Butcher's "Brute Force Lobotomy" is out now on Unique Leader Records. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.
Aborted’s 9th full length crusher, "Retrogore", will be hauled from the grave on April 22nd, 2016 and fans should expect nothing less than one of thee most relentless and fiercest albums from Belgium’s favourite gore-mongers to date!
This new offering will not only combine elements from Aborted’s trademark sound but will also add in some carefully selected new ingredients proving why "Retrogore" is truly a bloody chunk of raw and rotten meat, refined with creepy melodies and sinister atmosphere… but hey, the proof is in the pudding right? Well, sit down and get ready for a heaping helping of what the new album has to offer with the title track, 'Retrogore'.
Sven de Caluwe, Aborted front man, comments on the new song and album:
“Here it is ghouls and maniacs! The first, opening track and title track to our fine new little piece of auricular mayhem called "Retrogore". A profound little diddy that somewhat recalls the finesse and tactfulness of Monty Python's 'The meaning of life' or as we shall call it our own 'The meaning of Death(metal)'. You see, folks, there are blast beats, there are ridiculously fast kicks all over the place, really, really, reaallly dark melodies to make you churn and some shredding for those who like that thing called musicianship. To top it off we have myself puking all over it in a fashion that would make Cookie monster cringe and Kim Kardashian shake that big ole butt of hers. In other words, it's Aborted, it's uncensored gooey, gory fun for the whole family! Enter the nostalgic world of "Retrogore" and don't be a chump, get a pre order and be part of something that will bring you joy and happiness, for at least one hour! Guaranteed!“
'Retrogore' features an incredible artwork with a great attention to detail by the one and only Christopher Lovell: www.christopherlovell.com.
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The vinyl version of “Retrogore” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:
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