England'ss Groove Thrashers Hostile release video for 'Retribution':
Hostile is Groove / Thrash Metal band hailing from the West Midlands, the birthplace of Heavy Metal. Their debut album Eve Of Destruction, as well as their second album were produced by the legendary K.K. Downing of Judas Priest and were both well received by the press. Hostile toured their debut album all over Europe supporting bands such as Machine Head, Soulfly and Hatebreed - and more recently Megadeth at Moscow's live Stadium - going down a storm at every tour. The band is currently planning to release a handful of singles as well as embark on an Eastern Europe tour in 2019.
Barbarian metal kings Kull featuring the renown Bal Sagoth and Dysgraphia members joins Black Lion Records new album coming 2019.
Kull was forged by four members of Bal-Sagoth (all except for Byron), together with Dyscaphia’s guitarist and composer Tarkan (vocals in Kull). The bands debut was recorded at Wayland’s Forge Studio. Everything is composed by Jonny and Chris Maudling, so fans of Bal-Sagoth will not be disappointed.
Building on the musical tradition already established in Maudling's back-catalogue.
Their debut album ‘Exile’ will be released on CD/LP/Digital in 2019 vi Black Lion Records
Tarkan Alp – Vocals
Chris Maudling – Guitars
Jonny Maudling – Keyboards/synths
Alistair MacLatchy – Bass
Paul “Wak” Jackson – Drums
Stay tuned for more info.
Jon Davis of legendary British doom metal band Conan is pleased to announce his new solo project Ungraven which showcases his love of 90's metal.
In Jon's own words:-
"I am a huge fan of Fudge Tunnel, Ministry, Godflesh, Sepultura and Nailbomb. I fell in love with ‘For All Those Who Died’ by Bathory on Headbangers Ball and also the ‘Speed Kills’ comp. Since then I have referenced these bands in some of Conan’s material. With Ungraven I pay homage to the industrial sounds emanating from Birmingham in the 90s with a few other influences that I’ve been obsessing over for a while. It’s super heavy but sightly different from what I have done so far.”
Ungraven's debut album will be released in spring of 2019, but to celebrate the announcement, Davis has released the track "Blackened Gates of Eternity" on Bandcamp.
Listen to the song here: https://ungraven.bandcamp.com/album/demos
More information on Ungraven will be coming soon.
England's Architects return with "Holy Hell" (out 9/11 via Epitaph); "Hereafter" video debuts as pre-orders launch
Architects, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang! recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” to, The Independent dubbed “one of Britain’s finest metal bands” and The Guardian said feature “gloriously crafted anthems of defiance,” return with their eighth album, Holy Hell, on Nov. 9 via Epitaph Records. The band has simultaneously debuted the song and video for “Hereafter” (https://youtu.be/WqRYBWyvbRo), which was directed by Jeb Hardwick.
Holy Hell marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself, and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of “Hereafter” are available via the band’s website (architectsofficial.com).
Kill All The Gentlemen are a 4 piece metal band hailing from the shire of Devon in the South West of England. Their name derived from a fatal battle that happened in a hamlet know as Fenny Bridges in 1549 during the Prayer Book Rebellion. The band have made waves in the UK with there furious live shows witnessed at events such as Bloodstock and Mammothfest. The band have also embarked on an Eastern European tour with Napalm Death further showing their diversity winning over metal audiences abroad.
Twin guitar attacks, neck breaking beat downs and lavishing in hooks and melodies make for a beautiful yet brutal act to see and hear. You can hear elements of Iron Maiden imagined in a kind of Cradle Of Filth “steroid induced” manner. All this coupled with the weight and groove of bands like Machine Head and Trivium creating a style of “juggernaut” songwriting. Tie this together with breakneck tempos and thunderous drums (coming from a Death and Grind background) and you have Kill All The Gentlemen.
Kill All The Gentlemen is a metaphor for rising through the struggles of the industry. Not letting the powers that be stand in your way and going head first against the grain. The rapture is coming!
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0esawjdVQA&feature=youtu.be
The band are celebrating the collaboration with Sliptrick by releasing a lyrics video featuring a new track from the forthcoming album The Loss And The Rapture to be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on November 22nd. Feel the noise!
The Loss And The Rapture | Released November 22nd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Kill All The Gentlemen are:
Adam Martin – Vocals/Guitar
Ben Andrew – Bass/Backing Vocals
Christian Axsel – Guitar
Thomas Arne Rørstad – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Anaal Nathrakh have another new song available online with “Obscene As Cancer“.
Hear it here on the Kerrang K! 13 playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/kerrangmagazine/playlist/5q4tqwjzY48MtLaAZIR2bo?si=D93rwRI7SIiuC5xWJqyRbA
Also check out the full live video stream from the intimate sold out Black Heart, London show online at Hotel Radio - https://www.facebook.com/hotelradiolive/videos/1503767953061103/
On September 28th, Anaal Nathrakh will release their 10th full-length, 'A New Kind Of Horror', via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album and the first single, 'Forward!', can be streamed now at: metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available.
When writing about 'A New Kind Of Horror' in the record's liner notes, Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description:-
"This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It's as sincere as we could make it." Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band's tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion.
With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. "There's a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for 'A New Kind of Horror' we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn't have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it's in a class of its own."
A Crisis of Faith is the new album from Kaine, which has already sold out on CD once and has been downloaded 20,000 times since release. A special edition, one off “Ghost” edition of the album also sold out within a few hours upon release. Click here to listen to the album for free, and in full.
The band released their first music video for the album this week, for the track Voice in Hell, which has been viewed over a thousand times in just a few days, which can be viewed by clicking the play icon above. Kaine are a New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal band based in the United Kingdom, currently self-signed and managed through their own label Revival Metal and have been compared to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Metallica among others.
If you are interested in supporting the band, you can buy the album from just £3 (which includes the album and bonus tracks) from our bandcamp by clicking here. Every penny made helps keeps the band on the road, so if you are yet to buy the album, why not take advantage of such a low price? If you’re into CD/Vinyl we have you covered here too – a limited edition purple vinyl will be on its way next month and if you pre-order today you can get the CD version for half price from here.
If you’re into streaming we’re available on all platforms. Our YouTube and Facebook streams are entirely free and require no sign up. Click any of the links below to stream the album!
For more information, Kaine can be found on www.facebook.com/kaineband
The Nordic Epic Metal masters Sirenia are going to return to the European stages again. In November, Morten Veland and his bandmates are heading South for an headlining tour. Supported by their fellow Norwegians, Triosphere, Sirenia will bring their epic melancholic symbiosis of orchestral opuses and raw heavy metal sounds to the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Don’t miss the chance to see them on the road.
On this tour, Sirenia will play tracks from their brand new album, called Arcane Astral Aeons, scheduled for release by the end of October 2018. Be amongst the first to listen to this brand new opus live! Today, we are proud to unveil the album cover.
Band leader Morten Veland about the artwork and the album:
“We are very pleased to present the artwork for our new album Arcane Astral Aeons. Once more we have worked with designer Gyula Havancsák to create an artwork that renders and adorns the heart and soul of our music. The album was recorded in Audio Avenue Studios (Norway), and Sound Suite Studios (France), while the mixing and mastering took place in Hansen Studios (Denmark) with mixing engineer Jacob Hansen. This album is something unique to us as it is the first one we have made together with our fans, everyone who have supported our pledge campaign has directly contributed to the funding of the album and to make it what it has turned out to be. We are very proud of what we have achieved together and we're very eager to share it with you, hoping that you all will find it as special as we do."
Sirenia on tour:
04.11.18 UK – London / The Dome
05.11.18 FR – Paris / La Boule Noire
06.11.18 FR – Nantes / Ferailleur
08.11.18 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
09.11.18 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
10.11.18 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
14.11.18 CH – Musigburg / Aarburg
15.11.18 CH – St-Maurice / Le Manoir Pub
16.11.18 IT – Bologna / Alchemica Club
17.11.18 IT – Milan / Legend Club
more dates to be announced soon!
Morten Veland about the upcoming tour:
"We are excited to announce the first tour dates in support of our upcoming album to be released the 26th of October. We will return to some countries we have not been to for some time. We intend to announce further dates later on, covering more countries and territories. Stay tuned for more news and we are looking forward to see you on the road again soon."
Coventry Metal 2 The Masses winners Pelugion will release their debut EP in readiness for their appearance at Bloodstock Festival. The EP titled I is aptly named; Not only is it their first ever CD but it is to be a full collection of all recordings to date!
Pelugion were announced the winners of Metal 2 The Masses Coventry back in April, securing them a slot on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival. In the run up to Bloodstock, they have released a single & video for ‘Bane Of Humanity’ taken from the EP.
To carry on their Bloodstock celebrations, they now announce the release of I which will be released on both CD and in digital format on August 4th
I is a collection of all Pelugions’ recordings to date & will be released on 04.08.18
Some of the tracks have been released previously in digital format only, other recordings haven’t been heard before, but none of these tracks have ever made it to CD until now!
Track 1. Monster Recorded in 2016 Produced, mixed and mastered by Mike Exeter and Barry Bayliss at Gospel Oak Studios
Track 2. Bide My Time Recorded in 2015 Produced, mixed and mastered by Mike Exeter, Stuart Jones and Clint Murphy at Woodworm Studios
Track 3. Desire Recorded in 2017 Produced, mixed and mastered by Dan Willett at Univibe Studios
Track 4. Bane Of Humanity Recorded in 2018 Produced, mixed and mastered by Dan Willett at Univibe Studios
Track 5. Remedy Recorded in 2017 Produced, mixed and mastered by Dan Willett at Univibe Studios
Track 6. Bury me Recorded in 2015 Produced, mixed and mastered by Dan Willett at Univibe Studios
Track 7. Serpent’s mistress Recorded in 2015 Produced, mixed and mastered by Dan Willett at Univibe Studios
Track 8. Believe Recorded in 2015 Produced, mixed and mastered by Dan Willett at Univibe Studios
Pelugion have commented:-
“We are so excited. This will be our first proper release and it’s been such a long time coming! Fans are constantly asking us for CD’s at every gig we play, and now we have not only got a new CD to give them, but anyone owning a copy of I can say that they have every Pelugion recording ever made so far! The CD sounds bad-ass and we really hope everyone enjoys it. We would like to thank everyone who has put the time and effort into the EP over the years, it means a lot to the three of us. Thank you all! We look forward to Bloodstock now, still can’t believe we’re playing it really. See you in the pit!”
You can catch Pelugion on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival on Friday August 10thI
John Pittaway – Guitars
Brandon Balou – Drums
Andy Sweeney - Bass / Vocals
Alpha Omega Management is extremely thrilled to announce the signing of the UK Thrash Legends Onslaught!
Onslaught stated on the signing:
'Onslaught are incredibly happy to announce Alpha Omega as their new managerial representation. We have set ourselves an ambitious set of goals, targets and achievements for the coming year and beyond. We honestly feel that Alpha Omega are the right team to ensure that those ambitions become a reality and to take them on even further! Buckle up ladies and gentlemen, things are about to get crazy!’
Alpha Omega Management‘s General Manager Alex Azzali adds:
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome the UK Thrash Legends Onslaught to our roster family! No need to say that with their new line-up, these guys are relentless and hungry to blast the world harder than ever! Cannot wait to start working for their ambitious goals! Stay tuned, great things are going to happen!"
As previously Onslaught announced, the band will unveil their new line up on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival 2018 on Friday 10th August. Longstanding members Nige Rockett (Guitar), Sy Keeler (Vocals) and Jeff Williams (Bass) will be joined by James Perry (Drums) and Wayne Dorman (Guitar).
Next Onslaught shows:
August 10th - UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
October 5th - Germany - FUeLDA Thrashers Delight @ Alte Piesel
October 19th - Belgium - Evil or Die Fest
More shows TBA.
UK Thrash legends Onslaught are one of the most explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK. Releasing 3 now legendary albums in the 80's (Power From Hell, The Force, In Search of Sanity), the band marked it's path to become a major influence for many Metal generations to follow. Since reforming in 2005, the band have performed countless shows / tours all across the globe, earning themselves the reputation as one of the very best Live Acts in the scene today, with crushing performances at Wacken, Bang Your Head, Thrash Domination, 70000 Tons of Metal, Hammersonic, Hellfest, Brutal Assault & Bloodstock Festivals to name just a few. With four critically acclaimed album releases in 2007 / 2009 / 2011 & 2013 (Killing Peace / Live Damnation / Sounds of Violence / VI) and with the back catalog being released no fewer than 3 times Onslaught stands as one of the most respected acts in the Metal scene today.
During the mass promotion in the USA for the latest studio album ‘VI’ we saw Onslaught reach and stay in the top 10 of the CMJ charts for 4 consecutive weeks. ‘VI’ was also the number 1 selling thrash metal album with Amazon.com becoming one of the biggest selling acts in North America for their Label AFM records.
Early 2016 saw the release of ‘Live at the Slaughterhouse’ a live DVD that celebrated the power and raw intensity of an Onslaught show that was well received by the public and critics alike. 2016 also saw Onslaught as the first international thrash metal band to play Vietnam as well as touring China, Taiwan and Indonesia and Europe.
2017, the band hit South and Central America, Mexico and once again Europe. One of the highlights of the year however was breaking new ground as the first legitimate international thrash metal band ever to play in the Lebanon. With a new album now well underway the Onslaught continues, as relentless and hungry as ever!
"Sound Of Violence" (Official Video 2011): https://youtu.be/duUULTUwTT0
"66Fucking6 (Official video 2014): https://youtu.be/x4gMbHLUv_k
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