Old school Finnish thrashers Bloodride is releasing their third album titled Planet Alcatraz through Inverse Records on 25th November.
On this album anger and frustration has risen to new level which can be seen on lyrical themes. Stupidity and selfishness of mankind gets loads of verbal hits this time. Musically these assaults are also very hard, brutal but sometimes even catchy.
Album was recorded during at Peter´s Cross Studios between December 2015-May 2016 by Petteri Lammassaari and was mixed and mastered by Jarno Hänninen at D-Studio. Artwork is done by Niko Bauer from PoorAndStarving.
J. Leskinen - Vocals
Simo Partanen- Guitars
Teemu Vähäkangas - Guitars
Esa Pennala - Bass
Petteri Lammassaari – Drums
Pain, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann), is ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's critically-lauded You Only Live Twice full-length. Titled Coming Home, the band's latest industrial metal statement will see release this Friday, September 9th via Nuclear Blast.
In celebration of its release, the band has released a track-by-track video trailer. Check it out at here where you can also view the band's video for the song "Call Me" featuring Sabaton's Joakim Brodèn as well as the lyric video for "Black Knight Satellite" and three album trailers.
Pre-order Coming Home via the Nuclear Blast web shop HERE, iTunes HERE or Amazon HERE.
In support of the release of Coming Home, PAIN will embark on a massive European headlining tour this Fall with German gothic metal outfit The Vision Bleak, as well as Dynazty and Billion Dollar Babies. See confirmed dates below.
PAIN w/ The Vision Bleak, Dynazty, Billion Dollar Babies:
10/13/2016 Astra - Berlin, DE
10/14/2016 Wuerzburg - Posthalle - Wuerzburg, DE
10/15/2016 Leipzig - Hellraiser , DE
10/17/2016 Vienna - Szene, Vienna, AT
10/19/2016 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsbur, DE
10/20/2016 Backstage - Munich, DE
10/21/2016 Les Docks - Lausanne, CH
10/22/2016 Vaudeville - Lindau, DE
10/23/2016 Turock - Essen, DE
10/24/2016 Underworld (New) - London, UK
10/25/2016 Salde Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
10/26/2016 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
10/27/2016 Petit Bain - Paris, FR
10/28/2016 Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, ES
10/29/2016 Changó - Madrid, ES
10/30/2016 RCA Club - Lisbon, PT
11/01/2016 Stage Live - Bilbao, ES
11/02/2016 Jas Rod - Marseille, FR
11/03/2016 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
11/04/2016 Nancy On Rock Festival - Nancy, FR *
11/05/2016 Music Hall - Markneukirchen, DE
11/07/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL
11/08/2016 Trix - Antwerp, BE
11/09/2016 Klubsen - Hamburg, DE
11/10/2016 Aalborg Metal Fest - Aalborg, DE
11/11/2016 Brewhouse - Gothenburg, SE
11/12/2016 Debaser - Stockholm, SE
11/17/2016 Henry's - Kuopio, FI*
11/18/2016 Hevimesta - Oulu, FI*
11/19/2016 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI *
11/24/2016 Klubi - Tampere, FI*
11/25/2016 Lutakko - Jyväskylä , FI*
Finnish thrashers Soulwound are releasing their second album "No Peace" via Inverse Records on October 21st 2016. No Peace picks up where the debut left off, offering fast, brutal, heavy and aggressive metal with both old-school and more contemporary influences forming the basis of the sound and nihilistic lyrics topping things off. Hit potential of any kind or radio-friendly choruses were definitely not on the agenda.
Instead, the music is hammered out with no pretence or pandering in the spirit of, say, classic Sepultura or the Finnish thrash legends Stone. The attraction lies more in the arrangements of the different elements: how the guitars complement each other, how the drums complement the guitars, how the bass complements both etc. The Devil truly lives in the details. The songs are brought to life by shouted vocals that are more aggressive than ever, and the album manages to be simultaneously more varied and more focused than its predecessor.
The band released a music video "Altars Of Skin", watch it here: https://youtu.be/loSMlWNPlkc
Composer / lyricist Janne Huusari comments: "The song and the video deal with superficiality and pathological attention-seeking on social media. The video was shot with a DIY mentality and a zero budget by the band itself at its rehearsal place and its surroundings. The editing was carried out by Tino-Viljami Vanhala, who also edited the band's previous videos".
On September 30, 2016, Finnish Metallers Re-Armed will release The Era of Precarity will be released internationally via Finland's Saarni Records. The physical core of the album is packed into a stylish digipak, which is made from ecological materials. The band has pledged to donate 50 cents from the sale of every copy to Karma Ry (organisation), which supports elder people and young adults in band's home-town area with their activities to prevent disenfranchisement.
Check out The Era of Precarity album teaser at this location.
The band has released the following statement about the new album:
"The Era of Precarity is fully conceptual album where each track dives into a dystopian-world that you would never want to live in. The album reflects decadent elements of our society and challenges the listener to think what kind of world we want to live in now and in the future . All the major conflicts of the 21st century are still solved with warfare and the interesting question is; 'Do we really want to leave this perishing world as a legacy to our descendants?'
Therefore the message is current and very serious. While you're listening to the record we recommend you to leave larping clothes, drinking horns and mythological characters into the depths of your imagination. The world is here and right now."
The band's previous release, Total Lack of Communication was released in 2015, and followed with tours of China and Baltic countries.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
2/9 @ Blackpool, Järvenpää FIN
3/9 @ 15bar, Seinäjoki FIN
9/9 @ Bar Rock Bear, Vantaa FIN
16/9 @ Lepakkomies, Helsinki FIN
23/9 @ Katse, Jyväskylä FIN
24/9 @ Vernissa, Tikkurila FIN
6/10 @ Sala Rocksound, Barcelona ES
8/10 @ C.C. Valdefierro, Zaragoza ES
9/10 @ Sala Matisse, Valencia ES
11/10 @ Sala Metalarium, Badajoz ES
12/10 @ Sala Silikona, Madrid ES
14/10 @ Pikne Baar, Tallinn EE
15/10 @ Lemmys, Kaunas LT
16/10 @ Metro Club, Vilnius LT
Finnish melancholic melodic death metal band Shadecrown have set a release date for their debut album. The album is called Agonia and it is released October 21st 2016 via Inverse Records.
Shadecrown was founded in 2012 by songwriter / keyboardist Saku Tammelin and they have previously released one demo and EP. The band's music consists of many different elements and it's influenced by many metal genres such as thrash and melodic doom metal. In other words Shadecrown's music combines beautiful melancholic melodies and aggressive guitar riffs.
Led Astray music video available here.
Swedish heavy metal heroes Sabaton released their latest, highly-acclaimed record, The Last Stand, on August 19 through Nuclear Blast. The album reached the highest US & Canadian chart entries in the bands history debuting at #63 on the Billboard U.S. Top 200 album chart, #2 on the Billboard Hard Music chart, #2 on the Canadian Hard Music Chart, and #20 on the Canadian Top 200 album chart. The Last Stand also holds the #5 position on the Billboard Top Rock album chart, #4 on the Billboard Independent albums chart, and #19 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart.
Worldwide first week chart positions for The Last Stand include:
#1 - Czech Republic
#1 - Finland
#1 - Sweden
#2 - Germany
#4 - Belgium
#11 - Netherlands
#11 - Norway
#15 - Hungary
#17 - UK
#29 - Australia
#92 - Ireland
Additionally, the band has revealed the first track-by-track trailer today, telling more about the stories behind the songs. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/_nIPHU6N1IM
Get the new album here: http://nblast.de/SabatonLastStandNB
Or digitally: http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads
Project Silence, a band is known from their energetic live performances and tight playing is an industrial metal outfit from Finland, combining extreme metal to headbanging industrial.
They have just released their new lyric video for 'Perversion', taken from their new album 'Slave To The Machine'.
Their new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by themselves and features some thrash, black and extreme metal influence. "Slave To The Machine" is centred around themes of Sci-Fi, violence, sex, love and misery.
Many lyrical themes came from personal life, but also from popular culture, books and authors like Moers, Lovecraft and even King. "Slave To The Machine" is also influenced by elements from early industrial scene to modern metal.
Project Silence has come a long way from 2008 and musically band has evolved a lot, but the idea behind it all is just coming through in "Slave To The Machine".
"Slave to the machine" has been released worldwide by Sliptrick Records, on June the 30th, in both digital and physical format, be sure to add their Facebook official profile to be constantly updated about shows and band news!
Viral Internet sensation Steve'N'Seagulls have shared the video for their latest and greatest — their cover of Iron Maiden's classic "Aces High”. Throw your horns up and watch the clip here.
"Sometimes, in order to make things happen, all you need is a bunch of crazy ideas, mash 'em together, and wait for the results," the band said about the video. "This is basically how we started with our first video from the upcoming album. We were lucky to get some enthusiastic, creative, and hard-working people around to get it done. You can imagine that mixing miniature aircrafts, cows, pyrotechnics, and belly dancers with the band doesn't necessarily come together naturally. But it did. And we're happy about it."
S'N'S's second album Brothers in Farms is out September 9 via Spinefarm Records.
The song is available as an instant grat track for fans who pre-order the album here.
S'N'S also revealed details of the new album here.
For the uninitiated, Finland's S'N'S shot to fame thanks to their bluegrass covers of metal classics, such as AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." Their unique take on beloved tracks garnered S'N'S fans, who cropped up all over the world, and their videos racked up millions of views.
September 21, 2015 was eventually christened Steve 'N' Seagulls Day for the entire state of Colorado, while the band also covered The Beastie Boys' hit "Sabotage" for The AV Club, toured the U.S., bringing their folk metal madrigrals to the masses, and appeared at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, last Spring.
This time out, the brothers-in-farms tackle legendary tunes from Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, Megadeth, and more.
BROTHERS IN FARMS TRACK LISTING:
01. Aces High
02. Sad But True
04. It's A Long Way To The Top
05. You Could Be Mine
06. November Rain
07. In Bloom
08. Symphony Of Destruction
09. Fill Up The Tank
11. The Pretender
12. Self Esteem
13. Out In The Fields
14. Born To Be Wild
After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for Nightwish to immortalise their ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
"The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy's, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined Nightwish as 'A vehicle of spirit that defies category'. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.
Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course Nightwish's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as 'Élan' and the majestic 'The Greatest Show On Earth' to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’. Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and NIGHTWISH had never before had such an immense stage production with them.
"I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognisability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heart-warming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd speciality (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."
When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, Nightwish decided to walk a different path this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains:
"We didn't want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime’. So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."
Arch Enemy will play the biggest stage production of their career at next week’s Wacken Open Air on Saturday, August 6th around midnight, making this the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign. It all started in March 2014 when the band announced the new singer Alissa White-Gluz and the video for the album title track 'War Eternal', which became the most successful video in the band’s career and reached close to 20 million YouTube views.
The album reached the highest US and German chart positions in the band’s career and Arch Enemy played over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014 Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined Arch Enemy during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support of Nightwish.
Wacken Open Air won’t be the last 'War Eternal' show - see further show dates below, including a run of 4 UK headline shows next month - but it’s going to be something very special. Therefore, don’t miss their press conference at
Wacken on Friday August 5th at 5:00pm – 5:45pm CET in the press tent / VIP area.
Fans can stream the press conference online at: www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnEjwOsyjBM&feature=youtu.be
Arch Enemy Live:
04.08.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
06.08.2016 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
07.08.2016 RheinRiot 2016, Cologne, Germany (with Devildriver, Aborted and more)
10.08.2016 Foir Aux Vins Festival, Colmar, France
11.08.2016 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
12.08.2016 Brutal Assault Festival, Josefov, Czech Republic
13.08.2016 Metal on the Hill, Graz, Austria
15.08.2016 Klub B90, Danzig, Poland
17.08.2016 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary
19.08.2016 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
20.08.2016 Himos Park, Jämsä, Finland (with Nightwish)
21.08.2016 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
22.08.2016 Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
23.08.2016 Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
24.08.2016 Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
26.08.2016 Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany
27.08.2016 Neuborn Open Air Festival, Wörrstadt, Germany
22.09.2016 La Belle Électrique, Grenoble, France
23.09.2016 LA BAM, Metz, France
24.09.2016 Wuennstock Herbst Festival, Bad Wuennenberg, Germany
25.09.2016 Femme Metal Event, Eindhoven, Netherlands
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