Russia's leading and finest pagan metal band Arkona, who are set to release their brand new album Khram on January 19th 2018 with Napalm Records, have just unveiled a first teaser and exclusive album preview! Get your ears on this first sneak peak, featuring all tracks from Arkona's upcoming album right HERE!
A Khram, the Russian word for temple, is shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and front-lady Masha`s lyrics, that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! Arkona may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band's harsh metal tunes: King-sized songs effortlessly shift from blackened pagan metal masterpieces to epic tracks with crystal-clear melodies and piano infusions. So better mark your calendars for January 19th 2018, as Arkona’s Khram is an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untameable spirit!
Coming as CD Digi Pack, Digital Download and LP Gatefold editions, Khram is now available to pre-order HERE!
In support of their upcoming album, Arkona will be heavily touring in early 2018, including an extensive European tour with Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Trollfest & many more!
Make sure to catch Arkona live and on the following dates:
01.02.2018 - SI - Winter Days of Metal Festival
02.02.2018 - HR - Zagreb / Boogaloo
03.02.2018 - RS - Novi Sad / SKC Fabrika
04.02.2018 - RO - Cluj Napoca / From Space
08.02.2018 - GR - Athens / Kytarro Live
09.02.2018 - GR - Thesalonniki / Eightball
10.02.2018 - BG - Sofia / Mixtape 5
11.02.2018 - RO - Bucharest / Fabrica
24.03.2018 - RU - Moscow / RED
30.03.2018 - RU - St.Petersburg / Aurora
28.04.2018 - SE - Stockholm Slaughter
with KORPIKLAANI, HEIDEVOLK & TROLLFEST:
15.02.2018 - BE - Antwerpen / Trix
16.02.2018 - DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.2018 - DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
18.02.2018 - NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg
20.02.2018 - FR - Paris / Elysée Montmartre
21.02.2018 - FR - Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.2018 - FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.2018 - ES - Madrid / Sala BUT
24.02.2018 - ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.2018 - FR - Lyon / Transbordeur
27.02.2018 - DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.2018 - DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.2018 - CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.2018 - DE - München / Backstage
03.03.2018 - DE - Stuttgart / LKA
04.03.2018 - CH - Pratteln / Z7
05.03.2018 - IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
07.03.2018 - AT - Graz / Orpheum
08.03.2018 - AT - Vienna / SIMM City
09.03.2018 - DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
10.03.2018 - DE - Geiselwind / Musichall
11.03.2018 - DE - Hannover / Capitol
'Ishassara' is a short and tragic story written by Gorgon founder and vocalist Paul Thureau, taking place in ancient Crete: it's the story of a tortured man who has lived a life in pain, regrets and guilt, and who starts giving all his love and devotion to a goddess (Ishassara) asking her for peace of mind and soul.
Recorded at Hybreed Studios, produced by Jussi Kulomaa and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde, ‘Ishassara’ is the first song released by the French band since 2016’s Titanomachy album and a track that is set to feature on the forthcoming full-length slated for release 2018.
Listen To 'Ishassara' Here!
Thureau elaborates more on the story, “This devotion to Ishassara turns quickly into an obsession: but the Goddess keeps on ignoring him and not listening his prayers, so his ritual turns every day more into occultism - loosing his mind, he starts mutilating and sacrificing his first-born son. Seeing that still nothing happens and feeling betrayed by the goddess, he burns the whole temple down, dying in its flames. 'Ishassara' is all about that thin line between faith, religion, fanaticism and insanity. To denounce religious fanatics that brainwash weak-minded people, into dangerous weapons.”
Ishassara is out now and available on all major download sites and streaming platforms.
Heidevolk are the true definition of Pagan Metal Brotherhood. These Dutchmen hold up the flag for intelligent and perfectly balanced Pagan Folk Metal like no other.
It’s time to unveil the info on their brand new release and upcoming masterpiece from Heidevolk. Please welcome “Vuur van Verzet" – set to be released on January 12th 2018.
Marvelous riff power, bombastic ensembles and folkloric tunes make up the amazing album that is "Vuur van Verzet”.
The band states:
“Friends, we are excited to announce our long-awaited new album “Vuur van Verzet” (“Fire of Resistance”). An album that catapults you to a battlefield where a failing Roman empire is retreating and Germanic tribes are on the rise to claim back what is theirs. It will guide you through the great migrations and tell the tale of early traditions, gods and nature. We’ve fitted these stories in 11 songs that emphasize the characteristic Heidevolk sound but also underline the progression of our songwriting. Fast metal riffing combined with a our trademark dual male vocals, a 24 piece male choir, various folk musicians, a string ensemble and the raw guest vocals of Primordials’ Nemtheanga make “Vuur van Verzet” an album that shows its teeth..in a bombastic way. Join us, the Pagan Metal Brotherhood is on the rise!”
Take a look at the full track listing, available formats and upcoming tour dates below:
1 CD 6-pages Digipack incl. 24 pages booklet
1 LP Gatefold, black and limited golden vinyl
Ltd Edition Album Bundle incl. 6-pages Digipack, Leather wristband, flag, patch
Digital Album Download
“Vuur van Verzet" is scheduled for a January 12th 2018 release. Pre-Orders are NOW up and ready.
Get your hands on your exclusive pre-order HERE!
Heidevolk will be hitting the road for an European tour run together with their label mates in Arkona as well as Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani & True Norwegian Balkan Metal, Trollfest in 2018. Check out all dates below and make sure to grab your tickets soon:
HEIDEVOLK w/ KORPIKLAANI, ARKONA, TROLLFEST
15.02.18 BE - Antwerp /Trix
16.02.18 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.18 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinehalle 2 *
18.02.18 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg *
19.02.18 DE - Saarbrucken / Garage **
20.02.18 FR - Paris / Elysee Montmartre
21.02.18 FR - Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.18 FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.18 ES - Madrid / Sala But
24.02.18 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.18 FR - Lyon / Transbordeur
26.02.18 CH - Vevey / The Rocking Chair **
27.02.18 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.18 DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.18 CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.18 DE - Munich / Backstage *
03.03.18 DE - Stuttgart / LKA *
04.03.18 CH - Pratteln / Z7
05.03.18 IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
06.03.18 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse **
07.03.18 AT - Graz / Orpheum
08.03.18 AT - Vienna / Simm City
09.03.18 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser *
10.03.18 DE - Geiselwind / Musichall *
11.03.18 DE - Hannover / Capitol
* extended shows with Black Messiah, Evertale & The Privateers
** no Arkona
Portugal's Dark Metal pioneers in Moonspell are set to release their brand new and hotly anticipated album, titled '1755', on November 3rd 2017 with Napalm Records.
The band's 13rd studio record will not only outclass all standards you have ever heard from your favourite Portuguese before, sung in their native language it's the musical version of the year of horror when a giant earthquake wrecked Moonspell's home town Lisbon. This album is a dark adventure, breathtaking and completely earthshaking!
Moonspell's '1755', coming as CD digipak, digital download & LP gatefold editions, is now available to pre-order HERE!
For the first time ever, Moonspell recorded their new album in Portuguese only, but there will be one bonus track appearing in Spanish, and today the band has released this stunning version for the song 'Desastre'! Dive into the brand new tunes by the masters of dark art and check out Moonspell's upcoming album - bonus track right HERE!
Says vocalist and creative spirit Fernando Ribeiro:
"Desastre is a homage to all our Spanish-speaking fans around the world. In the late 18th century, in our streets a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese was spoken and guess what that’s exactly what we do here! This song is about how the earthquake took Lisbon by surprise and how we are nothing but a a human leave left alone to break when a strong winds blows. Enjoy Desastre, gracias y saludos!“
In support of Moonspell's upcoming release, the band will be heavily hitting the road this year, while kicking off in Portugal and Spain first, followed by an extensive tour with CRADLE OF FILTH in early 2018! Make sure to catch the masters of dark art live on the following dates:
30.10.17 PT - Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
31.10.17 PT - Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
01.11.17 PT - Porto / Hard Club (Special album release show)
with special guests Bizarra Locomotiva and Norunda:
03.11.17 ES - Santiago / Malatesta
04.11.17 ES - Bilbao / Santana 27
05.11.17 ES - Valencia / Rock City
06.11.17 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra
07.11.17 ES - Zaragoza / CC Delicias
08.11.17 ES - Madrid / Sala Caracol
09.11.17 PT - Arcos De Valdevez / Casa das Artes ( special theatre show! )
10.11.17 PT – Aveiro / Teatro Aveirense ( special theatre show! )
12.11.17 PT - Castelo Brnaco / Cine Teatro Avenida ( special theatre show! )
07.12.17 PT – Loulé / Cineteatro Louletano ( special theatre show! )
with CRADLE OF FILTH:
18.01.18 CZ Prague, Roxy
19.01.18 CZ Ostrava, Garage
20.01.18 SK Bratislava, MMC
21.01.18 HU Budapest, A38
23.01.18 PL Krakow, Kwadrat
24.01.18 PL Warsaw, Progresja
25.01.18 PL Gdansk, B90
27.01.18 DE Leipzig, Hellraiser
28.01.18 DE Berlin, C-Club
29.01.18 DE Hamburg, Grünspan
30.01.18 DE Bremen, Schlachthof
01.02.18 NL Tilburg, 013
02.02.18 NL Haarlem, Patronaat
03.02.18 DE Osnabrück, Hyde Park
04.02.18 DE Cologne, Essigfabrik
06.02.18 DE Bochum, Zeche
07.02.18 DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.02.18 DE Nürnberg, Hirsch
09.02.18 DE Saarbrücken, Garage
10.02.18 CH Pratteln, Z7
12.02.18 IT Milano, Live Club
13.02.18 IT Bologna, Zona Roveri
14.02.18 FR St. Etienne, Le Fil
15.02.18 ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
16.02.18 ES Madrid, Mon Live (former Penelope)
18.02.18 FR Limoges, CC John Lennon
19.02.18 FR Paris, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
20.02.18 FR Lille, Le Metaphone
21.02.18 FR Besancon, La Rodia
23.02.18 DE Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
24.02.18 DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
25.02.18 AT Dornbirn, Conrad Sohms
26.02.18 AT Wien, Simm City
27.02.18 DE München, Backstage Werk
01.03.18 BE Antwerp,Trix
02.03.18 DE Flensburg, Roxy
03.03.18 DK Odense, Posten
04.03.18 NO Oslo, Vulkan Arena
05.03.18 SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
French symphonic progressive metal act Talvienkeli are proud to present the official video for the song "Scream-Her", taken from their debut album "Hybris" out via Wormholedeath.
The band stated:
"HEY ! We promised huge stuff for fall... And here you go ! This is the video for "Scream-Her" from our album "Hybris", released last spring ! A BIG thanks to the team from Victory Shot for their amazing work and to the Hôtel-Dieu of Louhans who welcomed us ! Go and visit it, it's wonderful!"
Producer : Victory Shot
Post-production : Alexandre Guia
Cameramen : Mélusine Augé / Alexandre Guia / Maxime Bonzi
Director : Maxime Bonzi
"Hybris" is available on:
Amazon US https://tinyurl.com/y8nme7gl
French / Spanish Symphonic Power Metallers Hamka ink deal with Fighter Records; - reveal details for label debut
French symphonic power metallers Hamka, featuring Spanish vocalist Elisa C. Martín (ex-Darkmoor), have inked a deal with Fighter Records for the official release of their long-awaited second album, Multiversal, due for international release on December 14th.
Formed back in 2003 by guitarist Willdric Lievin and Elisa C. Martín, Hamka released a demo called Exodus in 2004 and their debut album, Unearth, came out a year later, but during the following years, the band was put on hold due to personal circumstances until, in 2013, it was resurrected with the addition of three new members and preparation of a second album entitled Multiversal, which was finished in summer 2017.
Now it's Fighter Records who will properly release Multiversal, a magnificent 14-song opus of top-quality symphonic power metal with ethnic influences, giving it a worldwide promotion and distribution. The first track to be revealed is "Inner Conviction," which can be heard at Fighter's official YouTube channel HERE.
French Doom Metallers Greyfell have inked a deal with Argonauta Records.
Equally influenced by violence and hypnosis, Greyfell doom sonorities are able to blend Black Metal, Psych and Hardcore echoes, drawing influences from the sonic heavyweights like Type O Negative, Sleep and Kickback, with a sound that proves to be celestial, telluric and all around massive.
Their second album “Horsepower” explores new territories with the arrival of a fourth member on keyboards and synths, thus going even further into massive drones and ghostly textures.
Produced entirely on their own, this new record marks the beginning of their collaboration with Argonauta and pushes the boundaries of heaviness and incantatory atmospheres.
Greyfell “Horsepower” will be released by early 2018.
“There will be a light in the dark, there will be quiet before the storm, there will be harmony in chaos.”
www.argonautarecords.com / https://greyfell.bandcamp.com/
Over the last year Delain have been celebrating their ten year anniversary – from the release of their fifth full-length Moonbathers and an anniversary edition of their debut album Lucidity to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world’s biggest festival stages – the band is set to cap it off with the release of their first ever live DVD / Blu-Ray package coming out on October 27, 2017 on Napalm Records!
'A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso' was filmed at a sold out gig at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. Delain was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Liv Kristine, Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), and many other special guests and collaborators.
Coming as a 2-CD / DVD / Blu-Ray as well as LP Gatefold editions, 'A Decade of Delain – Live At Paradiso' is now available for pre-order HERE!
The set list for the evening showcased songs spanning Delain's entire decade-long existence, including everything from the sing-along singles to cuts from the band’s vault that are rarely played live. On top of the full live concert, the package includes an exclusive documentary about the band entitled We Are The Others – A Decade of Delain, a bonus live performance of “We Are the Others” from Masters of Rock 2015, and the “Suckerpunch” music video.
Says the band: After months of planning, performing and putting together our first ever live DVD / CD / Blu-Ray "A Decade of Delain - Live at Paradiso", we are very excited to be so close it's release now! What to expect? Have a look at this trailer for a sneak peek! We hope you enjoy it, and we hope it makes you extra eager to experience the complete 115 minute show and all cool extras, including the documentary "We Are The Others - A Decade of Delain" very soon!
Check out Delain's teaser for their upcoming live release right HERE!
The tracklist of 'A Decade of Delain – Live At Paradiso' reads as follows:
1. Intro (The Monarch)
2. Hands of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
4. The Glory and the Scum
5. Get the Devil Out of Me
6. Army of Dolls
7. The Hurricane
8. April Rain
9. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell)
10. Here Come the Vultures
11. Fire With Fire
12. The Tragedy of the Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
13. Danse Macabre
14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens)
15. Your Body is a Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
16. Stay Forever
17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat)
18. The Gathering
19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek)
20. Mother Machine
21. Sing to Me (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
22. Don’t Let Go
23. We Are the Others
DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Content:
1. We Are the Others – A Decade of Delain documentary
2. “We Are the Others” – live at Masters of Rock 2015
3. “Suckerpunch” official music video
In support of Delain's upcoming live release, the band will hit the road for the Danse Macabre Tour this Fall, featuring special guest and frequent collaborator Marco Hietala from Nightwish on all dates, along with a very special set list of rarely-played Delain songs! Support will be coming from Serenity and Cellar Darling.
Catch this very special and exciting live package on the following dates:
Oct. 26 – Paris, France – Alhambra
Oct. 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
Oct. 28 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 29 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Oct. 31 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 1 – London, UK – Koko (SOLD OUT)
Delain will follow the Danse Macabre Tour with a string of dates in South America in late 2017 and a full North American tour with Kamelot and Battlebeast in Spring 2018:
Nov. 18 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – Manifesto
Nov. 19 – Granfinos, Brazil – Granfinos
Nov. 21 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Theatro Odissea
Nov. 23 – Santiago, Chile – Club Subterraneo
Nov. 24 – Rosario, Argentina – Teatro Vorterix Rosario (w/ Amaranthe)
Nov. 25 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Luna Park (w/ Tarja and Amaranthe)
Apr. 16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Apr. 17 – Charlotte, NC – Filmore Underground
Apr. 18 – Silver Springs, MD – The Filmore
Apr. 20 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 22 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Apr. 23 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Apr. 25 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Apr. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
Apr. 27 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Apr. 29 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly's
May 01 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
May 02 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
May 04 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
May 05 – Anaheim, CA – Grove Anaheim
May 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
May 08 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
May 09 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 12 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
May 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Greek thrash metallers Exarsis have published a new video for the track "General Guardiance", which is taken off the band's fourth and upcoming album, "New War Order", out on October 20th.
The clip was produced by Athina Tousia (http://vimeo.com/athinatousia) and gives a perfect view of what you can expect from the band's new album: finest classic thrash metal! "General Guidance“ Video clip @ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwx1UCXrzt8
"New War Order" was recorded at the D-Studios in Athens and mixed and mastered by Mike Karpathiou. The album contains 10 songs with a playing time of about 40 minutes. From September 23rd Exarsis will be on tour with Onslaught and Artillery, where the album will be already available.
23.09 Helvete Club – Oberhausen, Germany
24.09 Hedon Club – Zwolle, Netherlands
25.09 De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, Belgium
26.09 Roxy Concerts – Flensburg, Germany
27.09 Garage Deluxe – Munich, Germany
28.09 Moonlight Music Hall – Diest, Belgium
30.09 Kiehool Burgum – Burgum, Netherlands
02.10 Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim-Egelsee, Germany
03.10 Escape Metalcorner – Vienna, Austria
04.10 7er Club – Mannheim, Germany
05.10 Musigburg – Aarburg, Switzerland
06.10 Dagda Live Club – Pavia, Italy
07.10 Revolver Music Hall – Venice, Italy
08.10 Borderline – Pisa, Italy
09.10 Utopia Sala – Zaragoza, Spain
11.10 SMAC de La Gespe – Tarbes, France
12.10 Sala Upload – Barcelona , Spain
13.10 Urban Concept – Vitoria, Spain
France's Porn release 'Sunset Of Cruelty'; first single from new album 'The Ogre Inside' [out 20.10.17]
Porn - ’Sunset Of Cruelty’ - single out 15.09.17, taken from ’The Ogre Inside’ - new album out 20.10.17 via Les Disques Rubicon.
The French industrial-goth metal band Porn will release their third album on 20th October 2017.
It is preceded by a single and remix EP of the album song ’Sunset Of Cruelty’.
Named after the classic ‘Pornography’ album by The Cure and influenced by early 80’s electronic noise exponents such as SPK and Esplendor Geometrico as well as the 80’s/90’s dark rock lineage of Bauhaus, Fields Of The Nephilim and Type O Negative, Porn are led by Philippe Deschemin, who has published a sci-fi novel (‘Contoyen’) and several short stories since the release of his group's previous album in 2011.
A milestone record for the band, the concept of ’The Ogre Inside’ is based on the ‘Contoyen’ novel.
From the 90’s industrial rock sound of album opener 'Sunset Of Cruelty' right through to the brooding
goth-metal atmosphere of the title track that ends the record, Porn take the listener on a journey into the darkest corners of the mind. Scattered with voice samples of Aleister Crowley, it can be taken as an invitation to fight the (great) beast, the Ogre that threatens to devour.
Porn formed in 1999 when psychology and sociology student Philippe Deschemin decided to start a band. Strongly influenced by the original industrial scene (SPK, Esplendor Geometrico), post-punk and goth rock acts (The Cure, Killing Joke, Fields Of The Nephilim) and industrial rock/metal (KMFDM, Marilyn Manson), his mission was to create aggressive yet sexy, powerful, dark and dangerous music. As he describes it: “something like a beautiful, tasty fruit with a razor blade inside.”
The band released its debut album in 2004 and an EP a year later, which are currently available together on the collection ‘A Decade In Glitter And Danger’. These were followed by a second album in 2011 entitled ‘From The Void To The Infinite’, plus the 2015 covers and remixes compilation ‘Deconstruct’, which followed the publication of Deschemin’s first novel, ‘Contoyen’.
Deschemin is also a member of the group An Erotic End Of Times, who released their own debut album in the spring of 2017. Aside from his musical and literary career, he is a visiting lecturer in political philosophy, a journalist and publisher.
Philippe Deschemin : vocals, bass, guitar, synth, drum programming
Mehdi Desoeuvre : guitar, bass
Erwan Frugier : synth, guitar
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