The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band Sepultura as teenagers together in 1983. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains, Arise and Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre's horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left Sepultura and meanwhile released seven successful records with Soulfly, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form Cavalera Conspiracy: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage!
It's time to get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, when the mighty Cavalera Conspiracy will strike back this Fall: 'Psychosis' will be coming out on November 17th on Napalm Records! Now the Cavalera brothers have unleashed a first lyric video for the album opening track 'Insane', says Max Cavalera: "Let’s open the mosh pit and go insane!!!"
Check out the band's new video and go insane right HERE!
Coming as CD digipak, Digital Download and LP Gatefold editions, 'Psychosis' is now available for pre-order. Get your hands on it at: http://smarturl.it/Psychosis-NPR
A true clash of the titans, America’s pre-eminent multiplatinum chart-topping Groove Metal band Five Finger Death Punch unite with renowned chart-topping European legends In Flames to co-headline what promises to be the biggest and most exciting arena rock tour of Autumn/Winter 2017. This marks the very first time that these two juggernauts have joined forces on the road together, and it’s a “can’t miss” moment for the genre and fans at large. The trek takes in arenas across Europe and the UK beginning in November, stopping in most major cities, and concluding on December 21st at Wembley Arena in London.
To coincide with the tour the band are releasing a new single, the defiant “’Ain’t My Last Dance” taken from their album “Got Your Six” which charted at No 6 in the UK. Listen to it HERE.
“We thought this was the perfect song to address the various rumours circulating out there. Ivan is doing great and the band is firing on all cylinders. Not just isn't this our "last dance" but as we are gearing up for the European tour, we are kicking it up a notch and building our biggest stage show to date" says Zoltan Bathory, founding member and guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch.
Spotify and Live Nation who present the tour, have joined forces with Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames for a one-of-a-kind tour partnership featuring exclusive pre-sales, packages, and content from both bands. For exclusive VIP offerings go HERE.
5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory commented: "We have just played all the European festivals and had an amazing time. As these massive crowds are singing along every word of the lyrics, it feels like Europe is truly becoming the second home of Five Finger Death Punch. We can't wait to come back this Fall and especially with In Flames which is one of my favourite bands. This will be something special to see…”
Support on select EU dates and all UK dates of the tour comes from Of Mice & Men. The Orange County, CA-based band recently returned with two brand new songs, “Back To Me” and “Unbreakable,” via Rise Records.
Five Finger Death Punch comprised of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, drummer Jeremy Spencer and bassist Chris Kael formed in 2005 and have released six highly successful albums, five of which have been certified gold, with one reaching platinum status and another soon to follow.
Knuckleheads and Jesterheads: Be prepared to unite in the name of Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames making history together.
11/9 Moscow Russia Stadium Live
11/12 St. Petersburg Russia A2 Arena
11/14 Helsinki Finland Hartwell Arena
11/16 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
11/17 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
11/18 Oslo Norway Spektrum
11/20 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
11/21 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena
11/22 Berlin Germany Velodrome
11/24 Oberhausen Germany KP Arena
11/26 Prague Czech Republic Forum Karlin*
11/28 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion*
11/29 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
11/30 Padova Italy Geox Theatre*
12/2 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
12/4 Paris France Olympia*
12/5 Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal*
12/6 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
12/8 Vienna Austria Stadthalle*
12/11 Madrid Spain Wizink Centre
12/12 Barcelona Spain Sant Jordi Club
12/14 Antwerp Belgium Lotto*
12/15 Amsterdam Netherlands AFAS Live*
12/17 Birmingham UK BCA*
12/18 Glasgow Scotland Hydro*
12/20 Leeds UK Leeds Arena*
12/21 London UK Wembley Arena*
*With Of Mice & Men
Vox Tristanum is a new groove metal project formed in 2017 by former members of Slovakian band Tristana. Christian Vidal known from the band Therion joined the project as a lead guitar player. The project has released a debut music video “Stop“ .
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL68HmZKyII&feature=youtu.be
Tristana broke up in 2016 and its members Pete, Laco and Dusan started working on a new project. Than they were joined by the drummer Elevo who had left the band Depresy and who collaborated with Tristana on their last album “Virtual Crime.“ Argentinian Christian Vidal, the member of Therion, was the last one to join the project.
In 2007 Christian Vidal got a place in “ The Road Voltures “ , the band had a purpose of returning former Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin. In 2010 he came to Therion as a new guitarist. In 2017 he was collaborating with Russel Allen on concerts in South America.
The new project’s sound is groovy. Tuned down guitars are supported with electronic samples. Some guests were invited for the recording as well such as Thomas Vikström ( Therion, ex- Candlemass) who sang his parts in the song “ Save Me “.
"In the last days an important new member has joined the project. We will announce the name later, but I am sure it will be a nice surprise“ , said Pete Wilsen, the singer of Vox Tristanum.
Song “ Stop “ is a good example of what you can expect from the new project.
Witch County nefarious frights Devilment – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, have just released the official music video for the song 'JudasStein'.
Catch the sick flick here: https://youtu.be/h0y0EqKLsWI
Devilment are currently preparing for their main stage performance at Bloodstock Festival UK on Friday 11th June. Don’t miss out! More info & tickets available here: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/
'JudasStein' comes off of the band's current masterpiece ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’.
More on ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’:
'Hitchcock Blonde' music video
'Under The Thunder' official lyric video
'Full Dark, No Stars' official lyric video
Trailer #1: Lauren and Dani discuss the album's concept and artwork
Alternative track-by-track #1
Alternative track-by-track #2
Halloween Horror Movie trailer
Dani on DANZIG
Order ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ here:
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl inc. signed insert: http://bit.ly/2tJrP3u
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Record Store: http://bit.ly/2uFotBh
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uJ0q2D
Digital Album: http://apple.co/2tPUnfv
Dani’s crew have meticulously pieced together a second blood-spattered batch of deranged anthems that brings vastly more colour, intensity and lyrical versatility to the band’s spectral palate. The second Devilment record makes no splintered bones about its nefarious intent, offering a bewildering torrent of disparate and demented ideas and delivering them with refined, ultra-gothic panache and several jolting doses of Dani’s trademark verbal subterfuge. Assisted by long-time collaborators Lauren Francis (keys and vocals), Colin Parks (guitar), Nick Johnson (bass) and new drummer Matt Alston, Dani has arrived at the telling moment where Devilment become a genuine force to be reckoned with.
Cavalera Conspiracy led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled "Psychosis". The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by long-time friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.
Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani:
"The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer - an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We've got one song with Justin from Godflesh - just a great Nailbomb, Godflesh, Cavalera kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust; he mastered the album. And it's great, man. It's a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It's, for me, the best of all the Cavalera albums, my favourite one. And it's got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise'. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that."
Just recently Max and Iggor have also left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right HERE!
Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, coming this November on Napalm Records, when the mighty Cavalera Conspiracy will strike back this Fall!
Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Finland's Random Eyes (ft. members of Magic Kingdom, Gods Of Silence, ex Adagio) sign with Rock'N'Growl Records
Finnish metal band, Random Eyes, have signed with German label Rock'N'Growl Records. Random Eyes' third album 'Grieve No More', includes 10 tracks and was produced, mixed and mastered by Christian Palin (Panorama, Magic Kingdom, ex Adagio).
The clear strength of Random Eyes are the attacking vocals, paired with powerful sound and catchy melodies, backed by great guitar-work and grooving drums.
Random Eyes is:
Christian Palin - Vocals (Panorama, Magic Kingdom, ex Adagio)
Markus Grimald - Lead guitars
Hercules Buccolieri - Guitars (Ill Confine)
Daniel Pfister - Bass (Gods Of Silence, ex Kirk)
Pihilipp Eichenberger - drums (Panorama, Gods Of Silence, Legenda Aurea, ex Kirk)
Random Eyesis most definitely a live band, with strong charisma and pure energy on the stage.
Random Eyes was formed by Christian Palin (Panorama, Magic Kingdom, ex Adagio) in 2001, when Christian began writing material and laying down the foundation for the band.
Random Eyes released their debut album 'Eyes Ablaze' in 2003, and featuring some gothic metal influences. Random Eyes second album 'Invisible' was released in 2008. The third album ' Light Up' was released in 2011 and was produced by Tero Kinnunen (Nightwish). Random Eyes direction has changed over the past years, and is going now in a more trendy, riff-oriented sound.
Now Random Eyes is back with 'Grieve No More', and are on a mission to bring hope and light to a world caught in disarray and chaos.
Furious Argentine Groove / Thrash unit Granada will be releasing their latest full length "Sincronizado" via Symbol of Domination Prod.
Metal Underground exclusively streamed the music video of the title track of the album, which can be found at this location
Granada was formed in the year 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded by Guillermo Estévez (vocals and guitar), the band´s debut show was in 2010 with Black Dahlia Murder (USA), and continued with a series of shows in every possible venue in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. With 03 full lengths and one EP, the band has crossed the border by touring the neighbouring countries and achieving huge admiration from the audiences of all over the world.
Granada achieve their own sound with their 4th album "Sincronizado", recorded at "El Pie Recording Studio" and Chulengo, produced by Guillermo Estévez. The album will be released by Symbol of Domination Prod., and will be distributed by Icarus Records (Argentina) and Blacktape Unorthodox Records (Argentina)
Testimony from the band about the video:
"Taxidermy is the preserving of an animal's body via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of display or study. In the official video, we shot a real Taxidermist working for us, trying to communicate that the process of recording and album or song, or even playing it live is similar to Taxidermy."
It was a battle of the best from the Philadelphia and Boston areas for the first ever Wacken Metal Battle USA to send one American band to play at this year's Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany as part of the festival's international Metal Battle competition. The final four came down to Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia), Goblet (Boston), Power Theory (Philadelphia) and Upheaval (Boston) for one to play the stage at Wacken. Bringing their blasts of metal ranging from power, black, death, thrash and a mixture of more, the first ever Wacken Metal Battle USA champion was crowned to Corpse Hoarder who brought an exciting, energetic set of their blend of groove death grind metal that the judges could not deny being presented to the Wacken stage.
The Wacken Metal Battle USA final was held in Philadelphia on May 20th at the Whiskey Tango.
Wacken Metal Battle USA Finalists
Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia) - https://corpsehoarder.bandcamp.com/ - WINNER
Goblet (Boston) - http://goblet2.bandcamp.com/
POWER THEORY (Philadelphia) - http://www.sentinelmusic75.wix.com/powertheoryand
Upheaval (Boston) - http://upheavalboston.bandcamp.com/
Wacken Metal Battle USA will be returning for 2018 with an announcement of participating cities and submissions.
Please follow them at http://www.metalbattlusa.com and https://www.facebook.com/metalbattleusa/.
On August 25th, 2017, French metal force Dagoba will release its seventh studio album, “Black Nova”, as a cooperation of Jive/Epic for France and Century Media for the rest of the world.
Formed in 1997 and inspired by 90's American metal greats such as Pantera, Machine Head and Fear Factory, Dagoba quickly expanded their furious sound with dark, symphonic and industrial elements culminating on what is to become their strongest album to date, “Black Nova”.
Shawter – singer, guitarist, composer and leader of Dagoba – helmed the recordings of “Black Nova”, which took place at Eagle Black, his own studio in Marseille, whereas Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Heaven Shall Burn) took care of mix and mastering. “Black Nova” sounds massive with rich dynamics, towering riffs, vigorous shouts and infectious melodic choruses all over the place. The equally powerful artwork was created by Seth Siro Anton (Septic Flesh).
The first single "Inner Sun" premieres on Rock Hard France's sampler CD out this week – "Inner Sun" will be available everywhere on May 19th.
2. Inner Sun
3. The Legacy Of Ares
4. Stone Ocean
5. The Infinite Chase
6. The Grand Emptiness
7. Lost Gravity
8. Fire Dies
9. Phoenix et Corvus
Known as an impressive live act, Dagoba are about to set sails for Japan in May with full European touring under way right around time of release of “Black Nova”. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks!
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