Los Angels, CA Industrial-Black Metal artists Dawn of Ashes will release their new album Theophany on Metropolis Records.
Seamlessly blending various forms of Extreme Metal and Industrial influences, Dawn Of Ashes is music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic scope. Kristof Bathory of Dawn of Ashes describes Theophany as " Dawn of Ashes on steroids." Theophany, is a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. The new album shows Dawn Of Ashes in top form, with a renewed purpose that unifies the intense sonic aggression and Left Hand Path Occultism inspired lyrics that DoA has summoned in all of its incarnations.
Theophany is produced by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, who has also produced releases for Motionless in White, Bleeding Through and The Witch Was Right. Theophany will released be May 20th on Metropolis Records.
Filter is please to announce that they will be headed across the sea for the “Make Europe Great Again” tour, alongside Combichrist, Lord of the Lost and Rabia Sorda.
The band have recently released "Take Me To Heaven", the first single from their new album, ‘Crazy Eyes’, due to be released April 8th via Spinefarm Records. According to Filter main-man, Richard Patrick, both single & album are very much from the heart, “trying to be as genuine as possible to what Filter is. It’s about sounding different, forward & original…”
You can view the video for Take Me To Heaven here: https://youtu.be/CRV51e753f8
Pre-orders for Crazy Eyes are available now:
Playing their own show in Berlin beforehand on June 2nd, the tour - which spans a month across 25 different cities - kicks off in Hamburg on June 3rd. A full list of tour dates is below.
Tickets are on sale now at http://officialfilter.com
MAKE EUROPE GREAT AGAIN! - Tour 2016
COMBICHRIST, FILTER, LORD OF THE LOST
03.06.2016 Hamburg (GER), Grosse Freiheit 36 (plus special guests: RABIA SORDA)
04.06.2016 Erfurt (GER), HSD Gewerkschaftshaus (plus special guests: RABIA SORDA)
05.06.2016 Munich (GER), Backstage (plus special guests: RABIA SORDA)
06.06.2016 Pagney (F), Chez Paulette
08.06.2016 Savigny le Temple (Paris/F), L'Empreinte
09.06.2016 Cologne (GER), Live Music Hall (plus special guests: RABIA SORDA)
10.06.2016 Tielt (B), Europahal
11.06.2016 Amstelveen (Amsterdam/NL), P60
12.06.2016 Kopenhagen (DK), Amager Bio
13.06.2016 Göteborg (SWE), Sticky Fingers
14.06.2016 Stockholm (SWE), Göta Källare
16.06.2016 Turku (SF), Gong 1
17.06.2016 Tampere (SF), Yo-Talo
18.06.2016 Helsinki (SF), Circus
19.06.2016 Tallinn (EST), Rock Café
20.06.2016 Liepaja (LV), Fontaine Palace
23.06.2016 Gdansk (PL), B90
24.06.2016 Dresden (GER), Strasse E (plus special guests: RABIA SORDA)
COMBICHRIST, FILTER, RABIA SORDA
25.06.2016 Pratteln (Basel/CH), Z7
26.06.2016 Frankfurt (GER), Batschkapp
29.06.2016 Newcastle (UK), Riverside
30.06.2016 Glasgow (UK), O2 ABC
01.07.2016 Bristol (UK), Marble Factory
02.07.2016 Sheffield (UK), Corporation
03.07.2016 London (UK), Heaven
London's most successful Industrial Metal bands of recent times The Defiled have called it a day.
This statement is taken from the band's Facebook page:-
"It is with heavy, blackened hearts, that we inform you that the time has come to lay The Defiled to rest. There is no drama or fallouts, but we have been forced to face the reality that the love of what we do is not enough to keep our black ship sailing; the continuation of The Defiled has become logistically (financially) untenable.
Thank you - you, our fans, have given us a life experience that we could have never dreamed of. From a grotty flat in north London, you have enabled us to reach places we’d previously only read or heard about, allowed us to grace stages all over the world, cheered for us at some of the worlds most prestigious festivals and granted us the opportunity to perform alongside some of our heroes. And we are in the Guinness Book Of World Records - WTF??!!
Seeing you singing our words back to us, hearing your stories on how our music has affected you, watching you lose your shit to the heavy bits and seeing the spontaneous outpouring of love when some of you linked arms and made a "circle of love” at our last London show has moved us in ways that are impossible to articulate, but just know; we love you for it.
This means we are forced to cancel our scheduled shows with In This Moment in May as well as the headline shows planned. We hate to let you down a second time in just a few months, but unfortunately this is unavoidable.
We know this is not good enough, and all of us deserve a proper send off for The Defiled. We are currently working out how to record some final songs for you, and if we can do a farewell tour before our Final Sleep. Until then...
1888 - 2016"
The band had been going through a quiet period, having last year shown a debate to whether they should release an EP or new album.
We hope they do a farewell UK tour, for The Defiled well there is 'No Place Like Home'. That place? London, UK.
Shock Industrial Metal band Fear Of Domination has released a new digi-single "Adrenaline". The single is a second taster from the upcoming album "Atlas".
Adrenaline is available for example in Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon and YouTube (below).
The vocalist and lyricist Saku Solin describes the song as a compilation from the theme, the atmosphere and the style of the album.
“As a story Adrenaline is as pure Fear of Domination as possible. We are adrenaline-junkies, who love the feeling that the live shows bring.”
Solin continues, that on the other hand, "Adrenaline" is a sad story from a character, for whom everything feels like nothing.
“If you take a little peek behind the curtain, you can see a person, who has no colors, no taste or no hope in life. Therefore, he is unwillingly sucking them from the others, to get at least some of the golden adrenaline, to feel alive.”
The lead-guitarist and the main composer Johannes Niemi says that Adrenaline fits musically in the theme of the album.
“In all its gloominess it follows the theme of the end of the world, but there is a nice, lively and vivacious chorus melody.”
Atlas is the fourth album of Fear of Domination.
It is with sad regret that we have to announce that Wayne Static, formerly of Static-X has passed away at the age of 48. Wayne's publicist confirmed this with Global Metal Apocalypse early this morning.
He was always known for his spiked up hair (which took around 20 minutes to do) and his highly successful band Static-X, of whom had their song 'The Only' featured on the Need For Speed: Underground video game. After Static-X split, he pursued his own successful solo career; with a reformation of Static-X in 2012 however this was very short-lived (split in 2013).
Wayne Static was confirmed earlier this week to tour with Drowning Pool and Powerman 5000 and over the next several months, their European stint was meant to take place at the following locations and dates:
1/8: Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA @ Tele Club
1/10: St Petersburg, RUSSIA @ Glav Club
1/11: Moscow, RUSSIA @ Glav Club
1/13: Norwich, ENGLAND @ Waterfront
1/14: Reading, ENGLAND @ Sub 89
1/15: Wolverhampton, ENGLAND @ Slade Rooms
1/16 Manchester, ENGLAND @ Club Academy
1/17 Glasgow, SCOTLAND @ Classic Grand
1/18: Newcastle, ENGLAND @ Riverside
1/19: Leeds, ENGLAND @ The Stylus
1/21: London, ENGLAND @ The Garage
1/22: Southampton, ENGLAND @ 1865
1/23: Brighton, ENGLAND @ Concorde 2
1/24: Plymouth, ENGLAND @ The Hub
1/25: Bristol, ENGLAND @ The Fleece
Wayne Richard Wells (Wayne Static) is survived by his widow Tera Wray
Cause of death has not been confirmed at this point, we will keep you all posted.
So whilst Metallica have had the utmost joy in becoming the first band in the world to play on all seven continents, The Defiled however have found solace by becoming the first band in the world to perform on an iceberg.
Before we turn our attention to the London industrialists, we at GMA would like to draw your attention to the band Arctic Spirits and their music video "Assiliarsuaq" which can be seen below. Arctic Spirits are one of the first ever metal bands from Greenland, yeah we bet Kerrang! and the like didn't tell you that!
Right well back to The Defiled, so an iceberg was transformed into not quite exactly a 'gig venue' per se, more like the most literal open-air concert you'll ever see and this all took place in the Greenland Sea (all in aid of the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig, which if you like pits artists under jaw-dropping temperatures i.e. -30*C).
Rocking out in temperatures to a number of locals from nearby Kulusuk (of which is near Kulusuk Airport and features direct flights to Reykjavik in Iceland), all of whom attended the gig in Amon Amarth fashion via standing and watching the band perform from an array of fishing boats and leisure craft.
The Defiled's journey began with flying from London to Reykjavik (Iceland) and then got their connected flight to Kulusuk Airport, where they then traveled across ice and sea to their base on the neighbouring island of Tasiilaq (just over 2000 inhabitants).
Before taking the challenge head on, front-man Stitch D, along with keyboardist The AvD, bassist Vincent Hyde and drummer Needles spent time mingling with local musicians and watching them perform their own traditional music, before inviting them and other residents to come and witness their unique one-off performance. The choice of set? 30 minutes of insane music taken from their latest album "Daggers" (Nuclear Blast)
To thank the locals for making the gig happen, The Defiled donated their equipment to the local community hall, this happened upon hearing that the Kulusuk village music hall, and all of their equipment, had burnt down in a fierce winter storm. The donations included strings from Mapex and Blackstar, a donated drum kit and guitar amp to contribute to the rebuilding of the facilities.
Stitch D admitted that this performance was one of the most insane they have ever done, adding that "you see these things on TV documentaries but it’s not until you get to see them in real life that you realise just how big and amazing icebergs are. Although it was cold, I don’t think any of us noticed once we got started as the stage location literally takes your breath away."
He goes on to further add that:
“As a group of mates we’ve shared some amazing experiences together but this has been an adventure that has bought us closer together and something that we all feel really privileged to have been part of. We’ve made a lot of friends during our short stay here and donated some music equipment to the local people, so we look forward to coming back one day and playing a joint gig out here next time – maybe the first ever gig with two bands playing on two icebergs at the same time!”
In order to capture the gig and the breath-taking surroundings, the expedition team turned to the latest technology to film and photograph the gig – utilizing state-of-the-art ‘octocopter flying drone cameras’ to hover above and alongside the iceberg which are controlled remotely from the flotilla of boats nearby.
Tom Carson, Jägermeister music manager, added:
“As far as stage backdrops go, I don’t think you’ll find anything more impressive than this. We’re used to staging events at music venues and summer festivals, so it made for an interesting change to be checking ‘berg suitability’ as part of the pre-event checks as opposed to the typical band riders and sound systems."
“We’ve worked with The Defiled for a number of years now as part of our Jägermusic programme and we’re extremely grateful to them for accepting the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig challenge and staging one of the most unique sets we’ve witnessed – we hope the locals of Kulusuk enjoyed it as much as we did.”
View pictures of The Defiled taking on the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig Challenge here
The Defiled tour dates:
Tickets for all shows available at http://kililive.com/artists/the-defiled
Cradle Of Filth singer Dani Filth has contributed vocals to the forthcoming Motionless In White 'Reincarnate' album to be released on September 15th, for the song 'Puppets lll'. Maria Brink and Tom Hane from In This Moment also guest. MIW frontman Chris Motionless has said, 'It's very cool and we're really excited for people to hear it'.
Dan also takes over Johnny Doom's evening session on Kerrang! Radio for a week beginning Monday 14th July, whilst said DJ is on holiday. Listen to his nightly buffoonery on DAB digital radio, Freeview, online at www.kerrangradio.co.uk or through one of the free Kerrang! Music apps, all next week between 7 and 10pm... When he will also premiere an exclusive Devilment track, - 'Summer Arteries' - which shall be aired once a show.
Sad to say that it is true, Aaron Curse is no longer a member of The Defiled. Everyone at the GMA Team wishes him a bright and prosperous future, he will always be a Defiled musician. x
Gearing up to open the main stage at this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House (headlined by The Prodigy, Iron Maiden & Metallica), London metallers The Defiled have released the video for their latest single “Infected”.
Featuring stunning 3D animation from the London based Smoke And Guns Productions, the video tells a twisted tale of epidemic infection, while the band rock out in a fire and stripper filled morgue.
Stitch D explains that the band has "done performance videos, we’ve tried our hand at acting, and our last video did not even have us in it", naturally they wanted to do something unique and so what better way to achieve this than by using Lego, as he explains "With animation, anything is possible – if we want a helicopter, no problem, if we want a massive machine gun mounted on a jeep, ditto". Of course he is disappointed that the real thing did not happen, no strippers nor pyrotechnics.
Keyboardist The AvD adds: "Fuck yeah! Suicide, murder, disease, fire, helicopters, machine guns, strippers and lego – this has got it all".
Regarding Aaron Curse's departure (as seen in the video), he admits that the band "are sad to see him go, but you can’t fuck with fate. He is probably down there in hell right now, creeping out Satan and his minions. He will be missed".
To see the video in full and find out what happened to Curse, click here
The Defiled open the main stage of Sonisphere Festival Friday 4th July 2014, their first show as a four piece..For more information check www.sonisphere.co.uk
Swedish death-glam quartet Deathstars have rescheduled their previously-announced March UK dates for November and also confirmed an additional 3 shows. The band issued the following statement - "We have been forced to re-schedule our upcoming European Tour "Claws Through Europe" due to a pushed back album release date. At the same time the tour will be extended to run for a longer period of time and cover more cities throughout Europe and the UK. Bought tickets be will valid for the new dates"
The full list of dates are now as follows and tickets will go on sale on Monday Feb 24th:
SUN 2nd THEKLA, BRISTOL
MON 3rd ACADEMY 3, MANCHESTER
TUE 4th CATHOUSE, GLASGOW
WED 5th O2 ACADEMY 2, NEWCASTLE
THU 6th SLADE ROOMS, WOLVERHAMPTON
FRI 7th THE GARAGE, LONDON
The band are also putting the finishing touches to their 4th studio album, due for release in June 2014, their first since 2009's 'Night Electric Night'.
Swedish Industrial Gothic / Glam Metal quintet Deathstars are pleased to announce that their much-anticipated new studio album is set for release in February 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, their first since 2009’s "Night Electric Night". The recordings will take place in Studio Bohus with Roberto Laghi who will co-produce the album together with 'Nightmare Industries'. Cat Casino had left the band for other ventures and naturally "Night Electric Night" is the only album he is featured on, meaning Deathstars have now reverted back to their original four-piece setup.
Lead vocalist Whiplasher Bernadotte shares his thoughts on the forthcoming full-length:
'Deathstars is an adventure for us. It’s as if it is a phenomenon of it’s own, and our forum for destruction, glitter and darkness. We are very excited about the new material and every time we hit the studio we never know what the outcome will be, i mean we have a general idea but we’re never a 100% sure how the final result will be until we’re done and can sit back and listen to it'.
This UK tour will be a showcase of everything Deathstars have achieved as a band so far, and also support their newly released material! Tour dates as follows (Ticket links included):
TUE 25 MARCH - LONDON - THE GARAGE
WED 26 MARCH - MANCHESTER - ACADEMY 3
THU 27 MARCH - WOLVERHAMPTON - SLADE ROOMS
Stay tuned for more info regarding their forthcoming album and supports to be announced soon!
Andreas 'Whiplasher Bernadotte' Bergh - Vocals
Emil 'Nightmare Industries' Nödtveidt - Lead Guitar, Keyboards
Jonas 'Skinny Disco' Kangur - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Oscar 'Vice' Leander - Drums
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