Pre-order sales have started for At The Gates’ upcoming and much anticipated new album, “At War With Reality”, due out worldwide on October 27th, 2014 via Century Media Records!
Pre-order your format of choice from CM Distro HERE
“At War With Reality” is available in the following versions:
- Jewel case CD (20 page booklet)
- Ltd. media book CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch, CM Europe)
- Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch, CM USA)
- Ltd. 3-disc art book (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) - limited to 3000 copies
- Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
- Digital download
- Ltd. 2x10" vinyl box set (20 page booklet; poster) - limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro
- Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)
The 12" LP format will be available in the following colored vinyl editions:
- Black (unlimited)
- Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Webshop EU)
- Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)
- Clear (limited to 500 copies in Sweden)
- Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
- Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA)
- Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)
- Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)
- White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)
The track-listing for the standard album version is as follows:
At The Gates - “At War With Reality”:
1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal
Next to an expanded, artistic booklet, the limited edition Media book and also the Digipak format will include the bonus tracks “Language Of The Dead” and “The Skin Of A Fire” as well as a vintage ATG-logo patch. The 3-disc Art book format (Attention: Only 3,000 copies worldwide!) will also include the patch and those same two bonus tracks as well as a cover version of Canadian cult Thrash Metallers Sacrifice with the track “Re-Animation” and a demo version of “Eater Of Gods”. The 3rd disc is an exclusive bonus DVD featuring a special 5.1 surround mix of the album.
With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, “Slaughter Of The Soul” (1995), At The Gates recorded “At War With Reality” with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator). Never compromising their vision, this is an album that once again captures the honesty and integrity that has defined At The Gates, making them one of the most significant extreme metal names of the past 25 years. True devotees have always been excited by the band’s willingness to be diverse; “At War With Reality” continues that tradition after 19 years of anticipation.
With this long-awaited album, “the greatest Swedish Death Metal band ever reclaims their rightful throne” (Decibel Magazine).
Here is a list of all upcoming At The Gates live-shows:
AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - The Oobleck
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - The Globe
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof
AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Garajistanbul
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
16.01.2015 - Bologna (Italy) - Estragon
17.01.2015 - Rome (Italy) - Orion
18.01.2015 - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Milano (Italy) - Live Club
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
21.02.2015 - Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 - Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 - Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal
01.05.2015 - Örebro (Sweden) - Ritz * New show!
02.05.2015 - Sundsvall (Sweden) - Pipeline
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
30.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Carfax
Deadlock's founding member Tobias Graf has sadly passed away aged 35.
From everyone at Napalm Records and Deadlock
"We can hardly express the sadness in our hearts and we wish his family all possible strength in these dark hours. Farewell Tobi and may you have a safe journey!"
From all of us at Global Metal Apocalypse:
"You will stay in our hearts Tobi, keep the metal alive in the heavens above"
Arcturon have announced a short documentary regarding their new EP "Expect Us", which will be released on the 24th of October this year, in form of a trailer called "Road to Varberg". Why a band chooses to do an EP instead of an Album, and why they would travel across Europe to record four songs, are only two of many questions that the video will answer. If you want an insight in to the creation of a CD and watch the whole thing from a new perspective, then "Road To Varberg“ is the thing you are looking forward to.
Check it out the first trailer here:
Blacklist of “Expect Us”:
01. My Treasure
02. Expect Us
03. A Restless Soul
Ever since the pioneers of the “Gothenburg style” Melodic Death Metal sound, At The Gates, have announced a comeback studio album with the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece 'Slaughter Of The Soul' (1995), the anticipation within the scene has been immense. At The Gates are now in full pre-production mode and expect to be recording the upcoming album 'At War With Reality' in June / July with a tentative release period of October / November 2014 via Century Media Records worldwide.
At The Gates have now launched a video featuring updates on the new material’s pre-production process. Check it out here.
Most recently, At The Gates have announced the dates for their 'At War With Reality' tour throughout Europe and the UK together with label mates Triptykon and Morbus Chron for December, which many people consider one of the most tasteful extreme metal packages of the year 2014. Here is a list of all upcoming At The Gates live-shows announced so far:
AT THE GATES @ Festivals 2014:
SA 26.04.2014 Santiago (Chile) – The Metal Fest
SA 17.05.2014 Trezzo Sull'adda (Italy) – Metal Italia
FR 23.05.2014 Baltimore (USA) – Maryland Death Fest
TH 10.07.2014 Neskaupstadur (Iceland) – Eistnaflug Festival
AT THE GATES + Support:
TH 20.11.2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
FR 21.11.2014 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
SA 22.11.2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 27.11.2014 Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
FR 28.11.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
SA 29.11.2014 Malmö (Sweden) – KB
AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (Austria) – Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (Germany – Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof
More details on 'At War With Reality' will be unveiled soon…
Swedish Modern Metal superstars Sonic Syndicate have entered the studio to record their new album.
The band's fifth full-length effort is due to be released sometime in summer 2014 via Nuclear Blast and is being recorded and produced together with renowned producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Mustasch) in Bohus, Sweden.
Guitarist and main songwriter Robin Sjunnesson commented:
"We’ve been writing songs for over a year now and it just feels sick to start laying these bad boys down. This album is feeling kind of dark, heavy and melodic which fits perfect with the January weather here in Scandinavia. We have Roberto Laghi sitting here in the drivers seat. Everything just feels perfect this time around. We’ve worked with Roberto in the past and have become good friends over the years so this time around he’ll be producing the album as well as mixing which he’s done with the last two albums. We have a few guests popping into the studio over the next two months and for those who are interested we’ll be posting updates via all our social networks starting today so join in the madness and hash tag our asses.“
Sonic Syndicate will also appear on chosen open air events over the summer and have announced to be touring in fall 2014 which will mark the band's first tour in over 3 years.
Finnish radio station Rock Radio recently conducted an exclusive interview with Sonic Syndicate's own Nathan J. Biggs to talk about the band's hiatus and the forthcoming glorious return.
Check out the 10 minute chat at:
Costa Rica's finest musical export is ready to take on the world! Sight of Emptiness have been hard at work towards making an impact on the global metal scene since the release of "Trust Is A Disease" in 2007 - the same year the band won the Bloodstock Unsigned Contest and played the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air.
Since then, Sight of Emptiness have been hard at work. Releasing another album independently in 2009 and supporting heavy weights such as Megadeth, At The Gates, Obituary and more -- even playing national concerts for the Costa Rican government to over 15,000 people and being invited back to play Bloodstock Open Air in 2012, without entering a contest.
The band's hard work culminates now, as they prepare to unleash their third full length album "Instincts" on January 21st!
"Instincts" is a heavy-hitting dose of Melodic Death Metal that will hit home with fans of Amon Amarth, At The Gates, In Flames and the like. It is also a very targeted effort to reach the worldwide metal masses. Produced by Thomas "Plec" Johansson (Watain, Scar Symmetry, etc), "Instincts" features a who's who of incredible musicians guesting on the album. Tracks featuring Glen Drover (Megadeth, King Diamond), Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Iced Earth), Christian Alvestam (Scar Symmetry) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) make the album standout on looks alone, but the songs themselves will have fans coming back for more!
Not only have Sight of Emptiness caught the attention of their peers, but also the Costa Rican government as "Instincts" also features a guest appearance of Manuel Obregon, the Minister of Culture & Youth for Costa Rica's government.
To get your first tastes of "Instincts", check out the first video from the album for the track "Essence (featuring Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe)" here.
Lifeforce Records are proud to announce the signing of Italy's finest modern metal / metalcore act Ready, Set, Fall to the Lifeforce Records roster! The band's Lifeforce Records debut "Memento" is set to be released in February 2014!
If you are into outstanding melodies, striking choruses and a modern-style heavy sound, you have to listen to Ready, Set, Fall This Italian band combines Swedish melodic death with American metalcore and a strong preference for agile variability. “Memento” marks the first full length album and Lifeforce debut for this band which came together in Genoa in 2010.
Some of the Ready, Set, Fall members have roots within the (pop) punk genre (Where Everything is, The Last Banned). Others paid their dues being part of metalcore and metal-acts such as Blood, Sweat And No Tears, Aspasia, and Living Corpse. With forming Ready, Set, Fall the Italians brought together their wide range of influences and predilections for the best elements of the Scandinavian and American heavy music scene.
Listening to “Memento” you cannot avoid to think of Soilwork, In Flames, Killswitch Engage, or All That Remains. This is exactly what Ready, Set, Fall want to achieve, without just copying those established acts. The quintet is driven by its internalization of modern-style metal, being played without any boundaries or restrictions. Enjoy!
'LABYRINTH' video clip, taken off the forthcoming album
Ready, Set, Fall on tour with Forgotten Tears
2.10.2013 - ZAGREB / Pogon [HRV]
3.10.2013 - SARAJEVO / Club Ag [BIH]
4.10.2013 - BELGRADE / Club Fest [SRB]
5.10.2013 - BUCHAREST / Question Mark [ROU]
6.10.2013 - ODESSA / Ogni [UKR]
7.10.2013 - SIMFEROPOL / MARLBORO [UKR]
8.10.2013 - KHARKOV / Churchill [UKR]
10.10.2013 - PLZEN / Jekyll and Hide [CZE]
11.10.2013 - BUDAPEST / Venue TBA [HUN]
12.10.2013 - KRIZEVCI PRI SUTOMORJU / The Yolo Place [SLO]
13.10.2013 - VIENNA / The Shelter [AUT]
18.10.2013 - CONEGLIANO / ApartamÈnto Hoffman [IT]
03.02.2014 - CH-Pratteln / Gallery
04.02.2014 - D-Frankfurt / Nachtleben
05.02.2014 - D-Dortmund / FZW
06.02.2014 - D-Köln / Underground
08.02.2014 - D-Hamburg / Logo
09.02.2014 - D-Berlin / Comet
10.02.2014 - D-München / Feierwerk
11.02.2014 - A-Wien / B72
Taken from the upcoming album "Instincts". Featuring Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe. Available Oct. 2013.
They unleashed their debut album ''Trust Is A Disease' and this resulted in the band being nominated at ACAM for best metal album and in 2008 saw them being awarded "Artist of Greatest International Exposure" as well as being awarded ACAM's “Best Metal Album” in 2010. Their second album 'Absolution Of Humanity' to outstanding ovation, they caught the attention of promoters in Spain and Portugal, they opened shows in Costa Rica to the likes of Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity and Obituary. However it does not end there, Sight of Emptiness were chosen to perform at The Costa Rican Art Museum on behalf of the Central America's Cultural Affairs, furthermore they managed to play at Bloodstock, on the Ronnie James Dio stage in 2007 and the Sophie Lancaster Stage in 2012. 2011 saw them yet again being nominated at the ACAM awards, but this time in the category of: “Artist of the Year”.
2013 and the Costa Rican sextet have unveiled their latest music video "Essence" which comes off of their upcoming third album "Instincts"; UK readers of Terrorizer can get this with issue 240 OCT 2013.
This is another step in international recognition for the band and their beloved metal scene.
For Fans of: Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, In Flames
The Black Dahlia Murder's sixth full-length album, "Everblack", will be released worldwide in June 2013. The album artwork for "Everblack" was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller, recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass), mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams and mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside.
Trevor Strnad's horror-inspired lyrics persist on "Everblack", beginning with 'In Hell is Where She Waits for Me', a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.
Vocalist Trevor Strnad elaborates on the lyrical concepts: "The opening track is the first actual song we've done about the Black Dahlia. This one is for the fans, they've been asking for this to happen for a long time. The story takes place at the Elizabeth Short's rain drenched funeral, where her killer in attendance, just one of the many macabre tales woven into the fabric of Everblack. Subterranean flesh-farming vampires, vine rape, Jeffery Dahmer, amputation, it's all here! With this sixth slab of sickness I tried my best to honor the band's legacy and write lyrics that will keep the legions of horror fiends perspiring with fear."
The debut single, 'Into the Everblack', is streaming now on metalblade.com/bdm.
Also available at metalblade.com/bdm are a variety of limited edition pre-order bundles. Fans can grab 'Everblack' on a triple gatefold double LP with purple / white marbled vinyl, along with "crime scene bundles." An evidence pack, which includes toe tags, deceased band member photos, spent shotgun shells, and more can be viewed now. These bundles are extremely limited and expected to sell out quickly.
'Everblack' will be released on June 10th in the UK.
Finnish Metal veterans Children of Bodom have announced their welcomed return back to the UK for a full headline tour this October.
The quintet will play seven shows around the UK and Ireland as part of the ‘Halo Of Blood Over Europe’ Tour, starting in Bournemouth on 7th October and ending at the prestigious Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 15th October. One of Finland's biggest musical exports, Children Of Bodom are firing up to release their 8th studio album ‘Halo Of Blood’, their first since returning to their original label home Nuclear Blast.
Children Of Bodom + special guests TBC
Mon 07.10.2013 Bournemouth Academy
Tue 08.10.2013 Bristol Academy
Thu 10.10.2013 Dublin Vicar Street
Sat 12.10.2013 Sheffield Academy
Sun 13.10.2013 Newcastle Academy
Mon 14.10.2013 Manchester Academy
Tue 15.10.2013 London Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tickets go on sale April 15th and ‘Halo Of Blood’ is released via Nuclear Blast on 10th June
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