Finnish melodic metallers SoulHealer ink a worldwide deal with Rockshots Records for the release of the new album!
Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of the Finnish metal combo SoulHealer, coming out with the 4th album in their career! "Up from the Ashes" is the symbolic title of their new album, since the band is now back stronger than ever after a difficult period.
SoulHealer play traditional heavy and power metal with no compromises, with an old fashioned attitude to the 80's blended with a modern metal sound.
Catchy lyrics and unforgettable guitar riffs will deliver a perfect record to both the 80's lovers and the new listeners looking for great melodies and easy-to-remember songs.
Swiss melodic dark metal band, Xaon continue their stellar 2018 with a show at the Rock The Castle Festival in Verona on June 30th. The festival will take place at the stunning Castle of Villafranca from June 29th to July 1st and will include performances from legendary acts such as Megadeth, A Perfect Circle, Carcass, Killswitch Engage and Testament, to name a few. The group also play this weekend at the Wings Of Bea MetalFest in Santhià, Italy, taking place from June 15th – 17th.
Since the release of their tremendous album The Drift via Sliptrick Records in 2017, Xaon have been playing all over the world taking in a tour of Japan and various major festival appearances. Xaon are booked by our comrades in arms over at Go Loud Agency.
Xaon’s latest release (The Drift) takes the band’s sound to a new sonic level, progressing from spectral ambiances to grandiose and intricate orchestrations. The album evolves from oppressing aggressiveness to majestic lamentations and due to it’s very nature, it is soberly entitled The Drift and presents the band at their electrifying best.
Get your copy of The Drift from: Shop Sliptrick | Amazon | iTunes
Listen to the whole of The Drift on: Spotify
Rob – Vocals
Vinc – Guitar
John Six (Bass)
Jordan Kiefer (Drums)
Onbra Oscouŗa (Guitars)
Klin HC (Guitars)
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Denmark's Myrkur wins Metal Hammer’s 'Album Of The Year' award at Golden Gods Ceremony for 'Mareridt'
Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur’s, recent full-length release Mareridt was the recipient of Metal Hammer’s prestigious Album Of The Year Award at last night’s Golden Gods Ceremony, as chosen by the magazine’s editorial staff! A full list of winners is available here.
Mareridt is available for purchase via Relapse.com HERE and on all digital retail outlets HERE.
A full collection of Myrkur’s music videos and live performances is available AT THIS LOCATION.
On Mareridt (translation: Nightmare), Myrkur explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 songs that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies, dark folk passages, choral arrangements and superb, horrific beauty. The conceptual masterpiece includes lyrics in multiple languages, an unforgettable collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe and an array of special instrumentation including violin, mandola, folk drums, nyckelharpa (an ancient Swedish key harp), and Kulning (an ancient Scandinavian herding call).
Like a marriage of King Diamond's 'Them' with Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake', Mareridt is a carefully composed concept freed from genre - a profound manifestation of nightmares that demonstrates Myrkur as one of the truly exceptional artists of our time. The compositions sweep into one another like a soundtrack designed to guide the listener through emotional turmoil. Timeless, triumphant, powerful and hypnotic, Mareridt is a sonic nightmare that you never want to escape.
Amalie Bruun - all instruments and composition.
Myrkur Tour Dates:
Jun 28 Madrid, ES Download Madrid 2018
Jun 29 Varnial, LT Kilkim Zaibu Festival 2018
Jul 06 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival 2018
Jul 07 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival 2018 (Folkesange)
Jul 22 Brescia IT Colony Open Air
Jul 27 Tolmin, SI Metal Days
Aug 09 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault
Aug 18 Berlin, DE Pop-Kultur
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Fate Destroyed is a commanding new Los Angeles-based metal force that was formed and fronted by the talented and alluring Franccesca De Struct. The band is breaking ground with a fierce take on the metal status quo, with influences ranging from Deftones to Trivium to Nine Inch Nails. Combining raw emotional lyrics and powerful vocals with visceral guitars and driving synths, Fate Destroyed create an audio assault that bridges the gap between hard hitting 90's industrial rock and modern heavy metal.The band features current and former members of Green Jelly, Matriarchs, The Dreaming, Kuza, 7 Days Away and Dirty Machine.
Fate Destroyed just revealed their intense new music video for the wickedly melodic track "Break Free", which will appear on the band's upcoming self-titled EP set to release later this summer. The video for the catchy anthem, directed by famed video director Matt Zane, was revealed yesterday exclusively via the Alternative Press Facebook page and is also streaming now via YouTube: https://youtu.be/FeqoxRqBZiU
Frontwoman Franccesca De Struct says:-
"'Break Free' is a story of the unending struggle between who we are and who we want to be. It's a song about those moments when you look in the mirror and don't recognize the person looking back at you. It's about duality, about feeling trapped inside a time and place and the desire to escape that."
Fate Destroyed's upcoming self-titled EP is co-produced by the band and Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy, The Dreaming). More EP information is set to be released soon. For now, fans can stream the "Break Free" single via Spotify, ReverbNation, Deezer, and iHeart Radio, or buy it via Google Play or Amazon.
Make sure to catch Fate Destroyed performing live at "Jellyfest" on July 27 at Malone's Concert Venue in Santa Ana, CA. The show will feature headliners Green Jelly, as well as support from several other bands.
Tickets will be available via the venue or via www.acropolistickets.com/event/JELLYFEST.
Fate Destroyed is:
Jonni Law - Guitars
Art Diharce - Guitars
Franccesca De Struct - Vocals
Ben Levi - Drums
Nathan Youngblood - Bass
Sweden's Wormlight drop debut album “Wrath of the Wilds” via Black Lion Records; album streaming at Decibel Magazine
Swedish melodic black metal entity Wormlight has unleashed the debut album “Wrath of the Wilds” through Black Lion Records.
Stream the full album over at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE
Hailing from Umeå, Sweden, melodic black metal entity Wormlight was formed in 2014 under the moniker Unhallowed by King Antichrist (Drums) and Deafeathered (Guitar). Soon, Lator Mortis (Guitar) joined them, and they released their first EP "An Ancient Enemy" the same year. Shortly after the release, Arktos joined the band on Bass.
2015 saw lots of changes in the line-up, Deafeathered left the band and the band reached out to Tiamat Invictuz who joined the band in time for the recording of the "Bloodfields" EP. After the recording of the EP, Nordlyst left the band and Tiamat Invictuz took the duty of the vocals as well as guitar. At the same time, the band changed its name to Wormlight and changed the lyrical themes. In 2016, Wormlight re-released the EP “Bloodfields” via Black Lion Records, adding two bonus tracks with Tiamat’s vocals. The EP gave listeners a glimpse of what to expect from these northern warriors.
Forthcoming debut album “Wrath Of The Wilds” in an onward movement; it doesn’t only hark back to the spirit of the mid-90s Scandinavian black metal era, but also flourishes the spirit with the meticulously structured songs, and thus demands exaltation. Nine icy atmospheric tracks (including one intro), backed by spellbinding melodic solos, abundance of fast tremolo pickings, energetic hellfire invoking blasts and tenebrous shrieks intertwined with mid-ranged death growls. The cold and the deep atmosphere of the album is capable to ensure a dense and terrifying journey.
Album is out via Black Lions Records on digipak (CD) and digitally from April 25, 2018.
Tiamat Invictuz – Vocals/Guitars
Lator Mortis –Guitars
Lord Arktos –Bass
King Antichrist –Drums
BLACK LION RECORDS:
Get ready as something special is about to be unleashed, heed “The Calling”, it‘s a killer slab of high quality melodic metal mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer).
Today PrimitaiI premiere the video for brands new track “Overdrive” with MetalTalk. Check it out here: http://www.metaltalk.net/news_eighteen/primitai_overdrive_premiere.php
Here‘s what the band had to say about it:
"This was the first song we wrote for this album, it's about how it feels to be firing on all cylinders again. We tell this through the tale of a Mad Max style character, knocking down everyone who stands in his way, settling old scores before carrying on his journey. The song has all that euphoria and drive channelled into it, alternating between fast, slamming riffs and big melodic chord progressions topped with soaring guitar and vocal harmonies. Our drummer Jonny beats the hell out of the kit and Sergio and I seem to be competing who can play more notes in their guitar solo, we really felt off the chain! " Serj
Bury Tomorrow have announced the release of their fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), ‘Black Flame’, on July 13th. The band, who have this week been inviting fans to ‘Claim Their Flame’ via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, have also just released the album’s title track as the first single, complete with an accompanying music video at: http://www.smarturl.it/blackflamevideo
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'BLACK FLAME
By whatever measure you care to use, Bury Tomorrow are among modern British metal’s upper echelon.
Long since established as one of the UK’s most successful heavy exports, the Hampshire quintet have performed on main stages at virtually every major European festival you care to name, racked up millions of YouTube views, scored two top 40 UK albums and sold tens of thousands of tickets to their incendiary live shows in the process. Shows which combine a passion, precision and uncompromising aggression that has become both a trademark and a badge of honour.
That they have achieved all of this, and much more besides, not by following trends or jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon, but by sharpening to a diamond-cut point their brand of punishing, yet effortlessly melodic heaviness, speaks of a character that few bands of any genre could hope to match.
Indeed, it is this character, this unwavering spirit, that has earned them one of the most rabidly dedicated, dye-in-the-wool fan-bases in the whole of rock music. A fan-base which has seen the band grow steadily across four pulverising records of unerring quality and ever-expanding ambition.
But something is about to change for Bury Tomorrow – the embers of steady growth are about to ignite into something much, much larger. The band pouring petrol on the blaze and starting an out and out inferno. ‘Black Flame’ is here, and it’s a record, and a movement, that’s going to spread like wildfire.
Pre-orders are available now at: www.smarturl.it/BT_BlackFlame
Forthcoming live shows:
20 - Impericon Festival, Vienna, Austria
21 – Impericon Festival, Oberhausen, Denmark
23 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
25 – Fangelset, Gothenburg, Sweden
27 – Orange House, Kiel, Germany
28 – Impericon Festival, Leipzig, Germany
1/2 – Rock am Ring / Rock Am Park
5 – Volxshaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
6 – In Fest, Milan, Italy
7 – Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
9 – Download Festival, Donnington, England
15 – Download Fesitval, Paris, France
16 – Bas Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
17 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
18 – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
19 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
21 – Graspop Metal, Dessel, Belgium
24 – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
26 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
27 – Musikcentrum, Hannover, Germany
29 – Jera On Air, Ysselsteijn, Netherlands
30 – Vainstream Rockfest, Munster, Germany
Not stopping for one second! Straight off the back of their UK tour in support of new album Reanimation, released January 2018 via Hostile Media, melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have unveiled their new music video 'Shackled'. The video was directed by Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films.
Watch 'Shackled' Here - https://youtu.be/W79nOt56zq0
Band leader Josh McMorran comments, "This song is about everyone's limitations on themselves. It also represents my personal struggle with depression and my regrets in the way I dealt with the situation. It's a reminder to myself that the only thing holding me back is myself and that I shouldn't fall back into those chains!"
Out via Hostile Media on 12th January 2018; Reanimation features prominent guests including Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), Paul Wardingham, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless), Mendel Bij De Leij (Aborted). The album was mixed and mastered by Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry while artwork was completed by Chris Kewli & Tomasz Strzalkowski. Stream the album on Bandcamp and all other major streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Deezer, etc.
Stream 'Reanimation' In Full Here - https://youtu.be/wOHY09QTVe4
Catch Bloodshot Dawn Live!
17/04 - Quebec City, Le Scanner - Canada
18/04 - Montreal, Piranha Bar - Canada
19/04 - Ottawa, Cafe Dekcuf - Canada
20/04 - Toronto, Hard Luck - Canada
21/04 - Kitchener, Schwaben Club - Canada
22/04 - Guelph, Silence - Canada
24/04 - Winnipeg, The Doghouse - Canada
25/04 - Regina, Cloud Nine - Canada
26/04 - Saskatoon, Black Cat - Canada
27/04 - Edmonton, Brixx - Canada
28/04 - Vancouver, Astoria - Canada
29/04 - Kelowna, Muninn’s Post - Canada
01/05 - Calgary, Distortion - Canada
22-24/06 - Hellfest Open Air Festival - France
4-9/07 - UK Tech-Metal Fest - UK
26/07 - Soma, Osaka - Japan
27/07 - Imaike 3 Star, Agoya - Japan
28/07 - Cyclone, Tokyo - Japan
29/07 - Cyclone, Tokyo - Japan
Order Reanimation Here:- www.hostilemedia.net/shop
Swedish metal band, Hexed, have released a lyric video for the song 'Obedience', the track is taken from their debut album 'Netherworld', out on March 30th - 2018, via ViciSolum Productions. The video was made by Mattias Norén (Kamelot, Epica, Sabaton, Evergrey) at Progart Media. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Lo0o0e5Zx4U
Hexedis a Swedish Metal band fronted by the amazing vocalist Tina Gunnarsson. The music is a genius blend of thick driving rhythms, melodic guitars and are sometimes progressively orientated, but always with catchy chorus lines and strong powerful female vocals.
'Netherworld' was produced, recorded, mixed by HEXED & DIZTORD. Mastered by JOUNI NIEMI at BIG JAMBO STUDIOS. Artwork & layout by MATTIAS NORÉN (Kamelot, Epica, Sabaton, Evergrey) at PROGART MEDIA.
TINA GUNNARSSON - Vocals
DANIEL HÅKANSSON - Bass
STELLAN GUNNARSSON - Guitars, Keys, Vocals
TEDDY MÖLLER - Drums
HEXED was formed in 2015 by vocalist/songwriter Tina and lead-guitarist/ songwriter Stellan Gunnarsson in Uppsala, Sweden. Both of them played in several bands before and had an early history in the metalscene and of music composing. Now they wanted to create and write music together, something completely new.
They started writing songs and soon they knew exactly what kind of sound they were aiming for. Since both of them had the source of inspiration from bands such as Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory and Pagans Mind they knew that they wanted to create metal music with focus on strong and powerful vocals combined with melodic guitars.
When they had the songs ready and the preproduction was about to start they had to find members who got the quality's required to setup the band. The driven bassist Daniel Håkansson who played earlier in other metal bands, were chosen to take place along with the experienced musician Teddy Möller on drums. HEXED was now formed and complete as a band.
The debut single and lyric video release ”Dreams” was launched in the beginning of May 2016. The debut album "Netherworld" was recorded and produced in 2017. HEXED released their second official music video ”Exhaling Life”. This song and video contains guest vocals from Thomas Vikström and was filmed and produced by the talented Magnus Ewald who also produced videos for Liv Sin, Crucified Barbara, Firespawn,etc. "Exhaling Life" was also released as a limited edition promo EP in March 2017.
The interest and response for HEXED music after the releases have been overwhelming. HEXED got several proposals to consider and are very proud for the decision to sign a worldwide deal with Thomas Hörnkvist and ViciSolum Productions. This Swedish label already have several established bands in its row, such as Persefone, Loch Vostok and Divine Ascension.
Finnish melodic metal troupe Psychework unleashes Fury and the Beast, a brand new track from their upcoming album, on 9th of March. After previous singles Siege and Ghost Patrol released at the end of 2017, it brings “something new and something borrowed” to the band’s sound, as the song also features Wild Till Hiltunen from the viral bluegrass cover sensation Steve ’N’ Seagulls on accordion.
“Musically a pretty wild track from the album, telling a true story about sadistic lovers in the middle of Eastern rush”, singer Antony Parviainen sheds light on the song.
Fury and the Beast is the third single to pave the way for Psychework’s second album, set for release on 20.4.2018 through Ranka Kustannus. The band will also tour Finland in April and May, with progressive power metal group Thaurorod and heavy metal outfit Kamara accompanying them on selected dates.
Psychework tour dates:
21.4. Lutakko, Jyväskylä (w/ Kamara)
27.4. Crafters, Hyvinkää (w/ Thaurorod)
4.5. Jack The Rooster, Tampere
18.5. Virgin Oil, Helsinki (w/ Thaurorod)
16.6. Ykän Pubin Metallifestival, Oulu
30.6. Hurmos Pub, Äänekoski
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