Amaranthe will kick off their first North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism on February 10 in Houston, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces.
The trek snakes through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping on March 11 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
To herald the fact that they will be crashing the U.S. shores once again, the band has released the new video for "Boomerang." Watch it HERE.
Guitarist Olof Morck says
"It is finally time to release our brand new video for 'Boomerang', an Amaranthe take on the classic heist movie! Directed by the legendary Patric Ulleaus, it is everything you have come to expect of an Amaranthe video and much more! Perhaps the most ambitious video from the band so far, it is packed to the brim with action, glitter and glamour - you can try to bring us down, but we'll come around, like a Boomerang!"
In other Amaranthe news, singer Jake E. has confirmed his exit from the band. Below is his statement on the matter.
"After eight years and four albums, I have decided to leave Amaranthe. I am extremely proud of the band and what we've accomplished together.
"Amaranthe have the most AMAZING fans and they have given me so much during the years, which I am extremely grateful for. I want to thank them all for always supporting me during the highs and the lows - without YOU we would be NOTHING. "Thank you for these years and I hope to meet you again soon!"
-JAKE E www.jakee.se
AMARANTHE ON TOUR
With Failure Anthem, Cypher 16 and Smash Into Pieces:
2/10: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/11: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
2/12: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
2/14: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
2/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
2/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
2/19: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF
2/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
2/22: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/23: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
2/24: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2/26: Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage
2/27: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
3/1: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
3/2: Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
3/3: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Hub
3/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
3/5: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/7: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
3/8: New York, NY @ Webster Hall – Marlin Room
3/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/10: Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
3/11: Reading, PA @ Reverb
Belgian modern melodic death metallers Hexa Mera have unleashed a lyric video for the song 'Inhuman', taken from their second full-length album, "Enlightenment", which will be released on March 31st. The song is streaming on Terrorizer via the link below.
The band has the following to say about 'Inhuman': "Inhuman stands for all the messed up things we've done. Ironically, humanity is the most inhuman thing there is. Every single day various channels remind us of a simple truth: violence is everywhere, and violence doesn't sleep. We wanted to write a song to condemn all of this. Writing the lyrics was easy, finding footage of our species’ disbehavior even more so. But selecting the scenes wasn’t. We watched hours of messed up footage. We had to take breaks because it became too much. We were totally overwhelmed. In the end we became immune to the gore, the sick and our own moral barriers. Management stepped in because we were taking it too far. The video didn’t need all the blood and explicit imagery to deliver the message, it had to be clear without going overboard. We didn’t create this one to enjoy, we created it to open your eyes and face humanity’s inhumanity. That’s what this track is about."
The album was recorded at Empyrean Studio, mixed at OceanSide Studio by Ace Zec (Spoil Engine, Diablo Blvd,..) and mastered at Fascination Street Studios By Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Soilwork,..).
The artwork of Hexa Mera's follow-up to 2014’s “Human Entropy” was created by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design (Sylosis, Threat Signal, Scar Symmetry,..)
The band has the following to say about "Enlightenment": "The idea to use the age of enlightenment as theme for this album was forged right after we released our debut album ‘Human Entropy’. The world was and still is spinning out of control: Extremists became a larger threat to our civilization, human and animal rights are being violated, political correctness is censoring the truth, media focusing on sales instead of news value, and so much more… the world never was an utopia place, but with the information we got, it seemed to become worse. We felt fear, disappointment, but most of all, we felt anger. Because we felt powerless, the only thing we could do was to speak out, and this is exactly what this album is about."
The official ‘Enlightenment’ release-show will take place on April 1st at the renowned ‘Nijdrop’ venue in Opwijk, Belgium. More information can be found here.
Belgian modern melodic death metallers Hexa Mera will release their second full-length album, "Enlightenment", on March 31st. The album was recorded at Empyrean Studio, mixed at OceanSide Studio by Ace Zec and mastered at Fascination Street Studios By Jens Bogren
The artwork of Hexa Mera's follow-up to 2014’s “Human Entropy” was created by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design.
The extreme female-fronted machine [IN MUTE] strikes back with hot details about their debut LP, which will receive the title of "Gea".
In words of the band:
"Our new album is harder, more complex and more progressive without losing the roots of Melodic Death Metal. A logic evolution from our last EP. We just can't wait to release these tracks in order to give you a kick in the ass and reach wider audiences with the support of Art Gates Records worldwide!"
The artwork has been created by the artist Lukaz Jaszak.
[IN MUTE] recorded "Gea" at Millenia Studios in Valencia, Spain. The album has been pre-produced by David G. Álvarez (Angelus Apatrida) and [IN MUTE], recorded and mixed by Raúl Abellán, mastered by Vicente Leal.
Release date & pre-order options coming soon ...
Selfmachine proud to announce the release dates of their sophomore album "Societal Arcade" (recorded at RealSound Studio (Parma, Italy); mixed and mastered by Waldermar Sorychta and Dennis Koehne).
The release party will take place @Melkweg Amsterdam on 17th March.
Get ready for the blast!
Digital release date : 17th March 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : 17th March 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Physical release date : 17th March 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Japan (Wormholedeath Japan /DiskUnion Japan) TBA
Groove and melody, heaviness and catchiness. These are just a couple of words describing the ‘Modern Metal’ sound of Selfmachine. Like a bearded Michael Jackson driving a monster truck through the hills of Teletubbieland. Selfmachine released their debut album ‘Broadcast Your Identity’ globally through Wormholedeath / Aural music in 2014. The album received many positive reviews and was even awarded ‘Dutch release of the year’ by website ‘Global Metal Apocalypse’. Selfmachine embarked on their first European Tour supporting internationally acclaimed bands The Agonist and Ferium in March 2015. Returning from this tour more eager and determined than ever, they set out to record their sophomore album. ‘Societal Arcade’ will be released in March 2017, again through Wormholedeath Records.
The album was recorded in Langhirano, Italy at Realsound Studios and mixed and mastered by legendary producers Waldemar Sorychta and Dennis Koehne. To promote this album the band will tour Europe in April 2017 (together with Koronal, Fractal Universe, Unprocessed e.a) and record several music videos. Selfmachine has also recently been confirmed for the MetalDays 2017 Festival in Tolmin, Slovenia. The band holds the firm belief that a live-show should be more than just a bunch of guys on a stage, playing music. It should be an experience, something to engage in and something to remember. So put on your dancing shoes and get run down by that funky monstertruck called Selfmachine!
Spanish modern metal act Far'n'Hate has released a new video for the single "Horizons", taken from the new album "Eternal" out now via White Tower Records. Regarding the new video the band says: "We wanted to film the video in a beautiful landscape to have the sensation of freedom and optimism which is the message we wanted to give with this song. We are really happy with the result as it is exactly what we had in our minds".
Watch the new video by clicking here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QENliTFPHGo) or listen via Spotify.
Defining themselves simply as “Modern Metal” Far'n'Hate was conceived in a small village in the Spanish Costa Brava in 2007. In 2008 the band self-produced their first EP, opening many doors to them performing at venues and festivals all over Spain. After growing and establishing a local fan base and spreading the word about their intense and energetic live show, in September of 2011 the band releases their debut full-length album titled “From Death comes Life”. In march of 2013 they released a 6 track EP called "Steadfast". The band has been touring non stop for the last years.
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Just about 2 months to go until February 24th 2017, the day My Kingdom Music will release "Sacred / Scared" the debut album of the female fronted extreme metal band 5RAND.
Recorded at Kick Recording Studios (Rome, Italy), engineered and mixed by Marco Mastrobuono (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance) and mastered at Finnvox (Helsinki, Finland) by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Children of Bodom), it will stand at the deep heart of each listener with the alienating extreme sound of their proposal in the best Arch Enemy, In Flames, Gojira tradition.
Meanwhile they provide you a window on what goes on their intense live shows with a fantastic performance in "Preacher Of Lies" a video taken in Rome at Traffic Club supporting the mighty Fleshgod Apocalypse where Julia, singer of the band, shows how skillful, versatile and talented she is! Here is the link - https://youtu.be/8kVnnUIL0ik
Keep your eyes peeled for more news heading your way soon!
German based Modern Metallers Don't Try This signs with Boersma-Records. Here is their official press release:
"The next chapter has begun! (Deutsche Version darunter). We are truly proud to announce that we have signed up at Boersma - Records. It was a long, hard road to get here, but the real journey starts now!
We want to invite each one of you to accompany us with this. To write down a story which is bigger than a five headed modern metal band. It's a story about family! A family that takes everyday life in the centre of attention and turns supposedly small subjects into big ones! Yes, that's the story about Don't Try This and each one of YOU! It's OUR story, it is #DttFamily! <3
So let us take the next step together and say "You're welcome" to our new common friend "Boersma - Records"."
Check them out here:
The End Of Everything
Amsterdam-based metal band The Charm The Fury have signed a record deal with the world’s biggest heavy metal label Nuclear Blast. As the follow-up to their debut album, A Shade Of My Former Self, the band will release a new album in March 2017 through the established rock and metal independent. Be sure to check out the teaser trailer on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!
The Charm The Fury have matured since their debut. With several of Europe's biggest festivals under their belt, they have transformed their sound into a startling slab of ultra-modern but utterly distinctive metal that shrewdly and honestly redefines what The Charm The Fury is all about. Driven by a collective distaste for the state of the world in the 21st century, the band recorded an angry album underpinned by ferocious intelligence and a heartfelt desire to wake people out of their digital stupors.
With more details about the band’s new album to come, the critical moment has arrived: The Charm The Fury are armed, ready and hungry for the next big push. When it explodes in 2017, the smart money is on these diehard noisemakers claiming their rightful place among the new metal elite. They have the songs, the determination and the charisma to make it happen.
Caroline Westendorp - Vocals
Mathijs Tieken - Drums
Rolf Perdok - Guitars
Martijn Slegtenhorst - Guitars
Lucas Arnoldussen - Bass
My Kingdom Music is extremely proud to announce the latest signing, the skilful, intense and delirious extreme metallers, 5rand! They signed a multi-album deal and "Sacred / Scared" debut of the band will see the light on February 2017.
5rand, headed by the talented, versatile and amazing Julia’s voice, without any doubt a great promise of the Italian Modern Metal movement, have decided that My Kingdom Music is the right home for their music.
They will stand at the deep heart of each listener with the alienating extreme sound of their proposal in the best Arch Enemy, In Flames, Gojira tradition.
"I'm really excited to be signing 5rand to My Kingdom Music" commented Julia. "We’ve put all ourselves in our album working very hard for months on it and at the end we are really satisfied of the final result. "Sacred / Scared" is not an album like others and we are sure the listeners will feel its pulsating energy and passion. We really think that the deal 5rand makes today with My Kingdom Music will be a significant step towards our quest to present people a different way to play Extreme Metal through originality, intensity and devotion!"
The managerial and booking activity of the band will be followed by Rock On Agency and it confirms the high expectations 5rand have.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news heading your way soon!
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