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
Carach Angren are currently unleashing a sinister video clip for the track "When Crows Tick on Windows" taken from the Dutch latest horror metal masterpiece This Is No Fairytale'.
The clip is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)
The band comments:
"We are very proud to unveil our new visual piece of horror, 'When Crows Tick On Windows'. This clip will take you through dark, dramatic and sad scenarios accompanying the pitch black story of two children on the run. We would like to thank everyone involved and hope to see you on our current tour through the US and Canada!"
Track & clip: "When Crows Tick On Windows"
Album: 'This Is No Fairytale'
Video by Rick Jacops / Backstage Film Productions & Carach Angren
Dancers: Myrna van Rens, Eva Rutten, Lonneke van der Meijs, Loes Goumans, Annelieke Schütte-Staal, Karin Groenen
Crew: Julien Wijers, Stefan Wijers, Erik Wijnands, Ria Hendriks
Thanks to: Clemens Wijers Music Productions, Landbouwbelang Maastricht, Arons BV, Victor 4art, Rien Rooden, Stef Jacops, Merith Rooden, Joris Rooden ,Arjen Zuidgeest. Danny Ruland & Jeroen Arons, Chris Jacops, Paul Kops, Boef the Pug, Manon Wischman, Milo Timmermans
After the release of their latest very well received album "You Are Next" and two videos, Into The LimeLight Records and Martyr have secured an exclusive distribution deal with Edge Trax in Japan.
The popularity of the Dutch metal legends in Japan shows already because the first batch of CD's has practically sold out before the CD even enters the Japanese market on 28th September, 2016. Edge Trax will release the CD together with a special attached card with information about the band and lyrics translated into Japanese.
Martyr and LimeLight Records are preparing a Japanese tour for 2017.
Into The LimeLight Records
Pain, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Lindemann), is ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's critically-lauded You Only Live Twice full-length. Titled Coming Home, the band's latest industrial metal statement will see release this Friday, September 9th via Nuclear Blast.
In celebration of its release, the band has released a track-by-track video trailer. Check it out at here where you can also view the band's video for the song "Call Me" featuring Sabaton's Joakim Brodèn as well as the lyric video for "Black Knight Satellite" and three album trailers.
Pre-order Coming Home via the Nuclear Blast web shop HERE, iTunes HERE or Amazon HERE.
In support of the release of Coming Home, PAIN will embark on a massive European headlining tour this Fall with German gothic metal outfit The Vision Bleak, as well as Dynazty and Billion Dollar Babies. See confirmed dates below.
PAIN w/ The Vision Bleak, Dynazty, Billion Dollar Babies:
10/13/2016 Astra - Berlin, DE
10/14/2016 Wuerzburg - Posthalle - Wuerzburg, DE
10/15/2016 Leipzig - Hellraiser , DE
10/17/2016 Vienna - Szene, Vienna, AT
10/19/2016 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsbur, DE
10/20/2016 Backstage - Munich, DE
10/21/2016 Les Docks - Lausanne, CH
10/22/2016 Vaudeville - Lindau, DE
10/23/2016 Turock - Essen, DE
10/24/2016 Underworld (New) - London, UK
10/25/2016 Salde Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
10/26/2016 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
10/27/2016 Petit Bain - Paris, FR
10/28/2016 Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, ES
10/29/2016 Changó - Madrid, ES
10/30/2016 RCA Club - Lisbon, PT
11/01/2016 Stage Live - Bilbao, ES
11/02/2016 Jas Rod - Marseille, FR
11/03/2016 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
11/04/2016 Nancy On Rock Festival - Nancy, FR *
11/05/2016 Music Hall - Markneukirchen, DE
11/07/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL
11/08/2016 Trix - Antwerp, BE
11/09/2016 Klubsen - Hamburg, DE
11/10/2016 Aalborg Metal Fest - Aalborg, DE
11/11/2016 Brewhouse - Gothenburg, SE
11/12/2016 Debaser - Stockholm, SE
11/17/2016 Henry's - Kuopio, FI*
11/18/2016 Hevimesta - Oulu, FI*
11/19/2016 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI *
11/24/2016 Klubi - Tampere, FI*
11/25/2016 Lutakko - Jyväskylä , FI*
Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed to their highly acclaimed album “Spiritual Migration”. An impressive album that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1,2 million clicks on Youtube!). When the calendar shows February 24, 2017 it´s finally time to experience the evolution of Persefone with their new album “Aathma”! The album will contain 10 new songs and it´s mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The artwork is once again created by Travis Smith. “Aathma” will for sure set the standard for progressive metal in 2017!
Persefone´s own words about “Aathma”: "It’s only once in every three, four years that we can express ourselves with freedom as musicians, by making music under the name of Persefone. Each album is a picture of our lives and the way we're experiencing this journey. It’s the first time we feel there’s someone out there, waiting for the album and we are doing our best to make honest music that shows the spirit and essence of the band. It’s not about releasing albums. It’s all about the music."
“Aathma” will be released on CD, 12” double vinyl, a limited digipak edition and of course as digital download. Persefone is releasing a crowd-funding campaign in conjunction with these news, in order to finance the album, and keep people informed and on-track towards the big date in 2017. The crowd-funding campaign can be viewed here: http://vkm.is/persefone
Intromental, Vicisolum and Metalized present:
Persefone European tour 2017:
Persefone is the new rising star on the European progressive melodeath scene. Having released 4 critically acclaimed albums, and about to deliver the 5th album of extreme technical skills and fantastic songwriting, this band has climbed from being an unknown band from Andorra to claiming headliner status in Europe.
Persefone has previously toured the continent, as support for Obituary and Leprous, until they - in 2015 - co-headlined alongside Loch Vostok. The 2015 tour proved to the band, that it was high time, to do their own headliner tour, and with the new album in the luggage, they are more ready than ever, to shred the stages to a pulp.
As support, Persefone is bringing along the most interesting band to emerge from Greece for many years: The progressive sensation Poem. The band has released 2 albums, and 2016's "Skein Syndrome" is a tour de force in how to combine Tool, Pain Of Salvation and Opeth to perfection. Poem toured all over Europe in the spring of 2016, as support for mighty Amorphis, with loads of new followers.
The 2017 Aathma tour schedule is as follows:
07/4: ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz www.salarazzmatazz.com
08/4: ES - Madrid, Changó www.changoclub.es
09/4: ES - Murcia, Garaje www.garajebeatclub.es
11/4: IT - Milano, Barrio's Cafe www.barrioscafe.it
12/4: DE - München, Backstage www.backstage.eu
14/4: FR - Paris, La Boule Noire www.laboule-noire.fr
15/4: FR - Nantes, La Ferrailleur www.leferrailleur.fr
16/4: UK - London, Underworld Camden www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
17/4: DE - Essen, Turock www.turock.de
18/4: NL - Hoofddorp, Podium Duycker www.duycker.nl
19/4: NL - Nijmegen, Merleyn www.doornroosje.nl
20/4: DE - Hamburg, Markthalle www.markthalle-hamburg.de
21/4: DK - Copenhagen, Forbrændingen www.forbraendingen.dk
22/4: SE - Stockholm, Göta Källare www.gotakallare.com
Swedish heavy metal heroes Sabaton released their latest, highly-acclaimed record, The Last Stand, on August 19 through Nuclear Blast. The album reached the highest US & Canadian chart entries in the bands history debuting at #63 on the Billboard U.S. Top 200 album chart, #2 on the Billboard Hard Music chart, #2 on the Canadian Hard Music Chart, and #20 on the Canadian Top 200 album chart. The Last Stand also holds the #5 position on the Billboard Top Rock album chart, #4 on the Billboard Independent albums chart, and #19 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart.
Worldwide first week chart positions for The Last Stand include:
#1 - Czech Republic
#1 - Finland
#1 - Sweden
#2 - Germany
#4 - Belgium
#11 - Netherlands
#11 - Norway
#15 - Hungary
#17 - UK
#29 - Australia
#92 - Ireland
Additionally, the band has revealed the first track-by-track trailer today, telling more about the stories behind the songs. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/_nIPHU6N1IM
Get the new album here: http://nblast.de/SabatonLastStandNB
Or digitally: http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads
Death is coming nearer with the release of the long awaited new studio album by Dutch Doom Death Metal division Asphyx on September 30th, 2016 worldwide via Century Media Records.
Consequently, it’s about time to launch a first song off 'Incoming Death', check out the relentless title track here: https://youtu.be/AYNkQh6VDNk
The clip enhancing the song was edited by Carl Assault and features live-footage from the band’s performance at Brutal Assault Open Air 2015.
Asphyx vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in to comment on the song as follows:
“’Incoming Death’ was music-wise composed in perhaps 10 minutes when Husky and Paul were checking the sound in the Perle am Rhein studio for the flexi recordings. When we all freaked out on it, we knew we had the title track for the album. It's so typical our Asphyx death metal style. Straight forward, no nonsense, three riff, in-your-face death metal. Not that we were looking for a title track that would be in the tradition of ‘Death The Brutal Way’ or ‘Deathhammer’.
It just came out like this. It's a damn neck-breaker to raise hell to when playing live and that's why the choice for the track was only natural. Stanza, chorus, repeat, bridge, stanza, chorus, end. That's how it's done. On Instinct. Lyric-wise three times death and gore by plague, aliens and zombies. And some metal-beasts are even shorter than two minutes! So grab a beer, bang that head and scream along. This is fucking Asphyx and we always deliver the goods! “
Next to the album’s standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, “Incoming Death” will also be as a limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus cover versions (“Servants Of The Warsmen” by Winter and “Master” by Master) as well as a DVD including the Asphyx live-shows at Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Open Air 2015, France’s Hellfest 2016 and the video-clip for “Deathhammer”.
The album’s vinyl version will be issued in the following versions:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
White vinyl – Limited to 200x via CMR Europe Webshop
“Death Stench” green vinyl – Limited to 200x via CMR USA
Transparent Red vinyl – Limited to 500x via CMR Distro Europe
Clear vinyl – Limited to 300x via High Roller Records
Picture Disc Winter Camouflage – Limited to 500x via Nuclear Blast Records
The pre-sale via CMR Distro for Europe starts on Friday, September 2nd.
On the live-front, Asphyx have confirmed some more shows, including a second special 'Incoming Death' album release show at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany for Thursday, October 6th, the day before the other previously announced album release at the Willemeen venue in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Asphyx – Live:
03.09.2016 Essen (Germany) - Turock Open Air
10.09.2016 Hüttikon (Switzerland) - Meh Suff Fest
17.09.2016 Püchersreuth (Germany) - Storm Crusher Festival
06.10.2016 Essen (Germany) - Turock / Album release show!
07.10.2016 Arnhem (The Netherlands) - Willemeen / Album release show!
19.11.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Dolní oblast Vítkovice
26.11.2016 Bucharest (Romania) - November To Dismember Festival
14.01.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Slaughterhouse
04.03.2017 Umea (Sweden) - House Of Metal Festival
16.04.2017 München (Germany) - Dark Easter Metal Meeting
Death metal legends Obituary have announced Ten Thousand Ways To Die, a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favourites from the band's storied catalogue. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band's highly successful 2015 Inked In Blood world tour, the live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years. Ten Thousand Ways To Die is sure to satisfy new and die-hard Obituary fans and will quench the blood-thirst of listeners until the band's new album drops in Spring 2017.
Listen to the new single "Loathe" now via this location. Physical pre-orders for Ten Thousand Ways To Die are available at this location with digital pre-orders available here.
Additionally, the band has announced a Fall European Tour, The Battle of the Bays, with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot. The tour kicks off October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included below.
The band commented on the live album saying:
"We are very excited about the live songs that we recorded on this last US Tour. Joe Cincotta from Full Force Studio is also our live sound engineer and he had his full recording rig on the road with us so we took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the show every night. The quality was amazing so we decided to include this as part of the Ten Thousand Ways to Die release to give the fans a little Ob bonus! We selected songs from different cities so you will hear the sound difference between each song. Nothing was done to the songs after the live performance recording so it gives you the real, true, unedited "live show" sound and feeling that the fans experienced at each show."
Obituary Tour Dates:
Oct 21 Hannover, DE Capitol
Oct 22 Lille, FR Aeronef
Oct 23 Rennes, FR L’Etage
Oct 24 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre
Oct 25 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Oct 27 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 28 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Oct 29 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct 30 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Nov 01 Antwerp, BE Trix
Nov 02 Tilburg, NL O13
Nov 03 Leuuwarden, NL Neushoom
Nov 04 Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
Nov 05 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov 06 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Nov 08 Dortmund, DE FZW
Nov 09 Berlin, DE Huxley’s
Nov 10 Leipzig, DE Taubchenthal
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Nov 12 Katowice, PL Mega Club
Nov 13 Ostrava, CZ Garaz
Nov 15 Bucharest, RO Arlene Romane
Nov 16 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Club
Nov 18 Vienna, AT Arena
Nov 19 Bologna, IT Zona Roveri
Nov 20 Zurich, CH Komplex
Hungarian avant-garde metal outfit Thy Catafalque are streaming the third track taken from their forthcoming seventh album 'Meta', which will be out in stores on September 16th.
The eclectic track "10^(-20) Ångström" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Horns Up (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Metal Italia (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
New Noise Magazine (US)
Regarding "10^(-20) Ångström", mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: "This is a song about the smallest subatomic elements of life on Earth. After the death of a life, these subatomic particles re-arrange themselves into new, different life forms. All existance is based on cosmic star dust on this planet. "
Thy Catafalque previously revealed the artwork and track-list of 'Meta', which can both be viewed below. The cover picture has been hand painted by Bulgarian artist Agnessa Kessiakova.
Dutch all-female Dutch Death Metal band Sisters Of Suffocation have come to an agreement with Hammerheart Records. Sisters Of Suffocation released their debut five-song EP, "Brutal Queen", on April 22 2016 as a D.I.Y. release. The effort combines technical, old-school death metal with great hooklines, but also connects to the 2016 Death Metal scene.
Founded in 2014 in Eindhoven, Sisters Of Suffocation managed very quickly to establish an amazing live reputation and got lots of invitations from venues and smaller festivals. This was noticed by Eindhoven Metal Meeting, who gave them a chance to present themselves for a bigger audience.
It has always been a dream of vocalist Els Prins to start an all-female death metal band, but she didn't seem to be able find the right group of girls to make this dream reality — that is, until she met guitarist Simone van Straten. Sharing a love for extreme music, they recruited drummer Amber de Buijzer and bass player Puck Wildschut and started rehearsing.
Earlier this year, Sisters Of Suffocation finally went into the studio in Antwerp with Martin Furia to record "Brutal Queen", and the first D.I.Y. pressing is already sold out. Hammerheart Records will re-issue this EP on Digi-CD (September) and on LP (November), with spiced-up artwork.
The band is scheduled to perform as a support act for Legion Of The Damned this Autumn. Meanwhile Sisters Of Suffocation will work on their debut album, which is scheduled for release in the second half of 2017.
Sisters Of Suffocation is:
Vocals - Els Prins
Guitar - Simone van Straten
Drums - Amber de Buijzer
Bass - Puck Wildschut
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